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Principal Message – September 13, 2021

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Good Morning OES Families, 

Today is our SCC meeting.  It will be held in the media center at 10:00am.  

Picture day is Friday, September 17, 2021.  Bring your best smiles and see the attachment for more information: 

Orem ES Fall 21 E-Flyer.pdf

Thank you all for understanding the importance of safety in our parking lots.  We have had a lot of extra help with our teachers, so we can make sure our students are safe.  Please remember to pull up to the curb, don’t park in the drop off/ pick up zone and leave your car, and please don’t ask your child to go through the parking lot to meet you without using the crosswalk.

Our School Carnival is next Monday, September 20, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and this from the PTA:   Just another week until carnival and attached is some updated information as well as the pre-order form you will need for ticket sales beginning 9/15.

Flyer-3-2021.pdf

Our positivity focus this week is to always try to find something positive even in difficult situations.  A positive attitude can change anything.  Here is an article if you are interested on how to create a positive attitude by creating a positive environment:  

https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/focus-parents/encouraging-positive-attitude-creating-positive-environment/

Here is some community information that goes along with building stronger family relationships:

SFP Fall 2021 Flyer English Version Revised 7-30-2021 (1).pdf

SFP Fall 2021 Flyer Spanish Version Revised July 30 2021 (1).pdf

Stronger Families Program is a free 9-week educational, family-based program to improve the quality of family life. We are providing these 9 family classes for families in the community or in this case we are reaching out to the children and their families that attend Orem Elementary. These classes focus on building strength and resilience of families. Such topics include communication skills, positive discipline, problem solving, bonding, and establishing Family Values. Sessions begin September 13th and are held one evening per week through November 15th. Classes include families as a whole and others based on age category. There will be a class for children, for teenagers, and for parents. We also provide both English and Spanish classes. Once again this will be a 100% FREE program for families who register. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

For families who are connected on Facebook our page is at “Utah Valley University Stronger Families Project” or @UVUStrongerFamiliesProject/. 

Have a Wonderful Week!

Principal Message – August 30, 2021

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Monday August 30, 2021

Good Morning Orem Elementary,  

Here is a list of events happening in September:

Sept. 6 – Labor Day – No School

Sept. 10 – Room Parent Brunch, 10:00am

Sept. 13 – SCC Meeting, 10:00am

Sept. 20 – School Carnival

Sept. 27 – PTA Meeting, 10:00am

 

Our Carnival will be on Sept. 20, 2021 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Flyer 1-2021.pdf

We appreciate your patience and support while picking up and dropping off your student(s).  Please remember that if you need to come into the school, park your car in a parking stall, and not in the drop off/ pick up area. Please don’t leave your car unattended when not in a parking stall.

Here is some information from our PTA:

This Wednesday, September 1st, is the last day to order T-shirts. Child sized t-shirts are $5 and Adult sizes are $7. Your child should have brought home an order form, but if you did not receive one, the office has extra forms. Orders and money must be turned in by September 1st.

You can also order online at  oremelementary.memberhub.com/store

Here is some information from Orem Rec.:

 Aug Rec School Flyer.pdf

This month our focus theme is positivity.  We are all looking for the positives that happen each and every day.  I have included an article about positive works, and also a quick reference to use more positive words.

 https://www.rootsofaction.com/positive-words/

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Principal’s Message – August 23,2021

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Good Morning Orem Elementary Families, 

We successfully completed our first week of school.  We are looking forward to seeing our Kindergarten students at Kindergarten Back to School night from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and then for their first day of school, tomorrow, August 24, 2021.

Please remember that the school doors open for breakfast at 8:45am.  We do not have supervision available for students before breakfast.  Please don’t send your student to school before the 8:45am time unless they are participating in ballroom dancing.

For those of you new to the district and/or school, and for those who would like some clarification about how to use Clever and other common apps at home that we use here at Orem.  Please see the following link:guardian tech tips site 

Here is some information regarding Ballroom from our ballroom teachers:

3rd-4th grade dancers,

We’ve only had six kids sign up so far this year for the introduction to ballroom class and we need at least fourteen kids for the class to carry.  We  plan on holding class this Wednesday and next Wednesday free for any 3rd or 4th graders who would like to try it.  Please enter through the northeast gym doors.

I will let you know after two weeks if we were able to get enough kids for the class to carry.  Please invite any friends, especially boys, who might be interested in trying it out.  If anyone is interested in being an in class parent helper please let me know.  We love parent help!  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

5th-6th grade dancers,

Ballroom begins tomorrow, Tuesday August 24th, at 8am.  Please enter through the North East gym doors.  The first two weeks are free to all so please invite friends!  We still need at least three more boys for the class to officially carry so please think of any boys you could invite.  If you are interested in coming to class as a parent helper please let me know.  We love parent help!

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and dancing together.This is a reminder that if your child has been tested for COVID, please keep them at home until you get the results back. We want to keep everyone as healthy and safe as we can.

Thank you for your support you give to our teachers and your children.

Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – August 16, 2021

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Good Morning OES Families,

Welcome Back to School!  We are excited to see familiar and new faces at Orem.  We have several new students coming to Orem Elementary.  Tomorrow, our first day of school, our faculty and staff will be wearing matching turquoise t-shirts.  Please let your child/children know that anyone wearing this shirt can help them with any questions they may have. 

Back to school night tonight from 4pm-6pm.  

School begins tomorrow at 9:15am – 3:30pm.  We will not have any “short” days this year.  The doors will unlock in the morning at 8:45am.  Please note the change of start/end times of school.

We encourage everyone to walk to school if possible, however we realize that this may not be possible for everyone.  Because everyone will be arriving and leaving school at the same time, we have implemented the following pick up/drop off procedures.  If the driver of the car’s last name begins with A-B, please pick up/drop off in Zone 1 – the front of the school.  Drivers with the last names beginning with C-G, please use Zone 2 -the far North East entrance, and if your last name begins with the letters H-Z, please use Zone 3 – the East side near the gym doors.  Please see the video for directions and examples.  

 

https://youtu.be/-FpZFlKYV2c.

 

Breakfast and lunch will be free to all students this year.  We are again encouraging students who bring their lunch from home, to use paper bags to bring their lunch.  If your child needs to bring a lunchbox from home, he or she will be responsible for it.  Even though things are sort of back to normal, we are still being cautious about the health of everyone.  We will continue to encourage a lot of hand washing and sanitizing for our students.  Our staff is continuing with the clean habits we established last year.

Here is a message from our PTA: 

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PTA would love to have you stop by and see our new school T-shirt. They will be selling for $5 for youth and $7 for adult shirts. 

At Open House only, we are offering the youth shirts for $4 each, if you buy two or more. 

We would love to have you join us serving in PTA, memberships are $5. 

Lastly, we will also be selling early-bird priced yearbooks for $10

We look forward to seeing you tonight and tomorrow morning!  

 Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.