Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center

September Newsletter

Welcome Back

I hope the first two weeks of school have been great! My name is Kristoffer Brown and I am the new principal at Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of the great school district of Platteville and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with your students. It has been a busy summer of preparation for the new school year and I know the teachers and staff waited with anticipation for the first day of school. Now that things are underway we look forward to many exciting classroom adventures and experiences. Please know that your students are in good hands here at Neal Wilkins, with a top-notch staff with many years of experience. It's going to be a great school year and we look forward to seeing you throughout the year.

Pack-a-Snack Program

Over the past few years our school district has seen a very significant increase in the number of students who have food allergies and other dietary restrictions. Therefore, we have implemented a "Pack-a-Snack" program for all students in Grades 4k-5. Each day you would like your child to have a healthy classroom snack, please pack one in their backpack. Healthy snacks would include fruits, veggies, whole grains, and proteins. All classrooms will be "NUT FREE Classrooms".

Some snack options are: Any fruit or vegetable, yogurt tubes, string cheese, crackers, teddy grahams.

Birthdays - A New Celebration

We know that birthdays are important to every child and that kids like to celebrate with their teacher and classmates. However, sending in a food treat to the classroom to celebrate can exclude those children who have food allergies, diabetes or other dietary restrictions.

This health risk has increased dramatically in our own district and we will no longer be allowing students to bring in birthday food/drink treats, but we will continue to celebrate your child's birthday in other ways.


Monday, Sep. 22nd, 5-6:30pm

425 Broadway St

Platteville, WI

All Neal Wilkins students and families are invited to attend.

Please join us activities that will take place behind the school and in the west parking lot.

Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 8:30am

425 Broadway St

Platteville, WI

Football Home Games at UWP Stadium

Good News!!!! The UWP football stadium is now fixed and the High School football team is able to play their last two home games and possibly some play-off games there.

The administration at the University has asked us to inform everyone that there is still small pieces of glass and other potentially dangerous debris within the stadium/under bleacher columns/in the surrounding grassy areas. The university will flag off all dangerous sections but we as parents need to make sure our children are not running around unsupervised and potentially hurting themselves or others.