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Monday, January 27 : Kindergarten Packets available in the office. TK packets available at the District Office (960 Ygnacio Valley Road, WC)

January 27 - 31: The Great Kindness Challenge Week

Monday, January 27: Free Vision Board Class MPR @5:45-6:45 pm. Sign up HERE

Tuesday, January 28: PALS Information Night - 6:00pm @ Parkmead Library

Wednesday, January 29: One School, One Book Family Night - 6:30-7:30 pm. RSVP here

Thursday, January 30: Tice Creek Information Night - 6:00pm @ TC Multi Use Room

February 3 - 13: Kindergarten registration - Office

Monday, February 3 - Thursday, February 6 - Scholastic Book Fair @ Multi Use Room

Wednesday, February 5 - Book Fair Family Story-time Night 6-8 @ Multi Use Room

Wednesday, February 5 - Friday, February 7 - WCEF Turn up the Heat Campaign

Thursday, February 6 - Wear RED to show your support for WCEF


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Kindergarten packets will be available for pick up on January 27 in the Parkmead office. Completed packets can be returned to the office between February 3 - 12, 8:30am - 2:00pm and 3:00pm - 4:00pm.

TK packets can be picked up and returned to the WCSD office between January 27 - February 12, 960 Ygnacio Valley Road.

Questions? Please contact Jaine Nejedly, Office Manager at


Kindness Builds Bridges - 2020 Great Kindness Challenge Kickoff Video

The Great Kindness Challenge Week

Your Student Council will be hosting The Great Kindness Challenge next week, January 27 - 31st. The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus.

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Vision Board Workshop

Vision Board Workshop - January 27

Sponsored by PERC and Hosted by Parkmead mom, Echo Aoki. Part of Parkmead Elementary School Community Engagement series.

Free and open to Parkmead School. Parents are encouraged to come with their children and work together to create a collaborative vision board. All supplies have been donated and provided for by PERC, so all you need to bring is your child (or children) and yourself (spouses welcome too!). This is a whole school, whole family, whole community. You don’t have to be crafty to participate!

What is a vision board? It is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you (and your child) want to be, want to do, want to feel, or want to have in your life. Not only are vision boards a fun and creative expression, but they are also helpful tools that have long reaching benefits... one of them is visualization. Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.

· Identify your vision and give it clarity.

· Reinforce your daily affirmations.

· Keep your attention on your intention

When you create a vision board with your child and place it in a space where you both see it often, you and your child essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.

So, what's the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It's simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. The more your board focuses on how you and your child want to feel, the more it will come to life.

We will be meeting at Parkmead Elementary School MPR Room on Monday, January 27th at 5:45-6:50pm. Please arrive 15 mins early (if possible).

Please sign up: HERE



Join us to find out more about our PALS program for the 2020-2021 school year.

Tuesday, January 28 OR Thursday, February 6


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The "application" is an Inter-District transfer form. Time period is February 1 - April 1, 2020


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Bob has been away from home for the past five years. All he wants to do is figure out what he is and where he belongs.

Join us WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 6:30pm for 6 fun challenges and 1 chance to escape!

Bring loose change to throw in Bob's well. all coins will be donated to WIRES, Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization, to help animals affected by the catastrophic wildfires.

RSVP for this free event HERE


Winter Box Top Challenge

Parkmead's Winter Box Top Challenge kicked off last Friday, January 10! Look for collection flyers in your child's backpack and start collecting now through February 21. The two classes collecting the most Box Tops will earn special treats.

New for this contest! Give Classroom Credit for Scans on the App. Using the latest versions of the app, you can give “credit” to your classroom teacher/s for your scans. For more information watch this video:

This new credit function will allow us to easily add scan totals for the classroom contest. All scans will be added to the totals at the end of each week to keep the leader board current. We will be using this as the ONLY way to track scans for the contest. Paper clips direct from product packaging are still accepted.


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Book Fair Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!

February 3rd – 6th

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Parkmead! This is an exciting celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, and affordable books for kids to discover.

The Book Fair runs February 3rd - 6th in the MPR, with a family story night on the 5th. Book Fair hours are:

Monday 2:30p – 3:00p

Tuesday 7:50a - 2:50p

Wednesday 8:30a - 2:50p & 6:00p – 8:00p

Thursday 7:50a - 2:50p

You can also order Book Fair books online through online shopping is available from January 29th through February 11th.

NEW THIS YEAR – We have a new payment option! We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and now E-WALLET – set up your child’s e-wallet account with a spending limit, and you’ll only be charged for what they use. Visit our homepage for more info at

Help to keep the Book Fair running smoothly by volunteering to set up or pack up the fair, organize books and merchandise, run the cash register, etc.

Click here to sign up!

All the money raised at this event goes towards new books for the library and your child's classroom. Welcome to the jungle, your reading adventure awaits!


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WCEF News & Updates 1/22/20


See 20/20 in 2020 with Insight Vision Care Optometry Diamond WCEF Business Partner

Great schools are everyone’s business! Insight Vision Care Optometry lives by this motto and we are proud to announce that they are WCEF’s newest Diamond Partner. Dr. Stephanie Chan, a Walnut Creek native, and Dr. Bryan Doherty are passionate about providing quality (and fashionable) eye care for the entire family. Both graduates of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, they have volunteered to provide care for the underserved in Costa Rica, the Philippines and Ukraine. Wonderful community members, Dr. Chan was a PTA co-president at her daughter’s elementary school and knows the importance of supporting our schools. Thank you for investing in WCEF, Insight Vision Care Optometry!

Insight Vision Care Optometry

675 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite B103

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 933-4700


Out with the Old, in with the New

Receive a new techy gadget and are looking at your old clunker wondering what to do with it? Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10am-4pm C&T Recycling will be collecting your e-waste and old paperwork for shredding at the WCSD office parking lot on Ygnacio. Each gizmo and stack of old paperwork require a small fee to take them off your hands and WCEF recoups a portion of the funds. Now to remember how long to maintain those old tax documents…


We Need to Turn up the Heat

To date 33% of our families have donated to WCEF. February kicks off our big Turn up the Heat campaign to increase participation and jump start us to our goal of $1.25 million. Together, let’s Turn up the Heat for education because well-funded schools and well-rounded students. Stay tuned…


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Thank you to all those families that have participated in The State Farm Quotes For Good

Fundraiser. This program is ongoing! You can still help raise money for Parkmead PERC by

obtaining a no obligation quote! Each call earns the school $20. You can contact The Jared

Burns-Coffin, State Farm Agency at #925-682-0800 or email and help earn

money for Parkmead PERC. Jared has offices located in both Walnut Creek and Concord.


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New WCSD Website

Exciting changes coming for WCSD websites. In an effort to improve engagement the district has begun Website upgrades starting with the district homepage. School webpages will be updated in phases. Watch for details in social media and our WCSD app.

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