April Edition 2023, Sunset Elementary School

Principal's Corner with Mrs. Montecucco

Dear Families,

As spring continues to blossom along with cute ladybugs like the ones above from Ms. Smithley's kindergarten class, it's great to find family activities outdoors. In fact, how fun would it be to create a spring bucket list of things to do together! Can you create a list that doesn't include screen time? Here are a few ideas to get you started!

  • Stargaze
  • Play a board game or puzzle
  • Have a picnic
  • Fly a kite
  • Jump on a trampoline
  • Go camping
  • Play in the rain

Mrs. Winchell shared this great site too! Here is a site with lots of indoor and outdoor ideas (click here).


Mrs. Montecucco

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  • April 1 - 7 - No School, Spring Break
  • April 12 - APEX Fundraiser begins
  • April 17 - Smarter Balanced State Testing Begins, Gr. 3-5
  • April 21 - APEX Fund Run (Cheering adults welcome!)
  • April 27 - Grade 3/4 Spring Music Concert, 6:30pm
  • April 29 - Sunset Baseball Game Night

Congrats to our 2nd Trimester Reading Recipients!

Breakfast Service Update

Families an update here at school is our breakfast service will change to all students having the opportunity to choose breakfast before school begins at 8:30am. If students are not interested in breakfast they can enjoy some fresh air before the line up at 8:50am.


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Counselor Corner

Hello Sunset Families,

It's that time of year if you feel the need to complete a Parent Input form for next year's placement. This form allows for you to share specific needs for your child or their classroom dynamics for the following year. See link below!

We have lots of 5th grade transition activities coming up.

  • 4/19 - WMS and CMS principals and counselors visit Sunset
  • 4/19 - CMS Parent Night
  • 5/2 - WMS Parent Night
  • 6/7 - 5th Graders field trip to WMS or CMS

More info to come!

Take care,

Sam Winchell, M.Ed., NBCT-SC

Sunset School Counselor


Parent Input Form Now Available!

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FREE Beginners Sign Language Class

Tuesday, April 11th, 3:45pm

Sunset Elementary - Ms. Mac's Room, 222

On Tuesday, April 11th at 3:45pm there will be a free beginners sign language workshop offered to staff and parents. This workshop will be held each Tuesday for 4 weeks at Sunset Elementary in room 222. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Please email to RSVP!

Communities in School Event

This is the Communities in School's biggest fundraiser of the year to help us help students and families. This year it is located at Northern Quest and anyone is welcome to attend!

Find out more here!

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Attendance Matters! Thank you for sending your children on time. Drop off 8:30am M-Th, 9:30am Friday. If you need to pick up your student early for an appointment please do so no later than 3pm. All other students please pick up on our back playground! Thank you!

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Cheney Schools 2022-2023 Calendar