From the desk of Dr. McDaniel
November is a time for GIVING THANKS!! I am THANKFUL to be a part of the SUNSET community of learners!!! We are continuing our FOCUS on LEARNING throughout this month with many activities for you and your children to be involved!
The most exciting event this month is our fundraiser! We are in desperate need to replace the spinning tree that was removed from our playground because wires were poking through the ropes. It was a staple on the playground and is missed by the students. Our students are sad that it is gone, but now we have an opportunity to raise enough money to replace it with another COOL piece of equipment! The Glow Run is going to be a lot of fun for the kids, but we will need a lot of donations! Send it out to your family members and let's get that equipment for our students! They deserve the BEST!
Continue to encourage reading, sight word practice and mastery of math facts at home!
Thank you, parents, for supporting us in educating your children! As always, you are their first teacher!
November is here! What a wonderful time of year! The beautiful colors that surround us and the crisp, cool air outside makes this a great time to celebrate the amazing APPLE ! Harvest season is upon us! You can do so many things with APPLES! Whether you are eating an APPLE as a snack by itself, or enjoying it in a yummy, hot, APPLE pie, you are giving your body a nutritious benefit! APPLES can help protect your heart. They are high in fiber and may help improve cholesterol levels. They can even help stabilize blood pressure and help with fighting off diabetes risks. The old saying "An APPLE a day, keeps the doctor away" may indeed be a correct statement!
Please join us in the Freshtastix Cafe for our annual THANKSGIVING FEAST on Thursday, November 14th. Make sure you fill out and send in the RSVP invitation as soon as possible, to reserve your plates. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED! See you soon!
Remember to always be thankful for all that you have and for the family and friends that hold you near and dear to their hearts !
If you are wanting to attend the Thanksgiving dinner but do not have a form to fill out you can email email@example.com and she will add you to the list. This must be done BY FRIDAY, NOV. 1st. Emails AFTER FRIDAY, NOV. 1st will not be counted.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 5TH 6:00PM
WHERE: SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Early Birds is a FREE family-based, school readiness program just for parents. Designed to support you, as you become your child’s first and most influential teacher.
● FREE TOYS and materials that foster school readiness at home.
● FREE NOTEBOOK with helpful resources and tips to help your child learn and grow.
● 90 MINUTE INSTRUCTIONAL CLASS covering topics including child development, everyday learning opportunities, activities that promote school readiness, purposeful parenting techniques, work and life balance and health/safety.
● DISCUSSION WITH PARENTS about the successes and challenges of being their child’s first teacher.
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE
Register Online at: www.earlybirdsok.org/register-for-a-class
Veterans Day Assembly
GLOW RUN - NOVEMBER 15TH
This year we will be having a Glow Run and for the first $20.00 you get entrance into the glow run and a glow band then for every additional $10.00 raised you earn a new piece of glow "jewelry". THE MORE YOU RAISE THE MORE YOU GLOW!!!!!
The PTO is hosting this event so that we can keep the majority of the funds raised at our school instead paying a company to run the event. That means we need lots of volunteers the day of the run. I have attached a sign up genius for parents to volunteer.
In kindergarten, we will be learning how to program the computer to create art!
Our first and second graders will be learning how to simplify their coding by using Loops!
In third grade, we will begin designing a video game using computer coding!
Fourth grade will be learning about Conditionals and how they can help us reach our coding goals much easier!
Our fifth graders will be using Variables to write code!
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
In PE we will be beginning our net games unit. Students will learn various net games including volleyball, tennis, pickleball, and badmitton. Students will also be learning about the abdominal muscle group and how to recognize various major muscle groups in their body.
Spy WeekShhhh...the library is preparing for "Spy Week." If you accept this mission you will be finding clues hidden all over the library and helping your spy team to break into a locked box. Are you up to the task? This message will self-destruct in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...
New Library Aides
In the mornings the library is filled with our new Student Library Aides. They are doing a wonderful job keeping our books organized and our shelves ready for checkout. They are learning about how the library is laid out as well as how books are classified.
Ice Cream and Rice Krispy Treat Sales
Friday, November 22nd
The cafeteria will be selling Ice Cream and Rice Krispy treats for a $1.00 on the last Friday of the Month. Students will need to bring their dollar with them to the lunch room and after everyone has been served they will then start selling the ice cream.
STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNTS FOR THE $1.00.
Parent Information Table
November Dates to Remember
Nov 1st - Glow Run Kick Off
Nov 5th - Early Birds @ 6:00PM
Nov 7th - Picture Retakes
Nov 8th - Dollar Days
Nov 11th - Veterans Day assembly @ 9:30AM
Nov 12th - Chick Fil A Spirit Night
Nov 15th - GLOW RUN DAY
Nov 22nd - Spirit Day, Pep Assembly, Ice Cream Sales
Nov 25th - Nov 29th - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL