Friday, September 18th
A MESSAGE FROM MR. GRAHAM
We had a great week at Winkler School and time seems to be flying by!
We are just finishing up our first round of our i-Ready assessments and students have done a fantastic job working through the assessments! For those new to the District, i-Ready is a web-based adaptive diagnostic assessment and instruction program. It assesses students' reading skills and math skills based on our state standards. Results from the assessments along with classroom work help us determine students' strengths and target areas.
The best thing we can do to help our students increase their academic success and beyond is to read with our children. Decades of early literacy research provides convincing evidence the best way an adult can help a child’s cognitive development and increase their academic success and beyond is to read with them every day. Please remind your child to read or read with them, especially when they say they have nothing to do for school.
WORKING WONDERS WITH WINKER'S READERS!
We didn't forget about 4K! These great kids listen to several books a day. Here are some of their favorites read aloud in short videos.
Mouse's First Day of School by Lauren Thompson
My Friends, Mis Amigos by Taro Gomi
CHECK OUT SOME OTHER BUDDING ARTISTS!
BEING A PARENT IS HARD. PERIOD.
Fall Parenting Workshops can give you some tools to be the parent you want to be!
UW-Extension will be hosting a variety of parenting workshops this fall. The one-hour workshops are targeted at parents and caregivers of children ages 2 – 6 years old. All workshops are FREE and will be held online using Zoom.
- Emotion Coaching – Oct. 6 at 9:00 AM or Oct. 8 at 2:00 PM
- Block Play – Oct. 20 at 9:00 AM or Oct. 22 at 2:00 PM
- Setting Expectations – Nov. 3 at 9:00 AM or Nov. 5 at 2:00 PM
- Creating Routines – Nov. 17 at 9:00 AM or Nov. 19 at 2:00 PM
- Reading with Young Children – Dec. 1 at 9:00 AM or Dec. 3 at 2:00 PM
Registration is required. Please see the flyer Extension Parenting Programs Fall 2020
Do you have kids ages 3-11?
Want some fresh parenting skills in your toolkit?
Would you enjoy time networking with other parents?
Interested in quality, creative family time?
Know some parents that do?
Join us for Strengthening Families Sessions!
What is Strengthening Families? In a nutshell, It is 10 evening online sessions over 10 weeks to help parents raise awesome humans, help kids learn important life skills, and help families boost their bonds. All of this is done through Zoom discussion, videos, and home-based family activities together. It's FREE and comes with PERKS!
For more information email Karen at Focus on Community
PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC
There is an option for attending in-person in Brookfield (up to 25 people) or virtual participation for this parenting seminar.
Register today! http://parentsunitedwi.org/register-now/
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for change in America today: early childhood education.
United Way of Racine County, Higher Expectations for Racine County and Extension Racine County invite you to learn more about the importance of early childhood education by joining a live virtual screening of this documentary on October 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. An online discussion will immediately follow the film.
Registration is free, open to the public, and required to receive instructions for accessing the screening. In addition, childcare providers can receive Registry Credits for watching the film and participating in the discussion afterward.
SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT! SEPT 21-25
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
“Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.” Don't miss out on all that's happening at Winkler and throughout the BASD. check out these apps and pages to help keep you connected:
Click on the links below to add to your Google Calendar.
School Dish - Online Webpage for the School Cafeteria. For a video, copy and paste this link - https://www.basd.k12.wi.us/foodservice/SchoolDishMenus.mp4