Communications

Communications Director
Communications Director

Chair:
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
When:
August

This committee keeps inventory of needed supplies along with educating staff and parents on Sunset’s plan in the event of an emergency.
ESplash
ESplash

Chair:
When:
Year Round
Facebook
Facebook

Chair:
When:
Ongoing

Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
When:
September-October

Sunset Families family information is gathered, published and distributed in directory to the PTA members. Work together with Membership in creating directory.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:

Help create Sunset's annual year book. Staff, students and parents delight in this end-of-year keepsake!
The chairs and committee work to plan and design the yearbook, collect funds and distribute the yearbooks.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
Year round

The PTA maintains a website that continually informs our Sunset community of the many programs and events that the PTA sponsors. Along with maintaining updated information, we continue to improve the site by listening to what our parents tell us is informative and helpful. New this year: getting your PTA Membership online and volunteering online.

Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment Director
Curriculum Enrichment Director

Chair:
Art Docent
Art Docent

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Volunteers are trained in delivering visual art lessons to classrooms using art prints. The lessons are already formatted and scripted. The lessons are designed to teach the children about various visual art elements and techniques. The volunteer would lead the students in discussion of an art element(s) exemplified by an art print, and then guide them in the creation of an art project utilizing the elements discussed. Its an excellent chance to help enhance the art program for Sunset students. We are looking to have enough volunteers to deliver lessons to all classrooms. Volunteers may deliver lessons to more than one class.
Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
October 1 - April 30

The Eager Reader Program is a reading program throughout the school year, sponsored and funded by the Sunset PTA. It is a voluntary program designed to improve students’ reading skills and to develop a love of reading. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to connect through the shared enjoyment of reading!


Garden
Garden

Chair:
When:
September-May

Sunset has been awarded a Whole Foods Garden Grant! All families with an interest in hands-on educational fun with plants, compost, and digging in the dirt to are encouraged to join us in flexible opportunities to interact with kids and botanical science.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
September-November

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
When:
April 5, 2016 6-7:30pm

All students are invited to participate in this fun, educational event. There are no specific theme requirements. Students can enter any science-related topic that interests them, and they can do a project individually or as a group. Projects are not judged, but each project is recognized with a participation ribbon. Some upper grade teachers require their students to participate in the Science Fair. A Kick-Off Assembly with a special guest gets the students motivated to begin their projects.

Fundraising

Fundraising Director
Fundraising Director

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

Raising funds is critical for all PTA events and initiatives. Oversee the Fundraising activities, ensuring the
Chairs know their responsibilities and have access to the necessary tools and resources to succeed in
their roles. You are a resource for your Chairs, helping them work through challenges, resolve issues and
find information relevant to their role and tasks. An important part of this role is to provide visibility and
recognition for your Chairs’ volunteering efforts and contributions. Checking in periodically with each
Chair helps ensure they are getting the support they need, and know their work is valued. This is an
opportunity to learn about a variety of roles, and have a broad impact on the PTA!
Book Fair (Scholastic)
Book Fair (Scholastic)

Chair:
When:
Fall & Spring

Sunset hosts two Book Fairs: Fall & Spring (BOGO). Students and parents can shop and purchase books at the fair. Sunset is one of their biggest selling schools and Sunset earns a tremendous amount of points at the fall sale that support Eager Reader book prize purchases. The chairs and committee are responsible for coordinating with Scholastic, promoting and staffing the book fairs.
Boxtops/E-labels/eScrip
Boxtops/E-labels/eScrip

Chair:
When:
All Year Round

Promote, collect, and submit Box Tops for Education to General Mills and Labels for Education to Campbell’s.
Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Organize effort to secure corporate matching for school fundraisers with employers of Sunset student’s parents.
Flower Sale
Flower Sale

Chair:
When:
April

The Spring Flower sale allows Sunset Families & Friends to purchase flats, baskets, plants from a local grower.
Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
Fall

