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Originally delivered on 9/19/2022 5:55 am

SUBJECT: Sunrise FFO - September 2022 Digest

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Sunrise FFO Digest - September 2022
Welcome to the FFO!

Welcome to the Sunrise Drive FFO! Every single Sunrise Drive family is automatically a member of the Family Faculty Organization. We meet monthly to raise funds for school activities and support our amazing Sunrise teachers and staff. You are invited to attend our next meeting. Please read below to find out key dates, times, and activities!

Mark Your Calendars!
  • September 23rd @7am: Principal's Breakfast-Kindergarten
  • September 23rd @ 8:15am: General FFO Meeting 
  • September 24th @7am-11am: Campus Clean-up/Garden Up
  • September 26-30: Book Fair
  • September 29th @ 4:30pm-7:00pm: Subway Dine-Out
  • September 29th @ 5:30pm-7:00pm: Family Picnic and Play
  • October 10-14: Fall Break
  • October 17th @5:00pm-9:00pm: Zinburger Dine Out 
  • October 21st @7am: Principal's Breakfast- 1st Grade
  • October 21st @8:15am: General FFO Meeting
  • October 25th, 26th, 27th: 1/2 Day Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • October 28th: SPIDERS & CIDER
President's Intro

We would love to see you at our upcoming FFO Meeting! It will be held Friday, September 23rd at 8:15 in the library! Join us for coffee and bagels! We have so many great upcoming events to talk about.

We need your help beautifying our campus! This monsoon season has been especially active and our garden could use some attention. Please join us with your kids the morning of Saturday, September 24th for as long as your schedule allows to help clean up our campus and get your hands dirty in the garden!

Family picnic and play is Thursday, September 29th. Make your weeknight fun and easy. Pick up dinner at Subway (mention Sunrise Drive and 10% will be donated to our FFO) then head to the school to play with friends and shop at the book fair!

Spiders and Ciders is back and the FFO is busy planning to make this year the best year yet. See below for info and how you can help!

Thank you all for making this Sunrise Community so special. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

-Anjala Matalone

~ Anjala Matalone, FFO Co-President


It’s Book Fair Time! 

Build Bolder, Prouder, Stronger Readers and Support Sunrise Drive!

September 26th - September 30th

  • Students may shop the Book Fair during their lunch recess. 

  • Families may shop the Book Fair during the Family Picnic and Play on September 29th, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Set Up an eWallet Account to Shop!

  • Students must have an eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash, to shop at the Book Fair during lunch recess. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or used to fund a future eWallet.

  • Families may shop the Book Fair using eWallet, credit/debit card, or mobile pay during the Family Picnic and Play event.


Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

— Kristin Iyescas and Lori Cole 

Spiders and Ciders Carnival is Back!

Friday, October 28th 5-8pm 

at Sunrise Drive Elementary.

This 20 plus year tradition brings our Sunrise community together for a Halloween themed carnival for the children! With over 8 games, a cake walk, maze, popcorn, candy, pizza, and great music- it’s sure to be a memorable night! There will be raffle items, prizes to be won and fun times to be had! 

This event is a wonderful tradition we are happy to bring back after a two year hiatus. BUT in order to bring it to LIFE again we NEED your help! 

If you would like to be a part of our Spider and Ciders Planning Committee please email: 

Valerie Menke- 

Alissa McKaig- 

Would you like to be one of our Event Sponsors? Click here to find out more: Click Here to Find Out More

If you would like to make a donation to our event raffle please use the following link: Donate Here

Looking forward to a fun filled 2022 Spiders and Ciders Event! 


Thursday, September 29th 

(the same evening as the Family Picnic)

Dine Out @ Subway 

Pick-up your family dinner at Subway and head over to the picnic. 

10% of the profits from the night go back to the FFO.


Monday, October 17th

Dine-Out @ Zinburger on River & Campbell. 

30% of the profits go back to the FFO. 

Potential for a huge donation here!

Let me know if you have other recommendations. 

Amanda Kester 


Sunrise Chinese Spring Festival

We are hoping to bring back Sunrise Drive’s amazing Chinese Spring Festival this January. The event, held in the evening on campus, features student performances, amazing dragons for each class, food, and a chance to showcase Sunrise’s terrific immersion program. We are gathering folks interested in volunteering, especially parents willing to serve as coordinators for their child’s grade. If you are interested, please email Thanks!

FFO Meeting This Friday @ 8:15 a.m.

Please join us for coffee and bagels in the library at 8:15! Please be sure the parking lot has cleared before checking in at the office! See you there this Friday! 

Helpful FFO Links
Volunteering at Sunrise

We have a few open positions that we would love to fill! Being active and involved is a fun way to meet others and for your students to feel like you are connected to their school. Events will not be able to take place without your help! Email Anjala Matalone at if you are interested in the following roles:

  • Parking Lot
  • Box Tops
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