Announcements

Goodwill is Coming to Sunset

posted Sep 11, 2018, 10:17 AM by Diana Blevins

Get the word out to friends and neighbors--Goodwill is coming to Sunset.  September 29 you can help Sunset PTO while getting rid of items you wish to donate to Goodwill.  On the morning of September 29 simply bring your items to the Sunset parking lot. Our volunteers will help you unload your donations.  The attached flyer lists items that Goodwill will accept.  

Sunset PTO earns money for every pound of donated items!  

Spirit Assembly - September 7, 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:16 PM by Diana Blevins

Join us on September 7 @ 8:15 a.m. for our first spirit assembly of the year.   We celebrate our students of the month. It's a great, positive way to start your day.

Meet the Teacher Night - August 2, 2018

posted Jul 20, 2018, 3:40 PM by Diana Blevins

We are excited about the upcoming school year.  On August 2 you will have a chance to meet your teacher and learn about what to expect as we begin our journey towards excellence.  Each teacher is  presenting two identical sessions.  The first session starts at 5:00 p.m.  The second session starts at 5:45 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you on August 2!

Classified Job Fair

posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:57 AM by Nicole Lusciandrello


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WESD FAMILIES

posted Apr 20, 2018, 4:41 PM by Nicole Lusciandrello   [ updated May 4, 2018, 2:57 PM ]

Walkout Information 

 

May 4, 2018 Update:

Please see the letter below regarding frequently asked questions about the completion of the school year. Thank you for your continued support of the #WESDFamily.

Refiérase por favor a la carta más abajo que contiene preguntas frecuentes en cuanto al fin del año escolar. Gracias por su apoyo continuo de la #FamiliaWESD #WESDFamily


FAQ English 
FAQ Spanish


Please see the information below for updates regarding the teacher walkout. This page will be updated frequently as new details become available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

SCHOOL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (UPDATED APRIL 20, 2018): 

FAQ Document English 

 

FAQ Document Spanish 

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: 

 

***Childcare will be offered at 13 WESD Schools for $20 per day. Space is limited. 

Please register your child as soon as possible. Thank you.***

 

KidSpace School Closure Camp: 

 

KidSpace Registration Form 

 

Childcare KidSpace FAQ 

 

Challenger Space Center Day Camp Information- $10 Per Day   

Temporary Drop-In Recreation City of Phoenix  

Washington Elementary School District Social Services- Community Resources 

St. Mary's Food Bank Distribution Centers  

 

***FREE breakfast and lunch will be served at all 32 WESD schools


May 3, 2018 UPDATE 


Based on the legislative action this morning, all schools will reopen tomorrow, May 4 with sufficient staff to safely supervise students and provide regular instruction. Again, all schools will be open on Friday, May 4. We look forward to seeing our students and staff at school tomorrow, May 4. Information about making up instructional hours will go home with students tomorrow.

 

Basado en la acción legislativa de esta mañana, todas las escuelas reabrirán mañana, 4 de mayo con suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes y proveer enseñanza regular con seguridad. Nuevamente, todas las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes, 4 de mayo. Esperamos con anticipación ver a nuestros estudiantes y personal en las escuelas mañana, 4 de mayo. Información en cuanto cómo reponer las horas de enseñanza se enviarán a casa con los estudiantes mañana.


May 2, 2018 UPDATE: 

 
All WESD schools will remain closed Thursday, May 3 for student instruction. Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. 
 
Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el jueves, 3 de mayo para enseñanza estudiantil. Nuestra información indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes con seguridad. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas, al igual que proveer cuidado de niños ‘KidSpace’ en 13 escuelas del WESD. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación continua. 


May 1, 2018 UPDATE

All WESD schools will remain closed Wednesday, May 2 for student instruction. Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. 

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el miércoles, 2 de mayo para enseñanza estudiantil. Nuestra información indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes con seguridad. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas, al igual que proveer cuidado de niños ‘KidSpace’ en 13 escuelas del WESD. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación continua. 

April 30, 2018 UPDATE: 

Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students and provide regular instruction tomorrow. Therefore, all WESD schools will remain closed Tuesday, May 1. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations on a first-come, first-served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide multiple updates in one day, if new information comes in.

Updates will also be posted to the WESD Facebook page, as well as school web sites and Facebook pages. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

La información que tenemos indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a nuestros estudiantes y proveer enseñanza regular con seguridad mañana. Por lo tanto, todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el martes, 1 de mayo. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas al igual que proveer cuidado de niños KidSpace en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva. 

Se publicarán actualizaciones en el sitio Web y la página de Facebook del WESD, igual que en los sitios Web y las páginas de Facebook de las escuelas. Si tienen preguntas, favor de llamar al 602-347-2600. Gracias

April 27, 2018 UPDATE:

All WESD schools will remain closed Monday, April 30. Additionally, this is a reminder that the WESD track and field meet scheduled for tomorrow at Thunderbird High School is also cancelled. Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday at all 32 schools and childcare is available at 13 WESD locations on a first come, first served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide multiple updates in one day if new information comes in. Updates will also be posted the WESD Facebook page, as well as school web sites and Facebook pages. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el lunes, 30 de abril. Además, este es un recordatorio que se ha cancelado la competencia de pista y campo programada para mañana en la Escuela Secundaria Thunderbird. Se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas el lunes y cuidado de niños estará disponible en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva. Se publicarán actualizaciones en el sitio Web y la página de Facebook del WESD, igual que en los sitios Web y las páginas de Facebook de las escuelas. Si tienen preguntas, favor de llamar al 602-347-2600. Gracias

 

 

April 26, 2018 UPDATE: 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All WESD schools will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, April 27. 

