Welcome to Tatanka Elementary

Tatanka Elementary STEM School - Engineering our future


Tatanka Elementary STEM School is a magnet school with a specialized curriculum that helps students become thinkers and problem solvers.  Here, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts are integrated into classroom lessons. Through these experiences, students Collaborate, Communicate, Think Critically, and use Creativity to develop a deeper understanding of all the STEM components.  We build upon children's natural curiosity to help them research questions, investigate problems, and develop answers using STEM concepts.  This active, "minds on" approach prepares students with the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.  Tatanka serves approximately 530 students in grades K-5.

Announcements & Upcoming Events for the 2016-2017 School Year:

Announcements & Upcoming Events for the 2016-2017 School Year:

2016-2017 School Year:

  • STAR/STEM Assembly is Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Click on STAR/STEM Assembly Dates and Times
  • Tatanka PTO Meeting  6:30 p.m.  Daycare provided/January 5, 2017
  • NO SCHOOL January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King Jr., Day
  • NO SCHOOL January 27, 2017 - Teacher Workshop

 

Tatanka Field Trips

  • Second Grade - Thursday, January 19, 2017 Science Museum/Bag lunch needed with beverage
  • Fifth Grade - Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center/8:40-10:35 a.m. Concert
  • Kindergarten - Wednesday, May 10,2017 Nelson Farm in Litchfield/Bag lunch needed with beverage
  • First Grade - Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Stages Theater in Hopkins/Bag lunch needed with beverage

If you are new to the area or have moved boundaries, please call ahead to register your child.  Please contact the Tatanka Office at 763.682.8600 for an appointment.  If you are unsure of your boundary area, you can click on School Boundary Search to find your boundary area school.  If you would like to expedite the registration process, click on Registration Forms and fill out the paper work before bringing them in to your appointment.

 

Give Kids a Smile Program - Free Dental Care February 3-4, 2017
Thursday Jan 5, 17

Give Kids a Smile Program - Free Dental Care February 3-4, 2017

See attached information from the MN Dental Association's website regarding this upcoming dental program
Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance
Monday Jun 13, 16

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance

Find out how you can purchase affordable health and accident coverage.

Tatanka Launches School Newscast!
Thursday Apr 7, 16

Tatanka Launches School Newscast!

Tatanka Elementary STEM School has entered the digital age! We have started a weekly schoolwide broadcast with our 5th-grade students. Each week a different group of 5th-graders will report the news to the rest of our school. Mr. Kuklok, Curriculum Integration Coordinator at Tatanka Elementary, is working with fifth grade students on this project.  Check out this page for updated newscasts!

Tatanka Elementary STEM School NEW Entrance and Classrooms

Tatanka Elementary STEM School NEW Entrance and Classrooms

Tatanka Elementary STEM School is going full steam ahead on their new additions of a secure entrance, four kindergarten classrooms, music room, gym space, bathrooms and storage. Work began on March 28 and is scheduled for completion in December 2016. 

Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9). If you think your child might qualify for the program, you are encouraged to request assessment. 


The Quest program is for highly gifted students and will be offered to students in grades 2-9. Qualified students from other districts are invited to apply. Follow this link to find more information about the program, the application and other necessary forms required for submission to the program.