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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December PTA Newsletter is now available: 

Here Comes Santa Claus!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Thank you everyone who literally made our carnival the BEST ever! We brought in a record amount of $16000.00, $1200.00 more than last year.   AND everyone had a really good time to boot!!!

All the money goes to fund the great programs the PTA provides at OES like Red Ribbon Week, Walk to School Day, Moms and Muffins, Dads and Donuts, WatchD.O.G.S., Community Closet, Newsletter, Maturation, NOVA, 6th Grade Graduation, Family Pizza Movie Night, the school gift and so much more.

Thanks OES, I hope you don't get tired of hearing it, but OES IS THE BEST!!!!

Photo: This Candy Land Cake brought in a record $400.00!!!! That's a lot of YUM!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

September Newsletter and Carnival Info!!!

Check out all the wonderful events happening at Orem Elementary and the PTA in our September Newsletter.

Remember our big carnival is coming up - triple donation points until Sept. 4. Be sure to bring in all your donations!!!

Carnival Announcements!
(Click on images to enlarge).

Thursday, August 23, 2012


It's never too early to start collecting donations for our famous carnival auction.

You can download our official letter requesting businesses to help by clicking this link!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Please print this link for the form to help you save time at BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT.



  • Aug 16 Back-to-School Night 4-6pm
  • Aug 21 First Day of School 9:15-3:30 PM Common Day
  • Aug 27 Early Out (All Mondays are Early Out)
1:25 Early Birds
2:40 Later Gators

  • Aug 28 First Day of Kindergarten
  • Aug 28 Kookies & Kleenex- we’ll have treats and PTA information for the Kindergarten parents by the Kindergarten classrooms
  • Aug 28 All Room Parents are invited to a ‘Milk & Cookies” meeting at 4pm in the Media Center

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- Every FRIDAY! Wear your school colors every Friday!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Target is still giving Orem Elementary 
$25 for every 25 votes we get.
If you prefer to vote in style, scan this QR code! 
You can vote once a week 
(the week starts on Sunday).

So what are you waiting for?

Thanks for your votes!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's 25 for $25! 

All you have to do is vote for our school once a week.
For every 25 votes we get, Target will give us $25. 
It's not a contest, just vote!

Thanks for supporting OES!

Thursday, May 31, 2012


FREE meals will be made available to ALL children under the age of 18 years.
Adult Meals Available – Breakfast $1.75 Lunch $2.75

Central Elementary 95 North 400 East, Pleasant Grove
June 4th through June 29th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hillcrest Elementary 651 East 1400 South, Orem
June 4th through June 29th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Geneva Elementary 665 West 400 North, Orem
June 4th through June 29th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sharon Elementary 525 North 400 East, Orem
June 4th through June 29th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Greenwood Elementary 50 East 200 South, American Fork
June 4th through July 31st
No service July 4th or 24th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Westmore Elementary 1150 South Main Street, Orem
June 4th through July 31st
No service July 4th or 24th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mountain View High 665 West Center, Orem June 4th through July 20th
No service July 4th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Windsor Elementary 1315 North Main Street, Orem
July 2nd through July 31st
No service July 4th or 24th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Orem Junior High 765 North 600 West, Orem J
uly 2nd through July 31st
No service July 4th or 24th
Breakfast 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Here is some info. you probably would like to know: End of year NEWSLETTER!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

May Newsletter!!!

Click here to read all about it!!!

What's happening this week! April 30 - May 5

May 1 PTA mtg. 9:30 AM in the Faculty Workroom
May 5 OES PTA Beautification Day

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Upcoming Events - April 23 - 27

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Flower Sales: Wednesday, April 25th before school. Roses will be $1.00. Carnations will be .50. Or bring a flower from home!

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Newsletter

April Newsletter is here!!! Click here to see all the wonderful events happening at OES this April!


 We had a wonderful time celebrating with Menchies on Friday. Thank you for the yummy frozen yogurt and fun toys! :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

This Week at OES - March 26 thru 30

Monday, March 26 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

March 26 - 28th
Community Closet Donations are being accepted in the Constitution Hallway. Clean out your closets and bring your gently used clothing. Coats are very popular!

March 29 - AM Common Day
March 29 P/T Conferences- Student Lead
March 29 Community Closet:
Please come to the cafeteria see if there is anything your family can use. Thanks!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orem Elementary is truly the BEST!!! 

Our school's community has done some amazing things this year!!! We united together in the effort to win the Clorox Grant to solve our technology woes and doubled the prize by winning the Target Grant!!! Recently we were also awarded a 4-H grant that will fund new and amazing afterschool programs next year. And we had our best School Carnival EVER, bringing in record donation totals.

