Principal’s Message – March 11th

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This week is our Battle of the Books Week.  Students will be battling all week with our final battle on Friday.

This Thursday, March 14th is Book Buddies.  Students are welcome to come with a special adult to read and have a treat either in the morning from 7:30am – 8:00am or that evening from 6:00pm – 6:30pm.  All students MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please see attached flyer:

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Please see the events scheduled for this week as we celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday all month:

Dr. Seuss Month.docx

Week of March 11: Wacky Wednesday Week – Read lots of Dr. Seuss and other fun picture books

– We’ll have a fun Pin the Hat on the Cat Game at lunch time

– Like the book, we’ll have our own Wacky Wednesday and dress wacky like Dr. Seuss characters or even just wear a wacky hat like the Cat in the Hat.

Congratulations to our Ballroom Team, they placed 2nd overall in the competition that was held at BYU!

Our 5th/6th grade team for Knowledge Bowl competed this weekend, we are still waiting for the results to see how we did.  More information will be coming.

 

Have a great week and thank you for all you do for your children and out school.

Principal’s Message – March 5th

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Dear OES Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.  March is a full month of great activities.

March 4 – No School

March 5 – PTA Meeting @ 1:00pm

March 8 – Maturation for 5th/6th grades @ 10:00am

March 11 – 15 – Battle of the Books

March 14 – Book Buddies

March 25 – 29 – White Ribbon Week

Dr. Seuss’ birthday was Saturday, March 2, 2019.  We have decided to celebrate the entire month of March.  Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.

Dr. Seuss Month.docx

Last week, your child received login information for Reflex Math.  This computer program helps students learn and reinforce math facts.  This program was purchased for the entire school using Trustlands funds and is a great tool to help our students master basic facts.

The following is information from United way.  The link below will take you to United Way’s site and information about the Resilience Handbook.

https://www.unitedwayuc.org/component/k2/147?Itemid=101

Direct Link to the handbook:

UnitedWay_ResilienceHandBook_Web.pdf

The following information is from the Utah Parent Center:

March Parent Night

Thursday, March 28 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Special Education Office Conference Room

350 North State Street, Lindon

Keeping it Under Control: Self-regulation strategies

Simple usable strategies that can be implemented at home and in other settings to support your student in developing self-regulation skills. Additionally, how to generalize these skills across settings to increase skill independence.

-Recognition of feelings/emotions: zones of regulation

-Parent strategies to support students regulate

-Independent student strategies: mindfulness, self awareness and self management

Pre-register at https://utahparentcenter.org/events/

Open to all parents who have a student who is struggling, on a Section 504 Plan or an IEP.

Childcare is not available.

Questions? Please contact Maria Wiscombe, Utah Parent Center Consultant, at [email protected] or 801-318-1959

Maria Wiscombe

Alpine District Parent Consultant

Utah Parent Center

www.utahparentcenter.org

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067

Have a great rest of the week!

Principal’s Message – February 25th

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Good Afternoon OES Families

February is about over, and spring is on the way.

We have had some great things to celebrate this month.

  1. Congratulations on both level 1 and level 2 teams taking gold ribbons on Saturday and qualifying to go to BYU!

  2. Our Storytelling festival was very successful.  We would like to congratulate our winners: Eleanor Taggart and Addilyn Whimpy.  They will advance to the district Storytelling Festival in March.

Don’t forget, tonight is our Family Skate Night at Classic Skating from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Other than that, this is a quiet week.

Please check the lost and found for any lost jackets, coats, mittens or other items that may be missing.  Also, please remember that anything your child brings to school could get lost. This last month we have had cell phones lost/stolen.  If your child needs to bing a cell phone, the phone should be turned off while at school. Students are welcome to ask the office or their teacher to hold the phone during the day to make sure they are safe and then pick them up after school.

Students should not be using phones during school hours, if they need to make a call, they are welcome to use a school phone.  Cell phones are prohibited on the playground and cannot be used to take pictures or record anyone at school. If a student is found using their school phone in any of these ways, it will be taken away and a parent or guardian will need to come to the office to pick it up.  If a cell phone is used in this way at school, it infringes on the rights of other students. If you have any questions on this policy, please let me know and I can explain further.

The following is information from the Utah Parent Center and the February 28th meeting:

February flyer.pdf

www.utahparentcenter.org

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067

 

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Principal’s Message – February 5th

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Good Morning OES Families,

We look forward to seeing everyone this week during our Student Led Conferences.  These will be held on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The hours are 4:00pm – 5:30pm and then from 6:00pm and wrapping up at  7:30pm. This is an open house format where students celebrate their learning with their parents. There are no scheduled appointments.

The month of February has a few fun activities.  The final school storytelling assembly will be on February 22, 2019.  We also have our family skate night at Classic Skate on February 25, 2019.

Remember that there is no school on Monday, February 18, 2019 in honor of Presidents Day.

We celebrated 100 days of school last week, and with the school year more than half-way complete, this is a good time to remind everyone about the parking lot pick up and drop off zones.  Please be cautious when dropping off and picking up your student and drive slow.

I have attached a copy of a map that shows the flow of traffic for drop off and pick up areas at our school.  The arrows in red are where cars are able to drop off and pick up their students. This lane is for quick stops and cars should not be left unattended at any time.  If you need to come into the school, please park in the parking stalls and use the crosswalk.

The arrows in blue are for drive through only.  Please do not stop to pick up or drop off your student(s) in this lane.

The orange area is the bus zone.  We only have a couple of busses that transport children in our special class, but the USDB school (located in the trailer west of the school), has several vans and small busses that use the bus zone.  We cannot have any vehicles parked or idling in this area.

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It is important that we all work together and DRIVE SLOW in the school parking lot to keep our students safe.  We don’t want children running across busy streets, not using the crosswalks and seeing speedy drivers through the school zones – these are all safety hazards and accidents can be avoided if we all slow down and follow the precautions.

We look forward to seeing you all this week.  ​​​​​​​