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Sunrise Unity Carnival Survey

Dear PFO Members and Supporters,
Thanks to the support of our amazing Sunrise Elementary School community, we are pleased to share that the October 3 Sunrise Elementary Unity Carnival was a great success, netting a profit of more than $16,000!  We look forward to using these funds to continue to support the academic and creative endeavors of our Sunrise students and staff throughout the school year.
We are extremely grateful to our amazing faculty and dedicated parent/family volunteers, and all of you who contributed to and attended the carnival in support of our school.
In an effort to improve the Unity Carnival next year, we ask that you please click on the following link and fill out a short survey about the event: Sunrise Unity Carnival Survey. (The survey should only take a few minutes of your time.)
Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in the Sunrise Elementary PFO!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get involved in upcoming Sunrise PFO activities, please visit our web site at and contact us at
The Sunrise PFO Executive Board
Diane Standring, President
Messina Whalen, Vice President
Edie Ernst, Secretary
Ariane Clark, Treasurer
Tara Hollowell, Fundraising Co-Chair
Samantha Dougherty, Fundraising Co-Chair
Jennifer Corcoran, Unity Carnival Coordinator
Mark Aflleje, Marketing/Communications Chair


We are in need of 12 more volunteers to monitor our Awesome Activities at the carnival this afternoon! (Activities include bounce houses, hamster balls, spider climb, and inflatable obstacle course.)

We need 6 volunteers from 5-6pm, and 6 volunteers from 6-7pm.  If we do not have enough adults monitoring each station, those activities may be shut down until an adult volunteer can be found!

Please help us keep lines short and activities moving by volunteering an hour of your time this afternoon.  Email and let us know your name, phone #, and during which hour you’d be willing to help.

Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at the carnival!

Sunrise Unity Carnival

Join us this Friday, October 3 for the Sunrise Unity Carnival!

4:00-7:30pm at Sunrise Elementary

Food, Games, Activities, Raffle, and NEW for 2014… a Silent Auction!

Admission is free.  Food, game/activities wristbands and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the carnival.

Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted!

Thank you for your support!

Sunrise Carnival Map and Flier

Parent Volunteers Needed for Unity Carnival

The annual Unity Carnival is on Friday, Oct 3.  For those of you who are not familiar with the Carnival, it is an event that the PFO runs, that provides many fun activities and is a major fundraiser for the school.  Some of the activities are free and some require a paid wristband.  A flyer was sent home approximately two weeks ago about this and you can find further information on the Sunrise PFO Website at

Volunteers are always needed for this event in a wide range of activities.  In fact, the event cannot happen without the help of many parent volunteers.  If you can, please sign up to volunteer!   We are in great NEED of parent volunteers.

Most of the volunteer time slots are for only one-hour.  If you can help out and sign up for a slot, please do so.  You are also welcomed to sign up for more than one slot.  Your time and energy are GREATLY APPRECIATED!

To this end, to sign up for a volunteer slot, you can go to the following website:

Great parents are one of the keys to the success of our students at Sunrise Elementary!

Thank you so much!

Dinner Night Out at The Habit Burger Grill

Sunrise Elementary PFO

presents a 
Dinner Night Out

3161 Zinfandel Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Wednesday September 10th,

Be sure to take a flyer with you to get credit (20% of the proceeds will go to our school).
Habit Burger

Sunrise Unity Carnival

Unity Carnival tickets are now available online at!

Click on the Unity Carnival Tickets tab and add items like raffle tickets, activities and games wristbands, and meal deals to your cart.

Pay using your credit or debit card on PayPal! Don’t forget to put your child’s name, grade, track, and teacher’s name in the comments section before you pay.

Tickets for A, B, & D Tracks will go home Wednesday, October 1. C Track can pick-up their tickets at will call on Friday, October 3 at the carnival.

Pre-sale orders via the website will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 26. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you at the carnival!

C&D Track SaveAround Coupon Book Fundraiser

Orders are due by Wednesday, August 20,2014

For every 5 books sold, you get one FREE!

