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a California Distinguished School
2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR INFORMATION
Please note these important dates for the 2015-16 school year:
Informational Meetings for Parents of New Kindergarten and TK (Transitional Kindergarten)
February 19, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm at Mohr Elementary
February 25, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm at Walnut Grove
March 3, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm at Hearst Elementary
Kindergarten teachers will talk about a typical kindergarten school day and getting your child ready to attend school.
Registration procedures will be explained. TK (for children born 9/2/10-12/2/10)
Kindergarten Round Up (registration)
March 11 & 12, 2015 from 3:30-7:30pm
@ Amador Valley High School
1155 Santa Rita Road - Small Gym
**DONLON WALK-THRU REGISTRATION - August 3, 2015 (tentative)
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - August 11, 2015
**DONLON BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - August 13, 2015 (tentative)
4th & 5th grades from 6:00-7:00pm
1st-3rd grades from 7:00-8:00pm
For additional information regarding the District Calenders please click HERE
DONLON ELEMENTARY BELL SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Beginning 8/25 through 9/12/14 Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are on the early bell schedule:
Kingergarten: MTTF = 8:15am to 11:35am; Wednesday = 9:15am-12:35am
1st and 2nd: MTTF = 8:25am-2:15pm; Wednesday = 9:25am-3:00pm
Beginning 9/15/14 Staggered Schedule for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades begin
Schedule for 3rd, 4th and 5th is not affected by the staggered schedule
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What's Happening at Donlon
|December 2014||January 2015|
|12/4 - Polar Express Literacy Night - 6pm - Donlon MPR||1/19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL|
|12/8-12/11 - Holiday Gift Shop - Donlon Library||1/22 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00pm - C15|
|12/11 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00pm - C15||1/23 - Flag Salute - 10:55am - Sports Day|
|12/12 - Flag Salute - 10:55am - Snow Day|
|12/19 - Minimum Day - (TK-5 Only) - ALL kindergarten attend 8:15am-11:35am; All grades 1-5 attend 8:25am-12:40pm|
|12/22-1/2/15 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL|
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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
PUSD AB1266 FACT SHEET
The School Success and Opportunity Act.
Attendance & Student educational success
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.