Sunset Flyer

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Sunset PTSO news

  • Thank you to our wonderful Teacher Appreciation chairs Frances Araujo and Erin Weis for organizing a wonderful week for our teachers! Thanks also to everyone who volunteered throughout the week to help our teachers feel special!

  • Would you like to learn about about being part of the PTSO board? Please join some of our members this Friday, May 24th at 10:00 am at Willamette Coffee House for a Q&A to learn more!

  • Please join us Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 for our last PTSO board meeting of the year. Come vote for your new board! If you would like to run there is still time. Positions can be shared-come out and support Sunset!


Upcoming Events

5/24 Meet Board Members at Willamette Coffee House 10:00 am

6/5 PTSO Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm

6/10 Field Day K-2nd grade 8:15-10:15 am, Grades 3-5 11:30-1:30

6/11 Last day of School

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3rd and 4th grade 'Pops' Performance on May 31st

Friday, May 31st in the gym


9:00 AM - 4th grade


10:00 AM - 3rd grade

Next Year's Kindergartners visit Sunset School!

Sunset welcomes over 50 kindergarteners for the fall of 2019. They were treated to songs, games, a story and bus ride last Thursday afternoon. We even had a special visit from Safety Dog!
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The Food Drive Returns... and is ongoing! We have collected 200 items so far. Way to go Sunset School!

Families aren’t just hungry during the holidays. Many families are still struggling with hunger. At Sunset, we are a caring community, and we want to help families in need. Because of this, our school is doing a mini food drive out of the kindness of our hearts to help fight hunger. This also means the canned food wars will go on...


Episode two of the canned food wars, “The Food Drive Returns”, is starting, its back and it brought snacks!

Here are some items the food pantry needs

  • Cans of soup (with pop tops ideally) or cup o'noodles
  • individual servings of mac and cheese
  • fruit or applesauce cups (biggest need since these are the most expensive on their limited budget)
  • cracker packs (Handi-Snacks with cheese or peanut butter on one side and crackers to dip on the other side)
  • snack/granola bars
  • popcorn (box with individual packs)
  • hot chocolate (box with individual packs)
  • Fruit snacks/leather

Calendar

May


24 Reed & Sutter classes to Chinese Garden 9:00-11:30

27 Memorial Day Holiday – No School for staff and students

28 Lynch field trip OMSI 9:15-1:45

29 Tanji field trip OMSI 9:15-1:45

30 Arnold field trip OMSI 9:15-1:45

31 Grade 4 music concert 9:00 AM gym

Grade 3 music concert 10:00 AM gym


June


3 Teacher work day - No School for students

5 PTSO Meeting 6:30 PM

6 Grade 5 talent show 8:30-9:30 am

7 Grade 5 party

10 Field Day K-2 8:15-10:15 and Grades 3-5 11:30-1:30

Kindergarten celebration 1:00-2:00, Gym

Last day of preschool

11 Grade 5 Promotion 9:30-10:15

Last day of School for K-5 students - dismissal at 10:40

Sunset School Library

Students at Sunset have been immersed in reading all school year long! I am so thrilled that our students have been using our beautiful school library to find new authors, discover new genres, and read old favorites. As the end of the year approaches, it is time to transition from the Sunset School Library to the West Linn Public Library for reading materials. This means that all of the books are due back to school by Friday, May 31st. We have set this date to do any repairs, put the shelves back in order, and to analyze the collection to determine what needs to be purchased over the summer to start the school year. This way when the students return in September, our library will be ready for all of our readers! I appreciate how wonderfully everyone helps their children find all of the library books checked out and makes sure that each child returns his or her books to the library.

Have a wonderful summer. See you next year and as always, keep reading!

Sincerely,

Tara Perkins,

Teacher-Librarian

Sunset Primary School & Cedaroak Park Primary School perkinst@wlwv.k12.or.us

Are you moving? Do you know of a family moving into the Sunset Boundary?

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year

If your family is planning to move, please let us know as soon as possible by calling the office at (503) 673-7200. If new families have moved into your neighborhood, please encourage them contact us to register their children. The sooner we have accurate numbers for the next school year, the easier it is to plan. Thank you!

