Principal’s Message

Principal Message – September 11, 2020

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September 11, 2020 

September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. We would like to pay tribute and give thanks to our currant and local first responders as well as the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.  

Thank you.

We would like to  inform you that beginning Monday, all students enrolled at Orem Elementary – both in person and online will receive a free lunch if the student chooses to eat school lunch.  Please see attached flyer for more information. 

Free Lunch September 2020 (1).pdf

If you feel that your family would qualify for free and reduced meals, please go to the following link to fill out an application.  If you do qualify, when the funding ends for the free meals, you won’t have a lapse/or be charged for your child to participate in meal programs that our school offers. 

Students who are online and/or Kindergarten students can pick up their breakfast meals from 7:30am – 7:55am or from 8:45am – 9:15am.  

Online students/Kindergarteners can pick up their lunches from 10:20am – 10:35am.  This will be served in a grab and go manner.

The following message is from our wonderful PTA:

Please get online and order your masks and lanyards soon. They are being delivered this week so this is your last chance to pre-order them. We will be distributing them next week and if there are any left over we will sell those as well. More details on distribution will come early next week. If you come to our PTA meeting Monday, 10am in the gym you can pick up your pre-ordered masks and lanyards. 

There are only 3 weeks left to pre-order your yearbooks at the early-bird price. All orders for the aforementioned products and any donations you would like to make may be done on the website:


Also, the PTA is still looking for Room Parents and volunteers for classes.  If you are interested please contact Delaina Whimpey at: [email protected]

Have a great weekend. 

Principal’s Message – September 9, 2020

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September 9, 2020

I hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend.  I just wanted to remind everyone that the microwave in the school cafeteria is not available for use.  Please don’t send microwavable lunches with your students.  

Our PTA Meeting will be next Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 @ 10:00am in the gym.  Our SCC meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 10:00am.  Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and community members who help make Orem Elementary the great school that it is. 

The following is some community information from Hope 4 Utah and the UTsafe App:


September 2020 Newsletter.pdf

Have a Great Afternoon!

Principal Message – September 6, 2020

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September 6, 2020

I am sending this out Sunday, because we will be celebrating Labor Day tomorrow – and there is no school on Monday.

We hope that you have a wonderful, safe weekend. 

The following is community information:

Orem Elementary is now working with Hive Collective – Real Estate Company.  Here is a message from them:

We’re super excited to start working with Orem Elementary! We’ve already put together a basic website here: This is hosted on our website, and we welcome your input on the page. Please see attached flyer. 


Community Information:


First Lady Herbert and the Uplift Families Conference announces their special televised conference this year. It will air on Channel 2 on September 19 at 6:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer. Here is a short video about the event.

2020 TIPS Parenting Conference Promo.pdf

Here is some information from the Utah Parent Center:

Parent Night

Thursday, September 24, 2020

6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom

The Foundations of the IEP and Q&A

Start off the new school year with an overview of the foundations of the IEP including:

IEP process

Key members of the IEP team

Key components of the IEP

Communicating with the IEP team     

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the parent consultant from the Utah Parent Center and a representative from Alpine School District Special Education Department. Please email questions to [email protected] by September 20. Questions can also be asked via the chat box during the presentation. 

Registration required, register at

Maria Wiscombe

Alpine District Parent Consultant

Utah Parent Center

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067

Once again, have a wonderfully long, safe weekend.

Principal’s Message – August 18, 2020

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August 18, 2020

Welcome Back to School!

We have had a wonderful start to our school year today.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the support.  It was wonderful to see students in the classroom.  We are making adjustments as we go along. 

  1. There will be a bike rack on the West side of the school outside of the fence.  Please remember to bring a lock for your bike or scooter.

  2. Lunch has assigned seating and today it went really well.  Some of the students needed more time to eat.  For those who needed more time, they were asked to finish outside in a designated area.  We had to do this so the lunch room could be sanitized in between grade levels. 

  3. Masks:  Last Friday, the governor mandated that all students must wear masks.  If your child has a face shield, you will need to switch to a mask by the end of the week.  Please make sure the mask has your child’s name on it.  Even though we have lanyards to keep the mask with the student at all times, we have already had a few turned in with no owner or identification.  

  4. 1st Grade line up will be adjusted so they are not the only students on the west side of the school.  The new placement will begin Wednesday. 

Here is a message from our PTA:

Hello wonderful OES families! We are excited to be going back to school. This year is going to look quite different than years past, but we are committed to making it a great year for our students. Because we aren’t having in-person back to school night, we have set up a store on member hub where you can purchase everything you normally would purchase at back to school night. Here is what you can purchase in our online store and the link to get there:

 1) PTA membership – We encourage everyone who is able to join PTA. PTA was founded as an advocacy group for students. PTA members have a voice when it comes to our budget each year. We would love your support and input. 

2) Yearbooks – If you purchase before October 1 they are $10 each. After October 1 the price increases to $12 each.

3) Orem Elementary masks – Show your school spirit by sporting an OES mask.

4) Breakaway lanyards – Don’t want your students to lose their masks between home and school? Attach them to these lanyards, available in our school colors. 

5) Donations – We cannot hold carnival this year which has historically been our only fundraiser. We would love to still run as many programs as we can this year and show our teachers our appreciation, but we don’t have the budget to do everything we normally do. We welcome any donations you’d like to make for these causes.

 Do you shop on Amazon? Click on this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to our PTA every time you shop on Amazon Smile. This is an easy way you can help us raise funds for this year. Thank you for your support!

 The following is community information:

Stronger Families Project: Fall 2020 Stronger Families (1).pdf

Fall Parenting with Love and Logic:2020 Fall Parenting with Love and Logic (1).pdf

Once again, thank you for your patience and support.  Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information.


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