September 30, 2012

posted Sep 30, 2012, 10:33 AM by PFC President   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 9:54 AM by Anna Saunders ]

It is hard to believe that it is already October and school is in full swing.  It’s one of the most exciting times for a school and its students and this year is no different than any other in proving that we, the parents, staff and community surrounding Walnut Acres are devoted to educational excellence for each child at our school.


In order for us to be up and running as we are, many committees and parent volunteers have completely mobilized to bring our kids the funds and experiences they deserve. Volunteer shifts have been filled with hundreds of volunteers and the Jaguar Fund has begun its year long journey towards 100 percent participation from ALL of our families, at any level.


During a time when both funding and volunteers are in short supply, thanks are due to so many parents and staff members.   Our school benefits in too many ways to name from contributions of time and money. I thank each and every one of you for all you do.

In particular I would like to thank the following people who have started us off “right” with a warm welcome to new and returning families:

Jaguar Registration Day – Monica Chang and Marita Louw

Jaguar Fund – Melissa Sunbury and Fran Doggett

Back to School Coffee – Julie Connolly and Christina Contreras

T-shirts – Jen Watson

Ice Cream Social – Valerie Nagel

New Families Welcome – Lori Woodworth, Anna Saunders and Alison Brassinga

Room Parent Chairs – Cecilia Santiago and Karen Williamson

Directory Layout and Advertising – Doris Kawakami and Misa Siemons

Gift Wrap – Traci Olson and Yvonne Ortega


In closing, I would like to thank all of those families who have generously contributed to our Jaguar Fund campaign. For those who have not, please know that it is never too late, and no amount is too small. The number one goal of the PFC this year is to see 100% of our families contribute time and financial resources to our school.


Remember that membership into the PFC (Parent Faculty Club) is automatically granted to the parents of children attending and faculty of Walnut Acres. We need each and every one of you to stay committed to excellence for our kids.


Nicole Padoan