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Elitha Donner Elementary School

Hour of Code

This week at Elitha Donner and across the nation are working on The Hour of Code. It is a fun way for students to learn about computer science and coding. High tech jobs of the future will require skills like coding. We hope that this one hour of exposure may inspire our students to become the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg! Coding is for both boys and girls.

Here are some links to check out.

Code Monkey
Tynker
Code.org
LightBot
Scratch
Google Made With Code
Khan Academy

More information about coding.

70 million down, 30 million to go

When the Hour of Code launched a year ago, we had no idea how fast it would spread. To date, 70M students have tried the Hour of Code.

This week, across 180 countries, millions of people are learning new skills that can change the rest of their lives. The Hour of Code 2014 is already twice as big as last year!

Start your Hour of Code

Code with Angry Birdswith Elsawith Flappy Bird

(The tutorials are available in over 30 languages and taught in 180+ countries, try one now!)

Halfway through the week, 15 million students have tried the Hour of Code around the world — including a pretty special student, the President of the United States.

Barack Obama became the first US President to program a computer, to show that anybody start learning computer science. And in a video message to kick off the Hour of Code, he urged every young person to learn more about how technology works this week. Watch him write his first line of code.

Thank you I can’t believe our ambitious goal to reach 100M students is in reach. We’re seeing a sea-change in education and it’s thanks to the collective effort of 200 partners… and you. Your personal stories and support have made this the best job I could ever imagine.

Hadi Partovi, #moveForward

 

 

DONNER NEWS: NEW DATE – DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST!

December 10th (Wednesday) – “7TH ANNUAL WINTER SING-A-LONG” 

Join us as we celebrate the season with a marvelous interactive production.  The festivities begin at 5:30pm. OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER – Dress warmly and bring the lawn chairs.

 WE NEED VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact our school’s office at 683-3073 or e-mail Donner Office at DONNEROFF@egusd.net

¨  Decorating the Quad/Amphitheater the day of the event.

¨  Taking down decorations that evening and the next day.

This year hot chocolate and coffee drinks will be available for purchase from “Smoothie Patrol” coffee truck.  You can purchase hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles for only $4.00.

Coffee drink prices start at $3.00.

STARS Bullying Solutions for Parents

STARS Bullying Solutions for Parents

Presented by Family Fuel solutions with kids

At Elitha Donner Elementary MP Room Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00-5:30pm Dinner will be served

5:30-8:00pm Parent Class (Daycare Provided)

Interpretación en Español Disponible

 Come and learn about solutions for every role in bullying.

Our approach is somewhat unique:
Give everyone and every role in bullying something they can do instead of feeling helpless and pointing fingers of blame.
When we all work together, the greatest change in school culture can happen!
Our school will be the best it can be when we all are following a common vision and speaking the same language around bullying.
Each solution we have is practical and proven to be effective.  Once each solution is employed, each role in bullying functions together to minimize bullying.
The foundation of all the solutions is the Love and Logic® philosophy along with the principles of Sally Ogden.

Family Fuel Donner Elem STARS Bullying Parents Flyer (.pdf)

 

DONNER NEWS: December 1st-6th

December 1st (Monday) – “WELCOME BACK TRACKS A, C, & D”School resumes for tracks A, C, & D. 1st -6th grade students / 8:10AM – 2:30AMAM 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.

 BOY’S basketball tryouts/MP room – 4:00-5:30PM”– 5th and 6th grade boy’s interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Boy’s’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.  (See attached flyer for additional information) Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball-14-15

 December 2nd (Tuesday) – “BOY’S basketball tryouts/MP room-4:00-5:30PM”– 5th and 6th grade boy’s interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Boy’s’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.

 “DONNER DINER NIGHT”@ Leatherby’s – “Join us for “Donner Dinner Night” at Leatherby’s, this Tuesday, December 2nd. They offer a variety of delicious foods and beverages in addition to the amazing ice cream treats, and it is right around the corner!  So take a night off from cooking & doing dishes and help our school raise money for your child’s school supplies & assemblies.  We will receive 20% of the sales that we bring into Leatherby’s from 5pm to 11pm. Give this invitation to the cashier (or show them the image on your phone) when you pay your bill to ensure that the school will receive a percentage of your purchase.(Invitation attached)12- 2- 14 Elitha Donner Elementary .(pdf)

December 3rd (Wednesday) – “BOY’S basketball tryouts/MP room- 4:00-5:30PM”– 5th and 6th grade boy’s interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Boy’s’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.

