What's Happening at Walnut Acres -March 22nd, 2023
Mark Your Calendars!
3/22: PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm
3/20-24: Mt. Diablo HOPE Food Drive
3/29: Open House Festival
3/31: Cesar Chavez Day - No School
4/3-7: Spring Break - No School
4/18: PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm
4/21: International Fair
For the entire calendar, please see: PFC Key Dates 2022-2023
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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Principal Ashton's Announcements
Drive Through Reminders: When exiting the traffic circle please watch for students trying to cross the driveway. Children are often overlooked at this spot if they are not with a parent.
Noon Monitors: We have ONE opening for noon monitors! If you have anyone interested in this position, please have them reach out to Principal Ashton. Position 1: M/T/Th/F 11:10-1:10 pm & Wednesday 11-12
African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) meeting - The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 21st 6 PM at Riverview middle school in room 415 (Black Family Resource Center). MDUSD will be focusing on physical/mental health for African-American students and families. We have a few community partners that will come in and educate parents on best practices to improve their overall health.
PFC BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE!!
Be a part of the nominating committee. As part of the committee, you'll work with 2-3 others to draft communications to send out, prepare any votes that need to take place for individual roles and get the full slate prepared for final vote at the May General meeting. All can be done from the comfort of your home!
Walnut Acres International Fair
Join us on April 21st from 4-7 pm for our 4th annual International Fair! Learn about and enjoy the diversity we have at our fingertips. Learn about and celebrate a rich diversity of cultures not only from around the world but also in our very own community. We will have performances, games, food, and so much more. Admission is free (but do bring cash if you’d like to try a food truck!
Now is the time to think about hosting a country table or contributing to a performance of some sort. SIGN UP HERE! Remember, you do not have to be from, or have any origins from a country to host a table. You can choose a country you have always wanted to learn about! If you notice another family has signed up for the same country, join them! The more the merrier. If you don't see your country on the list, let us know and we will add it.
Please consider performing at the International Fair. It's a simple & spectacular way to showcase our community's many cultures & the deep pride that goes with them.
Stuck on Ideas? Try one of these: Teach us your favorite word, show us a popular cultural dance step, sing your National Anthem (or another traditional song), do a Popular Sports Cheer (i.e., a World Cup soccer chant)
No performance is too small, and you don't need to be a table ambassador to share the stage. What will you do?
Contact: Amanda Regenstein on Konstella
It’s not too late to sign up for “Squirm!” a wiggly, giggly, squiggly musical for Kindergarten and 1st Grades.
April 11 – May 18
SQUIRM will rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday during the six-week session, from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. The performance will be in the evening, at 7 pm, on the last Thursday of the session. This Mini Musicals will include narration, vocal instruction and choreography as performers tell this great fun-filled story.TO SECURE YOUR STUDENT’S SPOT, click here to complete the online registration and pay the deposit of $50/program by Venmo to CU YT (please note the space between the U and the Y) or mail a check to CUYT c/o Judy Ryken, 957 Chandler Ct. Concord, CA 94518.
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 email@example.com
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March is 4th Grade Drive Thru
4th 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!
4th 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
Want to share your amazing pictures for the yearbook?
- Go to: www.hjeshare.com; Enter school code walnutacres
- Click "select images for upload". Click "Browse for Images".
- Locate our images, click on them, then click "Open".
- 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.
- Click "upload images"
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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Managing your Konstella Notifications
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