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Walk-Through Registration

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AUGUST
 11Mailing of online registration codes to all registered students at Walnut Grove.
 20Walk-Through Registration, 9 am to 12 pm, 6 to 8 pm, WG MPR
 25First day of school!
Welcome Back Coffee in the WG MPR after dropoff, 8:15 to 9 am
      28Back to School Night (parents only — go directly to your student's classroom)
6 to 6:45 pm — Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades
7 to 7:45 pm — 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades 
      
SEPTEMBER
       4Coffee with the Principal, 2 to 2:50 pm
      12Back-to-School Family Social with Food Truck Mafia, 5 to 8 pm at Walnut Grove
      17    PTA general meeting, 7:30 pm, WG MPR
  
OCTOBER 
       3     Parents Night Out, 7 to 11 pm, Handles Gastropub


Walk-Through Registration Information — Updated Aug. 18

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20
Time: 9 am to 12 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
Place: Walnut Grove Multi-Purpose Room, 1999 Harvest Rd., Pleasanton
  
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Please allow plenty of time to attend Walk-Through Registration on Wednesday.
 
Although many registration details are completed via the new online registration process, you will still need to allow time for lines, filling out/updating your student's emergency card, and visiting the various tables in the Multi-Purpose Room.
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If you are unable to attend Walk-Through Registration, you may have a friend drop off your student's online registration receipt and other paperwork.
  
However, the teacher assignment and emergency card can ONLY be released to the custodial parent/guardian of each student.  

In order to complete your student's registration and receive your student's teacher assignment, the custodial parent/guardian must come to the school office, show proof of residency, and update the student's emergency card. This law is designed to protect the privacy of each pupil.
  
Please contact the Walnut Grove school office (925-426-4250) with any questions regarding this procedure. 
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Don't forget to bring these essentials with you to Walk-Through Registration:
  1. Online registration receipt
  2. Your checkbook if you chose to pay by check during online registration
  3. Signature page (1 per student) from online registration (be sure your student signs as well!)
  4. Emergency card information
    • Health insurance information
    • Your student's medical information (medical condition and medications)
    • Names and phone numbers for adults who are authorized to pick up, care for, and authorize medical treatment for your student
  5. TWO current and different proofs of residency, such as the following: 
    • Current utility bill (cable, PG&E, water, garbage, or landline phone) 
      Note: Cell phone bills will NOT be accepted as proof of residency.
    • Recent close of escrow papers
    • Recently signed rental/lease agreement with the name, address, and telephone number of the lessor

See you on Wednesday at Walk-Through Registration!




Online registration codes mailed out Aug. 11

Walnut Grove is moving to partial online registration for the 2014–2015 school year.  

You must then finish the process by bringing your online registration printouts (receipt and signature page) and TWO proofs of residency to Walk-Through Registration on Wednesday, August 20. 

Be prepared to review your student's emergency card for accuracy at Walk-Through Registration and add the following:
  • Your student's medical information (any medical conditions and medications)
  • Your student's health insurance information
  • Contact information (name, relationship, phone numbers) for adults who are authorized to pick up, care for, and authorize medical care for your student
Please also bring your checkbook if you opted to pay by check during the online registration process.

Note: There will be NO REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP on Aug. 13 & 14. 

Online registration codes were mailed out on Aug. 11. If you have not received your student's online registration code by August 15, please call the school office at 925-426-4250.

Read more about the new fall registration procedure.




Mid-Summer Roadrunner — July 25, 2014

Happy summer from the Walnut Grove PTA! Enjoy your last month of summer before school starts again on Aug. 25! 

Read the latest issue of the Roadrunner to learn about the new fall registration procedure, an opportunity to volunteer at Walk-Through Registration on Aug. 20, a request for donations for our fall online auctionsponsorship opportunities, and a way to raise funds for the Walnut Grove PTA by shopping at Amazon.

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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 direct parent booster donation of $1 a day for every day of school through our "Dollar a Day" annual campaign. That is just $180 per student (or $250 per family) for the entire year. When you contribute to Dollar a Day, 100% of your donation will support our students here at the Grove.

Please consider making your Dollar-A-Day donation during online registration or at Walk-Through Registration on August 20. The suggested tax-deductible parent booster donation is $180/student — $1 for every school day — or $250/family for families with multiple children at Walnut Grove. But any amount is very much appreciated and will be put to good use.

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. You can also bring your company's forms to Walk-Through Registration or drop them in the PTA room in the Walnut Grove school office.

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.