Please remember that breakfast and lunch is being served at all 32 schools and childcare is available at 13 WESD locations 

on a first-come, first-served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily updates on our District Web site, 

social media channels and through phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide 

multiple updates in one day if new information comes in. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you. 

 

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas mañana, viernes, 27 de abril. Recuerden 

por favor que se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas y tenemos cuidado de niños 

disponible en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información 

con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es 

posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva.


April 25, 2018 UPDATE: 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: ALL WESD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, APRIL 26. WESD 

will offer a KidSpace camp for $20 a day at 13 WESD locations. The WESD will also provide free breakfast and 

lunch at all 32 schools. We will continue to update the #WESDFamily as more information becomes available. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation 

 

MENSAJE IMPORTANTE: TODAS LAS ESCUELAS DEL WESD ESTARÁN CERRADAS MAÑANA, 26 DE ABRIL. 

WESD ofrecerá un campamento ‘KidSpace’ por $20 al día en 13 escuelas del WESD. El WESD también proveerá 

desayuno y almuerzo gratis en todas las 32 escuelas. Continuaremos actualizando el #WESDFamily a 

medida que haya más información disponible. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación .


April 24, 2018 UPDATE: 

 
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR WESD FAMILIES: Breakfast and lunch will be served at all 32 schools on 
Thursday, April 26 as well as on any day that school campuses are closed. Any child, ages 1 to 18, 
can receive free breakfast and lunch at any WESD school. Children do not have to attend a WESD 
school to receive food. Adults may purchase breakfast or lunch for $3.50.
The WESD is also working on an amended childcare plan for WESD students during school closures. 
Please check back tomorrow for detailed information regarding childcare. 
As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding. #WESDFamily

UN MENSAJE IMPORTANTE PARA LAS FAMILIAS DEL WESD: Se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 

32 escuelas el jueves, 26 de abril al igual que en cualquier día que las escuelas estén cerradas. 

Cualquier niño, de 1 a 18 años de edad, puede recibir desayuno y almuerzo gratis en cualquier escuela del WESD. 

Los niños no necesitan asistir a una escuela del WESD para recibir comida. Adultos pueden comprar un 

desayuno o almuerzo por $3.50.

Además, el WESD está trabajando en un plan enmendado para cuidado de niños para los estudiantes del WESD 

durante el cierre de las escuelas. Favor de regresar a este sitio o página mañana para más información en 

cuanto al cuidado de niños. Como siempre, agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión.

 

If you have not received a text to sign up for text alerts, please see the attached instructions below: 

Text Alerts English 

Text Alerts Spanish 

 

April 23, 2018 UPDATE: 

PARENT LETTER ENGLISH 

PARENT LETTER SPANISH 

 

 

April 20, 2018 UPDATE: 

Parent Letter English 

Parent Letter Spanish 

 

Penny Drive - April 16-20

posted Apr 11, 2018, 10:06 AM by Diana Blevins

It's time to bring in those pennies you have been saving throughout the year.  April 16-20 is our Penny Drive.  Each classroom strives to be THE class with the most pennies.  Everyone also has the chance to put silver coins and dollar bills in other classrooms.  The total of silver coins and dollars goes against the value of the pennies collected. Every day the pennies are counted  and any silver coins or dollar bills subtracted from each classroom's total.  On morning announcements the classrooms in first through sixth place are announced.   It's a great time of fun competition.  The younger students learn their way to other classrooms and meet those teachers.  It's also a fun way for them to learn the value of each coin.

Spirit Week - April 16-20

posted Apr 11, 2018, 8:47 AM by Diana Blevins

Students and staff alike look forward to participating in spirit week each year.  Here are the spirit themes for this year:
Monday: Hawaiian
Tuesday:  Tacky Tourist
Wednesday:  Career
Thursday:  Western
Friday:  Famous Couples

It's BBQ Time!

posted Oct 25, 2017, 1:48 PM by Diana Blevins   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 8:42 AM ]

Join your child at lunch time for the second school-wide BBQ of the year on Friday, April 13.  Adult price for BBQ is $3.50 and non-student child price is $3.25.
Check out the flyer below to see when your child has lunch and come enjoy Glendale's beautiful weather while spending time with your child.

WESD To Host Teacher Fairs

posted Oct 23, 2017, 11:01 AM by Nicole Lusciandrello

The Washington Elementary School District (WESD) will host a Teacher Interview Fair on Saturday, November 4, 2017 to hire teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. The fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the WESD Administrative Center, 4650 West Sweetwater Avenue, Glendale, 85304. Contracts for the 2018-2019 school year will be offered to qualified candidates. Student teachers, soon-to-be college graduates, seasoned teachers and alternative pathways are encouraged to attend! 

This is the first of six scheduled Teacher Interview Fairs. The others will take place at the same place and times, with the exception of March on: 

Saturday, December 16, 2017,
Saturday, January 20, 2018,
Saturday, February 24, 2018,
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4 to 7:30 p.m.; and
Saturday, April 28, 2018. 

Interviews will be conducted for those interested in teaching: kindergarten, elementary education, special education, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, general music, art and special needs preschool. Successful candidates may be recommended for a 2018-2019 teaching contract. 

Apply online prior to the interview fair at jobs.wesdschools.org. Please select the posting titled, Teacher – All Positions. Human Resources will contact qualified applicants directly to preschedule an interview. 

For more information, contact the WESD Recruitment Office at 602-347-2622 or e-mail teach@wesdschools.org.

Spirit Assembly

posted Aug 16, 2017, 9:10 AM by Diana Blevins   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 8:45 AM ]

Join the Sunset family on Friday, May 4 at 8:15 a.m. for our final monthly spirit assembly of the year.  We will celebrate our students of the month.  It's a quick 15 minutes that is guaranteed to start your day with a smile.  The spirit theme of the day is Star Wars.

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