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Important Reminders and Upcoming Events 1/7/18

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PTA STAFF LUNCHEON-JANUARY 9th

Sunset Hills PTA would like to welcome back the wonderful staff at Sunset Hills Elementary School. They have enjoyed a well deserved holiday break, now it's time to treat them to a tasty Taco/Salad/Potato Bar on January 9th. But we need your help with the food.

Please look at the attached SlyReply to see what you can bring to help make this a great feast.

http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/qeqfc5hpshku/

Sign-up by Monday January 8th for as many or few items as you like. Please bring the items to the office/lunch room in the morning before school.

Contact Kat Hernandez if you have any questions or ideas at 619-520-3557 or katsboys@att.net

 

TRRFCC THURSDAY/PRINCIPAL COFFEE CHAT-JANUARY 18th

Please join us for our TRRFCC Thursday gathering on the black top and immediately following will be the Principal Coffee Chat in the MPR. We hope to see you there!

 

SCIENCE FAIR-JANUARY 25th
We are thrilled to announce the 9th annual Sunset Hills Science Fair on January 25th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The Dad’s Club will be leading hands-on science activities for students as well.  The application can be found on Peachjar or in the office.  Have fun while you expand your knowledge, and we’ll see you at the fair!  If you have any questions contact Jennie Johnson-Patel at jjohnsonpatel@gmail.com.

 

PAJAMA JAM-JANUARY 26th

Sunset Hills is having its 1st Annual Pajama Jam on Friday, January 26th 5:30-8:30 pm.  The teachers will babysit the students and feed them dinner and play games with them.  The cost is 35.00 for one student and 50.00 for two students. Additional students are free.  The proceeds will go to support innovation at Sunset Hills and STEAM.  

 

JOG-A-THON T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST-CALLING ALL SUNSET HILLS ARTISTS

The Jog-A-Thon is one of our most anticipated fundraisers.  It is a fun day and the kids really look forward to it!  Each year, all runners get a free t-shirt.  The design on the front is designed by one of our students, and this year we are looking for a brand new design.  Your child's design could be chosen for the 2018 shirt.  New this year as well, any designs not chosen for the shirt will be displayed on the field for the kids to see as they run. The shirt design will be due on Tuesday, January 16th. Please check PeachJar for more information.

 

JOG-A-THON SPONSORSHIP

Thanks to the support of local business and parents, we've been able to get each student at the school a free Jog-A-Thon shirt. If you're interested in sponsoring and getting your company logo on the back of our shirts, check PeachJar for a flyer or contact Missy at mjlathram@yahoo.com. Thank you for your continued support.  

 

IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDANCE

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

 

When kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.

For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading.

 

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. Please make sure your child is at school and on time.

TECHNOLOGY JOINT SCHOOL PARENT/TEACHER EDUCATION NIGHT: THE CHALLENGES OF MINDFUL PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Thursday January 18th, 2018 mark your calendar for a night of learning. We are joining with Los Pen Staff and parents to learn from Dr. Divya Kakaiya. Dr. Kakaiya facilitates discussions on creating a balanced digital diet, the young brain and how it relates to addictions (such as gaming and social media), and how to cultivate empathy in a digital world in order to foster a mindful and sustainable digital family! You do NOT want to miss this event. I will see you there!

 

DO YOU ENJOY THE YEARBOOK? IF YOU DO, PLEASE READ BELOW…..

The yearbook staff is looking for volunteers to help with our annual publication. Volunteer opportunities include 1) being a room photo parent, 2) helping with laying out the photos in the yearbook, and 3) overseeing yearbook sales and finances. Being a room photo parent only requires you attend one or two events for your child’s classroom and share the photos with the yearbook staff. Both the yearbook layout and finance positions can be handled primarily from home in the evenings/on weekends. For information or to volunteer, please contact Dana McPherson at danamcp@san.rr.com.

