Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
Please remember that students should not be dropped off before 7:35. We don't have staff supervision until that time. If you have an unusual situation where you need to drop off before that time, please contact me to see if we can make a short term arrangement.
Snow gear should be taken home and washed at least 1 time a week. It could be done more often, but at least 1 time a week is helpful. The kids get dirty and wet so the clothes start to get an odor if not washed frequently. We appreciate your assistance with this.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have about your child or school.
Notes from the Office
Open Enrollment: This year’s Open Enrollment application period will take place between February 4th and April 30th. The Wisconsin Open Enrollment program allows children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. Early and late applications will not be accepted. Parents may apply online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe If you do not have access to a computer, call or stop in at the district office.
If your child is currently attending under Open Enrollment, it is not necessary to complete an application form; your child will remain an active student through 12th grade.
Oconto Falls School District 4K Registration
(Abrams and Oconto Falls Elementary Schools registration at one location)
Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.
District residency or Open Enrollment required
Dates: February 20th and 25th
Time: 4:30-7:00 PM
Where: Oconto Falls School District Office
200 Farm Road
Oconto Falls, WI 54154
What to bring:
Proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, cell phone bill, etc.)
Proof of Open Enrollment Application (Parents may apply online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe)
If you can’t make it, please contact either Abrams Elementary (920)826-5819 or Oconto Falls Elementary (920)848-4476 to register.
All Arts Day: On April 17th, 2020 we will once again be presenting the All Arts Day program where parent and community volunteers share their artistic talents with our students. It is a chance for students to see that art is all around them in a variety of forms. But to make it work, we need your help. Could you teach a small group of students how to take a good photograph? Scrapbook? Tie a fishing lure? Decorate a cake? Dance a polka? Make play-dough? The possibilities are endless, but we need about 25 volunteers to make the day work. Interested in being a presenter? Please contact the office (826-5819) for more information or to volunteer. Thanks.
School Dress Up Days:
February 21: Pajama Day
February 28: Twin Day
The deadline for submitting articles for the newsletter is Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The office staff needs time to add, proof and make sure things are ready to go at press time. Any articles submitted after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays will not be added until the next newsletter two weeks later. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Bus Safety Guidelines
Approaching a bus with Yellow Lights:
Must be treated the same as a yellow traffic light
If there is time to stop safely, you must stop
Be prepared for the lights to switch to red at any time
Passing a bus with yellow lights puts you at great risk for hitting a child
Approaching a bus with Red Lights:
It is ILLEGAL to pass a bus with red lights activated
State Law requires all vehicles to stop at least 20 feet away from the bus
No vehicle may move until the red lights have turned off
Motorists can be fined up to $300 for illegally passing a school bus
Any time you are near a school bus, be watchful for children in the road. Never tailgate a bus!
The only time it is acceptable to pass a stopped bus is if you are traveling the opposite direction on a
fully divided freeway such as Highway 141 or Highway 41.
Child Find Screening
Youth ART Month!
The Oconto Falls School District is proud to present the artistic achievements of over 400 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the YAM art exhibit at the Oconto Falls Public Library for the month of March. A special reception for all artists and their families will be Thursday, March 5th, from 6-7 PM. Be inspired by viewing chocolate cakes, pastel animals, clay figures & animal sculptures, acrylic paintings, photography, and so much more!!
The YAM exhibit consists of quality artwork that is created using a Discipline Based Education. The four foundational art disciplines taught in art classes include art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. By having all these disciplines introduced, students develop critical thinking skills, awareness of cultural and historical influences, communication skills, and explore career opportunities. In this type of curriculum, art is considered a basic subject in general education, one that is meaningful and should be available to all grade levels and for all students.
Special appreciation is extended to our staff, families, and community who support art education and encourage our children to develop these essential life skills. Also a special thank you to our public library for hosting the YAM exhibit. The following art staff educate and inspire the students in the Oconto Falls School District: Kelly Kokko-Ludemann, Karen Knoerzer, Megan Pierquet and Stephen Nagy.
February has been another fun month with our Kids Heart Challenge event coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 25th.
3, 4 & 5 at 8:15-9:45
K, 1 & 2 at 12:45-2:15
Our goal this year is $9,000.00, please help us with our final push to achieve this goal. The more we raise for the AHA, the more our school gets to buy Phy. Ed. equipment!!!!
I've sent home a letter asking some classes to bring in about a dozen snacks to share with the rest of the school on the event date. I appreciate your help with this!!! I will also be contacting volunteers to help us during the event. It takes everyone to make this an awesome event!!! Thank you in advance for your help!!!!
Look forward to our last Fit Kids of the year:
March 10, 12, & 17 Come join the fun!!!
PE Star of the Week Students
Food Service - Job Opportunity
Job Opening in Food Service at Abrams:
Looking to get out of the house? Earn a little extra income?
Have off when your children are off? Then we have the job for you.
We will have job opening scanning meals and helping clean up the kitchen.
Monday-Friday 10:30-1:00 on all school days.
You can pick up an application at the Abrams office or call
Jenni Faccio, Food Service Director at 920-848-4466, ext. 1
if you are interested.
Community and District News
WHEN: Friday, February 21st, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
COST: $7 per child WITH PARENT, $3 for each additional child (tickets sold at door)
WHO: Students in grades 4K - 5th with a parent/guardian
LOCATION: OFHS Wrestling Gym
Bring a parent and join the party filled with dancing, snacks, and so much more fun! Dressing up is optional but encouraged! Come party with Oconto Falls FBLA at the 3rd annual Prince & Princess Dance!
Spring Craft and Vendor Show:
Hosted by Oconto Falls High School
OFHS Spring Craft and Vendor Show
Sunday, March 29th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
OFHS Student Council is hosting a craft and vendor show with over 40 local crafters and vendors displaying their items! Admission is $1 for those over 12.