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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Donner News: 5/5/14-5/9/14

“AR TEST TAKING” Our school’s LIBRARY is now CLOSED for AR test taking for the remainder of the 2023-14 school year. Please contact your child’s teacher if assistance is needed in taking AR tests to satisfy academic requirements or for A & B track students to reach the gold level for the AR BBQ.

May 7th (Wednesday) – LAGUNA REGION PARENT COMMON CORE READING NIGHT– Join us this Wednesday, May 7th from 6:00-6:30 for our regional ELAC (English Learners Parents and Students) meeting and then at 6:30PM for English Language Acquisition of the Common Core State Standards for all families at Foulks Ranch Elementary School. (See attached flyer for more information)

May 8th (Thursday) – “OPEN HOUSE – TRACK D” 5:30-6:30pm – Join us this Wednesday 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.

May 9th (Friday) – THIS FRIDAY IS THE “AR BBQ FOR TRACK D” – All Track D students who reached the Gold Level for Accelerated Reader will be able to participate in the AR BBQ this Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm.

“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 2 way tie between Mrs. Welsh’s and Mrs. Filan’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.

http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=289686

 

LAST DAY TO TAKE ACCELERATED READER TESTS FOR TRACKS A & B – The last day for students on Tracks A & B to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque is this Friday, May 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.

 

 

 

DONNER NEWS: 4/28/14-5/2/14

STAFF APPRECIATON WEEK AT ELITHA DONNER ELEMENTARY

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!!!!

PTA MOVIE NIGHT

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.

http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=289686

 

 

 

EGUSD’s Draft Local Control Accountability Plan

Under California’s new public education funding rules, school districts are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that describes the actions, services and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, as a result of proportionate increases in funding for all students as well as state identified subgroups including students designated as low income, Foster Youth, English Learners and Students with Disabilities.

In building the three-year plan, school districts must seek ideas and input from parents, staff, students and other stakeholders. Over the past school year, the District and schools have been engaging EGUSD’s community in this process. Based on input from many stakeholders, EGUSD has developed a draft LCAP that has been posted on our EGUSD LCFF/LCAP website at http://blogs.egusd.net/lcff-lcap.

The District is asking stakeholders to review this draft plan and provide comments. You can find an online comments section at http://blogs.egusd.net/lcff-lcap/comments.

For parents who do not have access to the Internet, you can ask for a printed copy of the EGUSD draft LCAP plan and a printed comment card in the school office. Thank you for your support of the Elk Grove Unified School District.

 

Getting to the Core of the Matter – Volume 4

The Elk Grove Unified School District is committed to ensuring that our staff, parents and students understand the changes taking place with the Common Core State Standards. To further these efforts, the District has developed the newsletter “Getting to the Core of the Matter.” Please click on the links below to read Getting to the Core of the Matter Volume 4.

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DONNER NEWS: Week of April 14-18

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!

 

 

Donner News: Week of April 7-11

April 7th (Monday) “WELCOME BACK – TRACK A” – School resumes for all “A” Track students today.  School begins at 8:10am.  The first bell rings at 8:05am.  All students are expected to be in their classroom by 8:10am.

April 9th (Wednesday) – PARENT UNIVERSITY MATH NIGHT #2 – Join us for the Laguna Creek Regional Parent Math Night at John Ehrhardt Elementary School this Wednesday evening from 6:15-7:45pm. (See attached flyer for more details) Parent Night II (.pdf)

April 10th (Thursday) – “MINIMUM DAY FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT”

This minimum day is dedicated to staff development for our teachers and support staff.  We will be focusing on more in depth strategies relating to the new Common Core Standards.

All kindergarten will be on the AM Schedule 7:40-11:11AM. 1st – 6th grades are dismissed at 12:40pm.

April 11th (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?  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.

FIVE STAR FAMILY – Are you a Five Star Family? Make sure that you are getting your qualifying activities punched on your Five Star Family punch card. This can be done at any qualifying event or in the office. There are a few end of year events left that you can use to qualify as a Five Star Family: Regional Parent Math Night on April 9th, Open House, become a PTA member, attend the PTA meeting on May 23, participate in our Jog a Thon or Jump rope for Heart fundraisers. Sign up today to be recognized for all you do to make Donner great! (See attached flyer for additional information) 5-Star-Family-Flyer (.pdf)

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donner News: Week of 3/10-3/14

March 11th (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.

March 12th (Wednesday) “BRING YOUR FAMILY TO LUNCH DAY” FOR TRACKS C & D – You and your family are invited to join your child at school for their lunch and lunch recess. Enjoy lunch with your child and their friends and see what your child enjoys doing at recess! And don’t miss our “Harvest Fruit & Vegetable Bar” (See attached flyer for additional information and what we will be serving for lunch)

“Spring Pictures 3/12 – Tracks B & D”– Please see picture information sent home.  Choose your favorite look/pose for your child to be photographed.  Students should give this form to the photographer on picture day.  NO MONEY is needed until after the picture package is sent home.  Pay for only the photographs you keep.  For additional information, please visit www.mylifetouch.com.

March 13th (Thursday) SCIENCE FAIR AND INVENTION CONVENTION – Join us for our school site Science Fair and Invention Convention.  The fair will be open until 4:00PM.  First place winners and all inventions will advance to the district science fair and invention convention to be held March 27th -28thBring Your Family to School 2014 (.pdf)

March 14th (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?  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.

“SETTING LIMITS” SEMINAR WITH DR. ROB MACKENZIE-  Please join us for a 3 week workshop with Dr. Mackenzie on March 12th, March 19th and March 26th at 6:30pm. at Laguna Creek High School Multi-purpose room. Cost:  $60/person, $90/couple.  See the attached flyer for more details and registration information.

Setting Limits flyer (.pdf)

 

 

 

Survey – EGUSD Engaging Parents in the Local Control Accountability Plan

In June of 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law one of the most significant changes to the way California’s school districts are funded. This new system – the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) – changes the way the State of California allocates funds to school districts. The LCFF provides base funding for all students as well as supplemental and concentration funding to support students from low income families, English Learners and foster youth. The LCFF went into effect as of July 1, 2013.

Under the new funding rules, school districts are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that describes the actions, services and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, proportionate to the increase in funding. It also requires the engagement of parents, staff, students and other stakeholders in the building of the LCAP. The LCAP is a three year plan that must be adopted by July 1, 2014, and updated each year.

EGUSD LCAP Survey
EGUSD is in the process of building the LCAP.  To help the District in this process, a LCAP survey has been created.  To take the online survey, visit http://blogs.egusd.net/lcff-lcap/survey/

To learn more about LCFF and LCAP visit http://blogs.egusd.net/lcff-lcap/