Welcome to the Donlon Elementary School Website

a California Distinguished School


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

For additional information regarding the District Calenders please click HERE

Tentative for 2015-16 (pending approval of school calendar)

Donlon Walk Thru Registration 8/18/15

Donlon Back to School Night 8/27/15

4th & 5th - 6:00pm-7:00pm

1st thru 3rd - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Kindergarten - TBD



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


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February 2015 March
2/3 - PTA Meeting - 7:00pm - Donlon Library 3/5 - PTA Science Fair
2/9 - Holiday - NO SCHOOL 3/11 - Spring Picture Day
2/12 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00pm - C15 3/12 - Minimum Day Schedule; Kindergarten attend 8:15-11:35am; Grades 1-5 attend 8:25am-12:40pm
2/13 - Flag Salute - 10:55am 3/13 - Minimum Day Schedule; Kindergarten attend 8:15-11:35am; Grades 1-5 attend 8:25am-12:40pm
2/16 - President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL 3/19 - Student Leadership Meeting - 3:00pm - C15
2/17-2/20 - 5th Grade Outdoor Ed 3/20 - Flag Salute - 10:55am
2/27 - Staff Development Day - Students DO NOT attend school 3/27 - PTA Fun Run
  3/30-4/3 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL


Donlon Bell Schedule 2014-15

Donlon Elementary School Student Handbook 2014-15

Donlon School's Favorite Student & Informational Websites

Campus Safety and Respect

Donlon Safety Plan

Attendance Policy

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

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Donlon e-connection

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District Calendar

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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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