• photo 

      Thanks Eagle Scouts for your hard work at Sunrise Elementary.

                    Sunrise's United States map looks awesome!

  • backtoschool

    When Does the New School Year Begin?

    1st-5th graders start on August 20th.

    Kindergarten starts on August 25th.

  • Sunrise has a new schedule!


    Grades 1st - 5th 8:20 am - 2:50 pm

    AM Kindergarten 8:20 am - 11:15 am

    PM Kindergarten 11:55 am - 2:50 pm

  • ParentonlineresourcesClick on the picture above to visit CSDs online resource for families.

  • theresan-appforthat

  • paypams

    Paypams is a simple, safe, and secure portal for breakfast and lunch payments.  Please visit, paypams, to deposit money into your student's breakfast/lunch account.  To create an account, select not a member yet to register.

  • logo color-expanded-master-02
    Make a Difference Where it Matters Most!

    All volunteers in schools, including members of the PTA and School Community Council, need to complete and submit a yearly application form for background screening.  Applications for the 2014-15 school year are now being accepted! 

    Apply Here


Posted in Principal's Message

Hello Sunrise Parents and Guardians!

 It is my pleasure to welcome you all back to school. We are going to have a great school year and definitely a great PTA year. I have already received so many PTA volunteer interest sheets back, requesting to help out with our programs. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Our PTA programs would not be as successful as they are without your help.
The PTA membership envelopes have also been trickling in. Once again, thank you so much for your support. I would, however, like to apologize for the confusion on the amount of membership dues. Usually we have them printed on the envelopes. You all should have received a phone call from Principal Swanicke informing you of the amounts, $6 for a single membership and $11 for a couple. If you have already sent in $6 for your membership, but would like to add your spouse or another adult just send in $5 with a note saying that you already paid $6 for a single membership and the name of the extra person. Thanks so much for your support! I hope you all have a great week and I'll see you all at back to school night this Thursday, Sept. 28th, at 6:30. GO EAGLES!!!
Angie Pferdner
PTA President 2014-2015
P.S Spirit Wear order forms and information on Sunrise Singers will be sent home next week.  Students have also been asking about Reflections!  We will sent that information home soon.
Our SALTA Back-to-School Night begins at 5:00 pm.  Principal and PTA meeting begins at 6:30 pm.  For a complete schedule, visit our website at: sunrise.canyonsdistrict.org.
Supervision begins at 8:00 am.  Kindergarten students are expected to line up when dropped off.  They are not to play on the Kindergarten playground as there is not continual supervision.  First through third grade students also line up.  They are not allowed to play on the swings and/or field as there is not continual supervision.  Our students' safety is a priority at Sunrise.  Fourth and fifth grade students, at this time, are allowed to play on the back playground.  They are older and able to line up the moment the bell rings.  If problems begin to occur, this privilege will be taken away.
Students are expected to walk directly home or to meet their ride.  No students should be playing on the playground.  Supervision ends at 3:05 pm.  Students who are not picked up by 3:05 come in the building and sit in the front hall.  Parents must park their cars and come into the school to pick up their students.  It is important to us that our students are safe and not outside unsupervised.
This week, Sunrise teachers will send home Reflex math access letters.  Reflex math is also now available as an app.
Breakfast is available at 7:45 am.  Students enter the lunchroom through the west doors.
Visit SmithsCommunityRewards.com.  Sign in to your online account or create an account.  Find and select Sunrise.  Our organization number is 81957.  Click save.  The funds from Smiths are used for student rewards and incentives.
Aug. 27th SCC Applications Due at 2:00 pm
Aug. 28th Back-to-School Night
Aug. 29th Kindergarten College-Ready Day
Sept. 1st Labor Day Recess
Sept. 3rd PTA Board Meeting at 9:30 am 
Sept. 8th-12th radKIDS (Ms. Freeman's class)
Sept. 8th-18th IOWA Testing (3rd and 5th)
Sept. 11th SCC at 5:00 pm in Media Center
Sept. 12th Spirit Wear Orders Due
Sept. 15th-19th Volunteer Week
Sept. 17th WATCH DOGS DADS & DONUTS at 7:30 am in lunchroom
Sept. 18th School Pictures
Sept. 19th No School for Students
Sept. 26th Early Dismissal - 1:05 pm
Oct. 1st Sunrise Singers Starts
Oct. 1st PTA Board Meeting at 9:30 am
Oct. 3rd No School for Students
Oct. 8th P/T Conferences
Oct. 8th Grandparents and Goodies at 7:30 am
Oct. 9th P/T Conferences
Oct. 10th No School
Oct. 16th-17th Fall Recess
Oct. 20th-23rd Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 21st School Picture Retakes
Oct. 24th Early Dismissal - 1:05 pm
Oct. 31st Halloween Parties
Take care,
Principal Swanicke
September Breakfast and Lunch Menus



