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Aug 21 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21 Sunrise Elementary will experience a partial view of the upcoming total eclipse.   Some classes will be at recess and other classes will have the opportunity to go outside to view the eclipse, under the guidance of their teacher.  Based on the information we were recently made aware of, we must  move to a Plan B for the eclipse viewing.   Plan B is to utilize the blacktop space and create pinhole cameras which do not require us to view the sun directly.  Please see this website for materials and ideas  I know this is a short turn around for a Monday viewing, but student safety is paramount.  Another option is to observe the eclipse via the internet inside the classroom.

If you prefer to not have your student view this event we have attached a special Eclipse Opt Out form here.  Please feel free to print it out, fill it out, and send it in to your child’s teacher.

We have been working closely with Risk Management and PreK-6 Education to make sure we are doing all we can to keep children safe and educated.  Many schools in our district are participating as this event is very rare, the last occurrence was in 1918.

Teachers have been asked to pre-educate students by 1) informing them that the eye’s retina does not have nerve endings, therefore it does not feel pain, 2) direct viewing of the sun can do permanent damage to their eyes, 3) regular sun glasses (as well as cameras without special filters) are not effective at blocking the harmful effects of direct viewing of the sun.

Based on the number of individual opt outs, we will plan an appropriate alternative activity in the multi-purpose room.

For more information about the eclipse visit the NASA eclipse information web page here.

Jamba Juice Thursdays



Cool off with a delicious and refreshing fruit smoothie after school!

Pick-Up a 16oz Smoothie for $5/each.  30% of sales will benefit the PFO.  There will be two flavors to choose from!

We will have tables in the quad by both the library and kinder gate!

Quantities will be limited.  Available while supply lasts.

2017-2018 TK & Kindergarten Dates

Dear Incoming TK and Kindergarten Parents:

We are very excited to meet our incoming students!  This letter will provide you with information you will need as we begin our new school year.


Kindergarten First Day of School


B, C, & D Tracks: Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Track: Thursday, August, 10th, 2017


Our school hours are as follows:


AM Schedule: 8:15-11:46 (Monday – Friday)


PM Schedule: 11:04-2:45 (Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.)

PM Schedule: 11:04-2:05 (Thur.)



Kindergarten Back-to-School Night

To help you and your child make a smooth transition to kindergarten, we will be holding a kindergarten parent Back-to-School Night before school begins. At this important meeting you will find out your child’s classroom teacher, hear an overview of our kindergarten program, and learn all of the important start of school procedures and details.  Back-to-School Night is designed for parents.  We will not have child care on campus.  Please make child care arrangements for your child (ren).


B, C, & D Tracks: Tuesday, July 11th @ 6:00 PM in your child’s classroom

A Track: Tuesday, August 8th @ 6:00 PM in your child’s classroom


Back to School Night will last approximately one hour.


TK & Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Day will be a time for you to bring your incoming Kindergartner to see the classroom and meet their teacher.  This is an open house type schedule.  We will not be assessing children or scheduling appointment times.


B, C, & D Tracks: Wednesday, July 12th classrooms will be open from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

A Track: Wednesday, August 9th classrooms will be open from 2:00 – 3:00 PM


Should you find that you no longer wish to participate in our Kindergarten program, please contact the school office promptly at (916) 985-4350.  We look forward to meeting all of you and welcoming our newest class of Sunrise Spartans!



Martin Hock III


Sunrise Elementary School


Spartan Clothes Closet

 Spartan Clothes Closet 

Got a Spartan shirt you’ve outgrown?

Going to a new school next year?

If so we’d love to take your gently used

Spartan wear as a donation for our

clothes closet!  Please send all Spartan

wear to Mrs. Bhopla in D8 by June 20th.

Open House & PFO Dinner Night Out @ Chick-fil-A (6/8/17)

Sunrise Elementary cordially invites you to join us on Thursday, June 8th for B  &  C Track‘s Open House and annual Art Exhibit.

The Art Exhibit will be held in the MP room from 5:00 – 6:30.

Classrooms will be open from 5:00 – 6:00 for you to visit your child’s classroom to see all the wonderful work and learning they have been doing all year long!

Join us after Open House for Family Dinner Night Out @ Chick-fil-A (2354 Sunrise Blvd.)!

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