Friday, September 3rd

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Getting Creative

Each week students take a break from academics to focus on Physical Education, Art, and Music. Our "Specials" teachers have shown their creative sides by teaching their classes in unconventional ways. Here's what some classes have been up to:


Kindergarten - Primary color mixing experiments and designs based on The Dot.

1st - Fields of Flowers that show distance through size.

2nd - Finishing African Masks

3rd - Finishing Hamsa Designs

4th - Finishing Ndebele houses and create sketchbooks.


Kindergarten - Learning about "beat". Ask them about the Elevator Song and where the elephants wrinkles are.

1st - Rhythm reviews. New song - "It's So Good to See You"

2nd - Rhythm reviews. Ask the kids to show you "Dance, Dance, Dance"

3rd - Ask about "Respect" and the "Name Game"

4th - Learning to play their recorders. Ask them about the guy with the funny name.

3rd and 4th graders can now play music games on Google Classrooms. Have them show you!


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The Winkler Way

This week, students learned about positive behavior development such as Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Students who exemplify the Winkler Way will be given "Yee Haw Tickets". Drawings will be held weekly and monthly to recognize students who have earned tickets by demonstrating Respect, Responsibility, and Safety.

We will begin handing out "Yee Haw" tickets on Monday and draw for prizes on Friday.


Due to a recent decision by the US Department of Agriculture, we are able to begin serving each student one free lunch per day, in addition to the free breakfast we currently offer. This will start Tuesday, September 8th and is anticipated to be offered through December 31, 2020. Menus and food options will not change.

A student must take all required components of a reimbursable meal to be able to receive the meal (both breakfast and lunch) free of charge. Any deposits to a student’s food service account will remain in their account and will be available for meal charges that will resume in January 2021.


Wisconsin Law requires BASD to submit immunization information to the health department. Families who have not submitted the Required Immunization Form will be contacted by [NAME], [SCHOOL]'s Health Aide. Immunization records can be printed from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry or families can complete the WAIVER in Step 4. If you are contacted, please respond promptly.


As we complete three weeks of school and before we enter the long Labor Day weekend, we wanted to share some reminders with families.

Make Smart Choices. School districts recognize that students, their families, and staff have lives outside of school. While we will continue to do what we can in our schools to reduce risk, we ask that families also avoid situations that may put them in contact with people who may be contagious. Pay attention to who you come in close contact with outside of school.

What is a close contact? Any person in “close contact” with a COVID-positive person has to quarantine. A “close contact” means that they were near a COVID+ person cumulatively for 15+ minutes (For example, 5 minutes before school, 5 minutes during lunch and 5 minutes after school.) Review this link on what it means to be a close contact.

Absences. We will follow the guidelines established by the Department of Health on symptoms because we cannot afford to take the risk. Please don’t send students with symptoms to school and don’t spend time with people who are showing symptoms.

Students must remain home for at least 10 days since first symptoms began AND be fever free for 3 days without using fever-reducing medication AND improvement of symptoms.

Any ONE of these symptoms: COUGH (new or worsening), TEMPERATURE (100 degrees or higher/chills), DIARRHEA or VOMITING, new LOSS of TASTE/SMELL.

Any TWO of these symptoms: Headache, Muscle or Body Aches, Nausea, Sore Throat, Runny Nose/Congestion, and Unusual Fatigue.


Preschool screenings for the 2021-2022 school year will be held throughout the Burlington Area School District for any child between the ages of birth to 5 years old who is not attending 5 year old kindergarten.

If you are a parent of a child within this age range and are concerned about his/her development, you are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming screenings.

This screening is NOT in place of 4K or 5K kindergarten screening, which is typically offered in the Spring.

September 16, 2020 at BASD District Office: 100 N Kane St

8:30-11:30 AM and 3:00-5:00 PM

Please schedule an appointment for a screening time on one of these days by calling the Burlington Area School District at 763-0210. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Carol Harry at 763-0214, ext 210.


Students had school pictures taken on Thursday.

Absent students and JEDI students will be able to have pictures taken on Monday, October 19th starting at 1:00. We will be emailing a schedule based on homeroom closer to the date.

Families can still order pictures at Enter the Order Code 51643QB

Having trouble viewing your childs pictures? Here is a statement from InterState:

For the security of your child, 6 or 7-digit order codes will only display model images. These codes are generally used to allow parents to order before Picture Day. For your convenience, these order codes are open for ordering all school year. If you would like to view your child's picture before ordering, enter your unique 9 or 10 digit order code. Unique codes are sent home with your child 2-3 weeks after Picture Day. If it is past the 2-3 week window and you have not received your child's unique order code, please contact us.


We have a few extra 2019/2020 Yearbooks for sale in the Winkler Office. if you would like one, please sent $10.50 with your child in an envelope marked for the office.


We know that this “new normal” continues to be challenging for families and is an extension of the stress we’ve been feeling since early March. Completing the first three weeks of school feels like an accomplishment this year. If your student or family is experiencing a hardship, please reach out to a school counselor or principal to see how we can connect you with assistance.

Enjoy the Weekend! We hope that you all enjoy the last few days of summer and the long holiday weekend. Make healthy choices, get some rest, and we look forward to seeing students back in school next week. You should all be proud of yourself and your students who are doing a great job in the start of the school year.
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Mrs. Nie is staying very busy keeping all our Elementary School Libraries up to speed. Here are a few updates and reminders:

  • Students can and should keep books another week if they need to.
  • Please have students return completed books as soon as possible. We'd like the books to quarantine 24 hours as is suggested before getting out again.
  • Students may not get all of the books they place on hold. Sometimes new books are being processed, and sometimes they are already being borrowed.
  • Every week Mrs. Nie will send a short tutorial on using the catalog and also book reviews. Please have students go into their Google Classroom once a week to have this library instruction. It will help them get more efficient and effective in their searching. She will post a new lesson every Monday. Feel free to use it any time that week.

If you have any questions or concerns please email the office or Mrs. Nie.


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Monday, Sept 7th: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Sept 21st - 25th: Spirit Week

Thursday, Oct 8th: Teacher Inservice - NO SCHOOL

October 12-16th: Fire Prevention Week

Friday, Oct 16th: End of First Quarter

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

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