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Reminder! Family Bingo Night Tonight

Tonight is our Family Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00pm.

*Doors open at 6:30, First BINGO game begins at 6:45 sharp!
Sunrise Elementary Multipurpose Room
Admission is FREE! Due to limited seating capacity of the MPR, participation will be first come, first served.
Drinks, snacks, and dessert will be available for purchase.
Bingo cards and markers will be provided.
All participants will go home with a treat and there will be
PRIZES for Bingo winners!

Yearbook photos needed! 

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If you have attended any classroom or school functions and have documented them on film, the yearbook staff would love to see those for possible inclusion in our 2014/2015 yearbook.  We are facing a deadline and would like to have all classes fully represented in this annual keepsake.  If you have photos that you would like to have considered for the yearbook, please forward them (along with the class or function represented) to:  We will need your photos no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Thank you so much in advance for your contributions!

Sunrise PFO General Member Meeting Tomorrow

Come join us at the upcoming PFO General Member Meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 8:20 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room to find out about upcoming school activities, how fundraisers are benefiting our school, and opportunities to get more involved with the PFO Executive Board.

Please see the meeting agenda below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact us with any questions at

The Sunrise PFO Executive Board


Sunrise PFO General Member Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 * 8:20am * Sunrise Elementary MPR



Call to Order

  • Introductions of Board Members


  • Board Member Needed
    Communications/Marketing Chair
    Create/print/distribute flyers for school events and activities
    Attend one board meeting per month
    Support Sunrise PFO events and activities on campus


  • Fundraising – THANK YOU!!!
    Coupon Books – $8,530.00 profit
    Unity Carnival – $15,982.00 profit
    Kick-It Games – On pace for $8,000+ profit! Fundraising ends March 20 and the B/D Track Field day is Tuesday, March 24.

The funds raised by the PFO support activities and supplies on campus, including school wide assemblies, the Accelerated Reader program, achievement tags, folders, planners, teacher and classroom supplies, field trips, technology, library books, Crocker Art Ark, and family activities like Bingo Night and the Family Dance.


  • Box Tops Update
  • Collection Dates: April 3, April 27, May 29
    Our goal is 50,000 box tops which = $5,000 for our school!


  • Yearbooks
    Presale dates TBD
    $20 per book, cash, check, credit
    Online presales at
    Extra books will be available for purchase during the last week of school
  • Family BINGO Night – Friday, March 27 from 6:30-8:00pm
    FREE Admission and FREE Bingo cards
    Prizes for winners and a little something for ALL players!
    WE WANT YOUR INPUT! Questions?  Comments?  Discussion?



  • Adjourn

Questions? Comments?  Want to get involved?

Email us at


Sunrise Spartan Shield Newsletter

Below is a link to the spring edition of the Sunrise Spartan Shield newsletter. A paper copy is coming home with BCD TK-5th grade students in today’s Wednesday folder. Sixth grade students will bring their copy home next week after their return from Alliance Redwoods Outdoor Education Camp. A Track students will receive their copies upon their return from off-track.

Please make note of the following date: Track Change Request Forms for the 15-16 school year will be available in the school office beginning Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30.

Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Spring Spartan Shield
02.25.15 FAQs for Parents – Spring 2015 testing

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