Donaldson

Elementary School

School Information

  • Ms. Dawn Tinsley, Principal

    2040 W. Omar Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85704 (Google Maps)
    Phone: 520-696-6160
    Fax: 520-696-6204

     AdvancED Accredited School Kind Campus


    School Hours

    Office Hours: 

    7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Mon - Fri

    Grades K - 5:

    8:15 AM - 2:45 PM, Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri

    8:15 AM - 1:15 PM, Wed (Early Out)

    Preschool:

    AM Class 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tue - Fri

    PM Class 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Tue - Fri 

    *Playground supervision & breakfast services starts at 8:00 AM.

    2017-2018 Early dismissal will be on Tuesdays.


    Tardy Policy

    If a student is tardy, she/he must report to the office to sign in before going to class.

    Students are not to arrrive to school until 8:00 AM. The playground is supervised from 8:00 A.M. until classes begin. If you have a need for child care earlier than 7:30 A.M., the Community Extention Program (C.E.P.) may be able to help you. You may call 888-2727, Extension 107 (Main CEP Line), 696-6172 (Donaldson Direct) for information about this day care program. We don't want your child to miss out!

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News & Information

  • Health Notice

    Bat found on playground tested positive for rabies. Click for more information.

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  • We Love Our Volunteers!

    We celebrated our wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Tea. Thank you for all you do for Donaldson kids! We appreciate you so much.

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  • Amphi Student Art Show

    Check out the Amphi Student Art Show at the Tucson Mall, April 12-26th.

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  • Donaldson Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins First Place at State Competition

    Our Catch Me If You Can Odyssey of the Mind Team is headed to the World Competition in Michigan next month! We are so proud of all your hard work! Thank you to Mrs. Deatherage and Mrs. Yewell for coaching this amazing team.

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  • March Spirit Assembly

    We had an amazing time celebrating our students of the month and our Kind Kid. Mrs. Shotts' class won the spirit stick again! Mrs. Mons' class won the Golden Dolphin award and our wonderful Mrs. G won the Big Golden Dolphin trophy. Click to see the pictures!

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  • ACHIEVE Clubs

    Morning Clubs will end April 7th. The date has changed from previous communications due to a cut in funding. Our afternoon clubs, including PoppKidz, have concluded for this school year. Check back in August for our 2017-2018 clubs!

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  • Author Joe Hayes Visits Donaldson

    Students were delighted by a visit from award-winning storyteller and author Joe Hayes. Mr. Hayes told the story of El Cucuy! Thank you for visiting our school Mr. Hayes. Click for more pictures.

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  • February Spirit Assembly

    We wore green to show our love of green eggs and ham! Click on the headline to see pictures of our award recipients. Congratulations to Ms. Greenberg's class for winning the Golden Dolphin and Mrs. Yewell's class for earning the Spirit Stick!!

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  • Read Across America Week

    Donaldson will celebrate Read Across America week, February 27-March 3 by Seuss-ifying ourselves. Click on the headline to see the list of exciting activities that have been planned!

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  • Heart Themed Obstacle Course

    Here's a look at Mrs. DeSylvester's heart themed obstacle course that students particiapted in during PE this week. Click on the headline to see the video!

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  • Spaghetti Western Dance

    Donaldson PTO is sponsoring a western dance and spaghetti dinner on February 17th, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Click on the headline for more information.

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  • Donaldson Celebrates the 100th Day of School

    We had an EPIC celebration at our January Spirit Assembly! Click the headline to see more pictures! Congratulations to Mrs. Smalley's class for winning the Little Golden Dolphin Award, Mrs. McCabe for winning the Big Golden Dolphin Award and Mrs. Mons' class for winning the Spirit Stick.

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  • 4th/5th Grade Teacher Wins Wishes for Teachers Grant

    Mrs. Yewell was awarded $5,000 through the Wishes for Teachers grant. The grant is sponsored by the Fiesta Bowl.The grant recipients were honored at the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix on December 27th. Mrs. Yewell's wish is to have the opportunity to experience a MakerBot Replicator+ which is a 3D printer. The printer will be used to positively impact our school and students by allowing them to have the opportunity to create whatever they imagine! Way to go, Mrs. Yewell!

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  • Sensational Spellers!

    Two of our outstanding 5th graders competed in the Amphitheater District Spelling Bee this week. They competed against students up to eighth grade. Maggie came in second place! She will move on to compete in the Pima County Spelling Bee next month. Congratulations Maggie and Dylan. We are proud of you!

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  • Birthday Books

    Happy birthday to all our students who celebrated their birthday in December. They picked out a special book from Mrs. Tinsley.

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