Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
MCA TESTING DATES
April is also the time to measure how well students have learned grade-level content. Reading MCA III tests for 3rd & 4th grade students took place on April 15th & 16th. The MCA III math on-line tests for 3rd & 4th grade students will be given the week of April 21st–29th.
Students need a good night’s sleep before the test. A healthy snack will be provided for test taking students the day of the test. Please be sure to schedule family trips or doctor/dental appointments on alternative dates. The students study hard all year long and we are very PROUD of them! Giving them the best testing conditions to ‘show what they know’ is our goal!
Performing Arts Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 25th
See registration form in April newsletter
Volunteer Appreciation Week
National Volunteer Recognition Week is celebrated in MN and across the states in April. Dassel Elementary wishes to thank the many parents, grandparents and community members that have volunteered with us. We will be hosting an appreciation on Thursday, May 1st. Please mark that date on your calendar and plan on attending. We thank you for all that you do for our students and staff here at Dassel!
Please check your schedule and share some time with us. We truly appreciate all that our volunteers do for our students and staff
Dassel Celebrates Read Across America Day
Dassel Elementary 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, but really reading is celebrated every day in our classrooms!
Dassel raises $10,200 for 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 $10,200 for the American Heart Association during the event, and everyone had a good time jumping. Thanks for the support of such a worthwhile program!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
A great deal of time, thought, and effort goes into the formation of class lists each year. We want you to know that all Dassel Elementary teachers are highly qualified and exceptional teachers with whom you can put your trust. We also realize that parents/guardians know their child’s personality better than anyone, and we respect the fact that some parents may want to contribute their thoughts to the process. Please see letter for complete details if you want to give input into your child’s placement for next year.
CHARGER KIDS CLUB SUMMER DONATIONS
We are starting to think about summer and it’s always nice to add new things for the kids to play with each year. As you begin your spring cleaning keep us in mind if you come across anything that is gently used and you would like to donate – we would love it!
Popular items include:
Click here for more details about the Charger Kids Club.
MN READING CORPS
Minnesota Reading Corps has been active in our district for the last three years. 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: www.minnesotareadingcorps.org
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!
Please call the office at extension 1500, NOT the classroom, if your child’s dismissal plans change throughout the day. We are asking that the office be notified of these changes before 12:00. The ideal request is that your child brings a note that is given to the teacher in the morning, which helps to eliminate interruptions into the classroom.
Our dismissal time is 3:15. Please do not request that your child be excused prior to that time. A safe and orderly dismissal process is a high priority that is shared jointly by all of us.
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.
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:
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