Friday, October 2nd


Good Afternoon Winkler Families,

I am hoping everyone is healthy and safe. We have now enjoyed seven wonderful weeks at school. Thank you for your help in keeping us going! Even though last week was not capped off by a traditional Homecoming weekend at BHS, the students and staff had a great time participating in spirit week! As we enter the fall season of 2020 many of the traditional school activities may look and feel different but we continue to enjoy our time together in school. We are working on our fall conferences scheduled for November 3rd and 4th. At this time these conferences will be held virtually.

Have a fantastic weekend,


“… find something wonderful in the smallest of things.”

Fred Rogers, aka "Mr. Rogers" from past PBS children's programming has the best quotes. This one came up this week and we intensely agreed that we need more small things in a world where the BIG things are taking center stage. This week we poked around the corners to capture the small, wonderful things that happen every day at Winkler Elementary School.

We listened quietly from the office to enjoy a chapter from a 3rd grade read aloud in the Gym on a rainy afternoon. We spied on a fun game in gym class, peeked through windows into the library, walked past hallway artwork, caught kids running fast and swinging free, enjoyed a moment of sunshine, squished clay, and even found leftovers from a quick indoor recess. Check out our pictures below to see the small delights we are gifted with every day when your children are here in our school.


Research shows that providing a high-quality education for children before they turn five yields significant medium- and long-term benefits for students. Children in early childhood education programs are:

  • less likely to repeat a grade
  • less likely to be identified as having special needs
  • more prepared academically for later grades
  • more likely to graduate from high school
  • higher earners in the workforce.

This week Mrs. Pilmaier-Barrach and Mrs. Peper are working with their 3 and 4-year-old students on small motor skills and learning about Fall.

Here are some more ways you can help your young child learn and connect with others.


JEDI Picture Day and Picture Re-take Day is October 19th!

In- Person students: Pictures will be taken from 11:00 -12:30. If you would like retakes, please send your pictures or proofs back with your child to return to the photographer.

JEDI Students: Parents will need to sign up for time slots between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Please open the link JEDI Picture Day 2020 to review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. 2 students will be allowed in the gym for each time slot. Parents should pull up in the drive to drop off. Only students will be allowed in the gym for pictures. Staff will be available to greet them at the door and assist as needed.

Orders can be placed by visiting Inter-state Studio and enter order number 51644XB.


This calendar is chuck full of great ways to keep your family healthy this month and beyond. How many can you check off? Set a reasonable goal and challenge your family to live a healthier lifestyle this month.

Children's Health Month Calendar


OutWiGo-Getters are people who love to get outdoors and active in Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails, and Rec Areas. Show us how you OutWiGo by tagging your outdoor adventures with #OutWiGo on Instagram. And while you're exploring, be sure to watch for find your nearest Travel Wisconsin Selfie Stand to snap great selfies in front of some of the best views in #ScenicWisconsin.

The annual display of fall colors in Wisconsin is beginning now. Enjoying Wisconsin's rich trail system is the perfect way to explore peak leaf season throughout the state while practicing social distancing.

Plan a fall color hike by exploring Travel Wisconsin's 15 fall color hikes list, including easy and advanced hikes.

Garden Club Dates

The Garden Club is back in action for 3rd and 4th Graders this Fall! The first meeting was Tuesday, Sept 29th and students will meet every Tuesday afternoon until 5:00. Please mark your calendars for pick up at 5:00. Notes will not be needed each week if permission slips have been signed. Contact Ms. Caufield for more information and/or questions.


Please remember to wash up those masks daily! Also, consider sending an extra one each day (just in case). Here's a few tips to remember and share with the kids:


  • Wash your hands before putting on the mask and after touching or removing it.

  • Wear a mask that fits snuggly against your face.

  • Have your mask cover your mouth, nose and chin.

  • Wash your mask at least once a day.

  • Avoid touching your mask while wearing it.


  • Don’t wear the mask below your nose or leave your chin uncovered.

  • Don’t rest your mask under your chin.

  • Don’t take off the mask to speak with someone.

  • Don’t wear a mask that is damaged.

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PTO will be holding a meeting later in October. Please keep an eye on future newsletters and PTO Facebook page for more information.


Sometimes making dinner is a challenge. Thanks to Lucky Star, you have options that can actually help our school! Dine-in or Carry-out dinner from Lucky Star on October 7th and 8th and they will donate 20% of your bill back to Winkler School! This year we are using those funds to provide spirit wear for every student in our school! Hope to see you there!

If going out for dinner isn't in the plans, try this easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe.

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Wisconsin Schools observed several important days this week. Check out the links below to see why!

September 28th - Frances Willard Day


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

Tuesday, Oct 6th: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Thursday, Oct 8th: Teacher Inservice - NO SCHOOL

October 12-16th: Fire Prevention Week

Tuesday, Oct 13th: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Friday, Oct 16th: End of First Quarter - Report Cards Home

Monday, October 19th: Picture Retake Day - JEDI Students Picture Day

Tuesday, October 20th: Garden Club 3:30 - 5:00

Tuesday, October 27th: Garden Club 3:30 - 5:00

Winkler Elementary PTO

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

Winkler's Facebook Page

Click the button to enter Winkler's Facebook Page

School Dish - Winkler

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