May Edition 2023, Sunset Elementary School

Principal's Corner with Mrs. Montecucco

Dear Families,

First and foremost, THANK YOU, for all of your support with our yearly fundraising event, our Fun Run. The kids had a ball getting to know Mojo and Trey, our Apex Leaders. Huge kuddos to our PTO for sponsoring this school wide event. Below are our final numbers!

This month we honor two fifth grade students for outstanding character. The first, Sam Mitchell, received the CFCU student of the year! award with a $50 check. The second, Cole Ryder, received the West Plains PACE award and will attend a special breakfast. Congratulations falcons!

Our PACE Character trait this month is courage. Here is a wonderful article by Karen Young on how to help your child be brave! She shares that, "Kids and teens are growing up in a world that is becoming increasingly competitive and comparative. It is easy to for them – for any of us – to believe that the ones who have found success or happiness are better than, stronger than, smarter than, or privy to something magical – certain strengths or qualities that are reserved for the lucky few. The truth is that none of us are born with the ‘success’ gene or the ‘happiness gene’. There are many things that lead to success and happiness, but one of the most powerful of these is courage". Read more here.


Mrs. Montecucco

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Congrats to our 5th Grade CFCU Student of the YEAR! Sam Mitchell

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  • May 1- 24 - SBA Testing Continues, Grades 3-5, Panorama SEL Survey Grades 1-5
  • May 2 - Westwood Parent Night, at WMS
  • May 5 - Day of Law Field Trip - 5th Grade
  • May 10 - PTO Meeting, 4pm (Voting on New 23-24 School Board!)
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Music Concert
  • May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 7 - Middle School Visits - 5th Grade
  • June 9 - Field Day
  • June 15 - Kinder AM Graduation, 5th Grade PM Graduation
  • June 19 - No School
  • June 20 - Last Day of School

The Value of Hard Work - Home Learning

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Breakfast Service Continues

Just a reminder now at school our breakfast service includes the option for students to partake in before the bell breakfast, which begins at 8:30am. If students are not interested in breakfast they can enjoy some fresh air before the line up at 8:50am.

Counselor Corner

Hello Sunset Families,

Please view some great ideas for helping your child problem solve through something frustrating. These are skills they need for life!

Take care,

Sam Winchell, M.Ed., NBCT-SC

Sunset School Counselor


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Cheney Long Range Facilities Committee Community Meeting

Monday, May 8th, 6pm

12824 West 12th Avenue

Airway Heights, WA

This meeting is an invitation to hear about proposed changes regarding growth in our area. Your input and feedback is valuable in this process.

FREE Beginners Sign Language Class

Wednesday, May 3rd, 3:30pm

Sunset Elementary - Ms. Mac's Room, 222

This month on each Tuesday, join us 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 at Sunset Elementary in room 222. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Please email to RSVP!

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