April Edition 2022, Sunset Elementary School

As One - Parent Pep Rally

Principal's Corner with Mrs. Montecucco

Happy Spring Break Falcon Families!

We are excited about our upcoming fundraiser!! This is our one big PTO fundraiser. We are partnering with Apex for an all-star few weeks. Be looking for more details when your child returns to school. Our event will culminate with a fund run on Friday, April 22nd. Our Apex leaders will be on site at school April 12 - 22. We can't wait to learn more about their character building and leadership lessons. We’re just a few days away from the start of our Apex Fun Run event fundraiser! ✅ Check out this short video above to learn more about how the Apex leadership program and fundraiser works.

We hope this finds you enjoying the weather and a few adventures this week. This is also a great reminder that after a change in schedule to get your family back on a routine. Below are three fabulous checklists that you could use with your kids. As shared previously it is recommended to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Our brains simply can regulate easier if we have enough sleep. Thanks for doing your part at home. Finally, a reminder that our Communities in Schools program right at Sunset has food and clothing resources if you are in need. Just call our school and ask for Vanessa Nunez. See you all Monday!


  • April 3 - 7 Spring Break
  • April 11 - 21 Apex Team Lessons
  • April 16 - Easter Egg Hunt at Sunset Park, 9am
  • April 18 - Grades 3-5 Recorder Unit -Mrs. Mac's Class (Bring your recorder - order info below)
  • April 22 - Apex Fund Run
  • April 26 - Middle School Visits & CMS Parent Night (@ Sunset)

Option to Provide Input for Class Placement

Cheney elementary schools would like to extend you the opportunity to provide input regarding your child’s class placement for the 2022-2023 school year. Long and thoughtful consideration by our teachers is given to student groupings in each class. During the process we strive to create well-balanced instructional groups based on academic achievement, boy/girl ratios, learning and teaching styles, social-emotional/behavior needs, and participation in special programs. We strive to ensure that all Cheney elementary classrooms will provide for the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. Please consider providing us with input about your child’s unique needs so we can include your thinking as we determine class lists for the next school year. Please be advised that we cannot accept requests for specific teachers or peer groupings.

If you would like to provide input, please stop by your school’s office to obtain a questionnaire, respond to all questions, and return the form to the office no later than Friday, April 29, 2022. Please use a separate form for each child and please complete each area on the form. Your comments will be considered in the placement process. We appreciate your participation and support in this endeavor. *** Final elementary school class placements will be shared in letters mailed by Friday, August 26, 2022.


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Counselor Corner

Hello Sunset Families,

The arrival of spring brings many transitions to the elementary school. One change that students look forward to and can be anxious about is 5th grade transition to middle school. To ease this transition, Sunset, Westwood Middle School, and Cheney Middle School have several activities scheduled.

4/26/2022: WMS and CMS principals and counselors visit 5th graders at Sunset

4/26/2022: CMS Parent Night at Sunset

5/2/2022: WMS Parent Night at WMS

6/7/2022: 5th graders visit WMS or CMS (lunch at the middle schools)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care,

Sam Winchell, M.Ed., NBCT-SC

Sunset School Counselor


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Attendance Matters! Thank you for sending your children on time. Drop off 7:30am M-Th, 8:30am Friday

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