Family Update

Dear Families,

Welcome back to school!  I hope you had a wonderful break with families and friends.  I am excited to welcome all of our Superstars back! I am grateful and appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off during the winter break. As long as your child is healthy, please encourage healthy attendance habits when school is in session.  Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as to connect to their peers and teachers.  During winter break, a message from Dr. Marotta attendance and Commissioner Riley was sent to families about attendance.  You can click here to read the letter. 

As we begin the new year, I would like to review our school policy about toys.  Students are not allowed to bring toys from home into the school. This includes trading cards, fidget toys, figurines, toy cars, dolls or games. Toys are expensive for parents and we would hate for them to get lost or broken. Furthermore, toys brought from home can disrupt the learning at school.  Whilst we understand that children may wish to carry familiar toys with them and to show their friends items they consider precious, it has been our experience that bringing toys from home to school can create difficult situations to manage.  The students have many toys and games to play with here at school.  If toys are found at school they will be collected by staff for safekeeping and returned after school.  Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter.

Please send a water bottle to school each day with your child.  We are also accepting donations of plastic cups.  Thank you for attention and help with this!

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

Walnut Square Library Updates

The Book Fair is coming to Walnut Square School!   We are very excited about this and are sure it will be a huge success. Not only will students be able to purchase some great books but some of the money will go to purchase new books for our library.  If you are able to volunteer to help with this event and have a completed CORI on file, please email your child’s teacher or Mrs. Greene at

PTO News

For more information about the PTO, please click here.  

Mark Your Calendar!


  • Monday, December 18th:  Mitten Monday 
  • Tuesday, December 19th:  Gingerbread Day 
  • Wednesday, December 20th:  Winter Wonderland 
  • Thursday, December 21st:  Sweater Weather Thursday 
  • Friday, December 22nd:  Hibernate Friday and Early Release Day (Dismissal is at 11:35 am) 
  • Monday, December 25th- December 29th:  NO SCHOOL- Winter Recess


  • Monday, January 1st:  NO SCHOOL- New Year’s Day
  • Tuesday, January 2nd:  Schools Reopen- Welcome Back!
  • Monday, January 15th:  NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
  • Wednesday, January 24th:  Early Release Day- Dismissal is at 11:35 am 


  • Monday, February 12th- Friday, December 16th:  Book Fair 
  • Tuesday, February 13th:  K-8 Progress Reports Issued 2nd Trimester
  • Monday, February 19th- Friday, February 23rd:  NO SCHOOL- February Recess
  • Wednesday, February 28th:  Early Release Day- Dismissal is 11:35 am