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Sunset Elementary eNews: February 14, 2018

Sunset Elementary’s 7th Annual Talent Show

Friday, February 23rd
5pm Dinner • 5:30pm-8:30pm Showtime!

Lights, camera, action! Have we got a Show for you! Discover the secret talents of fellow Sunset students. Admission to the Show is free! A pizza dinner will be sold for $5. RSVP today! Snacks and baked goods will also be available for purchase throughout the night. Proceeds from all sales go towards next year’s 4th grade overnight science trip.


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Find a Fun Way to School Tomorrow!

We’ve teamed up with Safe Routes to School SF to host 4 Fun Ways to School Days and promote healthy, sustainable transportation to Sunset Elementary School. The next one is tomorrow, February 15th. See the PDF above for details, but the ways are simple:  WALK, ROLL, take TRANSIT or CARPOOL (then walk) to school. You’ll get a prize! We’ll have another 4 Fun Ways Day on March 15th and Bike and Roll to School Day on Thursday, April 19th.

Open PTA Positions

Highlights of some open PTA positions are below. Take a look and e-mail Keith Inouye or Jen Jung at if interested or with questions! Let’s keep the Sunset community strong!

Hospitality Chair
Time Commitment:  2-3 hours for each event.
Duties:  Enjoy food? Organize the monthly coffee chats, garden day lunches (3), and some evening dinners (2). You’ll have a committee (and all of us!) to help with set-up, serving & clean-up.

Raffle Chair Shadow for this year
Time Commitment:  February–April 2018 (now!)
Duties: Shadow current chairs, David and Cynthia Leung, and learn their secrets to a successful raffle! They’ve had several years to streamline the process and would love to share their knowledge with future Raffle chairs.


Enjoy the Long Weekend!

A reminder that there will be No School on Friday, February 16th for Lunar New Year Observance and on Monday, February 19th for President’s Day.


Sunset Paxti’s Pizza Day

Help support the 2018 NatureBridge field trip and take a night off from cooking! Visit Paxti’s Pizza on Irving Street next Wednesday, February 21st for lunch or dinner – dine-in or take-out. 10% of food sales will go to support the field trip!

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This Week’s Shout-outs

Your help is much appreciated!

A big shout-out to ALL the parents that helped with Book Fair! MARI Tuominen deserves special props for heading this week-long event. Yay for more books at home, in the library, and in the classrooms! Another awesome Kinder parent has stepped up, TERRY Duong will chair Gear Sales next year – thank you, Terry! Lastly, we’d like to thank Master Leo Wang of the Panda Kungfu Center for donating his time and sharing his expertise with our community last week. Happy Year of the Dog to all!

A special message from Book Fair Chair Mari Tuominen:

We had an amazing Book Fair last week! As a result, Sunset will receive over $6,000 in Scholastic Dollars to enhance our school library and classroom libraries!

A special shout-out to volunteers, Heidi Smoot (15+ book fair shifts!) and Eva Dober for volunteering EVERY DAY. Thank you to Joanne Robinson-Teran, Melissa Choy, Emma Kelly, Wendy Wallin, Sandra Wong, Poppy Gilman, Julie Lugar, Christine Tam, Tiffany Ko, Lisa Benedetti, Marina Psaros, Thuy Lam, Tori Bieber, Marlene Yee, Linda, Brenda Razee, Kelly Inouye, Dave Holt, Mital Patel, Linna Trinh, Jeff Chen, Winnie Ng, Catherine Tai, Yan, Lizzie, Jane Rogers, Jung Wha Yoon, Arnel Bautista, Terry Duong, Adrienne Klopf, Sophie Rich, Jean-Yves Huo, Natalie Bouey-Constantine, Larry Yee, Jen Jung, Linda McCusker and Mai Lien for all their volunteer time at the Book Fair!

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