SUNRISE ELEMENTARY PTA
MATCHING MAY
Matching May!  Don't Forget  - We have been offered a great opportunity to help us reach our fundraising goal before the year ends. A Sunrise Family has offered to match any fundraising donations up to $2000 that are raised during the month of May! Any amount is welcome and will support our PTA General Fund which includes all of the great programs we bring to Sunrise. You can drop a check into the Fundraising folder in the PTA bin in the office or donate online at  http://sunriseparents. ourschoolpages.com/Home . Click "Donate Now" on the left. ... read full article
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Golden Apple/ Golden Acorn awardsLindsey MacKay Fellows5/9/20185/23/2018
Golden Apple/ Golden Acorn awards
It’s that time of year again! Each year, our PTA presents a Golden Apple award to an outstanding teacher or staff member and a Golden Acorn award to a volunteer who goes above and beyond in their effort to support Sunrise students. Nomination forms for the Golden Apple and Golden Acorn awards will be accepted now through May 25th. Forms are in the PTA bin in the office and available to download here : http://sunriseparents.org/…/uploads/2017/05/Golden-Apple.pdf  and http://sunriseparents.org/…/uploads/2017/05/Golden-Acorn.pdf ... read full article
Book Exchange!Lindsey MacKay Fellows5/1/20185/8/2018
Book Exchange!
The Book Exchange is coming! Please bring in your books on May 7th and 8th to trade for points to shop for new-to-you books in the exchange. This is such a fun event and a great way to gear up for a Summer of good books! No board books/ toddler books, or encyclopedias please. ... read full article
Last PTA meeting of the school year!Lindsey MacKay Fellows5/1/20185/8/2018
Last PTA meeting of the school year!
Reminder - Our next PTA General Meeting will take place on  Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30pm-8pm.  Do you have a topic you would like us to discuss, or questions you would love to have answered at the meeting? Please email  sunriseparents@gmail.com  so we can add it to our May agenda. Do you want to know more about what the PTA uses your donations? This meeting we will be discussing and approving our PTA Budget for next year. As always, childcare is provided in the YMCA portable behind the gym (children must be potty trained)   ... read full article
WatchDOGS programLindsey MacKay Fellows5/1/20185/15/2018
WatchDOGS program
We've had our first two days of the Sunrise WatchDOGS program!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have signed up to help us pilot this program! If you would like more information about this program, or are willing to volunteer for a day, please use the sign-up sheet in the PTA box found in the Sunrise office or contact us at  watchdogsunrise@gmail.com . ... read full article
MATCHING MAYLindsey MacKay Fellows5/1/20185/31/2018
MATCHING MAY
Matching May!  Don't Forget  - We have been offered a great opportunity to help us reach our fundraising goal before the year ends. A Sunrise Family has offered to match any fundraising donations up to $2000 that are raised during the month of May! Any amount is welcome and will support our PTA General Fund which includes all of the great programs we bring to Sunrise. You can drop a check into the Fundraising folder in the PTA bin in the office or donate online at  http://sunriseparents. ourschoolpages.com/Home . Click "Donate Now" on the left. ... read full article
**Art Night** Help NeededLindsey MacKay Fellows2/13/20182/27/2018
**Art Night** Help Needed
Pop in to see kids’ art at this year’s ART NIGHT celebration! There is much to see and do: - Marvel at the Gallery of Student Art - Enjoy piano performances - Make your own art at the Creation Station - Treat yourself to some delicious baked goods - Compliment your artist and their peers!! Sign up below to help make Art Night a success! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ba8ab29a2ff2-artnight   Sign up below to help the Bake Sale at Art Night! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4faeaf28a2fc1-bake   ... read full article
Green Team Helper WantedLindsey MacKay Fellows2/13/20182/27/2018
Green Team Helper Wanted
From Mrs. Padget: I am looking for some knowledgeable gardeners who would be willing to help me start a garden in our beds and greenhouse.   The commitment would be Fridays between  12:30 - 1:30  and I would love two people.  I will not likely need as much help once the garden is growing, but I would love to work out a plan with them to have them attend a meeting or two in May/June.  The meetings are actually only  1 - 1:30 .     Please let Mrs. Padget know if you would like to help! Thank you for considering!  ... read full article
Please remember to vote for our schools!Lindsey MacKay Fellows2/7/20182/21/2018
Please remember to vote for our schools!
