Chinese Immersion

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Welcome! 欢迎!


Tentative Student Performance Schedule:

  • 5:30-6:00pm – Pre-K, Kinder, & 1st Grade
  • 6:15-6:45pm – 4th & 5th Grade
  • 7:00-7:30pm – 2nd & 3rd Grade, Choir

Teacher/Staff Chinese New Year Luncheon: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Sign up to bring an Asian themed dish for our teachers/staff to enjoy on Chinese New Year!

Food for the FestivalFood for the Chinese Spring Festival on February 15, 2019 will be provided by Jane’s Rolling Wok and only available by PRE-ORDER. Please visit sunriseffo.org/store to pre-order your meals. Orders are due by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Volunteer!Please consider volunteering at this year’s festival. We need your help to make the festival a great one! Thank you!


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 (2018-2019):

Chinese Immersion Teachers (2018-2019):

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.

CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL 2018-19   This year’s festival will be held on February 15, 2019 from 5-7:30pm. There are many volunteer opportunities available, including, setting up & preparing the activities, decorating, helping with the student art exhibits, assisting with the ChinaSprout Book Fair, & much more! If you would like more information on getting involved with the Spring Festival, please sign up at myschoolanywhere.com or contact Charmaine Lewis. We thank you for your support in making this year’s festival a great one!

CHINASPROUT BOOK FAIRThe ChinaSprout Book Fair occurs annually at Sunrise Drive Elementary during the Chinese Spring Festival. This year it will be held on February 15, 2019. 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 sign up at myschoolanywhere.com or contact Charmaine Lewis if you are interested in volunteering.

Chinese Spring Festival 2018 Recap

THANK YOU for helping Sunrise Drive Elementary celebrate the Year of the Dog!  Our Sunrise community celebrated its 5th annual Chinese Spring Festival on Friday, March 2, 2018.  Thank you to our wonderful staff and parent volunteers who helped make this year’s festival the best one yet!  Here are some  highlights:

  • Over 1,020 people attended
  • 38 parent volunteers, 40 community volunteers, 40 CFHS volunteers
  • Performances from Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, Lion dancers, Chinese Yo Yo performers, Tucson Chinese School Folk Dance, University of Arizona Confucius Institute Instrumentalists and Martial Arts Performeres
  • 369 meals sold; 10% of profits went to Sunrise FFO
  • $583 in books raised for Chinese classrooms through China Sprout Book Fair
  • Student art displayed throughout the school–thank you  Ms. Carton!
  • Activities throughout the school (photo booth, face painting, lantern painting, calligraphy and more)

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.