Walnut Acres PFC eNews: November 14, 2023
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres: November 14, 2023


Mark Your Calendars!  

11/14        PFC Meeting on Zoom - 7pm

11/15.       Dine and Donate: Burger Lounge

11/20-24   Thanksgiving Break: No School

12/4-12/8        Toy Drive

12/21 - 1/8      Winter Break: No School


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 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! 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 882 7836 7314 

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Dine & Donate TOMORROW!

Tomorrow - Wednesday, November 15th is our next Dine & Donate night! This time, we’ve got burgers and milkshakes on the mind and are heading to Burger Lounge in the Orchards Shopping Center to grab a meal and support our kids.

Stop by Burger Lounge or order online ALL DAY. Mention you’re with Walnut Acres or use promo code FUNDRAISER to send 20% of your order back to our school and to our kids!

Please remember to use the code if ordering online.

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Curtains Up Youth Theater

Last chance to sign up for THE LION KING!

4th & 5th Graders - You won’t want to miss this musical experience!

A full-scale musical with Curtains Up Youth Theatre has been a tradition at Walnut Acres for over 27 years. 

The Lion King has it all – great songs, fun dances, wonderful characters, and a beautiful story about the circle of life.  

Registration is closing December 8 - Sign up Now!

Here is the link to register for THE LION KING

AUDITION WORKSHOP for registered 4th and 5th graders will be December 12 from 2:45 - 3:45 pm. Info will be emailed to families. 

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The 2024 Walnut Acres auction party will now be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Walnut Creek Marriott. This new date and location will allow for more members of our school community to join in on this signature fundraising event!

Look for more information as it gets closer, but for now - SAVE THAT DATE! 🛥️

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MDUSD Calendar for 2024-2025

MDUSD approved the 24-25 school year calendar last week. Check it out here and mark your calendars.

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Have you made your donation to the Jaguar Fund? Your donation is critical to the success of our school and pays for the staff salaries for key programs like STEM Lab, Science Lab, and Reading and Math Intervention. Staff and Programs that would not otherwise exist at Walnut Acres due to a lack of state funds.

Our goal is for 100% of families to donate what you can. Donations can be a one-time gift, or a monthly gift, and your credit card will be charged the amount you request each month. The suggested donation is $650 per student, or just $65 per month for ten months.  We encourage you to give what you can! All donations are 100% tax deductible. Please also consider an Employee Match if one is offered by your employer.  

Donate here today!

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3rd Grade Parents- November is your month to host Drive-Thru!

3rd 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!

3rd Grade Parents and Caregivers sign up using this link

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:

November: 3rd Grade

December: 2nd Grade

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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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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Thank You PFC Volunteers!

Time flies when you're having fun - Can you believe December is just around the corner?! The Walnut Acres PFC wants to thank the many volunteers who have furthered our fundraising efforts, ensured school drop offs/pick ups were organized and those who have provided learning experiences for our students! Each effort strengthens our school community, promotes belonging, and aids in improving our students' learning experience. Please help us thank the following leads and the many volunteers who helped make each of the following a success:

After School Enrichment: Tara Cyphers

New Families: Jessica Streeter

Teacher Appreciation: Jessica Willemsen & Rachel Tieu

Walk & Bike to School Day: Mollie Miller & Mischa Winters

Drive Thru: Allison Merriman and special shout out to Tim Lennon

Dine & Donate: Stephanie Horton

Room Parent Leads: Joanna Ayala, Nicole Harlin & All the Room Parents

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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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