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 proud to be the principal at Dassel Elementary, "The Home of Kids Who Care." 
    I look forward to partnering with our families, community, and staff as we work together to provide the best educational experience for our students.  I previously taught second grade at Cokato Elementary and was the DC Middle School Dean of Students. 
    I love this community and am happy to call Dassel home.  I enjoy visiting national parks, outdoor activities, and playing/coaching sports.  Please let me know if there is anything that our staff or I can do to support our student's educational journey at Dassel Elementary.    
    Ryan.Weinandt[at]dc.k12.mn.us or (320) 286-4100 ext. 1504.

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  • Congratulations Mrs. Niska!  The 2023-2024 Dassel Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Winner.


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  • Congratulations Mrs. Carlson! The 2023-2024 Dassel Elementary Educational Support Staff Recognition Winner.


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