Community Announcements

The Walnut Acres Parent Faculty Club, through its "Community Announcements," supports our Walnut Acres community, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, and the city of Walnut Creek by highlighting current CHILD-CENTERED or PARENT EDUCATION-CENTERED events and activities.  Announcements shall not include any solicitation, personal, or "for profit" business.
 
To post an activity or event, email your submission to communityannouncements@walnutacrespfc.net and (optional) attach flyers for additional information. Announcements will be removed from this website after the date of the event or after four weeks. Contents are posted following approval by the PFC Vice President of Communication and/or Walnut Acres Principal, and may be altered for posting.  

PARENT LECTURE: WILL YOUR CHILD BE READY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY?

posted Sep 16, 2017, 6:30 PM by Community Announcements

Parent Lecture Series: Dr. Derrick Gay

Internationally recognized consultant to schools and other organizations on issues of diversity, inclusion, and global citizenship

Will Your Child Be Ready for the 21st Century?

Wednesday, Oct. 187:00 to 8:30pm

The Seven Hills School

975 North San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek

Join us for our next Parent Lecture Series on October 18 with Dr. Derrick Gay. In this lecture, Dr. Gay will discuss the skills today’s children need to excel in our interconnected, global society. Parents will learn how they can cultivate cultural competency to enhance their child's success in the 21st century. Adults-only tickets for each individual lecture are $20 per person and $10 for educators. Register now at https://www.sevenhillsschool.o rg/page/parents/parent-lecture -series.

Dr. Derrick Gay

FREE CONSERVATION COACH CONSULTATIONS

posted Apr 18, 2017, 9:40 AM by Community Announcements

High School Conservation Coaches are Here to Help you Save!

The new nonprofit community program, Walnut Creek Saves, has a new team of high school students that are ready to help you use less and save more! Ten juniors and seniors from Northgate and Las Lomas High Schools completed three days of energy and water efficiency training to become Conservation Coaches. Walnut Creek Saves is proud to not only educate residents on how to save energy, water, and money, but give back to the local youth and prepare them for the workforce.

Conservation Coaches receive hand-on experience assisting with the home energy and water consultations, develop marketing and public speaking skills, and create innovative community outreach strategies. They also are able to work alongside their peers to achieve community-wide energy and water savings for Walnut Creek!

The free home consultations from Walnut Creek Saves include a complete evaluation of your energy and water usage, personalized reports that show the exact changes you can make to have a more efficient home, and free access to an online energy-saving account to encourage continued savings after the consultation.

Support your local youth and sign up for a free consultation today! Visit www.WalnutCreekSaves.org for more information or call 1-800-314-5997.

Walnut Creek Saves Conservation Coaches

WALNUT CREEK SAVES

posted Mar 1, 2017, 9:45 AM by Community Announcements

New Community Program that Supports Local Students: Walnut Creek Saves

Walnut Creek Saves is a new community program designed to save residents energy and water and lower their monthly bills. Walnut Creek Saves is offered as a part of the City of Walnut Creek’s efforts to address climate change and reach sustainability goals.

Walnut Creek Saves helps build a stronger local economy by creating discretionary income which is spent locally and by offering training and paid internships in energy efficiency to local high school students. High school students are trained as Conservation Coaches to help spread the word about the program, encourage residents to save energy and water, and assist with home consultations.

Walnut Creek Saves is a free program available to all residents, homeowners or renters, which offers the following benefits: free home consultations where residents learn how to save energy, water and money and free access to an online energy saving account called EnergyCenter to encourage continued savings after the consultations.

The home consultations are geared towards showing the exact changes residents can make to have more energy efficient homes while receiving free efficiency products to jump-start the savings right away (like LED bulbs and low-flow devices). The program is not a sales call but rather a home visit to help residents save energy and water through habit changes and small upgrades. You can sign up today by visiting www.WalnutCreekSaves.org or by calling 1-800-314-5997.

AFTER-SCHOOL DROPOFF CLASSES AT SIENNA RANCH

posted Oct 28, 2016, 7:46 PM by Community Announcements

Daytime Preschool w/ Caregiver and After School Dropoff Classes (K-5) at Sienna Ranch, Lafayette 
Bring your 3 or 4 year old to the ranch to visit with the animals for an hour and fifteen minutes each week in our Let’s Play at the Ranch class.  We have space Tuesday or Thursdays at 10:45am-noon or you could come on Wednesdays in the afternoon from 2:10-3:25.  For students in Kindergarten and older, join us for Coyote Club After School programming on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Programming available for KG-9th grade in Archery, Equestrian, Woodshop, Pottery and Nature Programs throughout the year.  

Session 2 begins in November and program runs rain or shine!  Want to see the ranch before you register?  Join us for Family Day October 16th.  

Register online at www.siennaranch.net  or email questions to Amy at admin@siennaranch.net.  Save 5% if you register now for any of our Sessions.



NEW PARENTS’ RESOURCE FOR KIDS’ DIGITAL MEDIA

posted May 19, 2016, 2:18 PM by Community Announcements

SmartFeed is inviting Walnut Creek parents to try a Free Beta service. 

SmartFeed allows parents to find engaging, age-appropriate apps, movies, TV, and books curated for each child in the family, based on interests, academic levels, and family values. 

Find great new options for entertainment and educational children’s media – by parents and for parents for free.


Check out SmartFeed – Free –  
http://beta.thesmartfeed.com/

HEAD START PROGRAM

posted May 18, 2014, 2:05 PM by Community Announcements

FREE or LOW COST Child Care and Pre‐School  HEAD START and State Child Development Programs
  • Programs for Children Ages 0-5 years. 
  • Part-day or full-day care is available. 
  • Center hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Home-based services are also offered. 
  • Health and nutrition services included. 
  • Children and families with special needs encouraged to apply! 
  • Mental health and services to families with disabilities are offered. 
  • Referrals to community-based transportation agencies provided upon request. 
  • All are part of a high-quality, professional early childhood development program. 
For more information, click here.

NORTHGATE ACTIVITIES

posted Dec 1, 2013, 9:40 PM by Community Announcements   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 3:07 PM ]


Come out and support our local high school!  

Activities and Events - click here
Athletic schedule - click here

CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WC

posted Dec 1, 2013, 8:54 PM by Community Announcements   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 3:08 PM ]


The City of Walnut Creek offers something for everyone. Check out some of the events and activities happening in our backyard!

Walnut Creek Events Calendar - Click here 
Walnut Creek Places to See - Click here


LIBRARY EVENTS

posted Nov 4, 2013, 8:51 AM by Community Announcements   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 3:09 PM ]


Find out what's happening at our local libraries and plan to join in on the fun. 

For the Ygnacio Valley Library - click here 
For the Walnut Creek Libarary - click here


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