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WHOLE SCHOOL PICK UP THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20!
- Tuesday, January 19th: Incoming TK/K Parent Information Meeting @6:30
- Wednesday, January 20th: Parkmead Library, PE Supplies & Classroom Pick-up Schedule
- Tuesday, January 25th: WCEF Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Begins
- Wednesday, January 27th: WCEF Sponsored One District, One Book - Book Pick-up
- Wednesday, January 27th @ 6:30 pm: PALS Information Night. Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 876 2425 5155
- Thursday, January 28th: Teachers College Parent Workshop @10am
- Thursday, January 28th: Tice Creek Information Meeting @ 6:30 pm
- Friday, January 29th: One District, One Book Reading Begins
- Monday, February 1st: 2021-2022 TK/K Registration Begins
- Wednesday, February 3rd: WCSD Parent Ed Series @7pm Building Family Resilience
Picture make-up day: March 9. More information to follow.
Greetings Parkmead Families,
Thank you to all the families that have joining the Great Kindness Challenge...more than 50 of you have shared the joy of spreading kindness! Please continue to share your acts as they inspire others. There are two more weeks to go! Keep going as new challenges are released each week.
Tomorrow we distribute PE/movement materials in order to inspire everyone to keep moving in different ways. The WCSD goal is to keep families engaged in healthy activities and remain strong while learning from home. Each week, you will be empowered to use the materials in an activity from your kit. Get ready to laugh, smile, and have some fun together!
Your kit includes:
- One jump rope
- Two scarves
- One beanbag
- One Beachball
- One Tennis Ball
Please keep all of your items together and have your kit handy for your Movement time during Wednesday Specials. There will be weeks where everyone's videos are the same, so everyone in the house can participate at the same time. Other weeks there will be grade-level spanned activities. *TK/K movement activities are not pre-built into their shortened day, it is a bonus activity for them.
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 one week PRIOR to leaving to set up an Independent Study Contract.
Library Pick Up - JANUARY 20, 2021
Great Graphic Novel Recommendations for Grades 3-5
Expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff present ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more. 1/28/21 @10am
Visit Teachers College Columbia University's family supports for reading and writing during the Pandemic. Youtube channel link.
We will be covering topics ranging from managing stress and anxiety to how to set up a workspace at home. Please join us for a time of learning, sharing, and asking questions.
Helping parents and caregivers keep kids focused, interested, and balanced while learning from home.
T-Minus 9 Days and Counting. . .
Oh! We are so giddy to share the selected title for One District One Book! Over the next two weeks, you will have the opportunity to snag your very own copy during your school’s supply pick up. Along with your book will be the necessary supplies to help kick off our joint WCEF/PTA(O) Read-a-thon fundraiser. Get ready! It all begins January 29!
Students Paint the Town...Literally!
Students at WCI and Las Lomas had a unique opportunity to paint festive scenes on the windows of a dozen downtown Walnut Creek establishments thanks to the partnership between Downtown Walnut Creek and WCEF. The murals are an integral part of the community, the power of WCEF, and the impact of an art education. Please complete this form if you have a student at WCI or Las Lomas that wishes to participate in the spring.
You can help make a BIG difference in our schools
Every year, parent and community volunteers come together to help raise additional funds our schools desperately rely on. There is a great need for services and WCEF funded priorities to increase, so too must our team. We are always looking for people to assist with marketing/communications, graphic design, editing, etc. Most work can be done from the comfort of your sofa! Please reach out if you are able to volunteer a bit of your time.
Contra Costa County Library Virtual Events
Contra Costa County Library is excited to host Chef Martin Yan for a virtual cooking class to help ring in the Chinese New Year. This class designed for chefs of all ages, if “Yan Can Cook, So Can You!”
Kobi, Oliver, Navi, Blue, and Ozzie from TherapyPets can't wait to listen to you read stories to them over Zoom. Curl up with a four-legged buddy & read, read, read. Be sure to bring a book and your favorite stuffy to cuddle.
Registration is required and will give you 20 minutes to read to your furry friend.
Walnut Creek Arts + Rec School Day Enrichment Program Registration is Open!
The Arts + Rec School Day Enrichment program has a new session of full day and half day enrichment programs for grades TK through 8th starting February 1! Your child will build new friendships and new skills while having fun with a small, physically distanced, stable group. Group leaders will assist students who need to complete remote learning school work.
Register here: www.walnut-creek.org/schooldayenrichment
Financial aid is available, learn more and apply at: www.walnut-creek.org/scholarships.
Summer Camp 2021 Registration Opens Soon!
Walnut Creek Arts + Rec Summer camp registration opens on January 13 at 9:00 am. Reserve your spot for a safe and fun summer with Arts & Recreation!
Don't miss out on our early registration discounts! Be sure to take advantage of our early registration discounted rates for Camp Community Arts, Walnut Creek Day Camps and Sports Camps by registering before February 2. Need more time to decide? We have a second early registration discount if you register before February 28. Payment plans available for camp.
Scholarships for summer camp are available!
Learn more about scholarship opportunities here.
Click here for a Spanish translation of our summer camp poster.
2020-2021 School Calendar
Click HERE for the full academic school year calendar.