New Families

WELCOME TO WALNUT ACRES! We are so happy to welcome your child to Walnut Acres. We hope that your whole family will feel right at home here.


2024 - 2025 KEY DATES

NEW FAMILIES PLAY DATE- July 21st 10am-12pm Hosted by the new families committee, this playdate will be at Arbolado Park. RSVP by 7/15 with number of kids attending. The whole family is welcome!

NEW FAMILIES PICNIC AND SCHOOL TOUR - August 1st from 11:30am - 1pm  Hosted by the New Families Committee, this is a fun welcome activity for new families. Bring a lunch or snacks to enjoy while we get to know eachother and answer questions, then take a guided tour around the school. We will meet at the outside lunch tables in front of the school office. The whole family is welcome!

NEW FAMILIES ORIENTATION - August 1st at 6pm -  Meet the Principal, learn about our Parent Faculty Club (PFC), and recieve information about school policies, resources, and programs. We will also talk about Jaguar Day and other upcoming events to kick off our school year. This event is held in the Walnut Acres Multi-Use Room (the large building located along Wiget Lane). We prefer to have just parents in attendance.

JAGUAR DAY - August 6th from 4pm - 7pm  Each year we hold a kick-off event called Jaguar Day in the Multi-Use Room and the quad. At this event, you receive your teacher assignment, donate to Jaguar Fund, purchase Jaguar spiritwear, and learn all about the PFC activities and programs.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TK/K- August 7th from 5:30pm- 6:30pm

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - August 8th 

BACK TO SCHOOL COFFEE- August 8th from 8am-9am


2024 - 2025 SUMMER CHECKLIST

REGISTER FOR AERIES/HOMELINK  Aeries/Homelink is a parent portal for all MDUSD students and legal guardians. Register at mdusd.org/homelink 


REGISTER FOR PARENT SQUARE  Our Principal and MDUSD uses ParentSquare to communicate with families for general information and emergencies. You will automatically be signed up receive emails via ParentSquare without your own account. The advantage of having your own account is that you can control how you receive communication. Register at https://www.parentsquare.com/signin


REGISTER FOR KONSTELLA  The best way to stay up-to-date with what's going on at school is to sign up for Konstella, our private parent community that includes an online parent directory, events, announcements and signups from your classroom and the PFC. Register at www.konstella.com/cd/RC7E18 


ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES  There are 2 options for purchasing school supplies. You can order a kit, or purchase items using the grade-level supply lists. Have your child bring their school supplies on the first day of school.

To order a kit, visit the School Tool Box website. A small proportion of your purchase back goes back to the PFC. There is no deadline for placing your order. It takes approxiately 2 weeks for delivery.

To purchase school supplies using a supply list, visit Walnut Acres School website. Please click on the appropriate grade level on the school website, and towards the bottom of the page you will see the list items that have been requested by teachers. 

Please Note: You are not required to purchase, donate, or contribute any of the requested items on the school supply list for your grade level.  Additionally, no student will be denied from participating in any classroom activity if he or she chooses not to purchase, donate, or contribute any requested item(s). However, if you voluntarily decide to purchase, donate, or contribute any item, any quantity of the requested supplies and provide them to your student’s teacher(s), the supplies will be shared equally among all the students in the class in order for each student to participate in the planned, fun, academic activities.


VOLUNTEERING BACKGROUND CHECK For the safety of our children, ALL school volunteers are required to be fingerprinted, and successfully pass a TB test. If you plan to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone on field trips, it is recommended to complete the volunteer process during summer or at the beginning of the school year. Please visit MDUSD Volunteer Instructions website at www.mdusd.org/volunteer for full instructions, and access all required forms.


HELPFUL LINKS

Walnut Acres Elementary School Website 

Mt Diablo Unified School District Website 

Student Emergency Guidelines


We hope you and your child have an amazing first year at Walnut Acres! 

If you have any questions, please email newfamilies@walnutacrespfc.net