Feb 19
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon 2/20 - Fri 2/24
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon 2/20 - Fri 2/24
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon 2/20 - Fri 2/24
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon 2/20 - Fri 2/24
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon 2/20 - Fri 2/24
Mar 1
Eager Reader Tally Due
Eager Reader Tally Due

Tuesday, February 28
Dads @ Recess
Dads @ Recess

Friday, March 3

Dads, Moms, and other adult relatives of Sunset students are invited to join your child's lunch time and / or recess. Please be sure your volunteer application has been submitted and approved before attending - this will be checked upon arrival. Lunch and recess times available on the Sunset school website.
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Science Fair

2017 Sunset Elementary Science Fair!!!  

Click Here for the Science Fair Information Packet


DATE:  Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm (All grades)

PROJECTS:     There are no specific theme requirements - you can enter a project on any science-related topic that interests you. Students can do a project individually, with a partner, or in a group. All projects should be brought to students’ classrooms before school the morning of the fair and be taken home at the conclusion of the fair each night.

AWARDS: All participating students are eligible for a door prize raffle ticket, which will be awarded during the event. Projects are not judged, but each participant receives a special scientist certificate and a ribbon. Classes with 100% participation will receive a special award.

FOOD:  If you miss dinner or get hungry during the fair – no problem.  There will be pizza and drinks for sale.  All proceeds will help support the Science Fair and other PTA activities.

UPDATES: Will come from Check your “junk” mail to make sure it does not get filtered out.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Heather Bissmeyer at or Jen Graves at


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Sunset PTA Auction 2017

Seated Dinner, Silent and Live Auction supporting Sunset Elementary PTA

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Doors Open at 5:30
Marriott, Bellevue
FOMO? Please consider joining us for the Silent Auction or After Party portions of the evening. You will have plenty of opportunities to bid in support of your school. Secure your Silent Auction or After Party tickets today! 
Sunset Staff Sponsorship

Sunset teachers and staff are an integral part of our school community. Each auction year, the Sunset PTA offers complementary dinner and auction tickets to all Sunset Staff. To partially or fully sponsor a Sunset Teacher auction ticket, please click here. Full Staff Sponsorship Level is $75. Contributions toward a Staff ticket in any amount is appreciated! 

For more auction information, please visit our Live at the Peppermint Lounge Website and check out our FAQ Page.



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The PTA depends on an army of volunteers to run programs and events throughout the year. A huge SHOUT OUT to our fabulous volunteers that make these events happen! We appreciate you!!


Holiday Gift Barn

Thank you Sunset students, families, staff and friends for your generosity!  You donated 298 gifts to the Holiday Gift Barn. Thank you for spreading love throughout our Issaquah community!

A special thank you to:

Melissa Stefani and Kelly Butterworth for heading up the advertising of the event

Noriko Tamura and Susie Boehl (and son) for making signs

Cindy Liddle and Jen Bullock for helping to deliver the gifts

Amy Korb for organizing the entire event as Chair


56 Sunset students that participated in the 2016-2017 Reflections Program! With over 70 amazing entries this year - wow! Twelve projects move on to districts judging and the district reception in January. A HUGE thank you to Charlene Gaston Kari Grutzner for organizing this fabulous PTA program that showcases the creative talents of our students!



Spooky Spaghetti

What a successful Spooky Spaghetti and food bank collection event this year.  We broke a record with roughly 1050 meals served and around 100 dads’ volunteers.  A HUGE thank you goes out to Carrie Paget, Michele Steinthal and Jason Houck for leading this effort – We appreciate all your time, energy and creativity to make this the most anticipated event of the school year.   In addition, we wanted to acknowledge and thank the rest of those who provided a donation, helped setup, entertain and served food. 

Decoration setup:  Stacy Tatem, Kari Mattson and Claudia Huzar

A special thank you to our local partnerships: 


And to all the amazing Dad helpers:

Dad volunteers:

Brad Barquist, Richard Casens, Richard Chamberlin, Sri Chandrasekaran, Chris Nicholl, Sean Croson, Kyle Cross, George Donegan, Mike Foster, Geoff Graves, Chad Halsted, Chris, Hasz, Brandon High, Jim Jones,... Kojay Pan, Gunnar Lorenzen, Brian Luke, Stephen Manning, Colin Mitchell, Mike Owens, Brian Porter, Dave Tenny, Marcus Wright, Chris Armstrong, Alan Badstuebner, Jeff Baker, Tony Banic, Steve Bendt, Joe Bianchi, Jeff Biesold, Robbi Bishop, Brett Blair, Pete Bobkowski, Trevor Braun, Paul Brightbill, Chris Bullock, Andy Carmichael, Ty Cayce, Aaron Christopherson, Brandon Claycomb, Steve Dagg, Michael Dahrea, Mike (Big Poppa) Fritch, Lee Garth-Green, Eric Gaston, Sean Gilmour, Joe Guptil, Mike Hammer, Omid Hanrah, James Hawk, Ryan Heiberg, Stephen Henry, Kevin Hughes, Todd Junker, Craig Kagetsu, David Knopf, Eric Krebs, Rob Lampmann, Nathaniel Larson, Keith Lauritzen, Sam Litvak, Jason Maraz, Frank Marcus, Brad Marshall, Aaron Mattson, Chad McBride, Brian Medeiros, Rob Meredith, Marty Merrill, Jacob Miller, Tony Minotte, Jonathon Muir, Steve Ness, Jeff Newell, Josh O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Jeremy Paget, Darren Patillo, Joby Pearson, Cameron Pelly, CHad Pittman, Sam Pittman, Joe Rao, Andy Read, Paul Rickey, Mikel Rogers, Denis Ryan, Ryan Sharnhorst, Erik Seiffert, Dennis Simmons, Brian Snyder, Matt Steele, Trevor Steinthal, Craig Stoller, Brian Swett, James Temple, Brad Turi, Dinno Ungaro, Jeremy Werkau, Paul Yount.

Vision & Hearing Screening

Many thanks to Annie Lee for organizing the slew of volunteers for the Vision and Hearing Screening today at Sunset! And thanks to the following people who volunteered for this much needed program! Rebekah Medeiros, Grace Lee, Durga Lakshmi, Annie Wang, Echo Peacock, Lynn Livingston, Meghan Landon, MariaPadron, Becca Bishop, Kelly Butterworth, Laurie Allred BatemanJennifer Braun, Chrissy Bachman, Jennifer BullockKim Carnesale Clarke, Christine Robinson, Shruti Sriram, Sandra Curlander, Xuemei Gao, Diana Zhu, Lyle Li, Kristi RaymondNatalie EdmondsAngela Dahrea, Natascha Renout, Feihua Yang, Elizabeth Lorenzen, Ashwini Chandramouli.

Picture Day

SAY CHEESE! Special thanks from the PTA to Annie Lee for chairing Picture Day last Friday. Annie's volunteer crew includes Xuemei Gao, Pransanthia Kalla, Rachelle Meredith, Erin O'Connor, Melissa Stefani and Shelley Chapman. Thanks for volunteering your time! 

Book Fair

Big thank yous from the PTA to the committee chairs: Kimberly WilkinsonErin O'Connor and Stacia Stojanoff. Did you know the recent Book Fair proceeds fund the books that your kids win for the Eager Reader Program? That's right! It's a purchase that keeps on giving! This program take a lots and lots of volunteers to make it happen. Big thanks to all of them! Amy Korb, Angela Dahrea, Annie Wang, Cheryl Gilbert, Grace Lee, Jennifer Hammar, Jennifer Keilin, Kris Pottsmith, Laurie Bateman, Melissa Cohen Stefani, Mona Wine, Nikki Lavi, Rachelle Meredith, Shana Rittenhouse, Shruti Sriram, Terri Hintz, Vidhu Nedungadi, Xuemei Gao, Akita Scott, and Lisa Chamberlain. 

School Tool Box

Hope your kiddos are settling back into the school routine nicely! A belated shout out to Rachelle Meredith and Leslie Holmes Gilbert for all their work with the STB Direct school supplies program. It's such a great service for all the parents and is much appreciated. Thanks ladies! 

School Beautification

Aren't the flowers around the school just beautiful? We have the lovely Rebekah Medeiros to thank for that! The PTA is very appreciative of your efforts and the extra time you put into our wonderful school. 

Back to School Night

Another Back to School Night is in the books! A fun time had by all. It took a lot of volunteers to make this PTA event super fun for the kids. Special thank you to the chairs Marjorie MillerStacy Tatem and Kari Mattson. Their volunteer crew: Paula Jones, Allison Cassens, Sathvee Murthy, Kristy Guardreau, Ian Armstrong, Laura Lai, Natalie Edmonds, Sandra Curlander, Ali TamblynBecca Bishop, Leslie Banic, Jen Newell, Jan MacInnes, Kim Clarke, Melissa Stefani, Abigail Blastos, Mandy Dorey. 

Bus Greeters

Special thanks to chairperson Melissa Cohen Stefani! Bus Greeters this week: Meredith KepronErin O'ConnorKari MattsonAli TamblynTerri HintzMichele Steinthal, Meghan Landon, Jennifer BraunKristin Bendt,  Heather Long, Noriko TamuraJenny Juang, Asa Watts, Jennifer BullockCharlene Gaston! 

Back-to-School Teacher Luncheon

Many thanks to chairperson Rebecca Morrissey and her many volunteers that made this annual event a great success again this year! Thanks go out to Marjorie Miller, Rebekah Medeiros, Jennifer Braun, Marcia Delabarre, Julie Rezek, Stacy Tatem, Noriko Tamura, Claudia Huzar, Kristin BendtJennifer Bullock, Rachelle Meredith, Leslie Gilbert. What a super way to start off the new school year!