School News


February 2018 Newsletter

Please read the February 2018 Newsletter here. 

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book fair will be open in the school library the following days:  Tues, Feb 6    3:30-7:00 Wed, Feb 7     8:15-8:30 / 3:00-6:00 Thurs, Feb 8   12:00-12-25 Fri, Feb 9        8:15-8:45 / 12:15-12:30  

January Newsletter

Read the January 2018 newsletter here. 


Turkey Dinner / Hay Ride / Matinee's

Thank you to the Selk Family who have volunteered to organize a hay ride for the students around our school. It will take place on Thursday, Dec 21 around 10:00 am. A permission form is required for students to participate.  Our annual Christmas Turkey…

Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert musical for this year is called ‘Slapshot Santa Scores Again’. All students from K to 6 will be participating in the performance. The concert will be held on December 20 with two performances at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. The doors…

December 2017 Newsletter

Please read the December 2017 Newsletter here.

School Photos Retake Day

The afternoon of December 1, 2017 will be the last day available for individual student retakes at the studio (Unit 120, 719 4 Ave South Paramount Boutiques & Shops).    Please call Lisa Kennedy at (403) 327-2658 to book an appointment.   

November Newsletter

Read the November 2017 newsletter here. 

New Safe Arrival System

At Sunnyside School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely to school each and every day.  As a part of our safe arrival process, a daily absence check is conducted by office staff and often involves:   Checking…

Turkey Bingo

The annual Turkey Bingo will be held Friday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $2.00 per card. Thank you to those families who have donated items for this event. There will be a concession as well as some craft activities and a movie for the children.

Remembrance Day Service

Sunnyside School will hold a Remembrance Day Service Thursday, November 9 at 8:30 a.m. conducted by the Coalhurst Legion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Students will participate in this service. Poppies will be available in the school office and we…

Operation Christmas Child

Sunnyside School is collecting items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Every item added to an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift has the potential to impact a child. Click here for information/ideas on items to donate. Our goal is…

Operation "Sock it to 'em"

From November 1st to December 15th, the caretakers and Maintenance Staff in Lethbridge and area schools are collecting NEW socks for the needy to be donated to local charities for Christmas such as: Salvation Army, Harbour House, Woods Homes (the Teen…

Munch A Lunch- Fall Ordering Session

Sunnyside Community Association will be offering an optional hot lunch for Monday's during the school year starting Oct 30/17. Munch A Lunch session for the fall semester of hot lunch is open and ready for ordering!  Please log into your account or…

Kindergarten Parent Literacy Information Session

In place of Parent Teacher Interviews for October for Kindergarten, we will be offering a Parent Information Session regarding Literacy in Kindergarten. These 20 minute sessions will be held: Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30 pm & 6:00 pm & Thursday, October…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, October 18 (3:45 pm - 7:00 pm) and Thursday, October 19 (3:45 pm-6:00 pm). For parents with children in Grade 1-3, please click here to register and book an appointment for your interview. All parent…

October Newsletter

Read the October 2017 Newsletter here. 

FCC Drive Away Hunger

Sunnyside school is participating in FCC Drive Away Hunger, which means we will be collecting donations of food and cash for people in our area who are hungry. Because we are participating in this program, FCC will include our school in a draw for a…

Twin Day!

On Thursday, Sept 28 Sunnyside students and staff took part in twin/triplet day. 

Grade 3 Scientist's In School

On Thursday, Sept 28th the Grade 3 students took part in a Scientist's In School presentation- "Don't Take Rocks for Granite". They learnt about geological forces while making a metamorphic rock to keep, test water erosion and use clues and tests to…

Terry Fox Run

This year Sunnyside School will be participating in the 2017 Terry Fox School Run on September 15, 2017.  We are proud to work with the Foundation towards Terry’s vision of ‘a world without cancer’. We also look forward to encouraging our students…

September 2017 Newsletter

Read the September 2017 Newsletter here. 

Meet the Staff Night

The BBQ for Meet the Staff night has been cancelled due to the weather. Instead, parents are welcome to join us at 6:00 pm for a Meet the Staff Night. Please meet in the gym for brief introductions. Teachers will then go to their classrooms where parents…

5 Tips on Moving to a New School

We're excited to welcome our students back to Sunnyside School in a few short days.  For those of you who have students moving on to middle school or if you're new to our school, here's a great article on adjusting to a new school.

Whoop Up Days Pancake Breakfast FUNDraiser!

