Sunset Elementary E-news

October 3rd 2019

Upcoming Events

  • October 4 - Families at Recess
  • October 4 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • October 8 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • October 10 & 11 - 4th Grade Field Trip
  • October 14 - No School for kids - Teacher In-Service
  • October 24 - Picture Re-takes
  • October 24 - 1st Grade Performance
  • October 25 - Spooky Spaghetti Night
  • November 1 - Families at Recess

Families at Recess

Families at Recess starts this Friday, October 4th and will take place on the first Friday of every month. Dads, Moms, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and alike are welcome. Your Volunteer Application MUST BE COMPLETED in order to participate. If you still need to apply to be a volunteer, please click here.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as you will need to sign in and complete a Families at Recess Orientation.

Please note, this event is for adults and no younger siblings are allowed.

Morning Recess:

Kindergarten & 1st grade: 10:30am - 10:45am

3rd & 5th grade: 10:50 - 11:05

Lunch and Recess:

1st & 4th grades: 11:45-12:05 Lunch 12:05pm - 12:30pm Recess

Kindergarten & 2nd grade: 12:15-12:35 Lunch 12:35pm - 1pm Recess

3rd & 5th grades: 12:45-1:05 Lunch 1:05pm - 1:30pm Recess

Afternoon Recess:

2nd & 4th grades: 2:15pm - 2:30pm

Volunteering at School

The 2019-2020 Volunteer application is now open. Due to the large number of applications we receive over the summer months all applicants will be processed in the order they were received. The approval process may take several weeks.

If you are reapplying for the 2019-2020 school year, please log-on to your existing account and complete any "My Checklist" items with a red X.

If you have further questions please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page, or e-mail our help desk

Click here to be taken to the Volunteer Application

Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler:

The parent/teacher conference scheduler will be available through Skyward starting the morning of October 15th and will close the on November 18th. For directions on how to schedule your conference time, please click here.

Mixed Bags Fundraiser

Coming soon! Camp Orkila Mixed Bags/Boon Supplies Fundraiser! Look for a participating 4th or 5th grader between October 14th-28th! Contact Gina Montgomery at if you do not know any 4th or 5th graders and you want to make a purchase.

Message from Issaquah School District

Grace Period for Last School Year’s Eligibility for Free and Reduced Lunches Ends October 15, 2019

Families in need of meal assistance must submit an application each school year. If you qualified for free or reduced priced meals in the previous school year, but have not yet submitted an application for the 2019-2020 school year, you must do so by October 15 in order for your benefits to continue uninterrupted.

If you have submitted a new application for this school year, no further action is needed.

Applications are processed as received; however, while you are awaiting approval, please send money or a lunch for your student until your qualification has been determined. Once approved, a letter will be sent to your primary family address.

Low income families may qualify for free or reduced price school lunches. The online English and Spanish application can be found at . If you prefer to fill out a paper application, one may be printed from the District website under Family Resources/Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy is available by contacting your school office.

Young Rembrandts Saturday Cartoon & Drawing at the Issaquah Community Center. Ages 6-12. Saturday, October 12-November 2 or Saturday, November 16–December 14 (No class November 30). $66; $55 for Residents. In this 4-week class, learn to create exciting cartoon imagery filled with dynamic characters and expressive personalities. You will develop visual story-telling skills by drawing humorous sequential images. Young Rembrandts teaches all-new lessons every week, and all lessons are both educational and FUN. Media includes pencils, sharpies and colored markers. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or

S.T.E.M. Workshops at the Issaquah Community Center. Saturdays, 10:00am–12:00pm. Ages 6-10. $48; 40 for Residents. Join Pamela Kennedy, an award-winning science teacher and owner of Cascade Enrichment for educational workshops that will get your kids thinking, solving and creating. Choose one workshop or sign up for multiple – each workshop is individual from each other. September 28: Mixing Madness; October 19: Microscopic World; November 16: Architectural Builds; December 7: Digging for Dinosaurs. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Family Sock Hop at the Issaquah Community Center. Friday, November 15; 6:30-9:00pm. This inaugural 50’s themed event, complete with root beer floats, is for all ages! $18/family; $15/for Issaquah residents. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or

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

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

Fall Dining for Kids Dates & Locations

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. Put these upcoming dates on your calendar!

More information available here:

Issaquah Schools Foundation

Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities for academic enrichment as well as support for students who need help with basics like food and school supplies. Thanks to our generous donors, we provide a budget to each building for food support and were able to provide over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to district students this year! Step Up for Kids and donate to our fall campaign at