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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Our Lost & Found is overflowing! Please check for your child's things!

Lost & Found items are located in the gym near the students' restrooms.

Yearbooks on sale now!

Order your yearbook now! The deadline for your order is April 8th.

You can go online, see the options, and order right there.

Go to YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and enter Sunset's ID code: 4785719

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  • March 8: Family Fitness Night Sunset School 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • March 11-15: Rehearsals for "Dahl's World of Words" after school
  • March 15: Vision Screening
  • March 16: Sunset students' production of "Dahl's World of Words" 2:00 & 4:00 PM
  • March 20: Professional Growth Wednesday, students dismissed at 12:10
  • March 21 & 22: Conferences
  • March 25-29: Spring Break
  • April 1: School resumes
  • April 3: PTSO Meeting, Sunset Library, 6:30 PM
  • April 11: Rosemont Ridge MS visits with 5th graders at Sunset School
  • April 16: All Incoming 6th graders to Rosemont Ridge MS Parent Information Night: 6:00 for families with children on IEPs/ 6:30 for general session
  • April 18: World Cultures Celebration, Sunset School, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • April 23: Grade 3 field trip to Oregon Children's Theatre 8:45-12:00

Sunset PTSO News

  • Have leftover materials that you’re looking to part with? We’re collecting materials for our garden art mural. If you have fruit pouch caps, marker caps, toothpaste caps, buttons, bottle caps, etc- please send them our way so we can repurpose them into our creation!

  • Please join us this Friday, March 8th from 6:30-8 for Family fitness night. Come ready to exercise and have fun! Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water.

  • Conferences are just around the corner and 2nd and 3rd grade families are sponsoring dinner for our wonderful Sunset staff. Sign up here to bring a dish.

  • NWCT rehearsals and shows are next week. Rehearsals with be Monday-Friday from 2:30 to 7:30 pm. Showtimes on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Come watch the show and support our talented Sunset students.

Upcoming Events

March 8 Family Fitness Night 6:30-8:00

March 16 NWCT Performances 2:00 pm and 4:00pm

March 20 2nd and 3rd grade families provide dinner for teacher conferences

April 12 Pizza Bingo Night 6:00 pm

School Year Calendars

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Year calendars are now available!

Here is the link to view/print those calendars: School year calendars

World Cultures Celebration - April 18th

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Important information for 5th graders transitioning to Rosemont Ridge MS

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 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 what Music and Arts Partners, go to their website:

MAP-Music and Arts Partners-Dollar for the Arts Campaign

Just one dollar can make a difference……and each one goes to your school! In the next few days an envelope will come home with your student to donate to the "Dollars for the Arts" campaign.

March is National Music in our Schools month and Youth Art Month and the 20th Annual “Dollars for the Arts” campaign to help support the arts in our school district. Since 1995, WL-WV Music and Arts Partners (MAP) has returned over $900,000 to our schools, the middle school musical, strings programs and scholarships for graduating seniors. MAP is a volunteer, non-profit organization working to promote arts education in our school district.

All contributions are tax deductible per our non-profit 501(c)(3) status. MAP will provide tax receipts for all contributions of $50.00 or more. Checks should be written to: Music and Arts Partners.

Thank you!

Vision Screening - Friday, March 15th

School Health Services, in conjunction with Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, will be holding vision screening at Sunset on Friday March 15th, 2019.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they wear them on vision screening day. You will be notified only if a more comprehensive eye exam is recommended. If you do not want your child to participate in vision screening, please send an opt out note to your student’s teacher the day of screening.

Artwork by 1st and 2nd graders

A giant mural was created by the 1st and 2nd grade students who are studying ocean animals in Ms. Detjens and Ms. Sutter's classes. Rocks and corals were created with hand-painted paper. Ten different tropical fish species were created with oil pastels. The mural can be seen from the library and the main stair landing and will be up for the rest of the school year.
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West Linn Public Library's March Newsletter

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

Save The Date! CREST's First Annual Spring Celebration!

CREST - Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies

Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: CREST – 11265 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville (Next to Boones Ferry PS)

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to CREST for a day of fun and learning to celebrate Spring!

Activities will include:

Bee Club hive demonstration and honey tasting
Group mural project
Native plant sale
Clackamas County Waste and Recycling Resources
Kids games and activities
Gardening advice
Tours... and more!

Questions? Please contact Helena Kilstrom at or 503-673-7349


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.

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!

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.

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:

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Lee at or 503-673-7010.

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