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Donner News: Week of June 17-21

June 21st - (Friday)7th annual talent showJoin us at 8:30AM in the quad for the 7th 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! 
 
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS – Please see the attached newsletter for information on the Elk Grove Unified School District’s further transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS Parent Message K-12 Spring 2013 .(pdf)
 
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.   

Donner News: Week of June 10-14

June 10th- (Monday)CAAP ACADEMY” LAST DAY/ 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARYThis is the last after school day for the CAAP Academy for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.  Look for information in the future for the CAAP Academy’s return for the 2013-14 school year.  Thank you to all of our volunteers and all those who donated snacks and water for our students.  This program would not have been possible if it weren’t for all of your support!
 
June 12th (Wednesday)–“CAAP ACADEMY END OF YEAR CELEBRATION”Join us from 5:00-6:00PM in the Elitha Donner MP Room.  We will be recognizing all of the students and volunteers who participated in the CAAP Academy this school year.  Refreshments will be provided. 
 
June 14th - (Friday)Spirit RALLY – HAWAIIAN DAYJoin us for the last spirit rally of the 2012-13 school year.  Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt or luau attire and show your Donner spirit as we celebrate the end of another awesome school year.
 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.   

Donner News: Week of June 3-7

June 3rd - (Monday) – “CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARYWe are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy. If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year.

June 4th – (Tuesday) – “LAST DAY TO EARN FIRST IN MATH STICKERS” – This is the last day for Track D students to earn First in Math stickers to attend the First in Math Movie & Pop Corn party on Friday. Students reaching the below goals will be invited to attend.

1st & 2nd Grades – 1,000

3rd Grades – 1,500

4th Grade – 2,000

5th & 6th Grades – 3,000

June 5th – (Wednesday) –“OPEN HOUSE – TRACKs A, B, & C” 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.

June 6th – (Thursday) –“TALENT SHOW TRYOUTS / TRACKS B & C”- Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks B & C / Kinder – 6th grades are from 2:30-4:00PM in the MP Room. You must turn in the attached permission signed by a parent or bring it with you in order to tryout. (Permission form for attached) Talent Show Audition 2013 (.pdf)

“School Library & Computer Lab CLOSED” – Our school’s library is CLOSED afterschool for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.

June 7th – (Friday) – “AR BBQ / TRACKS A, B, & C” – All Track A, B, & C students who reached the Gold Level for Accelerated Reader will participate in the AR BBQ this Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm.

“Spirit Wear Day” – The winner of the pizza party has yet to be declared. You could help make the difference for your class. Wear your Donner gear, California Distinguished School Shirt, or school colors and help your class win the spirit trophy each week.

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

 

CCSS Letter from Dr. Ladd to Parents/Guardians

May 2013 Common Core Letter (.pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donner News: Week of May 20-24

DONNER NEWS:
May 20th- (Monday)CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARYWe are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy.  If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year. 
May 21st (Tuesday)ACCELERATED/GATE PANCAKE BREAKFASTMr. Perris, Mrs. Jenkins and Mr. Jackson will be making pancakes for all of our students that participated in the Accelerated Program throughout the school year. 
May 23rd - (Thursday)School Library & Computer Lab OPENOur school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM.  Students on and off track can check out and return books.  AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab.
May 24th - (Friday)READ-A-THON SPIRIT RALLYJoin us in the quad at 8:30AM as Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Jenkins are turned into human NACHOS!  That’s right it is time for the AR Nacho rally to celebrate all of the awesome reading our students have done throughout the year and during our school Read-A-Thon. 
COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:30PM at the Laguna Creek HS TheaterJoin us for the 2nd in a series of FREE events for our parents the evening of May 29th. Dr. Robert MacKenzie and Lisa Stanzione, who will discuss their best selling books, “Setting Limits” and “Setting Limits with Your Strong
Willed Child”. This is a FREEhumorous, informative night.(See the attached flyer for specific details)
7TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW   – JUNE 21, 2013 AT 8:30 A.M. Calling all Kinder -6th grades Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks B & C areJune 6, 2013.  (See the attached permission form for additional information.)
LAST DAY TO TAKE AR TESTS for TRACKS A & B is Friday, May 30thThis is the last day for students on Tracks A & B to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque.  Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements.  Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.
NEWS FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR
Our school will remain on a year-round 4 track calendar.  With declining enrollment, it will be necessary to make some involuntary track changes.  These track changes will be instituted based on registration date and time.  Although we do not like to make involuntary track changes, it is required so that we are able to
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.   