 December 4th (Thursday) – “BOY’S basketball tryouts/MP- room-4:00-5:30PM”– 5th and 6th grade boy’s interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Boy’s’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.

 December 5th (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?  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.

 EVERY DAY SHOPPING EARNS $$ FOR ELITHA DONNER ES – Do you like to shop?  Whether you like to shop in stores or on-line, you can earn $$$ for Elitha Donner ES buy signing up or using a special link for many stores including AMAZON.  Check out the attached flyer and see how easy it is to earn money for your child’s school without any additional cost to you.  Share the information with friends and family this holiday season!  (See attached flyer) Everyday Shopping Earns Money for Elitha Donner- flyer(.pdf)

 SAVE THE DATE – “WINTER SING-A-LONG” – Our “7th Annual Winter Sing-a-Long” is Thursday, December 11th.  Join us as we celebrate the season with a marvelous interactive production.  The festivities begin at 5:30pm. OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER – Dress Warm and bring the lawn chairs.

This year hot chocolate and coffee drinks will be available for purchase from “Smoothie Patrol” coffee truck.  You can purchase hot chocolate with whip cream and sprinkles for only $4.00.  Coffee drink prices start at $3.00.

Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact our school’s office at 683-3073 or e-mail Donner Office atDONNEROFF@egusd.net Decorating the Quad/Amphitheater the day of the event. Taking down decorations that evening and the next day.

Supplies Needed: All supplies need to be delivered to the school office no later than Wednesday, December 10th. 

Extension Cords (Cords labeled with student’s and teacher’s name will be returned following the event.)

Poinsettias /real or fake (Labeled plants will be returned or can be picked up in the office following the event.) Duct Tape

Any Holiday Decorations – We would like representation from all of our cultures.

12- 2- 14 Elitha Donner Elementary(.pdf)

 

 

Donner News: Week of November 17-21

November 17th (Monday) – “girl’s basketball tryouts/MP room – 2:30-4:00PM”– 5th and 6th grade girls interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Girls’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.  (See attached flyer for additional information)

 November 18th (Tuesday) – “girl’s basketball tryouts/MP room-2:30-4:00PM”– 5th and 6th grade girls interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Girls’ Basketball team will be trying out this week. 

 November 19th (Wednesday) – “girl’s basketball tryouts/MP room- 3:45-5:15PM”– 5th and 6th grade girls interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Girls’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.

 November 20th (Thursday) – “girl’s basketball tryouts/MP- room-2:30-4:00PM”– 5th and 6th grade girls interested in trying out for the Elitha Donner Girls’ Basketball team will be trying out this week.

 November 21st (Friday) “SPIRIT WEAR DAY” – This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday.

 TRACK CHANGE MINIMUM DAY – Friday, November 21st

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

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

November 24th – 28th (Monday – Friday) – “Thanksgiving Break”

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  We are very thankful for our amazing students and our wonderful families!

December 1st - (Monday) – “WELCOME BACK TRACKS A, C, & D

Boys’ Basketball Tryouts – The Boys will try-out Dec. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 4:00 to 5:30. (See attached flyer for additional information) Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball-14-15(.pdf)

Donner News: Week of November 10-14

DONNER NEWS:
November 11th(Tuesday) –VETERAN’S DAY OBSERVED/SCHOOL HOLIDAYSchool Resumes on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
 
November 14th (Friday)“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” -This Friday is a spirit wear day. Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit winners, in primary Mrs. Tepolt’s Class and in intermediate Mrs. Welsh’s Class.
 
CANS FOR KIDSThank you, Donner Elementary, for all of the cans we have collected in just 4 weeks! We will continue collecting until this Friday, November 14th! Bring in those cans to be counted for your classrooms!
 
The leading classes this week are…in primary, Mr. Patton’s 1st grade class with 200 cans, and in intermediate… Mrs. Patton’s 6th grade class, with 485 cans! As a school, we have collected 2,112 cans as a school, so far! There is still this week to get in as many as possible! Thank you for all of your donations to our community families.  

DONNER NEWS: RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES

Monday, October 27th – Friday, October 31st

October 27th – (Monday) “WELCOME BACK TRACK D” – School resumes for all “D” Track students.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.

BOOK FAIR – “SIR READALOT’S CASTLE – ENTER THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS!” – Open from 8:00AM-3:00PM and again for an “ENTER THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS” in the 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! http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elithadonner

 “TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS” The classes with most students’ wearing a sports team shirt will be the day’s spirit winner. Help your class be the week’s overall winner.

October 28th (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.

