Walnut Grove Roadrunner Newsletter August 19, 2018
PTA General Association Meeting
Walnut Grove PTA's first General Association Meeting is this  Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00pm in the WG library.

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
5th Grade Outdoor Adventure Informational Meeting
If your 5th grader is interested in participating in this year's 5th Grade Outdoor Adventure Club, please attend the informational meeting prior to participant selection on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6pm in the WG library, immediately prior to the WGPTA General Association Meeting.  

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is a life experience program designed to build into kid' lives the character traits of confidence, perseverance, leadership, problem solving, yeamwork and trust, to name a few. This is accomplished through an outdoor wilderness experience. 

One of the requirements for your student's participation is at least one parent or guardian attending this meeting along with your 5th grader.

Any questions? Contact:
Back to School Family Social

Our Back to School Family social is this  Friday, August 24th from 6:00-8:00pm. Head over to WG 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. In addition, we will have music and a complimentary face painter (same one that was at last year's Monster Mash, she's amazing!) there too!  Feel free to bring a blanket and hang out on the grass for awhile!  

We hope to see you there!!
Library Volunteers Needed
A message from Annette Sodergren:

Love to read books?  Enjoy the solitude that a library provides?  If so, volunteering in the Walnut Grove Library may be just right for you!  Ongoing parent support is essential to our library's success.
What does volunteering in the library mean?  It means: book shelving (both alphabetical and Dewey Decimal order), helping students find 'just right books' and sometimes assisting with various tasks to further the library processing of books, etc.
If you are interested, please contact me via email.  Thank you, again, for your support. I very much appreciate it and look forward to meeting with you.
Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser

Help Support the 4th Grade Coloma Trip!

The 4th graders are doing a Mixed Bags fundraiser to raise necessary funds for their trip to Coloma. You can help by purchasing eco-friendly tote bags, wrapping paper, kitchenware & more!

The fundraiser runs from August 17th through September 7th. You can purchase items through a Walnut Grove 4th grader, or online using the link below.

Thanks for your support!
Pleasanton Traffic Concerns
Back to School Traffic!
Do you have any concerns about the traffic around school? If you have any practical requests for the city planners, such as a new sign or a request for a traffic light, please attend the City of Pleasanton's Bike, Pedestrian and Trails committee meeting, which meets on the 4th Monday of every month.
The meetings are open to the public and residents may speak at the start of the meeting for up to 3 minutes. They don't have to stay for the whole meeting.
The next meeting is on Monday, August 27th at 6.45 in the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.
Please consider attending a meeting, it's a great way to make your voice heard on such an important safety issue.  

For more information, click here.
EDCC Employment Opportunities
EDCC school age childcare centers in Dublin & Pleasanton have openings for teachers and assistant teachers, full & part time.  Excellent pay and benefits, warm, creative environment, and adorable children.

Send cover letter and resume to ddannels@extendeddaychildcare.org
Walnut Grove Office
(925) 426-4250

Walnut Grove Attendance
(925) 484-3031

*PTA General Assoc. Mtg
*Outdoor Ed Meeting
*Back to School Social
*Library Volunteers Needed
*Coloma Fundraiser
*Pleasanton Traffic
*EDCC Employment
What's coming up?
22 - PTA General Association Meeting & Outdoor Adventure Meeting
24 - Back to School
Family Social

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

Don't forget to shop
and earn cash back for
Walnut Grove!