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Parent involvement is key to Sunset Elementary School’s success in nurturing and preparing our children. Families are encouraged to participate in any way that fits their interests and schedules.

Do you like the big picture? Join the School Site Council to contribute to the Balanced Scorecard, budget, and decisions made about school programs.

Are you available during the day? Volunteer in the classroom (or help with classroom tasks that can be done at home), the library, the office, the cafeteria, the yard, or on field trips.

Do you like having fun? Come help at school activities, events and fundraising efforts.

Want help figuring out how you can best help our school thrive? Start here by e-mailing

Some committees you can join:

Annual Giving – Great Programs Require Great Support! Annual Giving is a major source of fundraising for all of the great programs that our children enjoy at Sunset.

Outreach – Do you speak Cantonese or another language? Do you want to serve as a parent liaison? This committee works to provide language support for parents, room parents, and teachers.
Outreach Purpose Statement

Library – Our school library is a bustling hive of activity on class visit days and we can use your help to keep it running smoothly. Help out the teachers with your child’s class visit or other class visits for the week. Returned books can pile up quickly and even a few minutes of shelving can help keep up with the intake. If you cannot help out in the library there are other ways to help out in the comfort of your home. Please sign up and we will contact you to find out what works best with your schedule.

Grant Writing – The purpose of this committee is to secure additional funding for our school through investigating potential grants and writing effective proposals for appropriate grants.

Sunset Gala – This evening fundraiser consists of a silent and live auction, raffle, food and entertainment. We need a lot of help throughout the fall to ensure a successful gala!

Carnival – The Spring Carnival is an afternoon of activities and feasting! This is a merrymaking FUN family event run in parallel with the PTA’s final fundraiser of the school year – the Spring Raffle. Volunteers are needed for the cake walk, bake sale, classroom game booths, food truck/booth, bounce house, and prize table.

Hospitality – The Hospitality committee is a low-maintenance way to be involved with the PTA and Sunset. We assist with approximately 10 events each year, plus a monthly coffee chat after morning drop-off.  There are no meetings or formalities with this committee. You just help when you are able. The main things that you would help with are baking, prep, serving, or clean-up at events.

Yearbook – Help design the yearbook! Take photos throughout the year in the classroom, on field trips, and at school events — or use photos submitted by others to create yearbook pages online from home. A super fun and creative project with a priceless end result treasured by the kids!

Garden – Three times a year we help beautify the school gardens during Sunset Elementary’s Garden Days. But also please consider helping in garden and irrigation maintenance. No prior experience required, and no time commitment too short.

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