A Letter from the President

Dear Sunset Families,

Welcome back to Sunset and a big WELCOME to all the new families.  I hope you all had a great summer and are ready for a fantastic school year.  We are hard at work making plans for the upcoming year and we are excited to be serving as your new PTSO Board.  Your 2011-2012 PTSO Board members are:

  • Jenny Kling, PTSO Presidentpresident@sunsetptso.org.  This is my fourth year at Sunset and my second year on the PTSO Board.
  • Danielle Risberg, PTSO Vice President vicepresident@sunsetptso.org.  This is Danielle’s fifth year at Sunset and her first time serving on the PTSO Board.
  • Linnette Jackson, PTSO Treasurertreasurer@sunsetptso.org.   This is Linnette’s fifth year at Sunset and her third time serving on the PTSO Board.
  • Kristen Van Tuyl, PTSO Secretarysecretary@sunsetptso.org.   This is Kristen’s second year at Sunset and her first time serving on the PTSO Board.

PTSO membership includes every parent, faculty, staff, and student of Sunset Primary School with no annual dues.  The responsibility of the PTSO is to enhance the learning opportunities of our children.  The PSTO also organizes fun events to create a culture of community and raise much needed funds for the benefit of all the children at Sunset.

The work we do is not possible without the help of our volunteers.  You will find a volunteer sign-up sheet attached to this letter.  Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, time, and talents are greatly needed and appreciated.  I hope that you will find an opportunity to get involved.  Volunteering with the PTSO is both rewarding and fun!

Our PTSO meetings are on the following calendar as well as on the school website calendar and the PTSO website.  Childcare will be provided at each meeting.  Most of our communication is done through the school’s newsletters and email communication (list serve), so please sign up through the school’s website.

The PTSO board looks forward to meeting each of you at the Back to School Popsicle Palooza on September 1st on the school playground.  Please come introduce yourself; we will be handing out the popsicles!  We also hope to see you at the Back to School Coffee on the first day of school, September 6th in the library when school begins at 8:20am.  If you are new to the school we really encourage you to come to this event; it is a great chance to meet other Sunset parents.

Please bring your yellow Volunteer Sheet, Spirit Wear order, Box Tops for Education and your Safeway card to sign up for eScrip to the Popsicle Palooza.  eScrip is a very profitable program that requires very little time; simply sign up at www.escrip.com and our school will get credit for your grocery purchases.  If you are a current member, please make sure to renew!

If you have any questions about the PTSO please feel free to contact me or any other board member at our above email addresses.  You will also find more information at our website.  You can find the link by going through the school website then click “For Parents” and then “PTSO”.

On behalf of the PTSO Board, thank you for all the support you have given to our school!  Have a wonderful school year and come join us at our first PTSO meeting on September 15th at 3:15pm.


Jenny Kling

Sunset PTSO President