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Common core state standards community forums
Our district is hosting three community forums to help parents better understand the Standards.
The forums will have a special focus on the new assessments students will be taking soon.
All sessions have the same content and will be held 7:00pm-8:30pm. These are hands-on trainings.
Please bring a tablet or laptop if you can. Some loaner devices will be available.
April 9, 2014 - Harvest Park Middle School
PUSD AB1266 FACT SHEET
The School Success and Opportunity Act.
aDULT VOLUNTEER READING TUTORS NEEDED
Pleasanton Unified School District is looking for adult reading volunteer tutors to support our kindergarten, first, and second grade students who are struggling with literacy skills development. Volunteers may sign up for as little as 45 minutes per week and are needed at all nine elementary schools. All materials and training are provided.
Visit https://sites.google.com/site/innoveightpusd/heidi-burton to sign up and to download a clearance form. Your time will help our students become confident readers and writers.
Questions? Contact Heidi Burton, Instructional Coach of Literacy Interventions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-271-0853 for more information.
Attendance & Student educational success
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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
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.
What's Happening at Donlon
|February 2014||March 2014|
|2/4 - 3rd Grade GATE Testing - 3rd grade students attend school 8:25am-2:15pm NO STAGGERED; Grades K, 1, 2, 4, 5 is normal schedule||3/4 - PFC Meeting - 7:00pm - Donlon Library|
|2/4 - PFC Meeting - 7:00pm - Board Member only - Donlon Library||3/4 - Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Info Meeting - 6-7:00pm - Alisal MPR|
|2/6 - Becoming a PTA Informational Meeting - 6:00pm - Donlon MPR||3/5 - Science Fair project drop off|
|2/10 - Holiday NO SCHOOL||3/6 - Science Fair - 6-8:00pm - MPR|
|2/13 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00-3:40pm - C15||3/12 & 3/13 - Kindergarten Roundup - 3:30-7:30pm - Amador Valley High School Small Gym|
|2/14 - Flag Salute - 10:55am||3/13 & 3/14 - Minimum Day - K thru 5th ONLY - All Kinders 8:15-11:35am; 1st thru 5th 8:25am-12:40pm - At Risk Conferences|
|2/17 - President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL||3/20 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00-3:40pm - C15|
|2/27 - Disco Bingo - doors open 6:00pm (space limited) - Donlon MPR||3/21 - Flag Salute - 10:55am - Era Day|
|2/28 - Staff Development Day - Students DO NOT attend school||3/28 - Donlon Fun Run|
|3/31 thru 4/4 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL|
District Information & Notices for and about Donlon Elementary
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.