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We hope you have been enjoying your summer!  Open house for Dassel Elementary is set for Thursday, August 30 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Stop in to see your classroom, meet your teacher and tour the building.  We would love to see you!!



What a great way to end the school year!  Congratulations to all of our students at Dassel Elementary.  We had a lot to celebrate - reading counts awards, golden rulers, Mileka Hall award, 4th grade citizen awards, and so much more!  Have a great summer!!



Today we celebrated our fourth grade students with a graduation dinner in honor of them!  We are sad to see these wonderful students leave Dassel Elementary, but excited for what the future may have in store for these kids.  Hats off to our fourth graders, and a special thanks to our awesome cooks here at DE!!



Friday was our first grade bike rally at Dassel Elementary!  Students learned about bike safety, participated in an obstacle course, and ended the event with a bike ride on the trail.  Six lucky students even won a bike thanks to our donations from local businesses!  Thank you to our teachers, staff, parent volunteers and both Meeker and County Police Departments!




Thank you to our very own DC High School Band for the performance they put on for our elementary students last Friday!  The band students came out to play a few songs and showcase individual instruments to our fourth grade students who have the opportunity to join band in the fall.  It was great to see so many former students inspiring our current students at Dassel Elementary!



Students at Dassel Elementary enthusiastically accepted the Box Tops collection challenge during the month of April.  The first graders won the competition and enjoyed the reward of making Mr. Asquith into a human sundae!  Thanks to all the students and families for "SCOOPING UP!" box tops for our school!


Our first and second graders performed their spring program on Tuesday, April 24 at the Performing Arts Center!  Students enjoyed performing their singing and movement skills for families and community members at both the afternoon and evening shows.  Thanks to all who attended, it sure feels like spring! 

First Grade performing "Sing Me a Song"

First Grade performing "The Rainbow"

Second Grade performing "The Crawdad Song"

 Second Grade performing "La mar estaba serena"


We have a new feature on parent portal!  If you would like to receive text message notifications from the school (when available), please follow this simple process:  1.  Log in to Parent Portal; Click on Contact Preferences; Click the text message boxes (ex: Emergency, Attendance, General Notification, etc).  2.  After the first step is complete, text the word START to 91201, then reply YES to the message to confirm you would like to receive text messages from the district.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at (320) 286-4100 x1500 or e-mail Stephanie Corbin.

2017-2018 LEEA WINNERS

Congratulations to our Leaders in Education of Excellence Award winners!  Our district recognized four fantastic individuals at a banquet in St. Cloud on Wednesday, October 25.  From left to right:  
Mrs. Nancy Madsen from Dassel Elementary, Mr. Ronald Schultz from Cokato Elementary; Mr. Brian Westby from the High school and 
Mr. TJ Anderson from the Middle School.  Thank you for your dedication and service to our district!  


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!


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!!


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 "Just make a mark and see where it takes you"!  Teachers and support staff at Dassel Elementary really try to engage, nurture, and support students in a way that helps each individual child see that they have amazing potential if they just try.  So for the 2017-2018 school year, let's see what we can do together to encourage the 'CAN DO' attitude in all of us!

Here are some 'featured' programs provided for students at Dassel Elementary that help students MAKE THEIR MARK:
CARE Groups
Character Education / Olweus Anti-Bullying curriculum
Jumpstart and STARS Programming
Kinship - Lunch Buddies
Everyday Math / Rocket Math
Science Exploration
Social Studies Adventures
Creative Art Discovery
Numerous Volunteer Coordinated Programs
Hands-on Learning
Enrichment Activities
Technology / Media Center / Computer Lab
Flexible Classroom Seating
Quality Music Classes
Active and Healthy Phy Ed. Offerings
Odyssey / Title I Programming
Reading Corps
MCA Test Prep Opportunities
Summer School Opportunities

Providing quality programming is accomplished with dedication from all who take on the challenge.  Remember:  "Just make a mark and see where it takes you....... "  Own it. Sign it. Pass it on.

**References paraphrased and inspired from the book the dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  
A great book!!


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. Johnson, the 
2018-19 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!