2018-2019 School Supplies
Enjoy your summer! Leave the school supply shopping to us. SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM • Name brands you trust • Satisfaction guaranteed • Teacher approved supplies • Outstanding customer service • Feeds hungry children • Supports Sunset Elementary ORDER DEADLINE: August 15, 2018 ... read full article
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Becca Bishop 
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Need Help with School Supplies?
To ols4School Need School Supplies? Tools4School provides high quality, free, brand new backpacks and school supplies to children in grades K-12 in the Issaquah School District. Tools4School is open to families that need extra financial assistance to start the school year with all the tools they need. Pick up dates for this event will be August 1 and 2 at Clark Elementary (new location).  Please register online at:  http://isfdn.org/tools- for-school-registration/   ... read full article
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Becca Bishop 
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Science Fair Judges! High School Volunteers Needed! Becca Bishop3/19/20183/28/2018
Science Fair Judges! High School Volunteers Needed!
  WANTED: High School Science Fair Judges WHERE: Sunset Elementary School WHEN: 3/28/2018 5:00pm -8:00pm ATTIRE: Business Casual WHAT: Help elementary students get excited about science by asking questions and evaluating projects Email: Heather.Bissmeyer@outlook.com if you are able to help! ... read full article
Peaceful Parent, HAPPY SIBLINGS - ParentWiserBecca Bishop5/2/20185/16/2018
Peaceful Parent, HAPPY SIBLINGS - ParentWiser
Peaceful Parent, HAPPY SIBLINGS Tired of tantrums, obstinate or disrespectful kids? Bestselling author and founder of  Aha! Parenting , Dr. Laura Markham gives research-based practical strategies on behavior struggles and relationships to raise children who WANT to cooperate while fostering a positive family culture with laughter and love.  Register HERE for Peaceful Parent, HAPPY KIDS on  May 16  PM  OR Peaceful Parent, HAPPY SIBLINGS on  May 17  AM . Both talks address strategies for curbing behavior conflicts, while the morning session also includes sibling dynamics. Choose the date/time most convenient for YOU!  ... read full article
Garden Volunteers Needed March 28-30!Becca Bishop3/25/20183/30/2018
Garden Volunteers Needed March 28-30!
Our school garden needs your help! The gardening is fun and easy! Last year Sunset donated over 100 pounds of produce from its garden to Issaquah Food Bank. Produce from garden include cucumbers, red beets, beans, tomatoes, Makah potatoes, watermelon, and cantaloupe. With your volunteer help, we can plant and donate even more produce this year! Sign up here ! (classes typically garden during their library time): 3/28 (Wed): 9:45am - 10:45am, 10:45am-12:15pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm 3/29 (Thurs): 9:45am - 10:45am, 10:45am-12:15pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm 3/30 (Friday): 9:45am - 10:45am, 10:45am-12:15pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:00pm-3:00pm Questions?, contact  Shonna Nissen   Thank you! ... read full article
Parent Education Seminar - April 17, 2018Becca Bishop3/19/20184/17/2018
Parent Education Seminar - April 17, 2018
Join us on April 17 th  at 7pm for a Parent Education Night in the Sunset Library! Our topic will be on Anxiety, where parents can learn about strategies that will support their children who are anxious. Our guest speaker, Dr. Kristy Ludwig is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults providing evidence-based treatments. She is extensively trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, In addition to her clinical work, she conducts research at Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington focusing on the development and implementation of school-based mental health services. More ... read full article
2017/18 Yearbook Cover Art Contest for 5th GradersBecca Bishop12/31/20171/2/2018
2017/18 Yearbook Cover Art Contest for 5th Graders
We will be holding a contest for 5th graders to design the yearbook cover!  Students may work in a group or submit something alone.  The deadline for submissions is   Tues 1/2 , the day we return to school! Happy creating!  ... read full article
EAGER READER NEEDS YOUR HELP!Becca Bishop12/5/201712/19/2017
EAGER READER NEEDS YOUR HELP!
EAGER READER NEEDS YOUR HELP! It’s time for book awards again on  December 14th  and your help is needed.  It’s a simple and fun job.  If you’re interested in helping,  sign up here !     If you have questions please email Amy Korb at  amykorb@att.net . Thank you! ... read full article
Spooky Spaghetti!Becca Bishop10/6/201710/27/2017
Spooky Spaghetti!
13th Annual SPOOKY SPAGHETTI NIGHT Friday, October 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $5 per person RSVP Here !  RSVP: Please  register by Friday, October 20th!  FOOD DRIVE: Bring a non-perishable donation to the Sunset Student Council's Food Drive & receive a 'blinging' surprise! Donations support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. This year, we are asking for SPAGHETTI related donations. Dry pasta, hard cheese and canned or jarred pastas. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED : Please sign up when you register ! Decorating Volunteers and Spooky Dad's still needed! Contact Carrie Paget ,  Michele Steinthal  or Jason Houck  with questions!  PARKING: ... read full article
Fall Book Fair! October 2nd - 5thBecca Bishop9/21/201710/5/2017
Fall Book Fair! October 2nd - 5th
Who is excited for next week's Book Fair!?! Don't forget to factor in sales tax when sending $$ with your kiddos! LOCATION: Sunset Library SCHEDULE 1st grade 12:05 - 12:30 Wednesday lunch recess 2nd grade 12:05 - 12:30 Tuesday lunch recess 3rd grade 12:05 - 12:30 Monday lunch recess 4th grade 12:35 - 1:00 Tuesday lunch recess 5th grade 12:35 - 1:00 Monday lunch recess Grades 1-5 12:05 - 1:00 Thursday lunch recesses OPEN to ALL: Thursday: 3:35 - 6:00pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please sign up here !  ... read full article
Curriculum Night - Grades 1-5Becca Bishop7/31/20179/13/2017
Curriculum Night - Grades 1-5
When: Wednesday, September 13 Grades 1-2 6:00-6:45 pm Transition Time: 6:45-7:00 pm Grades 3-5 7:00-7:45 pm Please remember: This event is for PARENTS ONLY. Parking is very limited this year with on-going construction. Please carpool with neighbors, walk or use Lyft/Uber if possible. Overflow parking available at Sambica, with a short walk (2 mins!) to the school property along the pathway behind the school. ... read full article
Science FairBecca Bishop2/20/20183/16/2018
Science Fair
CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS! Sunset Elementary Science Fair and Family Engineering Night will take place on Wednesday, March 28th from 6 – 7:30pm. Registration for the Sunset Elementary Science Fair and Family Engineering Night is officially open. Register  here by Friday, March 16th ! Please contact Heather Bissmeyer at heather.bissmeyer@outlook.com for questions. ... read full article
Student Council & PTA Hygiene DriveBecca Bishop1/30/20182/9/2018
Student Council & PTA Hygiene Drive
How would you feel if you were never able to wash your hair because you couldn’t afford shampoo?  Or you couldn’t get any of the supplies you needed to take care of yourself?  Unfortunately that is a reality for some people in our community, but there is something you can do!  Help support local families by donating hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, dental floss etc.  Donated items will be given to The Hope Festival, which serves in-need, low income and homeless families and individuals on the Eastside. Let’s fill the bin that is ... read full article
ParentWiser - iRules WorkshopBecca Bishop10/11/201711/8/2017
ParentWiser - iRules Workshop
Wednesday, November 8th Pickering Barn Morning Session: 11:30 am  Register Evening Session: 6:30 pm  Register iRules Workshop! If you’re like most families, you’re concerned about how technology may be taking over your child’s life. So, let’s talk about tech! In this workshop we’ll come together with Janell Burley Hoffman, creator of the original iPhone contract (featured in SCREENAGERS) and a thought leader in the space of digital mindfulness, to talk about raising the digital generation – and all of the challenges and joys it brings. Everyone will leave with a working set of iRules (tech agreements) to bring home and ... read full article
Last Day of School - Moving Up Assemblies!Becca Bishop6/13/20186/20/2018
Last Day of School - Moving Up Assemblies!
The last day is approaching quickly. As most parents know, we have our End of Year Assembly. Due to Construction, we have adjusted and there will be two assemblies this year. Please see the following schedule below to see when your student will be attending. ***PLEASE NOTE: OVERFLOW PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE FRENCH IMMERSION SCHOOL**** ... read full article
Sunset Garden Becca Bishop5/14/20185/28/2018
Sunset Garden
EVER WONDER WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE SUNSET GARDEN? Come find out and learn how you can help our students grow and cultivate food in the garden!  You can sign up HERE! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week!Becca Bishop4/27/20185/11/2018
Staff Appreciation Week!
