Sunset Express

May 7, 2021

Sunset Lake Elementary, PreK-5th Grade Building

Sunset Lake Elementary

Principal Amie McCaw

At Sunset Lake, We are Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Leaders.

Principal's Message

Hello Sunset Lake Families,


This week was a very busy week at Sunset Lake. Our annual WALK-A-THON was spread out over the week and even though our weather didn't always cooperate we were able to get our students' laps in. A big THANK YOU to Krystle Black, our PTSO President, for coming every day to pass out T-shirts, give out prizes and help organize the event for our Sunset Lake Leaders!


We continued our state MSTEP testing with 4th Graders Math, 5th Grade Social Studies and 3rd-grade make-ups. We hope to finish the testing up next week.


We had daily celebrations for our Sunset staff to honor them during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you families for all the love you shared with our Sunset Staff. Special thanks to the Young and Slone Families for treating our staff. Also-- thanks to our Sunset PTSO for our lunch and beautiful gifts.


This week Superintendent O'Neill sent out a letter specifically noting our building and the status of COVID cases at Sunset Lake Elementary. We had several in-person classrooms operating remotely due to a positive COVID-19 case identified in classrooms. We continue to try our best in keeping students in their own space, masked up, and incorporating constant hand-washing/sanitizing. Please help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 by constant monitoring of your child's symptoms each morning and reviewing the Student Screener-shown below. We ask that you keep your child home if you suspect a possible exposure and if anyone in your household is waiting for test results.


Gaiters and masks:

I have recently shared the mask-wearing fatigue our students have been demonstrating. It has also been evident that the gaiters can be a struggle for students to keep up at times. Please talk with your child about trying their best to keep them up while in school. If you are in need of lighter-weight disposable masks, we do have plenty to distribute out for those in need.


PLEASE be sure to ALWAYS contact our office if your child is going to be absent from school so we can track reasons for absences and any possible cases.



Please visit this link at State of Michigan Covid for up-to-date information.


Together we can work to minimize exposure for our students and staff. Thank you!


Thank you Sunset Lake Families!


Yours in Learning,

Amie McCaw

Sunset Lake Elementary Principal

Virtual Learning Updates


KVIC: Last day of school is June 4th. This is different than VCS Virtual and our In-person students. If you have any other questions regarding your child's progress please contact Tamara Young at 321-1562 or email Chris VanderMei, your child's teacher. Thank You!



VCS Virtual: Last day of school is June 10th. Thank you for stopping by to pick up your child's materials this past week. Details about Chromebook return will be shared out soon. If you are unsure if your child has materials to pick up please check with your child(ren)'s teacher. Please just come to our front door to buzz the front office. We will bring your child's material out to you. The best time for pick-up is typically 9-3 pm to help avoid the busy times of drop-off and pick-up times.

Sunset Student Screener--Check every morning before bringing your child to school. Thank You!

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IMPORTANT DATES

May 10 to May 14 - Book Fair

May 11 - PTSO Meeting

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Don't miss our live or streaming performance of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown performed by our Vicksburg Theater/Music department. You can attend the event live in a safe and socially distanced environment or stream the show at home with your family. Check out the VCS FB page for previews. It's going to be an amazing show.


Tickets for our live performances, May 1-8, available now: https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/.../event-details...

OR Check out our show streaming May 7-9 on Broadway On Demand:

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The library will be holding its annual Spring Book Fair the week of May 10th. We will be following established Covid-19 protocols including hand sanitizing, socially distancing Book Fair carts, and limiting the number of visiting customers.


Sunset will also be hosting a Book Fair Family Night on Tuesday, May 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at our Sunset Lake outside courtyard. We will have staff at the front door to monitor our limited attendance count and ensure proper spacing. We hope you can come to Sunset Lake next Tuesday to attend our in-person Book Fair!

2021 Artist Virtual Opening

Please watch this link to see some of our beautiful students artwork.

We did it!!! Sunset Staff Water Challenge

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Sunset Lake really pulled through with their water drinking last week! We drank 18,267 ounces of water to make the grand total 64,255 ounces of water. We donated to World Vision in the name of Sunset Lake to help put in a well in a deserving and well-needed community. Great work to everyone who drank lots of water to make this happen. Great team work!

VCS 5th Grade Virtual April Newsletter

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*Note the different date for the Vicksburg Dog Wash.

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Books with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Characters-

PANDEMIC RELIEF- PLEASE READ BELOW

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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Please watch the following video about a new program they are starting...


Becoming Me Program Information

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Message from Mrs. Kling...

Good afternoon everyone!


I want to let everyone know that registration for Bulldog Beginnings 2021-2022 school year is now open for children who are 4 years old by September 1 and is completely free for families that meet the qualifications. Applications can be found in the Sunset Lake office and if you have questions please feel free to contact me or Alyssa Thomson at Community Education 321-1020. Thanks for all your help in spreading the word.


Jennifer Kling

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Lost and Found- Update

New items added to lost and found this week are pictured below. Please have your children check often. Many items added daily.
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VCS Visitor Screening Form

This form must be filled out each time a visitor enters the building.
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Sunset Drop off and Pick up Plan- SAME PLAN

District Documents for 2020-21 School Year

VCS Companion Document. The Sunset Lake Protocols link is found on page 9.


VCS Return to School Plan Instructional Overview f