Sunset Elementary E-news

November 13, 2019

Upcoming Events:

  • November 18 - Vision and Hearing Screening
  • November 28 & 29 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 4 & 5 - No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • December 6 - Families at Recess
  • December 10 - Sunset Singers Winter Concert
  • December 12 - 1st Grade Winter Concert
  • December 21 - January 5 - No School, Winter Break
  • January 10 - Families at Recess


Are you interested in being a Site Council Rep? We are looking for an Intermediate Parent Rep (this means you have a student in Grade 3, 4 or 5) to serve on our Site Council for the 2019-2020 school year. We have 4 meetings/year. A calendar of dates will be provided at our first meeting.

If you are interested, please send me a paragraph explaining how you feel you could contribute to this council, made up of community members, PTA members, other parents and staff members. We are a site-based collaborative team that works as a partnership to discuss issues that are timely in our community and in our school. We would LOVE to have you join our team. One rep will be chosen and all who apply will be notified of the decision.

Please have your submission completed and emailed by Wednesday, November 20th.

Thank you,

LeAnn Tuupo


Thank you to our Veterans

Thank you to all of our Veterans who came to our Assembly last Friday. And a huge thank you to Marie Bean, our Music teacher and Michelle Larson, our Dean of Students, who coordinated and prepared such a wonderful event.

New Families Coffee

Monday December 2nd 9:30-10:30 in the Library

Come and meet other new families and hear all about Sunset Elementary and how you can be connected and involved in our community.


Parent/Teacher conferences are on December 4th and 5th. The Conference scheduler is now available through Family Access and will remain open till November 18th. For directions on how to schedule your conference time, please click here.

Vision & Hearing

Message from your School Nurse:

This year’s vision and hearing screening is coming up on November 18th, 2018. All students in grade K-3 and 5th grade (4th grade is NOT being screened) will go through the screening. If you do not want your child to go through the vision &/or hearing screening please email me and let me know, This event could not happen without all of the wonderful parent volunteers! Please reach out to Sunset’s PTA or the School Nurse, Jenny Colyar, for more information on how to sign-up to volunteer.

Family Skate Night

Save the date!

Sunset’s Sno-King Family Skate Night!

12620 164th Ave SE, Renton WA 98059

Friday, November 15th 6:10-7:20

$10 per skater, includes skate rental.

Music, games, gift certificate give away, class competition, and baked goods for sale!

This will be one of our 5th grade Camp Orkila Fundraisers!

Holiday Gift Barn

Help support families in our community during this holiday season by donating to the Holiday Gift Barn! Choose a snowflake gift tag from the bulletin board at school of an item you would like to donate. If you can’t make it to school, you can still participate here. Please bring only new, unwrapped items & drop them off in the Sunset office by Dec 2nd. Volunteers will then take all items to Pickering Barn for Issaquah Food Bank families to do their holiday shopping! Thank you for helping spread joy & happiness this holiday season!

Message from Issaquah School District

The Family Sock Hop is coming up on Friday, November 15, at the Issaquah Community Center. 6:30-9:00pm. For all ages! Join us for our inaugural 50’s themed event, complete with root beer floats! $18/family; $15/for Issaquah residents. Please register by November 8 at 425-837-3300 or

Legal Notices

Please read the important safety, health, and equal-rights notices that are posted online on our Legal Notices page. You will find information about asbestos, nondiscrimination, pest management, possession of firearms, sexual harassment, Title IX, and more.

Check our Peachjar community bulletin boards!

Sunset Elementary partners with Peachjar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community.

News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Dining for Kids

Join us on November 6th at Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in Issaquah Highlands and Dine for Kids! Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day’s proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. More information about Dining for Kids dates & locations can be found here:

Shop for a Cause

Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the Golf Club at Newcastle November 14th and get a jump on your Holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!

Teacher Grants - The Issaquah Schools Foundation provides an opportunity for all teachers to apply for grants to fund projects that enrich education, fill unmet needs, and/or serve as incubators for innovation. Many PTSAs offer teacher grants as well, which is great! There are times when a grant is for a larger need, may be spread to more than one school, or is simply out of a given PTSA’s budget. The Foundation is here to support those ideas that teachers have to best support our student’s education. The Foundation’s grant process is all online and will open on November 8th. More information can be found at:

Our fall campaign, Step up for Kids is still in full swing! Donations can be made online at:

Office Staff

LeAnn Tuupo, Principal

Michelle Larson, Dean of Students

Sicily Graham, Principal's Assistant

Katherine Johnson, Registrar

Trish Neill, Support Secretary

Jenny Coylar, School Nurse

Martha Snowden, Health Room Specialist

Marissa Ballard, Counselor