Frequently asked question: *Are the taxes for the new levies and the bond added to what I already pay that goes to Northshore School District? * No. The two levies are replacement levies . The current levies expire this year, so those drop off. If the new levies are approved, those new amounts will replace the old amount. For the capital bond, the new rate replaces the old rate. All rates are estimated, but we can't collect more than the totals shown for each levy or for the bond. You can learn more about the two replacement levies and the ... read full article
PTA Board positions open for 2018-2019Lindsey MacKay Fellows1/30/20182/13/2018
PTA Board positions open for 2018-2019
We Need Your Help! The Sunrise PTA is currently seeking new parents to help fill several open PTA positions for next year! Please consider volunteering in some form for at least 1 year while your children are at Sunrise. No experience is necessary! All positions can be shared! Open Board Positions for next year are: Treasurer VP Enrichment VP Fundraising Our PTA is so important at our school, supporting many events both inside and outside of the classrooms, such as coordinating the Fall Family Event, Dance Night, Bingo Night, School play, Art Docent program, Staff Appreciation events, Playground renovations, After ... read full article
Puberty Workshops- register nowLindsey MacKay Fellows1/30/20182/13/2018
Puberty Workshops- register now
Back by popular demand! All About Growing-Up! – Puberty Workshop Learn all about puberty in this fun, informative workshop. From body changes and periods to mood swings and crushes. All About Growing Up is a 2-hour workshop for parents and their 9-11 year old children. Facilitated by professional educator Robin Wallace-Wright of The Wright Conversations, this family-oriented workshop provides a safe, comfortable environment to learn and talk about puberty. The evening inclu des a short video, interactive activities, and opportunities to get questions answered. Healthy friendships and boundary setting are also covered. Come learn how to best support and guide ... read full article
Toddler/Preschooler Play and Learn GatheringLindsey MacKay Fellows1/11/20181/17/2018
Toddler/Preschooler Play and Learn Gathering
Join Sunrise Elementary principal, Mr. Hopkins, for our upcoming Toddler/Preschooler Play and Learn Gathering at Sunrise Elementary in the Activity Room from 9:30 - 11:00 am on Wednesday January 17 (there will be signs pointing the way from the large parking lot.) This activity is for all future Sunrise attendees, but it is not a drop off activity. You can get to know other parents and future students, as well as acclimate your child to the school environment. Come help build a school based community! Note: The group starts very soon after school drop-off, please follow posted parking-lot guidelines and ... read full article
We have room in Spanish Class!Lindsey MacKay Fellows1/11/20181/25/2018
We have room in Spanish Class!
Spanish Session II **All Classes need to have a PTA member volunteer in them (NSD rule). No volunteer, no class. You may sign up to volunteer on the next page of the registration process if you are interested, and will be reimbursed 50% of the class fee!  Spanish Class! **NEW AM CLASS**  Students learn Spanish easily through music, stories, games, interaction, movement, repetition, and more. Classes are FUN and super effective!!! sarahsspanishschool.com  When: Feb 13th, 27th. March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. April 3rd, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (13 classes)  (make up day May 29th if needed).  Time: ... read full article
Winter Enrichment Session Now Open!Lindsey MacKay Fellows12/15/201712/29/2017
Winter Enrichment Session Now Open!
You may now enroll for Winter Enrichment classes! When full, the class will no longer appear in the listing. Thank you! ... read full article
PTA Toy Drive this week!Lindsey MacKay Fellows12/4/201712/8/2017
PTA Toy Drive this week!
December 4-8th : PTA Toy Drive for Hopelink! Let’s help make the Holidays bright for those in need in our community. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child to the main office foyer by Friday, December 8th. Thank you!! Gift ideas at  hopelink.org/toys   Questions? Contact lizpcheng@yahoo.com ... read full article
Toddler/ Preschool Play and LearnLindsey MacKay Fellows11/30/201712/14/2017
Toddler/ Preschool Play and Learn
Join Sunrise Elementary principal, Mr. Hopkins, for our upcoming Toddler/Preschooler Play and Learn Gathering at Sunrise Elementary in the Activity Room from 9:30 - 11:00 am on Thursday Dec 7th (there will be signs pointing the way from the large parking lot.) This activity is for all future Sunrise attendees, but it is not a drop off activity. You can get to know other parents and future students, as well as acclimate your child to the school environment. Come help build a school based community! Note: The group starts very soon after school drop-off, please follow posted parking-lot guidelines and ... read full article
Book Fair!Lindsey MacKay Fellows11/30/201712/14/2017
Book Fair!
