Virtual Back to School Packet

Everything You Need to Support Our Seagull Community

Dear Seagull Families,

Welcome back to school! While this school year might look a little different than we are used to, one thing has not changed, and that is the amazing Sunset Hills community. Our students benefit everyday from the community's participation, through donations of time and resources, in our parent organizations. Both the Foundation and the PTA are working hard to provide their support in new ways to meet the changing needs of our students. We wouldn't be the Sunset Hills community that we are without the Foundation and PTA. Please take a moment to read through the information in this newsletter. If you are able, consider making a donation to the Foundation's Blue Envelope campaign and join the PTA. By supporting Foundation and PTA you help our school stay #seagullstrong!


Lisa Wilken

Hello Sunset Hills Seagulls!

Welcome to a new and exciting year of school that we are making best friends with change. The 2020 - 2021 school year will truly be unlike any other. As we start this special year together during the time of the COVID 19 pandemic, please remember, as the SHES Foundation our mission is to positively impact the lives of children and families. The Sunset Hills Foundation supports this mission through our fundraising efforts by raising money to help support our schools PTA and district programs, giving direct help to our teachers and staff, and keeping the needs of our students top priority.

If this is your first year at Sunset Hills Elementary, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a seasoned SHES family, I know that things will look different than any other year, however, together we can finds ways to be excited and work as a community to make this year awesome! Whether you're a new family or a returning family, we thank you for your contributions, time, and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly, our students! Being a part of the SHES Foundation, you are a voice for our kids and also help give our students and staff a learning experience they deserve. It really is very rewarding!

As I start my first year as your Foundation President, I am looking forward to continuing the working partnership we have established with our PTA, our lovely Principal Mrs. Wilken and our amazing teachers and staff. We will continue to provide an excellent learning experience for our children with the support of our families and community. I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team!

You can support the SHES Foundation by:

  • Join us for a our monthly meetings. We meet the 2nd Monday of every month (on zoom until further notice) @ 7:15 pm. See our website for more information.

  • Volunteering: share your talents with our school. By getting involved, you'll be part of the solution, helping to make a positive change.

  • Donating: we have 3 to 5 fundraisers a year. The first one is our Blue Envelope Campaign. We ask our families for a direct give. You will find more information included in the materials that were distributed on the first day of school. If you can't give what we are asking, please donate what you can. 100% of the money raised stays at our school and helps fund what the district can't. It also helps bring new and exciting programs, technology, staff, and allows us to beautify our school. Look for our flyers and social media for other ways to help this school year.

Sunset Hills Elementary is truly a special place. We have an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff. Contributing to the SHES Foundation only enhances and strengthens this relationship. Thank you for helping to make every student’s potential a reality.

Anette Feldman

Foundation President

JOIN THE PTA- Add Your Voice

PTA Membership Matters

Did you know that Sunset Hills PTA hosts and supports our annual events such as the Halloween Carnival, Sockhop, Science Fair, Around the World Night, Spelling Bee, Red Ribbon Week, and Talent Show? We also run many programs such as Lego Club, Yearbook, Shoebox

Science, Staff Appreciation and Spirit Wear!

This special year we are also starting virtual programs for Art, Exercise, and Social Games! And, this is only a fraction of how we contribute to the school. You can see more of what we do by visiting our website

With your PTA membership:

  • You show your children that school matters, and that you are invested in their success.

  • You demonstrate to your child that success in school is the pathway to college, a career, and a productive life!

  • You partner with the principal,teachers, and staff to make your child’s school safe, welcoming, a hub of learning, and a fun place to be.

  • You share in campus events and experiences that make your child’s school days more memorable!

  • You connect with other parents and become part of California State PTA and National PTA, the largest and most powerful children’s advocacy organizations in the country.

  • You help make sure parents' and family members' voices are heard when important decisions that affect your school are made.

The best news of all is that Sunset Hills Elementary PTA Memberships are only $15.00! We have an easy online membership system, just click on the button below to join!

You can also visit to add your voice to the SHES PTA, or print the form and drop it off at Sunset Hills.

While you are there, please consider making a donation to the PTA general fund. Your support allows us to fund special events, speakers, scholarships, and parent outreach.

We hope that you will join our membership and look forward to working with you soon!


Show your Seagull pride with special edition T-shirts, made just for the 2020-2021 school year. At Sunset Hills we wear blue every Friday! Pre-orders will be taken until September 14th


See below for PTA and Foundation forms that you can use to volunteer for programs, print to become a member, and order your spirit wear, and make a donation to the Blue Envelope campaign.