"Stay positive, Panthers....and don't forget to smile!"
Parkmead Fundraiser https://www.shopfund.com
Toys for Tots: Collecting toys until December 15
December 11: TK & K enrollment for 2024-25 school year opens
December 20: Fireside Stories with Mr. Burstein
Friday, December 22: Short Day & Friday Flicks
Dec 22 - Jan 7: Winter Break
January 17: Father's Night Out (Location TBD)
What's up Panthers!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. While I enjoy the time with my family, I miss seeing the students of Parkmead. Throwing the football with them at recess and walking through classrooms watching them learn is so therapeutic. It is definitely the best part of my job and I wouldn't trade it for any other profession (except for maybe a professional football player)!
As the cold weather rolls in, please remember that school attendance is vital for a child's education. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. While illness happens, please make every attempt to schedule vacations, doctor's appointments and other appointments outside of school days/hours. A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn.
9 days left in our gift wrap fundraiser for camp!
We have raised 25% of our goal towards helping fund 5th grade camp! Please help support Parkmead and shop for holiday items with 40% of all proceeds going back to the school. https://www.shopfund.com
C.O.P. E. Parent Education
Counseling Options and Parent Education (C.O.P.E. ) is a local organization whose mission is to strengthen family relations through counseling options and parent education programs. Please click here to see upcoming Parent Education classes.
Trimester 1 report cards will be available for you to view on Friday, December 1st. Report cards can be accessed electronically in the Parent Portal. Please take a moment to review the instruction link below.
Stay positive Panthers and don't forget to smile!
Looking for a holiday gift or wrapping paper?
Access our fundraiser here! Lots of quality wrapping paper and fun holiday gifts! Help us raise funds for 5th grade outdoor camp. Fundraiser ends on December 8 and we have a ways to go to reach our goal!
Lost & Found
Please remember to label your student's belongings (jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, etc). This way they will find their way back to them. Any unlabeled lost & found will be donated on the last day of the month. Our lost & found cart is located outside of the office.
ITEMS WILL BE DONATED on December 22.
Please call or email before 9:00am on the day of the student's absence. Available 24/7.
If you are planning to be away, or on vacation for 5 or more days, please contact Shelly in the attendance office 2 weeks PRIOR to leaving to set up an Independent Study Contract.
WCEF Turns 40!
Ways to Support our Schools this December!
Want to support our schools this month? We’ve got trees, a Sports Basement sale, wine tasting and more! Be sure to mention WCEF at these wonderful local businesses when purchasing!
Wine Hardware, AXR Napa Valley, and Love + Chocolate!
Have a wine lover on your list? Join us on Wednesday, December 13 from 4-7 pm at Wine Hardware (next to the Lesher Center parking garage and owned by a Murwood family) for the event of the season! Shop for wine and/or gifts at Wine Hardware, taste the incredible wines of AXR Napa Valley, and enjoy some bites from Love + Chocolate. 10% of purchases made at the event benefit our schools and WCEF!
Honey Bear Trees: Now thru Dec. 24; 9 am-9 pm; Across from Acalanes HS; Cash or check only
Sports Basement: Vuori, UGGs and more on sale just for WCEF Basementeers Dec. 1-12; Basementeers
save 20% on most everything (and 10% goes back to WCEF)!; Must show this flyer.
Walnut Creek Little League (WCLL) Baseball/Softball Spring 2024 Registration is OPEN!
A reminder to the community that WCLL spring ball registration is open for another month. Kids turning 4 years old before August 31, 2024 are eligible! Link here to the website where you can register. Information is on the site around divisions of play and other potential questions, but you can also reach out to Ryan Hisamoto, Registrar, at email@example.com if you like. Thanks and hopefully your children get out on the fields for spring ball!