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:

11th - PTO Meeting 7-8 pm
19th - Picture Day
26th - Hearing and Vision Screening
29th - Fall Festival 5-7 pm

2nd - PTO Meeting  7-8 pm
18-20th - NO SCHOOL  Fall Break
24th - Picture Retake Day



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.

Northwinds Fall Festival
Friday Sep 29, 17

Northwinds Fall Festival

Come and Join us on Friday, September 29th from 5:00 - 7:00pm for our Annual NES Fall Fest. Families and Friends of Northwinds are invited to come out for an evening of carnival style games, food and fun.  Tickets for food, games and activities are 4 for $1.00. Also each classroom will present a uniquely decorated pumpkin to the "Pumpkin Silent Auction". These pumpkins are such a gorgeous display of creativity!


Sunday Oct 1, 17


Socktober was created to help the homeless through the donation of socks. Communities around the country start donation drives to collect socks during the month of October. The idea behind Socktober is that a small act of kindness can make a big difference for someone else. Socks are one of the most needed, but least donated items in homeless shelters.
Click here to see how we plan to make a difference.

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.

2017-18 School Supply Lists
Wednesday Jun 1, 16

2017-18 School Supply Lists (PDF - 70.88 KB)

School Supply List for the 2017-18 School Year

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click here for the NES Breakfast and 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.

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