SES PTSA Newsletter 09-28-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

Good morning and Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends!

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This newsletter is going to be egg-stra 🍳 awesome (and a tad bit longer) because we are taking this moment to honor our beloved Sunnyside chickens. 🐣🐤🐥🐔 As you may know, we have had a bit of a rodent 🐀 problem develop in our chicken coop. 🙀 Our district leaders have requested we remove the chickens from the campus out of caution for the health and safety of students and employees. We too are devastated by the news, and we know how deeply these chickens are loved and cared for by the SES community; but we have made the difficult decision to rehome them to a family farm in Milwaukie. 🏡

Please share the disappointing news with your student, as the chickens are part of what makes Sunnyside so special. 😭 While we will miss them deeply, our wonderful Garden Coordinator, Nathan, 👦 will be reimagining new ways to use the soon-vacant garden space. He is bursting with ideas, and your kids will get to help that vision come to life. 👫 We are planning to commemorate the SES chickens before they make their exit, and we are hoping to plan a fond farewell celebration next week. Details to come soon!

Sincerely,
Dr. Eryn Berg, Principal SES 💕🐔and PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather 🐥💕

P.S. SAVE THE DATE for Next Friday’s monthly meeting: October 7, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.

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And here are this week’s PTSA announcements:

🐔 BECOME A PTSA MEMBER!
We know we have an army of amazing parents and guardians out there ready to help with fundraising this year and now we just need to make it official! We would love it if everyone would consider becoming a MEMBER! Think of it like your PTSA badge of honor. Your ticket to the sweetest club in town. It’s only $15 and then you get to be officially official! AND to top it off, your dues go toward keeping Field Studies, 🌳🌲🌳🌴 our Sustainability Program, 🚛 our Educational Assistant, and so many other SES activities going strong! 🌍💪

You can join PTSA here. 🙋 We’d love to see you at our monthly meetings. But if you can’t make it, we totally get it and we’ll send you a recap! 📄

Get this: So far this year we have 41 PTSA members. In 2019, we had 101! We can totally beat this. And did you know ANYONE can join PTSA? Grandparents, neighbors, friends, business owners, and even favorite aunts! 👵 Reach out anytime to get involved: auburnharrison or tanky34

🐔We Kicked off our Very First Sunnyside Bike Bus Today!

​The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 every Wednesday morning, with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join next time! It’s an amazing way to meet your neighbors, or let your kids have a little extra freedom in getting to school “by themselves” with the help of a trusted adult! If you want to get involved, contact alidacantor 🌞🚲🚲🚲 If you want to see more pics of this event, or any other SES activities, be sure to follow our SES PTSA pages on Instagram 🖼 and Facebook! 😀😆😉

Route Meeting spot Leaders
West Salmon & 23rd Alyssa Koomas and Stephanie Renfro
East Taylor & 41st Alida Cantor and Travis Pritchard
North Oak & 33rd Jen Wozniak and Becky Poehler

🐔WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag! 🏫🎒
Let’s get out there and support our INCREDIBLE teachers. All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun “we love our teachers” SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing 💃👯
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway 👕🎉🎋
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag! 🎡
  • Get a temporary tattoo ???? 🔱💪

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)
More info here and here.

🐔Last night … no plans? Go bowling for SES tonight! 🎳🎳🎳
Tonight is the final night! c.yilk).

🐔SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🎃🎃🎃
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, 🍎🍏 sausages, a Seed Exchange 🌱, the famous Cookie Palace 🍪, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🎶🏹

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week!We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned.

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🏫

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 👧

🐔Spin For Sunnyside! (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation! 🚲

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
To Register (or ask questions): email dez 💪🚲💪💦

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do! 💦💦

🐔Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! 🍓🍒🌰🍰🎂
Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, preparing and handing out pie samples at Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

🐔Join our party-planning committee! 🎉🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? 📝 Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? 🤑💰💵💲 Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. 🌞☀😎🌻 To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz. 😎

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

UPDATED SES PTSA UPDATE!
*Hi everyone! Sending one more time, as yesterday’s version was cut off. Much more to read here! Thanks!

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee!👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Spin For Sunnyside! 🕸🚲 (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

  • Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
  • When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
  • Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
  • To Register (or ask questions): email dez

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

We are still in need of Classroom Family Reps for Michael/Cara and MaryGage’s classes + Art and PE! 🙋
CFRS are vital in supporting teachers with classroom communication with parents. And the commitment is minimal! Typically CFRs will do one check-in with their teacher per week and then send an email to the parents with important reminders, details about field study, snack needs, etc. If you are ready to step into one of these positions please reach out to Emily – emilylillywhite. Thank you!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag!
All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag!
  • Get a temporary tattoo

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)

More info here and here.

