Andrea Park, Principal
450 W. 400 S., Orem, UT 84058 --- Phone: 801-610-8116

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who helped us do as well as we did in the Clorox Power A Bright Future Program.

We did amazing. We reached 5th place in our category and we were in the top one percentile overall out of 1622 schools. We really did rock for a community that is smaller than some of the higher ranked schools.

Thanks again!  OES is the Best!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Contest extended by one day.

Today is really the last day to vote. Clorox had some technical difficulties and added one more day. Voting will close at 10pm mountain time.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Newsletter Digital Copy now Available

To see December's Newsletter - click here!!!

Remember, TODAY is the LAST day to vote for our grant contest.  Please pull out all the stops and get everyone to rally together to go out with a bang!!!

Thanks OES Cubbies!
You have worked so hard and have done absolutely
amazing in this nationwide contest 
- our school is truly the BESTEST!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Please remember to vote!!!

Give a Little Text!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Orem Elementary advances to 5th place

That's right folks. We are 5th our of 864 schools in our category.  With only six days left to vote, now is the time for a big push.  Please encourage EVERYONE to vote and share on twitter and facebook.

Thanks for all your support!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Remember to Vote!!!

Orem Elementary on KBYU!

Please watch today at noon on channel 11!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This week's events (Nov 28 - Dec 2)

Welcome Back!!! We hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday!

Only TEN MORE DAYS of voting!!!

Please keep on Voting. We are holding strong at number 7, but need a lot more votes to compete with the big boys at number 1.

Please text clorox4488 to 44144 and vote online at That's two votes a day!!!

And please share.  Facebook, Twitter and Email! We have noticed after someone has sent out an email to their entire contacts list that our online voting has spiked!

And there are always pass-along cards in the PTA box in the Teacher's Work Room for any of you going to an event where you can hand those out.

Thanks for all your support of OES!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

This week's events (Nov 21 -25)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Please remember to vote 2 times a day.  We are getting closer to our goal, but we are reaching a crucial time where we need all the votes we can get to get to NUMBER 1.

Simply text clorox4488 to 44144 daily and vote again online at and finally, SHARE! Get your friends and family to vote too!  Thanks!!! Once again Orem Elementary has come together to do something BIG!!!

Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break - No school!

See you on Monday, November 28th!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

This week's events (Nov 14-18)

Don't forget voting 2X a day keeps us in play!  Text clorox4488 to 44144 and online at

Canned food drive!

Nov 14 Minimal Day-
      Grades 1-6 Early Birds 8-12:30
      Grades 1-6 Later Gators 9:15-1:45
      AM Kindergarten 9:15-11:15
      PM Kindergarten 11:45-1:45
Nov 17-18 Grandparents Lunch
Nov 18 1st Trimester Ends

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This week's events (Nov 7 - 11)

Don't forget to vote. We are currently 43rd out of 864 schools. We can do this, but we can't lose momentum!

Nov 7 Family Pizza and Movie Night from 6-8.
This is one of the most popular events of family month at Orem Elementary! Come watch newly released Cars 2 with us! Bring blankets, air mattresses or chairs (chairs need to be set up on the sides and back of the gym as to show courtesy for our floor fans). Thanks, can't wait to see you there!

Nov 8 SCC mtg. Room 209 at 11:15 am

Nov 8 VOTE!! Election Day

Friday, November 4, 2011

Help spread the word!

We've got a new mini-poster for you to download. Display it at work or at home or any where to help us get the word out!

Thanks OES fans, you are the best!!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Remember to text or scan our QR Code!

Please text daily clorox4488 to 44144.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This week's events (Oct 31-Nov 4)

  • Halloween parade is Monday at 2:00pm
  • Nov 1 PTA Meeting 9:30 am Room 209-Everyone is Invited!!
  • Nov 1 Picture Make-up Day
  • Nov 3 Reflections Awards Night- 7 PM
  • Nov 5 Family Fun Run/Walk for Make a Wish

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hey everybody!

What time is it?

It's time for "Texting with Orem Elementary". That's right, your favorite good deed for the day!!! Please pick up your cell phones in unison and send "clorox4488" to 44144.

