Principal’s Message – December 12th

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Dear OES Families,

This month/year will be behind us in a hurry.  There are a lot of different activities going on in all grade levels.  Information for specific grade levels will be given from the grade levels and/or your child’s teachers.

Some upcoming events here at Orem for the entire school are:

We will be having our school Christmas Program on December 18, 2018.  There will be two performances, the first one will be at 10:00am where we encourage all the families on the early bird (AM track) attend and the second one will be at 1:00pm, and we encourage the families on the later gator track (PM track) attend.  Of course you are welcome to attend any or both performances that are convenient for you. If possible, please don’t check your student out after the performances so we will have everyone here to perform in both concerts.

Students are encouraged to wear Christmas Sweaters for the concert, or red, green, and white shirts

On December 19th, we will have our annual student Christmas Sing.  This school day is a normal day. We will be singing Christmas Carols together at 1:30pm.  School will end at the normal times.

The Winter Break begins on December 20, 2018.  Students will return to school on Jan. 3, 2019.

Happy Holidays!

The following information is for families in the Alpine School District:

We have recently become aware of two things our community partner, United Way, is doing to help families with limited internet access:

  1. Computer Labs. Computer labs in designated public libraries throughout the county are staffed at specific times with volunteers who can offer assistance in both English and Spanish.

  2. Adopt a Computer. Low income adults can earn a desktop computer by completing 10 hours of time in one of the computer lab help sessions. Computers come from donations and are wiped and cleaned before being given out.

Computer Help Labs.pdf

Computer Help Labs- Spanish.pdf

Principal’s Message – November 20th

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Happy Thanksgiving Week OES Families,

Today is our last day for students to attend school this week.  Many of you know that we have a Jr. Hope Squad here at Orem Elementary.  Laura Giles is our teacher who heads this up, and along with other teachers in our school who help train students to be on the look-out for other students who may be having a difficult day.  Please see the attached monthly newsletter for families from Hope for Utah.

November – Parent Newseltter – Hope4Utah (1).pdf

As the holidays approach, I want everyone to know that there are resources that are available to families who need extra help in providing for their families.  Please see the attached flyers for the Sub for Santa sponsored by United Way.

2018_Sub For Santa_poster_11x17_PRINT (1) (1).pdf

Please remember if you need assistance for your family in any way, please let me know so I can provide you with the resources that are available.

Ski School is just around the corner, please see attached flyer.


After Thanksgiving Break, we can look forward to “Book Buddies” on November 29, 2018. More information from the PTA will be coming.

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who are helping in getting our “Great Artist Program” off the ground.  A really big thank you to Stephanie Scott and Sean Seastrand for organizing everything. So far, the students who have had lessons are really enjoying them.  We have a wonderful, supportive community within our school. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday break!  See you all next week.

Principal’s Message – November 12th

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Good Morning OES Families,

Happy Veterans Day.  We would like to thank all of the families and family members who serve our country so selflessly.

This is a busy week here at Orem Elementary.  On Wednesday, we have picture retakes. Then on Thursday and Friday, it is Grandparents/Special Guest luncheon.  Please see attached flyer.

Lunch2 (1).docx

Please see the following for community information:

Orem Elementary Ski School opportunity. Please see attached flyer.

OES_SkiSshool_2018-19 (1).pdf

Basics and Pro Se Guardianship Workshop

December 5, 2018 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Dan Peterson School, 169 North 1100 East, American Fork

What is guardianship and why is it important? Did you know that all children who turn 18, the age of majority, are considered adults even if they have disabilities? This can affect your involvement with your student’s IEP, working with medical professionals and more. Come to this presentation to learn about guardianship and if you will need to file for it, what types of guardianship are available and what the process entails. Next you will learn about the Pro Se Process. Family petitioners can represent themselves in the court process. This process is called Pro Se Representation and it can save the family members money by choosing to represent themselves. During the training, families will be taught how to fill out these documents correctly, how to file the documents with the court and how to represent themselves at the hearing. Following the training, documents can be emailed to you along with detailed written instructions.

Space is limited.

Pre-registration for this class is required. Register at

Questions? Contact Maria at [email protected] or 801-318-1959

Maria Wiscombe

Alpine District Parent Consultant

Utah Parent Center

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067

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Have a great week.

Principal’s Message – October 29th

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Happy Halloween Week OES Families,

Our schedule for Halloween, Oct. 31, 2018 will be a normal schedule.  Our school Halloween parade will begin at 1:00pm in the classrooms and we should be arriving in the gym for parents around 1:15pm.  We will not be walking through the 1st grade wing, those classes will be relocated within the school. Please check with your child’s teacher regarding class parties.

As always, please remember that there are no weapons or masks for Halloween costumes.

Home Reading prize day is tomorrow.  If you student brings back a signed home reading book, they will get a Halloween prize.

Our final collection day for our Africa School Kits will be Wednesday.  We will then put kits together and send them off. Thank you for all of your support and help with this.

Have a Spooktacular Week!