Class/Grade Parents Needed

The start of school is almost here! We need parents who are eager to help in their child’s classroom and assist the teacher with year-round events OR be a grade parent and help with the big end-of-year party and be a liaison to the PTA!

All duties are explained right here. Please read as there are some new guidelines.

“Class Parent Lottery Drawing” is early this year – Monday, September 11 – only 3 days into school! SIGN UP NOW to be considered!!!!


Got Spatulas?

Brave volunteers spent some time this week cleaning out the WAS kitchen. Vintage goodies were discovered…and discarded. We are hoping to upgrade kitchen supplies. There will be a box in the lobby for your donations of items such as gently used and clean:

  • Cookie sheets & mixing bowls
  • spatulas & cutting boards
  • Pots & pans
  • sharpened knives & shears
  • baking sheets & muffin pans
  • loaf pans
  • Keurig coffee maker


First PTA Meeting

Join us on September 13, 7:00-8:30 for the first PTA meeting of the school year. We are pleased to be able to offer babysitting so don’t let lack of childcare hold you back. We’ll keep your little ones entertained, so you can hear about what the PTA has in store for the year ahead.


Babysitters (well, kidsitters) needed

A great service the PTA would like to offer is babysitting for certain events like PTA meetings. This would help more parents be able to attend. And….to offer this wonderful service, we need some volunteer sitters. Let us know if you can help. First two opportunities pop up pretty quickly once school starts so we’d like to get them covered ASAP:

  • Our first PTA meeting: September 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Class parent tea: September 14 at 2:30 p.m.



Goodbye Old Facebook Page

Dear Old Facebook page,

You served us well, but it’s time to say goodbye. Our old Facebook page is now gone. Please visit and like our new Facebook page “Walnut Avenue.”

Love, Your friends at WAS

New page:


The WAS Photography Club needs you

We are looking for photo enthusiasts to help make this year’s yearbook the best one yet!

Our goal is to have a photographer or two assigned to each school event. These folks will shoot the event and make sure the best photos get uploaded to the yearbook.

We’ve added “photographer” to select events on our Volunteer pages so you can sign up today. Get snapping!  The most pressing need is help with Family Picnic, Mum Sale, Book Fair, and Walk to School morning! If you are interested in capturing some memories – please visit the volunteer page and sign up for “Photographer” under the event! 


Parent Social … Join Us! 9/26

And now for some fun…Walnut Avenue PTA’s Parent’s Night Social at River and Rail Cantina – immediately following Parent’s Night on Tuesday, September 26th – around 8:30 pm. Please click the Evite and RSVP so we can get an approximate number of those interested!


Sign Up for Remind

Always be informed! Sign up for Remind text reminders for WAS PTA. Super easy!

  • Step 1: Enter this number into a new text message: 81010
  • Step 2: Text this message: @walnutave
  • Step 3: There is no Step 3! It’s that easy.



Summer Math and Reading

For your convenience, here’s the link to the District’s recommended math and reading assignments for summer.


Gearing up for next year

We know it’s summer, but if you are ready to start thinking about next year, so are we. Sign-ups are now open for the 2017-18 school year including events and class/grade parents.

Hop on over to our volunteer section and let us know what you want to do. We’ll be in touch over the summer to confirm your spots. (That’s our version of summer fun!)

Volunteer pages


Welcome Class of 2030!

We hope you and your child enjoyed orientation. We loved meeting so many of you and seeing your children’s beautiful faces! Here are links to pages where you can sign up to help with some of the amazing activities we plan for the children throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

What do class and grade parents do? Find out before you sign up. Read our job description.  Volunteers needed:

If you didn’t make it to orientation, or want to share with a spouse, here are the handouts you received:  List of Events & Welcome Letter 


Synch to the PTA Calendar

Did you know that you can easily add the WAS PTA calendar events to your iCal (iPhones, Mac and Outlook calendars) and Google Calendars?
  1. Go to from your phone, iPad, or computer. Use your phone or iPad to add the calendar to your device.
  2. Click Calendar. For mobile versions, click the Menu button on the right (three horizontal lines) to see the option for Calendar.
  3. Go to the bottom of the calendar.
  4. Click the Subscribe button (bottom right).
  5. Select the appropriate calendar (for iPhone calendars, choose “Add to Apple Calendar”).
  6. Follow the instructions in the dialog box.
Once you subscribe to the calendar, all new calendar events will automatically be added to your iCal or Google calendar as they are added to the website.