Trimester One is Done!

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe, but we have already finished our first trimester of 3rd grade!  The grading period ended on Friday, and  we will be finishing up assessments and completing report cards this week.  Paper report cards are no longer sent home, but you will be able to see your child’s report card on September 30th in ParentVue.

Important Dates…

9/21/22 (This Wednesday) at 6:00 pm:

  • Our first Sunrise/McGarvey Community Parent University event!
  • Location:  Sunrise Elementary Multi-Purpose Room.
  • There will be a special screening of SCREENAGERSGrowing Up in the Digital Age – a documentary that explores how technology impacts our students & offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.
  • For more information visit

9/27/22 – 9/29/22:

Our Invention Convention!

  • The students will present their inventions to the class. (I will take pictures and post them!)


Minimum Day

  • We go off track! Woohoo!!!
  • Dress Up Day: “Anything But a Backpack” (I have no idea what that means, but I will find out!)
  • Report Cards available in ParentVue


We will come back on track.

A BIG Thank You…

  • Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Boparai and Mrs. White for grading, helping students, and making my life easier!

While Off Track…

  • Please, please, please encourage your child to continue to read EVERY day and to memorize their multiplication facts!

Some Fun Pictures…

Your children are nothing short of amazing and I have enjoyed every day with them!  Below are some more pics of the continent presentations and STEAM Time pics, as well as a picture of Quinn receiving her Frappuccino Friday award from Mrs. Hannon for winning the Character Award drawing last month. 🙂


I will email you if your child will be receiving an award at our next awards assembly and/or if your child will be invited to participate in intersession in October.

If you have any questions about ANYTHING, please email or just stop by the classroom!

Have a great evening,

Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Sardo

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Spirit Day: This Friday, August 12th, is Spirit Day! Students can show their school spirit by wearing their Sunrise shirts as well as SUNGLASSES…because our future is as bright as Sunrise Scholars. 

Spiritwear: If you would like to buy Sunrise Spiritwear for yourself or your child, there is a 30% off Back-to-School sale going on now at 1st Place Spiritwear.

Join Our PFO: Please consider joining our school’s awesome PFO! You can join by going to their or by scanning the QR code on the two signs in front of the school.

PFO Parent Liaison: We are looking for a PFO parent liaison! You would attend PFO meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, and then bring back information to our class and bring any questions that we may have to the PFO board meetings. If you are interested, please email or stop by the classroom!

Parent Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering in our classroom to work with children or to prep/grade material, please let us know.  You would need to go through the fingerprint process if you haven’t already.

School Dance: The first school dance will be August 19th from 6:30 – 8:00 in the school quad.

Popsicle Sales: Popsicle sales will be every other Thursday after school starting September 8th.

Progress Reports/Deficiency Notices: Because you can check your child’s grades at any time in ParentVue, we will not be sending out progress reports. But, if your child has a grade of D or F in any subject, we will send home a deficiency notice to be signed and returned to school.  These notices will be sent home on Friday, August 12th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Wow!  We were so excited that so many of you signed up for a conference! We look forward to talking with you about your children! We did add another day to the Sign Up Genius since all of the slots were full.

As always, please contact us with any questions!

Have a good evening,

Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Sardo