Parent Involvement

Parent Teacher Organization

Once a month a committee of Northwind's parents, called the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), meets to plan events and activities to support the school. This organization gives parents a chance to provide input regarding important decisions made for the school. This committee is also in charge of fundraising, deciding how to spend funds that are raised and planning family activities throughout the school year (Chip Shoppe Fundraiser,Family Fitnes Night, and  Ice Cream Social). All parents are always welcome to attend monthly PTO meetings and offer ideas and suggestions to support Northwinds Elementary. Watch the school newsletter for the monthly meeting dates.

PTO Sponsored Events 2015-16

  • Fall Fundraiser   Sept 14th - Oct 2nd
  • Fall Festival    Oct 2nd
  • Art Residency Grades 3-5 Fall/K-2
  • Family Fitness Night    Jan 28th 
  • Spring PTO Family Event   April 7th
  • Ice Cream Social    May 5th


Services and Supplies:

NES School Spirit Wear - Offered at PTO Special Events and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Order forms are also sent home with students several times a year.


At Northwinds, parents can also help us in our fundraising effort by collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education, UPC codes from Campbell's Soups and product labels from Kwik Trip Milk Bags. All of these may be brought to school and turned in to your child's teacher or placed in the labeled containers in the office (see weblinks below). Northwinds Elementary School values parent volunteers. We can provide you with projects to do in school or at home. Parental involvement is important in a child's education. All visitors entering the building during regular school hours must report to the office to sign in and obtain a visitor's badge.

Website Links:

Box Tops for Education
Campbells Labels for Education
Kwik Trip Milk Moola

Parents are welcome to attend monthly PTO meetings, Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the NES conference room.  Simply check in at the office.  Questions regarding PTO meetings and membership can be directed to Andrea Jonasson or  Tracy Conklin, PTO Co-Presidents at

PTO Meeting Dates: (Childcare is provided)

Sept 14th
Oct 5th
Nov 2nd
Dec 7th
Jan 4th
Feb 1st
March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd
June 6th


PTO Executive Board Members  2015-16

Andrea Jonasson                   Co-President

Tracy Conklin                        Co-President

Kristin Lotthammer                Treasurer

Sheila Feldman                     Secretary

Kristin Hovland                      Event Coordinator/Teacher Liaison

DesireeTweten                       Event Coordinator/Teacher Liaison

Bobbi Kramer                        Fundraising Coordinator

Bjorna Jayson                       Volunteer Coordinator

Kelly Woyke                          Communications Coordinator

Kristin Glur                             K-2nd Grade Parent Representative

Megan Drennan                      3rd-5th Grade Parent Representative