Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
October 2019 Volume 7, Issue 4
Mark your Calendar:
October 22nd: 2 Hour early release - Parent Teacher Conferences- No 4k a.m. or p.m. classes due to conferences.
October 22nd: CPTO Book Fair in Gym - 12:30 - 7:00 pm - Volunteers are needed!
October 25: No classes in Session - Vacation Day
October 28: No classes in Session - Professional Development Day
November 27-29: No classes in Session - Thanksgiving Break
Our Fall Family Fun Night is quickly approaching. If you are able to send in a donation for raffle baskets, please do so by October 24th. Staff are busy planning family activities while the parent group is working to set up the baskets. We are looking forward to a fantastic night.
Conference are next week. Be sure you have signed up. Call the office if you need assistance.
Weather: The temperature is changing and it is cool. Please send your child with jacket, coat, mittens, and a hat. These items are needed as we have recess at different times throughout the day and some are cooler than others. If you need assistance with winter clothing, please contact Ms. Fick or myself.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have about your child or school.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ABRAMS?
Notes from the Office
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd from 1:15-7:00 pm. If you haven't scheduled a conference with your child's teacher please call the school office to schedule a time for you.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Would you like to brighten up the school and share in a fun family activity at the same time? Decorate a pumpkin for the school lobby. Be creative, be funny, be silly - just don't carve it! Pumpkins should be dropped off October 29 - 31. All entries will be judged by 8:15 am on the 31st, and the winner will be announced at the Halloween Parade on October 31st. All pumpkins must be picked up by 3:00 P.M. on the 31st, or they will be disposed of.
School Dress Up Days:
10/18/2019: Red Apparel Day
11/1/2019: Pajama Day
What's Happening With the CPTO....
Help Needed!! Book Fair is October 22nd, we are in need of volunteers from 2:45 - 5:00 pm. If you can volunteer for a half hour or more, please contact Lynn Franzmeier at (920) 676-1923, or call the school office at 826-5819. Any amount of time you can help out would be appreciated.
The next CPTO meeting is Monday, November 4th, 6:15 pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting.
2019-2020 CPTO Officers:
President: Jennifer Kuhn
Vice-President: Jenny Sarkela
Treasurer: David Saari
BOX TOPS PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT:
For years our school has been able to raise thousands of dollars by clipping BOX TOPS for Education.
BOX TOPS are going digital! You can now download the new BOX TOPS APP, scan your receipt and the BOX TOPS money will be added directly to our school’s account. If you still have traditional BOX TOPS clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We still earn cash for all clipped BOX TOPS until they expire. For our Fall Collection, please send all clipped BOX TOPS to school by Thursday Oct. 24th. Our goal is to raise $1,000 this year. We have fun prizes for the kids as we reach smaller goals. So far we have raised almost $50 just from people who have downloaded the new APP! Thank you for your support of the BOX TOPS program.
Wow, is it the middle of October already? We got back into the swing of things by reviewing our rules and expectations. This will help us stay focused and have fun as we move through this year. Everyone should have received a copy of the grading letter for PE. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’d like to remind everyone that if your student needs to sit out of PE for any reason, please send a note.
October 15th we had a presenter come in for a Sport Stack Demo day. It was a great day to learn new things and have a great time! We will be selling cup stacks and stack mats as a small fundraiser for our program. Flyers have been coming home for students that are interested.
Abrams is taking part in the WSSA’s (World Speed Stack Assoc.) yearly attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record mark for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day” on Nov. 14th. We have been participating in this event since 2016 and were part of over 578,704 stackers around the world last year! This year we are going for the goal of 635,000!!!
5th-grade parents/guardians watch for information about the bowling field trip in November.
FIT KIDS dates November 14, 19 & 21. Look for the permission slip coming home soon. Come join the fun!!
We would like to thank Wade at Lena Swamp Archery for donating 6 recurve bows to our 4th and 5th-grade archery program. They take great care cleaning and checking all of our equipment each year. We appreciate them very much!!!!
