Next PTA General Meeting

February 7th  - 7:00 pm

Donlon Library


  • November 30 - School Site Council meeting (on zoom)

    December 5-9 - Hour of Code Week

    December 9 - Family Movie Night

    December 22 - Minimum Day

    December 23-30 - Winter Break - No School

  • January 2-6 - Winter Break Continued

    January 13 - Staff New Year Breakfast

    January 32 - Disco Bingo - In Person

    February 14-17- Kindness Week

    February 27 - March 2 - Read-a-Thon

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We Need Your Help!

Engineering Night will be canceled for the 2022-2023 School year as there were no Volunteers to Chair the Event. While some were interested in helping, without a dedicated chairperson, events cannot be properly organized and run. If you would like to bring back Engineering Night in the future, please reach out to the PTA to see how we can make this event a success once again.

Other Events are in need of a Chairperson/Chairs as well. More events will be at risk of being canceled if we do not get the Volunteers needed to run the event. Here are some more events happening that could use more Planners and Helpers.

Science Fair: Additional Planners and Volunteers to help Mrs. Hanafee to help run this event later this school year.

Kindness Week: Chairperson and Volunteers - much guidance can be given by the Previous Organizers, but Help is Needed

Read-a-Thon: Additional Volunteers to help the current Chairs plan this year's event

School Smarts: Additional Committee Members

Field Day: Additional Committee Members to help Coordinate this year's event

We want to see all of our Events be a success and for our Event Chairs to have the support they need to run these programs. Without volunteers, more activities are at risk of being canceled. If you are interested in helping out, get in touch. There are lots of ways you can help.

If you are interested, please contact our president Cynthia Sandhu:

Family and Friends of Donlon Elementary

The Boon Fundraiser is Live and will remain open until December 5th. At the end of the event, Items will ship shortly after and will arrive in plenty of time before the Holidays. 

Please reach out to our VP of Fundraising, Gina Spaulding, at with any further inquiries.

We are partnering with Boon Supply for our fundraiser. They offer useful, eco-friendly quality products, as well as a unique platform that does most of the work for you! No more order forms, counting money or distributing products. All purchases are delivered to the supporter's home, and the entire process takes no longer than 5-10 minutes. All you need to do is just Send, Share, and Shop!

Can we count on you? You can watch a quick 2-minute video here that explains our fundraiser.

Ready to help? Get started today by visiting our fundraiser page at Remember! No purchase is necessary to support our school. You can help us by participating. First, Register then Send and Share with family and friends. More details are available in the attached parent letter. 

With your help, our school’s fundraiser can be a huge success! 

November 8, PTA Meeting Highlights and News

We currently have 233 PTA Members

Employer Match Donations $4,254 - Down from last year. Be sure and check with your employer to see if they match your donations.

Fun Run raised $53,000 - $8K over our goal of $45k!

Beth Douglas was elected PTA Secretary

Janelle Knapp was elected PTA Financial Secretary - Welcome Janelle and Beth.

Approved motions for $300 for Donlon seasonal/holiday decorations

Approved motion to increase the budget for the retirement party from $500 to $1000

Approved motion to dedicate fall ice cream sales to 5th grade Outdoor Education

Approved motion to dedicate January and February Restaurant Nights to 4th Grade Fundraising

Nominating Committee & Election

Elections for next years board will take place at our March meeting. A nominating committee will be elected at our February meeting. We are looking for members interested in joining the nominating committee.


PPIE would like to say Thank You to everyone who participated in our Fall Gala. With an online auction and a live gala, PPIE earned a record amount, raising over (net) $100,00!! We were so happy to see many school principals and city leaders alongside our fabulous PUSD families. The evening consisted of wine and auction on the patio at Casa Bella. Guests were entertained with a strings orchestra (from the PLAY Foundation) and Chinese Folk Music (from the Zitheras Academy). We thank our wonderful sponsors for their support!

PUSD 2022 - 2023 School Calendar

The school district has released the new school calendar for next year. Take a look so you can plan your vacations and adventures!

2022-2023 PUSD Instructional Calendar Board Approved 2.10.22 - FINAL

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