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 2017-2018 School Year:

Announcements & Upcoming Events for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Open House for 2017-18 School Year is:  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.
You can bring your child's school supplies and also deposit money in their lunch account that evening.  Please make sure you receive a BUS TAG for grades Kindergarten thru Third the evening of Open House.

First Day of School is:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017. 

 


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.

 

School Start and Stop Time
Tuesday Feb 28, 17

School Start and Stop Time

Students cannot be dropped off before 7:25 a.m.  Students must be in the classroom at 7:45 a.m. to not be counted absent or tardy. Classroom teachers take attendance at that time.  The school day ends at 2:25 p.m.  The shuttle bus bell rings at 2:10 p.m. and  leave at 2:15 p.m. to go to Parkside or Northwinds.  All other students are dismissed at 2:25 p.m.

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!

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance
Tuesday Jan 24, 17

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance (PDF - 89.88 KB)

Need help planning your schedule for the next school year? Find out when students are in school and on break for the 2017-18 school year.

FREE Summer Meals
Tuesday Jun 6, 17

FREE Summer Meals

FREE breakfast and lunch will once again be served for all children ages 1-18 beginning in June at Parkside Elementary, Montrose Elementary and Buffalo Community Middle School. FREE entertainment is also planned. Click the story for more details and an event schedule.

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance
Wednesday Jul 5, 17

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance

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