Abrams Elementary School

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

October 2021 Volume 9, Issue 5

Mark your Calendar:

Friday, October 29th: Vacation Day- No School

Monday, November 1st: CPTO Meeting 6:15 pm in the Library and also available on zoom.

Wednesday, November 3rd: 2-Hour Early Release - AM 4K Students will attend all day Dismissal is at 12:55 PM

Wednesday, November 17th: 2-Hour Early Release - PM 4K Students will attend all day Dismissal is at 12:55 PM

November 24-26th: Thanksgiving Vacation - No School

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

WEATHER -- Cooler temps are here to stay. Students need to have a jacket to wear at recess. They can't wear a sweatshirt in school and then just wear that outside. Gloves and hats are also recommended. Some grades have an AM recess and temps are pretty chilly at that time.


BUS BEHAVIOR-- I have been getting a larger number of bus behavior write ups lately. Please go over bus rider expectations with your child so we can enjoy safe rides to and from school.

  • stay in your assigned seat for the entire bus ride
  • stay seated while the bus is moving
  • talk with those in your seat -- no yelling
  • keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself
  • use kind words


If your child is ill, please keep them home and call school to let us know the symptoms so we can track what is going around just like we have in previous years. We need to keep kids home if they are sick so we are not spreading illnesses. Kids are getting sick from illnesses other than Covid right now. Please call your child's doctor if the illness persists.


Reminder that breakfast begins at 7:30. If your child wants to eat breakfast at school, it is free. Have your child at school at 7:30 so they have time to eat before class begins.


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

Mrs. Michalski

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE

Thank you to the CPTO for sponsoring a meal for the teachers during parent teacher conferences! Our heartfelt appreciation to the cpto and volunteers who organized this event.


School Dress Up Days:

October 29: No School

November 5: Fall Colors Day

November 12: Jersey Day

November 19: Camo/Blaze Orange Day

Fall Book Fair!

We're excited to be able to host an in-person Book Fair this fall! Our Fair will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Abrams Elementary Gymnasium. Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to add more books to our classrooms and the school’s library.

As always, we cannot put on this event without the help of volunteers. We are looking for help in the following areas:

Set-up on Sunday, November 28th: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fair Workers on Tuesday, November 30th: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm (1 to 2 hour increments - your choice!)

Fair Take Down on Tuesday, November 30th: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fair Take Down on Wednesday, December 1st: 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Please call or text Lynn Franzmeier at 920-676-1923 to sign up to volunteer or email her at lynn.franzmeier@gmail.com.

PAWS LIVE

Once a month our entire school gathers together for announcements and acknowledgement of awards.

Veterans Day Assembly



On Thursday, November 11th, Oconto Falls Elementary School will celebrate Veterans Day with an assembly at 10:30 am. Abrams Elementary will be joining the program. The program will consist of students from each school, in grades three through five. Veterans are invited to attend the program, which will be held at Oconto Falls Elementary School.

CPTO NEWS

CPTO is a group dedicated to helping the students of Abrams Elementary School.

The CPTO does this by putting on events and activities for the students, raising money through fundraisers and scrip cards to sponsor the many projects and events at the school. In the past, some of these activities and projects include: Field Trips, Movie Nights, Playground Equipment, Popcorn and Healthy Snack Sales, Teacher Appreciation Meal, Book Fair, Ornament for students, Weidner Center Shows, Dental Day, 5th Grade Recognition, and much more.

The CPTO meets the first Monday of every month (except July and August) at 6:15 pm in the library and also by zoom link. Everyone is welcome to attend. If meetings aren't your style, feel free to volunteer for any or all of the fun activities. Please consider joining us for a meeting, or by getting involved by volunteering for events. We need your help!


What is Scrip Fundraising? The CPTO sells scrip cards as a fundraiser for the many events that they sponsor. Scrip cards are gift cards that you can purchase to use at retailers that you frequently shop, like grocery stores, department stores, gas stations and restaurants. The CPTO sends out an order form twice a month. The cpto coordinator orders scrip cards at a discount which earns the organization a profit. This is a great fundraiser for the CPTO and every little bit can help out. The gift cards make great Christmas presents and birthday presents as well as a great budgeting tool for families.


The next CPTO meeting is Monday, November 1st @ 6:15 pm in the Library and is also available on zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting.



2021-2022 CPTO Officers:

President: Alyssa Gernon

Treasurer: Brian Baumler

We need a VP and Secretary! Please consider helping us out with these positions.

Community Trick or Treat Hours

Community Trick Or Treat Times:

Abrams: Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Little Suamico: Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Oconto Falls: Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 3:00-5:00 PM

Youth Wrestling

Youth Wrestling Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 9th @ 6 in the High School PAC for the 2021-2022 season. Our youth program supports our schools wrestlers from 4K-12th. Register @ ofayouthwrestling.com/ text updates- text @ofay to 810-10. We look forward to a great wrestling season!

Oconto Falls High School presents Cinderella

Performances will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 7 at 1 p.m. All performances will be held at the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, located at Oconto Falls High School, 210 North Farm Road, Oconto Falls.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students (gr. 4K-12)/children and may be purchased in the OFHS Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also now available online at https://ofps.revtrak.net/ by clicking on PAC TICKET BOX OFFICE. Online tickets will be available for pickup at the PAC Box Office WILL CALL area one hour prior to the performance. All seats are GENERAL ADMISSION. The PAC doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

On Friday, November 5, children attending the performance are asked to dress as their favorite Cinderella character! A special “meet and greet” with the cast and chorus will be held after the performance in the Commons Area.

On Saturday, November 6, community members who were part of the 2008 musical production will be recognized and a reception will be held after the performance.

As our we continue to focus on community outreach, each performance will feature a 50/50 raffle and numerous bucket raffles, with proceeds going toward musical expenses and a portion of the proceeds being donated to support our veterans in the American Legion Eick-Sankey Post 302. We will also have flowers available for sale at each performance, courtesy of the Flower Shoppe II in Oconto Falls.

Mark your calendar and don't miss this year's musical production! Remember... "Impossible things are happening every day!"

For more information, please call Oconto Falls High School at (920) 848-4467. We are very excited about this musical production and look forward to seeing you at the performances!

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Hoops Club


Calling All Panther Hoopsters!


Sign up for the 2021-2022 youth basketball season is now open for all girls and boys in grades 3-8!


To register for the 2021-2022 season visit www.ocontofallshoops.com and click

on registration.


Registration fees are $50 for a single player, $35 for the second family player, and no cost for the third family player, with a cap at $85 per family. The multiple player discount will be applied at the end of the registration process.


Questions can be emailed to Jessica Herms at b.jessicalynn@gmail.com or Lisa Delfosse at lisa.delfosse@of-ps.org