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Enews October 24, 2017

posted Nov 3, 2017, 4:22 PM by Vice President Communications   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 3:45 PM ]

What's Happening at Walnut Acres  * October 24, 2017

Mark Your Calendars
Oct 23-27:  Walker Creek (5th Grade)
Oct 23 - 27: Red Ribbon Week
Oct 25: Cub Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45pm, MUR
Oct 30:  iClickSmiles Make-up Picture Day
Oct 31:  8:00am Sing Out (3-5), 
8:30am Costume Parade, 9:00am Sing Out (TK-2)
Nov 6-9:  Book Fair
Nov 10:  Veteran's Day Holiday- NO SCHOOL
Nov 13-30  Read-A-Thon
Nov 14  PFC Meeting, Library, 7pm
For key dates 2017-18, click here  

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Halloween at Walnut Acres

As is tradition at Walnut Acres, Halloween will be celebrated with a Costume Parade and a Sing Out on Halloween Day. Students are invited to wear a costume, but please no masks or weapons. Your child's teacher will send home further details about what is happening in your child's classroom. Here is the tentative schedule for the morning:

8:00am  Sing-Out for 3rd-5th graders in the MUR
8:30am  Halloween Parade on the black top
9:00am  Sing-Out for TK-2nd graders in the MUR

Parents are welcome to attend the parade and the sing outs.

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Calling all Pack 210 Lions, TigerCubs, Wolves, Bears and Webelos! 

Cub Scouts Pack Meeting
Halloween Costume Parade!
Wednesday, October 25 in the MUR
6:45 - 8:00pm

All Kindergarten thru 5th grade boys and families are welcome to join – sign-ups are still available!  Reach out to Pack Membership Chair Sarah Waters at sarahsin70@hotmail.com for additional details. 

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Volunteers & Donations for “Live and Let Bid” Auction!

Calling all agents: We need additional volunteers to help secure exciting bid items that raise money for our kids! If you can spare a couple hours before November 15, please sign up on Konstella to call or visit local business, and remind them it’s time to donate to our Auction fundraiser. And if you or anyone you know is curious about donating directly, all the details and benefits of supporting our auction are online.

Tickets are going quickly for this evening of dinner, dancing, and live auction fun on Friday, March 9, so don’t wait! Get your tickets here! To secure a spot in one of our pre-auction raffles as part of your purchase, leave your check and order form in the office at school. 

Remember, all proceeds from this event go to programs for our kids – the world is not enough!

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Sneak into a book at the Walnut Acres Book Fair!
November 6 - 9, 2017

Be a Reading Ninja and peak into your favorite book at this year's Book Fair - and raise money for our school at the same time! This is a great opportunity to pick up some great books to read during the Read-a-thon (see below!)

Special guest! Author Luke Flowers, creator of the popular Moby Shinobi series, will be kicking off the Book Fair on Monday, November 6, with an assembly for TK-3rd grade readers.

Volunteers are needed! If you are able to help with the Book Fair, please sign up here.  We need volunteers to help set up and during the Book Fair open hours.

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GET READY TO READ: Walnut Acres Read-A-Thon!
November 11 - 30
American Ninja Reader: A Workout for your Brain!

Every student across all grades TK-5th are encouraged to participate!  For more details, check out the Read-A-Thon page on the PFC website.  
Interested in volunteering for the Read-A-Thon? We have volunteer needs starting now through the end of the event! Please sign up here for theRead-A-Thon Committee to find out how you can help out! Questions? Email readathon@walnutacrespfc.net.
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 Fifth Graders! Sign up for Alice in Wonderland

It's a MAD, MAD World!  Are you curiouser and curiouser? Then it's time for a TEA Party! Click on this Curtains Up Youth Theatre Link for all the dates, details, and showtimes. Auditions will be held in November. The first meeting for all performers is November 16th.

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Having trouble with your Konstella App?

Is the Konstella app on your phone running slowly?  According to Konstella Customer Support, if you are encountering problems with the Konstella App on your phone, delete and reinstall the application and the issue should resolve. 

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Drive Thru Sign Ups by Grade Level!
Thank you to the 4th Grade parents who have stepped up to open doors and greet our students at the Drive Thru during the month of October. November is the 3rd Grade parents' turn! Each month, a different class level is responsible for helping at the Drive Thru.
4th Grade parents, click here for 4th Grade October sign ups
3rd grade parents, click here for 3rd Grade November sign ups.
We need 4 parents per day, Monday - Thursday. Fridays will continue to be Father Fridays with our awesome dads greeting the kids in the morning. Please sign up now - it's a short commitment  - just 20 minutes from 7:40 - 8:00 am, but it makes a huge difference in getting our school days off to a good start!
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Intradistrict Transfer Request for the 2018-19 School Year

Beginning Monday, October 17 through November 17, 2017, the district will accept Intradistrict Transfer Requests. No requests will be accepted after the November 17 deadline.  All applications must be made online through the MDUSD website.    

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Community Announcements

Check out upcoming Community Events listed on our Community Announcements page. 

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