Oconto Falls Elementary School

Every Child...Every Day

August 2022

Dates to Remember

8/22- 4K Parent Meeting @ 10:00 A.M. or 6:00 P.M.

8/30- Open House (5K-Grade 5), 3:30-6:00

9/1- First Day of School (5K through 5th Grade)

9/6- 4K First Day of School (Staggered Start)- half of 4K attend by appointment

9/7- 4K First Day of School (Staggered Start)- half of 4K attend by appointment

9/8- All 4K Students Attend

9/14- Picture Day (Grades 2 through 5)

9/15- Picture Day (4K, 5K, and grade 1)

9/23- Homecoming Week!!!

9/29- Fall Fundraiser Begins (runs through October 14)

Einstein Project Sandbox

Parents in Education are sponsoring the Einstein Project Sandbox at Oconto Falls Elementary Schools Open House, August 30th from 3:30-6pm. Many of you have participated in this amazing opportunity this summer at the Oconto Falls Public Library or can participate at the Ava Moody Memorial Benefit on August 7th!!

Kids will experience different themed projects, challenges, and open ended opportunities to unleash their creativity. During each session, college mentors will lead different age-appropriate opportunities for kids ages 4 & up. The Einstein Project will bring the materials, hand tools, and digital tools for kids to tinker, create and learn, you just need to bring your creativity!

This is a free event. Come at 3:30 to tinker and play and meet your new teacher. What a great way to get the school year started.

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Important Registration Information

Annual registration is open for all students beginning TODAY! It is very important for all families to complete registration each year BEFORE the school year begins. Login to Skyward Family Access and click "Annual Registration for Existing Students" to get started. Please contact the office of your child's school building for assistance with any questions.

Thank you!

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As you know, the last 2 years, Oconto Falls School District has been able to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. The waiver that allowed the free meals to all students has ended and meals will go to paid or free and reduced (if your families qualify) starting this fall. Oconto Falls Schools serves breakfast and lunch each day. Instead of paying full price, your family may qualify for a reduced rate or free meals. To determine if you qualify, you will need to fill out a free and reduced application for the 2022-2023 school year. Filling out an application also helps to financially support other programs in our district such as technology, internet access, and discounted fees.

Food Service applications are available online through your Family Access account and are available at any school office. If you qualify for free or reduced meals, your child will get those benefits the entire school year. You can also apply at any time throughout the school year if circumstances change.

Paid meal prices this school year are:

Breakfast: $2.00

Lunch: Grades 4K-5: $2.85

Grades 6-12: $3.10

All purchases are put on your families food service account and all accounts must have a positive balance in order to make purchases. You can view your child's account anytime on Family Access.

If you have questions, feel free to call the food service department at 920-848-4466.

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Welcome New Teachers!!!

Oconto County Out of the Darkness Walk

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Recess Information

Dress For Recess


Students should wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for our Wisconsin weather. Students are required to go outside for recess unless the temperature or wind chill is below zero or it is raining. Therefore, it is important that students are dressed appropriately, especially when the weather is cold or damp. The following temperature guidelines have been developed to help with the selection of clothes. Parents are encouraged to direct their children to dress warmer than the temperature ranges indicated if they feel it is necessary. However, given the length of our recesses (15 or 20 minutes) and the active nature of play by most children, these guidelines should be appropriate for most.

Over 60 degrees - Short sleeved shirts and shorts are OK.

50 – 59 degrees - Long sleeved shirt.

40 – 49 degrees - Lighter jacket. If in the upper range, then a heavy hooded sweatshirt is OK.

Under 40 degrees - Winter jacket, hat or headband, mittens or gloves. K – 3 students are expected to wear snow pants outside if parents sent them to school with the child and the temperatures warrant their wear. Students in grades 4 – 5 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.

Please note that these are approximate guidelines, not absolutes. If the temperatures are close to the next range, supervisors will use their discretion if they feel some modification is OK. If other conditions are present, such as heavy wind or a very light mist (one not hard enough to call for inside recess), then warmer dress will be called for.

It is highly recommended that each student have a heavy sweatshirt, sweater, or light jacket at school each day to allow for variations in temperature throughout the day.

Request for Extra Clothes

There have been many times when a student needs a change of clothes due to a rip or spilling a liquid on themselves. Please send an extra set of clothes (underwear, pants and shirt) to keep in your child's locker. Our supply is very limited and we want to make sure your children are comfortable!

Personal Possessions at School

Recently there have been issues involving toys brought from home, so we wanted to share this quick reminder regarding our personal possession policy.

The Student Handbook states:

"OFES discourages students from bringing valuable toys, games, or other items to school, as we do not wish to see these items stolen, damaged, or misused. Students are not allowed to play with these items in the classroom or to bring them onto the playground at recess. We have defined "valuable" to be items valued at $20 or more." Examples of items that cannot be used during the school day: Nintendo Switches, Amazon Fire Tablets, iPads etc.

"However, we understand that some students have very long bus rides (some up to an hour) and that having access to these types of items may help them to pass the time. If you choose to allow your child to take these types of devices to school, please communicate to your child that the item is for use on the bus only and that the school cannot be responsible if the item is lost, stolen or damaged. If a less valuable item can be substituted, please consider doing so. The school is not responsible for any possessions."

OFES Student Handbook 2022-2023

Personal Possessions, Page 9

Support our School and Shop with Scrip

Scrip orders are due 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, with delivery 1 week after the order date. If you have question please call Rebecca at (920)846-0555.

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