Fill the Jars for Sunset!!

It is time to FILL THE JARS for Sunset! Our fall fundraiser is in full swing, please help us reach our goal and donate….cash, checks and coins are all welcome, donate and watch the jars fill up in the office! We are looking to raise $4,000! 100% of the funds raised will go towards more fiction and non-fiction books in our classroom libraries for all Sunset students to use.

Please help us reach our goal, send in a check, cash and/or coins. You can also donate easily online by clicking on the top right corner of this site: . Just click DONATE! Thank you for supporting Sunset…GO EAGLES!!!

Thank you for Filling Sunset’s Jars!

Thanks to your generous donations, Sunset’s jars were filled with a total of $3,365.58 to buy new nonfiction books for the classrooms.  Thank you to all of the parents, students, and friends who participated in our fall fundraiser.

If you forgot to send in your bag of change, or meant to make an online donation, it’s not too late!  Any lingering checks, cash or change can be brought to the office or you can donate online using PayPal with the “Donate” button on the right hand of the home page.

Thanks again, Sunset!  Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunset friends and family!

We are a little over a week into our Fall Fundraising Campaign. A big thank you to all who have donated so far! At last count we have a little over $1100…that’s a lot of nickels and dimes! But, we have a waaaaaays to go to reach our goal of $7500 to add new, current, and engaging nonfiction books for readers of ALL levels in our school.

So please consider writing a check, pulling a few bills out of your wallet, or emptying your coin purse into the bag that came hold with your child last week. No bag? No problem- put it in an envelope, a ziploc, whatever. There are buckets in each classroom which are collected daily, or you can donate directly to the jars in the office.

Let’s Fill the Jars, Sunset, so we can fill the shelves with more books for our little readers!

Soar for Sunset Fun Run 2015!!

We are in full swing with our Spring fundraiser, the Soar for Sunset Fun Run! Each donation slip that is brought in earns your child a foot for their coveted foot chain necklace. Each Friday, we will draw names from all of the donation slips turned in and announce the winners….stay tuned!! Thank you in advance to all of our generous sponsors, we are off to a great start! Please join us on the event day, April 28th, to cheer all of our Eagles on as they run for Sunset!! GO EAGLES!!!!

Fun Run Update

WOW! Thanks to everyone who came out today to support our school! Right now, we have a soft total of $13,200. That’s just $1,800 shy of our goal of $15,000.Amazing! $15,000 was an ambitious goal, and you all have really stepped up.  If you have an Soar for Sunset envelope that didn’t get turned in today, PLEASE be sure to bring it tomorrow!

As promised, we’ll announce the winners at Pizza Bingo on Friday night.


Go Sunset!

Soar For Sunset Fun Run Update

Thanks to all the families that have been collecting donations! Today we passed the halfway point to our goal of $15,000. Go Team! There are 7 days left to raise the rest, and those funds are needed to keep the valued programs at Sunset going next year. Let’s finish strong on the 14th!  Remember, in addition to the individual student prizes of Principal For A Day or the Street Sign Prize, the class with the highest amount raised and the class with the highest percentage of student participation will win a party!

The class rankings for money raised (percentage of students participated is in parentheses) are as follows:

Edwards: $1,347 (76%)

Nofsinger: $947 (73%)

Miller: $891 (63%)

Tanji: $732 (66%)

Lynch: $670 (57%)

Kalihi: $601 (26%)

Adams: $584 (60%)

Johnston: $466 (52%)

Sutton: $424 (63%)

Detjens: $389.25 (78%)

Pesicka: $326 (46%)

Goldstone: $229 (42%)

Cutler: $175 (33%)

Fun Run Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Sunset Families,


Spring is in the air (despite the occasional rain and wind storms) and as we gear up for more outside activities we are excited to announce the Sunset Primary Fun Run on Wednesday, May 14th!


Each year our PTSO invests over 2000 hours and $20,000 on literacy programs (like book week authors, literacy intervention, and library materials), technology, teacher supplies, student support, arts and music, science, PE, and community events. The Fun Run is a school community event that supports those programs through a combination of fitness and fundraising:

  • We focus on healthy living and establishing fitness routines into our lifestyles.
  • We raise money for the PTSO programs, which Sunset parents and teachers agree is essential to our students’ growth and success.
  • We get to support the kids, interact with parents and teachers and spread our Eagle Spirit!


In order to make this a successful event and fundraiser we need YOUR help.



We need sponsors to defray costs related to executing the Fun Run so that every dollar raised goes directly to supporting the school.  It is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to promote and advertise, which makes the sponsorship mutually beneficial. Families can sponsor and donate too! Whatever you are able to provide would be much appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible and you will be given a receipt upon delivery of your donation.


Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Event Sponsors (5 available at $250 each): company name/logo on the Fun Run banner and participant water bottles or other items. Signage would also appear on the PTSO website and publications.
  • Healthy snacks for the students
  • Lunch for the volunteers
  • Incentive prizes (such as trinkets or gift cards to local establishments)
  • Decorations/event supplies



We need volunteers to help things run smoothly on May 14th.  it’s a great way to support all the kids in their efforts by being there to cheer them on. You can sign up to help with:

  • Set-up and take-down
  • Water stations
  • Stretching exercises
  • Maintaining schedules


More detailed information and fundraising packets will be sent home on Friday, April 25th.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email Christina Woehl at If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact PJ Clark at Any other questions, contact Kristen Van Tuyl at


Thank you for your consideration.  It is a community effort to make the Fun Run successful and memorable for our students, and further our investments in enriching the education of our children.

Raffle Time!

Be the lucky winner of one or more of these fabulous items:

Ipad 2 (or 3 if available) 32GB - $20 per chance

Oregon Golf Club - $10 per chance
18 hole round of golf for 4 - Includes cart
(Valid Sept - May and Monday - Thursday, excluding holidays)

Skamania Lodge Getaway - $10 per chance
One Night Stay for two in a Superior Guestroom w/breakfast
$300 Gift Certificate for Spa Services, Dining, and Golf
(Valid Sunday thru Thursday only)

Your chances of winning are great. 
Only 150 tickets will be sold for each
Winner will be announced at "Sunset at Sunset" on Saturday, May 12th

Need not be present to win but it will be more fun if you are there

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