Walnut Acres PFC eNews, March 29, 2022
Tue, Mar 29 2:02pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - March 29, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
3/30 - Open House
4/1 - Cesar Chavez Day - No School
4/4-8 - Spring Break - No School
4/19 - PFC Meeting on Zoom - 7pm
4/22 - Walk-a-Thon
4/22 - International Fair
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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Friday April 22nd: International Fair!

"Discover the World"

"Discover the World" will introduce our students to  some of the amazing cultures and countries represented here at Walnut Acres. To date, we have close to 20 countries that will be represented at this year's fair, but are looking for more!  We are coordinating with local groups to perform cultural dances and performances - please send us your recommendations.  It's going to be a great event!

If you'd like to get involved and help host a country table or volunteer in other ways, please sign-up HERE.  If you have other ideas about how to represent your culture, please reach out to vpactivities@walnutacrespfc.net

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Yearbook needs your Photos!

  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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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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3rd Grade Parents - April is Your Month to Host Drive-Thru!
3rd 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 3rd Grade Drive Thru sign ups.
 May will be hosted by 2nd 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 and please observe all “No Parking” signs.  It’s crucial for the safety of students and for accessibility for our Special Needs students!

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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.