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Walnut Grove Roadrunner

Week of August 31, 2014


Walnut Grove Office

(925) 426-4250


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Labor Day

Thank You to Our Volunteers

PTA Membership Cards

Sponsorship Opportunities

Spirit Wear Orders

Principal's Coffee

Box Tops for Education

Back-to-School Family Social

Donations for Online Auction

Birthday Window

Pleasanton Police Survey

Fall Ball


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  1 - Labor Day Holiday

  4 - Principal's Coffee

12 - Box Tops Drawing 

12 - Family Social

17 - PTA General Meeting



3 - Parent's Night Out


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Hopefully, you've settled back into the school routine and had a successful first week of school!

Don't forget that Monday, September 1, is Labor Day. Enjoy your 3-day weekend, and we'll see you back at school on Tuesday.

Continue reading to learn about some fun upcoming events at the Grove!
The Walnut Grove PTA would like to thank our wonderful volunteers at these recent back-to-school events:

Welcome Back Luncheon for WG Staff
Summer Bowers
Jen Easton
Anil Ahuj @ Baja Fresh in the Pleasanton    Gateway Shopping Center

Welcome Back Coffee
Brigitte Holling
Mary Molitor
The Yeung Family
Jen Easton
Aarti Sati
Summer Bowers
PTA Membership Cards

 If you did not receive your PTA membership card at registration and would like one, please contact 
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 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

There's still time to order your 
Walnut Grove Spirit Wear!

Please fill out the Spirit Wear Order Form and return it along with your payment to the school office by September 12, 2014.
Come join Principal Steed for      our
first 2014-2015 Principal's Coffee.
What:  Principal's Coffee
When:  Thursday, Sept. 4 @ 2 PM
Where:  TBD--Check in at the office for              location

We hope to see you there!

Turn in your Box Tops today to help our school! 

Every Box Top clip is worth 10 cents. For the 2013/14 school year, we collected $1,194.70! Let's try to beat that number this year!  

Simply look for pink Box Tops on products and clip them. Then place the Box Tops in a Ziploc bag, or download a collection sheet and adhere them. Turn in Box Tops in the collection box outside the office.  Make sure your child's name, teacher's name, and grade are clearly labeled for the random drawing.  

First drawing will be on September 12. Your child can win an ice cream from the Meadowlark Dairy!

Go to, and sign up for coupons, deals, and more ways to earn money for our school!

Back-to-School Family Social
              Food Truck Mafia 
The Walnut Grove PTA invites families to join us for a community-building family social on Friday, September 12, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Walnut Grove. Come join us for dinner, dancing, and catching up with friends. 


Food Truck Mafia will provide on-site food trucks for those who wish to buy dinner and/or dessert. Or bring your own picnic and enjoy the music and company. It's a great time to reconnect with other Walnut Grove families as we begin the school year.


If you have questions or are interested in helping out at this fun event, please contact Jill DeMichiel

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 Samantha Riegels.


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!

Birthday Window

Due to an overwhelming response during online registration, the Birthday Marquee is now becoming the new Birthday Window!

On the week of your child's birthday, look for your child's name and birth date in the right-hand window box in the front of the school.  
         Pleasanton Police Survey
The Pleasanton PD is asking the community to participate in a brief SURVEY to help determine how they can better serve Pleasanton youth, residents, business owners, and those who work here. 

Your feedback will be vital as they strive to discover new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our community. Responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential. 

Let your voice be heard!
Looking for something fun to do this fall? 
Join Fall Ball!
The Pleasanton Fall Ball League is a
7-week program for all Pleasanton baseball players, regardless of league. Practices and scrimmages take place on Sundays.
For more information, and to register, take a look at their flyer.

Thank you for the anonymous recycling donation on Friday for Mrs. Olebe's class.  
We will keep these recyclables for our first Recycle Day, which will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014. Please bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans to the school flagpole on that date by 8:15 am. Be sure to label your bags with your teacher's name and keep bottles and cans separate to help the recycling team.
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