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Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

August 2017 - What's the Buzz

September 2017 - What's the Buzz

Dear Sunnybrae Families,                                                                                           September 2017

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.  Action items to improve student achievement and reach student literacy goals include:

·         Strategic Hiring of outstanding new teachers

·         Professional Development to Promote Consistent Best Practices  in classroom instruction such as;  strong classroom management practices, shared reading, targeted small group instruction in all grades, differentiated instruction,  implementation of the new ELA curriculum and envision math, with daily independent reading

·         We are also focused on designated and integrated ELA instruction to support oral language development for all students especially our English Learners and our long term EL students

·         The Latino Literacy Project is starting after the break- the first 20 families to sign up

·         Our after school intervention program for at risk students will be taught by five Sunnybrae teachers.  This is scheduled to begin after the break

·         Homework Central is supporting our 4th and 5th graders four days a week this year.

·         The Kindergarten teachers Pre-assessed our incoming Kindergarten students.

·         The Summer Reading Program-was a great success (We gave away over 5000 books at the end of the school year to Sunnybrae students to encourage reading over the summer to reduce summer reading loss

·         Sunnybrae teachers were excited at the Grand Opening of our New Leveled Book Room

·         We are in week three of targeted intervention based on data collected at the end of last year identifying our most at risk students. This allowed us to get started right away with Reading Recovery and Small Group Reading intervention instruction.

·         Our new School Community worker will focus on student absences and tardies. 

·          The Family Learning Center will open in Three Weeks

·         We Increased Back to School Night attendance by 30% this year  We fed nearly 400 people

·         PBIS is in year three and progress is evident.

·         Data Meetings are scheduled three times this year

·         YMCA lunch time play program starts soon  and is sponsored by our PTA

·         Field Trips to great places are being scheduled

·         Coffee Chats are once a month

We at Sunnybrae focus on inquiry based learning for all subjects, whether a child is learning to read, writing or practicing math calculations. IB is aligned with 21st century learning skills, like encouraging students to think critically, be internationally minded, strong communicators, principled, reflective and collaborative.


Robin May, Principal

October 2017 "What's the Buzz'


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