🍀Sunny Heighlights🍀

March 8, 2019

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Principal's Message

Sunny Heights Families,

The third quarter has come to an end and we only have 5 school days left before Spring Break. We have a lot to be proud of at this point in the year, but we are not done doing great work. Next week is a big week for our 3rd grade as we administer the 2019 IREAD3 test.

The IREAD test is an important measure for our 3rd graders. Parents can help support our students by making sure they are at school all day everyday, encouraging students to do their very best on each test, and get to bed early Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night.

We are excited to see our students show what they know on IREAD and the upcoming ILEARN assessments!

Thank you for ALL that you do!

Have a great weekend!

Your proud principal,

Barton Lewis

Change our clocks - Spring Forward on March 10th at 2:00 a.m.

"Spring Forward - Fall Back"

This term is meant to trigger your memory to set your clocks forward 1 hour in the spring at the start of DST, and 1 hour back in the fall when DST ends.

A different way to remember which direction to set your clock for DST is that in the spring you bring out (or forward) the garden furniture and in the fall you put it back.

In North America, it is common to use the word fall to denote the season, while other English-speaking countries usually call it autumn. "Spring Forward - Fall Back" is therefore a phrase most often heard in the USA and Canada.

Calendar of Events


March 10th - "Spring Forward" - change our clocks!

March 11th - 15th -- IREAD 3 Testing

March 12th - PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

March 15th - Kona Ice is coming! Price list was sent home

March 15th - report cards go home

March 18th - 29th - Spring Intersession break

April 1st - School reconvenes

April 4th & 5th - Healthy Smiles are here

April 9th - PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

April 10th - Late start; elementary students start at 9:40 a.m.

April 10th - 19th - Book Fair Days

April 17th - Skating Party @ Roller Cave 6-8 p.m.

April 18th - Book Fair Family Night 5:30-7:30 pm

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Climate & Culture Survey

Sunny Heights Families,

Please complete the Climate & Culture Survey from Panorama Education. The results from this survey will be key in the development of our 2019-2020 School Improvement Plan. As a school and district, we are always looking for ways to improve the student, family, and staff experience.

We look forward to your feedback.

Thank you!

Barton Lewis


Sunny Heights Elementary

MSD of Warren Township


(PH): 532-2904

#OURHeights #WEaretheKey

Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles is coming to Sunny Heights Elementary on April 4th & 5th. Healthy Smiles is a school-based dental program providing check-ups, cleaning, x-rays, and dental education among other things to students. All students are eligible for this service. information and registration forms were sent home with your child earlier this week. Please return these forms to the school clinic as soon as possible or by April 4th. If you have any questions regarding Healthy Smiles, please call 317-894-8370 or email at info@indysmiles.org.


Kindergarten 91.42%

1st grade 91.51%

2nd grade 93.88%

3rd grade 95.02%

4th grade 92.34%

SH Total 92.88%

Township Goal 97.0%

IREAD-3 Testing

3rd graders will take the IREAD-3 Assessment during the week of March 11th - 15th. This is a critical statewide standardized assessment. The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment measures foundational reading standards to Grade 3 students each spring. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010). For further information on IREAD-3, you may visit the IDOE website at: https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3


3rd and 4th graders will take the new statewide assessment called ILEARN. This is the assessment that has replaced ISTEP. The ILEARN testing window opens on Monday, April 22nd. ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth grade will have additional Science assessment that they will complete. For more information about ILEARN, please visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn



Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

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It's that time of year when school can be delayed or closed due to weather conditions. If there is a delay or closing, you will receive a call from our automated calling system to the phone number you provided to our school. Please be sure the office has your current phone number.

School Breakfast

Chartwells Food Service for the Warren Township schools, would like all to know that breakfast is available to ALL students for free in the classroom. If you have any questions, please contact Haley Quade via email at hquade@warren.k12.in.us.


Monday, June 3rd is Warren Township's last day of the regular school year (barring no further

weather closings). This date has been extended due to the following weather closings: November 15th and January 30th. All students will be dismissed early on this day.

Grades 5 - 12 will be dismissed at 1:30 pm

Grades K-4 will be dismissed at 2:30 pm

If a student has accrued a substantial balance, the student will be provided a choice of two alternate meals at a reduced rate of $0.50. Parents may check student account balances by using the link provided to the Lunch Parent Portal.


11149 Stonybrook Drive, Indianapolis 46229

Phone: 532-2900; Fax: 532-2938

School hours: 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.



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