OCTOBER  
    27–31 Red Ribbon Week
      29 Picture Make-Up Day
      31 Halloween parade, 8:30–9 am
Minimum Day (See the Walnut Grove bell schedule for starting and dismissal times.)
NOVEMBER  
      3–4 Candy collection for Operation Gratitude. Drop off excess Halloween candy in the Walnut Grove office.
       6 Coffee with the Principal, 8:20 am, room 402
       7 Walnut Grove Movie Night. Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7 pm, Walnut Grove MPR


Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 27–31)

Walnut Grove is celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 27 to 31  with fun activities to help our students remember to "Love Yourself. Be Drug-Free." We will also focus on making the right choices. You can learn more about Red Ribbon Week at www.redribbon.org.


 Monday,10/27 Wear red (as much as you can). We are proud to be drug-free and are learning how
 to make the right choices.
 Tuesday, 10/28       Wear neon. Our future is too bright to make bad choices and use drugs.
 Wednesday, 10/29 Wear a tie. Don't get tired to bad choices and drugs.
 Thursday, 10/30 Wear your favorite sports shirt. Team up against drugs!
 Friday, 10/31
 (minimum day)
 Wear your Halloween costume
 (no blood, goo, liquid, or
 
weapons please).
 8:15 am: All students begin school.
 8:30 – 9 am: Halloween parade
 11:40 am: Kindergarten dismissal
 12:30 pm: Grades 1–5




Donate excess Halloween candy to our troops (Nov. 3–4)

Walnut Grove will collect excess Halloween candy to send to our troops via Operation Gratitude. Simply place excess Halloween candy in the donations boxes in the Walnut Grove office on Monday, Nov. 3, or Tuesday, Nov. 4(Note: Please do not buy extra candy to donate; we are collecting excess Halloween candy only!)

Please separate candy that might melt from hard/sugar candies that won't melt, and place each type of candy in the appropriate box. Assume that anything with chocolate, gummy bears, licorice, or gum might melt. 

We would also love to collect pictures, drawings, and letters for the troops. These items can also be turned in at the WG office. (See Operation Gratitude's letter-writing guidelines.)




Walnut Grove Movie Night (Friday, Nov. 7)

Mark your calendars for another evening of family fun with your Walnut Grove community. The movie "Free Birds" will be shown in the Walnut Grove MPR. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the movie will begin at 7 pm. Bring sleeping bags and blankets to sit on.

Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be offered for sale. This family fun community event is a fundraiser for the Walnut Grove 4th-grade field trip to Coloma, CA. Your donations are greatly appreciated!




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.