Oconto Falls Elementary School

Every Child...Every Day

October, 2021

Red Ribbon Week

Please join us next week, October 25-28, in celebrating Red Ribbon Week, a week that celebrates the choice to be drug-free. The theme this year is "Drug-Free Looks Like Me"

Below are our spirit days for next week. Red Ribbon Week lessons will be taught in Life Skills class focusing on healthy choices in the younger grades and living a drug-free lifestyle in the older grades.

In keeping with the 2021 National Red Ribbon Week theme, "Drug-Free Looks Like Me", students and staff members are encouraged to take photographs or short videos of themselves involved in their healthy drug-free activities. This could include any healthy activity, such as sports, raising animals, arts and crafts, cooking, or any kind of healthy play or hobby. Photos should be submitted to Ms. Eastman in mp4 format. Photos and videos need to be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 28. Thank you for your support!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 21st & October 26th from 3:30-7:00. If you have not yet scheduled your conference there is still time to see your child's teacher on October 26th. Please contact the main office for assistance at (920) 848-4476.

**ATTN PARENTS: Fill out your FREE & Reduced Meal Application**

Why should you fill out your Free & Reduced Application?

  1. Reduced registration fee for AP tests, such as - SAT and ACT.
  2. Maintains funds for student programs and services.
  3. The district may get additional funding for Technology and internet access.
  4. Students can receive DISCOUNTS with college application fees

So even with meals being free this year we need everyone to fill out this application to guarantee the district gets the funding they need. This is one of the easiest ways to help your school and community.

Go to https://ofpanthers.com/breakfast-and-lunch-menus/ and click on the application.
DOWNLOAD the application form and submit it to your respective school offices. Each school office will have extra applications available in case someone didn't receive it or need another!

Scholastic Book Fair

We are in desperate need of volunteers for the book fair. Please contact the main office if you are able to help (920) 848-4476.
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Community Trick or Treat Hours

Community Trick or Treat Times:

Abrams: October 31st, 2021, 4:00 p. m.- 6:00 p.m.

Little Suamico: October 31, 2021, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Oconto Falls: October 31, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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Birthday Treats

All students are allowed to bring in pre-packaged snacks and birthday treats. Examples would be a large container of cupcakes by a licensed baker or a box of cereal or crackers. Teachers are in charge of passing out all snacks and treats. We are not allowing anything that is homemade.

Another great option for a birthday treat is to order through the Food Service Department. Please refer to the attached flyer.

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Friday eve will be a special meet and greet for students! Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Cinderella costume for the show.

Veterans Day Event

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 10:30pm

415 Marie Volk Drive

Oconto Falls, WI

Celebrating our Veterans & all Military on Veteran’s Day, please save the date. Students in 3rd-5th grade will be in attendance.

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Pop Tab Program

Little things can mean a lot…

Since 2000, recycling little aluminum tabs on the tops of soda cans has generated over $360,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum helps provide a home-away-from-home for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing treatment in the Milwaukee area. Saving pop tabs is easy and clean. They’re compact, with a concentration of recyclable aluminum. Unlike empty cans, they don’t need to be rinsed.

Here’s how you can help:

Spread the word to your family, friends, classmates and co-workers and provide containers for them to deposit the pop tabs they save. Then bring those tabs into school.

Since 2011 our district has collected 3,914 pounds of tabs which equals about 4,959,038 tabs!

We will be collecting tabs again this year. Once a class collects FOUR ice cream buckets of tabs they will receive a special treat!

Substitute Teachers Needed!!!

CESA 8 in Gillett will be hosting another Substitute Teacher Seminar at CESA 8 on November 16th. For more information or to register go here: https://www.smore.com/v9mgc


Oconto Falls Hoops Club is an organization composed of volunteers dedicated to assist the youth in the Oconto Falls School District in developing knowledge, skills and a love for the game of basketball. Our emphasis is to teach the value of sportsmanship and teamwork in addition to being a support system for the Oconto Falls High School Basketball programs. Our goal is to provide all players the opportunity to have fun while learning the game of basketball.

To register for the 2021-2022 season visit www.ocontofallshoops.com and click

on registration.

Youth Wrestling

Youth Wrestling Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 9th @ 6 in the High School PAC for the 2021-2022 season. Our youth program supports our school's wrestlers from 4K-12th.

Register @ ofayouthwrestling.com/ text updates- text @ofay to 810-10.

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