Core Values: Compassion, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility.

Sunnyside Elementary School

     “Building the Future, Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day"     

                                                                                              Mr. M. Patrick Grant, Principal

                                                                                                            Irene Buscemi, Associate Principal


Welcome to our Sunnyside Elementary School website!

At Sunnyside Elementary, our main priority is to help our students reach their fullest potential. Our dedicated staff works diligently to provide the best instruction through inquiry-based lessons, the integration of technology, and meeting the needs of every student.

We are very proud to lead our school community. Our District Core Values are Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Perseverance. The core values are embedded in all that we do, and serve as common language throughout the District. The Core Values are evident in instruction, communication, and throughout other areas of our school community and serve as a foundation through all that we do. This year’s core value that we will focus on is Integrity.

Our students are surrounded by a safe learning environment. Through this, our students are exposed to programs and activities that promote healthy attitudes, positive peer relationships, and respect. Communication is important, and we look forward to working together for your child.

We hope to see you at our many events here. Many events are supported by our committed Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Thankfully, one of our keys to success is the strength of our home to school connection. Please come out and attend the monthly PTO meetings. They are the third Monday of every month. Your support is always appreciated.

Please review this website as it is updated regularly. This site will provide resources and contact information for our staff. We work to promote a positive working relationship between parents, teacher, support staff and administration. We are available for clarification through email, phone or by coming in to visit.

Best wishes to a great school year! #EAGLEUP!


Mr. M. Pat Grant, Principal

Irene Buscemi, Associate Principal

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a process. Working together is a success.

-Henry Ford



The Smyrna School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, marital status, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category or status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Inquiries should be directed to the District Superintendent. 82 Monrovia Ave, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, or telephone (302) 653-8585