Elitha Donner Elementary School

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Elitha Donner Elementary School

Draft LCAP 2015-2018 Review and Comment Opportunity

One of the most important features of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is providing an opportunity for parent, community, teachers, staff, and students voices to be heard as important EGUSD decisions are being made regarding academic priorities and budget. LCFF provides a framework for districts to work with their communities and implement locally tailored approaches to achieve greater student outcomes. EGUSD is in the process of soliciting input from ALL of its stakeholders. Please use the comment area on the LCFF/LCAP website to give us your suggestions and/or thoughts on the EGUSD Draft 2015-2018 LCAP.


Click here to view:  http://blogs.egusd.net/lcff-lcap/comments/

Superintendent’s Message to Parents and the Community


Superintendent’s Message to Parents and the Community






Parent Preview Nights – High School Mathematics Proposed Instructional Materials

Elk Grove Unified parents, students, teachers, administrators and other community members are invited to preview the high school mathematics instructional materials that were piloted in classrooms throughout the district and have been recommended by the Secondary Mathematics Steering Committee for adoption.  Two preview nights are scheduled, one in January and one in February.

The first preview night will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th. The second preview night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2nd.

Both preview nights will be held in the board room of the Robert L. Trigg Education Center – 9510 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Download the flyer:

English Green Hmong | White Hmong | Spanish | Vietnamese


Secondary Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Request Forms for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.

Parents are invited to attend informational open enrollment meetings at 6:30 p.m. on January 28 at Monterey Trail High School in the multipurpose room or at 6:30 p.m. on February 2 at Sheldon High School in the multipurpose room.

To apply for Open Enrollment, parents/guardians should complete one Open Enrollment Request Form for each student. Parents can get the form from schools, by calling the Secondary Education office at (916) 686-7706 or going online to www.egusd.net.


See attached document for more information. Secondary Open Enrollment Parent Letter (.pdf)

Sacramento Covered and Dignity Health Insurance Enrollment Events.

With the Affordable Care Act, more individuals and families now have access to Dignity Health providers and services through Covered California health plans.

147496DH_ACA-Flyer_sacramento covered _disclaimer_p1 (.pdf)


Donner News: Week of 1/19-1/23

January 19th – (Monday) MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – SCHOOL HOLIDAY – School will resume on Tuesday, January 20th.

January 20th – (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.

January 23rd (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 the next surprise spirit prize winners just like the 6 classes that won December’s “Show your Donner Spirit” movie winners. They enjoyed watching “Rise of the Guardians” last week.   Way to show your Donner pride!

 JEANS DRIVE – January 20th – February 14th

The Elitha Donner Elementary National Honor Society (NEHS) is teaming up with Harriet Eddy Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) to participate in a nation-wide program called “Teens for Jeans.” This program donates jeans to homeless children and teens in our local area. Jeans will be collected through February 14th(See attached Flyer for specific information)
jeans  (.pdf)

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! (See attached flyer)Everyday Shopping Earns Money for Elitha Donner- flyer (1) (.pdf)



Donner News: Week of December 22-January 2

**December 22nd – January 2nd / “Winter Break”**

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year!

January 5th – (Monday) – “WELCOME BACK TRACKS A, B, & D” – School resumes for all “A, B, & D” Track students.

1st -6th grade students / 8:10AM – 2:30PM

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.


January 6th – (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.


January 9th (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.


As part of our college to career program, Elitha Donner has been featuring different colleges throughout the school year.  Our students are learning 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)Shopping Earns Money for Elitha Donner- flyer (.pdf)


YEARBOOK – Don’t miss out on getting your 2014-15 school yearbook.  Yearbook envelopes are available in the school office or check out the attached flyer to see how you can order your child’s yearbook on line. (See attached flyer)Yearbook reminder (.pdf)







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
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




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)