Welcome to Northwinds Elementary
Announcement and Upcoming Events:
13th - School Board Workshop HES 4:30pm
14th - 4th and 5th Grade Choir Concert 6:30pm
16th - 1st Grade Field Trip to MN Zoo
16th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Science Museum
22nd - Kindergarten Field Trip to Como Zoo
22nd - 4th Grade Field Trip to Childrens Theatre
24th - 5th Grade All District Track and Field Day
27th - No School Memorial Day
28th - School Board Meeting DES Board Room 7:00pm
31st - 2nd Grade Field Trip Picnic at the Park
3rd - PTO Meeting 3:45pm
4th - All School Track and Field Day 1:30-3:00pm
5th - All School Cook out at lunch
6th - Last Day of School
Please remember that students are not allowed in the building before 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision available until that time and students will need to wait outside if they arrive before 8:30 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.
Parents: Please make sure to call or send a note to school (unless you have already done this) 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.
Parent Handbook 2011-2012
Please take some time to read the 2011-2012 Parent Handbook, it is filled with important information about our school: