Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
January 2019 Volume 6, Issue 11
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 - Professional Development Day - NO STUDENTS
Just as a reminder: For the safety of everyone at school, please don't open the door for anyone. Please let the office unlock doors for visitors and students. This helps keep everyone in the know about who is entering the building. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
Stress: Webster's dictionary defines stress as a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Everyone feels it at some point in time and some feel it more than others. Students can even feel stress. As part of our educational instruction, we as a staff, work with the students on how they can deal with stressful situations. Over the next few months, I will be sending home information on how we can all assist each other in dealing with stress. Learning how to deal and manage stress positively can help as we go through life.
As always, please see me with any questions, comments or concerns you have about learning or our school.
Have a wonderful start to FEBRUARY!
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ABRAMS?
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 8: Decades Day
- 4K & 5K - 90's
- 1st & 2nd - 80's
- 3rd & 4th - 70's
- 5th - 60's
- Staff- pick a decade
February 14: Red/Pink Day
February 15: College/Alumni Day
February 21: Red, White and Blue Day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Community and District News
Abrams Youth Baseball Meeting: The Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball Association (AYBA) annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Abrams Elementary School Library. This meeting is open to all parents of players, and is your chance to get involved in the association. Agenda items include dugout improvements, fundraising, and election of new officers.