Principal’s Message – May 21st

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Last night on NBC Nightly News, our Hope Squad was featured and a few of our students were interviewed.  The following is a link to the story:

The following links are for the Hope Squad Newsletters:


May Newsletter Spanish.pdf

Tomorrow is Field Day.  Don’t forget that it will be a PM common day.  All students in grades 1st – 6th will come at 9:15am and leave at 3:30pm. Kindergarten classes will be a normal schedule.

Please be sure to check the lost and found before the last day of school, May 30, 2019.  All of the items left in the lost and found after the last day of school will be donated to a local charity who helps refugees.

This week (in between rain storms) we will be planting our OES Garden.  This summer we will have a summer garden club. The club will meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:00am to 9:30am.  We will attend to the weeds, plants and other gardening responsibilities. If your child/children are interested please let Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Park know via email.

We are still looking for a design for the Garden Banner.  If your child is interested in designing one, please have them submit their design on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper to the office.

As you all know school attendance is very important.  We would like to congratulate the following students for having PERFECT, PERFECT Attendance.  This means they had no absences, tardies or check-outs. They were here 100% of the time.

Ian Anderson

Andrea Lara

Jaqueline Lara

Miguel Lara

Jacob Parker

Clark Patch

Quinn Sullivan

These students received a 100% Attendance award, a 100% Attendance pin and lunch with the principal.  Congratulations! We hope to have more students next year!

The year is coming to an end, don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day of Kindergarten.  We only have 6 more wake up days before summer vacation!!!

Principal’s Message – May 15th

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This is a quiet week, but we would like to remind everyone about a few things.  First off, if your family will not be attending Orem Elementary next year, please let the office know as soon as possible.

Report cards will not be printed out at school.  If you need a hard copy for any reason (such as Krispy Kreme rewards or any other rewards), they will need to be printed from home.  Alpine School District is doing what they can to go green.

The days are getting warmer, but we still have a dress code to follow at school.  Please save the cute summer clothes that are tank tops and short shorts for home.

Some great additions have come to our playground.  You may have noticed the Gaga Pit. This popular game is thanks to Mrs. Jensen who wrote a grant to purchase part of the pit and Lowes who donated the lumber to make this possible for our students.  The project was constructed by Christian Romero.  The grant (Fuel up to Play 60) also gave us money for our new OES garden addition.

We will planting our OES garden soon and we are looking for students who would like to help out during the summer months attending to our garden.  Please let Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Park know if you are interested.

Right now we are looking for any interested young artist to submit a drawing that we could put on a banner on the wall above our garden spot.  If your child is interested, please have them submit a designed drawing on an 8X10 sheet of paper and turn it into the office before the end of the school year.

Remember that next week, May 22, 2019 is our field day.  It is a PM common day. All students in grades 1st – 6th will come at 9:15am and leave at 3:30pm. Kindergarten classes will be a normal schedule. It is also the last day of school for Kindergarten.

The following links are community information:

The Utah Child Protection Registry prevents minors, parents and other caregivers from receiving any solicitations from gambling, cigarette, alcohol, marijuana and pornography companies via email and text messaging. You can visit the Registry at


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Principal’s Message – May 7th

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Dear OES Families,

Have you noticed our outside Buddy Benches?  They have been refurbished and are looking beautiful!  We have Preston Trout and friends to thank for doing this for our school.  Preston is Mrs. Trout’s son and we are very grateful for his service.

Today is the last day of Home Reading.  Good work to all of the students who participated, and a big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped exchange books.

Yesterday, our Hope Squad had a great opportunity to have NBC Nightly News come and film one of the Hope Squad lessons.  They also interviewed a couple of students and asked about the importance of Hope Squad.  Dr. Greg Hudnel was also here to talk to the Hope Squad about the importance of looking out for one another and all of the students in our school. We don’t know when the story will air, but I will send more information when it comes.  We would like to extend another big thanks to Laura Giles and our Hope Squad advisors, Nanette Jensen, Marcie Calder, Chelsea McCleave, Trish Anderson and Teresa Whitehead for their example and teaching our Hope Squad concepts they can pass on to other students and people in our community.

Our last PTA meeting of the year is today at 1:00pm.

MORE EXCITING NEWS!!! We are getting ready to start planting our garden.  We will have a Garden Club this summer, more information will be coming in the near future.

Please see the following community information:

Parent Center

Spanish Family Links 2019.pdf

Orem Recreation


Principal’s Message – May 1st

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Can you believe that we are approaching the last day of school for the school year?  This month will be over before you know it. Here is what’s happening during the Month of May:

May 7, 2019 – PTA Meeting @ 1:00pm

May 14, 2019 – Talent Show @ 12:40pm

May 22, 2019 – Field Day – This will be a PM Common Day.  All students in grades 1st – 6th will come at 9:15am and leave at 3:30pm. Kindergarten classes will be a normal schedule.

May 21, 2019 @ 10:00am SCC Meeting

May 22, 2019 – Last Day of Kindergarten

May 24, 2019 – Last Day of Preschool

May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day – No School

May 30, 2019 – Last Day of School – Grades 1st – 6th:  It will be a common day. School will begin at 9:15am and end at 10:45am.

The following message is from Governor Herbert:

Dear Parents,

Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 2, 2019 as Utah Prevention Day.  Click the link below for a special message from Resilient Utah on how you can build resiliency in your children.


Thank you for caring!

The Resilient Utah Team