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Kindergarten:

AM Class    8:15am-11:35am

PM Class    11:15am-2:35pm

      Wed.    8:15am-11:35pm

Grades 1-5:

8:30 am   Instruction Begins

9:45-10:00      1st, 2nd Recess 

10:05-10:20     3rd Recess

10:25 -10:40    4th, 5th Recess

11:35-12:15      1st, 2nd Lunch

12:05-12:45     3rd, 4th Lunch

12:35-1:15       5th Lunch

2:40 pm          1st, 2nd, 3rd Dismissal

2:50 pm          4th, 5th Dismissal

Wednesdays,  Grades 1-5  Early Dismissal 1:30pm

AR Goals

This year's AR Challenge

Ms. Sekhon has given our school a challenge: can we reach 40,000 AR (Accelerated Reader) points before May 30?

We've already reached our half-way goal on January 6, 2014 and were able to wear a mustache to school to celebrate that accomplishment.  If we reach our end-of-the-year goal, we will have all classes learn a Zumba 'dance' and perform it in the final week of school.  Keep reading and take those AR tests!

Book Club

About Book Club

Dates: 11/19, 12/17, 1/21/14,2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20

Time: 7:45-8:15

Place: MPR

FUN RUNNERS

Fun Runners meets every

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

Kinders:  8am - 8:10am


Grades 1-5:  8am - 8:25am



Students do not need to sign up

for Fun Runners - they just

need to show up!  The program

is free.  Fun Runners is

canceled if it is raining or

if the conditions are too

slippery.  
Please no

drop-offs prior to 8am! 



Questions? Please contact

LeAnn VanEssen  [email protected]

 

Drive Safely!

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2014 Patriotic Performance

Parent University Math Night

For Parents & Guardians of K-8 Students

Tuesday, April 29th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Granada High School Student Union

400 Wall St., Livermore

 

RSVP in English

 

RSVP in Spanish

Class Placement Form

For forms click HERE

Principal's Greeting

Greetings Sunset Families:

                There were some remarkable celebrations at Sunset in March.  Our very own Sam Siegel did a great job at Alameda County’s spelling bee, and we are very proud of him.  We also want to thank our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), GALA chair and committee, parents, and our community for the annual GALA.  We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed community.  Due to the generosity of our families we are able to keep much needed programs at our school. Thank you for making Sunset a great school.

                  In the month of April our students in 3rd-5th grades will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium field test.  The purpose of the test is to check the validity, reliability, and its fairness for all students.  California public schools will be exempt from receiving Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores as a result.  However, certain portions of the California Standardized Test will still take place including 5th grade Science and Physical Fitness, and California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) . 

                  As we are getting ready for testing, we will also begin on planning for the next school year including devising classes for next year.  We will continue with our parent input form for class placements.  This form is available on the school’s website, and a hard copy is available in the front office.  If you would like to provide input for your child’s placement for next year please turn the form into the front office no later than by 4 pm on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Please note that we work on creating balanced classes (number of boys and girls, students’ abilities, behavior, etc.).  I assure you that all teachers at Sunset work diligently to ensure each student gets the best possible learning experience.

                  Please remember Spring Break is from March 31st-April 4th, and school resumes on Monday, April 7th.  There is no school for students on Monday, April 21st

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Dalai Lama

 

 

 Sincerely,

Kuljinder Sekhon, Principal

 

Flu Information

Flu season is here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu ...more

SUNSET STUDENTS REACH MID-YEAR AR GOAL

We are pleased to announce that as of January 6, 2014 at 2:16 p.m., our first through fifth grade students have surpassed our school wide AR goal of 20,000 points.  As promised, in honor of their achievement, we will have a mustache day on Friday, January 17.  This means that ALL students and staff will be allowed to wear a mustache to school that day.   We encourage you to make one (paper, yarn, tape, etc.) or with a parent's approval, draw one on your face.  We look forward to seeing the variety of mustache styles!  Congratulations students!  Our next goal is 40,000 points by May 30, 2014.  We know you can do it!  Keep reading and taking AR tests! 
 

Smarter Balanced Information

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Volunteers/Visitor

If you are a parent volunteer or visitor who will be chaperoning for a field trip, please sign in at the main office prior to going to the classroom. We would like to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for.

Friendship Club Donations

Things that they would love to have for the kids:

Bubbles Duplo Blocks
Sidewalk chalk Colored pencils
Markers Hula Hoops
White paper Clipboards
Board game with few pieces Checker
Bingo Crayons
Scoops and balls/bean bags for tossing  

The yellow Friendship Club donation box is in the office. If you have any questions contact Cecilia Sadler at [email protected]

New Smarter Balance Videos for Students

A new videos that provides  information to students about the Smarter Balanced Field Test are now available. The new video includes an English-language video for elementary school students. The video introduces students to the Field Test and explain the significant contribution they will make in helping to create the operational tests for 2014–15. The video is posted at the following link:

o   Elementary school video (English): 

http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=33EmKF0ox_k

 

 

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Today: 4/19/14

School Facility Planning

Book Club Dates

Third Tuesday of every month

 3/18, 4/15, 5/20

Mustache Day

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Dates To Remember

Testing Window 

April 21-Non-student day

Open House

May 22nd