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Traffic Safety Announcements

Good afternoon families.  We appreciate that you arrive early to Sunrise to allow your students to experience a high-quality educational experience.  We are asking that you continue to drive safely and adhere to the rules of the road.  You can help us to maintain safety by committing to do the following things:
*    Drive at a reduced speed while in the parking lot and in the drop-off zone on Cobble Brook.  (2 to 8 miles per hour would be ideal.)
*    Refrain from parking on Cobble Brook in the drop-off zone at dismissal.  You will potentially delay all drivers if you park here.
*    Refrain from crossing in the drop-off zone on Cobble Brook.  Cars are not expecting to see pedestrians in the zone, and students’ lives are placed at risk when crossing occurs.
*    Front Parking Lot:  Pull forward as much as possible to allow more cars to reach the proper loading zone.  Loading behind the crosswalk is a safety hazard.
*    If you are waiting to move forward to the pick-up zone, please refrain from cutting through the line to zoom ahead of others.  This creates a safety hazard.
*    Refrain from making U-turns on Cobble Brook during arrival and dismissal time.  This presents a safety hazard for other drivers (especially when cars turn from the drop-off zone through 3 other lines of traffic.
*    Tickets will be distributed when police are on patrol and notice vehicles in driveways, near the fire hydrant, yellow zones, and disabled parking (without placards displayed).
Here are some suggestions for entering through our gates prior to 8:15 am, and you can select an option that works best for your family:
*    Come to Sunrise between 7:55 am and 8:05 am.  The lines are shorter.
*    Consider parking 2 blocks away and walking to campus.
*    Encourage your children to be ready to exit the vehicle prior to your car loading in the zone.  This helps to move all cars through swiftly.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Tamela L. Moore
Vice Principal
Sunrise Elementary
Work#:  916-985-4350

Attention families of 6th Grade students

It’s never too early to begin thinking about college!  Sacramento State has a College Making it Happen free event on Saturday, April 2 at their University Ballroom (6000 J Street, Sacramento) from 8:00-1:00.  It is designed to help 6th grade students and families plan for early academic and financial readiness.  You will have the opportunity to meet college admissions counselors, find ways to pay for college, take a tour of the campus, and explore college majors like Athletics, Chemistry, Engineering and Computer Science, General Medicine, Public Safety and Law Enforcement, Teaching, Veterinary Medicine and more.  This event is in partnership with UC Davis, University of the Pacific, the Los Rios Community College District and other community-based organizations.

Go Math Part III / English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Night

You are cordially invited to attend the

Go Math Part III / English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Night

Invited Guests: All Sunrise Elementary Parents

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time: 6pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Sunrise Elementary MP Room

Purpose(s) of the Meeting:

  • Parents will discover how students use CCSS Mathematical Practices to solve problems.
  • 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. Students will also earn one homework pass to be used on an assignment that the teacher, student, and parents agree upon.


16-17 Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and New Student Registration

Registration packets for Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and new students for the 2016-17 school year will available on Wednesday, January 6th at 7:30AM. In order to be eligible for Kindergarten (K) in 2016-17 school year, a child must turn five by September 1, 2016. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is available for children who will turn five between September 2 and December 2, 2016.

On January 6th, priority numbered registration packets will be distributed. The completed packet and required accompanying information are due back to the school office no later than 3:30 PM on Monday, February 1, 2016, in order to maintain your date and time of registration and packet number priority. Packets returned after February 1, 2016 will be given a new registration number based on the date and time that the completed registration packet is returned.

When returning the completed registration packet, you must bring the following items with you:

Birth Certificate
Immunization Records – Please see attached Immunization Requirement Sheet
Proof of Residence within the District consisting of the following:
Must produce ONE from this column:

o Property tax receipts for the current residence.

o Mortgage statements in parent/guardian’s name. If the home is under construction, a title/deed or signed sales or purchase agreement in parent/guardian’s name will be accepted. Additionally, if you use one of these documents, a current PG&E, SMUD bill that indicates location of service or a mortgage payment must be presented to the school within six months.

o Rental/Lease agreement – Current or recently signed in parent/guardian’s name. Additionally, if you use one of these documents, two consecutive months of a current PG&E or SMUD bill in the parent/guardian’s name must be presented to the school within two months.

AND Must produce ONE from this column:

o Parent/Guardian’s motor vehicle registration with current address.

o Parent/Guardian’s driver’s license with current residence.

o Court documents indicating current address.

o Payment verification (paid invoice, credit card receipt, cashed check) for two consecutive months of two of the following utilities: gas, electricity, water or garbage for the current residence must be presented within two months of enrollment.

o Rent payment receipts for two consecutive months for the current residence must be presented within two months of enrollment.

o Documentation from the Department of Human Assistance with current residence.

You will also be submitting a request for preferred AM/PM assignment and track assignment as Sunrise is on a year-round calendar for the 15-16 school year.

Since the foyer in our office is very small, we will be distributing registration packets in our multi-purpose room. January 6th will be a very busy day in the school office. We would ask your assistance by waiting to return any completed packets until the following day. When coming to the office to submit a completed packet, please be aware that the packet must be reviewed by office staff before it is stamped and accepted. This process can take ten to fifteen minutes.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sunrise Spartan school community!

