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 7-8 pm
10th - NO SCHOOL Teacher Workshop
14, 16 & 21st - Conferences
22-24th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

4th -
PTO Meeting 7-8 pm
7th - Grade 4 Musical  6:30 pm
12th - Grade 4-5 Choir Concert  6:30 pm
22nd - Jan 1st - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break



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.

Scholastic Book Fair
Friday Nov 17, 17

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair or order online, and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits!

BHM School Board Election Results
Wednesday Nov 8, 17

BHM School Board Election Results

Two Incumbents Reelected, One New Member Joins the Board

The results are in and two incumbents, Ken Odgen and Bob Sansevere, will return to the school board to serve a four year term. Candidate Amanda Reineck won by 13 votes over incumbent Stan Vander Kooi. Click on the story for all the details of the election results.

Fall Conferences

Fall Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are being held on Tuesday, Nov 14; Thursday, Nov 16 and Tuesday Nov 21 from 3:30 - 7 pm. If you are unsure of when your conference is scheduled please check with your child's teacher. If anyone other than a biological parent will be attending conferences, we need to have a "Consent to Participate in Conferences and Receive Student Data" form filled out. Please fill out the attached form and send it to your child's teacher.

Deb Volkenant selected to attend event sponsored by the MN Historical Society
Wednesday Oct 11, 17

Deb Volkenant selected to attend event sponsored by the MN Historical Society

The MN Historical Society selected and sponsored 20 teachers to attend a weekend Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Williamsburg, VA. Deb Volkenant, 5th Grade teacher at NES applied and was selected to attend the Institute Oct 7-8th.

Deb attended The My Life, My Work, My Home workshop. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum and open to the public. The city has been restored to look as it did in the 1700's.

Prominent figures from history such as Thomas Jefferson, Martha Washington and James Madison were seen, as well as shop owners, townspeople and the like.

District 5th grade social studies curriculum covers life in Colonial Williamsburg. Deb is looking forward to using what she learned in Williamsburg and bringing it alive in her classroom.

Congratulations to Deb for being selected to attend the institute and for her commitment to life long learning.


Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance
Wednesday Jul 5, 17

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance

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

School Attendance is important!
Wednesday Aug 23, 17

School Attendance is important! (PDF - 248.57 KB)

At Northwinds, we believe that regular attendance is important to school success. It is critical for students to have consistent attendance in order to be successful and have a positive learning experience. If your child is ill or must miss school, please call the attendance line at 763.682.8804 and leave a detailed message stating student name, teacher name, and reason for absence. Attached is a letter from the County explaining the importance of school attendance.

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click here for the NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu.