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Originally delivered on 10/17/2022 10:11 am

SUBJECT: Sunrise FFO - October 2022 Digest

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Sunrise FFO Digest - October 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!

  • 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 27: Talent Show Auditions
  • October 28th: SPIDERS & CIDER
  • November 11th: Veteran's Day- No School
  • November 17th: Talent Show
  • November 18th @7am: Principal's Breakfast- 2nd Grade
  • November 18th @ 8:15am: General FFO Meeting
  • November 23-25th: Thanksgiving Break- NO School
President's Intro

We would love to see you at our upcoming FFO Meeting! It will be held Friday, October 21st at 8:15 in the library! Join us for coffee and bagels! We have so many great upcoming events to talk about.

Don't forget FAMILY DINE-OUT TONIGHT at Zinburger. Start out your week with family dinner and mention Sunrise Drive and 30% will be donated to our FFO! 

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

I would like to thank Kristin and Lori for all their hard work and making the Book Fair a huge success! 

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


Monday, October 17th

Dine-Out @ Zinburger on River & Campbell. 


30% of the profits go back to the FFO.


Dear Sunrise Families!

Our Scholastic book fair was such a huge success! Our school's scholastic dollars balance is now at pre-pandemic levels! In fact, this book fair has been our most profitable book fair in all of Sunrise Drive Elementary's history! We moved the fair back indoors, thanks to Ms. Davidson's approval and valued support. The week-long celebration seemed like a 'party' to some of our youngest students, and the Family Picnic and Play had one of the most successful attendances. 

Using the profits from the book fair sales, we were able to purchase numerous books for each teacher, and we were able to purchase a healthy stack of books for our wonderful library and CARE Program! 

Additionally, the profits from our book fairs help purchase Scholastic newspapers and other educational materials that our students use throughout the school year. Our 'Principal Picks' and 'Teacher Recommendation' featured books were a hit, and most of these sold out!

Lori and I would like to take the time to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this book fair a memorable and successful one! Thank you to all of the students, families, teachers, staff, and volunteers who shopped the fair, attended the family evening event, and helped run the fair. Your presence and service are invaluable, and our book fairs are only possible because of you!

We look forward to seeing you at our next fair in the Spring!


Kristin and Lori

Sunrise Drive Elementary Scholastic Book Fair co-chairs


Our  25 year Sunrise Drive Tradition is BACK! 

WHEN: Friday, October 28th from 5pm- 8pm

WHERE: Sunrise Drive Elementary

WHAT: Carnival games, cake walk, maze, photo booth, food, amazing raffles and more spooktacular fun! 

*Costumes are encouraged, kindly no masks or weapons please. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!!  Spiders and Cider Tickets to purchase.

Don't wait! Tickets are $10 per child in advance (buy online before 10/27) and $15 at the door. Adults are free. 

Use the link above to buy your students ticket today and they will receive a souvenir SPIDERS AND CIDER  bracelet that will double as their ticket into the event for “faster to the fun quick entry”. 


Want to help make Spiders and Cider come to life? Click here to volunteer for set up: Spiders Volunteer Sign up

Check out the SPIDERS AND CIDER website for additional important “Know Before You Go” info around tickets, parking, raffel, donations, and volunteer opportunities!

Valerie and Alissa

FFO Spiders and Cider Chairs 


Do you remember cutting boxtops out? 

Well, things have changed. We are staying with the times and we need your help and support!

Follow these simple steps for Sunrise Box Tops:

Step 1) Download app

Step 2) Setup Profile

Step 3) Add Sunrise Drive Elementary in Tucson as your school to donate to.

Step 4) Shop & scan your receipts! Any eligible products will accumulate box top cash for Sunrise!

Note: Any physical box tops that you find on a box can still be clipped and sent to school, but most products no longer are printing the Box Top icon since the program has moved to the app system.

Instacart or online shopper? No problem! Just screenshot your digital receipt, go to “Contact Us” on app, and select “Submit Digital Receipt.” Then upload the screenshot(s) of your receipt. 

Some of my favorite brands that earn $ for Sunrise:

PaperMate office & school supplies, Annie’s, Yoplait, Oui, Airborne, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Progresso, General Mills cereals, & Lysol.

Earn Bonus Box Tops at Costco, Walmart, Target & Dollar General - check app weekly to cash in!

Thanks so much! 


FFO Box Tops Coordinator 

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! 

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