Abrams Elementary School

TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow

January 2021 Volume 8, Issue 10

Mark your Calendar:

Wednesday, February 3: Early Release, 12:55 PM dismissal

Friday, February 12: No School in Session - P.D. day for staff

Monday ,February 15: No School in Session - Vacation day

Wednesday, February 17: Early Release, 12:55 PM dismissal

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

This week was our 1st week we got to see everyone's smiling faces all 5 days!! It was fantastic to not have kids hauling so much home on Tuesday and bringing it back on Thursday.


I want to thank our community for your efforts to help mitigate risks. We must stay diligent in our efforts so we can continue to have kids in the buildings each and every day. By each of us following guidelines: social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands, limiting exposure to others outside your household, keeping your child home if they show any symptoms, and communicating with school about questions and exposure -- we can continue to have our kids here in the building learning.


Thank you again for all that you are doing to help us. As always, please contact the office if you are in need of any assistance.

Mrs. Michalski

Notes from the Office

4K Registration! For children who will be four years of age before September 1, 2021, and are planning to attend Four-Year-Old Kindergarten in the fall of 2021. Registration will take place on Tuesday, February 9th, at Abrams Elementary or Thursday, February 11th, at Oconto Falls Elementary from 4:00- 6:30 PM. You can register at either location. For registration you will need to bring your child's birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency such as a utitlity bill or rental agreement. If Open Enrolling into district you will need to bring proof of open enrollment application.

This year due to COVID, we are only going to allow one parent and no children to attend registration. You only need to attend one of the dates noted above.


Open Enrollment: This year’s Open Enrollment application period will take place between February 1st and April 30th. The Wisconsin Open Enrollment program allows children to attend 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.



Early Childhood Screening: Oconto Falls School District conducts developmental screenings for preschool age children (2 years, 9 months to 5 years, 0 months) who reside within the district. The purpose of the screening is to provide you with developmental information (speech, language, motor, pre-academics) on your child and to identify children who may need access to early intervention. Call to schedule your free screening today at 920-848-4476.



Panther Masks for SALE: The office is selling Panther Strong masks for $4. We have youth and adult masks. If you are interested in purchasing one, please send $4 in an envelope with your child's name and what size you would like labeled on the envelope. We have a limited number and as of now, we don't plan to order more.

School Dress Up Days!


January 29: Mis-Matched Day

February 5: Sports Apparel

February 19: Pajama Day

February 26: Wear all one Color Day

SEAL-A-SMILE DENTAL SEALANTS

SEAL-A-SMILE DENTAL SEALANTS

North Lakes Community Clinic is offering a preventative, school-based dental program for all children grades Pre-K through 12th grade. This program is funded, in part, by Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile in collaboration with the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and the Division of Public Oral Health Program. On Monday, February 22nd, a dental professional will come to the school to provide dental services at NO CHARGE to you. This program includes: Oral health education and dental supplies, oral health assessment by a licensed dental professional, fluoride varnish applications (2-3 per year), dental sealants and sealant replacement where needed. The treatment which your child will receive in this program is not meant to be an alternative to regular dental care. Permission forms will be coming home with your child today, please fill out the form and return to Abrams School. Parents can also sign up online @ https://sealasmile.wisconsin.gov/Consent .

The Seal A Smile program will be following the best practice precautions regarding Covid-19. The date of this event is currently scheduled for Monday, February 22nd.

Elementary Art

District News

FIRE EXTINGUISHER DISTRIBUTION EVENT

Saturday, January 30th, 2021 - OFHS COMMONS - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

FAMILIES OF OCONTO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: In memory of Katherine DeCoursin, Jeri Schroeder, Dalton Schroeder, Nicholas DeCoursin, and Hagrid, who lost their lives in a house fire on January 17, 2020, in Oconto, Johnson Controls - Marinette, made a donation of over 12,000 Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers are to be distributed to all families of each school student in Marinette, Menominee, and Oconto Counties. We have been trying to distribute them to OFSD families at our limited events this year and we will be having a Fire Extinguisher Distribution Day on Saturday, January 30th, 2021. For more details about the donation, check out this information sheet online. https://bit.ly/38cJMgf If you haven't received your fire extinguisher(s) yet, stop in at the OFHS Commons from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, just stop in. Any additional questions, please contact jerome.moynihan@of-ps.org or call at 920-848-4467 ext. 4049. Thank you.