Wild West Book Fair Dec 4th- 8th (until 1PM) - Open before school, during lunch recess and after school! LATE HOURS ON Monday the 4th - open in the evening before and after the Sunrise Choir Concert We are still in need of a few more volunteers to make this bookfair successful! To help with the book fair go to:  http://bit.ly/2AIWvp9  or contact Alison van den Heuvel at alivdheuvel@gmail.com or Maureen Lucido at maureen@lucido.net ... read full article
DirectoryLindsey MacKay Fellows11/16/201711/30/2017
Directory
Great news! A working Online Directory is now available on our website. See the icon on the left.  The Online Directory is visible only to paid PTA members. It is not yet complete, but we hope it will be a help! ... read full article
Annual Fall Fundraiser this month!Lindsey MacKay Fellows10/9/201710/23/2017
Annual Fall Fundraiser this month!
PTA contributions support SCIENCE (and more) at Sunrise! Did you know that Sunrise Elementary is the only elementary school in the district to have a dedicated science lab and teacher? And, did you know that most of the financial support for this great science learning opportunity comes from parents like YOU through the PTA fundraising campaign now underway? To fully fund all PTA-supported programs, the target contribution is $300 per Sunrise family. Families are encouraged to participate at whatever level of contribution is possible, whether it is $50 or $500. Let's make sure Sunrise always has this great science program! ... read full article
Reflections Art ContestLindsey MacKay Fellows10/3/201711/13/2017
Reflections Art Contest
PTA Reflections Program       It’s time to get creative with this year’s Reflections Art Contest .   Reflections is a theme-based arts contest open to Sunrise students who have a parent that is a member of the Sunrise PTA . Entries will be organized by grade levels and critiqued against other works within their grade divisions. Entries are judged and awards are given at school, council, state and national levels.   The theme this year is “Within Reach”. Complete information and rules can be found on the Washington State PTA Reflections Page. https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/   There are six categories: Visual Arts ... read full article
Recess Volunteers Needed!Lindsey MacKay Fellows10/2/201710/16/2017
Recess Volunteers Needed!
Are you interested in helping out during recess?  We need Recess Volunteers especially for  Friday  afternoon recess from  2:30-2:45 pm .  Recess volunteers walk around the playground helping kids solve problems and generally keeping an eye on student safety. It is a great way to get to know our Sunrise children!     Volunteers can choose to help as often as they like.   Please contact Brooke Sebastian if interested or with questions:   brooke.sebastian@gm ail.com.   ... read full article
Before/ After school Enrichment Classes!Lindsey MacKay Fellows10/1/201710/15/2017
Before/ After school Enrichment Classes!
Beginning Monday, October 2, you will be able to register your child for Fall Enrichment Classes. Click on the "Programs" icon to see the full Fall listing and registration information. ... read full article
Math Olympiad is coming soon!Lindsey MacKay Fellows9/21/201710/5/2017
Math Olympiad is coming soon!
Math Olympiad sign-up information will be available shortly! If you know your child would like to participate this year, please feel free to let Phil know which days work best. Currently, two possibilities are Tuesdays before school, 8:15 to 9:15, and Wednesday afternoon after early release, 2:30 to 3:30. Classes will likely begin the second or third week of October! Thank you! phil@lucido.net ... read full article
Sunrise School PlayLindsey MacKay Fellows9/7/20179/21/2017
Sunrise School Play
Sunrise School Play November 3rd & 4th @ 7pm 4th & 5th Graders space is limited to 50 students Registration forms are available in the office & are due by 4:00pm, Friday September 15th   Mandatory Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 19th @ 8:00pm in the Sunrise Library QUESTIONS Kim Norris kimandtom@att.net   ... read full article
Recess Volunteers Needed!Lindsey MacKay Fellows9/5/20179/19/2017
Recess Volunteers Needed!
Are you interested in helping out during recess?  We need Recess Volunteers!  Recess volunteers walk around the playground helping kids solve problems and generally keeping an eye on student safety. It is a great way to get to know our Sunrise children!     AM Recess:  10:45-11:00 AM   Lunch Recess:  12:30-1:30 PM      Volunteers can choose to help as often as they like for any those recesses.  Please contact Brooke Sebastian if interested or with questions:  brooke.sebastian@gmail.com. ... read full article
Welcome to our New PTA Website!Alison Van Den Heuvel8/17/20178/31/2017
Welcome to our New PTA Website!
  Back to School Social Join us Sept 6th and Sept 11th, 9:30am On the first day of school, join us in the courtyard outside the gym right after the bell for coffee, tea and treats. You will be able to join the PTA, find out about Volunteer opportunities, buy Spirit Wear,catch up with old friends and make new ones. It's a great time to learn all about what the PTA has in store for the year. Siblings are welcome!  These will take place on Sept 6th for 1st - 5thgrade families and Sept 11th for all Kindergarten families.   ... read full article