W.W. 11/17/17
November 20 – 24, Thanksgiving Break, District Recess
December 4, 2:45 4th / 5th Science Team Qualifying Test
December 5-8, Book Fair – See events listed below
November 20 – 24 is District Recess for Thanksgiving. The school and office will be closed.
Scholastic Book Fair is back!  Students will join us December 5-8 during their Library time to shop for books to support the Sundance Library.  
On Tuesday, December 5Lunch and Shop. Bring your lunch and spend time with your child during their regular lunchtime and then shop for books together!
On Wednesday, December 6 from 7am-8am, is Breakfast with Books. Enjoy some morning shopping. Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided by Sundance PAC.
On Thursday, December 7 from 5pm-7pm, is Family Night.  Enjoy the night at the Book Fair, hot chocolate and a short 5:30 caroling performance by the Sundance Choir!
If you are interested in helping at this year’s Book Fair, Please contact Jen Hoover at jhoov007@gmail.com or sign up by clicking the link, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545aba82aa13-book
Did you know that we are currently selling gift cards to MANY stores?  Do you shop at Vons or Target? Use a prepaid card!  The school will receive a percentage back on every purchase. For example, from Subway we earn 6% and from Starbucks 7%!!  The returns vary, but if you will be purchasing something from these stores anyway, why not earn some money for our school? To buy them online, please go to www.ShopWithScrip.com Click Register, then Join a Scrip Program and enter the following code: D41AC41L156L2. Thank you!

Please check our website at www.powayusd.com/sundance for calendar and other important information.  
2017-2018 PUSD GATE Testing Information
PUSD is accepting requests for evaluation for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).  GATE involves instruction for exceptionally able students in grades 3-8 whose cognitive needs may require a modified classroom program to accommodate their learning differences.  Students in grades 2nd – 7th may be tested. The following general guidelines may be used as you consider the appropriateness of GATE testing for your child:
1)   advanced comprehension and a very fast pace of learning for new concepts
2)   a need for complexity and intensity in the learning environment
3)   the desire to think deeply shown through the ability to make connections and generalizations across subjects/disciplines
If you would like your child tested for possible GATE identification, please visit the GATE webpage on https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/ . You must complete the request online before November 30, 2017 . The test will be given on January 23, 2018.   Students will be excused from class for approximately one hour in order to participate in testing during the regular school day.  Notifications regarding GATE testing results will be mailed to parents in April, 2018.
Please share your photos of recent events to have them possibly featured in the yearbook.  You must have a TreeRing account in order to upload photos onto the yearbook website.  To create an account, please use the school passcode:  1014697386031160.  Thank you!    Here’s how: 
I-phone users:  Download the TreeRing app and log in to your TreeRing account.  Click on the upper left icon, click the Sundance Elementary tab, and look for the green + sign (bottom right corner) to add photos from your phone straight to our yearbook website.   
Android users:  Download the TreeRing app and log in to your TreeRing account.  Click on the upper right icon, click the Sundance Elementary tab, and add photos from your phone straight to our yearbook website.  
Desktop computer:  Click or copy the links below.
Upload your Red Ribbon Week photos at http://www.treering.com/asset/5257389e05a5f5019b6e43023724408f8fcf6eeb/
Upload your Jog-a-thon photos at http://www.treering.com/asset/8abfb415074d9eb03a7ebed1686baf4b9d80eae1/
Upload your Spirit Carnival photos at http://www.treering.com/asset/ce94a19b605e212812ab233cf9f21e8ba26af94a/
Upload your Halloween School photos at http://www.treering.com/asset/9fea5695be22978b1e0fc6ec5dd9bcf466ea1da3/
For any 4th or 5th grade student interested in being on our Science Team, the qualification test will be held on Monday, December 4 at 2:45-3:45 in the MPR.  This team will compete in the SD County Science Fair on Saturday, May 19.  The test covers NGSS aligned core subjects form 4th and 5th grade.  https://ngss.sdcoe.net/Disciplinary-Core-Ideas
Now is a great time to order your yearbook!  Purchase your yearbook by going to www.treering.com/validate, and use the passcode 1014697386031160.)
Check out the Peachjar link on our website for information for after school pay for service programs.  Some programs will also be sending flyers, but all are shown on the Peachjar link.
Just use the link below to access your own Amazon account.
There is no cost to you and Sundance can earn up to 7% on your Amazon.com purchases!!!  
IMPORTANT: Update your Amazon bookmark to use this link: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=sundance-school-20   For Sundance to receive credit for your purchases, you must add your items AFTER clicking through this link: (items already in your cart will NOT work).
Encourage your friends and family to shop Amazon through our link to multiply our earnings even faster!!
Check out our Facebook page through the link on our school website! http://www2.powayusd.com/pusdsdes/
We upload pictures often to let you take a peek at all of the great fun going on at our school.  

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