We need to go viral, pass it on please!

Remember, it's for the kids!!!

It you have a little more time, please vote on facebook:

While logged onto facebook, copy and paste this address into your browser:

Then, if you haven't already, create an account on the Clorox site.

After your account has been created, click on the "Login" tab and click on the facebook icon.

To find Orem Elementary, click on "The Nominees" tab and type Orem, UT in the location field.

Thanks and double thanks and triple thanks!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday is a good day to VOTE!!!

The state of Utah has mandated all year end testing be done online this year. Orem Elementary simply does not have the computers needed to meet this requirement. Most schools in our area are eligible for extra funds from the state, but due to our unique demographics, we do not get any additional funds.

We need this voting to go VIRAL. Even if you don't even know where Orem, Utah is, your vote counts, your family's votes and your friend's friend's votes all count. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

Vote twice daily from NOW until December 9. You can vote, every cell phone in your house can vote and so can every Facebook account. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

If time is an issue, simply text to 44144 with the message: "clorox4488".

IF you have more time, vote again on facebook!

While logged onto facebook, copy and paste this address into your browser:

Then, if you haven't already, create an account on the Clorox site.

After your account has been created, click on the "Login" tab and click on the facebook icon.

To find Orem Elementary, click on "The Nominees" tab and type Orem, UT in the location field.

Thanks and double thanks and triple thanks!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vote for Orem Elementary Computer Lab Grant!

Help Orem Elementary win $50,000!

Vote twice daily from NOW until December 9. You can vote, every cell phone in your house can vote and so can every email. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

Remember, everyone in your household with an email and a cell phone can vote twice a day!!!

First go to:
Then text "clorox4488" to 44144 to place another vote!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This week's events (Oct 17-21)

  • Oct 17-19 Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct 20-21 Fall Break- No School

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Parents, We are asking you to pledge to talk to your kids about drug and violence awareness on our school's facebook page: Thanks!

Monday, October 17: “Crazy Hair & Crazy Sock Day”
Have your student wear the craziest socks they can find and do their hair however they want (or even better don’t do it at all)

  • Morning: BYU/COSMO Assembly
  • Lunchtime: Macey’s Grocery will be handing out candy and coupons (Macey’s mascot the moose will be there at lunch as well!) on the playground 
  • During the Day: Please decorate your classroom door with “student pledges to be drug and bully free”. Be as creative as you want! The best decorated door will win Halloween Cookies on Wednesday
Tuesday, October 18: “Red vs. Purple Day”
Boys wear Red and Girls wear Purple! You don’t want to miss out on this day! Prizes and Contests
held throughout the day!

  • Lunchtime: Student Athletes & Student Leaders from MVHS join us for all the fun activities on the playground: Tug of War, Soda Toss, Dodge Ball, Red Ribbon Week Tattoo’s, Donut Eating Contest, Cotton Candy to be handed out to those wearing red & purple.
Wednesday, October 19: “Superhero Day”. 
Dress up like your favorite Superhero! A superhero can be many different things from Superman to a Firefighter we hope to see it all!

  • Morning: Bobby Lawrence Karate Assembly assembly. Winners of Essay Contest,Coloring Contest and Door Decorating Contest Announced.
  • Lunchtime: Police and Fire Department in Parking lot. Students will have the opportunity toshake hands with some true local heroes! 
  • Teachers tossing candy off roof

Monday, October 10, 2011

This week's events (Oct 10-14)

  • Oct 12-13 Book Fair
  • Oct 13 P/T Conferences – Common Day (8:00-2:15)

Thursday, October 6, 2011


When: Saturday, November 5
8:00am: Registration/shirt pick-up.
9:00am: Race begins
Where: Lakeridge Junior High School (951 S 400 W, by the flag pole)


$6.00 (includes t-shirt)
Deadline: October 27th

Late / Event Day Registration:
$8.00 (No t-shirt)

At "" (select the date of the race on the calendar to find our registration).
or at Lakeridge Jr. High's Cashier's office.
Make checks payable to Lakeridge Jr. High.
Additional donations are appreciated.


