Abrams Elementary School

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

March 2019 Volume 6, Issue 14

Mark your Calendar:

April 15-19 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

May 28 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY

June 7 - Snow Makeup Day - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL

June 10 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY

June 11 - Snow Makeup Day - 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE- STUDENTS DISMISS AT 1:00 PM

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Rain, snow, sleet...what will come next? Our weather is such a silly thing right now. This week we have gotten really wet while we were outside. You may want to send extra socks and pants in case of wetness right through snow gear. The office doesn't have a large enough supply of these for the whole school.


Last month I talked about how stress in the winter months can be a positive thing with the right attitude. I encourage everyone to continue to look at life through a positive lense and to not be afraid to talk if life doesn't seem to be positive enough. Sometimes a positive affirmation or positive self-talk can be the help that is needed.


"I am focused, persistent, and will never quit." www.dreamsforbreakfast.com


As always, please see me with any questions, comments or concerns you have about learning or our school.


Welcome to March, now bring on SPRING!

Mrs. Michalski

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ABRAMS?

Notes from the Office

Report Cards: Report cards will be coming home on Thursday, March 14th. Look for them in your child's backpack.


Parent Teacher Conferences: Conferences are March 21st. Please be sure to communicate with your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.


Calling all 4k Students! Pre-registration letters have been sent out to all the families on our census list who have children eligible to attend 4K next fall. If you know of someone new to the area with a four year old child, please have them call the office at 920-826-5819.


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 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.



School Dress Up Days:

March 15: Green Day

March 22: Bling Day

March 29: Twin Day

Congratulations Mrs. Ingold! Winner of WIXX/Marian University Teacher of the Month!

Once a month WIXX highlights a teacher who has been nominated for teacher of the month and our very own Mrs. Ingold was the WIXX Teacher of the Month for January 2019! Because Mrs. Ingold has made a difference in the lives of the students she teaches, a former student wrote in to nominate her. Thank you again to the former student from the Oconto Falls School District who took the time to write in and thank her for how truly special she is! Congratulations Mrs. Ingold you are so deserving of this award.

Photos: https://wixx.com/galleries/6290/

Video: https://wixx.com/teacher-of-the-month/

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Bus Drivers Wanted!

In search of a fun, flexible job? Would you like to be a positive role model to young children? Do you like weekends and holidays off? Do you have a good driving record? If interested contact Kay Oninski at the Bus Garage 920-848-4460. Interested applicants must have a good driving record and no criminal record.

JOB OPENING - FOOD SERVICE

Food Service opening at Abrams Elementary School Kitchen, hours are 8:30-10:30 AM. Help prep fruit and veggie bar and lunch choices, also available to work if someone calls in sick. If interested, please contact Jennifer Faccio, Food Service Director at 920-848-4466 ext. 1

Summer School 2019

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL

Families will be able to view classes starting on March 25th by going to the website to find a link to a pdf listing course offerings by building locations.


There will be three “EARLY BIRD” summer school registration nights held at Oconto Falls High School on the following dates: April 2 & April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Parents can register their children for summer school classes, pay the fees, and sign up for busing or Kids Station if needed. Note: Early bird participants get priority registration. Online registration will not be open to the public until after the early bird registrations are finished. (April 10, 7:00 p.m.)

What's Happening With the CPTO....

Popcorn and Healthy Snack Sales: the next popcorn sale will be March 15th, please send a quarter with your child.


Seroogy's Candy Sale: The annual Seroogy's Candy sale is in progress. Orders due on March 22nd! Please contact Jackie Saari at 920-373-5357 with questions.


Spring Book Fair is April 23rd, 2:45 - 7:00 PM. This book fair is the “buy one get one free” book fair. We are in need of volunteers to make this book fair a success. Set up is April 22nd, with the Fair on April 23rd, and take down is April 24th. Please contact Ashley McDermid to volunteer at 641-324-8534.


Fun Fair: The end of the year fun fair will be on June 11th! In order to make this day a success we are in need of over 50 volunteers, please contact Laurie Kluth at 920-309-0241


Next CPTO Meeting is April 1st, 6:15 pm in the Library!

Community and District News

Breakfast with the Bunny: The Friends of Abrams will be holding their annual “Breakfast with the Bunny Event” on Sunday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in Abrams. A great breakfast of pancakes, egg bake, sausage, beverage, and dessert will be served. The cost is $6.00 for anyone 11 and older and $3.00 for children ages 3-10, children under 3 are free. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go toward Friends of Abrams.


Meet the Candidates: OFHS Student Council will be sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates Event" on Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 pm in the Oconto Falls High School P.A.C. Students will be asking the School Board candidates questions to get to know them better and to gain a better understanding of what each candidate plans to do for our school and the district. All community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend this forum.


Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball registration will open on February 15 and close on March 31. Forms are available from your child's school office or can be downloaded from the AYBA web-site at www.aybabaseball.com. Any questions, please feel free to contact Rob McNichols at (920) 371-0860.

Upcoming Events

March 14: Report Cards Sent Home

March 21: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00 pm

April 24: CPTO Spring Book Fair 2:45 - 7:00 pm

April 26 - Swim Safety Day

May 16 - 5K - 5th grade Music Concert - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm