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PATROL INSTALLATION

Mrs. Eckroad, our school safety supervisor, swore in 45 new fourth graders who are excited and eager to help Dassel Elementary students safely 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.  Thank you Mrs. Eckroad and patrol staff!!



Check Out Our New Bond and Levy Informational Site!

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Questions concerning the levy or bond can be directed to: communications[at]dc.k12.mn.us


PARENT PORTAL - TEXT MESSAGE OPTION

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!  


DAIRY QUEEN ART

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!!


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. 



FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

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 boxtops4education.com 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! 

Shoparoo 

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 shoparoo.com to learn more.


MAKE YOUR MARK!

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
WONDERS / WONDERWORKS Reading
Science Exploration
Social Studies Adventures
Creative Art Discovery
Numerous Volunteer Coordinated Programs
Hands-on Learning
Enrichment Activities
Technology / Media Center / Computer Lab
Makerspace
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!!

FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY

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.

DC CHARGER SONG LYRICS

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!)

GO CHARGERS!!!

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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Newsletter Coming Soon!


Congratulations to 
Mrs. Johnson, the 
2018-19 Dassel Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Winner!

Parent Portal Accounts

https://campus.dc.k12.mn.us/campus/portal/dasselCokato.jsp

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!