Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
Calendar Correction Notice
The official school calendar incorrectly says that on November 7 there is no school for kindergarten only.
We DO have school for all students K-4 on this date!
LAURA LYNK WINS LEEA AWARD
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.
VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM
We would like to extend an invitation to all of our local veterans to join us for a short program on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:45 a.m. in the big gym. We will be honoring all veterans for their service. Following the program we will have refreshments for the attending veterans in the Dassel media center. Some of our 4th grade students will be there for refreshments and conversations too! Feel free to bring books, pictures, or any memorabilia from your tour of duty. Hope you can join us!
NUTRITIOUS SNACKS FOR CARE GROUP
Each day your child has CARE Time. During that morning activity the students have the opportunity for a snack/beverage. Please make sure your child brings a healthy snack such as fruit, cheese crackers, granola bar, etc. These healthy snacks will help provide the energy necessary for a productive day.
Free milk or juice for snack is provided for each student by the district.
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.
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Dassel Elementary has earned the CELEBRATION SCHOOL eligible designation based on the 2013 Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) results.
The MDE CELEBRATION SCHOOL AWARD recognizes the accomplishments and hard work of Title I schools across the state. The purpose of this award is to identify Minnesota Title I schools that have both demonstrated excellence on the Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) recognizing student proficiency, student growth, closure of the achievement gap, and exhibited success with initiatives that have led to positive student outcomes.
CELEBRATION eligible schools are those schools with MMR scores that place them in the 60th to 85th percentile of top performing schools in Minnesota based on their MMR.
CONGRATULATIONS to all students and staff who work so hard every day to SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW!! We CELEBRATE their hard work all the time in many ways!
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
2012 National Blue Ribbon School
2009 MN Academic Excellence Foundation School Spotlight Award
2009 MN Assoc. of Admin
State School of Excellence 2004-05
National School of Excellence 1990
State School of Excellence 1988
131 Williams Avenue East
Phone: 320.286.4100 x1500
Principal: Debbie Morris