DONNER NEWS: Week of May 13-17

May 13th- (Monday)CST TESTING CONTINUES FOR ALL 2ND -6TH GRADERS ON TRACKS A & B”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.
 
Evidence suggests that students who eat a good breakfast perform better on the tests.  Students in 2nd -6th grades on Tracks A & B who eat breakfast at school for the next week will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes.  That’s right, eat breakfast at school during the last testing week and be entered to win!
 
CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARYWe are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy.  If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year. 
 
May 14th (Tuesday)– “DONNER DINNER NIGHT”Join us for great Mexican food from 11AM-9PM at CHEVY’S, 7401 Laguna Blvd. – Corner of Laguna and Bruceville – (916) 691-3400.  All “Donner Dinner” profits raise funds for our assemblies!  Let someone else do the cooking this Tuesday and help our school at the same time. Thank you for your support!!  (Remember to show the attached flyer when ordering.)Donner Dinner flyer for Chevy’s 5-14-13 (.pdf)
 
May 15th (Wednesday)– “LAST DAY TO FOR FIRST IN MATH – TRACK D”– This is the last day for Track D students to earn First in Math stickers to attend the First in Math Movie & Pop Corn party on Friday.  Students reaching the below goals will be invited to attend.  
1st & 2nd Grades – 1,000
3rd Grades – 1,500
4th Grade – 2,000
5th & 6th Grades – 3,000
 
TALENT SHOW TRYOUTS / TRACKS A & D”-Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks A & D / Kinder – 6th grades is from 2:30-4:00PM in the MP Room.  You must turn in the attached permission signed by a parent or bring it with you in order to tryout.  See the attached flyer and permission form for additional information.  Talent Show Audition 2013 (.pdf)
 
FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT & GENERAL PTA MEETING – @ 5:15PM Join us for our Annual Family Fitness Night and PTA General Meeting.  Beginning at 5:15PM in our school’s MP Room for an evening of Karate.  Our very own John McClean owner of Adapt Martial Arts will lead our families through fun karate moves.  Don’t miss out on being a part of our school’s PTA and keeping fit at the same time.  Healthy refreshments will be served.  (See attached flyer for information on the next karate session) Martial Arts Academy (.pdf)
 
May 16th - (Thursday)School Library & Computer Lab OPENOur school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM.  Students on and off track can check out and return books.  AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab.
 
May 17th - (Friday)“AR BBQ / 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.
 
  7TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW   – JUNE 21, 2013 AT 8:30 A.M. Calling all Kinder -6th grades Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks B & C are June 6, 2013.  (See the attached permission form for additional information.)
 
LAST DAY TO TAKE AR TESTS for TRACKS A & B is Friday, May 30thThis is the last day for students on Tracks A & B to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque.  Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements.  Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.
 
NEWS FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR
Our school will remain on a year-round 4 track calendar.  With declining enrollment, it will be necessary to make some involuntary track changes.  These track changes will be instituted based on registration date and time.  Although we do not like to make involuntary track changes, it is required so that we are able to maintain as many students as possible on our campus.  Every effort is made to avoid “offloading” students to other campuses.  As we work through the process of assigning children’s teachers for the upcoming school year, every attempt will be made to accommodate our families’ schedules in regard to specific tracks.
 
Track and teacher assignments will be available on Thursday, June 27, 2013 after 4:00PM.  Track change request forms for the 2013-14 school year are being accepted.  These requests are honored based on space availability on a particular track and by date/time in the order received.   
 
Summer Office Hours:
Our office will close at 2:30PM on 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)
 
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.

Donner News: Week of May 6-10

May 6th - (Monday) “CST testing begins for all 2nd -6th graders on Tracks A & B” – 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.

Evidence suggests that students who eat a good breakfast perform better on the tests. Students in 2nd -6th grades on Tracks A & B who eat breakfast at school for the next two weeks will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes. That’s right, eat breakfast at school during testing weeks and be entered to win!

“CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARY – We are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy. If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year.

May 7th – (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.

May 8th – (Wednesday) –“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 – (Thursday) –“School Library & Computer Lab OPEN” – Our school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM. Students on and off track can check out and return books. AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab.

May 10th – (Friday)“AR BBQ / 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.

FREE FRIDAY KARATE ACADEMY – This Friday we will once again be offering our after school Karate Academy. The academy is FREE this Friday only. Our next paid 5 week session begins Friday, May 17th. Not sure if Karate is for you, come out this Friday and try it for free before the paid session begins. (See the attached flyer for additional information.) Martial Arts Academy. (.pdf)

“Spirit Wear Day” – Wear your Donner gear, California Distinguished School Shirt, or school colors and help your class win the spirit trophy each week and a pizza party at the end of the school year! And don’t forget about the spirit surprises going on all year!

*Information*

(All information can also be found on our school website

at http://blogs.egusd.net/donner)

7TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW – JUNE 21, 2013 AT 8:30 A.M. – Calling all Kinder -6th grades Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks A & D / is May 15, 2013 and Tryouts for Tracks B & C is June 6, 2013. (See the attached permission form for additional information.)Talent Show Audition 2013 (.pdf)

LAST DAY TO TAKE AR TESTS for TRACKS A & B is Friday, May 30thThis is the last day for students on Tracks A & B to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque. Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements. Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.

NEWS FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR

Our school will remain on a year-round 4 track calendar. With declining enrollment, it will be necessary to make some involuntary track changes. These track changes will be instituted based on registration date and time. Although we do not like to make involuntary track changes, it is required so that we are able to maintain as many students as possible on our campus. Every effort is made to avoid “offloading” students to other campuses. As we work through the process of assigning children’s teachers for the upcoming school year, every attempt will be made to accommodate our families’ schedules in regard to specific tracks.

Track and teacher assignments will be available on Wednesday, June 27, 2013 after 4:00PM. Track change request forms for the 2013-14 school year are being accepted. These requests are honored based on space availability on a particular track and by date/time in the order received.

Summer Office Hours:

Our office will close at 2:30PM on 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)

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 offi

 

Donner News: Week of April 29-May 3

STAFF APPRECIATON WEEK AT ELITHA DONNER ELEMENTARY

APRIL 29TH – MAY 3RD

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 that have helped them at school this year.

April 29th - (Monday) – “CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARY - We are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy. If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year.

April 30th – (Tuesday) –“BOOK SWAP” / TRACK C- All C Track students are encouraged to participate in the Donner Book Swap this Thursday. 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.)

“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.

May 1st – (Wednesday) – TRACK CHANGE MINIMUM DAY

All Kindergarten on the AM Schedule 7:40a.m.-11:11a.m.

1st – 6th Grades Are Dismissed At 12:40pm

LAST DAY TO TAKE ACCELERATED READER TESTS FOR TRACKS C & D – This is the last day for students on Tracks C & D to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque. 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 2nd – (Thursday) – “WELCOME BACK – TRACK B”

“School Library & Computer Lab OPEN” – Our school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM. Students on and off track can check out and return books. AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab.

May 3rd – (Friday) – 6th ANNUAL DOLPHIN DASH – It’s time once again for our Dolphin Dash Jog-a-thon. 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 5 years! Happy Jogging!!!!

“Spirit Wear Day” – Wear your Donner gear, California Distinguished
School Shirt, or school colors and help your class win the spirit trophy each week and a pizza party at the end of the school year! And don’t forget about the spirit surprises going on all year!

*Information*

(All information can also be found on our school website

at http://blogs.egusd.net/donner)

7TH ANNUAL TALENT SHOW – JUNE 21, 2013 AT 8:30 A.M. – Calling all Kinder -6th grades Come out and show your amazing talent! Tryouts for Tracks A & D / is May 15, 2013 and Tryouts for Tracks B & C is June 6, 2013. (See the attached permission form for additional information.)

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME WITH EGUSD! – Come on out to the ballgame to support service learning students and EGUSD athletics!

The Elk Grove Unified School District has partnered with the Sacramento River Cats to present EGUSD Night/Service Learning Night at the River Cats vs. Las Vegas 51s game on Friday, May 3 at 7:05 p.m.

Service Learning Night recognizes the students and schools who have participated in EGUSD’s Service Learning program over the past year. Students who have completed service learning hours (no minimum on this number) will receive ONE free ticket to the game and additional guests have the option to purchase additional tickets to the game. Schools participating in the district’s service learning program will be recognized during the pre-game and on the matrix board at the stadium. During the 7th inning stretch, 10 service learning students have been selected to help lead the crowd in a rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

The EGUSD Night at the River Cats game is a fundraiser to benefit EGUSD athletics programs. The John Reith Elementary School Marching All-Stars will also accompany the performance of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch.

Tickets are available at the Assembly ($15) and Home Run Hill ($10) levels. They can be purchased either online or with a flyer to be sent home with students. A total of $2 from each ticket sold will go towards EGUSD athletics programs. The last day to purchase tickets to the game online is Thursday, May 2. Unused tickets can be exchanged for any Sunday-Thursday Sacramento River Cats game during the 2013 season. Click here to purchase tickets (the password/special offer code for purchasing tickets online is “elk grove”) or contact Meagan Schreiner at 916-376-4672 or [email protected].

