Christine Donnell School of the Arts

Christine Donnell School of the Arts

Official page for Christine Donnell School of the Arts (CDSA), West Ada School District.

Operating as usual


Boise Afterschool Athletics has teamed up with to offer a trial to Flag Football here at CDSA!

Starting Wednesday January 10th, and offered weekly on Wednesdays, students grades 2-5 can enjoy this introduction to Flag Football!

Check stories for the registration link!
Link also available in comments!


Mr. Kiler is excited to share the ❄️ WINTER BREAK COUNT DOWN ❄️ dress up days for this week!!!
We can’t believe there are only 5 more days until Winter Break!! What are you most excited for on break?!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 12/14/2023

🎻 🎸 🎼 🎵This afternoon, Mr. Fullmer and the Christine Donnell School of the Arts Orchestra students were able to perform for the Staff and Students of our school!!!

What a beautiful end to our day!!! 🎻 🎸 🎼 🎵


Clear your lunch hour on Friday!

The 4th/5th grade CHOIR will be performing at the State Capitol!
Our students will perform 🎶 from 12-1pm on Friday December 15th!

Join us for an afternoon of 💚 🌟 Christine Donnell 💚🌟Talent at a beautiful venue!!

We are forever grateful that this opportunity was made possible by the planning of 🎶Mrs. Gerritson, and a generous 💵 donation from a CDSA community member!! They made a donation through the to be used for transportation to the capital and back!!

CDSA images - idahoimagestudios 12/10/2023

We are still feeling the excitement from our Magical Friday Night here at CDSA!
❤️The beautiful families who came for a Christmas Family Photo!
🎄The wishes and dreams shared with Santa all night!
❤️Santa sharing how PROUD he was of each and every one of our Christine Donnell School of the Arts students as they visited with him!!

Eeeeeks! Such a memorable night!!!

If you had your picture 📸 taken with 🎅🏼 Santa during the first hour by our professional photographer Idaho Image Studios
then your images are ready for download!

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Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 12/09/2023

We had an ❤️AMAZING ❤️time celebrating the Christmas Season tonight with our CDSA friends and families!!!

If you have a picture to share of your evenings celebration please post it below!!!!

🎅🏼 🍪 🥛 🖼️ 🎨 ✂️ 🎁 🎄

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 12/01/2023

Parent Learning Community Opportunity coming up!!!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/28/2023

We are beyond excited to announce that the Christmas 🎄 Tree, that Mrs. Nix designed/organized in the name of our school received an award this week at the 2023 Festival of Trees! 🥇

🌲 🎁 🥇 This beautiful piece of artwork placed 1st place in the School/Youth/Children’s category!

The ornaments placed throughout the tree 🌲 are Lego pieces created and build by the Kindergarten-5th grade students of Christine Donnell School of the Arts Elementary School!

We are also honored to say that this creation will be delivered to the Women's and Children's Alliance for the families there to enjoy this Christmas season!

We are excited to see this arts integrated community involvement project just keep giving! It is our hope that the children of the WCA are blessed with a new Lego figurine and one of the many gifts below the tree this holiday season.

What an amazing accomplishment it is to also know that through the auction of the tree, it provides over $3,000 in financial donations to support to the cancer institute!

🎅🏼 🎄 🎁 🌲

Also sending a special thanks to the following for the love and support of this project!

Mallory Dearth, Kristin Nichols, Kristen Nix, and all the Christine Donnell School of the Arts families who donated their time, legos, or gifts for the tree!!!

Saint Alphonsus West Ada School District Christine Donnell School of the Arts 208 Santa Boise Centre


Listen to this Podcast!

Our Schools of Choice application deadline is November 30. To learn more about what’s best for your child, you’re in the right place. Meg McGroarty is the principal at Renaissance High School and David Jakious is the principal at Pioneer School of the Arts. No one knows more about West Ada’s Schools of Choice than these two experts!
This conversation runs the gamut; everything from STEM Academies and Art Schools to the processes and procedures of the random lottery draw in December. We absolutely have you covered.
For a complete breakdown of Schools of Choice, click here…
Schools of Choice | West Ada School District
If you’d like to learn more about the Parent Learning Community Event happening on December 11, click here…
Parent Learning Community (PLC) | West Ada School District
For details on the Remind app, click here…
A huge thank you again to David and Meg for taking the time to be part of this episode and for sharing their expertise!


Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/14/2023

A little glimpse of this weeks art in the hall ways!
teachers put so much thought and time into integrating the arts into everyday learning!


