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Money donated to the PTSA helps fund MANY of the programs and activities we cherish at Sunnyside Environmental School.


Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) is a unique learning community, defined in part by a high level of parent involvement.


SES PTSA is a nonprofit supporting Sunnyside Environmental School in SE Portland, OR. Learn who we are & our mission.


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4 days ago

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Hello Sunnyside Community,

Today our students of color led the school in "Wear Orange" to recognize National Reconciliation Day, a Canadian Holiday. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community intergenerational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. For more information visit here.

During our morning meeting, representatives from our students of color group explained the meaning behind the day and the reason for wearing orange shirts. We appreciate our students' leadership of this important recognition.

Monday marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah which marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year. For more information about this holiday, visit here.

Last week marked the official beginning of fall on September 22nd which is celebrated with the fall equinox. We are excited to be turning the corner of our school year into the fall where we have Harvest Fair and other exciting fall activities coming soon.

Thank you to all for all your support in getting our school up and running this year and we are looking forward to a great year together.
Eryn & Alix
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4 days ago

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Hey Friends!! As you look around the school grounds and take in all the wonderful happenings in the gardens, you will find newly made brick spirals and the 5th grade garden being revamped. These new spaces, all of them, are happening because of the hard work of YOUR kiddos and their classmates with help and guidance from our fearless garden-leader, Nathan. When using these spaces during school hours and before or after school, please be mindful that the bricks are not to be removed. Please take the time to talk with your kiddos, students and community members about the importance of respecting these community made spaces and redirect them from smashing the bricks on the library steps, sidewalks and other spaces. Thanks for keeping SES at its best!
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SES PTSA is a nonprofit corporation under the Oregon PTA Congress. The mission of the SES PTSA is to support the mission of Sunnyside Environmental School by enhancing educational opportunities for students and families, supporting our staff, and promoting family and community involvement in our school.

We carry out this mission by focusing our activities on:

  • Raising funds to invest in enhanced learning opportunities and support for teachers, classrooms and our physical environment
  • Sponsoring events and volunteer opportunities that promote strong family and community involvement in SES
  • Actively promoting communication between school and families and developing the school community.