Prizes will be awarded for top selling students and classes!


Thank you for your support!

The Sunrise PFO 

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Join us for the first ever Sunrise Elementary KickIt Games Field Day!

Wednesday, May 21 (Grades 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and AM Kindergarten) and Thursday May 22 (Grades 1st, 4th, 5th, and PM Kindergarten)

See the schedule for specific times.  Feel free to come as a spectator or better yet, a parent volunteer!  We need at least 5 parents per grade level to help us out.  Please email if you’d like to volunteer.

Thank you and see you at Field Day! GO SPARTANS!!

General Member Meeting and PFO Elections Today

Please join the Sunrise PFO for our General Member Meeting and PFO Elections!  Wednesday, May 14 at 2:45pm in the Sunrise Library.  The attached document  includes the meeting agenda, financial information, and PFO executive board candidates and ballot.  Please feel free to email with any questions, comments or suggestions.  We hope you can join us as we wrap up the year and vote for our executive board members.  Thank you for your support and for a great school year! J

Reminder – KickIt Games cash sponsorships due tomorrow

Good Evening Sunrise Students & Parents:

The Fundraising stage of the KickIt Games ends at midnight tonight.  Remember, you will need to turn in all of your cash sponsorships tomorrow (Wednesday).

Please find below instructions for turning in your cash sponsorships:

Step 1:  Enter all of your cash sponsorships into your student account.  First, be sure your sponsor is added into your “Contacts”.  Then you can enter the sponsorships by clicking on “My Sponsors” and then the “New Cash Sponsorship” button.

Step 2:  Once you have entered all of the cash sponsorships, go to “My Sponsors” and click on the “Print Cash Sponsorship Summary” button to print your summary.

Step 3:  Review the Cash Sponsorship Summary, making sure that all of the cash amounts are correct

Step 4:  If there are any changes you need to make to the sponsorships, click on “My Sponsors”, select the Sponsor record you would like to change, and then click on the “Edit Cash Sponsorship” button.

Step 5:  Once the Cash Sponsorship Summary matches the amount of all of your cash sponsorships, place both your cash and the Cash Sponsorship Summary into the Cash Collection Envelope you received from your teacher at the beginning of the fundraiser.  (NOTE:  If you cannot find the Cash Collection Envelope don’t worry, just place the cash and report in any envelope that is secure. Be sure to add your name, class, and grade to the envelope.)

Step 6:  Bring your cash sponsorships into your teacher.

That’s it – you’re done!   Coming up next is the Field Day so be ready to do your very best for your class!

Thank you so much for supporting Sunrise in the KickIt Games!

KickIt Games Update

Good Morning, Sunrise Students, Teachers, and Parents!

Welcome to Day 9 of the KickIt Games!  There are just 5 more days to go to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.  With $6,445 raised, we are 64% of the way to our goal!  With just 112 students raising this much, imagine if 200 more students raised just $10 each – that equals $2,000 more!

We hope you all enjoyed our 1st Get Excited Event!  Get ready for our 2nd giant cup stacker game!  The student who raises the most for their class between Wednesday 5/7 and the end of the fundraiser will get to compete in our second event!  Remember, each Get Excited player receives a prize and earns game points for their classroom!

Guess who else gets to play with the cup stackers???  Teachers!  That’s right – at the end of the fundraiser, the teacher of the class that raises the most in each grade will race against the clock to build a structure with the giant cup stackers!  Seven teachers will earn gift card points for their class based on what they build!  You can help your class by raising funds and giving your teacher a chance at competing in this exciting Minute to Win It event!

Reminder:  Every point counts for your class!  Don’t risk falling too far behind – be sure to send out your emails and texts seeking your sponsors today!

Thank you for supporting Sunrise in this fun event!  READY, SET, GOOOO!! 

Chuck E. Cheese’s Night Added to the Calendar

Mark December 6, 2013 on your calendar. Come to Chuck E. Cheeses at 6251 Sunrise Blvd. and support Sunrise Elementary! 15% of sales that night will be donated to our school!

Chuck E Cheese flier