Membership chair collects PTA membership dues and maintain the PTA membership records. Other tasks include informing people about the benefits of becoming a PTA member, encouraging and facilitating a high level of membership, and reporting percentages to the PTA Board of Directors. The Membership chair works closely with the Directory chair & Treasurer.
Toner Cartridge Recycling
Toner Cartridge Recycling

Chair:

Collect recycled inkjet and laser printer cartridges that have been left in the designated box near the office at Sunset. Turn recycled cartridges in to Cartridge World in Issaquah to earn money for Sunset. Follow up to make sure Sunset PTA receives intended money. Place periodic reminders in the Sockeye Express and Sunset Newsletters.
Walk a Thon
Walk a Thon

Chair:
When:
Spring

Love sharing your school spirit and earning money for the school? Manage the school walk-a-thon,
which is typically done in the Spring. It’s a great opportunity to interact with the kids, teachers and staff
in an exciting and fun environment. Orange Ruler has all that is needed to run the fundraising and fun
run. Your role is to work with them, along with Principal Dorey and promote the program to kids and
parents. After the event, work with other volunteers to reconcile checks and cash received with online
records (most donations will come through credit card and do not need to be reconciled).
Spiritwear
Spiritwear

Chair:

Also known as Logowear. Create, design and sell Sunset sweatshirts and t-shirts to the school community. Help us show our school spirit!

Volunteers

Volunteers Director
Volunteers Director

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Director of Volunteers is part of the PTA board and attends PTA meetings once a month. Serves as a resource and liason for the Volunteer committee chairs.
August Help
August Help

Chair:
When:
1 week before School

Assemble 1st day packets for students 1 week prior to the start of school.
Bus Greeters
Bus Greeters

Chair:
When:
September

Greet children and mark bus numbers on younger students during the first two weeks of school.
Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
When:
June

Help run stations at Field Day end of year event. Need about 80 Volunteers
Dads at Recess
Dads at Recess

Chair:

DADS at Recess is a program that encourages Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, Brothers or close family friends to lead playground games and activities during lunch recess on the first friday of every month. This program offers positive options for the students and fosters a fun, safe environment to play at lunch recess.
Kindergarten Roundup
Kindergarten Roundup

Chair:
When:
March

Assemble packets for Kindergarten Registration.
Library Volunteers
Library Volunteers

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Library Volunteers are needed for each classroom's library period (once a week). Volunteers help with checking in and out books for students during their library period. They also assist the librarian with shelving books, student questions and keeping the library organized
Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
When:
September

Assist the photographers with bringing in classes, combing hair, lining students up for individual class photos.
Room Parent Coordinator
Room Parent Coordinator

Chair:
When:
Year round

Coordinates communications for all room parents
Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

Chair:
When:
October

A team of volunteers helps the school nurse in screening students forvision and hearing. The school nurse will instruct and train the volunteers prior to the students arriving. We need about 40 volunteers to work in the morning or afternoon shifts.
General Help
General Help

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Don't know what you can help with just yet? Let us put you on our general help email and we will let you know when we need help!

Hospitality

Hospitality Director
Hospitality Director

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

Oversee the Hospitality activities, ensuring the Chairs know their responsibilities and have access to the
necessary tools and resources to succeed in their roles. You are a resource for your Chairs, helping them
work through challenges, resolve issues and find information relevant to their role and tasks. An
important part of this role is to provide visibility and recognition for your Chairs’ volunteering efforts
and contributions. Checking in periodically with each Chair helps ensure they are getting the support
they need, and know their work is valued. This is an opportunity to learn about a variety of roles, and
have a broad impact on the PTA.
Back to School Staff Luncheon
Back to School Staff Luncheon

Chair:
When:
August

The Staff Luncheon is another way that we show our appreciation to Sunset Staff and welcome them all back to school. We host the event the day of “Meet the Teacher” in the lunchroom. Typically there are approximately 90 staff members in attendance for the luncheon. The Chair(s) of this event are responsible for finding and organizing volunteers that then manage all aspects of the event. Including, food, beverage, and decorations.
School Beautification
School Beautification

