Abrams Elementary School
TOGETHER --We Learn... We Achieve... We Grow
November 2019 Volume 7, Issue 6
Mark your Calendar:
November 27-29: No classes in Session - Thanksgiving Break
COLD Weather: All students need all winter clothing as of today. It looks like the snow is here to stay so in order for kids to leave the black top, they must have boots and snow pants. If you need assistance with this, please call either Ms. Fick or myself.
Emergency contacts: Please be sure that all information, names and phone numbers are correct in Skyward. We use this information if your child gets sick or injured. Please also be sure that you have communicated your emergency weather plan with school. In the event that school would close early, we want to be sure that we have all kids safely going to the correct location.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have about your child or school.
Fall Family Fun Night
We are excited about our Family Fun Night! Come join us for lots of fun activities from games, crafts, face painting, dinner and a photo booth! Thanks to the many generous donations we have several items available for silent auction as well as raffle baskets. Please bring cash or check to buy dinner, bid on items and to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes! This will be the CPTO's Fall Fundraiser, in lieu of Hansen's sales, so we invite you to be a part of it's success! Pictured below are just a few of the donated items.
Notes from the Office
Veteran's Day Assembly: On Monday, November 11th, students in grades 5k-5th will be going to Oconto Falls Elementary School to partcipate in a Verteran's Day Assembly. Please be sure to sign and return the permission slips that were sent home a week ago. Thanks!
School Dress Up Days:
11/8/2019 Crazy Socks Day
11/15/2019 Hat Day
11/22/2019 Camo/Blaze Orange
What's Happening at Abrams?
Help A Hero
“HELP A HERO”
November 1-12, 2019
During the time of November 1-12, 2019, 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 and extra PE class!!!!!
ITEMS WE ARE COLLECTING:
Money for shipping costs ($18.45 per box), Rice Krispy treats-Individually packaged, Individual beverage mixes-coffee, hot chocolate, crystal light, DVD’s (comedies preferred), baby wipes, hand/foot warmers, foot powder, granola/nut bars, trail mix, hand sanitizer, lip balm, deodorant, warm gloves, decks of cards, tuna packets, puzzle books, travel games, Pringles, books, jerky/meat sticks, warm socks(bootcut), pocket sized Bibles, good quality toilet paper.
What's Happening With the CPTO....
The next CPTO meeting is Monday, December 2nd, 6:15 pm in the Library. Parents and staff are welcome to attend a meeting.
SCRIP program: The CPTO belongs to the SCRIP program. SCRIP order forms are sent home and available in the office for you to purchase gift cards at local stores at face value. The companies sell the cards at a discount which earns the school a profit. These cards can be used for everyday purchases as well as gifts. We also have a limited amount of scrip cards available in the office for immediate purchase. Please support our school by purchasing scrip cards.
Thanks to the many volunteers who helped out with the Bookfair and the Babysitting services during the parent teacher conferences. Without your help these events would not be possible.
2019-2020 CPTO Officers:
President: Jennifer Kuhn
Vice-President: Jenny Sarkela
Treasurer: David Saari
Community and District News
Panther Pride Association 9th Annual Event: Friday, November 8, 2019 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake, WI. A $50.00 event ticket will entitle you to: Dinner for 2 featuring Romy’s chicken and tips with all the trimmings, music provided by a DJ from 8 to midnight, One entry into the cash raffle. To purchase tickets send $50.00 and a completed entry form to Debbie Woods, 200 North Farm Road, Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Oconto Falls Area Veterans Monument dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Youth Wrestling--Intro to Youth Wrestling Program:
WHO: Students in 5K through 5th Grade
WHAT: Oconto Falls/Abrams has an excellent tradition in wrestling. On Monday, November 18, 2019, an after-school session will introduce students to the sport. Kids will learn and practice some of the basics of wrestling prior to the start of the youth program, which begins after Christmas. They will practice with other students of approximately the same age and size. Those with experience in wrestling, are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
Note: The goal of the session is not to run kids through a "hard core" wrestling practice, but rather to expose them to the sport. While some of the drills are non-contact, please note that there will be some supervised contact drills.
WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Abrams Gym
FACILITATORS: Area wrestling coaches, along with some wrestlers to help
DRESS: Students may participate in their normal school clothes - and athletic shoes are fine.
SPECTATORS: Parents are welcome to come and watch any or all of the session.
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!
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