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: 

    Closed until July 26th

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

    Grades K - 5:

    8:10 AM - 2:45 PM, Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri

    8:10 AM - 12:45 PM, Tues (Early Out)


    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 7:55 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 7:55 AM. The playground is supervised from 7:55 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!

Upcoming Events

News & Information

  • Student Registration

    Our office will open for registration beginning July 26th. The first day of school is August 10th. Please click on the headline for more information.

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  • May Spirit Assembly

    We wished our Odyssey of the Mind team good luck at our May spirit assembly. They are headed to Michigan for the World Finals! We are so proud of you. Click for more assembly pictures.

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  • I Can and I Will!

    Donaldson 4th and 5th graders presented an amazing musical performance about the power of working hard and positive thinking. Donaldson students can and will be amazing members of our community! Thank you Mrs. Ames for all of your hard work. Click for more pictures.

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  • Field Day Fun!

    Our primary and intermediate students each had their own field day to enjoy. Thank you Mrs. DeSylvester! Click for more pictures.

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  • April Spirit Assembly

    There was so much celebrating at our April Spirit Assembly! Mrs. McCabe gave away awards for the reading challenge including bikes! We also celebrated students of the month, Kind Kid award, Invention Convention winners and of course, the golden dolphin winners! Click for more pictures.

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  • First Graders Wrap-up Cow to Cone Lesson

    First grade students visited Isabella's Ice Cream shop as a culminating activity for the district-wide "Cow to Cone" Unit

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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About Us

  • The mission of Donaldson Elementary School is to foster and promote continued academic, creative, social, emotional and physical growth within a caring, supportive and safe environment by providing innovative and challenging opportunities. Donaldson strives to provide the basic elements of effective schools. We provide a curriculum with coherence; build community within and across classrooms; maintain a just, caring and flexible climate; and are committed to building character.

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