Family Update

“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Families,

I hope that everyone enjoys the long weekend and stays warm!  Our community continues to work hard to minimize disruptions to schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am very grateful and appreciate the efforts made by everyone at Walnut Square.  Mr. Titus keeps our school clean.  Mrs. MacRae, Mrs. Disilvestre, and Ms. Boudreau communicate with families so that students who are healthy and able to attend school can do so.   Teachers and paraprofessionals have been working hard to maintain distancing and proper mask wearing during the school day,  and lunch monitors ensure that students maintain distance and only take off their masks when eating.  Thank you!  Families, I would also like to thank you all for your support and cooperation.  It truly takes a village!

Pool testing will be on Wednesday 1/19/2022 due to the holiday.   Here is the link for staff or families to sign up for testing: Individuals can choose to complete the form in a variety of languages.  For more options about vaccines and  testing, here is the link:  Free COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Options January 2022.  

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., we have created a peace chain and will march on Tuesday, January 18th at 11:00.   Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can do the march outside.  To learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. at home, there are some great picture books you can read together that are included in our January Picture Book List for Families to Read Together.  Click here to go to the Family Resources page. 

 For other resources and information about Walnut Square, please go to   In addition to the Walnut Square School website, you can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School, and follow us on Instragram @walnutsquaresuperstars to get updates and see all of the fun and learning that happens at Walnut Square.  


Jen Rubera, Principal

Here are the updates for this week:  

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, January 17th:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL 
  • Thursday, January 20th:  Site Council Meeting 4pm (Google Meet) 
  • Tuesday, January 25th:  PTO Meeting 6pm (Google Meet) 
  • Monday, February 7th:  K-8 Progress Reports 
  • Thursday, February 10th:  K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences 
  • Tuesday, February 1th:  PTO Meeting 6pm
  • Friday, February 18th:  Half Day (Dismissal is at 11:35 am)  
  • Monday, February 21st-Friday, February 25th:  NO SCHOOL Washington’s Birthday/Winter Recess  
  •  Please click here to view the revised school calendar that was approved

PTO Recipe Request:  Do you have a favorite family recipe?  Share it with the Walnut Square Community!  Last year the Walnut Square School published a cookbook with favorite family recipes that our students brought to school.   It was such a big hit, that we have decided to do it again.  This is a school wide project where every family can participate.  All we need are one or two of your favorite recipes.  Please take the time to write your recipe on the sheet that was sent home on Friday, December 3rd and send them back to school with your child.  If you would like to send a picture of your child or a picture of the recipe, we will add that to our cookbook as well.  We will compile all the recipes and photos over the next month or so and publish a cookbook full of appetizers, entrees and desserts!   

 Student Supplies

Please send your child to school with the following supplies:  

  • Water bottle (to refill at our water bottle station)
  • Extra masks (can be kept in a plastic bag in backpack) 
  • Extra change of clothes (can be kept in backpack) 
  • Extra gloves