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Walnut Acres PFC eNews, November 19, 2019

posted Nov 21, 2019, 7:21 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - 
November 19, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
11/19     PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
11/18-12/2  Read-A-Thon "Saddle Up & Read!"
11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL!
12/3       PFC Holiday Party 
12/2-12/5  Toy & Clothing Drive 
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!

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

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The Jaguar Fund donation request of $650 is too big for our budget.

Did you know that you can make recurring payments in Konstella? Konstella will automatically charge your credit card each month. That could be a payment of $65/month for 10 months.

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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Lost and Found - TODAY!

Our Lost and Found items will be laid out on the picnic tables Tuesday, 11am-3pm.

On Wednesday, the Student Council will lay the items out from 12:30-2pm, collect all remaining items, and donate them to the fire victims in the Napa area. 

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Saddle Up & Read! Read-a-Thon!
November 18th-December 2nd

Have your child lasso up some good books, kick up their heels and read all while earning money for the school. The Read-A-Thon is one of the PFC's largest annual fundraisers that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support their school. If you didn't receive an email with your child's 99pledges link (check your junk folder) or didn't receive a reading envelope, please email readathon@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Annual Toy and Clothing Drive


Get ready to clean out your closets and go Marie Kondo for a good cause! Monday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 5th Walnut Acres will be collecting gently used toys and clothes for families of Shore Acres Elementary in Bay Point. The families use these items to help give gifts for the holidays or for their personal use. Items to be collected include new or gently used toys (with all pieces intact), games, clothes, warm jackets, shoes, kitchen items, jewelry and home decor. Items may be dropped off in front of the main office 12/2-12/5.
If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Balistreri at stephb26@yahoo.com or communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net 

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PFC HOLIDAY PARTY - Dec. 3rd!

Join the Walnut Acres PFC as we celebrate the Holidays and our amazing school community with an adults-only affair at the lovely home of Ryan & Catalina Franklin.  Official invite to come with more details!

Please bring an appetizer, dessert, or a bottle of wine to share with your fellow Walnut Acres parents and our lovely teachers.  

All Walnut Acres parents and teachers are invited!

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Reminder...
Short Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held December 9-13 and December 16-20, 2019. 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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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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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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Got Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles? 

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. Thank you Walnut Acres parents for donating your recycling cans and bottles last month. Next Collection will be December 2nd-6th bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. 

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Buy your 2019-2020 Walnut Acres Yearbook  

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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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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Math Kangaroo Registration is Open

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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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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The 27th Annual Turkey Trot is here- Run, jog, walk or volunteer to help support Northgate schools and have fun at this community tradition! 

 Thanksgiving and the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot are fast approaching!  You can help support Northgate schools by running, jogging or walking in the race - and you can save money by registering early! There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K Run* and 5K run or walk, and festival areas with costume contest! Participating is a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday. Race sponsor, FORMA GYM has named PEAK Education Foundation - which supports all 5 Northgate schools - a beneficiary for the 8th year in a row.  PEAK will receive a donation back for every participant when you use the fundraising code“PEAK19” at registration.  Don't forget to use the code!

The race takes place Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:00 am at Civic Park.

For more information and to register CLICK HEREVolunteers are also needed to help on race day and a few days beforehand.  Click here to volunteer

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eNews - October 8, 2019

posted Oct 14, 2019, 10:16 AM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - October 8, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
10/9 - Dine & Donate All Day at Round Table Pizza
10/12  Community Service Day
10/15  PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
10/21-25 5th Grade Walker Creek Trip
10/25-26 CUYT 3rd/4th Grade Show "The Lion King"
10/29  Student Photo Make-Up Day
10/31  Sing-Out 8:00-9:00AM
11/4-8 Scholastic Book Fair

11/11  Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL!
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2019-2020

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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. Donate Now 
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Today is the LAST Day to Register for Community Service Day!!

Saturday, October 12th, 9 am to 12 pm. Please join us to beautify Walnut Acres campus. There is something for every age, interest and ability! 
Take a peek at some of our projects: Clean the outdoor lunch tables, the play structure, and the library bookshelves, chairs and tables; Repaint the two buddy benches; Add drought-tolerant plants to planters; Pick-up trash; Sort and organize emergency supplies. Plenty of work for all! Many hands make light work.

Please bring:
 Gardening tools; trash bags, brushes/rags/sponges, buckets; work gloves; a couple of dollies and/or a rolling platform; your own refillable water bottle.  
And don't miss this treat from the City of Walnut Creek: Start the Day with pancakes and a t-shirt!
Location: Heather Farm Community Center at 7:30 a.m. for a free pancake breakfast, cooked by the local Lions clubs. If you come to the breakfast, you get a free, commemorative t-shirt, too! 

For online registration, click HERE.

All Community Service Day volunteers MUST turn in a signed waiver before participating.
Minors must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Families may list all their children on a single waiver.
Click HERE to access your waiver  
 

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Parent's Halloween Party - Get Tickets!


Walnut Acres Parents: The most excellent decade and most entertaining holiday come together for an epic night! Please support Walnut Acres and have a totally awesome & spooky good time at the 2019 Halloween Bash! Devilish libations will be served! 80’s jams will be pumping! And, a funky fresh food truck will be serving! (either apps or dessert) Don't forget your bodacious 80's costumes in full effect! There will be a totally rad awards ceremony for best costumes!

HOSTS: Spooky Shankers & Eerie Eyerlys
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 26th @ 8:00pm 
WHERE: Shanker Haunted House – 3699 Oak Creek Ct, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 
TICKETS: $50/person CLICK HERE

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Halloween Costume Drive

 Mrs. Allyon's class is doing a used Halloween costume drive for Shore Acres Elementary and are asking the whole school to participate.  There will be a box outside the K3 classroom from now until 10/25.  

 Please donate any costumes that are clean and in good condition.

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Spirit Wear is Here!
  

Spirit Wear Orders are currently being assembled for distribution this Thursday, October 10th - just in time for Spirit Day Friday! All orders will be delivered to your child's class room. Remind them Thursday morning to bring home their new Jaguar Gear and check their backpacks Thursday night to make sure everything was delivered.  You can review your Spirit Wear order on Konstella by clicking on "Your Orders." 

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

4th Grade Parents: For the month of October, 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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Buy your 2019-2020 Walnut Acres Yearbook for $25  
Price goes up to $35 after October 31st

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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Chill Out Zone - Volunteers Needed

 The Chill Out Zone at Walnut Acres is a place for all students to come and CHILL and have fun. Open once per week on Mondays in the library during lunch recess, it is an indoor space for creating, making, and play. Along with our school counselor Joanne Finn, parent volunteers will help with art and crafts projects, games, Legos, and fun. Volunteers are needed Mondays during lunch recess time from 11:40-1:00pm. If you are interested, click HERE for the Konstella sign-up or email Joanne Finn, Walnut Acres Counselor, at: finnj@mdusd.org.

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Library Volunteers Needed! Do you love books?