Donner News:Week of April 22-29

April 22ND - (Monday) – “CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARY - We are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy.  If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year. 

April 23RD – (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.

 April 25TH – (Thursday) – “School Library & Computer Lab OPEN” – Our school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM.  Students on and off track can check out and return books.  AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab. 

 April 26TH – (Friday) – “Spirit Wear Day” – Wear your Donner gear, California Distinguished School Shirt, or school colors and help your class win the spirit trophy each week and a pizza party at the end of the school year!  And don’t forget about the spirit surprises going on all year! 

 STAFF APPRECIATON WEEK APRIL 29TH – MAY 3RD – “STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK” AT

ELITHA DONNER ELEMENTARY

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” letter or make a special treat for those that have helped them at school this year.

 LAST DAY TO TAKE AR TESTS – TRACK C & D IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST  – This is the last day for students on Tracks C & D to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque.  Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements.  Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.

 6th ANNUAL DOLPHIN DASH FOR TRACKS A & B is MAY 3rd – Mark your calendars and get your training schedules ready, it’s time once again for our 6th Annual Dolphin Dash Jog-a-thon.  Look for additional information and donation sheets coming home soon.  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 5 years!

Donner News: Week of April 15-19

April 15TH - (Monday) – “CST TESTING CONTINUES FOR ALL 2ND -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.

Evidence suggests that students who eat a good breakfast perform better on the tests. Students in 2nd -6th grades on Tracks C & D who eat breakfast at school for the next week will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes. That’s right, eat breakfast at school during testing weeks and be entered to win!

If you have any questions about testing, please contact your child’s teacher or the California Department of Education website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/.

“CAAP ACADEMY” / 2:30-4:00PM in the LIBRARY - We are in need of snack and water donations in addition to adult or older student support during our CAAP academy. If you can donate a few healthy snack items, water, or a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated and of huge benefit to our students attending this program. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far this year.

April 16TH – (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.

April 18TH – (Thursday) – “School Library & Computer Lab OPEN” – Our school’s library is open on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30PM. Students on and off track can check out and return books. AR Testing and First in Math support are also available during this time in the Computer Lab.

April 19TH – (Friday) – “Spirit Wear Day” – Wear your Donner gear, California Distinguished School Shirt, or school colors and help your class win the spirit trophy each week and a pizza party at the end of the school year! And don’t forget about the spirit surprises going on all year!

LAGUNA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO HOLD E-WASTE RECYCLING FUNDRAISER

Help the Laguna Creek High School Band raise money to repair their well-used instruments by bringing your e-waste and shredding to the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20, 2013. E-waste will be collected by All-Green Electronic Recycling. Documents will also be shredded on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Shred-It for a donation of $10 for two banker’s boxes. Additionally, household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt) will be accepted for a small donation.

Items accepted include: televisions, computer monitors, flat screens (all sizes), PCs, CPUs, printers (all sizes), cell phones, PDAs, telephones, modems. Laptop computers, servers, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, boom boxes, game consoles, cables, wires, power chargers, microwaves, ink and toner cartridges, and anything that plugs in or uses batteries. No household appliances will be accepted.

LAST DAY TO TAKE AR TESTS – TRACK C & D IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST – This is the last day for students on Tracks C & D to take AR tests to qualify for the AR Barbeque. Students may continue to take AR tests to satisfy academic requirements. Please contact your child’s teacher for information on grade requirements and deadlines.

STAFF APPRECIATON WEEK APRIL 29TH – MAY 3RD – “STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK” AT ELITHA DONNER ELEMENTARY

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” letter or make a special treat for those that have helped them at school this year.

RUNNIN’ FOR RHETT – Parents, family members, friends and supporters are welcome to run with us. Sign up for the race on the Change of Pace website. www.changeofpace.com. Registration is $12 until March 19th and $14 after that. For an additional $5 you can order a t-shirt. You will have the option of ordering a Capitol City Classic or a Runnin For Rhett Youth Fitness Shirt.

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

6th ANNUAL DOLPHIN DASH FOR TRACKS A & B is MAY 3rd – Mark your calendars and get your training schedules ready, it’s time once again for our 6th Annual Dolphin Dash Jog-a-thon. Look for additional information and donation sheets coming home soon. 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 5 years!