Walnut Acres PFC eNews, May 10, 2022
Tue, May 10 3:41pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - May 10, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
5/9-13 - Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16 - Walnut Acres PFC Spring Golf Outing
5/17 - PFC Meeting on Zoom 7pm
5/24 - Art Show, MUR 6-8pm
5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
6/1 - 5th Grade Moving on Ceremony
6/2 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 12:30

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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 Darcie Jones Book Drive - This Week!

The Darcie Jones Book Drive is on and will go through Friday, May 13th. We are collecting new and gently used books for ages 11 and under. Donated books will benefit the Meadow Homes Elementary Summer Reading Program. Please drop off donations by the office. Children's books ONLY!

This community service drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit the summer reading program at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. After she died of cancer on December 31, 1996, the PFC renamed the book drive “The Darcie Jones Book Drive” and planted a tree outside the 3rd grade wing in honor of all that she had contributed to Walnut Acres Elementary School.

Contact communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net with any questions.

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Calling all artists! 
Art Show Reception, Tuesday, May 24th from 6-8pm.
Celebrate the end of the year with an evening of fun and creativity at the 2022 WAE Art Show. This is a community event and we hope all WA families will join us.
All students are invited to submit one individual piece of art in addition to their class display. The date is quickly approaching so encourage your kids to start creating! Please read through the entry guidelines and complete the online entry form by Friday, May 20th. 
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Library News
The end of the school year is quickly approaching and the Walnut Acres Library is preparing for the last days of school! The last week to check-out a book will be May 9 - 13. Please remember to check at home and in backpacks for Walnut Acres Library books that need to be returned. All library books will be due back by Friday, May 20th.
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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 NEXT 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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2nd Grade Parents - May is Your Month to Host Drive-Thru!
2nd 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 2nd Grade Drive Thru sign ups. 
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.