Enews - March 12, 2019

Post date: Mar 12, 2019 7:56:36 PM

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 12, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!3/14 Art Show, 6-8 PM, MUR3/18-22 MDUSD HOPE Food Drive3/19 PFC Meeting, 8:15 AM, Faculty Lounge3/20 Dine & Donate at Rocco's Pizza, all day!3/21 Math Kangaroo Event

3/27 3rd Grade Performance, "Go Fish" 7:00 PM, MUR

3/27 Sing Out, 8-9:00 AM, MUR

3/29 Cesar Chavez Day - No School

4/1-5 Spring Break- No School

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19

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Walnut Acres Art Show this Thursday!

Welcome all Artists and WAE Community! We invite you to join us at the annual Walnut Acres Elementary Art Show reception thisThursday, March 14th from 6-8pm. Our talented artists have been hard at work at home and in the classroom. The show will feature work by every student, with individual submissions and Art Awareness projects from every class. Every child will be represented. Please join us for this incredible evening supporting the artist in all of us!

We're still looking for volunteers for set-up day on Wednesday, 3/13 and bakers to bring treats to the evening reception. Please see the Sign-up if you're able to help out.

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Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 18-22nd

Please help us collect nonperishable “Open and Eat” food items for the  MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  Drop off your items in the  collection bins in front of the school office  Monday March 18th thru Friday March 22nd.

Please focus on "Open and Eat" Items. See the PFC Food Drive list on the website. Canned foods are also welcome, but some families lack access to kitchens.

MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to families in need within our school district.

We also need volunteers (adults and students) to assist in sorting donations before HOPE staff picks them up. Watch for a Konstella announcement to sign-up to volunteer to sort donations.

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4th Grade Parents! Thanks for volunteering at Drive Thru for the month of March! CLICK HERE to sign up.

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. 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, 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.

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We Need Your Input! California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Department of Education requires that all districts assess school climate and parent engagement. To meet this requirement, the district is again requesting that parents/guardians and community members complete the WestEd’s California Healthy Kids Survey. The live link can be found on the homepage of the district websitewww.mdusd.org and can be taken in English or Spanish. All responses should be submitted online.

The survey window is open from March 1-31, 2019

Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide your input about Walnut Acres to MDUSD, and ultimately, to the CA State Department of Education.

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NEW DATE! The International Fair: Small World, Big Dreams, has been moved to Friday, April 26.

Please mark it on your calendars!

New this year:

Wonderful performances by our students, as well as some terrific raffle items! If you'd like to get involved (and make sure your country of origin is represented), please sign-up HERE. We need lots of help with the event as well as donations of specific items

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Share Your Pictures with the Walnut Acres Yearbook!

We know many of you take pictures at school events and would love to share them with the yearbook. Please upload them to the yearbook website following these directions. Remember the more pictures we have from you the more pictures we have of your student!!

  1. go to: hjeshare.com Enter school code walnutacres

  2. Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".

  3. Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".

  4. Enter the information for each image. Please include "grade(s) of students" and provide the teacher's name if known. For "student(s) shown", type N/A.

  5. Click "upload images".

Remember to buy your yearbook for $35.00 at www.yearbookordercenter.com. Enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card.

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the 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 the Birthday 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.

March 26th: "How Parents Social Media Presence Affects Their Children and School Communities"

Part of the MDUSD LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Speaker Series

This session will take place at College Park High School from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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Have a great science morning!

MDUSD STEM Showcase/Fair

Saturday March 16th, 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 and 2nd place group invention winners and 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.


Willow Creek Center

1026 Mohr Lane, Concord