The book fair is coming once again to Dassel Elementary during fall conference times!  Please visit our Media Center on November 14 or November 16 from 4:00-7:00pm or on Friday, November 17 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Our online fair begins on October 27 at  
Be sure to check it out!


Kindergarten students acted out the story "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.  They had lots of fun showing off the masks they all made around Dassel Elementary!      


To kick off our Olweus Bullying Prevention Program efforts, this year we hosted a "WE ARE BUCKET FILLERS!" at the Dassel Elementary lyceum held this past week.  Children were introduced to the theme for the year that we are ALL focused on being "bucket fillers!"  Through kind words and actions, we can help every person feel positive about themselves and others.  Our SSB (Super Supportive Bystander) theme is also still going strong with the Talk, Walk, Go strategy!  

Please join us in working with and supporting our students both at school and in the community.  It takes all of us to have the impact needed to prevent bullying!


Dassel Elementary students topped off fire prevention week with a  program and activities provided by the Dassel Fire Department.  This year, we had a special treat of meeting their new dog Radar!  Together, students completed safety stations for fire prevention awareness.  Thank you to our awesome Dassel Fire Department crew for taking time out of their busy schedules to educate our students!




Monday, October 21  --  NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day

Friday, October 27  --  Grandparents' Day, 1:00pm

Friday, November 10  --  Veterans' Day Program, 9:45am

Friday, November 17 -- NO SCHOOL, Elementary Only

Tuesday, November 21 -- Grade 2:  Thanksgiving Play, 2:30pm

Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 -- NO SCHOOL


Our second grade classrooms here at Dassel Elementary are having a great time celebrating apple week!  They have been busy doing virtual orchard tours, making apple sauce, and even enjoyed listening to Johnny Appleseed stories by local storyteller, Mr. Bob Gasch.  
What a fun week for these students!



Dassel Elementary fourth grade safety patrol students were sworn in by Charlie Smoldt on Friday, September 8th.  These students are excited and eager to help their Dassel Elementary friends 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.


Every Wednesday evening between 5:00 and 8:00 pm the Cokato Dairy Queen is supporting our elementary schools with a 10% contribution of the total sales!

Our students will take turns providing art work to decorate the eating area of the DQ.  We will alternate Wednesday nights with Cokato Elementary for art work display.

Please stop in and buy a treat and take a look at the wonderful art provided by our children!  What a fun and tasty way to support our schools!!  WE THANK YOU, DQ!!

October 25 -- Ms. Hall's 2nd Grade Class

November 8 - Mrs. Pitchford's 3rd Grade Class

November 22 - Mr. Whittaker's 4th Grade Class


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. 


Save these items and help us raise additional funds for our school! 

Box Tops 

Look for products with the Box Top for Education coupon. Each coupon is worth 10 cents! Please check the expiration date and trim the coupon. Sometimes we will have a special event for the program. The students enjoy collecting for a special goal. Keep on clipping! See for online shopping, saving and clipping, too! 

Food Club/Cash Wise Labels for Learning 

Labels for learning is an easy rewards program. There is a separate printing attached to your receipt with the points for redemption. Please clip this, check the expiration date, and send into school with your student. (If you would like to collect for a while, count the points and then tally and send that to us--yea!) We need to send in the points in bundles of 2,500. 

Pop Can Tops/Tabs 

Yes, we still collect the tabs from the top of cans! We have a wonderful little collection “house” and the tabs are collected and turned into the local McDonalds for the Ronald McDonald House in the metro area. These can be turned in any time! 

Empty Printer Cartridges, etc. 

Over 25 million pounds of empty printer cartridges and cell phones are thrown in landfills each year. Send those old cell phones and empty laser, inkjet, fax and copier cartridges into Dassel Elementary. You will help the environment, too! 


This is a fairly new fundraising option for us (started last year!). Their theme is: Shop, Snap and Earn. This is a free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Select Dassel Elementary as your school choice, take a picture of your receipt--shop anywhere, buy anything. For more information please check out to learn more.


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


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.


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!)


2016 Reward School
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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Congratulations to 
Mrs. Madsen, the 
2017-18 Dassel Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Winner!

Congratulations to 
Charlie Smoldt, the 
2017-18 Dassel Elementary Educational Support Staff Award Winner!

Parent Portal Accounts

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

Fundraising Opportunities

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!