OCTOBER  
      15 Walk to School Day, 8:45–9:15 am, outside the MPR
      24 Recycling Day - Drop off bags of plastic bottles and aluminum cans by the flagpole by 8:15 am.
Remember to keep bottles and cans separate and to write your teacher's name on each bag.
      29 Picture Make-Up Day
Reflections award ceremony,
 6:30 pm, MPR
      31 Halloween parade, 8:30–9 am
Minimum Day


Walk to School Day – Wednesday, Oct. 15

Join your classmates and neighbors on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, for International Walk to School Day! There will be a morning celebration in the lunch area from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Refreshments will include Nutri-Grain bars, water, hot chocolate, and coffee for parents. For more information, see the Walk to School flyer. Please contact Amy Paden if you are interested in helping out with Walk to School Day.



Support kindergarten playground equipment

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Ditto has initiated a Donors Choose project to provide Walnut Grove kindergarteners with shared playground equipment:
  • Safe new bikes, scooters, and balls to foster their gross motor movement, which in turn will benefit their bodies, minds, and moods.
  • Giant Alphabet Stepping Stones to help them practice their balancing skills along with letter recognition, letter sound practice, and spelling skills.
  • Swing and Catch Cups to help them practice their eye/hand coordination.
  • Keep It Safe -- Traffic Signs to foster their sense of order.
  • Equipment Carts to house all of this exciting new equipment.
Please take a look at this project, and consider supporting our kindergarteners by providing them with new playground equipment that will engage them in appropriate social learning and funding.



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




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.