Principal's Message - November 21, 2019

posted Nov 21, 2019, 7:19 PM by Vice President Communications

Happy Thanksgiving Walnut Acres Families!

Today, I reflected on the beauty of Autumn, as I stood in front of the School, and watched the yellow and red leaves falling about the picnic tables while the students walked by.  I am so thankful on this Thanksgiving holiday to be your principal.  The Walnut Acres community is truly special. Thank you for everything you do for our school.

Minimum Days Schedule During Parent/Teacher Conferences for Dec. 9- 20:

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held December 9-13 and December 16-20, 2019. We will have early dismissal both weeks. Please see the chart below for each grade level’s dismissal times.

Parent Teacher Conference

The parent teacher conference is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher and learn about how your child is doing both socially and academically. Ask questions about your child’s strengths as well as areas for growth, and ways you can help your child.  This is also a time to share any pertinent information about your child’s home life with the teacher.  Remember, conference time is limited, so ask the most important questions first.  You can always ask to have another meeting with the teacher if necessary.  It’s important that you have regular communication with the teacher regarding your child’s progress.  Finally, share with your child what was discussed. 

PFC Fundraising

Each year, the PFC fundraises approximately $400,000 to support our school programs.  Much of this money is donated by families like yours.  What is this money used for? More than 80% of the money raised is used to pay for staff salaries, such as our reading and math specialists, the STEM teacher, vocal music and science teachers. All these programs are unique and important to Walnut Acres; they bring rigor, innovation, and extra support for our students. The remaining funds pay for operating expenses, curriculum support, and campus support.  So, please help us meet our goal again this year by donating to the PFC if you have not already done so.  Thank you so much to those who have already donated. 

Important Dates:

11/18- 12/2 Read-A-Thon
11/25- 11/29 Thanksgiving Break
12/2- 12/5 Toy & Clothing Drive
12/12- 4thgrade performance, “December in Our Town,” 7:00pm
12/18- Sing Out, “Caring,” 8:00- 9:00
12/23- 1/6 Winter Recess
1/7- Return to School