Tiger Times

Sunset Hills Monthly Newsletter

May 6, 2022



3-Community Club Meeting, Media Room, 6:30 pm

3-Band Solo & Ensemble Night, WMS, 6:00-8:00 pm

10-Election Site in gym

12-Taco Ride, 6-7:30 pm

17-Don & Millie's Night, 4-9 pm

20-Family Picnic, 11:30am-1:00 pm

20-Spirit Day

24-District Wide Strings West Fest, WHS 7:00 pm



It's back! Please join us for our annual family picnic. In past years, families have eaten outside, in the lunchroom or in the gym. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or chairs if you are going outside or in the gym. You may bring food from home, a restaurant or eat here. If you would like to order an adult lunch from school, please let Mrs. Drelicharz know by May 18th at drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net

Lunch times:

Kindergarten/1st- 11:30-12:10

2nd - 11:50 - 12:30

3rd/4th - 12:10- 12:50

5th/6th - 12:30-1:10


HEALTH OFFICE: All medication must be picked up and signed for by a parent or guardian by the last day of school. We CANNOT send medications, inhalers, etc home with your child. Any medication left in the health office on May 27th will be disposed of.

LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCES: Please check your student's lunch account, all lunch accounts must be at or above zero at the end of the year. You may send cash or a check with your student and have him/her turn it into the office to have funds deposited into their account. Or, log onto www.myschoolbucks.com to manage your deposits. Any money left in lunch accounts will carry over for the next school year. Sixth grade accounts will transfer to the middle school.

LIBRARY BOOKS: Please return all library books to the media center before May 27th.

INFORMATION NEEDED: If your child will not be returning to Sunset Hills next year, please contact our office at (402) 390-6480 or send an email to Mrs. Drelicharz at drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net. This information helps us prepare for enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.


K- Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Connolly

1 - Mrs. Skiermont, Mrs. Schnase

2- Ms. James, Mr. Viviano

3- Ms. Shea, Ms. Lenigan

4- Mrs. Frost, Mrs. Ashley-Carnes

5- Mr. Fry, Mr. Cotten

6 - Mr. Hellman, Ms. Smith

We wish Mrs. Jagels and Mrs. McMeekin the best, as they pursue new positions within Westside Community Schools. They will both be missed!

Sunset Hills Yearbook

Please click on link below or use the QR code to order your yearbook. Must sign in to community club website for online ordering.

Order 2021-2022 Sunset Hills Elementary School Yearbook

Limited number of yearbooks available.

Questions? Please email Alexis at studenberg.alexis@westside66.net

Excellence in Youth

The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce Jordyn F., Henry H. and Elise M. from Sunset as the most recent recipients of the Digital Dozen award for this school year! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Website (ey.westside66.org), which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and Jordyn, Henry and Elise should be proud of this accomplishment!

Congratulations, Jordyn, Henry and Elise!



In addition to the classroom teacher, please also contact the main office at (402) 390-6480 or drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net with any information related to your child's attendance.

This includes:

•Late Arrival-include lunch preference

•Absence-include reason for absence

•Early pick up/appointments

•Change of pick up arrangements

If your student is not in their classroom by 8:30 am they must come to the main office to sign in or they will be counted absent. Students coming or going during the day for appointments, illness, etc also must sign in and out through the main office.

Morning Arrival

Our school day begins at 8:30 am. Drop off time for breakfast is 8:10 am. All other students will be able to enter the building at 8:20 am. As long as the temperature is not below a "feels like" temperature of 10 degrees, your student will be asked to wait outside. Please make sure they are dressed accordingly.

Wednesday Dismissal

Every Wednesday we will end the school day at 3:00 pm instead of 3:30 pm. This gives our teachers throughout the District collaboration time by attending weekly professional learning communities.

Water Bottles

Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle every day.

**We have run out of our supply of water bottles.

After School Plans

After school plans should be made in the morning. Students are expected to be off school grounds by 3:45 pm (3:15 pm on Wednesdays). Each child should know what the after school plan is. Students going home with another child after school should make plans ahead of time.

Please remember to notify the school if there is an unexpected change of after school plans for your child. If you know in the morning, a note to the teacher and main office is always appreciated. We appreciate your cooperation in making sure your child is safe.

Breakfast/Lunch Information

Free Meals, Free/Reduced Applications Available

ALL Westside Community Schools students will receive FREE meals (breakfast & lunch) for the 21/22 school year. Meals are funded by the US Department of Agriculture, as an extension of waivers issued to provide safe, healthy food for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. •If your child orders extras or a la carte items, those items must be paid for.

An important note: if you qualify for Free or Reduced Meals, please fill out an application with Westside Community Schools! While meals are free for all students this school year, your application will ensure student benefits including discounts on computers, transportation, summer camps and more.

CLICK HERE to fill out your application.


Advantages of using MySchoolBucks:

  • View your student's meal purchases
  • See current account balance at a glance
  • Automatic reminders when student or staff balance gets low
  • Schedule recurring payments and never worry about lunch money again

Click on the link to access: www.myschoolbucks.com

Getting started is a simple three-step process!

1. Download the app or visit the MySchoolBucks homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”.

2.Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.

3. Add a Student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number. (Some schools and districts may require either the student’s date of birth or student ID number. If you need assistance with your student's ID, please contact their school.)

Now you’re ready to make payments!

MySchoolBucks Parent Support

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Need Additional Support?

Westside has a team of School Social Workers who function as a link between the home, school and community. They can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process. This includes helping to pay utility bills and access to our Westside Family Resource Center.
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