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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. 

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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:

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

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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!

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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?
  • 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

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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! 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

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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 - 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

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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! 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!
 
 

February 25th, 2020 eNews

posted Mar 4, 2020, 9:40 AM by Vice President Communications

Lots of Things Happening at Walnut Acres - 
February 25th, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!

  
2/26        Sing Out 8:00-9 AM
28,29       CUYT 5th Grade Show “The Little Mermaid”
3/2          Online Auction Ends
3/6,7       CUYT Winter Show “The Little Mermaid”
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

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

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Where Do the Funds Go?

You Donate to Jaguar Fund, Read-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, the Gala Auction and more. But Where Do the Funds Go?

We raise close to $400,000 for this school year alone. Because without your donations, Walnut Acres wouldn't have the following support staff:

  • TK, K and 1st grade Instructional Aides

  • Reading & Math Intervention Teachers

  • Science Lab Aides, 1st-5th Grade

  • STEM Lab staff and On-Site Technology Support

  • Musical Theatre Teacher and Assistant

The only donation too small...is no donation at all. Please contribute what you can! Donate Now

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Spirit Day

Fun Walnut Acres Spirit Days are coming!  This Friday, Feb. 28th is Grade Level Color Day!  Have your child wear the color designated for their grade listed below.

TK/K - Yellow1st - Orange2nd - Black3rd - Blue4th - Green5th - Red

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The Online Auction is OPEN
The Online Auction is in full swing until March 2nd. Don't miss out - check out all the great things to bid on HERE.  

 

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5th Grade Families!
Yearbook Ads Deadline This Friday!  


The deadline for your 5th grade yearbook ads has been extended until February 29th - This Friday.  Be sure to congratulate your 5th grader and express your pride and love with an ad in the 2020 yearbook.
Size: 1/8 page: $20

- Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053
- Click "Buy a Yearbook Ad"
- Click the Yearbook Ad tab, choose an ad size and click "Continue with Order" and follow the prompts to purchase your ad.  Then create and submit it after purchase.

ALL GRADES - don't forget to purchase your 2020 yearbook

go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com
enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card. 
Cost is $35 
Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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 Wine Donations Still Needed for Auction! 

You can help make our auction even more successful by donating bottles of wine or champagne that will be purchased during the event. All proceeds from wine sales will go directly back to the school. We ask that wine be valued at a minimum of $15.00 per bottle. 

For your convenience, the Auction Wine Team will be accepting donations on the corner of Blackstone and Wiget this Wednesday from 7:45-8:15.  If that time frame doesn't work for you, wine can be dropped off at 2761 San Antonio Drive or 933 Puite Court (off of Quiet Place) at any time. You can also email hillarybennett@gmail.com to schedule a pick up.

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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed

Still interested in hosting a kid buy in party and think you missed your chance?  Nope!  There's still time to plan a FUNd-raiser to support our kids!  With warmer weather on the way there's plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of - and - with the school year coming to a close, what a perfect way to welcome summer by hosting an end of year party!  Contact Sarah Waters to make it happen! 

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CUYT is proud to present our production of...

ALL SHOWS START AT 7:00PM. BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:15PM. 
-London Opening Night - This Friday Feb.28
-New York Opening Night - This Saturday, Feb 29
-New York Closing Night - Friday, March 6, 202
-London Closing Night - Saturday, March 7, 2020
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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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ART SHOW IS COMING 
MARCH 19TH!

The 2020 Walnut Acres Art show is coming up on Thursday, March 19th from 6-8pm. Start making, painting, drawing, sculpting, and glueing! Please read through the entry show directions carefully and completely, then fill out and submit your entry form by Wednesday, March 11th. 

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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 March 2nd-6th. 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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WALNUT ACRES PARENT SURVEY

Don't forget to take the CSPS survey.  This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.

Your participation is voluntaryIt is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.
  • All questions apply to this school only.
  • The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference. Click Here For Survey

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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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After School Enrichment Classes

Be on the look out for more registration information to come for the next session of After School Enrichment program registration.  The next term will begin the week of March 23rd.  For more information about how the enrichment programs work, click HERE

 

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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, and our Early Bird Discount is available through the end of February. On March 1st, the cost of camp goes up from $275 to the regular rate of $350, so register today to reserve your spot at our discounted rate. Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!
 

