Afterschool Scholarship—Awards scholarship to families based on financial need in order to increase participation in afterschool educational and cultural enrichment programs.

Chair: Michelle Halvorsen at


Communications—Publicizes PTA events through our website, school newsletter, and Facebook page.

Chair: Vanessa Ochoa at


Dual-Language Committee—Supports the dual-language program and culture of our school through dual-language parent events, translation, afterschool programs and more.

Chair: Jennifer Hodgdon at


Cheetah Fest—Organizes our annual festival, including games, food vendors, entertainment and volunteers.

Cheetah Fest Chair: Elizabeth Sherman at


Fundraising and Grants—Organizes important fundraising activities throughout the year, including the Giant Yard Sale, the sale of snacks and popular spirit-wear at various events, and business partnerships. Also researches and secures grant funding for student enrichment activities that wouldn’t otherwise be available.

Fundraising Chair: Vacant, contact for information or if interested in serving in this chair position


Gardening—Organizes a program providing educational opportunities through gardening activities.

Gardening Coordinator: Taylor Gutierrez at


Green Team—Help SSV divert 90% of all waste from the landfill by recycle and reusing.

Chair: Katherine Johnson


Homeroom Parent Coordination—Organizes a critical network of parent volunteers to assist teachers with various classroom activities.

Chair: Elizabeth Pearson  at


Hospitality—Organizes staff appreciation efforts, including food for various events.

Chair: Kristen Wilson at


Math Pentathlon—Oversees an afterschool program providing math enrichment through hands-on game-playing.

Chair: Chloe Boyd at


Membership—In charge of signing up new members each year and efforts to expand the PTA membership.

Chair: Andrea Ramos at


Programs—Develops programs to empower parents with knowledge and foster school community. This committee assists with scheduling speakers for our PTA meetings.

Chair: Vacant, if you are interested in serving in this board position, please contact


Teacher Grants—Oversees a program offering funding to teachers for classroom needs and educational activities. These provide teachers up to $125 per semester for projects and equipment as well as an annual grant of up to $1500 for larger projects. Get more information and applications now.

Chair: Alison Norman at


Volunteer Coordination—Recruits and organizes volunteers for various PTA events.

Chair: Samantha McMahon at

Find SVE on Facebook! / ¡Encuentra SVE en Facebook!


Fundraisers / Recaudadores de fondos

Amazon Smile
Shop through Amazon Smile, and a portion of your order gets donated to Sunset Valley PTA! Go to, select Sunset Valley Elementary PTA as your preferred charity, and shop!
¡Compre a través de Amazon Smile, y una parte de su pedido será donada a Sunset Valley PTA! Visite, seleccione Sunset Valley Elementary PTA como su organización benéfica preferida y compre.

Love Your School Campaign / Campaña Love Your School
Please support our school by donating what you can. This campaign ends on February 28th, and our goal is $5,000. You can donate at this link or drop off a check / cash with Sandra Sancen in the front office. 100% of cash and check donations go straight to the school!
Apoye a nuestra escuela donando lo que pueda. Esta campaña finaliza el 28 de febrero y nuestra meta es de $5,000. Puede donar en este enlace o dejar un cheque / efectivo con Sandra Sancen en la oficina principal. ¡El 100% de las donaciones en efectivo y cheques van directamente a la escuela!

Spirit Night / Noche de espíritu
Join us at IN-N-OUT Burger on South Lamar on Wednesday, December 4 and support Sunset Valley Elementary! Mentioning Sunset Valley when ordering and 20% of your order will go back to support our school! 
¡Únase a nosotros en IN-N-OUT Burger en South Lamar el miércoles 4 de diciembre y apoye a Sunset Valley Elementary! ¡Mencionando Sunset Valley cuando realiza el pedido y el 20% de su pedido volverá a apoyar a nuestra escuela!