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Thank You from the PFO

Thank You!
From the
Sunrise Elementary PFO
We couldn’t do it without YOU, our amazing Sunrise parents and families.
With your support throughout the 2015-2016 school year, we raised about $40,000!
With these funds, we were able to:
Fund the Accelerated Reader Program
Purchase classroom Chrome Books and other technology
Support all grade levels by providing money for field trips
Provide classroom supplies and equipment
Offer activities like the Unity Carnival and Family Movie Night
Offer the Sunrise Elementary Yearbook
Fund assemblies and other on-campus student enrichment activities
Provide student awards, folders, planners, and achievement tags
As the school year comes to a close, the PFO Executive Board has decided that it will operate through a governing board starting in July 2016, when the 2016-17 school year begins. The PFO is looking for new members to join a dynamic group of PFO Executive Board members to plan and lead next year’s family events and fundraisers.  
If you are interested in being a part of the PFO Governing Board for the 2016-17 school year, please contact Mr. Hock at
Thank you again for your ongoing support and for making Sunrise Elementary an amazing place for our children to learn and grow.
The 2015-16 Sunrise Elementary PFO Board
Diane Standring, President
Messina Whalen, Vice President
Edie Ernst, Secretary
Ariane Clark, Treasurer
Sam Dougherty, Fundraising Chair
Jen Corcoran, Unity Carnival Chair
Spencer Greenlee, Marketing & Communications Chair

Safety Reminder for Morning Arrival

Good morning Sunrise Spartans!  I hope your morning is off to a pleasant start.  This email pertains to a morning arrival safety announcement.
All students in grades K – 6 on Tracks A/B/C will begin their instructional day at  8:15 am beginning Wednesday, June 22, 2016 through Friday, June 24, 2016.
Parents/guardians, please refrain from parking in the drop-off zones or stopping in the drop-off zone to observe students entering classrooms.  There are options for our community to consider for morning arrival below:
*    You can park within one or 2 blocks walking distance to escort your students to class or the blacktop.
*    You can park in the main parking lot to escort your students to class.
When parents park and/or abandon their vehicles in the drop off zone for morning arrival,  student attendance rates and teachers’ ability to maximize all instructional minutes are negatively impacted.  Thank you in advance for helping us to maintain the quality of instruction by complying with our traffic safety protocols. 
Note: Help us to spread the word in the community.  Thanks.
Tamela L. Moore
Vice Principal
Sunrise Elementary
Work#:  916-985-4350
Great things are coming our way today.  Believe it!  J


For students who did not pre-order a yearbook but would like to purchase one, extra yearbooks will be on sale this 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 after school at 2:45 in front of the LIBRARY .
Yearbooks will be sold for $20, CASH ONLY, on a first come, first served basis.
If there are any issues or if you any questions, please send all inquiries to

D Track Yearbooks

D Track Yearbooks have been delivered! If you did not order a yearbook during our pre-sale window, we will have extra yearbooks for sale on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:45pm in front of the Sunrise library for D Track students.. $20 CASH ONLY, please. Students on tracks A, B, & C will have yearbooks delivered the last week of school in June and we will have extra yearbooks available for sale for A, B, & C track students at that time. Feel free to contact the PFO with any questions. Thank you!


Sunrise Elementary PFO 2015-16 Executive Board

Diane Standring – President

Messina Whalen – VP

Edie Ernst – Secretary

Ariane Clark – Treasurer

Samantha Dougherty – Fundraising Chair

Jennifer Corcoran – Unity Carnival Chair

Spencer GreenleeMarketing & Communications Chair

PFO General Member Meeting Today

Please join us for a brief General Member PFO meeting on Wednesday, May 25 at 3 p.m. in the Sunrise Library where we will wrap up the school year, ratify PFO spending and talk about the new direction of the PFO Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year. (See agenda )

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email us at

Thank you for your support!

Please visit our website at


Sunrise Elementary PFO 2015-16 Executive Board

Diane Standring – President

Messina Whalen – VP

Edie Ernst – Secretary

Ariane Clark – Treasurer

Samantha Dougherty – Fundraising Chair

Jennifer Corcoran – Unity Carnival Chair

Spencer GreenleeMarketing & Communications Chair

Sunrise Bike Rodeo

Join us at the Bike Rodeo this Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM hosted by Smart Routes to School.

Make sure you bring your bike and a helmet too! Parents must check in students prior to participation. See you there!


General PFO Meeting Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 

Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 3:00 PM in the Sunrise Elementary Library for a PFO general meeting.
We need as many members as possible present to reach a quorum.
Come learn about current PFO events, current fundraising results, and how you can get involved.
See you there!


Submit Potential Yearbook Pictures by Friday, April 8

Do you have fun pictures of your Sunrise Elementary student(s) and their classmates at this year’s school events?
If so, send your photos noting the names and grades of the children pictured to no later than Friday, April 8 for potential inclusion in this year’s yearbook.
We are especially in need of photos for TK and Kindergarten, but photos from all grades will be considered.
Thank you!

