Evacuation Drill Reminder-FRIDAY Sept. 20

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September 19, 2019

I’m sending out a final reminder that tomorrow is our Walk to School Day and our Evacuation Drill.

Walk to School Day:

Please see the link for the meeting places. We have teachers meeting at the various markers on the map. The students who plan to meet and walk at 400 South and 1200 West, we will be leaving that spot around 7:35am. Other meeting spots will leave at later times in relation to the distance from the school.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CzyBzXDkgarvzWnfvyvtE4DX5oXho-w4&usp=sharing

I realize that tomorrow’s weather may not cooperate with our Walk to School Day. Our school is a walking school, so we promote Walk to School Day to encourage safety and safe routes to school. Participating in this event is optional. If there is danger with thunderstorms and torrential rains, we understand that walking to school may not be an option tomorrow. Please use your discretion by choosing the safest way to get your child/children to school tomorrow.

We will have Willy the Wolverine, the mascot from UVU as well as cheerleaders from UVU to help celebrate. All of the celebrations will be at the front of the school.

Evacuation Drill:

After the Walk to School celebrations, our AM common day will run as normal. We will have our evacuation drill that afternoon. Parents and guardians should be at the school at 2:00pm (in the back of the school) to pick up their children. Thank you for your patience. Each year we do this, we get better and better.

Thank you for your support. Please make sure your child’s Skyward account it up to date and remember that anyone picking up a child needs to bring a picture ID.

Principal Message – September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Good Morning Parents,

This is a reminder that Friday is a busy day for everyone at Orem Elementary.  We will be having our Evacuation Drill AND our Walk to School Day this Friday. For the evacuation drill, please remember that this is an AM common day.  

All students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school at 8:00am and go home at 2:15pm.  The AM kindergarten students will come at 8:00am – 10:45am and the PM kindergarten students will come at 11:30am – 2:15pm.  Students who are in Mrs. Ridge’s class will ride the bus and come at their regular time. Individual arrangements will be made for the students in Mrs. Ridge’s class.

Friday is also our Walk to School Day.  Please see the link for the meeting places.  We have teachers meeting at the various markers on the map.  The students who plan to meet and walk at 400 South and 1200 West, we will be leaving that spot around 7:35am.  Other meeting spots will leave at later times in relation to the distance from the school. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CzyBzXDkgarvzWnfvyvtE4DX5oXho-w4&usp=sharing

Friday is also evacuation drill day.  Please review the following:

Teachers and school personnel will evacuate all students to the grass area north of the school in their designated places as grade levels.  They will take role and make sure all students are accounted for.

If this were a real scenario, a phone message and/or email will be sent to parents letting them know about the situation and indicating that they will need to pick up their children.  Friday is a drill, so this email will serve as the notification that parents or emergency contacts will need to pick up their children at 2:00 pm on the day of the drill.

As parents come to the school, they should wait outside the east side of the gates of the school until all students are accounted for.

Parents will then be directed by school personnel in small groups to the location of their child’s grade level.

Teachers will check students out to parents or other adults as designated by the parent on the emergency check-out form.  Only those adults designated on this form (that is on your child’s Skyward account) will be able to check out a student. All adults checking out students MUST bring a picture ID.

When an adult does check-out a student, he/she will sign the check-out sheet provided by the teacher.  The student will then have their hand stamped.

Parents and students will exit through the gates on the upper northeast side of the field.

Our PTA will be selling carnival tickets, please see the following message from our PTA:

OES Carnival Ticket Sales

We are in need of some Volunteers to help sell tickets for carnival. Please click on the link below and fill in where you are able to help. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FACAA2AA4F85-oescarnival2

If you have any questions regarding our walk to school day or our evacuation drill, please call the school before Friday.  I would really encourage you to allow your child/children to participate in the drill. It is really important to practice these kinds of drills in case of a real emergency. 

Thank you for your support. 

Principal Message – September 9, 2019

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Sept. 9, 2019

Good Afternoon OES Families,

As you can feel, the fall weather has shown itself.  Please remind your children to bring jackets because the mornings can have a crisp feel.

This week is pretty quiet, however it is a good time to remind everyone about the Evacuation Drill/Walk to School Day on September 20th.  Don’t forget that this is an AM common day.

All students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school at 8:00am and go home at 2:15pm.  The AM kindergarten students will come at 8:00am – 10:45am and the PM kindergarten students will come at 11:30am – 2:15pm.  Students who are in Mrs. Ridge’s class will ride the bus and come at their regular time. Individual arrangements will be made for the students in Mrs. Ridge’s class.

Please remember to update your child’s Skyward account with emergency contacts and any other pertinent information. All adults picking up students MUST be a guardian or listed as an emergency contact and MUST bring a picture ID.  We conduct these drills so that in case of an emergency, we will be as prepared as possible.

We are preparing for our school carnival which will take place on Sept. 23, 2019.  The following message is from the PTA:

Flyer 2-2019.pdf

The carnival is our biggest event and our only fundraiser for PTA. We are in need of several more volunteers to fill the carnival shifts. We have two shifts 3:30-5:30 and 5:30-7:30 (your kids are also welcome to help with you if you would like). You will be helping run provided activities and games. Please click on the link below to sign up. We would really love your help!

Thanks!

OES PTA  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FACAA2AA4F85-oescarnival1

Mr. Winters will be teaching our Orchestra Class at Orem Jr. this year.  This is for grades 5-6. It will be on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm and will cost $65 per semester.Please see the attached flyer. 

Orem Elementary Orchestra Flyer 2019 (3).pdf

Don’t forget about the PTA Reflections Program.  This is an opportunity for every student in our school to participate in. The theme this year is:

Look Within

Please see the following video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjoCIjwKzUo&t=2s

There is a table in front of the office that has the rules and categories for Reflections. 

