Readathon is going on NOW!  Read and earn $$$ to support the important programs of the Walnut Acres PFC.  
Click here to donate online - the link will be live til 
Wednesday Nov 30th.  
Be sure your student turns in his/her envelope to classroom teachers by Wednesday to be eligible for prizes.
Pizza/Puzzle parties for each class that has 100% participation!

PFC President's Message

  • Nov 2016 - Thankful for Community Building

    Dear Walnut Acres Families,

    As we enter the winter holiday season, I have been reflecting on how much community means to us.  From creating connections within your child's classroom, to organizing schoolwide events like Readathon and Buy-In Parties, to sharing with a school across our district in Bay Point, each of you make such a difference in our community.  I am so thankful to be among you!

    Here are some wonderful opportunities for you to connect with our community now:

    • Read-a-thonReturn envelopes to students' classrooms by this Wednesday, Nov 30th.
    • Hour of Code:   December 5 - 9th, volunteer during your child's grade level hour.
    • PFC Holiday Party: December 6th, 7-9:30pm - celebrate with us!
    • Toy & Clothing Drive: December 5 - 9th - volunteer on site and/or driving items to Shore Acres Elementary.
    • MDUSD HOPE - sponsor homeless/foster families for the holiday - let's finish the list!

    And, YOU can be a part of building community right here at Walnut Acres for the coming school year.  We need a Nominations Chair (or two), to lead a committee to help recruit and place PFC Board positions for next year.  With members from each grade level, the committee helps to match parent interests and talents with each of the open Board positions.  They meet in January-March, with a goal of filling all positions by the end of March.  Please let me know if you may be interested in joining the Nominations committee.  It's a great way to discover and connect the talents of our parents to the roles they can play in leading our next PFC team.

    Also, please give a warm welcome to our new VP of Communications, Jill Ridlehoover!  Jill was voted in at our last PFC meeting, to replace Kristin Shopp who recently moved to London.  Jill has stellar experience and skills for this role, as she already writes our eNews, is a room parent, and is running our Read-a-thon.  Thank you so much, Jill, for contributing your time and talents!

    Parent-Teacher conferences Dec 5-16th are a crucial way to connect with your child's teacher, so please remember to sign up.  The short days of school during those last few weeks are designed to create the space and time for teachers to meet with each of us parents, to ensure a strong partnership together in the education of our kids.

    Finally, I look forward to celebrating our accomplishments with all of you at our PFC Holiday Party.  May your families enjoy this holiday giving season, spreading love and community near and far.


    Cherise Khaund

    PFC President 2015-17

    p.s. shopping for Cyber-Monday Click here for our PFC Amazon link that gives a % back to Walnut Acres!

    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 12:45 PM by PFC President
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Our Thanks To...

Our Wonderful Parent Volunteers!

Enrichment- Kristen Gray

Music Enrichment- Elise Lewis

Emergency Prep- Carolyn Alekna and Annie and Doug Little

Community Service Day- Courtney Wasserman

Carnival- Kristin Shopp and Gosia Rees

Kid Buy-in Parties- Sarah Waters

Book Fair- Tricia Dila, Denae Harlow, Dulce Conley, Lila Samady, Carmen Tapia

Upcoming Key Dates

Dec 5-9 - Toy & Clothing Drive

Dec 5-9 - Hour of Code

Dec 5-16 - early dismissal schedule

Jan 10 - PFC Meeting, Library, 8:15 AM

Jan 16 - MLK Holiday, No School

Jan 18 - 3rd Grade Performance "Go Fish", 7PM

For key dates 2016-17, click here

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Key Reminders

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Jaguar Fund

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