IC Message 09.08.22

Good evening, Sutter families. I hope you are staying cool this week. Next week we will be having our first full week of school. 

PE:   Students will need to start dressing in their PE uniforms for PE starting on Wednesday, September 14 th.  If your child still doesn’t have their PE uniform, please communicate with their PE teacher immediately.

Back to School Night:  Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00-7:35 pm with food trucks here by 5:00 pm.  The food trucks we are planning to have are:  Allen BBQ, Authentic Street Taco , Cafe A La Mode , and Pinorrito Food Truck!   Parking will be available in the back through our J street gate.  At 6:00 you will be in your child’s first period class and we will start the evening with some brief announcements from me during this extended period, you will then follow your child’s schedule with 10 minute teacher presentations each period.  Please click on the link: 

Chromebooks:  Please remind your child to bring their charged Chromebook with them to school if their teachers are asking them to have it in class.

Picture Day: Picture day is on Monday, September 19th during your child’s PE period.  

Green/Gold Spirit Day:   Our first spirit day and dance are on Friday, Sept 23rd.  The dance is immediately after school from 2:35-4:35 pm. Come to school dressed head to toe in green and/or gold to celebrate being a Sutter Miner!  8th graders wear green and 7th graders wear gold/yellow.  Tickets will be $7/cash and will be on sale starting September 19th, at lunch.  As a reminder, don’t forget to bring your student ID & ticket to the dance (Students will have their ID by then).   

Club Rush:  Come to the quad on September 29th during lunch to find the club that best fits you.  There are MANY clubs to choose from.  Meet the adviser and see if you want to take advantage of this opportunity for you to participate at Sutter.  There is something for EVERYONE!!   

Yearbooks: What better way to hold onto all the Sutter memories than to purchase your very own Sutter Yearbook!!  Look for QR codes around campus or visit our school’s website to pre-order your yearbook for $45 NOW!!  Yearbook Sales Flyer 

Yearbook Cover Contest:  Are you an artist?  Do you love to draw?  Are you creative?  Participate in the Yearbook Cover Contest and submit your artwork that represents the theme “Stay Golden”!   Imagine this…your artwork can be the one chosen to be on the cover of the yearbook for all to admire!  Here are the guidelines for the contest.  You may also visit the website or find the posters on campus to see the specific guidelines.  All submissions are due on Wednesday, October 12th to Mrs. Zarate’s teacher box in the office.  See Mrs. Zarate or Mrs. Noguchi in room 111 if you have any questions. 

Yearbook Cover Contest Poster 

School Site Council:   Our School Site Council meets regularly and is tasked with developing the content of the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement, commonly referred to as the SPSA, each year. The SSC identifies priority goals, including proposed expenditures, funds, and resources allocated to carry them out, and reviews and updates the SPSA annually.  This year, our SSC has three open parent seats and we are working on the ballot for voting.  If you have any interest in serving, please send me an email at  by Friday, September 16th so we can go over next steps to get on the ballot. 

ELAC: We are looking for Sutter parents of English learners to serve on our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).  ELAC makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs and you can learn more about the programs offered at school, and provide input with regular meetings with school administration. We are also looking for parents to help represent Sutter at district meetings on the DELAC committee. If you are interested in serving on our ELAC, please e-mail Desiree Sierra at .

Buscamos a padres de  estudiantes de inglés como segunda lengua de Sutter para que formen parte de nuestro Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC).  ELAC hace recomendaciones sobre programas para estudiantes con necesidades de segundo idioma y pueden aprender más sobre los programas ofrecidos en la escuela, y dar su opinión en las reuniones regulares con la administración de la escuela. También buscamos padres que ayuden a representar a Sutter en las reuniones del distrito en el comité DELAC. Si está interesado en servir en nuestro ELAC, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Desiree Sierra a .

Behavior in the Community:   Please talk with your children about their behavior in the community. If you allow your child to go to local businesses or areas after school, our Sutter Miners are expected to demonstrate respect.  Places of business should not be hang out spots for students.


Cristin Tahara