The Sunnyside Scoop
School Newsletter -- October, 2017
Kids Junction: (651) 385 - 4587
First Student (General busing questions): (651) 388 - 8244
Transportation (Bus routing): (651) 385 - 4795
It’s hard to believe September is already in the rear-view mirror and we’re trucking our way through October! It’s been a great start to the school year, and I’m just so excited to be in the principal’s seat this year at Sunnyside. Sunnyside’s success is all of us – teachers, parents, staff, and the community – working together to help our young students grow and succeed. This year, our theme at Sunnyside is “Be the Best You!” We’ll be working hard throughout the school year to encourage each and every one of our children to be the best student, friend, and citizen they can be. Thank YOU, families, for all you do to support Sunnyside and your children. We appreciate it!
Dates to Remember...
12 -- Vision Screening
13 -- Hearing Screening
17 -- 2nd grade trip to MN Zoo
18 - -Two-Hour Early Release (Student day ends at 12:55 pm)
19 & 20 -- NO SCHOOL (Teacher Association Days)
24 -- Picture Retakes
31 -- Fall Parade, 2:00 pm
6 -- NO SCHOOL
8 -- Clubs' Choice Fundraiser Pick-Up in Large Gym, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
9 - 15 -- Scholastic Book Fair
9 & 14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Drop Off & Pick-Up Reminders
- Please be patient and drive conservatively! Young students can sometimes be impulsive, even while walking with a parent...
- Whenever possible, prepare your child(ren) to exit the vehicle on the curbside.
- Please pull up as far as you can within our loop so other cars can drop off behind you.
- At drop off, do not park your car along the curb to come into the building or wait with your child. If you need to do more than drop off in the AM, please park in a defined parking space or along Southwood Avenue. At pick-up, you are welcome to park around the circle to briefly come into the gym to pick up your child(ren), though those visiting for longer should park in the lot or along Southwood as well.
- As cold weather approaches, make sure you have clear visibility out all of your windows.
Drop off times are from 7:55 am - 8:15 am. Children should not be dropped off before 7:55, as there is no adult supervision provided. If you need to drop off before the 7:55 - 8:15 window, you can enroll your child in Kids Junction. Further information about Kid’s Junction can be obtained from the district’s website or from our office. Breakfast is available beginning at 8:00 am, and the bell to line up rings at 8:15 am.
Welcome to Our New Staff!
Sunnyside is excited to welcome several new staff members to the building this fall. Some have transferred from other district buildings, while others are new to Red Wing Public Schools. Please welcome all our new staff:
- Carley Seifert - Student Support Coordinator
- Tina Marler - Kindergarten Teacher
- Nina Nagel - 1st Grade Teacher
- Jade Rowell - Special Education Teacher
- Matt Quinn - Art Teacher
- Kristen Trout - Special Education Teacher
- Beth Dean - Title I Paraprofessional
- Corrie Westphall - Media Center Paraprofessional
- Kendra Gadient - Special Education Paraprofessional
- Ruth Beyers - Special Education Paraprofessional
- Sheila Dicke - Special Education Paraprofessional
- Mark Dugstad - Night Custodian
- Rebecca Fox - Food Service
- Dee McGowan - Minnesota Reading Corps Tutor
Bus Stop & Walk
Fall Costume Parade & Celebration
The costume parade will begin at 2:00 pm at Sunnyside's Maple Street entrance. We will walk down Maple, turn left on Southwood Avenue, and then turn left into the Sunnyside front entrance. Families are welcome to join us along the route to watch and take photos! Parents who plan to take their students after the parade will need to check them out in the office. Please note that the parade will be canceled if it is raining.
Thank you for your cooperation in making this a safe and fun activity for our students. We hope to see you at the parade!
Scholastic Book Fair
Crayola Marker Recycling
We are excited to tell you about a very special program going on at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around Sunnyside, students and teachers will be collecting markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands- and other types of markers including highlighters, Sharpies, and dry erase. Drop-off boxes will be located in classrooms for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!