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Mission Statement

Students will graduate prepared and motivated to succeed in their choice of career and higher education and to contribute to the common good. ×

Sunny Sands Elementary School

Sunny Sands Elementary School is located in Cathedral City, a community in the Coachella Valley. As one of the fifteen elementary schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District. Sunny Sands is a multi-track year round school that serves approximately 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through five.


Pamela Horton, Principal
Deborah Paneris, Assistant Principal

69-310 McCallum Way
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8635
(760) 770-8641 (Fax)


The staff of Sunny Sands School believes that every child should be given the opportunity to learn and succeed. As such... We value each child's rights and respect the individuality of each and every student. We provide a positive learning environment that is rich and varied in activities and opportunities. We provide students with high, yet fair expectations and set consistent standards of behavior with appropriate consequences. Students, teachers and parents work collaboratively to attain mutual goals of academic excellence, personal growth and social development. We provide students with a curriculum based upon the California state framework and augmented by the special talents and abilities of our staff. We recognize and reward student achievement and growth continually throughout the year. We promote an atmosphere of cooperation and working together. We build self-esteem through positive interactions and activities. We work in a partnership between school and home and encourage parent participation in classroom activities. We actively and regularly communicate with students and their families. We believe that students, too, are responsible for their learning and should come to school prepared. We provide a variety of learning models and teaching strategies to meet the needs of all children. We take pride in our school and ourselves. We believe that our school is a place where kids can shine!

Sunny Sands Elementary School Events
Sunny Sands Elementary School News


Please visit us on the web at http://www.sunnysandses.com

McDonald's Night on Thursday, October 3 was a huge success! Sunny Sands made $1000.00! Ms. Johnson's class won a free Happy Meal lunch from McDonald's for having the most number of students attending the event!