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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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