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PFO General Member Meeting & New Principal Reception

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15-16 NEW Programs/Structures

The 15-16 school year will bring two new programs/structures to EGUSD and Sunrise Elementary. The two new programs/structures are Physical Education classes for students in 4th -6th grade and a weekly Early Out schedule each Thursday. Both are the result of agreements made between the school district and the teachers’ association.

Physical Education Classes
Students in grades 4-6 will receive two forty minute instructional periods each week from a
Physical Education Subject Matter Specialist. This is a two year pilot program that was
developed collaboratively between the teachers association and the school district to resolve
class size and building capacity issues. Primary grade students will also receive some instruction
from the specialist as the schedule allows.

Early-Out Schedule
Next year, students in grades 1-6 will attend school on a shortened day one day each week. The
purpose of the Early-Out time is to provide a regular opportunity for teachers to work
collaboratively in grade levels to plan curriculum, assess and evaluate student performance, and
to develop interventions and/or extensions for specific students. The day that has been selected at
Sunrise is Thursdays. The staff selected Early-Out as opposed to Late-Start after considering the
work patterns and daycare needs of the community.
Each Thursday, students in grades 1-6 will be dismissed fifty (50) minutes early. To provide for
the fifty minutes of reduced instructional time on Thursdays, the number of minutes of
instruction on the remaining four days of the week will be extended by ten (10) minutes. The
kindergarten schedule will remain unchanged. This structure is a two year pilot.
Bus service will not be adjusted for the early dismissal on Thursdays. Supervision for regular
bus riders will be provided on site.
Many of you may be familiar with Early-Out/Late-Start because you have children at the middle
or high school. As a faculty, we are still working out the exact timing and details of Early-Out
Thursdays and the extended time on the remaining four days. Watch for further communication
for exact times.

Mrs. Hunt-Brown will be available to answer questions about these two new
programs/structures on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:30AM and at 6:00 PM in the library.

New Principal for Sunrise

Sunrise Spartan Families:
The new principal for Sunrise Elementary has been named! I am pleased to announce that Martin Hock will become the principal for Sunrise Elementary upon my retirement. Mr. Hock is an experienced principal within the Elk Grove Unified School District. Look for an introductory letter from Mr. Hock in this week’s Wednesday folder.
Sincerely
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Minimum Day Tomorrow

Reminder!
Tomorrow (May 8th) is a Minimum Day for all students.
(Professional Development for Teachers)

Kindergarten: ALL EARLY 8:20 – 11:51
1st – 6th: 8:20 – 12:30

Last Day to Purchase Yearbook is Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, is the last day to purchase a Sunrise Spartan Yearbook!  The yearbook makes for great memories. You may purchase a yearbook on line at www.sunrisepfo.org (will close at midnight) or from the PFO representative who will be selling right after school out in front of the office.  The cost of the yearbook is $20. Don’t miss this important deadline! There will not be extra yearbooks available if you miss this date.

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Congratulations to US! Together we are approaching the conclusion of our first year on a year-round calendar. It has been an amazingly smooth transition. The next two months will be extremely busy as the tracks begin the cycle of end-of-the-year activities. Next week you will receive the May and June events calendars. They will come home paper copy and as an email attachment. Please save these calendars for reference.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT Dates
 
Tuesday, April 28th – B Track returns from off track
Friday, May 8th – Regional MINIMUM DAY – Professional Development for Teachers
1-6 8:20-12:30 Kinder – All Early 8:20 – 11:51
 
Monday, May 25th – HOLIDAY – No School
 
Friday, May 29th – Track Change Day – MINIMUM DAY
1-6 8:20-12:30 Kinder – All Early 8:20 – 11:51
D Track Promotions in the Multipurpose Room
Kinder 8:30 a.m.
6th Grade 9:00 a.m.
 
Thank you!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Writing/ELAC Parent Night Tonight

Good morning Sunrise parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Writing for Elementary Grade Students / English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Night which will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in the multi-purpose room from 6pm – 7:30 pm. Parents will discover how students use Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to…

  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • Produce clear and coherent writing
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
  • ELAC parents will make decisions on proposed programs for students who are designated as English learners.

At the conclusion of the event, parents will receive a 3 Star Pass for their child(ren) to use at lunch time. The pass entitles students to have preferential dining seating and early dismissal to lunch recess. In addition, each student whose family attends will receive one homework pass for an assignment upon which the student and teacher both agree.

We look forward to seeing you here at 6pm tonight (Thursday, April 9, 2015).

The 2014-2015 Sunrise Elementary Yearbook is now on sale!

These beautiful full-color yearbooks are available in limited quantities for only $20 and will be on-sale until May 1 or until we sell out. Deliveries will be made to students during the last week of school. Parents can purchase on line now at www.sunrisepfo.org (Please note a $1 fee for online and credit cards sales) or purchase at school during the designated time periods.

Friday – April 3rd  8:10-8:30

Tuesdays after school – 2:40-3:00 April 7, 14, and 21

Thursdays before school – 8:10-8:30   April 9, 16, and 23

Payments can be made by cash, check or credit.

No extra yearbooks will be ordered.

Questions?  Email sunriseelementarypfo@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Save the Date—April 9, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the

Writing / English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Night

Invited Guests:  All Sunrise Elementary Parents

Date:  Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:  6pm – 7:30 pm

Location:  Sunrise Elementary MP Room

 

Purpose(s) of the Meeting:

  • Parents will discover how students use Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to…
    • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
    • Produce clear and coherent writing
    • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
    • ELAC parents will make decisions on proposed programs for students who are designated as English learners.

Prizes for Students:  At the conclusion of the event, parents will receive a 3 Star Pass for their children to use at lunch time.  The pass entitles students to have dining seating preference and early dismissal to lunch recess.

Light refreshments will be served in the multi-purpose room.

 

Spring Picture Day Tomorrow

Don’t forget tomorrow, April 1st, is spring picture day for B,C, & D tracks.

Excel Photographers will also be taking pictures for sixth grade promotions.

Reminder! Family Bingo Night Tonight

Tonight is our Family Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00pm.

*Doors open at 6:30, First BINGO game begins at 6:45 sharp!
Sunrise Elementary Multipurpose Room
Admission is FREE! Due to limited seating capacity of the MPR, participation will be first come, first served.
Drinks, snacks, and dessert will be available for purchase.
Bingo cards and markers will be provided.
All participants will go home with a treat and there will be
PRIZES for Bingo winners!

Yearbook photos needed! 

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If you have attended any classroom or school functions and have documented them on film, the yearbook staff would love to see those for possible inclusion in our 2014/2015 yearbook.  We are facing a deadline and would like to have all classes fully represented in this annual keepsake.  If you have photos that you would like to have considered for the yearbook, please forward them (along with the class or function represented) to: SunriseElemYearbook@gmail.com.  We will need your photos no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Thank you so much in advance for your contributions!