Lake Nokomis Community School

The mission of Lake Nokomis Community School is to empower every student to learn and grow every day. We represent diverse cultures and experiences which allows for instruction in the meaning and value of community and the importance of life long learning. We are nurturing great potential every day!

Our school community is housed on two campuses southeast of Lake Nokomis: Wenonah for Kindergarten-2nd grade, and Keewaydin for grades 3-8. We celebrate our neighborhood school culture and like to be known as a big city school with a small town heart.

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Pancake Breakfast & Family Fund Walk – Saturday, October 13, 9-11am at Keewaydin

See you on Saturday, October 13 from 9-11am at Keewaydin for this annual morning of fun, food, fitness, and prizes. Your donations for this event fund our field trips, extra curriculum, and other special learning opportunities!

  • Donations: Ask friends and family to support our school with a donation online (at then click “Donate Today”) or on this form and bring them to the event. Send in donations by Monday afternoon to count for classroom prizes - pizza party for top classes, and extra recess for classes who hit their goal!
  • Here’s what to expect at the event:
    • Family Fund Walk: You can participate in the walk at any time, but you might want to meet up with your teachers and classmates! Meet your friends at the starting line together:
      • Kindergarten 9:15
      • Grades 1-2 9:30
      • Grades 3-4 9:45
      • Grades 5-6 10:00
      • Grades 7-8 10:15
    • Pancake Breakfast: Invite friends and family to join you for a nummy breakfast. $8 adults, $5 kids age 3+. Ask the principals or a social worker if you want help paying for breakfast.
    • Flu Shot Clinic: 9-10:45am. Free to all families, but if you have insurance please bring your cards to bill insurance and support the flu clinic program.
    • Mystery Bags: Back by popular demand!
    • Spirit Wear: Available for sale
    • Book Fair: In the Media Center
Keewaydin Conference Scheduling Now Online!

New this year, scheduling parent- teacher conferences at Keewaydin has gone paperless. You can sign up using most devices that can access the internet, including your cell phone. See the letter that went home to families.   Mira las instructiones en espanol. To schedule your preferred time:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the name of your student’s classroom or advisory teacher
  3. Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up”
  4. Submit the requested information

*If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts. For more information email: or your child’s teacher.
*Fall Conferences are on October 16 from 4:30-8:30pm & October 17 from 8:30am-4:30pm

To schedule Wenonah conferences: Contact your student’s teacher to sign up for a conference time.


Register for LNCS Family Directory

The PTA runs an online family directory to help LNCS families find contact information for one another – want to coordinate on class events, plan play dates, or get together over the summer? You’ll need to register your family to be able to use it (and for other families to see your information). The site is private for registered LNCS families only. It is NOT available to the general public.

End of Year Letters from the Principals

Please read our End of Year Parent Letters from Principal La Shawn Ray (Keewaydin) and Principal Kelly Wright (Wenonah). We are happy to share exciting news about reaching and exceeding many school goals this year, and our plans for next year. We wish you a peaceful summer and look forward to welcoming students back in August!

Mr. Pritchard Wins WCCO Excellent Educator of the Week!

News crews surprised Mr. Pritchard, Wenonah Phy. Ed. teacher, at school: "PE Teacher Helps Kids 'Fall in Love with Fitness' by Taking them Fishing". Check out the awesome shots of our kiddoes having fun, developing life long skills, and using our neighborhood as a classroom. Congratulation Mr. Pritchard! We are happy to show the world why we love you so much!

Donate Supplies from our Amazon Wish List
Purchase Paper for LNCS!

Please help supply reams of paper (copy and multipurpose) to LNCS School, both Wenonah and Keewaydin campuses. The LNCS PTA has created an Amazon Wish List for just this purpose.

Update your School Communications Preferences

See instructions to update your contact information or add family members for school messages. (Don’t be scared off by the long instructions. They are mostly pictures and it only takes 5 minutes! And please ignore the follow up email you will receive that asks you to verify your account again.) You will need your student’s ID number, which you can get from their bus tag or by calling their school’s office.