Welcome to Cokato Elementary!

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  • Educate. Innovate. Succeed.

    Cokato Elementary takes pride in providing high-quality education through our high-quality staff.  

Upcoming events at Cokato Elementary

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
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!
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. Keep on clipping! See bfte.com for online shopping, saving and clipping, too!
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.
Shoparoo The theme for this fundraiser is: Shop, Snap, and Earn. This is a free app from the AppleApp Store or Google Play Store. Select Dassel or Cokato Elementary as your school choice, take a picture of your receipt --shop anywhere, buy anything. For more information, check out shoparoo.com



  • Cokato Elementary

    200 5th Street SW
    Cokato, MN 55321
    Main (320) 286-4100 ext. 1300
    Fax (320) 286-4131
    Principal: Brian Franklin
    Start/End Times: 8:00am/3:15pm
    *First bell rings at 8:00am, tardy bell rings at 8:10am.


  • Dairy Queen Art Schedule:
    January 29 - Ms. Chap
    February 12 - Mr. Schultz
    February 26 - Ms. Ardoff

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Meet our Principal

  • Principal Franklin

    Welcome to Cokato Elementary, I'm Principal Brian Franklin.  At Cokato Elementary we are excited to help your students grow through excellence in education.

    I've been in education for 24 years as a 6th-grade teacher, Middle School Dean of Students, Middle School Principal and now as Cokato Elementary's Principal.

    One of my favorite memories is once umpiring a softball game between Bethel University and the Thailand National Softball team in Bangkok, Thailand.

    You can contact me at 320-286-4100 Ext. 1304, email: brian.franklin[at]dc.k12.mn.us, or by stopping by my office.  I look forward to seeing you around school! 

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  • Congratulations Mrs. Munson, the 2019-2020 Cokato Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Winner!

    Mrs. Munson

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  • Congratulations Mrs. Rogers, the 2019-2020 Cokato Elementary Educational Support Staff Recognition winner.

    Katie Rogers

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