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English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting (12/7/16)


English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Multipurpose Room

6:00 p.m.


       We invite you to our FIRST English Learner Parent Advisory Committee meeting.

Below is our agenda for this informational meeting:

  • Greetings from our Vice-Principal and Chairperson
  • Purpose of ELAC
  • Nomination and Election of Parent Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson
  • CELDT (California English Language Development Test)
  • School Attendance and Language Census Information
  • Future Meetings
  • Questions and Answers
  • CELDT Celebrations – student recognitions

All parents of English Learners are highly encouraged to attend!

This activity welcomes those with disabilities to participate fully.  If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in this or any program, service or activity offered to you, please contact Sunrise Elementary School Administration, (916) 985-4350, at least 48 hours before the scheduled event so that we may make every reasonable effort to accommodate you. [Government Code Section 54953.2; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 202 (42 U.S.C. Section 12132).]

We need your feedback! (LCAP)

Hello Spartan families,


Obtaining feedback on our school plan, called the LCAP, or Local Control and Accountability Plan, is critically important to providing the best education we can for our Sunrise students.  We truly want your feedback.  In addition to parent meetings, coffee talks with Mr. Hock, advisory committee input, and PFO involvement, we have attached a survey for an easy way for families to engage the process.  If you could take some time between now and January 6 to complete the survey and provide us your thoughts and ideas, we would be grateful.  Please click on the appropriate link below to contribute your ideas and input into our LCAP.  Have an enjoyable holiday season, and as always, thank you for your partnership!





Family Life Education Parent Preview Night (1/4/17 & 2/2/17)

Family Life Education Parent Preview Nights
Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Wednesday January 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Unified School District
Curriculum/Professional Learning
Your school will be offering Family Life Education to 5th and 6th grade students. In compliance with the California Education Code, Section 51938, you are invited to attend a Parent Preview Night of the Family Life Education Growth and Development video and of the curriculum used in your child’s classroom, which has been approved by the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education.
If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Pietersen, Health and Family Life Program Specialist, at 686-7797, ext. 67224.

Thanksgiving Break


Sunrise will be closed the week of November 21st for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Classes (Tracks A, C, & D) resume on regular schedule on Monday, November 28th.

Enjoy this holiday time with family and friends! We are all very grateful for our wonderful Sunrise community!!

Candy Grams on Sale: 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, and 12/9


Student Leadership will be selling Candy Grams during lunch for $.50 on: 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, and 12/9 and will be delivered on 12/21.

Election Day Traffic


Happy Election Day! Please rememeber that Sunrise Elementary is a poling place and this will impact our parking lots at arrival and dismissal times. You may want to leave earlier if you usually drive to school.

S.T.O.R.M. Registration is now open!



Your child has been invited to join the leadership academy after school.  Through the Special Team ORole Models after school positive behavior program, our coaches have been teaching children the importance of life skills while being healthy and fit since 2010. With every lesson, we provide structured curriculum to ensure that superior quality instruction is delivered to all grades and ages of students.  This program offers a one-of-a-kind “on site” program which teaches kids about safety and the importance of being healthy and fit while also instilling key life skills, all in a fun, positive, and structured environment.


S.T.O.R.M. Classes

Each class includes activities centered around strength, endurance, and flexibility.  These exercises are emphasized through many variation of jumping jacks, high-knees, squats, push-ups, sit ups, and stretching movements.  Students learn and are encouraged to be role models by demonstrating positive behavior at home, at school, and in their community. This type of encouragement is taught in class through our activities, stories, and weekly missions.  Students are taught the importance of making healthy food choices and are given a mission each week to practice fitness exercises, healthy food choices, positive behavior practices, and safety.


Circle of Champions

S.T.O.R.M. Medals are awarded to a new student every session for demonstrating role model behavior.  As the program continues and the Circle of Champions expands, students will begin to understand that they are part of an exclusive group of students that has the ability to influence other students within their school community to also become amazing role models.


How To Enroll

There are two ways you can enroll your child in this amazing opportunity.  (1) Simply complete the registration form and return this form to the office or (2) send your registration over email to  Please remember that we can only take up to 25 students per track, so register soon as space is limited.



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Suite 400

Sacramento, CA. 94826

(916) 361-6095

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Student Council is having a talent show! Since we have a limited amount of time, we are going to have try-outs.

Application/Permission Form Due Date:
11/8 ALL TRACKS Turned by 3:00 PM in the front office

11/10 ALL TRACKS 1st – 6th Grade 2:45 – 5:45 PM in room E-5

Talent Show participant list posted:
11/18 in room E5 at 3:00 PM

Talent Show 12/13 & 12/14
(12/13) 7:15 am -8:00 am – Dress Rehearsal
(12/13) 8:30 am -9:30 am – 1st-3rd Audience & Parents
(12/14) 8:30 am -9:30 am – 4th-6th Audience & Parents

*If singing a song or dancing to a song, you MUST attach song lyrics to the permission slip. If Lyrics are not attached, you will NOT be allowed to audition.
At Auditions if you come without a CD you will NOT be able to audition.
I –Pods, USB’s will NOT be allowed; CD’s ONLY. CD‘s will be kept and returned after the Talent show.*


Sunrise Parents,
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 this week’s Red Ribbon Week celebration and our regular spirit days to give our students the opportunity to be creative and full of school spirit. The Halloween expectation 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. A small piece per day is at school is a good amount. Large amounts of candy or bags of candy will be held for parent pick-up.
Thank You!

Preview Day – EGUSD’s 4-6 Grade’s Intensive Intervention Instructional Materials for Reading

Literacy programs help the District meet its target to have every student reading on grade level.  All parents, students, teachers, administrators, and other community members are welcome to preview and review the grades 4-6 intensive intervention instructional materials to support reading skills that will be piloted in classrooms throughout the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center in Café Express located at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

The materials on preview will be SRA Flex Literacy by McGraw-Hill and iLit (Inspire Literacy) by Pearson. District representatives will be present to answer questions and feedback forms will be available.

For more information on the district’s curriculum preview days, please contact the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Department of Curriculum and Professional Learning located at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Ask to speak with Patty Tong, the K-6 ELA Program Specialist: Phone: (916) 686-7757 or Email:

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

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