Parent Association Information Station

December 2016

Whether you have a big idea or small idea for our school community, have a desire to take on a project, or are wanting a quick way to support our school, there are so many ways to get involved with the Walnut Farm Parent Association! Contact the PA Officers at [email protected] for more information.

Spring 2017 Parent Association Meetings
January 11, 2017 @ 8:15
March 8, [email protected] 8:15
May 10, 2017 @ 8:15
Meeting location will be at Onyx Coffee Lab
Follow This Link For Directions To Onyx Coffee Lab

The Parent Association has thought long and hard about how to reach as many people as possible with our meetings while maintaining a minimal amount of time away from all of our families and commitments.  We have chosen to have three meetings this Spring and use the months of February and April to work on specific committee meetings and small group events such as classroom playdates.  We hope this allows for more people to attend meetings as well as community growth through formal/informal smaller group outings.

We recognize that there is no perfect time for everyone to meet and with that in mind we will continue with a monthly email sent during the second week of each month so that everyone remains up to date.  You can also find out about events and activities through our WFMS PA Facebook Page.  And don’t forget, you can always post on the facebook page if you have community information to share.

As always, we will continue to grow with our community and make changes as they are needed.  We welcome your feedback, please email the Parent Association Officers at [email protected].

WFMS Parent Association Position Available
Parent Association Secretary
The Parent Association is recruiting a third executive member to join our team!  The secretary position requires the following: attendance at PA meetings, monthly officer meetings as well as PA sponsored events.  Duties include recording minutes, managing the PA newsletter, managing PA sponsored scheduling and collaborating with President and Vice President to plan and execute PA sponsored functions and events. If you are organized, enthusiastic about WFMS and enjoy collaborating with fellow parents, we are looking for you!

Contact the Parent Association Officers at [email protected] for more information!

Upcoming Events
Holiday Social
We cordially invite our community to our annual Holiday Social.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get together in a casual atmosphere and celebrate the holidays!

December 14, 2016
5:30pm-7:00pm
The Foitek Home
807 SE Eaton
Bentonville, AR 72712  

Free Ride Social
Betsy Soos has been so kind to offer to host a barre class and brunch!  Stay tuned to the monthly PA email for more information as we get closer to the event date.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:30am
Free Ride Studio
2nd Annual Clubs and Crawfish
Follow This Link To Share Corporate Contacts With Our Committee

After a successful event last year, the WFMS Board of Trustees along with the Parent Association will host the 2nd annual golf tournament and crawfish boil in the spring!

The date and location have been set for the 2nd Annual Clubs and Crawfish. The tournament will take place on April 28, 2017 at the Bella Vista Country Club and the dinner event will follow at Riordan Pavillon in Bella Vista.

If you are interested in having a team (corporate or individual) or know of companies that would like to participate through sponsorship, or donating swag bag items, please reach out to Chandra McFarlane.

Look for more information in January!
Questions? Want to join the committee?
Contact Chandra McFarlane at 479-544- 6768 or [email protected]

WFMS Support
Staff Sustainability Cabinet
Follow This Link To Sign Up To Bring Snacks For Our Teachers And Staff

Help keep our teachers and staff energized throughout the busy school day by dropping off a snack for their snack cabinet.  Drop off your your choice of homemade goodies, crackers, snack bars, granola bars, something sweet, or something salty with the morning greeter.  This doesn’t have to be an elaborate gesture, anything is appreciated.  A box here and a plate there is really all that is needed, let’s not overwhelm them. Our teachers and staff will appreciate every last bite!

Feeding Hamilton
There are still a few days in December and January that we need someone to volunteer to feed Hamilton. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in. Sign up here:
Follow This Link To Sign Up To Feed Hamilton

Box Tops
Follow This Link For A List of Participating Products
Drop-off deadline for the spring semester is February 24th! Submit your box tops to the morning greeter anytime!

Family Celebrations and Support
Follow This Link To Sign Up For Family Celebrations and Support

Use the above link to fill out a confidential form to let us know when there is a new baby in your family, serious illness, or death in your family.  The form allows you to choose how you would like to be acknowledged, supported or celebrated.

If you have questions about how this process works, please contact Katie Bloodworth @ [email protected]

Follow-up
Staff Birthday and Holiday Recognition Snacks
Follow This Link To Sign Up For Staff Meeting Snacks

Thank you to all of our families who have supplied or signed up to supply snacks for our teachers and staff.  The Parent Association and our teachers truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and hard work.

The link is still listed in case a conflict should arise, if you need to change your day or cancel your involvement that day please let the Parent Association know by emailing [email protected].

Family Fall Day 2016
On behalf of the PA and 2016 Fall Family Days Committee, we want to send a HUGE thank you to each of you!  Fall Family Days was a great success for Walnut Farm. With your support and participation, we were able to raise $11,210.08 and had over 75% school participation!!  WFMS will now be able to purchase picnic tables for each classroom as well as the toddler/primary DHS approved climbing equipment – stay tuned for more info on the grand unveiling!

The winner of the $500 raffle was Jackie Felling.
Follow This Link To View and Download Fall Family Day 2016 Pictures

Christmas Parade
We want to extend a big thank you to the Walnut Farm community for making our Christmas parade float and festivities an amazing and fun experience.  We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Follow This Link To View and Download Christmas Parade 2016

Pictures
Staff Birthday and Holiday Recognition Snacks
Follow This Link To Sign Up For Staff Meeting Snacks

Thank you to all of our families who have supplied or signed up to supply snacks for our teachers and staff.  The Parent Association and our teachers truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and hard work.

The link is still listed in case a conflict should arise, if you need to change your day or cancel your involvement that day please let the Parent Association know by emailing [email protected].

T-shirts and Gear
Thank you to everyone who purchased t-shirts and gear. We truly appreciate your support and hope you absolutely love your items.

For Your Information

Parent Association Facebook Page
Follow This Link To Join The WFMS Community Facebook Page

Parent Association Handbook
Follow This Link To Access The 2016-2017 Parent Association Handbook

AS ALWAYS: please feel free to contact us at anytime if you have questions, concerns, feedback etc 🙂

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