CDSA PTA

CDSA PTA

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Day 4 of where your money goes.

Don’t forget all Jog-a-thon money is due TOMORROW!

If you grew up going going to school in West Ada or if you have older kiddos you may know that in previous years all 4th grade students went to Rendezvous.

Idaho history is a big part of 4th grade curriculum and Rendezvous was the perfect event to tie all their learning together.

Rendezvous was permanently canceled by the district, due to size and budget constraints.

Never fear…. Our amazing 4th grade teachers came up with the idea to use their Artist in Residence money to bring in several artist and put on their own CDSA Rendezvous. There will be square dancing with the official State of Idaho Caller, leather bracelet and corn husk doll making, creative writing and lessons on horse care.

We have high hopes in making this our new 4th grade tradition. We are able to bring these artist into the school only through your generous donation!
We appreciate your support!
Friday all the money is due for Jog-a-thon!

Part 3 of where that money goes…..

Who’s heard of “ IBOB”?

Idaho Battle of the Books, or IBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program open to our 4th, 5th and 6th graders at CDSA, regardless of ability. IBOB is meant to expose students to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.

Our amazing librarian, Mrs. Hall, used her classroom money from the PTA to purchase all the books on the IBOB list!
These books will be available to all students in the library, not just IBOB participants.
You’re continued support of CDSA PTA through donations keeps these amazing books in our school!
Part 2 of where your money goes when you donate to the PTA.

Last fall the PTA and the staff at CDSA began the process of adding additional basketball hoops and several funnel ball hoops to the playground. We are still busy coordinating with the district to have them installed this spring. In the meantime, we purchased some fun recess equipment.
Kickballs, soccer balls, jump-ropes, and skip-its help keep the students busy and active during recess.
When you donate to the PTA, where does your money go?

This year the CDSA PTA gave away a teacher mini-grant worth $500.

The purpose of this grant was to boost teacher involvement in the PTA and to get much needed supplies into classrooms.

Third grade teacher, Casey Grant, was this years winner. I’ve heard some exciting stories from her class about the items she purchased with her grant. If you have a student in her class please ask them what cool things Ms. Grant bought for them!
We hope to have the funds to offer this grant annually.
We appreciate all your support and look forward to being blown away with a record-setting Jog-a-thon!
JOG-A-THON time is here!

Friday, April 29th!

At the beginning of the year PTA promised only 2 fundraisers for CDSA! The first was the Texas Roadhouse Roll sales and now it is time for our CDSA ANNUAL JOG-A-THON!

Your child has already brought home their donation envelope. Donations are collected from now until Friday April 22nd!

Please reach out to your friends, families, and neighbors to help us. Traditionally this is our largest fundraiser, and we have a goal to raise over $20,000!

These funds are vital to CDSA. Ask your student what their class is doing for their Artist in Residence project? We have some amazing things going on at CDSA. Next week we will publish a series of where your money is going when you donate to the PTA!
PTA is gathering prizes for Jog-A—Thon in the next week or so and we want to know….
What PRIZE ITEMS will motivate your kiddos!!!!
Today the K-4 graded students of CDSA got to experience a live performance 🎭 from Opera Idaho!
How amazing to be experiencing these live art experiences!
Today (2/28) at 4 pm is our February meeting. We will be focusing on Jog-a-thon. We are meeting at the school and on teams.
We look forward to seeing you.

https://teams.live.com/meet/9365322432769
READ WEEK is next week!!!
Have fun!!!

PTA is a group of parents and teachers who work together to give the students of CDSA the best exper The purpose of our PTA page is to provide an online community for parents and families at Christine Donnell School of the Arts.

Goal: Our goal is to share information and tips, update the community on events and programs, and showcase the achievements of students, teachers, parents, and other community members.

Operating as usual

09/30/2022

Today we are kicking off our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser! Now in the Fall! This will ensure that the students who work so hard to fundraise are the same students to benefit during the current school year!

