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Thursday, January 24th, 2019


  • January 24 & 25: Auditions, Northwest Children's Theatre, after school in the MPR
  • January 25: Family Breakfast, 6:45 AM
  • January 26: Honor Choir Performance, Lake Oswego High School
  • February 5: Chinese New Year
  • February 6: Professional Growth Wednesday, students dismissed at 12:10
  • February 6: PTSO Meeting, 6:30 PM, Sunset Library
  • February 8: Kindergarten field trip, Oregon Children's Theatre 8:15-12:00
  • February 13: Grade 5 full day to JA Biztown
  • February 15: Kindergarten to Tanner Springs, 12:00-12:40
  • February 20: Professional Growth Wednesday, students dismissed at 12:10
  • February 22: Preschool Open House between 10:00-11:00, preschool classrooms
  • February 28: STEAM Night 6:00-7:30 PM (Science, technology, engineering, arts & math)

School Year Calendars

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Year calendars are now available!

Here is the link to view/print those calendars: School year calendars

Sunset PTSO News

  • Please join us Friday for Sunset’s Family Breakfast. Breakfast will be served before school from 6:45 to 7:45 am. It’s not too late if you didn’t prepay, you can pay at the door. Breakfast is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.
  • We’d still love to have some volunteers for breakfast. We are still in need of money takers from 7:00-7:45, line people from 6:20-7:00 and 7:00-7:45. We also need people who would be able to help clean up from 7:45-8:15. Please see the PTSO website for volunteer details.
  • Reminder: NWCT auditions are today, January 24th and Friday, January 25. K-1 at 2:30, 2nd and 3rd 3:30 and 4-5 at 4:30.

Upcoming Events

1/24-1/25 NWCT auditions after school

1/25 Family Breakfast 6:45-7:45 am

2/6 PTSO Meeting 6:30-7:30

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Lunar New Year Celebrations at Sunset School - the week of February 4th!

One of the things that makes Sunset Primary so special is our status as a Chinese World Language school. We have a wonderful instructor, Lily Yu, whose weekly Chinese lessons are energetic and engaging. If you were to pop your head into her classroom in the next few weeks you would hear children exchange greetings, talk about their favorite foods, and ask and answer questions about the animals of the zodiac- all in Chinese! Classroom teachers are learning alongside the children, modeling the growth mindset we ask students to demonstrate every day. It’s really something to see. Earlier in the year Chinese lesson themes included family members, counting, and colors. All of those lessons were dynamic, but there’s an extra-special buzz in the air right now because the current lessons are leading up to a school-wide Lunar New Year celebration!

During the week of February 4th, our school will will be swept up in Chinese learning and celebration. Children in every class have been working on traditional decorations which will adorn our hallways. The official launch of Lunar New Year is February 5th; first thing in the morning we’ll have our annual visit from the Chinese lion dancers. We hope you’ll join us for the assembly and feel the magic for yourself! We encourage students and visitors to wear red that day in the spirit of celebration. On Thursday, the cafeteria will be serving vegetable spring rolls free of charge to any student who would like one. (Please contact the office for ingredient information.) On Friday, following a presentation about our sister school in China, classes will cycle through special Chinese New Year activities- ping pong and jianzi (Chinese hacky sack) a chopstick challenge, and time with the Chinese dragon.

Please contact Willow McCormick with any questions or if you’d like to volunteer! She can be reached at

STEAM Night at Sunset School - February 27 & 28, 2019

Our annual Sunset Primary Science & Inquiry Fair is coming soon! Our fair will take place February 27-28 during the school day, with an additional time for viewing projects on the evening of the 28th. The evening event will coincide with Sunset Showcase: STEAM Edition! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The following attachment contains information and resources to design and submit a science or inquiry project. Please contact Willow McCormick if you have additional questions: (503)673-7206 or

Science Fair boards are available for sale in the office for $3.00.

The Seasonal Flu is making its rounds!

Please see the attachments below for symptoms, and how to protect yourself and your family.

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for 2019-2020 is now open!

Click here for registration information and paperwork.

Sunset Primary Preschool Registration is currently open for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer both a 3 day program and a 4 day program.

3 Day Program

*Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings

*Enrolling students 3 to 5 years old

4 Day Program

*Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings

*Enrolling students 4 to 5 years old

To learn more about our preschool programs and meet the teachers, please join us for an Open House on Friday February 22, 2019 between 10:00am - 11:00am. Come and see how we support early childhood development in a caring, joyful, and educational environment. We look forward to seeing you!

World Cultures Celebration

Do you share a strong connection to a wonderful country?

The World Cultures Team wants to invite you to present at our first ever World Cultures Celebrations here at Sunset on April 18th! This is a great time to share with the community about your family's cultural heritage, connection to a country or meaningful experience. We are looking for families to present a poster of their country, as well as share items, food, pictures, currency, clothing and anything else that connects them to the wonderful culture they are sharing. If you and your family are interested in presenting please contact Mrs. Stoutt at, or let your student's teacher know! We can't wait to celebrate the wonderful cultures that make up the Sunset Community!

Join West Linn's Safe Routes to School Open House - January 29th

You’re invited to participate in the City of West Linn’s Safe Routes to School Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Trillium Creek Primary School. The goal of the project is to evaluate the existing safe routes, identify potential improvements, and prioritize projects with the highest benefits. Stop by any time between 6:30-8:30 p.m. to see the City's safe routes to school maps, proposed improvement projects, and provide feedback for making our streets safer to encourage primary and middle school students to walk and bike to school.
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West Linn Softball Registration now open

Registration for the 2019 spring softball season is now open for girls ages 5 to 14. We have T-ball, rookies (coach/ machine pitch), Minors (kid pitch), and competitive play at the ASA level. Registration will close on February 28th, with late fees and lower priority for team placements applying after that date, so be sure to register on time. To register visit

West Linn Girls Youth Lacrosse

West Linn Girls Youth Lacrosse will be hosting two FREE Try Lax events open to all 1st - 8th grade girls. Come out have some fun & give lacrosse a shot! We supply all the equipment and no registration required - just show up and have fun!

* Sat, Feb 2, 3:00 - 4:30 pm at Rosemont Middle School

* Sun, Feb 10, 3:00 - 4:30 pm at Rosemont Middle School

More details can be found at the following link: