Principal’s NewsLetter

  • September 2017

    Dear Parents, With our community-building Ice Cream Social behind us we have completed our initial school opening events and we are happily settling into the new school year. In classrooms, teachers have set the foundation for a continually developing learning family, established routines, and organized procedures. They have also completed baseline testing using Running Records, […]

  • 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 […]

  • April 2017

    Dear Walnut Acres Parents, After a rejuvenating Spring break, we are ready to collaborate with you to create a strong and happy finish to the 2016-17 school year. We have a busy 9 weeks ahead starting with an important event in April that we designed for YOU! Volunteer Appreciation Event Each year we take the […]

  • March 2017

    Happy March Walnut Acres Parents, This newsletter is unusual in that it largely offers you information from our district, our state, and our City of Walnut Creek. So you won’t hear much of my voice in this message, but everything below relates to Walnut Acres in a way that will matter to you! So here’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 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 […]

  • November 2016

    Happy Thanksgiving month, Walnut Acres Parents! We are enjoying the cooler weather at school as we cultivate student brain power and nurture our learning family. Instruction and Curriculum We continue to teach reading and writing strategies through Workshop, practice Number Talks and multiple method strategies in math, provide hands-on science lab investigations, and experience the […]

  • October 2016

    Happy October, Walnut Acres Parents, Your children constantly amaze me! The enthusiasm they shared during our recent ‘Kindness in Chalk’ Day and the chalk messages they produced were heartening. We will continue to emphasize life skills within our curriculum and at special events. We thank you for modeling life skills for our children. Thank you […]

  • September 2016

    Dear Walnut Acres Parents, Thank you for sending your student to us for another year of learning and growing together! 2016-17 is off to a great start with a total of 648 unique and wonderful learners. Accolades to all our active parents, and in particular our dedicated PFC leaders and volunteers for working with Walnut […]