This Friday, September 12th, the far south lane of Hounsel Lane will be closed, but the middle lane and the north lane will be open.  The intersection at Raider Drive and Hounsel will be closed.  Hounsel Lane will not be accessible from the south via Raider Drive during the repair.

Note:  Parking for Grandparent Day lunch will be at Raider Stadium with shuttle bus service from the parking lot to the elementary beginning at 10:30.

Next Friday, September 19th, the middle lane will be closed with the two outside lanes remaining open.  No left turn from Raider Drive onto Hounsel or from Hounsel to Raider Drive will be permitted that day.  

Parents are encouraged to allow for a little more time for drop off and pick up on those days.

Do Hard Things
Students from Sunnyvale Middle School are carrying on the Do Hard Things tradition that was started 6 years ago by a group of Sunnyvale students who just graduated last spring.

DHT is a student-led group that challenges students to make a difference by doing:

1. Things that are outside your comfort zone.

2. Things that go beyond what is expected or required

3. Things that are too big to accomplish alone

4.  Things that don't earn an immediate payoff

5.  Things that challenge the cultural norm.

If you want to make a difference and challenge yourself to Do Hard Things, bring your parents to an informational meeting.

Tuesday, September 9

7:00 p.m.

SMS Cafeteria

To sign up, please print and fill out the Do Hard Things form here, and bring it to Tuesday's meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like more information, return your completed form to the SMS front office.

Yearbook Photos Planned for Monday, September 15th on All Campuses
Lifetouch Portrait Studios will be on all three SISD campuses for individual student yearbook portraits. Please remind your Raider to dress appropriately. Seniors will not be photographed, as each member of the Class of 2014 was photographed over the summer for the portrait. Please look for ordering information in Friday Folders and this week.

SISD knows that being informed about your Raider's grades is important. The Parent Portal provides easy access to your child's grades. New links to the Parent Portal's web address are now available for all parents to access. Please update your records accordingly.

Please note the following update to the 14-15 bus routes:
- Route # 9 (Paul Hobbs - driver)  is now Bus # 8.
- Route #10 (Steve Welsh - driver) is now Bus # 9.
These changes have been made to the bus routing plan, located here.


Attention SMS parents! Please feel free to go to this link and fill out the back-to-school online forms.

SISD teachers often send their own e-alerts about events and happenings in their classrooms. To learn how to subscribe to any teacher's e-alerts, please watch this quick "how-to" video.  

“Write-1-Check” Campaign

 In preparation, parents will buy new backpacks, lunch boxes and tennis shoes. But is that everything you need for the trip back-to-school?  Almost…..

The PTA “Write-1-Check” campaign for last school year was a HUGE success!  PTA's goal was to be able to provide financial support to all PTA-sponsored activities throughout the school year.

Because of the generosity and support of our SISD families, PTA did not have to send out any Friday Folder flyers or E-alerts soliciting monetary support. 

The PTA one-time donation of $40 per SES/SMS student is a suggested amount based on prior year funding needs. (Log on to SISD PTA website for details on PTA SES/SMS sponsored events and activities provided with your Write-1-Check Donation).

If enough families participate, SES/SMS PTA won’t have to request financial donations from parents for the rest of the 2014-15 school year!

Click here to download the form. Print, fill out, and bring with you along with your donation to Meet the Teacher Night.

Or you can log on to the Sunnyvale PTA  On-Line Store at  

Enter SUNNYVALEPTA as the Organization Code and Click the On-Line Store button to:

·      Purchase PTA/PTSA Membership- Adult/High School Student

·      Participate in Write-1-Check Campaign for all your SES/SMS students

·      Donate to SHS for 2014 Carnival Booth Supplies

·      Purchase SES Spirit Wear & SMS Water Jug/Bottle

*      Purchase 2014 Homecoming T-shirts


...log on today to the Sunnyvale PTA On-Line Store at

NEW THIS YEAR! The PTA Membership Directory will be delivered in an on-line format through PTAvenue this year at no cost to PTA members.

Each paid member will receive a free “I Support Sunnyvale PTA” decal with their annual membership card!!

order your yearbook now!

                                                                        ORDER YOUR 2013-2014 YEARBOO
It's time to order your Raider's yearbook! Help ensure that he or she will preserve memories for  years to come. 
Please click 
here for ordering details.