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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October Newsletter


Upcoming Events

Teacher Workshop &
EM Convention

(no school)
Oct 15-17

Picture Retakes
Oct 21

DQ Art Display
Ms. Little's Class
Oct 22

Veteran's Day Program
Nov 11


Parent Portal Accounts

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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"


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! 


GRANDPARENTS’ DAY & Fire Prevention Week

Dassel Elementary recently celebrated Grandparents’ Day
and Fire Prevention Week. 

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day

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

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Tuesday, October 21st will be picture retake day at Dassel Elementary between 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  If your child missed picture day or you weren’t satisfied with the picture taken, please bring him/her to the small gym during
this hour.

Students who were absent or forgot their money on September 23rd, whose portraits need to be retaken, or who wish to purchase another package, may do this on October 21st.   Afternoon kindergartners would need to come between 8:15–8:30 a.m. Students desiring retakes must return their complete original package to the photographer on retake day.  All checks must be made payable to ZAHLER.


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

lynk 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 will be recognized at the LEEA banquet on Wednesday, October 29th, in St. Cloud.


VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM

veteransWe 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!


PATROL INSTALLATION

Captain Thoma swore in 45 new 4th graders who are excited and eager to help Dassel Elementary students safely cross the streets before and after school. They are true leaders in our building! We are grateful for their time, effort, and great attitudes all year long.


NUTRITIOUS SNACKS FOR CARE GROUP

appleEach 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

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.

 



MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CELEBRATION SCHOOL AWARD

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:

  • 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