Veteran’s Day Program At Cokato Elementary

Friday, November 10th
@ 10:00am

Please join us to honor our Veterans!
All are welcome to attend!

Book Fair

The Book Fair is next week in the Cokato Elementary Parent Waiting Area during conferences!  Can't make it to the book fair?  Try shopping online at

Reading Counts

Mrs. Bertram's class completed over 1,000 Reading Counts tests in one month!  Their reward: Dressing Mr. Barton for Halloween!



November Events

 Sunday, November 5th  Daylight Savings Ends (fall back 1 hour)
 Monday, November 6th  Picture Retake Day
 Friday, November 10th  Veteran’s Day Program
 November 13-17th  American Education Week
 Tuesday, November 14th  4-7pm Parent Teacher Conferences
 Thursday, November 16th  4-7pm Parent Teacher Conferences
 Friday, November 17th
 NO SCHOOL for Students 
9am-12pm Parent Teacher Conferences
 November 23-24th NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break 
 Thursday, November 30th  End of 1st Trimester

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th.  Please take note of the scheduled time you chose during Open House in August.  These are busy nights for families, so please arrive to your conference destinations on time and respect the time allotted to your conference.

Childcare is provided in the small gym/cafeteria to allow you uninterrupted time to visit with your child’s teacher.  Please take advantage of this opportunity and let your child have fun playing while you enjoy a peaceful conference.

Wild West Book Fair

You are invited to our Annual Book Fair, which will take place during conference week.  Please join us in the parent waiting area before or after your students’ conference. 

Our Book Fair Theme this year is - Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read!

This book fair brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging and affordable books kids want to read.  Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more.  And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

Any purchases made at the Book Fair, or on-line, help us with the purchase of new books and supplies for the Cokato Elementary Media Center!  If you would like to preview some of the items featured at this year’s Book Fair, check out our Homepage at:

Come on in and get some of your holiday shopping done.  Books are gifts that are opened again and again!

Book Fair Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, November 14th
4:00 - 7:00pm

Thursday, November 16th
4:00 - 7:00pm

Friday, November 17th
9:00am - 12:00pm

Crossing Safely

Students are focusing on safety at Cokato Elementary. Kids are learning about Bus Safety and how to cross the street safely.


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 Cokato 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 Cokato Elementary as your school choice, take a picture of your receipt--shop anywhere, buy anything.  For more information please check out to learn more.

Keeping Cokato Elementary Students, Parents, and Visitors Safe


If you ever visit Cokato Elementary in the morning before school or in the afternoon right after school you can see many children, parents, and families walking to and from Cokato Elementary. Due to all of the traffic these visits create, we sometimes get double parking or students who walk from cars across the road; both create dangerous travel for all of our Cokato Elementary students, parents, and visitors.

In cooperation with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department, Cokato Elementary will be working to
monitor traffic around Cokato Elementary School. This monitoring effort will be focused on times before school and after school to make sure we continue to keep everyone who attends and visits Cokato Elementary safe! Our efforts are to make sure the traffic is not double parked and students are not walking from cars to cross the street where there is no supervision or cross walks.

Parents and caregivers who are driving their children to school or picking them up after school must drop them off at Door B and along the curb of the Cokato Elementary building side. Please do not allow your children to cross the street in front of traffic due to safety of all children.

Thanks for your efforts to keep everyone safe around Cokato Elementary!


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!)


Congratulations to Cokato Elementary! 

Cokato Elementary was named a “2013 Celebration School” by the Minnesota Department of Education for improving student achievement and decreasing the achievement gap between our students! Cokato Elementary was one of 48 schools in Minnesota named for this honor. Thank you to all of the students, staff, and parents for your hard work in helping us achieve this award!

 Awarded School of Excellence


Cokato Elementary is a School of Excellence because...

  • we believe that parents are our partners and that this partnership is vital to the success and well-being of our children
  • our learning environment is safe, comfortable, and nurturing
  • we focus on helping students become readers who love to learn about the world around them
  • our teachers provide rigorous, hands-on math and science lessons that give students real-life experiences and challenge their thinking
  • we provide students with frequent and rich experiences with numerous technology tools
  • our students practice respect, responsibility, resiliency, integrity, compassion, and appreciation for cultural diversity
  • we offer eight sessions of physical education and music classes each week in order to provide a balanced education for our students
  • our students are provided with a strong academic program that respects each child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs
  • we learn about our world, nation, state, and community and the importance of exhibiting good citizenship skills with all students and adults
  • our teachers are life-long learners who are committed to their profession and to our children
  • we learn, work, and play as a community of learners in a community that values education and supports its school

Cokato Elementary School 
200 5th Street SW
Cokato, MN 55321

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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.

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