Winship News

March 2019

A note from the desk of Mr. Thorvilson ...

Dear Families,

Thanks to YOU, spring conferences were a huge success. Your child has grown so much this year and it is fun to celebrate this growth. Thank you for making these conversations with your child's teacher a priority!

A special thanks to all of you for participating in Giving Hearts Day 2019! Our school's focus was to simply celebrate the spirit of giving. We aimed much of our attention the efforts of the GF Foundation for Education. They are raising funds to purchase a large transit vehicle to transport homeless, foster care, and at-risk students to and from school, as well as providing bus tickets to support our students and families experiencing financial distress. The GF Foundation for Education raised over $68,000 towards this cause on Giving Hearts Day! Students at Staff at Winship donated over $630. Of course, each dollar was matched! Thank you, thank you for being so giving!

Please continue to encourage your child to read and to read books they love. As teachers and parents, this is one of the most important things we can do to help them grow. As we move closer and closer to spring, ignite or reignite those reading habits. I promise you, your child WANTS to be a great reader and a reader that can find books to fall in love with. If you need great book recommendations, please connect with your child's teacher or anyone in our school to learn more about some great books!

Thank you to all of our 3rd grade parents for attending the recent 3rd grade Lunch and Learn Parent Meeting! We are so proud of our parents and our families. It was another great turnout! As you may know by now, our school has committed to having a special parent meeting at each grade level this year as a way to connect even more with our families. So far we have met with our 1st grade parents, 3rd grade parents and our Kindergarten parents. We look forward to meeting with our 2nd, 4th and 5th grade parents later this year. Keep watch for further details from your child's teacher.

Travis J. Thorvilson


Winship Elementary School

Grand Forks, ND

Upcoming Events

March 1: 11:20 am Dismissal

March 1: Parent Teacher Conference 12-4:00 pm

March 4: Gearing Up For Kindergarten 6:15-7:45 pm

March 5: PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

March 6: 5th Grade - Band Festival at Valley 8:30-11:30 am

March 8: RED Event 2:30 pm

March 11: Gearing Up For Kindergarten 6:15-7:45 pm

March 12: 2nd Grade Music Program 6:30-7:30 pm

March 13: Early Release 1:30 pm

March 14: Hearing Re-checks

March 19-24: Artwise at the Columbia Mall

March 26: 5th Grade Music Program 6:30-7:30 pm

March 28: PTO Evening Family RED Event 6:00-7:30 pm

April 2: PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

April 10: Early Release 1:30 pm

April 18: Kindergarten Program - Mrs. Wishy Washy 2:15-3:00 pm

April 19-22: NO SCHOOL Holiday Break

April 24: Early Release 1:30 pm

Parent Survey

Parents, we had an overwhelming response to our parent survey during conference week. We would like to hear from you if you have not completed the survey yet! Please click on the link below to complete the survey and give us your feedback! It should take you less than 6 minutes to complete! Thank you!


Enrollment for next fall will be done electronically. You will need to have a Powerschool Single Sign On account. Information will be sent out for you to create an account. This should be completed by March so that you are set up for when the time comes to go online to register.

For current students, "registering" will consist of going through the screens, making updates or changes and submitting.

New students will register online for next fall.

Please let us know if you will not be attending Winship next fall.


Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 4, 2019.

Children who will reach the age of five by August 1, 2019 would qualify to enroll for the fall 2019/2020 school year.

For more information regarding registration, click on the "Registration Information" button below or download the Registration Requirements form attached below.

Parents Lead


Parenting isn't always easy, especially in today's world. The good news is there are steps you can take to help protect your kids as they grow older. Effectively monitoring your kids through every stage in their lives is one important way to reduce their risk of becoming involved in potentially harmful situations or engaging in risky behaviors. Start monitoring your kids early on, in ways that are appropriate. In fact, the earlier you begin monitoring, the easier it will be to continue as your kids get older and the more they'll expect it from you.

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Winship Mission Statement

We strive to be a welcoming school with a passionate climate and culture for learning and to prepare students for the life they live today and tomorrow.


Office -- 701-746-2325

Attendance Line -- 701-746-2321

Fax -- 701-746-2374