Seagull Updates

Important Reminders and Upcoming Events 3/17/17

Rubios on Carmel Mountain Road will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal to Sunset Hills on Thursday, March 23rd starting at 2:00 pm.  The flyer can be found on Peachjar or in the office and needs to be presented at time of purchase.   
We are working closely with the district to begin planning for next year.  The “Intent to Return” forms have been sent home for you to complete.  A separate form for each child, except fifth graders, needs to be completed and returned no later than Thursday, March 30th.  It is imperative that we receive one form per child.  Thanks in advance for helping us get a head start on planning for registration for next school year.
“Pasta for Pennies” starts Monday, March 20th.  Our school joins 19,000 schools nationwide in the fight against blood cancer.  We will help people who are sick with cancer like leukemia and lymphoma.  After three weeks, any class that collects $300.00 or more will win a pizza party, and the class that collects the most will win a pasta party from Olive Garden. 
It’s almost time for the 6th annual Spelling Bee! The event will be held in the Sunset Hills multipurpose room on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00 pm.  We will hold a practice session in the MPR on Thursday, April 6th from 1:15 to 2:15 pm.  All students in grades 1 through 5 are invited to participate in this free event.  If your student would like to participate, please sign and return the permission form to your child’s classroom teacher or to the office BY MONDAY, MARCH 27th. The registration form is available on Peachjar and the Spelling Bee website at
Head over to and register to help give our school a chance to win 10,000 box tops, which is the equivalent of $1,000. You can register every day until April 8th. Also, if you play the Monopoly game at VONS, check the slips as some are winners and if turned in to the school, will earn an additional 10 box tops, or $1. The certificates expire in May so make sure to get them in before then. Keep on collecting!
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. This is your chance to bid on items like a birthday shout out on the school Marquee, Principal for the day, and the coveted reserved parking spots. 
Friends & Family Community Connection (a 501c3 nonprofit) is in need of an immediate indoor space for our nonperishable food pantry, which will be a storage food pantry and not a place that will run distributions on-site. We’re looking for a place that could hold about 10 storage racks ( or less ) and a few tables for sorting with lighting and ground level accessibility for loading and unloading cars.  Desired locations would be in 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos or somewhere else very nearby. If you know of a property owner who already has a space that could sublease a portion for free, please contact or 858 945 2492.
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.
PUSD Student Support Services is hosting the Character and Ethics Film Festival.   Students are encouraged to create a 30 second to 4 minute video about real-life situations that make a difference in the world.  Videos are due Friday, March 24th.  Submit Vimeo or YouTube URL link to or send CD to Linda Ellett, PUSD, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, 92128. 
The awards ceremony is Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm at Poway Center for Performing Arts.   
Only as parents do we expect that love will be enough.  Often it just isn’t.  Parents also need skills!  Sign up for our fun, highly acclaimed parent workshops.  No boring lectures, not just theory, but fun, interactive learning. Get results you can see immediately!  Isn’t your child worth it? 
Tweens In Action!
From the publishers of Active Parenting of Teens, Teens in Action is a high-energy, video-based program for tweens (current 5th graders) and their parents.  Teens in Action is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution.  Teens will meet in one classroom while their parent(s) meet in another classroom.  New this year!
Thursdays:  3/23 AND 3/30 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @Stone Ranch Elementary
*Reserve your space online today at  Each SERIES is $29/individual or $49/couple if you register prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $35/individual or $55/couple.  Active Parenting of Teens book will be available for $15.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds. 
Challenges of Parenting a Gifted Child!
Has your child been identified GATE or gifted?  Back by popular demand!  This evening will offer strategies for the three most common challenges gifted children struggle with:
Perfectionism – No one is perfect!
Self-confidence – Learning involves trying new things and taking risks!
Making mistakes - Accepting failure and disappointment with grace!
Tuesday:  3/28 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. at Painted Rock Elementary
*Reserve your space online TODAY at  Class is $12/individual or $20/couple if you register online prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $15/individual or $25/couple.  Sorry, no refunds.
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.
March 20 Pasta for Pennies Starts
March 21 Foundation Meeting
March 23 Seagull Supper-Rubios
March 31 Professional Growth Day-No Students
Tina Ziegler
Principal, Sunset Hills Elementary
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