Then the Walnut Acres Library needs you! The Library utilizes parent volunteers throughout the school year to assist the librarian with book circulation, sorting and shelving books, and helping students find books for check-out. Volunteers shifts are every other week for approximately one hour throughout the school year during your students’ class time in the library. The classes that are still in need of volunteers are listed below. 

Proctor - Wednesdays: 11:15-12:15
McGoldrick - Thursdays: 12:00-1:00
Beuchotte - Thursdays: 12:30-1:30
Gerbacio - Thursdays: 1:35-2:35 
Cowles - Wednesdays: 8:00-9:00

If interested, please contact Dulce Conley or Vickie Palmer, Library Co-Chairs, through Konstella or library@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Recycle Club Update


Recycle Club would like to inform our Walnut Acres community that we recycled 8 pounds of dried up markers from last school year. Thanks to everyone for collecting, giving them a new life and keeping them out of the landfills! Keep collecting this school year, to make a difference! 

Thank you from your Walnut Acres Recycle Club

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Amazon Purchases Can Benefit Walnut Acres!
Use our link and WAPFC may receive up to 10% proceeds from your purchases.
 
Click HERE to use our affiliated link to access amazon.com before placing any orders and (depending on the category of the items purchased) Walnut Acres will receive up to 10% of the purchase price. 
 
Unlike the previous program of linking your account and going directly to smile.amazon.com (which donated 0.5% of sales) you must click our link to Amazon before each purchase for WAPFC to receive funds, so don't forget! The link is also found on our homepage at www.walnutacrespfc.net. 
 
TIP- If you have Amazon.com bookmarked, we recommend changing that link to go to the PFC website as a reminder to use our Amazon Affiliate link so we can earn while you shop! 

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The 27th Annual Turkey Trot is here- Run, jog, walk or volunteer to help support Northgate schools and have fun at this community tradition! 

 Thanksgiving and the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot are fast approaching!  You can help support Northgate schools by running, jogging or walking in the race - and you can save money by registering early! There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K Run* and 5K run or walk, and festival areas with costume contest! Participating is a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday. Race sponsor, FORMA GYM has named PEAK Education Foundation - which supports all 5 Northgate schools - a beneficiary for the 8th year in a row.  PEAK will receive a donation back for every participant when you use the fundraising code “PEAK19” at registration.  Don't forget to use the code!

The race takes place Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:00 am at Civic Park.

For more information and to register CLICK HEREVolunteers are also needed to help on race day and a few days beforehand.  Click here to volunteer

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May 28, 2019 Enews

posted May 28, 2019, 5:57 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - May 28, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
5/29 Sing Out, 8 AM
5/30 Kindergarten Performance, "Squirm" 7 PM, MUR
6/4 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony, 1:30-2:30 PM, MUR
6/5 Last Day of School - dismissal at noon
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19   

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Walnut Acres Yearbooks Delivered Thursday May 30th! 
Extras Available Monday, June 3rd

Pre-purchased yearbooks will be passed out to students in their classes onThursday May 30th.  If there are any issues with the book please contact yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net no later than Sunday, June 2nd.

We plan to sell any extra books Monday, June 3rd before school starts at 7:30 AM, $35 cash only. We have a VERY limited amount for sale.

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Student Council Spirit Day

Student Council Spirit: Twin Day!
This Friday, May 31st
Coordinate with a friend or two or four (No reason why it can't be Triplet or Quintuplets Day) And ALL DRESS the SAME
Show your Walnut Acres School Spirit!

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Medication Pick-up On the Last Day of School 

As the last day of school approaches, we would like to remind you that your child’s medication(s) need to be picked up by a PARENT/GUARDIAN on the last day of school. Medication cannot go home with your child unless they are authorized to self-carry their medication. Medication left at school will be properly disposed. Please remember, medication orders must be renewed by your healthcare provider each school year.

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Recycle Club/Sustainability Committee at Open House 

Open House was a great success for Recycle Club and we couldn’t have done it without your help! With the shiny new green bins and the clear signage on our trash stations we made it possible to properly compost and recycle at the Walnut Acres Open House. 

Events are the biggest trash contributors because it is hard to control what is put in each bin, so we rely on you to properly recycle and compost. This event has shown us it is possible when we all work together. 
Thanks for all your help. We couldn’t do it without you!
 -Your Recycle Club / Sustainability Committee 

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Order Your Online School Supply Kit for the 2019/2020 School Year!

Save yourself some time and order your school supplies via our online partner, School Tool Box.  Not only is this a fundraiser for the school (the PFC gets a small proportion of your purchase back), but School Tool Box donates a meal to a child in need for each box sold via the Feed My Starving Children program.

Ordering your kit is easy! Simply visit www.schooltoolbox.com, search for Walnut Acres Elementary and pick the kit that matches your grade level.
Your kit will be delivered to school for you to pick up on Jaguar Day.
If you have any questions please email Colette Davis at schoolkits@walnutacrespfc.net.
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Keep Safety and Courtesy In Mind! 

Just a few more days of school, let's keep it safe! 
A quick reminder to:
-Watch for pedestrians during drop-off and pick-up,
-Pedestrians, don't cross through the school parking lot, 
- No parent parking in staff parking, along red curbs, and in handicap or auction winner reserved spots.   

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1st and 2nd Grade Parents! Please assist at Drive Thru 
for our final few days of the school year!
CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.We need 4 helpers each day and dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays! Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you!CLICK HERE to sign up. 

See fewer than four parent helpers at Drive Thru one morning? Anyone can jump in and help out! 

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School Site Council Parent Representatives 
Needed for 2019-2021

Would you like to help shape the School Site Plan and Safety Plan, discuss the school vision as well as successes and challenges, and brainstorm ideas to enhance growth with the new principal? We need 3 parents to join the School Site Council for school years 2019-2021. School Site Council members meet on the first Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Email me at dowdc@mdusd.org or call (925) 939-1333 if you would like to commit for a two-year stint as a SSC parent representative. If I get 3 volunteers within the next 2 weeks, we can vote on membership before summer vacation.  

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SAVE THE DATE!

Community Service Day at Walnut Acres Saturday, October 12 (9am-12pm). Bring the whole family to spruce up and beautify the campus. Stay tuned for more details. 
"Many hands make light work" 

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Free: Concord History Camp for current 3rd & 4th Graders
June 11-14th, 9-12 each day
On the grounds of the Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Avenue, Concord
Explore how the Chupcan Indians lived, the early history of Concord, the coming of the modern age, and Concord today. Play period games, make adobe bricks, listen to stories, learn the history. Contact vivianboyd84@yahoo.com for more information on this free camp. Limited to 25 students. Apply by May 17th.

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2019 Northgate HS Youth Football Technique Camp

June 12-15, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Once again, the Northgate HS Football program is offering its amazing summer youth football technique camp!  We welcome campers of all skill levels to attend and learn proper football technique to play the game smarter and safer.  While the camp focus is on Football Fundamentals, it is also designed to develop individual confidence within a team philosophy.  Campers will be instructed by Head Varsity Coach Ben Ballard, and the Northgate Football Coaching staff using the most current football techniques recommended by Heads Up Football, CIF North Coast Section, and Practice Like the Pros organizations.  We will also be using Guardian Caps for further safety during camp.

