Sunrise FFO - Aug 2018 Digest Vol 4, Issue #1
Please join us for the first FFO meeting of the year in the Library, this Friday August 31 at 8:05 a.m.!
The FFO organizes, operates, and communicates to all families and faculty the many Sunrise, CFSD, and community programs and events. We also generate funding to support the vibrant learning environment and our programs and events.
All FFO Meeting Agendas & Minutes are available for public review in our online archive.
|Spirit of Sunrise|
The Spirit of Sunrise (SOS) is the school’s annual fundraising campaign to support Sunrise Drive FFO, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds provide grants for all student field trips, Science Day, Artists-in-Residence, community garden, 5th Grade Legacy Project, Spelling Bee, Lego robotics kits, Raz Kids, Reflex Math, playground equipment, Spiders and Cider, grant requests, library books, and much more. The entire FFO budget comes from direct donations and we need your help!
Donate to SOS now by clicking your custom link to our online store below or dropping a check payable to “Sunrise Drive FFO” in the FFO lock box in the Sunrise Office. The suggested donation is $50/student, but any amount is appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. Individuals who donate $250 or more receive a letter for tax reporting. Thank you for your donations!!
– Deborah Ardolino, VP of Development
|Grants at Work!|
Each year, family and faculty work together to disburse grants to meet students’ educational needs through programs like field trips, artists-in-residence, guest authors, and the Sunrise Garden.
Teachers, staff, family members and students may submit grant proposals to the Grants Chair for review by the FFO Executive Board. Executive-approved proposals are discussed and voted on at General FFO Meetings. Visit sunriseffo.org/grants or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
– Margaret Barber, Grants Chair
Welcome back Immersion Families!
2018-2019 Chinese Immersion Liaison Contacts
FFO Executive Chinese Immersion Liaison: Anita McGuire, email@example.com
Chinese Immersion Teachers
Kindergarten: Nicole Prickett, firstname.lastname@example.org & Lucy Lin, email@example.com
– Anita McGuire, Chinese Immersion
|Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events!|
August 31: FFO Meeting
September 12: Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Picture Day
September 24-28: Book Fair
September 27: School Picnic
October 26: Spiders and Cider
For a full calendar of events, log into MySchoolAnywhere to see the calendar on the home page!
|Send us First Day of School Pictures!|
Calling all First Day of School photos for the yearbook! Submit your photos by Monday, September 3 at sunriseffo.org/yearbook. The Yearbook Staff thanks you for your submissions!
— Sabrina Romero & Marla Harris, Yearbook Co-chairs
|Volunteer for Fall Picture Day|
What: Fall Picture Day
When: September 12, 8:00-11:30 A.M.
Why: All volunteers receive FREE school pictures for their students!
How: Click your personal MSA link below to volunteer:
— Bianca Rowley
When: Monday, September 24 to Thursday, September 28
Where: School Library
Why: Sunrise Drive receives at least 55% in book profits from the sales.
How: Volunteers make it possible! No experience necessary. Click your custom MySchoolAnywhere link below to volunteer.
Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Purchase books at the “Online Book Fair” or share the link with relatives and friends. No shipping and Sunrise still gets book credit!
When: Thursday, September 27, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Who: Sunrise students and their families of all ages
Where: Sunrise Drive Elementary School Playground
Note: Playground supervision is parents’ responsibility. Event ends promptly at 7:00 P.M.
COME PLAY! Join friends, both old and new, to play, enjoy a picnic dinner at school, and shop at the book fair.
— Amy Courson
|Spiders and Cider|
When: Friday, October 26, 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Where: Sunrise Drive Elementary
Why: Celebrate the season at this annual FFO event! Bring the whole family for carnival games, face painters, balloon twisters, raffle, maze, cake walk, Photo Booth, and DJ.
How: Wearing your Halloween costumes!
For more info, visit sunriseffo.org/spiders. Stay tuned for online ticket sales. When you pre-order tickers, your student will get a fabulous grab bag at the door!
Volunteering is a great way to meet other families. Your student will think it’s so cool that you helped decorate! Click your custom MySchoolAnywhere link below to volunteer:
—Alli Swanson, Jeannette Hartshorne, Rachel Hollander, Spiders and Cider Chairs