Elitha Donner Elementary School

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Elitha Donner Elementary School

Facilities Master Plan Survey

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is in the process of completing a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  The goal of the FMP is to identify and address facility needs throughout the District.  It is the goal of EGUSD to provide school facilities that ensure that students and staff have a modern, flexible, and secure learning environment, allowing them the opportunity to focus on educational activities.

Construction of new facilities and maintaining and upgrading existing facilities represent a significant investment by the whole community. In building the FMP it is important that we receive feedback from all of our stakeholders.  Please take this opportunity to share your input, ideas, and priorities regarding the facilities you utilize as a parent, student, community member, or employee.

As resources are extremely limited, it may not be possible to address all of the feedback provided in the surveys.  However, the results of this community survey, along with site based surveys and district managed assessments, will ensure that the most needed and beneficial improvements are identified and that other areas of need are also studied and considered.  Results of this survey will assist the Board of Education and Administration as they establish priorities for new and improved school facilities throughout the District.

Please follow the links below to complete the survey online. You may retake the survey using the same link if you are familiar with more than one school site. If you do not wish to complete the survey online, hard copies will be available at your child’s school.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFTM6YW

Hmong: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QNM5NN

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2FXYTZ2Spanish

A Vietnamese version of the survey can be completed on paper by contacting the Elitha Donner office.

Online surveys will be accepted until Friday, October 23rd. Hard copy surveys should be returned to your school site by Friday, October 23rd. EGUSD sincerely appreciates your taking time out of your busy schedule to complete this survey.

Walk/Bike to School Day – Wednesday October 7th


Attention all Elitha Donner parents! Please consider walking or biking to school with your children. On Wednesday October 7th Donner will be celebrating the day with special activities and you can help by introducing your child to the idea that he/she can walk or bike to school instead of a riding in a car. According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School there are many benefits for both you and your child.

“Encouraging your child to walk or bike to school is a way to instill in him or her the active habits that can contribute to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. But in addition to health benefits, there are intangible benefits as well. Many parents who have participated in a Walk to School Day or Bike to School Day say that the active trip to school has been a valuable way for them to spend time with their children and to socialize with other parents and neighbors.”

Support Donner This Week

Two events this week offer Donner parents and students the opportunity to have fun and support  Donner programs.

Wednesday September 2
BJ’s Restaurant Fundraiser – Donner Dinner
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with family and friends while earning funds for Donner. All proceeds from Donner Dinners help bring inspiring and exciting assemblies to our students. Please make sure to bring and present flyer your student received to donate 15% of your food and soft beverage purchase.

Thursday September 3
PTA General Mtg. / 50’s Ice Cream Social
5:30 – 6:30 p.m
Join us for this FREE exciting event! We will “Twist and Shout” our way through the 50’s, 60’s and beyond from 5:30-6:30PM. Everyone gets a free root beer float. Donner Gear, and yearbook pre-orders will be available for purchase. Students must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

 Information Flyer Here

PTA Movie Night – Friday August 28th – 5:30 p.m.

PTA MOVIE NIGHT & GENERAL Meeting is this Friday. Join us Friday, August 28th to watch “Box Trolls”. The Donner multipurpose room doors will open at 5:30pm. The movie will start at 6:00pm, so bring your blankets & pillows and enjoy an evening out!
The PTA will have 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!

Picture Day – Thursday July 30

Important Picture Day Information

Elitha Donner Elem School
Picture Day: Thursday, July 30
Picture Day ID: CR015119Q0
Picture Day is Thursday, July 30.

Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com

No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
See more options available online
Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site
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Go to mylifetouch.com

More information available from flyer Elitha Donner Elem.- Tracks BCD

2015 – 2016 School Day Schedule


AM Kindergarten                             7:45 – 11:16 am

PM Kindergarten                             11:04 – 2:35 pm

Grades 1 – 6                                       8:05 – 2:35pm


Grades 1 – 6                                        8:05 am – 1:35 pm


2nd & 3rd                                            9:30 – 9:45 am

1st Grade                                            9:45 – 10:00 am

6th Grade                                            10:05 – 10:20 am

4th & 5th                                             10:20 – 10:35 am


2nd Grade                                           1:05 pm – 1:15 pm

3rd Grade                                            1:15 pm – 1:25 pm

1st Grade                                            1:25 pm – 1:35 pm


3rd 10:55 am- 11:15 am                  11:15 am – 11:35 am

2nd 11:15 am-11:35 am                  11:35 am – 11:55 am

1st 11:35 am- 11:55 am                  11:55 am – 12:15 pm

5th 11:55 am – 12:15 pm                12:15pm – 12:35 pm

4th 12:15 pm- 12:35 pm                 12:35 pm -12:55 pm

6th 12:35 pm- 12:55 pm                 12:55 pm – 1:15 pm


AM Kindergarten                             7:45 am – 11: 16 am

PM Kindergarten                             7:45 am – 11: 16 am

Grades 1st thru 6th                         8:05 am – 12:30 pm

Grades Lunch/Recess

1st & 2nd                                            11:00 am- 11:30 am

3rd & 4th                                             11:30 am- 12:00pm

5th & 6th                                             12:00 pm – 12:30pm

Back to School Night 2015 – 2016

5:00PM/Elitha Donner MP Room
New Parent Orientation
(Please join us if you are a new parent to Elitha Donner or
returning parent that would like a brief informational review.)

Classroom Presentations
 Primary Session: 5:20 – 6:00 p.m. (Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)
 Intermediate Session: 6:05-6:45 p.m. (Grades 4th – 6th)
Please note: There is only 1 session

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


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