Sunnyside School has been given an excellent fundraising opportunity!  Davis GMC Buick together with Lethbridge Exhibition Park will be hosting the official Whoop Up Days Kick off Breakfast on Tuesday, August 22nd @ Action Conditioning parking…

School Supplies 2017-18 School Year

It's that time again! Click each grade below to print a copy of the school supplies needed for the following school year: Early Learning Program Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4, 5 & 6  

Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation

We will be having a  ‘Welcome to Kindergarten’ Orientation on Friday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sunnyside School. It will provide you and your child with a chance to do some ‘hands on’ kindergarten activities and meet the staff…

AHS shares information about pertussis outbreak

Alberta Health Services has declared a pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in parts of southern Alberta after 17 cases were confirmed this year. Twelve of those cases were report in the week prior to outbreak being declared.  Pertussis is a highly contagious…

June 2017 Newsletter

Read the June 2017 Newsletter here.

Farm Safety Presentation

On May 30, students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 took part in "Farm Safety" presentations which teaches them to recognize and react safely to a wide variety of potential farm hazards.    

Search for a new Superintendent

Palliser Regional Schools’ Board of Trustees has hired a recruitment firm to support the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Boyden representatives will be holding meetings in Palliser, offering you an opportunity to share your thoughts on…

Staff Appreciation Day

The staff of Sunnyside School would like to express our gratitude to the Sunnyside Community Association for the wonderful Staff Appreciation Day on May 24 2017. The staff enjoyed snacks in the staffroom, a delicious lunch, beautiful handmade globes…

Jump Rope for Heart

Sunnyside School has chosen to support the Heart and Stroke foundation with a Jump Rope for Heart activity. The kick-off assembly will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 with the skipping event planned for Friday, May 26 from 10:30 to 12:30.

Volunteer Tea

The staff and students would like to thank all volunteers who have helped out in the school throughout this term. A volunteer tea will be held in your honour to 'Thank You' on Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. Thank you for being an important part of our…

Canada 150 Celebration

On, May 18 Sunnyside School will celebrate Canada 150 by wearing red. In addition, students will read 150 minutes of 150 Canadian Authors. Our students will take part in three reading events:  independent reading of a book written by a Canadian author,…

Feel the Beat

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 will attend a University of Lethbridge ‘Feel the Beat’ presentation called ‘Compose Yourself’ at Southminster United Church on May 25th. This is a 50-minute performance which begins at 10:00 a.m. Students…

Grade 3 Scientist in School

On May 9, Sunnyside's Grade 3 students had a Scientist in School presentation called "Life's Like That: Animal Life Cycles". Students  learned the life story of a variety of small animals including their changing needs and environmental relationships.…

Grade 5/6 Scientist in School

On May 12, Sunnyside's Grade 5/6 students had a Scientist in School presentation called "Clued into Forensic Science". Students got to become an amateur detective or forensic scientist and investigate this classroom caper. They collected and examined…

Coaldale School Facilities Planning Follow-up Meeting

You’re invited to a Coaldale School Facilities Planning Follow-up Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm May 8, 2017 Kate Andrews High School, 2112 21 Street, Coaldale Palliser Regional Schools invites you to attend a meeting to follow-up on discussions arising…

Grade 2 Scientist in School

On May 4, Sunnyside's Grade 4 students had a Scientists in School presentation called "Never Say Ugh to a Bug". Students examined a variety of living and preserved specimens, as well as explored behavior, habitat, adaptations and food sources. Thank…

May 2017 Newsletter

Read the May 2017 Newsletter here.

Scholastic Book Fair

We will be holding our Scholastic Book Fair from May 11 at 8:30 am to noon on May 16. Each class will be able to browse through the book fair so students will have a good idea of which books they may want to purchase. Parents are invited to the book…

Wear a Hat for Mental Health

On Wednesday May 3, Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Sunnyside School will participate by encouraging both students and staff to wear hats, and by engaging in conversations focused on understanding…

Provincial Achievement Tests

Parents with children in Grade 6 are reminded that the annual Provincial Achievement Tests will be written on the following days: Thurs, May 11   - Language Arts Part ‘A’ Mon, June 19     - Language Arts Part ‘B’ Tues, June 20     - Math…

Grade 4 Scientists in School

On April 25 the Grade 4 Class had a Scientists in School presentation called Structures: Stable and Strong. Students learned concepts of structural strength, forces and their impact on structures and that strength can be altered by its shape. Thank you…

Kindergarten Days

Parents of current Kindergarten students are reminded that beginning May 3, kindergarten will run three days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of the school term.

Easter Break

Spring break is from April 10th to April 21st. Classes resume April 24th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Terry Fox

Next week, April 12th will mark the first day that Terry Fox started his Marathon of Hope off the coast of Newfoundland, 37 years ago.  As part of the Canada 150 celebration, students on April 12th can visit the Terry Fox website to share a few words…

Friends At Sunnyside Video

Ms. Easthope and her class have put together a new video about Friendship at Sunnyside and showcasing our Wellness Fridays. Click here to check out our latest video!

