Upcoming Events:

October:
11 - Walk and Roll to School Day
18 - Make-Up Picture Day
24 - Red Ribbon Day
27 - Recycling Day
27 - Monster Mash
31 - Halloween (Minimum Day)

Walnut Grove Spelling Bee
3rd-5th Graders - Register for the Walnut Grove Spelling Bee!
The Spelling Bee is coming to Walnut Grove on Tuesday December 12th at 4:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. It is open to all 3rd through 5th graders.

Could this be your first step to the Scripps National Spelling Bee?? Come give it a try.
 
To register, please follow this link and submit the form.
Additional instructions along with word list will be sent to all registered spellers.
 
Last date to register is December 1st, 2017. For more information, please visit Spellingbee.com


Reflections Art Program

The Reflections Art Recognition Program for the 2017-2018 school year theme is "Within Reach".

The Reflections Art Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students that provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages (Preschool to Grades 12) to unleash their creative talents and be inspired, express themselves imaginatively in their artwork and receive positive recognition for their original works of art.  In addition to this, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.

To participate, students must complete the Entry Form (located on this website link), Consent Form (Consent Form required for Dance Choreography, Film Production and Music Composition entries only) and submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme, for the Reflections Program.

All entries must be submitted in accordance to the rules and turned in by the due date to be considered.  The deadline to turn in entries will be sometime in October.  Our reflection showcase will be scheduled in late October or early November. 

The art areas for this year are:
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Literature
Music Composition
Photography
Visual Arts

Special Artist Division:

The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students with physical, cognitive or mental health challenges.  These students will follow all general and arts category rules, but may submit an entry in the grade devision most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities.

Reflections Program Levels
Reflections is a nation-wide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by the National PTA.  

Some selected unit entries are then chosen to move from the school to the council level, where select entries from all Pleasanton PTA schools will be showcased at the Firehouse Arts Center (excat date coming soon). Some entries are then chosen to move to the District (Alameda County) level, then state and finally at the National level.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Paden.


How can we help schools affected by Hurricane Harvey?
A community of Walnut Grove parents have taken it upon themselves to raise money for schools in a small town in Rockport, Texas.  This community was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.   While the community is united and determined to rebuild their town, they can't do it alone!  As a compassionate community, we hope you will join their efforts in raising much needed money to repair their damaged schools so their students can get back to school.  

There are a few ways you can help:
1.)  Find creative ways at home and within your neighborhood/community to raise money and deliver to the collection jar in the school office.
2.)  Stop by the Hurricane Relief Bake Sale after school on Wednesday, September 27th in the chill zone.  If you would like to donate items to be sold in the bake sale, please contact RoadrunnerRockportRelief@gmail.com.
3.)  Make a tax deductible donation directly to the school district via their GoFundMe Campaign.
4.) Shop the online fundraiser through Mixed Bag Designs,
 an online retailer that sells high quality bags, accessories, home goods, kitchen essentials, gifts and more. 40% of all purchases will go directly to Rockport Hurricane Relief
To start shopping, click here or to view the promotional flyer, click here. 

This is a parent supported fundraising effort and not a PTA sponsored fundraiser.  All proceeds will go directly to support the Aransas County Independent School District in Rockport, Texas.
Thank you in advance for your support!