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Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
Eager Reader Tally Due
Eager Reader Tally Due

Date:
Friday, March 31
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Peppermint Lounge Online Auction
Peppermint Lounge Online Auction

Date:
Mon 3/27 - Mon 4/3
Where:
https://sunsetelementarypta.schoolauction.net

Did you get outbid or couldn't attend the auction? We have saved some amazing packages and items from our generous community donors just for you.
6:00p Science Fair
Science Fair

Date:
Wednesday, April 5
Time:
6:00p - 7:30p
Where:
MPR
Dads @ Recess
Dads @ Recess

Date:
Friday, April 7

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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Live at the Peppermint Lounge - ONLINE AUCTION
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE GALA AUCTION. WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT! WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!
 
Did you miss out on the Live and the Peppermint Lounge Auction last weekend? Don't worry! We saved many special items for our Online Auction! Don't miss out on the fun!
 
Online bidding opens on  MONDAY MARCH 27th, 8:00 a.m. PST and closes at 8:00 p.m. on MONDAY APRIL 3, 2017. Don't miss your chance to score some sweet deals on choice items all while raising funds for Sunset PTA. Many items are set up for Max Bidding which allows you to name your price on an item. You will be notified by email if you are outbid! 
 
Click here to view our fabulous selection of items available for Online Bidding. More items will be added up until Monday, when bidding starts! Don't miss out! Also available are some open spots for some of our favorite parties and teacher experiences! These spots will fill up fast so don't delay! (If your teachers experience isn't listed, this means those spots are full). Thank you for supporting Sunset Elementary PTA!  

If you have any questions, please contact us at sunsetauction2017@outlook.com.


Call for Yearbook Photos!

We have our Pictavo Community site up and running and we're ready for your photos!  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 school code, which is 65702.  There are folders for all of the cool events and programs at Sunset, but if you see something missing, please email Michelle at chelle1014@gmail.com and we'll get the event added.

Past Events:

  • First Day of School
  • Back to School Carnival
  • Book Fair
  • Anti-Bully Assembly
  • Spooky Spaghetti
  • Assembly - Veteran's Day
  • Reflections Reception

Upcoming Events:

  • Sno-King Fundraiser

Ongoing:

  • Sensational Sockeyes
  • Spirit Days
  • Eager Reader
  • Global Reading Challenge
  • Dads at Recess

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Family Engineering Night

Discover the fun of engineering through hands-on activities with your family during Science Fair on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The mission of the Issaquah School District STEM program is to provide leadership, support, and resources to ISD schools and staff that will allow for the design and implementation of effective STEM experiences and opportunities for all students.  One way we are supporting this is through Family Engineering Nights at all elementary schools.  This night is designed for families to do hands on activities alongside their children.  The focus of collaboration within families is a shift from some of our other family events.  The power and success of Family Engineering Night lies in the engagement of the community and positive experiences with STEM activities.  We are extremely happy to be doing the Family Engineering Night along with Science Fair here at Sunset this year.

To ensure enough materials, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/ODOYUUnY0DWG0Lv93

 

  We would like to thank ISF for providing funding for these nights!


Science Fair

2017 Sunset Elementary Science Fair

SCIENCE FAIR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

Click Here for Project Ideas, Guidelines and More!

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

QUESTIONS?  Contact Heather Bissmeyer at heather.bissmeyer@outlook.com or Jen Graves at jen.graves@ymail.com.

 


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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!!

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

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

Reflections

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!

 

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 

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!