Do you love to garden? Do you have a 'green thumb'?

The Sunset Primary Garden needs your help this Summer. We are looking for families that want to take over one week of watering and care during the Summer months. This will ensure that students have a healthy garden to return to in the Fall.


Please sign up here if you can help!


For more information, contact Helena Kilstrom kilstroh@wlwv.k12.or.us

Rosemont Ridge Instrument Petting Zoo - May 22

Instrument Petting Zoo

Wednesday, May 22nd 4:00-6:00pm

Rosemont Ridge MS Commons


5th grade students are invited to come try out band & orchestra instruments!


Learn how to hold & produce sound on string, woodwind and brass instruments.


This event is hosted by Beacock’s Music. They will bring the instruments for students to try out. Their staff & some of our top middle school students will be there to demo & help out!


See you there!! -Mrs. G and Mr. Moss, Orchestra & Band Directors

School District News

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT — Reducing Herbicide Use in WLWV

If you've been out to the Athey Creek Middle School soccer fields recently, you might have noticed a new addition to the fence lines that surround the school's property.

The black covering that can be seen along the base of District fencing is actually a specially-designed fence guard that prevents the growth of pesky weeds that can lead to dangerous pests. The new environmental safety feature is just one example of the District’s efforts to reduce the use of herbicides across school grounds. Read more about those efforts on the district website: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/15322

Foco de Seguridad – Reduciendo el uso de Herbicida en WLWV

Si ha estado en los campos de soccer de la Escuela Secundaria Athey Creek recientemente, habrá notado una nueva adición a las bardas que rodean la propiedad de la escuela.

La cubierta oscura que se puede ver a lo largo de la base de ésta, es actualmente una protección de la barda especialmente diseñada para prevenir el crecimiento de mala hierba, que puede inducir a la presencia de animales nocivos. El nuevo artículo de seguridad de medioambiente, es sólo un ejemplo de los esfuerzos del Distrito de reducir el uso de herbicidas a lo largo de los terrenos de las escuelas. Lea más acerca de estos esfuerzos en la página web del distrito: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/15322


2019-20 Budget Update

The West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee held a public meeting on Monday, May 13, finalizing the Committee’s 2019-20 budget recommendation. The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will discuss the Budget Committee’s proposed budget during their June 10 meeting prior to official adoption. There is still time for public input ahead of adoption. To submit feedback regarding the 2019-20 budget, please fill out this online survey. Learn more about the budget process by visiting the district website.

Información Actualizada del Presupuesto 2019-20

El Comité de Presupuesto de West Linn-Wilsonville sostuvo una reunión publica el lunes 13 de mayo, finalizando la recomendación de presupuesto 2019-20 del Comité. La Junta Directiva Escolar de West Linn-Wilsonville discutirá el presupuesto propuesto por el Comité durante su reunión el 10 de junio antes de la adopción final. Todavía hay tiempo para ideas del público antes de la adopción. Para entregar retroalimentación en referencia al presupuesto del 2019-201, por favor llene esta encuesta por internet. Aprenda más acerca del proceso de presupuesto visitando el sitio web del distrito.


Three Rivers Charter School Lottery Information

Three Rivers Charter School invites families who reside within the West Linn-Wilsonville boundaries, with students entering grades 4-8 next year, to attend an informational meeting and open house for the 2019-20 school year. TRCS will share information about its program and answer any questions.

Families can attend informational meetings on May 16 at 6 p.m. or May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Three Rivers Charter School will also host an Open House on May 23, 8:30-10 a.m. All events will take place at TRCS; 2565 SW Ek Road in West Linn. Admission information forms can be found on the TRCS website, www.3rcs.org. Forms must be submitted by May 29 at 4 p.m. to be eligible for the lottery. The public lottery will be held May 30 at 4 p.m. at Three Rivers Charter School. Visit the TRCS website or call the office at 503-673-7850 with any questions. Hope to see you at a meeting!

Información de la Lotería de la Escuela Autónoma Three Rivers

La Escuela Autonoma Three Rivers invita a las familias que viven dentro de los límites de West Linn-Wilsonville, con estudiantes entrando a los grados 4-8 el siguiente año, a atender una reunión informativa y casa abierta para el año escolar 2019-2020. TRCS (Three Rivers Charter School, por sus siglas en ingles), compartirá información acerca de su programa y responderá cualquier pregunta.

