Walnut Acres PFC eNews, November 5, 2019
Tue, Nov 5 2:18pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres -
November 5, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
11/4-8    Scholastic Book Fair

11/11     Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL!
11/19     PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
11/18-12/2  Read-A-Thon "Saddle Up & Read!"
11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL!
12/3       PFC Holiday Party 
12/9-13  Toy & Clothing Drive 
12/9-20  Parent/Teacher Conferences 
12/12     4th Grade Show "December in Our Town" 
12/18     Sing Out 
12/23-1/6 Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2019-2020

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True or False?
Donations to Jaguar Fund don't benefit my student.

False! Every student at Walnut Acres benefits from PFC donations. We pay for instructional aids in TK-1st grade, Science Lab Aids for 1 st -5 th grades, a colab teacher for all students, vocal music for 1 st -5 th grade, and reading and math intervention, which is beneficial for the students who need extra help, while allowing the classroom teacher to focus on universal instruction.

Still haven't donated to Jag Fund? Through parent donations, the PFC is able to fund many of the things that make our school unique.  Check out the PFC website for more information and please help us meet our goal. The suggested donation is $650 per student, which can be contributed in monthly payments if you prefer. Donate Now  

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Book Fair is THIS WEEK - 11/4-11/8
"Snow Much to Read"

Be sure to check out all the great books available for purchase at the Book Fair happening Nov 4th-8th. Stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends or get some great titles stacked up for your child to read during the Read-A-Thon that will be coming up later in November!

Located in the MUR.  Hours of operation:  
Monday 2:30-4:00
Tuesday 2:30-4:00
Wednesday 12:30-2:00 and 5:00-7:00 PM
Thursday 2:30-4:00 
Friday 2:30-3:30

If you can't find a book you are looking for at the book fair shop online at scholastic.com/fair, enter our school and click the link to shop online.

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Saddle Up & Read!
The Read-a-Thon is Coming
November 18th-December 2nd

Have your child lasso up some good books, kick up their heels and read all while earning money for the school. The Read-A-Thon is one of the PFC's largest annual fundraisers that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support their school.  More information to come in the upcoming weeks! 

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Calling Walnut Acres 5th Graders!

CUYT's Winter Production of The Little Mermaid is now open to current Walnut Acres 5th graders.  Register online until 11/8. Access registration on the WAPFC website - CUYT page. Tuition ($350) is due on or before 11/8.   
11/12 Audition Workshop in MUR from 2:45-3:45 - scripts will be distributed to registered students and audition groups and times will be assigned.   
Auditions will be held after school on 11/19, 11/20 and 11/21.
Rehearsals begin 12/3.  
2/28, 2/29, 3/6 and 3/7 - Performances at 7:00
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Auction Team Needs Your Help!
 Hello Parents! Tickets for the Live Auction Gala sold out quickly, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on the Auction Action!!
EVERYONE (parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors) can shop for incredible deals and exclusive experiences through the Online Auction. The Online Auction will run from Feb 21, 2020 - March 2, 2020 and raises money to keep programs like Reading and Math Intervention and the STEM lab running. 
We Need The Help of The Entire Parent Community!
A successful auction depends on GREAT auction items and experiences. Parents, we need YOUR help in securing donations of gift cards, tickets to events, goods, services, or a unique experience like a behind-the-scenes tour or other event.  
Click here to find out how you can help!
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3rd Grade Parents -
November is Your Month to
                        Host Drive Thru 

3rd Grade Parents: For the month of November, please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at school. As like last year, 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 the 3rd Grade Drive Thru sign ups.

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Got Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles? 

A big thank you to Mike Jahnke for collecting our recycling every month. Every first week of the month Mike brings the recycling donated by YOU to the Martinez recycling plant and brings back cash $$ which is then donated to our Recycle Club. Thank you Walnut Acres parents for donating your recycling cans and bottles last month. We made $129 in October. Keep up the good work!  This week - November 4th-8th bring your cans and plastic bottles (please, no glass) to the monthly collecting station by the drop off zone. 

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Buy your 2019-2020 Walnut Acres Yearbook  

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com 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".

Any questions contact: yearbook@walnutacrespfc.net 

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Math Kangaroo Registration is Open

This year, the competition will take place all over the world on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Registration is now open online at Math Kangaroo Registration.
To register your student, log into your account (or create a new one if you don't have one already.) Once you log in, click on the 'By invitation' tab right above 'Participation Centers'. Enter one of the following invitation codes: CAWALNU0003518@20MK (3 pm session)  or CAWALNU0003528@20MK (7 pm session). Then click 'enroll', and follow the instruction for payment ($21 per child). The last day of registration is Dec 15, 2019. If you have trouble with registration or would like to know more about Math Kangaroo, please contact Chao Yang at chaoathome@yahoo.com.
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Kid and Parent Buy-In Parties Needed


Interested in a fun way to support our school?  We need you!  We are looking for hosts for Seasonal/Winter buy in parties for all grade levels!  Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and host an activity to celebrate the season.  Autumn has so much to offer: hikes, scavenger hunts, crafts, costumes, changing colors of leaves, sports and more! 

Consider hosting a kids party/movie night, an afternoon of ice skating, a winter holiday craft day, Frozen 2 movie outing, ring in the new year with a kids New Year’s Eve party, or indoor play time at a local facility.  Our team can help with planning and making your party idea a reality! 

All money from ticket sales of buy in parties goes directly to our PFC – so get party planning!  It’s for the kids!  Contact Sarah Waters at kidbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net

Don’t forget that PARENTS like to have FUN too!  If you’re interested in hosting a parent buy in party, contact Danielle Getty at parentbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net

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Recycle Club Updates
TerraCycle News: Christie Areias has joined our Recycle Club team and we are already so grateful to have her on board. Without hesitation she took over our weekly Recycle Club lunch duty for the whole school year. Thank you so much Christie, your support is very appreciated. Christie also connected to a TerraCycle contact in Walnut Creek who makes it possible now to recycle chips bags and bar wrappers, which are a big contributor to filling up our landfills!

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Registration for the 2020 Walnut Creek Little League Season is Now Open!

We invite you to join Walnut Creek Little League for the 2020 Baseball and Softball season! Baseball, Softball and Challengers teams are now forming for the Spring and Summer. Take advantage of early registration and sign up today! 

  • Early Registration ends 12/18/19 
  • Late Registration fees apply after 12/18/19 
  • Registration closes on 1/2/20 
Let’s Play Ball! Register HERE  Please Note: Walnut Creek Little League has a new web address! We can now be found at: www.WCLittleLeague.org
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The 27th Annual Turkey Trot is here- Run, jog, walk or volunteer to help support Northgate schools and have fun at this community tradition! 

 Thanksgiving and the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot are fast approaching!  You can help support Northgate schools by running, jogging or walking in the race - and you can save money by registering early! There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K Run* and 5K run or walk, and festival areas with costume contest! Participating is a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday. Race sponsor, FORMA GYM has named PEAK Education Foundation - which supports all 5 Northgate schools - a beneficiary for the 8th year in a row.  PEAK will receive a donation back for every participant when you use the fundraising code “PEAK19” at registration.  Don't forget to use the code!

The race takes place Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:00 am at Civic Park.

For more information and to register CLICK HEREVolunteers are also needed to help on race day and a few days beforehand.  Click here to volunteer

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