Chair:
When:
Fall & Spring

A team of volunteers to help with weeding, planting and cleaning out flowerbeds in the Fall and Spring
School Tool Box
School Tool Box

Chair:
When:
June - August

The PTA has made purchasing your child's school supplies easier by partnering with School Tool Box (STB) again this year. STB works directly with manufacturers for low pricing and we have already set up the supply boxes by gender and grade. This allows you to order your child's 2013-2014 supplies online with free shipping directly to you! Click Here detailed ordering instructions.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
May

This is a special and fun-filled week set aside to honor the excellence of our Sunset Staff! Co chairs select a theme of appreciation and enlist volunteers to help execute fun events throughout the week which express thanks to faculty. Typically a luncheon is hosted in the staff lounge and students are assigned acts of thanks such as to bring flowers from home, as well as hand-made thank you notes. Themes and events vary and creativity is welcome!
Sunset Cares
Sunset Cares

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Programs & Events

Programs & Events Director
Programs & Events Director

Chair:
Back to School Event
Back to School Event

Chair:
When:
September

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Clothing Drive
Clothing Drive

Chair:
When:
February

Sunset PTA organizes a Clothing Drive to support the Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank. We will be collecting spring and summer clothing items such as sweatshirts, t-shirts, light jackets, pants and shorts. This program strives to teach Sockeye students the importance of giving to our community. Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort clothing items.
Holiday Gift Barn
Holiday Gift Barn

Chair:
When:
November 14 -December 2

Previously known as Caring through Sharing -- This program provides food, clothing, and gifts at the holidays to needy families in our district while demonstrating to Sunset students the importance of charitable support and their greater community. The committee chairperson organizes and distributes item lists and requests to Sunset families. Volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and creation of the Holiday Gift Barn display, making posters & signs, create kidmail, organizing, and delivering donations to appropriate locations.
Spooky Spaghetti
Spooky Spaghetti

Chair:
When:
Friday, October 27, 2017

This is the most popular event of the Sunset calendar! This is a dad-run evening in which spaghetti is prepared and served by Sunset dads dressed up as Italian chefs! Children enjoy dressing up in family-friendly costumes, playing games, and dancing. Chairs are required to enlist volunteers to help with decorating, food-prep, music and games, set-up and clean up.
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
When:
February

If you think you can dance, sing, juggle, play an instrument, tell jokes or poetry? Here is your chance to shine! Individual or group performances welcome. The Chairs coordinate this family favorite event Students Sit in on the rehearsal process, serve refreshments, make posters & signs, create kidmail, set up and clean up. However you can help, you will love being a part of this fun family event.

Executive Committee

President
President

Chair:
Vice President
Vice President

Chair:
Treasurer
Treasurer

Chair:
Secretary
Secretary

Chair:

Standing Committees

Site Council
Site Council

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Represent the Sunset PTA on the Sunset Elementary Site Council. The Sunset Site Council generally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Library. 8:00-9:00 am.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative

Chair:
When:
School Year

This person will serve as a liaison between Sunset and the ISF including distributing information about grant opportunities and ISF events; provide feedback to ISF on effectiveness of programs; assist in recruiting annual phone-a-thon volunteers.
Legislative Representative
Legislative Representative

Chair:

Washington State PTA lobbies on behalf of all members for the well-being and education of Washington youth.

ParentWiser Liaison
ParentWiser Liaison

Chair:

This chairperson acts as liaison between the Issaquah PTSA Council Parent Education representative and the Sunset community. They are responsible for seeing that articles are placed in the Sockeye Express & PTA Newsletters regarding parent education opportunities within our community. At times, they may be called upon to research a specific parent education opportunity and schedule a class or meeting in conjunction with a General Membership meeting. Click here for current offerings.
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS)
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS)

Chair:
When:
Year Round

VIS is an organization of volunteers who educate and promote events that help our schools, such as
district Bonds and Levies. As the VIS liaison, you learn about what is happening in our community, and
help pass on key information to the Sunset community.