Message from Mr. Bolander

Welcome to Sunnyside Elementary School located in Burlington, Iowa. Sunnyside is one of five elementary schools in the Burlington Community School District.  Sunnyside Elementary services approximately 530 students through programs in ECSE, Pre-K, and Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

Sunnyside is very proud of our established, experienced teaching staff which is committed to working closely with parents and members of the community. Sunnyside Elementary works diligently to maintain high educational standards where we work as a team to set goals for students with high ambitions. Over the last several years, Sunnyside is proud of the accomplishments it has seen on its Iowa Assessment Test Scores. These scores have increased each year since the 2008-2009 school year, and I am pleased to announce that we achieved the highest test scores in the district in all three areas of reading, math, and science during the 2012/2013 school year.

The School Improvement Plan at Sunnyside Elementary focuses on improving reading and math across all grade levels. The goal is to see students meeting or exceeding state standards in both reading comprehension and math. Teachers work in Instructional Data Teams to establish SMART goals at each grade level. These goals are revisited throughout the school year to drive instruction.

We believe at Sunnyside Elementary that collaboration and open lines of communication are the keys to making the home-school relationship a successful one. Please be in contact with your student's teachers frequently.

Please feel free to contact us at Sunnyside Elementary for any additional information. (319) 753-5244

Tim Bolander
Sunnyside Elementary