Camp features:  Camp shirt, Daily Fundamentals and Techniques, Daily Competition, Daily Offensive & Defensive Instruction, Individual Awards, Personal Written Evaluation, and Professional Trainer On site. 

Cost is only $150.00 per participant.  More Info and Register Here:  

https://www.northgatebroncos.org/page/show/479857-bronco-youth-camp


May 14, 2019 Enews

posted May 14, 2019, 1:36 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - May 14, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
5/13-17 Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16 1st Grade Performance, "How Does Your Garden Grow" 7 PM
5/21 PFC Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting, 6 PM MUR
5/21 PFC Meeting, 7 PM MUR
5/23 Open House Festival
5/29 Sing Out, 8 AM
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19   

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Darcie Jones Book Drive This Week!

This community service drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit the summer reading program at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. After she died of cancer on December 31, 1996, the PFC renamed the book drive “The Darcie Jones Book Drive” and planted a tree outside the 3rd grade wing in honor of all that she had contributed to Walnut Acres Elementary School. 

Please help us continue this tradition of collecting new and gently used books to benefit the Meadow Homes Elementary School summer reading program. Drop off your books in the collection bins in front of the school office Monday May 13th thru Friday May 17th. 

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The Walnut Acres Elementary Open House Festival
Thursday May 23, 2019
5:00-7:15pm

Please join us for this fun family event that takes place at Walnut Acres.  In addition to visiting your child's classroom, check out this lineup of events...
5:00 - 6:15 pm   Round Table Pizza truck + bake sale + live entertainment
5:45- 6:45 pm   Specialty Rooms open
6:15 - 7:15 pm   Open Classrooms
Your student's classroom will be open for tour and will be showcasing much of the incredible work the kids have done this year.
6:30 - 7:30  Walnut Acres Children's Center Open House

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Open House Festival Bake Sale benefiting MDUSD HOPE 

The Walnut Acres PFC is hosting a Bake Sale during the Open House Festival (Thursday, May 23) to benefit the MDUSD HOPE Program. 

The Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) supports homeless students (Pre-K through 12th grade) and families in Mount Diablo Unified School District.  HOPE helps to provide meals for students, transportation to school if needed, and referrals to resources in the community. 
Bakers, we need your help supplying delicious goodies to sell at the Open House!
Non-bakers - we need your help staffing the Bake Sale! 
 Watch your email in the coming week for the Konstella sign-up. 

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Student Council Spirit Day

Friday, May 31st
TWIN DAY
Coordinate with a friend or two or four (No reason why it can't be Triplet or Quintuplets Day)

And ALL DRESS the SAME
Show your Walnut Acres School Spirit!

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Walk & Roll Day Wrap Up!

Congratulations to Mr. Grebe's class for winning the popsicle party for having the highest percentage of their class walking and biking to school on Walk and Roll Day!

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 Recycle Club/Sustainability Committee and Planet Renu

Planet Renu would like to thank everyone that has supported Planet Renu online and at International Day. They will always donate 10% of all sales of their eco-friendly products back to Walnut Acres PFC and the Recycle Club. To date, they are happy to donate $40 to our school.

They will give another donation at the end of August, after back-to-school shopping. Visit: www.planetrenu.com

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Order Your Online School Supply Kit for the 2019/2020 School Year!

Save yourself some time and order your school supplies via our online partner, School Tool Box.  Not only is this a fundraiser for the school (the PFC gets a small proportion of your purchase back), but School Tool Box donates a meal to a child in need for each box sold via the Feed My Starving Children program.

Ordering your kit is easy! Simply visit www.schooltoolbox.com, search for Walnut Acres Elementary and pick the kit that matches your grade level.
Your kit will be delivered to school for you to pick up on Jaguar Day.
If you have any questions please email Colette Davis at schoolkits@walnutacrespfc.net.

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1st and 2nd Grade Parents! Please assist at Drive Thru for May and June. 
CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.We need 4 helpers each day and dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays! Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

See fewer than four parent helpers at Drive Thru one morning? Anyone can jump in and help out! 

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School Site Council Parent Representatives Needed for 2019-2021

Would you like to help shape the School Site Plan and Safety Plan, discuss the school vision as well as successes and challenges, and brainstorm ideas to enhance growth with the new principal? We need 3 parents to join the School Site Council for school years 2019-2021. School Site Council members meet on the first Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Email me at dowdc@mdusd.org or call (925) 939-1333 if you would like to commit for a two-year stint as a SSC parent representative. If I get 3 volunteers within the next 2 weeks, we can vote on membership before summer vacation.  

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Say Happy Birthday on the PFC Marquee!
Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to theBirthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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LCAP Speaker Series: Final Session May 22

The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Speaker Series is offering one final opportunity for the community to attend sessions designed to educate and inform regarding topics pertinent to all parents.

The last Speaker Series session is: 
“LCAP and its Impact on MDUSD’s Budget.” 
May 22, 2019
In the Board Room of the MDUSD office
6:00-8:00 p.m. 

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Free: Concord History Camp for current 3rd & 4thGraders
June 11-14th, 9-12 each day
On the grounds of the Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Avenue, Concord
Explore how the Chupcan Indians lived, the early history of Concord, the coming of the modern age, and Concord today. Play period games, make adobe bricks, listen to stories, learn the history. Contact vivianboyd84@yahoo.com for more information on this free camp. Limited to 25 students. Apply by May 17th.

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2019 Northgate HS Youth Football Technique Camp

June 12-15, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Once again, the Northgate HS Football program is offering its amazing summer youth football technique camp!  We welcome campers of all skill levels to attend and learn proper football technique to play the game smarter and safer.  While the camp focus is on Football Fundamentals, it is also designed to develop individual confidence within a team philosophy.  Campers will be instructed by Head Varsity Coach Ben Ballard, and the Northgate Football Coaching staff using the most current football techniques recommended by Heads Up Football, CIF North Coast Section, and Practice Like the Pros organizations.  We will also be using Guardian Caps for further safety during camp.

Camp features:  Camp shirt, Daily Fundamentals and Techniques, Daily Competition, Daily Offensive & Defensive Instruction, Individual Awards, Personal Written Evaluation, and Professional Trainer On site. 

Cost is only $150.00 per participant.  More Info and Register Here:  

https://www.northgatebroncos.org/page/show/479857-bronco-youth-camp

Enews, April 30, 2019

posted Apr 30, 2019, 6:00 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - April 30, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!

5/6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
5/8 Walk/Bike to School Day
5/13-17 Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16 First Grade Performance, "How Does Your Garden Grow" 7 PM
5/21 PFC Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting, 6 PM MUR
5/21 PFC Meeting, 7 PM MUR
5/23 Open House Festival
5/29 Sing Out, 8 AM
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19   

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Remember to Thank Your Teachers Next Week...

