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Read Across America Week (2/27 – 3/3)

Dear Sunrise Families,

In the spirit of Read Across America Week, all Sunrise students are invited to dress up during the week of February 26th. Please see the back of this flyer for each day’s designated way to dress! Also, the TK-2nd grade students will have a special assembly on Tuesday the 28th where the City of Rancho Cordova will be presenting each TK-2nd grade student a book. Students will get an opportunity to participate in a special song and a reading pledge during this assembly.

Read Across America Week 2017
Monday, Feb. 27th Fox in Socks Day- Wear your craziest socks
Tuesday, Feb. 28th Thing 1 & Thing 2 Day- Dress like a Thing or a Twin
Wednesday, March 1st Cat in the Hat Day- Wear a crazy hat
Thursday, March 2nd- Green Eggs and Ham Day- Wear green
Friday, March 3rd Book Character Day- Dress like a book character
Dress up and show your school spirit!

Some fun links to Dr. Seuss related sites:–seuss/

Read Across America Pledge:
(by: Debra Angstead, Missouri-NEA)

I promise to read Each day and each night.
I know it’s the key To growing up right.
I’ll read to myself, I’ll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference If silent or loud.
I’ll read at my desk, At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed, By the fire or pool.
Each book that I read Puts smarts in my head,
‘Cause brains grow more thoughts The more they are fed.
So I take this oath To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain What it needs every day.

STORKS – Track Change Day Movie (3/3/17)


Join us on Track Change Day, Friday, March 3rd for Minimum Day Movie Day …Featuring STORKS.

1st – 6th grade students are welcome to stay 12:45 – 2:45. ALL $7 tickets include after school care and meal deal (pizza & water).

**Kindergarten & TK are welcome to come when accompanied by an adult ONLY.**

Attendance and Food MUST be pre-ordered and pre-PAID by Friday, February 24th. See your child’s Wednesday Folder for order form or download the 1st -6th grade form or the TK/K form here.

“Screenagers” @ KAMS (2/15/17)

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is committed to the goal of providing students with 21st century skills required in a global economy. One way we are working towards this goal is through our district wide Digital Citizenship curriculum. In partnership with Common Sense Media, Elk Grove Unified School District presents age appropriate curriculum to all K-12 students in the district in the four areas of Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying, Digital Footprint, Protecting Privacy, and Intellectual Property.
In conjunction with the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Digital Citizenship program, our KAMS School Social Science Department and ASB will be hosting A Digital Citizenship- Parent University Family Night screening of the documentary, “Screenagers” on February 15, 2017 at 6 pm at Katherine L. Albiani Middle School followed by a question and answer session with administrators, staff and counselors. All members of the community are invited to attend. You may RSVP for this screening at This is just one of the many activities planned for students by ASB during #unfollowbullying week at KAMS.
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School will then be presenting the documentary film “Screenagers” to all of our students through their Social Science classes in the weeks following the Parent University. A synopsis from the film’s website describes the program as, “Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.” The trailer for the film can be viewed here
Since this critically acclaimed film is district approved, but not part of our standard Digital Citizenship curriculum; we would appreciate community support in providing this film to our students. If you’d like to make a donation to assist in offsetting the cost of providing this important resource for our students, you may either make a donation by sending cash or check to KAMS with your child. Checks can be made payable to: “KAMS – Screenagers” and turned into the Student Store during your child’s lunch period. There will also be a station set up at Parent University for anyone interested in making a donation.
We look forward to seeing your family on February 15, 2017 at the Digital Citizenship Parent University Night.

Yearbook Pre-Order Sales

Pre-Order your 2016-2017 Sunrise Yearbook for $20 online only!  All orders must be submitted no later than February 28th! All students interested in purchasing a Yearbook are encouraged to pre-order as there will be a limited number of yearbooks available for sale towards the end of the school year. PFO will not be able to guarantee that Yearbooks will be available. Don’t miss out pre-order before the end of February.


Do you have some pics from events, field trips, or classroom activities that you would like to share?  Please email them to


APEX Fun Run (A&B 2/9/17; C&D 4/6/17)

A & B Track Parents! Your Apex Fun Run is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th!
(C & D Track: Kick-off Day, March 27th – Run Day, April 6th)

Join our school’s LEGEND Team! Apex is a fundraising program that focuses on fitness and building leadership skills in our students while earning money for our school’s technology program. A small portion of the proceeds will also go directly to your child’s teacher.

Here are a few key details about the program:
*Login to with the access code from your child’s lanyard (AKA Pledge Kit) for your FREE T-Shirt.
*Students will participate in daily lessons on leadership and will receive wrist bands with the day’s focus.
*Students will run 26-36 laps total. Sponsors donating on a per lap basis will be capped at 36 laps ($1/lap = $36 donation).
*Flat donations are also accepted. For prize purposes, every $30 accumulated in flat donations are equivalent to $1/lap. ($30 = $1/lap prize reward; $60 = $2/lap prize reward; $90 = $3/lap prize reward) Prize rewards can be found on the back page of your Pledge Kit lanyard.
*Pledges can be paid online before or after the race and there will be a link to share your child’s fundraising page to your personal social media once you log in with your access code.

