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February 25th, 2020 eNews

posted Mar 4, 2020, 9:40 AM by Vice President Communications

Lots of Things Happening at Walnut Acres - 
February 25th, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!

  
2/26        Sing Out 8:00-9 AM
28,29       CUYT 5th Grade Show “The Little Mermaid”
3/2          Online Auction Ends
3/6,7       CUYT Winter Show “The Little Mermaid”
3/10        PFC Meeting Library 7 pm

3/13        Auction "Carnivale" Evening  
3/16        Teacher In-Service Work Day - NO SCHOOL
3/19        Art Show 6pm-8pm

3/23-3/27 HOPE Food Drive

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

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Where Do the Funds Go?

You Donate to Jaguar Fund, Read-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, the Gala Auction and more. But Where Do the Funds Go?

We raise close to $400,000 for this school year alone. Because without your donations, Walnut Acres wouldn't have the following support staff:

  • TK, K and 1st grade Instructional Aides

  • Reading & Math Intervention Teachers

  • Science Lab Aides, 1st-5th Grade

  • STEM Lab staff and On-Site Technology Support

  • Musical Theatre Teacher and Assistant

The only donation too small...is no donation at all. Please contribute what you can! Donate Now

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Spirit Day

Fun Walnut Acres Spirit Days are coming!  This Friday, Feb. 28th is Grade Level Color Day!  Have your child wear the color designated for their grade listed below.

TK/K - Yellow1st - Orange2nd - Black3rd - Blue4th - Green5th - Red

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The Online Auction is OPEN
The Online Auction is in full swing until March 2nd. Don't miss out - check out all the great things to bid on HERE.  

 

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5th Grade Families!
Yearbook Ads Deadline This Friday!  


The deadline for your 5th grade yearbook ads has been extended until February 29th - This Friday.  Be sure to congratulate your 5th grader and express your pride and love with an ad in the 2020 yearbook.
Size: 1/8 page: $20

- Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053
- Click "Buy a Yearbook Ad"
- Click the Yearbook Ad tab, choose an ad size and click "Continue with Order" and follow the prompts to purchase your ad.  Then create and submit it after purchase.

ALL GRADES - don't forget to purchase your 2020 yearbook

go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com
enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card. 
Cost is $35 
Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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 Wine Donations Still Needed for Auction! 

You can help make our auction even more successful by donating bottles of wine or champagne that will be purchased during the event. All proceeds from wine sales will go directly back to the school. We ask that wine be valued at a minimum of $15.00 per bottle. 

For your convenience, the Auction Wine Team will be accepting donations on the corner of Blackstone and Wiget this Wednesday from 7:45-8:15.  If that time frame doesn't work for you, wine can be dropped off at 2761 San Antonio Drive or 933 Puite Court (off of Quiet Place) at any time. You can also email hillarybennett@gmail.com to schedule a pick up.

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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed

Still interested in hosting a kid buy in party and think you missed your chance?  Nope!  There's still time to plan a FUNd-raiser to support our kids!  With warmer weather on the way there's plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of - and - with the school year coming to a close, what a perfect way to welcome summer by hosting an end of year party!  Contact Sarah Waters to make it happen! 

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CUYT is proud to present our production of...

ALL SHOWS START AT 7:00PM. BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:15PM. 
-London Opening Night - This Friday Feb.28
-New York Opening Night - This Saturday, Feb 29
-New York Closing Night - Friday, March 6, 202
-London Closing Night - Saturday, March 7, 2020
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4th Grade Parents - 
March is Your Month to Host Drive Thru 

4th Grade Parents: 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. 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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ART SHOW IS COMING 
MARCH 19TH!

The 2020 Walnut Acres Art show is coming up on Thursday, March 19th from 6-8pm. Start making, painting, drawing, sculpting, and glueing! Please read through the entry show directions carefully and completely, then fill out and submit your entry form by Wednesday, March 11th. 

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Have a Great Science Morning!
COME TO THE DISTRICT STEM SHOWCASE

Date: Saturday March 21st, 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 place group invention winners along with 4th grade 1st place individual winner.  Also represented at the Showcase the 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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Walnut Acres International Fair -
Small World; Big Dreams 
 

Our 3rd Walnut Acres International Fair will be held on April 17th (Friday) from 4:00-7:30p.m. Thank you to those that have signed up so far to volunteer! These are the 19 countries which people already signed up. Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Holland, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Thailand. If you would still like to sign up - click HERE

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Recycle Club News

Next recycle collection will be March 2nd-6th. Bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. 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. Don't forget to also save your chip bags, bar wrappers and food pouches for the TerraCycle collection

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WALNUT ACRES PARENT SURVEY

Don't forget to take the CSPS survey.  This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.

Your participation is voluntaryIt is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.
  • All questions apply to this school only.
  • The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference. Click Here For Survey

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SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting “Happy Birthday ‘Your Child’s Name’” will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.  Click HERE to purchase. 

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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2020-2021 PFC Committees

Are you interested in getting more involved with the fun committees and events that happen at Walnut Acres?  Is there an event or committee you have a passion for?  LET US KNOW!  The PFC board is beginning to look for some energetic parents interested in getting more involved for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information check this out! If you see something you fancy, drop a note to the VP of Communications at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net.

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After School Enrichment Classes

Be on the look out for more registration information to come for the next session of After School Enrichment program registration.  The next term will begin the week of March 23rd.  For more information about how the enrichment programs work, click HERE

 

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Bronco Baseball Academy is back for our 20th season offering summer baseball camps in Walnut Creek! This summer we will again be offering four week-long camps at Foothill Middle School for kids ages 5-12 years old. Registration is open now, and our Early Bird Discount is available through the end of February. On March 1st, the cost of camp goes up from $275 to the regular rate of $350, so register today to reserve your spot at our discounted rate. Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!
 

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