Family Update

Dear Families,

This week, students have been reading and learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  To honor him, Walnut Square School is creating a peace chain to show our connections and unity as a school community.  Blue and white strips of paper were sent home this week.  On the BLUE and WHITE strips of paper, please record Acts of Peace & Kindness   You may send in the white and blue strips of paper as soon as they are filled out.  The final collection for the paper pieces will be on Thursday, January 18th.   Thank you for your help and support with this!  As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.  School will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th!  

I’m also excited about a spaghetti dinner the PTO is hosting at the American Legion on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm.    This will be a fun night for our school community to enjoy a nice meal!  If you’d like to help, dessert donations are appreciated.  Click on the Google form to RSVP:   You can also send in the completed paper notice to RSVP.  Copies of RSVP Notices in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole

I would like to review our school policy about toys as many toys are coming to school.  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

The Walnut Square PTO is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner that will be held at the American Legion on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm. You can sign up here on the Google form below or send in the notice to RSVP.   Thank you!

Copies of RSVP Notices in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole

Click on the Google form to RSVP:

For more information about the PTO, please click here.  

Mark Your Calendar!


  • Monday, January 15th:  NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
  • Thursday, January 18th:  Peace Chain Paper Strips Due 
  • 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