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:

October 4th - Hearing and Vision Screening

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

October 6th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Apple Jack Orchard/Bring a bag lunch with beverage

October 9th - Second Grade Field Trip to Kelley Farm /Bring bag lunch and beverage

October 17th - PICTURE Retake Day

 

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Goal Conferences are 3:30-7:30 p.m. on October 10, 12, 16.  You should have signed up for conference(s) during Open House Evening.  Classroom Teachers will send home a reminder of your conference time and date.


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!

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.