BOOK FAIR / LAST DAY – “SIR READALOT’S CASTLE – ENTER THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS!” – Open from 7:40AM-3:00PM – Don’t miss the last opportunity to purchase books and support your school’s Accelerated Reader and STAR Literacy program.

October 29th (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 30th (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”Sign the Red Ribbon Week Pledge Poster with a Friend

October 31st  (Friday) “LOVE YOURSELF. BE DRUG FREE.” Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week. The classes with most students wearing RED will be the day’s spirit winner.  Help your class be the week’s overall winner.

“RED RIBBON WEEK RALLY – This Friday is our Red Ribbon Week Rally!  Join us in the quad at 8:15 as we announce our Red Ribbon Week celebration winners.  That’s right wear red this Friday if you want to be in the school picture for red ribbon week.  – School appropriate attire only.

Donner News: Week of October 21-24

October 21st – (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.

October 23RD – (Thursday) – “SIR READALOT’S CASTLE – ENTER THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS!”- Open from 8:00AM-3:15PM.  Join us at our annual book fair.  Additional information can be found on our http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elithadonner

October 24th – (Friday)–“SPIRIT WEAR DAY”This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit wear winners in primary, Mrs. Tomlinson’s class and in intermediate, Mrs. Sipula’s class.

 

Track Change Minimum Day

This Friday, October 24, 2014

All Kindergarten on the AM schedule 7:40am-11:11am

1st – 6th grades are dismissed at 12:40pm

 

“SIR READALOT’S CASTLE – ENTER THE KINGDOM OF BOOKS!”

 Open from 7:40AM-1:15PM.  Join us at our annual book fair.

Additional information can be found on our http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elithadonner

Donner News: Week of Oct 3rd-10th

        

October 3rd – (Friday) –“SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Congratulations to last week’s spirit winners! In primary a tie between Mrs. Tomlinson’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Banuelos’ class and in intermediate was Mrs. Welsh’s class…again!

 Last week’s spirit wear winners were Mrs. Tomlinson’s class and in intermediate was Mrs. Welsh’s class.

 Track Change Minimum Day This Friday, October 3, 2014

All Kindergarten on the AM schedule 7:40am-11:11am 1st – 6th grades are dismissed at 12:40pm

 This is NO “MOVIE MATINEE” this Friday.  All students will be going home at 12:40pm unless they are participating in an after school academy.


 

October 6th – (Monday)“WELCOME BACK TRACK C” – School resumes for all “C” Track students.

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 notin the classroom before the 2nd bell.

 

October 8th (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:

o   Dance

o   Martial Arts

o   Elk Grove Unified Police Services and CSD Fire Safety

o   EGUSD Food and  Nutrition Services

o   And more…

 October 10th (Friday) – “SPIRIT WEAR DAY” This Friday is a spirit wear day.  Help your class win the week’s spirit contest by wearing your spirit wear or Donner colors this Friday. Your class could be this week’s winner!

 

 

EGUSD’s Board of Education to hold Community School Board Meetings

Please join the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education at a Community School Board meeting in October.To ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, the Board of Education’s Community Budget Meetings are intended to engage the public in a transparent and collaborative process.

 

The objectives of these meetings are to:

•      Provide information about the Local Control Accountability Plan and Common Core State Standards;

•      Engage the public in the Local Control Accountability Plan process; and

•      Recognize Service Learning projects.

 

Six of the meetings will be held on the same night – October 21. A seventh meeting will be held on October 28. All of the meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation about the district’s budget as well as time for questions and answers.  The public is invited to attend any one of the meetings.

The public meetings will be held at the following locations:

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School – Multipurpose Room

8691 Power Inn Road Elk Grove, CA 95624

Board Member: Jeanette J. Amavisca

 

Pleasant Grove Elementary School – Multipurpose Room

10160 Pleasant Grove School Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624 Board Member: Priscilla S. Cox

Adreani Elementary School – Multipurpose Room

9927 Wildhawk West Drive

Sacramento, CA 95829 Board Member: Carmine S. Forcina

 

Franklin High School – Theater

6400 Whitelock Parkway

Elk Grove, CA 95757 Board Member: Steve Ly

 

Prairie Elementary School – Library

5251 Valley High Drive

Sacramento, CA 95823 Board Member: Chet Madison, Sr.

 

Florin High School – Theater

7956 Cottonwood Lane

Sacramento, CA 95828 Board Member: Anthony “Tony” Perez

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Laguna Creek High School – Multipurpose Room

9050 Vicino Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758 Board Member: Bobbie Singh-Allen

 

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