Colleen Dowd

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  • December 2018

    Hello Walnut Acres Parents, As always, life is busy at school with holiday energy abounding. Teachers are enjoying the opportunity to create a holiday experience with their classroom families before relaxing with their own families during winter vacation. Our students are collaborating to create gingerbread houses, singing about the season in a multi-cultural performance, and […]

  • November 2018 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes November 1, 2018      3-4:00 p.m.                 Library Attendees Dr. Dowd, Kaitlyn Diebel, Kelly Jensen, Sarah Waters, Victoria Devincenzi, Shakeya St. Julian Garcia Note Taker: Victoria Devincenzi Minutes for October Approved unanimously.   Dr. Dowd made the motion to approve, Sarah seconded. Old Business SPSA: due asap review of SPSA, up for SSC […]

  • November 2018

    Welcome to the Holiday Season Walnut Acres Parents, Infusing Life Skills into Our Holiday Events Halloween was an exciting celebration at school, and our little ghosts, monsters, and princesses tell me they had a good time. We can be proud that the vast majority of our students are able to make good behavior choices on […]

  • November 2018 Agenda

      WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, November 1, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty Room Call to Order Attendance                               Introductions Sign-in Minutes for October                                                          […]

  • October 2018 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes October 4, 2018          3-4:00 p.m.                 Faculty Room Attendees Colleen Dowd, Cathy Canillas, Dara Buzzard, Libby Ritthaler, KellyRose Jenson Mariteresa Arenson Note Taker: Cathy Canillas Introduction Dr. Dowd led training on the purpose and function of SSC Minutes for September Approved unanimously.   Libby made a motion to approve.  Dara seconded. New […]

  • October 2018 Agenda

      WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, October 4, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty Room Call to Order Attendance                             Introductions Sign-in Minutes for September                                                                                   Action New Business                          English Language Learning at WA – Liz Old Business                           SPSA planning Principal’s Report                  Intervention implementation Facility […]

  • October 2018

    Happy Halloween month, Walnut Acres parents! As I wrote this month’s update, our children were repainting our US map and checkerboard, cleaning library books, sweeping, raking, pulling weeds, and picking up trash as part of Walnut Creek Community Service Day. Thanks to Caroline Clerempuy with help from Courtney Wasserman for leading this community service opportunity […]

  • September 2018 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes September 6, 2018      3-4:00 p.m.                 Faculty Room Attendees Colleen Down, Sarah Waters, Cathy Canillas, Dara Buzzard, KellyRose Jenson, Mariteresa Arenson, Kaitlyn Diebel, Victoria Devincenzi. Libby Ritthaler Note Taker: Victoria Devincenzi Introduction Dr. Dowd led training on the purpose and function of SSC Minutes for May Approved unanimously.   Cathy made a […]

  • September 2018 Agenda

      WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, September 6, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty Room   Call to Order   Attendance                               Introductions Sign-in Minutes for May                                                                                   Action   New Business                          SSC training PAC representative request DELAC representative request Textbook Sufficiency Attendance Plan Old Business                           SPSA planning Principal’s Report        […]

  • September 2018

    Happy September, Walnut Acres Parents! During our first month of school, our dedicated teachers have concentrated on building a strong learning family in preparation for the academic challenges ahead. They have established a safe, happy classroom community through the development of a positive tone, routines and procedures, team building, and clear, rigorous behavioral and academic […]