Friday, January 8th

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Mrs. Walby's 1st-grade gym class made snowmen - inside!


Pick-up and Drop-off Safety

When picking up or dropping off your students, please remember these important safety tips:

  • If you need to get out of the car to help your child get out or in the car, please park in the parking lot so you aren't holding up the flow of traffic.
  • Please have your child exit the left side of the car on the sidewalk. Students should NOT be on the road at any time.
  • DO NOT pass cars. Politely wait until they move forward. There may be students crossing the street to/from the parking lot.
  • Please pull all the way forward when picking up or dropping off, even if it's farther away from the playground. Often times, there are cars behind you also wanting to pick up or drop off students. This keeps the traffic flowing.

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff safe!


The district is seeking feedback from families related to the student learning experience in Fall 2020. The district extended the deadline to provide feedback.



Kindergarten registration has opened for children who will be age 4 or 5 on or before September 1, 2021 and plan to attend 4-year-old (half-day) or 5-year-old (full-day) kindergarten in the Burlington Area School District. Parents will be asked to select either the Traditional or Montessori program.

New this year, families will begin the registration process online by adding the new student in Skyward. NOTE: A copy of the child’s birth certificate must be provided. This can be uploaded as part of the online registration process OR the information can be verified in person at the district office. Please see the 4K / 5K website (link: for details.


Mark your calendars! Maker Club starts next week. Tuesday for 3rd Graders and Thursday for 4th Graders. Please plan to pick up promptly at 5:00.


I just ran across this awesome book regarding when breaking news hits. . .and how scary that can be for kids.

Thought some of you might like it.

SchoolStore Fundraiser

On Monday, your child will be coming home with a fundraiser packet. This safe and easy fundraiser is 100% online so there is no face-to-face selling, collecting money, or delivering products. Participation only takes 12 minutes, and your child can win fun and exciting prizes. Every student will receive a Wild Republic Hugger just for participating. More prizes will be rewarded when goals are reached. Please help next week. It really will make a difference.


With all the boot and shoe swapping going on this winter, kids are learning to be more independent with tying their shoes. Here are some great videos to help teach kids how to tie their shoes.

For Parents -

Teach Your Child to Tie Shoes -

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Kids Learn to Tie Their Shoes

For Kids -

Tying Laces

How to Tie Your Own Shoes


Hey 3rd and 4th Graders! Design our 2020 - 2021 Yearbook! We have opened up the contest to allow 3rd graders due to a low supply of artwork. Please turn in your artwork to the office by Wednesday, January 6th.


Download the Burlington Area SD mobile app to stay informed.

The new Burlington Area SD App will connect families and students to what is happening in the district. Easily access calendars, menus, the staff directory, forms, and school phone numbers. Click on "My Alerts" to enable notifications for [enter name of school]. Please enable alerts for "District Emergency Alert" to get important announcements. Learn more at

Positive Parenting

Positive Solutions for Families is a 6-week, 1 hour each week program focusing on teaching children skills to prevent challenging behaviors. Workshops are on the following topics:

Emotion Coaching - helping children manage strong emotions

Understanding Temperament - understanding your spirited child

Setting Expectations - teaching children what behavior is expected

Parenting Styles - how does your style influence your child's learning and responses?

Screen Time and Children - how to achieve a healthy balance of screen time.

Please see the flyer for more information: ParentingPrograms2021

(All these programs will also be offered in Spanish.)

BASD Community Resources

BASD staff has compiled a gigantic list of Community Resources if you find your path getting too bumpy.

Check them out by clicking on the link or call Winkler School at 262-539-2726 or the District Office at 262-763-0214


Click on the links below to add to your Google Calendar.

Jan. 8th: Report Cards were sent home

Jan. 12th: 3rd Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Jan. 14th: 4th Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Jan. 18th: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 19th: 3rd Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Jan. 21st: 4th Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Jan. 25th: 100th Day of School

Jan 26th: 3rd Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Jan. 28th: 4th Grade Maker Club 3:30-5:00

Feb. 5th: National Wear Red Day

Feb 12th: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

Winkler's Facebook Page

Click the button to enter Winkler's Facebook Page

Winkler Elementary PTO

Click on this button to go to the Winkler PTO Facebook Page


Check out the PTO Facebook page. For questions please contact Kristin Schumacher 262-909-1977 or

School Dish - Winkler

School Dish - Online Webpage for the School Cafeteria. For a video, copy and paste this link -