Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
THIRD GRADE STORES
Creating a store and selling the store items was especially exciting for the students. Each of them was amazed at how his or her collective efforts could produce such fantastic results - over $2,085. WOW!
Every item was sold, and the third graders were able to contribute greatly to the needs of the food shelf right here in Dassel, Minnesota.
During the 2014 – 2015 school year, elementary art representatives are dedicating time to review the Dassel-Cokato Art Curriculum. The Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts set the expectations for achievement in the arts for K-12 students in Minnesota. The strands are as follows:
1. Artistic Foundations
Dassel-Cokato Art Mission Statement
Well, whether it is a formal art lesson, a project to develop a theme or skill, or a just-plain-fun activity, student work is valued. Thank you students and staff for COLORING OUR WORLD!!!
AAA: ARTS & ACADEMICS AWARDS
We are planning to kick off our AAA program for 1st - 4th graders early in January. Hopefully, the students have been thinking about their entries throughout the school year and are eager to show off their skills and projects! Each year, we are impressed with the quality of the performances and work submitted for AAA. We hope to see participation continue to grow. There are a number of projects that can be completed at home during the cold winter evenings. The program timelines and dates are on a monthly calendar, which your child will be bringing home along with other AAA information soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.
Bingo For Books
An evening of food, fun and games is planned for Tuesday, January 27th, as Dassel Elementary staff, students, and their families kick-off "I Love to Read" month. This event will be held in the Dassel Elementary small gym between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and will include bingo, prizes, pizza, popcorn, and beverages.
The organizers of this event are looking for books to give away as prizes. If you have any new or gently used books to donate, please send them to school with your child or drop them off at the Dassel Media Center by Friday, January 9th. We are accepting books at reading levels from pre-school through high school/adult.
We hope that every student (and perhaps quite a few adults) attending will go home with a different book to read that night. Any proceeds from the event will go towards support of media center programs.
Come join the Dassel Elementary staff for an evening of family fun as we celebrate reading and the impact it makes in our students’ success in school and later life.
ORDER YOUR MEMORY BOOK NOW
DEADLINE IS FEBUARY 10th
PICKING UP YOUR CHILD EARLY FROM SCHOOL
At Dassel Elementary, the safety of your child is a priority. The Safety Committee continues to meet this year and asks the following of you:
If you are picking your child up between 8:15–3:10 from school, please come directly to the office and the office will contact your child’s teacher. Your child will then come to the office to meet you. If you know when you are picking up your child, please send a note with the time, and the teacher will have the child come to the office early.
Please wait by the east door, if you plan to pick up your child after school.
PARENTS WHO PICK UP & DROP OFF THEIR CHILDREN
All parents are asked to pick up their child or drop off their child on the EAST side of the school. For the safety of our students and staff, do not pick up or drop off children while buses are loading/unloading on the south side.
The doors to school will be locked until 7:45 a.m. each day, as we do not have supervision before that time. So please do not send your students to school earlier than 7:45 a.m.
BELIEVE * ACHIEVE * SUCCEED!
Our theme for the year is BELIEVE * ACHIEVE * SUCCEED! Throughout the year we will be working on ways to BELIEVE in accomplishing great things! We know that everyone can do it because WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!
We BELIEVE that these programs help students achieve and succeed at Dassel Elementary:
FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY
Dassel Elementary has been designated a Minnesota Reward School for 2014. This designation puts Dassel Elementary in the top 15 percent of Title I schools in Minnesota.
Information about this designation can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education web-site (education.state.mn.us/ under the Data Center Tab. Click on the Minnesota Report Card Tab and then click My School. The MMR information is under the School Performance Tab).
2012 National Blue Ribbon School
2009 MN Academic Excellence Foundation School Spotlight Award
2009 MN Assoc. of Admin
Distinguished School Award
State School of Excellence 2004-05
National School of Excellence 1990
State School of Excellence 1988
131 Williams Avenue East
PO Box 368
Dassel, MN 55325
Phone: 320.286.4100 x1500
Principal: Debbie Morris