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eNews Jan. 26, 2021

posted Feb 8, 2021, 1:57 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - January 26, 2021

Mark Your Calendars!

1/26 - 1st-5th Grade New Student Registration 2021-22 Begins
2/2   - TK-K Registration 2021-22 Day
2/12 - Board Holiday - NO SCHOOL 
2/15 - President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
2/16 - PFC Meeting via Zoom - 7pm
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021 

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Donate to Jag Fund
Through parent donations to our Jaguar Fund, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  The suggested donation is $650 per student, but please give what you can! You can contribute in monthly payments if you prefer. Click HERE for more information. Check out the widget on the Jag Fund page to find out if your employer has an employee matching gifts program!  Please help us reach our goal! Donate Now.
 

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PFC Volunteers
    for 2021-2022
 

Are you interested in getting more involved with the fun PFC committees and events that happen at Walnut Acres?  Is there an event or committee you have a passion for?  LET US KNOW!  The PFC Board is  looking for energetic parents interested in the opportunity to be more involved for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information check this out! If you see something you fancy, drop a note to the VP of Communications at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net

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Buy Your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook 

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions.  Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):
  • Pet "Co-student"-  Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.
  • Academics-  Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.
  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place?  (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!
  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from?  The car?  Another state? 

TO SEND PHOTOS:

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’s Name’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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 SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! When shopping on Amazon, make sure to click on our Amazon link from the PFC home page HERE

 

 

*These Parent eTrainings have been added to the Konstella calendar 

eNews - Nov. 24, 2020

posted Jan 11, 2021, 1:23 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 24, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
11/18-12/2 - Read-a-Thon - "Camp Out with a Good Book"
11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
11/30-12/4 - Toy Drive
12/1-12/10 - Shop & Earn - Five Little Monkeys
12/21-1/4/2021 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021 

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Book Fair Time Machine -  
The Numbers Are In! 
 
Thank you! 

Thank you to everyone that made purchases during our Virtual Book Fair.  We had almost $4,000 in sales which will result in ~$1,000 in rewards to purchase new books for our library!  If you purchased a book from your teacher's wish list, once it is delivered be sure to drop it off at the classroom during your next drop-off day.

We will have another book fair in the Spring to give everyone an opportunity to purchase books leading into the summer and encourage summer reading!  More info to come next year.  

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Walnut Acres Read-a-Thon 2020
"Camp Out with a Good Book" 

Read-a-Thon envelopes went home, and 99pledges links have been sent so pitch a tent in your backyard, grab those flashlights, and “Camp Out With A Good Book”! 

Remember this year’s Read-A-Thon runs Nov. 18th – Dec. 2nd and is an exciting fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as reading and math specialists, science aides, and our STEM instructor. If you have questions please email readathon@walnutacrespfc.net. For more information click HERE.

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Walnut Acres
Holiday Toy Drive

Our annual Toy Drive benefits Shore Acres Elementary. We will be accepting donations of gently used toys and books ONLY (no clothing due to Covid) November 30 - December 4 in front of the school office. As a guide donate only what you would be comfortable giving to a friend. Please email communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net with questions or to volunteer with sorting and/or delivering donations.

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Shop & Earn with 
Five Little Monkeys

12/1-12/10

Mark your calendar and get ready to help a local business while also supporting Walnut Acres. December 1st - 10th Five Little Monkeys store in Walnut Creek will give 15% of all online purchase back to Walnut Acres when you use code: WALNUTACRES2020  

Take advantage of their free local delivery within 3 miles of the store and free shipping on all orders over $150!

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2021 International Math Kangaroo Competition

There is still time to register for Math Kangaroo! Registration is open online until Dec. 15th.  Click HERE to sign up. For more details see the Konstella message previous sent out HERE or contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com. 

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions.  Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):
  • Pet "Co-student"-  Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.
  • Academics-  Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.
  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place?  (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!
  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from?  The car?  Another state? 

