It’s the 13th Annual Jog-a-Thon !

It’s that time of the year again!  On Wednesday,  SEPTEMBER 20th is the 13th Annual Donaldson Way Elementary School  JOG-A-THON event.  This is our biggest and most important fundraising event of the year!

All funds raised by our kids from Transitional Kindergarten to 4th grade goes towards the PTA.  The PTA then puts the money into various programs that directly benefit the children of  Donaldson way, including school computers, laptops, field trips, library books and more.

For 5th Grade students, the Jog-a-Thon has a special meaning.  All funds raised by each 5th grade student goes directly to their own personal Outdoor Education account!  This year they are going to the beautiful Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds in Occidental, CA.

Parents, we need your support!  Please volunteer to be part of the event and/or donate bottled water (medium and small sizes).  These can be dropped off by the flagpole in front of the school.

Tomorrow, your child will come home with the Jog-a-Thon envelope with instructions.  This year we are doing an ONLINE DONATION OPTION ONLY FOR TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN TO  4TH GRADERS.  This is perfect for those who don’t live in the area or don’t want to use cash or check to donate.   Please click on the link below to make your donation.  Give your CHILD’s NAME and ROOM NUMBER to the donor so they get credit for the donation.

Rally your family and friends and together let’s make this Jog-a-Thon a huge success!   Let’s get on the move Donaldson Way Dragon Family!!


Welcome to Donaldson Way!

What an exciting start to the new school year with seeing familiar and new faces as we made our way to the DWES campus.  There’s Mr. Quisenberry making sure that everyone is safe and driving carefully in the parking lot.  The classroom assignments posted on the side of the staff/teacher’s lounge area and the dragon wall.  Our principal, Mrs. Abelon greeting everyone and always with her warm smile.  Mr. Bob Southard, our current PTA president and other DWES staff members assisting parents and students to find their rooms.

The first day of any new school year is mixed with anticipation, excitement, nervousness and sometimes anxiety.  It sets the tone for the year to come.  We at Donaldson Way Elementary School PTA are dedicated to do our best for our students and the community.  We invite you to be our partners in this mission.  Over the next few days, we will post more information on this website, Facebook and also in the campus for activities that we have planned for this school year.

Our other PTA board members include the following:

  • Mr. Ciro Martinez, Vice President
  • Ms. Jeri Sorensen Zepeda, Secretary
  • Ms. Dana Plummer, Treasurer

We will post a page with their photos so you will be able to recognize them.  Please stop and say “hi” so we can start a conversation!

Interested in Joining our Board?

The PTA is looking for members to join our board.  We are currently looking to fill the Treasurer’s and Vice Presidents position.  We will be voting on the new board members at our next General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Mr. Bob for more information.

For more information about the Treasurer and Vice President  position, click on this link:


Vice President:


Support our Library!

The Donaldson Way Elementary PTA is sponsoring a Read-A-Thon in support of the library.  The event begins Monday , February 13, 2017 and ends March 2, 2017 on Read Across American Day (Dr. Suess’s Birthday) The average cost of a library book is $19-$30.00.  58% of the non fiction books in the library are considered out-of-date!  The book to student ratio the library is 40% less than recommended.    Please help us support our library with new books.

Click on the image below to receive more information about Read-A-Thon


Read a thon


Jog A Thon is on Friday, Oct. 7th.  If you would like to volunteer,  please check with your child’s teacher to see what help is needed.  We are also looking for donations of water.  We want to be sure that all our students will be well hydrated during Jog A Thon.  Water donations can be dropped off in front of the school at the flag pole.


Good Luck Donaldson Way Dragons!!!!



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