Valentine's Day

  


Thanks to all of our staff and volunteers who helped make it a true Valentine's Day celebration in activities and learning here at Cokato Elementary today! Many fun filled activities experienced because so many visited our students today! CE says, "Happy Valentine's Day!"

Jump Rope for Heart



Thanks to all who supported Jump Rope for Heart. From those who donated, shared your stories, organized the event, and all who helped with the event! Another successful year to help our gives jump for many hearts!

Bingo for Books


Another successful Bingo night at CE Bingo for Books! Thank you to all who attended this event. We had over 180 students attend to try to win prizes and books. 

Junior Achievement Day

  

Thank you to all the DECA High School students for the preparation to present to our CE students! We learned so many things and enjoyed the great activities! Thank you to everyone who made adjustments to support Junior Achievement Day at CE!

Adoptive Grandparents


Each year our 4th grade students have the opportunity to adopt a Grandparent from the Cokato Manor! Each week, from the months of November through March, a 4th grade classroom has the opportunity to meet and learn more about grandparents they visit. They have the opportunity to visit, share stories, and also play games. Thank you to all for this opportunity which is also supported by donations! 


Winter Fun


What a wonderful day to have PE outside! All CE students and staff had the opportunity to enjoy some great sledding weather the last day before winter break! Hope all had fun!

Food Shelf Collections

Students at Cokato Elementary collected a total of 1,064 food items this year!  The STARS group delivered them to the local food shelf.

  

  

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 Cokato 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 Cokato 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.


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!

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!!!

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

1991-1992
2004-2005
 

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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March Newsletter


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Congratulations to Brice Berggren, the 2016-17 Cokato Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Winner!


Cokato Elementary Fundraising Opportunities



Parent Portal Accounts

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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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