A Look Ahead...


28-29: International Fair


1-5: Spring Break

9: General PTA Mtg & Elections 7pm

14: PPIE Run For Education

19: No School

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Donlon Administrative Office

Phone: (925) 426-4220

Fax: (925) 484-5423

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(925) 426-0403

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Next PTA General Meeting & Elections

Tuesday, April 9th


Donlon's Groovy 50th Party and Auction

Sign up! tinyurl.com/Donlonturns50

If you have questions, email vpfundraising.donlonpta@gmail.com.

Friday Ice Cream Volunteers Needed

Ice cream sales are back as soon as there is no rain in our forecast! We are looking for more parents to join our Friday Ice Cream sales committee and help sell ice cream on Fridays.  Email Keely Schuh at keelyschuh@yahoo.com if you are interested or have questions.

Sign up as a group of friends and do it together!!

Sign up to work a very quick shift of passing out ice cream!  You can volunteer for early dismissal and at the regular end of the school day. You do need to be a cleared volunteer to sign up for the early dismissal shift.  Your help is so appreciated! 

Spring Pictures Date Changed

The office would like you to know the date for Spring Pictures at school has changed.  The new date is March 27th.  See attached flyer. 

Donlon International Fair 2019

The Donlon International Fair is coming Thursday March 28th and Friday March 29th. The kids will get to visit the Fair with their classes on Thursday and Friday.  Family night will be Friday the 29th from 5-8. There will be booths, food, a fashion show and performances.  The Fashion Show will be starting right at 5:00 PM.  


International Fair Volunteers Needed

We need your help to make International Fair a success. Please use the sign up genius link below to volunteer to help with class tours and hands on demonstrations on March 28th and 29th. You must be a cleared volunteer to help during school hours. 


Spring Music Shows

Don't miss your student's show!  Here are the dates listed by grade level.

1st Grade:  Tuesday 5/7 at 9:15

2nd Grade:  Thursday 4/25 at 9:15

3rd Grade:  Tuesday 4/30 at 10:15

4th Grade:  Tuesday 5/10 at 9:00

5th Grade:  Friday 5/24 at 9:00

Sign in at the office and head to the MPR.

  • What does my child wear the day of the music show?
  • My child has a speaking part but has lost it, where can I find it?
  • What is the theme of the show?
  • Does my child have a special dance, song or instrument part?

These and more music show related question are all answered on Mrs. Lawrence's website! Website:



ALSO Note the Kindergarten classes will have a performance of their own on 5/31 at 8:40am.

2019-2020 Slate of Candidates to Donlon PTA Board


The Nominating Committee is proud to present the 2019-2020 Slate of Officers.  PTA Meeting & Elections on April 9th @ 7pm.


President - Shareka Pentony

Executive VP - Cynthia Sandhu

VP of Membership - Andrea Wilson

VP of Activies and Community Service - Katherine Reich

VP of Fundraising - Domenica Ginocchio

VP of Communication - Juhi Kunde

Treasurer - John Greene

Secretary - Laura Schoenweiler

Auditor - Marcie Ryan

Historian - Jaime Jackman

Parliamentarian - Johnna Becker

Interested in joining the PTA Executive Board?

We are recruiting for next year. If interested, contact PTA President Allison Ferro at president.donlonpta@gmail.com


Pleasanton Run for Education - Apr 14th, 2019

Join Stomper of the Oakland A's and 3,000 other friends and teachers for the 7th Annual Pleasanton Run (OR WALK) for Education on April 14 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It's a fun carnival event and the top participating school gets a FREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL for the entire school, courtesy of Workday!  So be sure to register at ppierun.com so that YOU can run or stroll with friends AND YOUR CHILD can run with Stomper at the Kid's Challenge.  It's a wonderful community event and 100% of the net proceeds (over $100,000 last year) goes to fund staff and programs at your schools.

Spring Book Fair is Coming!

Dates: April 23-26 after school

Don't forget - 50% of all sales will go to fund more books for our school library.  


Join PUSD on April 30 for our next PUSD Community Meeting

Lunch Menu Update - No Pizza for Jan/Feb

Hello Donlon community,

I received this alert from district child nutrition services: 

We will not be offering pizza to the elementary students for the months of January and February. The contract has expired and we will be soliciting for another one. All meals will come directly from the Production Kitchen and we will offer one meat based and one vegetarian entree. I appreciate your patience, I know this will be disappointing to the little ones.

I will let you know as soon we have more information about our lunch program. 

See you at Donlon!

Janet Gates, principal

Click here to see current lunch menu

Cash for Class Fundraiser

Click to download flyer - English - Spanish

Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to bring smiles to kids faces every Friday?  We are looking for more parents to join our Friday Ice Cream sales committee for next school year.  You have all spring to learn the ropes! 

Email Keely Schuh at keelyschuh@yahoo.com if you are interested or have questions.

Don't Forget To Order Your Yearbook!

1.       Uploading Pictures to potentially appear in yearbook:  www.hjeshare.com Code: donloncubs

2.       Yearbook Purchase: Yearbookordercenter.com

Order Number: 19006

3.       5th Grade Ads ($20) Yearbookordercenter.com

Order Number: 19006 - Click Yearbook AD (due by 3/2)

IF you aren't sure if you bought one already, please use the link on the yearbook site to check!  Don't miss out!

Volunteer Clearance Form

Pleasanton Unified has been working with the Pleasanton Police Department to clear up the challenges we have been having with volunteer clearances.  To assist with clearing our volunteers at all school sites and to make sure we are following the PPD's guidelines, the PUSD has created a new Google Form for individuals to complete.

The Volunteer Clearance Form should be used by all potential volunteers effective Monday, October 15, 2018.  If you have completed a clearance request and have yet to be cleared, please complete the new form linked above (it is also available via the Donlon school website). We recognize the potential frustration during this process and appreciate your patience.  This standardized clearance form will allow us to have a more effective system of communication moving forward.

Thank you again for your patience in ensuring the safety of our students.

NEW Volunteer Clearance Form Link

Box Tops for Education!

Click here for Collection Sheet

2018/2019 School Drop Off/Pick up Procedures

Please review the procedures for this school year to make drop off and pick up run as smoothly and safely as possible.

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Want to become a member? By joining, you'll be making a difference in our school community. Members are the strength of our association! Active members make positive decisions that affect the welfare and education of youth locally and nationally. Membership benefits include voting power at PTA meetings, access to information on issues that affect the education and well-being of our students, and discounts at local and other businesses.

Individual memberships are $10, family memberships are $16. They are good for the 2018-2019 school year. Membership envelopes can be found in the main office to the right of the health office. Please return your payment in the membership envelope to the main office. 

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