Greetings Sunshine Family,

This is your Week 8 Newsletter for the Sunshine Summer Program!

We are heading into our last week of the Summer Program! For our final week of the Summer, the theme will be SPORTS! Students will interact, play, and compete in various exciting summer sports!

Below you will find some reminders and information to help your week go by smoothly!


Be sure to bookmark our Summer 2023 Gallery for photos throughout the summer program! 

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


  • Our students had an amazing time at Aqua Adventure this week! Check out our Summer 2023 Gallery to see more photos!
                                                       After School Attendance Survey

We are starting to make preparations for the upcoming school year! Please take the time to fill out this survey so that we can get a head start on classroom and transportation arrangements for the 2023-2024 school year. Families who have already filled out the form electronically or turned in the hard copy form do not need to submit the form again.

If your child(ren) was in the After School program in the last school year and still have a deposit in your account, your child(ren) will be automatically added to the roster at the start of the Fall 2023 school year (please still fill out this survey so that we can get information about attendance and transportation).

If your child[ren] needs transportation for the upcoming school year, you must fill out the survey or call our offices in order to reserve a spot as space for our transportation routes are limited. 

More information for our current and incoming After School students will be sent at a later date.

                                 2023 - 2024 After School Attendance Survey

                                                School Event: Summer Olympics Field Day


  • Our school event this upcoming week will be an on-campus Summer Olympics Field Day! Our Field Day will take place on Friday, August 4th between 9:30am to 12:00pm on the Ruskin Elementary School Field (1401 Turlock Lane).

  • Students will be assigned teams on Monday, July 31st. Please have your child wear their TEAM COLOR on Friday. Parents can view the fun activities we have planned here - Sunshine Field Day 2023

  • For this school event, please remember to have students pack a lunch, wear their Team Color, and arrive at school by 9:00am. Also remember to have your children eat breakfast at home on field trip and school event days.

                                                                      Spirit Days

The last Spirit Day of the Summer is on Thursday, August 3rd! Celebrate Sports Day by coming to Sunshine in a sports jersey or any sports related attire. 


                                                         Summer Program Reminders
  • AUGUST TUITION for the Full Day Program (August 7th to August 9th) will be due on Monday, July 31st. Families who have not paid their tuition yet are able to do so online through their Sunshine Account, or drop off a check at our office (1363 Turlock Lane). 
  • 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.
  • 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.
                                                            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 he or she is entering in Fall 2023. You may view the roster for Week 8 here: Week 8 Summer Roster

Where do I drop off my children in the morning?
Parents may drop their children off directly in the appropriate classroom.

  • Kindergarten classroom will be at the Turlock Location (1363 Turlock Lane). Please ring the bell at the front of the gate for drops offs and pick ups.
  • Classrooms for 1st Graders & up will be located next door at the Ruskin Campus (1401 Turlock Lane). Please park at the small parking lot directly in front of the classrooms and ring the bell at the gate for drop offs and pick ups.

Does my child have to sign in and sign out when he/she comes to Sunshine?
In order to avoid any unnecessary contact between families and staff, 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. 

What are the hours and tuition for Summer Camp?


What should my child bring to Summer Camp?

  • Bring SUNBLOCK (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 BAGGED LUNCH (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.

What if my child misses one or two extracurricular classes due to sickness or vacation?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds, transfer of tuition or make up classes for missed classes due to any type of absence. Regular attendance is encouraged for all students enrolled in extracurricular classes.

How do I stay updated with news in the Sunshine Summer Program?
Sunshine School will broadcast frequent newsletters to keep parents updated. Please let your classroom teacher know if you are not able to receive our newsletter. We will also provide announcements and reminders on various white boards that will be posted in front of Sunshine classrooms. 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 our offices 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 

                                                                    Staff Birthdays!

Happy birthday to all our July babies. Wish your teachers a wonderful birthday when you see them this month!

  • July 12               >    Ms. Kristina (Ruskin Location)    
  • July 21               >    Mr. Andy (Ruskin & Vinci Park Location)


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

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