Walnut Acres PFC eNews, January 18, 2022
Tue, Jan 18 6:57pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - January 18, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
1/12 - TK/K Registration paperwork available
2/10 - Science Fair
2/15 - PFC Meeting on Zoom 7pm
2/18 - School Recess - No School
2/21 - President's Day - No School
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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TK/K Registration

TK/K Registration is open! Visit the Walnut Acres Elementary School Website for details.
Birthdates eligible for Kindergarten 2022-23 are 9/2/2016-9/1/2017.
Birthdates eligible for Transitional Kindergarten 2022-23 are 9/2/2017-2/1/2018.

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Countdown to Our Auction Gala!

Tickets to Walnut Acres’ exciting live auction gala go on sale in less than two weeks!  Don’t miss this fabulous evening of dinner, dancing and celebrating our amazing school on Friday, March 18, 2022! 

Now is the time to:

  • Put your babysitter on notice and mark your calendars for March 18
  • Talk to your friends about purchasing a table for 10
  • Brush up on your dances moves 
  • Buy your tickets online beginning Wednesday, January 26th

You can find more information about ticket prices, donating Auction experiences, and volunteer opportunities on the PFC Website at https://www.walnutacrespfc.net/pfc-fundraisers/auction.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate our community in style and raise funds for the cause that unites us all - our kids!

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Calling All Donations!

Help us make this year’s auction a success! The majority of items we bid on during the auction come from YOU! Do you have airline miles or hotel points you’re not using? Tickets to an event? An idea for a party you could host? By donating an item or hosting a party, you can help raise big funds for our school. Please email Audrey Sensney at auction@walnutacrespfc.net if you can donate or have a party idea. 

Don’t forget, it’s tax deductible and feels great to help our school!

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Do you live close to Walnut Acres? Do you like to host parties?

We are looking for someone that answered YES! to both questions!  
First: We have one interested family and need two more to host the 2022 Wine Walk! We'd like to bring back this outdoor event to support the upcoming Auction. If you are interested, please email Audrey Sensney at auction@walnutacrespfc.net for more details!
Second: If you would like to host a Parent or Kids Buy-In Party and are targeting a Spring Date to host, please connect with Audrey before February 28th!
This is a great way to help support our school!

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1st Grade Parents - January is Your Month to Host Drive-Thru!
1st Grade Parents:
 Please help us this month 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 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 1st Grade Drive Thru sign ups.
 February, will be hosted by 5th Grade Parents!  Stay tuned for the Drive-Thru sign up!
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. One of our teachers almost got hit by a parent last month.  Luckily it was not a child.

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Lunch Duty volunteers needed
The sign-ups for lunch duty volunteers have been extended through the rest of the school year. 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. A sign-up for Wednesday shifts was also added on Konstella.*A reminder that to volunteer on campus, you must be fingerprinted, have a current TB test AND be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with your proof of vaccination on file with the office. TB tests are good for four years. Parents of 4th & 5th graders - it may be time to redo your TB test! The Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy on Bancroft Rd. does walk-in TB tests. For more information on volunteering check out the MDUSD website.*

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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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Drive Thru safety reminders:

  • For your safety there is NO pedestrian traffic thru/across the car line
  • 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, back pack ready) to exit curbside
  • Do NOT go around other cars if you are "empty"
  • Do NOT park in the drive thru line
Remember to respect and observe no parking zones/red areas (there is no parking across the street from school between signs during school hours) and handicap areas.
 
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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"

The Yearbook team is searching for two people shadow and train to take over as yearbook leads for the 2022-2023 school year. If interested, please contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net.