Welcome

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.

MDUSD is going online for Intra-district Transfer Requests for the 2018-19 school year. Intra-district transfers are transfers within schools in MDUSD.

  • Beginning October 17, 2017, the Online application can be found at mdusd.org, select Parent and Community and you will find the Intra-district application link in General News or click here.
  • For students currently enrolled in grades K-11 Online applications must be submitted between 10/17/17and 11/17/17 for the 2018-19 school year. No applications will be accepted after the 11/17/17 deadline.

Incoming Kindergartners for the 2018-19 school year parents/guardians must complete enrollment in their home school. Online applications will be accepted 2/19/18 through 3/9/18. Students MUST be enrolled at their school of residence prior to submitting a transfer request.

If you have a 5th grade or 8th grade student on a current Intra-district Transfer and you

would like to attend a Middle or High School outside your school of residence, you must apply for an Intra-district Transfer.

Current News …


  • California School Parent Survey

    California School Parent Survey, 2017-2018 Walnut Acres Elementary Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. This letter explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your login, password and [...]
  • IMPORTANT – Classroom Volunteer Information

    Classroom volunteers MUST be fingerprinted. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN ORDER TO BE CLEARED TO VOLUNTEER IN OUR CLASSROOMS OR ATTEND FIELD TRIPS 1. CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CLEARANCE 2. MAKE YOUR FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT USING OUR ONLINE FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT SYSTEM 3. COMPLETE OUR VOLUNTEER REQUEST FORM(in Spanish) TO MAKE YOUR FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT ONLINE, […]

  • 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 […]



Principal’s News Letter …

  • November 2017

    Happy November, Walnut Acres Parents: During this season of holidays, we focus on the life skill of kindness. In November, we discuss the value of giving thanks to support a positive, appreciative and healthy approach to living.  While December, no surprise, is all about giving to others. Time will fly over these busy holiday months […]

  • October 2017

    Dear Walnut Acres Parents, I relish this time of year, when routines and procedures are established and we are implementing thoughtful plans informed by data while children and adults alike anticipate the approach of the holiday season. This year, however, we must also address the reality of natural and manmade calamities that are difficult to […]


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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



Donations…

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