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Sunset Elementary eNews: May 9, 2018

Celebrate Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

While we always appreciate our wonderful Sunset teachers and staff, let’s make sure they feel extra special this week! We are grateful for our truly phenomenal teachers and staff who nurture, teach, listen and care for our students daily.


 After School Enrichment Survey for 2018-2019

We still want your feedback!

Each year our PTA works hard to provide a variety of interesting and fun learning programs as part of our After School Enrichment program. Your feedback is appreciated in determining next year’s programs. More details in English and ChinesePlease complete this 5 minute by Friday, May, 11th.  Take the survey in English or take the survey in Chinese 中文調查!


Garden Day and Totem Pole Installation

This Saturday, May 12 from 10am-2pm

In addition to giving our gardens some love and new mulch, they will be getting new art! Our art teacher, Ms. Ingrid, has worked with the 5th Grade students to create totem poles. They will be installed this Saturday in coordination with Ms. Kyla, our Outdoor Science teacher. Come for an hour or stay all day!

  • 10am–12pm: Gardening
  • 12–12:30pm: Lunch provided by the PTA
  • 12:30–2pm: Second round of gardening


Cheer on our Special Olympics Super Stars!

Wednesday, May 16 at Lowell High School
Opening ceremony begins at 10:30am

Come cheer on the Sunset Stars participating in SFUSD’s Special Olympics from 10:30am-11:30am next Wednesday, May 16th! Students from Mr. Beavis and Ms. Ruth’s classes will be participating in Track & Field events. Go Stars!


Next Year’s PTA Board

A warm welcome to the 2018-19 PTA elected and non-elected Board Members! Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s General PTA meeting. Planning for the upcoming year has already begun! We know you have ideas how to make our school even better, even stronger. Please share them with us! We want and appreciate your feedback. If you’d like to be more involved, we still have positions open. E-mail us!

  • Co-Presidents: Jen Jung and Keith Inouye
  • Treasurer: Suzanne Zhou
  • VP Membership: Paul Shih
  • VP Programs: Eva Dober
  • Auditor: Arnel Bautista
  • Recording Secretary: Sundeep Patel
  • Historian: Mari Tuominen
  • Parliamentarian: Erin Gangitano
  • Fundraising Chair: Emily Moore
  • Events Chair: Tori Bieber
  • Community Chair: Jeannie Low
  • Communications Chair: Eva Reffell
  • Hospitality Chair: Eva Wexler

District 4 Community Clean Team Event

Saturday, May 19 in the Sunset Parking Lot
8:30am-Noon • Registration begins at 8:30am
Complimentary lunch at noon

Can’t make our Garden Day? No problem! Join Supervisor Katy Tang, the Taraval Police Station, San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) and others in the District 4 Community Clean Team Event on Saturday, May 19th. They’ve chosen our school to be home base, so let’s join them in helping make our neighborhood more green and more clean! See flyer for more details.


 This Week’s Shout-outs

Your help is much appreciated!

Let’s give a shoutout to those who have been so helpful in relaying PTA news to us… those behind the scenes who help us stay “in the know”! A superstar shoutout to Adrienne Klopf for chairing the Communications Committee and her eleven years of involvement at Sunset. Many thanks to: Rio Hernandez, who tackles the Principal’s Newsletter and site updates; Patrick McMahon, who keeps our website running smoothly; Katie Porter for making fun event flyers; and Teddy Long, Lily Leung and Ms. Anna for their help in translating those flyers into Chinese. Yay, eComms team!

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