February 11th, 2020 - Get your eNews!!

posted Feb 19, 2020, 2:06 PM by Vice President Communications

Lots of Things Happening at Walnut Acres - 
February 11th, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!

 
2/11        PFC Meeting - 7pm Library
2/14        School Recess - NO SCHOOL
2/17        President's Day - NO SCHOOL
2/21        Online Auction Begins
 
2/26        Sing Out 8:00-9 AM
28,29       CUYT 5th Grade Show “The Little Mermaid”

3/2          Online Auction Ends
3/6,7       CUYT Winter Show “The Little Mermaid”
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
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2019-2020

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Double the Impact of Your Gift! Does Your Company Match Your Donations?
Many companies offer a corporate matching gift program, allowing them to financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. All you need to do is: 1) find out if your employer offers corporate matching and 2) submit your company’s matching form. Double the impact of your gift!
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. 
The only donation too small...is no donation at all. Please contribute what you can!  Donate Now 

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Walnut Acres STEM and 
Science Fair 2020

Congratulations to all our Walnut Acres scientists who participated in the STEM and Science Fair. There was a vast array of experiments, inventions, models and demonstrations to enjoy Thursday night at the Open House. Student Council also hosted a baked goods fundraiser during the Science fair event.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as honorable mentions were announced to the school, and you can view the winners on the PFC STEM and Science Fair web page by clicking Here.

A BIG thank you to Carollo Engineers Inc. who served as the judges for the Science Fair 3rd, 4th and 5th grade projects. Their time spent with the students during the judging interview process was invaluable. Recognition also to the parents who volunteered their time with judging TK/K, 1st and 2nd grade projects, classroom runner, set up, break down and general logistics to help make the 2020 STEM and Science Fair a tremendous success. Great job to all - keep being curious!

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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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5th Grade Families!
Yearbook Ads Deadline Has Been EXTENDED!  


The deadline for your 5th grade yearbook ads has been extended until February 29th.  Be sure to congratulate your 5th grader and express your pride and love with an ad in the 2020 yearbook.
Size: 1/8 page: $20

- Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053
- Click "Buy a Yearbook Ad"
- Click the Yearbook Ad tab, choose an ad size and click "Continue with Order" and follow the prompts to purchase your ad.  Then create and submit it after purchase.

ALL GRADES - don't forget to purchase your 2020 yearbook

go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com
enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card. 
Cost is $35 
Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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 Wine Donations Still Needed for Auction!

 Wine Donations are still needed for our Auction Gala Night! You can help make this evening successful and fun by donating wine for our event. We are looking to collect a wide range of red, white, bubbly and rosé wine selections ($15 and up) for our guests to enjoy. We are also hoping to collect some high-end bottles to generate extra excitement. We are grateful for your wine donations. Drop off locations: 933 Piute Court (off Quiet Place Drive), or 2761 San Antonio Drive in Walnut Creek. There is a container by the porch/door. Or for your convenience, email caro@astound.net if you wish for us to pick up your wine donation from your home.

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Countdown to Carnivale...

Our annual auction is just a few weeks away, and now’s the time to submit your donation!  We’re counting on our community for fun items that bring in the bids to fund the education our kids deserve.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate a fabulous bid item (we love vacation home access, hotel points, event tickets, behind the scenes tours/tastings, unused gift cards, and cases of wine!)
  • Call on family members, friends, or local businesses for a donation
  • Advertise your business in our auction program
  • Bake or bring a dessert for our live auction gala 

Remember, every dollar raised goes directly to fund programs that benefit our kids at Walnut Acres!

Simply fill out the online donation form – anyone can access, so feel free to share the link. Or contact auctiondonations@walnutacrespfc.net with questions.

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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed

Did you make a New Years resolution to volunteer more in 2020?  Here’s your chance to fill that goal!  We are looking for hosts for kid buy-in parties this year.  Everyone needs something to look forward to during the winter and early spring season and a party with friends from school that raises funds for school at the same time is the perfect event!
Consider hosting an indoor playtimeBounce Away at Pump it up or Sky High Sports, Movie Night,  College Hoops and March Madness Tournament,  Bbbrrrrave the OutdoorsCelebrate Spring!  Want to get involved but never hosted before?  Let us know and we can walk you through the process - and even connect you with other families to work together! Or simply gather a few friends and get to party planning! 

