Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th – 10th) & Flower Grams (April 29-30)!
Walker College & Career Day! Friday May 3rd
Walker’s 2nd Annual College and Career Day which will take place on Friday May 3th – and we would love for YOU to come and share about your work and career! It is a 30 minute commitment. We can’t wait to hear about what you do, what you love about it, and how you got there. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOQ-qblzty1v7XmcnXK4ftvwmgf8XXtQDmAU_WBkF3pEeciw/viewform
International Night! Wednesday May 1st, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
If you have a special talent, want to show us a particular aspect of your culture or are good with arts and crafts please contact us. We need volunteers.
Also if you would like to help the day off with setting up, managing food tables and of course the dreaded clean up task, please sign up here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2782511/false#/invitation
Hub’s Restaurant Fundraiser! Wednesday May 1st, All Day
Walker Family Reading Night, Tuesday April 30th, 6pm – 7pm
Moms & Muffins! Friday April 26th, 8:15am – 9:00am
Walker Children’s Book Drive, April 15th-26th
Please note the designated drop off locations:
First Grade- Bardic
Second Grade- Maldonado
Third Grade- Arceneuax
Fourth Grade- Rouse
Fifth Grade- Panagiotidis
We look forward in the partnership! If you have any questions please let us know!!
PTA Service Committee
( Nicki DeVine Kelli Kaul Michelle Redmond- Henley)
Grecian Kitchen Fundraiser! Wednesday April 10th, All Day
PTA Family BINGO Event! Saturday April 6th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
STEAM Night! Thursday March 21st, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
PTA Movie Event! Saturday Feb. 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Walker PTA Parents’ Night Out Silent Auction: Feb. 9th, 7-11pm
Black Lives Matter Week: Feb. 4th-8th
Walker PTA is excited to support D65’s Black Lives Matter at School Week.
During the week of February 4th, students will be educated around the understanding of Black Lives Matter.
We encourage you to ask your children about what they are learning on this important topic. Here are a few resources to reference:
Thank you for joining District 65 DEC with taking action in creating a culture of Anti-Racist schools!
In addition, consider attending a Black Affinity space at Fleetwood-Jourdain Feb. 6 @ 12:30 p.m. This event will occur on our half day and be hosted by Dr. LaTarsha Green (Director of Black Student Success) and Mrs. Jari White (Equity Instructional Coach).
Thank you for joining us in building a culture of Anti-Racist/Anti-Hate schools!
PTA Winter Dance: Jan. 26th, 6-8pm
Restaurant Fundraiser: Potbelly Jan. 16th, 5-8pm
Walker Service Drive Project: Jan. 14-18th
PTA Movie Night! Friday Dec. 7th, 6:30pm
Eat at Blaze Pizza for Walker on Wednesday Dec. 5th (4pm-9pm)!
Fall Harvest Dance: Nov. 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dudes & Donuts: Nov. 9th, 8:15am-9:00am
Fathers, Brothers, Uncles, Grandpas, and Adult Male Role Models come have a special breakfast with your student in the Walker Gymnasium. Remember your library card to take advantage of the Bookmobile too! We hope to see you there!
Eat at Herm’s Palace Walker PTA Fundraiser: Nov. 7th
All day, Herm’s Palace (3406 Dempster Street) will donate a portion of your food purchase to our PTA. Just mention Walker when you order!
Scholastic Book Fair, plus Special Friends Day: Oct. 16th-17th
The Book Fair will be open on Tuesday from 4:00pm-8:00pm and on Wednesday from 4:00pm-6:30pm during Parent/Teacher conferences. It will be held in the main hallway in the front of the school by the office. Funds raised from the fair will go towards buying books & literacy initiatives at Walker. All students will have an opportunity to select books for their wish lists with their teacher on Monday during a special preview for their class. Please stop by the Welcome Table before you shop the fair and volunteers can provide you with your child’s wish list. Parents will also have the opportunity to purchase a book from any teacher’s wish list to donate to that classroom, please see a volunteer for assistance.
Volunteers are needed to make this event great! If you can help, please click here to sign up online.
Special Friends Day will be on Wednesday Oct. 17th during your child’s lunch/recess periods. They are welcome to invite a special adult to have lunch with them and visit the book fair. *Students need to be in the company of an adult to browse book fair items during Special Friends Day. Lunch/Recess time periods are as follows: K & 1st: 11:00am-11:40am, 2nd & 3rd: 11:50am-12:30pm, 4th & 5th: 12:40pm-1:20pm.
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person (and for out of town supporters), we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.
