Walnut Acres PFC eNews: August 22, 2023
Tue, Aug 22 8:11pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres: August 22, 2023


Mark Your Calendars!  


8/29: Ice Cream Social

9/4: Labor Day Holiday - No School

9/7: Back to School Night (1st-5th grade)

9/19: PFC Meeting on Zoom 7pm

For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2023-2024

Want to add PFC events to your personal calendar? Go to the Konstella calendar and click "Sync to My Calendar" (web) or "Sync" (mobile app). Never miss a PFC event again! 

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Dine and Donate August 31st!

Enjoy a night off from cooking next week, and support Walnut Acres at our first official Dine & Donate of the school year! Our friends at Round Table, located on Treat Blvd. in the Trader Joe’s shopping center, will donate 20% off all purchases back to our school when you mention Walnut Acres (in person or in the comments section of online ordering). Stop by or place your order anytime 11am-9pm on Thursday, August 31st.  



Tuesday, August 29th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Get ready to chill and indulge in a delightful evening of frozen delights at our highly anticipated Ice Cream Social. This event is free and open to all students, families, faculty, and staff members.

Walnut Acres Children's Center will be donating the ice cream but we also need your help to make this event a success! Here is the Konstella sign-up to donate toppings or help serve ice cream.

Our Ice Cream Social promises an evening of fun, laughter, and the sweetest memories. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Curtains Up Youth Theatre (CUYT) is pleased to present our full list of programs for 2023-24. We are so excited to continue offering an array of musical theatre options: mini-musicals, our popular full-scale winter musical, and our summer theatre camp.  Check out all our programs on the PFC Enrichment webpage

Our first production is “The Cheese Stands Alone!” for 2nd and 3rd graders. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 5.  We are still taking sign-ups for this fun mini-musical. 

Here is the link to register and hold a spot in any of the programs:

Registration link for CUYT's 2023-24 programs

Our fabulous CUYT Team will all be back this year, running the programs: Judy Ryken, Lee Oller, Frank Ryken, and Sabrina Myers.

Walnut Acres Performers, we can’t wait for you to join us on stage this year!


Auction Gala 2024 Info & Volunteer Opportunities

Every year, our school community sets sail on a smooth groove voyage to raise funds that sail directly into enhancing the education and experiences of our students. This year, we're catching those yacht rock winds of inspiration, navigating the serene seas of imagination and creativity as we unveil the theme for our Annual Auction Gala: "Yacht the Rock at the Catalina Wine Mixer.” So, even though it’s not ACTUALLY on a yacht,  dust off your captain's hat and get ready to bid away on those auction items.

We want to hear from you to make sure this event is the cruise of your dreams (see what we did there?). Please take 5 minutes to share your insights on how we can make this Auction Gala an epic success. 

As the saying goes, "It takes a village" - or in our case on the yacht “a crew.” We are inviting you to join us in making this year's auction an unforgettable success. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please email auction@walnutacrespfc.net.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Party Committee: Calling all creatives! Help shape the auction experience by brainstorming and implementing decorations and ideas that align with our theme.
  • Donations:  Reach out to local businesses and organizations to secure exciting items for our auction and valuable sponsorships. 
  • Parent & Kid Buy In Parties:  Help drum up hosts and events for our community to take part in!  These could be adult-centered dinner parties and activities or kid-centric events like cookie decorating or pool parties. No event idea is over looked- we are hoping to foster new friendships through shared interests. 
  • Graphic Design: Help create the logo as well as design the printed materials for the big event
  • Event Execution: Help with the execution of the event from set up, check in, and gathering up the items at the end of the night- a great way to attend the event if you don’t get a ticket! 
  • Closing Committee: Help with the accounting and documentation of the auction to ensure we collect the funds and winners get their items.

Thank you for being an essential part of our school family. Your dedication and support continue to inspire us, and we're excited to see the incredible results we can achieve together.  Anchors away!!



Save the date September 30th 

Walnut Acres Fall Carnival is returning this year. Mark your calendar for September 30th, 4-7pm, you won’t want to miss this fun event!

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5th Grade Parents- September is your month to host Drive-Thru!

5th Grade Families: 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!

5th Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up link will be available August 28!

And all of the Walnut Acres Dads and Grandpas, remember that Friday’s are for YOU!  Come help out at Drive-Thru line.  It’s an easy way to get involved in the school community!

Important Message! Please make sure to drive SLOWLY in our Walnut Acres School Zone and please observe all “No Parking” signs.  It’s crucial for the safety of students!

Thank you, Families, for all of your help!

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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 marquee@walnutacrespfc.net



Save the Date!

The Restaurant Walk is coming on Tuesday, 10/17, 5:30-8:30pm. Be on the lookout in September for ticket sales and full details on our tastiest night of the year!

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Follow Our New Social Media Accounts!

Follow us on IG and/or Facebook for another way to stay informed about the happenings at school, and see some behind the scenes of the amazing projects our kiddos get to work on.

This won’t replace Konstella, but provide an additional place to get reminders, etc. You’re probably there anyway, right!

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Managing your Konstella Notifications

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