Contact Sarah Waters at: kidbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net 
today!Don’t forget that PARENTS like to have FUN too!  If you’re interested in hosting a parent buy in party, contact Danielle Getty at parentbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net. 
 
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CUYT is proud to present our production of...

ALL SHOWS START AT 7:00PM. BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:15PM. Tickets on sale February 20 at noon.
-London Opening Night - Friday, February 28, 2020
-New York Opening Night - Saturday, February 29, 2020
-New York Closing Night - Friday, March 6, 202
-London Closing Night - Saturday, March 7, 2020
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5th Grade Parents - 
February is Your Month to 
                        Host Drive Thru 

5th Grade Parents: For the month of February, 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 5th Grade Drive Thru sign ups. 

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Help the School Nurse 

We need one more parent to help the school nurse with vision screening on Tuesday, March 3, 9:00-10:45 am. They will be fetching children and helping the nurse.  Please click on the link below if you are interested.
March 3rd: Sign-Up HERE
 

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ART SHOW IS COMING 
MARCH 19TH!

The art show is around the corner! Please save the date for March 19th, 6-8pm. In addition to their class projects, students may also enter one individual submission. Encourage them to start dreaming now - drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media - whatever their artistic style and vision is. Deadline and submission details to come soon.

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Walnut Acres International Fair -
Small World; Big Dreams 
When: Friday, April 17th (4:00-7:30 p.m.)
Where: Walnut Acres Elementary School 

We am happy to announce that our 3rd Annual Walnut Acres International Festival will be on April 17th, 2020!

If you'd like to get involved (and make sure your country of origin is represented), please sign-up HERE.  Deadline to sign up is March 2nd!

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Recycle Club News


Our 4th and 5th grader Recycle Club members have been working hard on preparing posters about the environment and importance of recycling. Check them out on your way onto campus on the info board by the MUR. 
A big THANK YOU to all our TerraCyclers. This month we were able to collect a whole bunch of chip bags, bar wrappers and food pouches. Take a look into our TerraCycle collection bin; this is what we will keep from entering into the Landfills and most importantly, those "non-recyclables" will get a new life as another product. 

Also, don't forget to save up those cans and bottles. Next recycle collection will be March 2nd-6th. 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. 

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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.

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, and our Early Bird Discount is available through the end of February. On March 1st, the cost of camp goes up from $275 to the regular rate of $350, so register today to reserve your spot at our discounted rate. Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!
 

The First Walnut Acres' eNews of 2020! Check it out!

posted Jan 14, 2020, 10:30 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - 
January 14, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!

1/14        PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
1/16        Science Fair Project Forms Due
1/20        Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
1/30        3rd Grade Show "Go Fish"
2/3          TK/K Registration Info Night - MUR 6pm
2/4          TK/K Registration
2/6          Science Fair 6:30pm-8:00
2/10        Teacher In-Service Work Day - NO SCHOOL
2/11        PFC Meeting - 7pm MUR
2/14        School Recess - NO SCHOOL
2/17        President's Day - NO SCHOOL


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

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I thought public education was free. Why am I being asked to donate?

We fundraise to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of our children’s education at Walnut Acres. Over 80% of our PFC budget is used for staff positions that would not exist at Walnut Acres Elementary without PFC funds.

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. 
The only donation too small...is no donation at all. Please contribute what you can!  Donate Now 

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After School Enrichment Classes 

There are still spots available in a few of the After School Enrichment Programs.  Specifically, Soccer, Basketball and Bricks 4 Kids.  Classes start next week!  Click HERE for signup forms.

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Science Fair Forms Are Due By This 
Thursday, Jan. 16th!

WALNUT ACRES STEM & Science Fair, Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Get ready for the 2020 STEM and Science Fair! Walnut Acres students, grades K-5are encouraged to think like young scientists and submit a project in any science-related or engineering field.  Entry forms are due on January 16th!  Click HERE for the form and make sure you send your child's form to sciencefair@walnutacrespfc.net and/or drop it in the Science Fair box in the office before the 16th.  For more details and resource ideas check out the STEM & Science Fair PFC Page HERE.
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 Is Your Wine Rack Overflowing?

