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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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