As you all know, we have a Jr. Hope Squad here at Orem Elementary.  Each month, we receive a newsletter called “Wellness Today”. Please see the following attachments for the newsletter:

September_Wellness_Newsletter_for_Parents.pdf

September_Wellness_Newsletter_for_Parents_Spanish.pdf

The Orem Rec Center has sent us the following information:

Orem Rec. Flyer:  fall flyer.2019.pdf

Thank you for all you do for your children and our school.  Make sure you update Skyward information as soon as possible.  Have a great week!

Principal Message – August 30, 2019

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August 30, 2019

Good Afternoon OES Families,

I am sending this email on Friday this week, because next Monday is Labor Day and there is no school. Here are the exciting things happening in the month of September:

Sept. 6 – School T-shirt Ordering Deadline https://oremelementary.axomo.com/

When you order, please check the “pick up” option. The t-shirts will be delivered to the school and we will get the orders to the students. If you choose the “shipping” option, there will be an added cost. Orders for t-shirts will be available until September 6, 2019.

Sept. 6, – Vision Screening

Sept. 17 – SCC Meeting @ 10:00am room 117

Sept. 20 – Walk to School – AM Common Day

Sept. 20 – Evacuation Drill – AM Common Day

Our annual “Evacuation, Reunification Drill” is done each year. We conduct this drill in an effort to be better prepared in case of an emergency where students would need to be reunited with their parents during school hours. Possible scenarios for this type of evacuation include anything that would make us unable to return to the school building including fire, natural disasters, or other unsafe conditions.

For those of you who are new to Orem this year, and/or have never participated in a drill like this, the following is helpful information:

Teachers and school personnel will evacuate all students to the grass area north of the school in their designated places as grade levels. They will take role and make sure all students are accounted for.

If this were a real scenario, a phone message and/or email will be sent to parents letting them know about the situation and indicating that they will need to pick up their children. Friday is a drill, so this email will serve as the notification that parents or emergency contacts will need to pick up their children at 2:00 pm on the day of the drill.

As parents come to the school, they should wait outside the east side of the gates of the school until all students are accounted for.

Parents will then be directed by school personnel in small groups to the location of their child’s grade level.

Teachers will check students out to parents or other adults as designated by the parent on the emergency check-out form. Only those adults designated on this form (that is on your child’s Skyward account) will be able to check out a student. All adults checking out students MUST bring a picture ID.

When an adult does check-out a student, he/she will sign the check-out sheet provided by the teacher. The student will then have their hand stamped.

Parents and students will exit through the gates on the upper northeast side of the field.

Teachers and school personnel will stay at the evacuation site until all students are retrieved. Teachers and school personnel will then meet in the media center to debrief.

It is extremely important that Skyward accounts with emergency contacts are updated. All adults picking up students MUST be a guardian or listed as an emergency contact and MUST bring a picture ID. We conduct these drills so that in case of an emergency, we will be as prepared as possible.

What is a Common Day????

All students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school at 8:00am and go home at 2:15pm. The AM kindergarten students will come at 8:00am – 10:45am and the PM kindergarten students will come at 11:30am – 2:15pm. Students who are in Mrs. Ridge’s class will ride the bus and come at their regular time. Individual arrangements will be made for the students in Mrs. Ridge’s class.

Beginning in September we will be recognizing one student from every core class for “Student of the Month”. In order for a student to be chosen to be “Student of the Month”, they will need to meet the following criteria.

Perfect Attendance for the month – No Absences

Be on Time to school – No Tardies

Good Citizenship

Be Respectful

Be Responsible for your actions

Be a good Citizen

Be Positive

School work/Homework caught up

Be a good friend

Each month the core teacher will choose a student who has met the above criteria. The student will then receive a “Student of the Month” pin and will have lunch with the principal.

Sept. 23. – School Carnival – 4:00pm – 7:00pm

The following is a message from our OES PTA:

“The PTA is excited to announce that our 2019 school carnival is coming on Monday, September 23 from 4pm-7pm. This is the one fundraiser we do for the year and it helps support many different programs we sponsor throughout the year that benefit our kids and families. Please see the attached flyer for important details and suggested theme assignments for your classes. Please keep in mind though that we are happy to accept any donation at all and the themes are only suggested. We are excited to see everyone there. This is always one of the best nights of the year!”

Flyer 1-2019.pdf

The Following is information for the community:

Alpine School District Special Education Parent Night

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Alpine School District Special Education Office Conference Room, 350 North State Street, Lindon

Communication is the Key: How parents are a vital part of the IEP team

Parents have an enduring and passionate interest in the education of their child. It is so important for IEP teams to have clear communication between all team members. Come participate in an overview of the IEP process, and discuss and hear ideas to better improve communication between the school and the parent in order to achieve optimal progress for students.

Register at https://utahparentcenter.org/events

Open to parents of students who are struggling in school, on an IEP or Section 504 Plan.

Childcare is not provided.

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

“MVHS Cheer is sponsoring their annual Itty Bitty Bruins Cheer Camp so if you are interested, please see the flyer below.”

The Stronger Families Project provides family classes to build upon strengths and resiliency that families already have, and to provide access to tools to help them achieve this. We also teach children important values and contemporary family principles. This program is available to any family who feels that our program’s purpose can serve the needs of their family. The program is FREE, the whole family is invited, and DINNER is provided each week. It is on a first come first serve basis. Flyer

Fall 2019 Flyer (English).pdf

Fall 2019 Flyer (Spanish).pdf

Have a great long weekend and we will see everyone back on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.