September 18, 2015
Dear Sunrise Drive Families,
I am honored to share with you that Bill Dodds will be recognized as a Catalina Foothills School District Super Volunteer to the CFSD Governing Board on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 PM. Mr. Dodds has served as a playground volunteer since his granddaughter began attending Sunrise Drive as a first grader. Mr. Dodds partners with staff members to cultivate a school environment that fosters a sense of belonging for each student. Mrs. Kupper shared, “I am grateful that he is on campus and so supportive about what we do here at Sunrise for students.” Mr. Dodds enthusiastically arrives each morning at 7:35 with a smile and basketball in hand welcoming the students to a new school day. A fifth grader shared, “He helped me shoot better and play better. He is really nice!” Each day Mr. Dodds exhibits the Spirit of Sunrise with his kind and respectful interactions with all students.
We anxiously await cooler temperatures to align with the calendar, which indicates we are entering the fall season. In Tucson, this signals the time to plant the “cool-weather” crops we enjoy, such as carrots, lettuce, peas, and broccoli. Every grade level will be utilizing our outdoor garden classroom during the upcoming months. The FFO generously supports our garden activities by purchasing seeds, seedlings and equipment.
We need your help to clean up our campus and prepare our garden plots on Saturday, October 3. Please join us with your wheelbarrow and broom between 7:00-12:00 noon. We need your help to have the gardens ready for October planting. Please click on the link below to commit to joining us for the Garden Clean Up and Family Fix Up.
Sunrise Drive first through fifth grade students may participate in the Scripps Spelling Bee.
1. Spelling Club will begin to meet weekly on Tuesdays beginning September 22 during recess. Any student may participate and does not need to attend weekly.
2. The school wide written test to qualify for the School Bee will be held during recess on November 17.
3. The Sunrise Drive Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 4 at 3:10 in the library. Students report to the library at 3:00.
4. CFSD District Spelling Bee will be on Thursday, January 21 at 4:00 in the Sunrise Drive Library.
The students and staff thank the FFO for sponsoring the school fee for our students’ participation.
It is a pleasure serving the Sunrise Drive Elementary School Community. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!