Art Factory (Grades K-2)
Our D-I-Y class is for all you artsy-craftsy kids who love to express yourselves with one-of-a-kind masterpieces like canvas art, bead making, and watercolors. Find your inner artist and keep your creativity sharp this school year as we design many mementos to be treasured. Learn more

 

Basketball (Grades K-6)
Your child will get lots of exercise, learn the fundamentals of a new sport without pressure, gain confidence and focus, and have fun. Players will be able to learn at their own pace and develop the skills and fundamentals necessary to play on a team. They will learn skills including ballhandling (consisting of dribbling, passing and receiving), footwork to be able to move more effectively, shooting techniques, and teamwork. Learn more

 

Chess (Grades 1-6)
Instructors from Snow's Chess Academy teach chess to children as a means of improving both their academic and social skills. Chess teaches responsibility, discipline, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Chess players learn to make the most of their opportunities and how to turn a bad situation to their advantage. They learn not to make excuses for their setbacks, and to win and lose graciously.

In our "Advanced Beginners" program, a prerequisite for enrollment is the student's full knowledge of how to move pieces, capture rules, including en passant, and rules regarding casting and draws. Learn more

 

Introduction to Game Design (Grades 3-6)
This class introduces the fundamentals and concepts of game design with a real game engine many indie development teams currently use. Students learn to design and build their own game from the ground up while learning 2D game art and programming logic with the engine's integrated art software and easy-to-use events system, fit for beginners through advanced learners alike.

Our instructors help students develop games individually, so students have the freedom to create at their own pace while focusing on their creative interests. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer, and the know-how to continue their game development at home. Learn more

 

Yoga (Grades 1-3)
In Sunrise Yoga students in grades 1st-3rd will learn mind and body balance through the practice of mindfulness and stability positions on the mat. Students will progress through pose sequences with options to challenge themselves with strength and balance poses. Each class will end with meditation-like grounding before they go on with their school day.

 

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Finance Club (Gr 3-6)
Learn how to manage your money in this club promoting essential life skills! Set your financial goals, develop a budget from scratch, shop for a credit card, calculate the monthly cost of your dream car, apply for a mortgage, learn about FICO scores, file your taxes and more. Students internalize the dangers of piling up debt and how assets and liabilities affect a person's net worth. Through simulations and hands-on activities, students explore financial decisions they will have to make in the future. A solid step towards future financial independence! Learn more

 

Run Club (Gr 2-6)
RunFit Kidz is designed to teach youths of all fitness levels about proper running mechanics, nutrition/hydration, pacing and goal setting. The class will include dynamic warm-ups, strengthening and speed drill, form, stretching, with plenty of games and nutrition discussion. Our commitment is for children at all levels to run better, faster, and smarter. The goal is for the students to end the program with increased running knowledge and enhanced love for being active. The program concludes with a 5K run/walk which will be held locally. The program includes professional coaching, mileage tokens, entry into the 5k, commemorative t-shirt, medal and post-race festivities. Learn more

 

Irish Dancing (Gr 1-6)
The SVES Irish Dance Program is taught by Shannon Foley, certified Irish Dance instructor and owner of Foley Academy of Irish Dance. Each week, students will have fun learning foundational Irish Dance movements and beginner steps that they will perform for their parents on the final day of the session. By taking Irish Dancing lessons, students improve their fitness, build self- confidence, and make new friends. Prior dance experience is not required to join the Irish Dance Program. Learn more

 

Chess (Gr 1-6)
Learn chess from a Silver Knights Chess coach! We teach more than 4,000 children each week. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the children. Playtime is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments. Learn more

 

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We have an exciting program of before school enrichment classes at Sunrise Valley Elementary School!
 
Thank you to all of the parents and educators who took part in our survey last spring. It is SVES PTA’s mission to provide a rich, rewarding and diverse before school experience to students, parents and educators with a variety of price points.
 
Enrichment activities are offered directly before the school day and provide students opportunities to explore new activities, develop skills, exercise, and connect socially with a greater cross-section of their school peers outside the classroom. Before school enrichment classes are offered onsite by outside providers who have classes designed specifically for kids. All providers are approved vendors by FCPS. We will offer three sessions of activities this year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each activity will meet once a week for a total of eight classes. Fall activities are open to all students in grades 1­-6. The winter and spring sessions are also open to Kindergarteners.
 
Questions? Contact the Enrichment Coordinator at enrichmentSVESPTA@gmail.com
 

Can a parent teach an enrichment class?
Yes, a parent can teach a PTA-sponsored enrichment class. The parent and any other individuals instructing students will be subject to all laws, rules, and regulations required by FCPS and government (including background check, review of all financial plans associated with the class, insurance, and other requirements that may be requested by FCPS).

It is recommended that the parent contact the Enrichment Coordinator no later than February/March of the year prior to the academic year in which they would like to teach an enrichment class. The Enrichment Coordinator will work with the parent to include course information in the Survey which is sent to PTA Members in the spring to gather feedback about past and prospective enrichment classes. Based on the feedback received, the Enrichment Coordinator presents the findings of the survey to SVES Administration and the PTA Board, with the SVES PTA Board providing the final approval of enrichment providers for the following school year. These meetings may occur during the summer break, depending on the timing of the survey and year-end school activities.

Here is more information about FCPS Facilities Use. 

This process is for teaching PTA-sponsored enrichment classes only. The SVES PTA is happy to include points of contact on our website for programs that are not sponsored by the PTA. Examples include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Odyssey of the Mind.


Can an FCPS employee teach an enrichment class?
Employees of FCPS can also teach enrichment classes, subject to the same process outlined above. Since they are already employed by FCPS, the security element of the process may be completed more quickly.


What happens if FCPS is closed or has a delayed opening?
Enrichment will be canceled in the event that FCPS is closed or has a delayed start time. We try to build in two makeup dates if classes are canceled, however, there is minimal time between Enrichment sessions, so Mondays may be used for makeup classes. We make every effort to schedule makeup classes, however, there is the possibility that a class may not meet the number of times originally scheduled.


Why are classes offered before school and not after?
FCPS allows our PTA to use unused classrooms and at this time they are only available before school starts in the morning. If this changes we will explore scheduling after school programs.

 

Can Kindergarteners participate?
Since Kindergartners are new to the school, the teachers would like for these students to focus on getting to know their school in the Fall. Kindergarteners can join the Enrichment Program in the Winter and Spring sessions.

 

How are Enrichment Programs chosen?
Each Spring we send out a survey to PTA Members asking for feedback about Enrichment Programs. We use this feedback to prepare a portfolio of courses to offer in the following academic year. Vendors for the selected classes are chosen from the list of approved FCPS vendors.


How are the prices set for Enrichment Programs?
Pre-approved vendors go through a rigorous vetting program with FCPS — which includes a financial review to ensure that costs are kept as affordable as possible. The SVES PTA charges a small fee to cover the costs of our online commerce system and does not use the Enrichment 
Program as a fundraiser.

As a benefit of joining the PTA, members will have early access to register their child(ren) for enrichment activities at a reduced price. We urge all parents to take advantage of early bird enrollment so minimum enrollment numbers can be met. After the one-week early bird window, online registration will be available to all Sunrise Valley families at an additional price of $10 per activity. 

Registration Coming Soon

Registration Schedule for 2019-20

Fall Session

  • Early Bird Registration starts September 3.

  • Regular Registration starts September 10.

  • Registration closes September 18.

  • Enrichment classes start on September 19.

Winter Session

  • Early Bird Registration starts November 1.

  • Regular Registration starts November 8.

  • Registration closes November 15.

  • Enrichment classes start on November 18.

Spring Session

  • Early Bird Registration starts January 24.

  • Regular Registration starts January 31.

  • Registration closes February 7.

  • Enrichment classes start on February 10.

Survey sent in PTA weekly newsletter, to parents/staff whether or not their child(ren) participated in the Enrichment Program, and was open from May 21 -31.

Survey tool used: Survey Monkey.

 

Sent to ~490 emails, 42 responded (9% response rate):

  • 40 Parent/guardian with children at SVES
  • 1 Teacher/staff (no children at SVES)
  • 0 Teacher/staff and parent/guardian with children at SVES

 

Survey Participants’ children represented each grade at school:

  • 16 - 3rd Grade
  • 10 - 5th Grade
  • 9 - 4th Grade
  • 6 - 2nd Grade
  • 5 - Kindergarten
  • 4 - 1st Grade
  • 4 - 6th Grade
  • 3 - Does not apply to me

 

Survey Participants had children in all 2018-19 Enrichment classes, except Java Coding in Minecraft and Video Gamemaker with Scratch.

 

 

Survey Participants ranked classes from 2017-2018 they would like to return for 2017-2018 (select up to five):

  1. 20 - SVES Girls Running Club
  2. 17 - Spanish
  3. 15 - Basketball
  4. 13 - Yoga
  5. 12 - Hip Hop
  6. 11 - Chess, Fun Run Club
  7. 10 - Debate Club

 

Survey Participants ranked prospective classes for 2018-2019 (select up to five):

  1. 21 - Finance Club (3-6)
  2. 17 - Fun Run Club (1-4), Yoga (K-4)
  3. 11 - Origami and Paper Plane Making (4-6), Math Booster Club (1-3)
  4. 9 - Take the Stage (K-2)
  5. 4 - Karate (1-3), My First Lemonade Stand (K-3)

 

 

Survey Participants were asked if they would be interested in a full-year Spanish language program:

  • 15 - Yes
  • 11 - No
  • 15 - Need more information

 

Survey Participants were asked for they thought about the quality of the instruction and/or curriculum:

  • 22 responses were received
  • 14 provided “positive” comments
  • 2 provided “not applicable” comments
  • 1 provided “negative” comments with no recommendations
  • 1 provided “average” comments with no recommendations
  • 6 provided specific comments:
    • Art Factory was geared toward K-1 grade
    • Budding Entrepreneurs had substitutes more often than not and apparently did not finish their final project.
    • Would welcome a new chess instructor
    • Parkour instructors told the kids that the class would be canceled if that didn't behave
    • Debate Club sounded like it was too big for my child to get as much out of it as I would have liked
    • Baroody could communicate more with parents about when a teacher doesn't show and plans change

 

Survey Participants were asked what suggestions they have for improving the enrichment program.

