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Important Information for 2015-2016 School Year

Office Hours  Closed June 29th through July 6th     Reopens – Tuesday, July 7th

First Day of School for 15-16
Tracks BCD – Tuesday, July 14th
Track A – Thursday, August 6th

Campus Visitation to locate classroom and red dot
Tracks BCD – Monday, July 13th 5:00-6:00 PM
Track A – Wednesday, August 5th 5:00-6:00PM

Back to School Night – Grades 1-6
BCD Tracks  Tuesday, July 14th
5:30 – 6:00  Principal’s Address Grades: 1-3
6:00 – 6:40  Primary Classroom Presentations Grades: 1-3
6:45 – 7:25  Intermediate Classroom Presentations Grades 4-6
7:30 – 8:00  Principal’s Address Grades: 4-6
A Track – Thursday, August 6th  (same schedule as above)

IMPORTANT
New Daily Schedule – Class begins at 8:15,  five minutes earlier, and dismisses five minutes later at 2:45.  Gates open at 8:05. Thursdays students are dismissed at 1:55 for Early Out.  Bus riders will be supervised until 2:45.

School Day Grades 1-6                                 AM Kindergarten                PM Kindergarten
M,T,W, F  8:15-2:45                                       M-F 8:15-11:46                     M-F 11:14-2:45
***Early Out Thursdays 8:15-1:55         
Kindergarten does not participate in early out.

California State Fair Fundraiser

Is your family planning on going to the California State Fair?

This year, “The Best is Back” from July 10 – 26th, 2015. Our School has the opportunity to earn $1 for (1) each single general admission ticket sale generated ($10.00 pre-sale price) and each unlimited carnival ride wristband sale generated ($28.00 pre-sale price) for tickets purchased online through the CAStateFair.org website.

You MUST use the discount code “SunrisePFO2015” for us to receive credit! Anyone can use our unique discount code so please SHARE THIS INFORMATION with your family & friends! Order your tickets today at http://www.castatefair.org/buy-tickets-2015-california-state-fair/ Tickets are available online only until July 9th, so order your tickets today!

Oh, and don’t forget to redeem your Read to Ride flyers and get two free ride tickets for every two books you read! The flyer can be downloaded at http://www.castatefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Final-to-Press-CSF-Read-to-Ride-Eng.pdf.  Any school aged child K-8 is eligible to participate in this free program!

Thanks for Supporting the Sunrise Elementary PFO!

Important Dates and Times

Dear Parents: To help us all keep up with the quick transition between the end of the 14-15 school year -and the start of the 15-16 school year, you will find all of the important dates and times for students that are currently enrolled in TK through 6th grade.  Please save for your reference.

Wednesday, June 24th  – K all Early, 1-6 Regular

6th Grade to King’s Skate – End of Year Activity
Kindergarten Field Day – Kinder wing and classrooms
Second Grade Field Day – 9:00
Academic Awards – 8:40 Grades 3&4, 9:15 Grades 5 – Multi
Yearbooks for Sale – 2:40 in front of the office, $20 cash until gone

Thursday, June 25th – K all Early, 1-6 Regular

Kinder Promotions – Multipurpose Room    C Track 8:40    B Track 9:10   A Track 9:40
Please wait outside the multi at the door near the parking lot until the doors open for your track’s scheduled promotion time. Thank you!
First and Fourth Grade Field Days – AM

Friday, June 26thMinimum Day  – Grades 1-6 8:20-12:30, Kinder all early 8:20-11:51

Sixth Grade Promotion & Awards 9:00 Multi
Third Grade Field Day – Argonaut Park
Report Cards and 15-16 Class Assignments Home
Lost and Found - Lost and found not claimed by the end of the day on Friday, June 26th will be donated to charity.

Office Hours  Closed June 29th through July 6th     Reopens – Tuesday, July 7th

First Day of School for 15-16
Tracks BCD – Tuesday, July 14th
Track A – Thursday, August 6th

Campus Visitation to locate classroom and red dot
Tracks BCD – Monday, July 13th 5:00-6:00 PM
Track A – Wednesday, August 5th 5:00-6:00PM

Back to School Night – Grades 1-6
BCD Tracks  Tuesday, July 14th
5:30 – 6:00  Principal’s Address Grades: 1-3
6:00 – 6:40  Primary Classroom Presentations Grades: 1-3
6:45 – 7:25  Intermediate Classroom Presentations Grades 4-6
7:30 – 8:00  Principal’s Address Grades: 4-6
A Track – Thursday, August 7th  (same schedule as above)

IMPORTANT
New Daily Schedule – Class begins at 8:15,  five minutes earlier, and dismisses five minutes later at 2:45.  Gates open at 8:05. Thursdays students are dismissed at 1:55 for Early Out.  Bus riders will be supervised until 2:45.

School Day Grades 1-6                                 AM Kindergarten                PM Kindergarten
M,T,W, F  8:15-2:45                                       M-F 8:15-11:46                     M-F 11:14-2:45
***Early Out Thursdays 8:15-1:55         
Kindergarten does not participate in early out.

Sincerely, Mrs. Hunt-Brown

 

Update Notice About Track Changes

Dear Sunrise Parents:

The coming week will find us working on two major projects both involving track changes.

First, twelve current third grade B Track students must be moved from B Track to one of the other tracks in order to adjust for the difference in class sizes of 24:1 in primary and 28:1 in fourth grade. Parents of students in our third grade B Track have each received a letter explaining the details and the process that will be used. Volunteers have been solicited. There are currently insufficient volunteers so administrative transfers will be made based on date and time of registration. Additionally, we must change the track of several first grade students due to the impact of student retentions at this grade level. We apologize for the disruption that administrative track changes cause.

Second, we will begin looking at requests for track change. We currently have over ninety requests to change track. We currently have only 28 spaces for track change, the large majority of which are in grades 4-6. Some grades and tracks have no spaces. These numbers demonstrate that we have very limited space availability to honor requests especially in families with several children. We are also currently over-enrolled by thirteen students for next year’s kindergarten program. Late enrolling kindergarten students will start the year in tentative class assignments. Newly enrolled students in grades 1-6 students will be placed after this track change process for current students has been completed.

Everyone’s help is needed. If your child(ren) will not be returning to Sunrise for the 15-16 school year and you have not yet notified the office, please call 985-4350. Increasing the number of available spaces for movement, will greatly aide in the track change process. If you receive a phone call from either Mrs. Hunt-Brown or Mrs. Hufstedler, please reply promptly. With enrollment as tight as it is, the process is intricate with each change connected to the next. Prompt return of phone calls will help us move through this process more efficiently.

If you have submitted a track change request that we are unable to honor prior to the start of school, your request will remain active through December of 2015. As spaces become available between July and December, we will continue to honor requests.

We thank you in advance for your assistance and patience.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

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!