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.


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!

Character Counts
Dassel Elementary



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March Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Staff Development Day
(no school)
March 6

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
March 9 & 12

Elementary Workshhops & Conferences
(no school Gr K-4 only)
March 13

MARS Math Class
Grades 3 & 4
March 17 & 19

DQ Night
Ms. Madsen
March 18

Spring Break
(no school)
March 23-27

MARS Math Class
Grades 3 & 4
March 31

Good Friday
(no school)
April 3

Parent Portal Accounts


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



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.


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

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"

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.

Mrs. Eckroad reads to second graders.
Mrs. Grochow and Mrs. Euerle read to kindergarten.
Mrs. Redman and Mrs. Allen read to first graders.

Parent Teacher Conference Dates

Monday Evening,
March 9th

Thursday Evening,
March 12th

Friday Afternoon,
March 13th

Daycare is provided during conference times:
3:30 – 7:00 on Monday & Thursday evening
12:30 - 3:30 on Friday afternoon

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
March 12 from 4-7
March 13 from 12:30—3:30



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.


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.

Minnesota Reading Corps has been active in our district in the past.  The tutoring program is intended to help all children be successful readers by the end of third grade. 

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:


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. 


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.



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


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.


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!)


Dassel Elementary Designated as 2014 Reward School


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 ( 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

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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