Your student will be bringing home their Jog-A-Thon envelopes today. Please join us in raising funds to support PTA sponsored activities within the school.

Envelopes will be due back to school Wednesday, October 12. Thank you!!

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 09/30/2022

It was a pig 🐖 kissing 😘 good time at the Farmstead! We can’t believe the turn out from our school! So fun!

We’d love to see any pictures you took of the evening in the comments!

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 09/29/2022

The PTA has kicked off it’s “woot wagon”!

We were able to celebrate and thank each staff member of CDSA!

**including specials, custodians, substitutes, front office and everyone in between! 💕

The students stopped what they were doing for a quick minute of WOOTING their fabulous teachers. They were able to pick some snacks and drinks.

Please message us if you’d like to contribute anything to our wagon for next month. We’re so thankful to be part of such a supportive community!

09/28/2022

At meet the teacher night we had table set up and anyone who joined the PTA was put in for a gift card!! Drawing results are in!!

Congrats Emily! We can give it to you at our next meeting (Oct 11) or message us and we can work something else out. Thank you!!!

09/28/2022

We can’t wait!! See you Thursday!

Student Council is still counting $ raised!
We will announce the ‘winning’ teacher as soon as we know!

What we do know IS…. We broke the goal of $150 for Mrs. Maxwell to also kiss a pig!

09/23/2022

Don’t forget about student council’s “Kiss the Pig” challenge! They are collecting change this week and Monday to support their student council activities throughout the year.

Our kids are so excited to find out which teacher will kiss the pig at the Farmstead 9/29!

Photos from West Ada School District's post 09/21/2022

Photos from West Ada School District's post

09/17/2022

Mark your calendars for the Student Council sponsored Farmstead night!

They will be collecting change this upcoming week for a Kiss the Pig challenge!

09/16/2022

During lunch, our wonderful PE teacher is looking for some volunteers for our run/walk club!

It’s just a little over an hour and you get to make some sweet kiddos very happy!

Email Coach K @ [email protected] for more information! 😁😁😁

09/11/2022
Christine Donnell Elementary School Spirit Store '22 09/01/2022

Christine Donnell Elementary School Spirit Store '22

CDSA launched a Spirit Store! It is open until 9/11/22!

Christine Donnell Elementary School Spirit Store '22 ***Store Opens 8/26/22 and closes at midnight on 9/11/22*** *Note: We will order all items when the store closes. At that point it is about a 3 week turn around time to get printed items back to the team administrator in your organization, Jennifer Maxwell, who will then make them available at Chris...

08/31/2022

Thank you so much to everyone who came out today to make our first PTA meeting of the year a success! A huge shout out of thanks to GoGo squeeZ for supplying snacks for the kiddos during the meeting!!

We apologize again for the technical difficulties getting the Teams meeting to go live. Please visit the following link to review the meeting minutes and approved budget if you were unable to attend!

https://cdsaidahopta.wixsite.com/cdsa/blank-page

08/30/2022

We are so sorry, but due to technical difficulties, we will not be having the meeting today linked to Teams. We will still be meeting in person in the foyer outside of the auditorium

08/23/2022

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Look at this fabulous staff! Ready to kick off a new year!! 🎉⭐️⭐️⭐️

CDSA is staff ready to greet families and students before school!
HAPPY FIRST DAY!!!

08/23/2022

We hope it’s a great first day back for all your sweet kiddos!! 💕💕💕

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 08/23/2022

⭐️ Happy back to school/meet the teacher night! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. ⭐️

08/12/2022

CDSA FAMILIES!!
New dismissal time (in line w all other West Ada schools)
Also no shuttle bus s, bussing now comes directly to your neighborhood bus stop!!!

Your kids will probably be home sooner than if you waited in that loooooong parent pickup line!!!!

If wanting 🚌 to your neighborhood, please register for transportation TODAY on PowerSchool to make sure your kiddo has a bus route!!!

