School Announcements

  • Summer Hours! We are open 6am -4pm Mon thru Thurs. The district is closed on Fridays. Please call to make sure someone is in the office!

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • First Day of School is Thur, Aug 24th!!

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  • All Classroom placements and homeroom assignments will be LIVE in Powerschool on August 3rd at 4pm.

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • New Student Orientation is Thursday, August 17th at 9am!

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  • Open House is Tuesday, August 22nd! Look for information to come in the mail in Early August!

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Summer Learning Camp begins Tues, July 11th at 9am.

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School


Head Start at Sunrise Elementary School:  Free Quality Educational Program for Ages 3-5 Monday-Friday/6 Hours Per Day.  (Please click on the brochure here for information and also a registration form).    Head Start Info.pdf 



KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION! Kindergarten Transition into Penn-Trafford School District!

 We would like to welcome your child into Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Entering Kindergarten is an exciting time for both you and your child! 

 Registration (via phone @ your home school): Please call your home school to register your child. The secretary at each building will take your information right over the phone!          

Dr. Karin Coiner,  Principal - Sunrise  Elementary, 724-864-6700

We look forward to helping you and your child with a very positive transition experience! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our staff at your home elementary school. 



SUNRISE CLASS ROSTERS!  Click the attached file to access the class rosters for the 2016-2017 school year.  Any changes made (new entrants/move outs) will be updated and posted to this location with a revision date.         Sunrise Class Roster 16-17.pdf    (Revised as of 4/21/17)



BUS SCHEDULES:   Click the attached files to view the bus schedules for 2016-17           AM Bus Schedule           PM Bus Schedule  


FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION:  Please consider filling out and turning in the free and reduced lunch application to receive assistance for breakfast and lunch in the school.  Eligibility is based on income and all information is completely confidential.  The status of the application is not shared and also embedded into student's lunch ID card, therefore, not shared with other students at any time.  Click on the application and submit to the office ASAP.  Free and Reduced Lunch Application  



 Backpacks to Go Program:   Do you want to help out students in need?  Then consider purchasing a gift card to Giant Eagle, Walmart, Sam's Club or food for the Backpacks-to-go Program.  See the contacts and tons of information in the flyer attached.   BPPBacktoSchoolRequestNew 



Message From the Principal

It is so hard to believe that the end of the year is upon us.  The time goes so fast!  We are grateful the time that we have been able to spend with your child(ren) and look forward to next year!  We wish our 5th graders only the best in their future and will miss them dearly.  Please enjoy the summer with family and friends and make some fantastic memories!  Feel free to contact us over the summer if you have any questions!  
All parents are suggested to visit and explore all the school website information, teacher pages, and Powerschool to check grades regularly.  Connect with your child(ren)'s teacher with any questions or concerns. Please let us know what we can do to make the days better for you and your child(ren). 
Please visit the site often for any changes or news.  OR Check out our twitter feed @SunriseElemK5.  Also, please don't hesitate to contact us, as needed, should you need anything. 
The office is open Monday through Friday, 6am to 4pm, starting Monday, June 5th until Thursday, August 17th. Please contact me with any issues or concerns. Karin Coiner - - 
Sunrise Estates Elementary School is a neighborhood school that houses grades K-5.  We are one of five elementary schools for the district.  Currently, our enrollment is around 310 students.  We have approximately 35 staff members that work in the building.  We offer half day Kindergarten, both AM and PM. Building services include speech and language, learning support, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and gifted needs.


What do we stand for?  What do we believe?  Where are we headed?  What are our values?  Ever wonder the answers to these questions?   

The following Vision Statements were created by the Staff of Sunrise Elementary during June of 2012.  They are what we believe are the Core elements of educating our learners each and every day.  Sunrise takes pride in our school, our district, and educating our littlest ones to become successful learners from this point forward.  Our Sunrise Vision follows the district beliefs, core values, and soft skills. 

The entire Vision can be found by clicking this link.  Sunrise Vision


Take Home Tuesday

Take Home Tuesday is the Penn-Trafford School District's way of creating a weekly communication to the parents and students of the district.  Please check this page on a weekly basis to see what is available to you or your child for informational purposes, activities, or important notices.  Should you have any questions about the content, please feel free to call the school office.  

Take Home Tuesday Folders 

Sunrise Elementary Calendar

  • Schedules and Homeroom Placements Go LIVE in Powerschool

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  • Summer Learning Camp

    Last Day of Summer Learning Camp is Aug 10th. 9-11am.

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  • New Student Orientation!

    Any new student to Penn-Trafford and/or just Sunrise is invited to attend a New Student Orientation!

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School

    See the flyer that was mailed home for details.  5-8pm    5:30-6:30 are orientations for AM Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2.   6:30-7:30pm are orientations for PM Kindergarten and Grade 3, 4, and 5.  

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    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • No School - Labor Day

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  • KidStuff Books Go Home

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  • First Little Saver's Club during lunch

    Send money in an envelope for students to deposit that have a Little Saver's Account through the Westmoreland Federal Credit Union.  We have forms in the office to sign up.

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  • Green/Gold Day

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  • Book Fair

    During Library and at PTO Meeting

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The S.M.I.L.E. Program is available to all students as a way to support student growth.


More SMILE Information


Clearances and Volunteering in Our School

All the information that you will need for how to volunteer, including how to access clearance websites is contained by clicking the link below.


Link to all Clearance and Volunteer Info

Cafeteria Information

Please click this link to access all cafeteria information, payment options, and monthly menus.


Cafeteria Information

PTO Information


Click Here to access the PTO page.  


PTO Information

School Counselor Information

Please visit Mrs. Traill's website for more detailed information about counseling options and programs in place.


Mrs. Traill's site link:  Mrs. Traill


Peer Mediation Availability: 

The goal of peer mediation (if needed for a given child) is for the peer mediators to help our students resolve their conflicts peacefully and more independently, and in turn hopefully teach our students conflict resolution skills.


Resources Available for a variety of needs:   Counseling Resource Library Brochure.pdf  


Tutoring available outside of Penn-Trafford:  Score More Tutors Information.pdf 

Library Information

Click this link below to view Library Links, Library Media information, and Battle of the Books info!

Library Information Link

Music Department Information

Please visit the music K-8 Website! 


K-8 Music Website

District Information

Please click on the below link to access District calendars, information, testing, and resources.


PT District Information

Curriculum and Course Info

Please visit the Curriculum Page for more detailed information.

 Curriculum & Courses


We are excited to be kicking off our 3rd round of the BATTLE OF THE BOOKS Elementary Reading Challenge for Grades 3, 4, 5! 

We need a tremendous amount of volunteers from all PT buildings including teachers, library aides, students, nurses, parents and community members! Please let Mrs. Chesky know if you can help...prepare, assist at event, involve your students, donate, judge, and more!
All information will be on Mrs. Chesky's Website and will be updated frequently:  Mrs. Chesky's Battle of the Books Info

Here is the Book Reading List for the Fall 2017 Battle! 

Grades 1 and 2 Reading List:   Rocket into READING.pdf 


Grades 3 Division and Grades 4/5 Division Book List:   _INTERGALACTIC BATTLE OF THE BOOKS.docx 


Team Registration Forms for Battle of the Books:    _TeamRegistrationOUTOFTHISWORLDBOTB.docx 


Technology Help or Request



Please click on the technology link to submit a tech help request. Fill out the form and click submit.