Walnut Acres PFC eNews, March 1, 2022
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 1, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
3/1 - PFC Online Auction Begins
3/1-3/4 - CRV recycling drop-off
3/7 - Teacher In-Service Day - No School
3/9 - Dine & Donate at Mooyah
3/15 - PFC Meeting on Zoom
3/18 - PFC Auction Gala
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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Walnut Acres PFC Online Auction Begins Today!

The online auction opens today, March 1st, for ALL Walnut Acres families (no ticket required), and it's your chance to secure exclusive experiences and great deals - all while supporting our school!
Items up for bid include:
• Wine Tastings
• Sports Events
• Gift Cards of All Types
• Teacher Treats (including Principal for a Day)
• Amazing Gift Baskets
• And Much More...

Online bidding will be open March 1st through March 7th

Items go fast, so mark your calendar to log on early. Remember, all funds raised through auction go directly to support our kids, and bids over market value are tax deductible for you. So, get ready to bid!

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Are you Ready for the Live Auction Gala?!

Make sure you are all set to celebrate our school on Friday, March 18th by checking these things off your list: 

  • Secure your Babysitter 
  • Be ready to show Proof of Vaccination at the door
  • Be sure to select your Meal Preference if you haven't done so
  • Vault your Credit Card in our secure School Auction website
  • Donate WINE so we have plenty of options to pull from!

 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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Did you miss out on Auction Gala Tickets, but still want to participate?  We could use your help!

Please check out Konstella for volunteer opportunities soon!

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Recycle Club Updates

Our 4th and 5th grade Recycle Club members meet every 2 weeks for education and helping the school to become more “green”. This highly motivated group cleaned up our Walnut Acres campus last month and in only 30min picked up 5 bags full of trash around the campus.

Reusable Dish wear:
Did you know Walnut Acres has 3 sets of reusable party wear with dishes and cutlery for 30? Classrooms can borrow it for their room parties and support a more sustainable life on campus. 
CRV recycling drop off:
Next CRV can and plastic bottle drop off is this week March: 3/1-3/4. Please drop off your cans and bottles in the assigned bins provided at the car drop off line between 7:40-8am. The funds will be used for eco projects at the school, e.g. environmental educational books for the classrooms.
Composting organics is now the law for everyone in California 
Residents can participate in organics programs provided by the Franchise service provider, Republic Services (the green cart!) to compost organic materials at no additional cost to your services.
If you have questions regarding recycling or our WAE Recycle Club please do not hesitate to contact our parent leaders Monique Pickering or Libby Oda via Konstella 

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Dine & Donate Save the Date

Take a night off from cooking and support Walnut Acres at the same time. Wednesday, March 9th, will be our next Dine & Donate at Mooyah. Stay tuned for more details!


4th Grade Parents - March is Your Month to Host Drive-Thru!
4th 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 4th Grade Drive Thru sign ups.
 April will be hosted by 3rd 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. 

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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"