‼️IMPORTANT MESSAGE in your email tonight! ‼️

CDSA will now be releasing at 3:55pm (as the rest is the district) and provide busing directly to your neighborhood bus stop vs. shuttling to home schools!

🚌 💛🖤🚌 💛🖤🚌 💛🖤

Please register for transportation TODAY (in your PowerSchool) in order to have a route for the beginning of school!

08/12/2022

‼️IMPORTANT MESSAGE in your email tonight! ‼️

CDSA will now be releasing at 3:55pm (as the rest is the district) and provide busing directly to your neighborhood bus stop vs. shuttling to home schools!

🚌 💛🖤🚌 💛🖤🚌 💛🖤

Please register for transportation TODAY (in your PowerSchool) in order to have a route for the beginning of school!

08/12/2022

⭐️ Because of all of you, and your involvement in our school

- whether it be through generous donations
- volunteering at events and fundraisers
- or just being a cheerleader and showing your support in any of the many other ways

⭐️ CDSA PTA was able to support our hard working and super amazing custodians with a much needed pressure washer and lawn edger.

⭐️ THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

08/12/2022

Principal Maxwell will be at the school tomorrow for the West Ada community clean up!

Please bring a w**d trimmer if able! I know that is one area they are hoping to focus on. Thank you!

Come one, come all...on Saturday, August 13 between 8am and noon. Plan on w**ding, planting, trimming, making friends, having fun and supporting our Christine Donnell Community. Please bring your own equipment…trimmers, blowers, garden tools, shovels, rakes, etc. No need to RSVP - simply stop by Christine Donnell - come and go as you please. Any and all assistance is welcomed and appreciated.

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 08/06/2022

The blacktop received some much needed love today from several CDSA families. A huge shoutout to the Masmeyer family, Kroenke family, Coe family, and Foss family for your hard work today repainting the lines on the blacktop for the students!

08/06/2022

Before and after of our track and blacktop summer project

08/05/2022

Come one, come all...on Saturday, August 13 between 8am and noon. Plan on w**ding, planting, trimming, making friends, having fun and supporting our Christine Donnell Community. Please bring your own equipment…trimmers, blowers, garden tools, shovels, rakes, etc. No need to RSVP - simply stop by Christine Donnell - come and go as you please. Any and all assistance is welcomed and appreciated.

08/04/2022

⭐️ Blacktop cleanup underway! Look at this crew who came to work!! Just some fun photos, we’ll have updated pictures of the blacktop and track soon. Stay tuned! ⭐️

08/03/2022

FYI FOR ALL families looking for Transportation TO or FROM school!

For those families interested in or in need of transportation (bussing) 🚌 for the 2022-23 school year, the transportation request in “Update Contact Information” through School Forms MUST be submitted in PowerSchool no later than Friday, August 12 to secure bussing for the first day of school.

After August 12, families will have to wait until September 12 to receive a bus route and transportation information for their child(ren).

We thank you for your assistance and cooperation in this matter to ensure that all bussing runs smoothly and effectively for the start of the school year.

At this time, families who have already completed the transportation form in PowerSchool are receiving route information in PowerSchool on average, in 3-5 days.

Please make every effort to take care of this in a timely manner, should it apply to you and your family.

In PowerSchool…head to FORMS / SCHOOLFORMS then…Select “Update Contact Information”. Then at the bottom of the Update Contact Information form, there is an option YES or NO to select Transportation.

CDSA PTA updated their website address. 08/01/2022

CDSA PTA updated their website address.

CDSA PTA updated their website address.

CDSA PTA updated their phone number. 08/01/2022

CDSA PTA updated their phone number.

CDSA PTA updated their phone number.

07/28/2022

⭐️ Please share, to get the word out! ⭐️

PTA Meeting Times 22-23 School Year 07/15/2022

PTA Meeting Times 22-23 School Year

The PTA board is looking for feedback for ideal meeting times for the upcoming school year. Please visit the link below so we can set a yearly calendar that works for the most people!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QGPL8L2

Thank you!

