Principal's Update
Fri, May 14 3:30pm

Good Afternoon Jaguar Families,
We're almost to the end, and we still have a lot planned for the last few weeks.

Walk-a-thon
The Walk-a-thon school fundraiser is finally here! Please come during your student's designated day & time to cheer them on. Parents will gather outside the school fence on Ebano Drive - no parents on campus, please. Students will be walking in classroom groups and maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask. The schedule for walkers is as follows:
Cohort A: Tuesday, May 18th
Cohort B: Thursday, May 20th
11:40-12:00 SDC  
12:25-12:45 TK/K
12:50-1:10 1st
1:15-1:35 2nd
1:40-2:00 3rd
2:05-2:25 4th
2:30-2:50 5th

Student Information Form
Today is the last day for parents to complete the student information "green form". If you would like to share information about your student to assist teachers in next year's class placement please click this LINK and complete the form by the end of the day today, Friday, May 14th.

Non-Returning Student Form
If your student will not be returning to Walnut Acres next year, please complete the non-returning student form (LINK).  This information is very important for our planning and class creation.

Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on campus Monday, May 17th - Thursday, May 20th, 4:00-6:00 pm. The Fair will be set up outside the library and third grade classrooms. Masking and social distancing will be observed. No cash. Credit/debit cards only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit Walnut Acres Elementary School.

Open House
Our annual open house will be as unique as this school year has been. Open House will be virtual. We will share a link with parents on Thursday, May 20th that will take you to a slide presentation of photographs from this past school year. We will not have any live zoom or in person time.

Summer Construction
Walnut Acres is getting upgraded! Beginning Thursday, June 3rd buildings on our campus will be getting new roofs. Materials will be delivered on or around May 23rd and kept safely away from students. Construction will continue throughout the summer.

5th Grade Celebration
We will have an in-person 5th grade celebration this year. Teachers will provide you with the details but here are the basics. The celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 1st on the back field. Events will be separated by class. We ask that only immediate family come and you don't linger for photos, etc. after your student's event so the next group can set up. Social distancing and masks required.

Incoming Kindergarten Assessments
On Wednesday, May 19th our Kindergarten team will be assessing our incoming Kindergarten students. The assessments will take place outside at the picnic tables. This is for Kindergarten students only, no TK. Parents are asked to remain in their cars & drop off their students at the assigned time. Teachers will be there to greet students. Please have your student wear a mask.
Parents will park on the street and wait off campus during the assessment.
*Important: On the morning of the 19th, parents will be emailed a link to our health assessment form. This form must be completed for each student coming on campus before the assessment.
Schedule, by last name:
A-H: 1030-11:00 am
I-R: 11:00-11:30 am
S-Z: 11:30-12:00 pm

End of Year Reminders
We will be collecting textbooks, Chromebooks, and library books at the end of the school year. More information to follow.

Medication Pick-Up
If you provided medication for your student to the office please pick it up by the last day of school, Wednesday, June 2nd. Office hours are 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Summer School
If you applied for summer school we will be sending confirmation of your student's enrollment on Thursday, May 20th.
 
Last Two Days of School
On June 1, all students (except fifth graders) are expected to do distance learning in the morning and then Cohort A will come on campus in the afternoon for in person learning while Cohort B will be doing asynchronous work.  On Wednesday, June 2, all students will attend their last 60 minutes of virtual class in the morning.  
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Keep calm and Jaguar on,
Principal Luong