APRIL 28TH – MAY 2nd

Join us in showing our awesome teachers, yard supervisors, office staff, custodians, food service staff, para-educators and bus drivers how much we appreciate all they do for our kids!  We will be honoring Donner staff throughout the week with treats and surprises.  This is a great time to have your child write a “Thank You” note or make a special treat for those who have helped them at school this year.

April 29th (Tuesday) – “BOOK SWAP – TRACK C – All C Track students are encouraged to participate in the Donner Book Swap this Tuesday. Students will have the opportunity to look for a book during their lunch recess.  All students can participate even if they did not bring in a book to swap.  We ask that “Book Swap” books be returned to the school office when children are no longer interested in reading them.

 (We are accepting books for the book swap.  Please bring in any new or gently used books that your child no longer reads or is interested in.  This allows us to provide other children with new and exciting books to read and your child benefits from finding a new book as well. We are especially in need of chapter books at the 4th – 6th grade level and up.

“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 30th (Wednesday) – Track Change Minimum Day

Kindergarteners are on the AM schedule 7:40-11:11am.

1st – 6th grade students are dismissed at 12:40pm.

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 this 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.

May 1st (Thursday) “WELCOME BACK – TRACK B” – School resumes for all Track B students.

May 2nd (Friday) 7th ANNUAL DOLPHIN DASH – TRACKS A & B – It’s time once again for our Dolphin Dash Jog-a-thon for Tracks A & B.  The jog-a-thon will be held this Friday. Donation sheets have been sent home in the Communication Folders All money earned goes to offsetting the transportation cost of our 6th grade field trip to Sly Park.  Money earned by all 5th graders is directly credited to their Sly Park account for next year’s trip.  Because of the combined effort of ALL of our students, the cost for the Sly Park trip has remained the same for the past 7 years!  Happy Jogging!!!!


Elitha Donner PTA Movie Night is this Friday.  Join us this Friday, “For a really cool time watching Frozen“. The Donner multipurpose room doors will open at 5:30pm for dinner and the movie will start at 6:00pm. Bring your blankets & pillows and enjoy an evening out!

The PTA will have hotdogs, pizza, drinks, popcorn and candy for purchase. We will also have prizes to be raffled off throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our FREE Movie Night event! Don’t miss it!

“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is a spirit wear day.  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 wear day were Mrs. Tepolt’s and a 3 way tie between Mrs. Welsh’s, Mrs. Plath’s and Mrs. Patton’s classes!

“LET’S MOVE” PARENT SURVEY – Our school was chosen to receive $1,000 from Kaiser’s “Let’s Move” grant to purchase additional physical education equipment.  By completing the following survey you will assist us in complying with the grant requirements.  This will also help us get additional grants from Kaiser in the future.  Please click on this link to take this very quick survey.  Please complete the survey prior to May 9th.