March 10th, 2020 - Get Your eNews!!
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Lots of Things Happening at Walnut Acres -
March 10th, 2020

Mark Your Calendars! 
3/10        PFC Meeting Library 7 pm

3/13        Auction "Carnivale" Evening  
3/16        Teacher In-Service Work Day - NO SCHOOL
3/19        Art Show 6pm-8pm

3/23-3/27 HOPE Food Drive
4/3          Cesar Chavez Day - No School

4/6-10     Spring Break - No School
4/15        PFC Meeting Sports Basement 7 pm

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2019-2020

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What Happens Here Is Magical...Engaging...Instructional...
Ever wonder what goes on in the Walnut Acres STEAM Lab? Our STEAM Lab is located in B-6, and that’s where the magic happens, at the hands of Patty Galindo, our Computer Science Instructor, and your students. Patty presented About our STEAM lab at our February PFC Meeting. The presentation contains videos from the classroom, so please don't share outside of our school community. 

Our STEAM Lab instructor is paid for by the PFC. Many thanks for your donations to Jaguar Fund, our Gala Auction, etc. Our students couldn't make STEAM magic without you!  

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Help with Extra Classroom Sanitation

The PFC would like to mobilize the parents of Walnut Acres to help with this effort. For the short term, we would like to have parent volunteers wipe down all surfaces of all classrooms at least twice a week. We are doing our second session tomorrow (Wednesday)l.  

With the shortage of disinfectant supplies, we are hoping that some parents would be able to donate disinfectant wipes or bring their own supply when volunteering. Some teachers have been kind enough to donate a little of their own classroom supply, but ask that when possible, parents replenish them when the stores have restocked. Please note wipes must NOT contain bleach.

We appreciate your assistance with keeping our children and staff healthy.

If you are able to come help out tomorrow after school please check the sign-ups HERE

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After School Enrichment
is now OPEN!

Classes start on March 23rd!  We have SO many new classes to check out! Register now to make sure you get  a spot for your child!


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ART SHOW IS COMING
MARCH 19TH!

All students are invited to exhibit work at the WAE Art Show, March 19th from 6-8pm. The show is going to be incredible, we encourage and welcome all types of art! Thank you for participating. 
Please complete the individual online submission form by this Friday, 2/13 and add the below key dates to your calendar.  
Art Show Key Dates:
Friday, 3/13: Last day to Submit Entry
Wednesday, 3/18: Drop off labeled, ready to hang art in MUR between 7:45-8:15am
Thursday, 3/19: Art Reception, 6-8pm
Friday, 3/20: Pick-up artwork in MUR BEFORE school 7:45-8:15am
If you would like to volunteer to help set-up, break-down or bring baked goods for the event, please look at the sign-up sheet HERE
 
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Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 23-27nd

Please help us collect nonperishable Open and Eat” food items for the  MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  Start looking through your pantry and be on the lookout for more information to come.

Please focus on "Open and Eat" Items. Canned foods are also welcome, but some families lack access to kitchens. 

MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to families in need within our school district.  

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Share Your Pictures with the Walnut Acres Yearbook!

We know many of you take pictures at school events and would love to share them with the yearbook.  Please upload them to the yearbook website following these directions. Remember the more pictures we have from you the more pictures we have of your student!!

  1. go to: 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".

Remember to buy your yearbook for $35.00 at www.yearbookordercenter.com. Enter school code: 10053 to purchase with credit card.

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net 

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4th Grade Parents -
March is Your Month to Host Drive Thru 

4th Grade Parents: For the month of March, please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. As like last year, we are having each class level help out at the Drive Thru during specific months. We would appreciate 2-4 helpers each day. Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning, 7:40 - 8:00 am? If so, please sign up!  Click HERE for the 4th Grade Drive Thru sign ups.   

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Have a Great Science Morning!
COME TO THE DISTRICT STEM SHOWCASE

Date: Saturday March 21st, 9 - 11am

All students are welcome to walk through the displays at Willow Creek Center. A good opportunity to see science exploration from other schools in the District. Students representing Walnut Acres at the Showcase are the 3rd grade 1st and 2nd place winners; 4th grade 1st place group invention winners along with 4th grade 1st place individual winner.  Also represented at the Showcase the 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.

Location:Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

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Walnut Acres International Fair -
Small World; Big Dreams 
 

Our 3rd Walnut Acres International Fair will be held on April 17th (Friday) from 4:00-7:30p.m. Thank you to those that have signed up so far to volunteer! These are the 19 countries which people already signed up. Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Holland, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Thailand. If you would still like to sign up - click HERE

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Recycle Club News

Next recycle collection will be April 13-17. Bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. Mike Jahnke brings the recycling donated by YOU to the Martinez recycling plant and brings back cash $$ which is then donated to our Recycle Club. Don't forget to also save your chip bags, bar wrappers and food pouches for the TerraCycle collection

 

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SAY IT IN LIGHTS! 

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

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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2020-2021 PFC Committees

Are you interested in getting more involved with the fun committees and events that happen at Walnut Acres?  Is there an event or committee you have a passion for?  LET US KNOW!  The PFC board is beginning to look for some energetic parents interested in getting more involved for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information check this out! If you see something you fancy, drop a note to the VP of Communications at vpcommunications@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Bronco Baseball Academy is back for our 20th season offering summer baseball camps in Walnut Creek! This summer we will again be offering four week-long camps at Foothill Middle School for kids ages 5-12 years old. Registration is open now.  Visit www.BroncoBaseballAcademy.com for all the details and to sign up today!