Bobcat Pride

Sunset Valley Elementary

May 18, 2016

The Principal's Den

I just learned that many of our families have not been receiving my emails. I do apologize that this has occurred and will be doing my very best to ensure that everyone is kept informed. I believe communication is extremely important and I will continue to reach out to you to keep you in the loop.

SVE PTA Meet & Greet - The official date has been set for Monday, June 6th at 6:00 pm. We will meet in the Basswood Elementary cafeteria. Caroline Salvesen, KISD PTA Council president will be joining us so that we can begin forming our Sunset Valley PTA. Our teachers, office staff and administration will be invited to join us so that you have a chance to say HELLO!

Enrollment - If you are new to our area and wondering about enrollment, please stop by Basswood Elementary School to turn in your registration information. For our returning families, you will receive an email from InfoSnap on August 1st. Mr. Johnson, Principal of Basswood has sent home an information sheet to you asking you to indicate if you are returning and to check that you are joining us at Sunset Valley. If you haven't seen this in your child's backpack or folder, please give Basswood a call and they would be happy to send another copy home. Once school is out and I find out where I will be working from (since our campus won't be quite ready yet), I will let you know.

Clayton YES - Looking for information on before and after-school child care? I was able to confirm that Clayton YES will be offered at Sunset Valley. The registration process for the new school should be ready by the start of summer. Once received, I will share all registration information via email and if possible on Facebook, Twitter and right here in the Bobcat Pride newsletter.

Staffing - Assistant Principal, Anna Michaels and I have been busy interviewing these last few weeks. The next interviews that we are setting up will be for 2nd, 5th & 6th grade and for our librarian, theater & IST positions.

Bobcat Proud,

Kristen Eriksen, Principal

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, June 6 @ 6pm- SVES Meet & Greet & PTA Event @ Basswood Elementary

Thursday, August 18 - Meet the Teacher

Tuesday, August 23 - 1st Day of School

Campus start and end times for 2016-17

  • High Schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Middle Schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Intermediate Schools: 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools: 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • Early Learning Center AM: 8:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m

  • Early Learning Center PM: 12:25 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Members of OUR Bobcat far. :)

Office Staff far :)

At this time, we are projected to have:

  • 3 classrooms in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
  • 2 classrooms in 6th grade


1st grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade & Resource

Resource & Fine Arts

Fine Arts

What's New ?

Our hallways and offices will be named as follows:

  • "A" rooms - office & administration area
  • "B" rooms - Library & Special's rooms
  • "C" rooms - co-curr & cafe
  • "K" rooms - Kindergarten
  • "1", "2", "3", "4" rooms - 1st - 6th grade rooms (for example room 102 is a 1st grade classroom or room 303 is a 3rd grade classroom.)


Sunset Valley Color Board

These are the actual samples that I have received from the architect.

To Give You an Idea...

The pictures below are pics taken at Boren Elementary in Mansfield ISD. Sunset Valley will have the same floor plan. As you can tell the colors (flooring, wood, etc.) in our school will be much different.


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My Family