Abrams Elementary School

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

December 2021 Volume 9, Issue 7

Mark your Calendar:

Friday, December 10th: Popcorn sale

Wednesday, December 15th: 2-Hour Early Release - PM 4K Students will attend all day. Dismissal is at 12:55 PM

Friday, December 17th: Kindergarten through 5th Holiday Concert 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM

December 23-31st - Christmas Vacation - No School in Session

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope your Thanksgiving break was relaxing and you were able to spend time with those you love. We are entering the Christmas season and this can bring all kinds of emotions. Please be thinking of others and react with care and concerns as you are not sure what they are going through. If you are in need of anything during this time of the year, please don't hesitate to reach out. School is here to assist in any way we can.


WEATHER --Our snow is here and it looks like it is here to stay. Please be sure that your child has all of his/her snow clothing each day. If you need assistance with acquiring these clothing items, please reach out and we can offer assistance so your child is warm and can play in the snow.


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.


Breakfast begins at 7:30 so please have your child here at that time if they wish to eat. Breakfast and lunch are free this year to all students.


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

Mrs. Michalski

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE

Holiday Concerts!

Excitement is in the air -The student's are practicing and learning the music for the holiday concerts. The 5k-5th Holiday concert will be on Friday, December 17th, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All students in grades 5K -5th will perform at both shows. However to keep the crowd size down we are asking that families whose last names begin with A-L attend the morning show at 9:30, and families whose last names begin with M-Z attend the afternoon show at 1:30.


4K Musical Concert will be held on April 8th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (am and pm classes will be combined for the concert)


School Dress Up Days:

December 3: Pajama Day

December 10: Christmas Sweater/Apparel Day

December 17: Dress to Impress as it is concert day!

Pre-Excused Absence Form:

Just a reminder that parents only need to fill out the pre-excused absence form when children will be absent for multiple days such as family vacations or other events where you child might be absent for more than two days. If you child is going to be absent for one day then you don't need to fill out the form.

PAWS Live for November

Each month, staff memebers nominate students who are always having a positive attitude, acting safely, working hard, and showing respect. Students who are nominated receive an award. Once a month our entire school gathers together in the gym for announcements and acknowledgement of our Positive Award Winners.

Oconto County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) is coming to our school district to provide free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to students age 5-11 who have turned in a completed and signed consent form. OCPH will provide the 1st dose on 12/13/2021 and the 2nd dose on 1/3/2022. If you would like your child to receive both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at school, please complete and sign a vaccine consent form and turn into our school office by Friday, December 3, 2021. Forms will not be accepted after that date. Paper copies of the consent form are in the school office; please call or stop in to pick up a form or have it sent home with your child. Parents and guardians are asked to read the attached documents for more information. If you have questions, please call Oconto County Public Health at 920-834-6846.

CPTO NEWS

Scrip Orders and Holiday Shopping: If you are looking for the perfect gift for your child's teacher, consider giving them a Scrip gift card. An order form is attached below.

Scrip cards make great gift's and reduce the stress of holiday shopping. Our next order form is attached below. Please get your orders in early to avoid delays with shipping. Thank you!

Friends of Abrams Christmas Event

Friends of Abrams Christmas Event Saturday, December 4th. We will again be hosting a chili, chicken dumpling soup and a bake sale drive through at the Abrams Town Hall - 5877 Main Street Abrams, WI from 9 AM until noon (or until soup runs out).



Santa will make an appearance at 9:30 AM with 2 treat bags for each child.


Cost is $9 per quart for chili or chicken dumpling soup. We will also have plates of Christmas treats for $6. We will take pre-orders as well as have a stand set up and purchasers can come through and buy until it’s gone (or until 12 PM).

To reserve a quart, please call Cookie Konitzer at 920-826-5804 or Carol Kane at 920-826-5236. Reserved soup can be requested hot or cold. All pickups will need to be picked up by 11 am or it will be sold. All reservations must be placed before noon on Monday, November 29, 2021.


We are asking community members for bakery donations. Bakery can be dropped off at Carol Kane’s house on Friday, December 3rd at 5937 Main St (call Carol 920-826-5236 to make arrangements) or can be dropped off the day of the sale at the Town Hall between 8am and 9am.


We cannot wait to see you!


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Parent Seminars from Family and Childcare Resources of N.E.W.

Positive Parent Program is providing free seminars that you can join via Zoom from the comfort of your home. Please read the attached flyer.

OFHS CHOIRS PRESENT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS XIV ON DECEMBER 4

The Oconto Falls High School Choirs will be presenting HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS XIV on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center. Pre-concert music will begin at 6:10 p.m. in the Commons Area. The concert will feature the Chamber Singers, Cantabile, Chorale, Concert Choir, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

This year’s performances will include many holiday classics, including Angels We Have Heard On High and Hark the Herald Angels Sing and feature many outstanding soloists on other traditional favorites! The concert will also showcase the talents of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble singing Cool Yule and a delightful arrangement of The Twelve Days of Christmas, as well as the four Choirs - Chamber Singers, Cantabile, Chorale, and Concert Choir sharing many children’s favorites, including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, We Are Santa’s Elves, Here Comes Suzy Snowflake, Let it Go!, Do You Want to Build A Snowman, and Where Are You Christmas. The concert will conclude with the beautiful traditional Candlelight Processional, featuring O Holy Night, Silent Night in English and German, Away In A Manger featuring the Senior Class of 2022, and Joy to the World with sign language. Community members and alumni will again be asked to join the OFHS Choirs for the finale selection Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah.

The concert is free and everyone is encouraged to attend this wonderful evening of holiday music as we celebrate being back on stage in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center!


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