Sunset Newsletter

January 2021

From the desk of Dr. McDaniel

Happy New Year!!!

We finally made it to 2021 and have put 2020 behind us. I am looking forward to a fantastic new year. We finished the 2nd quarter before break and will be sending report cards home soon. You are also able to check grades and attendance throughout the year on the parent portal.


We have very little in person time with your children so attendance is crucial. Please make sure your students are here on time and prepared with a charged device. Help us start the new year off on the right foot.


This month will begin the Virtual Early Birds classes for parents with children ages 2-5 years old. Early Birds is a FREE family based, school readiness program for parents. There are virtual classes in January, February and March. For more information and to register please see the link below.


I hope you all have a wonderful and fulfilling 2021.

Sunset News

IXL District Competition

Last month we told you about the district competition between the elementary schools. Our Sunset students have been working so hard and it has paid off.


SUNSET WON THE SECOND ROUND!!!! YEAH!!!!


Our competition was much more intense for the month of December and will be even tougher this month! Parents, we are counting on you to help us get to the finals!


We are asking for 20 minutes each day on IXL. It's such a short amount of time AND it is a great learning program to support your child in Reading and Math!


We set a school goal when we began this contest the we would answer ONE MILLION questions and I am so proud to say THAT WE HAVE SURPASSED THAT GOAL!!!!!! I have no doubt in my mind that we are well on our way to winning this contest. We have the best students around.


Thank you parents for all your encouragement at home.


Let's work together and WIN!!!

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Student Protection Plan

THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE THE STPP IS

JANUARY 15, 2021


At the beginning of the year the district offered a Student Protection Plan for the Chromebooks and Ipads. They only offered the STPP for the first semester in case there wasn't a need for the students to take their devices home the second semester. We are now planning on continuing the A/B schedule during the next semester so they are offering it again for the second semester. The cost is $12.50 per student. You can pay in the office at the school with check or cash or you can go online and pay at https://ok-edmond.intouchreceipting.com/


If you have any questions please call or email the office.


What is the STPP and how does it work?

What is the STPP?

As with any school resource - library books, textbooks, etc. - our students and families will be financially responsible if they damage or lose the iPad and/or Chromebook that we issue to them this year, or the charger and case that comes with it. Since device replacement and repairs can be costly we offer parents an optional protection plan that we call the STPP - Student Technology Protection Plan. The secondary schools have been using the STPP for several years.


Overview of the iPad STPP (PreK-3)


In short, for $12.50 the STPP will cover 100% of the cost of fixing or replacing the student's iPad or Chromebook the FIRST time it is accidentally damaged or stolen. If reporting stolen we MUST have a police report.


Coverage is 50% the second time the device is accidentally damaged or stolen and the third time there is no coverage.


We have set the cost of a stolen/accidentally damaged iPad at $240, a Chromebook is $200, an iPad screen is $100, Chromebook screen $90, iPad charger $13, Chromebook charger $20. You can check the website for other charges. There is no multi-kid discount for families that have multiple kids.


What is NOT covered?

Losing the device. For example, leaving it at the park or losing one's backpack with the device in it.

Deliberate damage. If it is obvious that the device was damaged on purpose then the STPP will not cover it.

Damaging someone else's device: If student A damages student B's iPad, student A cannot use their STPP to cover the damage to student B's iPad.

Damage to a sibling's device: The $12.50 is per student, per device. One sibling's STPP cannot be used to cover damage on another sibling's device.

A lost case. Student's are instructed to leave the case on the device. There is no reason a case should be lost.

A lost charger. Students are expected to return the charger (and lighting cable in the case of iPads) when they return the device.


How/When Do Parents Pay?

Parents can pay online using InTouch or can pay the Financial Secretary at school. Once the deadline has passed to pay for the second semester the $12.50 charge will be removed for any family/student that did not pay and it will be assumed they chose to opt out.


What happens if I don't have the STPP and I damage or lose my device?

If you do not purchase the STPP and you lose or damage your device the fee will be entered into INTouch and your schedule or Teacher will not be given until the fine is paid or arrangements are made.

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Family Matters Online Webinar

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6:30-8pm

Online Webinar

Edmond Public Schools is hosting an online webinar, "Family Matters". This is geared toward empowering our families to succeed in a changing society. There will be three more sessions this year with a different topic for each session. Please download the flyer below for more information.

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Snacks for Teachers Lounge

Thank you so much for all who brought up goodies for our teachers lounge over the past few months. These snacks have really boosted the teachers spirits and helped keep them full and happy. It has truly been a blessing. We have a new signup that will carry us through until after Spring Break. If you can please signup to bring a few individually wrapped snacks or treats for the teachers lounge we would greatly appreciate it. Here are a few things the teachers love to see in the snack bins. They love K-cups for the Keurig, chips, popcorn, granola bars, fruit snacks but they are so excited for anything that you can bring. Please take a moment to signup on the link below. If you are able to signup and send snacks you can send them in with your student or drop them off at the main office.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A49A8AA2FA75-snacks1

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PTO VIRTUAL MEETING

Please Join us on Wednesday, January 20th @ 4pm for our monthly virtual PTO meeting. We have our candy bar fundraiser coming up and a few other events to plan. We look forward to hearing all your ideas.

Topic: Sunset PTO January Meeting

Time: Jan 20, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


https://uco.zoom.us/j/96160014856?pwd=NzErK1dmeGVWeVFZRVFtV09vL2Q2QT09


Meeting ID: 961 6001 4856

Passcode: 542272

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Early Birds ~ Click attachment below for registration information

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Ice Cream and Rice Krispy Treat Sales

Tuesday, January 26th for Gold Students (A group)

Friday, January 29th for Blue Students (B group)

The cafeteria will be selling Ice Cream and Rice Krispy treats for a $1.00. Students will need to bring their dollar with them to the lunchroom and after everyone has been served they will then start selling the ice cream/rice krispy treats.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNTS FOR THE $1.00.

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Do You Have Old Instruments Laying Around???

We want your old instruments!


Do you have old band or orchestra instruments collecting dust in the closet? Don't know what to do with Grandpa's old banjo? Want to see those instruments go to a good home?


Donate your unused musical items to the Sunset Elementary Music Room!


We would love to have your old instruments, music technology (mp3 players, old iPods, etc.), speakers, music books, and more! Have an item that you're not sure would qualify? Contact our music teacher, Ms. Wheeler to see if your item could be put

to good use! Email lauren.wheeler@edmondschools.net for more information!



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January Dates to Remember

January 14th ~ Family Matters Online Webinar

January 18th ~ No School

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