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Elitha Donner Elementary School

EXPLORE: Map Your Future – 1/26/17

Mark your calendars. You are invited to join students, families, local businesses, and post-secondary partners at EXPLORE: Map Your Future: K-12 Career Pathways Exposition on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the SES Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about how EGUSD’s career academies/pathways and their community partners prepare our students for college and career success. It will be a fun and informative way to add another tool to your instructional resource kit.
The event is appropriate for children of all ages and will include interactive activities to ensure their engagement and expose them to a variety of career paths.
Below is a flyer for information or go to www.EGUSDExplore.com. IT’S LIVE NOW!
We hope to see you at Map Your Future!

MYF17-Flyer Stars.pdf

Growth Mindsets to Maximize Learning

The Laguna Region is proud to sponsor a powerful presentation for all parents and families:  Growth Mindsets to Maximize Learning  See below for more information on presentation dates and how to sign up.  Don’t miss this exciting FREE opportunity.

PRESENTER: Emily Diehl, National Speaker and Trainer
WHEN: January 18, March 23 & April 27, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Marion Mix Elementary
4730 Laguna Park Drive, Elk Grove 95758
Phone: 916-509-8877

The Laguna Region Growth Mindset Parent Nights.pdf


Winter Holiday Ideas

gi_82874_common-sense-sealThe folks over at Common Sense Media have many ideas for parents. Here are a few that may help you this holiday season:

20 Best Family Movies for 2016

8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

Holiday Gift Guide


Forget Making Dinner Tonight – Go To Leatherby’s Instead

donner-dinner-nightElitha Donner Elementary School
“Give Back’ Fundraiser
December 6, 2016 5pm — 1 1 pm

Leatherby’s Family Creamery 8238 Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove, CA95758
Invite your family and join your friends at Leatherby’s Family Creamery for a “Give Back fundraiser benefiting Elitha Donner. We will receive 20% of the sales that we bring into Leatherby’s from 5pm to 11pm. Just give this invitation to the cashier (or show them the image on your phone) when you pay your bill to ensure that our group will receive a percentage of your purchase.
Looking forward to seeing you at Leatherby’s

Printable Invitation (or just show them this on your phone)

Please note: Soliciting guests in or around restaurant premises during the event is not permitted. This fundraiser is specifically for the supporters of your organization. Thank you!
Scripts/Groupon/Living Social promotions not valid with fundraisers.

Bingo with Santa & PTA Holiday Craft Fair



Family Life Education Parent Preview Nights

Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Wednesday January 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Elk Grove Unified School District
Curriculum/Professional Learning
Your school will be offering Family Life Education to 5th and 6th grade students. In compliance with the California Education Code, Section 51938, you are invited to attend a Parent Preview Night of the Family Life Education Growth and Development video and of the curriculum used in your child’s classroom, which has been approved by the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Pietersen, Health and Family Life Program Specialist, at 686-7797, ext. 67224

Same Information in Printable Flyer Form

Last Day To Register For Screenagers Movie

Today November 30th is the last day to register for FREE tickets to the documentary movie Screenagers which will be shown Thursday December 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Click Here To Register (Movie is intended for parents and teenagers)

Your registration gets you FREE admission to the movie along with a FREE dinner.

“Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
SCREENAGERS addresses this pervasive parenting issue head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.”

Screenagers Movie – December 1st – 5:30 p.m.

Elitha Donner will be hosting this important movie for parents December 1 in the Multi-Purpose room at 5:30 p.m. The movie is free (Included with each ticket are a hot dog, chips, drink, and treat) Register for tickets at this website.

Here is the trailer for the movie

Who – Parents and teenagers
What – Screenagers Movie
Where – Elitha Donner Multipurpose Room
When – Thursday December 1, 2016 / 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Why – Better understand your child and their use of digital devices

About The Film
“Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.”

More Information is available here. 

Eat at BJ’s Restaurant Wednesday November 16

snip_20161115073045You can support the Elitha Donner PTA and skip fixing dinner Wednesday November 16 by eating at BJ’s Restaurant in Elk Grove. Your child should of brought home a small flyer (Available Here) which will give Donner a 20% donation of your food bill on Wednesday between 11:00 a.m. & 10:00 p.m. Just present the flyer to your server when ordering your food.

Thursday December 1 – Mark Your Calendar Now


Elitha Donner will show an important movie that all parents should see. Mark your calendars now so you do not miss this special event.

Thursday December 1

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Donner Multipurpose Room

Cost – Free

Appropriate for Adults and teens

Click here for more information and to reserve your seats

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