Abrams Elementary School

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

January 2021 Volume 8, Issue 9

Mark your Calendar:

Monday, January 25: Full 5 days a week face to face learning begins

Wednesday, February 3: Early Release, 12:55 PM dismissal

Friday, February 12: No School in Session - P.D. day for staff

Monday ,February 15: No School in Session - Vacation day

Wednesday, February 17: Early Release, 12:55 PM dismissal


Communication came out separate from this one regarding our Board of Education taking action to move from our current 4+1 learning model to bring our kids back for 5 days a week of face to face learning starting January 25. Please see that communication for the full details.

Staff and students continue to do fabulous learning work both in and out of the building but coming back 5 days a week is great news. We must all work together to make the 5 days of face to face learning work. Risk mitigation and watching for symptoms will help us stay successful. We appreciate our communities and how they are helping us make learning happen.

Wear a mask when in public. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands often.

As always, please contact the office if you are in need of any assistance.

Mrs. Michalski

Notes from the Office

Calling all 4k Students! Pre-registration letters will be sent by the middle of February to all the families on our census list who have children eligible to attend 4K next fall. 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.

Early Childhood Screening: Oconto Falls School District conducts developmental screenings for preschool age children (2 years, 9 months to 5 years, 0 months) who reside within the district. The purpose of the screening is to provide you with developmental information (speech, language, motor, pre-academics) on your child and to identify children who may need access to early intervention. Call to schedule your free screening today at 920-848-4476.

Winter Weather: Now that there is snow on the ground, students wishing to play on the fields or equipment must wear boots and snow pants to play in those areas. Our goal, of course, is to prevent students from having to sit in their classrooms with wet feet and pants all day. If you need assistance with winter clothing, contact the office. It would also be a good idea to have extra socks and masks in your child's backpack just incase things get wet.

Panther Masks for SALE: The office is selling Panther Strong masks for $4. We have youth and adult masks. If you are interested in purchasing one, please send $4 in an envelope with your child's name and what size you would like labeled on the envelope. We have a limited number and as of now, we don't plan to order more.

School Dress Up Days!

January 15: Twin Day

January 22: Flannel Day

January 29: Mis-Matched Day

Computer Coding in Information Technology Literacy Class

5th Grade Native American Dioramas

Message from Food Service:

Just a reminder that all meals are still free for all students. Meals will remain free until further notice. If this would change, we would notify all families giving enough notice to replenish accounts as needed. We also offer meals free on our virtual days. These meals are taken home on Tuesday at the end of the school day. If you aren't getting meals and want them for your virtual learning day, just contact me.

Just a reminder that this applies to breakfast and lunch only. It does not include snack milk, extra milk or ala carte items. These items are charged to your family food service account.

Take advantage of this great opportunity.

Jen Faccio, Food Service Director


District News


Saturday, January 30th, 2021 - OFHS COMMONS - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

FAMILIES OF OCONTO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: In memory of Katherine DeCoursin, Jeri Schroeder, Dalton Schroeder, Nicholas DeCoursin, and Hagrid, who lost their lives in a house fire on January 17, 2020, in Oconto, Johnson Controls - Marinette, made a donation of over 12,000 Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers are to be distributed to all families of each school student in Marinette, Menominee, and Oconto Counties. We have been trying to distribute them to OFSD families at our limited events this year and we will be having a Fire Extinguisher Distribution Day on Saturday, January 30th, 2021. For more details about the donation, check out this information sheet online. https://bit.ly/38cJMgf If you haven't received your fire extinguisher(s) yet, stop in at the OFHS Commons from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, just stop in. Any additional questions, please contact jerome.moynihan@of-ps.org or call at 920-848-4467 ext. 4049. Thank you.