READ MORE

SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

UPDATED SES PTSA UPDATE!
*Hi everyone! Sending one more time, as yesterday’s version was cut off. Much more to read here! Thanks!

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee!👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Spin For Sunnyside! 🕸🚲 (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

  • Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
  • When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
  • Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
  • To Register (or ask questions): email dez

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

We are still in need of Classroom Family Reps for Michael/Cara and MaryGage’s classes + Art and PE! 🙋
CFRS are vital in supporting teachers with classroom communication with parents. And the commitment is minimal! Typically CFRs will do one check-in with their teacher per week and then send an email to the parents with important reminders, details about field study, snack needs, etc. If you are ready to step into one of these positions please reach out to Emily – emilylillywhite. Thank you!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag!
All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag!
  • Get a temporary tattoo

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)

More info here and here.

READ MORE

SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 🌻🌻🌻

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night, 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee! 👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-15-2022

Good afternoon, Sunnyside Families and Friends! 🌻 😎 🌞 ☀ 🕶

THANK YOU to the dozens of amazing parents and teachers who joined us for the first PTSA meeting last week! We are beyond thrilled to have so many people ready to roll up their sleeves with us this year! If you couldn’t join us, no worries, this weekly newsletter will be a great way to stay connected! Our first big volunteer need is with Harvest Fair, coming up at the end of next month!

Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! (NEW!) 🎂 🍰

Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, staffing our table at the Harvest Fair, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

Wanted: Classroom Family Representatives / Room Parents 💌 👂 🍪

We still need volunteers for Art, Gardening, and P.E. and for MaryGage’s classroom.

I’m Emily Lillywhite, fellow SES grown-up and this year’s Classroom Family Coordinator. Each year, we ask that two adults fill the role of Classroom Family Representative for each class. Typical duties of this shared role include: Creating and sharing classroom families contact information, sending a simple weekly email communicating classroom goings-on, liaising with teachers to make sure they have enough family support for class activities, etc. It’s an easy way to get to know both your kiddo’s teacher and classroom community better. Please reach out if you’re interested or have any questions: emilylillywhite. And know that all the teachers & the community at large will super appreciate it. Thanks!!

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🎃 🍂

Mark your calendar now for Harvest Fair! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free entry, carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages from Franks-A-Lot, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical.

We need new families to step up and take on the following projects: Dunk Tank, Apple Cider Press, Community Meal, and the Baked Goodie Boogie. Kindergarten, Third, Fourth and Fifth grades all have special roles to play, too. Learn more about the key roles and SIGN UP HERE.

Want to get involved? Unsure but excited? New ideas? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

Truck Needed!
Do you have a flatbed truck 🚚 and could help us pick up some equipment on 10/22? Do you know a bluegrass jam band? Other ideas? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. Full volunteer sign-up will be available 9/23! Stay tuned for more!

Merch Fundraiser brought in over $2400!! 👕 👚 🤑
Our merch campaign just concluded and we raised $768 and made sure that there are a bunch of cuties running around campus in SES tees! We started this fundraiser last spring and the total tally for both rounds is $2442! THANK YOU! And if you missed out, we’ll do another round (with new colors and options!) in December!

Sunnyside Bike Bus! 🎒 🏫 🚲 🚴

Let’s bike to school together! On Wednesday, October 12, Sunnyside students and families will ride bikes to school together to celebrate alidacantor.

BACK TO SCHOOL ASK! 💰 💲

Each year EVERY family is asked to contribute $150 per student to go toward the Garden and Sustainability program, Administrative Academic Support, Music and Art Specials, Scholarships, and Field Studies. Our goal is $20,000 and we are more than halfway there! If you aren’t able to contribute $150 at this time, we invite you to pay whatever makes sense for you or pay incrementally. And if you can offer more, please do! Back to School Ask here.

Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳 💵

Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

NEXT PTSA MEETING! 👬 🤓 🙂

October 7 @ 8:45am! We will have coffee ☕ again from Oblique roasters, plus a chance for some dirty volunteer work following the meeting! We’re seeking six or seven volunteers to help us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 7th to help us clear out space in the basement to prep for Harvest Fair! 🍂 🍁 This is your chance to see some seriously vintage items in the broiler room… 👵 🗝 💺 📚 and it will really help us out! Email us if you are interested (see our addresses below)!

