Friday, October 30th

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Just a reminder we will be conducting conferences virtually through Google Meet. It has come to our attention that parents joining Google Meet will be prompted to log into a Google account after clicking the meeting link. If you do not have a Google account, you can either create one here or use your child's school Google account information to join the meeting with a personal device or your child’s school-issued Chromebook.

If you or your child does not know their account information please email or call the Winkler/Lyons office. Also, if you scheduled a virtual conference and have not received an email with a Google link, please email your child’s teacher for the link.

Due to conferences being scheduled back to back, any issues with video conferencing will result in the conference being conducted via telephone or rescheduled at a later date.

Safety Patrol

Here are the newest members of the Winkler Safety Patrol! These students will help our students remember the Winkler Way by helping with arrivals, recess, and dismissal each day.

Congratulations to Nolan, Myles, Landon, Caleb, Nathaniel, Riley, Gwen, Maggie, Lila, Tenlie, and Kylie!

Student Council

Winkler also has a new Student Council for the 20/21 School Year. They will be working together to improve our community and school with fundraisers and projects that they choose collectively.

Congratulations to Yvette, Lola, Harper, Avery, Calia, and Liam!

Mrs. Nie's Halloween Board

Come check out Mrs. Nie's Halloween Choice Board. It's full of fun activities for a Halloween weekend.

Halloween moon


October’s second full Moon appears on Saturday, October 31, making Halloween night extra special this year. This full Moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon, as this is the time of year when humans and animals alike are stocking up on food in preparation for the long winter ahead.

Just how rare is a full Moon on Halloween? Find out here!

Because the Hunter’s Moon is the second full Moon in the month of October, it is also considered a “Blue Moon.” This term refers either to the second full Moon to occur within a single calendar month or to the third full Moon in a calendar season. Despite the name, the Moon won’t actually appear blue-tinged; it will be its normal golden hue near the horizon, transitioning to a bright white overhead.


Here's all you need to know about Trick or Treating in the City of Burlington and around the County

Racine County Trick or Treat

City of Burlington


The weather couldn't be more perfect for Fall fun! Looking for a local, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds, and other Halloween activities in Wisconsin? Here are some safe opportunities to get out and enjoy the fall fun around Wisconsin.

Daylight Savings Ends (Sadly)

Don't forget to "Fall Back" this weekend as Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday. There are perks to this one. Turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night and get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday!

Garden Club

Students in the Garden club made Halloween wind catchers. They used recycled materials from around the school to create their projects.

Kindergarten Crafts

Early Childhood Pumpkin Play


Did you know that BASD has a new mobile app? It's pretty cool and connects you to all things school-related no matter what school your child attends. Click on the link below to get started!

BASD App - Stay connected with news, calendars, quick links, menus, directories, and even a tip line.

Skyward also has a Mobile App. Click on the link to learn how to set it up.

Internet Safety

Better late than never! October is Internet Safety Monday. Take some time to review these Internet Safety topics for yourself and for your kids.


Need COVID 19 Testing? Here is a big listing of multiple sites and times.


Positive Parenting

UW Extension's next Positive Solutions for Families workshop series begins Nov 10th. We still have a few spots left!

  • Want your child to listen more, or want less stress? Sign up for Positive Solutions parenting class! Tuesdays, Nov 10-Dec 15. Info:
  • Have a child with strong feelings? An Emotion Coaching workshop could help you! Dec. 3rd. Sign up:


Please remember to pack your child's backpack with a change of clothes in a labeled ziplock bag. Accidents happen. Whether is a spill at lunch, mud on the playground, or a bathroom accident, having a change of clothes handy (no matter the grade/age) is really helpful in preventing an uncomfortable or embarrassing day. Some items to consider: shirt, pants/leggings, underwear, and socks.


Speaking of extra clothes, if you haven't noticed it's getting pretty chilly again. Gotta love that Wisco weather! Please sent hats, gloves/mittens, and warm coats with your kiddos every day. Once it snows, you will need to send snowpants and boots for the kids to play on the equipment or grass.


Just a reminder to perform regular head lice checks on your child. Checking weekly or even daily is a good idea to catch it early in the event lice would be making a new home in your child’s hair. Sleep-overs, slumber parties, taking “selfies” with friends, and sharing hats or hair accessories have been determined to spread lice most often.

Please review the Burlington Area School District’s procedure for lice which can be found on the School Health Services website page: BASD follows recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Association of School Nurses.


Friendly reminder: Changing transportation home from school? Please remember to send a note, email, or call the office. For your child's safety, we will send your child home via the usual route if we don't hear directly from you.


Thanks to a special grant given to BASD, hot lunches with milk are free for all students.

*Please note: If your child takes a cold lunch she/he will be charged 30 cents if they would like milk. Please consider keeping some money in your child's Skyward lunch account for milk if they take cold lunch. Students will be encouraged to drink water if there are no available funds in Skyward.


BASD's offers preschool screenings for *parents concerned about their child's development*. This is for children between the ages of birth to 5 years old. This is different than the 4K or 5K kindergarten screening.

Screenings take place on November 11, January 20, and March 24. Schedule an appointment by calling the district at 763-0210.


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

Sunday, November 1st: Daylight Savings Time Ends (Turn those clocks back)

Tuesday, November 3rd: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Thursday, November 4th: NO SCHOOL - Inservice Day

November 4th and 5th: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November, 10th: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Wednesday, November 11th: Veteran's Day

Monday, November 16th: iReady Testing Begins

Tuesday, November 17th: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Thursday, November 19th: PTO Officer Elections 6:30 - 7:30

Tuesday, November 24th: Garden Club 3:30-5:00

Nov 25th - Nov 27th: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

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


Check out the PTO Facebook page. For questions please contact Kristin Schumacher 262-909-1977 or

School Dish - Winkler

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