TO SEND PHOTOS:

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’sName’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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DURING THE HOLIDAYS - SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! When shopping on Amazon, make sure to click on our Amazon link from the PFC home page HERE

 

 

Upcoming December Events with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec 

 

Celebrate the holiday season this December with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec! Families can enjoy winter break camps, virtual and in person opportunities to meet Santa, take home activity packets for youth, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHoliday.

 

eNews - Nov. 10, 2020

posted Jan 11, 2021, 1:21 PM by Vice President Communications   [ updated Jan 11, 2021, 1:21 PM ]

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 10, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
11/2-11/15 Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
11/17 - PFC Meeting 7pm - Zoom
11/18-12/2 - Read-a-Thon - "Camp Out with a Good Book"
11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL


For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021 

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Book Fair Time Machine - Reading Can Take You Anywhere 
6 MORE DAYS!!

Walnut Acres Scholastic Book Fair is still open until the 15th! Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).

  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

This is a great event to purchase books for your children to read for the Read-a-Thon or to purchase some great gifts for the holiday season! Click HERE to start shopping.

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Walnut Acres Read-a-Thon 2020
"Camp Out with a Good Book" 

Pitch a tent in your backyard, grab those flashlights, and get ready to “Camp Out With A Good Book”! This year’s Read-A-Thon is a camping adventure, and will be held Nov. 18th – Dec. 2nd. The Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as reading and math specialists, science aides, and our STEM instructor. Please visit the PFC website for more information, and stay tuned for details on when to pick up your Read-A-Thon participation materials.

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2021 International Math Kangaroo Competition

There is still time to register for Math Kangaroo! Registration is open online until Dec. 15th.  Click HERE to sign up. For more details see the Konstella message previous sent out HERE or contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com. 

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions.  Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):
  • Pet "Co-student"-  Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.
  • Academics-  Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.
  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place?  (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!
  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from?  The car?  Another state? 

TO SEND PHOTOS:

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’sName’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE

 

 

Upcoming November Events with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec 

 

Explore and grow this November with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec! Families can enjoy outdoor scavenger hunts, fall break camps, take home activity packets for youth, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHoliday.

 

eNews - Oct. 27, 2020

posted Jan 11, 2021, 1:19 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - October 27, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
10/19 -10/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/27 - TODAY-Dine & Donate - Jack's Urban Eats
10/30 - Halloween Costume Parade, 2pm
11/2-11/15 Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
11/17 - PFC Meeting 7pm - Zoom
11/18-12/2 - Read-a-Thon - "Camp Out with a Good Book"
11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL


For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

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WE LOVE OUR WALNUT ACRES TEACHERS & STAFF

Our PFC Teacher Appreciation Committee Chairs - Courtney Biagi and Kristi Tyson (thank you ladies!) dropped off some Halloween Treats for our teachers and staff last week.  Of course some Halloween popcorn, an ice chest filled with soda and disposable Halloween themed masks would help get the Halloween spirit going.  Also, the teachers and staff  received their very own Walnut Acres "Keep Calm and Jaguar On" magnets!

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Dine & Donate - TODAY! 4pm-8pm

October's Dine and Donate is today at Jack's Urban Eats. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Walnut Acres! Phone Orders/Pick-up Orders, show the attached flyer below. Ordering online...go to the "Sides" section and "add fundraiser" to your order so they know you are with Walnut Acres.   

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Halloween Parade
Oct. 30th @ 2pm

Let us see you in those costumes! Students and families are welcome to dress up and showcase their costumes in their front yard while teachers parade through the neighborhood in their cars.  Don't forget to maintain social distance. Here is the map to our parade route to see the best location for you to watch the parade:

https://gmap-pedometer.com/gp/bookmark/view/id/7453381

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Book Fair Time Machine - Reading Can Take You Anywhere 
Nov 2nd-15th

This year's Walnut Acres' Book Fair will be held online instead of in-person.  Stay tuned for more details to come.  This is a great event to purchase books for your children to read for the Read-a-Thon or to purchase some great gifts for the holiday season!

