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:

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

 

April 19, 2018 Second Grade Field Trip to Science Museum/Bag lunch and beverage needed

 

May 8, 2018 Fifth Grade Field Trip to Target Field/Lunch and beverage needed

 

May 16, 2018 Third Grade Field Trip to Mall Of America/Bag lunch with beverage needed

 

May 21, 2018 First Grade Field Trip to Baker Park/Bag lunch and beverage needed

 

WAX MUSEUM - Fifth Grade

  • Rehnstrand - April 26th
  • Turner - April 27th
  • Lundebrek - May 4th

 

Music Programs/Barbara Jacobson - Teacher - Families are Welcome!

  • First Grade is Friday, May 25 in Large Gym
  • Second Grade is Thursday, May 31st at 5:45 p.m. TES cafeteria
  • Fifth Grade is Thursday, May 31st at 6:45 p.m. in TES Cafeteria
  • Third Grade is Friday, June 1st at 9 a.m. in TES cafeteria
  • Fourth Grade presented in March, 2018


 

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


TATANKA STEMpede Color Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, June 2nd at TESS

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Check IN/Registration/T-Shirt Pick-up
  • 9:30 a.m. STEMpede Color Fun Run/Walk BEGINS
  • ANY questions, contact TatankaPTO@gmail.com

 



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 Annual STEMpede Color Fun Run/Walk
Monday Apr 23, 18

Tatanka Annual STEMpede Color Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 2nd at TESS
Classroom Placement Consideration Form for 2018-2019
Friday Mar 16, 18

Classroom Placement Consideration Form for 2018-2019

If you would like to share any information about your child that will assist the teachers and staff while planning class lists for next year, print and fill out this form and return it to the school office by MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018.  Please be sure to follow the instructions printed on the form.

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.