Las familias pueden asistir a las reuniones informativas el 16 de mayo a las 6 p.m. o el 20 de mayo a las 3:30 p.m. La Escuela Autonoma Three Rivers, también tendrá una casa abierta el 23 de mayo de 8:30 a 10 a.m. Todos los eventos tendrán lugar en TRCS, 2565 SW Ek Road en West Linn. Las formas de información de admisión pueden ser encontradas en el sitio web de TRCS, www.3rcs.org. Las formas deben de ser entregadas no más tarde del 29 de mayo a las 4 p.m. para ser elegible para la lotería. La lotería publica será llevada a cabo el 30 de mayo a las 4 p.m. en TRCS. Visite el sitio web de la escuela o llame a la oficina al 503-673-7850 con cualquier pregunta. ¡Esperamos verle en la reunión!

Información Actualizada del Presupuesto 2019-20

El Comité de Presupuesto de West Linn-Wilsonville sostuvo una reunión publica el lunes 13 de mayo, finalizando la recomendación de presupuesto 2019-20 del Comité. La Junta Directiva Escolar de West Linn-Wilsonville discutirá el presupuesto propuesto por el Comité durante su reunión el 10 de junio antes de la adopción final. Todavía hay tiempo para ideas del público antes de la adopción. Para entregar retroalimentación en referencia al presupuesto del 2019-201, por favor llene esta encuesta por internet. Aprenda más acerca del proceso de presupuesto visitando el sitio web del distrito.

Información de la Lotería de la Escuela Autónoma Three Rivers

La Escuela Autonoma Three Rivers invita a las familias que viven dentro de los límites de West Linn-Wilsonville, con estudiantes entrando a los grados 4-8 el siguiente año, a atender una reunión informativa y casa abierta para el año escolar 2019-2020. TRCS (Three Rivers Charter School, por sus siglas en ingles), compartirá información acerca de su programa y responderá cualquier pregunta.

Las familias pueden asistir a las reuniones informativas el 16 de mayo a las 6 p.m. o el 20 de mayo a las 3:30 p.m. La Escuela Autonoma Three Rivers, también tendrá una casa abierta el 23 de mayo de 8:30 a 10 a.m. Todos los eventos tendrán lugar en TRCS, 2565 SW Ek Road en West Linn. Las formas de información de admisión pueden ser encontradas en el sitio web de TRCS, www.3rcs.org. Las formas deben de ser entregadas no más tarde del 29 de mayo a las 4 p.m. para ser elegible para la lotería. La lotería publica será llevada a cabo el 30 de mayo a las 4 p.m. en TRCS. Visite el sitio web de la escuela o llame a la oficina al 503-673-7850 con cualquier pregunta. ¡Esperamos verle en la reunión!

Our lost & found will be donated by the end of the school year. Make sure you come get your child's things!

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Touch a Truck Event - June 2nd

Sunset School is a collection site for shoe donations! All kids' sizes are needed with a real need for teenage shoes sizes 8 - 12 in new condition.

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Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for 2019-2020

Click here for registration information and paperwork.


Sunset Primary Preschool Registration is currently open for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer both a 3 day program and a 4 day program.


3 Day Program

*Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings

*Enrolling students 3 to 5 years old


4 Day Program

*Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings


*Enrolling students 4 to 5 years old

Become our Sunset MAP (Music & Arts Partners) representative

Are you interested in being a booster for the arts in our district?

The Sunset Music Room is looking for a parent to partner with us by being our representative to MAP (Music and Arts Partners)!

Your job as our Rep would be: to attend the monthly MAP meetings, help assist in fundraising, and communicate any important information to the music teachers here at Sunset. You would be working alongside Mrs. Kelly and myself (Mrs. G), and would be a wonderful support for us.

Please contact me at gauthiea@wlwv.k12.or.us if you are interested. We look forward to working with you!


