July 27, 2018


Dear Sunset Families,


On behalf of the Sunset Elementary PTO, welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am thrilled to be returning as PTO President this year and I am excited for all of the wonderful events the PTO has planned for Sunset families.


First, I would like to thank everyone who responded to the PTO’s online parent survey in May. The PTO Board is using the feedback gathered to guide many of the decisions being made about our operations. For example, as a result of a request for more communications options, the PTO is now on Twitter and Instagram, in addition to our very active Facebook page! Of course, the very best source for timely information about Sunset Elementary activities is still the weekly PTO e-newsletter, The RoundUp, so please make sure you are registered on the PTO website so you don’t miss an issue.


While you will still see our most popular events on this year’s calendar, you may notice a few subtle changes. Again, the parent survey results are being factored into the planning for PTO events. We hope that by making a few adjustments to events, more families will be encouraged to participate and we hope you will make time to volunteer. As a volunteer-run organization, the SSES PTO is strengthened when more stakeholders are engaged. Please make sure you indicate your Volunteer Interests so that a Committee Chair may contact you when opportunities arise that may interest you.


In addition to providing volunteer support and acting as a liaison between parents and the school, fundraising is an important part of the PTO’s mission. Like with other school events, the PTO is using your feedback to make sure our fundraising efforts are successful, purposeful, and accessible to all Sunset families. It will continue to be our goal this year to provide a variety of opportunities to contribute. Whether you donate to the Invest In Your Child (IIYC) campaign at the beginning of the school year, play in April’s Golf Tournament, scan your Publix/Kroger card when you grocery shop, turn in Box Tops/Coke codes, or come to Spirit Nights with your family, we appreciate your contribution. Visit our Fundraising page for a complete list of our fundraising activities for the year so that you can determine the best ways for your family to contribute.


Finally, all are invited to the first General PTO meeting of the school year on Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00am in the SSES cafeteria, though we welcome your feedback and suggestions at any time. In addition to using the social media options mentioned above, you may also email the PTO at ptosunsetelementary@gmail.com


I am looking forward to seeing you at school and enjoying another great year at Sunset!


Sarah Jones
2018-2019 President
Sunset Elementary PTO

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Pastries with Pals will replace our Muffins with Mom/Donuts with Dad events of years past.  Join us on October 30th (last names A-M) or October 31st (last names N-Z) for a morning treat with your student.