Welcome to Sunnyside Elementary!

school mascotOriginally a one-room schoolhouse, Sunnyside Elementary School is a historic school located in Bonita, within the boundary of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The school serves students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade as well as several special day classes for students with special needs. The current building structure was built in 1959 and is scheduled to be extensively modernized during the summer of 2019. The school follows a modified, year-round calendar but will follow a traditional calendar during its upcoming summer of modernization. Sunnyside is a "community" school and is proud of its historic, “small town” feel.

Sunnyside Elementary has 21 classrooms, a library,  an auditorium and an administration building. The school serves a population of approximately 450 students and maintains a variety of backgrounds, languages, and ethnicities with respect to the students and families it serves. Sunnyside students promote to Bonita Vista Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

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Our Vision

Our motto, "Bright Futures Begin at Sunnyside," supports our vision that each of our students does indeed have a bright future and that when all staff, parents and community work together on behalf of the children, we form a powerful alliance that will enable each child to reach his or her potential. To achieve our vision we are committed to ensuring that all students are provided a dynamic, well-balanced education in a nurturing, accepting, child-centered, environment where learning is viewed as a worthwhile, life-long adventure.

around the district

CVESD Leaders Selected for CALSA Award
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CVESD Leaders Selected for CALSA Award
Posted on 05/23/2024
Congratulations to Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) Principal Maria Canales, Ed.D., and Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities Omar
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Excellence in Education Leadership Award
Posted on 05/21/2024
Congratulations to Superintendent Eduardo Reyes, Ed.D., on receiving the Excellence in Education Leadership Award by Blu Lapis Media. This prestigious
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Celebrating National Speech Pathologist Day
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Celebrating National Speech Pathologist Day
Posted on 05/17/2024
At the Chula Vista Elementary School District, we recognize the pivotal role that speech and language services play in our students’ education. Our de
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2023-24 Classified Employees of the Year
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2023-24 Classified Employees of the Year
Posted on 05/17/2024
Designated by the Board of Education, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) proudly celebrates Classified Employee Week from May 19-25, 2
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FilCASP students
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FilCASP Celebrates Filipino Heritage at CVESD
Posted on 05/10/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) in partnership with the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC), and leveraging
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CVESD Music Teacher Wins CMA National Award
Posted on 05/09/2024
Congratulations to Mr. Jonathan Seligman, a music teacher at Joseph Casillas Elementary School, for receiving the highly coveted Country Music Associa
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Help Us Shape CVESD!
Posted on 05/07/2024
As the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) continuously strives to tailor our educational services to meet the needs of students, staff, an
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Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium Recognition
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Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium Recognition
Posted on 04/26/2024
Congratulations to Ms. Lalaine Perez on her recognition for advancing biliteracy initiatives across the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD)
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READY, SET, CAASPP!
Posted on 04/24/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District students are gearing up for our annual California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) t
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