Walnut Acres PFC eNews: September 6, 2023
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What's Happening at Walnut Acres: September 6, 2023


Mark Your Calendars!  

9/7: Back to School Night (1st-5th grade)

9/19: PFC Meeting on Zoom 7pm

9/26: Picture Day

9/29: Calicraft Social Night 4:30-7:30

9/30: Fall Carnival

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

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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Calling all 4th and 5th Graders! This year’s big musical is THE LION KING!

A full-scale musical with Curtains Up Youth Theatre has been a tradition at Walnut Acres for over 27 years. This is the capstone of our programs and you won’t want to miss it!  

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

Now is the time to sign-up for a spot in this wonderful musical experience!

Here is the link to register for THE LION KING:

Registration link for CUYT's 2023-24 programs


Group auditions will be January 9-11 (please note all registered students will have a part in the show in one of our two casts – auditions just help the directors assign roles). 

Rehearsals start January 16 and go through mid-March. One cast rehearses every Tuesday/Friday and the other cast every Monday/Thursday, from 2:45 to 5:00 pm. However, there may be a few other weekdays added in February and March (due to holidays and production weeks); and full Run-through and Dress Rehearsals will run longer, to around 6 pm. 

There will be 4 performances, two for each cast. 

Show dates are March 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Check out all our programs on the PFC Enrichment webpage.


Califcraft Social Night September 29th

Come join your fellow Walnut Acres families for a fun evening at Calicraft on September 29th from 4:30-7:30!  Parents can enjoy craft brews, while the kids play! Stop by and say hello or stay for the whole evening. There will be a food truck offering pizza for those who would like to purchase dinner.


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Save the date September 30th: FALL CARNIVAL

Fall Carnival is approaching. Mark your calendars for September 30th (4-7pm) for loads of fun, games and carnival treats. Stay tuned for the Konstella pre-sale and volunteer sign up.



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Auction Gala Survey & Volunteer Opportunities

Please remember to take 5 minutes to share your insights on how we can make this Auction Gala an epic success. 

If you are interested in any of the remaining volunteer opportunities, please email auction@walnutacrespfc.net.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Graphic Design: Help create the logo as well as design the printed materials for the big event
  • Event Execution: Help with the execution of the event from set up, check in, and gathering up the items at the end of the night- a great way to attend the event if you don’t get a ticket! 
  • Closing Committee: Help with the accounting and documentation of the auction to ensure we collect the funds and winners get their items.

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 Opportunity to connect with other LGBTQ families

One of our Walnut Acres families is working to build community among LGBTQ families in the area. If you are interested, please see more about their story and fill out their google form, to sign up to join their parent group. 

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Buy your 2023-2024 Walnut Acres Yearbook NOW for $25!  Price goes up to $35 after October 31st (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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5th Grade Parents- September is your month to host Drive-Thru!

5th 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!

5th 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!

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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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The Restaurant Walk is coming on Tuesday, 10/17, 5:30-8:30pm. Be on the lookout this month for ticket sales and full details on our tastiest night of the year!



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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.

This won’t replace Konstella, but provide an additional place to get reminders, etc. You’re probably there anyway, right!

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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.