Welcome to North Winn!


St. Benedict School Informational Meeting for Parents of 2019-2020 Kindergartners & New Families

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30pm St. Benedict School Library Meet the teachers, take a school tour, learn about our program. Please RSVP to the school office at 382-4668 by Monday, February 25th if you plan to attend or have any questions.

Decorah Kindergarten

Come & See Day Friday,
April 12th from 1:00-3:00pm

The Decorah Community School District will be holding three Kindergarten Parent Meetings for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Meetings will be held Tuesday, March 5th at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, or Wednesday, March 6th at 11:30 am at West Side Early Childhood Center. This will be an informational parent meeting and upcoming students do not need to attend. Informational meetings are for all parents of potential Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year. Please join us for one of the three meetings. To be eligible for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten your child must be five years of age on or before September 15, 2019.

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Change of Financial Status?

Has your family financial status changed since school started? For example, now that winter is here, has there been anyone in your family laid off with caused a change in your finances? If so, please consider applying for free/reduced price meals for your child/children. The applications are held in strict confidence and other school programs also benefit from your applications (through statistics of number of children on meal assistance). You may qualify even if you do not think you would. Call or email Lynn for an application.

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Parent/Teacher Spring Conferences

Parent/Teacher Spring Conferences that were missed due to weather will be rescheduled for Feb. 21. Teachers may be rescheduling if there is a conflict with their schedule.





North Winneshiek Elementary is now both on Twitter and Facebook. Please join our communities to see what is happening at North Winn this year and take part in keeping the #NWMustangMagic alive! To find us on Twitter find @NWinnMustangs. To find us on Facebook you will search for the page North Winneshiek Elementary 2018-2019.

For both pages you will need to request access as this keeps our students safe. When you are approved, you will then be able to see the Tweets and Facebook posts.

For further information, please contact Melissa Wicklund mwicklund@n-winn.k12.ia.us, Technology Coordinator at North Winn.


Petition for Open Enrollment to MC

Now is the time to petition for enrollment to Mabel-Canton School District. The completed form must reach the Decorah Community School, Central Administration Office by March 1. For questions please call 563-382-4208.

The packet includes:
1. A district map indicating the northern boundary line for eligibility to apply to attend Mabel-Canton School
2. The Petition for Enrollment to Mabel-Canton School District
3. FAQs regarding guidelines between Decorah and Mabel-Canton School Districts
4. Survey indicating your school choice

(Return to North Winn by February 22)



COMMUNITY NIGHT (Free Event) Motivational Speaker Terrence Talley Presents:
“Because you matter, you can make adifference”

Terrence’s mission:“To give every student hope and empower them to give hope to others. I believe what happens to a student today will affect your community tomorrow. That’s why it’s important to not only educate their minds, but their hearts, as well.”

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Milk Moola and Box Tops

We will be mailing off our final milk moola and box tops in March. Therefore, we would like ALL box toos and Milk Moala pieces to be at school no later than Feb. 28. The money we get from these will go toward our end of year celebration.

Words on Wellness

This month's newsletter from Iowa State University Extension includes an article on the importance of family meals, even during busy holidays. The article gives a link to a nationwide promotion of electronic device/screen­free family meals.

The December W.O.W. includes information on safely preparing raw-egg recipes, such as eggnog. In addition, the ISU staff encourage people who work at sedentary jobs to try "deskercise." The recipe of the month is Vegetable Pasta Soup. This fitness, nutrition and safety newsletter is available as a pdf download, via Twitter or sent directly to your email. Find all these options at:

10th Missoula Children's Theatre at NW

We will present “King Arthur’s Quest” in our tenth Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) residency and performance March 18 to 23. The performances will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

This play will involve all students Kindergarten through sixth grade. Most will have acting and singing roles, and will wear costumes and makeup provided by the MCT directors. A few older students will be invited to serve as assistant directors. Rehearsals will be held during the school day except for Friday, when the dress rehearsal will be held after school.

In our previous MCT residencies, students who wanted to participate came to an audition after school on Monday. Parents of those who were selected were responsible for getting the actors to and from after-school and evening and practices and performances. Mrs. Miller is working with teachers to modify class schedules that week to accommodate small and large group rehearsals. We believe that this experience will provide educational, social and developmental benefits for all our students.

 We need pet-free housing for the two directors, two separate bedrooms, from Sunday, March 17 through Saturday, March 23. Actually, if there were two neighbors who would host them, one home can have pets. Can you host one or both directors? Call the school and talk to Andrea Homstad.


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NW Reorganization

The results for the Special School Election held in Winneshiek County on February 6, 2018 concluded that North Winneshiek and Decorah School Districts will combine at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

Special Events for the final year of the NW District are in the works. If you would like to be involved, please contact the school main office.

The North Winneshiek Community School District does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, socio-economic status, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.
The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Tim Dugger and can be reached at 563-735-5411.