Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Sunset Valley Elementary!  We at the PTA are very excited to begin a new year. We hope this information helps you navigate our website.  The link is also available on the SVE website under the PTA tab. Please feel free to contact the PTA President, Genevieve Boehm, with questions gboehmpta@gmail.com.  Have you done all the items below??  Check it off as you go!

  • Spirit Wear – There are many new options.  All sales are pre-order only.  We will not have any stock on hand to sell unless it’s previous year’s stock. Car decal and Momo Bands headbands are also available.

  • Student Directory Opt Out - If you do NOT want to be listed in the SVE PTA Student Directory, you need to fill out this form.  Otherwise, your student's name, parents' names, address, phone number, and email will be listed in the PTA Student Directory, available online by password only to PTA family members by class.  There is NO Solicitation from this list - it is only available as a courtesy for parents to be able to contact other parents (usually for birthday party). You MUST fill out this form by August 29, 2018, or your information will be included in the directory.

  • Committees - Your school and students need YOU!  We have a lot of different areas that need YOUR volunteer help in the PTA.  There are all kinds of jobs and ways you can help - most jobs aren’t big! Please read through the descriptions and then click on the form and sign up where you feel you fit best.  If you aren't sure, please feel free to contact me (gboehmpta@gmail.com) or check on the box to Help in Any Way!  The Help in Any Way committee is a great place to begin where we contact you to help with many different opportunities like bringing in treats or working short time slots at different events.  Before volunteering, make sure you have completed the background check found under the Parents tab on the SVE website.

  • PTA membership – Joining PTA as a family, extended family, or business is easy online!  Click on the products under the membership links to add it to your cart. Each family membership costs $10.00 and includes access to a FREE SVE Student Directory. Teachers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Neighbors are encouraged to join and support our school by getting an extended family membership for $8.00.  We also have a great business membership available for $50 with advertising and other benefits - contact Dr. Johnson or Genevieve Boehm for more information. Each membership is entitled to one vote in Unit meetings.

  • Yearbook ordering- You can purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook now!  $16 for regular softcover and $19 with name personalization.  6th graders get free personalization thanks to your PTA. Please read the instructions to get this benefit.

  • Events - Copy our events to your calendars!

What is new?

  • No party fees!  You will not need to pay anything for the fall and Valentine’s Day parties this year thanks to the funds the wonderful SVE parents have donated and the savings the PTA has been able to do in the past couple of years.  However, 6th grade students may have a small fee for their spring field trip.

  • The Back to School Picnic and unit PTA meeting will take place on September 17th, 6-8:00 pm.  We are hoping to get cooler weather. See you there!

  • A new event - Haunting of the Halls.  The students will dress up in their school appropriate costumes and travel the halls of the school on October 29th and collect candy from the teachers and staff.  More info to come.

What does PTA do?

  • Provide free activities throughout the year such as the Boo Hoo/Yahoo Morning, Back to School Picnic, Haunting of the Halls, Bingo for Books, Movie Night, Grandparents Breakfast, and now the fall and Valentine’s Day parties.

  • Provide refreshments and treats at activities like 6th Grade Recognition Night & DARE graduation, MAP testing snacks, Red Ribbon Week, Field Day.

  • Donate auction items to Taste of Lee’s Summit and Holly Festival.

  • Donate money to PTA Scholarships, LS Educational Foundation, and Project Graduation.

  • Provide beautification to the school grounds.

  • Show appreciation for our wonderful staff and teachers with donations and prizes.

  • Organize the Holiday Shop, Family Fun Night carnival, and create the yearbooks.

  • Create and sell the Spirit Wear so you can show off your school pride.

  • Donate money to the school every year ($3000 from the 2017-2018 year!) for needed items like replacing broken white boards, getting new water bottle fountains, new TVs, and other items to enhance your child’s learning.

  • Legislate at a National and state PTA level for our students and schools.

  • Donate $5 per student towards field trips.

  • Pay for free personalization of the yearbooks for 6th graders.

All this and even more is what you are helping to provide for your SVE student when you join and support your PTA through membership and fundraisers!

 

Boo Hoo/Yahoo Event

First day tears or cheers?  Come and meet other parents and PTA members after you drop off your child(ren). Morning pastries and juice will be provided by the PTA.

When: first day of school 8-15-18 9:00-10:00 am  Where: SVE library