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

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Student Council Shines

Country Dale's Student Council Shines Again!  Student Council organized a Food Drive to help the local food pantry.  We exceeded our goal!  Thank you Student Council for your hard work and to our Country Dale families for again helping those in need.


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Student Council organized a drive for Mitchell School in Racine.  This is the school that is rebuilding after a fire.  Country Dale was able to raise over $390.00 in donations and gift cards as well as 21 boxes of school supplies.  We are very proud of our students!  Thank you Country Dale families for your generosity!


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State Report Card Information for Country Dale

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Country Dale News

May Events:
May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week - What would we do without our dedicated professionals?
May 6th - Market Day pick up from 4-5 pm in the multi-purpose room
May 8th - 2:30-3:30 - Mother's Day Tea for Kindergarten
May 9th - 2:00 - Spring Concert - 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades; band and orchestra
May 13th - 6:30 p.m. - PTO meeting in library
May 14th - Kindergarten Orientation- 8:30-10:00 (A-L), 10:30-12:00 (M-Z)
May 14th - 12:20 - Early Release at 12:20 pm - Teacher inservice
May 21st-23rd - 6th grade camp
May 26th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day 
June Events:
June 3 - Market Day pick up from 4-5 pm in the multi-purpose room
June 5 - Kindergarten Spring Fling from 5:30-8 pm in the multi-purpose room CANCELLED
June 6 - 1st Grade Play fro 2:30-3:30 pm in the multi-purpose room
June 6 - 6th Grade Activity Night at Forest Park Middle School from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
June 9 - Kindergarten Closing Ceremony 2:30 - 3:30 pm
June 9 - 6th Grade Celebration from 1:30-3:55 pm
June 9 - PTO Ice Cream Social from 6-8 pm - Yearbooks will be available for pick-up
June 11 - Last day of school, DISMISSAL AT 11:55 am


Country Dale 2014 Geo Bee Winners!

Congratulations to our Geography Bee winners!  After competing with Tyler Engleman (4th), Andrew Myers (4th),Tyler Smith (4th),Trevor Block (5th), Delan Nguyen (5th), and Biswajit Mishra (6th), Pranav Kanchi was the first place winner!  We are very proud of all the Geo Bee finalists!  

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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!   






Build up a childA Year of Building Bridges!


bridge of handsHelp Us Welcome Our New School Family Members!

         Country Dale is fortunate to add 7 new members to it's school family, one of whom is new to us but has been part of the Franklin School District for a number of years.  Jennifer Kraynick will be joining Ms. Dargiewicz in the art department teaching the majority of our art classes!  We are happy to have Ms. Kraynick, formerly from Robinwood, with us this year.  Another new addition to our specialist department will be Country Dale's new harmony music teacher, Mrs. Amy Meyer!  Amy has had numerous years teaching music but will be closer to her home in Greendale since joining Franklin's school district.  You will find Mrs. Meyer's passion for music and teaching contagious! 

Our 4th grade team is completely new this year!   Their genuine sincerity in wanting to make strong connections to students and their families coupled with an already impressive work ethic will ensure this will be a successful year in 4th grade!  Miss Rachel Kleman comes to Country Dale from a career in Eau Claire teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade students!  Rachel is excited to be closer to her family now that she is back in the Milwaukee area!  Mr. John Brandes, new to teaching, is not new to the Franklin School District.  John was a former Robinwood student and graduated from Franklin High School.  No wonder he shined during his interview to complete a long-term placement for Stephanie Aseltine!  The last member of the fourth grade team is Ms. Emily Goodrum who has had a varied and impressive teaching career.  Emily was a former high school English teacher, an elementary teacher, as well as a special education teacher and has the enthusiasm, as well as the knowledge, to help students reach their goals! 

Country Dale staff also feels fortunate to have Mrs. Laura Maier join our team supporting students as our math specialist.  She will be working with students, who may need additional support, but also has a key position in the district coordinating math programming and the RtI process as it relates to math intervention.  Finally, we welcome Mrs. Erin Szablewski, a new educational assistant, who will fulfill a variety of supportive positions throughout the school day!.  Erin has completed her course work in elementary education through Alverno College and will be an asset as a result of her educational background.    











Country Dale Events

Mon Sep 01, 08:00 AM -
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Tue Sep 02, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CD-PTO Kindergarten Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast
Wed Sep 03, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Kindergarten "Getting To Know You/Small Gr. Days
Wed Sep 03, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-Market Day Pick-Up
Wed Sep 03, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Kindergarten "Getting To Know You/Small Gr. Days
Wed Sep 03, 09:10 AM - 03:55 PM
CD-Kindergarten "Getting To Know You/Small Gr. Days
Thu Sep 11, 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
CD-Boy Scout Pack Meeting
Fri Sep 12, 08:00 AM -
CD-1/2 Day In-Service-NO SCHOOL PM
Mon Sep 15, 03:55 PM - 05:00 PM
CD-4th Gr Girl Scout Meeting
Mon Sep 15, 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
CD-4th Gr Cub Scout Meeting