* * * * *

Walnut Acres Read-a-Thon 2020
"Camp Out with a Good Book" 

Pitch a tent in your backyard, grab those flashlights, and get ready to “Camp Out With A Good Book”! This year’s Read-A-Thon is a camping adventure, and will be held Nov. 18th – Dec. 2nd. The Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as reading and math specialists, science aides, and our STEM instructor. Please visit the PFC website for more information, and stay tuned for details on when to pick up your Read-A-Thon participation materials.

* * * * *   

2021 International Math Kangaroo Competition

Registration is now open online.  Click HERE to sign up. For more details see the Konstella message previous sent out HERE or contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com 

* * * * *   

 
Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions.  Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):
  • Pet "Co-student"-  Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.
  • Academics-  Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.
  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place?  (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!
  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from?  The car?  Another state?
  • Halloween - Show us your Halloween costumes. Take some pictures at the teacher parade and share them with the yearbook.

TO SEND PHOTOS:

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’sName’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE

 

 

Halloween Fun with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec 

Halloween fun for all ages! Join Walnut Creek Arts + Rec for a pumpkin patch on the Lesher Center’s Rudney Plaza, outdoor scavenger hunts, a house decorating contest, take home activity packets for youth and seniors, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHalloween.

eNews - October 13, 2020

posted Oct 13, 2020, 9:23 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - October 13, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
10/20 - PFC Meeting - Zoom, 7pm
10/21-10/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/27 - Dine & Donate - Jack's Urban Eats
10/30 - Halloween Costume Parade, 2pm
11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL


For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

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Still haven't donated to Jag Fund? Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  The suggested donation is $650 per student, which can be contributed in monthly payments if you prefer. Click HERE for more information. *NEW ON THE JAG FUND PAGE: Check out the new widget on the Jag Fun page to find out if your employer has an employee matching gifts program!  Please help us reach our goal! Donate Now. 

* * * * *

Halloween Parade
Oct. 30th @ 2pm

Let us see you in those costumes! Students and families are welcome to dress up and showcase their costumes in their front yard while teachers parade through the neighborhood in their cars.  Don't forget to maintain social distance. Here is the map to our parade route to see the best location for you to:

https://gmap-pedometer.com/gp/bookmark/view/id/7453381

* * * * *

Dine & Donate - Oct. 27th 4pm-8pm

Mark your calendars! October's Dine and Donate is at Jack's Urban Eats. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Walnut Acres!

 * * * * *
    
Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions.  Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):
  • Pet "Co-student"-  Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.
  • Academics-  Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.
  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place?  (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!
  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from?  The car?  Another state?
  • Halloween - Show us your Halloween costumes. Take some pictures at the teacher parade and share them with the yearbook.

TO SEND PHOTOS:

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’s Name’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE

 

 

Halloween Fun with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec 

Halloween fun for all ages! Join Walnut Creek Arts + Rec for a pumpkin patch on the Lesher Center’s Rudney Plaza, outdoor scavenger hunts, a house decorating contest, take home activity packets for youth and seniors, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHalloween.

 

 

eNews - Sept. 29, 2020

posted Oct 9, 2020, 9:20 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - September 29, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
10/20 - PFC Meeting - Zoom, 7pm
10/21-10/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/27 - Dine & Donate - Jack's Urban Eats - ALL DAY!


For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

* * * * *

Still haven't donated to Jag Fund? Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  The suggested donation is $650 per student, which can be contributed in monthly payments if you prefer. Click HERE for more information. *NEW ON THE JAG FUND PAGE: Check out the new widget on the Jag Fun page to find out if your employer has an employee matching gifts program!  Please help us reach our goal! Donate Now. 

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Dine & Donate - THANK YOU!!

Thank you to everyone who placed orders during our Dine & Donate with Round Table Pizza last Wednesday.  Alireza Vahdat from Round Table, and a former Walnut Acres parent, said this Walnut Acres fundraiser has happened since 2011. Usually the sales range between $400-$900. Last Wednesday they had over $2,000 in sales! From those sales, Round Table will be donating $405 to Walnut Acres. THANK YOU! Every bit helps the PFC.

