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    March Distinguished Dragons


     Be Responsible – Be Respectful – Be Kind – Be Honest – Be Determined

    Be Courageous – Be Joyful – Be Enthusiastic – Be Creative


    Kinder:Olivia Backs   I feel honored to announce that Olivia Backs is the Kindergarten Student of the Month for April.  Olivia's effervescent personality brightens up the classroom and warms my heart. She bubbles into school each morning with a skip in her step and a smile on her face.  Olivia's friendliness is infectious and as a result she tends to be at the center of the excitement and creative play.  Olivia surprises me on a daily basis with her ability to retain what is being taught and stretch her thinking to the next level.  It is clear to see that Olivia's parents value education and have instilled the type of character traits in her that we value here at school.  Thank you to the Backs family for sharing this delightful child with Dalton Elementary school!  Go Olivia! ~ Ms. Boutelle


    1st: Annie Grant  It is with great pleasure that I nominate Annie Grant as our first grade student of the month! Annie is a wonderful first grader who comes in each morning ready to do her best. She has really grown in her reading and writing abilities this year, and her successes don’t stop there. Annie thinks outside the box and comes up with new ideas to write about, and ways to express her thinking.  Annie is a kind and compassionate friend who isn’t afraid to be herself.  This individuality makes Annie truly one-of-a-kind! Thanks Annie for being you. ~ Love, Mrs. Newton


    2nd:  Aubrey Gregerson Aubrey Gregerson radiates all of the characteristics that we value here at Dalton Elementary School.  Aubrey is kind-hearted, hard-working, and takes great pride in her writing.  She is determined to learn all skills or concepts being taught during second grade.  She has a positive disposition about learning each and every day at school.  Aubrey is always willing to be a friend or buddy to others in our class.  She lights up our room and my day.  Thanks for being an exemplary Dalton Dragon. ~ Mrs. Astin


    3rd: Olivia Norwood  Olivia Norwood is a hardworking, thoughtful, and caring young woman. She takes pride in her work, and demonstrates perseverance on challenging assignments. She uses higher level thinking skills to apply learned strategies to new situations. I have been impressed this year by her creative outlook and the positive attitude she brings with her to all situations. She is respectful and kind to her classmates. I have enjoyed watching Olivia progress throughout the year. Congratulations, Olivia! ~ Mrs. Mauney


    4th: Brady Meehan   It is my pleasure to recommend Brady Meehan as the April fourth grade Student of the Month.   He is a perfect example of the Dalton character traits of Responsibility, Kindness, and Joyousness.  Brady works hard to get all his assignments in on time. In class, Brady is respectful, attentive, and thoughtful in his questions and comments. Every day, he’s ready to lend a helping hand to a classmate. We enjoy his easygoing sense of humor and his good-natured way of rolling with the ups and downs of a busy classroom. Brady always has a grin and an encouraging word for his classmates and his teacher.  We are so fortunate to have him in our fourth grade! ~ Mrs. Hudson


    5th:  Orin Gould Orin Gould is the kind of engaged scholar that teachers would love to have filling up their classrooms. He is a steady and committed student, day in and day out. His positive and open attitude helps him to build his knowledge and investigate new ideas. He eagerly shares his thoughts in class discussions and always manages to connect what he is learning to the real world. Orin is willing to take the risk of asking questions to check his understanding. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have him in my class these past three years. Congrats, Orin! ~ Mr. Taylor


    Primary Bucket Filler: Sam Priebe  Zig Ziglar told us to "Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours."  Second grader, Sam Priebe, our Primary Bucket Filler of the Month was nominated for filling buckets by being responsible, respectful, and kind.  He was caught helping a peer during reading switch but it has also been said that Sam is always nice to others.  Sam is one of those students that you never see without a smile.  Not only does he help whenever he sees a need but he also gives his smile to whomever he helps.  Dalton Neighborhood School needs more students who just naturally lend a hand and a smile. Sam, thanks for brightening our halls.


    Intermediate Bucket Filler: Abreham Gallegos  “Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle ~ 4th Grader, Abreham Gallegos is our April Intermediate Bucket Filler of the Month.  Abreham was nominated by five of his peers; they said that he fills buckets by being responsible, kind, joyful, creative, enthusiastic, determined, and courageous.   Most of them mentioned that Abreham fills others buckets by being funny and making everyone laugh.  Another peer said they saw him sharing his lunch with a student that had forgotten his lunch at home.  I have also recently heard his teacher talk about what a hard worker he is in the classroom.  Abreham is one of those people that is kind hearted and wants to spread happiness through his laughter.  We have all just enjoyed the opportunity to have spring break but having Abreham’s laughter in the building provides an instant vacation every day!!  Abreham, thanks for being part of the laughter we hear throughout the day.


    Primary Playground Buddy: Ryder Van Valin   1st Grader, Ryder Van Valin, is our April Primary Playground Buddy of the Month.  Ryder has shown respect, consideration and friendliness on the playground.  He has really stepped up in his confidence both on the playground and in the lunchroom.  He is a great leader in the “Trying to Do my Best” attitude. ~ Nominated by Ms. Green


    Intermediate Playground Buddy:Olivia Osbern   3rd Grader, Olivia Osbern, has been nominated as the Intermediate April Playground Buddy of the Month.  Olivia is always smiling and is always very nice and considerate.  She loves to visit and listen as she walks with the duty and patrols the school.  She is a great Deputy-Playground helper, always wanting to keep Dalton Neighborhood School grounds safe and clean. ~ Nominated by Ms. Green



Residency Verification

  • Dalton Residency Verification


    In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 5, 2017? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 1061or jcurb@cdaschools.org for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.


    • We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.
    • We are living at a motel / hotel because other housing is unattainable.
    • We are living in a domestic violence shelter.
    • We are living in transitional housing.
    • We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.
    • We are living in a car, trailer or campground.
    • We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.
    • I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.


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  • Student Absences
    If your child(ren) will not be in school please let the office know by 9:30am.

    You can either call the office at 208-772-5364 or send an email to either drhodes@cdaschools.org or sveach@cdaschools.org.

    Thank you!


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