Let's let all of Utah County know that OES is the BEST! 

Go to and click on the "Best Of" link ( Then go to page 13 and enter Orem Elementary as the best K-12 school. But don't stop there, look out our list and show your thanks to YOUR favorite businesses who continually support Orem Elementary through carnival donations and other activities. Voting ends on Saturday March, 24th. You are allowed one vote per email, so get the whole family involved!

 Businesses who have helped Orem Elementary:
• Texas Roadhouse
• Menchies
• Center Stage Youth Performers
• 3b Yoga
 • 5 Buck Pizza
 • Alphabet Station
 • Alpine Credit Union
 • AMC Movie Theater
 • Apple Spice Junction
 • Bed Bath and Beyond
 • Blend Tec
 • Brick Oven
 • Brickey Fine Art
 • Build-a-Bear
 • BYU
 • BYU Fine Arts
 • Cal-Ranch
 • Carrabba's
 • Chick-fil-A
 • Codale
 • Comedy Sportz
 • Cornbelly's
 • Covey Center
 • Curves
 • Cutlers
 • David Douglas
 • Daylight Donuts
 • Dippidee
 • Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
 • Disneyland • Emergency Essentials
 • Evans Hair College
 • Five Guys
 • Golden Spoon
• Greg Olsen
 • Gunnies
• Hale Center Theater
 • Hale Center Theater - West Valley
 • Happy Sumo • Ice House- Doreen Rhoades
 • Ken Chisholm Fly Rods
 • Ken Garff
 • Linden Nursery
 • Living Planet Aquarium
 • Macey's Grocery
 • Maria Wood Photography
 • Media Fast, LLC
 • Missionary Mall
 • Mrs. Fields
 • NAPA Auto Parts AF
• NuSkin • Orem Owlz
 • Orem Fitness Center
 • Premier Spa
 • Remedez
 • Richards & Duckworth CPA
• Salt Lake Bees
 • Scera Theatre
 • Shabby Apple
 • Shakespeare Festival
 • Shopko
 • Silverwood Theme Park
 • Sizzler • Smashburger
 • Soel Boutique
 • Staples
 • Stewarts RV
 • Stone Chiropractic
 • Sweet Tooth Fairy
 • The Busy Biddy
 • Thompson Orthodontics
 • Top of the World Hats
 • Tucanos
 • Utah Kernels
 • Utah Olympic Park
 • UVU
 • Vineyard Nursery
 • Wells Fargo
 • Wendy's
 • Will's Pit Stop
 • Zurchers

 PS. Don't forget to vote for the Mountain View Bruin as the county's favorite mascot (also on page 13). THANKS!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coming Up at OES - March 19 - 23

March 19: Classic Skate Night (5:30-8:30)
March 22: Community Input Meeting (6-7:00)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

This Week at Orem Elementary - March 5-9

March 6 Spring Pictures
March 6 PTA mtg. 9:30 AM Room 209
March 8 Moms & Muffins & Book Swap

March Newsletter

The March Newsletter is Here!!!  Click here to stay informed!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alpine School District February Recognitions - Three parents from OES were recognized by the school district in their efforts that helped our school win the $100,000 Target Grant!

Posted on: 02-16-2012 Posted in: News

Orem Elementary

As many of you know, Orem Elementary recently received a grant for $100,000 for their school. The community surrounding Orem Elementary was instrumental in helping this money come to their school. Three parents played key roles in this process. Cathy Ambrose was the person who spearheaded the initial push to win a grant awarded to schools from the Clorox Company. She contacted the district and got them on board. She was very proactive with a texting campaign by contacting businesses to put the information on their marquees as well as putting vinyl lettering on her own car to get the word out. In the end, Orem Elementary came in 5th place and didn’t receive a grant. Because of the drive and excitement that was created in this process, Shari Warnick started searching other grants and came upon a grant given out by Target, advertised on the Ellen Degeneres website. Many parents nominated Orem Elementary for this grant, but it was the letter of Julie Hale that caught Target’s eye and ultimately won them the grant. Despite the many requests from Orem Elementary students to have a running chocolate fountain at lunch, an ice cream machine in the cafeteria, a pet lion, and a train to pick up the kids and bring them to school, Orem Elementary will use this money for a new computer lab, and with whatever is left, upgrade technology in the classrooms.

Thank you to these three ladies and all of the parents at Orem Elementary for your hard work and dedication to the students in ASD.

Left to Right: Principal Rachelle Bolingbroke, Cathy Ambrose, Shari Warnick & Julie Hale

PS: These three ladies want everyone to know that they represent all the parents and friends and families that contributed to Clorox grant and Target grant process. Thank yous to everyone in our amazing community!!!

COMING UP for the week of February 20-24

Feb 20 President’s Day- No School
Feb22 Storytelling Judging in Classroom
Feb 24 Maturation- 5th Grade Only

Friday, February 10, 2012

Upcoming events for the week of February 13 - 17

Feb 13 - 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
Val-o-grams for sale during lunch.

Feb 14 - Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dads and Donuts

Dads and Donuts is tomorrow! Come at 7:30am or 6:00pm with a buddy and a book. Book swap is also at 6:00pm

Monday, January 30, 2012

Winning Essay!!!

Here was the winning essay submitted by a parent named Julie Hale.

“Orem Elementary has been trying to raise money for a computer lab for over three years now, with little success. We just barely don't meet the standards for Title I funding, which means that as a school we are responsible for raising any funds needed for such things as a computer lab. So called "poor schools" in our area are far better equipped with technology and educational improvements than we are as a school.

We currently only have one small computer lab for the whole school to share. New Utah State regulations require all students to take year-end-testing on computers. …but (our) daily educational use of our existing computer lab is less than optimal and you often see up to three children huddled around one computer during class time.

This year, one mother (Lori Sanders) decided she was fed up with our situation and decided to take things into her own hands. She saw an advertisement for a grant from Clorox called, "Power A Bright Future" () and decided to enter our school. She got our PTA on board and our fight began, but it's been a long, uphill process. The contest runs from 10/24/11 to 12/9/11 and the basic premise is to see how many people each school can get to vote for them. One text vote is allowed per day per person, and another vote per day by going to the website. Our start was a little slow, but we have been jumping up and up in the rankings everyday as the spark caught on with other parents and teachers. We are currently 5th out of 864 in our category and 14th overall out of 1,622 entries. We have some amazing parents, faculty and community leaders who have really helped us with our efforts, but we have less than a week left in the contest and need a serious push of media/social networking support to take it over the top.

This contest has really brought our community together to fight for a good cause, to band together in purpose and serve, and to believe all things are possible. If we don't win this Clorox grant, we won't give up, because our fire is lit and burning bright. We believe in our kids, in our school, and in our abilities to make this computer lab a reality. We invite you, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Target to help us in our efforts and make our dream come true. Thank you! –Julie Hale”

Our $100,000 Target/Ellen Grant Celebration!!!

Such a party at an Elementary School was never had! Silly string, confetti canons, balloons, Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band, Target, and a really, REALLY BIG CHECK!!!

Check out these links to see more!!!




Deseret News

Salt Lake Tribune

The Daily Herald

Alpine School District

Friday, January 27, 2012

Parents score $100,000 grant from Target for Orem school

Last month, parents at Orem Elementary watched their school skyrocket into the top 5 in a text vote-driven contest for a $50,000 grant from Clorox. But realizing they were not going to capture the grand prize, they tried Plan B.
And they won an even bigger reward.
On Thursday, Orem Elementary Principal Rachelle Bolingbroke announced to students that their school has won a $100,000 grant from Target Corp. Several parents nominated Orem in the contest, which was promoted by the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Viewers of the show helped pick 50 schools nationwide to receive a $100,000 grant. Orem is the only winner in Utah.
"Students are so excited," Bolingbroke said Friday. "The energy is electrifying right now."
Target plans to present the giant check at an assembly on Monday.
The school plans to spend the money on technology, including buying about 35 to 40 computers for a second computer lab. The lab was built as part of an addition to the school a few years ago, but the school has not had enough funds to buy the computers.
An existing lab with 40 computers is used daily for a rotating computer specialty class. A second lab, Bolingbroke said, is needed both to provide more classroom time with computers and to handle year-end testing. This year, Alpine School District plans to administer all standard exams in math, language arts and science via computers. Orem Elementary has more than 600 students.
Julie Hale, a parent of a second- and a fourth-grader at Orem Elementary, wrote the winning grant nomination. When her kids learned the news, they told her, "You’re going to be famous," she said with a laugh.
"I was totally shocked and overwhelmed," Hale said. She said her school’s population nearly meets federal requirements to be classified as Title I because of poverty. Without the classification, Orem Elementary does not receive federal Title I funding that flows to nearby schools.
"You often see two to three kids huddled up around one computer," Hale said. "Right now [the second lab is] a room, fully set up, with all the cables and desks — but no computers. It’s ready and waiting."

