Basketball Coaches Needed!


Calling all parent volunteers interested in coaching a 5th and 6th grade girls basketball team.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please call Mr. Hock at 985-4350 by next Friday, September 30. Thank you-

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!



The PFO is looking for YOU!

The PFO has two openings on their Executive Board

Fundraising Chair (basic duties include overseeing monthly Dinner Night Out, securing donations/raffle prizes, and continuing previously established fundraisers)

Marketing/Communications Liaison (basic duties include updating the PFO website, Facebook account, and drafting the Spartan Scoop Newsletter)

To learn more please contact

Anatolia-Kavala Ranch Bike Trail

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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

Spartan TV – Episode #2

Spartan TV

Live from Sunrise Elementary…

Everyday at School Counts!

September is Attendance Awareness Month!  

Did you know missing as little as five days of school has a negative impact on a student’s GPA, test scores and, ultimately, graduation?*
Below is a PSA EGUSD developed that focuses on why students in grades K-3 need to be #AtSchoolEveryday.
For more information, go to:

*Research provided by the Attendance Institute

Family Fund Night


Join the Sunrise Elementary PFO at Family Fund Night on Friday, September 30th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in the school Multi-Purpose Room and Quad.

Return THIS FORM and payment or PAY ONLINE no later than September 23rd to reserve your spot at our event!

Families can donate at three different levels:

Contributor $25– includes admission for your family to the event which includes FREE family games,
facepainting, photo booth, popcorn, ice cream treats, $1 general raffle and fun entertainment with STORM

Advocate $50– above free treats PLUS a family meal deal including a full Little Caesar’s Pizza and 4 drinks

Supporter $100– all of the above benefits PLUS five general raffle tickets and
1 entry into the Spartan Grand Prize raffle for an iPad Mini gift pack valued at $500

Check out additional details and contribute on the Sunrise PFO website at

Help us reach our goal of $9000 so that we can purchase a full classroom set of Chromebooks and cart.

Thank you for your support!!


Sunrise Elementary PFO 2016-2017 General Board

Mrs. Aboukhadijeh (Teacher Liaison)
Shelly Bautista (Fundraising)
Mrs. Caston-Conner (Teacher Liaison)
Sam Dougherty (President)
Ms. Freeman (Vice Principal)
Mr. Hock (Principal)
Lindsay King (Secretary)
Jen Larson (Box Tops Coordinator)
Jaci McAleer (Treasurer)
Erin Seymour (Administrative)
Mrs. Stanger (Teacher Liaison)
Lisa Swanson (Yearbook)
Messina Whalen (Vice President)
Sheree Wheeler (Events)
Anjeleeca Wood (Events)

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Our PFO also has a Facebook page!  Don’t forget to LIKE them too!PFO

ANGRY BIRDS – Track Change Day, Movie Day (9/9/16)

Join us on Track Change Day, Friday, September 9th, for Minimum Day Movie Day …Featuring ANGRY BIRDS. 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, September 2nd. See your child’s Wednesday Folder for order form.

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