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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

October 31st

Just a quick communication…..

We do not celebrate Halloween at school with costumes, make-up, or hair styles.  This portion of the holiday is something to be celebrated at home.  We had multiple days for costumes with last week’s Red Ribbon Week celebration to give our students the opportunity to be creative and full of school spirit. The Halloween information was shared with all students during morning announcements. We also ask your assistance with regulating the amount of candy that comes to school with students next week. Two or three small pieces are a good amount. Large amounts of candy or bags of candy will be held for parent pick-up.

Saturday night is the time to set your clocks back one hour as we end Daylight Savings Time.

Thank you!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Crocker Art Museum – Art Ark

Thanks to the support of our wonderful PFO, all Sunrise students will experience the Crocker Art Gallery’s ART ARK!   The ART ARK, a mobile art museum, will be on the Sunrise campus from Monday, October 20th through Tuesday, November 4th.  Every classroom, regardless of track, will visit the ark for a one hour art lesson from a Crocker docent.  The theme of the ART ARK is Form & Function:  African and Asmat Art.  The ARK contains a dynamic exhibition of sculpture, musical instruments, textiles, masks, and other objects from Africa and New Guinea. The ARK will be parked on our playground right behind the library/computer lab.  As students arrive at school in the morning to line up on their red dots, they will need to walk in front of the trailer.

Parents – a special evening has been planned for families. On Thursday, October 23rd, the ART ARK will be open between the hours of 6:00-7:30PM for families to visit the ARK.

Come and enjoy!
Mrs. Hunt-Brown

Red Ribbon Week

Photo: Next week, October 20th-24th, Sunrise Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Each day will have a different theme. Have your children dress for each one!Monday – Surf the Drug Free Wave – Hawaiian ThemeTuesday – The Future is Bright, Be Drug Free – Neon ThemeWednesday – Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs – PJ ThemeThursday – Team Up Against Drugs – Jersey ThemeFriday – You Have the POWER to Stay Drug Free – Superhero Theme

This week, October 20th-24th, Sunrise Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Each day will have a different theme. Have your children dress for each one!

Monday – Surf the Drug Free Wave – Hawaiian Theme
Tuesday – The Future is Bright, Be Drug Free – Neon Theme
Wednesday – Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs – PJ Theme
Thursday – Team Up Against Drugs – Jersey Theme
Friday – You Have the POWER to Stay Drug Free – Superhero Theme

National Walk to School Day!

This Wednesday, October 8th, is National Walk To School Day!

Celebrate with us by joining one of our walking school buses (Anatolia & Iron Gate Way and Anatolia & Chrysanthy) lead by Educators and Watch D.O.G.S.
Sgt. Lozano will also be on site supporting this event!

For more information about Walk to School Day,
visit their website @…/about-the-…/walk-to-school-day

Reminder- Minimum Day Tomorrow

Track Change Day Tomorrow, October 3rd, is Crazy Hair Day.

Don’t feel like dressing up? Show your school spirit by wearing your Sunrise Elementary spirit shirt. Go Spartans!

Minimum Day Schedules
Grades 1-6 8:20-12:30
ALL Kinder EARLY 8:20-11:51

D tracks off and returns on Monday, October 27, 2014
C track returns on Monday, October 6, 2014

We hope to see you at the carnival 4-7:30pm

“Walk to School Wednesdays” Begin Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24th, we will kick off our weekly Walk To School Wednesdays! In partnership with Smart Routes to School, we will enact a new program called Active4Me which will allow parents to track their student’s arrival at school by text, email or phone call! Students will benefit too with weekly prizes. Help us promote health and wellness, safe routes, and bicycle/scooter helmet safety! To register your child, visit the Actvive4Me website @

PFO General Member Meeting

Wednesday, September 24th
at 3:00pm
 in the Sunrise Library

Please join us for a brief meeting where we will vote on the 2014-2015 PFO budget, share last minute Unity Carnival details, and discuss upcoming fundraisers and events.  All parents who attend will receive a FREE raffle ticket for the Unity Carnival, as well as a FREE SEATING LUNCH PASS for your child to use during their assigned lunch time. 

Please visit our NEW website at to view the meeting agenda.

Questions? Comments?  Suggestions?

Email us at

Thank you for your support!

Sunrise Parents

Another Track Change Day will soon be upon us!  Friday, September 12th will be a Minimum Day for this purpose.  Kindergarten will be on the all early schedule (8:20-11:51). First through sixth graders attend 8:20-12:30. C Track’s last day is September 12th, returning from off track on Monday, October 6th.

B Track returns to school on Monday, September 15th. B Track room and red dot assignments are now posted in the front office window.  Mrs. Davis’s, Mrs. Standring’s, and Mrs. Haynes’s classes all return to a new classroom and red dot location.

Posted to our calendar page are an updated September events calendar as well as the events calendar for October.  Both will come in paper copy in Wednesday folders next week.

Many thanks to all of you that use Cobble Brook for drop-off and pick-up and are following the new procedures.  Safety has improved greatly.   Please remember to do the following:

  • When crossing the street use the crosswalk or the intersection to the east of the drop-off zone
  • Kinder parents, park outside the drop-off/pick-up zone and walk your child into/pick up your child from class unless you are using the K Valet service available for morning drop-off.
  • Please no U Turns at arrival or dismissal along Cobble Brook or Anatolia

Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation and support with the new plan!

Mrs. Hunt-Brown

A & D Track Parents

Picture Day
Tomorrow, August 22nd, Excel Photographers will be on campus to take school pictures for A & D Track students.  All students will have their picture taken for inclusion in the Sunrise yearbook and be part of a class photograph.  Parents wishing to purchase photography packages my do so by using the order form sent home with students or going on line at Extra order forms are available in the front office.