Welcome to Dassel Elementary School
"Home of Kids Who Care"
In January of 2013 the Dassel-Cokato School Board and Administration decided to make each building more secure by purchasing controlled access systems which will be installed in the spring of 2013. These systems will require visitors to identify themselves and their purpose for visiting before they are allowed to enter any of the buildings. We greatly appreciate patience and understanding from parents and other visitors as we work hard to keep students and staff safe at school.
What will this mean at Dassel Elementary School? For the most part, it will soon mean that all doors to the building will be locked. To enter you will need to come to the main entrance (Door A) where you will be required to push a button to announce your arrival. You will be greeted by our secretary, Marlyce, or another staff member, via intercom. Please provide your reason for visiting the school, and then you will be given access to the building. Once in the building, please report to the office to check in and to acquire a visitor’s badge. You will then be directed to the area which you wish to visit. We will require that you check out at the office when you leave, as well.
There are many reasons to keep students and staff safe and this is just one more measure we can add to ensure their safety. If you have any questions related to controlled access, please contact Mrs. Morris at extension 1504.
Faculty Follies Raises Over $5000
Over 1,000 people attended Faculty Follies this past weekend, raising money for student scholarships. The 7 p.m. show was sold out, and the 2 p.m. show was enjoyed by over 300 people. Thanks to all who attended and participated!
LWP: LEADERS excited about doing things WITH PURPOSE
Back in January Ms. Morris asked students of the 4th grade classes the following questions……….
To her delight, and to the benefit of Dassel Elementary, 25 students took on the challenge of filling out an essay form and answering the questions above. With such an amazing response came the birth of the LWP group. What is that you might wonder?
Dig into Reading is the
Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as Dassel Public Library presents “Dig into Reading” during their summer library program. From dinosaurs to construction vehicles, from gardening to archaeology, this summer will be all about digging.
The 2013 summer reading program is open to young people, preschool through teen, with prizes for time spent reading, story hours, and activities. The library will have an open house kickoff from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6th, in the Dassel city hall community room. Families are invited to stop in to register for the summer reading program, pick up a book bag and a reading log, and make a simple gardening craft.
The program will run through August. For more information, call the library at (320)275-3756. All programs are free of charge.
Also, the school media center will be open every other Tuesday morning this summer! Students of Dassel Elementary School can check out books. They can also use the computers to take Reading Counts tests.
Happy Summer and Happy Reading!
Some Important Dates 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