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Walnut Hills Community Elementary Newsletter

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Our Monthly Theme: Growth Mindset

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Multicultural Night

Multicultural Night is back and will take place on Friday, October 6th from 6pm-8pm at Walnut Hills. Multicultural Night is an experience where we share space as a caring community to learn about the diverse cultures that make up our Walnut Hills family. Come out to learn and share traditions, foods, clothing, cultural artifacts, and information through music, performances, demonstrations, food samples, creative displays, and more.

Click the link to sign up and indicate how you would like to participate in Multicultural Night. This will allow us to organize space, schedules, and resources for the event. We hope you'll help make this night memorable, educational and fun. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 19th 6-7 P.M. at Walnut Hills Community Elementary. We will confirm plans and offer supplies that families can use to create their displays.

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In preparation for Multicultural night, students will be working on a project that will highlight and celebrate their culture.

How can families help?

Check out the Culture Wheel above and talk with your kids about various aspects of your family’s culture, share stories about traditions, rituals, foods, language, etc., locate pictures and artifacts that kids may want to share in their displays. That will help students come in with some background knowledge and they will feel inspired to share.

Walnut Hills Families, we need your help.

Hello Walnut Hills Elementary Community,

We have received communication from various members of the neighborhood surrounding our school who have expressed concern over student safety, property damage, and disrespect from parents and guardians of our students. We are asking you to please be mindful of your rate of speed, especially during dismissal. Obey traffic signs by not doing U-turns on Uinta near the school. Do not block home owners driveways. Keep clear of the bus lane and painted yellow curbs surrounding the school. Lastly, if a home owner or staff member asks you to move, please do so with haste. Show our students that we are the kind, caring, compassionate community that I know we can be.


The WAL Staff

Picture Day

Walnut Hills Elementary will be having picture day on September 20th. Click the link above for the picture day schedule. We are looking for friendly volunteers to help us out. If you are great with kids and want to help, please email Mr. Nader at: and a staff member will get back to you with more details. We love to see families getting involved and hope to hear from you!

Walnut Hills Clubs!

Are you looking for fun and safe activities for your kids after school? Why not try a club! Check out our list of clubs here and see what peaks your student's interests. Dates and times are listed in the link. JOIN NOW!

And now a message from CHESS CLUB.

It’s time for Chess Club again! Chess Club will be for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades who know how to play chess. Chess Club will begin on September 27th. We meet after school every Wednesday in the Gym from 1:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Your child must know the basics of chess to attend, this means the names of the pieces, and how each piece moves and captures. If your student is interested in signing up, please return the signed permission slip to the office. Forms are available in the office or online by clicking the permission icon. The last day of Chess Club will be December 13th.

September 20th:

- Picture Day

September 22nd:

- Non-Contact Day - No School

September 25th-27th:

- Camp Cheley Field Trip (5th graders ONLY)

October 6th:

- Multicultural Night

October 16th-20th:

- Fall Break

October 24th:

- Glo-Run (PTCO Fundraiser)

October 27th:

- 3C Awards Assembly

- Report Cards (sent electronically via document delivery)

November 3rd:

- Non-Contact Day - No School

November 8th:

- Picture Re-takes

Parent Engagement Opportunities


The Walnut Hills Parent Teacher Community Organization(PTCO) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to assist in attaining the highest level of education and welfare for all the students of Walnut Hills. We welcome everyone that is committed to our school to engage in this volunteer driven partnership between the families of our students, our dedicated teachers and staff, members of the community, and local businesses.

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. The committee welcomes participation from all families of the Walnut Hills Elementary School community.

If you have ideas or questions, please contact our PTCO at

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 10th at 6 P.M. at Walnut Hills.

Walnut Hills PTCO Fundraising Opportunities

Below are 2 upcoming Walnut Hills PTCO fundraising opportunities. Click the flyers to be taken to their websites. We hope you'll continue to participate and provide support to our school community.

SungateKids in partnership with Cherry Creek Schools presents:

SungateKids “SafeTalks” for SafeKids Meeting for Parents and Caregivers


This unique program will help you discover the right way to broach the subject of body safety and boundaries, the correct language to use, how to answer tough questions, and what to do in challenging situations. You’ll also learn about our acclaimed, child friendly, school based SafeKids (SK2) abuse prevention program presented to all CCSD 3rd and 5th grade students.


Monday, November 6th – 6:00 – 7:30 pm


Overland High School - IST Lecture Center


All CCSD 3rd - 5th Grade Parents and Caregivers

Flyer in English; Flyer in Spanish; Flyer in Russian; Flyer in Arabic


The Walnut Hills School Accountability Team is a group that works in collaboration with the principal in the areas of school achievement, unified improvement planning, school policies, and planning, budget decisions and staffing considerations with the focus on school improvement. The committee welcomes participation from all families of the Walnut Hills Elementary School community.

Next Meeting: September 26th, 5:30 PM at Walnut Hills Elementary

Partnerships for Academically Successful Students (P.A.S.S)

Cherry Creek School District is committed to Inclusive Excellence which means raising the achievement of ALL students, closing the gap between the highest and lowest performing students, and eliminating the predictability of achievement by race.

Partnerships for Academically Successful Students (P.A.S.S) is a committee of school and family leaders that supports the district's goal of Inclusive Excellence. P.A.S.S provides a place to share resources and ideas while fostering the intentional building of relationships between the school and parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for ALL students.

Walnut Hills Elementary families are always invited to attend our monthly meetings, and if you were part of our P.A.S.S team in previous years we would love for you to rejoin the team as we prepare for the return of Multicultural Night, a tradition in the WHE community.

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 19th from 6pm-7pm. We will finish planning for our annual Multicultural Night.

Language Translation Resources

Families who need Walnut Hills communication translated, please contact the liaison listed:


Please contact Kati Brinks at for support with this resource in your language.


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