School isn’t just about what happens during the day, parents are a very real and important part of our community!  During the school year we have many events that bring everyone together, and we encourage you to attend as many as you can:

Parent Work Party:  the week before school begins we spend a Saturday morning painting, cleaning, sweeping and generally getting the school ready for the new year!  This is a great time to meet new parents, and is a required event for Scholarship families.

Bring Your Parents To School Night:  we have two of these a year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.  It’s a fantastic time to see the classroom through your child’s eyes, experience what they are learning and are passionate about.

Community Potluck: we gather together three times a year; once in the Fall, once in the Spring, and once at Graduation – the children love to play with their friends after school, and this is a great time to relax and get to know other families at Sunrise Montessori.

Annual Fundraiser: once a year the Fundraising Committee hosts a fantastic party, Silent and Live Auction Event.  In year’s past there have been ski trips, all inclusive beach vacations, concert tickets to the County Bowl and impressive wine cellars, just to name a few items in the Live Auctions.  It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Santa Barbara Axxess Books:  Sunrise Montessori partners with Santa Barbara Axxess to sell the annual discount card.  Please consider purchasing your Axxess book from Sunrise - 10% of the cost of the Axxess book goes directly to Sunrise Montessori! Preparing for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: In November or December, all parents of children who will be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten the following year are invited to attend a meeting to learn how to navigate the Santa Barbara School system and what options are available to prospective students. An open discussion will follow the presentation.

Parent Education Nights:  During the Winter Semester there are two Parent Education Nights, topics can include: “Introduction To Montessori”, “Multiple Intelligences: how to tailor education to your child’s strengths in learning” and “Managing the Lunch Rut” – just to name a few.  If you would like to learn more about a particular topic, please contact the office to make a suggestion.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

Fall Potluck Family Picnic

11:00 am at Sunrise Montessori! Make some yummy food and come have fun with the Sunrise Community!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th

Open House 10:30 am to 12 noon


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th

Tentative Photo Day


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th

Open House 10:30 am to 12 noon


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th

Parent Education Night 6- 7:30pm

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