Please reach out to us anytime if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele, PTSA Co-presidents 👯
auburnharrison | tanky34

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-07-2022

Good morning Sunnyside Families and Friends!
👪🏫🎒

It’s the second week of school and your PTSA co-prezzies are here to wish you a peaceful week and a few quick reminders. First off, we are SOOOO excited to be hosting our first official meeting this Friday, and we’d LOVE to see you there!

Where: ROOM 102
When: 8:45 a.m. right after drop off (stop by the office to sign in!)
What: Join a committee, plan a fundraiser, meet a friend, drink some coffee, share your ideas!
Who: You, me, all of us!
Bring your own mug! ☕ The amazing owners of Oblique Coffee Roasters (and SES parents) will have coffee brewed and ready!

Tees & Hoodies Fundraiser! 👚 👕 💰 🤑
Our merch campaign with Bonfire runs comes to a close in 3 DAYS so grab your goodies while you still can! Bonfire ships directly to your home and kicks 30-40% back to the PTSA! There is a wide variety of kids and adults colors and sizes available. Check ’em out and help us spread the word: BONFIRE! And don’t forget to wear your new SES gear on Fridays – Spirit Wear Day!!

BACK TO SCHOOL ASK! 🙏
Each year EVERY family is asked to contribute $150 per student to go toward the Garden and Sustainability program, Administrative Academic Support, Music and Art Specials, Scholarships, and Field Studies. Our goal is $20,000 and we are almost halfway there! If you aren’t able to contribute $150 at this time, we invite you to pay whatever makes sense for you or pay incrementally. And if you can offer more, please do! Back to School Ask here.

SES Harvest Fair is Back!!! SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 22 🎃 🍂 🍁
Do you smell that? Apple cider spice, 🍎 zesty sausages, 🌭 ooey gooey baked goods, 🍰vanilla wafting from the magical cookie palace, 🍪 crunchy hay, 🐎 and the splishy splash of your favorite teacher taking a refreshing autumn dip into the dunk tank? 💦 YES! THAT’S RIGHT! SES’s beloved fall fun-raiser is making its grand return after two sad years away. Mark your calendar now – Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free entry, carnival tickets sold in advance and day-off. ALL are welcome to attend. This one takes a lot of volunteer oomph to make it happen, and each grade level plays a special role. Volunteer sign up coming soon – stay tuned! Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

That’s it for now! Please reach out to us anytime if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele, PTSA Co-presidents
auburnharrison | tanky34

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Fundraising

OUR 2022 READ-A-THON

Our annual fundraiser, Read-A-Thon, is here!

The official reading days are from February 22-March 11.

SES students received all of their information packets and bookmarks on February 22.

To sign up your kid to raise money for SES online click here! It is really easy and takes just a couple minutes.

Your child will get their own custom link to send out to friends and family.


Buy books to support our guest authors and SES on SchoolPay (20% of book sales goes to us). ALL books will be signed by the authors and will be delivered to school to your student when they arrive.


We have lots of amazing prizes for top fundraisers and top readers, plus TONS of exciting activities planned for the students.

Schedule of Events:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd
READ-A-THON kicks-off!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25th
Social justice day. Wear a social justice shirt. Read, Rise, Resist!
Author talk and drawing lesson: Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies series, Earth Boy and more) @ 10am

THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd
Author talks: Cathy Camper (Lowriders in Space series and new picture book 10 Ways to Hear Snow), 9:30am (about picture book 10 Ways to Hear Snow) & 10am (Lowriders to the Rescue)

FRIDAY, MARCH 4th
Pajama Day read-in event. Enjoy cozy read-in time during recess.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8th
Author Talk: Kate Berube (John’s Turn, Hanna & Sugar and more) @ 10am

THURSDAY, MARCH 10th
Author talks: Marjorie Liu (Wingbearer and more) @ 9:30am and 10am

FRIDAY, MARCH 11th
Dress as a Book Character Day, prizes awarded for “Locker Library”, & FINAL reading day.

We’ll also have ongoing events and reading prizes throughout Read-A-Thon, including: House Cup, Got Caught Reading and Locker Library.

A very important reminder: We measure reading for this event in UNITS, NOT MINUTES.

  • Grades K-2: 15 minutes of reading = 1 unit
  • Grades 3-8: 30 minutes of reading = 1 unit

Please feel free to contact me with questions at leslielothamer@gmail.com.

To download another brochure or just have a digital version click here.

Ready, set, read!

Cheers,
Leslie Lothamer

The READ-A-THON helps fund Sunnyside’s enriching programs such as Gardening and Outdoor Classroom, Virtual Art and Music Enrichment, Teacher Grants and Virtual Field Studies, so start your fundraising engines!  Fundraising will be online only go from TODAY – April 1st.