Monday, May 6: Teachers and staff enjoy their beautifully decorated doors and breakfast in the lounge.
Tuesday, May 7: Each student brings a flower or plant for class bouquet (vase provided by Room Parents).
Wednesday, May 8: Teacher/Staff luncheon catered by Sunrise Bistro and wear your teachers favorite color as you Walk and Roll to school!
Thursday, May 9: Each student brings a card, letter, or picture showing appreciation for their teacher.
Friday, May 10: Teacher/Staff dessert buffet.

For more details, watch for announcements from your Room Parents! 

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Walk and Roll to School on Wednesday, May 8

Walk and roll to school in your teacher's favorite color on Wednesday, May 8! Walk, bike, or scoot to school! It is healthy, helps the environment, and is fun!  

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Online School Supply Kit Ordering for the 2019/2020 School Year is Now OPEN! 

Save yourself some time and order your school supplies via our online partner, School Tool Box.  Not only is this a fundraiser for the school (the PFC gets a small proportion of your purchase back), but School Tool Box donates a meal to a child in need for each box sold via the Feed My Starving Children program.

Ordering your kit is easy! Simply visit www.schooltoolbox.com, search for Walnut Acres Elementary and pick the kit that matches your grade level.
Your kit will be delivered to school for you to pick up on Jaguar Day.
If you have any questions please email Colette Davis at schoolkits@walnutacrespfc.net.

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1st and 2nd Grade Parents! Please assist at Drive Thru for May and June. 
CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.We need 4 helpers each day and dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays! Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

See fewer than four parent helpers at Drive Thru one morning? Anyone can jump in and help out! 

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Walnut Acres Recycle Club at the 
International Fair,  2019

At the beautifully organized 2019 International Fair, our WA Recycle Club was amongst the exhibitors. We were able to show what the kids have been working on over the past couple of months to make Walnut Acres a more environmentally conscious school. The kids displayed our “ColorCycle” and “Food Pouch” recycle program, and we played a game to estimate the number of ziploc bags the recycle helpers collected at our lunch at the MUR in one day.

The winner of the raffle was Krish from K1, who is now the proud owner of a Walnut Acres spork pouch and bamboo spork, which he can bring to lunch from now on and help keep plastic cutlery out of our landfills. Go Krish!

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Sustainability Committee and Planet Renu

 Since April Walnut Acres has been working in collaboration with a local supplier for environmentally friendly lunch packaging and accessories. You can order your eco friendly lunch supplies for your kids’ lunch under the following link: Planet Renu

Planet Renu will donate 10% of all sales back to Walnut Acres PFC and Recycle club.

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That's A Wrap! Walnut Acres Walk-A-Thon 2018   

We wanted to share some fun, final details from the 3rd annual Walk-A-Thon that took place on Friday, April 19th.

  • We raised $30,000 for the PFC!
  • Walnut Acres students ran a total of 4,743 laps around the Walnut Acres track! That equals out to 949 miles.
  • The class that won for "Best Spirit": Ms. Myers 4th grade class!
  • The class that won for "Most Fundraising": Ms. Arenson’s 2nd grade class!
  • The class that won for "Most Laps": Mrs. Deibel’s 3rd grade class!
  • We also had ten students who picked a fun prize from Sports Basement for being among the top ten fundraisers in the school.
    Great work! 

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On-Campus Safety: ADA Parking at Walnut Acres

 California law requires that only those who have a handicapped placard or license plate may park in special parking spaces for the disabled. 

Those with disabled person parking privileges may park in any space that has the wheelchair symbol (International Symbol of Access) and along a blue curb where handicapped parking is indicated. 

Please do not park in these spaces and along the curb that is painted blue in the Drive Thru unless you are disabled. 

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Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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LCAP Speaker Series: Final Session May 22, 2019

The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Speaker Series is offering one final opportunity for the community to attend sessions designed to educate and inform regarding topics pertinent to all parents.

The last Speaker Series session is: 
“LCAP and its Impact on MDUSD’s Budget.” 
May 22, 2019
In the Board Room of the MDUSD office
6:00-8:00 p.m. 

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Free: Concord History Camp for current 3rd & 4thGraders
June 11-14th, 9-12 each day
On the grounds of the Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Avenue, Concord
Explore how the Chupcan Indians lived, the early history of Concord, the coming of the modern age, and Concord today. Play period games, make adobe bricks, listen to stories, learn the history. Contact vivianboyd84@yahoo.com for more information on this free camp. Limited to 25 students. Apply by May 17th.

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2019 Northgate HS Youth Football Technique Camp

June 12-15, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Once again, the Northgate HS Football program is offering its amazing summer youth football technique camp!  We welcome campers of all skill levels to attend and learn proper football technique to play the game smarter and safer.  While the camp focus is on Football Fundamentals, it is also designed to develop individual confidence within a team philosophy.  Campers will be instructed by Head Varsity Coach Ben Ballard, and the Northgate Football Coaching staff using the most current football techniques recommended by Heads Up Football, CIF North Coast Section, and Practice Like the Pros organizations.  We will also be using Guardian Caps for further safety during camp.

Camp features:  Camp shirt, Daily Fundamentals and Techniques, Daily Competition, Daily Offensive & Defensive Instruction, Individual Awards, Personal Written Evaluation, and Professional Trainer On site. 

Cost is only $150.00 per participant.  More Info and Register Here:  

https://www.northgatebroncos.org/page/show/479857-bronco-youth-camp

Enews April 16, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 3:39 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - April 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
4/16 Walnut Acres Band and Orchestra Performance, 6:30 PM, MUR
4/16 PFC Meeting, 7PM, Library
4/19 Walk-A-Thon
4/24 Sing Out - Volunteer Appreciation Event, 8 - 9 AM in the MUR!
4/25 2nd Grade Performance, "It's the Cheese" 7:00 PM, MUR
4/26 International Fair, 4-7:30 PM
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 
  

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   1,2,3 Ready, Set, Go!  
   Walk-A-Thon is THIS Friday! 

1. Donate! Go to your student's personal page on 99Pledges to donate by credit card, or drop a check off at the school office. Either way, it's for the kids!
2. Volunteer! All we need is an hour. Sign up at:  Walk-A-Thon Sign Up to help out at this fun event. 

3. Cheer Them On! Following is the walk schedule by grade. Mark it on your calendar and come on over to the school to cheer them on! 

Walk 1: 2nd & 3rd Grade, 8:45 am-9:45 am 
Walk 2: TK, K & 1st Grade, 10 am-11 am
Walk 3: 4th & 5th Grade, 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Wellness is for the Kids! 

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PFC Volunteer Want Ads
We have a great team in the works for our PFC Board 2019-20, but we still need YOU! Check out our PFC Want Ads and let us know what role is a good fit. 

Specific Need to Consider: PFC Treasurer.  Do you love numbers and keeping the books? We need YOU to join our Treasurer team!!

Email Jill at president@walnutacrespfc.net or Brooke atvpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net to be nominated for your favorite volunteer position for next year! 

