Sunset Valley Elementary 9/29/17

Jaguar Corner

Hello Jaguars!

On behalf of the SVE students and staff, I would like to thank each of you for your prayers and thoughts of support for our students and families affected by this tragedy. Our students, staff and the R7 community have responded with love, compassion and empathy. Kelah loved purple and pink, so the layout of the newsletter has changed this week to honor a true Jaguar.

I would also like to thank Dr. Carpenter, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Jennifer Kephart, Assistant Superintendent, for making time to come over and check on our students. We are grateful for their leadership, compassion, and love for our students in R7.

Thank you to Dr. Hill and all of the R7 Elementary School Counselors who came over to SVE this week to support our students and staff. Thank you to all of our R7 buildings for their thoughts and prayers. We are mindful that the coming days and weeks will be challenging for students, staff and families. SVE and R7 will continue to provide support and love for our students, families and staff.

Families to receive electronic grade cards for first quarter

In an effort to streamline and improve communication, Lee’s Summit R-7 families will be receiving an electronic grade card for children enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grade cards will be sent to the first two parent e-mail addresses provided by families during school registration. If your family’s information has changed since registration, please contact your child’s school office and update the e-mail addresses.

As in previous school years, parents will have the opportunity to discuss first-quarter grade cards at parent-teacher conferences, scheduled for the week of Oct. 16. Parents will also receive a hard copy of their child's grade card at Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences. The hard copy grade card will be provided only for 1st quarter.


CONGRATULATIONS TO PERON!!! He was selected as the Artsonia Artist of the Week! He received over 1,400 votes online! WAY TO GO! We are very proud of you!


The pick-a-time conference sign ups will be "live" on Sunday, October 1!! Thank you for signing up for a conference time! Click here for directions.

SVE Character Trait Awards!

This year, our monthly character trait awards will be given in each child's individual classroom following the Spirit Assembly. This will allow the teacher to present the award and talk about why they chose his/her student. Certificates will come home in backpacks.


Congratulations to Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Emily Miller! Dr. Miller recently received an award at the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education Conference. Dr. Miller is a great support for our students with special needs.

Student Council Fundraiser for Coldwater of Lee's Summit!!

K-8 lbs

1-9 lbs

2-10 lbs

3-3 lbs

4-7 lbs

5-3 lbs

6-2 lbs

Thank you all so much. I know cold water creek really appreciates the donation to provide milk to families in need.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Jaguar Nation -

Please remember to complete the LSR7 background check if you are planning to chaperone a field trip this year for your child's class. Please call the main office with questions.


Please review this information for the SVE PTA upcoming READ A THON fundraiser!

Lee’s Summit CARES to present Parent University

Focusing on ‘Understanding Adolescent Brain Development’

Lee’s Summit CARES will present a Parent University session focusing on “Understanding Adolescent Brain Development’ from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Summit Lakes Middle School, 3500 SW Windemere Drive. The event will be held in the school’s library media center.

Cost for the class is $10 per person, and individuals may register online at

The course will feature a discussion of brain development during a child’s transition to adulthood including how the process of brain maturation influences behavior. Also included will be methods parents can use to provide safeguards during this critical time.

SVE Health Fair Signups

Help needed at the Health Fair at the school on Thursday, Oct. 12th. Different times open, please follow the link to the Sign Up Genius and volunteer as long as you can. Thank you!

R7 Character Trait: Family



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Upcoming Dates

-September 29 - October 10 - PTA Read-A-Thon

-October 10 - Student Picture Retake Day

-October 18-19 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 18: 1:30 PM Early Dismissal

(Not a late start Wednesday)

Thursday, October 19: No School for Students

-October 20 - NO SCHOOL