Abrams Elementary School

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

October 2019 Volume 7, Issue 3

Mark your Calendar:

October 4th: Grandparent's day.

October 22nd: 2 Hour early release - Parent Teacher Conferences- No 4k a.m. or p.m. classes due to conferences.

October 25: No classes in Session - Vacation Day

October 28: No classes in Session - Professional Development Day

November 27-29: No classes in Session - Thanksgiving Break


Conferences are coming up quickly. Be sure you sign up for a time to visit with your child's teacher. We are a team in your child's education and these meetings are very important to us and we can't wait to talk with you about your child.

Please be sure you read notes that come home. We try very hard to only send things home on Thursdays but sometimes we can't avoid sending a note home a different day. Try to make it a habit and part of your nightly routine to check backpacks and folders for notes and homework. We truly appreciate it.


Parking -- Please do not park along the curb near the front of the building any time you need to come into school. This is for everyone's safety. Use the parking spots in either lot when you need to come into the building. Thanks for helping us all stay safe.

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

Mrs. Michalski


Notes from the Office

Grandparent’s Day Reminders:

Grandparents day is Friday, October 4th, each grade will have a specific time set up for classroom visit, lunch and recess. Grandparents should wait in the lobby until they are escorted down to the classroom. If a grandparent is taking your child early from school, please send a note. If there is not a note, we will have to call to verify that this is what your wishes are. We do have a full day of learning planned so students don't need to leave early.

A Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson will be in the lobby selling gift certificates to use at the Book Fair on October 22nd. Certificates can be purchased by check or cash only made out to the Abrams CPTO. Your grandchild will be thrilled with your gift of a certificate to be used to purchase a book!

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd from 1:15-7:00 pm. Conferences will be scheduled online through Skyward/Family Access on October 7th. Time slots fill up fast so please don't wait to sign up. If you do not have a computer or internet access, please contact the school office and we can schedule a time for you. Also, there will be no 4k classes ( A.M. or P.M.) on October 22nd, so that we can schedule 4K conferences throught the entire day.

Picture Retake Day:

Picture retake day is October 16. If you would like to have your child's photo retaken you may do so but there is a $5.00 charge unless the student was absent. Simply write RETAKE on the envelope and include your payment. If you have any questions please contact MK Photography @ 920-846-8409, or email mike@mikalliesphoto.com

School Dress Up Days:

10/4/2019: Dress Up Day

10/11/2019: Inside Out/Backward Day

10/18/2019: Red Apparel Day

11/1/2019: Pajama Day

Fall Family Fun Night

Save the Date for the 1st Annual Family Fun Night - November 7th!

The night will involve family activities along with dinner and raffle baskets. We are asking families to help contribute items for the baskets, items can be sent to school with the student to give to the teacher. The baskets will be assembled by parent volunteers, and will be raffled off the night of the event. All donations should be brought to school by October 24th.

Basket themes:

4K- Crafty Fun

5K - Sports Fanatic

1st - Coffee, Ice Cream and Chocolate

2nd - Night at the Movies

3rd- Game Night

4th - Pets, Pets

5th - Winter Fun

What's Happening With the CPTO....

Upcoming Events:

The next CPTO meeting is Monday, October 7th, 6:15 pm in the Library.

The CPTO will be selling Book Fair Gift Certificates on October 4th during the Grandparent’s Day event. The gift certificates must be used during the Fall Book Fair, which will be held on parent teacher conference day, Tuesday, October 22nd.

The CPTO will be sponsoring a Panther apparel sale during Grandparents Day on Friday, October 4th.

We are always looking for volunteers to help out with events at school, please join us at the next CPTO meeting on October 7th, to find out more.

2019-2020 CPTO Officers:

President: Jennifer Kuhn

Vice-President: Jenny Sarkela

Treasurer: David Saari

Secretary:Candice Baumler


For years our school has been able to raise thousands of dollars by clipping BOX TOPS for Education.

BOX TOPS are going digital! You can now download the new BOX TOPS APP, scan your receipt and the BOX TOPS money will be added directly to our school’s account. If you still have traditional BOX TOPS clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We still earn cash for all clipped BOX TOPS until they expire. For our Fall Collection, please send all clipped BOX TOPS to school by Thursday Oct. 24th. Our goal is to raise $1,000 this year. We have fun prizes for the kids as we reach smaller goals. So far we have raised almost $50 just from people who have downloaded the new APP! Thank you for your support of the BOX TOPS program.


Community and District News

FREE Flu Shots and Flu Mist at School!

Oconto County Public Health will visit Abrams Elementary School on Monday, October 14 to offer FREE flu shots and flu mist to all students in Early Childhood (EC)-5th grade.

If your child did not bring the consent forms home for the FREE flu vaccines, go to www.ocph.info to download a form and find more information.

CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone 6 months and older. Flu is not just a bad cold; it’s a serious illness that can lead to pneumonia and other complications. The symptoms can last for up to two weeks and include: fever, cough, sore throat, headache, severe body aches, chills, runny or stuffy nose, extreme exhaustion, and sometimes in children diarrhea and vomiting. While your child may be nervous to receive a vaccine at school, Oconto County Public Health staff will work together to make your child as comfortable as possible.

Getting the flu vaccine every year is your best protection against the flu! You can also stay healthy by washing your hands frequently, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick. Please call Oconto County Public Health with questions at 920-834-7000.

Upcoming Events

October 4 --Grandparent's Day

October 11 -- Healthy Snack Sale

October 14 -- Flu Clinic 4k-5th

October 18 --Fire Safety Day

October 22 -- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15 - 7:00 p.m.

November 7 -- Fall Family Fun Night 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

December 12 -- 4K Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

December 19 -- 5K -5th Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.