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:

 

 

 

 

Tatanka Field Trips

  • K-5 All School Track and Field Day at BHS Football Field - May 30, 2017 9:15-12:45 p.m.
  • First Grade - June 1, 2017 Como Zoo/Bag lunch needed with beverage
  • Fifth Grade - June 2, 2017 BCMS Track and Field/8:05 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Grade - June 6, 2017 Children's Theatre/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.

 

Tatanka Track and Field Day
Thursday Mar 16, 17

Tatanka Track and Field Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

From 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Buffalo High School Football Field!

Tatanka Elementary Annual STEMpede is Saturday, June 3, 3017
Thursday Apr 20, 17

Tatanka Elementary Annual STEMpede is Saturday, June 3, 3017

Start location has changed to Buffalo High School by tennis courts

STEMpede registration is OPEN!

Kindergarten AND Fifth Grade Graduation
Wednesday Apr 19, 17

Kindergarten AND Fifth Grade Graduation

Fifth Grade Graduation is at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 6th
Kindergarten Graduation is at 1:30 p.m.
in the cafeteria on Thursday, June 8th

All Parents and Guardians are Welcome!             

Morning Movers
Wednesday Jan 18, 17

Morning Movers

Morning Movers is once a week by grade level.  It is from 7:25-7:40 a.m. in our new gym!

It is an opportunity for students to move before the school day begins.  Movement is not only good for our bodies but also for our brains.  Movement gets the brain ready to learn.  Students will come to the gym from 7:25-7:40 a.m. on their designated day of the week to walk, jog and run.  We are excited that will be using our new gym!

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.

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!

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.