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Donner News: Week of 8/25-9/5

DONNER NEWS:                     

Week of 8/25-8/29

 August 26th - (Tuesday)“FALL PICTURE DAY / TRACK A” Please look for picture information in your child’s communication folder.  Pictures must be purchased prior to your child be photographed.  All student pictures will be taken for the school yearbook and awards. (See the attached flyer for more specific information or to order on line) Elitha Donner TRK-A (.pdf)

 

August 28th - (Thursday) – “PTA GENERAL MEETING / 50’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL”- Join us for this FREE exciting event!  We will “Twist and Shout” our way through the 50’s, 60’s and beyond from 5:15-6:30PM.   Donner Gear, and yearbook pre-orders will be available for purchase.  Students must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.  (See the attached flyers) Ice Cream Social Flyer (.pdf) Root beer donation flyer (.pdf)

 NEEDED: 2 liter bottles of Root beer –

Please bring donations to the school office prior to Tuesday, August 27th.

 August 29th - (Friday)“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit winners! In primary a tie between Mrs. Tomlinson’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Banuelos’ class and in intermediate was Mrs. Welsh’s class…again!


Week of 9/1-9/5

September 1st - (Monday) – “Labor Day Holiday – No School”

School Resumes on Tuesday, September 4th

September 5th (Friday) - “COLLEGE SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is college spirit wear day!  Do you or your family have a favorite college you like cheering for when watching sports on TV?  Maybe the college your parents attended?  Or maybe just a college you may be interested in attending?  Haven’t thought about it yet?  Now is the time!  If you don’t have a college shirt in your closet, ask your parents or other family members if they have a college shirt you can wear.  If you want your shirt to count for your class’ spirit count, make sure it has the college name or logo prominently displayed.

As part of our college to career program, Elitha Donner will feature different colleges throughout the school year.  Our students will learn interesting facts about colleges throughout the United States.  Need to clean out the closet or clean off those shelves?  Donate your college memorabilia or items to be used during our spirit rallies.

 

Donner News: Week of August 18th-22th.

August 19th – (Tuesday) – “DONNER DINER NIGHT”@ CHILI’S – “Join us for our first “Donner Dinner” of the school year at Chili’s, next Tuesday, August 19th!  They offer a variety of delicious foods and beverages, plus it is right around the corner!  So take a night off from cooking & doing dishes and help our school raise money for your child’s school supplies & assemblies.  Just show the attached flyer and our school will get credit for both DINE-IN and TAKE OUT orders the entire day.  We look forward to seeing you there!”  (Flyer Attached)Chili’s Donner Dinner fundraiser 8-19-14 (.pdf)

August 22nd – (Friday) –“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit winners! In primary a tie between Mrs. Luna’s class and Mrs. Banuelos’ classes and in intermediate was Mrs. Welsh’s class…again

EGUSD’s Superintendent Search Survey

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s (EGUSD) Board of Education invites the community to participate in the process of selecting the next superintendent by taking an online survey.  The survey can be found in English, Spanish, Green Hmong and White Hmong at http://www.egusd.net/news/spotlight/index.cfm.

 The Board has launched a search to find the best superintendent to meet the needs of a diverse and growing district of over 62,000 students and 5,000 employees.  EGUSD is the largest district in Northern California and the 5th largest in the state. In June, Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D., announced his retirement as of September 12, 2014. Ladd is the 5th superintendent in the District’s 55 year history.

 The information gathered will give guidance to the Board on the attributes that the community feels are important to consider in the next superintendent. In addition, the information provides an opportunity for the Board to receive valuable communication on the direction of the school district. Lastly, the comments, suggestions, and recommendations will be given to the newly selected superintendent as a reflection of EGUSD.

 The Board has hired a professional search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to assist in finding a new leader for our District.  Representatives from the search firm will lead the community discussion and analyze the survey results. For more information and updates, please visit the EGUSD website at www.egusd.net.

 Green Hmong  |  White Hmong  |  Spanish 

 

DONNER NEWS: Week of August 4th-8th

August 6th – (Wednesday) – BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT / TRACK A

Join us for Back to School Night.  Meet your child’s teacher and learn about the year’s expectations.  Please visit our informational booths before or after your classroom presentation to see many of the opportunities available at Elitha Donner.

5:00PM/Elitha Donner MP Room

New Parent Orientation

Please join us if you are a new parent to Elitha Donner or

returning parent that would like a brief informational review.)

Classroom Presentations

Primary Session: 5:20 – 6:00 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)

Intermediate Session: 6:05-6:45 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note:  There is only 1 session.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

August 7th – (Thursday) – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Track A

The 2014-2015 school year is here!

1st – 6th Grade Students / 8:10AM – 2:30AM

AM Kindergarten / 7:40AM – 11:11AM

PM Kindergarten / 10:59AM – 2:30PM

A warning bell rings at 8:05am. Students will be marked tardy if not in the classroom before the 2nd bell.

August 8TH – (Friday) –“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit winners! In primary it was Mrs. Silva’s class and in intermediate was Mrs. Welsh’s class.

Student Accident Insurance:

The school district assumes no liability for accidents to students at school (E.C. 49472, 49471, 48980) and the district does not provide medical insurance for individual students. However, you may purchase student accident insurance if you wish to do so. The insurance provides coverage for your child while on school grounds or in school building during the time your child is required to be there during a regular school day while being transported by the district to and from school or other place of instruction; or while at any other place as an incident to school-sponsored activities and while being transported to, from and between such places.

Markel will no longer be providing application packets. Applications will ONLY be accepted online at the following link, http://markel.sevencorners.com or by phone:  (877) 444-5014. 

For further information:  http://www.egusd.net/riskmanagement/Info-SAR.html#SAI

FIELD TRIP PARENT LETTER:

Please see the attached parent letter regarding field trips your child(ren) may be attending this school year.  Field Trip Parent Letter (2014-15) (.pdf)

SCHOOL GARDEN:

Our school garden needs your help.  As our students begin their live garden experience, we are in need of a few garden supplies.  If you are able to donate any of the following, please bring items to our school office:

  • Garden mulch
  • Planting soil
  • Gardening Tools
  • Other Garden related items to be used by students

If you love digging in soil, pulling weeds, and beautifying a garden volunteers are always needed. Please help us keep our garden looking beautiful by contacting Ms. Corral or our school office today at 683-3073.

 

EGUSD to Hold Community Meetings on the Superintendent Search

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s (EGUSD) Board of Education invites the community to participate in the process of selecting the next superintendent. The Board has launched a search to find the best superintendent to meet the needs of a diverse and growing district of over 62,000 students and 5,000 employees.  EGUSD is the largest district in Northern California and the 5th largest in the state. In June, Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D., announced his retirement as of September 12, 2014. Ladd is the 5th superintendent in the District’s 55 year history.

In order to engage the community in the conversation, there will be eight meetings held in early August at four high schools. The meetings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, August 6 , 2014
4 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Florin High School – Library
7956 Cottonwood Lane
Sacramento, CA 95828

-or-

Laguna Creek High School – Library
9050 Vicino Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95758

______________________________

Thursday, August 7, 2014
4 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Valley High School – Career Center
6300 Ehrhardt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95823

-or-

Pleasant Grove High School – Multi-Purpose Room
9531 Bond Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

In addition, there will be a survey posted on the District website at www.egusd.net.

The information gathered will give guidance to the Board on the attributes that the community feels are important to consider in the next superintendent. The information provides an opportunity for the Board to receive valuable communication on the direction of the school district. Lastly, the comments, suggestions, and recommendations will be given to the newly selected superintendent as a reflection of EGUSD.

The Board has hired a professional search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to assist in finding a new leader for our District.  Representatives from the search firm will lead the community discussion and analyze the survey results. For more information and updates, please visit the EGUSD website at www.egusd.net.

Green Hmong  |  White Hmong  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese

Donner News: Week of July 30- August 1

July 30th - (Wednesday)“FALL PICTURE DAY / TRACKS B, C, & D”– Please look for picture information in your child’s communication folder.  Pictures must be purchased prior to your child be photographed.  All student pictures will be taken for the school yearbook and awards. (See the attached order form with information on ordering your pictures on line) Elitha Donner TRK-BCD (.pdf)

August 1st - (Friday)“COLLEGE SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is our first of our monthly college spirit wear days!  Do you or your family have a favorite college you like cheering for when watching sports on TV?  Maybe the college your parents attended?  Or maybe just a college you may be interested in attending?  Haven’t thought about it yet?  Now is the time!  If you don’t have a college shirt in your closet, ask your parents or other family members if they have a college shirt you can wear.  If you want your shirt to count for your class’ spirit count, make sure it has the college name or logo prominently displayed.

As part of our college to career program, Elitha Donner will feature different colleges throughout the school year.  Our students will learn interesting facts about colleges throughout the United States.  Need to clean out the closet or clean off those shelves?  Donate your college shirts, memorabilia or items to be used during our spirit rallies.

Student Accident Insurance:

The school district assumes no liability for accidents to students at school (E.C. 49472, 49471, 48980) and the district does not provide medical insurance for individual students. However, you may purchase student accident insurance if you wish to do so. The insurance provides coverage for your child while on school grounds or in school building during the time your child is required to be there during a regular school day while being transported by the district to and from school or other place of instruction; or while at any other place as an incident to school-sponsored activities and while being transported to, from and between such places.

Markel will no longer be providing application packets. Applications will ONLY be accepted online at the following link, http://markel.sevencorners.com or by phone:  (877) 444-5014. 

For further information:  http://www.egusd.net/riskmanagement/Info-SAR.html#SAI

FIELD TRIP PARENT LETTER:
Please see the attached parent letter regarding field trips your child(ren) may be attending this school year.  Field Trip Parent Letter (2014-15)(.pdf)

SCHOOL GARDEN:

Our school garden needs your help.  As our students begin their live garden experience, we are in need of a few garden supplies.  If you are able to donate any of the following, please bring items to our school office:

Garden mulch
Planting soil
Gardening Tools
Other Garden related items to be used by students

If you love digging in soil, pulling weeds, and beautifying a garden volunteers are always needed. Please help us keep our garden looking beautiful by contacting Ms. Corral or our school office today at 683-3073.

 

 

 

Back to School tonight

Back to School Night

5:00pm/ Elitha Donner MP Room

New Parent Orientation (Please join us if you are a new parent to Eltiha Donner or returning parent that would like a brief informational review.)

Classroom Presentations

Primary Session: 5:20pm-6:00pm(Grades Kindergarten-3rd)
Intermediate Session: 6:05-6:45pm (Grades 4th-6th)

Please note: There is only 1 session.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Donner News: Week of 6/23-6/27

June 24th – (Tuesday) – “END OF YEAR AWARDS ASSEMBLIES” TRACKS A & B–

TRACK A @ 8:30AM / Track B @ 9:45AMJoin us as we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of many of our students for the 3rd trimester and throughout the school year.

 June 25th – (Wednesday) “END OF YEAR AWARDS ASSEMBLIES” TRACK C –track C @ 8:30AM

Join us as we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of many of our students for the 3rd trimester and throughout the school year.

 June 26th – (Thursday) – KINDERGARTEN PROMOTION – TRACKS A, B, & C – Mrs. Tomlinson’s & Mrs. Chilton’s & Mrs. White’s Classes – Please join us at 8:30AM in the MP Room as we honor our 2012-2013 Kindergarten classes as they are promoted to 1stgrade.  Doors will open at 8:15AM.

 

Mrs. Tomlinson’s & Mrs. Mattila’s Classes – Please join us at 10:00AM in the MP Room as we honor our 2012-2013 Kindergarten classes as they are promoted to 1st grade.  Doors will open at 9:45AM

 June 27th – (Friday) – Last Day of School – Tracks A, B, & C

 Minimum Day All Kindergarten on the AM schedule 7:40am-11:11am

1st – 6th grades are dismissed at 12:40pm

 Tracks A, B, & C- 6th Grade Promotion

 Mr. Goldman’s & Ms. Molina’s Classes – Please join us as we honor our 6th grade students as they promote to 7th grade.  The ceremony will begin at 8:30AM in the MP Room. Doors open at 8:15AM.

 Mrs. Patton’s Class – Please join us as we honor our 6th grade students as they promote to 7th grade.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00AM in the MP Room. Doors open at 9:45AM.

 YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW! – Don’t miss out on getting your 2013-14 school yearbook!  Available while supplies last.  Yearbook prices are $25.00.  Only cash sales will be accepted for the remainder of the school year.  Yearbook envelopes are available in the school office for your convenience.

DONNER NEWS: Week of June 3-6

June 3rd – (Tuesday) – “Election Day” – Our school is a local polling place.  Please adhere to all parking signage.  Don’t Forget to VOTE!

June 5th – (Thursday) – “OPEN HOUSE – TRACKs A, B, & C” 5:30-6:30pm – Join us this Thursday evening for Open House.  This is the time of year that our children get to show off many of the outstanding projects they have worked on and some of our classes provide interactive demonstrations to show what they have learned.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity.

June 6th – (Friday) – “8th annual talent show” – Join us at 8:30AM in the quad for the 8th Annual Elitha Donner Talent Show.  A lot of talent has passed through the Donner halls over the years.  There will be new and returning performers.  Great entertainment is guaranteed!

“COLLEGE SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is college spirit wear day!  Do you or your family have a favorite college you like cheering for when watching sports on TV?  Or maybe just a college you may be interested in attending?  Haven’t thought about it yet?  Now is the time!  If you don’t have a college shirt in your closet, ask your parents or other family members if they have a college shirt you can wear.  If you want your shirt to count for your class’ spirit count, make sure it has the college name or logo prominently displayed.

Our college spirit wear days will continue each month during the 2014-15 school year.  If your child’s college shirt no longer fits, please consider donating to our school for display or other student use.  YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW! – Don’t miss out on getting your 2013-14 school yearbook!  Available while supplieslast.  Yearbook prices are $25.00.  Only cash sales will be accepted for the remainder of the school year.  Yearbook envelopes are available in the school office for your convenience.

 

 

 

Talent Show Audition 2014

Talent Show Audition 2014(.pdf)

Tracks A B & D Track C

You must attend the auditions:

K- 6th grade K-6th grade May 20, 2014

June 2, 2014 2:45-4:00pm 2:45-3:45pm

No transportation is provided. The talent show will be on FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014 AT 8:30 A.M.

Dancing or Singing (no lip syncing) – BRING A COPY OF ANY MUSIC BEING USED WITH YOU TO TRYOUTS. Music will be returned after the talent show.

Musical Instrument Comedy Magic Other: _______________________

Detailed Description of Performance:

Individual ________ Group ________

(Each Group member must have a talent show entry form signed by their parent.)

All performances must not exceed 3 minutes in length from start to finish. All acts, music, and costumes must be ‘School Appropriate’. Judges will have the final decision in whether or not a performance is ‘School Appropriate’. Song lyrics must be written out and given to the judges on the day of your audition.