Chinese Immersion


Welcome! 欢迎!

The 7th Annual Spring Chinese Festival will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020. We are excited to celebrate the Year of the Rat with you all! If you are interested to get involved or have questions please feel free to contact Sign ups are also currently posted on MTK.

Please be on the lookout for communications to be sent out the last week in January. Food will be provided by Jane’s Rolling Wok again this year and available by Pre-Order only. Food can be purchased through MTK starting 1/27-2/21.

Sponsorship: We are offering the opportunity for companies to advertise at the Spring Festival which attracts 1,000 people and grows every year! If your family owns a business and would like to advertise at this family favorite event please click here for more info.

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 (2019-2020):

Chinese Immersion Teachers (2019-2020):

We have many opportunities for Sunrise Drive families to become involved in programs and events throughout the school year in the Chinese Immersion program! Our biggest Chinese Immersion event is the Spring Festival, traditionally held in February. Stay tuned for information on next year’s festival, the Year of the Rat! Contact if you are interested to get involved!

Visit this page and read the FFO Digest to learn more about upcoming Chinese Immersion program events and volunteer opportunities.

Spring Chinese Festival 2019 Recap

THANK YOU for helping Sunrise Drive Elementary celebrate the Year of the Pig!  Our Sunrise community celebrated its 6th annual Spring Chinese Festival on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Thank you to our wonderful staff and parent volunteers who helped make this year’s festival a great one!  Here are some  highlights:


  • Over 800 people attended
  • 74 parent volunteers, 35 community volunteers, 34 CFHS volunteers
  • Performances from Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, Lion dancers, Chinese Yo Yo performers, Tucson Chinese Youth Dance Group, University of Arizona Confucius Institute Instrumentalists and Martial Arts Performers
  • 333 meals sold; 10% of profits went to Sunrise FFO
  • $516 in books raised for Chinese classrooms through China Sprout Book Fair
  • ~150 entries for the Festival Passport, 7 prizes awarded, 2 Grand Prizes
  • Student art displayed throughout the school–thank you  Ms. Carton!
  • Activities throughout the school (photo booth, face painting, lantern painting, calligraphy and more)
  • Stay tuned for news on next year’s festival, the Year of the Rat!

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.