The Sunnyside Scoop
School Newsletter -- March, 2023
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Transportation (Bus routing): (651) 385 - 4795
Spring is coming... or so I'm told at least. It may not feel like it yet, but it has to come eventually, right?! Spring is a busy time at Sunnyside Elementary, and we will have several things going on over the next few months:
Field Trips: March through May are definitely our "busy" months when it comes to field trips. In the coming months, we have several trips planned for kindergarten and first grade. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for information from your child's teacher as we move through the spring!
Spring Concerts: Our spring concerts will take place from April 17 - 20. Each day, a different group of classes performs at 1:00 pm. Our schedule for concerts is as follows:
Monday, April 17 -- First Grade: Bollmann, Harteneck, Friedrich
Tuesday, April 18 -- First Grade: Pearson, Larsen, Swanson, Plein
Wednesday, April 19 -- Kindergarten: Richardson, McDonnell, Prigge, Johnson
Thursday, April 20 -- Kindergarten: Kelly, Dressen, Plonsky, Marklevits
Scholastic Book Fair: Our spring Book Fair will also take place April 17 - 20 to coincide with our spring concerts. The spring Scholastic Book Fair is a buy one, get one free event, so it's a good chance to load up on literature for a very reasonable price! The Book Fair will be open in the afternoons after concerts and school until 2:15.
There are several other fun activities we have coming up this spring at Sunnyside as well, so stay tuned!
Dates to Remember...
7 -- Parent-Teacher Conferences (3 - 7 pm)
9 -- Parent-Teacher Conferences (3 - 7 pm)
12 -- Daylight Savings Time Starts
17 -- 1st Grade Field Trip to Children's Theatre
20 -- Dental Clinic at Sunnyside
24 - 31 -- NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
4 -- Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Sheldon Theatre
7 -- NO SCHOOL
14 -- 1st Grade Field Trip to Children's Museum
17 - 20 -- Scholastic Book Fair
17 -- Spring Concert (1st - Bollmann, Harteneck, Friedrich)
18 -- Spring Concert (1st - Pearson, Larsen, Swanson, Plein)
19 -- Spring Concert (K - Richardson, McDonnell, Prigge, Johnson)
20 -- Spring Concert (K - Kelly, Dressen, Plonsky, Marklevits)
The Apex Fun Run was a Success!
2023 - 2024 Kindergarten Registration
Spread the word! Now’s the time to start thinking about registering your child for kindergarten! Registration for the 2023 - 2024 school year kicked off with an in-person kindergarten registration help session on Thursday, Feb. 9. If you missed the session, don't worry! Enrollment forms are now available in print at the District Office, Colvill Family Center, and Sunnyside School. Forms can also be found online at www.rwps.org, and may be returned to any of the locations listed above. We encourage you to register early, as this helps us determine staffing needs and get class placement information out earlier!
Red Wing Arts Student Art Show
The Red Wing Student Art Show will take place at Red Wing Arts in the train depot (418 Levee Street) from March 3 - April 1, 2023. Red Wing Arts has proudly presented the Student Art Show for the past 30 years. This special exhibition showcases a wide variety of artworks by K-12 students, including some of our very own Sunnyside students. Please join them in celebrating their creativity!
Additional information can be found via the links provided below.
- Red Wing Arts website event information:
- Public Reception Facebook Event:
February Winger Pride Winners
- Royal Keller (kindergarten)
- Jayde Brown (kindergarten)
- Brayden Twardy (kindergarten)
- Lennon Bjornstad (kindergarten)
- Skyler Sofe(1st grade)
- Quentin Fuller (1st grade)
- Ryland Weinmeyer(1st grade)
- Kenzie Fine (1st grade)
Sunnyside Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 9th. We are once again using an online sign up for conferences called PTCFast.com in grades K - 5. We are hopeful this system will allow you to better choose a time that meets your needs. To sign up, click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser. Simply follow the prompts to register and choose a conference time. Sixth grade will once again be holding conferences a little differently, and those teachers will be reaching out directly to families with details. Conferences will be held in-person, though online conferences are available for those who prefer them. Please contact your child's teacher directly if you are interested in that option.
***Per district procedure, we have one 15-minute conference time available per student. It is imperative that parents/caregivers who are connected to the student are receiving the same information and planning together, as a team, how to best support the student. Please contact the Sunnyside office at 651-385- 4570, if you have any difficulty signing up for a time.
Third Quarter Progress Reports
The third quarter of schools will come to a close on Thursday, March 23rd. Progress reports were originally scheduled to be sent home with students after spring break. However, after discussion, Sunnyside teachers have indicated they'd prefer to complete the informal progress reports a bit early so they can discuss with families at conferences next week. Official report cards are only completed at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2, so a less formal progress report will be provided this quarter. Specials (Art, Music, PE, & STEM) are only graded at the semesters, since they only meet with students one out of every four days.
Any Interest in Becoming a Substitute Teacher?
Have you ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher, but aren't sure what the requirements are or where to start? Teachers on Call is hosting a webinar event welcoming anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher in districts throughout MN, WI, IA, and WA! This event is a virtual event, it is free and open to everyone.
WHERE: Virtual - Click this link to sign up - https://calendly.com/jilr608/want-to-be-a-substitute-teacher
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
TIME: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
WHAT: An informal event to meet with our recruiting staff and learn more about Teachers On Call and the positions we offer!
REQUIREMENTS: Licensed through the state of Minnesota (requires bachelor’s degree or higher) Wisconsin (requires associates degree or higher) Iowa (Associate’s Degree or higher) or Washington (Bachelor’s Degree or higher) – if you are not licensed yet still join! T.O.C. will briefly go over the requirements to become a substitute in your state and send out some information for you to get started.
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Follow Sunnyside On Social Media!
Sunnyside has it’s own Facebook and Instagram pages! You can link directly to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sunnysideredwing/, and our Instagram handle is @sunnysideredwing. Check out some of the fun things going on at Sunnyside!
Make Sure You're Informed!!!
Be sure to click the links below for important information about Sunnyside Elementary and Red Wing Public Schools. Please pay special attention to the District Handbook and the Sunnyside Expectations & Procedures. Both documents contain important information and are a great reference for many frequently asked questions.