Walnut Grove Roadrunner Newsletter September 9, 2018
Salsa Day  
It is Salsa Day in the WG Garden on Tuesday, September 11th!
We will be making a "one bite salsa" with ingredients from our garden.  Extra parents are needed to help make this go smoothly!  If you can lend a hand from 11:15 to 1:15 (or even part of that time,) it would be appreciated! You can sign up directly through this Google Sheets link: Sign Up Here
For more information, contact:
Kim McCoy,  nevinsmccoy@gmail.com 
Barbara Allen,  barbara_a_allen@yahoo.com
Picture Day   
Fall picture day is this Wednesday, September 12th. Packets were sent home with students last week.  Please return your order form or online order receipt with your child on Wednesday 9/12, so they can give it to the photographers!
Recycling Day  
Our first Recycling Day of the new school year will be this Friday, September 14th. Recycling is not only great for the environment, but it's also a wonderful way to earn extra funds for the grade levels. 

Bring your plastic bottles and cans, separated, in plastic bags clearly marked with the grade level, to the front of the school by 8:15am on Friday! 

If you would like to assist your child's classroom by being the Recycling Rep or for more information, please contact Karin Jensen.
Fun Run 
Save the Date!

Friday, September 28th is our annual Fun Run! You won't want to miss this day!  All families are welcome to come cheer on our Roadrunners! Packets will be coming home with your student on/around September 17th, but in the meantime, for more information, click here.

If you have not turned in PTA waiver for your student, please do so ASAP.  Students without this waiver on file WILL NOT be able to participate in the Fun Run.  Click here for a printable copy that you can fill out and turn into the school office. Can't remember whether you already turned in yours? Drop us a line at pta@walnutgrovepta.org

If you plan to volunteer the day of the Fun Run, make sure you've submitted your volunteer clearance form!
Run Club 
Only 3 weeks until the Fun Run!  Get ready for the Fun Run, build your running muscles and earn fun charms.  All WG Roadrunners are invited to join Run Club on the blacktop at 7:30 Friday mornings.  It's a fun, non-competitive and super-healthy way to close out the week and start your weekend off right.  All participants are encouraged to stretch for 5 minutes, then run laps around the "blue line" for 20 minutes.... that's it!  We record everyone's daily and cumulative distance.  Some of our top runners have gone over 300 "career" miles!  We'll see you out there.  

For any questions, contact Audrey Gillette at   audrey@gillettes.us
Birthday Ice Cream Volunteers  
Once a month, Walnut Grove PTA hosts ice cream at lunch for students with birthdays that month.  This is a much loved tradition with our kids and it's made possible by all the wonderful volunteers we have!

The schedule for the year is as follows:
September 19 (August/September birthdays)
October 17
November 7 
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15 (May/June/July birthdays)
If you would like to help serve ice cream during lunch time (11:20-12:45/1:00) on any of these dates listed, please contact Stephany Jenkins.
Halloween Trunk or Treat 
Save the Date!!

We will be hosting our first Trunk or Treat on the evening of Friday, October 26th.  All roadrunners are invited to attend!  

What is a trunk or treat?  A trunk or treat is similar to trick or treating only instead of going to someone's door, you go to the decorated "trunk" of a vehicle.  It's an opportunity to have some fun and also be creative!  We are looking for volunteers to participate and provide your decorated vehicle for this fun event. More details will follow as we get closer, but in the meantime, if you would like more information or you are interested in participating, please contact pta@walnutgrovepta.org

For sample images of a trunk or treat, search "Halloween trunk or treat" in Google images.
Amador Cheer Clinic  
The Amador Cheer clinic is coming up!  Space is starting to fill up so don't miss out.  
The Amador Cheer youth clinic will be held on Sunday, September 30th from 1pm-5pm  If your daughter or son is interested in joining us for the annual Amador Competition Cheer Team clinic, please mail check for $50 payable to AVHS Boosters and clinic waiver form to Amador Cheer Youth clinic c/o Sherri Jacob 1576 Fairview Ct Pleasanton, Ca 94566  no later then September 26.  If you have a special request (ie daughter wants to be in same group as friend), please add that to the form. 
Kids will learn, cheers, dances, games and enjoy lunch with our competition cheerleaders. On game day, October 11th, they will be invited to perform during the Freshman game!   Our cheerleaders are looking forward to having your daughter/son at the clinic again this year!  Please email sherrijacobrn@gmail.com  if you have any questions or concerns.
Calling All Talented Decorators  
PPIE's Fall Gala promises to be a spectacular evening yet again, and the organization seeks talented table decorators to enhance the experience while raising funds for PUSD programs.

The committee is  working with  PPIE  and each school site to collect donated centerpieces for display on each table at the  PPIE  Gala on Friday, October 12th This year's theme is Harvest Moon. Ideally, donors use the theme and creatively incorporate it into their centerpieces, which will then be used as prizes for a game that attendees can participate in (raising funds for 
PPIE  to use to enhance our school staffing).  We likely need two centerpieces per school to create a beautiful dining room full of different interpretations of the theme.  

For more information, details or questions, contact
pta@walnutgrovepta.org  before Wednesday, September 12th.  
Parenting Workshop   
The Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee would like to invite you to a Parenting for Positive Behavior Workshop on October 26th from 7:00-8:30pm at Hearst Elementary School.

This is a free parent event featuring Pleasanton School District staff Behaviorists with topics to include: 
  •          Strategies for improving your child's positive behavior
  •          Strategies to identify why challenging behaviors occur
  •          How to reduce negative behavior
  •          Positive reinforcement
  •          Q & A
To request a sign (ASL) or spoken language interpreter, please email  snc@pleasantonpta.org  by October 14, 2016.
Walnut Grove Office
(925) 426-4250

Walnut Grove Attendance
(925) 484-3031

*Salsa Day
*Picture Day
*Recycling Day
*Fun Run  
*Run Club  
*Birthday Ice Cream 
*Trunk or Treat
*Amador Cheer Clinic 
*PPIE table centerpieces
*Parenting Workshop
What's coming up?
12 - Picture Day
14 - Recycling Day
14 - Run Club
19 - Birthday Ice Cream 
26 - Principal Coffee 
28 - Fun Run

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