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Parent’s Night Out!

THIS Friday, April 19th, in the Walnut Acres MUR
5:00 pm-9:00 pm
$20 per child
Babysitting service run by Northgate High School
(NHS) Leadership with help from the  Walnut Acres
Student Council
Will include pizza, games, crafts, and movies!
Buy tickets and fill out forms at the Northgate Website ASB Store or at the door!   

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Thank You From 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 33570! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Water Bottle Wars! Troop 33570 created this project for their Bronze Award - a girl-led project to benefit the community. 

Here are the results:

Winners of Extra Recess (Most Raised Per Grade):
Kindergarten: Ms. Allyon’s class
First grade: Ms. Condon’s class
Second grade: Ms. Cowles’ class
Third grade: Ms. Perham’s class
Fourth grade: Ms. Graves’ class
Fifth grade: Mr. Grebe’s class 

Top Three Classes School-wide:

The Bronze Water Bottle (3rd place) goes to Ms. Carella’s class with $89.80!
The Silver Water Bottle (2nd place) goes to Ms. Perham’s class with $119.31!
The Golden Water Bottle (1st place) goes to Ms. Cowles’ class with $191.68!
Thank you for your donations! Your money will go to a water bottle filler and a water filter on one of our water fountains and one to Ygnacio Valley Elementary!

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Parent Volunteer Appreciation Event at

Sing-out on April 25th - 8:00 am

The Walnut Acres staff would like to thank parent volunteers for supporting Walnut Acres Elementary School. The celebration will be part of the Sing-out on Wednesday, 4/24, at 8:00 am. and again around 8:30 am. 

Every parent who ever volunteered in a classroom, on a field trip, or from home, who worked in some capacity to raise money for school programs or personnel, who opened car doors at drop-off or student thermoses at lunch - you are invited to be recognized and officially thanked by the staff, teachers, and students of Walnut Acres. We hope you will join us as our community celebrates your spirit of volunteerism! 

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Friday April 26th: International Fair!

"Small World, Big Dreams"

"Small World, Big Dreams" will introduce our students to  some of the amazing cultures and countries represented here at Walnut Acres. To date, we have 33 countries that will be represented at this year's fair. 

New this year:  Wonderful performances by our students, as well as some terrific raffle items! If you'd like to get involved (and make sure your country of origin is represented), please sign-up HERE.  

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3rd  Grade Parents! Please assist at Drive Thru for the month of April!  CLICK HERE to sign up. 

For the month of April please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day and dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

See fewer than four parent helpers at Drive Thur one morning? Anyone can jump in and help out! 

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On-Campus Safety Reminders

After School Pick Up Car Line Reminders:

- stay in your car,
- don't cross through the car line,
- don't call your children to you to cross through the car line,
- don't use the staff lot as a loading zone, a cut through or as a parking spot!

No Dogs Allowed On Campus: 
For safety and health reasons, dogs are not allowed on site. Support dogs are an exception to this rule but must wear a vest to indicate this status.

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

City of Walnut Creek’s Rethinking Mobility Strategic Plan

The City is drafting a transportation strategic plan called Rethinking Mobility to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips and peak-period traffic congestion, as well as manage parking demand while enhancing access for those walking, bicycling, and using public transit.

For more information about the project and to access the online report, please visitwww.RethinkingMobilityWC.com. We welcome and appreciate your participation in this plan effort. If you have any questions or interested in learning more about how you and your organization can be more involved, please contact the City’s Project Manager, Ozzy Arce, Associate Planner, at (925) 943-5899 x2166 or arce@walnut-creek.org.

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2019 Northgate HS Youth Football Technique Camp

June 12-15, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm.  Once again, the Northgate HS Football program is offering its amazing summer youth football technique camp!  We welcome campers of all skill levels to attend and learn proper football technique to play the game smarter and safer.  While the camp focus is on Football Fundamentals, it is also designed to develop individual confidence within a team philosophy.  Campers will be instructed by Head Varsity Coach Ben Ballard, and the Northgate Football Coaching staff using the most current football techniques recommended by Heads Up Football, CIF North Coast Section, and Practice Like the Pros organizations.  We will also be using Guardian Caps for further safety during camp.

Camp features:  Camp shirt, Daily Fundamentals and Techniques, Daily Competition, Daily Offensive & Defensive Instruction, Individual Awards, Personal Written Evaluation, and Professional Trainer On site. 

Cost is only $150.00 per participant.  More Info and Register Here:  

https://www.northgatebroncos.org/page/show/479857-bronco-youth-camp

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Enews - March 26, 2019

posted Mar 26, 2019, 12:02 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 26, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!

3/27 Sing Out, 8-9:00 AM, MUR
3/27 3rd Grade Performance, "Go Fish" 7:00 PM, MUR
3/29 Cesar Chavez Day - No School 
4/1-5 Spring Break- No School 
4/8 Walk-A-Thon Fundraising Begins!
4/12 Walk-A-Thon Family Fun Run, 7:15-7:45 AM
4/16 Walnut Acres Band and Orchestra Performance, 6:30 PM, MUR
4/16 PFC Meeting, 7PM, Library
4/19 Walk-A-Thon
4/24 Sing Out - Volunteer Appreciation Event, 8 - 9 AM in the MUR!
4/26 International Fair, 4-7:30 PM
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 
  

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Please Complete the California Healthy Kids Survey Before Spring Break Begins! 

The California Department of Education requires that all districts assess school climate and parent engagement. To meet this requirement, the district is again requesting that parents/guardians and community members complete the WestEd’s California Healthy Kids Survey. Go to: www.mdusd.org for the link to the survey, which can can be taken in English or Spanish.  All responses should be submitted online. 
The survey window closes March 31, 2019. Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide your input about Walnut Acres to MDUSD, and ultimately, to the CA State Department of Education. 

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Register for Spring After School Enrichment!  
We are pleased to offer a selection of activities to enhance your children's mental and physical development. Classes begin between April 8 and 15 and run through the end of the school year. Register by Friday, April 5 to ensure your spot: Spring Enrichment Schedule 
MONDAYS 
Black Dragon Chess: Learn to play this fascinating game in a supportive environment.
Bricks 4 Kids: Design and create movable machines.
TUESDAYS 
Soccer: Improve your soccer skills while having fun!
Girls on the Run: Ongoing running class for girls
THURSDAYS 
Flag Football: Learn this engaging and challenging game!
FRIDAYS: 
Toyology: Build toys to learn scientific concepts.
 

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Save the Date(s)! Our Walk-A-Thon is Just a Jog Away! 
Fundraise: April 8-19
Family Fun Run: April 12, 7:15-7:45am, practice with your kids
Walk-A-Thon: Friday, April 19
More details to come! Watch your email for a link to 99Pledges, family fun run sign-ups, and a volunteer sign-up for the event. 
Wellness is for the Kids! 

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PFC Volunteer Want Ads
Why Should U Volunteer with the PFC?

