Sign Up for Winter Enrichment Classes

Registration for the Enrichment Program is now open for everyone. Log into Pay4SchoolStuff (or create a new account) and register your child(ren) for some great classes. Enrichment programs fill up quickly so don’t delay!

The success of our Enrichment Program relies on your support–select your volunteer dates now.

Registration closes January 25 and classes begin January 30.


Resolution of 2017: Attend a PTA Meeting!

Tuesday, January 10 at 7 PM in the library

Come to the next PTA meeting to learn about new initiatives, give your input and get insight into your school! Everyone is welcome!


Early Bird Gets the Class!

Early Bird registration for Enrichment programs is open!

As a benefit of joining the PTA, members have early access to register their child(ren) for enrichment classes at a reduced price. On January 9, online registration will be available to all SVES families at an additional price of $10 per class. Register online at



Thank you to everyone who donated their Halloween candy to Stang Family Orthodontics buy-back program last month. Sunrise Valley Elementary School came in second place, with a whopping 86 POUNDS of candy, and received $100 toward our PTA! Thank you to Stang Family Orthodontics for your generous donation!


Come Help the PTA Elves!

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM in the library
The PTA is busy setting goals for the rest of the school year. Please come with your ideas and questions! Rumor has it there will be dessert…

Skate Night!

Join your friends from Sunrise Valley, Lake Anne and Terraset Elementary Schools for a night of ice-skating!


Students must have a responsible adult in attendance.


Help Wrangle Volunteers!

Our Before School Enrichment Program is in search of a “Volunteer Wrangler” for the morning volunteers. This is the perfect task for someone who can’t physically help at school, but is willing to contact parents about the open spots on our SignUpGenius.

Questions? Contact the Enrichment Coordinator, Gamble Gilbertson, at

Want the Inside Scoop?

Please join us at the next PTA meeting. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see some new faces. Come ask questions and learn more about what the PTA is doing for your child’s school!


Tuesday, November 15 at 7PM in the library


Let’s Thank Our Teachers, November 17

We are so thankful for our amazing SVES teachers and staff! Let’s kick off this season of Thanksgiving with a luncheon to show them how appreciative we are for all they do. On Thursday, November 17, the PTA will provide lunch for the staff. We ask for your help to provide salads, desserts, and drinks to round out this festive occasion.


Sign up to contribute.

Earn Cash for SVES When You Shop

Our school earns money every time you shop at Giant Food and Harris Teeter when you link your card to SVES. It’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost you anything. Visit the Customer Service desk at your local store or use the links below. Sign up today to start earning money for our school!

Link your Giant Food card to A+ Rewards code 01986
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Together in Education code 5046


Spirit Day is Friday!

Sunrise Valley Sun Mascot

Show your Sunrise Valley school spirit by wearing blue and gold or your new Spirit Wear. GO SVES!


Call for Homecoming Parade Coordinator

SVES needs a parent (or two) to make sure Sunrise Valley is represented in the South Lakes High School Homecoming parade this Friday, October 28. The coordinator(s) will organize students, teachers, and parents at the beginning of the parade route (Hunters Woods Village Center) and follow it through to the end (South Lakes High School). Questions? Contact SVES Communications Team at


Principal’s Coffee on October 26

Join Mr. West to discuss “Raising Media Smart Kids”. Coffee will be served at 9:20AM in the cafeteria.


The Annual Fall Hoe Down is October 21!

Dress in your favorite country western wear and bring the whole family to Sunrise Valley PTA’s Annual Fall Hoe Down on October 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm!

Admission tickets are $6/person or $20/family which includes line dancing, dessert buffet, games, and tons of fun! Activity tickets are $1 for face-painting, raffles, photo booth, and arts & crafts.

Tickets available at the door; use the main entrance of the school.

Teen and adult volunteers needed! Sign up now!


Support for the Family of Tamas Molner

A family with three students at our school recently lost their father. If ever there was a time when our community should come together, it’s for situations like these. Consider supporting their family by donating through GoFundMe.


Questions About the Meals Tax? Join Us at the Next PTA Meeting!

Tuesday, October 11 at 7PM in the library
Due to SVES parents’ interest, we have scheduled Tony Shivers to discuss the upcoming referendum on the Meals Tax for Fairfax County. Tony Shivers is the Fairfax Co Council of PTAs Volunteer VP of Advocacy and will give an overview of the topic and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about an issue that could directly affect our schools.

Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

We are ALWAYS in need of and appreciate your support – food or financial – but with the long weekend coming, please consider helping out this week!

Each bag costs about $9 and we now support 18 friends, which means $162 each weekend. We need double and triple the amount of money and food during long weekends and school breaks.

We need the following single-serve items:

  • milk
  • protein / tuna
  • applesauce / fruit cups / veggie cups
  • granola bars / healthy snacks
  • mac & cheese / Chef Boyardee pasta
  • Ramen noodles

Please drop your food donations in the front office or go to to make a financial contribution. Thank you for your support!


Fire Up Your Feet on Walk/Bike to School Day!

Wednesday, October 5
You can participate even if you don’t usually walk/bike to school! Meet at Barton Hill Rec Area (8:45-9:00AM) to walk or at Timberhead Lane/Glade Drive intersection (8:30AM) to bike. Regular walkers/bikers can join us too and receive a sticker at the school. We will pass out stickers to keep track how many kids are walking/biking because…

SVES is participating in the Fire Up Your Feet event and is eligible to win prize money for the school! The more kids who join in this event, the better our chances are for earning $$! Questions? Contact Steve Gurney at


Registration Extended to October 3

Registration for fall enrichment programs ends Monday, October 3 at 11:00 pm. Not all of these programs will be offered in the winter/spring session. If there is something your child is interested in, please sign up today!

Art: Wildlife Wow! has been expanded to include 4th and 5th graders!


Back to School Night

  • This is an opportunity to visit your child’s class and hear from the teacher about learning experiences, curriculum, expectations and procedures for the school year. Classrooms will open at 6:20 p.m. Session 1 will start at 6:30 p.m. and session 2 will start at 7:10 p.m. Each session will contain the same information.
  • Enter through the cafeteria doors beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be an information fair where you can learn about the PTA and other community organizations. Be sure to sign up and join the PTA!
  • This is an event for parents only.