Alina Gauthier, Sunset School Music Instructor 503-673-7200 x4210


To learn more about Music and Arts Partners, go to their website:

www.musicandartspartners.org

Summer Engineering Camp for Students Entering Grades 4-6 in the Fall

Students entering 4-6 this fall are invited to join us for an exciting Engineering Camp this summer: "Engineering - By Land and By Sea"! Engineers will explore multiple sources of power and force; designing and creating machines and systems to work on land and in the water, while utilizing the basic properties of physics and using everyday materials. This workshop will take place July 8-12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily at Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn. The registration fee is $165.00 for the week. Please contact Julie Lane at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us for additional registration information. (Credit card payments may be made online at: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Engineering-Extravaganza-Workshops/Id7JA

Summer Day Camp 2019 @ Willamette Primary: June 17th-August 9th


Camp Fire Columbia’s Summer Day Camp registration is now live! Join Camp Fire staff for day trips to Camp Namanu, special guests, themed-activities, swimming, trips to the splash pad and more!

Follow this link for more information about activity dates, themes and registration. Contact Jon Myers at jmyers@campfirecolumbia.org or 503-784-4093 with any questions. Follow this link for more information about activity dates, themes and registration.

SAVE THE DATE! CREST SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS


There are many opportunities for students of all ages to participate in CREST Summer Camps and Programs. Camps and programs are designed for kids who enjoy learning about science and nature, making new friends, and being active. These camps and programs are for students in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.


EnviroCamp
For students entering Grades 1 – 5 in the Fall

CREST’s nature day camp is full of exploration, learning, and discovery! Spend your days exploring local creeks and forests, finding interesting critters, playing active games, and making new friends. Students will learn to interpret their local natural environment by developing tracking, observation, and survival skills. A strong camp community is formed with the leadership of dedicated high school, college and adult staff. During this fun-filled week, we will explore our main camp site and also visit nearby natural areas on threeexciting half-day outings and an all-day adventure on Friday!

Dates/Locations:
Session 1: June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019 @ CREST – 11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville
Session 2: July 8, 2019 – July 12, 2019 @ Mary S. Young Park, West Linn
Session 3: July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019@ CREST – 11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville

Time/Registration Fee:
Full-day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / $235.00
Half-day: 9:00 – noon / $130.00*
*Half-day attendees – please plan to attend the all-day field trip on Friday


Middle School Adventure Camp
For students entering Grades 6 - 8 in the fall

Like adventure and trying new things? Add some excitement to your summer with a whole week of exciting outdoor activities led by knowledgeable CREST staff! Each day we will try something new – including hiking, canoeing a local river, white water rafting the Clackamas River, and climbing a rock wall. This year we are adding a day of kayaks and SUPs (stand up paddle boards). On Monday you will get to know fellow campers by playing active games and doing team challenge activities. During the rest of the week, we will bus to different natural areas in the Portland area for our adventures.


Dates:
Session 1: July 15, 2019 – July 19, 2019
Session 2: July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019
Session 3: August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Fee: $295.00

Drop-off and pick-up locations at West Linn High School and Wilsonville High School. On Monday, all campers meet at Wilsonville High School for the day. Tuesday-Friday, campers have the option of meeting a bus at Wilsonville High School or West Linn High School to go to the day’s activity site.

Teen Leadership Training
For students entering grades 8 - 10 in the fall

CREST’s Teen Leadership Training is the first step to becoming a camp counselor with our summer camp programs for kids, and is an excellent way for teens to gain leadership skills and career experience. CREST counselors are role models for our young campers, and are often a camper’s favorite part of the camp experience. As a counselor, students help lead games, nature hikes, and other activities at camp. The Teen Leadership Training will help counselors gain leadership skills, including public speaking, group management, and teamwork. We focus on learning and practicing the fun games and activities that we do at camp, so that counselors will be prepared to help lead a small group of campers and be part of our dynamic camp staff. After the training, counselors can choose to volunteer at one of our primary level summer camps.


Date: June 13 & 14, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: CREST - 11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville

Registration Fee: $95.00

Registration will be available soon. Please check out the CREST Online Registration page at: http://www2.crest.wlwv.k12.or.us/register/

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Lee at leev@wlwv.k12.or.us or 503-673-7010.

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