Abrams Elementary School

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

March 2020 Volume 7, Issue 14

Mark your Calendar:

March 6: Vacation Day, No School in Session

March 8: Daylight Savings time begins

April 10 and 13: Vacation Days, Easter Break.

May 25: Vacation Day, Memorial Day


Information on staying and being healthy:

Individual level

  • Practice social distancing when ill.

  • Parents should keep children home who exhibit cold and flu-like symptoms.

  • Staff are encouraged to stay home from work if they have cold and flu-like symptoms.

  • When you are calling your student in ill, please remember to give their symptoms so we can track what is happening within our building

  • Student should be home for 24 hours, fever free without the use of fever reducing medicince.


  • All students should keep unwashed hands out of their mouths, eyes, etc.

  • Encourage all students to use anti-bacterial soap.

Classroom/School level

  • We will be reviewing hand-washing techniques.

  • Discourage the sharing of food.

  • We continue to disinfect the school as much as possible.

System/District level

  • Provide clear and transparent communication to your communities especially around any suspected or confirmed cases.

  • We have a process for determining whether students are contracting the virus and a system for reporting updates to health officials.

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

Mrs. Michalski

Notes from the Office

Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" this weekend.

All Arts Day: On April 17th, 2020 we will once again be presenting the All Arts Day program where parent and community volunteers share their artistic talents with our students. It is a chance for students to see that art is all around them in a variety of forms. But to make it work, we need your help. Could you teach a small group of students how to take a good photograph? Scrapbook? Tie a fishing lure? Decorate a cake? Dance a polka? Make play-dough? The possibilities are endless, but we need about 25 volunteers to make the day work. Interested in being a presenter? Please contact the office (826-5819) for more information or to volunteer. Thanks.

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 a 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 13: Panther Day

March 20: Beach Day

March 27: Past Decades Day


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

Classroom News

PE-Stars of the Week

Grade 1-Pete Petoniak

First grade students enjoyed learning about the weather from Pete Petoniak and how to protect themselves in a tornado, how highs and lows affect what they feel outside, and what a "green screen" is! Thank you Pete for your contribution every year to Abrams Elementary School!

Youth ART Month!

The Oconto Falls School District is proud to present the artistic achievements of over 400 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the YAM art exhibit at the Oconto Falls Public Library for the month of March. A special reception for all artists and their families will be Thursday, March 5th, from 6-7 PM. Be inspired by viewing chocolate cakes, pastel animals, clay figures & animal sculptures, acrylic paintings, photography, and so much more!!

The YAM exhibit consists of quality artwork that is created using a Discipline Based Education. The four foundational art disciplines taught in art classes include art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. By having all these disciplines introduced, students develop critical thinking skills, awareness of cultural and historical influences, communication skills, and explore career opportunities. In this type of curriculum, art is considered a basic subject in general education, one that is meaningful and should be available to all grade levels and for all students.

Special appreciation is extended to our staff, families, and community who support art education and encourage our children to develop these essential life skills. Also a special thank you to our public library for hosting the YAM exhibit. The following art staff educate and inspire the students in the Oconto Falls School District: Kelly Kokko-Ludemann, Karen Knoerzer, Megan Pierquet and Stephen Nagy.

CPTO--Seroogy's Sale:

CPTO is having their annual Seroogy's chocolate/coffee sale! This sale, organized by the CPTO, earns Abrams Elementary School 50% of all chocolate and 40% of all coffee sales. We need your help to continue to provide school experiences like:

* Class Trips*Fun Fair*Teacher/Classroom Assistance*Family Events*Book Fairs*Healthy Snack/Popcorn Days*5th Grade Recognition

When: March 5 - March 20

Pick up: Friday, April 3, 2:30 - 5:00 pm

Fill out order forms completely, as sales are made.

Please include only one check for the total balance due on your order form

Make checks payable to : Abrams CPTO

**Top Seller from each grade will win an Easter Egg Hunt!!

This year the fundraiser will help to replace funds that are being used to purchase some upcoming changes for the school: 2 spinners for the playground and a washer and dryer!

Popcorn Sale: 3/13/2020

Address Fundraiser: March 30 through April 9th

Next CPTO Meeting: Monday, April 6, 2020 6:16 pm Abrams Library

Spring Bookfair: April 21, 2020 Volunteers needed: April 20th and April 22

Community and District News

Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball (AYBA)

AYBA registration is currently open for the 2020 season. Registration forms are available at www.aybabaseball.com, or on the Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball groupFacebook page. Registration is open until March 30. Late registrations will be subject to an additional $30 fee. If you have any questions, please contact Rob McNichols at 920-371-0860 or rob.mcnichols@oei-inc.com.

Spring Craft and Vendor Show:

Hosted by Oconto Falls High School

OFHS Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
OFHS Student Council is hosting a craft and vendor show with over 40 local crafters and vendors displaying their items! Admission is $1 for those over 12.

Friends of Abrams - Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Where: Abrams Town Hall

Info on Facebook @ FriendsofAbrams

Chance to win: one of four $25 Shell gas cards, $5 McDonald gift cards to 10 Lucky Winners, and Free gifts to children & adults!

Come see the Easter Bunny and an awesome Balloon Artist!

Adults & children (11 & up) $6.00

Children (4-10)yr. $3.00

Under age 3 - FREE

Easter Egg Hunt - Little Suamico - Saturday, April 11th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Little Suamico Rec Park! Children 12 and under and their families are welcome to attend. The egg hunt will begin at 11:30. EveryBUNNY will want to attend, as the Easter Bunny will even be making an appearance.

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