Friday, October 30, 2015

A Message from the Principal

Dear Sunrise Drive Families,

This school year report cards will be distributed electronically through the ParentVUE system. If you have not activated your ParentVUE account yet, please visit the front office where you will be given an activation key and instructions on how to set this up. If you have already activated your account but have forgotten your username or password, please contact the front office and they will assist you with this. 

On November 13, 2015, you will have access to your student’s report card by logging into your ParentVUE account and clicking the Report Card section of your child's account. You can click the link to download a PDF version of your child's report card and print it for your records if you choose. There are tutorials on Sunrise Drive's Youtube channel for your convenience to help you better understand your ParentVUE account. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Also on Friday November 13th, our fourth and fifth grade students will bring home AzMERIT results from the Spring 2015 testing sessions.  Students will have scores for both Math and English Language Arts (ELA).  One of four performance levels will be noted on the students report for Math and English Language Arts, which include Highly Proficient, Proficient, Partially Proficient and Minimally Proficient. The English Language Arts score is composed of three performance areas: Reading for Information, Reading for Literature and Writing Language.  The Mathematics score is a combination of three performance areas: Operations, Algebraic Thinking, and Numbers in Base Ten, and Measurement, Data and Geometry.  You may access information about AzMERIT on the Arizona Department of Education website at  If you would like to discuss your student’s results, please contact your child’s teacher or me.  We want to support your family as this new assessment and the results are distributed to you and the public.

Are your mornings rushed as you get ready for school? Breakfast is served on campus Monday through Friday beginning at 7:40.  The breakfast served is part of the National School Lunch Program.  Students may access breakfast in front of the MPR each morning.  Sunrise Drive staff members supervise the eating area.  Students may also choose to place some of the breakfast items in their backpack to eat as a snack. The cost of breakfast is $1.70 (30 cents for reduced meal or free for free meal based on qualifying criteria). Pam Yantorno from Sodexo will be on campus on Thursday morning from 7:40 to share information about the breakfast program at Sunrise Drive.  If you have questions about breakfast or lunch, please contact me or Ms. Yantorno at I highly encourage you to consider your child taking advantage of a prepared breakfast (or snack) to ease your morning rush.

We look forward to a fun evening tonight at Spiders and Cider.  I would like to thank all of the students, parents and volunteers who have collaborated to make this a wonderful evening for our students.

Andrea Davidson


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Message From the Principal

October 14, 2015

Dear Sunrise Families,

We are thankful for your participation in conferences over the last week.  We value the partnerships we have with each family as we support our students in their learning.  It is important to continue to communicate with one another. As the grading period ends on October 30th, teachers will prepare report cards for electronic distribution.  Parents will need a ParentVUE account activated in order to receive a report card this school year. If you need access to your ParentVUE account, please stop by the front office and ask for assistance. Report cards are another way for us to share information with you. Please know that our teachers are committed to being your partners as we support your student’s learning.

On Friday, October 30th the FFO will host the annual Spiders and Cider event from 5:00-8:00 pm. Donations of candy may be sent to the office for the FFO Spiders and Cider Committee to collect and organize for the evening for fun.

For Spiders and Cider to be successful, we ask that each family commit to volunteering for a 30-minute time slot.  Please visit the link to commit to volunteer at the fun activities such as the Cake Walk, Games, Craft Table, or Maze:

Students may choose to wear a costume to Spiders and Cider. When selecting a costume for your child to wear to the Spiders and Cider festivities, please be sure that it is appropriate for an elementary school.  Safety is the highest priority. Children are not permitted to wear masks, bring dangerous items or bring items that represent weapons.  Please refrain from body paint or images on costumes that depict violence or injury. We appreciate your support in creating a safe and fun event for all of our five through ten year olds!

I wish each of you a wonderful Fall Break.  Students have shared their plans for the long weekend.  Many are excited to harvest pumpkins with family and friends, while others are eager to visit the zoo or Sabino Canyon.  I look forward to seeing the students next week as they share their events of their weekend!

Andrea Davidson

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Friday, October 2, 2015

A Message from the Principal

October 2, 2015

Dear Sunrise Drive Families,

Last weekend was filled with fun! It was a pleasure to see so many of you at the Family Picnic and Play event last Friday evening.  Students spent time with their family and friends as they ate dinner together, played on the playground and the enjoyed the book fair.  On Saturday, over 100 Sunrise Drive students participated in the University of Arizona Confucius Institute Language Day.  An audience of proud parents enjoyed the performance of our Kindergarten through grade 3 students. 

On Thursday, October 1, Student Council met for the first time.  Any student in grades 1-5 who would like to devote their lunch-recess to be a leader by serving the community may participate.  Student Council meets each Thursday during the grade level lunch-recess time.  Yesterday, we prepared signs to invite you to join us for Family Fix-Up and Garden Clean Up tomorrow, Saturday, October 3 for our campus wide clean up. Please join us with your wheelbarrow and broom between 7:00-12:00 noon. We will be repainting the blue line and adding yellow footprints at the request of the Kindergarteners in Ms. Prickett’s class. Students will be planting this year, and we need your help to have the gardens ready for October planting. By the end of the morning, we would like all plant debris removed from the garden and all the compost that was delivered on Thursday moved to the class plots.

During the month of October, students will be planting cool weather crops.  We thank the Sunrise Drive FFO for supporting our gardening with the purchase of seeds and seedlings.  A special thank you to Emily Franklin for organizing our school-wide gardening activities.  If you have some time to devote to working in the garden with the students, please contact your child’s teacher.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Andrea Davidson


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