Walnut Acres PFC eNews, September 24, 2019
Tue, Sep 24 8:51am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - September 24, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!
9/25     Sing-out 8am-9am
10/2    Walk/Ride to School Day
10/12  Community Service Day
10/15  PFC Meeting - Library 7pm
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
10/31  Sing-Out 8:00-9:00AM

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

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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 preferDonate Now 

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Auction Tickets on Sale Next Tuesday, October 1st!

You’ve saved the date – now get ready to secure your spot at this year’s live auction gala, “Masquerade - a night at the Venetian Carnival!” Tickets go on sale one week from today, on October 1, 2019 on the auction website. Just $100 a ticket opens the door to an incredible evening of drinks, dinner, dancing, and fun. Get yours early because ticket prices go up on October 14th. Remember, every dollar goes to supporting our kids! So, find a mask and tell your friends about what is sure to be the best auction event yet!

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Walk/Bike To School Day - Wednesday, October 2nd 

The classroom with the highest participation percentage will receive a pizza party and win the “Golden Sneaker” as a class trophy!!!
Make sure you check in before school to receive a Mr. Beeper participation sticker to show your teacher. 
The optional meet up spots to walk or bike with other Walnut Acres students will begin at 7:15 with a departure time to school at 7:25.Otherwise you can walk or bike to school with a buddy! There will be additional bike parking out on the blacktop
The meet up spots are:
  • Cafeto Drive/Arbolado Drive
  • Cascade Drive/Wiget Lane
  • El Divisidero Drive/Blackstone Drive
  • Ebano Drive/Grande Camino Drive

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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.

5th Grade Parents - There are still a few more spots for the last few days of September if you are able to jump in and help out.  Click here

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Sign up for Community Service Day
Saturday, October 12th, 9 am to 12 pm. Please join us to beautify Walnut Acres campus. There is something for every age, interest and ability!
Take a peek at some of our projects: Clean the outdoor lunch tables, the play structure, and the library bookshelves, chairs and tables; Repaint the two buddy benches; Add drought-tolerant plants to planters; Pick-up trash; Sort and organize emergency supplies. Plenty of work for all! Many hands make light work.
Please bring: Gardening tools; trash bags, brushes/rags/sponges, buckets; work gloves; a couple of dollies and/or a rolling platform; your own refillable water bottle. 
And don't miss this treat from the City of Walnut Creek: Start the Day with pancakes and a t-shirt!
Location: Heather Farm Community Center at 7:30 a.m. for a free pancake breakfast, cooked by the local Lions clubs. If you come to the breakfast, you get a free, commemorative t-shirt, too!
For online registration, click HERE.

All Community Service Day volunteers MUST turn in a signed waiver before participating.
Minors must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Families may list all their children on a single waiver.
Click here to access your waiver  

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Host a Kid or Parent Buy-In Party
Help Raise Funds for the PFC!

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in hosting a Buy-in Party at Jaguar Day. We are still in need of more party hosts.  Hosting a kid or parent buy-in party is a great way to get involved and help raise much-needed funds for many of the wonderful extra programs offered at Walnut Acres Elementary. Moreover, they are lots of FUN for the kids, parents and the hosts! 

If you would like to be a party host or find out more information, please reach out to Sarah Waterfor Kid Buy-in Parties at kidbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net or, Danielle Getty for Parent Buy-In Parties at parentbuyinparties@walnutacrespfc.net

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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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Buy your 2019-2020 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $25!  
Price goes up to $35 after October 31st

Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.comand enter school code: 10053

Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?

  1. Go to: www.hjeshare.comEnter 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

**If you were at the Ice Cream Social last Friday, please up load your photos to the yearbook committee.  Instructions on how to do that can be found HERE.

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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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