Abrams Elementary School

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

October 2018 Volume 6, Issue 4

Mark your Calendar:

October 26th - Vacation day - No School in Session.

November 4th - Daylight Savings turn your clock back one hour.

November 5th - No School in Session - Professional developement day for staff.

November 5th - Parent Teacher Conferences 4K - 5th -- 3:30 - 6:00 P.M.

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Vacation No School in Session.


Welcome cold weather!

The chill is in the air for sure and with that always has our lost and found growing. If your child is missing something, please have them look at the table by the office or stop by yourself. Many times the students don't recognize their own items.

For the 1st time Abrams students in grades 5K - 5th will be going to OFES to celebrate the Veterans in our community. Notes went home to let you know about this and a permission slip will be coming home today. Please be sure to sign this so your child can participate.

School attendance is important for so many reasons. I monitor attendance on a weekly basis as I want to make sure that we are working together to provide the best education possible. If you receive a letter, please don't worry. I communicate with families as much as possible so you are fully aware of where your child is at with attendance. Days can creep up after a while when it is a day here and there and then a vacation comes up. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I hope that you enjoyed meeting with your child's teacher and learning about how things are going so far. Communication and teamwork are vital for your child's education. Message the teacher with any questions or concerns you have so you stay informed on what is happening.

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

Mrs. Michalski


Phy-Ed Speed Stacking


Abrams is taking part in the WSSA’s (World Speed Stack Assoc.)yearly attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record mark for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.” We participated in this event last year, and were part of over 623,000 stackers around the world! Along with this event, we will have speed stacks and other items available to purchase for $20.00-$25.00. More information and order forms will go home soon.


Help a Hero


November 1-13, 2018

During the time of November 1-13, 2018, Abrams Elementary School is having a competition to collect items for our troops. We will be taking donations that will be sent to our troops making their holidays a little brighter, supported by the Eick-Sankey American Legion Auxiliary Unit 302. Please send any items listed below to school with your child/children. Items will be collected in their classroom. **All classes that collect at least 50 requested items will earn an extra recess! ***The class that collects the most requested items will earn an extra PE class!!!!!


Baby wipes/Pocket tissue, Hand/Foot warmers, Foot powder, Granola/cereal/protein bars, Nasal & Throat sprays, Cooling packs, Pens/pencils & small Notepads, Decks of cards, Eye drops, Individual water flavor packets, Sunblock/Aloe Vera, 5-hr. Energy drinks, Gum/Lifesavers/Mints, Hand sanitizer, Tuna lunch kits, DVD’s (comedies preferred), Cotton socks(boot cut), Dried or canned fruits, Pocket sized Bibles, Jerky/meat sticks, Nuts/Trail Mix, Travel size Toothpaste/Mouthwash, Toothbrush/Dental floss, Lip balm, Letters/Cards of encouragement and support, Deodorant, Newspapers/Postcards/Magazines.

Notes from the Office

Parent Teacher Conferences: Monday, November 5th.

Reminder: Monday, November 5th, No School in session and Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 3:30 - 6:00 pm.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Would you like to brighten up the school and share in a fun family activity at the same time? Decorate a pumpkin for the school lobby. Be creative, be funny, be silly - just don't carve it! Pumpkins should be dropped off October 29 - 31. All entries will be judged by 8:15 am on the 31st, and the winner will be announced at the Halloween Parade on October 31st. All pumpkins must be picked up by 3:00 P.M. on the 31st, or they will be disposed of.

School Dress Up Days:

10/26/18- No School

11/2/18 - Career Day

11/9/18 - Twin Day

11/16/18 - Camo Day

11/23/18 - No School

11/30/18- Plaid Day

Food Service Notes

A Note From Food Service…

Please feel free to email Amanda at Amanda.Sonnenburg@of-ps.org with any questions.

Nurses Knowledge

Vision Screening will be taking place by the school district nurse, Lynette Donart on Monday, 10/29/18 at Abrams Elementary School for grades 1, 3, and 5. Mrs. Donart will start this screening around 8:30 a.m. and hopes to have it completed around 1:00 p.m. She will be having a nursing student, Mrs. Stephanie Fenlon assisting her with these screenings.

What's Happening With the CPTO....

Recent Events:

Book Fair:

The fall book fair was held this past week. Winners of the raffle are pictured below. Congratulations students!

Next CPTO Meeting is Tuesday, November 13th, 6:15 p.m. in the Library.

2018-19 CPTO Officers:

President: Ashley McDermid

Vice-President: Jenny Sarkela

Treasurer: Tabitha Dobbratz

Secretary: Candice Baumler

Lost and Found

This picture is the lost and found table at school. If an item on the table belongs to your child, please remind them to bring it home.
Big picture

Community and District News

Trick or Treat Hours in the Community: Abrams trick or treat hours are Wednesday, October 31, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, Little Suamico hours are 4:00 – 6:30 pm. Please turn your porch light on if you want trick or treaters!

Oconto Falls Hoops Club registration for the 2018-2019 season is now open. You will register online at www.ocontofallshoops.com.

K-2 girls and boys will register for the Saturday skills camp which begins 10/27/18 from 9-10:30am at the Oconto Falls High School Field House.

Registration is also available for students in grades 3-8 (girls and boys). We would ask that you please have your athlete(s) registered by October 31, 2018.

Fees: $50-1 athlete per family; $75- 2 athletes per family; $85- 3+ athletes per family

Please note that a parent meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 6pm at the High School Field House for parents with athletes in grades 3-8.

All coaches and assistant coaches for grades 3-8 will also need to register via the hoops club website. We would ask that all coaches be registered by 10/26/18.

Calvary Fall Fair- November 10, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Calvary Lutheran Church, Abrams, WI.

Vendors including: paparazzi, The Nutman, Pampered Chef, CBD Oil/Nutriional Supplements, Handmade Greeting Cards, Simply Sandy's Crafts, Homemade Creations, 31 Consultant, BIRC Gift Items.

Oconto County 4-H, a program offered through UW-Extension, will be holding an open house event called 4-H Fall Kick-Off. The event will be held on Saturday, November 10th at St. Anne’s School, 221 E Main St, Lena from 3-5pm. Come and browse the numerous project areas from chickens to bees, knitting to woodworking. Project leaders will be on hand to talk about the projects and 4-H members will be available to answer your questions about 4-H. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

November 5th -- Parent Teacher Conferences

November 12th --Veteran's Day Assembly at OFES

November 13th --CPTO Meeting Abrams Elementary Library 6:15 pm.