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Parents, if you change addresses, telephone numbers, or baby-sitters, please notify the office so we can update our records.  It is important to keep all of our information up to date.

Magnet update

Sunland Magnet will be accepting Late Applicants through the e-Choices website for grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 for the 2018-2019 school year. Please call Mr. Cruz if you are interested for more information.  Students who have been accepted into the Magnet program should stop by our office and pick up an enrollment form for the upcoming school year.


On May 31, we will celebrate our classrooms that have not had an office referral since March.  Those classes will watch a movie in the auditorium because the students truly know how to follow the Lion Laws.

Safety Tips

Parents, please respect traffic laws when dropping off your child/ren at school in the mornings.  Your child’s safety is very important to us.  Therefore, please ensure that your child ONLY crosses the street at the crosswalk with the crossing guard.  We also ask that you do NOT double park to let your child out of the car in the middle of the street.  Please use the Safety Valet program to avoid blocking the flow of traffic.  We understand how congested the morning traffic can get.  That is why we ask that ALL students arrive to school between 7:30 – 7:50. Please do not wait until the last minute to bring your child to school.

Monthly Newsletter

14:       Kindergarten Enrollment Begins


18:       Spring Dance 


22:       Mothers Matter March


22:       Volunteer Recognition


23:       Woodcraft Rangers Registration


24/25:  5th grade to Riley’s Farm


25:       Coffee with the Principal


28:       Memorial Day Holiday-

            School Closed


30:      State Pre-K Culmination


31:       ELAC & SSC




01:       PTA Meeting


01:       Kindergarten Culmination


04:       PALs Culmination


07:       5th Grade Culmination





This month we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, held our annual Sunland Orchestra concert, and 5th grade students took their panorama pictures. There is more to accomplish this month. We will have our Spring Dance, Mothers Matter March, Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, and the annual 5th grade overnight field trip to Riley’s Farm.  Several of our classrooms will also participate in field trips sponsored by our PTA.  This will be the busiest month of the year.  Please help us by continuing to focus our students’ attention on the primary purpose for coming to school which is to LEARN.


This year we are having the 5th grade culmination here at Sunland Elementary. The culmination will be on Thursday, June 7th at 8:30 AM. You will soon receive information regarding the culmination and logistics.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Sunland moms. You are truly appreciated for all you do for your children and our students


Have you registered for your Parent Portal (PASSport) yet? Parents please help your childs class reach their goal of 100% parent participation by registering today at  http://passport.lausd.net. Please stop by the parent center if you need assistance.


Sunland School is fortunate to have such great parent Involvement. I am honored to have the opportunity to work closely with our volunteers. I truly see their hard work and dedication. Thank you to all of our volunteers who have gone to great measures to do so many great things for students, teachers and staff. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you! I look forward to working again with you in the 2018-2019 school year.  We are looking forward to bringing our families informative and educational parent workshops for our upcoming school year.

I would like to wish all of our families a happy and safe summer vacation, see you soon!

Shannon Oates, PC Representative


May 22, 2018

Mothers Matter March 7:30-8:20 AM

Volunteer Recognition 1:30 PM

May 25, 2018

Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AM

May 31, 2018

ELAC Meeting 8:15 AM

SSC Meeting  2:30 PM


Woodcraft Rangers is an afterschool enrichment club that engages students through a variety of enrichment activities. This year we have offered Arts & Crafts, Soccer, Basketball, Robotics, and Urban Dance. We will be doing registration for the 2018-2019 school year on May 23rd at Sunland Elementary beginning at 8:00 AM in the auditorium. Please be advised that our program serves K-5th grade and is open M-F from 2:25-6:00 PM and Tuesday from 1:25-6:00 PM. Children currently enrolled in Woodcraft Rangers will not be guarantee access to the program next year if a 2018-2019 registration packet is not complete. We recommend you arrive on time to our registration day as we do take students on a first-come first-served basis. We look forward to seeing all parents that are interested on May 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

Counselor's Corner

We have had a great school year with your children this year.  In a few weeks we will be closing up campus for a few weeks as we all head off into a summer break.  As a fellow parent, I love to see my children's growth over the academic year.  I also enjoy the time in the summer to connect with my family and explore new things with them.  The summer weeks fly by, so I try to do a bucket list every summer, that we all contribute to, so we make sure these things happen.

Summer Bucket List 2018

  • Play in the sprinklers
  • Attend an outdoor concert
  • Start a book club with your kids (and maybe another family)
  • Find out what they want to learn to cook and tape a "cooking show" with them
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Make lemonade
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit the library
  • Paint rocks
  • Run through a sprinkler
  • Eat watermelon
  • Watch a thunderstorm
  • Go bowling
  • Go to a fair or carnival
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • BBQ with friends and family
  • Tie dye shirts
  • Watch the clouds
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Visit the beach
  • Eat an ice cream cone
  • Watch the sunset
  • Do a scavenger hunt
  • Water balloon fight
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Go swimming
  • See a movie
  • Watch fireworks
  • Go hiking
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • Play volleyball, soccer or baseball
  • Have a picnic
  • Do a treasure hunt

Most of the ideas on this summer bucket list are things your kids can do right at home. However, I’ve also listed a few “field trips” for the family – fun summer activities that create great memories.  I have also left a few lines blank for you to customize it for your own family interests.  I hope your summer is filled with connection, trying some new things and making plenty of great memories

Kindergarten Enrollment

Parents of children who will be entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year will be able to enroll their children beginning Monday, May 14, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in the school office.  This is for parents of kindergarten children who will be five years old on or before September 2, 2018. For Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students, they have to be 5 years old by December 2 to enroll.


We want to remind pre-kindergarten parents that enrollment in kindergarten is not automatic.  You still need to enroll your children in kindergarten even though they attended Pre-K here at Sunland.



Please be advised that Sunland Elementary will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in honor of Memorial Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, with dismissal at 1:25 PM



Please join us on Friday, May 18th for our annual Spring Dance.  Grades K-5 will participate beginning at 8:30 AM.  This event will take place on the upper playground. Please visit our website for further information. We look forward to seeing you there! 


A standing ovation to our Sunland Orchestra for performing a successful show in front of our students and families. They entertained all with beautiful music, which included solos from many of our students. A special thank you to Mrs. Boksenbaum for preparing our students and bringing sunshine to Sunland. We are very fortunate to have her as our music teacher. 

Although we’re winding down the school year, attendance continues to be very important.  Instruction happens every day in every classroom.  Speaking of every day, we have 36 students who have been to school every day this school year.  Seventeen of those students have not missed a single minute of school!  Sunland also has 195 students who are meeting the district goal of 96% attendance.  We also have 43 students who are earning lunch with Mr. Carrillo in June.  They have not missed a single minute of school since January 8th.  Way to go Sunland Lions!


Please join us on Thursday, May 31st in the parent center for our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and School Site Council (SSC) meetings.  We will be making recommendations and final decisions on the master calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. 

ELAC:  8:15 AM

SSC:    2:30 PM


When picking up your child during school hours, please make sure that you have proper identification.  In order to ensure our students’ safety, we are requiring that every adult have proper identification when picking up a child from school.


Please stop by our lost and found area located next to the main office.  Everything that is left after we go on winter break will be taken to our local Goodwill.