January Newsletter


----- Upcoming School Levies - March 14 Election -----

Coeur d'Alene School District voters will be asked to consider approval of two school levies in March:

SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY (passes with approval over 50%)

This would replace the 2-year supplemental levy expiring next year. The levy provides one-quarter of our annual operating funds, and pays for employee costs, textbooks and classroom supplies, student computers, elective classes, sports and extracurricular activities, safety personnel, transportation, custodial services, and more.

What Our Supplemental Levy Pays For

SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE LEVY (passes with approval of 55%)

This levy would expire after 5 years and would fund deferred maintenance and safety projects not currently funded from state and local revenues. This includes school repairs and updates of mechanical systems, plumbing, roofs, flooring, fences, parking lots, security enhancements and other school safety projects.

About our Safety & Maintenance Levy

New Year, New Tech Habits

11 Tips for Setting Screen Time Rules with Your Kids

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***** ASA for January has been cancelled *****

Due to lack of event sign-ups, ASA for the Winter/Spring has been cancelled. Program will resume next school year.


Last year the Dalton Office started a "Refreshment Cart" on Wednesday afternoons. It is essentially "Room Service" that offers a cold beverage, something salty, and something sweet at the halfway marker of the week. It was such a success that it is back this year! We value taking good care of our people so they can take good care of yours.

If you are willing and able to donate items to the cart...that would be amazing! We are in need of supplies such as sparkling water, regular and diet soda, and individual bags of chips. Thank you so much to all who have already donated items, some more than once! I would like to give a shout-out to our 2 volunteers (Jen Hartley and Tammy Exley) who faithfully take our cart around. I truly get to do life with awesome people!


Debra Albrecht, Office Manager

Sign up for a second Watch D.O.G. day TODAY!

Only 17 spots remaining starting as early as February 13th

Congrats to our Dalton Spelling Bee Winners!

The top speller in each grade level (3, 4, and 5) compete in their respective district grade level bee on January 25th at 6:00p.m. at the CDA Inn.

Good luck, Sophia, Faith, and Bridger! We are cheering for you.

Dalton Regional Hoop Shoot Placers!

Dalton Hoop Shoot winners competed in the Elk’s Lodge Hoop Shoot on Saturday, January 7th.

Congrats to these Dragons who placed in the regional competition:

Left to right: Cameron Tosi (3rd place), Ryan Romane (5th place), Faith Schultz (2nd place), and Brylee Brown (2nd place)

Math is Cool Begins - Tuesday, Jan. 18th

Math is Cool begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and continues each Tuesday at that time until the final competition in mid/late March.

We look forward to this program for our 4th and 5th graders who signed up!

Mrs. Joy Shoup

ALP Teacher

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~ Watch D.O.G.S. Rock ~

Thanks to all the dads, uncles, and grandpas who have taken the time show their support here at Dalton. The kids and staff love having you all around the school. We look forward to the Watch D.O.G.S. to come.

Mark Your Calendars

January 12 - 9:05 - 5th Grade Students/Staff to MLK, Jr. Celebration at NIC

January 13 - Sweet Treat Friday at Lunchtime; District Invention Convention/Bryan Elementary

January 16 - NO SCHOOL - MLK, Jr. Day

January 17 - 3:30-4:30pm - Math is Cool Begins

January 18 - 6:00-7:00pm - PTA Meeting/Art Room

January 19 - 5th Grade Strings Concert at 6:00pm at Canfield Middle School Gym

January 26 - End of 1st Semester

January 27 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Certified Staff Workday

Jan. 30-Feb.3 - ASA Winter Week and Book Fair Week

February 3 - Mudgy and Millie K-2 Assembly 1:15-2:00/Gym

February 7 - 1st Grade Evening Concert 6:00-6:30pm/Gym

February 13 - Mailing of absentee ballots for March 14 Levy election begins

February 15 - 6:00-7:00pm - PTA Meeting/Art Room

February 17 - NO SCHOOL - Certified Staff Flex Day; last day to register to vote on March 14

February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day

February 24 - 5:30pm - Girls Night Out - Grade 5

February 27 - Early voting for March 14 election begins

March 3 - 5:30pm - Grade 5 Boys Night Out - Grade 5

March 6-10 - Staff Appreciation Week

March 14 - Election Day

March 17 - No School for Elementary Students; Certified Staff Workday for Elementary

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