JANUARY  
       5 First day of school in 2015. Happy new year!
      19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No school
      21 Family Science Night. 6:30 pm, Walnut Grove MPR
      22 Yearbook deadline for student cover contest. Turn in entries by 3:15 pm (no exceptions) to the school office. Please read the contest rules carefully, and use this template.
      23 Yearbook deadline for 5th-grade baby pictures. Email high-quality (600 dpi) baby pictures to Adriana Araujo. Files must be labeled with the student's name and teacher (e.g., John_Doe_Violich). Or drop off photos in the Yearbook Baby Photo envelope in each 5th-grade classroom. Photos must be high-quality (do not use a standard printer); 4x6 or smaller; and labeled with a sticky note on the back indicating (1) student's name, (2) teacher, and (3) whether you need the photo returned or not.

FEBRUARY
 
       4 Coffee with the Principal. 9:20 am, Rm. 402
       4 Walnut Grove PTA general meeting. 7:30 pm, Walnut Grove MPR. Please join us for a discussion and vote on revisions to our bylaws and standing rules, mid-year budget adjustments, nominating committee members, and birthday window nonprofit beneficiary. We will also have board officer reports and updates.
       9 Holiday. No school
      17 President's Day. No school
      27 Multicultural Fair. Walnut Grove MPR
      28 Staff Development Day. No school


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 classroom stipend 
  • School assemblies
  • Spelling bee 
  • Reflections Art program 
  • Science fair 
  • Visual arts supplies and kiln time
  • Performing arts programs (fall and spring musicals) 
  • Stipend to counselors, PE, science, special ed, and resource 
  • Technology - 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 (8/25) 
  • Back to School Family Social (9/12) 
  • Parents Night Out (10/3)
  • Book fairs
  • Monthly student birthday table   
  • Weekly school and PTA newsletters 
  • Monthly coffee with the principal (first Thursday of each month at 2 pm)
  • Mornings with moms and dads 
  • Open House ice cream social 
  • The FUN RUN 
  • Family education events
  • Teacher 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.