Walnut Acres PFC eNews: May 7, 2024
Tue, May 7 7:02am

What's Happening at Walnut Acres: May 7, 2024


Mark Your Calendars!  

5/6-10    Teacher Appreciation Week 

5/8          Walk/Bike to School Day 

5/9          Art Show

5/13-17  Mt. Diablo HOPE Food Drive

5/15       Dine and Donate: Round Table Pizza

5/16        CUYT K/1st Mini-Musical 

5/21        PFC Meeting on ZOOM 7 pm

5/27        Memorial Day Holiday - No School


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

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Action Items:

  • Join the 2024-2025 PFC Board by noting your interest on this form TODAY
  • Fill out Art Show online entry form by TODAY!
  • Sign up to volunteer for the Art Show: set up, take down, or treats
  • 2nd Grade Caregivers sign up here to volunteer for drive thru 

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It’s Art Show Time!

The art show is happening this week! We are so excited about this year’s show and the incredible art that will be on display. Don’t worry, if you missed the deadline, there is still time to enter your student into the art show and volunteer. Please note the key dates for the show this week. Hope to see you there!

Art Show Key Dates:

  1. Art show entry EXTENDED through TODAY: Please enter today if you haven’t already: online entry form
  2. Wednesday, 5/8 between 7:30 - 8am: Drop-off Individual art entries in the MUR
  3. Wednesday, 5/8 during the school day: Volunteer to help set-up the show.
  4. Thursday, 5/9: Volunteer to bring treats and help take down the show
  5. Thursday, 5/9 from 6-8pm: Evening Art Show Reception
  6. Friday, 5/10 between 7:30am - 8am: Pick-up individual student artwork entered into the show

Click here to volunteer.

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We need YOU for the 2024-25 School Year

As the PFC prepares the budget for the 2024-2025 school year, we plan to support an increase in enrollment in EVERY class at WAE. In addition, WAE will be expanding Kindergarten classes from half-day to full-day learning. Over 80% of our PFC budget is used to pay for staff salaries, including Instructional Aids – bridging the gap between public funding and the true cost of our student’s education at WAE.

Currently, we DO NOT have volunteers for our largest fundraisers - Jaguar Fund, Jog/Walk-A-Thon, and Read-A-Thon - We will not be able to fund Instructional Aides if we do not raise the funds to staff them. These roles are critical to maintaining the staffing at Walnut Acres Elementary School.

We will not be able to enjoy fun community events like the Ice Cream Social, Fall Carnival, or keep the Library operating for each class unless we have parent volunteers in these roles. Please consider leading one of these great school community events - our students love attending them each year.

How to Sign Up:

Please review the open positions on the interest form, reach out to any of the current board members with questions using our board directory. Express your interest on this form TODAY! The form will close on May 8th.  You will be contacted by May 10th.  The 2024-25 board slate will be voted on at General PFC on May 21st.   

PFC needs over 60 volunteers on the Board to help fund critical programs and hold fun community activities at our school.  YOU are perfect for any of our roles.  

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Enjoy a night off from cooking next week, and support Walnut Acres at our LAST Dine & Donate of the school year! Let’s show up and finish strong, friends!

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 Wednesday, May 15th.

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2nd Grade Families- May is your month to host Drive-Thru!

2nd 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!

2nd Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up here

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!

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

June: 1st 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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  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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