-U had a great time with your friends at the Gala Auction Evening, and you want it to happen again next spring
-U love PFC-run community activities like the Back to School Coffee, the Ice Cream Social, the Book Fair, Read-A-thon, Walk-A-thon, Open House festivities and more
-U support academic events like the Science Fair, the Art Show, the International Fair, monthly Art Awareness in every classroom, and After School Enrichment Programs
-U think it’s important to have math and reading intervention specialists, science aids, TK-1st instructional aids, vocal music, and site techs for the Co-Lab. Over 82% of the PFC budget goes to these salaries
-It's rewarding, it's for the kids, and it's fun to volunteer at Walnut Acres 
-All of the Above! All it takes is parent volunteers, like YOU! Please check out some of our open rolesor email Brooke at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net, or Jill at president@walnutacrespfc.net to secure your favorite volunteer position for next year! 

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3rd  Grade Parents! Please volunteer at Drive Thru  for the month of April!  CLICK HERE to sign up. 

For the month of April please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day, dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

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Parent and Kid Buy-in Party Tickets Available! 

Calling all golfers and merrymakers…Great parties await for you to attend! Sip, socialize, sourdough, succulents, summer bbq, halloween, and swing that golf club! It’s hard to speakeasy! Come find out how much fun we put in to fundraising. Get more info on all of our fabulous parties and purchase your tickets here.
 
Golf Tournament Deadline Alert!! 
The Golf Tournament Benefitting Walnut Acres is coming up on Friday, April 12 at Boundary Oaks Golf Course. Sign up as an Individual or Foursome! Sign-up deadline is Sunday, March 31.

Questions? Contact the Buy-in Party Team
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NEW DATE! The International Fair: Small World, Big Dreams, has been moved to Friday, April 26. Please mark it on your calendars!

New this year:  Wonderful performances by our students, as well as some terrific raffle items! If you'd like to get involved (and make sure your country of origin is represented), please sign-up HERE.  We need lots of help with the event as well as donations of specific items. 

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Do You Have Old Color Markers to  Recycle?

 Since the end of last year Walnut Acres has been part of “Colorcycle”. We have been collecting dried up markers in the classroom. Please check your home for old markers you would like to keep out of the landfill and recycle them in the “Colorcycle” boxes provided in your kids’ classroom.

If you can’t find the box in your kids’ classroom, ask the teacher or send a message to sustainability@walnutacrespfc.net.

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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.

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SAVE the DATE: Walnut Creek Community Service Day is Saturday October 12, 2019

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

March 26th: "How Parents Social Media Presence Affects Their Children and School Communities"

Part of the MDUSD LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)
Speaker Series. 
This session will take place at College Park High
School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

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Feeder Pattern Instrumental Music Concerts: March 26 and 27

4th and 5th grade BAND members will join other instrumentalists in a feeder pattern concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3/26.

ORCHESTRA members will do the same on Wednesday, 3/27.

Both concerts will be held at the Northgate High School gym.  Students are asked to arrive at 6:30 PM for a short rehearsal. Performers should wear concert clothes, white on top & black on bottom.

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Documentary “Straws” will be shown at Northgate 

Walnut Acres Recycle Club is working in collaboration with the Foothill ECK Club and the Northgate Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) to organize a public showing of the documentary “Straws”. This event will take place at the Northgate Little Theatre on April 12th from 6 - 7:30 PM. All Walnut Acres, Foothill, and Northgate families, as well as residents of the neighborhood are invited. Stay tuned for more information.

Enews - March 12, 2019

posted Mar 12, 2019, 12:56 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 12, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
3/14 Art Show, 6-8 PM, MUR
3/18-22 MDUSD HOPE Food Drive
3/19 PFC Meeting, 8:15 AM, Faculty Lounge
3/20 Dine & Donate at Rocco's Pizza, all day!
3/21 Math Kangaroo Event
3/27 3rd Grade Performance, "Go Fish" 7:00 PM, MUR
3/27 Sing Out, 8-9:00 AM, MUR
3/29 Cesar Chavez Day - No School 
4/1-5 Spring Break- No School 
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 
 

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Walnut Acres Art Show this Thursday!

Welcome all Artists and WAE Community! We invite you to join us at the annual Walnut Acres Elementary Art Show reception thisThursday, March 14th from 6-8pm. Our talented artists have been hard at work at home and in the classroom. The show will feature work by every student, with individual submissions and Art Awareness projects from every class. Every child will be represented. Please join us for this incredible evening supporting the artist in all of us! 

We're still looking for volunteers for set-up day on Wednesday, 3/13 and bakers to bring treats to the evening reception. Please see the Sign-up if you're able to help out. 

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Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 18-22nd
Please help us collect nonperishable Open and Eat food items for the  MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  Drop off your items in the  collection bins in front of the school office  Monday March 18th thru Friday March 22nd. 

Please focus on "Open and Eat" Items. See the PFC Food Drive list on the website. 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.  

We also need volunteers (adults and students) to assist in sorting donations before HOPE staff picks them up.  Watch for a Konstella announcement to sign-up to volunteer to sort donations. 

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4th Grade Parents! Thanks for volunteering  at Drive Thru  for the month of March!  CLICK HERE to sign up. 

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. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day, dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

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We Need Your Input! California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Department of Education requires that all districts assess school climate and parent engagement. To meet this requirement, the district is again requesting that parents/guardians and community members complete the WestEd’s California Healthy Kids Survey. The live link can be found on the homepage of the district websitewww.mdusd.org and can be taken in English or Spanish.  All responses should be submitted online. 

The survey window is open from March 1-31, 2019 

Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide your input about Walnut Acres to MDUSD, and ultimately, to the CA State Department of Education. 

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NEW DATE! The International Fair: Small World, Big Dreams, has been moved to Friday, April 26.

Please mark it on your calendars!

New this year:
Wonderful performances by our students, as well as some terrific raffle items! If you'd like to get involved (and make sure your country of origin is represented), please sign-up HERE.  We need lots of help with the event as well as donations of specific items

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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.

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net
 

March 26th: "How Parents Social Media Presence Affects Their Children and School Communities"

Part of the MDUSD LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Speaker Series 

This session will take place at College Park High School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

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Have a great science morning!
MDUSD STEM Showcase/Fair
Saturday March 16th, 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 and 2nd place group invention winners and 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.

Location:
Willow Creek Center  
1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

Enews - February 26, 2019

posted Feb 26, 2019, 3:36 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - February 26, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
2/27 Sing Out, 8 AM
2/28-3/2 Aladdin, 5th Grade Play, 7:00 PM
3/4 Online Auction Ends
3/8 Auction Evening: Midnight in Paris
3/11 Teacher In-Service Work Day- No School 
3/14 Art Show
3/18-22 Food Drive
3/19 PFC Meeting, Staff Lounge, 8:15 AM
3/20 Dine & Donate at Rocco's Pizza!
3/21 Math Kangaroo
3/22 International Festival, 4-7:30 PM
3/27 3rd Grade Performance, "Go Fish" 7:00 PM MUR
3/27 Sing Out, 8-9:00 AM
3/29 Cesar Chavez Day - No School 
4/1-5 Spring Break- No School 
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 
 

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NEW! Walnut Acres Elementary Website 

Walnut Acres Elementary has a beautiful new website, with a new address. To access it, please go to: walnutacres.mdusd.org. It can also be found on the MDUSD website under the "Schools" tab.

