Walnut Acres Back to School Enews * September 5, 2017
Mark Your Calendars
Sept 6: 3rd Grade Back to School Night, 5:45 pm, MUR and classrooms
Sept 7: TK/K Back to School Night, 5:45 pm, MUR and classrooms
Sept 8: Ice Cream Social (note the new date!), 6 - 8 pm
Sept 19: PFC Meeting, 7 pm, Library
Sept 25 & 26: iSmiles School Picture Days
Sept 27: September Sing Outs, 8 - 9 am, MUR
For more key dates 2017-18, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Box Tops for Education: Turn your Box Tops into $ for Walnut Acres!
Have you been saving your Box Tops throughout the summer? Bring them to the office (or send them in a ziploc bag with your student) and put them in the Box Tops container. Box Tops collected by September 15 will be turned in for the Fall Box Top collection.
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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 Link before 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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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 offers more volunteer information.
If you have not yet been fingerprinted, please call 925-682-8000, Ext. 4153 to schedule an appointment. Download the volunteer form from the MDUSD site. Bring your TB test results and cash or check to your appointment.
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Check out upcoming Community Events listed on our Community Announcements page.