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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE, September 19
Thank you for a great start to the 2022-2023 school year! 

SCHOOL BREAKFAST TIMES
Beginning Monday, September 26th, breakfast will be served in our cafeteria Monday-Friday from 8:10-8:30. We are changing the time to better match our West Jordan City crossing guard times, which will mean better safety measures for our students. Students will continue entering through the south doors between the gym and cafeteria.

REFLECTIONS
This year's national PTA Reflections theme is "Show Your Voice." We look forward to seeing student entries in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, & visual arts. Entries are due Friday, September 30th. See our school flyer HERE.  Rules and information on how to enter can be found HERE.

SCHOOL T-SHIRTS
PTA is selling new school t-shirts for the 2022-23 school year. Please visit the PTA online store HERE to order.

OQUIRRH PRESCHOOL
We’re excited to re-open our Family Learning Center preschool! Children who turned 4 as of September 1, 2022 are welcome to join. Classes will be offered for free two days a week from 8:40-11:00. Each child must have an adult with them for each session in order to attend classes. Please see more information on THIS FLYER and call our office at 801-565-7474 to register.

JOB OPENINGS AT OQUIRRH
We are currently looking for several part-time hourly employees to work with our students. Please consider applying or sharing the information on THIS FLYER with people you know so we can work toward being fully staffed. Apply for positions at THIS LINK.

SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INFORMATION
Beginning this school year, all students will no longer automatically receive free breakfast and lunch. We encourage families to apply for free/reduced price meals by completing and returning the paper application in your home visit packet, or on Skyward Family Access. Regular priced breakfast costs 80 cents for elementary students, and regular priced lunch costs $1.75 for elementary students. Please make sure your students have a positive lunch account balance to start the year by depositing money in their accounts through Skyward Family Access. Please call our office at 801-565-7474 with any questions you may have. Breakfast will be served from 8:10-8:30 daily in our cafeteria. Students will need to enter through the south doors between the gym and cafeteria.

NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
We’re excited that the Jordan School District Board of Education recently approved each elementary school in the district to have a full-time assistant principal! As part of this change, we were assigned a new assistant principal during the summer. Her name is Carletta Taylor, and we’re thrilled to have her here at Oquirrh with us. She recently retired as a district Director of Student Services in Greenville Mississippi, and she’s already off to a great start here with us. Please keep your eye out for her, say hello, and make sure she feels welcome at her new home here in Utah.

ANNUAL SKYWARD RE-REGISTRATION
If your student is not new to Oquirrh this year, please take time to check your students' information on Skyward and get them re-registered for this school year. Please log into Skyward Family Access to get this important task done. If you need computer access or assistance using Skyward Family Access, please visit our front office. We have a computer set up just for this purpose. Our secretaries can also send you an account reset link if you’ve forgotten your username and password. Just give us a call at 801-565-7474, and we’ll be happy to help.

BULLYING PREVENTION SEMINAR RECORDING
Jordan School District recently sponsored a one hour bullying prevention seminar through the Cook Center. Several of our school staff members watched it and found it very useful. The seminar was focused on helping families understand bullying and how to support their children. A recording of the seminar is available for free at THIS LINK.

SWEEPERS
We’re currently looking to hire several after school sweepers, who will help keep our building clean each day. Anyone 14 years or older is able to apply. Find more information and apply at THIS LINK. Please contact our head custodian, David Cha, for more information.

WELLNESS CENTER and MOVE THIS WORLD
You may have heard your student talk about Move This World. It’s a set of lessons and videos each of our classrooms use every morning and afternoon to help teach social emotional learning skills. The company has recently released a family version of the materials so you can have access to the ideas and videos at home too. See more information in the letter HERE.

Oquirrh opened a fully-staffed Wellness Center in August 2019! Watch a short introduction video HERE to see more about how it works. A 10-minute visit to the Wellness Center gives all students an opportunity to regroup, recharge, and proactively manage their emotions in healthy ways. We understand that learning can be hard work and sometimes the social-emotional part of a child's day can be especially challenging. A trip to the Wellness Center can provide needed support and a safe place for students to prepare to get back to work in their job as students and friends in our school community. Check out THIS WEBSITE to see more information about Move this World, a program we use to help our students learn how to develop emotional intelligence for long-term wellbeing.

PTA
2022-23 PTA Memberships are available for $5 in the school office or by electronic membership payments. This is a great way to help support our school to help fund field trips and extra curricular activities for our students.

Thank you for your continued support. Please call us with your questions at 801-565-7474 from 8:00-3:00, Monday through Friday.

-Shauna Worthington, Principal