We are racing rain of shine.
Pre-registered racers can pick up their t-shirts on Friday, Nov. 4 at Lakeridge from 2:45-3:00 or on race day by 8:45am or after the race.
We will have drawings for prizes and healthy treats.
Meet the Make-A-Wish child and run with your principal.



OES PTA Members- If you signed up to be a member of our PTA there are a couple of great coupons for you in the front office for Legoland and Utah Idaho Supply.  PLease feel free to pick those up if you would like and thank you for supporting our school and our PTA!

Friday, September 30, 2011

COMING UP for the week of OCTOBER 3rd - 7th

Oct 4 PTA Meeting 9:30 Faculty Room- Everyone is Invited!!
Oct 5 PM Common Day (9:15-3:30)
Oct 5 Walk to School Day

October Newsletter

Check out all the good things coming up this month.  Click here to see about Walk to School Day and Red Ribbon Week and MORE!

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week's events (Sep 26-30)

  • Sep 26 School Pictures
  • Sep 26 Minimal Day:

Grades 1-6 Early Birds 8-12:30
Grades 1-6  Later Gators 9:15-1:45AM 
Kindergarten 9:15-11:15 
PM Kindergarten 11:45-1:45

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Be sure to click on our "Carnival" tab to see the many, many sponsors who made this year's PTA Carnival the most successful in OES history.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

After School Programs at OES

Tumbling Rolls, cartwheels, aerials, walk overs, front/backhand springs, tucks.  Learn the basics to tumbling or advance from the skill level you currently have!
W 2:15-3:20 and 3:30-4:35    All GRADES MAY ENROLL 

Lego League taught by Julie Reid is better than ever!  (Because we have more supplies than ever!)  During our version of this international program, you’ll be building the robots and programming their movements on the computer and inventing machines of your own. 

Art/Crafts  Come get creative in this class, everyone is an artist! 

Yoga & Relaxation Come learn some great ways to calm and relax your body.  Yes, even elementary school children get stressed out. 

ASL taught by UVU school of studies for the deaf.  How cool would it be to learn a new language?  Learn fluent sign language!

Zumba Get excited for this exercise class with motivating music and fun moves!

Sports Team  taught by Mr. Herrmann and Mr. Hodson, need I say more?  Enjoy a variety of sports taught in this class. 
TH 3:30-4:35  SPACE FOR 15 MORE 4th -6th graders.

Dance/Island Style  taught by Siona Tejada.  Come hula! Polynesian and Tahitian                                           
Orchestra/Strings taught by Heather Schramm.  She served as concert Mistress of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, and toured the North-Eastern United States with the group. She now attends Brigham Young University, studying Music Education. Heather is currently a member of the BYU Symphony Orchestra.                               
Information on instrument rental will be available at registration. 

Karate Come and Kick it up this year with an exciting new teacher, Emery Calkins.                              
M 1:25-2:30 and 2:40-3:45 ALL GRADES MAY ENROLL.

Running Group Running with a group is so fun!  

Drama  A Christmas Cinderella    Performance Dec 15th

If you would like to apply for a scholarship to any one of these classes, please contact     

Serious OES crew, we had a record breaking carnival! We had the best $$$ numbers ever, we did better  - measurably better than any carnival in OES history and all because OES IS THE BEST!!! 

Thanks everyone for their time, donations and support!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


It's almost CARNIVAL TIME!!!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 is our amazing CARNIVAL!
You won't want to miss out on this wonderful family event. In fact, you'll want to bring your neighbors, family and friends because something this great should be shared! :)

We have something for everyone:

... and so much more! Come check it out!

And you're not going to go home hungry:
TEXAS ROADHOUSE PLATE- Pulled pork, Baked beans, Salad with Ranch dressing, a roll (all from Texas Roadhouse) AND a drink for $5.00- WOW!! WHAT A DELICIOUS DEAL!!

And BASKETS... We have AMAZING BASKETS for the Silent Auction-
Thanks to your donations and the many donations and goods from businesses we will be having one seriously fantastic basket auction that you won't want to miss!