SUNSET STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 7-11 Mon 5/7 - Swag Bags : Gift bags with Star worthy goodies delivered to each staff member by representative from the PTA Tues 5/8 - VIP Wake up : Grab and Go breakfast and gourmet beverages will be provided for our VIPs before the morning bell!  Wed 5/9 - Lights, Camera, Luncheon : A catered Lunch will be provided for our VIPs. Thu 5/10 - Fan Mail + Pick me up snacks: AM:   Parents,  please help us shower the staff by working with your child to write thank you notes to their teachers and specialists. PM:  Snacks fit ... read full article
BOOK FAIR: April 23-26Becca Bishop4/2/20184/26/2018
BOOK FAIR: April 23-26
WHERE:  Sunset Library Monday  1205 to  12:30  - Grade 3 Monday  1235 to 1 - Grade 5 Tuesday  1205 to  12:30  - Grade 2 Tuesday  1235 to 1 - Grade 4 Wednesday  1205 to  12:25  - Grade 1 Wednesday   12:35 to 12:55  - Kindergarten Thursday  1205 to 1 - All grades buying OPEN to ALL: Thursday :  6:00 - 8:00pm  during Art Walk   Volunteers still needed! Please sign up here !  Let us know if you have any questions! Thank you! Erin, Stacia and Angela (Book Fair Co-Chairs)   ... read full article
Orange Ruler Fun Run - Come Join the FunBecca Bishop3/19/20183/21/2018
Orange Ruler Fun Run - Come Join the Fun
Please join us for our Orange Ruler Fun Run on Wednesday, March 21st! Fun Run Schedule:  9:30 - 10:10 Grades K, 1, 2 10:20 - 11:00 Grades 3, 4, 5 11:00 - 11:30 ECE Come prepared to cheer on our kids and give lots of high fives!  Time:  9:10am - 11:30am PDT Date:  Wednesday, March 21st Location:  Sunset Playfield Sign up here !    ... read full article
Sunset PTA Board Nominations 2018-2019Becca Bishop2/26/20183/18/2018
Sunset PTA Board Nominations 2018-2019
Please join our Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 school year!  President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Serving on the PTA board is a great way to get to know others at Sunset and learn how our range of enrichment programs  impact your students & support our school community! Executive board members typically serve a two-year term.  Wondering what the job entails? Check out the job descriptions here:  PTA Executive Committee Job Descriptions Deadline: March 19, 2018 Submit nominations to:  Becca Bishop ( rebeccacbishop@gmail.com ), Kelly Butterworth ( kellymbutter@gmail.com ) & Ali Tamblyn ( ali.tamblyn@hotmail.com ) Please contact us! We'd be happy to answer ... read full article
MyPlate Healthy MealsBecca Bishop2/20/20183/6/2018
MyPlate Healthy Meals
Your child likely knows they should eat healthy meals - but do they know what a healthy meal really looks like? They can learn about it at  https://www.choosemyplate.g ov/myplate  .  Your child may use the MyPlate Template , to draw their own healthy meal! We'd love to see what they put together! Drop the drawing in the MyPlate box at the Sunset office by  March 30th , and we'll display those healthy meals at school for all to enjoy!  ... read full article
Sunset Talent Show: BE BOLD. BE HEARD. Becca Bishop1/12/20182/9/2018
Sunset Talent Show: BE BOLD. BE HEARD.
  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Thank you for all your interest in the Talent Show! We looking forward to seeing you February 9th! Rehearsals :   5th & 8th of February 2018    6:30-8:30pm.   Attendance:   1 rehearsal day is mandatory.   Attending both rehearsals days is highly recommended!  (*Students may leave after their performance. Act slots will be allocated). Talent   Show :    9th of February 2018  from  6:30-8:30pm.     Check-in for performers:   6pm Doors open:   6:15 pm Curtains:  6:30pm If you require any further information please feel free to contact Natascha:   nrenout@hotmail.com  or  425-241-3616 Facebook ... read full article
OUR PICTAVO SITE IS UP AND READY FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PHOTOSBecca Bishop1/8/20181/11/2018
OUR PICTAVO SITE IS UP AND READY FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PHOTOS
We have our Pictavo Community site up and running and we need your candid photos for the yearbook. You can either upload images via the  website  or through the new  mobile app ! When you set up your account, it will ask you for the  school code  which is  73442 . There are folders for all of the classes, events and programs at  Sunset  but if you see something missing or have questions please email Kelly at  kellymbutter@gmail.com  and we'll get the event added.  ... read full article
Dining for Kids - January 3rd at Zeek's Pizza! Becca Bishop12/31/20171/3/2018
Dining for Kids - January 3rd at Zeek's Pizza! 
