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Conference Week Begins: November 18th
Wednesday, November 20: NOT A LATE START! School starts at the regular time. Shortened day - early dismissal for parent/teacher conferences.
Wednesday, November 20: Green Team Meeting, 6:00 pm, MPR
Thursday, November 21: Shortened day - early dismissal.
Friday, November 22: Shortened day - early dismissal.
Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29: Thanksgiving Break.
Parents, please join us for the first Green Team planning meeting where we will share ideas and key activities to engage our students in sustainability and green thinking. We will start with a short meet and greet, followed by sharing the current projects gaining traction - then it's over to you - bring your ideas and be ready to brainstorm! We want to know what you want our Green Team to work on! Looking forward to seeing you on Nov. 20 @ 6-7pm at the MPR
Lower Grade Champs
Braylee C and Zoe D
Sail Car distance: 13' 10"
SAIL CAR CHALLENGE
Approximately 150 students participated in the Sail Car Challenge in the STREAM lab during lunch, for 3 weeks between Oct 14 - 30. Students used cardboard, wheel, straws, tape, stir sticks, string. They received 2 axles, 1 car body and 4 wheels. With inspiration they made their cars!
Upper Grade Champs
Jessica F, Sabrina T, Atticus H and Finn B
Sail Car distance: 15' 6"
SAIL CAR CHALLENGE
We Gott’s a lot to be thankful for November 20
November 20 10am-9pm! - that’s lunch and dinner!
Gott’s Day of Giving is back. Gott’s is celebrating 20 years in business by donating 20% of proceeds on November 20 to our Walnut Creek public schools when you mention WCEF. One of the largest local business donors to WCEF, we love our partnership with Gott’s.
Our Wish for you on November 21
Kick off the holiday shopping season with a lot of flair and sparkle at Wish in Walnut Creek on November 21 from 4-7:00 pm. Need to pick up a Thanksgiving hostess gift? Or a gift for your child’s teacher? Start your holiday shopping at Wish, mention WCEF, and 10% goes back to our schools! Unable to make it on November 21, giveback carries through all weekend. Support a locally owned business that supports public education.
Wish Location: 2333 Boulevard Circle, Walnut Creek (now open Sundays 11-4 through the holidays!)
Trot, trot as fast (or slow) as you can….
That’s right folks, the Forma Turkey Trot countdown is on! A family-friendly event with 10K/5K/Kids runs, it’s guaranteed to perk you up before the tryptophan kicks in. Use code “WCEF19” and $10 of the registration goes back to WCEF. Now there’s a partnership we can all be thankful for. Register today! We also need volunteers for the week leading up to the race and day of. Volunteer info here.
Got a little time to help WCEF?
Your friends at WCEF are in need of a graphic designer to lend us their skills and talents. If you are savy in Canva or Illustrator we need help. Bonus: no need to come to a meeting! This position allows you to tinker from the comfort of your own sofa. firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Reasons to Donate
Reason #44 Science Matters
Reason #44 why students need dedicated science specialists and weekly lab time? We believe in research and our CA students are behind. In the 2015 study, “The Nation’s Report Card,” the average score of 4th graders in CA was 140. This was lower than the national average score (153). More funding means dedicated science specialists and class time.
State Farm wants to give back to local communities and is offering to donate $20 directly to Parkmead PERC for getting an Auto, Home, Life, Business, or Disability from State Farm Agent Jared Burns-Coffin. No strings attached. Simply call or email and let Jared know you are calling for the Parkmead Fundraiser.
Let’s set a goal to raise $2,000 per month!! If 100 families participate by calling to get one quote a month the school would receive $2,000 per month. Take 10 minutes to get a personal quote, refer a family member or friend and let’s see how much we can raise for the rest of 2019! Only one quote per household applies.
Call or email the Jared Burns-Coffin State Farm Agency at 925-682-0800 or email@example.com
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.