Book Club

Time: 7:45-8:15

Place: MPR

Drive Safely!

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Bell Schedule


8:30-12:30 or


LUNCH 11:35-12:15


Grades 1-5:

8:30 am            Instruction Begins

9:45-10:00        1st, 2nd Recess

10:05-10:20      3rd, 4th Recess

10:25-10:40      5th Recess

11:35-12:15       K/1 Lunch

12:05-12:45       2nd, 3rd Lunch

12:35-1:15         4th, 5th Lunch

2:40 pm             1st, 2nd, 3rd Dismissal

2:50 pm              4th, 5th Dismissal     


Wednesdays,  Grades 1-5  Early Dismissal 1:30pm



Mrs. Q has set the school-wide goal for AR at 42,000 points; the challenge is for students to reach this goal by May 31, 2016.  Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading comprehension program that is being used by Sunset students in grades 2-5.  To help keep us on track for achieving our goal, if we reach the half-way point (21,000 AR points) by January 14, 2015, we will have a Spirit Day where students and staff can wear mustaches to school.
1 Keep reading and taking those AR quizzes!

As of December 11, the school has 12,965 AR points.



Fun Runners meets every

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

K-5  8am - 8:25am

Students do not need to sign up for Fun Runners

they just need to show up! 

The program is free.  Fun Runners is canceled if it

is raining or if the conditions are too

Please no

drop-offs prior to 8am! 

Questions? Please contact

Tiffany Godfrey tpgodfrey@gmail.com


We have had a great start to Fun Runners this year.

Congratulations to the following students

who have run a marathon in fun runners!! 


Teagan Jones
1st Grade: 
Braden Witherspoon, Savannah Hattaway, Mitchell Haugen, Katarina Schade, Parker Stimmell, Jake Blaschak, Mason Mead,
Avery Mead
2nd Grade: 
Kaleo Jones, Gabrielle Kleman, Jazon Alvis, Colton Salamida, Dylan Lewis, Quincy Louis, Eljay Schellenberg, Noah Burbano, Krish  Kothari, William Murray, Nathan Mutz, Matthew Titsworth, Sully Ledoux, Rodger Mayhew, Sarah Pogue, Brandon Raborn
3rd Grade: 
Spencer Haugen, Alexander Piscotty, Natasha De Ment
4th Grade: 
Samuel Gutierrez, Adrian Hattaway, Aleksander Schade, Benjamin Wojewski, Urvee Kothari, Tyler Newcomb
5th Grade:
Jonathan VanEssen, Kathryn Piscotty
Great job to all the runners!  Keep up the great work!! 



Parents, 5th grade students will be taking the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) online from February 8-12. It is an anonymous survey focused on youth resilience and health risk behavior. The data collected will be used to help improve health and prevention programs offered to students that can promote academic success, well-being, and positive development of our youth. If you would like to view the content of the survey you can ask the school office to see a copy of the survey or click here: http://www.livermoreschools.com/curriculumdocs  


Students, click here for the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)


District Advisory Committee

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is looking for parents to sit on the District Advisory Committee (DAC).  This committee is a forum for discussing district initiatives and supporting parent involvement within the schools.  The goal is to have one parent from each of our schools serve as a member.  The committee will meet three times this year.  Meetings are scheduled for Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 on February 11, 2016, April 14, 2016, and May 12, 2016 at the LVJUSD District Office.  Interested parents should contact school site principals who will forward site representative names and contact information to Kim Farrand at the District Office.  Meeting agendas will be sent with a reminder email prior to each meeting.


Science Saturday

TK/Kindergarten Registration Fair

Information on the times and dates of the TK and Kindergarten registration




2016 Science Odyssey

Dear Sunset Families,

Please save the dates February 17th and 18th for the 2016 Science Odyssey!   Included will be judged projects in the fields of science, technology and engineering, submitted by students in grades 1-12. 


There are three ways to be part of this district wide event: 


1. The Art Logo Design Contest 11/9 – 12/4.  Registration forms include detailed requirements, and are available now. Please give Logo Design art and signed entry form to your science teacher. Winning designs will be selected for the t-shirt, event program and publicity posters.  All entries will be displayed at the Science Odyssey.


 2. The Art of Science Photography Contest 12/14 -01/16.  Please give your Photography art with the signed entry form to your science teacher.  Photographs with descriptions will be displayed at the Science Odyssey.  Please check back for registration form and requirements.


3. Science Odyssey:  Project set-up and judging with students only 02/17, beginning at 2:30 P.M.  Please check back for registration forms.  Please see your science teacher for questions.

Judged projects in the Junction Avenue’s school MPR and Gym open to the public – 02/18 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Awards announced at 6:45 P.M. in the MPR.  Community exhibits and fun hands-on science activities for all ages. 


Please encourage your children to be part of this educational celebration!



