Abrams Elementary School

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

November 2019 Volume 7, Issue 7

Mark your Calendar:

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


Report cards will be coming home December 6th. Please look at them and contact your child's teacher if you have questions. The report card is 1 way we use to communicate with you how your child is doing when we look at what our learning targets are for this time of the school year.

Holidays can be a great time of the year for many of us while for others we can struggle. Take time to be thankful for all of the good things you have in your life. Also remember that not everyone enjoys the holidays for different reasons. Take some time to bring joy to someone else during this season. Happy Holidays!

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

Mrs. Michalski

Fall Family Fun Night Thank You!

Fall Family Fun Night 2019 wishes to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported our night of fun! Special thanks to: Jesse Wotruba/Fox Harbor, LPI Fitness, Bryan Baumler, Townline, Rustique, Chives, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly, 4 Seasons Landscaping Solutions, Salon 325/Jessica Thompson, Willow Clothing Company, Parents, Teachers, Staff, and the many families who all pitched in to help.

Notes from the Office

Abrams Family Tree: Abrams Elementary has a tree in the lobby. We would like to have the students help decorate the tree by decorating an ornament. Every family will receive a blank ornament to decorate. Ornaments will be sent home on November 26th. This is not a contest and there are no prizes. We would simply like to have every family represented on our Abrams Family Tree. Be sure that your name is displayed on one side of the ornament. The ornaments can be brought back to school on December 2nd, so that we can display them on the tree in the lobby. The ornaments will be returned to you on December 20th. Thanks for helping out with this family project.

School Dress Up Days:

Nov. 22: Camo/Blaze Orange

Dec 6: Stuffed animal day

Dec 13: Favorite animal day

Dec 20: Christmas sweater/Christmas clothing

What's Happening at Abrams?

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 Thursday, December 19th, 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 name begin with M-Z attend the afternoon show at 1:30.

Our 4K Holiday concert will be on December 12th, at 9:30 a.m. All 4k students will perform at this show.

Help A Hero


Thank You to all of you for the awesome collection for "Help a Hero" with 1348 total items!!!!! AND $255.00 collected for postage!!!!! Now for the news you've been waiting for ...the winner of the extra PE class is MRS. BAADE's class with a total of 192 combined items and money!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!

These are the classes that collected at least 50 items for the extra recess:

5th grade: Mrs. Leja, Mrs. Manthei

4th grade: Mrs. Gossfeld, Mr. Schroeder

3rd grade: Mrs. Baade, Mrs. Ingold

2nd grade: Mrs. Albrecht, Mrs. DeBaker

1st grade: Mrs. Peterson, Ms. Pulvermacher, Mrs. Skarban

5K: Ms. Jagodzinski, Mrs. Nieminski

4K: AM & PM

Great job everyone and thank you for supporting our troops and brightening up their holidays!!!!

Library News!

The Who Was? History Bee!

We are pleased to announce that our library is sponsoring an exciting reading competition for students in grades 4-5. It is The Who Was? History Bee.

The Who Was? History Bee is a brand new trivia contest being held across the U.S. during the 2019-2020 school year. The winning student earns a $10,000 college scholarship, and their school wins a library of Who Was? books and fun signage celebrating the big Bee win! It is sponsored by Scholastic and author Jeff Kinney. He is the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

Classroom level competitions will be held the week of December 9-12 during library class times, and the district level competition will be held during the school day during the week of December 16-20 via video conferencing with times to be determined yet. The winner of that competition will then take a proctored test that consists of multiple choice and short answer questions January 6th-February 14th. Winners will be announced in April, and Monday, May 4th will be the national competition in New York city. The top 10 students nationwide will be flown to New York along with a parent or guardian for the competition. For more information, go to http://www.whowasbookseries.com/history-bee/

If anyone has any of the Who Was? Series books that they would like to donate or lend so that we can get as many students reading as possible, or if you have any questions, please contact our library media specialist, Mrs. Penny Stuiber, at penelope.stuiber@of-ps.org

What's Happening With the CPTO....

The CPTO is looking for volunteers to run the popcorn/healthy snack sales. These sales are once a month alternating between healthy snack or popcorn. For more information please contact Candice Baumler @ cheins57@gmail.com

Thanks to the many volunteers who helped out with the Fall Family Fun Night!

The next CPTO meeting is Monday, December 2nd, 6:15 pm in the Library. Parents and staff are welcome to attend the meeting.

2019-2020 CPTO Officers:

President: Jennifer Kuhn

Vice-President: Jenny Sarkela

Treasurer: David Saari

Secretary:Candice Baumler

Community and District News

Friends of Abrams Christmas Craft & Bake Sale

Where: Abrams Town Hall

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

What: Crafts, Bake Sale, Food available for purchase - Chili & Chicken Dumpling soup, Desserts, Hot Dogs

Santa Claus will be there from 10:30 - 2:00! Bring the kids for their free prize from Santa!!!

We welcome baked items, to add to our bake sale. Thank you. Please bring these items Friday night or Saturday morning.

Thank you for helping us to help others!


4K-8th Grade Wrestling Registration is online @ ofayouthwrestling.com. Registration is $30 and all registered wrestlers will get a shirt at the parent meeting. Mandatory Parent Meeting is Thursday, December 5th @ 6 pm in the Wrestling Gym at the High School. We have a lot of new apparel this year you can purchase on our website. If your apparel order is submitted by Sunday, November 10th, apparel will be at the parent meeting. This is a meeting for both our youth and middle school wrestlers. Any questions please contact Misty Gilbertson @ 920-373-4547 (Youth) or Mike Bramer @ 920-676-9123 (Middle School). We look forward to another amazing season!

Elf Jr. The Musical

December 6-8 and 13-15, Friday and Saturday @ 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday @ 1pm.

at Nancy Byng Community Theater for tickets go to Abramstheater.com or call Box Office: (920) 826-5852.

Military Appreciation Night

Oconto Falls Boys Basketball team is proud to announce they will be hosting a military appreciation night on Friday, January 24th, 2020. The night will include a spaghetti dinner, a Military Ceremony honoring local soldiers and veterans, and two basketball games! There will be several opportunities for donations and sponsorship including bucket raffles, silent auctions, t-shirt sales and dinner sponsors. Please email carriehill001@gmail.com, garyregal@plbb.us, or raddatz05@gmail.com to sponsor or donate.

Upcoming Events

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

December 12 -- 4K Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. only. Both classes will perfom at 9:30 a.m.

December 19 -- 5K -5th Holiday Concert 9:30 a.m. (A-L) and 1:30 p.m. (M-Z)

December 23 through January 3 -- no classes in session Holiday Vacation

January 6 -- School resumes