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Red Ribbon Week (10/24 – 10/28)


Next week, October 24th-28th, Sunrise Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week when we will rededicate ourselves to making healthy choices to take good care of our bodies. Please let this week reinvigorate your resolve to eat healthy food, get active, and have conversations about saying “no” to things which are unhealthy for our bodies. Each day will have a different theme. Have your children dress for each one!

Monday – Kick off! – Wear Red
Tuesday – Power to Fight Drugs – Superhero dress-up
Wednesday – Sock It to Drugs– Wear crazy socks
Thursday – Shade Out Drugs – Wear sunglasses
Friday – Put a Cap on Drugs – Wear a cap

Schmencils! (10/20, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28)


Student Leadership students will be selling Smencils at lunch recess at the student store on 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, & 10/28. We will sell them every Thursday and Friday until we run out. A Smencil is a gourmet smelling pencil. The cost is $1.

Sales are limited to 5 pencils per student/per day.

-Strawberry Shortcake -Bubble Gum -Watermelon -Jelly Donut -Grape Soda -Cotton Candy -Gum-E Bear -Lemon Lime Fizz -Root beer

Thank you for your support, Student Leadership

Smoothie Party! (Active4Me/Use Your Shoes Tuesdays)

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Did you know you can track your child’s arrival at school by getting a text, email or phone call!  Students who are registered with the Active4Me website will also have their bar-code scanned to track the health and cost benefits of active transportation and parents will receive a real-time notification of your child’s arrival at school (no personal information is linked to student’s account).

The class that has the most participation will get a Smoothie Party made by blenders powered by bicycles ridden by Mr. Hock, Mrs. Freeman, and Rancho Cordova’s Vice Mayor Donald Terry.  Congratulations to Mrs. Jendrick’s class for having the highest percentage of participants for the 1st Trimester!  They get a smoothie party!

Check out this video for more information and visit our page to register your child in the Active4Me program!

Visit the Active4Me website for more information and to register.  You may also return a signed paper form to school!

Columbus Day – Regular Schedule (10/10/16)


School will be on regular schedule on Monday, October 10th, 8:15 – 2:45. See you Monday!

Coffee Talk with Mr. Hock (10/20/16)


It’s time for Coffee Talk! Join us Thursday, October 20th in the MP room from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. Mr. Hock is hosting this event so come get a hot cup of coffee, share your questions, thoughts and ideas about how to make our school the best place it can be for children, as well as a chance to hear about the latest opportunities going on around school. Please feel welcome to join the conversation.

Garden Day at Sunrise Elementary (10/22/16)


Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 8a.m.-12 noon

Calling all gardeners and helpful Spartan parents!

We are going to have a garden day here at Sunrise to help beautify the school.  Here are the jobs we would like to tackle; digging up and transplanting the South African Irises, planting 4 rose bushes, weeding the middle planter in the quad (the one with the oak tree in it), aerating, putting bark in the planters, and planting more vinca plants.

We would love your help!  If you are able to come we will see you at 8 a.m.

It would help us if you could bring any of the following tools…

Spade Shovel (rounded pointy end), Wheelbarrow, Pruning Shears, Aerator/Pitch Fork.

Please label any tools you bring.

Share-a-Sole – October New Shoe Donation


We are working with The Churches of Elk Grove and collecting BRAND NEW SHOES (sizes Kids 11 – Adult 8) for students in need.  The shoes will go to some of our very own students!
Please bring any and all donations to any EGUSD elementary school front office.  Collection dates are now through October 31st.

Our goal is to raise 2000 pairs of shoes.  Thank you, in advance for your generosity in helping those in need within our community!!

National Walk to School Day – Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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National Walk to School Day is Wednesday, Oct. 5th. Sunrise Elementary School will have two walking school buses. A walking school bus is a group of students led by educators and volunteers who join at a designated location to walk to school. This school year, the buses are only able to accommodate individuals who are walking. For safety, kindergarten parents should accompany their children during the event.

We will have 2 walking school bus stations from which students may depart. The locations are as follows:

1. Anatolia & Iron Gate Way (Argonaut Park)

2. Cobblebrook and Cortino Way
Volunteer educators will be at each location. Watch D.O.G.S. and other parent volunteers will work with educators at each walking bus station to keep our students safe.

Both  walking school busses will depart at 7:50 am.

Students who participate will received a Spartan Shield and incentive at the gate.  All students are invited to sign the banner on the outdoor stage after arriving at school.

Students who walk, bike, or ride a scooter on their own will receive an incentive from one of our community partners, Transportation Management Association (TMA) employee, Ms. Elle Steele, once they arrive to Sunrise Elementary School.

Mr. Hock (principal) will be on campus to support National Walk to School Day as well.

For further information, please contact Dreena Freeman (vice principal) at 916-985-4350.


Drawing Contest


Draw the yearbook portrait of your teacher!

Submit a drawing of your teacher to win the chance to have it displayed on your class page in the yearbook.  The one that represents your teacher the best will be in the yearbook.  Student Leadership students will be making the final decision.


-All drawings must be a respectful drawing of your teacher.

-Your entry must be your original artwork.

-Entries need to be in color and outlined in black pen.

-Your entry must be on 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper vertically oriented.

-The drawing has to be a portrait drawing.  A portrait is a picture of a person that only includes a person’s head and shoulders.

-DO NOT write your name of the front of the paper.

-On the back of the paper write your first and last name, your teacher’s name, and your grade level.  If we can’t read your handwriting, your entry will not be looked at for the yearbook.

-A,B,D,C  tracks submit your entry to the school office no later than 12/6.

Extra: If you want do a second portrait, you can submit a drawing of Mr. Hock or Mrs. Freeman.

If you have any questions, please contact

This week with our Sunrise PFO

There are many things going on with the Sunrise Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) this week.

There is still time left to participate in the Sunrise PFO Family Fund Night.  Families that contribute $25 will receive admission to the event 
on Friday, September 30th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  It will be an evening of fun with FREE ice cream, popcorn, face painting, a photo booth, a dollar general raffle with over 20 prizes, family games and entertainment by STORM.  PFO Family Members will receive a perk of 5 FREE general raffle tickets! Check out the details on the Fund Drive Form that has come home in Wednesday folders or visit  All contributions must be received by Friday, September 23rd!
Take the night off from cooking and head to the most popular Dinner Night Out fundraiser of the year on Tuesday, September 20th at SactoMoFo Food Trucks at Eagle’s Nest Park from 500pm-800pm.  10% of all sales will be donated to Sunrise Elementary.  Stop by the PFO table that night to say hello and get a goodie.
Join the PFO for the first General Meeting of the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday, September 21st at 300pm in the school library.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Anatolia Family Taekwondo will be providing a program for students and there will be activities for younger siblings as well.  
Cool off with a refreshing Jamba Juice on Friday, September 23rd. Smoothies are $4 each and will be sold after school in the quad. There will be 300 smoothies available this week so hopefully we will have enough for everyone! 
Stay up to date on all PFO events by liking the Sunrise PFO Facebook page or checking out the PFO website
Thank you for supporting the Sunrise PFO.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Anatolia-Kavala Ranch Bike Trail

Anatolia-Kavala Ranch Bike Trail Postcard Front SideAnatolia-Kavala Ranch Bike Trail Postcard Back Side

The City of Rancho Cordova is hosting a grand opening for the new Anatolia-Kavala Ranch Bike Trail! The half-mile trail connects the Anatolia and Kavala Ranch communities to allow walking or biking between neighborhoods. The project will create a safe, convenient bike and walk route for families going to your school or nearby parks, and for residents exploring the community or getting exercise.

The event will be held on Monday, September 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz – Audition Information

Announcing This Year’s Musical – The Wizard of Oz!



Wed/Thurs, January 25/26, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Produced by: Mr. Harding
Directed by: Mr. Fox & Mr. Harding



OPEN TO 4th, 5th and 6th Grades

Audition Workshop
This is optional but highly recommended if you want to audition.
Topics Covered during the workshop: Learn how to Audition, Character Development,
Learn the Audition Song, How to be comfortable on stage, and Meet Mr. Harding and Mr. Fox

ACD Tracks
September 1 (Thur) 4th/5th/6th 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM (Room E6)
B Track
September 13 (Tues) 4th/5th/6th 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)

ACD Tracks
September 6 (Tues) 4th Grade 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)
September 7 (Wed) 5th Grade 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)
September 8 (Thurs) 6th Grade 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)

CALLBACKS September 12-14 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)
Not everyone gets a call back. You will be told if you get a callback.

B Track
September 14 (Wed) 4th/5th/6th 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)
CALLBACKS September 15 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Room E6)
Not everyone gets a call back. You will be told if you get a callback.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Harding at

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