  • 20 responses were received

 

Survey Participants were asked how else the PTA can serve the community.

  • 12 responses were received

Survey sent to all PTA Members, whether or not their child(ren) participated in the Enrichment Program, which included SVES Teachers who were members of the PTA, for 10 days in May, starting 4/26/18 and ending 5/6/18.

Survey tool used: Survey Monkey.

 

Sent to 211 individuals, 38 responded (18% response rate):

  • 34 Parents
  • 1 Teacher (no children at SVES)
  • 3 Teachers/parents with children attending SVES

 

Survey Participants’ children represented each grade at school:

  • 11 - 2nd Grade
  • 11 - 4th Grade
  • 10 - 3rd Grade
  • 7 - 1st Grade
  • 6 - Kindergarten
  • 5 - 5th Grade
  • 3 - 6th Grade
  • 1 - N/A (Teacher without children at school)

 

Survey Participants had children in all 2017-2018 Enrichment classes, except: SVES Girls Running Club, Photography, WeDo Robotics.

 

Survey Participants ranked classes from 2017-2018 they would like to return for 2017-2018 (select up to five):

  1. 13 - Art Factory (K-3)
  2. 12 - Introduction to Parkour (1-3), Introduction to Parkour (4-6), Introduction to Computer Science & Coding
  3. 10 - Chess

 

Survey Participants ranked prospective classes for 2018-2019 (select up to five):

  1. 22 - Typing Warriors (3-6)
  2. 18 - Budding Entrepreneurs (3-6)
  3. 17 - Debate Club (3-6)
  4. 15 - Tastes Around the World (K-3)
  5. 12 - Martial Arts (K-3)
  6. 9 - My First Lemonade Stand (K-3), World of Wizards (K-4)

 

 

Survey Participants were asked if they would be interested in a foreign language program that ran the full year:

  • 21 - Yes
  • 5 - No
  • 11 - No opinion

 

Survey Participants were asked for they thought about the quality of the instruction and/or curriculum:

  • 19 provided “positive” feedback with no recommendations
  • 4 provided “not applicable” comments
  • 2 provided “negative” feedback with no recommendations
  • 1 provided “average” feedback with no recommendations
  • 3 provided specific comments:
    • Would like to increase the number of students in Parkour
    • Would like to see an art class for 3-6 grade
    • Would like Tastes Around the World class offered for 4-6 grade

 

Survey Participants were asked what suggestions they have for improving the enrichment program.

  • 30 Responses were received

 

Survey Participants were asked how else the PTA can serve the community.

  • 14 Responses were received

Survey sent to all PTA Members, whether or not their child(ren) participated in the Enrichment Program, as well as SVES Teachers for two weeks in May, starting 5/12/17 and ending 5/27/17. Survey tool used: Survey Monkey.

 

Sent to 169 individuals, with responses from 42 individuals (24.8%):

38 Parents

1 Teacher (no children at SVES)

3 Teachers/parents with children attending SVES

 

Survey Participants’ children represented each grade at school:

12 - 1st Grade

12 - 2nd Grade

9 - 3rd Grade

9 - 5th Grade

7 - 4th Grade

4 - Kindergarten

4 - 6th Grade

1 - N/A (Teacher without children at school)

 

Survey Participants had children in all 2016-2017 Enrichment classes, except Creative Writing Seminar.

 

Survey Participants ranked classes from 2016-2017 they would like to return for 2017-2018 (select up to six):

  1. 20 - Run Club (Gr K-6)

  2. 17 - Chess (Gr 2-6)

  3. 13 - Introduction to Acting (Gr 3-6)

  4. 11 - Introduction to Improvisation (Gr 3-6) and Yoga (Gr K-6)

  5. 9 - Photography (Gr 4-6), Zumba (Gr K-6)

 

Survey Participants ranked prospective classes for 2017-2018 (select up to six):

  1. 18 - Spanish (Gr K-3)

  2. 16 - Introduction to Computer Science & Coding (Gr 4-6)

  3. 13 - Web Design (Gr 3-6)

  4. 11 - Introduction to Computer Science & Coding (Gr 1-3)

  5. 8 - Cryptography (Gr 4-6), Science (Gr 4-6), Spanish (Gr 4-6)

There were also some write-in suggestions.

 

Survey Participants were asked to select how many Enrichment Terms they would like in an Academic Year:

Two (Fall/Winter): 6

Three (Fall/Winter/Spring): 19

No Preference: 17

 

Survey Participants were asked how many times in a Term they would like a class to meet:

8 times: 10

10 times: 11

No Preference: 21

 

Survey Participants were asked if a calendar invite would be a helpful reminder of the class (and possible cancellations and rescheduled dates)

Yes: 30

No: 0

No Preference: 12

 

Feedback was also requested for how to better communicate the need for volunteers as well as general suggestions for improvement.