Walnut Acres PFC eNews, March 15, 2022
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 15, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
3/15 - PFC Meeting on Zoom
3/18 - PFC Auction Gala
3/21-25 - MDUSD HOPE Food Drive
3/30 - Open House
4/1 - Cesar Chavez Day - No School
4/4-8 - Spring Break - No School
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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Walnut Acres Food Drive - March 21-25

The food drive will benefit  MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to many families in need within our school district. 

The most needed items are no prep “open and eat” foods such as cereal, granola bars, canned fruit, stews, etc. Please, no glass items. Email communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net with any questions. 

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Walnut Acres Spring Golf Tournament

Please join us for the Spring 2022 Walnut Acres Elementary School PFC Golf Outing at Oakhurst Country Club on Monday May 16th,  to help raise funds for our kids! We will be able to do a Shotgun start this year starting at 11AM with registration open at 10AM. We will be playing a 4 person Net Scramble with prizes going to the top 3 teams. We will  have a few other games as well such as Closest to the Pin and Long Drive. Event is priced at $175 per person or $700 for a Foursome. Price includes Golf, range, and a boxed lunch & beverage during the round. 

Purchase your tickets on Konstella

Visit www.walnutacresgolfouting.com for more information.  

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Recycle Club Update + Terracycle Announcement

The Recycle Club is proud to announce we are resuming collection of limited amount of recyclables through Terracycle. Start collecting Garnier hair care product empty containers and all Colgate products container (including difficult to recycle toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes - YEAH!) and bring it with your CRV donations at the beginning of the month. Please follow the helpful tips when bringing them to school with your CRVs:

  • All bottles/cans must be clean and dry as UPS does not allow dripping or wet items. Please remove as much of the contents as possible with a used napkin
  • No aerosol canisters will be accepted as UPS does not ship these items. Please dispose of them properly.
  • Please only bring Colgate or Garnier items!
  • Separate each company's items from one another (i.e. one bag for Colgate items, one bag for Garnier items)

Start collecting now! Thank you for supporting our composting and recycling efforts at Walnut Acres. Every small positive action counts.

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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"