March 2, 2014

posted Mar 3, 2014, 12:51 AM by PFC President   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 1:06 AM ]

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”  -Nido Qubein

Dear Walnut Acres Families,


From a PFC perspective, the first half of this school year was very successful due to all levels of support from our families and parent volunteers. The Jaguar Fund, our annual donation drive, has raised over $130,000 to date. An amazing effort from all the families who participated and corporate donations!  

You’re Invited to the Auction! The PFC along with the Auction team is excited to offer its first online auction which began on February 24th and ends on March 8th, 2014 at 9pm.  Please take time to visit to see what items the auction has to offer and be sure to share the link with family and friends!  We are so grateful to the auction team for their dedication and creative efforts to make this year’s upcoming auction “An Evening in Hollywood” an evening to remember. 

While these large fundraisers provide the bulk of our annual budget, we cannot forget how important our other programs and fundraisers are.  We are fortunate to generate income from various PFC approved fundraisers such as directory advertising, gift-wrap, read-a-thon, the golf tournament, and eScrip & box tops for education, all of which round out our budget and are essential parts of our financial puzzle. 

What I hope this says to all parents is that everyone has the opportunity to find a place to help within our school. Whether you lead or help on a small or large event or oversee an ongoing program, EVERY single parent is important to Walnut Acres’ success. 

Please join us for the next PFC meeting on March 18th at 7pm.  Be sure to note that the next few PFC meetings will be an essential part of our planning for next year’s programs, activities and most importantly the 2014-15 PFC budget.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to be part of the planning process!

We are extremely lucky to have families that show so much generosity to our school and also to our community.  Thank you again for your continued support of our school. Cheers to a wonderfully successful second half of the year and I hope to see you at the Auction on March 14th!


Respectfully your 2013-14 PFC President,

Monica Chang