Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
May 2018 Volume 5, Issue 19
Mark your Calendar:
May 28th - Memorial Day No School in Session
June 7th --Last day for students, (full day)
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you. By working together as a team, I feel we have accomplished so much this year.
I would like to extend a personal thank you to Jackie Saari and Holly Radke for organizing our spring clean up last weekend. There were so many families here to work to pull weeds, dig up dead bushes, replant shrubs to thin out areas, and lay down mulch. It was a fun morning and our landscaping looks AWESOME. Thank you to everyone that attended to help out. You have helped make our school look great.
Next year we will be doing more to update our security. One thing we will be doing is moving our office location to the current community room. This will enable the office staff a direct line of sight into the parking lot. With that change we will be adjusting our end of the day dismissal procedures. These changes are to ensure that all students get home safely and that we are keeping our school as safe and secure as we can.
As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns you have regarding your child.
Summer School 2018
The following classes are being cancelled for Summer School.
11079 Art: Gone Camp 5K - 2
15107 Music Theory
15620 Mad for Math: Multiplication and Division
15621 Mad for Math: Fractions
15622 Sew-cial Media Creations
Remember classes are listed with grades for the CURRENT year, so look for classes which your child is in now.
Summer School invoices were be sent home via your child the week of 5/14/18. We would like all classes paid for prior to the start of the first week of summer school. (6/11/18)
Paying for summer classes will be online this year like paying for a food balance or an activity fee. Once you register for classes in Skyward, you will be able to print your bill from eFunds so you know what to pay. You will also be able to go right into the payment section to pay your bill.
Be sure to also fill out forms for Busing and KidsStation. Advanced registration needs to occur for both of these areas for us to plan for proper staffing each week.
Classes have numbers associated with them to indicate the building location. See the chart below so you are sure where the class is located.
Course Number begins with----------------Location of Class
13-------------------------------------------------Oconto Falls Elementary
14-------------------------------------------------Washington Middle School
15------------------------------------------------Oconto Falls High School
- HS Credited Classes Registration Deadline 6-11-18 and 7-09-18
- Credited Classes: Session #1 Runs 6-11-18 thru 6-29-18
- Session #2 Runs 7-09-18 thru 7-27-18
- No classes 7-2-18 thru 7-6-18
- Football Starts (WIAA) 7-31-18 (Equipment & Practice)
- Missoula Childrens’ Theatre 7-30-18 thru 8-4-18
- Girls’ Golf Starts 8-6-18
- Fort Middle School 8-13-18 thru 8-16-18 Mon – Thurs Only
- Cross Country and Volleyball Starts (WIAA) 8-13-18
Notes from the Office
Middle School Cheer! Interested in Middle School Cheer?? Come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, 5/29/18 at 6:00 P.M. at the High School Wrestling Gym. We'd LOVE to see you there!
Clothing: We are still in need of pants ranging in size 4 - 12, elastic waist or sweat pants work the best! If you have any gently worn pants that you no longer need please send them to the office. Thanks!
May 25th - 1st Grade
May 25th - 3rd Grade
June 1- 2nd Grade
School Dress Up Days:
May 25th - Red,White and Blue day
June 1st - Very Abrams- wear clothes to show your school spirit
June 7th - Last day of School - Crazy hair day
Tick Season: This year's tick season is expected to bad and more widespread than previous years. With that in mind here are a few tips to avoid direct contact with ticks:
· Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
· Walk in the center of trails.
· Use repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that lasts several hours. Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth.
· Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pre-treated clothing is available and may be protective longer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool to help you select the repellent that is best for you and your family.
How to Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body
· Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.
· Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
· Examine gear and pets. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs.
· Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you come indoors. If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed. If the clothes require washing first, hot water is recommended. Cold and medium temperature water will not kill ticks effectively. If the clothes cannot be washed in hot water, tumble dry on low heat for 90 minutes or high heat for 60 minutes. The clothes should be warm and completely dry.
How to Remove a Tick: If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively.
1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
4. Dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet. Never crush a tick with your fingers.
Avoid folklore remedies such as "painting" the tick with nail polish or petroleum jelly, or using heat to make the tick detach from the skin. Your goal is to remove the tick as quickly as possible–not waiting for it to detach.
If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick, see your doctor. Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, when the bite occurred, and where you most likely acquired the tick.
What's Happening With the CPTO....
Fun Fair: Looking for volunteers for the annual end-of-the-year Fun Fair. The Fun Fair will be on June 7th. Please contact Laurie Kluth at (920) 309-0241 or firstname.lastname@example.org for those who are interested in volunteering at Fun Fair!
2017-18 CPTO Officers:
President: Ashley McDermid
Vice-President: Jackie Saari
Treasurer: Melissa Nicholson
Community and District News
Oconto Falls School District Shred Event, June 9th, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Oconto Falls, WI
Protect Your Identity, Shred Sensitive Information
Customers are encouraged to bring bags of paper documents to be shredded on-site in one of ARMS’ mobile document destruction vehicles.
Please place items in paper bags as no boxes will be shredded. There is no limit. Guests are encouraged to bring five items for Kingdom Come Food Pantry.
ARMS provides information management and data protection services to businesses throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Free Car Seat Check at Peterson Ford!
Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? Is yours one of them?
To make sure that your child’s or grandchild’s car seat is safe, come to Peterson Ford in Oconto Falls on Saturday, June 2 between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. No appointment needed!
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check car seats for recalls, proper installation, answer questions, and help with correct installation of child car seats. Car seats will be available for purchase. Eligible children who need a new car seat may receive one seat for no cost, however donations are welcome and appreciated! The child must be present.
If you have questions, please contact Oconto County Public Health at 920-834-7000.
Abrams Rummage Sale: Save the date! The annual Abrams town – wide rummage sales will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday June 2, 2018. Maps, food, and restrooms will be available at the Abrams Town Hall 5877 Main street from 8 am -1:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Call or text 920-604-1998 with questions. Please see the Facebook event Abrams Town-Wide Rummage sales for up to date information.
Brian Butch Basketball: Oconto Falls Basketball is excited to be offering an 8 week skills focused fall clinic with Brian Butch Basketball for the Oconto Falls Basketball Community! Focus will be on all aspects needed to improve your game, such as ball handling, shooting, and passing to name a few.
- Small group and individual instruction from experienced coaches and players
- Strong focus on fundamental skill work, and individual drills to help you improve
Oconto Falls Clinic Sept 9/16/23/30 Oct 7/14/21/28 - Times to be finalized
Oconto County Youth Summer Camp Registration!
Join us for a summer adventure at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya
Registration Deadline May 12
Financial Assistance is available. Contact: UW-Extension (920) 834-6846, 4H@co.oconto.wi.us for more information.
Oconto County Youth Camp is for youth in grades 3-6, as of the 2017-18 school
year. At camp you will enjoy a variety of activities from swimming to arts and crafts
to recreation. Nature and the campfire are always popular too! We have some
new and exciting things planned for this year.
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/OvI2tV9BDtecAA9X2
Registration may also be made by phone: (920) 834-6846.
NOTE: No registrations will be allowed at camp.
Camp Fee: $ 150.00 per Oconto County camper $ 75.00* Oconto County 4-H members
Camp fees cover lodging, t-shirt, meals, crafts,transportation, and insurance.
*The Oconto County 4-H Leaders Association pays $75 towards camp fees for Oconto County 4-H members.