Walnut Acres PFC eNews, August 23, 2022
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres - August 23, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
8/23   5th Grade Back to School Night - 6:15

8/25   2nd/3rd Grade Back to School Night - 6:15
9/1     Ice Cream Social - 5:30-7:30

9/21   PFC Meeting on Zoom - 7:00
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2022-2023

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Still haven’t donated to the Jaguar Fund? 
We need your support! Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique. Our fundraising goal this year is $175,000 and we are currently 26% of our goal. The suggested donation is $65 per month, or a one-time donation of $650, per child. If we could achieve 100% participation, regardless of dollar amount, together we can truly make a difference for our school this year!
Where Do The Funds Go? With your generous donations, we are able to fund:

  • Math and Reading Intervention Teachers
  • Instructional Aides
  • Science Lab Instructors
  • STEM Lab staff and On-Site Technology Support
  • Art Awareness Program
  • Classroom learning materials
  • Art & Science Fairs
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Playground Supplies

The only donation too small…is no donation at all. Please contribute what you can! Donate Now on Konstella.
For questions please visit the Jaguar Fund page on the PFC website or send an email to jaguarfund@walnutacrespfc.net 

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SPIRIT WEAR– Get it While You Still Can!

The deadline to order Spirit Wear is FRIDAY, August 26th.  Get it before it is too late.  Orders will be distributed in late-September. Click HERE to order now!

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Every student at Walnut Acres needs an Emergency Preparedness Kit that is kept in the classroom and would be used in case of an emergency. 

Please deliver your emergency kit it to your child's classroom by August 31st.  To purchase pre-made food kit from the PFC, click HERE. For more information and to find a copy of the form that needs to be included with your kits, check out Emergency Guidelines on the PFC website.

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             ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

All Walnut Acres students and families are invited to the FREE ice cream social on Thursday, September 1st from 5:30 to 7:30.  We are once again grateful for the generosity of the Walnut Acres Children's Center for their donation of all the ice cream! Come to the Walnut Acres courtyard for ice cream, toppings, and live entertainment by the Northgate High School Marching Band (many of them are Walnut Acres Alums!). The band should arrive around 6:30-6:45.

We need volunteers! Please check out our volunteer scoopers and toppings servers opportunities.  If you're looking for a super fun volunteer opportunity - this is it! Guaranteed smiles all around.  

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Curtains Up Youth Theatre (CUYT) is excited to bring more musical theatre fun, as part of the PFC's after-school Enrichment program. Check out CUYT's page on the PFC website to see all the great musical offerings for this school year.  There's something for all grade levels.  If your singer, dancer, actor is looking for something theatrical to do after school this year - take a look at our programs. The sign-up form is available now - click HERE.  
OUR FIRST PROGRAM IS GO FISH!  This program is for grades 2 & 3, and it starts on September 6th.  Sign up now to get a spot.  Registration will close for Go Fish! on September 2nd.  For any questions, contact us at curtainsupyouththeatre@gmail.com 

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After School Enrichment

Part of our Fall enrichment program was released last week featuring classes from ABC Monsters with some Walnut Acres teachers. Stay tuned for more offerings including several of our popular past classes.

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Buy your 2022-2023 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $25!  Price goes up to $35 after October 31st

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code: 10053

Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?

  1. Go to: www.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".

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5th Grade Parents- September is Your Month to Host Drive Thru

5th Grade Parents: Please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. As in previous years, we are having each grade 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!

Please stay tuned for the sign up for 5th grade parent volunteers!

Here’s what to expect in the coming months in terms of the monthly volunteer schedule:

5th Grade: September & February
4th Grade: October & March
3rd Grade: November & April
2nd Grade: December & May
1st Grade: January

And all of the Walnut Acres Dads and Grandpas, remember that Fridays are for YOU!  Come help out at Drive-Thru line.  It’s an easy way to get involved in the school community!

Important Message! Please make sure to drive SLOWLY in our Walnut Acres School Zone and please observe all “No Parking” signs.  It’s crucial for the safety of students!

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Coming soon - Lunch Duty sign-ups

 Sign-ups for Lunch duty volunteers will come out shortly. We need parents daily to help supervise students during lunch and on the playground to make sure they play safely, as well as assist in cleaning the tables between student lunch shifts. All volunteers must be cleared by MDUSD to help at lunch. 

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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.
Is your child’s birthday during the summer? Consider a “half-birthday” greeting 6 months after their birthday.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday.

Questions? Email Justin Pickering at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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Drive Thru Procedures

  • Pull up to a volunteer for assistance getting your student out of the car
  • Do NOT get out of your car 
  • Have your child ready (goodbyes said, backpack ready) to exit curbside
  • Do NOT go around other cars if you are "empty"
  • Do NOT park in the drive thru line

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