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Kick-It Games Fundraiser


Kick-It Games have begun for all tracks! The Kick-It Games are a series of outdoor team fitness games where students in each class work together to earn points by doing their best and fastest. Classes with the most points earn prizes! The first way to make points for your child and for their class is to create an account online. This is free and only takes a few minutes.

Go to & click “Create Student Account”. Enter School ID: 693326 & Fundraiser ID: 6016, & click “Submit”. Complete the “Profile” page, then click “Create Account”.

Academic Talent Search test Information

Dear Parents,
If you registered your child to take the Academic Talent Search test, this is a reminder that the test is scheduled for Monday, February 2nd. Please remember to send your child with the $15 assessment fee. Checks should be made payable to Academic Talent Search. If you are a D Track family, the test is scheduled to begin at 9:00AM. in the Multi. Please bring your child to the office to sign in and arrive promptly. The test takes approximately an hour. ABC Track students will be called from class in time for the test.
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Parents of Sunrise 4th,5th and, 6th Graders

The deadline to sign up for Academic Talent Search testing is Friday, January 23rd….in just a few days! If you have not yet returned your ATS Form, additional copies are available in the school office.

The test will be administered by ATS staff at Sunrise in the Multi on Monday, February 2nd at 8:30AM. If you signed up for the test, don’t forget to send the $15 testing fee with your child that morning. Checks should be made payable to Academic Talent Search.


Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Save the Date—Jan. 8, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the

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

Invited Guests: All Sunrise Elementary Parents
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
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.

Light refreshments will be served in the multi-purpose room.

Sunrise Spartan Families

From all of us at Sunrise Elementary, we wish you a happy, productive, and prosperous new year for 2015!
A few quick date reminders:
School resumes for Tracks AB&D – Monday, January 5th on regular schedule
Kindergarten and new student registration for 2015-16 – Tuesday, January 6th @ 7:30 in the Multi
School resumes for Track C – Monday, February 2nd
If your child is currently attending Sunrise Elementary, your child’s registration will automatically be continued for the 2015-16 school year. You do not need to take any action. Track change request forms for the 15-16 school year will be available for currently enrolled students in mid-March.
Happy New Year!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Minimum Day – Track Change Day

Dear Parents:

Tomorrow, Friday, December 19th is a Minimum Day – Track Change Day.

Transitional Kindergarten – No Change
Kindergarten – All on the AM Schedule 8:20-11:51
Grades 1-6 8:20-12:30

Character Awards will be held for Grades 1-6 in the Multi on the following schedule:
8:40 First and Second Grades
9:10 Third and Fourth Grades
9:40 Fifth and Sixth Grades

All students will have Winter Break from December 22nd – January 2nd. School resumes for students on Tracks A, B, and D on Monday, January 5th.

Kindergarten and new student registration for the 15-16 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:30 in the Sunrise Multipurpose Room.

I wish every Spartan and every Spartan family a wonderful Winter Break celebrating the joys of this holiday season!

Mrs. Hunt-Brown

15-16 Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and New Student Registration

Note: Current students enrolled in Sunrise do not need to take any action. Track Change forms for the 15-16 school year will be available March 18, 2015.


15-16 Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and New Student Registration

Registration packets for Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and new students for the 2015-16 school year will available on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:30AM. In order to be eligible for Kindergarten (K) in 2015-16 school year, a child must turn five by September 1, 2015. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is available for children who will turn five between September 2 and December 2, 2015.

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 3:30PM on Monday, February 2, 2015, in order to maintain your date and time of registration and packet number priority. Packets returned after February 2, 2015 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 2014-15 school year, including current Transitional Kindergarten students, will automatically be registered for the 2015-16 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 January to designate your track preference.

