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May 14, 2019 Enews

posted May 14, 2019, 1:36 PM by Vice President Communications

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - May 14, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
5/13-17 Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16 1st 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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Darcie Jones Book Drive This Week!

This community service drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit the summer reading program at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. After she died of cancer on December 31, 1996, the PFC renamed the book drive “The Darcie Jones Book Drive” and planted a tree outside the 3rd grade wing in honor of all that she had contributed to Walnut Acres Elementary School. 

Please help us continue this tradition of collecting new and gently used books to benefit the Meadow Homes Elementary School summer reading program. Drop off your books in the collection bins in front of the school office Monday May 13th thru Friday May 17th. 

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The Walnut Acres Elementary Open House Festival
Thursday May 23, 2019
5:00-7:15pm

Please join us for this fun family event that takes place at Walnut Acres.  In addition to visiting your child's classroom, check out this lineup of events...
5:00 - 6:15 pm   Round Table Pizza truck + bake sale + live entertainment
5:45- 6:45 pm   Specialty Rooms open
6:15 - 7:15 pm   Open Classrooms
Your student's classroom will be open for tour and will be showcasing much of the incredible work the kids have done this year.
6:30 - 7:30  Walnut Acres Children's Center Open House

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Open House Festival Bake Sale benefiting MDUSD HOPE 

The Walnut Acres PFC is hosting a Bake Sale during the Open House Festival (Thursday, May 23) to benefit the MDUSD HOPE Program. 

The Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) supports homeless students (Pre-K through 12th grade) and families in Mount Diablo Unified School District.  HOPE helps to provide meals for students, transportation to school if needed, and referrals to resources in the community. 
Bakers, we need your help supplying delicious goodies to sell at the Open House!
Non-bakers - we need your help staffing the Bake Sale! 
 Watch your email in the coming week for the Konstella sign-up. 

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Student Council Spirit Day

Friday, May 31st
TWIN DAY
Coordinate with a friend or two or four (No reason why it can't be Triplet or Quintuplets Day)

And ALL DRESS the SAME
Show your Walnut Acres School Spirit!

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Walk & Roll Day Wrap Up!

Congratulations to Mr. Grebe's class for winning the popsicle party for having the highest percentage of their class walking and biking to school on Walk and Roll Day!

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 Recycle Club/Sustainability Committee and Planet Renu

Planet Renu would like to thank everyone that has supported Planet Renu online and at International Day. They will always donate 10% of all sales of their eco-friendly products back to Walnut Acres PFC and the Recycle Club. To date, they are happy to donate $40 to our school.

They will give another donation at the end of August, after back-to-school shopping. Visit: www.planetrenu.com

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Order Your Online School Supply Kit for the 2019/2020 School Year!

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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School Site Council Parent Representatives Needed for 2019-2021

Would you like to help shape the School Site Plan and Safety Plan, discuss the school vision as well as successes and challenges, and brainstorm ideas to enhance growth with the new principal? We need 3 parents to join the School Site Council for school years 2019-2021. School Site Council members meet on the first Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Email me at dowdc@mdusd.org or call (925) 939-1333 if you would like to commit for a two-year stint as a SSC parent representative. If I get 3 volunteers within the next 2 weeks, we can vote on membership before summer vacation.  

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Say Happy Birthday on the PFC 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 theBirthday 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

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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