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Mid-Summer Newsletter

July 2014 


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Happy summer from the PTA!

New registration procedure

Walk-Through Registration

Volunteers needed for WTR

Donations for fall auction

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Sponsorship opportunities

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Happy summer from the PTA!
Can you believe that there is just one month left before school starts again? 

We hope all of you have been enjoying your summer and wanted to provide some helpful information about the new fall registration procedure, Walk-Through Registration on Aug. 20, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, and a new opportunity to raise funds for the Walnut Grove PTA when you shop at Amazon.

We are excited about the new school year and are looking forward to a great year at the Grove!

Be sure to check out our redesigned PTA website and offer any comments and suggestions in our online suggestion box. We look forward to hearing from you!


New fall registration procedure
Walnut Grove is moving to partial online registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Most of registration will be completed online. 

You must then finish the process by bringing your online registration printouts (receipt, signature page, and emergency card) and proof of residency to Walk-Through Registration on Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Note: There will be NO REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP on Aug. 13 & 14.



Online registration codes mailed to your house
Instead, look for an official PUSD mailing in early August. You will receive a unique online registration code and instructions for beginning your child's school registration online. Each enrolled Walnut Grove student will receive a separate letter and online registration code.
Follow the directions included with your online registration code. Then print out the following from the online registration website:  
  • Receipt
  • Signature page
  • Emergency card for each Walnut Grove student

Bring these printouts with you, along with TWO proofs of residency, to Walk-Through Registration on Aug. 20.

If you have not received your student's online registration code by Aug. 15, please contact the Walnut Grove school office (925-426-4250) for assistance. 


Walk-Through Registration - Wednesday, Aug. 20
Because PUSD requires all students to verify their residency each year, Walnut Grove will hold two sessions of Walk-Through Registration on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the Walnut Grove Multi-Purpose Room:
  • 9 am to 12 pm
  • 6 to 8 pm
You will need to bring your online registration printouts (signature page, receipt, and emergency card for each Walnut Grove student), along with proof of residency. 

Note: PUSD requires TWO current and different forms of proof of residency.

The following are acceptable proofs of residency:  
  • A current utility bill with the parent's or legal guardian's printed name and service address. Examples include PG&E, water, garbage, cable, or telephone (landline is acceptable; cell phone bills will NOT be accepted as proof of residency).
  • Papers showing a recent close of escrow.
  • A recently signed rental/lease agreement (with name, address, and phone number of lessor).
At Walk-Through Registration, you can also purchase spirit wear, add money to your child's lunch account, sign up for volunteer opportunities, learn about student clubs, and more.
Please contact the Walnut Grove school office 
(925-426-4250) or Jen Skinner if you have questions about the fall registration process. You can also receive assistance at Walk-Through Registration.


                               Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed for Walk-Through Registration on Wednesday, Aug. 20
Although we are switching to online registration this year, many volunteers are still needed to make Walk-Through Registration a success.  
Walk-Through Registration will be held from 9 am to 12 pm and from 6 to 8 pm, and volunteers can choose from four shifts. Please take a look at the sign-up sheet, and sign up online if you can help out.
If you have any questions about Walk-Through Registration, please contact Jen Skinner.
Family donations for fall online auction
Needed by Wednesday, September 24 


We're looking for donations from our wonderful Walnut Grove families for our fall online auction. If you have items or services to offer, please contact Kym Gentry-Peck.


Here are some ideas for things you could donate:  

  • Tickets - Concert, theater, ballet, sporting events, museums, amusement parks
  • Trips - Sailing, fishing, vacation rentals, hotel stays
  • Electronics - iPad, iPhone, Xbox, TV, laptop
  • Wine Pull donations - Wine and/or gift cards valued at $20 or more                                                    

And here are some ideas for ways you can donate your talents:

  • Run sports-themed activities at a child's birthday party for an hour.
  • Run a 1-hour "arty-party" for kids interested in arts and crafts.
  • Provide face painting or henna designs at a child's birthday party.
  • Deliver 1 dozen fancy cupcakes for a party.
  • Teach an Indian/Chinese/Italian cooking class for 3 couples & then have dinner.
  • Teach a bread-baking class.
  • Teach a knitting, sewing, or crochet class.
  • Provide a 1-hour landscape design consultation.
  • Offer a 30-minute family photo shoot with digital images.
  • Offer a wardrobe editing/makeover.
  • Help redecorate a room in someone's home.
Thanks so much for your generosity!
 Online shopping at Amazon

Did you know Walnut Grove can earn money when you shop at Amazon


Simply click the Amazon link on the PTA website or in the Roadrunner emails before you begin shopping. Amazon will then donate a percentage of your purchase (average of 4-8%) to the Walnut Grove PTA.


This is a great and easy way to earn money for our school with no extra expenses for you! 



Note: If you click to another site and then back to Amazon, items in your shopping cart will no longer be linked to the Walnut Grove PTA. So please always click to Amazon through one of the links on the PTA website or in the Roadrunner before you begin shopping.

 Sponsorship opportunities

Walnut Grove PTA sponsors play an important role in supporting the work PTA does for children at Walnut Grove. By sponsoring a PTA activity or event, you or your company can demonstrate a commitment to improving the life and education of every child.


We are looking for sponsors and donors for a variety of PTA activities and events. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the school directory, please contact Julie Kenney.


If you are interested in sponsoring the Welcome Back Coffee on the first day of school or other school hospitality events, please contact Summer Bowers.

If you are interested in sponsoring the online auction or other fundraising activities, please contact Kym Gentry-Peck

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