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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

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