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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.

FUNdraiser Event at Eagle’s Nest Park Tomorrow

Join the Sunrise Elementary PFO

for a FUNdraiser Event on
Tuesday, October 27th
Anatolia Food Trucks at Eagle’s Nest Park
from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
As a way to say “thank you” for the support SactoMoFo will be donating 10%
of all sales from the evening to the PFO!

Questions? Email

Red Ribbon Week October 26th-30th

     Next week, October 26th-30th, is Red Ribbon Week, when we rededicate ourselves to making healthy choices to take good care of our bodies.  Please let this week reinvigorate your resolve to eat healthy food, get active, and have conversations about saying “no” to things which are unhealthy for our bodies.
Monday           Wear Red.  Red Ribbon Week Kick Off Day! 
Tuesday           Wear athletic shoes.  Choices Day.  We choose to Walk out on Drugs.   
Wednesday     Wear crazy socks.   Feelings day.   Sock it to Drugs.
Thursday         Wear sunglasses.  Choices Day.  Shade out drugs.    
Friday              Wear a cap.  Pledge day.  Put a cap on drugs.

KCRA Kids Can Food Drive Begins Today

Image result for KCRA Kids canThe KCRA Kids Can Food Drive has been helping to feed the hungry families for 20 years. Sunrise will once again be helping out! The Food Drive will take place from October 12th – November 13th. Each classroom will be equipped with a box for donations of canned and non-perishable items. The most requested items are canned meats, vegetables, pasta, rice, beans, cereal, peanut butter, baby food and baby formula.

The food will be donated to the Cordova Community Food Locker here in Rancho Cordova. Our goal is to collect 1,200 items! Help your children practice the character trait of Caring, Giving, and Serving by sending in your generous donations!

Reminder! National Walk to School Day is Tomorrow!

Reminder! National Walk to School Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 7th. Sunrise Elementary School will have two walking school buses. A walking school bus is a group of students led by educators and volunteers who join at a designated location to walk to school. This school year, the buses are only able to accommodate individuals who are walking. For safety, kindergarten parents should accompany their children during the event.

We will have 2 walking school bus stations from which students may depart. The locations are as follows:

1. Anatolia & Iron Gate Way (Argonaut Park)

2. Clubhouse Park and Anatolia
11828 Chrysanthy Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Four educators will be at each location. Watch D.O.G.S. and other parent volunteers will work with educators at each walking bus station to keep our students safe.

The walking school bus located at the Clubhouse Park will depart at 7:50 am.

The walking school bus located at Iron Gate Way and Anatolia will depart at 7:50 am.

Students who participate on the walking school buses will receive an incentive from the educators located at their station.

Students who walk, bike, or ride a scooter on their own will receive an incentive from one of our community partners, Transportation Management Association (TMA) employee, Ms. Elle Steele, once they arrive to Sunrise Elementary School.

Sergeant Lozano (EGUSD Police Services) and Mr. Hock (principal) will be on campus to support National Walk to School Day as well.

STORM (Special Team of Role Models) Kids

We have an exciting opportunity to offer to our families!  On Wednesdays, beginning October 21, we will have an after school program called STORM (Special Team of Role Models) Kids.  STORM Kids is a non-profit organization run by Ron Robinson of Robinson’s Taekwondo.  The focus of this after school club will be character building through physical activity and healthy living.  Ron and his team will have a vendor booth at our Unity Carnival so you can meet him and the team and learn more about this opportunity for your children.

Upcoming events

Early Out Thursday Grades 1-6 only
*    Students attend school from 8:15 am – 1:55 pm.
Running for Rhett Fitness Prep – Tuesday & Thursday – 7:15 am 
Thursday (10-1-15) àAcademic and Character Awards
*    Grades 1 & 2 @ 8:40 am
*    Grades 3 & 4 @ 9:10 am
*    Grades 5 & 6 @ 9:50 am
Thursday (10-1-15) àJump Rope for Heart Event 10:40 am – 1:35 pm
Friday (10-2-15) àMinimum Day / Track Change Day
*    Grades 1 – 6th  attend school from  8:15 am – 12:45 pm.
TK and Kindergarten attend school from 8:15-11:46 am.

Friday (10-2-15) 
à Sunrise Unity Carnival – 4:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday (10-7-15) àNational Walk to School Day
*    Sunrise will have 2 walking school buses that depart at 7:50 am.  Please join us.
o   Argonaut Park
o   Clubhouse

Unity Carnival Update

Our Unity Carnival is next week!

This is a friendly reminder that raffle prize donations and pre sale ticket orders are due by this Friday, September 25, 2015.

Still need to purchase tickets or sign up for a volunteer spot?

To pre-order tickets visit:

To sign up to volunteer at the event go to:

Thank you for all that you do to support the Sunrise PFO! We look forward to seeing you at the Unity Carnival!

Sunrise PFO FUNdraising Event

Join the Sunrise Elementary PFO

for a FUNdraising Event

Wednesday, September 23rd

A Late Lunch or Dinner


Panda Express

(10831 Olsen Dr. Rancho Cordova)

Enjoy a Tasty Treat


Crazy for Yogurt

(10824 Olsen Dr. Rancho Cordova)

Please present this flier with your order at both spots

and 20% of the sale will be donated to Sunrise Elementary.


Questions? Email