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1. Mother Son Bingo, Arutas Friday May 12 4-8pm sign ups will be on the website soon for that event. 


2. Dance performance at Arutas Tu May 9, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 Showtime: 6pm need 5 parent volunteers.  Sign-ups will be online on our Volunteer Opportunities page soon


3. Teacher & Staff Appreciation - May 1-5. Make food for the teachers. Arutas has sign up on the website, Walerga, bring anything you want.   Hours are counted by your effort. So if you make a dish for the teachers it is the amount of time spent shopping, cooking and delivering the item. 


Finally, a few ongoing opportunities:


At Home Projects:

  • Volunteer to check through Grant Wrangler and other sites for any available grants
  • Volunteers needed to make costumes (see Mrs. Hughes-Corben or Ms. Williams)

At School (but not necessarily during school hours) Projects:

  • Walerga Orchard maintenance - time to pull weeds and start mowing around trees before it gets out of hand! Call Ms. Wendy to schedule a time.  This needs to be done on a regular basis!
  • Weekly Watering at Walerga - schedule a time to come in once or twice a week to hand water our rock garden, orchard, and patio areas.

The spring Jr. High dance will be on Friday, May 5th from 6-8 PM with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta theme.  You must be in good academic and behavior standing to attend.  Permission slips and $5 must be brought in in advance to attend.  All donations have now been received.


Prom is next Saturday the 29th 7:00-10:00 & we are finalizing the details. We will be setting up for Prom on the 29th at 1:00. If you are interested in helping set up or making a donation, please e-mail desire.deanehanson@twinriversusd.org.  We will leave and come back at 6:00 to prepare the food and drink set up. We have received a couple donations but still need the following:

  • Tortilla chips-6 Lg. bags
  • Sour cream-2 Lg. containers
  • Strawberries-4 Lg. containers
  • Brownie bites-2 pk. 48
  • Churros-50
  • Pretzels-2 bags
  • Hawaiian punch-10 Gallons Blue 
  • Nacho cheese sauce-1 Lg. container
  • Chocolate chips for chocolate fountain-10 bags
  • red table skirts-4
  • yellow tablecloths-4
  • Avocados-10
  • Clear cups-100

Congratulations to our Sacramento Educational Video Awards (SEVA) winners!


The April Student of the Month awards assembly will be Friday, April 28th, at 1:30 PM.  It will also be Disney Day for spirit fun wear!


May 1st-5th is Staff Appreciation week at Arutas!  Sign up to bring in food, supplies or decorations to celebrate the K-6 staff:



Walerga yearbook sales have been extended!  Buy your 

Order your 7-8 or 9-12 yearbook from Jostens.com.  Avalability is limited!  Order yours today:


Know how you're going to pay for college?  There are many opportunities to get free money for your education through scholarships.  Most are open to multiple grade levels... and some are even open to junior high!


Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost Law Firm offers multiple Student Awards.  See drop-down menu of current award opportunities and due dates at www.f3law.com


Also see attached Student Scholarship flier for some opportunities (scroll down for later deadlines, as late as June 30, 2017).


Current 10th & 11th Grade students are invited to spend the summer at Sacramento City Hall, earning course credits and a stipend for participation in classes & volunteer work.  See attached flier and apply by April 28th.


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