Abrams Elementary School

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

March 2019 Volume 6, Issue 15

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



Our snow hills are melting as is the pipe for our sump pump. The pipe is officially unfrozen so the flow of water onto the playground has stopped. When maintenance informed me of the good news, I gave a cheer. Classes have reviewed the spring/wet playground expectations. Mornings are still very cold so winter coats are needed. Kids must have boots to go onto playground equipment or into the field. This will help keep them dry and our classrooms clear of mud.

In the last couple of newsletters, I spoke about being positive and how to deal with stress. Today your child will come home with an article that explains how to help kids to learn to fail, through trial and error children become more resilient. Please take some time to read the article and see how it may help you and your child when it comes to failure and resiliency. This is in an effort to support one another in helping children grow in all aspects of life.

Spring break is just around the corner and behaviors can begin to escalate during these months so your help is greatly appreciated. It is very helpful if you remind your child of school expectations and how school is a place to learn and grow each morning before they leave.

As always, please see me with any questions, comments or concerns you have about learning or our school.

Happy end of March and welcome to April!

Mrs. Michalski


Notes from the Office

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 can register their child for Summer School at the Early Bird Registrations at Oconto Falls High School on April 2 & April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Online registration will be available on April 10th for all public at 7:01 p.m. 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.

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:

March 29: Twin Day

April 5: Crazy Socks Day

April 12: School Color Day

April 19: Vacation - No School in Session

April 26: Comfy Clothes Day

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.

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

Bus Drivers Wanted!

In search of a fun, flexible job? Would you like to be a positive role model to young children? Do you like weekends and holidays off? Do you have a good driving record? If interested contact Kay Oninski at the Bus Garage 920-848-4460. Interested applicants must have a good driving record and no criminal record.


Food Service opening at Abrams Elementary School Kitchen, hours are 8:30-10:30 AM. Help prep fruit and veggie bar and lunch choices, also available to work if someone calls in sick. If interested, please contact Jennifer Faccio, Food Service Director at 920-848-4466 ext. 1

Summer School 2019


Families were able to view classes starting on March 25th by going to the website to find a link to a pdf listing course offerings by building locations. Search for your child by the grade they are CURRENTLY in.

There will be three “EARLY BIRD” summer school registration nights held at Oconto Falls High School on the following dates: April 2 & April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Parents can register their children for summer school classes, pay the fees, and sign up for busing or Kids Station if needed. Note: Early bird participants get priority registration. Online registration will not be open to the public until after the early bird registrations are finished. (April 10, 7:01 p.m.)

Steps to help with Care free Early Bird Registration:

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 above.

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 are in need of over 50 volunteers, please contact Laurie Kluth at 920-309-0241

Next CPTO Meeting is April 1st, 6:15 pm in the Library!

Community and District News

Spring Elections Oconto Falls School Board: Four people are on the April 2nd Spring election ballot for two seats on the Oconto Falls School Board. The two incumbents are Ron Leja and Tracey Krumrei. They are being challenged by Sharon Stodola Eslien and Randall Joseph Vann. Here is the link to the video of Meet the Candidates: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1335513074

Remember to Vote on Tuesday, April 2nd!

Breakfast with the Bunny: The Friends of Abrams will be holding their annual “Breakfast with the Bunny Event” on Sunday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in Abrams. A great breakfast of pancakes, egg bake, sausage, beverage, and dessert will be served. The cost is $6.00 for anyone 11 and older and $3.00 for children ages 3-10, children under 3 are free. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds go toward Friends of Abrams.

Abrams Youth Baseball/Softball registration will open on February 15 and close on March 31. Forms are available from your child's school office or can be downloaded from the AYBA web-site at www.aybabaseball.com. Any questions, please feel free to contact Rob McNichols at (920) 371-0860.

Upcoming Events

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