eNews - Nov. 24, 2020

Post date: Jan 11, 2021 9:23:16 PM

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 24, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!11/18-12/2 - Read-a-Thon - "Camp Out with a Good Book"11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL11/30-12/4 - Toy Drive12/1-12/10 - Shop & Earn - Five Little Monkeys

12/21-1/4/2021 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2020-2021

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Book Fair Time Machine - The Numbers Are In! Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that made purchases during our Virtual Book Fair. We had almost $4,000 in sales which will result in ~$1,000 in rewards to purchase new books for our library! If you purchased a book from your teacher's wish list, once it is delivered be sure to drop it off at the classroom during your next drop-off day.

We will have another book fair in the Spring to give everyone an opportunity to purchase books leading into the summer and encourage summer reading! More info to come next year.

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Remember this year’s Read-A-Thon runs Nov. 18th – Dec. 2nd and is an exciting fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as reading and math specialists, science aides, and our STEM instructor. If you have questions please email readathon@walnutacrespfc.net. For more information click HERE.

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Walnut Acres Read-a-Thon 2020"Camp Out with a Good Book"

Read-a-Thon envelopes went home, and 99pledges links have been sent so pitch a tent in your backyard, grab those flashlights, and “Camp Out With A Good Book”!

Walnut AcresHoliday Toy Drive

Our annual Toy Drive benefits Shore Acres Elementary. We will be accepting donations of gently used toys and books ONLY (no clothing due to Covid) November 30 - December 4 in front of the school office. As a guide donate only what you would be comfortable giving to a friend. Please email communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net with questions or to volunteer with sorting and/or delivering donations.

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Shop & Earn with Five Little Monkeys12/1-12/10

Mark your calendar and get ready to help a local business while also supporting Walnut Acres. December 1st - 10th Five Little Monkeys store in Walnut Creek will give 15% of all online purchase back to Walnut Acres when you use code: WALNUTACRES2020

Take advantage of their free local delivery within 3 miles of the store and free shipping on all orders over $150!

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2021 International Math Kangaroo Competition

There is still time to register for Math Kangaroo! Registration is open online until Dec. 15th. Click HERE to sign up. For more details see the Konstella message previous sent out HERE or contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com.

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Buy your 2020-2021 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $18! Price goes up to $22 January 1, 2021

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Also - Yearbook Needs Your Pictures!

The yearbook committee is planning some fun features for the yearbook and we need your photo contributions. Please send photos of the following (make sure the student is in the picture too):

  • Pet "Co-student"- Send us snaps of your child(ren) participating in school with their pet.

  • Academics- Pics of your child(ren) engaged in STEM, science, reading, PE, playing an instrument, etc.

  • Artwork - Has your child creating some masterpieces during shelter-in-place? (paintings, sculpture, etc.) Show us!

  • Zoom trips - Where are fun places your child has Zoomed from? The car? Another state?


  1. Go to: www.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".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, the greeting “Happy Birthday ‘Your Child’sName’” will be on display on the Walnut Acres' electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Click HERE to purchase.

Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Raise money for Walnut Acres by simply buying the same products and services you do every day! When shopping on Amazon, make sure to click on our Amazon link from the PFC home page HERE

Upcoming December Events with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec

Celebrate the holiday season this December with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec! Families can enjoy winter break camps, virtual and in person opportunities to meet Santa, take home activity packets for youth, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHoliday.