Calendar Change Proposals
Wednesday, April 9th, Common Core Forum at Harvest Park MP 7:00 PM
The Pleasanton school district is exploring several options for modifying the current August-to-June school calendar. The change would take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.Changes being considered include an early-start, early-finish calendar and several versions of a modified calendar that offer more and longer breaks with a shorter summer.
Year-round and extended school year calendars are not being considered. Any calendar changes would have the same number of school days as the traditional calendar that's now being used. Click here for a chart that explains the various proposals being considered.
Comments about the proposed changes should be sent to email@example.com. Public forums have already been held.
We need your help!
This is going to be a great year full of learning and fun! To achieve this, we need your help. We would like to encourage families to make a direct donation to Walnut Grove Elementary through our "Dollar a Day" program. When you contribute to the Dollar a Day program, a 100% of your donation goes to supporting our students here at the Grove.
We request a booster donation of $1 a day for every day of school. That is just $180 per student for the entire year. Your "Dollar a Day" donation will provide funds to continue to support critical programs central to our children's learning. If you haven't yet done so, please donate to our "Dollar a Day" program it makes a BIG difference here at Walnut Grove.
Please take some time to reflect upon the impact a quality education has on our children and our community.
Some of the Programs and Events that WG PTA Funds:
- $40 per child classroom stipend: this goes directly to the classroom teacher for individual classroom needs
- Spelling bee
- Science Fair and Science Night
- Reflections Arts Recognition Program
- Science laboratory materials
- PE equipment
- Playground equipment
- Library books and additional library hours above that provided by the district
- Lunchtime art room and classroom art programs
- JiJi math
- Coffee with the Principal
- Open House Ice Cream Social
- Family Fun Events (Bingo and Movie Nights)
- Staff Appreciation Luncheon
- Health Room Supplies
- Curriculum support to meet Common Core State Standards
- After school Intervention Programs
- Technology- hardware, software, and hours above that provided by the district
Benefit of Tax Deductibility
Walnut Grove PTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to Walnut Grove PTA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS. Please check with your accountant at tax time. (Tax ID: 02-0547233)
Availability of Matching Funds
Finally, please check with your employers for matching funds! Bring your company forms to registration or drop them in the PTA room in the office and we will do all the processing on your behalf.
We are grateful for all the help and money that Walnut Grove parents give to better our children's education. Together with our teachers and staff we make this one of the top public schools in the state. In these tough economic times, it is up to us as a community to keep Walnut Grove top notch.