Welcome to the Donlon Elementary School Website

a California Distinguished School


New procedures for the 2014/15 Walk-Thru registration:
Donlon Elementary is moving to partial online registration - no packet pickup required!
Along with most schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD), Donlon Elementary is moving to a partial online registration for the 2014-2015 school year. This change will minimize paperwork and should streamline Donlon's walk-thru registration process on Monday, August 18.
Please note: There will be NO REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP.

Instead, look for an official PUSD mailing in early August. The mailing will provide a unique online registration code and instructions for beginning your school registration online. Each student enrolled at Donlon will receive a separate letter and online registration code. Follow the directions included with your online registration code.
If you have not received your student's online registration code in the mail by August 15, please contact the Donlon front office (925.426.4220) for assistance.

Walk-thru registration - Monday, August 18
Because PUSD requires all students to verify their residency each year, Donlon Elementary will hold a walk-thru registration on August 18 from 8 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 5pm in the Multipurpose Room.

You will need to bring your printed confirmation from your online registration, along with proof of residency, emergency card, and other required forms. Please see the PUSD website <link tohttp://pleasantonusd.net/departments/educational-services/pupil-services/enrollment/> for acceptable proofs of residency.

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What's Happening at Donlon


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June 2014 August 2014
6/5 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00-3:40pm - C15 8/18 - Walk thru registration:  8am-12pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm - Donlon Library
6/6 - Flag Salute - 10:55am - Vacation Day 8/25 - School Begins
6/10 - 5th Grade Celebration - 3pm-5pm - Donlon MPR 8/26 - Back to School Night: K = TBD; 1st to 3rd = 6-7pm; 4th & 5th = 7-8pm
6/10 - PTA Meeting - 7:pm - Donlon Library  
6/11 - Field Day  
6/13 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day - All Kindergarten 8:15-11:35am; 1st thru 5th 8:25am-12:40pm  


Donlon Bell Schedule 2013-14

Donlon Bell Schedule 2014-15

Donlon Elementary School Student Handbook 2013-14

Donlon School's Favorite Student & Informational Websites

Campus Safety and Respect

Donlon Safety Plan

Drop Off and Parking Lot Procedures    

Miscellaneous Forms/Information

Driver's Clearance Form

Student Field Trip Authorization Emergecy Medical InfoForm

School Absence - Independent Study

Volunteer Clearance Form

Health Forms/Information

Food Allergy Action Plan Form

Medication Consent Form

Policy on Student Illnesses

About Head Lice      FAQ's

Donlon Parent Faculty Community

The Donlon Parent Faculty Community (PFC) is a comprised of committed parent volunteers and faculty that help promote the welfare of our students at school, community and at home.  Get to know your PFC and the many functions this committee of volunteers performs to assist in the educational process at Donlon Elementary School.  To view PFC information please click on the DONLON PFC bar on the left.

Donlon PFC Website

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Dear Parents,

In light of Assembly Bill 165, which has been passed by both houses of the legislature and is now at the Governor’s desk; school districts must be proactive in getting the message out to their communities.  The components of AB 165 are not intended to change the rules districts must follow in collecting fees from students; rather, it is designed to reflect existing parameters of the Constitutional “free school guarantee”.

Based on the “free school guarantee”, no student shall be denied participation in an educational activity (curricular or co-curricular) based on his/her inability to pay a fee. Pleasanton Unified School District students are fortunate to have incredible community support and donations allowing them many wonderful opportunities. Once AB 165 has been signed by the Governor, school districts will face strict sanctions if found not compliant with the “free school guarantee”. PUSD and many other districts have begun clarifying procedures in order to help schools and parent organizations follow important guidelines and requirements while continuing to allow students to participate in activities that have a cost associated with them.

We expect our students to continue being provided wonderful opportunities through legally allowable means. Collecting donations and conducting fundraisers are two ways in which schools compensate for shortages of funds to pay for these activities. We have been provided clear procedures by our legal counsel when planning trips and events. We expect that our students will continue to participate in field trips such as 5th grade Outdoor Education, 4th grade Sacramento Trip, and Kindergarten’s trip to Alden Lane Nursery, and events by following those guidelines, while ensuring all students are able to participate.

Out of the state trips that are affiliated with private companies and are not a part of the school program fall in a different category.  In these cases, school resources and instructional time may not be used for advertisement or outreach. The outreach to students must follow the same guidelines as all non-school related agencies.  Flyers may be posted on school websites under the same guidelines any other outside agency follows. They may also file a facility use permit and give relevant information to parents and students outside of school hours.

We appreciate your support in helping us stay compliant and for helping us provide your children the most outstanding opportunities beyond our classrooms through donations and fund-raising activities. Please let me know if you have further questions.


Lynnette Chirrick , Principal


District Information & Notices for and about Donlon Elementary

School Accountability Report Card 2011-12

Uniform Complaint Procedure

Annual Pesticide Notification


The School Success and Opportunity Act.

Attendance & Student educational success

Our Mission

The Donlon community is committed to preparing all of our students to lead happy, healthy and productive lives. We strive to create a community of character by emphasizing the District's character traits and through our commitment to the use of Lifeskills on a daily basis. Our goal is to have students strive to become informed citizens ready to participate in a culturally diverse society.

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