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 …

  • Annual Green Sheet Form

    Please complete and return by May 8, 2017. Complete and return the annual “green sheet,” which is available in the office or can be downloaded through link below. It must be returned by 5/8/2017, if you would like to share your thoughts on your student’s academic needs for the coming school year. While requests for particular […]

  • 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 …

  • January 2017

    Happy February, Walnut Acres Parents, Your voice is requested! IT’S TIME TO COLLECT YOUR INPUT about how well Walnut Acres is activating the 6 C’s (collaboration, communication, critical and creative thinking, global citizenship and content mastery), implementing the instructional practices we have been learning, and creating a safe, nurturing, and challenging learning environment! Please take […]

  • December 2016

    Dear Walnut Acres Parents, Practicing Our Values During the months of November and December we focus on understanding the parameters of our CARING life skill. We have practiced gratitude, shared random acts of kindness, and sung songs about the power of hope. You are welcome to join us to celebrate the life skill of CARING […]

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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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