Walnut Acres PFC eNews, October 21, 2019
Tue, Oct 22 8:29am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres -
October 21, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
10/21-25 5th Grade Walker Creek Trip
10/25-26 CUYT 3rd/4th Grade Show "The Lion King"
10/29  Student Photo Make-Up Day
10/30  Sing-Out 8:00-8:30 3rd/4th/5th
                        8:30-9:00 TK/K/1st/2nd
10/31  Halloween Parade - 8:15
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!

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

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True or False?
The money parents donate to the Jaguar Fund only goes to Walnut Acres. 

True! Your donations to the Jaguar Fund go directly to the PFC to support the ongoing improvement of the academic education and experience for each child at Walnut Acres.

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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The Walk and Roll to School Day Results are IN!
 Mrs. Gerbacio 's 2nd grade class won the Golden Sneaker with 80% participation in her class.  Walnut Acres overall had 70% participation across the school.  Thank you to everyone that walked, biked or scootered their way to school and to those who helped out as a volunteer!
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Curtains Up Youth Theatre presents The Lion King! 
This Friday & Saturday at 7:00PM
Walnut Acres MUR
Tickets $8 at door

*ALSO... Registration for the CUYT Fifth Grade production of The Little Mermaid is open NOW! Registration closes on November 8! Registration
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Parent's Halloween Party - Get Tickets!

Walnut Acres Parents: The most excellent decade and most entertaining holiday come together for an epic night! Please support Walnut Acres and have a totally awesome & spooky good time at the 2019 Halloween Bash! Devilish libations will be served! 80’s jams will be pumping! And, a funky fresh food truck will be serving! (either apps or dessert) Don't forget your bodacious 80's costumes in full effect! There will be a totally rad awards ceremony for best costumes!

HOSTS: Spooky Shankers & Eerie Eyerlys
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 26th @ 8:00pm
WHERE: Shanker Haunted House – 3699 Oak Creek Ct, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Halloween Costume Drive

 Mrs. Ayllon's class is donating used Halloween costumes to Shore Acres Elementary and are asking the whole school to participate! There will be a box outside the K3 classroom from now until 10/25.  

 Please donate any costumes that are clean and in good condition.

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Book Fair - 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! There are still some spots left to sign-up to help out with the Book Fair.  Click HERE if you are interested

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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, a Friendship Feast, 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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4th Grade Parents -
October is Your Month to Host Drive Thru 

4th Grade Parents: For the month of October, 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 4th Grade Drive Thru sign ups. 

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10 days Before the Price Goes Up on 10/31!
Buy your 2019-2020 Walnut Acres Yearbook for $25  

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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Amazon Purchases Can Benefit Walnut Acres!
Use our link and WAPFC may receive up to 10% proceeds from your purchases.
Click HERE to use our affiliated link to access amazon.com before placing any orders and (depending on the category of the items purchased) Walnut Acres will receive up to 10% of the purchase price. 
Unlike the previous program of linking your account and going directly to smile.amazon.com (which donated 0.5% of sales) you must click our link to Amazon before each purchase for WAPFC to receive funds, so don't forget! The link is also found on our homepage at www.walnutacrespfc.net. 
TIP- If you have Amazon.com bookmarked, we recommend changing that link to go to the PFC website as a reminder to use our Amazon Affiliate link so we can earn while you shop! 

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LCAP Speaker Series: Wellness and Nutrition 

Next Wednesday the District's LCAP Speaker Series continues with Dominic Machi, chef and MDUSD Food Services Director. He will be speaking on the changes to the food program. Please join us on Wednesday, October 23, 6-8pm in the Library at Foothill. 

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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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