The District Cross Country Meet hosted by Sunset was once again a great success with eager participation from schools from all over North Island sending runners. A huge number of volunteers are required to put on a meet like this, and I continue to be grateful for and impressed with the turnout when the word goes out that we need help. We thank all our volunteers with a particularly huge thanks to Kim Dutcyvich, Cindy Grant, and Doug Grant who invested many hours coaching our runners and who planned and executed a great meet.
With the new school year, it is timely to remind everyone about safely using the parking lot to ensure the safety of our students. We ask that visitors park in the main parking lot and that those parents dropping off students please use the right lane of the student drop off lane in the center of the parking lot. The layout of the parking lot will never be ideal, but the key issue is ensuring students do not have to walk through traffic to get to school. There is congestion during times when students are being dropped off, so please exercise good judgement to ensure every child’s safety in the parking lot.
We held our Student Council elections in October and our Council this year is comprised of Ella B., Owen J., Jim-Bob R., Camryn S., and Macey G. Congratulations to our new Student Council and to everyone who ran. The Student Council wasted no time putting on a lunchtime dance for the grade 1 – 3s and an afterschool dance for the grade 4 – 7s on October 30. Both dances were very successful based on the number and the enthusiasm of students on the dance floor.
Halloween is an important day here at Sunset with the primary students carving a pumpkin with the assistance of their buddy classes from the intermediate grades. This is an activity where parent volunteers really make a difference, and we thank each of you very much. In the afternoon, we held the costume walk and the jack-o’-lantern lighting which precipitated maybe the loudest cheer ever in the gym.
We hope to hear many more cheers in our time ahead together, and once again thank you very much for your considerable and ongoing support.
Sunset Elementary School