Sunny Sands Elementary School

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Principal Message

Dear Sunny Sands Families:

On behalf of the staff at Sunny Sands Elementary School, welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. We are excited about starting a new year of learning for our students. We will continue to promote a safe and supportive environment for your child. Teachers and support staff will provide standards-based instruction, intervention programs, instruction using technology, English language development, and learning activities that are appropriate for each child’s needs.

Parents can really make a difference in their child’s education. Please let your child know how important their education is to you by doing the following:

*Ask your child what he/she learned at school each day.

This will give your child the opportunity to express himself/herself and to practice thinking and speaking skills.

*Read with your child every day.
Research shows that reading every day for 20 minutes is the best way to increase your vocabulary.

*Keep in touch with your child’s teacher and the school’s administrators. If you have a question or concern, please call us at 760-770-8635.

*Have a regular time and place for your child to do homework.

*Visit the school and ask your child to show you her/his classroom or come to school and have lunch with your child.

*Encourage your child, and when you see progress tell her/him you are proud of them.

*Have high expectations and let your child know you believe he/she can do a great job.

*Give your child the greatest gift of all, the gift of your time.

We recognize the importance of regular attendance and on-time arrival at school, as stated in the laws of the state of California. Student learning is our priority, and the quality of instruction for all children is affected by late arrivals, frequent early pick-ups and/or frequent absences.

Please call your child’s teacher, our school office personnel, or me at 770-8635 if you have any questions about school policies or procedures. Again, welcome!