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 2018-2019 School Year:

Announcements & Upcoming Events for the 2018-2019 School Year:


October 2018:
  • Parent / Teacher Conferences: Tuesday, 10/9/18 - Thursday, 10/11/18 - Monday, 10/15/18.  Parent reminders will be sent home with your child to confirm your conference time.
  • Picture RETAKE Day is October 16, 2018
  • NO SCHOOL: October 17 - October 19

 

November 2018:
  • Star Student Assemblies: Thursday, November 1, 2018. 8am = Grades 2 & 4 / 1:40pm = Grades 1, 3, 5
  • PTO Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018. Tatanka Elementary 6:30pm.
  • FUN FRIDAY: November 2, 2018. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a mystery item at recess for $1.00
  • FAMILY FUN NIGHT: November 2, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

 

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.

 

Picture RETAKE Day, October 16, 2018

Picture RETAKE Day, October 16, 2018

 
For picture retakes: please send your child to school with their original package, this will ensure the correct order is printed for their retake picture.
 
Order new packages at mylifetouch.com / enter picture Day ID: MI208212Y1
http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/MI208212Y1

Tatanka Elementary Coin Drive

Tatanka Elementary Coin Drive

We declare a COIN WAR!

 

Please help Tatanka PTO make the 3rd annual Coin War a sucess!

 

Bring in any coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) or even dollar bills and put them into your classroom collection container. Each class will have their money counted at the end of the week, with a chance to be one of 4 classes to be provided $50 in Scholastic Dollars to spend as they wish.  At the end of the Coin Drive, all students will have popcorn to celebrate success of the drive.


Proceeds will support PTO sponsored school activitiy events including: Family Fun Night, Family Engineering Night, the Tatanka STEMpede & so much more! Thank you for all your support.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

 

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Family Fun Night is a great time for school families to get together and socialize. There will be a free dance and other activities. Food will be available for purchase.


Where: Tatanka Elementary STEM School
703-8th Street NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313

 

2018 BHM Operating Referendum Information

2018 BHM Operating Referendum Information

Find out everything regarding the upcoming BHM Operating Referendum Election here! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Read more about why the district is need of additional funding. Learn about the tax impact to your property. Find out when and where to vote. More information will be posted as it becomes available, so keep checking back.

Literacy Tutor - Minnesota Reading Corps
Thursday May 24, 18

Literacy Tutor - Minnesota Reading Corps

K-3 Literacy Tutor
School Start and Stop Time
Tuesday Aug 21, 18

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!

Generic School Supply List for K-5 2018-19
Tuesday Aug 21, 18

Generic School Supply List for K-5 2018-19

And Art Class Supplies for Kindergarten thru Grade 5
Operating Referendum Public Meetings
Monday Oct 15, 18

Operating Referendum Public Meetings

Need more information regarding the district's upcoming operating referendum election on Tuesday, November 6? Attend one of the scheduled community presentations by BHM Superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman. Click to see dates.