Fundraising

Register your kid on funrun.com TODAY. It’s very easy. Click the button below to sign up or learn HOW to register here. Once signed up share about our fundraiser with family and friends and give a donation if you are able to.
There’s also this very cool video called the Student Star Video that you can create for your student on the funrun.com website. You’ll have to see for yourself, but you upload a photo of your child and they become part of the video – your friends and family will think it’s pretty cool, too!

Schedule

February 22nd: Fundrasing platform open. Go to funrun.com to sign up your kid.
March 1st: Reading days begin. Get a Reading Tracker/Roadmap here.
March 2nd: Virtual Author Visit – Aron Nels Steinke, author and illustrator of the Mr. Wolf’s Class series of graphic novels, presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of his books* to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 5th: Cozy pajama read-in day
March 12th: Dress like a book character day
March 17th: Virtual Author Visit – Elizabeth Haidle, author and illustrator of Before They Were Authors (this year’s OBOB book), presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of her books* (even a few pre-sales) to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 19th: Dress up day #3 (TBD)
March 19th:FINAL READING DAY
March 20th – April 1st: Submit # of “Reading Challenges” completed from Reading Tracker (submission link coming soon)
April 1st: FINAL FUNDRAISING DAY

 HOUSE CUP “BEAN” COUNTER

Numbers of minutes read can be submitted by teachers for their whole class each day. For K-2 full number of minutes will be shown below, for 3rd-8th minutes will be divided by 2 (this is what we do every year for fairness and consistency).

Stop by here to see who is winning so far.

Chart by Visualizer

Important Documents

Virtual Locker Library

by Heather’s 5th grade class

Prizes

Prizes in fundraising are awarded for each grade group: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

TOP 3 FUNDRAISERS (per grade group)
$50 Gift card of choice (local business’s only please)

TOP FUNDRAISING CLASSROOM (per grade group)
Class celebration: Class party organized by Gillian (school librarian)

TOP READING CLASS (per grade group): class with highest submitted average of completed Reading Challenges
Book Legacy Prize: $100 Gift Card to Powell’s

READING RAFFLE PRIZES
One raffle ticket per completed “Reading Challenges”

PRIZES AVAILABLE (per grade group):
Escape Room in a box
A graphic novel bundle from Books with Pictures with personal concierge book selection help by Katie (the owner)
Book bundle with books personally selected by Gillian
2 x $15 Books with Pictures gift cards
5 x $5 Powell’s Gift Cards

READ MORE
Fundraising

THE 2021 BACK TO SCHOOL ASK

Our Back-to-School Request helps fund Sunnyside’s enrichment programs such as:
  • SES Gardening and Outdoor Classroom Program
  • Virtual Art And Music Enrichment Program
  • Teacher Grants
  • Virtual Field Studies

The amount requested ($150per student) is determined by calculating roughly what all of our fundraising needs are to support SES each year, and then dividing the number of students enrolled at SES.

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Some of you have shared that you feel fortunate and lucky, expressed that you want to give more than you have in the past and asked how to do so. Other community members are experiencing traumatic financial hardship, and we understand that you may not be able to contribute at all. The pandemic has revealed the spectrum of home/job/life experiences that are alive within our community during this unprecedented time in our lives. If you are able to give more, thank you. If you are not, we’ve got you. Everyone is better only when everyone is better, and as a school it is our job to meet the needs of each and every child, as well as each and every family.

Please give as you are able and know that we will continue to hold fundraisers as we can safely and there may be small classroom asks as appropriate throughout the year to support all of our students, classrooms, and grades.

Your donations pay for important programs unique to Sunnyside which are not funded by PPS. It takes all of us to make Sunnyside a special school. If you have questions or concerns please go to sesptsa.com and click on the “contact” pull down menu to contact us. There is also a section of our website called “Where does the Money Go?” which will explain more about our yearly budget.

I can help! Please visit www.schoolpay.com, use the “nonprofit groups” tab on the left to find our BTS ask to make a tax deductible contribution (you can sign up here for a recurring monthly donation as well). Your school pay may have different nonprofit groups depending on what other schools your kiddos attend.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to SES PTSA and mail your contribution to:

SES PTSA
3421 SE Salmon St.
Portland OR 97214

Every dollar and every cent is helpful and appreciated and serves all the kids at SES.

Thank You!

READ MORE
Fundraising

OUR 2021 READ-A-THON

Our beloved READ-A-THON IS HERE!

Official reading dates are March 1st – March 19th.
Fundraising dates are NOW – April 1st.

