MAY  
18-22 Staff Appreciation Week. Walnut Grove is appreciating our fabulous staff! Thanks to all who signed up to donate fruit for the staff appreciation brunch. For information about the week's activities, contact Stephanie Schieder.
  25 Memorial Day Holiday
27-29 Spring Book Fair, MPR. Open on May 27 (8 to 9 am, 2:50 to 3:50 pm), May 28 (11:30 am to 1:05 pm, 1:55 to 3:50 pm, 6 to 7 pm), and May 29 (11:30 am to 1:05 pm, 1:55 to 3:50 pm). You can purchase Book Fair books online beginning on May 21. For questions, please contact Soojin Hwang.
  28 Walnut Grove Open House & Ice Cream Social. Spring Book Fair is open from 6 to 7 pm; the ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm. Classrooms, science lab, and computer lab are open from 7 to 8 pm. All are welcome!
  29 Special Book Fair Event for Incoming Kindergarteners. 10 to 11 am, MPR. All incoming kindergarteners are invited to visit the book fair and enjoy special activities, including storytime with Principal Steed!
October  JUNE  
   3 Coffee with the Principal. 9:20 am, Room 402. Join Principal Steed at the last Coffee with the Principal!
   4 PTA Association Meeting and Parent Education Event. 7:30 pm, MPR. Come hear about the Fun Run and other PTA events. Immediately after the meeting, enjoy a parent education presentation, What Kids Wish Their Parents Knew: Insights from School and Addiction Counseling, by Esther Wei, a licensed marriage & family therapist. She will share tips for strengthening parent-child relationships & communication.
  12 Last day of school. Minimum day — see the bell schedule for dismissal times. Enjoy your summer!


Order your school supply kits today!

School supply kits are a donation to your child's class that will help our students and teachers start the school year with everything they need to be successful.

When ordering, p
lease be sure to order the school supply kit for your child's grade level for the NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. To order, visit www.epipacks.com and enter School ID WAL107. Contact Betsy McClellan with questions.



Last chance to order yearbooks!

If you did not purchase a Walnut Grove yearbook at the beginning of the school year, there is still time to buy one! Every year, we order extra copies of the yearbook. This year, we are trying to beat the last-week-of-school crunch by selling the extra copies ahead of time. When these sell out, that's it!

To order a yearbook, please fill out the yearbook order form, attach a $25 check made payable to Walnut Grove PTA, and drop off your order and payment in the Walnut Grove office. Note: Quantities are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your order will be completed when payment has been received.

For additional information, please contact Adriana Arajuo or Robin Dias at yearbook@walnutgrovepta.org.



Announcing the 2015-2016 PTA Executive Board

Thank you to everyone who attended the April 8 election meeting, and congratulations to the new PTA Executive Board officers for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in an open position, please contact PTA President-elect Soojin Hwang.
  • President-elect: Soojin Hwang
  • Executive Vice President-elect: OPEN
  • Vice President of Student & Community Services: Amy Paden (2nd year)
  • Vice President of Fundraising-elect: Donalyn Harris
  • Vice President of Education & Health Services-elect: Sylvia Tian
  • Vice President of Communications: Jennifer Shea (2nd year)
  • Vice President of Hospitality: Summer Bowers (2nd year)
  • Secretary-elect: Kim Fillmore
  • Treasurer-elect: Yi Huang
  • Financial secretary-elect: Rob Brown
  • Auditor-elect: Christina Mantha
  • Historian-elect: Irina Carrel
  • Parliamentarian-elect: Samantha Riegels


Are you on the PTA mailing list?

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.



Tour the world with our Multicultural Fair website

Walnut Grove's first-ever Multicultural Week has concluded. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Multicultural Fair a great success; it was a wonderful night!

You can still tour the world with Walnut Grove by visiting our Multicultural Fair website. And don't forget to enjoy this fun video, "Where in the World Is Speedy?", which was created by Mrs. Olebe's 4th-grade class!






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




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.