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11/3-12/15: Sister School Gift Card Drive
11/15-12/17: TK/Kindergarten Enrollment Window
12/15: Staff Appreciation Holiday Potluck
12/16: Common Ground Meeting, 9:30-10:30am (Starbucks @ Marketplace)
12/17: Spirit Day- Pajama Day
12/23-1/7: NO SCHOOL- Winter Break
1/10: NO SCHOOL- Teacher Work Day
1/12: Virtual Book Club, 4:15-5:00pm (Zoom)
Staff Appreciation Holiday Potluck
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Our Staff Appreciation Holiday Potluck is back! Let's all come together to give our teachers and staff the love and appreciation that they deserve.

We know this time of the year can be hectic but items do not have to be homemade, store bought is equally as appreciated.

You can sign up HERE to donate. Items can be dropped off at the front office on Wednesday December 15th between 9:30-10:00am.

Questions? Contact Jen Lato, PTA Staff Appreciation Chair
Virtual Book Club
Virtual Book Club Registration is Open to New Members Again!

Virtual Book Club is a monthly online book club for students in grades 1-5. Each month, we provide a grade-appropriate book, snack and craft materials united by a common theme. We then meet as a group to complete a book-related craft and discuss the books while we enjoy our snack.

If your child has not already participated in Virtual Book Club this year, new members can fill out the registration form below.

Who: Students in grades 1-5
When: Monthly, 1st Wednesday of the month
(Except the next meeting will be: January 12th due to Winter Break)
Time: 4:15-5:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom

To register, click: Virtual Book Club Registration
Registration Deadline: December 12th

Virtual Book Club relies on donations to operate. If you would like to donate towards the cost of books and supplies you may do so HERE.

Questions? Contact Robin Anglin, Rebecca Hirsch and Lesley Stewart, Virtual Book Club Coordinators
Sister School Gift Card Drive Ends December 15th!
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'Tis the season, the season of giving and we are asking the generous Disney families to give to our less fortunate sister school, Fremont Elementary. 

We are humbling requesting either $20 Lucky grocery store gift cards or funds to be converted into those same cards. A jar will be in the main office to collect the funds/cards. OR, you can give directly to the sister school chair, Patty Feger: pkfeger@gmail.com.

Questions? Contact Patty Feger, WD Sister School Chair
Common Ground Meeting Next Week!
Common Ground Coffee

Thursday, December 16 from 9:30am - 10:30am

Do you have a child with an IEP, 504, or learning differences?

How are things going? Or not going….

Which coping strategies are working best? Which aren’t?
How are YOU feeling? 

Let’s connect!

We can have an in person meeting at the Starbucks at 500 The Marketplace on Thursday, December 16th from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.

If you're interested in joining us or if you have any questions, please email me at: stephan.meynier@wdpta.org.


Thanks,
Hope you can join!

Questions? Contact Stephan Meynier, PTA Exceptional Education Committee Chair
AmazonSmile: Shop Donations Promotion
AmazonSmile is a simple way to support DESEF every  
time you shop, at no cost to you. At AmazonSmile, you’ll  
find the same prices, selection, and shopping experience  
as Amazon.com. The difference is that the AmazonSmile 
Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization you select. 

How to Shop with Android and IOS
1. Download Amazon Shopping app on Android or IOS device (iPhones).
2. Access AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping App.  You will see “AmazonSmile” listed in the Settings menu. 
3. Turn On AmazonSmile. 
4. Search for DESEF or Disney Elementary School Education Foundation. 

How to Shop with computer: 
1. Log-on with your Amazon account at smile.amazon.com
2. Search for DESEF or Disney Elementary School Education Foundation.
3. Each time you shop at Amazon, always start at smile.amazon.com

Visit DESEF for more information about the programs and staff positions funded.

Questions? Contact Kristina D’Azevado Loyalty and Dine Out Chair
Employer Matching Funds for Walt Disney Students
Many employers offer matching donation programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Disney Elementary School Education Foundation (DESEF) is a 501(c)(3) charity and all your donations are eligible for company matching (Tax ID# 20-3046825). Last year, DESEF received more than $21,000 in corporate matching funds. 

You can contact your human resources department or search your company’s website for community giving to check if a matching program exists. The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) also has a database of some companies that offer matching funds: http://www.srvef.org/Donate/MatchingGifts.aspx

For more information, please visit desef.wdparents.com

We are so grateful for your generosity and hope you take great pride in the impact your gift makes for Walt Disney Elementary School. 
 
Questions? Contact Karyn Henderson, DESEF Matching Funds Chair
SRVEF Holiday Fundraiser
SRVEF Holiday Fundraiser

Saturday, December 18, 9am to 7pm

Enjoy hot cocoa, apple cider, and sweet treats at Ace Hardware in San Ramon (only), 3181 Crow Canyon Place, Suite B, San Ramon.

10% of all proceeds go back to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. Please bring the flyer or show it on your phone at checkout.
Reflections Showcase
Reflections Showcase
Save the Date: December 10

Mark your calendars and save the date for Friday, December 10 for the Annual San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Reflections Showcase. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…”

You are invited to view the winners of the local school reflections showcases, which were moved on to the Council level. And, we will announce those entries moving on to the 32nd District level. All are welcome. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

For those interested in participating and for submission forms, please be sure to reach out to your local school PTA leaders, Reflections Arts Program committee chair. More information about the program and guidelines can be found on our SRV Council of PTAs Reflections webpage.

2023-2024
Reflections Theme Search

Inspired to submit your idea for the next Reflections theme? As a reminder, the 2023-2024 National PTA Reflections theme search submissions are due November 1, 2021! Submissions can be made using the digital theme search form. California theme idea finalists will be forwarded to the national level for consideration and judging. Click here for more information about submitting a Reflections Theme.
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