Sunset Hills Monthly Newsletter
April 14, 2023
Attendance Line Main Office
Early Ed/Club 66
DAYS 1 and 2: Music, Library and Strings
DAYS 3 and 4: PE, Art and Band
11-Community Club Meeting, Library, 6:30 pm
18-Don & Millie's Night, 4:00-9:00 pm
20-Art & Talent Show, Sunset Hills Gym, 6:30 pm
1-Professional Learning-NO SCHOOL
2-Community Club Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library
6-District Big Band Dance, 5:30 pm
16-District Strings West Fest, 7:00 pm, WHS Gym
16-Don & Millie’s Night, 4:00-9:00 pm26-Last day of school-NOON DISMISSAL
•Late Arrival-include lunch preference
•Absence-include reason for absence
•Early pick up/appointments
•Change of pick up arrangements
If your student is not in their classroom by 8:30 am they must come to the main office to sign in or they will be counted absent. Students coming or going during the day for appointments, illness, etc also must sign in and out through the main office.
After School Plans
Please remember that after school plans should be made in the morning. Students are expected to be off school grounds by 3:45 pm (3:15 pm on Wednesdays). Each child should know what the after school plan is. Students going home with another child after school should make plans ahead of time.
Please remember to notify the school if there is an unexpected change of after school plans for your child. If you know in the morning, a note to the teacher and main office is always appreciated. We appreciate your cooperation in making sure your child is safe.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT 2023-2024
EARLY ADMISSION FOR KINDERGARTEN
Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance to kindergarten must turn 5 years old between August 1 and October 15, 2023. For further information regarding early entrance testing, please contact Early Admissions at 402-390-3303.
Sunset students participated in a school level geography contest sponsored by International Academic Competitions in January. Based on those results, some students qualified to participate in a regional contest. IAC hosted an online regional finals on March 12th. This was a fast paced, buzzer style event with students participating from all over the country!
5th grader Patrick Fonda competed in the geography, history, and science contests. Patrick made the final rounds in all three, and finished 4th in science. He also qualified to attend IAC national events! He is registered for several events in Washington DC this summer.
Digital Dozen Award Winners
A Helpful Parent Resource regarding Bullying & Cyberbullying
The National Institutes of Health recognizes bullying as a significant public health problem. In the social media era, harassment and intimidation take place both offline and on, which amplifies the severity of aggression and stress in children and their parents. Children’s Hospital has made available this 15 minute “Just Kids Health” episode on Bullying & Cyberbullying to help parents understand bullying behaviors and how to address signs of bullying and prevent it. To best support our students, Westside is pleased to provide system-wide, bullying prevention programming to tackle bullying behavior.
Sunset Hills Community Club
If you had signed up last year you will need to review and update your account to re-activate it, you will be able to use the same login.
Access the site here & be sure to bookmark it:
Free Meals, Free/Reduced Applications Available
CLICK HERE to fill out your application.
Advantages of using MySchoolBucks:
- View your student's meal purchases
- See current account balance at a glance
- Automatic reminders when student or staff balance gets low
- Schedule recurring payments and never worry about lunch money again
Click on the link to access: www.myschoolbucks.com
Getting started is a simple three-step process!
1. Download the app or visit the MySchoolBucks homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”.
2.Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.
3. Add a Student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number. (Some schools and districts may require either the student’s date of birth or student ID number. If you need assistance with your student's ID, please contact their school.)
Now you’re ready to make payments!
MySchoolBucks Parent Support
Online lunch menu may be viewed here: https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/SunsetHillsElementarySchool
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Need Additional Support?
DON & MILLIE'S NIGHT
Tuesday, April 18th, 4-9pm
10727 West Center Road
•Please mention Sunset Hills when ordering.
Download the Westside Community Schools App!
The Westside Community Schools App is now available in the Apple Store and Google Play! Search Westside Community Schools, and you will see the Starman logo, signifying our app!
This is a free download for anyone with a smart phone or device. It draws data directly from Powerschool and our new websites, to compile all kinds of information for our families from lunch menus to news items and information, to calendars and posts from our social media.