WINKLER WEEKLY

Friday, December 11th

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KINDNESS POSTS

Students are posting pictures and statements about what kindness looks like to them. Take a look at some of their posts below.
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HOLIDAY DRESS UP WEEK

We are celebrating the Holidays in some fun and creative ways this month. Next week we will be celebrating daily with special "Dress up Days". Mark your calendars and get into the spirit!


Monday: Merry Morning Monday - Come to school in your pajamas!

Tuesday: Santa's Workshop - Be part of the workshop and dress like Santa, elves, toys, trees, reindeer, etc.

Wednesday: Deck the Halls - Bust out your favorite Holiday Accessories. Think jewelry, necklace, garland, socks, etc.

Thursday: Grinch Day - Dress in your best Who Hair and Who Outfit.

Friday: Festive Friday - Bring out the ugly sweaters! Wear anything festive. Go all out!

NEW MASKS

A GIANT Winkler THANK YOU to Sally Bartleson for tirelessly making fun masks for EVERY student in our school! You may have noticed them coming home. Mrs. Bartleson's children attended Winkler School and she must really have a spot in her heart for us!

This is a good reminder to send clean masks every day with your kids.

BASD APPAREL ORDER

Order your #BASDstrong apparel now! We have t-shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies available.

This online store will be open through Monday, December 21 at 9:00AM. All orders will be shipped to the school that your child attends and will mid-January.


CLICK HERE to access the online store.

PRACTICE MAKES ... BETTER!

Whether you are practicing for music, sports, math or reading, practice makes perfect (or at least better). Watch this quick (4 minute) TED Talk to learn why!

How to Practice Effectively for Just About Anything

MEAL PLANNING HACKS

During a pandemic, you may be taking extra precautions to keep you and your family safe and prepared, including making sure you have everything you need at home. This guide contains information on food planning, including what to buy, how much to buy, and preparation tips.

Meal Planning Tips

FIRE SAFETY

We certainly lucked out with great weather this week. Students participated in a monthly fire drill. Now's a great time to review your home fire drill! Here are some tips to create a Fire Escape Plan so everyone gets out safe in the event of a fire.

MAKER CLUB SIGN UPS

Calling all creative 3rd and 4th graders! Maker Club sign up sheets came home this week. Please be sure to sign up early to secure your spot! Club meetings will be Tuesdays for 3rd Grade and Thursdays for 4th Grade starting January 12th.

SATURDAY YOUTH BASKETBALL

The Community Education Department will run a youth basketball program for kids grades 1-6. Sign up sheets went home today. You can register online here!

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST

Hey 4th Graders! Did you turn in your Artwork for the Yearbook Cover Contest? Please be sure to turn it in at the office or to Mr. Oaks by next week Friday!

BURLINGTON ICE FEST - SANTA PLANS A VISIT

The City is delighted to host the Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition as part of the 2020 Ice Festival on Saturday, December 12!

Along with watching the carving competition, visitors can spend the day exploring our downtown Burlington, visiting Santa Claus in the Chalet, and more! There is no cost for visitors to attending this festival. This event is only made possible with the support of our community sponsors.

Burlington Ice Carving Festival

HOLIDAY CRAFTING

Our Kindergarteners and 1st Graders were working hard on some holiday crafts this week.

EXPLORE MORE WINTER HOLIDAYS

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that tells the story of a miraculous sustaining light during the darkest days. Truly, a light in the darkness is just what we need as we end an intensely difficult year. Here are some ways to learn more about the 8 days of Hanukkah such as lighting candles, cooking foods in oil, and, of course, playing dreidel.


Las Posadas is an important Mexican tradition during the holidays–complete with prayer, music, food, and piñatas. They commemorate Mary and Joseph’s search for an inn by forming a procession to that evening’s location and symbolically asking for shelter. When the owner of the home finally lets everyone in, they celebrate! Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas), from Mexico! Check out this fun tradition!


Kwanzaa is a week long celebration held in the United States to honor universal African heritage and culture. People light a kinara (candle holder with seven candles) and give each other gifts. It takes place from December 26 to January 1 every year. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966 - 1967. Non-African Americans also celebrate Kwanzaa. The holiday greeting is "Joyous Kwanzaa". Learn more about the celebration here.


Winter Solstice occurs On December 21st. Here in the northern hemisphere, we experience the shortest day of the year and inevitably the darkest day of the year. After the winter solstice, we start to get back our sunlight little by little until we make it to the summer solstice. This celebration goes ages and ages back, but one of the main reasons for the winter solstice celebration is to celebrate what will be the return of light after the darkest day. Now I think that’s something to celebrate too!


Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year, is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. The holiday is a two-week festival filled with reunions among family and friends, an abundance of delicious food, and wishes for a new year filled with prosperity, joy, and good fortune. Click here for some Chinese New Year Ideas.

LUNCH BAG SNOWFLAKES

Here's a great thing to do with the kids this weekend: Check out this video on how to Create easy paper bag snowflakes!


Materials needed:

  • 9 lunch bags for one 3D paper snowflake (white or natural brown)
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • stapler
  • clothing pins or little clamps
  • string
  • fairy lights (optional) –

* IMPORTANT DATES *

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

Nov. 30th. - Dec. 18th: iReady Testing

Dec. 14-18: Winter Spirit Week

Dec. 18th: 2nd Quarter Ends

Dec. 21st - Jan 2nd: Winter Break

Jan. 4th: School Resumes

Jan. 8th: Report Cards

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HAVE YOU GOT TIME , TREASURE, OR TALENT? HELP OUR PTO!

Check out the PTO Facebook page. For questions please contact Kristin Schumacher 262-909-1977 or kristinschumacher11@gmail.com

School Dish - Winkler

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

BASD Community Resources

BASD staff has compiled a gigantic list of Community Resources if you find your path getting too bumpy.

Check them out by clicking on the link or call Winkler School at 262-539-2726 or the District Office at 262-763-0214