Greetings Sunshine Family,

This is your Week 5 Newsletter for the Sunshine Summer Program!

We just can't wait for all the creative projects and artwork lined up for Week 5, Awesome Arts! For this week, students will be able to let their imagination run wild and create some amazing works of art using different types of media and techniques! Below you will find some reminders and information to help your week go by smoothly!

Just a friendly reminder that our Summer Program is located at Vinci Park Elementary for Weeks 1 to 8. Our program will return to our Turlock/Ruskin for Week 9.


Be sure to bookmark our Summer 2024 Gallery for photos throughout the summer program! 

    Thank you for your cooperation and staying updated with the Sunshine School newsletter!

                                                                               Field Trip


  • Kindergarten to 2nd graders will be attending a field trip to Pizza My Heart! Dates for this field trip will vary by grade, please use the schedule below to see which date your child's field trip is on. Please remember to arrive at Sunshine School by 8:35AMWe will be walking to the venue for this field trip. Please make sure to have your child wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes! Students will return to school around 11:00am.

    • TK/Kindergarten Class: Tuesday, July 9th

    • 1st Grade Class: Wednesday, July 10th

    • 2nd Grade Class: Thursday, July 11th

  • 3rd graders and up will be attending a field trip to Flickinger Park on Friday, July 12th! Please remember to arrive at Sunshine School by 9:00AMWe will be walking to the park for this field trip. Please make sure to have your child wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes! Students will return to school around 12:00pm.

  • For this week's field trip, parents, please remember to pack a lunch labeled with your child's name in a disposable bag and have students wear their Sunshine t-shirt, hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Students who do not wear their Sunshine t-shirt or pack a lunch will not be allowed on the field trip. Also remember to have your child(ren) eat breakfast at home on field trip and school event days. 

  • AM/PM PART TIME STUDENTS: Part-time students who wish to participate in the field trip may contact our program director at (408) 839-8366 to check for availability. A $40 fee will be added to your account for part-time students who wish to attend the field trips. 

  • Field Trip & Event Policy - If a student misbehaves during their field trip or school event, they are not allowed to attend the next week's field trip or school event as a consequence.

                                                                      Spirit Days

The fifth week's Spirit Day is on Thursday, July 11th! Celebrate Crazy Hair Day by coming to Sunshine in a funky hair style or wear a crazy hat/wig. Use toys, temporary hair dye, hair gel, or anything else you want to make a wacky and wild hairstyle! Be creative and have fun!


                                                            Summer Program FAQs


Which class should my child go to? 
Sunshine Summer Camp assigns the kids into different age groups according to the grade that they are entering in Fall 2024. You may view the roster for Week 5 here: Week 5 Summer Roster


         Please note that 3rd graders will be moving to Facebook Class going forward to balance out the classrooms.   

Where do I drop off my children in the morning?

  • On your child's FIRST DAY of the program
    Please check in at the Sunshine Office (Room 23) to ensure that your child is properly registered and that all required paper work are submitted. You are also able to pick up your Sunshine t-shirt and any early gifts that are applicable to your registration. 
  • Please use the following campus map to find the Sunshine Office and your child's classroom: Campus Map
  • After your child's first day of the program 
    Parents may drop their children off directly at the appropriate classroom. 
  • Please be sure to check-in with a Sunshine teacher when dropping off and picking up your child(ren). 

Does my child have to sign in and sign out when he/she comes to Sunshine?
For the safety of our students, our teachers will be signing students in and out everyday. Please sign the Sign-in/Sign-out Authorization Form and bring it to Sunshine on your child's first day, or email the completed form to Sunshine families who have already submitted a form, do not need to resubmit another form. 

Please be sure to check-in with a Sunshine teacher when dropping off and picking up your child(ren). 

What are the hours and tuition for Summer Camp?


As a friendly reminder, please drop off and pick up your children within our hours of operation. Sunshine School Summer Program operating hours are 8:30am - 6pm. If a child is dropped off early or picked up later than the scheduled time, families shall be assessed a fine of $1.00 per minute for each minute early/late.                   

What should my child bring to Summer Camp?

  • Bring SUNBLOCK and a HAT (labeled with your child's name) everyday. 
  • 2 CUPS AND 2 BOWLS (labeled with your child's name) for breakfast, lunch, and snack time everyday. Sunshine wants to go green! Help us in our efforts to become less wasteful!
  • Bring a DISPOSABLE BAGGED LUNCH LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME (on field trip and school event days).
  • In addition to these items, Kindergarten students will need to bring ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES to keep at Sunshine in their cubby.

How do I stay updated with news in the Sunshine Summer Program?
Sunshine School will broadcast frequent newsletters to keep parents updated. Please let the Sunshine Office know if you are not able to receive our newsletter. We will also provide announcements and reminders on our white board that will be posted in front of the Sunshine entrance. Don't forget to take a look at the white board for daily news when you pick up your child!

Is there an additional fee for the field trips?
There are absolutely no additional fees required for students who are enrolled in the full-time program. If your child is a part time student and is interested in participating in any of our field trips/school events, please contact the Sunshine Office to check for availability. For every field trip and school event day, all students will need to bring a bagged lunch and wear their Sunshine T-shirt.

Who should I ask if I have questions, comments, or suggestions?
Please call the Sunshine School Office at (408) 839-8366. You can also email us at 

                                                            Summer Program Reminders
  • JULY TUITION for our Sunshine Summer Program was due on June 28th. Families who have not paid their July tuition yet are able to do so online through their Sunshine Account, or drop off cash/check at our office (Room 23). 
  • Please alert our staff of any ALLERGIES (food or medicine) when you drop off your child on their first day of the Sunshine Summer Program.
  • For parents who registered before the Early Bird Special deadlines and have not received their bonus item(s), your child will receive the items at the end of their first day in the Sunshine Summer Program. 
  • Workbooks that were purchased or received as an early bird gift will be kept in the your child's classroom for daily use. 
  • If you haven't already, please make sure all your Summer Program forms have been submitted before your child's first day of the Summer Program.


Sunshine School
Preschool: (408) 272-0368
After School: (408) 839-8366

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