Sunkist November Newsletter


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Principal's Message

It is hard to believe that it is already November and the first trimester is coming to an end! Students have now completed their first complete in-person trimester on campus since March 2020-seems like so long ago. Teachers and students have settled into their routines and school is feeling normal again.

Soon it will be Thanksgiving, time to think about all of the many things we are grateful for in our lives. I am grateful that I get to come to school every day and work with such amazing students, staff, and parents. Thank you all!

Sunkist Library

Ms. Hottendorf has created a wonderfully warm and festive library for our students! Ms. H invites classes in daily to check out books, and loves reading to our little Bear Cubs!

Thank you Ms. H for spreading the love of reading at Sunkist.

National School Psychology Week

November 8-12 is National School Psychology Week, and we'd like to celebrate our wonderful school psychologist Mrs. Erin Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is new to Sunkist this year, and she is busily working with students, teachers, and parents. Thank you Mrs. Murphy for all you do!

November Events

November 11- Veteran's Day, No School

November 12-End of 1st Trimester

November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break, No School

November 29-December 10-Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place November 29-December 10, 2021. Teachers will be contacting you to schedule a meeting time. Please note the change in schedule during conference weeks:


Grades 1-3- 8:00-1:20

Grades 4-5- 8:00-1:40

Counselor's Corner

If you find yourself in need of counseling support for your student, please reach out to Mrs. Pilotzi our school counselor at She may also be reached by telephone at (805) 986-8722, ext. 2889.

Sunkist School PTA

Would you like to make a positive difference for Sunkist School? We are looking to form a whole new Parent Teacher Association (PTA) this year to address issues that are important to parents and public school educators. It helps foster our school-community partnerships. We hope you'll choose to join us in ensuring Sunkist School thrives!

If you are interested in holding an office in our PTA please contact Ms. Padilla at (805) 986-8722, or email her at

Student Symptom Tree

*Reminder* Please do a passive screening with your child prior to coming to school. If you notice any of the symptoms on the flyer(see link below), your child may not be able to come onto campus. Please call the office if you have any questions.

Student Meals for 2021-2022

We are happy to announce that USDA has extended meals at NO COST to all students for the school year. In order for us to continue to do this, please make sure to complete the Household Income form included in your student's first day packet and return it to school as soon as possible.

Sunkist Bell Schedule


8:00 am - 11:21 am (From August 26th - Sept. 24th only)

8:00 am - 1:30 pm Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri (Starting Sept. 27th)

Grades 1-3

8:00 am - 2:20 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00 am - 12:33 pm Wednesday Only

Grades 4-5

8:00 am - 2:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00 am - 12:38 pm Wednesday Only

COVID 19 Resources

Please follow this link to locate COVID-19 resources you may want to access:

Also, if you need further support please contact the front office at Sunkist.