September 22, 8:10 Friday Flag
September 22, Back to School Dance, 6:30
September 28, Yearbook Workshop, Computer Lab 1:00
September 29, Professional Growth Day, Non Student Day
October 2, Kindergarten starts FULL DAY
It's that time of year again! Please join us next Friday for the Back to School Dance from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the MPR. Entry is only $3 and there will be pizza and many other treats available for purchase. We will have a live DJ, dancing and hula hoops! Hope to see you all there & be ready to dance!
Smarter Balanced State Assessment Results Coming
This past spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and in grade 11 took the 2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics and Language Arts.  We anticipate your student’s results will arrive at your home via the U.S. mail in mid-September.   Please see the attached letter for more information.
The Jog-A-Thon committee is looking for donations for our top prizes. If you work for a company that would be willing to help with a prize, please let Jennifer Hunsaker know as soon as possible (i.e., if a parent works for Jack in the Box, would Jack in the Box be willing to donate a gift card or something for the Jog-A-Thon?). Also, if you'd like to help with the Jog-A-Thon this year, email Jennifer at Thanks so much!
The first yearbook workshop of the year will be taking place Thursday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in Sundance's Computer Lab (Room 33). Join yearbook staffers for an easy way to buy your yearbook and, if you're ready, get a head start on your free personalized pages. If you buy your yearbook before Sept. 30, you'll get it at the lowest price of the year: $16.96 for a softcover version. That price includes 15% off of $19.95 plus the two free personalized pages. Join us, and get ready to make some great memories this year! (Also, if you can't attend, you can always purchase your yearbook by going to, and using the passcode 1014697386031160.) 
This past Wednesday, Running Club started for students in 1st-5th grade. In order to keep our regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday Running Club days, we still need AT LEAST two (2) more volunteers to help out. We also need people who can be subs on the days our Running Club volunteers cannot make it (due to sick children, doctor's visits, etc.). Running Club is held from 10:05-11:10am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It is a great way to volunteer, to get to know all the students in the school, and to watch your children be active. Please contact Jennifer Hunsaker at 858-538-4548 or if you have time to be a volunteer for Running Club. If we don't get volunteers by next Friday (September 15th), we will have to consolidate our volunteers to two days a week. Thanks so much for your support
The Sundance Chess Club has begun! Kindergartners through 5th grade students are still welcome to join. Interested students must know how the pieces move. The Club will focus on sportsmanship, strategies and tactics. (PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED INFORMATION AND ENROLL ONLINE)
The PUSD Food and Nutrition department is excited to offer some great new items on the menu. Check it out at  To purchase lunch, please either send cash or check to the Sundance office or go online at to add to their account.  It is always helpful to have your child practice his or her ID number at home.  Kindergarten – 2nd grade students will be given a card with their number.
Please remember to label your child’s removable items to help them get back to their classroom if left behind.  The lost and found rack is located just inside the front gates, be sure and check for missing items!
We are still collecting Box Tops this year!  You will be surprised at where you might find them, so check your packaging, clip and save!  They can be sent in with your child once you have a few.  Please send them in a baggie with your teacher’s name. school.  Sundance uses Box Tops funds to purchase playground and PE equipment.  Thank you!
Check out the Peachjar link on our website for information for after school pay for service programs.  Some programs will also be sending flyers, but all are shown on the Peachjar link.
Just use the link below to access your own Amazon account.
There is no cost to you and Sundance can earn up to 7% on your purchases!!!  
IMPORTANT: Update your Amazon bookmark to use this link:   For Sundance to receive credit for your purchases, you must add your items AFTER clicking through this link: (items already in your cart will NOT work).
Encourage your friends and family to shop Amazon through our link to multiply our earnings even faster!!
Did you know that we are currently selling gift cards to the stores listed above and many, many more? The school will receive a percentage back on every purchase. For example, from Subway we earn 6% and from Starbucks 7%. The returns vary, but if you will be purchasing something from these stores anyway, why not earn some money for our school? To buy them online, please go to Click Register, then Join a Scrip Program and enter the following code: D41AC41L156L2. Thank you!
Check out our Facebook page through the link on our school website!
We upload pictures often to let you take a peek at all of the great fun going on at our school.



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