Sunset Elementary School


President's Message

I can't believe it is the last week of school! The Sunset community continues to amaze me with your support and generosity. Thank you to all our wonderful families for another successful year! Thank you to our dedicated PTO board who has worked non-stop to provide fun events and fundraise so that Sunset remains a top-notch school. A huge thank you to our families who volunteered their time to make our PTO events a success. I would also like to acknowledge the Sunset staff who are always willing to help us and make the school a happy place to be. It was so fun to be part of the Halloween Carnival, Talent Show, Movie Nights, Gala, Walkathon, Fun Runners, Family Dinner Nights, Teacher Luncheons, Book Club, Book Exchange and all of the other amazing events that were put on throughout the year. Thank you again!


Because of our your generosity, the PTO Board will be able to continue funding programs that we supported this past year: Art and PE for all grades, Reading Specialist, Yard Duty Supervision, Science and Teacher Grants, Choir, and Staff Development just to name a few. 


Four PTO Board Members will be leaving us this year. (Thankfully they still have a few years left at Sunset and will all still be around.) Tim Mayhew (Auditor), Danielle Varin (Hospitality), Aubrey Alvis (Store), and Nicolle Dunn (Programs). I cannot say enough about each of these amazing members and how much they have contributed to our school over the years. Thank you!


Last week, the PTO membership voted for a new board for the 2018 - 2019 school year. I would like to welcome our six new members: Janice Newton (Ways & Means), Laura Olmscheid-Paden (Programs), Alleyson Winderl (Hospitality - Kinder/TK rep), Kara Rapp (Publicity - Windows), Amy Gile (Website/App), and Cassie Farrell (Facebook). I’m so excited to have so many new faces joining our board! Welcome!



2018-2019 PTO Board

Thank you Sunset families for voting for the 2018-2019 PTO Board last week.  Below is the list of your PTO Board for the 2018-2019 school year.


President- Liz Heaney

Vice President- Heloisa Jones

Secretary- Erin Criminale

Treasurer- Merritt Gerow and Aimee White

Auditor- Krista Ladner

Programs- Cheryl Linhart, Laura Olmscheid-Paden, Lamya Stimmell and Erica Badger

Ways and Means- Runjhun Goel, Katie Marcel and Janice Newton

Newsletter- Jeanine Henderson

On Campus Publicity- Kara Rapp, Maria D’Aura, Kelli Passama, and Jule Hanson

External Publicity (Website/App and Facebook)- Amy Gile, Cassie Farrell

Gala Chair- Jenny Fretz

Membership and Hospitality- Alleyson Winderl, Tiffany Godfrey, Becky Thomas, Georgie Saucedo, and Kristin Linehan

Teacher Reps: TK-2nd - Emily Shull and 3rd-5th - John Linney


Thank you all again!  Have a safe and fun filled summer!

Liz Heaney

Lost and Found

With the cool weather in the morning and warmer afternoons we are collecting a lot of items in the lost and found. Please make sure to check the lost and found for missing sweaters, jackets, lunch boxes and water bottles. Lost and found is located in the MPR next to the valet sign in area. Everything will be donated the last day of every month. 

Where does your money go?


PTO Forms

We are a school made up of amazing teachers, staff, children and parents.  The PTO is committed to supporting the education of Sunset students by continuing to help fund programs that directly benefit your child. We can not do this without your assistance. Here are a few of the things the Sunset PTO supports:

Reading Program  -  Physical Education  -  Teacher Development  -  School Wide Activities  -  And more

PTO Donation Form: Thank you for your support!

PTO Volunteer/Newsletter Form (Printable): Want to help with activities around the school but not sure where to start?  Start here!

PTO Volunteer/Newsletter Online Form: 

**Forms also available electronically on the homepage of the app as well**