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

Dinner Night Out @ Pieology, 4-9 PM on 10/20/16


Join the Sunrise PFO for a FUNdraiser Event

Thursday, October 20th  

From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pieology (Rivergate Shopping Center, 2350 Sunrise Blvd.)

Please present this flyer with your order

and 20% of the sale will be donated to Sunrise Elementary PFO.


Questions? Email

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)

active 4 me

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!

SaveAround Coupon Book

SaveAround Coupon Books are back for a limited time!

4th and 6th Grade Sunrise students are selling SaveAround Coupon Books to help raise money for their overnight field trips to Coloma and Alliance Redwoods.  The books sell for $25 and are LOADED with great coupons for local restaurants, goods, and activities. The books easily pays for itself after just a few uses.  50% of the sales goes directly to our Sunrise students to help defer the cost of these amazing field trip opportunities.  If you’d like to purchase a book, please find a 4th a 6th grade B or C track student, or talk to any 4th or 6th grade teacher between now and Friday, October 14.  Books will be delivered ASAP.

Questions?  Please email Diane Standring at

Thank you for supporting our students and our 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.

Sunrise PFO Family Night (1/15/17) with the Sacramento Kings: Pre-sale starts 10/17/16


The Sunrise Elementary PFO Invites You To Family Night with the Sacramento Kings!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Join us for a fun night out with family and fellow Spartans to watch the Kings take on the OKC Thunder at the NEW Golden 1 Center.
Tickets are $45/each.
(Tickets are located in Section 203 and normally cost $62-$79!)

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE STARTING 10/17 AT or complete the order form and return it to your student’s teacher by Monday, January 9 at 3:00pm.

20 lucky Sunrise students will get to participate in the Kings Warm-up Watch! Students will be on the court during the half-time warm-up with the Kings players. Students must purchase a ticket to participate in the spirit activity.

85 tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Questions? Email

We hope to see you at the game!

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.

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