Our next Dine & Donate with be on October 27th with Jack's Urban Eats. More info to come.

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Pick Up Your Pre-Ordered
Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear orders placed through Konstella at the start of the school year will be available for pick-up this coming Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st at the picnic tables in front of the officeMasks are required and please observe all social distancing best practices while waiting in line.

The following pick-up times are based on the last name of the PERSON WHO PLACED THE ORDER (not the child's last name):

  • Wednesday September 30th
     - 1-2pm:           A-D

     - 2-3pm:           E-K
  • Thursday October 1st
    -  1-2pm:           L-R

    -  2-3pm:           S-Z
    -  3-4pm:           unclaimed orders A-Z 

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’s Name’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

* * * * *

SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE
 

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AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Would you like your child to learn Spanish, to code, or to pick up a new sport? Check out the resources on our Enrichment page HERE

 

 

Walnut Creek Arts + Rec Programs Focus on Supporting Students Both the During School Day and Beyond – Registration Open Now 

Need some help managing your child’s distance learning?

Looking for safe opportunities for your child to socialize with peers and engage in physical fitness, arts and recreation activities?

The City of Walnut Creek’s Arts + Rec Department has launched a new series of School Day Enrichment Programs which provide students with social interactions and engaging enrichment activities throughout the day, while also supporting their distance learning. Your child will build new friendships and new skills while having fun with a small, physically distanced, stable group! Starting October 5 both half day sessions (4 days per week) and full day sessions (5 days per week) are available. Click here to register and click here for FAQs, financial aid info, safety protocols, and more. 

Arts + Rec is also offering afterschool camps and electives both in-person and online that can augment your child’s distance learning day. Program times and focuses vary from sports to ceramics, but all programs adhere to federal, state and county health guidelines. Find out more about the opportunities for your child at: walnut-creek.org/artsrecopen.

 


  Take Home a Rec-Tivity Packet for grades
TK - 8th
Get creative and enjoy a play pack! Let the creativity of Walnut Creek Arts + Rec staff inspire some fun-filled time with pre-planned activities you can do with your family including an optional Zoom Magic Performance and Trick Reveal with Justin! We’ve included instructions, specialty project supplies, a supplies list for items you need from home and the necessary magic trick supplies for Zoom. Specific activities are a surprise but expect 6 – 8 activities for both indoor and outdoor play, physical expression and arts & crafts. Must register by 9/28 in order to guarantee supplies. You will choose the time and location to pick up your packet at time of registration. Optional Zoom Magic Session Sunday, 10/11, 11:00 - 11:30am. Zoom login will be sent to registered participants.
Cost: $25 per packet
Course ID: 29093
Options for grades: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th or 6th-8th
Register now at https://bit.ly/RecTivityPackets 
Pick Up Location Options:
Civic Park Community Center 10/6 7:30 – 9:30am or 2:00-4:00pm
Shadelands Art Center 10/7 9:00 – 10am or 2:00 – 3:00pm
Clarke Swim Center 10/10 12:15 – 12:45pm or 1:15 – 1:45pm
Call 925-295-1940 or email recreation@walnut-creek.org with questions or to register.
 

eNews September 15, 2020

posted Sep 17, 2020, 9:51 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - September 15, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
9/15   PFC Meeting - Zoom, 7pm
9/23 - Dine & Donate - Round Table Pizza (2960 Treat Blvd.)
10/20 - PFC Meeting - Zoom, 7pm
10/21-10/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences


For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

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Still haven't donated to Jag Fund? Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  The suggested donation is $650 per student, which can be contributed in monthly payments if you prefer. Click HERE for more information *NEW ON THE JAG FUND PAGE: Check out the new widget on the Jag Fun page to find out if your employer has an employee matching gifts program!  Please help us reach our goal! Donate Now. 

