We have many opportunities for Sunrise Drive families to become involved in programs and events throughout the school year in the Chinese Immersion program! Visit this page and read the FFO Digest to learn more about upcoming Chinese Immersion program events and volunteer opportunities.
Resources: Sunrise families, please visit our Chinese Resource page for links to websites, specialized apps for students to enhance their exposure to the Chinese language, and more info about local Chinese language and culture.
Classroom Books: This year, we are pleased to announce that each immersion grade level Chinese teacher has the opportunity to purchase Chinese books for use in the classroom.
We are always looking for parent volunteers who are interested in helping with this book ordering process, communicating with teachers via email regarding their book orders, helping to order, track inventory and distributing the books.
Please contact Anita McGuire, if you are interested in volunteering.
ChinaSprout Book Fair: The ChinaSprout Book Fair occurs annually at Sunrise Drive Elementary during the Chinese Spring Festival. At the ChinaSprout book fair, a large selection of books and educational products are sold to Sunrise families, and families also have the opportunity to supply teachers with additional resources for their classrooms.
Please contact Kirstin Girdner,if you are interested in volunteering.
Chinese Spring Festival: Save the date for Friday, March 2, 2018 for the 5th annual Chinese Spring Festival! A fun and free event for the whole school, including student performances, community performers, dragon parade, food, activities and much more. We always need volunteers–planning, decorating, making dragons, activities,and much more!
Chinese Immersion Liaisons: Each grade level has parent liaison(s) to help communicate information about the immersion program and upcoming events to Sunrise families. Here is the list of the liaisons for each grade level for school year (2017-2018):
- FFO Executive Chinese Immersion Liaison: Anita McGuire
- Kindergarten: Nadya Novak
- 1st Grade: Jaime Hill
- 2nd Grade: Margaret Barber
- 3rd Grade: Teresa Sommers
- 4th Grade: Maria Johnson and Lara Ratterman
- 5th Grade: Anita McGuire and Jenny Dessent
Please email Jenny Dessent with any suggestions.