Just a friendly reminder to bookmark the new address for easy access! You can easily find great information like online absence reporting, upcoming events, current news, and our Twitter feed. 

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CUYT presents... Aladdin 
Come support our 4th and 5th graders as they perform the final performances of this classic! 
 
London Cast Performances: Friday, March 1
New York Cast Performances: Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2
All performances begin at 7:00 pm.  $8 at the door. 
 
Tickets will be available at the door each night or they can be ordered online. Go to the PFC website's CUYT page. Online orders are open through noon on Wednesday 2/27. Place your order soon to secure the best available tickets. 
GENERAL SEATS ($8 each) - Best seats available will be assigned in the order that ticket orders are received. Tickets ordered online will be available for pick up at the box office table (outside the MUR) starting at 6:15 on the evening of the performance. 
Payment options:
* Pay by Venmo to CU YT (note there is a space between the U and the Y)
* Drop Checks to CUYT in the box in the Walnut Acres office by noon on the Wednesday prior to the show (Thursday, Friday or Saturday).
If payment is not received, your order will not be filled. Please note that ticket sales are final and cannot be traded for another day once seats are assigned.  

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Calling all Artists!

Deadline to Sign Up for the Art Show is THIS Friday!

 It’s time to enter your masterpiece into the Walnut Acres Art Show! Every student may enter one piece of art in addition to participating in the class project. Deadline to participate is Friday, March 1st. You may submit your registration in the office (print forms off the PFC website or pick up in the office) or online at: https://goo.gl/forms/RyER6hGmL8NlHD7i1

For more information, including sign up sheets and project requirements/instructions, visit the ART SHOW page on the PFC website.  Please be sure to read the INDIVIDUAL art show entry guidelines prior to submitting your paper or online submission form.  

***Parents, this great event is volunteer run so keep your eye out for a Konstella sign-up. We'd especially love your help for set-up day on March, 13th!***

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Starting March 1st: Breakfast is now available at Walnut Acres Elementary! 

Food and Nutrition Services will be serving breakfast at Walnut Acres Elementary every morning recess except for Wednesdays for the month of March. The cost for breakfast is $2.00. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paper-work.   

Breakfast is available during your child’s morning recess. An entrée, fruit and milk will be offered. If your child has a Titan account for lunch, they can now use it for breakfast. If they do not have a Titan account, your child can bring in $2.00 to purchase the breakfast meal.

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Online Auction

The Walnut Acres 2019 Online Auction ends next week. There are so many great items to bid on from a special outing with your child’s favorite teacher to parent parties and one-of-a-kind experiences. There were new items added just this week so if you haven’t looked in a couple days head back to the site to check it out. There is something for every family and remember, every dollar spent goes right back to our school and kids! The auction closes March 4th at 11 p.m. so get your bids in now. 

Midnight in Paris – Live Auction

Our Auction team has a few volunteer spots to fill on March 8th at the Midnight in Paris Live Auction event. We need a “dessert minder” for our first ever Dessert Dash and help with collecting bids and making sure prize packages go home with the winners. If you missed out on getting tickets, this is a fabulous way to attend, bid and dance the night away (after your shift is over).  Click here to sign up for a shift.

Please help us meet and exceed our 2019 fundraising goals through our auction events so we can continue to make Walnut Acres a wonderful experience for our kids.  To everyone who has donated or bid on items so far….THANK YOU!!  

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5th Grade Parents - We have one more week! 

CLICK HERE to sign up!   

4th Grade Parents! It's your turn to volunteer at Drive Thru  for the month of March!  CLICK HERE to sign up. 

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. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day, dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you! CLICK HERE to sign up. 

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California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Department of Education requires that all districts assess school climate and parent engagement. To meet this requirement, the district is again requesting that parents/guardians and community members complete the WestEd’s California Healthy Kids Survey. The live link can be found on the homepage of the district websitewww.mdusd.org and can be taken in English or Spanish.  All responses should be submitted online. 

The survey window is open from March 1-31, 2019 

Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide your input about Walnut Acres to MDUSD, and ultimately, to the CA State Department of Education. 

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Small World, Big Dreams! March 22nd  

The Walnut Acres International Fair is coming soon on March 22! New this year:
Wonderful children performances and some terrific raffle items! 
 Please sign-up HERE to help with the event or donate items.

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Share Your Walnut Acres Pictures with the 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.

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net
 

March 26th: "How Parents Social Media Presence Affects Their Children and School Communities"

Part of the MDUSD LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Speaker Series 

This session will take place at College Park High School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

 

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Have a great science morning!
MDUSD STEM Showcase/Fair
Saturday March 16th, 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 and 2nd place group invention winners and 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.

Location:
Willow Creek Center  
1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

February 12, 2019 Enews

posted Feb 12, 2019, 2:13 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - February 12, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
2/13 Dine and Donate at Jack's Urban Eats
2/14 Last Day for Girl Scout Water Bottle Wars Donations
2/15 School Recess- No School 
2/18 President's Day Holiday- No School 
2/18 Online Auction Begins
2/19 PFC Meeting, Library, 7:00 PM
2/21-23 Aladdin, 5th Grade Play, 7:00 PM
2/27 Sing Out, 8 AM
2/28-3/2 Aladdin, 5th Grade Play, 7:00 PM
3/4 Online Auction Ends
3/8 Auction Evening: Midnight in Paris
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 
 

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Support Our Dine and Donate at Jack's Urban Eats, February  13th,  4PM-8PM 
Jack's Urban Eats, located in the Orchards on Ygnacio Valley Road, will be donating 20% of the proceeds from Walnut Acres families back to the PFC. Show them a copy of this flyer to be included in the fundraiser. Jack's Urban Eats is Located at 2862 Ygnacio Valley Road in the Orchards. Please do not distribute flyers at or near the restaurant.

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Will Your Class Win an Extra Recess? 
Water Bottle Wars are in full swing, and so far, these classrooms are on track to get an extra recess... 
 K - Kading; 1st - McGoldrick; 2nd - Cowles; 3rd - Perham; 4th - Myers; 5th - Clark
But your class can take the lead by filling up the water bottle in your classroom with more spare change! Check out the Water Bottle Wars standings here to see where your class stands: http://bit.ly/waterstandings 
Our 5th grade girl scout troop organized Water Bottle Wars to raise money for our water fountain near the playground to get a water bottle filler & filter (and one for a a sister school, too).  They've counted up last week's change and so far have raised $342 out of their $1600 goal. Just bring in your change (or bills) to the water bottle in your classroom by THIS THURSDAY, Feb 14th. 
Who will win?!Each top fundraising classroom per grade level will win extra recess! The top 3 classrooms in the whole school will win special trophies! And, we all win with cleaner water and environment.  

