We are the Dolphins! #cddolphins

We, the Dolphins, are a community that prides ourselves in the academic risks that we take, the challenges we accept, and the support we provide each other in order to unlock the full potential of our 21st century learners to succeed in an ever changing world.

Technology Empowerment Community #cddolphins

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Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment
Learn more about how to register your child for an amazing educational experience. Click here
Student Handbook & Code of Conduct
Student Handbook: Click here to download a pdf
Code of Conduct: Click here

Staff

Our school is staffed by highly qualified teachers who are passionate about their profession. The staff has been trained by some of the top educational consultants in the United States. In addition, teachers receive professional development opportunities monthly to enhance their ability to keep up with the demands and changes in the greater society.
Rosa Trotter
rosa.trotter@colonial.k12.de.us
Ext. 2020
Room 202

Kelli Batten
kelli.batten@colonial.k12.de.us
Ext. 2030
Room 203

Victoria Bennett
victoria.bennett@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2040
Room 204
Mrs. Bennett’s Website

Robin Detoro-Cebenka
Robin.Detoro-Cebenka@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2060
Room 206
Mrs. Cebenka’s Website

Stacy McMullen
stacy.mcmullen@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1080
Room 108
Mrs. McMullen’s Website

Heather Czajkowski
heather.czajkowski@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2080
Room 208

Ellen Truckley
ellen.truckley@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5070
Room 507

Lashanda Wooten
lashanda.wooten@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5050
Room 505

Michelle Lacombe
michelle.lacombe@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5060
Room 506

Sarah Kise
sarah.kise@colonial.k12.de.us
Ext. 5010
Room 501
Mrs. Kise’s Website

Christiana Mclean
christiana.mclean@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5040
Room 504
Ms. Mclean’s Website

Beth Holt
elizabeth.holt@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5020
Room 502

Jason Bonavita
jason.bonavita@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 3030
Room 303
Mr. Bonavita’s Website

Laura Bossert
laura.bossert@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 3040
Room 304

Rosy Burke
roselynn.burke@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 3020
Room 302

Elise Sharp 4/5 intensive
elise.sharp@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 3010
Room 301

Elyse Marsh
elyse.marsh@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1030
Room 103
Mrs. Marsh’s Website

Emma Dressler
emma.dressler@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1040
Room 104

Stephanie Cenno-Larson
stephanie.cenno-larson@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1020
Room 102

Elise Sharp 4/5 intensive
elise.sharp@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 3010
Room 301

Linda Hayes, Counselor
linda.hayes@colonial.k12.de.us
ext.2640

Terri Kane, Secretary
terri.kane@colonial.k12.de.us
ext.2640


Jeanne Bratten
, Nurse’s Office
jeanne.bratten@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2370

Cara Rose, Speech & Language
cara.rose@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1010
Room 101

Janet Halliday, Special Education Coordinator

janet.halliday@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5080
Room 508

Rachel Hartnett and Krista Jensen, School Psychologist

rachel.hartnett@colonial.k12.de.us
krista.jensen@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 5080
Room 508

Lisa Bachman, Occupational Therapist


Jennifer Wilhelm
, ELL
jennifer.wilhelm@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 1080
Room 108

 

Christine Murphy, Reading Specialist
christine.murphy@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2070
Room 207

Colleen Quinn, Reading Specialist
colleen.quinn@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2070
Room 207

Dawn Cousins, Reading Interventionist
dawn.cousins@colonial.k12.de.us
ext. 2010
Room 201
Ms. Cousins’ Website

Melissa Ringler – Physical Education
melissa.ringler@colonial.k12.de.us

Rebecca Fisher – Library/Tech
rebecca.fisher@colonial.k12.de.us

Deanna Daly – ART
deanna.daly@colonial.k12.de.us

Margaret Murray – Music/Band/Chorus
margaret.murray@colonial.k12.de.us

Kristin Grabowski – Physical Education
Kristin.grabowski@colonial.k12.de.us

ABOUT US

Our Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs

We, the Dolphins, are a community that prides ourselves in the academic risks that we take, the challenges we accept, and the support we provide each other in order to unlock the full potential of our 21st century learners to succeed in an ever changing world.

Technology Empowerment Community #cddolphins

At Carrie Downie, we believe that together we can achieve more. Staff, parents, and students work as a team to help everyone be successful! One of the ways we ensure success is by promoting ABC behavior!

At Carrie Downie Elementary School, the rules are based upon our philosophy of reinforcing and recognizing positive contributions of students and staff.  We follow the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom.

Master Based Learning

By the year 2020 all students in K-5th grade will be assessed based on standards.  This is a different approach to providing feedback and promoting growth.
For more information click here


Carrie Downie Elementary School utilizes curriculum programs that will help our students reach their full academic potential.
Click the heading to visit the official website for each curriculum program.                                                            


Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: Math
Investigations is the math curriculum that Colonial School District uses. It is a K-5 program that was developed at TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This program intends to children of different ages and backgrounds understand the foundations of number and operations, geometry, data, measurement, and early algebra. This website provides helpful tools for teachers, students and parents, including access to the curriculum by grade level and math content, as well as a “For Families” section.

A lot of our curriculum is stored in a Learning Management System entitled Schoology in 2nd – 5th grades.

FOSS: Science
FOSS (Full Option Science System) is the inquiry based science curriculum that Colonial School District uses. The website has a great deal of information about the science kits, along with games and activities organized by grade level. There is an information section for parents and teachers, along with articles and newsletters.

Official Harcourt Website: Social Studies
Reading, writing, speaking, and listening curriculum is provided for staff and students through our learning management system called Schoology.  It follows the progressions of Common Core.

English/Language Arts
This writing model uses common language for teachers and students to communicate about the various characteristics of writing and establishes clear examples of what good writing looks like. The traits taught include ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation.

Fundraising Options for Carrie Downie

Here are a few links to some interactive learning games and activities online! These activities are fun and educational for students of various ages!

DreamBox!
Carrie Downie has purchased DREAMBOX LEARNING’S MATH PROGRAM, an online, Intellegent Adaptive Learning(tm) program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency!  Your child can access DREAMBOX LEARNING from any computer or iPad, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link:

https://play.dreambox.com/login/n9en/carriedes

Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity is a great collection of websites that provide educators, parents, and students with learning activities. There are lesson plans, supplemental activities, games, homework help, and much more!  The subject areas include: language arts, visual arts, math, science, history, geography, economics and a few more!

http://www.thinkfinity.org

Student Portal

Here is the link for our Student Portal that has the programs that students use on a regular basis.

General Info

Principal:
Doug Timm (douglas.timm@colonial.k12.de.us)

Grade Levels: K-5
Phone: 302-323-2926
Fax Number: (302) 323-2929

Carrie Downie Pledge

I am a smart, special, valuable person.
I respect myself and my school.
I challenge myself in all I do.
I am proud to be a Dolphin and proud to be me!

Location

1201 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720

School Hours

  • 8:20 AM Doors to school open **
  • 8:20 AM School day begins. (Students are late after 8:40)
  • 3:19 PM School day ends / Dismissal

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