eNews - Oct. 27, 2020

Post date: Jan 11, 2021 9:19:45 PM

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - October 27, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!10/19 -10/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences10/27 - TODAY-Dine & Donate - Jack's Urban Eats10/30 - Halloween Costume Parade, 2pm11/2-11/15 Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL

11/17 - PFC Meeting 7pm - Zoom

11/18-12/2 - Read-a-Thon - "Camp Out with a Good Book"

11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

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

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Our PFC Teacher Appreciation Committee Chairs - Courtney Biagi and Kristi Tyson (thank you ladies!) dropped off some Halloween Treats for our teachers and staff last week. Of course some Halloween popcorn, an ice chest filled with soda and disposable Halloween themed masks would help get the Halloween spirit going. Also, the teachers and staff received their very own Walnut Acres "Keep Calm and Jaguar On" magnets!

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Dine & Donate - TODAY! 4pm-8pm

Let us see you in those costumes! Students and families are welcome to dress up and showcase their costumes in their front yard while teachers parade through the neighborhood in their cars. Don't forget to maintain social distance. Here is the map to our parade route to see the best location for you to watch the parade:


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October's Dine and Donate is today at Jack's Urban Eats. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Walnut Acres! Phone Orders/Pick-up Orders, show the attached flyer below. Ordering online...go to the "Sides" section and "add fundraiser" to your order so they know you are with Walnut Acres.

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Halloween Parade

Oct. 30th @ 2pm

Book Fair Time Machine - Reading Can Take You Anywhere - Nov 2nd-15th

This year's Walnut Acres' Book Fair will be held online instead of in-person. Stay tuned for more details to come. This is a great event to purchase books for your children to read for the Read-a-Thon or to purchase some great gifts for the holiday season!

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

Pitch a tent in your backyard, grab those flashlights, and get ready to “Camp Out With A Good Book”! This year’s Read-A-Thon is a camping adventure, and will be held Nov. 18th – Dec. 2nd. The Read-A-Thon is a 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. Please visit the PFC website for more information, and stay tuned for details on when to pick up your Read-A-Thon participation materials.

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2021 International Math Kangaroo Competition

Registration is now open online. 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?

    • Halloween - Show us your Halloween costumes. Take some pictures at the teacher parade and share them with the yearbook.


  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! Check out our Shop and Earn site HERE

Halloween Fun with Walnut Creek Arts + Rec

Halloween fun for all ages! Join Walnut Creek Arts + Rec for a pumpkin patch on the Lesher Center’s Rudney Plaza, outdoor scavenger hunts, a house decorating contest, take home activity packets for youth and seniors, and more. See all the activities and register to participate at https://bit.ly/ArtsRecHalloween.