What's Happening at Walnut Acres -April 25, 2023
Mark Your Calendars!
4/26: Dine & Donate! Burger Lounge 4-8 pm
5/1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/17: Walk/Bike to School Day
5/8-12: Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16: PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2022-2023
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Principal Ashton's Announcements
CAASPP Testing: Grades 3/4/5 will start our annual State Testing in May! Please be on the lookout for information from your classroom teacher. It’s really important that students attend school on the day of scheduled testing. We want all students to do their best work and the teachers work really hard to create quiet and supportive testing environments.
Noon Monitors: We have ONE opening for a noon monitor! If you have anyone interested in this position, even extended family members that live in the community, or community college students! Please have them reach out to Principal Ashton.
- Position 1: M/T/Th/F 11:10-1:10 pm
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Only TWO days until our
6th Annual Walk-a-Thon
happening THIS THURSDAY 4/27!
There is still time to get those donations in to support our school!
If you haven’t received your 99pledges link, please email email@example.com for help.
Friends and family are welcome to come cheer on your student(s) and listen to the funky jams provided by our own Walnut Acres parent and DJ Arren Cook!
Walk Times & Spirit Wear/Theme by Grade:
TK/K - 9:30 - 10:15 - SUPER HEROS
1st Grade - 9:30 - 10:15 - TIE DYE
2nd Grade - 8:45 - 9:30 - HAWAIIAN
3rd Grade - 8:45 - 9:30 - 80s
4th Grade - 11:15 - 12:00 - SPORTS
5th Grade - 11:15 - 12:00 - NEON
And don’t forget the PRIZES:
Top 10 Fundraisers
Top 3 Fundraising Classes
Class with highest participation in fundraising
Class with the most laps
See you there!
Dine & Donate TOMORROW!
Enjoy a night off from cooking and support Walnut Acres! Burger Lounge, in the Orchards Shopping Center, will donate 20% of all purchases back to our school, ALL DAY on Wednesday, April 26. Please mention Walnut Acres when making your purchase. Online purchases can enter the code “FUNDRAISER” at check out!
The Art Show is Here!
Please join us for the 2023 Walnut Acres show on May 11th from 6-8pm!
This evening of fun and creativity is an opportunity for families to enjoy the beautiful work of our talented Walnut Acres student artists. The art awareness program takes place inside the classrooms throughout the year and this incredible event is where we show off your kids’ work.
Every class will have a display and every child will be featured.
In addition to class displays, we invite every student to enter their own individual piece of art. Group or collaborative projects are also welcome. So please mark your calendar and encourage your kids to start making, painting, drawing, sculpting, and collaging their own unique pieces!
Submission form: HERE! AND Entry guidelines: HERE!
We are heading into the final few months of the school year and the Jaguar Fund has reached 85% of our $175,000 goal. Please help us raise the remaining $25,000 by donating today! Reaching our goal is the only way to ensure our students have access to the wonderful programs and support staff at Walnut Acres. This includes math and reading intervention specialists, classroom assistants, STEAM and Science Lab instructors, on-site tech support, Art Awareness Program, Science & Art Fairs, and more. Let’s work together to ensure our kids are receiving an amazing educational experience!
And don't forget to ask if your employer matches donations - this is FREE MONEY that doubles the impact of your donation.
Donations can be made through Konstella here: DONATE NOW
Thank you for investing in Walnut Acres! Together we shine!
New Families Committee
The Walnut Acres PFC New Families Committee is here to welcome all new families by sharing important information and answering questions. Please join the Konstella "New Families 2023-2024" social group where we will help you prepare for the new school year with a summer checklist, important date reminders, summer playdates, a New Families Orientation and more. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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May is 2nd Grade Drive Thru
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:
March: 4th Grade
April: 3rd Grade
May: 2nd Grade
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Buy your 2022-2023 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $35!
CLICK HERE to order and enter school code: 10053
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 email@example.com.
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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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