An Authorized International Baccalaureate World/ Neighborhood School
Sunnybrae Elementary is a committed community of students, educators, families, and staff that supports the whole child and honors diversity so that all students can reach their full potential in order to become global citizens who are caring, open-minded, critical thinkers.
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.
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.
In the final year of the IB program, students participate in a culminating project known as the Exhibition. 5th Grade Exhibition
Family Math Night provides an evening of hands on STEM activities. Students, parents and teachers work together to conduct inquiry-based experiments.
Building community is an important part of Sunnybrae's open minded culture. We celebrate and embrace our similarities and learn from our differences.
High-quality teaching is essential for student success. Sunnybrae teachers work collaboratively to expand best practices and student learning.
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 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.
Dear Sunnybrae Parents/ Guardians,
It’s hard to believe that we only have three weeks left for the end of the 2018-19 school year. It has been great to work with our Sunnybrae staff this year and get to know our students, parents and staff better this year. I would like to summarize for you some of our year’s goals and celebrate our year’s successes.
At the beginning of the school year, our staff came together and we created a school vision statement to guide our work for the coming years:
Sunnybrae students will be nurtured in a welcoming and academically engaging environment that supports the whole child while embracing their culture and identity. Our students will exhibit high academic achievement and social-emotional skills, develop life-long learning skills, and relationships through the IB program.
We used this vision to create our school goals for this year.
Caring School Goal: Our staff set a goal that by the end of the school year, at least 80% of students will show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others as measured by student surveys, teacher observations and month to month PBIS referral data. Our progress on this goal is that 87% of students have never received a major discipline referral this school year. Most of the classrooms have implemented Morning Meetings as a way to support students’ positive behavior and connectedness to the school. We will continue working on this goal for next year as our students’ social-emotional well-being impacts their learning in the classroom.
Academic Achievement: Our staff set a goal that by the end of the school year, at least 80% of students in all grades will show at least one grade level growth in reading by the end of the school year as measured by the F & P assessment. Our progress on this goal is that on trimester 1, 39% of our students were reading at grade level and by the end of trimester 2, 50% of student were reading on benchmark. We continue to measure the growth that our students are making on reading this year and will make this a goal again for next year.
Parent Engagement: Our staff set a goal that by the end of the school year, at least 70% of parents will participate in school-wide events and feel a sense of connectedness as measured by event attendance rosters and parent surveys. Our progress on this goal has been that at the beginning of the school year we have 55% of parents attend our school-wide event of Back-to-School Night. For Open House, we also had 55% of parents attend. We will continue to work on increasing our parent participation for next year so that more families can feel included.
We have many End-of-Year events coming up the next few weeks. Please read these the details below
June 4th, 1:30-2:30pm Mayor of San Mateo visits the 5th grade class
June 5th, 1:00-2:00pm Volunteer Tea in the library
June 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm- San Mateo-Foster City Board of Trustees visit Sunnybrae School
June 7th, 2:00-3:00pm Kinder Orientation meeting in the library
June 10th, School Site Council meeting in the conference room- Superintendent Rosas will join the meeting
June 14th, Fifth grade pool party
June 17th, Field Day 9:00-10:00am
June 20th, 5th Grade promotion 9:00-10:30am in the courtyard
June 20th, last day of school, minimum day (Grades 1-3: 12:35/ Grades 4-5 12:45)