Principal’s Message


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Dawson and Sunset Elementary Schools, Gold Ribbon Schools, serving 400+ students 2-5. We have a highly skilled and committed staff, an involved parent community and a beautiful campus.  We have high expectations for all our students and believe the district motto, ” TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.”  We encourage you to be involved at our school and support your student’s education.

Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact us.  The needs of our students is our top priority and they are best met when we work together.  We look forward to a great year!  I am frequently in the classrooms, out on campus, and in meetings to support teaching and learning on our campus. Therefore, I am not always available to speak to you when you drop in or phone.  Please schedule an appointment (face-to-face or telephone) so I can give you my undivided attention.  The secretaries are happy to arrange this for you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding our program at Dawson Elementary School.


Cari Carlson, Principal