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Sunnybrae Elementary

An Authorized International Baccalaureate World/ Neighborhood School

Fifth Grade

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International <br />Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.  

Leveled Reading

Leveled Reading

Leveled reading removes the "one size fits all" approach to reading, giving each child the opportunity to develop essential skills at his/her own pace.

21st century learning

21st century learning
  • Students will think creatively and pursue innovative solutions.  
  • Students will utilize evolving technology that is targeted to support their learning.  
  • Students will develop collaborative skills that require active participation and engagement.  


Inquiring<br />Minds

We at Sunnybrae, are a diverse community of caring and open-minded learners. We ask questions to understand our world and take action to make it a better place. Read more about our school.   

5th grade exhibition

5th grade exhibition

In the final year of the IB program, students participate in a culminating project known as the Exhibition.  The central idea must be of sufficient scope and significance to warrant a detailed investigation by all students. All fifth grade students are required to engage in a collaborative trans disciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. 

5th Grade Exhibition

Family math night

Family math night

Family Math Night provides an evening of hands on STEM activities. Students, parents and teachers work together to conduct inquiry-based  experiments.

building community

building community

Building community is an important part of Sunnybrae's  open minded culture.  We celebrate and embrace our similarities and learn from our differences.

professional development

professional development

High-quality teaching is essential for student success. Sunnybrae teachers  work collaboratively to expand best practices and student learning.

celebrating the season

celebrating the season

Our International Holiday Sing along is an annual favorite celebrated right before winter break. This is a not-to-miss school community event filled with inspiring international holiday selections.

Literacy CENTER

Literacy CENTER

Literacy centers are designed for students to work with partners or in small groups to meet literacy goals.  Our literacy centers are engaging and an exceptional educational experience for all students.

From the San-Mateo Foster City School District


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    Superintendent Coffee Chats:

    Town Hall Meetings

    We want to hear from YOU.
    Our school district is chronically under funded and experiencing a structural deficit. We are opening our doors to the San Mateo-Foster City community for ideas and solutions. Please join us at an upcoming Town Hall meeting.
    All events are 6:30–7:30pm
    • Tues. Dec. 5 at Abbott Middle School
    • Wed. Dec. 13 at Bowditch Middle School
    • Thurs. Dec. 14 at Borel Middle School
    • Mon. Dec. 18 at Bayside Academy
    For more information or to take part
    in an upcoming survey, visit: www.smfcsd.net


    Important Dates

    Middle School Registration Information 2018-2019

    Nov 30th: Youth Ballet Field Trip

    Dec 2nd: Winter Wonderland Dance 5:30-8:30

    Dec 12th: Peace Sign Workshop

    Dec 13th: Latino Literacy Project @ 5:30-7:00

    Dec 13th: PTA General Meeting @ 6:30-7:30 in LGI

    Dec 21th:  Holiday Sing and Coffee Chat at 8:30 in the Library


               Starting November 17th, all students new to Sunnybrae Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year can verify their registration documents and obtain a snap code in the school office between 1:30-3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise noted.







    November 1, 2017
    Kindergarten Information Meetings
    Bayside Theater

    November 6, 2017
    Snapcodes become available for all new Kindergarten and TK students
    Address and registration document verification for all new Kindergarten & TK students
    Check your school website for specific times and requirements

    November 15, 2017
    Snapcodes become available for all new students in grades 1-8
    Address and registration document verification for all new students in grades 1-8
    Check your school website for specific times and requirements

    November 29, 2017
    InfoSnap Registration Assistance for Spanish-speaking Families
    College Park Elementary School

    Monday, Dec 4, 2017
    InfoSnap Priority Registration & Transfer Request Window Opens at 12:00 pm (noon)

    Thursday, Dec 21
    InfoSnap Priority Registration & Transfer Request Window Closes at 4:00 pm

    Friday, Feb 2, 2018
    Transfer Approval or Transfer Request List Notification Email sent by the end of the business day

    February7, 14, 21
    6thGrade Address Verification
    Required re-registration for all current SMFCSD 5thgraders entering 6thgrade for 2018-2019
    Check your school website for specific times and requirements