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.

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 them according to their level. For example, during literacy instruction, students are grouped according to their instructional reading level and receive instruction at 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

Attendance

Daily attendance affects our students’ learning. Please remember that our teachers take daily attendance during distance learning. If a student has three unexcused absences, our office will contact you to set up an attendance conference as the student will be considered to be truant.Students will also receive participation marks for distance learning.

  • September 24th (6:00-7:30pm) Virtual ELAC Meeting: This will be a meeting for parents who have children who are learning English as a second language. Meeting ID

meet.google.com/hhq-sbxi-iyc

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 513-796-6673‬

PIN: ‪449 705 826#‬

  • September 25fth (9:00-10:00am) Virtual Principal Coffee Chat: Join me to meet other parents and help answer all your questions about the beginning of the school year.

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/ord-agoa-bib

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 413-327-0942‬

PIN: ‪121 899 010#‬