Walden PTO Weekly October 4th, 2019


  • Wildcat Lunch
  • Sweet Treats
  • Box tops
  • Walden’s Disability Awareness Week
  • Bernie's Book Bank Book Drive
  • Amazon Smile
  • Walden Family Skate Night
  • Veterans Day
  • Walden Book Fair: October 16th and 17th


Walden Wildcat Lunch Ordering is open!- Go to the KIDDOS website at www.kiddoscatering.com/WALDEN

Weekly orders can be placed through January 31, 2020! Orders, Changes, or Cancellations need to be checked out by Wednesday at NOON for the following week of lunches.

Please contact Kiddos support@kiddoscatering.com with any questions!

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Sweet Treats

Would your kids enjoy receiving a Halloween chocolate covered Rice Krispie treat at lunch? You bet! Deadline to order is October 11th!

Orders can be placed via the Walden PTO website under For Sale. To make life simpler (and sweeter) Sweet Treats can be ordered for all future months, as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Jansen at Krjansen@gmail.com or Abby Portman at Portman.abby@gmail.com.

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Download the Boxtops App and Earn Money for Walden!

Upload the free Box Tops for Education App to your Smartphone and ALL you have to do is scan your store receipts (no cutting, no looking for boxtops on the product) within 14 days of making a purchase and the app finds eligible products and instantly adds box tops to Walden's earnings online! Each box top is worth 10 cents!

Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com to get the app!

You can still send unexpired box top clips to school with your student until the changes are complete.

Questions? Contact Laura Barnett at Lbarnett@gmail.com

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Walden’s Disability Awareness Week—October 21-25, 2019

We are excited about our upcoming program of activities to help our students better understand the challenges of people who have special needs. he focus will be on hidden disabilities as well as the needs of those with physical disabilities that are more apparent, such as those who need wheelchairs or those with visual challenges. And, you have an opportunity to participate!

Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the Volunteer Opportunity!

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Bernie's Book Bank Book Drive Oct 1-14

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Put that Amazon shopping to good use! Amazon has an affiliate program called Amazon Smile. It offers the same products, at the same prices as Amazon. No fees/no registration! Even your Prime membership is recognized!

Use the website smile.amazon.com to place all your Amazon orders. You can select " Walden School Parent Teacher Organization - Deerfield, IL" when you log in and all your purchases will support our PTO!

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Walden Family Skate Night

Bring your whole family out to Walden's Family Skate Night on October 18th from 6:10-8:10pm at Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park. Everyone will enjoy an evening of ice skating, raffles, treats, and fun! The entrance fee for ALL skaters is $5 per person, which includes skate rental if needed. The rental skate sizes at Centennial are limited so please bring your own if you have them. If you are interested in baking for the bake sale, please email Jodi Wittenberg at jodifleisher@yahoo.com. If you would like to volunteer at Skate Night, please email Ilona Wozniak at wozniakilona@yahoo.com. We hope to see you on the ice!!

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Veterans Day

On Friday, November 8th Walden will be hosting their third annual Veterans Day breakfast and assembly. The staff and students had such an impactful experience the past two years thanks to the amazing veterans and their families who came to share stories, answer questions, and be honored and recognized!

We are inviting all local veterans back this year to join us starting at 8:00 in the MPR for a breakfast with the staff and then attend our all school assembly. For those veterans available and interested, we would love to have them back in our classrooms after the assembly to meet with the students.

If you or someone you know is a veteran or is currently serving, and would be interested in joining this wonderful experience, please email:

Kelly Jakymiw (kbandur@yahoo.com)

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Walden Book Fair: October 16th and 17th

Bring the whole family out to the Book Fair on:

October 16th from 2:30pm-7:30pm & October 17th from 3:30pm-7:30pm

The top two classes with the MOST attendance overall will get to choose one of the following prizes:

*Dodgeball with Mrs. Strenger and Mrs. Lau

*One extra Recess

**Special visit from Dog Man Character**



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