It is hard to believe that the end of February is upon us and we are celebrating our 100th day of school this week. I have enjoyed welcoming students and staff back from break over the last couple of days and seeing everyone rejuvenated and ready to engage in our learning. The weather over the last two months brought many unexpected schedule shifts and I believe we are all looking forward to getting back into our school routines and structure. We are looking forward to the coming weeks ahead!
Safety at Sunset
Your student’s safety is our top priority. Each month we practice what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Yesterday, we learned what to do if students are out at recess and we needed to do in order for the students to return to the building quickly. This could be for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:
An animal on/or in the vicinity of the playground
Something unsafe in the neighborhood or on the school campus
The bell system not working
The students did an amazing job returning to their classrooms and reviewing our procedures for a lockdown drill. All students were in the building and into their classrooms in under 2 minutes! Below are the slide shared with students about the procedures for both types of drills. Please continue to have conversations with your student about ways to be safe at school.
Reminder: Sunset Care Kits due
As an addition to our school safety plan, we are asking families to put together a care kit for their children to access in a true emergency. Unused kits will be returned to you at the end of the school year.
Sunset’s 4th and 5th graders are selling Brown Bear Carwash tickets to raise money for Camp Orkila. Each ticket is $10. See a 4th or 5th grader or email Gina Montgomery if you would like to purchase some. email@example.com
Save the date. Join us on Friday March 13th for our Family Skate Night, 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!
Thank you for Voting and Renewing the Educational Programs and Operations Levy! Thank you to our community for renewing our two-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy! Your support for ISD schools ensures local kids will continue to receive a high quality education in a safe learning environment. The levy passed with 63.6% of voters approving the measure. To pass, levies in Washington State must be approved by a simple majority (50% +) of voters.
Science Technology Magnet Program Informational Meetings February 27, March 5, and March 9
Families of current third grade students: Are you interested in enrolling your student in ISD’s Science Technology Magnet Program? The Issaquah School District offers this program at three elementary school sites serving 4th and 5th grade students. Each magnet serves 50+ students in a two-year program. Each program covers all standard 4/5 district adopted curriculum with an added emphasis on science and technology. Grade specific math instruction is provided.
ISD Site Work at Middle School #6 – What to Expect
The Issaquah School District is beginning site preparation work for the construction of Middle School #6. Beginning the week of February 17, equipment will be arriving on site and continue for the next few weeks. Site clearing and grading will take place during the week of February 24 as well as moving substantial amounts of dirt in preparation for the relocation of a water line.
What to expect:
Tenants will be able to access the parking garages but there may be a wait at times. This area will be clearly marked and a flagger will be on site.
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.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation loves to support our teachers! The Foundation began by providing grants to educators in the Issaquah School District, and because of YOUR donations we are able to continue this great work! This February, share the love by expressing our appreciation for the teachers of the Issaquah School District! Donate in honor of a teacher and what they give to us every day. Make your contribution here and include your teacher’s name and personal message. We will let them know of the gift you made in their honor. You can view the list of all teachers honored here!
Dining for Kids: March
Next month's Dining for Kids partner is Big Fish Grill. Join us on Wednesday, March 4 from 11:00am-10:00pm and Big Fish Grill will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during the school day. More info: http://isfdn.org/dining-for-kids/
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.
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