The Abrams Panther ROAR

Parent Newsletter, April 21, 2023

Dear Abrams Families,

Happy April Everyone, spring is in the air! Students have loved being outside in the mornings and being able to start their day playing outside!

This week at Abrams, students from Mrs. Day's 3rd grade class and the Abrams student council were able to participate in a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Arbor Day that was planted out in Abrams front lawn. The students loved being a part of the dedication ceremony!

We have many end of the year activities coming up for students and families. Please check out the flyers below for detailed information about the events.

Please be sure to contact us with any needs or questions. We look forward to all that is to come in the remainder of this school year and the opportunity to work with each of you and help our students continue to learn and grow.

Thank you all for your continued support,

Lois Skaggs and Savannah Smith

Mark your Calendars!

  • April 25- Family Night 4-6 PM
  • April 26 - Ft. Carson Black Start Exercise - NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
  • April 24- April 27- BOGO Book Fair
  • April 28- NO SCHOOL for Students!
  • May 1- NO SCHOOL
  • May 2- STEM Competition
  • May 4- May the 4th be with you day- dress like Star Wars
  • May 4- Coffee and Conversation
  • May 11 & 12- Field Day
  • May 15- Last Day to submit OOD/OOZ enrollment request
  • May 24- Kindergarten Graduation
  • May 26- 5th grade Continuation
  • May 26- Early Dismissal/ Last Day of School!

Month of the Military Child Spirit Week

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5th Grade Continuation

Please RSVP through this link

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Summer Learning Institute Information

Our district Summer Learning Institute (SLI) is a great opportunity that we are pleased to offer our community. For a nominal fee, students are able to attend SLI, held at Mountainside Elementary this year. Registration forms will be available in the near future. Look for email notifications as well as information on Social Media.

The 2023 Summer Learning Institute (summer school) registration is now open! This program is open to all registered 2022-2023 K-12 students. Students will learn in person from:

· Elementary School: June 12 – July 6, 2023 (Monday – Thursday)

    • Locations: Aragon and Mountainside Elementary Schools

· Middle School: June 12 – July 7, 2023 (Monday – Friday)

    • Location: Fountain Middle School

· High School:

    • Location: Fountain Middle School:

· Session 1: June 12 – June 27, 2023

· Session 2: June 28 – July 14, 2023

· No school on June 19th or July 4th in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day.

· 8 AM - 12 PM

The deadline to register your student is May 31, 2023

Registration (online only):
- 2023 Summer Learning Institute Registration
- Instituto de Aprendizaje en Verano 2023

Please contact your student's current school of attendance for more information or visit our website at

OOD/OOZ and Kindergarten enrollment

Applications for Out-of-District and Out-of-Zone enrollment for next year are now being accepted. ALL returning students who live outside of our school district or outside of our attendance zone (4000 quarters) must apply every year for consideration for continuing enrollment. last day to submit enrollment is May 15th.

Out of Zone request-

Out of District request-

If you have an incoming kindergarten student for next year, the following forms must be filled out as soon as possible and turned in to our front office.

Intent to enroll-

Kindergarten questionaire-

  • ALL new out-of-district and out-of-zone requests must be received prior to May 15, 2023.
  • The above documents are required and will be used for planning purposes for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Forms must be turned in to the school you wish to attend.
  • Parents will be notified prior to the end of the school year regarding enrollment acceptance for out-of-zone and out-of-district requests.
  • Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will begin online on June 1, 2023; required in-person registration will occur in the fall prior to the start of school.

FFC8 Registration Page

Raptor system

If you are planning to come into the building please remember to bring your ID (drivers license or military ID). This document is required for us to be able to provide you a badge for entrance into the school.

Attendance Reminders

We love our students, and know that they do best with their learning when they attend school consistently. That being said, we do recognize that illness, appointments, etc. will occur.

Attendance Reminders

Here are some clarifying reminders about our attendance policies.

The following are excused absences:

• Personal illness (if illness exceeds three consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required)

• Death of a relative

• Observance of a religious holiday

• Military block leave- up to 5 school days (with a copy of military orders)

• Doctor, dental, and therapy appointments with proper documentation (If possible, please schedule such appointments after school hours) These are marked unexcused until the note is provided to our front office staff.

• Emergency situations- such cases may be approved by the administration on an individualized basis

Please note that all absences beyond those listed above are considered unexcused.

**For additional information, refer to D8 Board Policy JH or the Abrams Parent Handbook.

If you have any questions/concerns about your child's health and whether they should attend school, please don't hesitate to reach out to Nurse Sheryll.

April Lunch Menu

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Cold Weather Recess Guidelines

Students at Abrams Elementary School will have the opportunity to play outside as long as the temperature and wind chill are at 25 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

Please be sure that your children are dressed to play outside, with hats, coats, mittens or gloves, and appropriate footwear.

If the temperature is too cold for outside play, students will come directly into the building in the morning before school. In the case of inclement weather at dismissal, we will follow the inclement weather procedures listed below.

Abrams Elementary School Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedures

In the event of inclement weather, including any of the following:

· lightning danger

· extreme winds

· extreme cold

· large amounts of precipitation

Abrams students will be dismissed at the end of the day by the following procedures:

· Bus Students: These students will be escorted to the buses by staff members as long as it is safe to do so.

· Kindergarten Students: These students will be picked up from the doors they enter the school from.

· 1st – 5th grade Walkers: These students will leave from the cafeteria

· 1st – 5th Car Riders: These students will need to be picked up from the gym (these doors are closest to the basketball court) by parents or guardians.

· 1st – 5th Daycare: These students will be in the care of Mesa Daycare staff.


Information will be communicated to families via Remind and Facebook status.

Nurses Corner - Sheryll Evans, School Nurse

It's that time of year already, school will soon be over for another year. If you have medications for your student at school, please pick them up by noon on the last day of school May 26th, any medication not picked up will be destroyed. In your students' bag you will find new forms for your doctor to complete for the next school year. If your student plans on going to summer school, please drop the medication off to the summer school nurse.

All students are required to be up to date with their immunizations, if your student is exempt you will need to watch the video and print the certificate for the nurse . All personal exempt status ends each year on June 30th; therefore you will need to watch the video and complete the certificate. The link below will take you directly to the information needed for your student to be exempted from their vaccines.

Meal modification forms will need to be completed by your doctor each school year, you can find these forms on the district website or obtain a copy from the school.

Morning Playground Time

All of our students have the opportunity to play on the playgrounds in the morning before school. While it may be tempting to have non-school-age children on the playground, we ask that for their safety, morning playground time is reserved for students at Abrams Elementary School only.

Snack time at school

Parents, it is very important that you are sending snacks to school with your child. All students have at least one snack time per day; some classes have two snack times. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions about snack time(s) or questions about food.


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Abrams Elementary School

School Hours:

7:25 am First Bell

7:30 am School Starts
2:25 pm Student Dismissal