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DINE & DONATE - 
SEPT. 23RD @ ROUND TABLE PIZZA

Round Table Clubhouse (on Treat and Oak Grove) will be donating 20% of all proceeds to the Walnut Acres PFC ALL DAY on Sept. 23rd!  Grab some take-out or delivery for lunch after morning Zooms or order some dinner and enjoy a night off from cooking.

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’sName’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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SHOP & EARN FOR WALNUT ACRES

 
Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE
 

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AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

eNews - Sept. 1, 2020

posted Sep 1, 2020, 9:55 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - September 1, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!
9/2     LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

9/15   PFC Meeting - Zoom, 7pm
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

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Still haven't donated to Jag Fund? Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  Check out the PFC website for more information and please help us meet our goal. The suggested donation is $650 per student, which can be contributed in monthly payments if you prefer. Don't forget to find out if your employer has an employee matching gifts program!  Donate Now 

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SPIRIT WEAR– Get it While You Still Can!

Your student can show their Jaguar Pride on their Zoom calls every Spirit Day Friday, with our new 2020-2021 Spiritwear! And parents, you can show your Jaguar Pride around town. 

Click HERE to see all the options, including this year's "Keep Calm and Jaguar On!" Please be sure to double check the item description and sizing before submitting your order.  The PFC will be taking orders through this Friday, 9/4 and spiritwear orders will be distributed in late September.  

If you have any questions or issues with your order, please contact  spiritwear@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18!  
Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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                   SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting Happy Birthday Your Child’s Name’ will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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NEEDED:  Shop & Earn Coordinator

The PFC Board is looking for someone to help with our Shop & Earn events this year. There are many stores and restaurants in the area that will hold events where we shop and Walnut Acres gets money donated back to the school.  The Shop & Earn Coordinator will help organize various dine and donate events with local restaurants and find stores that will do shop & earn events.  If you have any interest in helping with this role or would like to learn more details, please email: president@walnutacrespfc.net

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After School Enrichment 

Are you interested in online after school enrichment classes for your children? Please share your preferences in this short survey: https://forms.gle/8bVehpToXbsQA6ef9

 

August 9th, 2020

posted Aug 9, 2020, 11:17 AM by Vice President Communications   [ updated Aug 9, 2020, 11:19 AM ]

Sign up Now: Curtains Up Youth Theatre and Spanish & Mandarin Online Classes.  
For more registration details click HERE

March 10th, 2020 - Get Your eNews!!

posted Mar 24, 2020, 6:45 PM by Vice President Communications

Lots of Things Happening at Walnut Acres - 
March 10th, 2020

Mark Your Calendars! 
3/10        PFC Meeting Library 7 pm

3/13        Auction "Carnivale" Evening  
3/16        Teacher In-Service Work Day - NO SCHOOL
3/19        Art Show 6pm-8pm

3/23-3/27 HOPE Food Drive
4/3          Cesar Chavez Day - No School

4/6-10     Spring Break - No School
4/15        PFC Meeting Sports Basement 7 pm

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2019-2020

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What Happens Here Is Magical...Engaging...Instructional...
Ever wonder what goes on in the Walnut Acres STEAM Lab? Our STEAM Lab is located in B-6, and that’s where the magic happens, at the hands of Patty Galindo, our Computer Science Instructor, and your students. Patty presented About our STEAM lab at our February PFC Meeting. The presentation contains videos from the classroom, so please don't share outside of our school community. 

Our STEAM Lab instructor is paid for by the PFC. Many thanks for your donations to Jaguar Fund, our Gala Auction, etc. Our students couldn't make STEAM magic without you!  

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Help with Extra Classroom Sanitation

The PFC would like to mobilize the parents of Walnut Acres to help with this effort. For the short term, we would like to have parent volunteers wipe down all surfaces of all classrooms at least twice a week. We are doing our second session tomorrow (Wednesday)l.  

With the shortage of disinfectant supplies, we are hoping that some parents would be able to donate disinfectant wipes or bring their own supply when volunteering. Some teachers have been kind enough to donate a little of their own classroom supply, but ask that when possible, parents replenish them when the stores have restocked. Please note wipes must NOT contain bleach.

