Welcome to Northwinds Elementary

"Where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs."

The supportive families, caring staff and engaged students at NORTHWINDS ELEMENTARY, value strong, collaborative working relationships. Here, students build character and become strong learners in an environment that reinforces respect and responsibility. Recognizing academic, social and emotional growth are equally important for a student's long-term success, our staff focus on the whole child, identifying and building upon strengths. Northwinds serves approximately 515 students in grades K-5.


Upcoming Events:

6th - PTO Meeting 4-5 pm
20th - No School - Presidents' Day 
23rd - Kindergarten Registration
27th - March 3 - I Love To Read Week 
28th - Yearbook Orders are due - price increases after today 

6th - PTO Meeting 4-5 pm
7th - PTO Event Night 5:30 - 7 pm
21st, 23rd, and 28th - Conferences 3:30 - 7 pm
31st - No School - End of 3rd Term and Teacher Workshop 



Please remember that students are not allowed in the building before 7:25 a.m.  There is no supervision available until that time and students will need to wait outside if they arrive before 7:25 a.m.  Please make sure that your children dress appropriately for the weather in the event that they need to wait outdoors for a few minutes in the morning.  If your child is a walker, make sure that they are not leaving the house too early to avoid an extended wait time.

School Cancellation Policy
In case of a late start, early dismissal or school cancellation due to weather (or emergency) conditions, parents will be notified by phone and email through our automated parent notification system (Blackboard Connect). For additional updates, you can also check our school district website at www.bhmschools.com or tune into radio stations WCCO (830 AM) or KRWC (1360 AM) or follow announcements on television stations KARE 11, KMSP 9, KSTP 5 and WCCO 4.

If the district has to close school and send students home early, we will assume that your child will go to his/her normal destination at the end of the day. If your child must go to a different destination on these days, you will be asked to complete a special form that will be sent home in the fall. Please discuss with your child what he/she is to do in case early dismissal is called.

Safety Reminder
Parents:  Please make sure to call or send a note to school if you want your children to ride home from school with anyone else besides a parent. We have had some instances where neighbors or friends of students have offered to give them a ride home-especially students who walk to and from school.  We want to make sure this is only done with parent permission.  Also, there have been some cases where neighbors or friends have stopped to offer walkers rides to school.

Please talk with your children to make sure they know what you want them to do in these instances to make good choices.  Thank you for helping us keep your children safe.

Yearbooks on sale now!
Tuesday Feb 21, 17

Yearbooks on sale now!

All students should have brought home information regarding ordering yearbooks. They can be ordered at ybpay.lifetouch.com by using code 8699717. There are several options available including the yearbook for $13.00 and other packages ranging in price from $14.75-$22.00. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.

If you are unable to place a credit card order on-line, have your child stop by the Office for an envelope. These need to be turned into the Office with payment.

Deadline for ordering is February 28. Prices will increase on orders placed after that date.



I Love to Read Week - Feb 27-March 3
Tuesday Feb 21, 17

I Love to Read Week - Feb 27-March 3 (PDF - 254.52 KB)

Northwinds will be celebrating I Love to Read week from Feb 27 - March 3. It’s that fun time of the year when NES promotes the love of reading. Here is our week-long schedule of events. Thanks in advance for all your help making this a special week for your child!

Kindergarten Registration
Thursday Feb 23, 17

Kindergarten Registration

Northwinds Elementary
Kindergarten Registration
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Registration starts at 5:45 pm
Program begins promptly at 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
New This Year: Bring the kindergarten student with you for some fun activities for them to experience.
Registration packets are being mailed out the 2nd week of February! Once you receive the mailing, please complete the survey and return it as soon as possible. This helps us as we plan our staffing needs for next year. Also, fill out the rest of the forms in the packet and bring them with you along with a copy of your child's current immunizations and a copy of their birth certificate.
If you have just moved in to the district, you can click on the "School Boundary Information" link on the left side of this page to see which elementary school your child would attend based on your home address.

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance
Tuesday Jan 24, 17

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance (PDF - 89.88 KB)

Need help planning your schedule for NEXT school year already? Find out when students are in school and on break for the 2017-18 school year.

NES Lunch Menu

NES Lunch Menu

Click here for the NES Lunch Menu.

Reward School
Monday Oct 10, 16

Reward School (PDF - 977.23 KB)

CONGRATULATIONS to Nothwinds Elementary and Montrose Elementary for earning a Reward School distinction from the Minnesota Department of Education. This award is given to the top 15% of schools in the state (who receive Title I funding) for having demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing the achievement gap. This is the first time Northwinds has received this award and this is the second year in a row for Montrose. See more information in this edition of the Insider.

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance
Monday Jun 13, 16

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance

Find out how you can purchase affordable health and accident coverage.

Help Earn Cash For Our School!
Wednesday Jun 3, 15

Help Earn Cash For Our School!

Northwinds participates in these school fundraising programs:

Website Links:

Box Tops for Education
Campbells Labels for Education
Kwik Trip Milk Moola