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


Mrs. Hunt-Brown



Storm Announcement

Dear Sunrise Parents,
The weather forecast and media coverage have all indicated that a major storm will be moving into our area. The timing of the storm from forecasters calls for the storm to bring high winds beginning later tonight through Thursday morning with heavy rain to follow through the school day.
Please be sure to send your child to school dressed for the weather. With the weather conditions, many more of you will be driving your child(ren) to school than usual. Any carpooling will be greatly appreciated to reduce the congestion around campus.
What happens if the electricity goes out at Sunrise? Class will continue as usual. The large windows in each of the classrooms provide sufficient light for us to continue instruction. The EGUSD food service department is prepared to provide sack lunches in the event any electrical outage prevents our normal food preparation.Would school be cancelled or dismissed early? Any decision for cancellation or early dismissal is made by the Superintendent of EGUSD. A decision to cancel or dismiss school early seems unlikely at this time. Cancellation of school would happen before the school day begins. Districts that cancel classes are posted on the morning news channels. Safety is the number one guiding criteria when making decisions.
What is the status of the Thursday evening production of SeussicalWe are planning for the production to go on as scheduled. From the forecast’s timing, it appears that we should be able to safely continue. However, should the storm present significant safety issues for students, staff, or parents – a last minute decision may have to be made to cancel the performance. Watch email and Facebook for any last minute changes. Reminder – No one except the student performers will be admitted to the multi-purpose room prior to 6:00 PM. With the weather, Mr. Harding and Mr. Fox have made adjustments to pre-show preparations with the cast so that we are unable to admit families attending the show any earlier.
“Batten down the hatches!” “The show must go on!” Put on your rubber boots and slickers….and let’s prepare to enjoy the rain and snow that we so desperately need!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Computer Refresh

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 4th, a major project will be taking place at Sunrise.  All of our aging computers will be replaced by brand new equipment.  We are very excited to have new computers that will enable us to work more efficiently!  This means that tomorrow we will be without or have intermittent email access during the course of the workday.  Lack of email access will affect our ability to communicate with you and with each other.  If you have a message that needs to get to the classroom teacher, please send a written note with your child to ensure that the communication takes place. Please also be sure that you and your child have a clear understanding about after school instructions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Track Change Day

Friday, November 21st is a MINIMUM Day – Track Change Day for all B,C, and D Track students.
1st-6th Grades 8:20-12:30
TK & Kinders – All Early 8:20-11:51
We also have Character Awards!
8:40 First & Second
9:10 Third & Fourth
9:40 Fifth  & Sixth
……and Movie Day – featuring How to Train Your Dragon 2 for those with advance reservations.12:30-2:40
Sunrise will be closed the week of November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on regular schedule on Monday, December 1st. A Track returns on December 1st from being off-track.  Sunrise is much larger when A Track is on.  Please allow a few extra minutes in the morning to get to school as you will notice an increase in traffic.
Enjoy this holiday time with family and friends!  We are all very grateful for our wonderful Sunrise community!!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

This Week

Tuesday, November 11th is a school holiday in recognition of Veteran’s Day.
Thursday, November 13th from 6:00-7:30pm, we will be hosting a parent education night focused on providing you with the knowledge to help your child with math homework. The evening will begin in the multipurpose room. From there we will break out into grade level sessions for specific instruction provided by our teaching staff. The evening will wrap up with a session for the parents of English Language Learners.  We hope that you will join us for this informative evening!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Sunrise Unity Carnival Survey

Dear PFO Members and Supporters,
Thanks to the support of our amazing Sunrise Elementary School community, we are pleased to share that the October 3 Sunrise Elementary Unity Carnival was a great success, netting a profit of more than $16,000!  We look forward to using these funds to continue to support the academic and creative endeavors of our Sunrise students and staff throughout the school year.
We are extremely grateful to our amazing faculty and dedicated parent/family volunteers, and all of you who contributed to and attended the carnival in support of our school.
In an effort to improve the Unity Carnival next year, we ask that you please click on the following link and fill out a short survey about the event: Sunrise Unity Carnival Survey. (The survey should only take a few minutes of your time.)
Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in the Sunrise Elementary PFO!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get involved in upcoming Sunrise PFO activities, please visit our web site at and contact us at
The Sunrise PFO Executive Board
Diane Standring, President
Messina Whalen, Vice President
Edie Ernst, Secretary
Ariane Clark, Treasurer
Tara Hollowell, Fundraising Co-Chair
Samantha Dougherty, Fundraising Co-Chair
Jennifer Corcoran, Unity Carnival Coordinator
Mark Aflleje, Marketing/Communications Chair