Target / Ellen DeGeneres $100,000 Grant Celebration Assembly

What: School Assembly 

When: Monday, January 30, 2011, 9:30 am

Where: Orem Elementary, 450 West 400 South, Orem

Why: OREM ELEMENTARY JUST WON A $100,000 Grant from TARGET via the Ellen

DeGeneres Show!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Orem Elementary receives $100,000 grant from Target

OREM -- After working tirelessly for months to raise money for a new computer lab, parents at Orem Elementary are finally being rewarded.
It was announced Wednesday the school is being given $100,000 grant from Target. Orem Elementary was one of 48 schools and two school districts throughout the country and the only school in Utah to receive the award.
The money will be used to furnish a second computer lab at the school.
"This is more money than we ever imagined," principal Rachelle Bolingbroke said. "We will be able to upgrade technology in classrooms as well, get new projectors, smart boards and iPads. These are things we have none or very few of so it is exciting to be able to bring that technology to our school."
Currently the school has only one computer lab, which serves more than 700 students. The application to Target was submitted after parents tried and failed to get enough votes to win a $50,000 grant from Clorox in December.
Julie Hale wrote the winning submission for the Target grant.
"I wouldn't have submitted if it wasn't for the energy of the PTA and dedicated parents that were trying so hard to get $50,000 from Clorox," Hale said. "I felt their passion and kind of took it on."
Hale says her submission included details about the school narrowly missing the cutoff to be a Title I school.
"I just said many so-called poor schools have much better technology than us because they receive federal money, and we have to raise our own," Hale said.
Hale also included a photo of the space designated for the new computer lab that currently is sitting empty.
A spokeswoman for Target says Title I eligibility is one of the many components the selection team took into considerations when choosing the winners.
"We looked at what the unique needs of each school were and truly focused on how we could help meet those needs," Jill Hornbacher said. "We here at Target have a long-standing commitment to education and are happy to be able to support these schools in this way and be able to improve their learning environments."
Hornbacher says more than 7,000 nominations for the grants were received.
Bolingbroke says the new computer lab will help the school meet state testing requirements as well as provide learning opportunities for students.
"The way technology is moving there is so much available to students, education wise, on the computer," she said. "This will really benefit our students."
Bolingbroke says she doesn't know when the school will actually receive the money but hopes the new computer lab will be in place before the end of the school year. 

Read more:

Monday, January 23, 2012

This week at OES!

Book Fair

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8:30am-4:00pm

Thursday, Jan. 26, 8:30am-8:00pm

2. Student Led Conferences are Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.

You may visit your child’s class (with your child) anytime between 3:00-7:45pm. Teachers will be available in their classroom. Students are excited to share what they have been learning with their parent(s).

3. Thursday is also an AM COMMON Day. The schedule is as follows:

Grades 1-6 8:00am-2:15pm

AM Preschool/Kindergarten 8:00am-10:45am

PM Preschool/Kindergarten 11:30am-2:15pm

4. At OES conferences on Thursday, you will also find the following:

PTA has Spirit Sleeves on sale for $7 each. Remember Spirit Sleeves for that sweet someone on Valentine’s Day or Easter.

PTA will be taking nominations from parents for a teacher and a volunteer to receive the Excellence in Education Award.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Hey OES  Cubbies! Enjoy your day off!!!

Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Day. NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, January 17 - After School Programs begin.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Sign ups will be held on January 11th & 12th before school at 8 AM and 9:15 AM and after school at 2:15PM & 3:30 PM in the gym.


Thursday, January 5, 2012


Orem Elementary does amazing things and that is because we have amazing parents!

However, our kids to the darnedest thing and grow up and leave the school, taking their amazing parents with them. We need you noobs to help us out!

The PTA is starting to fill service positions for next year and would like to invite you to help us out.

PTAs in general usually have a bad rep, but when I tell my friends the things our PTA does and how fun it is, they want to come to our school - we do things differently here!

The major spots we are looking to fill are:

*President Elect 
Shadow the current president to learn the ropes for your turn as president. I personally can say being president is hard work, but so awarding. I'm very glad I did it!

Easiest job ever - take minutes at monthly meetings for the pres and record volunteer hours.

*Assistant Treasurer

To assist and be trained by Jen Nielsen who will be the 2012-2013 treasurer. If you like crunching numbers and running your home finances, this is a great job for you! It starts off heavy in the beginning of the school year, but after Back to School Night and Carnival, it really slows down.

We have plenty other areas you can help us with too. If you think you can help us out, want to be more involved at the school and stay connected with the teachers and principal, this is an awesome opportunity to accomplish that!

Please email Karen Wynn at or call her at 372-8515 if we have piqued your curiosity.



The January PTA newsletter is now available. Get it by clicking HERE!