Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
April 2019 Volume 6, Issue 16
Mark your Calendar:
April 15-19 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION
May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION
May 28 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
June 7 - Snow Makeup Day - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
June 10 - Snow Makeup Day - REGULAR SCHOOL DAY
June 11 - Snow Makeup Day - 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE- STUDENTS DISMISS AT 1:00 PM
Hopefully we have received our last snow fall of the year! Last year around this time we received a huge amount of snow but then it got warm so it could truly feel like spring. I hope the same warmth is headed our way next week.
Spring break is next week. Please be sure to take time for family and fun. Relax and enjoy the time away. When we get back, staff will review all expectations so we are all on the same page for the last bit of school.
I wish everyone a wonderful break and I will see everyone April 22nd!
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ABRAMS?
Notes from the Office
Swim Safety Day: Our annual swim safety day is coming up on April 26. Students in grades 1-5 will be bussed to the Pulaski Pool for water safety instruction, basic swim lessons and even a little bit of fun! Permission slips have been sent home and must be returned by April 23rd,– signed – in order for your child to take part. Thanks.
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:
April 12: School Color Day
April 19: Vacation - No School in Session
April 26: Comfy Clothes Day
Summer School 2019
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
Online registration is now open to the public.
Search for your child by the grade they are CURRENTLY in.
How to register for Summer School:
1) Preview course offerings and have an idea of what your child would like to take for Summer School 2019.
2) Have your Skyward Log in and password available.
3) If possible, set up and link your new RevTrak account with your current Skyward account for quicker processing time during Early Bird Registration. RevTrak directions in link below.
4K Students for 2019 School Year: Students enterting 4K in the fall are invited to attend Summer School 2019. The following classes are held at Abrams Elementary:
11021 Rolling into 4K and Kindergarten! Planes, trains and automobiles!! Let your soon to be 4K child get geared up for the upcoming school year through a week of transportation science fun. We will be reading many great stories, doing messy art projects, making new friends and learning about the 4K classroom. It will be tons of 4k fun. State Adopted Standards: K.CC.4, K.CC.5, SL.K.1, SL.K.3, SL.K.5, SL.K.6, L.K.1, RL.K.1
Term 6, Date: 7/22- 7/26, Time: 8:00 - 12:30, Fee $7.00
11001 Dive into 4K and Kindergarten!
Let your soon to be 4K child dive into some ocean themed fun and help them get geared up for the upcoming school year. We will be reading many great stories, doing messy art projects, making new friends and learning about the 4K classroom. It will be tons of 4k fun. State Adopted Standards: K.CC.4, K.CC.5, SL.K.6, SL.K.3,S.L.K.1, L.K.1, RL.K.1
Term 2, Date: 6/24- 6/28, Time: 8:00 - 12:30, Fee$7.00
Parents will need a Skyward login and password to register their child for Summer School. Call Abrams Elementary at 826-5819 ext. 0 for further information if you do not already have parent access to Skyward.
Making Online Payments for Lunches and Summer School Fees
If you see the message in the screen shot to the right, you need to follow the steps below to make online payments with our new fee payment software-RevTrak.
Step 1: Go to: https://ofps.RevTrak.net ps://ofps.RevTrak.net ttps:// Create a RevTrak account using your email address and a password.
Step 2: You will be asked to enter your Skyward Family Access Login.* Future transactions won't require two steps because your account will now be linked to your Skyward fees. You will simply log in using the account you created above.
Step 3: Click on "Purchase Food" or "Purchase Fees" to view account balances. Click a quick pay button or enter your payment in the amount field. If using a mobile device, scroll down to view balances or fees. Make selections and click "add Selected to Cart".
Step 4: Enter your payment method and place your order. After your transaction is processed, you will receive an email confirmation and your student's Skyward account will be updated.
PAWS Face Painting Winners
Spring Book Swap
Students are invited to participate in our book swap!
Bring up to 10 gently used books to swap
Unlimited to donate
We will be collecting the week of April 23-26
Bring to their classroom teacher
Students will select their books April 29- May 1
Questions contact Mrs. Burd 826-5819
5th Grade Memory Book
What's Happening With the CPTO....
Seroogy's Candy Sale: Reminder that the Seroogy's Candy will be available for pickup on Friday, April 12th - 2:30 - 5:00 PM. Please contact Jackie Saari at 920-373-5357 with questions.
Spring Book Fair is April 23rd, 2:45 - 7:00 PM. This book fair is the “buy one get one free” book fair. We are in need of volunteers to make this book fair a success. Set up is April 22nd, with the Fair on April 23rd, and take down is April 24th. Please contact Ashley McDermid to volunteer at 641-324-8534.
Fun Fair: The end of the year fun fair will be on June 11th! In order to make this day a success, we need your help! Would you be willing to run a game? Serve food? Help younger students through the bounce house or obstacle course? We are in need of over 50 volunteers, please contact Laurie Kluth at 920-309-0241 with any questions or to lend a hand. Thanks!
Next CPTO Meeting is May 1st, 6:15 pm in the Library!
Community and District News
Benefit for Lily Wertel: Lily Wertel age 6 was recently diagnosed with a rare soft tissue sarcoma cancerous tumor in her abdomen. Lily is undergoing chemo at The Children's Hospital in Madison. The benefit will be held on Sunday, May 19th, Noon - 5 pm, at Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay. $10 admission (16 or older) your admission ticket will enter you into a drawing for a 55" Smart TV. Bucket raffles, 50/50 drawings, food, music and more. For more information or to donate to this cause, contact Debbie Wertel at 920-826-5408, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Darien Prunty 920-676-7798, email@example.com
April 23: CPTO Spring Book Fair 2:45 - 7:00 pm
April 26 - Swim Safety Day
May 16 - 5K - 5th grade Music Concert - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm