Sunnybrae Elementary School

Sunnybrae elementary school Mission

Sunnybrae elementary school Mission

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.

Inquiring
Minds

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.   5th Grade Exhibition

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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

  • You can scroll through our website to learn more.
  • Your can view this Introductory Slide Deck with many videos to learn learn more.
  • You can watch this short introductory video about our school.  

         

 

WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL SPECIAL?

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS): Our school is implementing the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) to ensure that all our students receive instruction and supports that challenge or support them them according to their level. 
  • We are an IB school: As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Sunnybrae Elementary is a member of a worldwide network of schools sharing the same mission and pedagogical framework. Sunnybrae uses the International Baccalaureate framework to support our school’s mission and vision while at the same time teaching to the California Common Core standards. The aim of IB programmes is to develop internationally minded-people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Learn more about IB HERE. 

  • Students learn a world language: Spanish instruction is provided to all students in grades kinder through fifth grade once a week. Our goal is for students to learn to appreciate other cultures and have an understanding of the language.
  • Students learn social-emotional skills: Weekly Social-emotional  lessons are provided by our school counselor and follow a clear scope and sequence so that students develop important life skills that support their well-being and academic learning. Our school is also implementing the Responsive Classroom Approach for engaging students in academic and social-emotional learning. 
  • Content is taught through inquiry-based units: Students learn all content areas using a transdisciplinary approach. Math, reading, science and social studies are taught through a unifying theme. 
  • Enrichment clubs: Students have access to enrichment clubs during lunchtime. Some these clubs include the art club, the gardening club and the reading club in the school library. 

Important Dates/ INFORMATION

TIMELINE FOR SCHOOL REOPENING

  • March 3rd-Last day of current classes for grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade.
    Students participate in their morning meeting from 8:30-9:30am and have asynchronous assignments for the rest of the day as teachers participate in professional development and prepare for the reopening. 
  • March 4th-5th- students have asynchronous learning so that teachers can prepare to welcome new classes. Teacher wil lsend out an email welcoming students to their new classes.
  • March 8th- Welcome back kindergarten, first, second and special day hybrid classes. 
    Cohort AA comes on Mondays and Tuesdays (8:30-12:00pm)
    Cohort BB comes on Thursdays and Fridays (8:30-12:00pm)
    Wednesdays will continue to be distance learning for both cohorts (8:30-12:30pm)
  • March 15th- Welcome back third and fifth grade hybrid classes
    Cohort AA comes on Mondays and Tuesdays (8:30am-12:00pm)
    Cohort BB comes on Thursdays and Fridays (8:30am-12:00pm)
    Wednesdays will continue to be distance learning for both cohorts (8:30-12:00PM). 

 

COVID-19

Please visit our COVID-19 page on the side bar to get all the information about our distance learning program and hybrid program.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 3rd: Last day of current classes for grades first, second, third and fifth
  • March 4th-5th: Asynchronous days for students
  • March 4th (7:00-8:00pm):  PTA meeting
  • March 8th: Sunnybrae campus reopens for kinder, first, second and Special Day Class hybrid classes. All classes make the switch
  • March 15th: Sunnybrae campus reopens for third and fifth hybrid classes
  • March 18th (6:30-7:30pm): English Language Advisory Committee meeting. The focus will be on how to support our students in literacy.
  • March 26th: Report cards for trimester 2 are sent home to families via Aeries.
  • March 27th-April11th: Spring Break (NO distance learning or hybrid classes)