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

We are always registering all new students for the 2019-2020 school year!  

If you have not registered your incoming Kindergarten child, please take care of it soon!!  Please call the school now to register!  

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


EMERGENCY CARD REGISTRATION COMPLETED ONLINE VIA FAMILY ID: PTSD is now completing online registration for Penn-Trafford School District’s Student Emergency Information. In the past, students have been given Emergency Cards to take home and have their parents complete and then return. This new FamilyID registration process will take the place of the Emergency Cards. ALL Student Families MUST complete this Emergency Information Registration, using the link below, by Friday, August 30th.

The FamilyID online registration will allow you to make changes to your student's Emergency Information at any time during the school year. Notification will be sent to the appropriate school personnel to update your information in PowerSchool. You will not have to make additional notifications.  Please be sure to enter all the required information as you will not be able to submit your student's registration until completed. If you have difficulty with your registration, please feel free to contact FamilyID Support at or 781-205-2800.  Once your student's information is reviewed, if there is need for follow-up for an Individualized Health Plan due to a medical condition and you have not already submitted the appropriate forms and medical documentations, the School Nurse at your student's school will contact you. If you have medical concerns for your student, please feel free to reach out to your school nurse at your child’s school health office.  It is our hope that this type of online registration will make it easier for families to communicate necessary student contact and medical information with school personnel.  Please be sure to complete your registration by Friday, August 30th.

Thank you for your cooperation and support!  PTSD Nurses & Elementary Principals


SAFE2SAY:  Penn-Trafford School District has a SAFE2SAY helpline to help prevent threats and dangers to the school community. Safe2Say is designed to assist you in reporting any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students or our staff – anonymously, so as to protect your privacy. For example, you may wish to report acts of violence, potential threats, bullying, harassment, suicidal comments, theft, drugs, weapons, or any other dangers that may cause harm.   Please click this link to go to the Safe2Say Helpline page for more information:  Safe2Say Helpline



FIRSTVIEW APP FOR TRANSPORTATION MONITORING:  Penn-Trafford School District has a new app available In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student.  First Student is launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.  Please click both of these links for information about the FirstView app and also information about how to create an account and set up the app.   FirstView letter to parents.pdf        Parent-App_Start_Guide.pdf 



HEAD START AND PRE-K COUNTS REGISTRATION:  Click on the attached links to access the Head Start at McCullough Elementary and the Pre-K Counts at Sunrise Elementary flyers.  Call to find out if there are spots open for registration and if you qualify to attend.  These programs are free!   FLYER Full Page MCCullough.pdf  FLYER Full Page Sunrise Pre K 2019.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 19-20.pdf 



SUNRISE CLASS ROSTERS!  Click the attached file to access the class rosters for the 2019-2020 school year.  Any changes made (new entrants/move outs) will be updated and posted to this location with a revision date.                             Sunrise Class Rosters 19-20.pdf            (Revised as of 9/6/19)



BUS SCHEDULES:   Click the attached files to view the bus schedules for 2019-20:      Bus schedule AM.pdf               Bus Schedule PM.pdf            



PTO REGISTRATION FOR 2019-20:  Click on the attached link to register for the PTO!  

New registration is needed every year.  Thank you for registering and supporting our school!  Here is the PTO Registration informational letter.     2019-2020 PTO Membership.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:   As you do your back to school shopping, please think of Penn-Trafford's Backpacks-to-Go Program. The Penn Trafford Backpacks-to-Go Program is a supplemental nutrition program provides a backpack filled with meals and snacks every other weekend to district children enrolled in the program, made possible through donations from community members, businesses, organizations, and churches in the surrounding area, and PT staff. If you would like to make a monetary, gift card, food or backpack donation, please contact Lauren Traill at or 724-744-2161 or Lisa Popovich at or 724-744-0302. If you feel that your child could benefit from receiving a backpack during the 2019-20 school year, please contact Mrs. Traill or Mrs. Popovich.   Please see this year's flyer by clicking this link:    BPPAnnouncementforDistrictWebsite.pdf 



 Sunrise Elementary is a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!:   Please click the below link to see the homepage for Sunrise on the National Blue Ribbon site.

Blue Ribbon Homepage for Sunrise!



Message From the Principal

WELCOME BACK!  Hope your summer was wonderful and you are excited for the new school year.  We had a fantastic first few days and are thrilled to begin a new year with your children.  We look forward to all that is to come and the wonderful new experiences that we will have here at school.  Please remember that Powerschool is the best source of information about your child's academic progress, along with contacting the teacher at any time with any questions that you may have.
We truly want to work with you as a team.  Education of our children is one of the most valuable and challenging honors to hold.  Thank you for entrusting us with this job.  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.  
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 thru Friday from 8am to 4pm.  If you call at other times, you will either be able to leave a message or someone may answer the phone if they are in the office.  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 just over 320 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

  • APR

    PTARC Exercise Class

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • DARE 5th Grade (in PM)

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Parent Advisory Council Meeting

    Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. This group includes PTO presidents, the superintendent, the administrative staff and is open to any parent in the district.

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • APR


    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Bus Evacuations

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • APR

    PTARC Exercise Class

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • Rm 21

    Girl Scouts Ambrose

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School
  • After School Movie

    Sunrise Estates Elementary School

    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 5th 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.  Please visit there as well!:   WORK LIKE A DOG BOB 2019.pdf  WORK Like a DOG NOTE.pdf 

Technology Help or Request



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