 

AUDITIONS FOR VARIETY SHOW

Auditions for the 2018 Variety show are right around the corner.  We are looking for a variety of talents including singers, dancers, actors, comedians, and magicians.  Auditions will be held on January 30th and 31st in the Multipurpose Room after school.  Check out Peachjar for the audition form.

 

VARIETY SHOW

This year the Variety Show is being held on March 9th at Sunset Hill’s MPR with the theme, “There is no Place like Home.”  There will be two shows, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.   Dress rehearsal will be on Wednesday, March 7th and all acts must attend dress rehearsal.

 

SPEAK UP SURVEY - PLEASE TAKE 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE

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Providing our students with the most up to date educational resources is a priority for Poway Unified School District.  As part of that effort, we’re engaging in a comprehensive study of the current and future uses of educational technology in our schools.  Parent input in the direction of this work is critical.

Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of more than 5 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in the SpeakUp survey, you’ll have the opportunity to express your views to your local schools, our district, state and national policy makers, and the business community.

The online survey is open to students, educators, parents, and community members; it’s quick and easy to get involved.

To take the survey, visit: speakup.tomorrow.org and select the Parent survey in English or Spanish.

 

If your student is taking the survey, which we are encouraging, they will need the password, pusd.  Parents do not need a password to enter the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to share your views with us! Your input will inform our work as we strive to provide the best education for each of our students.

 

NOON SUPERVISORS NEEDED

We are looking for energetic people who enjoy being around TRRFCC students to help supervise the students on the playground.  If you are interested, please call the office and they will answer any questions you may have.

 

NEED RUNNING CLUB CHAIR FOR NEXT YEAR
**RUNNING CLUB is in danger of disappearing!!***
This is the last school year at Sunset Hills for our current Running Club coordinators, and we need a couple of parents to volunteer to coordinate Running Club next year! Our students would be so disappointed to have to say goodbye to this wonderful, year-long PTA program! If you or someone you know is interested in taking over for the 2018/19 school year, please contact Mary Wise at wisevoss@hotmail.com

CHELSEA’S RUN - TEAM SUNSET HILLS SEAGULLS
Chelsea’s Run will be on March 3rd this year. Please join the Sunset Hills Seagulls in running on the 163 Freeway! You can sign up at the link below. If we can get 50 people again this year, we will get a booth at the run. Remember the run proceeds help go towards scholarships for students, you can run or walk, and after the run there are great booths to check out that are fun for the whole family.

Sign up here: https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/

Team: Sunset Hills Seagulls

 

NO EXCUSES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BOUND T-SHIRTS

We encourage you to join the College Bound spirit as we wear them EVERY MONDAY to set a positive, focused tone for the week ahead. The T-shirt design is the same as last year.  The order form went home in the first day packets. The cost is $10.00 per shirt.  Order forms are available in the office.

 

GATES AND SCHOOL SAFETY  

Playground supervision starts at 8:10 am.  In order to ensure the safety of all our students and school community, front gates are locked and closed before school. Students (and their families) that arrive before 8:10 am may enter through the office.  The west gate that opens to the playground will be opened at 8:10 am and locked upon school starting. When dropping your child off in the morning, please continue to pull all the way forward before your child gets out of the car. This will help maintain the flow of traffic.

 

Please remind your child that NO student may leave the school grounds during the school day without being checked out of the front office.

 

VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

PUSD Board Policy 4.415 prohibits volunteers on campus unless they have completed a background check and had a TB Skin Test. All visitors and cleared volunteers must report to the office, sign-in, and wear a visitor's pass. The PTA keeps track of volunteer hours and reports them to the Palomar Council.

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

January 8

PTA Meeting

January 9

School Site Council Meeting

January 15

Martin Luther King Day-no school

January 16

Foundation Meeting

January 18

TRRFCC Thursday, Principal Coffee Chat, Student Council Meeting, Mindful Parenting in the Digital World Night

January 25

Science Fair

January 26

Pajama Jam

 

Sincerely,

Lisa Wilken

Principal, Sunset Hills Elementary


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