Neal Wilkins News

Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center

Month at a glance

Mother's Day Tea

4k Conferences

Bucketfilling & Dress Up Day

4k Field Trip

First Grade Field Trip

Kindergarten Field Trip

Faherty's Recycling rescheduled

First Grade Track Day


School Picnics

Mother's Day Tea

A Mother's Day Tea was held on Thursday, May 5th. It was a wonderful day and a great success! Thank you to all that attended!

4k Conferences

4k Conferences will be held on May12th, 13th and 17th. Your child will bring home information on your scheduled conference date and time.


Our next bucketfilling celebration will be on Thursday, May 19th at 1:45pm with the dress up day to follow on Tuesday, May 24th.

Rodeo Day!

YEE HAW!! Rodeo day for kindergarten will be held on Friday, May 20th!! A fantastic day of activities will be had by ALL!... This will include real horses and smores!!


4K will be visiting kindergarten on May 23rd and May 24th.

Kindergarten will also be making visits to first grade at varied dates and times.

What a wonderful way to meet next year teachers and see all the fun things they get to learn and do! Be sure to ask your child who they got to see and what they got to do!

4k Field Trip!

On Wednesday, May 25th, the Monday/Wednesday 4k classes will be going on their field trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo! Classes will be boarding the bus at 9:00 and after a great day at the zoo, arriving back at school at 3:00.

Tuesday/ Thursday 4k classes will be going on Thursday, May 26th.

Parents are welcome to join by following bus.

First Grade Field Trip

First graders will be going to the Mining Museum and the city garage on May 25th. At the mining museum, they will have a thrill going down into the mines and seeing what the miners did and how they mined! Then they are off to the city garage to check out all of the awesome equipment that Platteville employees use to work in our city!

Kindergarten Field Trip

On Thursday, May 26th, kindergarten classes will be traveling to Dubuque, Iowa to go to the Mississippi Riverboat Museum AND Eagle Point Park! Kids will be boarding the bus at 9:00 and heading directly to the museum until noon! At that time the classes will be back on the buses and heading to Eagle Point Park for lunch and some exploration! Kindergarten will be leaving the park at 2:00 and be back at Neal Wilkins at 2:45.

*Parents are welcome to join this trip but will need to drive on your own and purchase your ticket by 9:30. Kindergarten teachers have an informative handout you can get if you are interested in this trip. This includes getting background check, meeting place, ticket information, leaving from park with your child. Questions? Please ask any kindergarten teacher.

Recycling Trip Rescheduled!

The kindergarten field trip to the recycling facility has been rescheduled for Friday, May 27th.

First Grade Track Day

First graders will be meeting with their 5th grade buddies for a day of track and field on Friday, May 27th! The kids will be competing with their buddies in a variety of races and activities. Following the field events, to celebrate the last "buddy day", the 1st graders will be joined by the 5th graders at Mound View Park for a picnic lunch!


Our dear friend and colleague, Mr Flesch, is retiring at the end of this school year. In honor of Mr Flesch, we will be planning some super special, secret things. Some examples of this are: The Hall of Fame, special dress up days and a special celebration! We'll keep you posted! Notes will be coming home with your kids!


The end of the year school picnic will be held for 4k mon/Wed classes on June 1st. School picnic for 4k Tues/Thur classes, kindergarten and 1st grade will be on June 2nd, the last day of school. Following the picnic, by letting your teacher know, you will be able to take your child with you when you leave that afternoon.
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