Welcome to Dassel Elementary!

What's Happening at Dassel Elementary

  • Educate. Innovate. Succeed.

    Dassel Elementary is a place where we ask students and staff members to “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Teachers and support staff engage, nurture, and support students in a way that helps each individual child see that they have amazing potential if they just try. 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
    • WONDERS Reading
    • Science Exploration
    • Social Studies Adventures
    • Creative Art Discovery
    • Numerous Volunteer Coordinated Programs
    • Hands-on Learning
    • Enrichment Activities
    • Technology/Media Center/Computer Lab
    • 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 an amazing staff and all others who take on the challenge.

Fundraising Opportunities

Please help us raise additional funds for our schools! Below is a list of ways you can help by saving or recycling items you either purchased or no longer use.

Name Description
Box Tops Look for products with BOX TOPS for Education coupon. Each coupon is worth $$$! 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. BOX TOPS have gone digital - please see the link below!
Food Club/Cash Wise 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.
Casey's Rewards With Casey’s Rewards, you can earn points on everyday Casey’s purchases – in-store, online or at the pump. Turn those points in to donations to our school! See full terms and conditions at caseys.com.



  • Dassel Elementary

    131 William Ave. East
    P.O. Box 368 - Dassel, MN 55325
    Main (320) 286-4100 ext. 1500
    Fax (320) 286-4151
    Principal: Ryan Weinandt
    Start/End Times: 8:00am/3:15pm
    *First bell rings at 8:00am, tardy bell rings at 8:10am.

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Meet our principal

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    Hello!  My name is Ryan Weinandt, and I am the Dassel Elementary Principal. 

    I am excited to be here at Dassel Elementary and look forward to partnering with our students, staff, families and community in the education process. 

    I was a second-grade teacher for 10 years at Cokato Elementary, the DCMS Dean of Students for eight years, and began being the Dassel Elementary Principal in 2022. 

    I live in Dassel Township and am proud to be living and raising my family here in our district.  I enjoy visiting national parks, outdoor activities, and playing/coaching sports.  Please contact me if you need any assistance.  Ryan.Weinandt[at]dc.k12.mn.us or (320) 286-4100 ext. 1504.

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  • Congratulations Ms. Tschida!  The 2022-2023 Dassel Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Winner!


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  • Congratulations Ms. Sombke, the 2022-2023 Dassel
    Elementary Educational Support Staff Recognition winner.


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