The Sunset Flyer

November 22, 2019

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Sunset's Annual Food Drive

Dear Parents,

The Sunset Annual Food Drive is now starting. The Sunset community will collect food from December 2nd to December 20th. You have a chance to help make a difference in other people’s lives.


We have set a goal for 2,125 cans. We know that seems like a lot. That’s why we’re encouraging each family to bring in 5 cans or more.


Kindness CAN make a difference.


This food will go directly to people in our community who need help. We do ask for no glass items. We also ask for healthy food only.


You do not only have to bring cans though, you can also bring any boxed food like pasta. You don’t have cans? That’s ok you can also bring shampoo and toothpaste. Remember everything counts. This food will go to the West Linn food pantry. There are so many hungry people that you have a chance to help.


Together we can make a difference for the people of West Linn who need us.

Kindness CAN make a difference!

Upcoming Events

November

25-26 Staff work days - No school for students

27-29 Non contract day - No School for students and staff


December

4 Professional Growth Wednesday, students dismissed at 12:10

6 Miller & Detjens class to Tanner Springs Assisted Living 11:55-12:45

12 Grade 1 Field Trip to OMSI 9:30-12:00

13 Informances: 12:30 Ms. Underhill's class, 1:00 Ms. Reed's class - in the music room

Progress Reports go home with students


December 23 - January 6 Winter Break


January

7 Students return to school

Hello from PTSO

Sunset School Directory

Want to connect with student's and families outside of school for play dates, birthday parties, etc. ? You will need to sign up for the Sunset PTSO School directory. The school district's policy does not allow for school staff to share phone numbers or email addresses with other parents. Be sure to sign up at this link today!


PTSO Directory


The next PTSO meeting is 12/3 at 8:00 AM in the library, followed by coffee with Dr. Wilson. We look forward to seeing you there!


Purchase gift cards for the holidays, use Amazon Smile when ordering your items from Amazon AND raise money for Sunset PTSO!

Download the PDF below for more information on how to order scrip.

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School announcements

Reporting Student Absences just got easier!


We have a new place to report your student’s absence – In Family Link!
Simply login to the Family Link portal. Under student records, select ‘Report Absences to Office’. Complete the on-line form and submit. Your absence notification will come to us and we will update your child’s attendance.


Cold weather is here
- please make sure your child is prepared by sending them to school with appropriate clothing, jackets and shoes. Students get to play outside and they will need these items to stay dry. If you're missing your child's jacket, sweatshirt or other item, please come by and check our lost & found.

All items unclaimed by Friday, November 22 in our lost & found will be donated to a local charity

Thank You Sunset Community!

Our Sunset School Book Fair was a huge success! It was lovely to see so many families visit the fair throughout the week. Kids were excited to get a new book for home or a new journal to write in. It was beautiful to have as many parents as we did visit our school library Wednesday morning to shop the fair with our Sunset kids. We earned $800 in books and $2500 to go towards new library books and bringing an author or illustrator to our school this year. We couldn’t have done this well without our Sunset community! Thank you. Thank you to the parents who volunteered at the book fair. Thank you to the teachers and parents who helped with the setting up and taking down of the fair. Truly our book fair was such a success for our Sunset Library because of each and every one of you. Thank you!

Tara Perkins,

Teacher-Librarian

Sunset Primary School &

Cedaroak Park Primary School

District News

Apply for the WLWV Budget Committee!

There are currently three vacancies on the West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee. The Budget Committee works with the School Board to review and approve the school district budget for each school year. Budget Committee members are asked to attend 5-6 evening meetings in the spring to review the proposed budget. There is a one-year term as well as two separate two-year terms.

Budget Committee members are appointed by the School Board. To apply, or to learn more, please visit the district website today!

¡Aplique al Comité de Presupuesto de WLWV!

Existen actualmente tres posiciones abiertas en el Comité de Presupuesto de West Linn-Wilsonville. Este comité trabaja con el Consejo Escolar para revisar y aprobar el presupuesto del distrito escolar para cada año escolar. Se les pide a los miembros del Comité de Presupuesto que asistan a 5-6 reuniones en la tarde en la primavera para revisar el presupuesto propuesto. Hay una posición de un año y dos posiciones de dos años cada una.

Los miembros de este comité son seleccionados por el Concejo Escolar. Para aplicar o aprender más, por favor visite el sitio web del distrito ¡hoy!

Education Foundation to Host 6th Annual Night with the Portland Trail Blazers!

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation is excited to announce the 6th Annual WLWV Education Foundation’s “Night with the Portland Trail Blazers"!

You won’t want to miss out on a fun evening with friends and family as our Portland Trail Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons at the Moda Center on February 23, 2020.

