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Vision Statement

Sunnyside Elementary School with the support of our families and community will prepare all students to become lifelong learners, prepared to meet the challenges presented by a culturally and technologically sophisticated world.

With the support of the community, school staff members and parents will work jointly to provide a safe nurturing environment that emphasizes the development of a strong work ethic.

Parents, school staff and community will provide the resources for Sunnyside students to demonstrate growth in all academic areas through a variety of assessments and develop responsibility, respect, self-discipline and positive interpersonal skills.

(Reviewed and/or Revised: Fall 2006)

Mission Statement

Sunnyside Elementary School must prepare all students for living in the Twenty-first Century world characterized by global technology, cultural diversity, and lifelong learning. Each Sunnyside student will be given the opportunity to develop the following tools of success.

  • A strong work ethic
  • Responsible citizenship skills
  • Quality basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, math, science and fine arts
  • Study skills for lifelong learning
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Development of self-respect and tolerance and respect for others
  • Teamwork skills
  • Global awareness
  • Positive presentation of self
  • Technological literacy
(Reviewed and/or Revised: Fall 2006)

Philosophy Statement

The faculty of Sunnyside Elementary School believes:

...that students have a right to self-esteem and self-confidence, and that the positive self-image of each individual should be developed with sensitivity.

...that students should be guided toward the realization of their potential as worthy and effective students.

...the educational program should work to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals.

...that students mature and develop at different rates, and that each has different levels of ability and capacity, all of which are factors that should be considered in the educational program.

...that teachers and parents should work jointly to promote the students' physical, emotional, social, moral and intellectual development.