Chinese Immersion


Welcome! 欢迎!

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. The 2021 festivities were cancelled due to the pandemic, but stay tuned for information on the 2022 festival, the Year of the Tiger! 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 2020 Recap

THANK YOU for helping Sunrise Drive Elementary celebrate the Year of the Rat!  Our Sunrise community celebrated its 7th annual Spring Chinese Festival on Friday, February 28, 2020.  Thank you to our wonderful staff and parent volunteers who helped make this year’s festival a great one!  Here are some highlights:

  • Over 650 people attended
  • ~40 parent volunteers, 60 community volunteers, 34 CFHS volunteers
    • Special Thank You to the Junior League of Tucson, CFHS Chinese Club/Classes, & CFHS National Honor Society!
  • Performances from CFHS Steel Drum Band, University of Arizona DIA Clones, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, Purple Bamboo Ensemble, & Tucson Sino Tai Chi
  • ~240 meals sold; 10% of profits went to Sunrise FFO, Thank You to Jane’s Rolling Wok!
  • Congratulations to our Name the Rat winner, Winning Name: “Biscuit”
  • 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 Ox!
  • Click here for a video recap!

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.