Walnut Acres PFC eNews, October 26, 2021
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres - October 26, 2021

Mark Your Calendars!
10/18-10/29 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/29 - Halloween Costume Parade
11/1-11/5 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/9 - Picture Make-up Day

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School
11/15-29 Read-A-Thon
11/16 - PFC Meeting on Zoom 7pm
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2021-2022

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Last week to buy your Walnut Acres Yearbook for $25!  
Price goes up to $35 after October 31st

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"

The Yearbook team is searching for two people shadow and train to take over as yearbook leads for the 2022-2023 school year. If interested, please contactyearbook@walnutacrespfc.net.

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Looking to Host?

We are looking for a gracious host for our PFC Holiday Party on December 7th. This is a casual and easy event to host; and it is adults-only! Guests bring an appetizer, dessert, or a bottle of wine to share with our fellow Walnut Acres parents and our lovely teachers.  Interested? Contact PFC Secretary, Victoria Devincenzi, at secretary@walnutacrespfc.net

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Scholastic Book Fair Starts November 1st

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held November 1st-5th and EVERY purchase will help support our school! You can buy books for your family, friends, your child’s classroom or the school library!  Let’s get kids excited about reading! The Book Fair will be in the MUR or Library Courtyard the following dates & times:
Monday, 11/1 - 3:00-6:30pm
Tuesday, 11/2 - 3:00-5:30pm
Wednesday, 11/3 - 12:45-3:30pm
Thursday, 11/4 - 3:00-5:00pm
Friday, 11/5 - 3:00-6:30pm

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair:
  • Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too! Click on our Scholastic Homepage to create one today.
  • We are looking for volunteers! Click HERE to check out the available days and times.
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing you and your family there! Happy reading!


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Recycle Club Updates
The Walnut Acres Recycle Club green team has been chosen this week. This years' members and parents will receive a Konstella message with a waiver to sign for your child's attendance and activities in the club. Everyone is super excited to have the new team on board and we are enthusiastic to help Walnut Acres through an awesome clean & green year.
If you see you name below, come to the office and pick up your WAE Spork Pouch and bamboo spork:
Dena - TK (unfortunately we didn’t catch the last name)
Josephine Girot - K
Chloe Burton - 2nd
Reese Remeika - 3rd
Spencer Regenstein - 4th

You are GREAT artists with an inspiring environmentally - Thank you for participating!!!
Don’t forget to collect cans and plastic bottles for our CRV collection next week on November 1st through 3rd

Your WA Recycle Club team

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3rd Grade Parents- October is Your Month to Host Drive-Thru!

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 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 3rd Grade Drive Thru sign ups.
Next month, December, will be hosted by 2nd Grade Parents!  Stay tuned for the December Drive-Thru sign up!
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!

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Lunch Duty volunteers needed

The sign-ups for lunch duty volunteers have been extended through November. 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.