Thursday, March 10, 2016

Friday 1/2 Day Reminder

Friday 3/11 is a half day 

Students will be released as follows:

1/2 Day Kinders @ 9:30 a.m.
Full Day Kinders and 1st - 5th grade @ 11:30 a.m. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Message from the Principal

March 4, 2016

Dear Sunrise Drive Families,

It has been exciting to see you at the many events in February. The month began with the Science Fair and Inquiry Day and the Spring Chinese Festival.  We ended this month with a fantastic Rodeo Lunch attended by students and families.  A special thank you is extended to Ms. Dover for leading our Rodeo dancing at the event!

On March 11, we will conduct conferences with students being dismissed early. Morning Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 9:30. Students in Kindergarten/Kindergarten Plus and grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 11:30. We will not serve lunch on March 11. Report cards will be available for viewing using ParentVUE in the upcoming week. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss your child’s progress either in person or via phone. 

At the end of March we will enjoy Spring Break.  I know that many students will travel and all students will enjoy time with family and friends.  When we return, we will begin the standardized testing for grades 3-5. I am publishing the testing dates again for your reference.  Please help us support your child’s success by ensuring a healthy night’s sleep and arrival to school on time.  Students should be in their classroom at 8:00 AM.

Grade 4 will take the AIMS Science test using paper and pencil. Grades 3-5 will take the AZ MERIT tests in the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This is a computer-based test. Students may bring their own ear buds for the AZ MERIT testing. We will provide headphones, but some students may prefer to bring their own for testing. Headphones/ear buds are needed for the AZ MERIT Reading, parts 1 and 2 tests. You may learn more about the AZ MERIT by visiting the Arizona Department of Education’s website:

Third Grade
April 5                        AZ MERIT Writing
April 18            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 1
April 20            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 2

Fourth Grade
April 6                        AIMS Science
April 5                        AZ MERIT Writing
April 19            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 1
April 22            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 2

Fifth Grade
April 5                        AZ MERIT Writing
April 19            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 1
April 22            AZ MERIT Reading and Mathematics Part 2

Like our students, teachers are learners. Earning National Board Certification is a rigorous professional development process for any teacher. We are excited to share that Ms. Evers, First Grade Teacher, has earned National Board Certification. Ms. Evers exemplifies the core propositions of National Board Certified Teachers through her commitment to students and their learning, knowing the first grade curriculum, monitoring student learning, and being an active learner in our community. Ms. Evers will be recognized at the CFSD Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8 between 6:30-7:00. We welcome Sunrise Drive students and family members who would like to attend this recognition.

Andrea Davidson

SARSEF Results for Sunrise Drive Students

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Sunrise Drive Mathathon Update

Sunrise Drive's Next Dine-Out Experience: Pei Wei

Pei Wei Dine-Out this Sunday, March 6th

Time: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Oracle and Ina location, in the Casas Adobes shopping Center, 633 W. Ina Rd. (520)297-3238

Present the attached flyer and Pei Wei will donate 20% of sales back to Sunrise. Call in for pick-up or eat in with family and friends, just please don’t forget to bring in a flyer

Thank you for your support,

The Sunrise Drive FFO

Request for Artwork Submission Firefly Celebration of Art CFSD

Capoeira @ Tucson Festival of Books