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:

March 1, 2018 - STAR and Academic Assembly  - Grades 1, 3, 5 is at 8 a.m/Grades 2, 4 is at 1:40 p.m.


February 26, 2018 - Doors Open at 6:15 p.m./Kindergarten Registration Evening

 

March 2, 2018 Fourth Grade Recorder Concert at 8 a.m. in the TES Cafeteria/Parents/Guardians Welcome!

 

March 9, 2018 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Sea Life at Mall of America/Bag Lunch and beverage needed

 

 

March 21, 2018 Fourth Grade Field Trip to MN Science Museum/Bag lunch and beverage needed

 

March 28, 2018 Third Grade Field Trip to MN Arboretum in Chaska.  Lunch and beverage needed.

 

WAX MUSEUM - Fifth Grade

  • Rehnstrand - April 27th
  • Turner - April 28th
  • Lundebrek - May 4th

 

May 8, 2018, Fifth Grade Field Trip to Target Field/Bag lunch with beverage needed

 

June 1, 2018 Fifth Grade Track and Field Day at Buffalo Community Middle School Track

 



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.

 

TESS Kindergarten Registration Night
Monday Feb 12, 18

TESS Kindergarten Registration Night

Monday, February 26, 2018 - Doors Open at 6:15 p.m.

Your child will take a ride on a school bus

Order Your 2017-2018 Tatanka Elementary Yearbook
Monday Jan 29, 18

Order Your 2017-2018 Tatanka Elementary Yearbook

Last Day to Order is March 29, 2018
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!

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.

Food Service Meal Account Changes
Wednesday Dec 20, 17

Food Service Meal Account Changes

On December 27, 2017, BHM Schools Food Service Department will switch from PayPams to Campus Online Payments through the Parent Portal (https://campus.bhmschools.org/campus/portal/buffalo.jsp). Other changes to meal accounts will also go into effect. Read the article for more information.

Quest Program Assessment

Quest Program Assessment

Quest - Requests to assess for 2018-19 school year are due January 25, 2018


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.