We appreciate your assistance with keeping our children and staff healthy.

If you are able to come help out tomorrow after school please check the sign-ups HERE

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After School Enrichment 
is now OPEN!

Classes start on March 23rd!  We have SO many new classes to check out! Register now to make sure you get  a spot for your child!


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ART SHOW IS COMING 
MARCH 19TH!

All students are invited to exhibit work at the WAE Art Show, March 19th from 6-8pm. The show is going to be incredible, we encourage and welcome all types of art! Thank you for participating. 
Please complete the individual online submission form by this Friday, 2/13 and add the below key dates to your calendar.  
Art Show Key Dates:
Friday, 3/13: Last day to Submit Entry
Wednesday, 3/18: Drop off labeled, ready to hang art in MUR between 7:45-8:15am
Thursday, 3/19: Art Reception, 6-8pm
Friday, 3/20: Pick-up artwork in MUR BEFORE school 7:45-8:15am
If you would like to volunteer to help set-up, break-down or bring baked goods for the event, please look at the sign-up sheet HERE
 
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Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 23-27nd

Please help us collect nonperishable Open and Eat” food items for the  MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  Start looking through your pantry and be on the lookout for more information to come.

Please focus on "Open and Eat" Items. Canned foods are also welcome, but some families lack access to kitchens. 

MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to families in need within our school district.  

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Share Your Pictures with the Walnut Acres Yearbook!

We know many of you take pictures at school events and would love to share them with the yearbook.  Please upload them to the yearbook website following these directions. Remember the more pictures we have from you the more pictures we have of your student!!

  1. go to: hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres
  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.
  5. Click "upload images".

Remember to buy your yearbook for $35.00 at www.yearbookordercenter.com. Enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card.

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net 

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4th Grade Parents - 
March is Your Month to Host Drive Thru 

4th Grade Parents: For the month of March, please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. As like last year, we are having each class level help out at the Drive Thru during specific months. We would appreciate 2-4 helpers each day. Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning, 7:40 - 8:00 am? If so, please sign up!  Click HERE for the 4th Grade Drive Thru sign ups.   

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Have a Great Science Morning!
COME TO THE DISTRICT STEM SHOWCASE

Date: Saturday March 21st, 9 - 11am

All students are welcome to walk through the displays at Willow Creek Center. A good opportunity to see science exploration from other schools in the District. Students representing Walnut Acres at the Showcase are the 3rd grade 1st and 2nd place winners; 4th grade 1st place group invention winners along with 4th grade 1st place individual winner.  Also represented at the Showcase the 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.

Location:Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

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Walnut Acres International Fair -
Small World; Big Dreams 
 

Our 3rd Walnut Acres International Fair will be held on April 17th (Friday) from 4:00-7:30p.m. Thank you to those that have signed up so far to volunteer! These are the 19 countries which people already signed up. Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Holland, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Thailand. If you would still like to sign up - click HERE

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Recycle Club News

Next recycle collection will be April 13-17. Bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. Mike Jahnke brings the recycling donated by YOU to the Martinez recycling plant and brings back cash $$ which is then donated to our Recycle Club. Don't forget to also save your chip bags, bar wrappers and food pouches for the TerraCycle collection

 

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SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting “Happy Birthday ‘Your Child’s Name’” will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.  Click HERE to purchase. 

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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2020-2021 PFC Committees

Are you interested in getting more involved with the fun committees and events that happen at Walnut Acres?  Is there an event or committee you have a passion for?  LET US KNOW!  The PFC board is beginning to look for some energetic parents interested in getting more involved for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information check this out! If you see something you fancy, drop a note to the VP of Communications at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Bronco Baseball Academy is back for our 20th season offering summer baseball camps in Walnut Creek! This summer we will again be offering four week-long camps at Foothill Middle School for kids ages 5-12 years old. Registration is open now.  Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!
 
 

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