FEBRUARY  
    23-26 Multicultural Week. Walnut Grove classrooms & MPR. Check out our Multicultural Fair website! And a big thanks to Mrs. Olebe's 4th-grade class for creating a wonderful video, "Where in the world is Speedy?"

Where in the world is Speedy?


Monday (2/23) - School-wide assemblies
Tuesday (2/24) - Global Greetings day. Students will learn how to say hello in different languages.
Wednesday (2/25) - Global Reading day. Teachers and students are encouraged to read book about or from different countries.
Thursday (2/26) - Global Garb & Global Trek day. The Walnut Grove community is encouraged to wear clothing from different cultures, and students will be led on a Global Trek through the 21 countries represented at the Multicultural Fair.
      26 Evening at the Multicultural Fair. 6:30 to 8 pm, Walnut Grove MPR. Please join us for a very special evening with our school community. There will be 21 countries to visit, food to sample, and a cultural show to watch! There will also be scavenger hunts and raffles!
      27 Staff Development Day. No school

MARCH
 
       4 Coffee with the Principal. 9:20 am, Rm. 402
       9 Science Fair Registration Day. 2 to 7 pm, Walnut Grove MPR. Bring your science fair project to the MPR for registration. Learn how to get started on a project for the 16th annual Walnut Grove Science Fair.
      10 Science Fair Interview Day. 8:30 am to 12 pm, Walnut Grove MPR. Students with science projects will be brought to the MPR to discuss their projects with a scientist.
      11 Science Fair Extravaganza. 6 to 8 pm, Walnut Grove MPR. All Walnut Grove students (not just those with science fair projects) and their families are invited to come to the MPR to enjoy student project displays, robotics, and Science Club experiments!


Students — start working on your Science Fair projects!

Science fair projects are due on March 9, and the Science Fair Extravaganza will be held on March 11 from 6 to 8 pm in the Walnut Grove MPR. Learn more about the 16th annual Walnut Grove Science Fair, including how to get started on a science fair project. You can also contact Soojin Hwang or Dr. Jennifer Gable, the Science Fair coordinators, if you have any questions. 




Buy farm-fresh products and help raise funds for 5th grade

Buy farm-fresh products from Farmigo, and help raise funds for Walnut Grove's 5th-grade field trips! 

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. Visit the Walnut Grove Farmigo website.  
  2. Order products online by Sunday night. 
  3. Your products will be delivered to school every Wednesday.
  4. Pick up produce in a designated area, or the 5th grade will deliver products. (We are still working this part out.) 

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




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If you have missed any of the PTA's Roadrunner newsletters, you can access them in our newsletter archives. And then sign up for our Walnut Grove mailing list to make sure you receive news from our school. We also recommend signing up to receive school district messages via the Pleasanton school district's E-Connection.



Roadrunner boosters

We need your help!

Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is dedicated to empowering parents to make a difference in the education, health, and safety of students at Walnut Grove. Please help make our school the best it can be by joining PTA today.

We would also like to encourage families to make a annual donation of $1 a day for every day of school through our "Dollar a Day" campaign. That is just $180 per student (or $250 per family) for the entire year. But any amount is very much appreciated and will be put to good use. When you contribute to Dollar a Day, 100% of your donation will support our students here at the Grove.

Through donations, your PTA supports the classrooms and many programs at Walnut Grove.   

  • $35/student for classroom materials 
  • School assemblies
  • Spelling bee 
  • Reflections Art program 
  • Science fair 
  • Visual arts supplies and kiln time
  • Performing arts programs (fall and spring musicals) 
  • Extra funds for counselors, PE, science, special ed, and resource 
  • Technology — additional technology support, hardware, software, classroom projectors and chromebooks  
  • Library — additional hour and materials 
  • Curriculum support (literacy and Common Core standards) 
  • Student intervention programs 
  • ...and much more

 Events that are hosted or sponsored by PTA include the following: 

  • Welcome Back Coffee 
  • Back to School Family Social 
  • Parents Night Out
  • Book fairs
  • Monthly student birthday table   
  • Weekly PTA newsletters 
  • Monthly coffee with the principal
  • Mornings with moms and dads 
  • Open House ice cream social 
  • The Fun Run 
  • Family education events
  • Staff Appreciation Week
Tax-deductible donations

Walnut Grove PTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID: 02-0547233). Contributions to Walnut Grove PTA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS. Please check with your accountant at tax time.

Employer matching funds

Many employers match their employees' tax-deductible contributions for worthy causes. Please check with your employers to see if they will match your donation! You can sometimes apply for matching funds online through your company's intranet. Or contact Kym Gentry-Peck for assistance in filling out your company's forms.

We are grateful for all the help and money that Walnut Grove parents give to better our children's education. We have partnered with our teachers and staff to make Walnut Grove one of the top public schools in the state. Education funding from the state continues to be low, so our school depends on community support to ensure that our students continue to thrive in a wonderful learning atmosphere.