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Walnut Grove Roadrunner

Week of September 7, 2014


Walnut Grove Office

(925) 426-4250


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(925) 484-3031

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 First PTA Meeting

Staggered Schedule

BTS Family Social 

Spirit Wear Orders

Mustache Day

Parent's Night Out

Order from Farmigo

Donations for Online Auction

Box Tops for Education

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PTA Membership Cards

PTA Scholarships

School Site Council Openings

PUSD Board Meetings

Fall Ball Signups




12 - Box Tops Drawing 

12 - Family Social

17 - PTA General Meeting

19 - Mustache Day

24 - Online auction begins 



3 - Parent's Night Out

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for Walnut Grove's

1st PTA meeting of the year!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: Walnut Grove Multi-Purpose Room


   Vote on our annual PTA budget.

   Meet parents and teachers.

▪   Learn about upcoming events.

   Provide your thoughts and input.

   Get involved in our school community.

*Children welcome (you may wish to bring books, coloring sheets, devices, etc. for them)
Staggered Schedule begins 9/15

We have just one more week before Staggered Start begins for grades K-2. The new schedule will start on Monday, September 15, 2014. Here is what the Staggered Start Schedule will look like:

Early Start:  8:15 am - 11:40 am (M, Tu, Th, Fri)
Late Start:  9:30 am - 12:55 pm (M, Tu, Th, Fri)
*Wednesday - All Kindergarten students attend from 9:15 am - 12:55 pm.

Grades 1-2
Early Start:  8:15 am - 1:55 pm (M, Tu, Th, Fri)
Late Start:  9:00 am - 2:50 pm (M, Tu, Th, Fri)

Grades 3-5
All Students:  8:15 am - 2:50 pm (M, Tu, Th, Fri)

*Wednesday - All 1st -5th students attend from 9:15 am - 2:50 pm.
What's Happening at the Grove
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

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.
Are you ready for Walnut Grove's 1st ever Mustache Day?

Show your school spirit by wearing a mustache or mustache apparel on Friday, September 19!


Walnut Grove's 3rd annual Parent's Night Out will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 11 pm at Handles Gastropub in downtown Pleasanton. 


The ticket price includes appetizers, a raffle ticket, live entertainment, and a nonalcoholic drink (you can upgrade to beer, wine, or well drink for an additional $3 at the event). 


Please come out and join the Walnut Grove community on this fun-filled evening. You can still purchase tickets in the Walnut Grove office.
Advance tickets are $20 per person.
At the event, tickets will cost $25 each.


For more information, contact Jen Skinner.

Fundraising for Our School
     Buy farm-fresh products from Farmigo!
This year, our fifth graders are working on a project to help supplement the cost of their field trips.  
We have partnered with a company called Farmigo. 

Farmigo will deliver farm-fresh products to our school site. We believe that this partnership with Farmigo will provide a leadership opportunity for our 5th graders to coordinate and deliver the food, promote healthy living and food connections to our WG families, and help supplement the cost of planned 5th-grade field trips. 

We would really appreciate your help in getting this program started. This is how it works:
  1. CLICK HERE to view the WG Farmigo website.  
  2. Customers order products online by Sunday night. 
  3. Products are delivered to school every Wednesday.
  4. Customers pick up produce in designated area or 5th grade will deliver products (We are still working this part out) 
Our first Walnut Grove delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24. This means that all orders need to be submitted online by Sunday night, September 21.

**  For your first order, Farmigo is offering a coupon. The coupon is for $10 off any $20 order. Use this coupon code: SCHOOLSBACK

To shop with Farmigo, CLICK HERE.
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!
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!
PTA News and Appreciations
THANK YOU to Lisa Boyer for coordinating the first Principal's Coffee
of the 2014-2015 school year! 
You got us off to a great start!
We look forward to future monthly coffee meetings with the principal.
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If so, please forward this email and encourage your friend to join our email list to receive the PTA's Roadrunner newsletter and messages from the school office. 
PTA Membership Cards

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

Scholarships: A great reason to join PTA 

Another great benefit of belonging to PTA is the opportunity to apply for a Continuing Education Scholarship. PTA parents and volunteers, credentialed classroom teachers, counselors, and school nurses are eligible. Plus, California State PTA also offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Learn more. 

Are you interested in joining the 

School Site Council?

Walnut Grove has 3 vacant seats.


The School Site Council (SSC) consists of parents, teachers, and the principal who work in collaboration to oversee the implementation of the school's improvement plan, known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Members on the SSC are elected for a two-year term. The SSC meets six times a year and is responsible for establishing school goals designed to improve curriculum and instruction, school organization, and environment. The SSC is also responsible for the approval of special programs funding and school improvement strategies that support and positively impact student achievement.


If you are interested in running for the vacant seats on this year's SSC, please submit a short biography to the Walnut Grove office by Friday, September 12, 2014. Ballots will be sent home to families on Wednesday, September 17 and are due back to the office by Friday, September 19, 2014. Please call the school for more information.



Walnut Grove Administration Team

Pleasanton Unified School Board


Did you know that the Pleasanton Unified School Board, which is composed of 5 elected officials, meets twice a month to discuss issues and make decisions that affect all of our schools?  


  Public meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the district office, 4665 Bernal Avenue, beginning at 7:00 pm. The next school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9.


If you are unable to attend the public meetings, they are televised live through Community Television TV 30, or you can watch a live webcast here.

Community Involvement
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.