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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!!  

Tickets go on sale - NOVEMBER 1, 2018!

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The Basswood PTO is sponsoring a Science Project Expo in conjunction with Basswood Family Math and Science Night, providing an opportunity for all 3rd - 5th grade students to participate in a STEM event.

Basswood Science Project Expo Overview

Note: This is a research and experiment Science Project Exposition to teach students they can be real scientists - models and collections will not be included (e.g. erupting volcano, solar system, how electric motors work, tornado in a bottle, types of dinosaurs).

  • Presentations will take place at the Basswood Family Math and Science Night on February 28th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
  • Participants: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
  • Individual or 1 Partner Science Projects
  • 3rd Grade Scientists will research a science topic of interest and create a poster demonstrating knowledge gained of their topic to display for judging and at the Basswood Family Math and Science Night.
  • 4th and 5th Grade Scientists will use the Scientific Method to investigate a topic of interest, complete research and experiments, write a lab report, and create a presentation board to use while presenting to judges as well as attendees of the Basswood Family Math and Science Night.

Basswood Science Project Expo Calendar

January 9                     Expo information sent home to all 3-5 graders

By January 25             Project Proposal due to Basswood

By January 31             Proposals returned to Scientists

By February 4             Revised proposals (if necessary) due to Basswood   

Week of February 25  Science Projects judged at Basswood - Sign up link with time slots sent by Feb. 1

February 28                 Basswood Family Math and Science Night

  • 6:00-8:00 PM - 3rd Grade Scientists will have their posters on display to view for attendees of Math and Science Night
  • 6:00-6:30 PM 4th Grade Scientists will display their project board, lab notes, and answer questions of attendees of Math and Science Night.
  • 6:45-7:15 PM 5th Grade Scientists will display their project board, lab notes, and answer questions of attendees of Math and Science Night.


THE FULL 12 PAGE PACKET IS AVAILABLE BELOW so students can start thinking about what they would like to research. A video is also available below so students can quickly walk students through the process and expectations for this event.

Please forward any questions or concerns you or your students have to Karmyn Nelson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you,

Alonso Arias, Jeff Lofgren, Karmyn Nelson, Maria Chapellin, and the PTO Board


For more information, please select the options below:

VIDEO - This video is an example of how to talk through finding a science project.  Watch Basswood students in action as they brainstorm ideas!


The Basswood “Families Helping Families” SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Basswood Cafeteria.  This program helps Basswood families in times of crisis (illness, death) in a timely and consistent manner. The dinner last year was a great community building event at our school. The staff had a fun evening, working together, and serving the Basswood students and families who attended. We are hopeful that the 11th annual dinner will be an even greater success, with even more school wide support. Please plan to join us! If you have questions regarding this program or have ideas of how you could support this wonderful cause, please feel free to contact Dr. Schwartz, or Lezlie Northagen, our Volunteer Coordinator. Please plan to join us for a great evening on Friday, Feburary 1. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open and Basswood Gives Back, a family community service project, will take place in the gym.

*** Watch for more dinner information in coming home soon ***


9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M   Scholastic Book Fair

5:00 to 6:30 P.M.           Families Helping Families” Spaghetti Dinner

6:00 to 7:00 P.M.           Basswood Gives Back – an evening of fun, friendship

and community service






The 2019 Basswood Winter Book Fair is coming soon.  This book fair is being held in conjunction with 2019 Read-a-thon!  The Winter Book Fair will be open February 1 - February 7.  See times below.

Theme: Enchanged Forest


Friday, February 1 (9:00-7:00) - purchasing after school and during Spaghetti Dinner

Monday, February 5 (7:30-7:00) -classroom purchasing and conferences

Thursday, February 6 - (9:00-3:00) classroom purchasing 

Friday, February 7 - (7:30-7:00) -classroom purchasing and conferences


Join us if you…

  • Like to organize and put things in place.
  • Enjoy offering a helping hand, setting up, or packing up.
  • Want to help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book.


Contact: Cathy Thorsen…. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We appreciate your support!  Please go to  https://bit.ly/2VFBara and volunteer for one or more spots!

Volunteer schedule:

Book Fair Set Up:                    Thursday, January 31st  3 p.m.

Classroom/Family Purchasing:  See times above!       




Show your school spirit by participating in the upcoming Spirit Days.  They are listed on the school calendar.  Our next spirit day will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019.  It will be GRADE LEVEL COLOR DAY.  Have some fun and be creative!

Four Star & K = Red

1st = Orange

2nd = Yellow

3rd = Green

4th = Blue

5th = Purple







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