As in years past, ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in at least one experience. First, all ticket holders who purchase through the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation link will have the opportunity to go onto the court after the game and shoot a free throw. This has been a very popular activity over the past five years. Second, any tickets purchased for children between the ages of 6 and 13 will be entered into a drawing to participate in the pre-game Courtside Kids experience.

Ticket Sales will open in December — stay tuned! For any questions please contact Michele Beyer at marcouxbeyer@gmail.com.

La Fundación para la Educación presentará la 6a Noche Anual con los ¡Trail Blazers de Portland!

La Fundación para la Educación de West Linn-Wilsonville está emocionada al presentar el 6º aniversario de “Una Noche con los ¡Trail Blazers de Portland”!

No quiera perderse una tarde de diversión con amigos y familia cuando los Trail Blazers se enfrenten con los Pistones de Detroit en el Centro Moda el 23 de febrero de 2020.

Como en años pasados, los propietarios de boleto tendrán la oportunidad de participar en cuando menos una experiencia. Primero, todos los que tengan sus boletos y hayan sido comprados a través de la liga web de la Fundación para la Educación de West Linn-Wilsonville, tendrán la oportunidad de ir a la cancha después del juego y hacer un tiro libre. Esta ha sido una actividad muy popular en los pasados cinco años. Segundo, cualquier boleto comprado para niños entre las edades de 6 y 13, serán parte de una rifa para participar en la experiencia “Courtside Kids” antes del juego.

La venta de boletos se abrirá en diciembre – ¡esté pendiente! Para cualquier pregunta por favor contacte a Michele Beyer al marcouxbeyer@gmail.com.

Safety Spotlight — Digital Citizenship

This week’s Digital Citizenship Theme of the Month is Relationships and Communication. Internet communication includes a large variety of platforms, including email, social media, instant messaging, video messaging, and many others. While internet communications can foster, enhance, and strengthen positive relationships, it also opens the door for potentially unsafe interactions as well as cyberbullying. Please read more about this month’s digital citizenship theme of the month on the district website.

Seguridad en el Foco de Atención — Civismo Digital

El Tema de esta semana en Civismo Digital para el mes es “Relaciones y Comunicación”. La comunicación por internet incluye una larga variedad de plataformas; incluyen correo electrónico, medios sociales, mensajes instantáneos, mensajes en video, y muchos más. Mientras que las comunicaciones por internet pueden fomentar, aumentar, y fortificar relaciones positivas, también abre la puerta para interacciones potencialmente inseguras, así como el acoso cibernético. Por favor, lea más acerca del tema de este mes en civismo digital en el sitio web del distrito.


Thank you, West Linn-Wilsonville!


On November 5th, our community voted on the two measures placed on the Special Election ballot:

  • Measure 3-554: Capital Bonds to Increase Safety, Security; Address Overcrowding; Build, Replace Facilities, and
  • Measure 3-555 Renewal of Five-Year Local Option Levy for Teaching Positions

By a majority for each, the measures have passed. On behalf of the School Board and the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, we thank our community for their support and investment.

The passage of these two measures benefits our students, families and teachers today and for years to come. These two measures will preserve about 80 teachers as well as fund safety & security infrastructure; construct new school buildings; expand CTE programs; build a new performing arts center; expand a stadium and parking; update technology; and attend to district wide repairs and upgrades.


The School Board will appoint a citizen Bond Oversight Committee to monitor the spending and progress of the projects outlined in the capital bond. Independent audits of bond expenditures will be conducted annually. Information about the bond projects, spending and progress will be made transparent to our public on our district Bond website.


Winter Weather Is Coming — Time to Update Your FlashAlert Subscription


FlashAlert is the system that we use to notify you of school closures, delays, and other similar events. The system is routinely pruned of untouched accounts so even if you had previously subscribed, you should verify your subscriptions at https://www.flashalert.net/login.html. Please note that this is not a West Linn-Wilsonville system and we can provide only limited help.


Families should consider getting the free FlashAlert Messenger app from the Apple AppStore or Google PlayStore. Announcements will also be displayed on the local TV channels. During an event, we will also post an announcement on the district homepage.


Weather updates will also be posted on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages in the event of a school closure or delay.

An important note from our district nursing team

Flu season is here! It typically begins in October and continues into May. Everyone is susceptible to getting the flu. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year millions of children get the flu, thousands of children are hospitalized with the flu, and some kids even die. Children are the most likely population to get sick with the flu.


What is the flu?

The flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. These viruses change or mutate frequently, meaning we are exposed to new types of the virus each year. It is highly contagious. Some people may have a mild case of the flu, some people may have a severe case, and occasionally someone may die from the flu. Unlike the common cold, the flu comes on suddenly. People may complain of a fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness), or vomiting and diarrhea, which is more common in children. A person does not need to have all these symptoms to have the flu and not everyone with the flu will have a fever.


How is it spread?

The flu is usually spread via tiny droplets that are dispersed when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes or talks. People nearby may get these droplets up their nose or in their mouth. A person could also contract the flu by touching something with flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. A person is contagious 24 hours before the flu symptoms start and continues to be contagious until about day 7 of the illness. Most people recover from the flu in a week, but they may continue to feel tired for 3-4 weeks after the illness has ended. It is especially important during flu season to be washing your hands frequently and to not touch your face.


How can I prevent the flu?

You can protect yourself from contracting the flu by getting the yearly flu vaccine. The vaccine is available to everyone 6 months of age and older. Children 6 months to 8 years of age will need to get two doses of the vaccine the first time they get it. In addition to getting the flu vaccine, you can protect yourself and your child by limiting contact with sick people and practicing frequent hand washing.


When should students and staff stay home from school?
Stay home when you are sick. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) that is a fever and you should stay home. Remain home until you are fever free (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius, measured by mouth) and/or have no signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine. If you have vomiting or diarrhea, again remain home for 24 hours from the last episode. Finally, if you have a cough that won’t stop or any changes with your breathing, see your doctor. Following these guidelines will help prevent others from catching your illness.


Resources:

CDC.gov (Center for Disease Control and Prevention): Influenza (flu) 9/2019

HealthyChildren.org: What’s the Latest with the Flu? A Message for Caregivers 10/2019

Harvard Health Blog: The 4 symptoms that mean your child must stay home from school or daycare; Claire McCarthy, MD 10/2019


West Linn Public Library Newsletter - November

Registration for West Linn Holiday Home Tour Now Open

December 8th 11 AM - 4 PM


The West Linn High School Substance Free Grad Party invites you to celebrate the holidays by touring around West Linn! On Sunday, December 8 from 11 AM -4 PM enjoy touring six spectacularly decorated homes. From photo opportunities with Santa, to vendor shopping, and the option to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win 6 gift baskets, there's something for everyone. And, that's not including the chance to view six different themed homes. Wrap up your day shopping at Mapel Boutique who will donate proceeds to the 2020 Substance Free Grad Party. Invite your family and friends and enjoy a day of celebrating the holidays. For more information and tickets go to https://www.wlhsgradparty.org/. All proceeds will support a safe and substance-free celebration for the senior class of 2020.

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Wilsonville High School Holiday Bazaar


Come join the fun and find your holiday gifts, decor and much more at the Wilsonville High School Holiday Bazaar on November 23 from 9 am - 4 pm! You will find something for everyone on your list. Enjoy food from several food truck vendors as well as sweet treats to enjoy immediately or take home. Best of all, proceeds from the raffle and vendor fees will benefit our annual fundraiser for Doernbecher Children's Hospital!


https://www.facebook.com/events/395987314633703/

Interested in Joining WLWV Schools as a Paraeducator or as a substitute for our paraeducators?

Several schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District are looking to fill paraeducator positions for the current 2019-20 school year. Paraeducators provide instruction, support, and services to students in a variety of learning environments. Paraeducators are a vital part of our schools, making lifelong impacts on student outcomes in a variety of areas.


In the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, paraeducators are expected to help teachers establish and maintain a climate of learning, work as a part of a team, and demonstrate initiative in responding to students’ day-to-day needs. Examples of duties include working individually and in small groups with students at all skill levels with the goal of fostering independence in the areas of academics, social skills, communication, behavior, and functional routines. Paraeducators often provide support for students in the general education classroom, gymnasium, lunchroom, playground, and in the community.


To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the employment section of the district website, or contact your school front office or principal for more information.

IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER REMINDER


Are you interested in volunteering at school? If so, please make sure you're signed up in our HelpCounter system first. We appreciate all of our community volunteers, but only those who have been approved can do so.


Last year, the district launched an updated process for volunteer registration and sign-in to improve safety and security for students. The HelpCounter system includes an approval process and helps staff monitor exactly who is working in WLWV schools.


Interested volunteers can register by visiting the district website. Simply click ‘Start’ to fill out your application, which includes a background check. The first time that volunteers sign-in to volunteer at any WLWV school they will be prompted to accept a Volunteer Agreement. Volunteers must also re-register every three years, or when volunteering at a new school.


Volunteering in WLWV schools is an extremely rewarding experience. Your time is greatly appreciated by both staff and students!