The Sunnyside Scoop

School Newsletter -- January, 2018

About Us

Sunnyside Office: (651) 385 - 4570

Kids Junction: (651) 385 - 4587

First Student (General busing questions): (651) 388 - 8244

Transportation (Bus routing): (651) 385 - 4795

Principal's Message...

Happy New Year, Sunnyside family! It's hard to believe we're almost halfway through the school year already, but in just a couple short weeks we'll be there. It's amazing to watch our young learners here at Sunnyside grow by leaps and bounds over the course of a school year, and we at Sunnyside appreciate all the hard work you all do at home to help your child grow and achieve.

At Red Wing Public Schools, our success is built upon the involvement of our schools and community. Currently, the district is in the middle of a strategic planning process, defining our vision for students and making a plan to bring that vision to life. As we continue to move forward in this process, we continue to need your input. To that end, you are invited to our second public session of RWPS’ strategic planning process on Thursday, February 1 from 5:30- 8:30 in the Courtyard Café at the High School.

The purpose of this next step is to review our Strategic Directions and Visions Cards, with the intention of identifying specific strategies we could deploy in order to get to vision. During this event you will have an opportunity to share your ideas, while also hearing the ideas of others from throughout the community. Your ideas will be used by the District Leadership in the development of plans for the next three to five years. The evening will start at 5:30pm with dinner. At 5:45pm, we will begin the program with an overview of the Strategic Directions and Vision Cards. We will then break into small groups to discuss what could be done if we work together!

If you are interested and able to attend, please RSVP to Glenda Wersal at 651-385-4500 or ​​ to help us plan for refreshments and space. Thank you for your support of the Red Wing Public Schools. We look forward to seeing you on February 1st!

Mike Pagel


Dates to Remember...


15 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - school in session

17 -- Arts Alive Performance Assembly (1:30 pm)

19 -- NO SCHOOL (Staff professional development)

25 -- 2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten Informational Meeting (6:30 pm @ Sunnyside)


6 -- 1st Grade Reading Buddies

8 -- Arts Alive Group Rehearsals (3:00 - 4:30 pm)

14 -- Valentine's Day

15 -- Arts Alive Visual Arts Reception @ Sheldon Theatre (5:30 pm)

15 -- Arts Alive Performance Arts Stage Show @ Sheldon Theatre (6:30 pm)

16 -- NO SCHOOL (Staff professional development)

19 -- Presidents' Day - school in session

20 -- Registration for '18 - '19 Incoming Kindergarten (12p - 7p @ Colvill)

21 -- Author Visit - Rick Chrustowski

22 -- Sunnyside Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:15 pm - 7:15 pm)

23 -- Registration for '18 - '19 Incoming Kindergarten (8a - 12p @ Colvill)

27 -- Sunnyside Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:15 pm - 7:15 pm)

2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten Registration

Parents of incoming kindergarten students, please join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th here at Sunnyside for an informational meeting about preparing and registering for kindergarten. Learn about kindergarten readiness, the registration process, and transition opportunities.

We also encourage you to join us at one of our registration sessions, which will take place at Colvill Family Center (269 East 5th Street):

  • Tuesday, February 20th between 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, February 23rd between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hope to see you there!

2018 - 2019 School Calendar

Recently, Red Wing Public Schools approved the calendar for the 2018 - 2019 school year. To view next year's calendar, please CLICK HERE.

Sunnyside is On Social Media!

Don't forget, Sunnyside has it’s own Facebook and Instagram pages! You can link directly to our Facebook page at, and our Instagram handle is @sunnysideredwing. Check out some of the fun things going on at Sunnyside!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Since winter break, we've seen a sharp increase in the number of students being dropped off early here at Sunnyside. Unfortunately, there is no supervision available for students before 7:55 am due to meetings and other obligations, so please avoid dropping off before that time. Thanks!

K - 4 Community Connections Event Planning

Parents, if you are interested in helping us plan our next K-4 Community Connections Event, please contact Mr. Pagel at (651) 385-4570 or We hope to schedule our next event in early February and we need your ideas, input, and help!

Crayola Colorcycle Reminder

Don't forget, Sunnyside participates in Crayola's Colorcycle program. We collect used markers of all types! The markers are 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 (all brands!) All types including highlighters, Sharpies, and dry erase. Your child can simply give markers to his/her teacher, who will deposit them in the collection box in the main office. Thanks!