Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
Dassel Elementary participated in a December food drive. Students were encouraged (but certainly not required) to bring a food item to school for the Meeker County Food Shelf sometime during this month. Thanks for your participation in this activity!
D-C Kindergarten Program
Dassel-Cokato Schools has always prided itself on having a quality Half-Time Kindergarten Program. However, with legislative approval of funding for All Day Everyday K, Dassel-Cokato moved forward in the spring of 2014 with a facility expansion plan to allow for the opportunity of offering All Day Every Day Kindergarten.
With the start of the 2014 – 2015 school year, Dassel-Cokato Schools featured a Full Time and Half Time Kindergarten experience. Included below are the many features that make these programs successful for our students.
Full Time and Half Time Kindergarten Programs:
Full Time Kindergarten Program:
Half Time, Alternating Day Kindergarten Program:
An Open House will be planned to showcase the new project once the rooms are up & running.
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.
AAA IS COMING!
Attention all Dassel Elementary students and parents! AAA is coming! Please put Thursday, February 19th on your calendar of fun events! This is the date for viewing the exhibits and program. The program will be presented to grades K-2 at 10:20, and at 1:30 for grades 3 – 4 and also the public. Get your thinking caps on and have some fun this winter break, working on your projects and performances! More details will be coming, but start your creative juices flowing now!
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.
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
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
131 Williams Avenue East
PO Box 368
Dassel, MN 55325
Phone: 320.286.4100 x1500
Principal: Debbie Morris