Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- How do we know when there is a fieldtrip and how much it is?
- When is my child's library day?
- What should I work on with my child while he/she is off track?
- Where is the LOST AND FOUND?
- On Track Change Day, when do the students get out of school?
- What changed with the report cards this year?
- Why do the students have tie dye tee shirts?
- Tell me about the different PICTURE DAYS at Donner!
- Why is there a Recess Recovery?
- What are Deficiency Notices for?
- What is A.R.?
- Who are the office staff?
How do we know when there is a fieldtrip and how much it is?
Fieldtrip information along with a permission slip will be in all
homework folder at least 1 week in advance of a fieldtrip. ALL permission slips and donations
are due the day before a fieldtrip. NO EXCEPTIONS!
need of a lunch will be included as well.
The fieldtrips will be posted on the website.
When is my child's library day?
Mrs. Gulden's class' library day is always on Thursdays!!
What should I work on with my child while he/she is off track?
While your child is offtrack, there will be an off track packet
This packet of work is NOT mandatory and is for practice purposes
best thing that you can do for your child daily is to read with
and/or have them read to you. Other added ideas include daily
writing, practicing addition and subtraction facts, and taking
the neighborhood (Science).
Where is the LOST AND FOUND?
The LOST AND FOUND is located in the MP room just inside the
check it periodically for lost and missing items!
On Track Change Day, when do the students get out of school?
The students get out of school at 12:40 pm. on all Track Change
What changed with the report cards this year?
In 1st grade, report cards are graded with
A, B, C, N. Grades are based on the trimester
grading criteria handed out at Back To School Night.
Please see your child's teacher for a copy if you did
not receive one.
Why do the students have tie dye tee shirts?
The tee shirts are for the students to wear
on field trip days. This is a fun way to allow for easy
by students, teachers, and parents on the fieldtrip.
Tell me about the different PICTURE DAYS at Donner!
In the fall, Lifetouch, will take a photo of ALL
Donner students. An envelope is provided so that
parents may purchase a photo package. If the photos
are disliked by the parent, picture re-takes are
an option and available in about a month after photos
are given out.
In the spring, photos are taken and students
are given the photos to take home to preview.
Parents may choose to keep the photos and send
money in or they may simply send back the photos.
Why is there a Recess Recovery?
Recess Recovery is provided to students who need to finish
What are Deficiency Notices for?
Deficiency Notices are used to notify parents that their child
is below grade level and needs further assistance and
communication to get the student to grade level.
What is A.R.?
AR is an accelerated reading program used in the classroom and
lab.It is a program designed to encourage students to READ!
take tests and earn points for incentives. For more information,
the Donner website and look under the AR icon.
Who are the office staff?
Mrs. Jenkins is our Principal. Mr. Jackson is our Vice Principal.
Hughes is our Secretary. Rebecca Bedwell is our
have a part-time nurse as well. Our "luncheon ladies"
are Ms. Tanya and Ms.