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!

Garden thanks and a reminder!

Thanks to our helpers at the most recent garden cleanup party and an especially big thanks to Sarah Liddell for organizing. There is always more to do, please let Sarah or one of the board members know if you are interested in helping.

Reminder! PTSO meeting This THURSDAY Oct 1 at 6:30 pm in the Sunset Primary School library. ALL are welcome, please join us to learn what we are up to!

Pics of our small but mighty cleanup crew!!


Soar for Sunset Fun Run Report

Thanks again for your support! Unless a few more straggler packets come in on Monday, our final total raised $12,760. We’re so excited to be able to continue to support the educational and social development of our students next year!

Last night, the class and individual winners were announced. The winners are . . .

Class with most money raised: Ms Edwards’ K/1 class, $1,696

Class with highest percentage of participation: Ms Adams’ 2nd grade class, 92%

Student winners for highest total amount raised/highest number of donations . . .

Evan P. from Ms Miller’s class

Kellen O. from Ms Nofsinger’s class


Congratulations! The classes have won popcorn and movie parties and $50 gift cards for their teachers, and the student winners will get to chose between Principal for the Day and Name the Street Sign. Way to go!


Thank you to our sponsors, who covered the Fun Run expenses so that every penny raised by the kids went straight to the school.






Plant Sale!

The sun is shining, and spring is almost here! As part of our recent Shop for Sunset event, we partnered with New Leaf Greenhouse for a plant sale fundraiser. If you didn’t make it to the shopping event, but would like to order gorgeous flowers and delicious veggies to plant in your garden, there’s still time. Click here for the order form, and check out photos of the plants at the the New Leaf Greenhouse website here. Sunset will receive 35% of the purchase price, and the prices are quite competitive!

Here’s the basic info:

Your order form is due April 3 at 3pm. Return to the PTSO box in the school office, or email.

Make checks to Sunset PTSO, or pay with cash. You can also pay with a credit card by calling me at 503.752.5799.

Pick up your order at school Saturday, April 27 from 11am to 1pm.

Please email me or give me a call with any questions, and thank you for supporting Sunset!

Kristen Van Tuyl

Helping Hands Needed!

Love the feeling of accomplishment?  Like quick tasks?  You’ll get that and more by helping out in our school workroom.  With fewer IAs this year, we could use a team of dedicated people that can help teachers out with copying and some misc tasks.  If you are helping in a classroom one day a week, maybe you can swing by and check if anything needs done or be added to a list to be notified when work stacks up or large projects come in.  The more we can do to help with production work, the more time our teachers have to dedicate to our kids!  If you can help, contact Julie True at or 655-2205.

Fall Fundraiser Update

Thank you to all who have already participated in the Fall Fundraiser. After extending the deadline due to low participation, we’ve raised a little over $1000 more since Tuesday! Your generous support keeps valuable programs and funds going at our school. There’s still time to participate- the deadline for getting packets in is October 24th. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Please email Kristen or Sally with any questions.

The Sunset PTSO Needs YOU!


Your Sunset PTSO is looking for our next year’s board and chairs. This is a unique year for Sunset! Currently, 3 of our board members and 11 of our chairs are moving on! We are searching for a number of new parents to continue our Sunset traditions and help shape the future of Sunset.

 Please consider donating some of your time to continue these wonderful experiences 

for all of our children!

 PTSO plays an integral role in supporting our school and provides funding for such programs as music, physical education, library, teacher & classroom support, Sunset garden, reading tutorial programs, assemblies, field day, as well as our popular community events like the Pizza Bingo, Barn Blast, Movie Night, and Family Breakfast.

 These amazing programs could not exist without the help of our students’ parents.

If you are interested or know of someone you could recommend, please fill out the attached nomination form and return it to the school office. More than one person can lead a committee, so encourage a friend to help you out! Please contact Jenny Kling at  with any questions.

Click here for the nomination form also includes detailed information about the responsibilities of each role.

Please return your nomination form to the Sunset office by

Monday, May 14, 2012.

Dine Out For Sunset at Five Guys Tomorrow

Don’t cook dinner Tuesday– take the flyer that came home in your child’s backpack last week and go to Five Guys! Support our school and enjoy a night off from kitchen duty. Don’t forget the flyer– you need to bring it in order for Five Guys to give part of the proceeds to Sunset


Can’t find the flyer? Click here to print one.

Relax and support Sunset at the same time!

Elements Therapeutic Massage

is sponsoring a

One Day Gift Card Sale

to support Sunset Primary School

Sunset will receive $20 for each regularly priced gift card sold on

Wednesday, November 9th


Buy one for yourself or shop early for the holidays!

West Linn Central Village
22000 Willamette Dr, Ste 107
West Linn, OR   97068
(503) 722-8888

9:00 am – 8:00 pm