Sunset Valley Elementary 8/18/17

Jaguar Corner

Hello Jaguars!

  • Do you have an IPHONE or Android Phone? Then you need the LEE'S SUMMIT R7 MOBILE APP!!! Keep up with all the latest R7 news right from your phone or mobile device! Pretty Cool!
  • The 5th grade Try the Instrument Night will still occur on Monday, August 21!! The event is from 5pm-7pm at Pleasant Lea Middle School.

Mrs. Mahurin, SVE Counselor Update

I Can Make A Difference Bullying Prevention Program

The I Can Make a Difference prevention programs educate and empower students to take a positive stand against bullying. Facilitated by Lee's Summit CARES, these educational programs target students in kindergarten, fifth, sixth grade, middle school and high school. Students in the targeted grade levels at SVE will participate in the prevention program on either September 5th or September 7th. We look forward to providing our students another educational opportunity to empower themselves and others. If you'd like more information on your child's specific grade level, please visit


The following SVE Staff Members were recognized before school began for their years of service to the students of SVE and R7!

5 years of Service:

Laura Brown, Special Education Teacher

Darcy Lueck, Library Aide

Chelsea Miller, Paraprofessional Specialist

Kim Smith, LPN

Alex Welch, 2nd Grade

10 years of Service:

Connie Kingsley, Cafe

Lindsey Parker, 4th Grade

15 years of Service:

Karen Reynolds, PE

Dismissal at SVE

Dismissal at SVE has really gone safely and smoothly the first few days! Thank you!

A couple of reminders:

1. Please be patient.

2. Please do not park in a parking spot and then walk between cars in the car line to pick up your child. This is not safe and someone could get hurt. Please remain in your vehicle and a staff member will safely deliver your child to your car when you pull up in front of the school.

3. Please see attached picture. Thank you for keeping our kids safe at SVE.

SVE Volunteer Signups!

If you are interested in volunteering at Sunset Valley, please go to the PTA website to sign up online. Library volunteers can also sign up on the PTA website. You can volunteer throughout the year and also during book fair. Please visit, to sign up.

Car Rider / Bus Lane

  • Please review the Bus and Car Rider procedures as we begin the school year. Thank you for creating a safe atmosphere for our kids at arrival and dismissal.

SVE PTA Information

Recycle your old SVE Spirit Wear! Beginning Tuesday 8/22, send your student's too small, clean Spirit Wear to school to place in a box in the office. This will be used by the nurse and others for students to have something SVE to wear.

Reminder! Order your new Spirit Wear by end of the day Friday 8/18, to be able to pick up your order at the Back to School Picnic on 8/28. Check out everything on our SVE PTA website: Please make sure and sign up for all the Volunteer opportunities there - including our Help in Any Way committee and get e-mails when we need occasional help.

The PTA Budget for the 2017-2018 year is also now posted on the website. Please check it out and e-mail the contacts on the website with any questions before we vote on it at the Back to School Picnic on Monday, August 28th!

R7 Character Trait: Family

Thankful for being blessed with good friends and family.


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Upcoming Dates

-August 22 - Curriculum Night- Parent Event Only (Chromebooks K-2)

-August 28 - SVE PTA Back to School Picnic