Book Fair Coin Drive: Oct. 1st-5th
Walker is doing a coin drive to kick off our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair, starting Monday, October 1st, to provide new books to the teachers classrooms. Have your children bring in Pennies on Monday 10/1, Nickels on Tuesday 10/2, Dimes on Wednesday 10/3, Quarters on Thursday 10/4, and any coin on Friday 10/5. The class that brings in the most earnings with their coins will win a pizza party!
Fall Box Tops Drive: Oct. 1st-19th
Help us raise $1,500 for Walker Elementary! Last year, we raised over $1,200 for our school through our spring Box Tops for Education collection. Let’s raise $1,500 this year! We will be holding our fall Box Tops for Education drive this October! Don’t forget to send in your box tops before October 19th. The classroom that submits the most box tops will win a class pizza party in November. Look for more details in next week’s Friday folder, and reach out to Diana Sheehan (email@example.com) with any questions.
Walker Coat Drive: Oct. 1st-31st
Support the PTA Equity Project: September 24th – 28th
Back to School BBQ Enrichment Fair: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 5:30 – 7:00pm
4th & 5th Grade Co-Ed Flag Football starts soon!
Walker 4th / 5th grade co-ed football is being organized. We are looking for players and coaches for the upcoming season.
Please see below documents for more information. Games are played on Saturdays from Sept 22 – Oct 27 at James Park or Walker School.
Please contact Al Bonney at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to volunteer!
SATURDAY, April 21st, 2018 – WalkerFest!
Step right up and mark your calendars its time for WalkerFest! Come and join the carnival for food, fun & games on Saturday April. 21 from 11am – 2pm! Try your hand at our famous Cake Walk, jump in the inflatables ’till your feet fall off, embrace your inner superhero and have your face painted, sample the goodies and come out to support Walker!
Order your wristbands: http://walkerpta.corecommerce.com/walkerfest
Come on out for the FUN!!
Friday, April 27st, 2018 – Moms & Muffins
Join your special Walker student(s) to help them start their day off right with that special female role model in their life. Join us at Walker in the morning for a sweet treat with your sweet student. More info will be sent home from the school.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 9th, 2017 – WALKER WINTER DANCE -5:30-8:00pm
Join us as we get ready to close out the year and warm up a little bit with some hot tunes and the area’s warmest & kindest DJ Marcus Brown. Pre-purchase your family’s tickets here
SATURDAY, February 10th, 2018 – For the Love of Walker: Parents Night Out (PNO)!
2016-2017 School Year Past Events:
WALKERFEST: Saturday April 29, 11:00am-2:00pm
Wristbands (kids only) are available for $25 which offer unlimited access to all activities for purchase before the event or $28 at the door.
To pre-purchase online Visit our PTA Ecommerce site; all pre-paid wristbands will be available for pickup at the event.
Individual tickets for food will be sold at the event.
Schedule of Activities:
|11:00am – 2:00pm||· Wide variety of carnival games, most offering “WalkerBucks” which are redeemable for prizes
· Cake Walk
· Dance Party
· Inflatables (Obstacle course, Bounce House, Jump with Slide, and 9-hole mini golf course course)
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Interactive Strolling Magician (Sanden Magic)|
|11:30am – 1:30pm||Balloon Artist (The Hip Flip Twister)|
|12:30pm – 1:15pm||Comedy Magic Show (Sanden Magic)|
|1:30pm – 1:45pm||Raffle Prize Announcements
(Grand Prizes: $250 Cash or 2 individual $250 Village Market gift cards)
All proceeds from WalkerFest benefit the Walker PTA and allow us to continue to support the many outstanding programs offered at Walker Elementary.
Any questions, contact Karen Gordon at email@example.com.
PNO THANK YOU!
Parents Night Out 2017 was a HUGE success! Thanks to you, we were able to raise enough money to fully fund our 2nd & 5th grade arts residencies this Spring!!!
We couldn’t have done it without the help from our local & school community- We are so grateful for your continued support, and the hard work of all our volunteers that made this event such a fabulous one.
Parents Night Out (PNO!)
Our annual silent auction, one of our two big fundraisers, gives parents a chance to get out for a night and enjoy the company of other parents in the Walker community. Come grab some food, drink, and bet on wonderful auction items – it’s a win, win! The money raised from this goes to support the program residencies provided to all Walker students in grades 2 and 5. In the past, these have been music programs provided by the Music Institute of Chicago, and exploration activities having students build their concept development in biographing and future city planning – thinking outside the box with experiences that would not be available elsewhere.
This year, Parents Night Out will be held on Saturday February 11th, 7:00pm at Cupitol 812 Grove Street Evanston. Pre-purchase your tickets here