Elitha Donner Elementary School

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2019 – 2020 Back To School Information

BACK TO SCHOOL Information

Kindergarten Orientation

Letters will be mailed to all incoming Kindergarteners.

Grades 1 – 6 Back to School

Tracks B, C, & D – Tuesday, July 16TH

Track A – Thursday, August 15TH

Classroom Presentations

Primary Session: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Grades 1st  – 3rd)
The ¾ combination class will be at 6:05 – 6:35 p.m.
Intermediate Session: 6:05-6:35 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)

Please note:  There is only 1 session.

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.

Due to limited seating and the importance of the information provided, we ask that only parents attend the classroom sessions. 

Childcare will be provided in the MP Room. 

Upcoming End Of Year Events – 2019

6/06/2019 Thursday • Open House, Tracks A, B & C

6/07/2019 Friday • AR Barbecue – Tracks A, B, & C

6/13/2019 Thursday • 5-Star Family Recognition Dinner

6/21/2019 Friday • 13th Annual Talent Show

6/24/2019 Monday • End-of-the-Year Awards Assembly – Track A – 8:30 a.m

6/25/2019 Tuesday • End-of-the-Year Awards Assembly – Track B – 8:30 a.m.

6/26/2019 Wednesday • End-of-the-Year Awards Assembly – Track C – 8:30 a.m.

6/27/2019 Thursday

• Kindergarten Promotion – Track A 8:45 – 9:15 a.m., Track B 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Track C 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

6/28/2019 Friday

• 6th Grade Promotion – Tracks A & C – 8:30 a.m.

• Last Day of School – Tracks A, B, & C

• Track Change/Minimum Day – School Dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

• Report Cards Go Home – Tracks A, B & C

Testing Season Is Here


If you ever wondered what the standardized tests are like that your children take each Spring this link will explain all you need to know about them.

For parents of English learners this link tells about the test for those students.

SEVA Teachers of The Week – Guillermo Ramirez & Kevin Broxton

Congratulations to Elitha Donner fifth grade teachers Guillermo Ramirez & Kevin Broxton who are featured on the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium website  for their work with students after school in learning how to create educational videos. Click here and here to see videos describing Guillermo & Kevin.

PTA Events At A Glance

Mark your calendar for upcoming events from the Elitha Donner PTA that include:


• 4/25 ALL DAY Spirit Day/Night, MIKES DINER

• 4/30 Autism Awareness Month – Silent Disco (in the quad during lunch recesses)

• 5/1 Track Change MOVIE MATINEE: TBD

• 5/2 SAVE THE DATE: MATH NIGHT hosted by Mathnasium

• 5/31 CHUCK E CHEESE Spirit Night

Helicopter Parents Have Moved on to a Snowplow

We all want what is best for our children no matter what their age or situation but can we go to far in trying to help them?

Read the latest thought on this topic here.

Be Aware of How Your Child Uses Connected Devices

We have all heard of the many ways children can communicate with a cell phone or tablet but do you know the latest method? It is pretty clever because it uses the same thing students in all grades use to type up their assignments. Read more here to understand why it is more important than ever to know what your child is doing when online.


On Thursday, February 21, bring the entire family and join the Elitha Donner PTA at Family Movie Night. A general PTA meeting will start the evening at 5:30 PM with the movie to follow. Pizza by the slice, beverages, and candy will be available for purchase. FREE POPCORN for all in attendance. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and camping bag chairs to enjoy the movie. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, DROP OFFS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Appropriate dress attire required.

Dinner @ Chick-fil-A Tuesday January 29, 5 pm – 8 pm

Bingo With Santa Thursday December 13th

Eat Out & Help Donner Wednesday November 28th

Schools Closed Friday November 16

Elitha Donner Elementary and all Elk Grove Schools will be closed Friday November 16.

Click on image below for more information.

EGUSD Parent Communications and Notifications Information

EGUSD uses two main forms of electronic communications to share information with parents and
ParentVUE Synergy Mail
● Access: Available only through ParentVUE Student Information System for school staff, parents
and/or guardians and students.
● Format: Internal Messaging System (IMS forwards a copy of a message to parents’ email.)
● Purpose: Primary purpose of Synergy Mail is for teacher to parent/student communication.
Schools also may use this for general school information, however it is limited to email only.

● Access: Available automatically as a parent/guardian.
● Format: Phone, email and text
● Purpose: Primary purpose is to send emergency notifications, school incident notifications
and/or transportation related incidents or major delays. Please note that emergency notifications
go to parents/guardians and emergency contacts.) SchoolMessenger is also used for
non-emergency school information, upcoming events or important dates and general school or
district news.

To Learn More & Access links to ParentVUE & SchoolMessenger Click Here


“This donation drive is in lieu of sending students home with the task of soliciting sales, collecting money and delivering goods. Please support the Elitha Donner PTA with your generous tax-deductible direct donation and help us achieve our goals to support our students and staff. The PTA will receive 100% of your donation! (Your company may also participate in a corporate match giving program.)”

WHEN – November 1 – 30, 2018

GOAL – $7,500

Click here for details on how to make your donation

Movie Matinee Friday October 26th

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