Enews September 26, 2017

Post date: Sep 30, 2017 10:15:21 PM

What's Happening at Walnut Acres * September 26, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Sept 27: September Sing Outs, 8 - 9 am in the MUR

Sept 27: MDUSD Community Conversation, 6pm, MUR

Oct 1: Tickets go on sale for the Live and Let Bid Auction

Oct 4: Walk and Roll to School Day, 7:40 am, Walnut Acres

Oct 14: WC Community Service Day, 9am - noon, Walnut Acres

Oct 17: PFC Meeting, 8:15am, Staff Lounge

Oct 18-21 CUYT Fall Play: 101 Dalmatians, 7pm, MUR

For key dates 2017-18, click here

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2017 Community Conversation Series...Wednesday September 27th at 6:00 pm, Walnut Acres MUR

MDUSD invites you to join Dr. Nellie Meyer, MDUSD Superintendent, for a public discussion centered on important topics relevant to Walnut Creek schools. The Community Conversation Series brings together area residents so they can connect with MDUSD leadership and share their insights related to district successes and challenges.

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Buy Your 2017-18 Yearbook Now! Prices increase October 1st

There are only 5 days left to purchase your yearbook for $25.00. To purchase, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com. Enter school code 10053. Prices will go up to $30 on October 1st.

Have photos to share for the yearbook? We would love to consider them for the yearbook! Go to www.hjeshare.com and enter school code ‘walnutacres’. Enter as much information about the event, grade or teacher please. We do not need student names (use unknown or n/a in the name field). The more you share the better our yearbook can be!

Thank you from the Yearbook Co-Chairs: Yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net

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Countdown to “Live and Let Bid” Auction Tickets!

In less than a week, tickets to our exciting live auction event go on sale! This glam evening of dinner, dancing, and fabulous items up for bid is Friday, March 9, 2018, but NOW is the time to:

  • Put “dress-up date night” on your partner’s calendar for March 9

  • Tell your most fun friends to request the same table

  • Brush up on your British accent and one-liners

  • Buy your tickets online beginning Sunday, October 1st

Watch for more details coming home and online later this week.

Also, we are still asking for donations, and it’s easier than ever to submit online or via email. If you have connections with local businesses or are interested in hosting a buy-in party or have another great donation idea, please let us know! Visitwww.walnutacrespfc.net/fundraisers/auction for more details.

Remember, all proceeds go to programs for OUR KIDS – the world is not enough!

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Walk & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, October 4th!

Wednesday, October 4th is Walnut Acres first Walk & Roll to School Day of the new school year. Be sure to WALK or ROLL to school so you can receive a participation prize! And, representatives from Street Smarts will be here to hand out helmets to students who NEED them.

Walk and Roll to School Day is extra special this year as we will be recognizing the completion of the Safe Routes to Schools construction around Walnut Acres and Foothill schools. These improvements were accomplished by parents like you voicing their concerns and working with the City of Walnut Creek to make our daily routes to school much safer. There will be a short ceremony at 8:20am in front of Foothill Middle School, with city council members, principals and community members.

If you would like to help pass out prizes from 7:40 - 8:00 am, please sign up here: Walk and Roll Sign Up.

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Please join us for Community Service Day 2017! Walnut Acres Elementary School

Saturday October 14, 2017 (9am - 12noon)

Please sign up on the City of Walnut Creek's Community Service Day website which includes all the project details and required registration information. This year's Walnut Acres projects are Landscaping Beautification in the Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom area, andMap and Checkerboard Repainting on the blacktop. If you have landscaping or painting expertise and are available to be a team lead, please contact Courtney at communityserviceday@walnutacrespfc.net

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Drive Thru Sign Ups by Grade Level!

Thank you to the 5th Grade parents who have stepped up to open doors and greet our students at the Drive Thru during the month of September. Next month is the 4th Grade parents' turn! Each month, a different class level is responsible for helping at the Drive Thru so 4th Grade parents, click here for 4th Grade October sign ups. We need 4 parents per day, Monday - Thursday. Fridays will continue to be Father Fridays with our awesome dads greeting the kids in the morning. Please sign up now - it's a short commitment - just 20 minutes from 7:40 - 8:00 am, but it makes a huge difference in getting our school days off to a good start!

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Seeking Lunch Patrol Volunteers

Did you know that we depend on parent volunteers to help our students during lunchtime? Lunch Patrol volunteers assist at lunch and recess between 11:20 am and 1:00 pm. It's a great way to visit your kids and get to know their friends, all while helping out the school. If you are a first grade parent, we encourage you to sign up in September when our newest lunch buddies (the first graders) are getting used to doing lunch at school. They really love seeing mom or dad helping out! We request that each family volunteer for Lunch Patrol at least 3 times per school year. Please sign up on Konstella or email lunchpatrol@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Shop and Earn... Sign up NOW to earn money for Walnut Acres ALL YEAR LONG!

When purchasing items on Amazon, be sure to click on our Amazon Linkbefore you check out. You can also find the link at the bottom left-hand side of your Konstella screen. (You might need to refresh Konstella to see it.) This is a new program that will donate a larger percentage of your purchase to WAPFC. Save this link to your favorites and use it every time you shop with Amazon.

And, be sure you sign up to be a Sports Basement Basementeer. Sign up in the store the next time you go to check out. (They do not currently offer online enrollment in the program.) The Basementeer program gives you an instant 10% off purchases at Sports Basement AND Sports Basement donates another 10% to our school. When you sign up, be sure to designate Walnut Acres Elementary as your beneficiary school.

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Volunteer Fingerprinting Information If you are new to our school and plan to volunteer in the classroom or on campus, we suggest you get fingerprinted as soon as possible. It's strongly suggested that you take care of this detail as soon as possible. If you wait, there will likely be a long wait list (and therefore a long delay) for the fingerprinting appointments.

Volunteers are a vital part of Walnut Acres, but only authorized volunteers are able to participate in classrooms and on campus. The MDUSD website outlines all the information you need. Click here: volunteer information.

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Community Announcements

Check out upcoming Community Events listed on our Community Announcements page.