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Upcoming Events
11/30: PTA Meeting, 9am, LRR
11/30: Holiday Boutique, 3:00pm-6:30pm, MPR
12/3 – 12/6: Dine with Disney at Dos Coyotes (San Ramon), 11am-9pm
12/4: Dragon Dash Fun Run
12/5: Breakfast Book Club, 7:45am-8:30am, MPR
12/6: Common Ground Meeting, 9-10am, Marketplace Starbucks, San Ramon
12/10: "Under Pressure: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids", 6:30pm-7:30pm, Windemere Ranch MS
12/12: PTA Holiday Staff Appreciation Potluck
12/13: Vocal Music and Chorus Winter Concert, 6-7pm, MPR
12/14: PTA Meeting, 9am, LRR
12/20: Minimum Day: TK – 5 (Teacher Work Day)
Walt Disney PTA Holiday Boutique 

Come shop TOMORROW!

Walt Disney PTA’s Third Annual
H o l i d a y B o u t i q u e
Friday, November 30
3:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Walt Disney MPR

Vendors include:
DotDotSmile , Green Designs , Color Street, LuLaRoe, Critter Clips, LipSense, Origami Owl , Party Lite , 31 Bags, Nani’s Yummy Goodies, Scentsy , Felicity Does Art , Aromatheraputty , Agnes and Dora , Paparazzi Jewelry, Pampered Chef , Hand Painted Eggs, Usborne Books, Science Cooking Kits , Cards and Crafts , Rodan and Fields , Jewelry by Eniko, Ever August and more!

The fifth grade class will be selling pizza, drinks, and snacks for a class fundraiser. Please bring cash to support our fifth graders!
Reflections Art Contest Results
Our Walt Disney artists worked extremely hard interpreting this year’s Reflections theme: Heroes Around Me .

We are very proud of all the students who participated. Their hard work and creativity were a pleasure to observe and made the job extremely tough for our judges. As you might remember from the previous newsletters, one artist from each category of submitted artwork was chosen to move on to the next level of competition at our Walt Disney Reflections showcase in October.

Here is a list of the proud winners from our school, whose artwork was submitted for the PTA District Level judging:

Lila Chiang ~ Visual Arts/Primary
Aarnav Dixit ~ Film Production/Primary
London Derksen ~ Photography/Primary
Brenna Derksen ~ Literature/Primary
Lars Pawlak ~ Visual Arts/Intermediate
Gannon Gage ~ Literature/Intermediate

Congratulations to Brenna Derksen (second grade), whose Literature Arts entry has been awarded the District Level Award of Excellence , and will be moving on to the next level!

Also, congratulations to second grader, London Derksen , for receiving a PTA Award of Merit in Photography , and Kindergartener, Aarnav Dixit , for receiving a PTA Award of Merit in Film Production !

Interested in learning more about the PTA Reflections Program?
Contact Shilpika Seth , Reflections Chair
New Fun Run Date
The smoke has cleared and the Fun Run is set for Tuesday, December 4 ! The schedule will remain the same. Click the SignUpGenius link for details and to help mark laps.

Please remember to sign-in at the school office whether you’re volunteering or cheering for your student on December 4.

Thanks to the generous support of our friends and family, we have raised almost $20,000 for our school! Please go to for any last minute pledges.

For more information, contact Eric Pinkela .
DESEF: Dine Out at Dos Coyotes
Tired of turkey? Dine Out with Disney at Dos Coyotes in San Ramon from December 3 – 6 and our school will receive 25% of your purchase.

Please bring the flyer and tell the cashier that you’re supporting DESEF!
PTA: Diversity Fair Needs YOU!
It’s that time of the year! Our Diversity Fair is just around the corner. 

We need help! There are several ways you can help this night be a success:
  • Set up a booth that represents your culture.
  • Bring a dish to share at our “Diverse Culture Flavors” table.
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up help

Please visit SignUpGenius for volunteer opportunities.
Our first planning meeting with be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

Please RSVP by emailing Rose Gonzales for meeting details.
Common Ground Coffee Next Week
Please join us for our next Common Ground Coffee on December 6 at Starbucks Marketplace in San Ramon . We are combining the November/December coffee due to the busy holiday season.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Contact Julie Blinston or Liz Harkin , Special Needs Chairs
Under Pressure: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and Teen Esteem invite you to attend a free parent education program, "Under Pressure: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids." 

Based on community interest in the program, we have a new location to accommodate a larger audience. The program will take place Monday, December 10, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at  Windemere Ranch Middle School MPR .

Topics will include: what kids wished their parents knew, what you can do to support them, building resilience, practical tools, and recognizing the signs when to get help.  This program is geared for families of elementary to high school students.  Please  RSVP on SignUpGenius  by December 7.

For more information, contact .
Walt Disney Elementary | Office (925) 479-3900 | Attendance (925) 828-3144 |