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Sunset Elementary eNews for October 31, 2018


  • The Halloween Parade is today at 1:45pm.
  • Lost & Found will be cleared on Friday, November 2nd. Make sure to take your items!
  • Sloat Garden Center’s Growing Up Green continues until Sunday, November 4th. Mention Sunset at checkout to earn gift cards for the school.

Gala News

Tickets for the Gala (Saturday, November 10th, 5-10pm, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center) are on sale now on the online auction site.  We are looking for additional event volunteers—thank you to those who have already signed up to help!

All Gala information is on our website:  There are still a few spaces left for free childcare at One Martial Arts- sign up quickly!

There are some exciting Live Auction items for our Gala! We have a 2-night stay in a Club Room at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, complete with breakfast and evening hor d’oeuvres and 2 ski day passes at Sierra. We will also have: 4 park hopper Disneyland tickets, and a night stay at San Francisco downtown Hyattwith tickets to the Curran Theater! We also will have our coveted 2 VIP parking spots up for bid and of course every child’s dream—Principal for the Day!

The online auction will go live Monday, November 5th at 6pm. Sneak peak will be live on Friday, November 2nd.

Auction Donations

Families and Staff! The absolute last day for auction donations (Count Me Ins, Sunset’s Own, Business Solicitations, Class Projects and Staff Donations) is Wednesday, October 31st. Please use solicitation letters and auction forms (for outside business solicitations) or the auction donation Google form (for all other donations). E-mail Lisa Rockefeller at with any questions .

The online auction will go live Monday, November 5th at 6pm. Sneak peak will be live Friday, November 2nd.

Help with Tomorrow’s School Tour

We’ve been having huge turnouts!  We’re in need of parent volunteers after the morning bell tomorrow to help greet prospective parents and answer questions.  Please join us in the lounge outside the library at 8:45am tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st.  All you need to do is wear a name tag and join us in welcoming parents for about 15 minutes.  All are curious about our school, and would love to hear your personal experience.  Hope to see you there!

Videos and Photos for Ms. Ingrid

Our Art Consultant and Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Ms. Ingrid, is looking for photos and short video clips from chaperones that attend any visual and performing arts field trips (i.e. MOMA or SF Symphony).  She would like to include these in her power point presentation for the district.  If you have some good ones, please send them directly to her at and ensure the subject line is “VAPA Photos and Videos.”


November Coffee Chat

Our monthly PTA Coffee Chat is next Wednesday, November 7st. Join us in the Cafeteria after the morning bell for a cuppa and conversation. Hope to see you there!




General PTA Meeting, Dinner, & Middle School Panel

Thursday, November 15th from 6-8pm

We’ll have a PTA-hosted dinner at 6pm, followed by the General PTA meeting at 6:30pm. Our playground plans need to be revised. Come to the meeting to discuss alternatives like adding turf and/or a new playground structure.

The Middle School Panel will run from 7-8pm. Participants will be former Sunset Elementary students who now attend Sunset’s feeder A.P. Giannini Middle School. The panel will be moderated by Heidi Smoot, former Sunset PTA and APG PTSA President. We would like representation from ALL grades so if you have a child at APG who would be willing to be on the panel, please reach out to Jen Jung on Parent Square or

Please RSVP in this separate post if you will be attending dinner!


A big Thank You to JEAN-YVES Huo and TORI Bieber for helping with Picture Day Makeup Day!

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