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Sunnyside Elementary School5
Posted January 31, 2015
- a parent
I don't have enough wonderful things to say about this school. My children have attended two other schools, one also in the district and one in an affluent neighborhood further north. Both had brand new buildings but the personality and individuality was missing and my children were numbers. At Sunnyside, my children and I became a part of the school. The principal, staff, and other parents all make an effort and really care. In addition, my children's academic achievements scored and their personalities shined.
I was a GATE student at this school and unfortunately their idea of meeting the needs of more advanced students is to have them build things with toothpicks and do meaningless worksheets when they're done with their work. In third grade my teacher would give us gummy bears to give her massages. Totally inappropriate! I wish I had had the courage then to say something about it. Unfortunately this school teaches you to shut up and do what they say.
My son has been here for 2 years. In 3rd grade he had lost his love and passion for school based on a bad teacher experience. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school, principle, secretary and staff. It's such a warm and loving school, wonderful teachers with great learning activities, field trips, test scores, etc. Awesome parent involvement.
I love Sunnyside Elementary School because during the course of my education there, I was always treated with the utmost respect and I was always rewarded for my creativity. The administrators and staff at Sunnyside were kind and giving 100% of the time. I went to a few different elementary schools; 1 in Washington and one In Hawaii, and I must say they didn't compare to my experiences at Sunnyside. I am a Senior at Bonita Vista High School now and I still have many close fiends that have stayed with me since my days at Sunnyside and whenever we pass each other in the halls, we almost always want to sing 'The Sunnyside Song' . The memories I made at Sunnside will stay with me forever and I think this school should get all the support it deserves simply for the fact that I, along with dozens of other students, created a family there that will last us a lifetime.
Sunnyside is a great school!!, my kids are very happy, the kids are tought to respect others and the principal is always right there in every aspect of the school from academics to each student well being, he's a caring principal. Transferd my kids from an nearby elementary school, that is the best decision I had ever made!!
The school now has DASH. They also have a football team that was poorly ran. Same kids played over and over again, while others sat on the sidelines. If you are unable to volunteer, it reflects on your child. This is a great school if your child is an A student and a stay home parent. Because of the community it is in, no additional resources are offered for the struggling student. The principal is great. Always available. The clerical staff is also very helpful and friendly.