Join us for Lunch and/or Dinner on   January 3rd  at  Zeek's Pizza  for Dining for Kids to support Issaquah Schools Foundation.   Remember to mark your calendars and give yourself a break from planning dinner on the first Wednesday of the month - Dining for Kids has you covered!  ... read full article
PARENTWISER - Helping kids cultivate a "Yes Brain"Becca Bishop12/5/201712/19/2017
PARENTWISER - Helping kids cultivate a "Yes Brain"
Join Parent Wiser  for an exclusive online interview with NY Times bestselling author Tina Payne Bryson to discuss how to help kids cultivate a 'Yes Brain' instead of acting out or shutting down when faced with difficulties such as homework, screen time, eating, bedtime, or feeling challenged. Join us   December 13 at 1pm.   Click here to sign up !  Limited to 100 attendees, miss out! Tina is the co-author (along with Dr. Dan Siegel) of the very popular parenting books 'No-Drama Discipline' and 'The Whole-Brain Child'. Get more info on Tina and Dan's upcoming book, 'Yes Brain' here:  http://www.tinabryson. com/yes-brain . ... read full article
HOLIDAY GIFT BARNBecca Bishop11/20/201712/4/2017
HOLIDAY GIFT BARN
We will be collecting new toys, essentials and gift cards Nov 17 th  through Dec 1 st  to be donated to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for their annual Holiday Gift Barn.  Families come and shop for their children, choosing 3-4 gifts per child, stocking stuffers and a gift card.  Last year around 1200 children had a brighter holiday because of the generosity of people like you. To participate go to the bulletin board by the front entrance, choose a tag, purchase a new item and return it unwrapped to the office by Dec 1 st .   Can’t make it in to ... read full article
Elementary Conferences December 6th & 7thBecca Bishop11/20/201712/4/2017
Elementary Conferences December 6th & 7th
Sign up for your child's conference time by logging into Family Access .  NO SCHOOL ON CONFERENCE DAYS!  ... read full article
Sunset PTA General Meeting - EVENING MEETING! Becca Bishop11/6/201711/13/2017
Sunset PTA General Meeting - EVENING MEETING!
Please join us for the next PTA general meeting,  Monday November 13 7:00pm - 8:00pm .  We have had a few requests for evening meetings, so here you go! We know some of the people who attend morning meetings are not able to attend in the evening. It's impossible to get a time that works for everyone, but if we get enough interest in evening meetings, we'll plan to have them quarterly. PTA meetings are a great way to learn about upcoming events and initiatives, provide feedback and help set direction, and hear about opportunities to volunteer and support the ... read full article
Kindergarten Families - Coffee & KleenexBecca Bishop9/7/20179/10/2017
Kindergarten Families - Coffee & Kleenex
  When: Monday, Sept 11  at  9:15am  (after morning drop-off) Where: Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) After you drop off your Kindergartner (or follow the bus to school!), we hope you'll stop by to celebrate this key milestone with other parents going through the same experience.  You'll also meet the PTA Executive Board, and the new Sunset counselor. More information available here . We look forward to seeing you soon!  ... read full article
PTA Ice Cream Social!Becca Bishop8/29/20179/5/2017
PTA Ice Cream Social!
You’re Invited to an Ice Cream Social! Who: All Sunset Elementary Families When: Tuesday, September 5, 2:30 - 5:00pm Where: Sunset Elementary playground   "Kids - pick your flavor!" Come Join Us! Reconnect with old friends! Make new friends!  Popsicles for the kids!  ... read full article
Update Your Volunteer Registration!Becca Bishop8/4/20179/28/2017
Update Your Volunteer Registration!
Did you know that if you are thinking of volunteering in your child's classroom, at school or even attending Dad's at Recess, the Issaquah School District requires you complete an online volunteer registration application? Even if you completed one for a previous school year, it's required to update your application annually ! It can take up to two weeks for your application to be processed, so don't hesitate and do it now! ... read full article
2018-2019 School Supplies Becca Bishop6/14/20188/15/2018
2018-2019 School Supplies
Enjoy your summer! Leave the school supply shopping to us. SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM • Name brands you trust • Satisfaction guaranteed • Teacher approved supplies • Outstanding customer service • Feeds hungry children • Supports Sunset Elementary ORDER DEADLINE: August 15, 2018 ... read full article
Need Help with School Supplies? Becca Bishop6/13/20188/1/2018
Need Help with School Supplies?
To ols4School Need School Supplies? Tools4School provides high quality, free, brand new backpacks and school supplies to children in grades K-12 in the Issaquah School District. Tools4School is open to families that need extra financial assistance to start the school year with all the tools they need. Pick up dates for this event will be August 1 and 2 at Clark Elementary (new location).  Please register online at:  http://isfdn.org/tools- for-school-registration/   ... read full article
Attention Community Members...Becca Bishop8/31/20179/5/2017
Attention Community Members...
The Issaquah School District has found a property to build an additional elementary school near Swedish Hospital in the Issaquah Highlands.   Your input is needed at the Issaquah City Council  Meeting  Tues. Sept. 5th   7-8pm   More Information Available  Here     ... read full article