Dear Sunrise Drive Families,
We are looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year registration period being in full swing! This year, registration will be online with information being delivered via the ParentVUE portal. Kinder Plus registration is being accepted in the Sunrise Drive front office. I encourage you to complete this registration process as early as possible. The number of Sunrise Drive student registrations will determine the number of teachers assigned to Sunrise Drive. Ultimately, this impacts our teacher to student ratio. Brenda Rivera Lopez is available to answer your registration questions at 209-7900.
The Science Fair will kick off on February 4 where Sunrise Drive will celebrate all the work of the Sunrise Student Scientists. They have worked hard to study many different questions, wonderings and hypotheses. Student Inquiry Projects will be on display in the MPR from February 5 through February 9 and Sunrise Families are encouraged to view the projects at their convenience. The projects will be judged and some students will advance to the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) Fair at the Tucson Community Center from March 2 through March 5.
Sunrise will host their Science Day on February 4 where students will get to interact with community scientists through presentations and activities. Each class will have the opportunity to work on a scientist and learn about a variety of topics such as animals, healthy lifestyles, ecosystems and the water cycle.
A special thank you goes to the committee members who helped to coordinate the Science Fair events: Ms. Pandey, Ms. Swanson, Ms. Gruber and Ms. McNulty. These wonderful women also made themselves available to students during lunch to answer questions, offer books and resources, and guide students through filling out the Science Fair registration form. Thank you for all your hard work!
With the Chinese New Year right around the corner, there are a couple of events the Sunrise Drive community should be made aware. Our Chinese Immersion kindergartens through second grade students are eager to participate in the Arizona Chinese New Year Festival at UA Centennial Hall on January 31 at 2:00 p.m. They are looking forward to the performance!
Lastly, on February 12, Sunrise Drive will celebrate the New Year with the Spring Chinese Festival. Please join us for the following:
- 3:00-7:00 p.m. China Sprout Book Fair in the Chinese Literacy Classroom
- 5:15-6:30 p.m. Family Picnic with pre-purchased meals through FFO
- 6:00-7:30 p.m. Cultural Activities in Classroom
- 6:15-6:45 p.m. Choir and Kindergarten/Third Grade Performances
- 7:00-7:30 p.m. Choir and First/Second Grade Performances