Kindergarten Video

We are so excited to have our Kindergarten class featured in a video from "A Public Education"! Click here to watch the video. Click here to check out other videos featuring Palliser School Division.  

Aggie Days Field Trips

Sunnyside Students will be going on a field trip to Lethbridge Exhibition Park’s UFA Aggie Days, which offers a great agricultural education program and is important for students to learn how agriculture affects our daily lives. Tuesday, April 25th-…

Developmental Check-ups

Sunnyside School will soon be hosting developmental check-ups for three to five-year-olds who are entering our Early Learning or Kindergarten Programs this fall. These check-ups are a service to parents, providing access to experts in early childhood…

Running Club

Running Club starts April 4 at 12:00 pm until 12:25 pm for interested students. It will run every Tuesday & Thursday at noon for the months of April & May. For those who are interested in running the Little Souls Kids Marathon, registration is open.…

April 2017 Newsletter

Read the April 2017 Newsletter here.

Help shape Palliser’s search for a new Superintendent

Palliser Regional Schools will begin an executive search for a new Superintendent of Schools later this spring. As part of that process, an ideal candidate profile will be developed. The Board of Trustees invites our staff, students, parents/guardians…

Lethbridge Law Day

Lethbridge Law Day will occur April 8, 2017 at the Lethbridge Court House.  Click here to print Coloring Sheets if your child wishes to enter the Coloring Contest.

Mini Basketball for Gr 4-6 Students

Mini basketball is scheduled for Wednesdays after school from 3:30pm until 4:35pm starting March 15 and continuing for eight weeks until May 17 for any interested Gr 4, 5 & 6 students. The cost is $20 and includes a team t-shirt and wrap-up party at…

Report Cards

Report cards for the second period will be sent home on Friday, March 31. Kindergarten students will receive their report cards Thursday, March 30. Please sign your child’s envelope and have them return it to their teacher.

March Skating

Students will be going skating to Adams Ice Centre on the following days: Tues, March 14 at 1:30-2:30  Grades 3,4,5 & 6 Thurs, March 16 at 1:30-2:30 Grades 1,2 & Kindergarten Tues, March 21 at 1:30-2:30 Grades 3,4,5 & 6 Thurs, March 23 at 1:30-2:30 Grades…

March 2017 Newsletter

Read the March 2017 Newsletter here.    

Parent Internet Safety Presentation

Safe Net Alberta is holding a free Parent Safety Presentation at the Yates Theatre on March 13, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Pre-register online at (required) Topics Include: - Texting and Driving -Screen time addiction - Setting up your home…

AHS issues mumps warning to schools

To: Students, Parents and Staff of Alberta SchoolsFrom the Alberta Medical Officers of Health Outbreaks of mumps in Manitoba and the United States in the past several months are a reminder that vaccine-preventable infections, including mumps, are still…

Early Learning Program Changes

The Early Learning Program for the 2017-2018 School year will have some new changes. Mondays & Wednesdays- 3 year old program is less structured, largely play-based with centres to develop fine motor skills. Children must be 3 years old by start of program.…

February Newsletter 2017

Read the February newsletter here.

Grade 1 Scientists In School

The Grade 1 students had a Scientists In School presentation called "Under Construction" as part of their Building Unit in Science on the afternoon of Feb 2. Students learned all the important concepts in building a successful structure such as: the…

Family Literacy Day

Sunnyside Students celebrate Family Literacy Day by reading their favorite books with their peers that they read at home with family members. Family Literacy Day promotes the importance of reading and learning together as a family.  

Kindergarten Scientists in School

The Kindergarten class had the opportunity to have a Winter Wonders presentation from Scientists in School on January 26th.  They learned through various hands-on activities how different animals living in our area adapt to winter and identified winter…

Student-led Conferences

On Wed, Feb 1 Sunnyside School will be having student-led conferences from 3:40 to 7:00pm. Students from Gr 1-6 will take their parents from station to station to demonstrate their learning.  Teachers will be on hand to answer questions, but the evening…

"7 Habits" Video

Sunnyside students have put together a video showcasing the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". The 7 Habits focuses on teaching principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration…

Munch A Lunch- Spring Order Session

Munch A Lunch session for the spring semester of hot lunch is open and ready for ordering!  Please log into your account by clicking on the Munch a Lunch logo to the right  or click on the "HOT LUNCH" tab above and place your orders by Monday, Jan…

Coaldale School Facilities Planning Open House

The Town of Coaldale and surrounding Lethbridge County are growing. Some of our schools are full and others are not. With that in mind, Palliser Regional Schools invites you to help us plan how to best meet the needs of students in Coaldale and area…


Students will be going skating on the following days: Labour Club- Wed, Jan 18 at 1:30-2:30         Grades 3,4,5 & 6 Labour Club- Thurs, Jan 19 at 1:30-2:30        Grades 1,2 & Kindergarten Labour Club- Wed, Jan 25 at 1:30-2:30          …

January Newsletter 2017

Read the January newsletter here.


