Abrams Elementary School

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

February 2019 Volume 6, Issue 13

Mark your Calendar:

March 8 - Professional Development Day - NO STUDENTS

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



The snow just doesn't stop! When will spring be here?

During these winter months it can be difficult to find positives. Many people become sad with the dreary days. Get out and be active. Think about all of the positives in your life. Seek help if you find yourself not feeling well for too long. March is almost here and with that comes more sun and less snow!

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." Hans Selye

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up toward the middle of March. Communicate with your child's teacher about any questions you have about school, learning, friendships, or anything at all.

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

Have a fabulous end to FEBRUARY!

Mrs. Michalski


Notes from the Office

Parent Teacher Conferences: Conferences are March 21st. Please be sure to communicate with your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.

Calling all 4k Students! Pre-registration letters have been sent out to all the families on our census list who have children eligible to attend 4K next fall. Hopefully, our census list is up to date and accurate, but 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.

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 1: Sunglass Day

March 15: Green Day

March 22: Bling Day

March 29: Twin Day

Family Fun Night

The 1st Annual Family Fun Night was a huge sucess! Families came to Abrams School to participate in different activities that they could enjoy together. Thank you to Fesitval Foods for donating the water and also to Witt's Piggly Wiggly for the donation of the hotdogs and buns. Below are images of the event.

First Grade - Visit from Pete Peoniak

First Grader's from Mrs. Skarban and Mrs. Peterson's classes enjoyed learning all about the weather and how it is predicted. Pete Petoniak visited their classroom and gave instructions on how to remain safe in thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes! Thank you Pete!

Summer School 2019


Families will be 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.

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, 7:00 p.m.)

Please see the Summer School Newsletter attached.

Youth Art Show

March is Youth Art Month! Students who were selected as Artists of the Month from Oconto Falls Public Schools will have their art work in the Art Show on Thursday, March 7th at Oconto Falls Community Public Library. The Art Show reception will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm . All student artist will receive invitations for the reception, coming soon. Artwork from all schools in the district will be on display all month long if you can't make the show.

What's Happening With the CPTO....

Popcorn and Healthy Snack Sales: the next sales will be March 15th, April 12th and May 17th.

Seroogy's Candy Sale: The annual Seroogy's Candy sale begins March 7-22nd. Candy and coffee will be for sale - just in time for Easter! We are looking for volunteers to help out on March 26th 8:00am - Noon to sort order forms and then on April 12th 2:30-5:00 pm for product distribution. Please contact Jackie Saari at 920-373-5357 with questions or to volunteer.

Spring Book Fair is April 23rd. 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.

Community and District News

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

March 7: Student Art Show - Oconto Falls Community Public Library 6:00-7:00 PM

March 10: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 14: Report Cards Sent Home

March 21: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00 pm

April 26 - Swim Safety Day

May 16 - 5K - 5th grade Music Concert - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm