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SEPTEMBER
      21  Last day to sign up for the first Farmigo delivery. Order farm-fresh food and benefit the 5th-grade field trip funds. Use the code SCHOOLSBACK for $10 off any order of more than $20.
      24     Fall Picture Day — Make sure your student is "camera-ready"!
Room Parent meeting, 9:15 am, Rm. 402
Multicultural Fair Informational meeting, 2 pm, Rm. 402
First Farmigo pickup date, 3 to 5 pm at Walnut Grove
      26 Online auction begins
First recycling day — Separate aluminum cans from plastic bottles, mark your bags with your teacher's name, and bring them to the flagpole by 8:15 am. (Families with late-start students can drop off their bags at school dismissal the day before.)
OCTOBER  
       3      Parents Night Out, 7 to 11 pm, Handles Gastropub, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton. Buy tickets online.
       4 Online auction ends
      10  Reflections artwork entries due in the WG office


Parents Night Out — Buy tickets online

Walnut Grove's 3rd annual Parents Night Out will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 11 pm at Handles Gastropub (855 Main Street, Pleasanton).

Advance tickets cost $20 each. (Tickets at the door will cost $25.) Each ticket price includes appetizers, a live band, 1 non-alcoholic drink (can upgrade to an alcoholic drink for $3 at the event), and 1 raffle ticket. The raffle prize is 4 1-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets (valued at $600).

Please come and join the Walnut Grove community on this fun-filled evening!

You can purchase tickets online, or download and fill out this form, and drop it with your check in the Parents Night Out box in the Walnut Grove office.

If you would like to help out with Parents Night Out, please contact Jen Skinner.



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) 

Our first Walnut Grove delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24. This means that all orders need to be submitted online by Sunday night, September 21.

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




Need a PTA membership card?

If you joined the PTA during fall registration and did not receive your membership card, please contact Julie Kenney. And of course you can still join the PTA at any time throughout the year.



Are you on the PTA mailing list?

If you have missed any of the PTA's Roadrunner newsletters over the summer or the messages from our principal, 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.