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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May Newsletter


Upcoming Events

Track & Sports Day
May 22

Kindergarten Field Trip
MN Zoo
May 22

Memorial Day
(no school)
May 25

2nd Grade Field Trip
MN Zoo
May 27

4th Grade Graduation Dinner
May 27

1st Grade Field Trip
Children's Museum & Baker's Park
May 29

Last Day of School
June 1


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"


TRACK & SPORTS DAY

Our annual Track & Sports Day is fast approaching.  On Friday, May 22nd, students in grades 1-4 will showcase the skills they have learned in physical education throughout the year.  At each of the 20 events, students are awarded 1, 2, or 3 points based on a set standard.  A special “toe token” will be given for every 5 points. 

There are indoor and outdoor events from several categories.  Of course, there are traditional track and field events such as running and jumping.  Some events, like the pole climb, test physical fitness, while other events, like the soccer kick or football throw, are sports specific.  We even include lifelong recreational games – games you might play in your backyard – such as ladder golf.  As you can see, the day is really a culmination of the many things we do in physical education.

The day begins at 9:45 with grades 1 and 2 at the outside events and grades 3 and 4 at the inside events.  Activity resumes at 1:00 with grades 1 and 2 inside and grades 3 and 4 outside.  We hope you can join us for one or both sessions.  Perhaps you’d like to take this opportunity to join your son or daughter for lunch.  There is a special hot dog cookout planned to make the day even more special.  Adult meal tickets are $3.40.   Please purchase your lunch ticket in the office. 


Charger Kids Club Summer 2015

Charger Kids Club is a school aged childcare program for children in grades K-6th (grade completed in 14-15). Charger Kids Club offers a fun, safe and exciting place for your child to spend their summer. Summer programming includes a variety of scheduled activities and FUN field trips. Click here for more details.  


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