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The 1st Annual Basswood Ball will be held at Rush Creek Golf Club on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Plans are being made for the Basswood PTO sponsored event for a gala that you won't want to miss.  There will be music, food, drink, auction, and MUCH, MUCH more!!  Please check back here for more details.


2018 Basswood Elementary
Box Tops Contest

October 22 – 26, 2018


Welcome to the 2018 Fall Box Top Contest!  We are encouraging ALL FAMILIES to clip and submit your boxtops during this contest. Students, please use the collection sheets and/or Ziploc bags to turn in your box tops.  This makes the sorting process much simpler!  A collection sheet will be sent home with each student in the Wednesday envelope. 

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for grades K-2 and 3-5.  The prizes are:

1st -  Extra recess with juice box and popcorn

2nd – Extra recess with juice box

3rd – Extra recess

Thanks for your help in earning cash for our school!



Basswood Elementary is searching for Minnesota Reading Corps tutors to join our community in the 2018-19 school year!  We have 4 open positions including Kindergarten Focus full time position, K-3 Literacy Tutor Full time plus position (9hours a day),  K-3 Literacy Tutor full time position, and K-3 Literacy Tutor half-time position (5 hours a day).


  • Tutors  work 1-1 with Kindergarten - 3rd grade students who need a boost to catch up to grade level in reading
  • Tutors can come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents/grandparents, and retirees.
  • Tutors receive extensive training and coaching on our scripted literacy interventions, so a background in education is not required
  • Tutors gain great professional skills through working in a school-setting, and they make an impact on the students they support
  • Tutors earn a modest living allowance every two weeks, and may be eligible for health insurance and child-care assistance benefits
  • After their service, tutors earn an education award that can be put toward educational costs like federal student loans or tuition! Tutors who are 55+ can gift that money to a child or a grandchild.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys working with children and is committed to our students’ success
  • Is able to build positive relationships with students and school staff
  • Is proactive, organized, dependable, comfortable following routines, and a strong communicator
  • Is available and committed to serving during school day hours, Monday - Friday

If you know someone like this - a niece or nephew, a next-door-neighbor, a retired parent, you! - we encourage them to apply today!

Questions or interested inquiries can contact Basswood Elementary Reading Corps Recruiter, Hannah VanSant-Ouellette

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Or you can ask me question too.

Debra Amelse
Instructional Assistant
Basswood Elementary School
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This October is “Anti-Bullying” month.

To best demonstrate our “Anti-Bullying” commitment, the following special activites will be taking place this month:

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018  is “UNITY DAY”, Please “WEAR ORANGE"
  • “Everyone Fits In Here!” - Classroom Puzzle Piece  Each classroom will complete a “puzzle piece.”  All of the puzzle pieces will be assembled into the school puzzle that will be on display for everyone to see.  Students names will illustrate their commitment to the Anti-Bullying committment.
  • Bookmark Contest:  Each student is invited to create a bookmark for consideration as the one that best represents our “anti-bullying” theme.  There will be two winners; one bookmark to represent K-2, and 3-5.  A bookmark template is available for students.
  • Second Step Lessons will take place highlighting Anti-bullying in each classroom.

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The 2018 Turkey Bingo event will be held on Friday, November 9, from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Back by popular demand - The "GOBBLER PACK."  Enjoy Dinner and Bingo for the entire family for $30.  The Gobbler Pack includes 1 large pizza, Tickets for drink, cookie, pie, candy, or bingo dauber, and bingo cards. 

Click here to pre-order your Gobbler Pack

Pizza Choice
Student Name (Oldest)


Prize and Cash donations are needed and are now being accepted until October 30.  Any donation of any size is appreciated.  Donations can be sent to school with your child or dropped off in the school office.  

Do you want to volunteer?  Check out the volunteer opportunites here:  https://bit.ly/2zZuJqd

Please contact the Turkey Bingo Chairperson with questions:

Katrina Gliniany- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Info

Basswood Elementary
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-494-3858, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Interim Principal
Dr. Steven Schwartz

Interim Assistant Principal
Dimitri Russell