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PFC Nominations, 2019-20

Current PFC Nominations for 2019-20 Board 

PFC Want Ads, 2019-20

Interested in joining the PFC Board for the 2019-20 School Year?
A Nominating committee, led by the PFC President, begins the nominating process to fill our PFC Board in January of each year. We try to have a slate of candidates by the middle of April, and we vote the new members in at our May PFC meeting. 
Very little would happen on behalf of the PFC at our school without these volunteers. Detailed PFC Board Chair job descriptions can be found here. Summaries of open positions follow. PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience.  We ask that you commit to a PFC Board Executive or Chair position for a minimum period of two years.  

Have more questions about the Nomination Process? Visit the Nominating FAQ's at the bottom of this webpage. 

Please contact Brooke Giddings at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net or Jill Ridlehoover at president@walnutacrespfc.net if you are interested in getting involved.

Open Positions on the PFC Executive Board

All PFC Executive Board Positions have Nominations for the 2019-20 school year. 

Open Committee Chair Positions

Interested in LEADING the 2019-20 Auction Team? We need an Auction Lead!  There are plenty of talented people ready to take on individual roles, but no one is quite ready to say they will lead the effort. Many of these team-members were involved in the 2019 Auction and bring a ton of experience to the group. We just need one or two people to say they will be in charge!  Email Anna Halverson at auction@walnutacrespfc.net.

Walk-A-Thon - If you want to encourage wellness and fitness for our children, the Walk-A-Thon may be the event for you! We need 1-2 chairs to advertise, coordinate and run the Walk-A-Thon in the Spring of 2020!

Community Service Drives - If your motto is “Give Back”, consider chairing our Community Service Drives. Advertise and run a toy and clothing drive in December, a food drive in March, a book drive in May and a charity bake sale at the end of year Open House festival!

Community Service Day - If a sense of community is important to you, we need a co-leader for Community Service Day, a community event sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek. We have one parent signed up - she just needs a co-lead!  This event takes place in the fall, and it’s focused on projects like painting and gardening at the school site.  You would arrange for supplies, recruit volunteers,  coordinate the event with the city, and oversee the event itself!

Ice Cream Social & Open House - These events celebrate our Walnut Acres Elementary community! Sign up to host our Ice Cream Social to jump start our year in September, and finish out our year by coordinating a fun dinner and music at Open House in the month of May!

STEM & Science Fair Rep - New this year, the Science Fair will be run by our Science Teacher, Faye Mettler. However, we need someone to represent the PFC and provide support, including advertising, recruiting volunteers and helping run the event.

Teacher Appreciation - Who doesn’t appreciate our teachers? We need 1-2 chairs to show their appreciation by organizing breakfast or lunch every other month for our wonderful teachers and staff, and coordinating the activities of Teacher Appreciation Week in early May. You would advertise, ask for donations and volunteers, and coordinate colorful door banners, meals and special surprises for the week. 

Spiritwear - Love a good hoodie or trucker cap with a Jaguar logo on it? Co-Chair with Sandie Dudley to design, order and sell our 2019-20 Jaguar wear. Staff the Spiritwear table on Jaguar Day, and arrange for sales in Konstella.

Walk and Roll to School - Do you and your kids walk, scooter or bike to school every day? Do you think it’s important to raise awareness of street safety? Consider chairing our Walk and Role to School days. Typically we host one in the fall and one in the spring. You can coordinate with a program called Street Smarts, and get as creative as you want with advertising and promotion.


Nominating FAQs

What is Nominating? 
Nominating is the process by which we fill our PFC Board each year. 

What is the Nominating Committee?
The Nominating Committee begins to meet in January of each year.  This committee seeks out nominees for each PFC Board position.  A proposed slate of candidates is presented at the April PFC meeting and voted on at the May PFC meeting.

Who can be on the Nominating Committee and how do I get on it?
Anyone willing to seek Board members can be on the Nominating Committee.  Contact the Nominating Chair if you are interested. 

What is the PFC Board?
The PFC Board is composed of parent volunteers, the principal and two teacher representatives. Parent volunteers serve as officers and chairpersons for over 40 committees.  Over 50 parents currently hold PFC Board positions. Click here for a description of committees and to contact current board members.

Who can be on the Board?
PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience.   We are always in need of volunteers for our PFC Board. We do ask for a commitment of 2 years. 

How do I get on the Board?
Notify any member of the Nominating Committee or email vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net if you are interested in keeping your current position, are interested in another Board position or are available for general nomination.

Who has priority over Board positions?
Priority is given to current PFC Board members that have served in the same position for less than 2 years in a row.  Holding a position for more than 2 years requires Board approval.  In this case, priority can be given to another person interested in that same position.  Requests are responded to in the order received and based on open availability of a Board position.

What does being on the Board mean?
It means you acknowledge that we need 100% of our families to commit to our children's education.  As a Board member, you are encouraged to attend PFC meetings and if you choose your voting status to be "voting member", you are eligible to vote at any PFC meeting.

How long do Board positions last?
Board members are encouraged to hold their position for at least 2 years.

What is the PFC Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee is comprised of the president, the vice president of activities, the vice president of communications, the vice president of community relations, assistant treasurer, treasurer, secretary, financial secretary and principal.  The Executive Committee meets once per month and conducts routine business and makes recommendations to the membership on matters of major concern. 

Is the process different from the rest of the Board for filling the Executive Committee?
The 8 parent volunteer members of the Executive Committee are nominated at the same time as the rest of the PFC Board, at the May PFC Meeting.  


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