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.

NEW: Our district is going green with our flyers. 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 …

  • CAASPP Information

    CAASPP Information  The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program.  CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career.  CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts […]

  • Healthy Kids Parent Survey

    The district is asking parents to answer 58 questions about our school climate. Please click in to this link to share your input. Let the district know what we do well and what we still need to improve! Thank you! Your input matters! Healthy Kids Survey – English Healthy Kids Survey – Spanish

  • 2016 Parent Survey Results

    We have the results for the surveys conducted this past year involving the parents at Walnut Acres. Please click on the link below to view the survey. Latest Parent Survey Results  Previous Years Results: 2014-2015 2013-2014

Principal’s News Letter …

  • April 2016

    Happy April, Walnut Acres Parents! What’s happening at school… We are happily engaged here and crafting learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our creative students just shared their talent at our annual Art Show and practiced philanthropy through last week’s Food Drive. (Thank you to the parent volunteers who coordinated both these […]

  • March 2016

    Happy March, Walnut Acres Parents! Appreciation- Thanks to all who helped to create and participate in our recent Auction! It really was a great party! I haven’t heard about the financial outcome yet, but I know that thanks to the generosity of Fund-A-need donors, we have $15,000 to revamp our current computer lab into a […]

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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 11-2, Wednesdays 7:30 – 11:30, Thursdays all day) 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