Welcome to Walnut Acres. We are a dynamic learning community focused on preparing our children for leadership and success in the 21st Century. We have high expectations for all learners and we are working to promote content mastery aligned to standards, as well as creativity, critical thinking, communication, global citizenship, and collaboration. Our formative assessment practices support targeted instruction and differentiation, while our instructional strategies provide meaningful learning experiences. A rich performing arts and fine arts program as well as physical education and hands-on science learning opportunities complement our strong academic program. Our Character Counts program provides guiding principles to support our students’ social and emotional development. Walnut Acres is a dynamic community of talented, eager learners, dedicated, creative staff, and active, supportive families. The success of our school is a testimony to our shared vision and our united commitment to support our children to become the best that they can be. Collaboratively, we help to make Walnut Acres a wonderful place to learn and grow.

From now on all the school approved flyers will be available electronically for you to download by clicking on the Peachjar button to the right.

Current News …

  • Express Ticket for Jaguar Day – HomeLink!

    Update your child’s Emergency Card on-line through HomeLink! The online Data Verification process is open and will remain open through August 17th by 10:00 am. You must have a parent HomeLink account to do the Data Verification. You should have received a letter in August with unique permanent id number and verification code for each […]

  • Jaguar Day

     Jaguar Day kicks off the start to a new school year……don’t miss it! August 17th, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   URGENT: Emergency card information can now be updated  on line through HomeLink. Complete this prior to August 17th and enjoy the express line for class assignment! IMPORTANT: For editing and printing of necessary forms (PDF files),  please download […]

  • Importance of Attendance

      ATTENDANCE LETTER   August 14, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians: The 2017-18 school year is beginning soon, and I want to welcome you as our partner in your student’s education. We value, appreciate, and seek out your involvement and collaboration for the success of your student. We are asking all parents/guardians to help us ensure the […]

  • IMPORTANT – Finger Printing Update

    Classroom volunteers MUST be fingerprinted. For up-to-date fingerprint information click on the Parents tab – all forms are listed at the bottom of the page, click here.

Principal’s News Letter …

  • June 2017

    Hello Walnut Acres Parents, As we say goodbye for the summer I want to wish you and your family happy vacationing! For those of you with students graduating from Walnut Acres, thank you for your years of support and collaboration. On behalf of our school staff we hope that middle school adventures will be joyfully […]

  • May 2017

    Happy May Walnut Acres Parents, Upcoming Events We are closing out the year in high gear with each grade level planning end-of-year activities, all teachers assessing student mastery of CA Standards for report cards, 3rd-5th grade teachers completing state testing, and everyone preparing for our upcoming Open House Festival! Here are a few highlights of […]

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Office Staff …

Position Name eMail
Principal Dr. Colleen Dowd Send email

Office Manager Denise Calbeck Send email

School Secretary Amanda Smith Send email

Nurse Lori Oxman Send email

Speech Pathologist Ann Meuel Send email

Psychologist Lavinia Henlon (Tuesdays and Thursdays) Send email

Counselor Joanne Finn (Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday) Send email


There are so many ways to give to our school:

  • give based on a classroom project through Donorschoose If you are interested in checking out the requests or donating towards a classroom project, click here.
  • donate your lovingly used materials (check the district requirements for electronic items by clicking here)
  • donate everyday needed items such as paper, ink, tissues and other school supplies

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