Family Update

Dear Families,

Happy Veterans Day!  To those who are currently serving or have served, thank you for your service!

This week was a short school week, but Superstars have been busy learning and growing!  Students completed ten MATH-A-THON problems.  Their results will be sent home next week if you’d like to participate in the PTO fundraiser.  100% of all proceeds collected will go directly to the PTO to help fund school activities and goals!  More information about the PTO can be found by clicking here.  

Thank you to all who have completed the Fall Family Feedback Survey. We have about half of our families completing it!  A paper copy was sent home, or you can complete it by clicking on this link:  If you haven’t completed it yet, please consider completing the brief survey.  Your input is very much appreciated and valued.  This survey is shared with staff, Site Council, and PTO, and your feedback is important!

School portrait day is back.  O’Connor Studios will be returning on Wednesday, November 15th, for students who were absent on portrait day, or for those who need their portrait package retaken.  If you’d like to order portraits, please use your original order form, or call the school office at (978) 374-3471 to have a new form sent home.  If you are having your child’s portrait retaken, your original portrait package must be given to the photographer on retake day.  No order form is necessary.  Please note that retakes are only offered for students who paid for a portrait package, or who were absent on portrait day.

Our school nurses have started hearing and vision screenings. Parents will  be notified if the student does not meet the school criteria.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Helene or Nurse Jillian. 

As we head into the upcoming holiday season, I’m excited to announce that we will be having a weekly attendance contest where students can earn prizes!  Every day that they are on time and in school is an opportunity to win a prize!  Attendance matters, and coming to school every day is an opportunity to learn and grow while connecting with peers and grown ups.  More information about Attendance Matters is listed below under District and Community Updates and Resources.  

As with all family updates, this will be posted on our school website, and sent to you via School Messenger and Remind.  In addition to the Walnut Square School website, you can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School, follow us on Instragram, @walnutsquaresuperstars, and/or follow my channel on YouTube, @jenrubera, to get updates and see all of the fun and learning taking place at Walnut Square!   Please contact me if you have any questions.   Thank you!  


Jen Rubera 


District and Community Updates and Resources

PTO News

The Walnut Square PTO is kicking off our Math-a-thon fundraiser, and we need your help and support to make this a successful event.  100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Walnut Square School activities.  Additionally, this fundraiser allows students to play an active role in the process!  This fundraiser promotes math skills while building students’ self confidence.  

Each student will be given a Math-a-thon information letter and a pledge sheet.  Students can gather pledges per problem or a flat rate donation.  We encourage students to only ask family members, close neighbors, close friends, or family coworkers for pledge support.  

Students can collect pledges and donations.  All collected money should be returned to school by Friday, December 1, 2023.  

Thank you for your help and support to make this a successful fundraiser!  

For more information about the PTO, please click here:

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Wednesday, November 15th:  School Picture Retakes 
  • Wednesday, November 22nd:  Early Release Day (Dismissal is 11:35 am) 
  • Thursday, November 23rd:  NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving 
  • Friday, November 24th:  NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break 
  • Wednesday, November 29th:  Grades Close Trimester 1
  • Wednesday, November 29th: PTO Meeting (5:00-6:00 pm) and Site Council Meeting (6:00-7:00 pm)  **Both are held on Google Meet