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Go Fund Me Campaign for Technology

Our students at Sunrise Elementary are born “digital natives.”  They manipulate and utilize technology in their homes, but our school’s budget is not deep enough to bring learning to life through software and hardware purchases.  We have launched this Go Fund Me campaign to help bring teaching and learning into the 21st Century at Sunrise Elementary.  Please consider joining our campaign by making a donation towards this project and sharing this campaign with your friends (gofundme.com/3b9seffmg).

Thank You!

Important Sunrise PFO News

The PFO will be hosting an afterschool FUNd Drive every Friday in front of the school at 2:45 in August. Come donate $$ to get more technology (Chrome books, computers, etc) in your child’s classroom any of the four Wednesday’s and Friday’s in August. Jamba Juice will be selling drinks on Fridays too. There was a flyer in yesterday’s Wednesday Folder.

The Carnival is coming on October 2nd!!!  Each classroom is asked to collect items for a class raffle basket to be donated for the Carnival.   What kind of raffle basket would YOU like to win? 

Sunrise will be hosting “Coffee Talks” in front of the school on Friday’s in August. The first Coffee Talk will be on Friday, August 7th at 7:45-8:30 am. You’re invited to talk and share ideas about Sunrise and the happenings on campus. These talks will take place at 7:45-8:30 AM. Please join us!

Would you like to be our PFO Parent Liaison?  We would depend on you to help with PFO events and go to the general meetings when you’re available, and/or help count Box Tops on track change days.  There is a Carnival meeting this Thursday, July 29th, in the library at 7 PM. If you are interested, please join us!  There will be a PFO General Meeting on Wednesday, August 19 in the library at 3:00. If you are a PFO member, please join us. (If you’re not a PFO member yet, go to http://www.sunrisepfo.org/membership.html and join for only $5.)

GATE Opportunity

In addition to identifying students who have high potential academically our district has identified other areas of giftedness that can qualify students for the GATE program.  One of those areas is leadership.  We are currently building our Student Leadership team at Sunrise and while this isn’t a group solely comprised of GATE students, it is an opportunity for our GATE children to realize their giftedness or be stretched to grow.  The Student Leadership Team is a program in which students can be involved in a meaningful way both in and beyond the classroom. It provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their talents, skills, and interests while continuing to develop new skills. It is also about giving students more ownership of the programs they attend. Interest in a Sunrise leadership position is honorable and requires full responsibility and total commitment. Should your student be voted into office, they will serve as a model student and citizen. Students of Sunrise will look to them as a benchmark for appropriate behavior and attitude on campus. Additionally, leadership students will represent their fellow students by being the voice of the students during meetings.  If elected they will be attending a meeting most Tuesday mornings from 7:40-8:10 when your track is in session.  If you believe with your student that this is an opportunity to help grow their abilities, please encourage them to sign up and prepare for an election. Lastly, if your student has any questions they can discuss student leadership with their teacher, administrators, or Mr. T. Harding and Mrs. Conner, student leadership teachers.

 

Student Safety

Student safety is of the utmost importance to our staff at Sunrise.  Temperatures are forecasted to be 100 degrees or more on Tuesday through Friday this week.  If our District calls for a Spare the Air day we will move inside for recess and PE activities.  If the temperature is hot we will remind our students to stay hydrated and we will limit the activities to low impact opportunities like walking the track, hula hooping or sitting in the shady areas.  High impact activities will be on pause until temperatures become more tolerable.  If you have any questions or concerns, or have a special request for your child, please let your child’s teacher and/or administrative team know.  Thank you!

Back to School Information

TONIGHT from 5:00-6:00 is a time for families to help orient their children to their classroom and their red dot for lining up.

School begins on Tuesday, July 14 for B, C, and D track.  School begins for 1st-6th grade students at 8:15 and dismissal is at 2:45.

Kinders are on a modified schedule on Tuesday only.  AM Kinders arrive at 8:15 and dismissal is at 10:45.  PM Kinders arrive at 11:14 and dismissal is at 1:44.

The regular kinder schedule is AM Kinders- 8:15-11:46 and PM Kinders- 11:14-2:45.

Please join us!  B, C, D Back to School Night schedule for Tuesday, July 14:

                5:30-6:00 in the MP room for the Principal’s address

                6:00-6:40 Primary presentations

6:45-7:25 Intermediate presentations

7:30-8:00 A repeat of the Principal’s address for families that could not arrive at 5:30, or for families of intermediate students

Thank you!

TK & Kindergarten Back to School Information

TK & Kindergarten Back-to-School Night

To help you and your child make a smooth transition to kindergarten, we will be holding a TK & kindergarten parent Back-to-School Night before school begins. At this important meeting you will find out your child’s classroom teacher, hear an overview of our kindergarten program, and learn all of the important start of school procedures and details.  Back-to-School Night is designed for parents.  We will not have child care on campus.  Please make child care arrangements for your child(ren).

BCD Tracks – Thursday, July 9th @ 6:00 PM in the MP Room

A Track – Tuesday, August 4th @ 6:00 PM in the MP Room

TK & Kindergarten Orientation

At the Kindergarten Back-to-School Night, you will sign up for a 30 minute orientation appointment time. This visit will provide an opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher, for your child to become familiar with the classroom, and for the teacher to determine the initial skill level of each student. Given the number of students that we need to accommodate, please be on time for your appointment.  You will be expected to stay with your child during this appointment.  We have found that this approach resolves many first day of school jitters and provides the child’s teacher with valuable initial academic information.

BCD Tracks – Monday, July 13th @ (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) in classroom

A Track – Wednesday, August 5th @ (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) in classroom

TK & Kindergarten First Day of School

To support our youngest students as they begin their TK/kindergarten experience, we begin our first day with a modified schedule.  This modified schedule allows us to dismiss and receive students on their first day without the press of overlap times or PM classes departing simultaneously with the rest of the school.  We thank you for your support in keeping our youngest students happy and safe!

BCD Tracks – Tuesday, July 14th /A Track – Thursday, August 6th

AM TK/Kinder – 8:15 – 10:45              PM TK/Kinder – 11:14 – 1:44

We will begin our regular AM Schedule 8:15-11:46 & PM Schedule 11:14-2:45 the following day: Wednesday, July 15th for BCD Tracks and Friday, August 7th for A Track.

Active 4 Me Program

Greetings Sunrise Families!!!

 

As you may know, Sunrise had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Active 4 Me program which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and the reduction of environmental pollutants.  Our goal during the 2014-2015 school year was to increase the number of students using active transportation to and from school.  Active transportation for Sunrise Elementary students refers to forms of human-powered transportation (i.e., walking, jogging, running, cycling, and riding scooters) to and from school.  This program was sponsored by our community partners at 50 Corridor.  However, 50 Corridor informed us that they are awaiting a new funding source to continue the program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Hence, Sunrise will postpone our involvement until further notice.  Thanks for understanding.

 

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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