Abrams Elementary School

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

February 2019 Volume 6, Issue 12

Mark your Calendar:

February 22 - Vacation day - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

March 8 - Professional Development Day - NO STUDENTS

April 15-19 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

May 28 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY

June 7 - Snow Makeup Day - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL

June 10 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY



After digging through all the snowstorms we enjoyed Valentine's Day at school. I hope you had a great day like we did!

As I reflect on a day that celebrates friendship and caring I'd like to share a couple of quotes that seem fitting for Valentine's Day.

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind." Henry James.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away." anonymous

I'd like to encourage everyone to take a few moments to be kind and find moments that take your breath away on this Valentine's Day. May it be a day of celebration with those you care about most.

As always, please see me with any questions, comments or concerns you have about learning or our school.

Have a wonderful start to FEBRUARY!

Mrs. Michalski


Notes from the Office

Calling all 4k Students! Pre-registration letters have been sent out to all the families on our census list who have children eligible to attend 4K next fall. Hopefully, our census list is up to date and accurate, but if you know of someone new to the area with a four year old child, please have them call the office at 920-826-5819.

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 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:

February 15: College/Alumni Day

February 21: Red, White and Blue Day

Nurses notes regarding the Flu

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pheumonia, bacterial infections or hospitalizations. To protect against the flu, the first and most important thing you can do is get a flu vaccine every year. Contact your health care provider or Oconto County Health Department at 920-834-7000 to schedule and receive the flu vaccine.

What are the symptoms of the flu? Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. The flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths and noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get the flu by touching something that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.

What if your child is sick? Contact your child's doctor if your child has any of the following: fast breathing, trouble breathing, bluish or gray skin color, not drinking enough fluids (not going to the bathroom or not making as much urine as they normally do), severe or persistent vomiting, not waking up or not interacting, being so irritable that the child does not want to be held, flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough, or your child has other conditions (like heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma) and develops flu symptoms, including a fever and/or cough. Contact the doctor early if you are worried about your child's illness. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and drinks enough fluids.

When can my child go back to school after having the flu? Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever reducing medicine. A fever is defined as 100 degrees or higher.

For more information regarding the flu visit www.ced.gov/flu or www.flu.gov or call 800-CDC-INFO

What's Happening With the CPTO....

Scrip Cards for Sale at Abrams Elementary! Scrip cards are gift cards you can use to pay at checkout for groceries, gas, retail stores and restaurants without the risk of fraud. You can use the scrip cards to shop in-store or online with participating retailers. You purchase gift cards at face value and use them for your purchases. If you find yourself patronizing certain stores, please consider buying scrip. Every other week the CPTO sends home an order form for you to order your cards, or you can stop in the school office and purchase cards that we have on-hand.

These cards make great birthday presents, or a great budgeting tool. Also, Kohl’s scrip cards may be applied to Kohl’s charge bill at the service counter or any checkout. Any questions contact Crystal Berg at cberg1081@gmail.com .

Community and District News

Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball registration will open on February 15 and close on March 31. Forms are available from the your child's school office or can be downloaded from the AYBA web-site at www.aybabaseball.com. Any questions, please feel free to contact Rob McNichols at (920) 371-0860.

Upcoming Events

February 19 - Family Fun Night - 4:30-6:30 pm

April 26 - Swim Safety Day

May 16 - 5K - 5th grade Music Concert - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm