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Red Ribbon Week

October 28th (Monday) – “DON’T SWEAT DRUGS” WEAR A SWEAT SHIRT. The classes with most students wearing a sweatshirt will be the day’s spirit winner. Help your class be the week’s overall winner. 

October 29th (Tuesday) – “THE POWER OF PINK” WEAR ANYTHING PINK.  The classes with most students wearing something pink will be the day’s spirit winner.  Help your class be the week’s overall winner. 

 “AR TEST TAKING” Our school’s LIBRARY is open for ALL students (whether on or off track) to take AR tests from 1:30-3:00PM.  No Library services are available during this time.

 October 30th (Wednesday) – “YES I CAN BE DRUG FREE” BRING IN A CAN OF FOOD. The classes with most students who bring in at least 1 can of food for the Kids Can Food drive will be the day’s spirit winner.  Help your class be the week’s overall winner.  Students are encouraged to bring in as many cans as possible.  All additional cans will be counted for the Kids Can class contests. “Red Ribbon Week – Drugs are Junk Free Throw & Poetry Contest”

 October 31st (Thursday) – “DRUGS CLASH WITH MY STYLE” WEAR CLOTHES THAT CLASH…DON’T MATCH. The classes with most students wearing clothes that CLASH will be the day’s spirit winner.  Help your class be the week’s overall winner. “Red Ribbon Week –Door Decorating Contest”

 November 1st (Friday) “SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day!  Have you been noticing some new Donner Spirit Wear being worn on Fridays?  That’s right there are some new styles on campus.  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.

EGUSD encourages students to “Map Your Future”

Parents and students will have an opportunity to map a path to college and careers at the Elk Grove Unified School District’s first annual Map Your Future: K-12 Career Pathways Exposition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at Monterey Trail High School.  The event is offered through a partnership between EGUSD, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and Elk Grove Economic Development Corporation.

The event will feature 14 of California’s industry sectors, which include agriculture and natural resources, energy environment and utilities, engineering and architecture, health science and medical technology, information and communication technologies, and manufacturing and product development.  These industries have been identified by Elk Grove and Sacramento leaders as having the greatest potential for growth. 

 At the event, current and former EGUSD career academy and pathway students will be available to speak with and answer questions from students and parents.  Teachers, counselors and school and district administrators also will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance on applying for an EGUSD academy or pathway.  Representatives from post-secondary educational institutions also will be available to provide information about how EGUSD’s career academies and pathways connect with college and business partners will be on hand to offer insight into the local labor market.

 Thanks to a generous donation from the City of Elk Grove, the first 500 participants will receive $3 vouchers to use at food trucks that will be at the event. 

 

Donner News: Week of September 30-October 4

October 2nd (Wednesday) – “WALK TO SCHOOL DAY” -  In an effort to promote environmental awareness, as well as physical fitness, we are asking our students to either ride their bikes or walk to school this day. As always, in an effort to promote safety, we ask that students who choose to ride their bikes wear an approved safety helmet and follow all safety rules; and all walkers walk with a friend or family member and only cross streets at designated areas.  Better yet, join one of the walking school buses.

 All Donner students will receive FREE Breakfast between 7:30-7:55AM

Come shop at the Farmer’s Market – Fresh produce will be on sale at a reduced price.

A “Walk to School” spirit rally will take place at 8:15AM in the quad.  The Harriett Eddy Middle School Band and Elitha Donner’s own Spirit and Student Unity Rally Team featuring Splash our school Mascot will help to kick off the morning’s events.

Then join us from 8:50 – 11:00AM for our “Health and Safety Fair” organized by staff and parents with the help of local businesses. The fair will feature a rotation schedule of stations emphasizing exercise, healthy eating safety, community awareness, and environmental awareness:

  • Zumba
  • Martial Arts
  • Elk Grove Unified Police Services and CSD Fire Safety
  • EGUSD Food and  Nutrition Services

 October 3rd (Thursday) “BOOK SWAP/ TRACK D”– All D Track students are encouraged to participate in the Donner Book Swap this Monday. 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 continually 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.  Each track will participate in the book swap the Thursday before they track off.)

October 4th (Friday) “SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is a spirit wear day!  Have you been noticing some new Donner Spirit Wear being worn on Fridays?  That’s right there are some new styles on campus.  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.

 TRACK CHANGE MINIMUM DAY – Friday, October 4th

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

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

 

 

 

 

Donner News: Week of September 16-20

September 16th (Monday) “WELCOME BACK – TRACK B”

 September 17th (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 every Tuesday.  Library services are NOT available on this day.

 September 20th (Friday) “SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is a spirit wear day!  Have you been noticing some new Donner Spirit Wear being worn on Fridays?  That’s right there are some new styles on campus.  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.

 SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday, September 25th – Minimum Day for Staff Development.  All kindergarten will be on the AM Schedule 7:40-11:11AM. 1st – 6th grades are dismissed at 12:40pm

 THANK YOU FROM YOUR PTA!- The PTA would like to send a very warm Thank You to all of the Elitha Donner families and staff for their awesome support!  It has been great seeing and meeting a lot of you on campus and at our recent fundraising events.  Hopefully you had a fun time at the Ice Cream Social two weeks ago.  We sure did!  Our Donner Dinner this past Monday at Chipotle was a huge success, bringing in over $500 to support our school’s assemblies. 

 Another fundraising campaign we are participating in is the GiveWith.Target program.  With each on-line vote, our school will receive $1.  These funds can be used for much needed school supplies for our classrooms.  Simply go to GiveWith.Target.com and submit your vote for Elitha Donner Elementary.  To participate in this campaign you must have a Facebook account, and can vote multiple times.  (See the attached flyer for more information)
GiveWithTarget_Flyer (.pdf)

 We would also like to express our appreciation for your support at this week’s Book Fair.  Our PTA extends a huge Thank You to everyone that has become a member of PTA and has purchased Spirit Wear.  All funds raised benefit the school and the students.  If you haven’t already joined the PTA, it’s not too late.  We always welcome new members.  Membership forms can be found in the school office or by clicking on this link http://blogs.egusd.net/donner/files/2011/01/PTA-membership-packet-2013-2014-23in22z.pdf  . Thank you for your continued support!!!

 EGUSD ATTENDANCE CAMPAIGN IS BACK – It’s a new school year– and that means it’s once again time to kick off the Attendance Campaign!  If you come to school every day in September, you are eligible to win a free admission pass to Fairytale Town or free tokens from Chuck E. Cheese’s.  And don’t forget about the Perfect Attendance Bike Giveaway!  It’s back for an 8th amazing year.  For each month of perfect attendance, elementary school students will earn an entry into a drawing for a brand new bike and helmet at the end of the school year.  It’s that easy!  So keep coming to school – and it could be you spending a day at Fairytale Town or Chuck E. Cheese’s – or riding off in style on your new bike! (See attached flyer for more information) Bike Giveaway Flier (.pdf)

 WALK TO SCHOOL DAY – Walk to School Day is coming Wednesday, October 2nd.

We are in need of volunteers to help set up and take down the decorations, supervise event areas, walk with the students, or come and enjoy the presentations with your child. We can use your help the day before Walk to School Day or the day of the event. If you are interested please email Mr. Jackson at [email protected]  or call the school at 683-3073.  It’s a great day to volunteer!

 Want to help but are unable to do so at the event donations of ½ pint water bottles store bought muffins or donuts and whole fruit, such as bananas, grapes, oranges, etc. would be much appreciated Donations can be dropped off at the office any time before the event.

 

Donner News: Week of September 9-13

Our school’s LIBRARY is CLOSED for the Book Fair. 

Library hours will resume next week.

September 10th (Tuesday) “READING OASIS – A COOL PLACE TO DISCOVER HOT BOOKS” - Open from 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Join us at our annual book fair.  Additional information can be found on our http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elithadonner

 September 11th (Wednesday) “READING OASIS – A COOL PLACE TO DISCOVER HOT BOOKS” – Open from 9:00AM-3:00PM and again for an “A COOL PLACE TO DISCOVER HOT BOOKS” Evening” from 5:00-7:00PM.  Hot dog dinners will be available for purchase for $3.00 – includes chips and a drink and Root Beer Floats for $2.00. A great time to visit the book fair with the entire family! Donner Dinner Night Flyer – Chipotle (.pdf)

 September 12th (Thursday) “READING OASIS – A COOL PLACE TO DISCOVER HOT BOOKS” - Open from 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Join us at our annual book fair.

 September 13th (Friday) “READING OASIS – A COOL PLACE TO DISCOVER HOT BOOKS” LAST DAY – Open from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Join us at our annual book fair.

 “CONSTITUTION DAY SPIRIT RALLY” – Wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE this Friday and join us as we celebrate our Country’s Constitution.  The rally will begin at 8:15AM in the school quad.  

 “LAGUNA CREEK CARDINALS FOOTBALL” – Are you ready for some football?  Wear your Donner spirit wear and get in free at any home game of the Laguna Creek Cardinals.  (See attached flyer for specific dates) Laguna Creek Cardinals – 2013 Schedule – Donner (.pdf)

 “DONNER DINNER NIGHT” – Join us this Monday evening, September 9th at Chipotle  Mexican Grill on Laguna Blvd. – Elk Grove, CA 95758 from 6:00-9:00PM.   All proceeds from our “Donner Dinner” nights raise funds for our assemblies!  Let someone else do the cooking this Monday evening and help our school at the same time.  (Remember to show the flyer when ordering.)

NEW ELK GROVE UNIFIED DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEBSITE – Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the latest Elk Grove Unified School District website.
DigitalCitizenshipWebsite – NewlstterArticle (.pdf)

Donner News: August 7-16

August 7th – (Wednesday) – “DONNER DINNER NIGHT”- Join us for an evening of fine dining at Chili’s 7410 Laguna Blvd. – Elk Grove, CA 95758/ 916-478-2478 – www.chilis.com This is our first “Donner Dinner” to raise funds for our assemblies! Let someone else do the cooking this Wednesday and help our school at the same time. (Remember to show the attached flyer when ordering.) Donner Dinner Night 8-7 (.pdf) 

August 8th (Thursday)”BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT & KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION FOR A TRACK”

Track A- Join us for Back to School Night. Meet your child’s teacher and learn about this year’s expectations. Don’t forget to visit our school’s PTA and CAAP tables for additional information and opportunities.

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: 5:30 – 6:10 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)
  • Intermediate Session: 6:15-7:00 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note: There is only 1 session for each grade level.

*Looking for an easy way to make dinner on Back to School Night? Hot dog meals will be available for purchase. (All food sales are CASH only). Look for our PTA booth in the school quad.

August 12th – (Monday) – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Track A

The 2013-2014 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 16th – (Friday) – “SPIRIT RALLY”- Join us for the first spirit rally of the new school year! We are celebrating SPORTS DAY. Grab your favorite jersey – NFL, NBA, NASCAR, HOCKEY, or local team YOU have played on and show off your Donner spirit.

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.

NOTICE TO PARENTS – Please see the attached letter of notification that peanut products will no longer be served at EGUSD elementary schools. Please contact your child’s teacher regarding specific restrictions within the classroom. Parent Letter – Peanut Allergy (.pdf)

“College Spirit Wear Day” August 2nd

August 2nd – (Friday)

This Friday is our first of many 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 memorabilia or items to be used during our spirit rallies.

Donner News – Back to School

July 16th (Tuesday) “BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT & KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION” Tracks B, C, & D- Join us for Back to School Night.  Meet your child’s teacher and learn about this year’s expectations.  Don’t forget to visit our school’s PTA and CAAP tables for additional information and opportunities.

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: 5:30 – 6:10 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)

Intermediate Session: 6:15-7:00 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note:  There is only 1 session for each grade level.

*Looking for an easy way to make dinner on Back to School Night?  Panda Bowls from Panda Express will be available for purchase!  Bowls are $6.50 each or 2 for $12.00 (All food sales are CASH only).  Look for our stand in the school quad.

July 18th – (Thursday) – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Tracks B, C, & D

The 2013-2014 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.

July 19th – (Friday) – “Spirit Wear Day” – This Friday is a spirit wear day!  Wear your favorite Donner spirit shirt and help your class be the weekly spirit winner.  The class with the most spirit wins at the end of the year will win a pizza party.  Don’t have a spirit wear shirt?  New design can purchased at Back to School Night.

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

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT / TRACKS B, C, & D – TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT / TRACKS B, C, & D – TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

Join us for Back to School Night.  Meet your child’s teacher and learn about the year’s expectations.  Don’t forget to visit our school’s PTA and CAAP tables for additional information and opportunities.

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: 5:30 – 6:10 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)

Intermediate Session: 6:15-7:00 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note:  There is only 1 session.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please visit our informational booths before or after your classroom presentation to see many of the opportunities available

Regular office hours will resume beginning July 15th (7:30am – 4:00pm)

 

Donner News: Week of June 24-27

June 24th - (Monday) – “End of Year Awards Assemblies” Tracks a & b–

Track A @ 8:30AM / Track B @ 9:30AM

Join us as we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of many of our students.  We will also be celebrating our parents for their support throughout the year.

 June 25th – (Tuesday) “End of Year Awards Assemblies” track c –

Track C @ 8:30AM

Join us as we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of many of our students.  We will also be celebrating our parents for their support throughout the year.

 June 26th – (Wednesday) – Kindergarten Promotion – Tracks A, B, & C –   Mrs. Jimenez’s & Mrs. Mattila’s Classes – Please join us at 9:00AM in the MP Room as we honor our 2012-2013 Kindergarten classes as they are promoted to 1st grade.  Doors will open at 8:45AM. 

 Mrs. Tomlinson’s & Mrs. Chilton’s & Mrs. White’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 – (Thursday) – 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 & Mr. Chatten’s & Mrs. Steffen’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 2012-13 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.   

 2013-2014 SCHOOL INFORMATION

Track and teacher assignments will be available on Thursday, June 27, 2013 after 4:00PM. All classes will be posted on the windows of the front office. 

Summer Office Hours:

Our office will close at 2:30PM on Thursday, June 27th.

Our office will be open July 8th – July 12th from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Regular office hours will resume beginning July 15th (7:30am – 4:00pm)

 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT / TRACKS B, C, & D – TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

Join us for Back to School Night.  Meet your child’s teacher and learn about the year’s expectations.  Don’t forget to visit our school’s PTA and CAAP tables for additional information and opportunities. 

 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: 5:30 – 6:10 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)

Intermediate Session: 6:15-7:00 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note:  There is only 1 session.

 Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Please visit our informational booths before or after your classroom presentation to see many of the opportunities available