Robbinsdale Area Schools

Community-Building School Events

Annual events include Fall and Spring Book Fairs, Grand Friend’s Day (November), Parent Involvement Day (February), Fifth Grade Farewell Program. If you are interested in volunteering, email:

Family Fun Nights: Back to School BBQ, Literacy Night, Bingo Night, STEM Night, All-School Dance, Sonnesyn Carnival

Classroom Parties: Parents help to coordinate classroom parties twice per year. In October, students celebrate with a “Harvest Party” and in February, they celebrate with a “Friendship Party”. Parents interested in helping plan these parties should contact the PTSO Volunteer Coordinator at 

Conference Meals: During parent-teacher conferences, teachers and staff work through the dinner hour. In appreciation, the PTSO provides a meal. Parents are asked to sign up to bring in items to help support these meals. 

Grand Friend’s Day: This is a very important day at Sonnesyn! Grandparents and special friends are invited to join students in their classrooms for a special program and lunch. 

All-School Family Bingo Night: Join us for an evening of bingo and fun prizes for all students and families! Refreshments provided by the PTSO. 

All-School Dance: Come show us your moves and have fun with your friends! All students are invited to this annual event. There is always a fun theme with a picture booth and refreshments for sale. 

Staff Appreciation Week: This is a week to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do! Parents and students decorate the school and provide treats to our staff each day this week. 

Twins Night: We purchase tickets as a group to attend a Minnesota Twins game. Watch for details in Spring! 

Carnival: Come one, come all, to the annual Sonnesyn Carnival! This is an awesome school spirit event where we celebrate the end of the school year with carnival games, giant bounce houses, fun activities, refreshments, ice cream, and a huge fundraising raffle. 

Fifth Grade Farewell: A program and reception  for our graduating fifth grade students, held on the last day of school.