WINKLER WEEKLY

Friday, August 21st

What a Week!

Dear Families,

What an amazing first week of school! It is fantastic to see students filling our school again after 5 months. Your children are doing such an amazing job getting back into the routine along with getting acclimated to some new procedures at school. They have done an outstanding job with their masks, hand washing, and being physically distant from friends, which is never easy! Thank you families for helping your student navigate the "new" back to school routine ! We also want to thank you for being supportive, patient and flexible as we work through our new reality.

I want to publicly thank our staff for working tirelessly to create "new maps" along with planning a safe return to school experience. They have spent countless hours behind the scenes creatively preparing their classrooms, supplies and lessons for all our students.

One thing that has been difficult for me is not being able to give students a high five as we pass each other. However, just like most anything this year, we have been finding other ways to acknowledge each other, such as a "foot bump".

We are looking forward to another great next week. Below you will find some helpful reminders, school news, community updates, first-week pictures, and more! Let's continue the great work!


Sincerely,


Joel Graham
Serving as Principal, Winkler and Lyons Center Elementary

New Winkler Mustangs!

Here are some great pictures of the first days for our 4K students!
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SEASONED VETERANS

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PARENT DROP OFF

Great job Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians! Drop off and pick up is going so well. Just a few reminders to keep the process moving smoothly:


  • Please remember to stay in your car and allow your child to jump out on the sidewalk side. If you need to help your child please park in the parking lot and drop your child off at the entrance to the playground.
  • Drop off can begin at 8:10. We do not have playground supervision prior to that time. Although we appreciate your promptness, students should remain in your vehicle until you see an adult on the playground.

MIGHTY MASKERS

Students have been so great about wearing their masks in the classrooms and around other students. They are getting extra time outside for mask breaks but please continue to remind your child that when playing outside to be either physically distant around friends or put their masks up to visit.
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GET READY FOR PICTURE DAY

In-person students will have their picture day on Thursday morning, September 3rd.

JEDI students will be able to have pictures taken on Monday October 19th at 1:00


Families can pre-order pictures at inter-state.com/order. Enter the Order Code 51643QB

TECHNOLOGY IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

WHAT IS CLASSLINK?

Classlink is automatically loaded on their Chromebooks. This solves the problem of too many passwords, and too many files scattered about. It’s a one-click single sign-on solution that gives students access to everything they need to learn, anywhere, with just one password.

WHAT IS FLIP GRID?

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion.

Here you will find helpful information for parents and students.

https://vimeo.com/444586040

https://blog.flipgrid.com/news/remotelearning

WHAT IS GOOGLE CLASSROOM?

Google Classroom is a free and easy tool helping educators efficiently manage and assess progress, while enhancing connections with learners from school, from home, or on the go.


Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020 - Video


HOW STUDENTS JOIN:

-They will go to www.google.com/classroom or select “Classroom” in their G Suite.

-Click the (+) button next to their account picture.

-Select “Join a class.”

-Enter the class code. (This is located on your stream, under the Class Title).

THEY’RE IN!

WHAT IS SEE SAW?

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time!

Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.

Teachers find or create activities to share with students.

Families only see their child's work and leave comments and encouragement. Learn more about what families see here.

CHROMEBOOK CHECKS


  • Chromebooks and headphones should come to school EVERY DAY. These will be used regularly.
  • Plug them in and charge them up after school.


CLEANING TIPS

  • First up is, you will need some bleach-free disinfectant wipes or a solution of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and 30 percent distilled water.
  • Never spray any cleaning solution directly onto your Chromebook or any electronic for that matter. You should always apply the cleaning solution to a microfiber cloth and then apply it to the device to avoid any liquid getting into the device and causing damage.
  • Use the compressed air to remove larger pieces of dirt or dust that might be in your keyboard and ports. When using compressed air, only give it a few short bursts and never turn the can upside-down.

HANDWASHING TIPS

Students will be reminded to wash their hands frequently throughout the day. Washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is best, but when that is not quickly available, hand sanitizer will be in each classroom, at each entrance, in the Office, and throughout the hallways.

WHAT TO DO IF MY CHILD IS ILL

Families are the front line for keeping children healthy. Each student's health should be evaluated EVERY DAY before sending the student to school.



  • Keep symptomatic children home from school
  • Share details about symptoms if a child is absent
  • Be prepared to quickly pick up a child who becomes ill at school



BASD Health Services has compiled these Health Procedure updates related to what families need to do and how the school will handle illness. Please refer to these Health Procedure updates regularly.

How to Teach Kids About Germs: 11 Super Fun Activities We Love!

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, caregiver, or obsessive germaphobe, I hope these tips and activities prove useful to you as you navigate your way through another cold and flu season!

How to Teach Kids About Germs


People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.


More information has been posted to the District's HEALTH PROCEDURES page.

YEARBOOKS

We have a few extra 2019/2020 Yearbooks for sale in the Winkler Office. if you would like one, please sent $10.50

OUTDOOR FUN

Kids in Nature

Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the other Wisconsin DNR properties are great places to explore anything kids can imagine about nature. Go on an outdoor adventure. Learn about local wildlife and habitats. Discover history. Explore new interests. Practice outdoor recreation skills. Experience real places. Create memories that last a lifetime.

FAMILY TIPS

It’s the height of the season for fresh summer produce. To help keep fruit and vegetables tasting their best, avoid making these common mistakes.

7 Things NOT to Do with Summer Produce

IMPORTANT DATES

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Winkler Elementary PTO

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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

Winkler's Facebook Page

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