Donnelly Elementary Newsletter

December 2021 / January 2022

Happy Holidays!

As we are entering the holiday season, we wanted to thank our parents and families once again for all their support. We are so fortunate to work in this amazing community!

~ The Staff at Donnelly Elementary

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 9th DES "The Cookie Bookie Afternoon"
  • December 10th PACE
  • December 16th PTO Winter Festival
  • December 18th - January 2nd Winter Break
  • January 7th PACE
  • January 14th PACE
  • January 17th No School (Human Rights Day)
  • January 21st End of 2nd Quarter / PACE
  • January 24th No School (Teacher Workday)

Link to MDSD 2021-2022 Calendar

2021-2022 District Calendar Adopted Dec 2020.pdf (

"The Cookie Bookie Afternoon"

On December 9th, Donnelly Elementary is planning an afternoon that will focus on reading aloud, crafts, and a fun snack delivered by a familiar elf. We held a contest with our students to come up with a fun and creative title. One of Mrs. Stegner's 3rd grade students won the contest with his submission, "The Cookie Bookie Afternoon." Way to go!
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Winter Festival December 16th

We are holding our Winter Festival the afternoon of December 16th. Thanks to our amazing PTO for coordinating with teachers and parents to put this event together.
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Snow is Coming.... Hopefully

Just a reminder that in order to leave the blacktop during recess students will need 'All 5' (snow pants, snow boots, coat, hat, and gloves).

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Donnelly Elementary Girls' Basketball Skills Camp

The Donnelly Elementary 4th / 5th grade basketball team concluded their season with a game against the McCall team on November 18th. The girls played extremely hard and came away with a win. Nice job!! Our 2nd and 3rd grade teams finished their season with an inner squad scrimmage on November 20th. A big THANKS to Lauryn Walz, Traci Stanley, Rayna Branson, Margaux Crockett, and Lucy Olson who volunteered their time to coach the girls.
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Donnelly Elementary Counseling Staff

Our counseling team is available Monday through Thursday in the afternoons. Please reach out to them if your child needs additional assistance.