We are offering more school tours this week! Call our front office at 20.855.4355 to reserve your spot!!!


Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/11/2023

This week the students of collected food to donate to the Meridian Food Bank!
Thanks to all those who gave to people who may be in need of a little pick me up this holiday season!! ❤️

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/10/2023

❤️ 💙 🤍 🇺🇸 HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all who have served our country! ❤️💙🤍🇺🇸

❤️the students and staff of

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/10/2023

Ms. Elyzabeth was surprised with a grant from the this week!! The creativity grant funds will be used to introduce all of the students of into the art form of puppetry!

The funds secured will provide the opportunity for our students to experience an assembly put on by Levity Puppets , followed by puppet making of various levels for all of our K-5 students! With the help of our music teachers, students will learn songs that their puppets will sing, while using our school camera devices to create videos!!

Stay tuned for updates of this project coming to life!!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/10/2023

This week 4th grade students had the opportunity to learn from archeologists, Jake & Julie Fruhlinger! Jake is an archeologist from the Idaho National Guard, and he brought out artifacts and replicas that have been gathered from right here in our area!! Many of the things students have read about were able to come to life with this experience!
The students were able to touch, hold, and ask questions about the Native Americans of Idaho!

Thanks to Jake and Julie for bringing your knowledge to the students!!!


This Thursday take a night off of cooking and ORDER OUT from Panda Express!!!

They will donate 28% of all ONLINE. & IN APPA ORDERS placed anytime on 11/9, from any Panda Express location!!

❤️Place your order at PANDAEXPRESS.COM

❤️Choose pick up or delivery

❤️ before check out enter 917325 in the Fundraiser Code box before payment!

***giving back to CDSA is not valid for IN STORE orders! ***


School of Choice Lottery Applications are OPEN NOW!!!



🗣️⭐️If you or someone you know is interested in applying for our lottery for the 2024-2025 school year, the lottery application will be available November 7th - 30th on our website.

Please help spread the word….. like (❤️) and SHARE 📧 🗣️
this information, Especially to families who have incoming kindergartners many not even be thinking about needing to start the registration process NOW!

We will be offering school tours and information sessions for any new families who may be interested in applying on the following dates (see informational flyer below):

⭐️November 9 at 10:00 AM
⭐️November 15 at 3:00 PM
⭐️November 15 at 5:30 PM

Please call the front desk at 208.455.4355 to reserve a spot on a school tour!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 11/03/2023

Our student recognition committee was out and about this morning!!! Earlier this week, some students places their ⭐️ starburst awards ⭐️ on “eat a Popsicle in class”, and they were delivered today!!!

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Are you a parent of a child who is 4 or 5 years old now? Did you know if they will be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2024 then it’s time to the kindergarten registration process soon!

To attend parents of these children will need to apply for the lottery which opens Next week, November 7th!

Before the lottery window closes we will be hosting 3 school tours/information sessions!!!

Call our office at: 208.855.4355 to reserve your spot for a tour!

November 7 - 30: Applications for 2024-2025 Lottery available

December 4 - 6: Lottery draws for 2024-2025 School Year

December 7: Lottery Notification Letters for 2024-2025 School Year sent to parents

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 10/27/2023

🎉 Classroom rewards are such an amazing way to celebrate achievement! 🎉

The teachers of live celebrating their students and their goals wuth individual, class, and school wide
Check out this 1st grade class celebrating their classroom achievement with a GLOW PARTY this morning!!!

Thanks Mrs. Nichols for celebrating your students!!!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 10/26/2023

What’s better than an amazing CDSA ⭐️ star?!

⭐️⭐️TWO OF THEM…⭐️⭐️
⭐️⭐️CDSA TWIN DAY! ⭐️⭐️

❤️Red Ribbon week continues with a double the good choices and sticking together to be drug free!!❤️

Thanks for all the fun this week to our families!!!


Crazy Hair Day!!!

Photos from Christine Donnell School of the Arts's post 10/23/2023

It’s Farmers & Flannels day today in celebration of Red Ribbon week!!
Check out these great spirit week outfits!!! We can’t wait to see more then week!!!


The piggy banks will be counted in the morning and the staff member who will be Pickering up will be shared!!!

We can’t wait to see you at our CDSA family fun night at from 4-8:30pm tomorrow night!!!


This weeks dress up days for ❤️ RED RIBBON WEEK ❤️ here at !!!

Join in the fun celebrating a healthy you and participate in our week long fun!!!

Can’t wait to see all creativity!!!

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