Seagull Updates

 Important Reminders and Upcoming Events 4/21/17
We are so proud of all students who participated in the Spelling Bee.  What concentration and poise our students demonstrated!  Congratulations to the following grade level winners:
First Grade:
1st-Stella F
2nd-Kelan H
3rd-Kai C
Second Grade:
1st-Joan B
2nd-Jerry Chen
3rd-Sophie P and Chloe L
Third Grade:
1st-Betty D
2nd-Quinn E
3rd-Simran T
Fourth Grade:
1st-Berlinmae A
2nd-Anson G
3rd-Julie G
Fifth Grade:
1st-Anja R
2nd-Enaaya M
3rd-Anna P
The top three from 4th/5th grade round advance to the PUSD Interschool Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 18th at Sunset Hills.  Go Seagulls!
Congratulations go to Mrs. Forrestal’s class for submitting a video titled “What Can We Do, More Than We Know” to the Character and Ethics Film Festival.  It has been chosen as one of the top elementary videos and will be shown at the Character and Ethics Film Festival on Thursday, May 12th at the Poway Center of Performing Arts.
Navigating the video game worlds of our children can be overwhelming and confusing! Come join us for a conversation with a community therapist and a life coach about ways to relate to your children and their video gaming habits. We will be discussing tools and communication skills to assist parents in addressing possible video game playing concerns. As mother and son we offer a unique perspective on this topic. We have firsthand experience of the communication between parents and children concerning video game playing.
Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Midland Elementary School 13910 Midland Road Poway, CA 92064
*Please RSVP by Monday, May 1st to 858-668-4084 by leaving your name and phone number.
Wednesday, May 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Willow Grove Elementary School 14727 Via Azul San Diego, CA 92127
   *Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 9th to 858-668-4084 by leaving your name and phone number.
The first day to enroll for Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten 2017-2018 is Tuesday, May 2nd.  We will enroll students in the multipurpose room from 7:30-11:00 am and then ongoing in the office. 
Please be sure to bring the following ORIGINAL documents with you upon enrollment: 
Original Birth Certificate, Current Passport or Baptismal Certificate (TK-12). As required by State law, all children entering Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2017.  If your child's birthday is between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017, they will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the CAASP (SBAC) between the dates of April 24th through May 2nd.  Thank you for making sure your child is at school on time. Absenteeism during the test period creates problems for students. Those who miss testing sessions with their regular class will be given make-up sessions in supervised small group settings. However, most students prefer to take the test along with their classmates, and do much better in a setting with their own teacher.
SBAC Test Schedule
On the following days, these classes will be testing and will be done before noon.
Monday, April 24 Tuesday, April 25 Wednesday, April 26 Thursday, April 27 Friday, April 28
Kraus, Cook, Good, Manuel, Collins Kraus, Cook, Good, Manuel, Collins Kraus, Cook, Good, Manuel, Collins Kraus, Cook, Good, Manuel, Collins Aneshansley, Castillo
Monday, May 1 Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 3 Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5
Stowell, Lindh, Castillo, Aneshansley Stowell, Lindh, Castillo,
Manuel *MAPs Collins*MAPs
Kraus *, Cook* Good*, Stowell* Lindh*
Aneshansley, Castillo, Rinehart Aneshansley, Castillo, Rinehart
Monday, May 8 Tuesday, May 9 Wednesday, May 10 Thursday, May 11 Friday, May 12
Aneshansley, Hoang-Clark, Rinehart, Tettamble Aneshansley, Hoang-Clark, Rinehart, Tettamble Stowell, Lindh, Hoang-Clark * testing in afternoon Tettamble, Hoang-Clark Stowell, Lindh,
Welcome Toni Hier to the Sunset Hills family.  She will be the Student Services Assistant for the remainder of the year.  Mrs. Lovasz has taken a position as a counselor in the district.  We wish her well. 
The Sunset Hills Student Council would like to thank our entire community of parents, students, and teachers for helping to raise over $4,000.00 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.  Congratulations to our top class, Ms. Tettamble's 3rd grade class, for raising $598.  We had 7 other classes raise over $300.00 for this fundraiser.  The true winners of this fundraiser, however, are the people who we have helped, people with blood cancer, people who are trying to live a normal life, people who are looking for hope.  If we have helped just one of these people, than we have made a difference. Our school goal was to collect $3,000 dollars for cancer research, and we did it with $4,773.00 dollars!  Congratulations to everyone who donated their money to help find a cure.  We could not have done it without your help.  Thanks for your support.