Last Day of Classes before Winter Break

On Dec 22nd at 10:00 am,  Sunnyside School will take part in a Hay ride provided by the Handsaeme & Chapman families. A form will be sent home for parents to sign to provide permission for their children to take part. It is also Red & Green day! Staff…

Winter Break

Winter break this year is Dec 23rd to Jan 8th. Classes will resume Monday, Jan 9th. Have a safe & happy holiday! 

Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert musical for this year is called ‘Is Santa Smarter?’. All students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be participating in the performance. The concert will be held on December 21st with one performances at 1:30 pm and the other…

Christmas Raffle

Sunnyside School is now starting the annual Christmas Raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each. The first draw will be for a 7.5 ft. pre-lit artificial tree generously donated by Green Haven Garden Centre. The second draw will be for a Christmas tree shaped wall…

Pajama Day

On December 15th, Sunnyside School is having a pajama day! Make sure you bring your favorite book and stuffed animal! The leaders of Grades 4, 5 & 6 will be serving hot chocolate.

Bus Status App

Ever wondering whether school buses are running late or running at all? Keeping tabs on the school buses operated by Palliser Regional Schools has never been easier, with the introduction of a free app. The app gives users the opportunity to select their…

December Newsletter 2016

Read the December Newsletter here.

Turkey Bingo Update

Thank you for all our donations! Turkeys: Jamie & Rachel Selk, Stacy Froese, Jim & Cindy Urasaki , Krysta MacBeth, Shelly Onofrychuk, Ashley Woolf, Shayne & Michelle Tucker, Casey Harris, Kevin & Tara Vucurevich, Alix & Tyler Hirsche, Rob & Tina Duncan,…

Report Cards

Report Cards will be send home Friday, November 25th. You may keep the report card but please sign and return your child's envelope to school. 

Operation: Sock It To "Em"

From November 1st to December 14th, the caretakers and Maintenance Staff in Lethbridge and area schools are collecting NEW socks for the needy to be donated to local charities for Christmas such as: Salvation Army, Harbour House, Woods Homes (the Teen…

Turkey Bingo

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! The annual Turkey Bingo will be held Friday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. the the Sunnyside School Gymnasium. The cost is $2.00 per card. Come on out and have some fun! There will be a Concession as well as some craft activities…

Operation Christmas Child

Sunnyside School is collecting items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Every item added to an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift has the potential to impact a child. Click here for information/ideas on items to donate. Our goal is…

Remembrance Day

Sunnyside School will hold a Remembrance Day service Thursday, November 10 at 8:30 a.m. conducted by the Coalhurst Legion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Students will participate in this service. Poppies will be available in the school office and we…

November Newsletter 2016

Read the November Newsletter here.

Halloween 2016-17

Hello everyone, Please note the following information about the upcoming Halloween events: 1.  Due to the connection of clown costumes to traumatic events, as reported in the media, we are banning ALL clown costumes during Halloween activities for the…

Parent Teacher Interviews Grades 1-6

Parent Teacher Interviews are starting the week of October 17/16. Parents are now able to book their Parent/Teacher interviews online. Contact the school office If you have any issues booking your interview(s). Go to: …

Fall Fundraiser

The Sunnyside Community Association decided to take a break from the annual Barn Dance, which has been a major fundraiser for the last several years.  Instead, students will participate in a school wide read-a-thon.  This major fundraiser will involve…

Lifetouch Retakes

Lifetouch is offering retakes in Lethbridge for any student who wishes to have retakes done. The dates are: Oct 21st, Nov 4th & Nov 18th  from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm Located at: Unit 120- 719-4th Ave South (Paramount Boutiques & Shops)   To book your child(ren)…

Terry Fox Run

On September 30, 2016 Sunnyside students took part in the annual Terry Fox Run. We raised a total of $1012.46! Great job! Thank you to everyone in the community who took part in the run and donated to the great cause for cancer research.  

October Newsletter 2016

Read the October newsletter here.

September Newsletter 2016

Read the September newsletter here.

2016-2017 Supply Lists

Please find supply lists for all grades here.

New Playground

The new Sunnyside School playground is scheduled to be installed from August 17 to August 20, 2016.

Leadership in Literacy

Read the latest publication of Leadership in Literacy here.