Back to School Luau 9/13 @ 5:30PM

Aloha!! Come say goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year with other sunset families at the Back to School Luau! There will be a bouncy house, face painting, and Kona Ice Shaved Ice for purchase (they give back 25% to our school)!

9/13/19 5:30PM to 7PM

You can bring your own meals or purchase the meals catered by Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. Adult meals are $10 and kids are $7 and they include:

  • Shoyu Chicken
  • Yakisoba with Veggies
  • Rice
  • Mac Salad
  • Lemonade

To purchase your meals in advance, pay using the Venmo app, username @Sunset-PTSO

Or send cash or check to school with your child.

You can round up your purchase to put towards scholarships for families in need.

September Meeting Minutes

Sunset PTSO

September Meeting 08/26/19

26 August 2019 / 8:17 AM / Library 


President: Erin Weis, VP: Clare Bean, Sec: Laurie Hurley, VC: Seamus Barron, Cheryl Fretz, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Adam Deglmann, Liz Jacob, Jeff Jacob, Jennie Madrigal, Jenna Gilchrist, Angela Luchenbill, Kara Clark, Cheryl Landazuri, Sheryl Montour, Laura Huffstutter, Emily Guerrero, Lisa Long, Shannon Brogden, Shannon Ilas, Michelle Toney 


Board Member Voting

Voted Clare Bean as Vice President and Seamus Barron as Volunteer Coordinator 

New Business

  • We hope everyone has seen the improvements to the Sunset Garden, and the artwork that is starting to be installed.  The artwork was created last year by the students using recycled materials.   
  • Committee Update: New committees are being formed this year so teachers and parents can work together, and anyone interested is welcome to join.
    • Garden Committee:  Joy Vlcko and Cheryl Fretz
      • Working to continue to develop the Sunset Garden
    • Art Committee: Karen Detjens, Stephanie Valverde, Mollie Hyman, Carrie Gilbert, Kathleen Miller
      • Art Carts and materials were purchased by PTSO in the past
      • Woking to implement art in the classroom 
    • Outdoor Learning Space Committee:  Angela Ellinger Luchenbill, Tracie Reed, Clare Bean, Joy Vlcko, Kathleen Miller 
      • Picnic tables that were purchased by PTSO have been put together and are in the space.   
      • Learning Landscape, a company that has been working with the West Linn Parks and Rec, is willing to consult with the committee.  Considering some grants to help develop the outdoor learning space.   
    • Assembly Committee:  WIllow McCormick and Mollie Hyman  
      • Working to have more outside groups to come in for educational assemblies.
  • Fundraisers: There are two big fundraisers throughout the year.  Fill the Jars in the fall and Fun Run in the spring.  
    • $27,000 raised between those two last year.  Funds used for garden improvements, Artist in Residence, new yearbook cameras, Lego Robotics kits for after school enrichment, classroom headphones, Kindergarten and 1st grade books.  
    • This year’s fundraising could be used for:
      • Continuing to build up the outdoor learning space.  
      • STEAM stationary bikes (Green Micro Gym) used to read while pedaling to generate energy.  Possibly work with a solar company to do a year long fundraiser.  
      • Grant request from 1/ 2 for more lego robotics classroom kits.  
  • Back to School BBQ – September 13th at 5:30:
    • Sign up sheet was available at the meeting for volunteers
    • It will be catered.  $10 will be the price for the food.  Prepaid orders will be going home.
    • Kona Shaved Ice will be there for purchase – will give a percentage back to Sunset  
    • Additional activities: Bouncy House, face painters, temporary tattoos
  • Phonics Kits:  
    • Dr Wilson asked for help preparing phonics kits that were purchased by the district for the teachers.  
    • After drop off this week people will be staying to work on them. Simply separating perforated cards and grouping them.  
  • We will start using Facebook Live Stream for the next meeting.  
  • Dr Michelle Wilson 
    • Welcomed everyone back, and she will be available at meetings throughout the year.  
    • Staff has been working not only last week, but throughout the whole summer attending conferences and reading profession development materials to prepare for the school year.   
    • There are many new staff members this year 
    • One of the issues that the District and the staff at Sunset will be focusing on is equity to support all children. District website has additional information about how all children is being supported to feel like a valued member of the school community.  
    • This year Sunset’s enrollment had grown to 410 students (not including preschool).  
  • Teacher Representative:  Instead of having multiple Classroom Liaisons we will have one Teacher Representative.  Michelle Engblom-Deglmann will be woking to communicate directly with the teachers.  
  • Social Media/Communication: **Any public sites will NOT have pictures of students  
    • Instagram: Sunset PTSO public site 
    • Facebook: Sunset PTSO private group page & Sunset Primary School public page
    • Website: board email addresses, calendar with meetings and events (can be linked to various phone and computer calendars), forms, online payments, meeting minutes

Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 13 (5:30-7:00 PM) Back to School BBQ
  • Oct 1  (8:00-9:00 AM)  October Meeting