Donnelly Elementary School

May 2022 Newsletter

Important Dates:


  1. May 3rd - May 13th ISAT's continue (3rd-5th Grade)
  2. May 6th PACE
  3. May 12th STEAM Night at DES (6:00-7:00)
  4. May 13th Arbor Day celebration with the city of Donnelly
  5. May 16th IRI testing begins (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
  6. May 19th Chess Night at DES (5:30-8:00)
  7. May 20th PACE
  8. May 26th Last day for Preschool
  9. May 27th PACE / Library is closing to prepare for the remodel. Please return all books
  10. May 30th Memorial Day (No School)
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Tales of a 4th Grade Podcast


We are 4th graders who have a lot to share with you about the many things that we learn. Today, you will hear from a handful of students from our school. In this episode, you will hear about Greek Mythology, a book review on Save Me a Seat, jokes and riddles, and how a platypus uses a 6th sense. You will also learn about fractions, a fun game called Wordle, and an opinion essay about Zoos. Finally, you will also hear an interview with one of our teachers about Mindfulness. I hope you enjoy our first episode! Stay tuned for our next episode coming soon!


Latest Episode!

STEAM Night May 12th (6:00-7:00)

On May 12th, DES will host a STEAM Night for parents and students. Staff members will plan a variety of STEAM related activities for all those who attend.


Please join us!

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION MAY 13TH (2:00)

The city of Donnelly has invited our staff and students to the new city park for a tree planting ceremony on May 13th. The city will distribute seedlings to community members during the event. Staff and students will walk to the new city park at 1:45 and return to school for dismissal at 2:50.


We are excited about the event and very appreciative our amazing community!!

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Chess Night May 19th (5:30-8:00)

Yuri Davydov (BRMES Counselor) will host a Family Chess Night on May 19th, from 5:30-8:00, at Donnelly Elementary. Students and parents from both elementary school are invited!


We look forward to a fun night of chess and making new friends!

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May's Word of the month is COURAGE!!

According to Webster, courage is defined as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

MDSD Combined District Plan

We have our most recent Combined District Plan on the district website. The plan addresses school climate, safety, communication, and academic achievement.


Combined District Plan