Robbinsdale Area Schools
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Sonnesyn Elementary

Dedicated to creating an environment that meets the needs of all students and families and ensuring all students receive instruction that matches their needs and helps them achieve success.

Principal's Welcome

Leia Ward

We look forward to providing an outstanding educational experience for your student. 

Kindergarten enrollment

Learning to love learning

Family Involvement

Stay Connected

We have a rich tradition of community and parent involvement

Adventure Club

K-5 Only

The fun doesn't stop! Adventure Club offers before and after school care for children in grades K-5.

Fine Arts

Creativity Unleashed

Visual arts, music programs and more.

School News

Sonnesyn Literacy Night May 19th - 6:00-7:30 pm

Literacy Night

Come to Sonnesyn on May 19th @ 6:00-7:30 for a fun night of games, fun, and learning.

Come and learn different reading games and activities, grab some free books and snacks, and hang out with your friends and teachers at this year’s Sonnesyn Literacy Night!

Parents will explore the school with their kids and everyone will get a chance to have fun and share their love of books.

PTSO Planning Meeting for 2022-2023 (with pizza)!

Do your kids enjoy Sonnesyn events like the All School Dance, Class Parties, and the Carnival? Help keep these traditions going & growing!  Come join us in planning for the 2022-2023 school year.

What: Parent Planning Pizza Party 

When: Tuesday, May 24th, 6-7 pm 

Where: Sonnesyn Media Center

Who: All Sonnesyn Elementary parents & guardians are invited. (childcare provided if needed)

Please RSVP along with the age and number of kids attending by May 23rd to Games, stories, and pizza for the kids while the parents plan! We hope you can make it! 

Metro Dining Club

Metro Dining Club cards are available for purchase from the district’s Human Resources Department. For $30, you receive a box with more than 130 cards from participating restaurants to use like coupons with discounts, such as $10 off a purchase of $20 or more. You can use each card once per month, meaning each card offers 12 months of savings.

Bird Dash

The Bird Dash – a brand-new family fun run, 1K and 5K – takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal. The event will benefit Seven Dreams Education Foundation, which raises funds for hands-on learning in Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Classroom Placement Parent Input - 2022-2023 School Year

We take many factors into consideration as we determine classroom assignments each year. Family input is a part of this process. Please take a few moments to provide us with information you feel will be helpful as we determine class placement for the 22-23 school year by completing this form. Please do not make requests for a specific teacher. Please fill out one form for each of your children. Thank you for your time and input. 

Sonnesyn Spirit Week 5/9-5/13

Please join us in dressing up for Spirit Week leading up to the Carnival. 

Monday, May 9th - Sports Day

Tuesday, May 10th - Fancy Day

Wednesday, May 11 - Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Thursday, May 12 - Pajama Day

Friday, May 13 - Sonnesyn Spirit Day (Wear Sonnesyn gear or Black/Yellow)

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WELCOME TO 5TH GRADE, AND TO BAND. Registration is happening soon, don't miss out! WHICH INSTRUMENT WILL CHOOSE YOU?

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Robbinsdale Area Schools is in the process of gathering information to create a new strategic plan. We are seeking your help to develop a strategic plan that combines the current strengths of our schools with everything we’ve learned in the pandemic.

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Neighborhood and Magnet Schools are hosting information nights/Open Houses. At this event, students and their families will tour the school, meet the principal, get a school supply list and learn all about what to expect at Kindergarten. 

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School start times will change beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The change in start times will affect all schools in our district including elementary, middle and high schools and our Early Learning Programs.

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