Students currently enrolled for the 2015-16 school year, including current Transitional Kindergarten students, will automatically be registered for the 2016-17 school year. Parents of current Sunrise students do not need to take any action. Parents of current TK students, you will be contacted later in December and January to designate your track preference.

If you have neighbors whose eldest child may be kinder age, please share this information.

“Dips and Dancing”

A fabulous multicultural opportunity is being planned for Sunrise Elementary!  Our PFO is planning and sponsoring an event called “Dips and Dancing” on April 29.  We are looking for families who have contacts with local cultural dancers who would love to share their dance with our community.  Quite possibly your family would like to share a part of your culture with our school community and teach us to dance. If so, please contact Principal Marty Hock at with your information or interest.  Thank you!

Parent Education Night and ELAC Meeting Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the MP Room

Good afternoon parents. Tonight is our first school-wide parent education night and English Learner Advisory Committee meeting. We look forward to you coming to Sunrise Elementary at 5:45 pm today, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to enjoy light refreshments with our entire parent community in the multi-purpose room. We will begin our education night agenda promptly at 6pm.

You will discover how Sunrise educators are developing plans to improve student learning for all and give your input on how we can continue to enhance our plan.

All parents who attend will earn a lunchroom preferential seating pass for their children to use for 2 consecutive days. (B Track students will use their passes when they return in January.

Free daycare will be provided. Two Sunrise staff members will supervise students from 6pm – 7:30 pm.

We look forward to your family’s attendance tonight. We’ll see you at 5:45 pm for community bonding time and light refreshments. J


Tamela Moore

Vice Principal


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Our principal, Mr. Hock, is soliciting your input regarding our school plan.  As you may know, every year our team evaluates our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Obtaining your feedback helps us write the best plan for student success and it leverages our collective intelligence.  Input will be sought at parent meetings from a variety of groups, but you may want to email Mr. Hock directly.  There are several areas of our plan that require your feedback: “Basic Services: How can we improve our facilities and equipment to benefit the physical and emotional health and safety of all students?” , “Implementation of the California Common Core State Standards: How can we help parents to support their children with the new standards with in and out of school learning”, “Student Achievement: How can we ensure all students graduate college and career-ready and close all achievement gaps?”, “Parent Involvement: How can we help parents to become involved in our school?”, “Student Engagement: Promote positive learning environments and help students feel more connected to school?”, and “School Climate: What areas of school safety would you change or improve at your school?”.  If you have input on one, any, or all of these areas, please feel free to meet with Mr. Hock personally, or to email him your feedback at

Lost and Found Items

Our Lost and Found bin is overflowing with items.  If your child has lost an item please remind them to look through our lost and found bin during their recess over the next three weeks.  During the week of December 16 we will lay all of the clothes out on a table for one final attempt to have each item find its home.  B Track students must search for their lost items during their first week back after the break, or a parent may accompany their student to the Lost and Found bin during the off track month.  All unclaimed items will be delivered to Goodwill on January 8.

Attention Parents!!!

You are cordially invited to attend the

Understanding Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and English Language Advisory Committee Meeting (ELAC) Parent Night

Invited Guests:  All Sunrise Elementary Parents

Date:  Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time:  6pm – 7:30 pm

Location:  Sunrise Elementary MP Room

Purpose(s) of the Meeting: 

All parents will gain a better understanding of CCSS and how teachers implement the curriculum to improve student achievement.

ELAC parents will elect officers and give their input on how funds and resources are allocated to increase student achievement.

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.

Future ELAC and Parent Education Night Dates:

January 13, 2016 – Go Math Night

February 3, 2016 –Writing Night (DBQ)

March 2, 2016 –SBAC Practice Night

May 4, 2016 – Celebration Night

4th Grade Olive Oil Fundraiser

Olive Oil Fundraiser

Olive Oil Direct from the Farmer
Makes Great Holiday Gifts

Personalized Sunrise Elementary Label
(click Sunrise Elementary Order Form for a copy of the order form)

Price : $15 Per 500ml Bottle
Payment Due at Time of Order

B Track:  Orders Due – Friday, Nov. 6th

                                  Delivery Date – Friday, November 13th

A, C and D Tracks:  Orders Due – December 4th

                                          Delivery Date – December 11th

Please help support the 4th grade classes in raising money for their upcoming trip to Coloma Outdoor Discovery School.

GATE Meeting Scheduled for 11/9

We have a GATE Parent meeting for 3rd -6th grade families scheduled for November 9 at 6:00 in the multi-purpose room.  Come learn about how your child may qualify for Gifted and Talented Education and our GATE program offerings over the next several months.

Tomorrow, October 30th – REMINDER

Reminder to families: as is tradition at our school, costumes should not be worn to school tomorrow, October 30.  Our school will continue to have spirit days that include dressing up throughout the year.  We encourage everyone who participates to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween on Saturday, October 31.  Please also closely monitor and limit the number of pieces of candy that come to school.  Thanks for your partnership.
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