Walker PTA Volunteer Needs

The PTA is looking for volunteers for three committees this year: Community Engagement Task Force (plan virtual community building and enrichment opportunities), Fundraising Committee (restaurant nights, box tops, online fundraising), and (virtual) Book Fair. Sign up at the link below. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaca62baaf85-walker

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Upcoming FAN Events: Sept 17th & 24th

Go to https://www.familyactionnetwork.net/upcoming-events/ for more details

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Virtual Curriculum Night: Tuesday, September 22nd

Curriculum Night (Virtual)

6:30pm – District Message

6:45pm – Session One (Homeroom teacher or PE/Arts option)

7:15pm -Session Two (Homeroom teacher or PE/Arts option)

*Note – you only need to attend one session with your child’s homeroom teacher. Sessions are the same.

*Note – teachers can record sessions and share with you if you cannot attend.

*Note – Session links will be shared with you.

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Become a Walker PTA Member for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Join the PTA to have a voice in our school! A 2020-2021 PTA membership gives you the ability to vote on what we do as a PTA and how we spend our PTA funds for the year. There are no obligations! Participate in our meetings and volunteer as much or as little as you want.

To purchase a membership, please go to our online store: https://walker.new.memberhub.store/store

Parent/Guardian membership is $10, Family membership (2 adults) is $15, **NEW to our online store** No-Barrier Membership is Free (We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone to join our PTA), Faculty membership is $5, and General/Community membership is $10.

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Join us for our September PTA meeting!

PTA Meeting Banner

This month’s meeting is this Wednesday, the 16th @ 7pm, via Zoom. Below is the agenda with Zoom login information. We hope you can join us!

September 2020 PTA Meeting Agenda

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August Meeting Minutes

Here are the August meeting minutes:

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Sign up to be a Room Parent

We don’t exactly know what ‘room parents’ will look like this year quite yet (perhaps helping with supply distributions or delivering books!), but please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaca62baaf85-walker

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Math Curriculum Material Pickup: Friday 9/4 & Monday 9/8 9am-3pm

From Mr. Gray:

The district is implementing a new math curriculum this year. Unfortunately, the materials (student workbooks and teacher’s guides) did not arrive until after the first day of school. So….

We would like to schedule another ‘pickup’ this Friday and the following Tuesday.

– The pickup will take place IN FRONT of the school in the circular driveway area between 9 and 3 each day.
– It should be fast — you pull up, tell us the grade(s) of your kids and we pass the books to you in the car and check your name off the list.
– You can come either day – doesn’t matter what letter your last name starts with!
– If you can’t make it those days, contact me and I will arrange an alternative time.
– If you do not have transportation, please let me know and I will arrange to have the books delivered to you.
– We should have enough staff to operate the pickup, but if you are interested in helping please let me know.

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Back to School Chat with the Principal: September 2nd, 7:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://district65.zoom.us/j/4440076676?pwd=Mkc5a1V2TTdZdzBi SGprVzNaQ25Mdz09

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School Technology QR Code Links

Here are the links from the QR codes on the sheet handed out with your student’s device:

iPads:

iPad Getting Started Guide for Families: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1327fJY3kt_8lOLS-ZBFnhmeGO48KO5vekgbTJfJLTFU/edit?fbclid=IwAR2MrJrC0K50ouboMNwmw-c3zO3qhz6hNiPau9uSRk4Go1Yxd6vWAIFJ6Jg

iPad Installing Apps with Self Service: https://source.mpls.k12.mn.us/ipad-self-service?fbclid=IwAR38ZjstGXFtkuUB3XlmLJqzL7ozCrW_xDnk8qBOqBEqbihCxJEkjlGklfk

Chromebooks:

Using your Chromebook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PzJu7ZGk9a4jzQaWJ0Bo2DGoOlHK6sdFWKOfpoXCFwQ/edit

iPads & Chromebooks:

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-google-classroom

SeeSaw Introduction for Families: https://web.seesaw.me/families

Clever for Families: https://clever.com/families

CommonSense Media Infographic – Make Room for Healthy Media Choices: commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/landing_pages/make-room-for-healthy-media-partner_free-1007142.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics – Finding Ways to Keep Children Occupied During these Challenging Times: https://services.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2020/aap-finding-ways-to-keep-children-occupied-during-these-challenging-times/

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