Walnut Grove Roadrunner Newsletter August 12, 2018

Welcome Back Roadrunners!!

We sincerely hope you all had a fantastic, relaxing summer break!  We are ready and excited for the new school year at Walnut Grove and can't wait to share all the fun things we have in store for the year!  

Whether you're returning from last year or you are new to our Walnut Grove community, we welcome you tomorrow on the first day of school and hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Continue reading for all kinds of useful information as we head into the new school year! 
Welcome Back Principal's Coffee
Please join us on Thursday, August 16th for a Welcome Back Principal's Coffee with Mr. Connor beginning at 8:25am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  

We hope to see you then!!  
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is this  Thursday, August 16th!
Spirit Friday's
Show your Roadrunner school spirit on Friday for Spirit Day!!  Every Friday, we encourage you to wear your school spiritwear, or school colors!  

If you are interested in purchasing school spiritwear, we have a limited supply of youth and a good supply of adult sizes at this time.  Please email us at  pta@walnutgrovepta.org for more information.
Early Start Schedule
Just a friendly reminder that the first THREE weeks of school will be early start for grades TK/K through 3rd.  Staggered start schedules for grades TK/K-2 will begin on Tuesday, September 4th.

The schedule through August 31st is as follows: 

TK\Kinder: 8:15am-11:40am
1st-3rd grade students: 8:15am-1:55pm

The exception  is Wednesdays when ALL TK\Kinder students will attend 9:15am-12:55pm and ALL 1st-3rd grade students will attend from 9:15am-2:50pm. 
PTA General Association Meeting
Walnut Grove PTA's first General Association Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00pm.

If you are a part of the Walnut Grove community, we want to see you! These meetings are our chance to talk together about the PTA's enrichment offerings for the upcoming year, and discuss and approve the budget and calendar for the 2018-19 school year. 

But we can't do it without our voting members, and we seek your input. Come be part of your children's school community, and talk about the school-related issues you care about. This is a great way to make a difference, and we hope to see you there.

Here is our agenda for the meeting:
  1. Call to Order
  2. Review/Approval of Minutes
  3. Executive Board Report - Action Items for vote:
    • Motion to accept the Proposed Budget for the WG PTA for this school year
    • Motion to accept the Proposed Calendar of WG PTA events for this school year
  4. Financial Report: Treasurer/Financial Secretary
    • Treasurer's Report
    • Financial Secretary Report
    • Auditor's Report
    • Release of Funds
  5. Principal Report
  6. Teacher Report
  7. Board Officer Reports
    • President: Kidpower
    • EVP: Registration
    • VP 1 Student/Community
    • VP 2 Fundraising: Fun Run update
    • VP 3 Education: Event Chair Openings, Upcoming Events
    • VP 4 Communication
    • VP 5 Hospitality
    • Historian (and Membership)
    • Parliamentarian
  8. New Business
  9. Adjournment
Back to School Family Social
Save the Date - Friday, August 24th for our Back to School Family Social.  Head over to WG from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a fun night of catching up with school friends, mingling with other families and hearing the laughter of all of our Roadrunners as they run around and play!

Namaste Pizza and Mustache Mike's Italian Ice will both be there to sell some delicious food and treats, and water will be provided.   Feel free to bring a blanket and hang out on the grass for awhile!  

More details to follow!
School Supply Kits
Have you donated for your child's school supply kit? If not, it's not too late!

All Roadrunners will receive supplies in their classrooms on the first day of school.  No need to wander the aisles of Target with a long list looking for just the right notebook - your student will have everything they need when they arrive to school!

The PTA helps supply these school kits to every student, and if you'd like to donate to cover the cost for your child, we appreciate it.  You may do so by visiting our online FutureFund store and selecting the applicable grade level supply kit for your child.
Yearbook Purchases
Did you purchase your yearbook yet??  If not, please keep reading for important ordering information...

We have a new yearbook ordering process this year!!! 
All yearbook orders must be done online directly through our yearbook vendor!

Books will be available to purchase through April, and they will still be sent to Walnut Grove and delivered to students in the classroom during the last week of school.  We will not have any extra yearbooks to sell at the school at the end of the year, so buy yours now!

To buy your book, click here for a direct link or go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 19535.

Books are $25.00, or for the first time, we are offering the option to purchase a hard cover book for $32.00.

If you have any questions, please contact pta@walnutgrovepta.org.  
Volunteer Clearance Form
In order to volunteer at Walnut Grove, in any capacity (school events, classroom events, field trips, etc.) you must must submit a Volunteer Clearance Form each year (even if you completed one last year). 

If you have not already filled out your form for THIS YEAR, please do so now!  Get a head start so the District has time to process your form in time for you to start helping out at school. 

As a side note, this year's Fun Run will be on  Friday, September 28th, and many volunteers are needed for this event, so sumbitting your form now is a great idea!!
Walnut Grove Office
(925) 426-4250

Walnut Grove Attendance
(925) 484-3031

*Welcome Back
*Principal Coffee
*Back to School Night
*Spirit Friday's
*Early Start Schedule
*PTA General Assoc. Mtg
*Back to School Family Social
*School Supply Kits
*Volunteer Clearance Form
What's coming up?
13 - First Day of School
16 - Back to School Night (parents only)
22 - PTA General Association Meeting
24 - Back to School
Family Social

3 - No School
12 - Picture Day
14 - Recycling Day
28 - Fun Run

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