Walnut Acres PFC eNews: May 9, 2023
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres -May 9, 2023


Mark Your Calendars!  


5/11: Art Show
5/15-5/19: Darcie Jones Book Drive
5/16: PFC Voting Meeting on Zoom 7pm

5/17: Walk/Bike to School Day
5/16: CUYT K/1 Mini-Musical "Squirm"
5/29: Memorial Day - No School
6/2: Last Day of 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 

Extra Clothes Donation: The Front office is looking for clothing donations of all sizes (TK-5) - underwear, socks, pants (short/long), and shirts for all genders. Sometimes we have students who have accidents (bathroom, bloody nose, falling, ect) that require them to need a fresh set of clothes, when we can’t get in touch with families we would like to be able to offer them fresh clothes to change into while at school. 

 If you have clothes in TK/K sizes, please reach out to those teachers directly as they keep extra clothes in their classrooms since they have bathrooms in their classes.  

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Dine and Donate Tomorrow!

Come support Walnut Acres at the last Dine & Donate of the year!  Round Table in Concord will donate 20% of all dine in or take-out orders ALL DAY when you show the flier or mention Walnut Acres.  The end of the year is so busy, so take a night off of cooking and support our school at the same time.  Let’s make the last dine & donate a success! 




2023 Art Show, May 11


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. There is still time to enter your student into the art show and volunteer. Please note the line-up of 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, 5/10 between 7:30 - 8am: Drop-off Individual art entries in the MUR
  3. Wednesday, 5/10 during the school day: Volunteer to help set-up the show.
  4. Thursday, 5/11: Volunteer to bring treats and help take down the show
  5. Thursday, 5/11 from 6-8pm: Evening Art Show Reception
  6. Friday, 5/12 between 7:30am - 8am: Pick-up individual student artwork entered into the show

Click here to volunteer.

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Walnut Acres Golf Outing

LAST CHANCE to Join in on the FUN!

Friday May 12 -- Diablo Creek 

11:30 Registration

12:30 Shotgun Start 

Pin Prizes and Raffle

$500 for a foursome

$150 for a single 


Join us for the Spring 2023 Walnut Acres Elementary School PFC Golf Outing at Diablo Creek Golf Course on Friday May, 12 to help raise funds for our kids! 

Shotgun start this year starting at 1230PM with registration, range, and putting contest open at 1130AM. We will be playing a 4- person Net Scramble with prizes going to the top 3 teams. 


There will be other prizes as well such as Closest to the Pin and Long Drive. Event is priced at $150 per person or $500 for a Foursome. Price includes Golf and a boxed lunch & beverage during the round. 


Register at the PFC website Sign In (konstella.com) or go to the golf tournament website to find out more about this fun event:

Home | 2023 Walnut Acres Golf Outing

2023 Walnut Acres Golf Outing held at Diablo Creek Golf Course May 12, 2023




Congratulations Math Kangaroo 2023 Participants

A record 56 students registered to participate in the international Math Kangaroo competition at Walnut Acres in March. This is a challenging sequence of math problems that requires focus and creativity to complete.

All the kids did fantastic, demonstrating impressive diligence and dedication. Four of our Walnut Acres students finished in the top 20 places and/or top 10 percent nationally: Spencer Regenstein (5th grade), Santiago Wiesner (4th grade), Nathaniel Lim (1st grade) and Nicholas Kuthan (1st grade). Congratulations to all!  





CURTAINS UP YOUTH THEATRE would like to invite you to come and see SQUIRM!

This is one of our popular ‘mini-musicals’, featuring our fabulous K/1 stars!


Date:  Thursday, MAY 18 at 7 pm. 

Place:  Walnut Acres Multi-Use Room 

Tickets at the door, $5.  Cash or Venmo.

The show runs about 30 minutes, and is appropriate for the entire family.  We hope you’ll come and enjoy all the wiggly, giggly, squiggly fun on our Walnut Acres stage!

Looking ahead….later in May….the Directors of CUYT will be posting our 2023-24 musical theatre programs on the PFC Enrichment page.  Be sure to check it out, and sign up for some singing, dancing, and acting fun next school year!


Recycle Club / Green Team Recruitment

The Recycle Club/Green Team has had a fantastic and productive year—maybe one of our best! We are so proud of what the kids have accomplished this year, from our monthly WA clean-ups of the grounds, to sprucing up the garden, volunteering at school events to make them greener, to making the first ever “No Plastic Lunch Day(s)” a big success. 

As Monique and I are moving on next year, we are looking for someone, or a team of interested people to take over the club as well as the duties of the Sustainability Coordinator. We’ve been honored to do this work for many years, but it’s time to pass the “green torch” and would love to train someone for continuity. The club could be as involved, or not involved as you deem fit. 

Please contact Monique Pickering or Libby Oda via Konstella if you are even mildly curious. Thank you for all your support and consideration of our efforts over these long/short years!



May is 2nd Grade Drive Thru

2nd 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!

2nd Grade Parents and Caregivers SIGN UP HERE!!! 


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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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