Here is just a sampling of some of the businesses that have donated gift cards, goods and in some cases full baskets:

• Disneyland- 4 full day passes
• NuSkin- a full basket valued at $400
• 3b Yoga- an 8 class pass
• Blend Tec blender
• BYU- signed football, posters, tickets to games
• UVU- 2 full baskets with all things UVU!
• Dippidee- a full basket of goodies on a platter
• Family Pass to Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
• Cabela's Gift Card
• Artwork by Joseph Brickey
• Premier Spa- 1 hour massage
• Signed Salt Lake Bees Ball
• Silverwood Theme Park Pass
• Smashburger Gift Cards
• Sizzler Gift Card
• The Sweet Tooth Fairy Gift Cards
• Golden Spoon Gift Card
• Top of the World Hats
• Living Aquarium passes
• Luggage from Missionary Mall
• Menchies Yogurt gift basket
• Shabby Apple- a beautiful necklace
• a "Go BYU" Custom Fly Rod in BYU colors
• Maria Wood Photography- Single Family Photo shoot Package
• Carrabba's Gift Cards
• Apple Spice Junction- full basket
• Comedy Sportz Tickets

... The list SERIOUSLY goes ON & ON! You won't want to miss these amazing baskets and gift cards!

There is still time to help your child's classroom earn points (the winning classes with the most points will have a pizza party!).
You can call or email Bunney Schmidt (801-362-5034 or to sign up to help set up on Monday morning at 8:45 am or in the afternoon at 2 PM. There are also times to volunteer at booths from 4-6 and 6-8 and we really need a lot of help to clean up afterward.

Every hour you spend earns 10 point for your child's class. It's that easy!!

And let's shout out a BIG CONGRATS to Mrs. Walker's Class who won the Friday Basket Auction Drive- WAY TO GO!! We have your special ticket for a free Cotton Candy & Snow Cone that we'll get to you on Monday. Thanks to everyone for getting all those great donations in on Friday- we really appreciate it!

We will be pre selling tickets on Monday morning at 8 AM and 9:15 AM and we will also have a ticket booth at carnival where you can purchase your meals and game punch cards.

We'll see you MONDAY!!

This is a CASH/CHECK only event - we are NOT set up for credit/debit card transactions.

Monday, September 12, 2011

This weeks events (Sep 12-19)

  • Sep 14-16, 19 PTA Carnival Ticket sales Before School- In front & back
  • Sep 15 Vision Screening grades K,1,3 & 5
  • Sep 19 PTA CARNIVAL!!! 4:30-7:30

Monday, September 5, 2011

Upcoming events for the week of September 6 - 9

  • Sep 5 Labor Day - No School
  • Sep 6 PTA Meeting 9:30 Faculty Room-Everyone is Invited!!
  • Sep 6 First Day of Preschool
  • Sep 6 Room Parent Mtg 4 PM in the Library
  • Sep 8 Hearing Screening
  • Sep 9 School Fundraiser Ends

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Check out the September newsletter. We've got announcements on CARNIVAL, Box Tops, yearbook and t-shirt sales and more. Don't miss out, read it!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Updated Newsletter with Date Corrections!!!

Back-to-School Night Order Form

Save all that hassle waiting in lines and bring in your order form pre-filled and ready to go.

Simply click here to print it out.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome Back

Hey Orem Cubs! Don't forget to come to Back to School Night on Monday, August 22nd from 4:00 - 5:30. Click on this link to print out your "Back-to-School Night" form and be prepared to beat the rush to pre-order yearbooks, t-shirts, spirit sleeves, learn about Orem City PERC free educational resources, get your chance to sign up for PTA service opportunities, and meet your new teachers. We can't wait for the Best Year at OES ever!

And while we've got our attention, the August Newsletter is here - follow the link to read up on all the news and to see the calendar of upcoming events!

Monday, June 13, 2011

ASD Free Summer Lunch

See locations and dates for the Alpine School District's Free Summer Lunch program.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Summer Office Hours:
Mondays, 8:00 - 12:00.

