Sunnyside News

An e-newsletter from Sunnyside Elementary School

January 23, 2020

Congratulations goes to...

The following students and staff are being recognized for going above and beyond to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe which helps make Sunnyside Elementary a great place to learn and work!!

Grade 1: Clara and Xavier

Grade 2: Caleb and Alice

Grade 3: Brynn and Siyam

Grade 4: Fia and Ty

Grade 5: Nathan and Laura

Staff Member: Mr. Wait

Looking ahead...

Friday, January 24

No School!

Monday, January 27

APEX is coming to Sunnyside!

Band Large Group at Edgewood, 7:35am

Lego League Junior Grade 2 Team 1, 5:30pm

Westside Band Festival at Irondale, 7:00pm

Tuesday, January 28

5th Grade Orchestra Large Group at Edgewood, 7:30am

Musical Rehearsal, 3:15pm

Lego League Junior Grade 2 Team 2, 3:15pm

Wednesday, January 29

4th Grade Orchestra Large Group at Edgewood, 7:30am

Thursday, January 30

CE Chess, 7:35am

Glee Club, 7:45am

Musical Rehearsal, 3:15pm

Common Communication Night #2, 4:00-7:30pm

3rd Grade Open House, 5:30-6:30pm

Edgewood Information Night, 4:00-8:00pm

Friday, January 31

Student Leadership Team Meeting, 7:35am

Lego League Junior Grade 1, 5:00pm

To see the Sunnyside calendar, visit

APEX is Coming Next Week to Sunnyside!

The Apex team is coming to Sunnyside on Monday, January 27 and will stay until Friday, February 7 to teach students about leadership values while raising funds to help our school with field trips and the general PTA fund! This year's theme is GAME ON which will promote the importance of good habits through interactive lessons. All students are included in the program regardless of fundraising capabilities and will participate in the Apex Fun Run on Thursday, February 6 during student specialist times. We will need volunteers to help the Fun Run day, stay tuned for further details. Thank you for your continued support to help our school and community.

Communication Night and Food Drive

Sunnyside's Second Common Communication Night is next Thursday, January 30th from 4:00 to 7:30pm. If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher, please do so here. Sign up will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, January 29th. Also, we will be accepting donations to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf that evening as well.

Third Grade Open House!

Third Grade families are invited to an Open House on Thursday, January 30th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Stop in to see your child's classroom work, including the civil rights unit that third grade has been working on all month, and check out the art in the hallways. You are also welcome to visit Intervention Teachers, EL Teachers and all the Specialists. Hope to see you there!

Students can now receive text alerts

Parents, you can now add your child's cell phone number to ParentVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, significantly delayed school buses, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.

FeePay Unavailable

Technical difficulties continue to prevent families from accessing FeePay through ParentVUE. Until FeePay restores service, families can make a Nutrition Services payment for a student's meal account by visiting or by using our school's payment drop box to deposit cash or a check.

Yearbooks on Sale!

Looking to order a Sunnyside Yearbook for the 2019-2020 School Year? Standard, soft-sided yearbooks are $15 each. Yearbooks can be ordered online here. Use the yearbook ID Code: 2160920. Don't miss out!


Thank you to everyone who donated to the Student Leadership Team's fundraiser to raise donations for the “Pennies for Patients” campaign. We were able to donate over $1,600 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota. This is the highest amount we have ever raised! Great work!

You are invited...

Join us for Family Ski and Snowboarding Night at Wild Mountain. All District families, friends and staff members are invited to join us for a fun night of skiing or snowboarding. Take advantage of special rates on lift tickets and equipment rentals! Details and registration information can be found here.
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