The READ-A-THON helps fund Sunnyside’s enriching programs such as Gardening and Outdoor Classroom, Virtual Art and Music Enrichment, Teacher Grants and Virtual Field Studies, so start your fundraising engines!  Fundraising will be online only go from TODAY – April 1st.

Fundraising

Register your kid on funrun.com TODAY. It’s very easy. Click the button below to sign up or learn HOW to register here. Once signed up share about our fundraiser with family and friends and give a donation if you are able to.
There’s also this very cool video called the Student Star Video that you can create for your student on the funrun.com website. You’ll have to see for yourself, but you upload a photo of your child and they become part of the video – your friends and family will think it’s pretty cool, too!

Schedule

February 22nd: Fundrasing platform open. Go to funrun.com to sign up your kid.
March 1st: Reading days begin. Get a Reading Tracker/Roadmap here.
March 2nd: Virtual Author Visit – Aron Nels Steinke, author and illustrator of the Mr. Wolf’s Class series of graphic novels, presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of his books* to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 5th: Cozy pajama read-in day
March 12th: Dress like a book character day
March 17th: Virtual Author Visit – Elizabeth Haidle, author and illustrator of Before They Were Authors (this year’s OBOB book), presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of her books* (even a few pre-sales) to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 19th: Dress up day #3 (TBD)
March 19th:FINAL READING DAY
March 20th – April 1st: Submit # of “Reading Challenges” completed from Reading Tracker (submission link coming soon)
April 1st: FINAL FUNDRAISING DAY

 HOUSE CUP “BEAN” COUNTER

Numbers of minutes read can be submitted by teachers for their whole class each day. For K-2 full number of minutes will be shown below, for 3rd-8th minutes will be divided by 2 (this is what we do every year for fairness and consistency).

Stop by here to see who is winning so far.

Chart by Visualizer

Important Documents

Virtual Locker Library

by Heather’s 5th grade class

Prizes

Prizes in fundraising are awarded for each grade group: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

TOP 3 FUNDRAISERS (per grade group)
$50 Gift card of choice (local business’s only please)

TOP FUNDRAISING CLASSROOM (per grade group)
Class celebration: Class party organized by Gillian (school librarian)

TOP READING CLASS (per grade group): class with highest submitted average of completed Reading Challenges
Book Legacy Prize: $100 Gift Card to Powell’s

READING RAFFLE PRIZES
One raffle ticket per completed “Reading Challenges”

PRIZES AVAILABLE (per grade group):
Escape Room in a box
A graphic novel bundle from Books with Pictures with personal concierge book selection help by Katie (the owner)
Book bundle with books personally selected by Gillian
2 x $15 Books with Pictures gift cards
5 x $5 Powell’s Gift Cards

READ MORE
Fundraising

THE 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL ASK

Our Back-to-School Request helps fund Sunnyside’s enrichment programs such as:
  • SES Gardening and Outdoor Classroom Program
  • Virtual Art And Music Enrichment Program
  • Teacher Grants
  • Virtual Field Studies

The amount requested ($90 per student) is determined by calculating roughly what all of our fundraising needs are to support SES each year, and then dividing the number of students enrolled at SES.

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Some of you have shared that you feel fortunate and lucky, expressed that you want to give more than you have in the past and asked how to do so. Other community members are experiencing traumatic financial hardship, and we understand that you may not be able to contribute at all. The pandemic has revealed the spectrum of home/job/life experiences that are alive within our community during this unprecedented time in our lives. If you are able to give more, thank you. If you are not, we’ve got you. Everyone is better only when everyone is better, and as a school it is our job to meet the needs of each and every child, as well as each and every family.

Please give as you are able and know that we will continue to hold fundraisers as we can safely and there may be small classroom asks as appropriate throughout the year to support all of our students, classrooms, and grades.

Your donations pay for important programs unique to Sunnyside which are not funded by PPS. It takes all of us to make Sunnyside a special school. If you have questions or concerns please go to sesptsa.com and click on the “contact” pull down menu to contact us. There is also a section of our website called “Where does the Money Go?” which will explain more about our yearly budget.

I can help! Please visit www.schoolpay.com, use the “nonprofit groups” tab on the left to find our BTS ask to make a tax deductible contribution (you can sign up here for a recurring monthly donation as well). Your school pay may have different nonprofit groups depending on what other schools your kiddos attend.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to SES PTSA and mail your contribution to:

SES PTSA
3421 SE Salmon St.
Portland OR 97214

Every dollar and every cent is helpful and appreciated and serves all the kids at SES.

Thank You!

READ MORE