 Is your wine rack overflowing with too much wine purchased or gifted to you during the holidays? If so, it’s perfect timing to donate wine for our 2020 Auction Gala Night! You can help make this evening successful and fun by donating wine for our event. We are looking to collect a wide range of red, white, bubbly and rosé wine selections ($15 and up) for our guests to enjoy. We are also hoping to collect some high-end bottles to generate extra excitement. We are grateful for your wine donations. Drop off locations: 933 Piute Court (off Quiet Place Drive - a large bin is by the porch) or 2761 San Antonio Drive in Walnut Creek.

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Auction Is Coming!  Here's How You Can Help!
 
 Walnut Acres Auction needs your help!!! The PFC depends on a strong Auction to fund 1/4 of our annual budget.  The money we raise at Auction this spring will determine how many of the current programs we are able to sustain in the next school year.  Help us avoid program cuts and even build on our already strong support for all that is possible at Walnut Acres by contributing items, experiences and wine to the Auction. For information on what kinds of donations work, please visit the Auction Site HEREOnce you are ready to donate an item (you don't need to have the physical item in hand, you just need to provide a description of your donated item), go HERE to log your donation.
 
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1st Grade Parents - 
January is Your Month to 
                        Host Drive Thru 

1st Grade Parents: For the month of January, 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 1st Grade Drive Thru sign ups.

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5th Grade Families!
Yearbook Ads Deadline - January 31st  

Congratulate your 5th grader and express your pride and love with an ad in the 2020 yearbook.
Size: 1/8 page: $20

- Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053
- Click "Buy a Yearbook Ad"
- Click the Yearbook Ad tab, choose an ad size and click "Continue with Order" and follow the prompts to purchase your ad.  Then create and submit it after purchase.

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net 

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 Orientation for parents of incoming Kindergarten and TK students will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 3rd. TK and Kindergarten registration day will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the school Library. Registration is by appointment only.
For more information click HERE

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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 that are interested in the opportunity to be more involved with a variety of the PFC groups 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

Recycle Club News

A big thanks to everyone who has dropped off empty chip bags, bar wrappers and pouches to be recycled via TerraCycle last week. Please be informed there will be a regular TerraCycle collection in the same week as the CRV collection, first full week of every month. Drop off will be in the same spot as the CRV drop off, to keep it fast and simple. There will be a marked can for "CRV" and one for "TerraCycle". You can find more information HEREThanks for your support. 
Also, don't forget to save up those cans and bottles. Next recycle collection will be February 3rd-7th. 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. 

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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed

Interested in a fun way to support our school?  We need you!  We are looking for hosts for Seasonal/Winter buy in parties for all grade levels!  Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and host an activity to celebrate the season.  Autumn has so much to offer: hikes, scavenger hunts, crafts, costumes, changing colors of leaves, sports and more! 

Consider hosting a kids party/movie night, an afternoon of ice skating, a winter holiday craft day, Frozen 2 movie outing, ring in the new year with a kids New Year’s Eve party, or indoor play time at a local facility.  Our team can help with planning and making your party idea a reality! 

All money from ticket sales of buy in parties goes directly to our PFC – so get party planning!  It’s for the kids!  Contact Sarah Waters at kidbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net

Don’t forget that PARENTS like to have FUN too!  If you’re interested in hosting a parent buy in party, contact Danielle Getty at parentbuyinparties@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.  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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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, and our Early Bird Discount is available through the end of February. On March 1st, the cost of camp goes up from $275 to the regular rate of $350, so register today to reserve your spot at our discounted rate. Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!
 

eNews - December 10, 2019

posted Dec 16, 2019, 8:31 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - 
December 10, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!

12/9-20  Parent/Teacher Conferences 
12/12     4th Grade Show "December in Our Town" 
12/18     Sing Out 
12/23-1/6 Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!
1/7         Return to School
1/14       PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
1/20       Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- NO SCHOOL!
1/30       3rd Grade Show "Go Fish"

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

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I thought public education was free. Why am I being asked to donate?

We fundraise to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of our children’s education at Walnut Acres. Over 80% of our PFC budget is used for staff positions that would not exist at Walnut Acres Elementary without PFC funds.

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. Donate Now  

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Math Kangaroo Registration Deadline is this Sunday (12/15)!

This year, the competition will take place all over the world on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Registration is now open online at Math Kangaroo Registration.
 
To register your student, log into your account (or create a new one if you don't have one already.) Once you log in, click on the 'By invitation' tab right above 'Participation Centers'. Enter one of the following invitation codes: CAWALNU0003518@20MK (3 pm session)  or CAWALNU0003528@20MK (7 pm session). Then click 'enroll', and follow the instruction for payment ($21 per child). The last day of registration is Dec 15, 2019. If you have trouble with registration or would like to know more about Math Kangaroo, please contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com.

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Reminder...
Short Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held this week and next week.  We will have early dismissal both weeks. Please see the chart below for each grade level’s dismissal times. Teachers' will contact you regarding your appointment times.

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WALNUT ACRES STEM & Science Fair, Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Get ready for the 2020 STEM and Science Fair! Walnut Acres students, grades K-5are encouraged to think like young scientists and submit a project in any science-related or engineering field.  Entry forms are due on January 16th!  Click HERE for the form and make sure you send your child's form to sciencefair@walnutacrespfc.net and/or drop it in the Science Fair box in the office before the 16th.  For more details and resource ideas check out the STEM & Science Fair PFC Page HERE 
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5th Grade Families!
Yearbook Ads Deadline - January 31st  


Congratulate your 5th grader and express your pride and love with an ad in the 2020 yearbook.

Size: 1/8 page: $20

- Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053
- Click "Buy a Yearbook Ad"
- Click the Yearbook Ad tab, choose an ad size and click "Continue with Order" and follow the prompts to purchase your ad.  Then create and submit it after purchase.

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net 

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5th Graders Yearbook Cover Contest

ALL Walnut Acres 5th grade students are invited to enter the yearbook cover contest. Theme is Mission Walnut Acres I'm Possible.  Entries are due by December 20th 2019.  More info can be found HERE

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2nd Grade Parents - 
December is Your Month to 
                        Host Drive Thru 

2nd Grade Parents: For the month of December, 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 2nd Grade Drive Thru sign ups.

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Auction Team Needs Your Help!
 
 Hello Parents! Tickets for the Live Auction Gala sold out quickly, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on the Auction Action!!
EVERYONE (parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors) can shop for incredible deals and exclusive experiences through the Online Auction. The Online Auction will run from Feb 21, 2020 - March 2, 2020 and raises money to keep programs like Reading and Math Intervention and the STEM lab running. 
We Need The Help of The Entire Parent Community!
A successful auction depends on GREAT auction items and experiences. Parents, we need YOUR help in securing donations of gift cards, tickets to events, goods, services, or a unique experience like a behind-the-scenes tour or other event.  
Click here to find out how you can help!
 
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Got Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles? 

Save up those cans and bottles from all the holiday festivities!  Next recycle collection will be January 6th-10th. Bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. Every first week of the month 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. 

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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed


Interested in a fun way to support our school?  We need you!  We are looking for hosts for Seasonal/Winter buy in parties for all grade levels!  Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and host an activity to celebrate the season.  Autumn has so much to offer: hikes, scavenger hunts, crafts, costumes, changing colors of leaves, sports and more! 

Consider hosting a kids party/movie night, an afternoon of ice skating, a winter holiday craft day, Frozen 2 movie outing, ring in the new year with a kids New Year’s Eve party, or indoor play time at a local facility.  Our team can help with planning and making your party idea a reality! 

All money from ticket sales of buy in parties goes directly to our PFC – so get party planning!  It’s for the kids!  Contact Sarah Waters at kidbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net

Don’t forget that PARENTS like to have FUN too!  If you’re interested in hosting a parent buy in party, contact Danielle Getty at parentbuyinparties@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.  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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Registration for the 2020 Walnut Creek Little League Season is Now Open! 

We invite you to join Walnut Creek Little League for the 2020 Baseball and Softball season! Baseball, Softball and Challengers teams are now forming for the Spring and Summer. Take advantage of early registration and sign up today! 

  • Early Registration ends 12/18/19 
  • Late Registration fees apply after 12/18/19 
  • Registration closes on 1/2/20 
Let’s Play Ball! Register HERE  Please Note: Walnut Creek Little League has a new web address! We can now be found at: www.WCLittleLeague.org
  
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