Walnut Acres PFC Enews March 6, 2018
Tue, Mar 6 1:57pm
Walnut Acres Elementary

What's Happening at Walnut Acres  - March 6, 2018
Check out Community Announcements at the bottom

Mark Your Calendars!

Mar 7: Online Auction Deadline to purchase your Buy-In Party Tickets 
Mar 9: Live Auction Gala - Live & Let Bid
Mar 15: Art Show
Mar 15: Math Kangaroo 
Mar 19: Teacher In-Service Work Day - NO SCHOOL
Mar 20: PFC Meeting, Staff Lounge, 8:15am
Mar 26: Walk-A-Thon Pledge Kick-Off
Mar 28: 3rd Grade Performance, "Go Fish", 7pm
Mar 28: Sing Out 8-9am, MUR
Mar 30: Cesar Chavez Holiday - NO SCHOOL
April 2-6: Spring Break
For the PFC Key Dates Calendar 2017-18, click here  

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Last Call for Wine to Support Walnut Acres

We still need wine donations to make the biggest party of the year the best fundraiser yet. Please consider sharing a bottle (or a case!) to support the cause. You may drop them off at 115 Los Banos Ave by Thursday, March 8 or email Marisa Linquist for pickup ($20 minimum value per bottle please). Cheers to everyone who has donated already, or who is planning to this week! 

Live and Let Bid Live Auction Gala This Friday, March 9

The event you've been waiting for is almost here! Pickup your tux or Bond-girl gown, and secure your childcare, so you'll be ready for a fabulous night of drinks, dining, and bidding fun at Boundary Oaks this Friday, March 9 from 5:30pm - midnight!    

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Have your kids finished their fabulous ART for the 
Walnut Acres Art Show?

The show is next Thursday March 15th with an Artists' Reception from 6-8 pm in the MUR. Bring the whole family and snack on delicious treats while viewing artwork done by our students both on their own and during their Art Awareness Classes. Each child and classroom will be represented so you won't want to miss it!

We still need volunteers to help with set-up the day before and to bring baked goods to the reception. If you can help, please see the sign-up sheet on Konstella or contact Arsinoe Ferry, arsinoe66@gmail.com.

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Yearbook still needs your pictures!
Please upload them to:
www.hjeshare.com 
Enter school code: walnutacres
Please note: We DO NOT have access to the photos being uploaded to Konstella. Photos must be uploaded to the yearbook share site in order for us to use them in the book. Thank you for the photos of Ice Cream Social and Halloween. These pages are completed and we no longer need photos for those two events.  
Any questions please email - yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net  

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Walnut Acres' Student Council Presents:
Sports Day!
Friday, March 16
Remind your students to show off their favorite team or player! 

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Save the Date: Walnut Acres 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon!

Fundraise:  March 23 to April 13

Walk: Friday, April 13, 8:30-12:30pm

Our goal is to raise money for the Walnut Acres PFC to fund classroom aides, learning labs and technology, art and music instruction, and other elementary essentials.
Grand Prize Winner! The top fundraiser in the school will win a pair of tickets to see the Golden State Warriors.
Win Raffle Prizes for over $50, $100, $150 in fundraising from our local community including Sports Basement, The Ultimate Field house, and Rebel Arts.
Win A Class Jamba Juice Party The three classes with the most fundraising, most laps, and best spirit in the school will get Jamba Juice Parties.
Questions? Contact Brooke Giddings and Tracy Pajer at walkathon@walnutacrespfc.net. Be on the lookout for a volunteer sign-up on Konstella at the end of the month. 

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Drive Thru Sign Ups by Grade Level
Thank you to the parents who stepped up to open doors and greet our students at the Drive Thru during the month of February. Each month, a different class level is responsible for helping at the Drive Thru. March is the 4th grade parents turn, and April will be the 3rd grade parents! 
CLICK HERE for 4th Grade March sign ups.  
CLICK HERE for 3rd Grade April 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!

Youth Art Contest: Be Featured in Contra Costa Water District's 2019 Calendar!

Children ages 8 to 11 years who value tap water and have a knack for art can combine both interests in the Contra Costa Water District “Water Awareness” art contest. Winning entries will be featured in the District’s 2019 calendar. The contest—which opens today, March 5, and runs through April 6—is designed to challenge local youths to think about the importance of clean, reliable tap water. Children are encouraged to illustrate the water cycle, ways they use water or ways to use water efficiently. Winning entries will be announced during National Drinking Water Week, May 6-12. In addition to having their artwork featured in the 2019 Contra Costa Water District calendar, children who submit winning entries will receive a $50 gift certificate to an art supply store; framed artwork with a certificate of appreciation; and a copy of the printed calendar. Prizes will be awarded at a Board of Directors meeting in the fall, after the calendars are printed. For complete contest rules, visit http://ccwater.com/999/Water-Awareness-Youth-Art-Contest

For more Community Service Announcements, Click HERE to visit the PFC website.