Abrams Elementary School

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

September 2020 Volume 8, Issue 1

Mark your Calendar:

September 15th: Picture Day

Every Wednesday is Virtual Learning Day!


Welcome back to another great year of learning at Abrams!

Parents -- you are doing a great job with drop off and pick up! I know this is a big change but you have adjusted well and your patience is outstanding. Please continue to display your car tag on the passenger side hanging from the visor. This helps us see it clearly.

Each Wednesday is a virtual learning day. We will continue to learn and practice virtual learning so we are ready for any time we have to be virtual for longer time frames. Please be sure your child is linked in to the Zoom meeting at 8:15. Assignments will differ each week. Reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or concerns. We are here to problem solve learning together.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have about your child or school.

Mrs. Michalski

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Notes from the Office

Reminder: In person learning will take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with virtual learning every Wednesday.

School day starts at 7:45 AM and ends at 2:55 PM. Doors open at 7:35 AM

No students will be able to enter the building until the 7:35 bell rings.

Student Pick Up: Remember if your child's normal end of the day plan is to ride the bus, but you have decided to pick up your child, you need to send a note or email the teacher! If a note is not sent, the child will follow their normal plan to ride the bus.

Picture Day is coming! MK Photography is the school photographer this year. Abrams students will get their picture taken on Tuesday, September 15th. Students who are absent on September 15th, will need to contact MK Photography to make arrangements to get their picture taken at (920) 846-8409. To allow us to practice physical distance students who are in the all virtual learning option should contact MK Photography to set up an appointment at the studio.

A few weeks after picture day your child will bring home a proof envelope with 2 images to choose from for you to order. There is no obligation to purchase. To further mitigate any risk, there will not be a retake day this year.

Please contact MK Photography if you have any questions at (920) 846-8409 or email mke@mkalliesphoto.com

Friday Shirt Day! Every Friday is a special "shirt day" or "dress up day" at Abrams school. For September the office staff has chosen the dress up days and in the following months the 5th graders will have the option to offer some ideas for our special dress up days. Participation is always optional, but it's a fun way to end the week.

School Dress Up Days:

September 11th: Red, White and Blue Day

September 18th: Fall Colors Day

September 25th: Duct Tape Day


The deadline for submitting articles for the newsletter is Tuesday 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 Tuesdays will not be added until the next newsletter two weeks later. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Classroom News


Hi Abrams Elementary School families!

The Abrams CPTO (Community Parent Teacher Organization) will be holding its annual meeting on Tuesday September 15th at 6:15pm. This will be a zoom meeting and you can join through this link: https://of-ps.zoom.us/j/98249629980. For those that are not familiar with CPTO, this is an organization made up of parents, guardians and teachers of Abrams Elementary students. We coordinate many fundraisers to enhance our children's experiences at Abrams and sponsor many fun events to keep families engaged. At the annual meeting we will be voting on new board members, discussing the budget and what fundraisers and activities we want to do this year. I have included a description of what the officers are responsible for. The time commitment is about 2-3 hours per month (1 hour monthly meetings plus duties outside of meetings). No previous experience is necessary and guidance will be provided. We are always looking for volunteers and many times work can be done outside of the school day. I look forward to seeing you on September 15th! Please see the attached agenda for further details on the meeting.


Jen Kuhn

CPTO President

President: The president shall preside at all meetings of the organization. The president shall call special meetings for the organization upon proper notification to the other active members. With the treasurer, the president is responsible for the safekeeping and wise disbursement of funds.

The president with other members of the board, is responsible for formulation and administration of the policies. The president shall prepare a written agenda with the help of the board for each meeting. The president shall oversee activities of the organization.

Vice President: The vice-president shall assume the duties of the president in the event of an absence of the president, and has the option to assume the office of the president in the event of resignation.

The vice-president will also act as the volunteer coordinator for all CPTO sponsored events. The vice president will set up a table at the open house to find volunteers for the current school year. The vice-president will contact volunteers by both phone and email to schedule volunteer coordination for all CPTO events the month before the event takes place. This includes but is not limited to CPTO meetings, childcare, movie night, fun fair, book fairs, dental health day, holiday gift shop.

Secretary: The secretary shall keep and read the minutes of the meetings as well as provide a written summary of the minutes at each business meeting of the organization and shall notify members of the meetings under direction of the president. The secretary shall notify active members of elections, under the direction of the president. The secretary will act as custodian of the records and send out all correspondence.

The secretary shall design and distribute a monthly CPTO newsletter that will be disbursed to student families on the last Friday of each month, before the next CPTO meeting on the 1st Monday of each month.

Treasurer: The treasurer shall have custody of all organizational monies. The treasurer shall maintain accurate and adequate financial records. The treasurer shall keep receipts for all monies disbursed and received. The treasurer shall have custody of savings and checkbooks with all withdrawals or deposits reported to the treasurer the day of the transaction. All organization checks must be signed by the treasurer, president or scrip representative. Two signatures (president and treasure) shall be required on any savings account withdrawal. The treasurer shall arrange for an annual review of the organization's books unless taxes are prepared by an outside service. Upon approval of members of the CPTO, financial records shall be reviewed by a person outside of the organization with the appropriate expertise (before the beginning of a new term) and reviewed at the request of the president. The CPTO shall pay for the review of the books. Any officer of the organization and principles of Abrams school, at any time, may obtain the current balance on the checking and savings accounts through the treasurer. The treasurer shall make the books available to any member at the meeting.

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