Walnut Acres PFC eNews, November 30, 2022
Wed, Nov 30 11:15am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 30th, 2022

Mark Your Calendars!
12/5-9    HOPE Clothing & Toy Drive
12/22-1/6  Winter Break - No School
1/9          Return to School  
1/16        Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
1/17        PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2022-2023
Want to add PFC events to your personal calendar? Go to the Konstella calendar and click "Sync to My Calendar" (web) or "Sync" (mobile app). Never miss a PFC event again! 

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Principal Ashton's Announcements

Report Cards: Many schools in MDUSD have moved in the direction of only posting trimester report cards on the Aries Parent Portal. Starting next Trimester, all Walnut Acres teachers will only post report cards online (no more printing them). Please see the directions to review your child’s report card online: Directions are Here.

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Shop and Support Walnut Acres!

Get some holiday shopping done while supporting our school!  Kendra Scott in Broadway Plaza will donate 20% off all purchases back to Walnut Acres on Wednesday, December 7, from 5:00-7:00pm. Can’t make it?  No worries! Kendra Scott will also donate 20% of all online purchases on December 7 & 8 when you use code: GIVEBACK-DBJXL Visit www.kendrascott.com This is a great way to get some holiday shopping done for others, or even get something for yourself.

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NHS Broncos Boosters Annual Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for Sunday, December 18th from 9am-12pm at Boundary Oaks. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for self-taken photos from 9:30-11:30. Raffle for multiple NHS sports-themed baskets and toys of all ages to be held around 11:30, need not be present to win. Admission tickets can be purchased HERE and raffle tickets will be sold via credit card at the door! No reservations. Spread the word! Please send questions to stacyhallett@gmail.com


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 The Saint John Vianney CYO Track and Field

Like to run, jump or throw? Try Track and Field! The Saint John Vianney CYO Track and Field team is open to boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 who like to move, that live within the St John Vianney parish boundaries. Registration Opens — Dec 1st 2022! To check if you live in the St. John parish boundaries and for more information on registration click HERE.

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Toy Drive

The Toy Drive benefiting Shore Acres Elementary is December 5- 9. Please drop off new and gently used jackets, toys and children’s books in front of the office. Please only donate items in very good condition that have all their pieces. We also need adult volunteers to deliver donations to Shore Acres in your minivan or SUV the afternoon of December 13th. For questions or to volunteer email: communityservice@walnutacrespfc.net

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Math Kangaroo

Last chance to register for Math Kangaroo contest: Discounted registration closes December 15th and all registration closes December 31st. The nation-wide contest takes place on March 16th with possibility to participate right here at Walnut Acres. Optional free practice sessions offered by site manager at Walnut Acres library starting December 2nd. See instructions on how to register at Walnut Acres and other information on Math Kangaroo Konstella social group or PM Oksana Sobol on Konstella.

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 2nd Grade Parents - December is your Drive Thru month!

2nd 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!

2nd Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up HERE  

Here’s what to expect in the coming months in terms of the monthly volunteer schedule:
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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Managing your Konstella Notifications

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