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06/23/2022

Summer is the perfect time for your CDSA student to begin thinking about participating in the National Reflections program! Please visit https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information!

06/06/2022

This is what happens with PTA Funds and Book Fair Support for our CDSA Library!

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PTA Funds helped us purchase books for IBOB (Idaho Battle of the Books) next school year AND several other new books for our library!
The CDSA Book Fair proceeds helped add so many new books to our library AND just over $2,000 to our school library fund for library supplies and other new books!

Our families ROCK!!!!

Thank you so much for helping our library grow!!

06/03/2022

And that’s a wrap for the 2021-2022 school year!!
Have a great summer ☀️ and we will see you in the fall!!

06/03/2022

If you’re stopping by school tomorrow for that LAST DAY OF SCHOOL photo, check out this fun photo booth set up near the front doors.
Take pictures and share them out!!!
ENJOY!!!

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 05/31/2022

Please join us in thanking Mrs. Duthie for her 28 years in teaching! Mrs. Duthie is retiring this year and sent us the attached letter for you all. Thank you for everything Mrs. Duthie!

05/24/2022

Join us in-person or on Teams to get the latest updates on the PTA projects this year!

05/23/2022

Hope to see you there!!

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 05/22/2022

Thank you CDSA for hosting an amazing Arts Fair this weekend! We appreciate all the staff that helped host and all of the families for coming out in support!

Post pictures of your kiddos enjoying the art fair in the comments below!

05/22/2022

The CDSA garden is looking for volunteers to water and w**d during the summer! Visit the signupgenius link in the comments!

05/20/2022

Join us for ARTS FAIR tomorrow 10am-2pm

There will be food trucks, balloon artist, Batik making, musical performances, student art, and many other hands on activities!

05/19/2022

Leave your feedback for West Ada! Have a say in our calendar 🗓 for 2023-2024 school year!

West Ada School District kindly requests your input and feedback regarding the 2023-24 school calendar.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

COMPLETE the 2023-24 Calendar Survey here: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/23-24-Calendar-Options

05/12/2022

We are so excited to introduce CDSA's incoming principal; Mrs. Jennifer Maxwell!

Mrs. Maxwell has been an assistant principal for five years at elementary and middle school level. She will be working closely with Mrs. Leipf over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

Mrs. Maxwell is excited to ensure that CDSA remains a joyful, academically high preforming school of the arts.

Please join us in welcoming our new principal!

Photos from CDSA PTA's post 05/05/2022

The CDSA PTA is so thankful to all our amazing sponsors, volunteers, parents, students and CDSA staff for making our annual Jog-a-thon a success!!

Thank you:

GoGo squeeZ
Zoo Boise
Reeds Dairy
The Y
Energy Enterprise Group, LLC
Sosa Family
Miller Family
Nile Clark and Associates
NB Electric
Roaring Springs Waterpark
Albertsons
Coach K
Fast Lanes
Boise Hawks
Bodies in Motion
The Human Bean Treasure Valley
Boise Art Museum

05/03/2022

Some of our amazing teachers enjoying a catered lunch from the PTA. We are so thankful for these educators!

05/03/2022

Mr. Cheng won a gift basket donated by Goodwood Barbeque Company during teacher appreciation week! Make sure you thank a teacher this week!

05/01/2022

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We encourage students to participate and show our teachers some love. Here's some ideas!

04/28/2022

OUR PTA MEMBERS ARE HARD AT WORK MAKING THE START/FINISH LINE FOR TOMORROWS JOG-a-THON event!!!

04/22/2022

Some of your board members hard at work at the Idaho PTA Convention. They can’t wait to bring back and implement all they have learned!

Photos from Idaho PTA's post 04/22/2022

Wow!!! We received a gold award for PTA membership! 😱🤗

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At meet the teacher night we had table set up and anyone who joined the PTA was put in for a gift card!! Drawing results...
Before and after of our track and blacktop summer project

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