New Families

Welcome new families to Sunset Hills!  Sunset Hills is a very community-oriented school with plenty of opportunities to enjoy and participate in fun, meaningful, and supportive events and activities.  

We recommend a few things all new families do!  

First, we have a Buddy Program that connects you with welcoming mentor families to get you acquainted with our school.  Some families are also open to meeting up for playdates.   You can sign up for the Buddy Program today and someone from our PTA will reach out to you to make arrangements shortly. 

As the school year begins, we encourage families to come to the school-hosted Principal's Coffee Chats and Back to School Night to learn more about our school, get to know about some of our important dates/activities, and meet Sunset Hills staff, teachers, and other families.

The PTA and Foundation will also be hosting a Family Night at the beginning of the school year.  This is an opportunity to meet other families, have some fun, and learn about/sign up for the various clubs and events the PTA and Foundation run.  These includes social events, extracurricular clubs and activities, and fundraisers - all held during and after school hours. 

Perhaps the most important thing you can do as a new family is to make sure you and your partner are signed up to receive our Seagull Update weekly email newsletter and REMIND messages.  These are the two main ways our school, PTA and Foundation communicates with families.   If you need to sign up, email Sunset Hills' Administrative Assistant Bridgette Padilla at bpadilla@powayusd.com.

Finally, please be aware of the importance of your donations and our fundraisers.  The funds we raise every year allow us to hire very important teachers, add counselor hours, conduct teacher appreciation activities, make on-campus improvements, conduct and expand our school's STEAM programs (Science, Computer, Lightbulb Lab and Seagull Art Program), and pay for our PTA and Foundation social/cultural, academic, and extracurricular events and activities.  Learn more about our school's fundraising arm at shesfoundation.org.

If there is any other way we can help you and your family, please email us at the Sunset Hills PTA - we are here for you!   shes.pta92129@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Sunset Hills PTA