Oconto Falls Elementary School

Every Child...Every Day

December 2021

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Dates to Remember

January 3- Class Resumes!!! Welcome back students!

January 4- Parents In Education meeting at OFES, 6-7:30pm

January 5- Early Release @ 1:15 pm (no class for afternoon 4K)

January 14- Family Fun Night!!!

January 19- Early Release @ 1:15 pm (no class for morning 4K)

January 20 - Progress reports sent home

January 21- No School- Professional development for all staff

Lost and Found

The pictures below are items currently in our lost and found. If you own any of these clothes, shoes, water bottles etc. please collect them by the end of January. All items that have not been collected by February 1st will be donated to charity as we are simply running out of space to store missing things.

If you have questions please contact the main office at (920)848-4476.

The Safety Squad Newsletter- December 2021

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1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast

Whispering Pines Tree Farm hosted our 4K students on a tour of their grounds and for a "storytime" in the lodge where they learned about a variety of species of holiday trees! The students had an amazing time & gained so much from this REAL life learning experience!

This small business deserves a "shout-out" for their support of early education in our community! It was a great day of learning!!!

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Reminders from Previous Newsletters


Winter Guidelines...

Students are required to go outside for recess unless the temperature or wind chill is below zero. The following temperature guidelines have been developed to help with the selection of clothes.

Under 40 degreesStudents will not be allowed to go outside if they are not wearing outwear appropriate for the weather (winter jacket, hat, pants, mittens or gloves). A sweatshirt, hooded shirt or shorts are not considered appropriate outerwear when it is cold outside.

K – 3rd students are expected to wear snow pants outside if parents sent them to school with the child and the temperatures warrant their wear.

4th – 5th grade students may choose to wear/not wear snow pants on the blacktop area.

Snow conditions—When snow is present, snow pants and boots must be worn to play off the blacktop area. When the ground is sufficiently dry, such that if students step off the blacktop area they will not track mud into the school and classrooms, then boots will not be required.

Older student’s (4th and 5th grade) often prefer not to wear boots at recess. When the asphalt is dry, this is not a problem. However, occasionally the asphalt area on the playground is snow covered or covered with slush (sometimes this happens during the school day). For that reason, we recommend that all students have a pair of boots available at school to wear during recess as needed.


Skylert is used by the Oconto Falls School District to inform school families about school closings, early dismissals, and late start events caused by inclement weather. An automated message will be sent out using the contact information currently in our Skylert notification system. A number of our parents have added grandparents or babysitter information.

Please follow the directions below to confirm or add contact information.

■ Log into Skyward Family Access.

■ Click on Skylert - located on the left side.

■ Click Edit.

■ Add any alternative email addresses and/or phone numbers where you would like alerts sent.

■ Check the boxes for each corresponding category for all of your email addresses and phone numbers.

■ Click Save.

Note: You can also follow these directions to remove a number or email address from the list.


Occasionally, students come to school without appropriate outdoor winter weather apparel ...either the student has forgotten one or two items at home, or the family is not able to purchase the needed items. If a students’ family has an economic need, they are outfitted with appropriate outerwear the student can keep. If items are forgotten at home, clothing can be loaned out for the day.

ATTENDANCE … If your child will be absent from school, please call the school office (even if you let the teacher know) at (920) 848-4476, ext. 1 or email ofesoffice@of-ps.org. Thank you!

Substitute Teachers Needed!!!

CESA 8 in Gillett will be hosting another Substitute Teacher Seminar at CESA 8 on November 16th. For more information or to register go here: https://www.smore.com/v9mgc

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