Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
Read Across America Day
On March 2nd we celebrated Read Across America Day (also known as Dr. Seuss’s Birthday) with several school-wide events. This was a special day to celebrate reading.
Parent Teacher Conference Dates
Daycare is provided during conference times:
Buy One Get One Free Book Event
As a thank you for all of the support on our fall book fair, Dassel Elementary is having a BOGO book fair during spring conferences! This book fair will pass along any profits back to our parents in savings. Come on in during conferences for some great books and some great two-for-one deals!
March 9 from 4-7
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP: MARCH 17th
Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th, at 3:45 p.m., at Dassel Elementary. If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten next fall (age 5 on or before September 1st), you should be attending the Round-Up activities. We sent letters out February 27 to give you more information. If your child is eligible, and you did not receive a letter or you know of someone new in the area, please contact Stephanie Corbin (286-4100 ext. 1500) at the school.
$11,000 Raised During Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope for Heart was again a success. Students learned about the risk factors of heart disease, how to prevent heart disease, and the warning signs of stroke and heart attack. Our school collected an amazing $11,000 for the American Heart Association during the event, and everyone had a good time jumping. Thanks for the support of such a worthwhile program. Also, huge thanks to the team of ladies who counted the money and filled out reports.
RAINBOW OF TALENTS: AAA Projects Awarded
Students did a great job with their projects again this year!
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that helped with AAA! It was another successful event thanks to the support of volunteers, parents and hard work on the part of the students participating.
MN READING CORPS
Members are trained to provide a variety of reading interventions with students in kindergarten through third grade. The tutors also participate in community activities and other volunteer opportunities.
Openings for full and part-time Reading Corps members are likely to be available within the area next year. Contact Debbie Morris or Julie Renkes for more information. You can also visit the Reading Corps website: www.minnesotareadingcorps.org
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