April 14th (Monday) “NO SPRING BREAK FOR YEAR ROUND SCHOOLS” – School is in session for Tracks A, C, & D this week.  All A, C, & D track students are expected to be in school this week.

“SBAC FIELD TESTING BEGINS FOR ALL 3RD -6TH GRADERS ON TRACKS C & D” – Please help your child to do their best by ensuring a good night’s sleep and they arrive to school on time.  Students who are late will not be allowed into the classroom until the testing session for that day is completed.  Missed tests will have to be taken as a make-up. (See attached parent letter for more information on the new SBAC testing aligned to the Common Core State Standards.) Parent Letter (.pdf)

April 15th (Tuesday) – “AR TEST TAKING” Our school’s LIBRARY is open for ALL students (whether on or off track) to take AR tests from 2:00-3:00PM.  No Library services are available during this time.

April 18th (Friday) JUMP ROPE FOR HEART” – Our Jump Rope for Heart school event takes place today. Be sure to bring in your Participant’s Sponsor Form.

**Be Heart Smart**
— Maintain a healthy weight. Eat a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
— Activity is important. Get regular exercise to strengthen your heart.
— Reduce stress. Life’s too short to worry about everything.

“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is a spirit wear day!  If you would like to purchase new spirit wear, order forms are available in the office.  The spirit wear race is closer than ever this year.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Last week’s spirit winners for college spirit wear day were Mrs. Banuelos’ and Mrs. Welsh’s classes!

LAST DAY TO TAKE ACCELERATED READER TESTS FOR TRACKS C & D – The last day for students on Tracks C & D to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque is Wednesday, April 30th.  Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements.  Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.

SCHOOL TOOLS TUESDAY – Do you need to replenish your school tools?  Never show up to class without a cool pencil again!  We are proud to announce School Tools Tuesday! Every Tuesday before school (7:55-8:05 AM) pencils, rulers, erasers, and other school tools will be on sale at great prices in the Student Store location as well as in the 1st grade quad.  Prices range from $0.25 to $1.00!  All proceeds benefit the Elitha Donner Elementary Honor Society’s community service projects.

RUNNIN’ FOR RHETT – Parents, family members, friends and supporters are welcome to run with us.  The race is scheduled for Sunday, April 27th starting and ending at Crocker Park in Downtown Sacramento.  If you are interested in running with us, please register for the 2.62 Mini Marathon via the following link.  http://changeofpace.com/capital-city-classic/registration/

Come out on race day to cheer on all our runners or join the race and run with us!