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AUGUST
 early Watch your mailbox for an official PUSD letter with your student's online registration code.
 20 Walk-Through Registration
9 am to 12 pm, 6 to 8 pm, WG MPR
 25 First day of school!
Welcome Back Coffee in the WG MPR after 8:15 am dropoff
      28WG Back-to-School Night (parents & teachers)
SEPTEMBER
 3 PTA general meeting, 7:30 pm, WG MPR
     TBDPTA Back-to-School Family Night with food trucks! 

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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New fall registration procedure

Along with most Pleasanton schools, Walnut Grove is moving to partial online registration for the 2014–2015 school year. The majority of registration will be completed online.

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

Please note: There will be NO REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP on August 13 & 14.

Read more about the new fall registration procedure.




Roadrunner boosters

We need your help!

Our 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" program. That is just $180 per student (or $250 per family) for the entire year. When you contribute to the Dollar a Day program, 100% of your donation will support our students here at the Grove.

Please consider making your Dollar-A-Day donation during the new online registration process 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 put to good use.

Through donations, your PTA supports the classrooms and many programs at Walnut Grove.   

  • $30/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 evening social 
  • Parents Night Out (10/3)
  • Book fairs
  • Monthly student birthday table   
  • Weekly school and PTA newsletters 
  • Monthly coffee with the principal 
  • 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.