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Helping Houston

North Winn is collecting Box Tops for Education and Moola milk caps to support a Houston, Texas, school that was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. A teacher at this school is a Luther College graduate and former student of North Winn science teacher Birgitta Meade.

We are encouraging families and community members to clip Box Tops for Education labels and send them to us. We will collect them and send in for funds to go to this school. Money raised helps to cover costs of science and math supplies as well as to help fund field trips.

Box tops may be found on the following brands:

or donate your 5 cent bottle caps:


Please send them to school by Oct 20.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

A pink information sheet went home with students this week with instructions on how to sign up on-line for conferences. The website, winn/ will be open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18. Conferences are 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2.

Making North Winn a Healthy Place

Kindergarten students recently harvested from our school garden a kind of soybean called sweet beans or edamame. The kitchen staff cooked the beans and fifth grade volunteers served them during lunch.

For pictures and more information on this project, see the Wellness page on the North Winn website.

Serving unfamiliar foods in the cafeteria is one of several wellness activities at North Winn. All schools have wellness policies and committees to help students learn lifetime physical activity and nutrition habits. Committees include teachers and other staff, students, parents and community members. You may review North Winn policies, including wellness (507.9), passed by our school board, on our website.

If you want to help make North Winn a healthier place, please join the wellness committee!

Our monthly meetings this year are at 2:40 on  Wednesdays, in the library. Contact Andrea Homstad at school if you have questions or suggestions


Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating Contest

Choose a creative looking pumpkin or gourd to decorate. No carving is permitted.

Prizes will be given for the best creations in the following categories:
Best use of recycled materials
Most creative
Best character
Best design/color
Best animal
Most Realistic
Pumpkins/gourds should be brought in Oct. 24 or Oct. 25. Judging will take place on Oct. 26 and prizes awarded Oct. 27. Pumpkins should go home with parents Oct. 30 or Nov. 2 during conferences.


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Donations Please for Our New STEM Room

Hello, North Winn Families! This year North Winn is putting together a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) room for students to explore how certain things work, are built, or to create one-of-a kind pieces from their imagination.

Items include the following: Legos (new or used), mini to large plastic (Solo-type) cups, frozen-treat sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, clothes pins, play dough, toilet paper or paper towel tubes, cotton balls, paper plates, tin foil, toothpicks, buttons, index cards, masking tape, marbles, and dominoes.

If you would like to make a donation please send materials with your child or drop them off at the office for Melissa Wicklund. All donations will be used to spark creativity among the students here at North Winn! We are very excited about this new adventure!

What did you have for lunch today?

2016-17 Years Available--$15. Contact the office at NW.

Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free

North Winn will observe National Red Ribbon Week for a Drug Free Life Oct. 23 to 27. To show our commitment to be drug free, we have scheduled the following dress-up days:
Monday, Oct. 23: "Follow your dreams-Don't do drugs" - wear pajamas
Tuesday, Oct. 24: "Hats off to being drug and bully free" -wear a hat to school
Wednesday, Oct. 25: "Sock it to drugs and bullies!" -wear crazy socks
Thursday, Oct. 26: "Red-y to live a drug free, bully free life!" - wear RED
Friday, Oct. 27: "Say BOO to drugs and bullies!" -dress up as your future self


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Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days Royalty

North Winners were crowned!


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.