AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: October 1, 2021

Panther Families,

This week I visited each classroom in grades 1st-6th to review AHES playground and behavior expectations. We participated in a Kahoot game, and the students had a great time. I loved getting to meet with them, answer their questions, and get their feedback. In each classroom, we committed to doing our best to follow rules to keep all safe and spread kindness.

Please see below for this week's updates. Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore


Mark Your Calendars

  • October 4th-8th - Parent Conferences (Minimum Day all week)
  • October 5th - World Teacher Day
  • October 7th - School Make-up Pictures
  • October 20th - Lockdown Drill
  • October 20th - PTA Reflections Submissions Due
  • October 21st - PTA Meeting
  • October 25th-29th - Red Ribbon Week (more information coming)
  • October 28th - School Site Council Meeting
  • 2021-2022 District Student Calendar

Minimum Day All Week - Check Dismissal Times

For Parent Conference Week, AHES will observe our minimum day schedule Monday through Friday. Please check your child's dismissal time below.

TK & K - 12:20

1st & 2nd - 12:30

3rd-6th - 12:40

AHES Spirit Wear On Sale 9/27-10/3

We wear our Panther blue and spirit wear every Friday!


Visit the website at http://uniforms.american-casual.com/AHES.

Find more information below on the flyer.

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Succulents for the Season Fundraiser

Consider supporting our AHES 6th grade class, but purchasing a succulent for the Fall season. You can find more information below.
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Voluntary, cost-free COVID-19 testing is available four times per week to all interested students. This type of surveillance testing program is recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

EVENT DATES/TIMES: Every Monday and Thursday, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.


  • Canyon High School
  • El Modena High
  • Orange High School
  • Villa Park High School
  • OUSD District Office

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://hipaa.jotform.com/LivingFit/OUSDAug26Students


Youth (ages 6-18) can ride all OC Bus fixed-route buses for free beginning this month with a new promotional pass offered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). There is no criteria to receive a pass, though an application is required.

The Youth Ride Free program is offered by OCTA. The six-month program will start in September and passes will be valid through February 28. For more information, please visit OCbus.com/YouthRideFree or inquire at your child's school site.

As Orange County continues to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and as many students return to school, this new pass allows youth to re-engage with educational, recreational, and employment opportunities without financial hardship. The pass also provides an opportunity for our youth to experience the benefits of public transportation.

AHES PTA Information

You can find the latest PTA newsletter here. Please consider joining our PTA to support our school.

OUSD Superintendent Communication

In case you missed it, you can find Dr. Hansen's latest communication here.

Reminders - Please Review

Reflections - I Will Change the World By

The search for fabulous Panther Artists is underway! REFLECTIONS, a nationally sponsored PTA Arts competition wants to see your talent in Literature, Dance, Visual Arts, Film, and/or Photography.

The submission Deadline for our students is October 20. You can submit as many art pieces as you like! Make sure you relate your art to the theme this year, which is “I will change the world by…”

There will be prizes for all entries and awards given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! All art submitted will be judged by local experts in that category. For our Panthers that win first place, your art will represent our school, competing with other wonders in our district!

The main PTA page that includes the entry form and detailed descriptions for each category are listed here:


2021 Student Entry form:


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How do I know when my child can return to school?

COVID-19 Protocols

Guidance continues to change over time...please see the protocols currently in place for the 2021-22 school year.
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