Summer Library:
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00

Class Lists:
Will be posted on Friday, August 12 at 4:00

Back to School Night:
Monday, August 22 from 4:00 - 5:30

First Day of School:
Tuesday, August 23.  This will be a PM common day.  All students will attend 9:15 - 3:30.


OES Summer Math Challenge:
You have worked hard to learn math this year. To forget it all during the summer would be a bummer!
Spend 10 - 20 minutes doing a math activity for a total of 20 days and have your parents initial or sign it off on this sheet.  When school starts in August, bring this sheet to your teacher.  Your teacher will love you, you will be glad you don't have to relearn everything and the PTA will give you a small treat for all your hard work.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal:
The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in this Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination Journal. Be sure to let us know to whom you would recommend each book, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 24th and September 6th, 2011.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

Borders Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge: 
If you’re 12 or under, you’re in!
• read 10 books—any ones you like*
• list the books on this form (download here)
• bring your completed form to a Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks store and choose your FREE BOOK**

Utah State Fair Read and Win:

Winning is very simple:
  • Open to children who are between the ages of 6-12 as of September 1, 2011
  • Books may be read from April 1 to July 21, 2011
  • Children read ten books and fill out the Reading Record Form
  • Reading is verified by a teacher, parent, guardian, or librarian
  • Children mail their completed forms to the Fair- Entries must be postmarked on or before Thursday, July 21, 2011- No late entries will be accepted
All children who return their completed forms will receive:
  • Gate entry pass to the 2010 Utah State Fair, this individual ticket can be used any one day of the Fair. The Fair runs September 8-18th.
  • Ribbon Bookmark from the International Association of Fairs & Expositions
  • Coupon from Skyline Concessions for a free Regular Drink redeemable at the Fair
  • Coupon from Thomas Carnival for one free ride redeemable at the Fair (limited number available, get your entry in early)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Upcoming Events!

30-Memorial Day-No school
31-Field Day (PM common day 9:15-3:30)

 2-6th Grade Graduation
 3-Last day of School, 9:15-10:45a

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stadium of Fire Talent Hopefuls perform tonight, May 14. Come support our OES families!!!

YAY!!! Our OES family does it again. Big sister of Jacob Blosil, Jenn Blosil and Mrs. Lancaster's son-in-law and Ashlyn and Gage Hemphill's dad, Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band made it to the final TOP TEN of the Stadium of Fire Talent Contest last night.

 T O N I G H T - come cheer them on as they compete for the TOP 3 to see who will perform at the Stadium of Fire ! 

T O N I G H T - 7 pm (doors open earlier) MVHS in Orem. It's going to be a GREAT show!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Family Movie Night

Come join us tonight at 6:00 in the gym to watch Tangled.  Bring your chairs and air mattresses (please set your chairs up towards the back and sides of the gym at to not block the view of the floor dwellers). The school will be providing popcorn and water.

I've got a dream that I'll be seeing you there!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March Happenings:

Click here to see our March Newsletter!
Espanol Aqui!

Things to look forward to in  March:
  • 1- PTA Meeting, 9:30am in faculty room - 2011
  • Board Elections
  • 2-SCC board meeting @ 11:15
  • 3- Moms & Muffins 7:30-8am or 6-6:30pm
  • 3-Book Swap, 6:00-7:00
  • 14-Snow Make-up Day. NO SCHOOL
  • 16-Brandon Mull assembly
  • 21-PTA Family Skate Night 5:30-8:30 pm
  • 25–Stu Co Spirit Day
  • 28-Minimal Day A.M. 
Kindergarten 9:15 to 11:15P.M.
Kindergarten 11:45 to 1:45
1st – 6th Grade Early Bird 8:00 to 12:30
1st - 6th Later Gators 9:15 to 1:45
  • 30-31 Book Fair
  • 31-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 31- Community Closet

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Newsletter is HERE!

Check out the great things happening at OES this month.

Learn more about Dad's and Donuts and being a Flex Friend, and don't forget our first ever bookswap.

That's right, it's all in there! All you have to do is click here!