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

Principal’s Message – April 23rd

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Good Afternoon OES Families,

We are well underway with our Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTA is so supportive of our teachers and we really appreciate it.  Please see the attached flyer:

Teacher Appreciation 2019 – Students.odt

This year has been a crazy year with cell phones.  We have had several stolen out of backpacks, misplaced and used inappropriately.

Today, we announced that students could check in their phones to the office or their teacher during the school day.  However, if a student is using their phone during school hours it will be taken and kept in the office until a parent or guardian picks it up.  This is for the protection of our student’s privacy and exposure to possible inappropriate content.

If a child needs to make a phone call at school, we have phones available for their use during school hours.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

Also, don’t forget to contact me if your are interested in serving on our School Community Council.  For more information, please see the state web site:​​​​​​​

The following is community information that you may be interested in:

Math Adventure Camp_2019-02.jpg


Principal’s Message – April 16th

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Good Afternoon OES Families,

We are excited for Teacher Appreciation week next week beginning Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th.  The PTA has some wonderful things planned for our teachers.

It is time for School Community Council Elections.  This year we have two vacancies to fill with parent volunteers.  If you would like more information about School Community Councils, you can refer to the following website:

Here is link for information concerning the job descriptions:

If you would be interested in running for a position on Orem Elementary’s School Community Council, please email your name and a short bio that I can include on the ballot.  I will be accepting candidate names to be put on the ballot until May 1, 2019. After May 1, 2019 a ballot will be sent out to everyone for their vote for the two open spots on the council.  Parents will be notified by May 15th of the results.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: [email protected] or Sharon Faragher our SCC Chair: [email protected]

Other than that, this is a pretty quiet week, however we have some community information below:

April Hope Squad Letter:

Apirl – Parent Newseltter – Hope 4 ut .pdf

Hope4Orem, a non-profit organization that promotes suicide awareness and prevention, and Mountain View Hope Squad are sponsoring a free event featuring youth advocate and social media activist Collin Kartchner on Monday, April 22 at 7pm in the Mountain View Auditorium. All are encouraged to come. Refreshments afterward.

collin karchner poster.pdf

Utah Parent Center: April Parent Night

April parent night flyer.pdf

Orem Rec. Center Information



Have a wonderful week!