Book Club

Time: 7:45-8:15

Place: MPR


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

Please no

drop-offs prior to 8am! 

Questions? Please contact

LeAnn VanEssen  lvanessen@mac.com


Drive Safely!

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Bell Schedule


8:30-12:30 or


LUNCH 11:35-12:15


Grades 1-5:

8:30 am            Instruction Begins

9:45-10:00        1st, 2nd Recess

10:05-10:20      3rd, 4th Recess

10:25-10:40      5th Recess

11:35-12:15       K/1 Lunch

12:05-12:45       2nd, 3rd Lunch

12:35-1:15         4th, 5th Lunch

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

2:50 pm              4th, 5th Dismissal     


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


Mrs. Quesinberry has set our Accelerated Reader (AR) goals for 2014 - 2015 to 40,000 points by May 31, 2015.  Because we've reached our AR half-way goal of 20,000 points, students will ALSO be allowed to wear a FAKE MUSTACHE at our CRAZY HAIR SPIRIT DAY on JANUARY 30, 2015.  Students should provide their own mustaches.  You can mark one directly on the face with easily removable facial make-up or tape one made out of paper, yarn, fur, felt, etc.  Some party stores or dollar stores even have them in stock.  Congratulations and keep reading!  Let's get to our end-of-the-year goal as well!  Remember, the library is open (unless posted) every morning at 8:15 and Wednesdays after school for you to check out books and take AR quizzes.


New PTO Website

Sunset's PTO has a new website!  Come visit us. HERE


Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce the launch of our new online Volunteer Database.  


Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at 




to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.


Welcome Back



Dear Parents:


Welcome back to the new school year!  Staff has been preparing for our upcoming year in the past two weeks!  Our leadership team attended a two- day institute about developing highly functional teams in a school site and in the classroom.  Our whole staff voluntarily participated to come in early and hear two presenters discuss reader’s workshop.  Staff learned new ways of using mentor texts, technology and how to teach the metacognitive thinking strategies to deepen comprehension!  Besides all the training, they have been working together to plan curriculum and set up their classrooms!  It promises to be a great year!



A big thanks goes out to PTO, under the helm of Jessica Salamida, to create a new tradition at Sunset—the Back to School Social.  It was wonderful to see so many families come out that night and enjoy themselves with a snow cone and a BBQ!  The weather was fantastic and many people stayed and had a great time.  New friendships were formed as well.  Hopefully you had a chance to get some Sunset spirit wear as well!



Back to School Night will be held on September 3rd.  The times are as follows:


5:45-6:30 Grades 3,4,5


6:35-7:20 Grades K, 1, 2


The teachers will be presenting curriculum information in their classroom.  The presentation will be about 30 minutes long with time left for questions.  This event is an adult only event.  We look forward to sharing our program with you on that night.



In the spring we took the state test called the SBAC.  At this time we have not received our scores.  We are hoping to have them some time in September.  After they have been released, we will share the results with you.



Before and after school playground expectations:


Please remember that no one should be playing on the play structures before and after school.  Students should not be playing with balls either at this time.  If a stray ball is found, it should be returned to the MP room.  Once the bells rings at the end of the day, children and family members should exit the school grounds.  This was an expectation last year and it is always helpful to remind your children of this as well.  The staff will be discussing it as well in the classroom.  Thank you for your support in all this!





Mrs. Q








Way to go Sunset families! As the school year starts to wind down, I want to thank all the families that have helped earn Sunset some extra cash by turning in their Box Tops and Labels for Education.   Mrs. Persaud’s First Grade class is in the lead with 2324 Box Tops and Labels for Education Points.   Remember, the class that brings in the most Box Tops and Labels this year will earn a pizza party at the end of the year and the teacher will also earn much needed classroom supplies.   Don’t forget to write your student’s name and teacher on the envelope or baggie and turn it into the orange box in their classroom. The current leaderboard has been posted on the PTO wall in the office. The last collection date is Friday, June 5th. For more information about the programs and which products are eligible, click here.  (click here links to: http://sunset.schoolloop.com/FUNdraising ) Questions? contact Amy Weintraub (agweintraub@me.com)


Easy ways YOU can help support Sunset Elementary:

Did you know that your Amazon purchases can help Sunset Elementary? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Sunset every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Sunset Parent Teacher Organization. Sunset earned $37 last quarter with AmazonSmile, let’s see if can double that amount for next time!  Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2541158  and support us every time you shop.

Fun Runners

Congratulations to the following students who have run a marathon in fun runners!! 


Kinder:  Dylan Godfrey

2nd Grade:  Emily Klein, Dylan Boyd, Donovan D'Onofrio, Alexander Gomez

3rd Grade:  Bryce Berry, Makayla Walker


Great job to all the runners!  Keep up the great work!!  The last day of Fun Runners is May 20th.


We are still looking for someone to take over fun runners next year.  This is a great program for the students. For questions regarding the program, please contact LeAnn D. Van Essen at lvanessen@mac.com.


Sunset Store

Happy Spring Sunset Sundowner Parents!
We are having a SPRING SALE ! Buy a t-shirt and sweatshirt and receive a FREE SUNSET MAGNET!
The sale will begin Tuesday, April 7th and will close Friday, ...more

Revised Playground Rules

Livermore American Indian Center

The Livermore American Indian Center, serving students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage in the Livermore Valley and Castro Valley public schools, is searching for students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage who are age 4 through grade 12.  When these students are identified and signed up for the Title VII Program, they are eligible for free services including a weekly cultural class, tutoring, field trips, scholarships, summer day camp, and parent-sponsored monthly business meeting.

If you know of any students who are eligible for the Title VII Program, please have their parents contact the Livermore American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748, ext. 3 or email:  mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

School Site Council Form

Interested in being on the Sunset School Site Council? Click HERE


Sunset PTO Facebook Page

Sunset PTO

Today: 10/9/15


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Fall Conferences:

K-3 October 12-23

4-5  October 12-23

​Kindergarten will stay on regular schedule

Grades 2-5 will have early release at 1:30





Book Club Dates

Third Tuesday of every month:



Time: 7:45 - 8:15 

Place: Multipurpose Room


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Back to School Supply Lists

Immunization Exemptions

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Math News

Looking for ways to support your child in math?  This link will explain the methods being taught for Engage NY!


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.


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