Fall Family Fun Night
The night will involve family activities along with dinner and raffle baskets. We are asking families to help contribute items for the baskets, items can be sent to school with the student to give to the teacher. The baskets will be assembled by parent volunteers, and will be raffled off the night of the event. All donations should be brought to school by October 24th.
4K- Crafty Fun
5K - Sports Fanatic
1st - Coffee, Ice Cream and Chocolate
2nd - Night at the Movies
3rd- Game Night
4th - Pets, Pets
5th - Winter Fun
Community and District News
Community Halloween Party
The 30th Annual Community Party will be held on Monday, October 21, 4:30-6:30 pm in the OFHS wrestling gym. This activity is sponsored by the Oconto Falls High School Music Department and area businesses for children in preschool through 6th grade. Admission is $3.00 per person at the door. a collection for canned food items for the Kingdom Come Food Pantry will also be taken at the entrance. The Parade of costumes will begin at 5:30 pm.
Panther Pride Association 9th Annual Event: Friday, November 8, 2019 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake, WI. A $50.00 event ticket will entitle you to: Dinner for 2 featuring Romy’s chicken and tips with all the trimmings, music provided by a DJ from 8 to midnight One entry into the cash raffle. To purchase tickets send $50.00 and a completed entry form to Debbie Woods, 200 North Farm Road, Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Oconto Falls Area Veterans Monument dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Community Trick Or Treat Times:
Abrams Tuesday, 10/31/19 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Little Suamico 10/31/19 - 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Oconto Falls 10/31/2019 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
If you would like trick or treaters to come to your home, please leave your outside lights on!
Keeping Kids Safe Online Month in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ), created a website with very useful resources to assist the need for safe and responsible use of digital tools and resources for schools, communities, and families.
The focus for October 2019 is on the importance of involving parents in creating awareness about healthy online behaviors. It is crucial for schools and families to talk about and model safe and healthy online practices. To help with this, the Wisconsin DPI and the Wisconsin DOJ have created an online, interactive e-course called Interact for parents and guardians and their children to work together to complete.
This e-course takes an interactive approach to open up discussions about online safety in the home through watching videos, navigating online scenarios, and completing a family media plan. It facilitates an opportunity to go into numerous social media apps and check privacy settings and other app features together. Interact provides the opportunity for parents and guardians to set themselves up as a trusted adult in the child’s life.
To view these helpful resources, go to https://dpi.wi.gov/internet-safety/keeping-kids-safe-online-month-october.
Help A Hero
“HELP A HERO”
November 1-12, 2019
During the time of November 1-12, 2019, Abrams Elementary School is having a competition to collect items for our troops. We will be taking donations that will be sent to our troops making their holidays a little brighter, supported by the Eick-Sankey American Legion Auxiliary Unit 302.
Please send any items listed below to school with your child/children. Items will be collected in their classroom. **All classes that collect at least 50 requested items will earn an extra recess! ***The class that collects the most requested items will earn and extra PE class!!!!!
ITEMS WE ARE COLLECTING:
Money for shipping costs ($18.45 per box), Rice Krispy treats-Individually packaged, Individual beverage mixes-coffee, hot chocolate, crystal light, DVD’s (comedies preferred), baby wipes, hand/foot warmers, foot powder, granola/nut bars, trail mix, hand sanitizer, lip balm, deodorant, warm gloves, decks of cards, tuna packets, puzzle books, travel games, Pringles, books, jerky/meat sticks, warm socks(bootcut), pocket sized Bibles, good quality toilet paper.
October 18 --Fire Safety Day
October 22 -- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15 - 7:00 p.m.
November 7 -- Fall Family Fun Night 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
November 27-29 -- No classes in Session - Thanksgiving Break
December 12 -- 4K Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
December 19 -- 5K -5th Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
December 23 through January 3 -- no classes in session Holiday Vacation
January 6 -- School resumes