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:

23rd - Jan 2nd - No School - Winter Break

9th - PTO Meeting 4-5 pm
16th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
19th - PTO Event Night 5:30-7 pm
27th - No School - End of 2nd Term/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.

Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9). If you think your child might qualify for the program, you are encouraged to request assessment. 

The Quest program is for highly gifted students and will be offered to students in grades 2-9. Qualified students from other districts are invited to apply. Follow this link to find more information about the program, the application and other necessary forms required for submission to the program.


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