Jaguar Update

Sunset Valley Elementary - October 21, 2021

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Parent Teacher Conferences November 3rd & 4th

It is time to schedule your appointment for parent teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 3rd or Thursday, November 4th. You will be able to start scheduling conferences on Friday, October 15th. Conference are 20 minutes long for grades kindergarten through fifth and 15 minutes long for sixth grade. Conference times will be available 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday. The earlier you schedule, the better the chance you will get the day and time that works best for you. The directions on how to schedule your conference are below. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 816-986-4240.

How To Schedule Your Parent Teacher Conference

Sunset Valley Elementary School Calendar

Important Sunset Valley Elementary dates and activities.

Important Dates

Every Friday - Late Start Friday at 10:10 AM & SummitRise at 8:40 AM

Monday, October 25th - Friday, October 29th - Red Ribbon Spirit Week (click HERE for flyer)

Thursday, October 28th - Student Picture Retake Day Click HERE For Ordering Information

Thursday, October 28th - 6:00-7:00 PM SVE Drive Thru Trunk Or Treat

Monday, November 1st & Tuesday, November 2nd - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Development)

Tuesday, November 2nd - Student Progress Report Link Emailed to Parents

Wednesday, November 3rd & Thursday, November 4th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 5th - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, November 7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends - Fall Back One Hour

Thursday, November 11 - SVE Night at Papa John's Pizza

Friday, November 19th - Healthe Kids Screenings

Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Holiday Assistance Programs

Click here for information on local agencies supporting families in need this holiday season.


The PTA is looking for volunteers to help hand out candy at our upcoming Halloween Car Parade on October 28th (see below). If you are able to volunteer, please fill out this short form:

We are also looking for candy donations. if you could please send in one bag of candy with your student, the PTA would greatly appreciate it!

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October Lunch Menu

October Lunch Menu

Thursday, October 28th Is Picture Retake Day

Student picture retake day is Thursday, October 28th. If your student needs to have their school picture retaken, please send your picture packet back to school with your student on October 28th. Have your student let the teacher know that morning that they need to have their picture retaken and the teacher will send the student down to the photographer at their scheduled time. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 816-986-4240.


Yearbook sales this year are online only, and ordering is open now through Monday, January 31, 2022. Softcover color books are $16. To personalize a yearbook with the student’s name is an additional $1. Note: the PTA is offering free name personalization for 5th and 6th graders.

To order your yearbook, visit: and enter code: 63384M.

2021-22 Lunch Information

Just a reminder that breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Click here for more information and the Free/Reduced application process.

Children's Mercy Hospital Presents "Prepped and Ready"

Children's Mercy has created a free video series for parents and caregivers called "Prepped and Ready" and is open until October 21st. This is a free, video series that takes only 45-minutes and brings Children’s Mercy expert tips right to parents. Caregivers today face new challenges their parents never faced, but we can address problems before they become too big. We can help parents take steps to prevent tragedies from happening within their own homes.

Topics include:

  • Self-care
  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Vaping
  • Suicide prevention
  • Safe storage
  • And more

We invite you to share these free parenting videos with your family, friends, community, and patient families by sharing the video series link. The videos will be available from Oct. 4-21. Safety toolkits will also be mailed to participants who complete pre and post-surveys.


The English Language Development department is working to spread the word about an opportunity for parents this year. The department is hosting free adult English classes for LSR7 parents. The free classes are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Pleasant Lea Middle School. Please contact Melisha Colon, ELD Coordinator, at with questions. Flyers in English and Spanish are here.


Want to follow the fun learning happening at Sunset Valley?

MUSIC CLASS with Mrs. Freeborn

Follow on Instagram @SVEMusicRoom

ART CLASS with Mrs. Wadel

Follow on Instagram @sunsetvalleyart

2021-22 District Calendar

Need to know what days your students don't have school? Click here for the calendar, information on late start Fridays, school hours and AMI days.

Sunset Valley Elementary

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
School Hours: 9:10 am – 4:10 pm

Office Phone: (816) 986-4240

Attendance Phone: (816) 986-4243
Principal: Mrs. Rachel Flood
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Amy Westacott