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.


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!


Character Counts
at
Dassel Elementary

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January Newsletter


Upcoming Events

Holiday Sing-Along
1:00-2:00
Jingle Bingo
2:20
Dec 23

Winter Break
Dec 24-Jan 4

AAA Kick-Off
Grades 3-4

Jan 6

AAA Kick-Off
Grades 1-2

Jan 7

2nd Grade Field Trip
Cokato Museum
Jan 8

Step-Up Day
Wear Blue
Jan 8

AAA Camp at Care Group
Jan 12

DQ Night
Ms. Allen's Class
Jan 14

AAA Contract Due
Jan 15

Bingo for Books Night
Small Gym
5:00-7:00
Jan 27

DQ Night
Ms. Lynk's Class
Jan 28

Snow Day Make-Up
(School in session)
President's Day
Feb. 16

End of 2nd Trimester
March 5

Staff Development Day
(no school)
March 6

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
4:00-7:00
March 9 & 12

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

Spring Break
(no school)
March 23-27

Good Friday
(no school)
April 3


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"


THIRD GRADE STORES
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The third grade teachers and students would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all parents and community members who came to support the Christmas Stores on Thursday, December 11th.

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.


Elementary Art

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
2. Artistic Process: Create or Make
3. Artistic Process: Perform or Present
4. Artistic Process: Respond or Critique

Dassel-Cokato Art Mission Statement
Dassel-Cokato Schools will provide a balanced art education program, including the components of art history, aesthetics, art criticism, and the production of art.
Art educators in this district believe in integrating art with other disciplines. Our programs incorporate elements of higher order thinking skills, creative problem solving, and critical response to society.

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
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Memory books from this school year will arrive about the middle of March which are in COLOR. If you haven’t requested a yearbook yet, please fill out the form below by February 10th.  The cost of the book is $10.00 and you can make a check out to “Dassel Elementary”.    The memory books have pictures of all students and staff members.  It’s a nice remembrance from the 2014-2015 school year.  When our supply is gone, we will be unable to get any more copies printed, so reserve your copy early!

DEADLINE IS FEBUARY 10th


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!!!


Dassel Elementary Designated as 2014 Reward School

2014

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

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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