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:

7th & 8th - 
SchoolKidz kits can be picked up in the Office
29th - Open House 5-7 pm

4th  -
First Day of School
10th - PTO Meeting 4-5 pm
18th - Picture Day
26th - Hearing & Vision Screening

1st -
PTO Meeting 4-5 pm
4th - PTO Fall Festival 5-7:30 pm
17-19th - Fall Break (No School)
23rd - 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.

DOJO Coloring Contest Winners

DOJO Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations DOJO Karate Coloring Contest Winners!

Thank you to Dojo Karate for holding a coloring contest after giving a presentation at Northwinds Elementary! The winner from each grade was given a pize of a $25 Target Giftcard, A certificate for a Free Month of classes at Dojo Karate, as well as a $25 Target Giftcard for their classroom teacher!


Operating Referendum Public Meetings
Monday Oct 15, 18

Operating Referendum Public Meetings

Need more information regarding the district's upcoming operating referendum election on Tuesday, November 6? Attend one of the scheduled community presentations by BHM Superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman. Click to see dates.

2018 BHM Operating Referendum Information

2018 BHM Operating Referendum Information

Find out everything regarding the upcoming BHM Operating Referendum Election here! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Read more about why the district is need of additional funding. Learn about the tax impact to your property. Find out when and where to vote. More information will be posted as it becomes available, so keep checking back.

Change in Lunch Schedule
Monday Sep 10, 18

Change in Lunch Schedule (PDF - 172.44 KB)

Note - we had to change our grade level assigned lunch times. Please click here to see our updated Lunch Schedule.

2018-19 School Supply Lists
Wednesday Jun 1, 16

2018-19 School Supply Lists (PDF - 51.23 KB)

School Supply List for the 2018-19 School Year

Northwinds Elementary Announces New Principal
Wednesday Mar 28, 18

Northwinds Elementary Announces New Principal

Carmen Tubbs to Start July 1, 2018

Monday, March 26, the BHM School Board approved the appointment of Carmen Tubbs as the next Northwinds Elementary Principal. Tubbs will replace current principal Shawn Gombos who will retire at the end of this school year after having served the school for the last five years.

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click here for the NES Breakfast and Lunch Menu.