Tiger Times

Sunset Hills Monthly Newsletter

May 5, 2023

Dear Families-

Thank you for another awesome year at Sunset Hills Elementary! Your continued support is appreciated every single day. Every year we have teacher transitions as staff retire, receive promotions or pursue other positions. This year, we say goodbye to Mr. Fry (5th grade), Mrs. Collins (Resource) and Ms. Jeannette (K aide) as they pursue new adventures. I will share new teacher/staff placements in the July summer newsletter, once all positions are confirmed.

I look forward to seeing you at the family picnic on May 19th!

Ms. Patterson

Specials Schedule

DAYS 1 and 2: Music, Library and Strings

DAYS 3 and 4: PE, Art and Band

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1-Professional Learning-NO SCHOOL

2-Community Club Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library

6-District Big Band Dance, 5:30 pm

11-Taco Ride, 6:00-7:00 pm

16-District Strings West Fest, 7:00 pm, WHS Gym

16-Don & Millie’s Night, 4:00-9:00 pm

19-All School Picnic, 11:30-1:00 pm

26-Last day of School-NOON DISMISSAL

End of the Year Reminders

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 26th 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.

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 2023-2024 school year.

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Warrior Girls Basketball Camp

Learn new skills, develop better work habits, be part of the team!
Warrior Girls Basketball Camp is signing up 4th-8th grade girls for its summer camp.
Warrior Girls Basketball Camp
June 5 – 8th
Scan the QR code to register.
#WeAreWestside #Westside75
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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.


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.

After School Plans

Please remember that 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.

Digital Dozen Winners

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A Helpful Parent Resource regarding Bullying & Cyberbullying

The National Institutes of Health recognizes bullying as a significant public health problem. In the social media era, harassment and intimidation take place both offline and on, which amplifies the severity of aggression and stress in children and their parents. Children’s Hospital has made available this 15 minute “Just Kids Health” episode on Bullying & Cyberbullying to help parents understand bullying behaviors and how to address signs of bullying and prevent it. To best support our students, Westside is pleased to provide system-wide, bullying prevention programming to tackle bullying behavior.

Sunset Hills Community Club

The Sunset Hills Community Club Website is a tool for parents to access information about Sunset Hills. You can sign up to volunteer, purchase spirit wear, access the school calendar and family directory and more!

If you had signed up last year you will need to review and update your account to re-activate it, you will be able to use the same login.

Access the site here & be sure to bookmark it:


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Student Calendars

Breakfast/Lunch Information

Free Meals, Free/Reduced Applications Available

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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Tuesday, May 16th, 4-9pm

10727 West Center Road

Omaha, NE

Bring your family and friends. Dine in or drive through. 20% of every purchase made between 4-9 pm, is donated back to Sunset Hills!

•Please mention Sunset Hills when ordering.

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See you in August!

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