Walnut Acres PFC eNews: January 23, 2024
Tue, Jan 23 8:25am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres: January 23, 2024

 

Mark Your Calendars!  

1/23           PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm 

1/23-24      TK and K Registration opens

1/25           Dine and Donate: The Kebab Shop

2/7             Sing Out (times TBD)

2/13           Science Fair

 

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

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Participate in PFC Meeting on Zoom TONIGHT at 7pm!

If you are a parent/guardian of a student at Walnut Acres, you are already a member of the Walnut Acres PFC! Please join the general meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 PM to hear all about the 2024 Auction Evening, hear Principal Ashton talk about the state of the school, learn about upcoming social events, and get teacher updates by grade level. You belong, so join in on the discussion! 

The Agenda is available Here.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88278367314?pwd=VFd5bFh1TlFkNEVUaGFWZEc1T3lTZz09

Meeting ID: 882 7836 7314 

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Dine & Donate on Thursday!

Let's kick off 2024 with the ULTIMATE Dine & Donate Give Back!

 THIS THURSDAY Walnut Acres will receive 50% of fundraiser sales during this event. You read that right - for our first event with The Kebab Shop, they're donating HALF of our purchases back to the school. AMAZING! Be sure to thank them when you stop by!

Participate on Thursday, January 25th by ordering online using the code FUNDRAISER or by visiting this The Kebab Shop location and showing this fundraiser flier or mentioning the fundraiser at checkout. Valid ALL DAY :)

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TICKET SALE UPDATE!

 We know many of you have been working fast and furious on gathering your crew for the auction - keep up the good work! But we know you may need a bit more time - so Auction Table Ticket sales will now be February 7th! You have 2 extra weeks to plan and coordinate.

Join the PFC General Meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00 PM to hear all about it!


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 Walnut Acres STEM & Science Fair

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Entry Forms Due on-line Friday, January 26th
Completed Experiments delivered to MUR Monday, February 12th

Walnut Acres students, grades K-5, are encouraged to think like young scientists and submit a project in any science-related or engineering field. Projects can be as varied as their interests: sports, music, art, rocketry, animals, psychology, food, computers, the environment or whatever intrigues them. Through their projects, students discover the exciting world of science and learn the basics of scientific exploration.

 Projects are divided into two types:
Science Experiment: This is an experimental type of Science Inquiry project. It uses elements of Science and Engineering Practices, to carry out an experiment and test an idea.
Engineering Design (Invention): The use of scientific principles and the demonstration of creativity and ingenuity to overcome a real-world problem or show a better way of doing something.

 On-line Registration: https://forms.gle/ZWADQQtgbajeowKV9

In order to make the registration process as streamlined as possible, we encourage you to register on-line! Hard copy entry forms will be available by request only. 

Resources, ideas, and tips available on the PFC website
http://www.walnutacrespfc.net/activities/science-fair

Questions or to request a hard copy entry form, contact Colin Dudley at sciencefair@walnutacrespfc.net

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SUMMER THEATRE CAMP, 2024

“Broadway, Our Way!” 

Curtains Up Youth Theatre has created an original summer musical that is a parade of scenes and songs from great Broadway musicals, all tied together with a modern day storyline. Lots of fun opportunities for every performer!  The Directors are considering choosing from these fabulous shows: Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Willy Wonka, Grease, Jungle Book, and maybe more! 

Open to students who will have completed grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 by the summer of 2024:  Auditions will be June 5 & 6. Camp meets for three weeks, Monday – Friday, June 10 – 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Camp ends with two, full-scale musical performances at 7 pm on June 28 & 29.   

Grab your spot in Summer Theatre Camp now!

See the PFC website for more info.Here is the link to register:

Registration link for CUYT's 2023-24 programs

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Northgate High School Instrumental Music Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - Fun for the Whole Family!

Pre-purchase your 2nd Annual NIMB Spaghetti Dinner + Live Music Fundraiser Tickets today. Dinner and live music is from 6-8pm Friday, February 2, 2024. Dinner Ticket Sales END on January 28th, 2024, and you don't want to miss out!  

Purchase Tickets here: https://nimbconnect.org/store/448 

Help us raise funds for Northgate High School Instrumental Music Program, with a delicious spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Rocco's Ristorante + Pizzeria! Available for dine-in or takeout at St. Matthew Church at 399 Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek.

  • Silent Auction + Raffles
  • Live Dessert Auction - wonderful dessert creations made by our student-organized "Sugar Squad"
  • Live Music, Friends + Community

Dinner for Family of 4 is only $60, Individual Adults are $20 and Students $15 each. Wine and beer available for those 21 and above.


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1st Grade Parents- January is your month to host Drive-Thru!

1st Grade Families: Please help us in the Drive Thru line as we open doors and greet students while they are arriving at chool. 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!

1st Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up using this link

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!

Here’s a sneak peek at who will cover Drive Thru Duty in the coming months:

January: 1st Grade

February: 5th Grade

March:4th Grade

April: 3rd Grade

May: 2nd Grade

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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Yearbook

Buy your 2023-2024 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $35! (Yearbooks sold out the past 2 years, and we will NOT be ordering extras this year.) 

NEW this year: Purchase an “Angel Book” to be donated to a Walnut Acres student in need.

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 (You do NOT need to include student’s name). 
  5. Click "upload images"

*Note: The yearbook crew builds pages as events happen throughout the year. Please upload photos within 1 month of an event.

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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

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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.

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