FUNdraiser Reminder – Food Trucks at Eagle’s Nest Park

Join the Sunrise Elementary PFO
for a FUNdraiser Event on
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Food Trucks are coming back to Anatolia!!!

Anatolia Food Trucks at Eagle’s Nest Park
from 500pm-800pm
As a way to say “thank you” for the support of the community
SactoMoFo will be donating 10%
of all sales from the evening to the PFO!

Check out the SactoMoFo schedule at
Line Up: Chando’s, Dog Town, Drewski’s, Gameday Grill, Wandering Boba, & Sweet Spot

TONIGHT! SBAC and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Night

Invited Guests: All Sunrise Elementary Parents
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 6pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Sunrise Elementary MP Room

Purpose(s) of the Meeting:
Parents will explore how students in grades 3 – 6 take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) standardized tests on Chromebooks by practicing SBAC questions (via computers) that cover CCSS for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
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.

Light refreshments will be served in the multi-purpose room at 5:45 pm. Daycare will be provided in the library.

Sunrise Elementary Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) Board Position Descriptions

The responsibilities of the executive officers of the PFO Board of Directors and chairpersons include, but
are not limited to, the following:

 Presides over all General Member and Executive Board Meetings
 Supervises the affairs of the PFO in accordance with all bylaws, policies and directives approved
by the PFO Executive Board
 Appoints chairpersons and members of each committee of the PFO and may appoint special
assistants or consultants as he/she deems necessary and appropriate
 Oversees that all books, reports and certificates required by law are properly kept
 Facilitates approval of all newsletters, flyers and/or notices by the principal of Sunrise
Elementary prior to distribution
 Ensures all contracts and/or legally binding documents are approved by the PFO prior to signing
such documents

Vice President:
 Serves as the primary aide to the president
 In the event of the absence or inability of the president to exercise his/her office, become acting
PFO president with all the rights, privileges and power as if he/she had been the duly elected
 Performs other duties as assigned

 Prepares the minutes of all General Member and Executive Board Meetings
 Serves as the official custodian of the PFO’s records, including a current signed original set of the
 Records all expenditures in the minutes to be kept no less than seven years
 Retains a current list of up-to-date paid members of the organization to be kept with the minutes

 Prepares and distributes monthly budget reports at Executive Board Meetings
 Prepares an annual budget for adoption by the organization and prepares an annual financial
report to the membership that includes gross receipts and expenditures
 Responsible for the receipt, collection, deposit and recording of all funds as well as the
procedures for disbursements in the financial books
 Keeps permanent books of accounts and records of items of gross income, receipts and
disbursements of the organization
 Pays all bills as authorized by the Executive Board or the organization
 Completes and files all tax returns and other forms required by government agencies under the
supervision of an enrolled agent or certified public accountants as necessary
 Keeps all permanent books of accounts and records no less than seven years

Membership Chair
 Compiles and updates a master contact list of the Executive Board Members
 Compiles a current list of up-to-date paid members of the PFO to be provided to the Secretary
(*The membership and Executive Board Member list shall be for the exclusive use of the
Organization and shall not be available for distribution or purchase by any other organization or

Fundraising Chair
 Identifies and develops fundraising opportunities and plans for approval by the Executive Board
 In partnership with the Executive Board, coordinates and supervises all fundraising events and
activities, including Dinner Nights Out and Box Tops coordination.

Unity Carnival Chair
 Oversees all aspects of Unity Carnival event planning, including leading planning meetings and
coordinating the work of the carnival committees (i.e., marketing, ticket, food, raffle, vendor, and
games/activity committees)
 Creates an event planning master timeline and oversees the creation and distribution of all hard
copy and electronic notices and materials by established deadlines
 Oversees securing event entertainment and recruitment of volunteers
 Coordinates with the PFO President and Executive Board to ensure all contracts and permits are
authorized, signed and executed
 Performs other planning and supervisory functions as necessary
Marketing & Communications Chair
 Assists with the development and distribution of PFO notices and flyers for classroom
 Responsible for updating the website and Sunrise PFO Facebook page with current
PFO events and notices
 Performs other marketing functions as necessary to promote PFO events, activities and services

Next Week at Sunrise (Read Across America Spirit Days)

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Fellow Whos in Whoville,

Next Wednesday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day. We will be celebrating with a week full of spirit days.

Monday – Read a T-Shirt Day! Wear a T-shirt that has words on it. Book connection: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

Tuesday – Wild Colors Day! Wear as many colors as you can at one time. Book connection: My Many Colored Days

Wednesday – Stuffed Animal Day! Bring a stuffed animal to school to read to. Book connection: If I Ran the Zoo

Thursday – Crazy Socks and Hats Day! Wear a fun hat and crazy socks. Book Connection: Fox in Socks

Friday – Character Dress Up Day! Dress up as your favorite book character and don’t forget to BRING THE BOOK! Book connection: And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Also Track Change Day)

**Please adhere to the school dress code guidelines and not dress in attire that will interfere with their learning or the learning of others.**

Why celebrate? Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. It is a day to celebrate and foster a love for reading in people of all ages!

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