January Edition 2023, Sunset Elementary School

Principal's Corner with Mrs. Montecucco

Dear Families,

During the winter break from school, we are grateful to everyone for helping to restore a routine for showing up to school while supporting students and families. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off during the winter break. As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as to connect to their peers and teachers.

We thank:

● Our students and their families who do their best to show up daily even when it isn’t easy.

● Our teachers who go above and beyond to make school a welcoming and safe place for all students to learn.

● Our administrators who help us work together to ensure we create a physically and emotionally safe and engaging learning environment.

● Our many, health specialists and helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.

We appreciate each one of you.

If your family or your child needs support, please reach out to our counselor, Sam Winchell for help. We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on January 3, 2023!

Thank you for partnering with us! Happy New Year!


Mrs. Montecucco and Ms. Larsen


  • Jan. 3 - 1st Day of School
  • Jan. 11 - PTO Mtgn, 4pm
  • Jan. 16 - No School, MLK
  • Jan. 20 - Sunset Carnival (hosted by our PTO!)
  • Jan. 30 - No School, mid-winter break day
  • Feb 10 - No School, Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Feb. 20 - No School, President's Day


Another Big Event - SAVE THE DATE!

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Counselor Corner

Welcome back Falcon Families!

Hope the new year finds you happy and healthy!

We would like to say THANK YOU to Communities in School, Presents with a Purpose, Cheney Giving Tree, Wolffy’s in partnership with AHPD, Cheney High School Cheerleaders, and Sunset PTO! Through their support, we were able to provide gifts for over 65 Sunset student and siblings this year. So grateful to continue to be a part of this amazing West Plains community!

Winter can be a difficult time for some. Pease don’t hesitate to reach out to me if I your child or family needs support.

Take care,

Sam Winchell, M.Ed., NBCT-SC

Sunset School Counselor


Start off 2023 with Routines!

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Attendance Matters! Thank you for sending your children on time. Drop off 8:30am M-Th, 9:30am Friday

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Cheney Schools 2022-2023 Calendar