Happy 2020! Start the new year out right by making a tax deductible donation to the Spirit of Sunrise! Your donations to the Sunrise Drive FFO may be tax deductible. There are so many ways to donate: in the FFO store in Membership Toolkit, via PayPal, or by check payable to“Sunrise Drive FFO” and dropped in the FFO lock box in the Sunrise Office.
— Dayna Anderson, FFO President
Yearbooks are available for order for $25 on Picaboo by visiting sunriseffo.org/yearbook. After Monday, February 10, the price increases to $30, so order your yearbook NOW! If you are wondering whether you already ordered a yearbook, follow the instructions at sunriseffo.org/yearbook to confirm your purchase.
The yearbook staff also needs help submitting school-related photos for consideration in the yearbook. Following the instructions sunriseffo.org/yearbook to upload your photos.
-Sabrina Romero and Marla Harris, Yearbook Co-Chairs
Programs, Events, and Activities
January 24: Project forms due
February 3-5: Science Fair
February 5: Science Inquiry Day, 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Volunteers needed to help at Science Inquiry Day on February 5 to assist guest presenters and help the kids navigate through various activities. Contact Marta Bustamante, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Chinese New Year Teacher & Staff Luncheon
When: January 24, 2020
Where: Sunrise Drive Teacher’s Lounge
What: Help Sunrise teachers & staff ring in the Chinese New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rat!
-Charmaine Lewis & Kristen Lin, Chinese Immersion Liaisons
What: Mathathon is a huge fundraiser for Sunrise with 100% of the proceeds going to the school.
When: January 31 is the Kick-off. See timeline below.
Why: Through Mathathon, Sunrise Drive FFO raises tens of thousands of dollars for field trips, artists-in-residence, Community Garden, 5th grade legacy project and dozens of other campus programs. Our families achieve this while students have fun studying math – it’s a true win/win for Sunrise and students!
How: Students get pledges from family and friends for either(a) each math problem answered correctly on a test they take on March 10, or(b) a flat amount.
January 31: Mathathon Kick-off
February 3: Mathathon packet with pledge instructions goes home
February 3 to March 9: Use test from take-home packet for practice – the more practice the better!
March 9: All“Per Problem Pledges” must be received. Flat pledges can still be made after this date
March 30: All pledges must be completed online. Any money paid after this date will not be included in the calculation of prizes(though, of course, it will be accepted).
EVERYparticipating student will take home a prize, regardless of the amount they raise. Our goal is 100% participation…let’s set a new record, Sunrise!
-Debbie Claggett, Mathathon Chair
When: February 19, see below for times
Where: School Campus
What: Lunchin’, dancin’ and general cowboy and cowgirl fun led by Ms. Dover!
How: Read below for student and non-student lunch options.
Lunches are available to students and non-students for purchase. The lunch menu includes beef or veggie dog, carrots, watermelon, chips and milk. Students may bring or purchase lunch. For students, lunch costs $3.25 and payment must be made through their InTouchstudent account online. For adults and non-students, lunch costs $3.50 and must be pre-ordered. Water is also available for pre-order for $1.00.
To pre-order, visit sunriseffo.org/rodeo-orderbetween Monday, January 20 and Wednesday, February 12 before 6:00 p.m. Only student lunches will be sold on the day of the event.
Pick up your pre-ordered food tickets beginning at noon on February 17 until February 19.
Please consider helping teachers get students to the garden.
Starting October 23, grades 1-5 have access to the garden during lunch recess on Wednesdays. Students keep the garden looking its best throughout the season. Volunteers needed to keep students on task and out of trouble.