We are looking for individuals to be presenters at this year's College and Career day which is on Thursday, May 25th from 9-11 am.  Presenters will talk about the college they attended or share about their current career.  There is a slideshow template you can use to create your presentation.  We need at least 20 presenters for this event to be a success.  Please email Nicole Goebel or Krisha Benavides if you are interested.
Would you like your student to leave a lasting imprint at Sunset Hills for generations to come?  We will be making (hand pressing) the hand tiles at the Sunset Hills Auction on Friday, May 19th.  Your student’s hand tile will be displayed at the entrance to the school.
The cost for a Legacy Hand Tile is $50.00.  A Keepsake Hand Tile can be yours to take home for an additional $25.00.  Participation will be by pre-sale only.  Return the form to the school office by Friday, May 12th with payment. 
The flyers can be found on Peachjar and in the office.
Please turn in donations to the office by May 12th.  Below is a list of items by grade level we are requesting in order to make the baskets.
TK/Kindergarten: popcorn, snacks, movie theater tickets, movies, RedBox gift cards, etc.
First Grade: Drawing or sketch pad, watercolor set, colored pencil set, pipe cleaners, foam craft sets, wooden craft sticks, glitter glue, Shrinky Dinks, gift card to Michael’s, sidewalk chalk, etc.
Second Grade: Water toys, sporting equipment, beach balls, lawn or beach games, gift card to Sports Authority or Play it Again Sports, pool toys, books, stuff for s’mores, etc.
Third Grade: Cake mixes, brownie mixes, cookie mixes, cook books, pans, bowls, supplies, etc.
Fourth Grade: Hose, shovels, gloves, plant seeds, gift cards to Armstrong/Home Depot, etc.
Fifth Grade: Card games, board games, puzzles, or snacks to eat while playing, etc.
With the warm weather, snakes could be coming out of hibernation and these creatures will bite if provoked.  We remind our students to stay away from the bushes and shrubs.  Please also remind your students who are walking on Oviedo Street to stay clear of the shrubs as this can be a good hiding place. 
Save the date! Our annual Sunset Hills Family Auction and Picnic will be held on Friday, May 19th at
5:00 pm in the multipurpose room. This is a fundraiser for Sunset Hills Education Foundation. There will be food (Pizza, Tacos, and Kona Ice), games, a silent auction, and entertainment. The whole family is encouraged to attend.
There are also donations from the community that are part of the silent auction and at this time we are making a call for donations.  If you know a business (or own a small business) and would like to donated, please email Lucien at
Have you ever come to school and realized that you had forgotten that it was a school spirit day? Would you like to be reminded when there is an event happening at school? There is an app that allows Principal Ziegler to send out texts when there is a change in schedule, reminders or emergencies.  All you have to do is “Opt” in by sending a message to (434) 473-7316.  In the message box, type @allshe.  Follow the text prompt and you will start receiving messages.  Standard text message rates apply. 
Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st and September 1st, 2017, who wish to enroll their child into a TK class, MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait List. After March 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM, go to the District Website and select "TK Interest Wait List" to put your child's name on the list. The assigned TK school site will notify parents on the Interest List starting in June, or later in the summer, of an opening in TK. The parent will then be given 48 hours to enroll. Due to increased numbers of students required to enroll in TK, please note space is very limited and will be determined on a first-come, first served basis.
Follow Principal Ziegler on Twitter as another way to be connected at Sunset Hills: @sunsethillsneu
We encourage you to join the College Bound spirit as we wear them EVERY MONDAY to set a positive, focused tone for the week ahead. The T-shirt design is the same as last year.  The order form went home in the first day packets. The cost is $10.00 per shirt.
April 24-May 12 SBAC Testing
April 28 Wild Animal Park-1st grade
May 2 Staff Appreciation Day, Kindergarten Enrollment Starts
May 5 Zoo-Kindergarten
May 8 TK/Kindergarten Information Night
May 15 Gold Rush Days-4th grade
Tina Ziegler
Principal, Sunset Hills Elementary
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