Greetings Sunset Families,
Thank you for all the kindness and goodies you have bestowed on the entire staff during Staff Appreciation Week at Sunset. We are very appreciative of everything you do to make us feel special.
California Standardized Testing (CST) will be taking place for 4th grade from April 29th-May 3rd. Fourth graders will be taking the test during this time period because of their Malakoff field trip. Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades will be taking the test from May 6th-May 17th. Our students have been working diligently for this important assessment, so please ensure your child gets enough rest, has a nutritious breakfast, and is at school every day on time. We will get the state testing results in the summer.
You will have an opportunity to see how hard the students have worked throughout this year during Open House on May 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We hope you can attend this important event.
"Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” ~Anne Frank~
Kuljinder Sekhon, Sunset Principal
PTO President Message
Hello Sunset Families,
We are winding down the school year with a very busy month. Thanks to everyone who put on their boogie shoes at our first Spring Fling dance last month. This week, during STAR testing, the PTO will provide testing snacks for each classroom.
Other May highlights include:
Fourth grade classes will be going to Malakoff Diggins the week of May 6-10.
May 17 is Sunset's Annual Walk-a-thon. Please look for information coming home soon. It is a Sunset tradition and a fun fundraiser for our school.
May 23rd is Sunset's Open House from 6:30-7:30pm. Please stop by the PTO office and vote for next year's PTO board.
The City of Livermore will be hosting Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California bike race on Saturday, May 17. Visit http://www.cityoflivermore.net for information about volunteering, course routes, and street closures.
We are working closely with Ms. Sekhon to prioritize the funding needs for 2013-2014. We thank you for your generosity this year and support of our fundraisers. We are proud of all the programs we have provided so that our students have the best education possible.
Asha Kello, PTO President
Get your Walking shoes ready because it is time for Sunset's Annual Walk-a-Thon!!! On Friday, May 17th, all the students will walk laps with their classmates and have lots of fun. The event will take place on the grass fields behind the school. Students will bring home pledge sheets so they can ask for sponsorships for their walk. They can collect a one time donation or earn money for each lap completed. Pledge sheets and more information will be sent home soon. We need lots of parent volunteers for the event, please contact Marilee Geissbuhler or Maggie Tufts if you would like to help or if you have any questions.
Play Well Teknologies is offering Lego Classes at Sunset in May. There will be 3-class sessions on Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm in the MPR. The cost is $54 and 5% will go back to Sunset School. To learn more or register for classes click here.
Thank you to everyone who contributed pictures for the yearbook! We tried to have every student represented in the yearbook on the collage pages. The yearbook is now being printed, and they will be distributed in class during the last week of school.
If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, there is still time! Forms can be found in the office or click here to download a form from the PTO Website. The cost is $25, payable to Sunset PTO. If you have questions, contact Mary Huff.
Young Rembrandts Art Classes
Young Rembrandts art classes are back at Sunset. Classes start May 7th through June 4th on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm for grades 1-5. 5% of the tuition goes back to Sunset. For more information and registration details, click here.
The 3rd Annual Sunset Book Exchange is back! Start preparing by saving children’s books (please, no board books..."chapter" books are especially appreciated) that are still in good condition and that your family does not need at home anymore. The books can be brought in the week of May 28th and the exchange itself will be June 4th-June 6th. Flyers with more details will be posted on the Sunset website and sent home. For more information, contact Maggie Tufts.
Family Dinner Night
Mr. Pickle's will host Family Dinner Night on Tuesday, May 14th. Click here to view the menu. If you have any questions about Family Dinner Nights contact, Larice Wojewski.
Hello Sunset Families,
Our last fundraiser of the year is the Walk-a-Thon scheduled for May 17th. If each student could raise $20, we can far exceed our goal of $13,500. Parents please help our students succeed in this challenge by assisting them to get pledges from aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends. As we proved at the Gala, we can do it!!! Thank you!!
Keep checking your groceries for Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson labels. You will find them on Gogurts, Goldfish, Campbell's Soup cans, Betty Crocker products, Kleenex boxes, Ziploc products and most of your favorite cereals. It's an easy way to help our school earn much needed supplies. Just turn them into the orange cereal boxes in your child's classroom. Be sure to include your child's name on the envelope. For a more complete list of participating products, check out the PTO website.
As the school year comes to end, also does our our Sunset Book Club. This years has been an amazing success, with over 80 children participating and lots of parent volunteers. Thank you all for being part of this Club, it has been great because of all of you, the children and the parents. Our last Book Club meeting is May 21st, at 7:45am in the MPR. The first week of June we will have our last gathering to celebrate a great year in Sunset Book Club.
Due to the popularity and success of the program during the 2012-13 school year, Early Enrollment for next school year is opening this month. Enrollment forms will go home with the students on the second week of May, and will be posted on the School and PTO website.
Are you interested in volunteering with Book Club? Would you like to be a leader or helper next year? Please contact, Book Club coordinator, Maggie Tufts.
Join Sunset's Breakfast Book Club. It's a fun way to start the day and a fun way to encourage the joy of reading!
Membership and Hospitality would like to thank our luncheon volunteers for the month of April. With some incredible volunteers we were able to truly spoil our Sunset Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks to Amy Wolfson, Nancy Robbins, Cat Arthur, Shawna Curtin, Celeste Lewis, Dawn Davis, Stacey Cohen, Stephanie Rosenberg, Corrine Razma, Julie Krakoski, Kathleen Greenberg, LeAnn Van Essen, Anne Moufarrej, Laurel Tudor, Cindy Vernon, Pam Mayhew, Jacqueline Stamps, Gina Boyd, Megan Clappin, Wendy Cooper and Heidi McMichael. And a VERY special thank you to Kim St. Clair for helping to decorate, serve food and clean up. We couldn't have done it without you!