SUTTER BBQ & CARNIVAL, TUESDAY, JUNE 10
                                        DONATIONS NEEDED!
Mr. Rodriguez is asking for donations and volunteers for the campus-wide BBQ & Carnival for all 7th and 8th graders on Tuesday, June 10.  Here’s the sign up sheet.  (Please bring monetary donations to the office this week.  Cash is preferable.)
The menu will include hot dogs, chips, watermelon and drinks.  Mr. Rodriguez says he has a donation lined up for the hot dog buns, but he needs our help with the rest. Please call or send him an email if you have questions or need more information:  264-4150 /
Thanks to the parents who’ve already signed up to volunteer at the Sutter fireworks booth at the River Park Shopping Center on Carlson Drive, June 28 – July 5. Mr. Rodriguez wants to reach as many parents as possible before the school year ends. Here’s the sign-up sheet for shifts.
Staff Appreciation

The PTSO Staff Appreciation Luncheon is Friday, May 16.  The theme is Italian!

Please bring your favorite pasta dish, salad, bread, bite-sized desserts or beverages  such as bottled water and Italian sodas.  We also need volunteers for two-hour shifts in the morning and afternoon.

Take a look at the sign-up sheet or feel free to contact volunteer coordinator Patty Roberts at 916-716-4700 or

Sutter Miners Social
We have good news to share!  The Sutter Miners Social and silent auction raised more than $15,000.  Mr. Rodriguez says the money will go towards a new multi-media Creativity & Innovation Center to replace the aging computer lab.

Sign up for the fireworks booth
The next big fundraiser is the 4th of July fireworks booth.  Mr. Rodriguez and the PTSO need volunteers to sign up before school gets out.  Fireworks sales begin on Saturday, June 28, and wrap up on the 4th of July.

Please email Mr. Rodriguez at or PTSO president Desiree Pierson at if you’re able to volunteer.

What Makes Sutter so Special?

Greg Purcell, Sutter principal from 1993 – 2007:

Sutter Middle School is an incredibly special place!  It is more than a school; it is a “belief.” The belief is that “Sutter Nation” is a community of students and adults striving each day to be as a great as possible.”

From the day I took over as principal in 1993, I believed that we as a school community, could be an academic beacon in the city of Sacramento. By hiring teachers and support staff who wanted to be a part of something bigger than any individual, we were able to create a learning environment that attracted students and families from all over Sacramento.

Sutter continues to be “the school of choice” for students and families who want to be a part of something great while continuing to build the Sutter legacy.

Meena Jensen, Sutter teacher from 1985-2012:

I think Sutter students, by and large, feel loved at this school. You can see it in their faces and hear it in their voices as they rush up and down the stairs, plough through the hallways, light up a classroom, plunging head and heart first into the tragicomedy that is the middle school experience.

Great leadership lifted this school from the ordinary to the special and now what is special is ordinary here: a school where most adults care strongly about doing their best for students and expecting the best from their students and where most students respond by thriving.

Marisa Louie, Sutter graduate 2004:

The two years that I spent at Sutter Middle School were some of the best years in my educational experiences. I was surrounded by motivated peers and confident staff who worked hard to ensure that our classroom was a reciprocal learning community.

I felt valued by my teachers and the administrative team and most importantly, I felt safe. By getting involved with school athletics, I realized my role in being part of something greater than myself. Through my academic and athletic experiences, I developed a tremendous amount of respect and pride for my school. Nine years later, I’m back at Sutter Middle School in a different capacity and I’m still living the dream.

Be part of the Sutter experience and donate.  CLICK HERE

5 responses to “SUTTER HAPPENINGS

  1. Pete,

    How can I find out information regarding the EWaste company Sutter uses? I have computer items to purge and would like to work with this group if Sutter receives money. Any information is greatly appreciated!


    Holly Macriss
    parent of 7th Grader

  2. Michelle van de Heetkamp

    Hi Pete – David asked me to get in touch w you. Will you please email me? Thank you! Michelle

  3. Victoria Camargo

    Where do we find the back to school shopping list?

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