Welcome to Country Dale Elementary

ShaunnaCannon14-15Principal Shaunna LaPlant
"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.

Back-to-School Information

Click here for the Country Dale School Supply List for 2015-16

Forms and Fees Day is Going Online for the 2015-16 School Year through our Back-to-School Online Check-In Process. Check-In is open for all families on August 3rd at noon through August 10th. Please complete this important process to let us know that your children will be returning in September and help us schedule classes. Please click here for more information.

Join Us for Country Dale's Open House on Thursday, August 27th from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. This will be the time for you and your child(ren) to meet our staff and drop off your school supplies. Hope to see you there! 


Mrs. Jenna's Kindergarten Class Celebrates 100th Day








The 39th Annual District Spelling Bee was held at the new Saber Center on January 20th.  

Congratulations to our Country Dale representatives in the District Spelling Bee.  The Grand Champion and 6th Grade winner was Parth A. The 6th Place and 5th Grade winner was Kaamya K.  Both students will go onto the CESA #1 Regional Spelling Bee in mid February.  Good luck Parth and Kaamya!




 Spelling Bee





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

Please click here to read more about Country Dale's State Report Card.

Country Dale News


Friday, May 1

2-3:30 pm Spring Concert

Grades 1, 3, 4 and Band

Wednesday, May 6

Blue Shirt Day - wear blue to support Anti-Bullying

Friday, May 8

2:30-3:30 pm Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea

Tuesday, May 12

6:30 - 8 pm - PTO Meeting - library

Thursday, May 14

Kindergarten Orientation for incoming students

NO classes for current Kindergarten students

Friday, May 15

NO SCHOOL for students

Professional Development for staff

Monday, May 25

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day




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

Wed Nov 25, 09:10 AM - 12:20 PM
CD-1/2 Day In-Service-No School PM
Thu Nov 26, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Thanksgiving Recess-No School
Thu Nov 26, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Thanksgiving Recess-No School
Mon Nov 30, 09:10 AM -
CD-1st Trimester Ends
Mon Nov 30, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
CD-First Lego League
Tue Dec 01, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CD-4th Gr Cub Scout M eeting
Wed Dec 02, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Wear Blue Day
Wed Dec 02, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-Chess Club
Thu Dec 03, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CD-1st Gr Cub Scouts
Fri Dec 04, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
CD-Winter Concert for K, 2nd & 4th Gr w/ 5th & 6th Band