Sunrise is named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2017!!!:   Congratulations go out to all the teachers, students, and families as you are all deserving of this amazing accomplishment.   Thank you for all you do to make Sunrise such a great place to be!  Please click the below link to see the homepage for Sunrise on the National Blue Ribbon site.

Blue Ribbon Homepage for Sunrise!




KINDERGARTEN AND NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION!   Welcome to the Penn-Trafford School District!!

We are currently registering Kindergarten and New students for the 2018-2019 school year!

Registration (via phone @ your home school):  Please call your home school to register your child. Registration takes place now or February 19-23, 2018.  The secretary at each building will take your information right over the phone!

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

We have three Kindergarten transition events that are planned for this upcoming year.  This information will all be mailed home to you once you register for the upcoming school year!

Kindergarten Kick Off Night on Thursday, April 5th, 2018.

Kindergarten Screening, May 14th and 15th, 2018.

Kindergarten Open House, TBA, Prior to the first day of school (Open House Evening).

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. 

 You can find the Registration Flyer here:    Kindergarten Transition Letter for Event in January 2018.pdf 



PURSE BASH TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  The Purse Bash is scheduled for Saturday March 3rd at the Harrison Room.  Attendance is not required to win with the purchase of a ticket.  Please help us support the Penn-Trafford Community Education Foundation with the purchase of tickets.  Other purses are available for raffle during the event, as well!  Fun time for all!:     purse bash2018.pdf 



Blue Ribbon Playground Improvements - THANKS TO THE PTO!!!  Our sincere thanks go out to the PTO, who has graciously decided to spend money from their budget to sponsor playground improvements to be completed this year.  This is part of their gift to the students of Sunrise in honor of their Blue Ribbon recognition.  Please see the presentation attached here that was shown to the students during the Blue Ribbon Celebration in December:    Playground Presentation for Sunrise - Dec 2017.pdf 



Penn-Trafford STEAM Summer Learning Academy - The registration for PT's Summer STEAM academy has begun!  Please use the site here to find class dates/times and also information about all the different classes and what they offer.  There is also an email address here to ask questions. 



After School DayCare Program through PTARC and Jump Start Sports:  This after school program is available to students and will be held daily at Sunrise Elementary School.  (Please click on the brochure here for information and also a registration form).      Penn Trafford After School Program Flyer 2017.pdf 


SIGN UP FOR THE PTO!!!:  The link below takes you to the google form to sign up for the PTO!  You need to sign up each year.  We encourage all parents to consider joining the PTO.   In order to volunteer for any activities the PTO runs, you will need to be a PTO member.  (Please click on the brochure here for the registration form, link to sign up, and also the membership fee.  The link directly to the form is posted below.)      2017-2018 PTO Membership.pdf 



ELEMENTARY HANDBOOK K-5:  Click on the attached link to access the elementary handbook for grades K-5.  This handbook is also located in the office page of information.   Elem Handbook K-5 Final Version 2017-18.pdf   



SUNRISE CLASS ROSTERS!  Click the attached file to access the class rosters for the 2017-2018 school year.  Any changes made (new entrants/move outs) will be updated and posted to this location with a revision date.           Sunrise Class Rosters 17-18.pdf        (Updated 2/15/18)


 BUS SCHEDULES:   Click the attached files to view the bus schedules for 2017-18:      SUNRISE-AM Bus Roster 17-18.pdf        SUNRISE-PM Bus Roster - 17-18.pdf              


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 new backpack, or 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.   Backpack Program Information and Donations 2017.pdf 



Message From the Principal

We have reached the midpoint in the third marking period and progress notices are being sent home. It is important for parents and guardians to be active participants in their child(ren)'s education.  Ask questions, schedule a conference, and get involved in what your child is learning at school.  We all want your children to be successful.  Please stay up to date and aware of everything that is going on by visiting this website, contacting your child(ren)'s teachers and even volunteering when you are able!  Should you have any additional questions about school, please call the school office.  We enjoy the time we get to share with your children!
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 -Friday, hours are 8am to 4pm. Please contact me with any issues or concerns. Dr. 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 316 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

  • All Yearbook Orders due Today

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • School Store during lunch

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  • No School

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  • APR

    PTARC Exercise Class

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Junior Achievement Classes - 1st Grade

    This class will be an all day event for our 1st graders.

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • PTARC After School Program


    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • APR

    Happy Feet Soccer

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • DARE class Grade 2

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Wear Yellow or Gold for world down syndrome day

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Parent Advisory Council Mtg

    Open to any parent  in the district.  Admin building.

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
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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 Sign up for the PTO!!:   PTO Membership Sign Up

Click Below 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



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