Scholastic Book Fair at Cokato Elementary!

The Online Book Fair is now open!  Any books you order will be shipped to Cokato Elementary for FREE!  Check it out! 

When: Tuesday, March 6th ~ 4-7pm
Thursday, March 8th ~ 4-7pm
Friday, March 9th ~ 9-12pm

65% of the profits go back to the school!!

March Events

 March 2

 End of 2nd Trimester
 March 5

 No School - Staff Development Day
 March 6

 4-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
 March 8

 March Birthday Table
4-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
 March 9

 No School for Students (K-4)
9-12pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
 March 20

 Kindergarten Round-Up
 March 26-30  SPRING BREAK

Dunk Tank Reading Challenge

Splash the Staff at Cokato Elementary!
Reading Challenge
February 1 - March 23

This year for the Cokato Elementary Reading Challenge, each class will be given the opportunity to earn tosses at the dunk tank for our Splash the Staff event taking place on Friday, May 25th.  Classes will earn tosses based on the number of reading counts points earned February through March.  Reading Counts Point Goals differ by grade.  

 1st Grade  2nd Grade  3rd Grade  4th Grade
 200 pts = 1   1500 pts = 1  2000 pts = 1  3000 pts = 1
 300 pts = 2  2250 pts = 2  3000 pts = 2  4500 pts = 2
 400 pts = 3  3000 pts = 3 4000 pts = 3  6000 pts = 3
 500 pts = 4  3750 pts = 4  5000 pts = 4  8000 pts = 4
   4500 pts = 5  6000 pts = 5  

More information will go out prior to “Dunk Day”!

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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Congratulations to Ronald Schultz, the 2017-18 Cokato Elementary Leadership in Educational Excellence Winner!

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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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