Jaguar Update

Sunset Valley Elementary - December 9, 2021

The Butter Braids Are Coming!

The PTA Butter Braid sale was amazing! A total of 1,025 Butter Braids were sold which raised $6,150 for the Sunset Valley PTA! Thank you, for helping with this incredible fundraiser!

The Butter Braid pick up day is Tuesday, December 14th. All Butter Braids must be picked up on December 14th.

If your student sold less than 7 Butter Braids, they will come home in their backpacks on Tuesday. PLEASE BE SURE TO GET THEM OUT OF BACKPACKS AND PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER WHEN THEY GET HOME!

If your student sold 7 or more Butter Braids or was not in school on the 14th, you may pick up your Butter Braids between 4:15 and 6:15 PM at the cafeteria entrance.

No Butter Braids will be available for pick up until 4:15 PM.

If you are able to volunteer your time on Tuesday, December 14th, to help with distributing Butter Braids, please email Susan Conard at We need volunteers starting at 4:00 and ending around 6:30. If you are able to volunteer a part of that time, or the entire time, we appreciate all the help we can get! Students and younger children are not allowed to help at this time. Thank you!

Important Dates

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

Tuesday, December 14th - Butter Braid Pick Up Day

Wednesday, December 15th - Holiday Shop-Click on the picture below for more details

Thursday, December 16th - STUCO Candy Cane Sale Ends

Wednesday, December 22nd - Sunday, January 2nd - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 3rd - Classes Resume

Tuesday, January 11th - Yearbook Group Picture Day

Monday, January 17th - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, January 19th - STUCO Fundraiser at Culver's on Oldham Parkway

Holiday Assistance Programs

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

Birthday Celebration Guidelines

Birthdays are special days for all of our little Jaguars, but we need your help in celebrating them in adherence with the LSR7 Board of Education policies. These policies have been implemented for the safety of all students and staff (food allergies, latex allergies, etc.). Please read the following excerpt from the R-7 Elementary Handbook regarding celebrations:

"Birthday recognitions are intended to be a celebration of the child in meaningful ways absent of food. Outside food will not be accepted for all-class distribution as part of the birthday recognition. Birthday recognitions are designed to be an integrated part of the school day versus a time that interrupts the daily classroom or building routines or instructional time. Birthday recognitions will be designed so as not to impact the dietary decisions or needs of other students. Invitations for out-of-school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution. Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school (i.e. floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, etc.)."

Click HERE for the link to the 2021-22 R-7 Elementary Handbook.

Sunset Valley Elementary School Calendar

Important Sunset Valley Elementary dates and activities.


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.

December Lunch Menu

December Lunch Menu


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.

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.


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

Connect With LSEF

The Lee's Summit Educational Foundation invites you to stay up-to-date on all that we're doing to support LSR7 students and classrooms by joining our email list and/or following us on social media. You'll learn about the science kits we funded for all K-5 elementary classrooms this year, some of our classroom grants in action, scholarship opportunities and upcoming events! You can link to all of our social media platforms through our website,
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