Welcome to Country Dale Elementary

ShaunnaCannon14-15Principal Shaunna Cannon
"I believe that school is a place for students to prepare themselves for the real world. At Country Dale, it is our goal to ensure that children have the opportunity to implement innovative ideas through personalized learning and collaboration. In all learning environments, you will find students communicating through problem solving and investigating during the creative process. Students will form a personal connection to other subjects through an integrated curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards as we guide all of our students towards success at Country Dale Elementary School. I am excited to be a part of such an amazing place!"
Country Dale's teaching staff and support personnel utilize a variety of strategies to actively engage students in learning. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies through individualized instruction.  We strive to help students understand concepts, processes, and relationships while developing higher level thinking skills.

Standards-Based Learning Information

Click here to see The Standards-Based Learning Q&A

Annual Cougar Chase

Country Dale's Annual Cougar Chase took place on Friday, September 26th.  Thank you to Mr. Blask, our Physical Education Teacher as well as our PTO Chairpersons, Ali Hoffman and Michell Hayes for helping organize this event.  We also could not have done it without all our parent volunteers!  Thank you to everyone who helped out.  What a successful event.





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State Report Card Information for Country Dale

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Country Dale News


September Calendar Dates


Friday, September 26 - Cougar Chase-during the school day

Tuesday, September 30 - PTO Market Day Pick-up in the Multi-Purpose from 6:30 - 8:00 pm



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Friday, October 3 - ½ day of school NO LUNCH served - dismissal at 12:20 pm

Friday, October 10 - PTO Gym Jam (students Grades 4-6 only) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 14 - PTO meeting in the library from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 22 - Picture re-take day

Friday, October 24 &  Monday, October 27 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, October 28 - PTO Market Day pick up in the multi-purpose room from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Thursday, October 30 & Thursday, November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    (please check with your child’s classroom teacher for scheduled appointment times)

Friday, October 31 - PTO Trunk or Treat in the North teacher parking lot from 6:30 - 7:30 pm



NOTE:  A change has been made to the 2014-15 school year calendar. January 22nd will now be a half-day of school for all students in the District. Please mark your calendars.  Please note this will not change the last day of school.




Welcome New Staff

We welcome the following new staff members to Country Dale!

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John Brandes - 5th Grade Teacher

Brandon Buchmann - 5th Grade Teacher

Amy Busby- Physical Education Teacher here and at Ben Franklin

Shauna Cannon - Principal

Karissa Galaska - Art Teacher here and at Franklin High School

Tara Pernacciaro - 4th Grade Teacher

Stacey Schwichtenberg - Art Teacher here and at Pleasant View

Rich Tobias - Music Teacher here and at Pleasant View

Lauren Tracy - 1st Grade Teacher




Learning is our Bridge to a Brighter Future!

This year our students have an opportunity to earn a Country Dale Cougar T-shirt exactly like the one our staff has.  In fact, 5 of our students have earned them by doing something exceptional that makes Country Dale better for their efforts.  Each exceptional act was noticed by a staff member and that student was nominated and awarded a T-shirt at our second assembly this year!  Congratulations Ashlyn, Ben, Brianna, Sophie, Gabby,Brayden, and Sunia.  Even more exciting is that on the back of the T-shirts is a QR code that links to our first student created website.  On that website will be pictures of all the students who earn a T-shirt throughout the year as well as additional Country Dale information.  We can thank Mrs. DeBellis for working every Thursday night for two hours with approximately 35 students who are putting their creative skills to work on this important website.  Mr. Calkins, Ms. Sherri Dodd, and Ms. Corrie Larson have also volunteered to aid in accomplishing this worthwhile representation of our students' learning!   

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Country Dale's Website Creators!


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 Check out CD's Student Website while it's under construction!   



Country Dale Events

Tue Sep 30, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-Market Day Pick-Up
Wed Oct 01, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-Chess Club
Fri Oct 03, 08:00 AM -
CD-1/2 Day In-Service - NO SCHOOL PM
Mon Oct 06, 08:00 AM -
CD-World Day of Bullying Prevention/Wear BLUE
Mon Oct 06, 03:55 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-4th Gr Girl Scout Meeting
Tue Oct 07, 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
CD-4th Gr Orchestra
Wed Oct 08, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-Chess Club
Thu Oct 09, 03:55 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-1st Gr Daisy Scout Meeting
Thu Oct 09, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
CD-2nd Gr Cub Scout Meeting
Fri Oct 10, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CD-PTO Gym Jam/4th-6th Graders Only