Posted in Principal's Message

Dear Sunrise Families:

Next week is SOAR week.  Each day, students learn about one of our SOAR Eagle Expectations or our school-wide rules. 

To build our Sunrise school unity and Sunrise spirit, I encourage students to wear school colors throughout the week.







Safe Inside and Out





On Time and On Task





Accept Responsibility





Respect Self, Others, and Property

Favorite School Color




Sunrise Spirit Day

Sunrise T-Shirt or School Colors

Next week would be a great time to review the SOAR Eagle Expectations at home with your student.  These expectations are found on the back of the Student Planners which were provided by PTA.  Thanks PTA! 


To reinforce this activity, there is an optional coloring and writing contest for students.  On the attached sheet, the students can color the Eagle picture and set an academic and behavioral SOARing goal Sunrise this year.    The entries will be due in the office by August 29th.


I am excited to WELCOME you to our Sunrise community at Back to School Night.  Our schedule will be:

5:00 – 5:40 - SALTA Parents/Guardians Only

5:40 - 5:45 - Transition Time

5:45 - 6:00 - SALTA First Rotation 

6:00 - 6:05 - Transition Time

6:05 - 6:20 - SALTA Second Rotation 

6:30 – 6:55 - Principal’s Meeting (SALTA Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to attend as important Sunrise policies and PTA information will be shared only at the Principal Meeting)

6:55 – 7:00 - Transition Time

7:00 – 7:15 - First Rotation

7:15 – 7:20 - Transition Time

7:20 – 7:35 - Second Rotation

7:35 – 7:40 - Transition Time

7:40 – 7:55 - Third Rotation

The school year is off to a great start!  I appreciate all of your support.  Sunrise is a very special place.


Principal Swanicke


Posted in Principal's Message

Dear Sunrise Families:

I am very excited to begin another year at Sunrise Elementary! I am missing our Sunrise Eagles and can’t wait to see them. I want to make sure you are aware of important upcoming dates and events.

The Canyons Board of Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Jim Briscoe to the Canyons community. Members of the Board have been hosting public meetings to give students, parents, employees, and community partners a chance to meet and get to know him. Dr. Briscoe will be at Indian Hills Middle School on August 13th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. I hope to see you there.

Aug. 14th SCC Nominations Open
Aug. 19th Meet & Greet at 3:00 pm
Aug. 20th First Day of School (1st-5th)
Aug. 22nd Kindergarten Meet & Greet @ 1:30 pm
Aug. 25th Kindergarten First Day of School 
Aug. 25th-29th SOAR Week
Aug. 27th SCC Nominations Due at 2:00 pm                                                                                                       Aug. 28th Back-to-School Night at 6:30 pm (SALTA Back-to-School Night at 5:00 pm)
Aug. 29th Kindergarten College-Ready Day
Sept. 1st Labor Day Recess

Take care,
Principal Swanicke


Posted in Principal's Message

Parent/Guardian Night with the ‘Grade Doctor’

Spread the word! A nationally known expert in school grading — and what it really means in connection with student learning — is visiting Canyons District in just a few weeks. A Parent Night with Ken O’Connor will be from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East. The District will be sending reminders to parents via the Skylert phone system, but we’d appreciate any help spreading the word to your members.  This event is free and open to all parents and guardians.