Information for  2016 Science Odyssey

Save The Date

Attention Artists-English

Attention Artists-Spanish

Artwork Requirements-English

Artwork Requirements-Spanish

Online Registration - REGISTER ONLINE BY JANUARY 15, 2016


New PTO Website

Sunset's PTO has a new website!  Come visit us. HERE


Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce the launch of our new online Volunteer Database.  


Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at 




to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.


Welcome Back



Dear Parents:


Welcome back to the new school year!  Staff has been preparing for our upcoming year in the past two weeks!  Our leadership team attended a two- day institute about developing highly functional teams in a school site and in the classroom.  Our whole staff voluntarily participated to come in early and hear two presenters discuss reader’s workshop.  Staff learned new ways of using mentor texts, technology and how to teach the metacognitive thinking strategies to deepen comprehension!  Besides all the training, they have been working together to plan curriculum and set up their classrooms!  It promises to be a great year!



A big thanks goes out to PTO, under the helm of Jessica Salamida, to create a new tradition at Sunset—the Back to School Social.  It was wonderful to see so many families come out that night and enjoy themselves with a snow cone and a BBQ!  The weather was fantastic and many people stayed and had a great time.  New friendships were formed as well.  Hopefully you had a chance to get some Sunset spirit wear as well!



Back to School Night will be held on September 3rd.  The times are as follows:


5:45-6:30 Grades 3,4,5


6:35-7:20 Grades K, 1, 2


The teachers will be presenting curriculum information in their classroom.  The presentation will be about 30 minutes long with time left for questions.  This event is an adult only event.  We look forward to sharing our program with you on that night.



In the spring we took the state test called the SBAC.  At this time we have not received our scores.  We are hoping to have them some time in September.  After they have been released, we will share the results with you.



Before and after school playground expectations:


Please remember that no one should be playing on the play structures before and after school.  Students should not be playing with balls either at this time.  If a stray ball is found, it should be returned to the MP room.  Once the bells rings at the end of the day, children and family members should exit the school grounds.  This was an expectation last year and it is always helpful to remind your children of this as well.  The staff will be discussing it as well in the classroom.  Thank you for your support in all this!





Mrs. Q








Way to go Sunset families! As the school year starts to wind down, I want to thank all the families that have helped earn Sunset some extra cash by turning in their Box Tops and Labels for Education.   Mrs. Persaud’s First Grade class is in the lead with 2324 Box Tops and Labels for Education Points.   Remember, the class that brings in the most Box Tops and Labels this year will earn a pizza party at the end of the year and the teacher will also earn much needed classroom supplies.   Don’t forget to write your student’s name and teacher on the envelope or baggie and turn it into the orange box in their classroom. The current leaderboard has been posted on the PTO wall in the office. The last collection date is Friday, June 5th. For more information about the programs and which products are eligible, click here.  (click here links to: http://sunset.schoolloop.com/FUNdraising ) Questions? contact Amy Weintraub (agweintraub@me.com)


Easy ways YOU can help support Sunset Elementary:

Did you know that your Amazon purchases can help Sunset Elementary? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Sunset every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Sunset Parent Teacher Organization. Sunset earned $37 last quarter with AmazonSmile, let’s see if can double that amount for next time!  Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2541158  and support us every time you shop.

Sunset Store

Happy Spring Sunset Sundowner Parents!
We are having a SPRING SALE ! Buy a t-shirt and sweatshirt and receive a FREE SUNSET MAGNET!
The sale will begin Tuesday, April 7th and will close Friday, ...more

Revised Playground Rules

Livermore American Indian Center

The Livermore American Indian Center, serving students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage in the Livermore Valley and Castro Valley public schools, is searching for students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage who are age 4 through grade 12.  When these students are identified and signed up for the Title VII Program, they are eligible for free services including a weekly cultural class, tutoring, field trips, scholarships, summer day camp, and parent-sponsored monthly business meeting.

If you know of any students who are eligible for the Title VII Program, please have their parents contact the Livermore American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748, ext. 3 or email:  mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

Sunset PTO Facebook Page

Sunset PTO

Today: 2/9/16


No School

February 15th President's Day

March 10th, 11th Non-student day

March 28th Non-student day

April 4-8 Spring Break

May 6th - Non-student day

May 27th- Non-student day

May 30th - Memorial Day

June 16th - Last day of school




Book Club Dates

Third Tuesday of every month:



Time: 7:45 - 8:15 

Place: Multipurpose Room


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Smarter Balanced Information

Back to School Supply Lists

Immunization Exemptions

Click HERE for English

Click HERE for Spanish

Math News

Looking for ways to support your child in math?  This link will explain the methods being taught for Engage NY!


If you are a parent volunteer or visitor who will be chaperoning for a field trip, please sign in at the main office prior to going to the classroom. We would like to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for.


Electronic Flyers for Parents




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