We are looking for volunteers! Please contact us @ if you are able to help out.

Sunrise Elementary School
APEX Fun Run – Continency Schedule
Held in MPR
Time Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45-9:30 5th Grade (A/B):
Fox, Vermette, Butz
A Track Kinder AM and A track 1st grade:
Suine, Donald, Weshner
2nd Grade (A/B):
Hanaman, Jendricks, Kinney,
9:45-10:30 6th Grade (A/B):
Linn, Rotenberg, Brown
B Track Kinder AM and B Track 1st grade:
Stanger, Haynes, Kroll
3rd Grade (A/B):
Ambrose, Casey, Fujitsubo
1:45-2:30 4th Grade (A/B):
Brooks, Harding, Schmeh
Kinder PM A/B:
Stecca, Harris, Aboukhadijeh, Burkes/Dittrich
2nd/3rd B Track;
Standring, Holt






Never quit

Go out and Do it


UNITY Carnival planning Meeting (2/1/17 @ 7 PM)

Come one, come all to the Sunrise Elementary CommUNITY Carnival (Friday, April 28th) planning meeting!

Wednesday, February 1st @ 7 PM in the Sunrise Elementary Library

We are seeking volunteers to help with various planning committees and would love your input!

The Wizard of Oz (1/25/17 & 1/26/17)


Come join us somewhere over the rainbow and see our fabulous Sunrise students perform in our production of The Wizard of Oz.
When – January 25th & 26th
Time – 6:30 PM Doors open at 6:00 PM
Admission – $5.00 per ticket.

Family Skate Night @ The Rink (1/24/17)



Join us for Sunrise Elementary’s Family Skate Night @ The Rink near Bradshaw & Hwy 50!

Date: Tuesday, January 24th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per skater (includes rental); rollerblades additional $2.00
Requirement: An adult MUST accompany student(s) to the event as the venue will be open to the public.
Alumni welcome – NO DROP-OFFS

The following food items will be available for purchase at The Rink:
hot dogs, pizza, nachos, pretzels, Icees, water & soda.
(Food purchase proceeds will not benefit Sunrise Elementary)
*No outside food or drink.*


Parent University Night – ADD/ADHD (1/11/17)


EXPLORE: Map Your Future – 4th – 9th gr. (1/26/17)



What will your students be when they grow up? Has your child had the opportunity to see a wide variety of the future career options that are available to him or her? Did you know that EGUSD offers a diverse array of career-themed academies and pathways? Here’s your chance to find answers to these questions!

Students in 4th through 9th grades are invited to attend EXPLORE: Map Your Future, an event for students and families to explore career academy and pathway programs. Map Your Future will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the SES Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Guests may arrive at any time during the two-hour window.

Also, attendees may reserve a spot on a District school bus if transportation is needed (at least one family member must ride with the student on the bus). If interested, please click here to sign up for bus service: . Or, you may sign-up at the school’s front office if you are interested.

For overflow parking, Elk Grove High School will be available with free shuttle service to and from the SES Hall.

Want to read more about academy and pathway programs? Please visit: !


Previous Post (12/13/16):

STUDENTS/PA/RENTS: Do you have, or are you a, 4th – 9th grade student that attends an Elk Grove Unified school?

You are invited to the annual EXPLORE: Map Your Future event, which highlights the importance of providing rigorous, career-themed program options for high school students.

OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Please feel free to arrive any time between 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Elk Grove SES Hall, 10428 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624
FREE TRANSPORTATION is available, contact your school site secretary to schedule by January 17.

Students and parents should attend to gain a better understanding of the link between high school academies/pathways, higher education and local business. Students and parents may ask questions, learn about industries of interest and obtain information.

For more information about EGUSD’s Career Technical Education programs, go to:

Save the Date! Next Coffee Talk – January 12th


Hello Spartan families,

Our second Coffee Talk with Hock opportunity is fast approaching.  Please mark your calendars for January 12 at 8:30 AM in our MP room.  Mr. Hock will be sharing the latest happenings and programs for our Sunrise Spartan students.  In addition, Mr. Gulden, the new principal of “Anatolia II” Elementary, will be present to answer questions alongside Mr. Hock. Come for a cup of coffee and a treat and connect with your neighborhood principals…how else would you rather spend a Thursday morning?  See you all then!

Van Go!


We were visited today by Good Day Sacramento to highlight the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s Van Go STEAM instillation! Thank you to the City of Rancho Cordova for making this possible!


Here are the links to the videos from Good Day as well as The City of Rancho Cordova’s Facebook page. and

The City of Rancho Cordova  sent an article to our local paper The Grapevine Independent, and it was published today on the front page.

Also, they compiled a short video and placed it on the City’s Facebook page.

Thank you Sacramento Children’s Museum and to the City of Rancho Cordova!


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