Sunspot May 2021

Sunset Hill

April's Exceptional Eagles in Perseverance!

Kinder: Will O, Alice Y, Ava C, Harper R.


First: JuJuan L, Nelson L, Jack S, Nick L, Marty O, Aalto R, Jennika J.


Second: Amaya N, Thomas M, Mikaya W, Mila Q, Ariel T, Winston A, Jona R.


Third: Liam K, Ellis G, Maliyah K, Declan D, Dean E, Chloe H, Ryder G.


Fourth: Liam W, Cassidy E, Ryder G, Chase D, Brianna C, Lydia B, Adelaide B, Zoe S, Dom P, Vincent W


Fifth: Kooper B, Mia D, Braelyn M, Miley E, Madison H, Kanyon F, Ben C, Levi G, Maddy M.

Special Thank You to You, our Sunset Hill Parents/Guardians!

This year has been one for the records. It has been a year full of unique experiences and challenges. We just wanted to take a minute to thank you, our Sunset Hill parents and guardians! You jumped right on to this roller-coaster and rode it with us. Thank you for your ability to adapt and your willingness to help your kids soar into learning this year. We couldn't have done it without all your hard work! Thank you!

To Our Principal, we appreciate you!

May 1st is Principal's Appreciation Day.


We wanted to take a minute to thank you, Mr. Philipp, for all that you do for us! To list everything you do would be impossible. Thank you for being so amazing! We are glad you are our very own Sunset Hill Principal!

To Our Wonderful, Amazing, Fabulous Extraordinary Teachers!

May 3rd-7th is Teacher Appreciation Week!


Thank you for all you did this year! You have rose to every challenge, adapted to every change, and always kept a smile on your faces.


Thank you for all the extra work and love you put into each class! Many thanks to you all!

To our Fabulous Nurse and HOA!


May 3rd-7th is also Nurses Week. We just wanted to do a HUGE shout out to our wonderful Nurse and HOA. Thanks for helping us stay safe and healthy this year!

To our AMAZING Cafeteria Staff!

May 7th is Cafeteria Staff Appreciation day! We just wanted to take a moment to thank our fabulous Cafeteria Staff. They do such an extraordinary job! We are are all very lucky to have them in here at Sunset Hill!
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Middle School Counselors Visit Sunset Hill

Middle School Counselors will be visiting with our fifth graders as they get ready to move on to middle school.


Distance Students: Wednesday, May 12, at 11am. Links will be provided.


Full in Person Students: Thursday, May 13, at 12:30.

5th Grade Visits to Middle Schools for 2020-21 School Year

Full In Person students will be visiting West Middle School on Monday, May 17th at 1:45-2:30.


Distance students will be visiting West Middle School on Monday, May 17th at 4:00-4:45.


If your student is set up to attend either Billy Mills or Southwest, our Councilor will be setting up a special visit for them to see their new school.

Mark your Calendars 5th Graders!


We will be having our Fifth Grade Promotion on May 27th!

More information to come!

All student library books are due on Friday, May 7.

Any books that are overdue by 60 days will be billed to student PowerSchool accounts for the cost to replace the items. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Farokhi: fallon.farokhi@usd497.org or send her a message on Seesaw.
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Our community partner in literacy, the Lawrence Public Library, created informational videos of library tours and book recommendations that go with the theme of the summer reading program: TAILS & TALES! Students can begin logging their hours and books on the last day of school, May 27. Check the library website for more information: https://lplks.org/

What are some ways that you can keep up literacy and creative thinking? Try out the activities on the attached calendars for May and June. There are special ones for younger grades and ones for older children.
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PTO Board Elections are on May 13th at 6pm.

We will be electing our new 21/22 PTO board. There are still a few board vacancies left, so if you have been thinking about it now is the time! Please, let us know asap if you would like to volunteer!


We are also looking for a few committee members. So let us know if you would like to help out in any way with the PTO!

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