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Walnut Acres Stem and Science Fair 2019

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 sold baked goods to fund raise for a larger reptile aquarium for Fergus the classroom turtle.

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 & Science Fair web page.

BIG thank you to Carollo Engineers, Inc who served as the judges for the Science Fair. Their time spent with the students during the judging interview process was invaluable.

Recognition to Kathy Vendel and her real estate team for their financial support and thanks also to the parents who volunteered their time with set up, break down and general logistics to help make the 2019 STEM and Science Fair a tremendous success. Great job to all - keep being curious! 

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Online Auction Begins February 18th!
Kickoff your President’s Day with a little shopping from home during the Walnut Acres Online Auction February 18 – March 4. The Online Auction is open to everyone and no tickets are required. This is your chance to bid on exclusive items at a great price all in the name of supporting our school. Watch for details and the auction link coming soon on Konstella! 

More Ways To Help...
It’s not too late to contribute to our LIVE auction on March 8th!  We still need donations of bottles (or a case!) of your favorite wine.  We depend on wine donations for auction-goers to purchase for their tables on auction night. Please consider donating a bottle. Wine donations can be dropped off at 115 Los Banos Ave or 1079 Springfield Drive. ($20 minimum value per bottle please).

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CUYT is proud to present... Aladdin 
Come support our 4th and 5th graders as they perform this classic!
 
London Cast Performances
Thursday February 21
Saturday February 23
Friday March 1
New York Cast Performances 
Friday February 22
Thursday February 28
Saturday March 2
All performances begin at 7:00 
Tickets will be available at the door each night or they can be ordered online. Go to the PFC website's CUYT page. Online orders are open through noon on Wednesday 2/20 and then again from Sunday 2/24 through noon on Wednesday 2/27. Place your order soon to secure the best available tickets. 
GENERAL SEATS ($8 each) - Best seats available will be assigned in the order that ticket orders are received. Tickets ordered online will be available for pick up at the box office table (outside the MUR) starting at 6:15 on the evening of the performance. 
Payment options:
Pay by Venmo to CU YT (note there is a space between the U and the Y)
Drop Checks to CUYT in the box in the Walnut Acres office by noon on the Wednesday prior to the show (Thursday, Friday or Saturday). If payment is not received, your order will not be filled. Please note that ticket sales are final and cannot be traded for another day once seats are assigned.  

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After School Enrichment: Girls On The Run is back at Walnut Acres!

Enroll your daughter in this fun group which inspires girls "to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." 
Feb. 25-May 10
Meets on both Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm and Saturdays 9:45-11:00am
Grades 3-5:  Tuition $300, sliding scale available
www.gotrbayarea.org 

At Girls on the Run, we believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, and can change the world. 

Girls 3rd – 5th grades, come have fun with us and take part in games that help you feel positive and good!  This is NOT a competitive running program; it is a celebration of doing things you never thought you could.  Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. 

Join us each Tuesday and Saturday to move, jump, have fun and celebrate yourself!  The 10-week session includes healthy snacks at each lesson, a t-shirt, a water bottle and entry to the end of the season Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, May 5th in San Francisco. 

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The Walnut Acres Parent Faculty Club presents
Art Show 2019 - Thursday March 14th

Attention all artists!  It's time to get ready for the annual Art Show happening on Thursday, March 14thThis is a non-competitive and non-fundraising event showcasing artwork from all grades at Walnut Acres.

For this event, the MUR will be transformed into a Modern Art Gallery where each class will be represented with artwork made during Art Awareness classes. In addition, we will also be displaying individual submissions by any student who wishes to participate. Drawings, sculpture, painting, fiber arts, mixed media, computer animation and collage are just some of what you can expect to see this year.

Students will tour the "museum" with their classes during school hours on Thursday March 14th. That evening, parents, family and friends are invited to attend the artists reception from 6pm-8pm. All artwork will be returned to the students.

Please note the following important dates:
Friday March 1st: Last day to submit entry forms
Wednesday March 13th: Artwork Due in the MUR before school
Thursday March 14th: Art Show tours and evening reception, 6-8pm 

Questions or want to volunteer to help at this fun event?
***Look for a Konstella sign up going out in the next week***
Contact Katie Reed and Sarah Lee, Art Show Coordinators
artshow@walnutacrespfc.net

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5th Grade Parents! Sign up to Volunteer at Drive Thru for the month of February! 

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. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day, dads are encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning? 7:40 - 8:00 a.m. If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you!  CLICK HERE to sign up!   

 

Walnut Acres Safety Reminders

When walking to/from school, please use sidewalks and crosswalks, DO NOT cut across car line

For drivers using the morning drive thru/car line:

  • Pull up to a volunteer for assistance getting your student out of the car (do not have your students get out early)
  • Do not get out or park your car 
  • Have your child ready (goodbyes said, back pack ready) to exit curbside
  • Do not go around other cars if you are "empty"

Afternoon drive though should flow as children are picked up.  
Do not park and leave your car unattended in afternoon car line.
The staff parking lot should not be used as a loading zone, parking area, cut through or to wave your children across the car line to find you.
For a full list of guidelines, visit the Drive Thru page of the PFC website.

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Small World, Big Dreams! March 22nd 

The 2nd Walnut Acres International Fair is happening on March 22! Let's face it-whether you just moved the United States, or your ancestors came here generations ago, most of us come from somewhere else!   We all have an interesting culture, and this is a unique opportunity to teach our children about our heritage as well as share the rich global diversity we have at our school with other families. Over 33 countries have volunteers for the fair, and we would love for you to join your country's team or start a new team if your country isn't represented yet. We are looking for all countries, but a few countries who currently have only one representative so far are: Argentina, Australia, Columbia, Estonia, El Salvador, France, Gambia, United Kingdom, Hungary, India, Holland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine, Scotland, Sweden, Taiwan, USA.  Please sign up by February 25th:Country Sign Up

A parent-run event like this cannot happen without many helpers! We are seeking volunteers to ensure the fair runs smoothly as well as provide donations of drinks and other necessities. Volunteer Sign Up 

"Every person is a new door to a different world." Anonymous

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Share Your Walnut Acres Pictures with the 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.

* * * * *

Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net
 

From the Ice Age to The Simpsons: Meet Writer and Producer Mike Reiss 

Emmy-winning writer Mike Reiss will discuss his thirty years on THE SIMPSONS, with special emphasis on Jewish themes, episodes, cast members and celebrity guest voices.  Reiss will be coming to us directly from his engagement writing for the Oscars, so he should have some Oscar stories (and possibly swag!) to share.  
Monday February 25, 2019
7:00pm 
Congregation B'nai Shalom Social Hall
74 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA  
D'OH Nuts and Coffee will be served
Free Admission!
Open to the Whole Community, Everyone is Welcome!
Book Signing to Follow
RSVP: office@bshalom.org

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Have a great science morning!
DISTRICT STEM Showcase/Fair
Date:
Saturday March 16th, 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 and 2nd place group invention winners and 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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