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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.

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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.

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Please see the following for community information:

Orem Elementary Ski School opportunity. Please see attached flyer.

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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!

Principal’s Message – October 15th

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Happy Red Ribbon Week OES Families,

This week we are reminding students to say “NO!” to drugs.  Please see attached file for our daily reminders.

Red Ribbon 2018.pdf

Tonight is Family Skate Night at Classic Skating from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

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Fall break begins Thursday, Oct. 18 – Monday, Oct. 22.  I hope you all have a safe and fun break.

The home reading prize day is October 30, 2018.

The PTA has generously donated snacks for students in case of an emergency.  Every class has a Kirkland chocolate chip granola bar, a fruit snack and a bottle of water for each student.  If your child has food allergies to these snacks, please send if an alternative snack to be kept in the classroom.

There is plenty of time to participate in Reflections.  Rules and entry forms are in the front hall. All entries are due Oct. 26, 2018. Please see attached flyer.

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Please remember that there are no masks or weapons when dressing up for Halloween at school.  Thank you for your support.


Have a great short week!