Walnut Acres PFC eNews, November 15, 2022
Tue, Nov 15 6:22am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 15th, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!

11/14-28 Read-a-thon 
11/15      PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm
11/21-25  Thanksgiving Break - No School
12/5-9    HOPE Clothing & Toy Drive
12/22-1/6  Winter Break - No School
For the entire calendar, please see: 
PFC Key Dates 2022-2023
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Principal Ashton's Announcements

MDUSD's Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is doing their annual holiday donation drive to support our homeless and foster youth students. They are asking for gift cards from the following types of places where students can make holiday purchases:

    • Target 
    • Old Navy 
    • Generic prepaid credit cards 
    • Walmart 
    • GAP 
    • Gift cards to local restaurants 

They are requesting card denominations of $25 or $50, with the amounts clearly marked, so recipients know how much is available to spend. Gift cards can be mailed or delivered to the below address: Mt. Diablo HOPE 2730 Salvio Street, Room 24 Concord, CA 94519 . Please send your  donations by December 16, 2022. The HOPE program may be reached at (925) 682-8000 x3054 and hope@mdusd.org. 

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PFC Enrichment/Curtains Up Youth Theatre


The deadline to register has been extended to November 18!  Curtains Up Youth Theatre still has a few spaces left for 4th and 5th graders to be part of this popular Winter Musical!  Sign up now and join the fun!

TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN THE SHOW, complete the online registration survey - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBHo6XOejxA5IFgFuTr-7k2LeeO3A04ZJpp6JN-sB_bb4XUQ/viewform  

And please pay the deposit of $50/program by Venmo to CU YT (please note the space between the U and the Y) or mail a check to CUYT c/o Judy Ryken, 957 Chandler Ct. Concord, CA 94518.

To learn more about this program, visit the PFC Enrichment webpage.

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Movie Night at Northgate

The Northgate Freshman leadership class is hosting a movie night for K-6 graders at Northgate on Wednesday, 11/16, from 4:30-7:00 PM. Admission is $8/child or $12/family which gives you access to movie, food, drinks, crafts & games. Please bring blankets & chairs to sit on. See attached flyer for more information. 

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 3rd Grade Parents - November is your Drive Thru month!

3rd Grade Parents: Please help us 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 grade 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!

3rd Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up HERE  

Here’s what to expect in the coming months in terms of the monthly volunteer schedule:
December: 2nd Grade
January: 1st Grade 
February: 5th Grade 
March: 4th Grade 
April: 3rd Grade 
May: 2nd Grade 

And all of the Walnut Acres Dads and Grandpas, remember that Friday’s 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!

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 Buy your 2022-2023 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $35!

CLICK HERE to order and enter school code: 10053

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"

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Lunch & Recess Duty sign-ups

 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. All volunteers must be cleared by MDUSD to help at lunch. Sign-up HERE

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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.
Is your child’s birthday during the summer? Consider a “half-birthday” greeting 6 months after their birthday.

The deadline for submitting an order is one week prior to your child's birthday.

Questions? Email Justin Pickering at marquee@walnutacrespfc.net

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Drive Thru Procedures

  • 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, backpack ready) to exit curbside
  • Do NOT go around other cars if you are "empty"
  • Do NOT park in the drive thru line

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