Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Message from the Principal

Dear Sunrise Families,

We thank each family member for participating in conferences over the last week.  We value the partnerships we have with each of you as we support our students in their learning. As the grading period ends on November 4, teachers will prepare report cards for electronic distribution on November 18.  Report cards are another way for us to share information with you. To access your report card, please log into your ParentVUE account. If you need assistants with your ParentVUE account, please contact Brenda or Dawn in the Office at 209-7901. Please know that our teachers are committed to being your partners as we support your student’s learning.

A special thank you is extended to all of the volunteers who participated in the Garden and Campus Clean-Up. Students have begun planting the cool weather crops. We all noticed the clean corridors and the fresh blue line running throughout the campus. Thank you to the volunteers and FFO Chairs, Emily Franklin, Shirley Harvey, Mike Schwartz and Amber Schwartz, for improving our campus.

On Wednesday McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog visited Sunrise Drive students. The presentation focused on personal safety, bus safety and reporting of crimes, such as calling 911 to report strangers at a bus stop. Safety procedures such as reporting suspicious events or behaviors to trusted adults, waiting with a trusted adult at the bus stop, and walking in groups with neighborhood students from the bus stop to homes were shared.  We appreciate the partnership with Julia Kaiserman from the Pima County Attorney’s 88-CRIME Program in bringing this safety program to Sunrise Drive.

On Friday, October 28th the FFO will host the annual Spiders and Cider event from 5:00-8:00. 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. Please click on the link to purchase tickets, volunteer and learn more about the event.

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!

We are preparing for next year. Registration for neighborhood students will begin December 5. Parents and guardians will receive a link to register via the email listed on file for each student. All open enrollment students need to apply for admission each year. The online open enrollment application will be accessible on November 1, 2016 on the district website, The applications will be collected through January 31, 2017.

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 enjoy soccer games, hike in the surrounding trails, and take a little trip.  I look forward to seeing the students next week as they share their events of their long weekend!

Andrea Davidson


CFSD Foundation

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Qigong for Health

Monday, October 10, 2016

2017-2018 CFSD Open Enrollment Information

Please view the message from Dr. Mary Kamerzell regarding Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year.