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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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