Lynk

Congratulations to
Ms. Lynk
the 2014-2015
Dassel Elem. Leadership in Educational Excellence Recipient!


School Closings

Notices of Dassel-Cokato School closings and other school emergencies will be broadcast again this year over:


Volunteers Needed & Appreciated!

When you become involved in our school, at home or in the building, your children will thrive and our school truly does become a better school because of you! There are many ways to volunteer at Dassel Elementary.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about the opportunities, please contact Mary Neu, volunteer coordinator, at 320-286-4100 ext. 1518.


FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY

As a continuation of our school pride theme – all students and staff are encouraged to wear the Dassel-Cokato Charger colors on Fridays throughout the rest of the year. The colors are blue and white.

DC CHARGER SONG LYRICS

Here come the DC Chargers,
fighting to keep our honor;
Cheer for the DC Chargers,
we’ll win this game!  (Rah, Rah, Rah!)
Here’s to the blue and white;  
with all our might we’ll fight. 
Onward to victory,
we’ll win this game tonight!  (Fight!)

GO CHARGERS!!!


Character Counts
at
Dassel Elementary

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KIDS NIGHT
AT THE LOCAL DAIRY QUEEN

Every Wednesday is Kids Night at the Cokato Dairy Queen. Art made by one of the elementary classes will be on display at the DQ for the community to enjoy. The DQ will donate 10% of the sales from 5:00-8:00 p.m. that night to our elementary schools. What a fun and tasty way to contribute to our school.  Thank you, Dairy Queen!


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November Newsletter


Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Play
Grade 2

2:30
Nov 24

Thanksgiving Feast
Grade 1

1:45
Nov 25

End of 1st Trimester
Nov 25

Teacher Staff Development
(no school K-12)
Nov 26

Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27 & 28

Winter Break
Dec 24-Jan 4


Parent Portal Accounts

campus

Infinite Campus is used to maintain all our student and family information. An exciting component of this software is the Parent Portal, which will allow parents better access to their children's grades, lunch account balances, standardized test scores, attendance records, contact information, and immunization records.

Please contact school secretary to activate your account.


Online Payment Center

Activities & CommEd

Pay Lunch Accounts in Campus Parent Portal


FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES


BUS PASSES

To allow any change in a student's pick-up or drop-off location, students must receive a Bus Pass. These requests must be received by the school office no later than 2:00 p.m. prior to the route change. For more details, please see the district transporation letter.


STEP UP DAY

The 1st Thursday of each Month is Dassel Elementary's Day to Step-Up against Bullying! 

On this day our staff and students are to wear their Step-Up blue shirt/or any navy blue shirt and join us in taking a stand against bullying. We recite our No More Bullying Pledge and sing our song about making new friends. We talk about the tools needed to be prepared to end bullying in our school and community!   Thank you for your support, too!


Charger Kids Club
2014-2015

Charger Kids Club is a school age childcare and enrichment program, designed to meet the year-round needs of working parents of students in grades K-6. See Charger Kids Club website for more details.

Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"


Dassel Elementary Designated as 2014 Reward School

2014

I am happy to share that 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).

Debbie Morris
School Principal


LAURA LYNK WINS LEEA AWARD
(LEADER IN EDUCATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD)

LEEA
Pictured: Jen Meyer (Cokato), Amy Bollman (MS), Laura Lynk (Dassel)
Not Picture: Eric Sawatzke (HS)

Every year the Central Minnesota Service Cooperative honors one teacher from each building that demonstrates leader-ship, dedication, and professionalism in his/her building and district. Teachers in that building select that teacher to be recognized.

This year the Dassel Elementary teachers chose Laura Lynk, fourth grade teacher, to receive that award.  Mrs. Lynk models excellence in her assignment every day, and we want to thank her for her dedication and service.

Mrs. Lynk was recognized at the LEEA banquet on Wednesday, October 29th, in St. Cloud.


Volunteers Needed & Appreciated

At Dassel Elementary, we are thankful for a strong foundation of parental support. There are many ways to be involved in your child's education, and volunteering is one of many ways to show your support of the students, teachers, and staff. It is fun to see the smiling faces of the children as they continue their journey in learning.  Please consider volunteering with us at Dassel Elementary!

Upcoming Volunteer Needs:

  • Decorating for the K-2  Program
  • 1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast
  • Help with the Book Fair at conference times
  • Help with projects at home and at school

Please feel free to contact the volunteer coordinator, Mary Neu, with questions or requests (286-4100 ext.1518).


WINTER CLOTHING
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During the cold winter weather, please be sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves or mittens, some type of head gear, boots, and snow pants.  We do want children to go outside during recess, so dressing for the weather is vital.  If it is raining, or if the wind chill factor is about 10 below, we do not allow anyone to go outside.  The students remain in the gym during noon recess.  If you have problems getting the necessary winter gear for your children, please let us know, and we will try to provide some assistance.


PICKING UP YOUR CHILD EARLY FROM SCHOOL

noteAt 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

School Parking - FINAL BW-Staff..pngAll 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:

  • CARE Groups
  • Character Education  / Olweus Anti-Bullying curriculum
  • Jumpstart and STARS Programming
  • Everyday Math
  • Harcourt Reading
  • Science Exploration
  • Creative Art Discovery
  • Numerous Volunteer Coordinated Programs
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Technology / Media Center / Computer Lab
  • Rolling Tablet Carts
  • Quality Music Classes
  • Active and Healthy Phy Ed. Offerings
  • Odyssey / Title I Programming
  • Reading Corps (continued for the 2013 – 2014 school year)
  • MCA Test Prep Opportunities
  • Summer School Opportunities

FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY

As a continuation of our school pride theme, all students and staff are encouraged to wear the Dassel-Cokato Charger colors on Fridays throughout the year. 

The colors are blue and white.

DC CHARGER SONG LYRICS

Here come the DC Chargers,
fighting to keep our honor;
Cheer for the DC Chargers,
we’ll win this game!  (Rah, Rah, Rah!)
Here’s to the blue and white;  
with all our might we’ll fight. 
Onward to victory,
we’ll win this game tonight!  (Fight!)

GO CHARGERS!!!


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

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131 Williams Avenue East
PO Box 368
Dassel, MN 55325

Phone: 320.286.4100 x1500
Fax: 320.286.4151

Principal: Debbie Morris