Walnut Acres PFC Enews, December 4, 2018
Tue, Dec 4 9:41am
Walnut Acres Elementary

What's Happening at Walnut Acres  - December 4, 2018

Mark Your Calendars!
12/3-7 Toy and Clothing Drive
12/3-7 Recycling CRV Drop-Off
12/3-7 Hour of Code
12/4 PFC Holiday Party, 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 
12/5 Dine and Donate at Round Table
12/10-21 Parent Teacher Conferences
12/13 4th Grade "December in Our Town" 7:00 p.m.
12/19 Sing Out, MUR, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
12/24-1/7 Winter Break- No School
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2018-19 

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This Week! Donate to our Annual Toy and Clothing Drive

With the holidays upon us, it is time for Walnut Acres to reach out to the larger community with our Annual Toy and Clothing Drive benefiting Shore Acres Elementary School. We will be accepting donations of gently used toys and clothing today until Dec 7th in front of the office.  

All sizes and types of clothing (except undergarments) for infants to adults are requested as well as toys and books. We kindly ask that clothing be free of stains and tears. As a guide, donate only what you would be comfortable giving to a friend. 

We also need volunteers (adults and students) to assist in sorting donations December 8th and 9th and delivering the donations to Shore Acres in your minivan or SUV on Friday, December 14th. Please email communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net to let us know how you can help and check the Community Service page of the PFC website for volunteer details.   

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Come Celebrate! PFC Holiday Party Tonight!

Our annual PFC Holiday Party is Tuesday, December 4th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm. All parents and faculty are invited, so take a night off and enjoy some light appetizers, drinks and great company! If you are able to bring a snack or beverage, sign up at PFC Holiday Party. Otherwise, just come join the fun!

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Walnut Acres Wednesday - December 5th at Round Table 

Our first "Walnut Acres Wednesday" Dine & Donate opportunity is THIS Wednesday, December 5 at the Round Table Clubhouse on Treat and Oak Grove. Round Table will be donating 15% of all proceeds all day, including take out and delivery to the PFC! Get lunch for the office, or rally friends and family for fun dinner or after school snack and help raise funds for the school while enjoying a night off from cooking and cleaning the kitchen! 

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Register by December 15th for the Annual International Math Kangaroo Competition

This spring (for the second year in a row), under the leadership of Walnut Acres parent, Chao Yang, Walnut Acres is participating in the International Math Kangaroo Competition for students in 1st-12th grades. Math Kangaroo's goal is to encourage students to learn mathematics by presenting them with problems that are interesting and by rewarding their efforts.

This year, the competition will take place all over the world on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Registration is now open online at Math Kangaroo Registration.

To register your student, log into your account. (or create a new one if you don't have one already.) Once you log in, click on the 'By invitation' tab right above 'Participation Centers'. Enter one of the following invitation codes: CAWALNU0003518@19MK (3 pm session)  or CAWALNU0003528@19MK (7 pm session). Then click 'enroll', and follow the instruction for payment ($21 per child). The last day of registration is Dec 15, 2018. If you have trouble with registration, please contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com.
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Shop and Earn for Walnut Acres!
20% off at Sports Basement Dec 16-19!

Special Holiday Shopping dates with 20% off at Sports Basement just for Walnut Acres Basementeers!  

Join their Basementeer program and select Walnut Acres Elementary and receive 10% off all purchases, plus 20% off on December 16th-19th! Get some holiday shopping done or gear up for snow season while helping out our school.

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2nd Grade Parents! Sign up to Volunteer at Drive Thru for the month of December! 

For the month of December, please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. It's a fun way to start the school day! Just like last year, each month a different grade will be asked to help out at the Drive Thru.
We need 4 helpers each day, dads encouraged to join us on Father Fridays!  
Can you help for 20 minutes in the morning?  7:40 - 8:00 a.m.  If you've never helped, one of the Drive Thru coordinators (Cathy or Sarah) will be available to provide guidance. Thank you!  CLICK HERE to sign up!   

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Student Council Sponsored Spirit Day

Wednesday, December 12th
Ugly Sweater/ Crazy Sock Day

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Science Fair 2019 - Date Change!

Please note the Science Fair has been moved from

January 30, 31, February 1, to FEBRUARY 6,7,8!  

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Share Your Walnut Acres Pictures with the 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.

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Happy Birthday Wishes on the Marquee

Support the PFC and put a smile on your child's face! For $25.00, you can say “Happy Birthday (Your Child’s Name)" on the Walnut Acres electronic Marquee from 7am-9pm on your date of choice. To purchase, go to the Birthday Marquee Sales Page in Konstella. The deadline for submitting an order is the 25th of the month prior to your child's birthday. So if your child has a birthday on February 1st, please place your order by January 25th. Questions? Email Pat Mitsch at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

Mt. Diablo Hope (Homeless Outreach Program for Education)

Holiday Drive 2018

If you want to make a real impact in the life of a local child, please contribute to Mt. Diablo HOPE.  Mt. Diablo HOPE is a Homeless Outreach Program for Mt. Diablo Unified School District. There are children living near you who do not have enough to eat, stable housing, or parents in their lives. We really appreciate your help!

  • Buy gift cards that enable caregivers and youth to pick out their own items! Suggested gift cards/vouchers include Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Safeway, BART/BUS, or movie tickets.  These can be mailed or dropped off to  Diablo HOPE  2730 Salvio Street, Concord, CA 94519.
  • Make a tax deductible donation - Send check to “ DiabloHOPE” 2730 Salvio St., Concord, CA 94519 or make a donation utilizing VENMO under MDUSD HOPE.
  • Donate new hoodies or sweatshirts for our youth! Please drop off or send to:Mt. Diablo Unified District Office, Welcome Center, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA. There is a yellow donation bin to the right upon entering the building.
  • For online shopping please ship to: Mt. Diablo HOPE, 2730 Salvio St., Concord, CA 94519
    Email HOPE@mdusd.orgwith questions.

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Calling all 1st Graders!

Are you interested in joining Cub Scouts?  Our local Pack 210 is recruiting 1st graders to join and form a "Tiger Den."  You will get to participate with Dens from other grades in camping, service projects, overnights, and the annual Pinewood Derby. So grab a friend and join the fun!  

Our Pack accepts all children in grades K-5 into Cub Scouting.  If interested, contact our Membership Chair, Sarah Waters, at sarahsin70@hotmail.com.  

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