Calendar of events:
4/20 - Happy Easter! :)
4/21 - 3RD GRADE TAKES NEW Smarter Balanced Field Test ALL WEEK!
4/22 - Kona Ice for 4th and 5th graders during school hours! K-3rd may come after school beginning at 2:35.
4/23 - Early Release Day - All Kdg. attend from 8:15-11:40; 1st-5th gr. attends from 8:15-1:30; 2nd grade Field Trip
4/25 - Read-a-thon and regular Awards Assemblies; PTA Reward GAME TRUCK - 2:45
4/28 - 4TH GRADE TAKES NEW Smarter Balanced Field Test ALL WEEK! Kona Ice for K-3rd graders during school! 4th and 5th may come after school.
4/30 - Early Release Day - All Kdg. attend from 8:15-11:40; 1st-5th gr. attends from 8:15-1:30; 3rd grade AR Assembly - 1:00
Character Counts at Sundance!
These students went "Above and Beyond!"
CONGRATULATIONS to the students who scored a "Perfect 600" on their ELA or MATH CST (STAR test)! WAY TO GO!
2013 - CST MATH SUPER STARS!!
5TH GRADERS: Jonah Brown, Zoe Jay, Layla Stone, Riley Swatkowski, Andrew Tran and Ashlie Payan!
4TH GRADERS: E.J Egu (BOTH MATH AND ELA!) and Nicolle Fuzane!
3RD GRADERS: Ure Egu, Grace Headley and Devon Trefren!
2ND GRADERS: Rachel Voss and Justin Huck!
2012 - Jason DeAnda, E.J. Egu, William Carney, Taketo Chen, Emmanuel Duran, Nicolle Fuzane, Marcos Gil, Elijah Gonzales, Luca Greco, Dylan King, and Cade Tallman
Talent Show Fridays
Every fourth and fifth grader is eligible to participate in his/her elementary school’s instrumental music program. The Beaumont Unified School District provides free class instruction to all interested fourth and fifth grade students on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. Students meet two times per week, once for sectionals, with other like instruments, and once in a full band rehearsal where all instruments are combined. We offer three levels of band: beginning, advanced and honor band. The honor band is the top performing group open to the most advanced players from each school, and we rehearse on Wednesday afternoons in the San Gorgonio Middle School band room.
Today I will be responsible for myself,
and my attitude.
I will treat myself and others with respect.
And, I will do my personal best,
District Goal 1: All students in our district five years or longer will achieve Proficient or Advanced on core subjects as measured by the CST.
District Goal 2: All English Learners will be reclassified within five years as measured by the district reclassification criteria.
From our District Office...
Parents and Students:
We would like to remind everyone of some general safety tips as students are coming to and from school. We encourage students to call 911 immediately if they feel in danger as they are traveling to and from school.
Student Safety Reminders:
Student safety is a top priority in Beaumont Unified School District and we appreciate your help in creating a safe learning environment and community.
Sundance Elementary Welcomes You!
NEW Smarter Balanced test for 3rd-5th graders!
Become familiar with the new test! Watch this video with your child!
Positive Behavior Intervention Skill of the Week :)
ACCEPTING CRITICISM/CONSEQUENCES - 4/21
1. Look at the person.
2. Say "okay."
3. Stay calm.
Giving Criticism - 4/27
1. Look at the person.
2. Stay calm and use a pleasant voice.
3. Say something positive or "I understand."
4. Describe exactly what you are criticizing.
5. Tell why this is a problem.
6. Listen to the person/be polite.
Family Math Night FUN! :)
Many students and their parents attended this event. Every student received a FREE BAG of math manipulatives and packet full of math games. Many teachers attended to help our students play math games of all kinds in the MPR, on the back stage, in the library, and in the computer lab. I think the most favorite game was Marshmallow Math and building structures with plastic cups! Sundance students just LOVE math! THANKS to OUR PTA for SPONSORING THIS EVENT!
Sundance Spelling Bee Winners!
1ST place: BRADEN CLAUS - 5th gr.
2ND place: EJ EGU - 5th gr.
3RD place: ALEXIA MEDINA - 5th gr.
and Alternate: ELIJAH GONZALES - 5th gr.
Your spelling skills were impressive!
THANKS to ALL of our Spelling Bee contestants.
We are sooooo proud of you!
Spelling Bee 2014!
"Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe!"
Dear parents and students,
Sundance Elementary has adopted a districtwide positive discipline program to support the behavioral success of all students. The implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBiS) involves commitment from the entire staff to teach, enforce, and acknowledge appropriate student behaviors. At all times, staff and students are expected to:
"BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE SAFE"
By working together, we will build a safe and orderly campus where everyone feels welcome. We love to "catch" students behaving well whenever possible and praise them! Along with your help, we will strive to instill sixteen lifelong positive social skills in our students. It is a privilege to be a part of your child’s educational experience. We will do whatever we can to influence his/her life in a positive way.
Lauren Kinney, Principal
Lora Roman, Assistant Principal
Sundance 2013 API Score
Our Award-Winning School
For questions or comments about the web site, contact Mrs. Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR - Mrs. Marie Ferguson!
2013-2014 District Calendar
Here is the instructional calendar for the 2013-2014 academic year. Click HERE to view it.
CLASSIFIED STAFF OF THE YEAR: MR. BAKER: Through the years... :)
Science Fair Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Science Fair Winners! 5th GR.: Cori Zuvia - 1st place! Vanessa Hernandez - 2nd place! Trinity Collette/Anjelisa Chavez - 3rd place! 4th GR.: Samantha Baylus - 1st place! Ure Egu - 2nd place! Malachi Husbands - 3rd place! Brendon Gruber - Honorable Mention!
The Imagination Machine!
ATTENTION! Grandparents raising grandchildren...
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for grandparents that are raising their grandchildren. An organization designed just for you meets at the CHATIGNY COMMUNITY CENTER from 10:00 - 11:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. There are a lot of resources available for YOU!
Twin Day! :)
We CARE About Attendance at Sundance!
At Sundance, students can earn a TROPHY for never missing a day of school, if they are never tardy and never leave school early! They will also earn a trip to a 66ers baseball game accompanied by Beaumont Police Officers. Students can also earn a MEDAL for coming to school EVERY DAY (but may have a few tardies or leave early) and students can earn a RIBBON for coming to school between 98% and 99.9% of the time! Classes with the best attendance earn a trophy for the month :)
BEST ATTENDANCE for FEBRUARY is: K - PORTUGUES! 1st gr. - SOLIS! 2nd gr. - DABNEY! 3rd gr. - GRAY! 4th gr. - TILLSON! and 5th gr. - HILL! Congratulations! :)
SCHOOL SUPPLY WISH LISTS for PARENTS
While we provide the basic materials for instruction, we welcome any additional supplies. If you choose to contribute, here are lists of materials by grade level that may be helpful!
80's Day! :)
Safety is Our Priority
Our district superintendent has provided these communication letters to assist families in coping with the events of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
The first is a joint communique with the Beaumont Police Department.
Be assured that the Beaumont Unified School District and the Beaumont Police Department are working together to provide a safe environment for your children.
Here is the daily schedule for Sundance:
Regular Day for 1st - 5th - 8:15AM to 2:35PM
Minimum Day for 1st - 5th - 8:15AM to 1:08PM
Early Release for 1st - 5th - 8:15AM to 1:30PM
Early Bird KDG - 8:15AM to 11:40AM
Late Bird KDG - 10:25AM to 2:35PM
Click HERE to see the bell schedule.
Accountability Report Cards
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. For additional information regarding the SARC, click here.
To view Sundance Elementary's School Accountability Report card, click HERE.