Walnut Acres PFC eNews: March 7th, 2023
Tue, Mar 7 2:14pm

What's Happening at Walnut Acres -March 7th, 2023


Mark Your Calendars! 

3/10-11: CUYT 4th/5th grade Show “Alice in Wonderland”

3/13: Teacher In-Service Day - No School

3/14: PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm 

3/17-18: CUYT 4th/5th grade Show         “Alice in Wonderland” 

3/20-24: Mt. Diablo HOPE Food Drive

3/29: Open House Festival

3/31: Cesar Chavez Day - No School


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  

Black History Month:  As Black History Month has officially come to an end, MDUSD wants to thank each and every student, parent, and MDUSD staff member who made an effort to highlight the many contributions of African Americans. MDUSD held our district-wide Black History Month Celebration and HERE is an inspirational video from our superintendent Dr. Adam Clark. He gave an inspirational speech about the state of African American superintendents in California and an unsung hero in Black History that every student (K-12), parent and educator MUST HEAR!! Feel free to use this short three minute video to share with your student. Remember Black History should be celebrated 365 days a year! 


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. 


Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts through our Auction event this year!  We appreciate our volunteers, our community contributors and the parents who raised their paddles this past weekend. The Auction was an immense success!  


We are looking for parents to volunteer on our auction team next year.  Please contact auction@walnutacrespfc.net if you are interested.





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!

Email president@walnutacrespfc.net if you'd like to help out!
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Kids Fishing Day

Our local volunteer organization, TAPS (Teen and Parent Service Society) is hosting a kids fishing day in Heather Farm Park this Saturday from 8-11. 

This is the first year TAPS will be hosting this event and hope it will be a fun day for all who attend. It is free and supplies will be provided as well as a trout stocked pond in Heather Farm Park. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


Alice In Wonderland March 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th


The Directors and Crew of Curtains Up Youth Theatre want to invite everyone in the Walnut Acres community to come on out and see the show. Our 4th and 5th grade performers can't wait to share their magic with you. The show is perfect for all ages and it's right here on our own stage at Walnut Acres.   

To order tickets, please click on the link below and make your request, then pay for tickets via Venmo.  Please feel free to share this link with friends and family who want to attend the show.  Depending on our capacity, there may be seats available for sale at the door each evening as well, but to secure your seat(s), please pre-order online. 

All shows begin at 7:00 PM and the doors will open at approximately 6:40; the show is a little over an hour in length. Hope to see you there!

There are two steps to securing tickets for your party:

Step 1. Venmo* CU YT $10 per seat you are reserving

(for example if you are ordering a total of 8 seats, Venmo $80.)

Step 2. complete the google ticket sale form

be sure to order ticket(s) for the day(s) you will attend. Click here to order seats for any/all of the four performances.

Please note - the online ticket sale will close on WEDNESDAY March 8 at 11:00PM for both London and New York opening nights (3/10 and 3/11), and on WEDNESDAY March 15 at 11:00PM for the closing shows (3/17 and 3/18). 

If you have any questions, please email CurtainsUpYouthTheatre@gmail.com


Calling all Performers!!!
The International Fair Needs You!


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)

--Recite a Poem

--Tell a Joke

--Share Insider Travel Advice

--Wear & Explain a Traditional Outfit

**Demonstrate a Popular Custom or Holiday Tradition

  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


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.  

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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 newfamilies@walnutacrespfc.net. We look forward to meeting you! 


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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?

  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.
  5. 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 marquee@walnutacrespfc.net


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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

Did you know you can manage how & when you receive Konstella messages? Go to Account Settings > Notifications to manage your preferences.