SES PTSA Newsletter 01-18-2023

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 ????
~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

We had a great SES PTSA meeting last Friday and heard from a few amazing students who shared their appreciation for SES:

“It’s inclusive and cares for every gender.” – Finula, 5th grade

The students also shared some things they would like to improve at our school, including having better, cleaner bathrooms, removing playground graffiti, bringing the chickens back, removing rainwater from the slides, and most importantly:

“To make sure all people have what they need.” – Norah, 5th grade

Next meeting is set for Friday, February 10 at 8:45 am in the SES Maker’s Room!

Gratefully,
PTSA Co-presidents,
Auburn + Heather
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Volunteer Opportunities ????

Read-a-thon is returning to SES Feb 21 through March 9 and we need volunteers! ????
All of our kiddos LOVE this event! Five authors will be visiting or school and sharing the love of reading. We need loads of volunteers to help make this event a success! Jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Call + email local businesses to ask for donations of reading prizes, gift cards, book bundles, etc!
  • Create donations for the hallways and display case. This year’s theme is about book banning: Read, Rise, Resist
  • Volunteer at SES to assist with Read-a-thon events, such as an author visit, dress-up day, etc.
  • Help decorate the school with signs and decorations!
  • More!

If you’d like to help out, you can fill out this leslielothamer ????

Fundraisers ????

The SES Spring Auction is coming back, and we’d love your involvement! ????

It’s only January, yes, but it’s time to think about the SES Spring gala — our biggest fundraising event of the year! Your collective generosity makes this happen — by contributing time, ideas, or resources; whatever you have access to. The gala is powered by SES PTSA’s all-volunteer Spring Gala Committee on behalf of Sunnyside Environmental School Foundation (SESF). The purpose of this event is to raise funds that support FTE school staffing for next year as well as our school’s required contribution to the Fund for PPS, which promotes funding equity across the district. This year’s gala will take place in early May at a TBD date and location. Super fun theme TBA soon! We are in need of the following:

  • A venue for 150 to 200 people and food/beverage
  • Donations for silent auction
  • Party Board hosts – many!
  • Class Creative Art Projects Coordinator
  • Planning Committee Members

To learn more about each need, sign up for a role, or give us your event ideas, please fill out our Spring Gala Donations Form. ❤

As always, consider donating to Fred Meyer Rewards and Amazon Smile and change your beneficiary to Sunnyside Environmental School!

Questions, ideas or submissions for future newsletters? Email Heather at tanky34 or Auburn at auburnmarie3 ????

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SES PTSA Newsletter 01-11-2023

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????
Wednesday, January 11, 2022

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

Our next PTSA meeting is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, January 13 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. We’ll be discussing upcoming fundraising events – including Read-A-Thon – and more! Join us, virtually or in person! We’ll have free coffee from Oblique, as usual, so please BYOM! ????☕ Hope to see you then/there!

Gratefully, ????
PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????

Community Kitchen Volunteer Needed! ????????????

Do you love ????to organize? Is Marie Kondo-ing your house your favorite activity? We’ve got the volunteer job for YOU! ???? PTSA and Sunnyside could use a super organizer to lead the effort in clearing out our community kitchen and storage space in the cafeteria. What does this entail? Basically, it means taking everything out of cabinets, testing it, checking it for dents and cracks, and cleaning it up to see if it can still be put to use! ???? We would love to have clean, organized cabinets with everything working and in its place! Like to shop? We’re also hoping this person can help shop (with a small provided budget) for and purchase a few useful new items to replace anything that needs tossing. This project can be done anytime in January! To learn more or volunteer, contact auburnmarie3. ????????

School-Wide Activities & Opportunities! ????

WILLY WONKA Registration Updates! ????????
We had some technical difficulties on our signup day last Saturday, so some families were not able to enter the school musical registration site. We are so sorry for the inconvenience, and we will have a few spots opening up for students on our waitlist soon. If you were not able to register and are still interested in doing so, please send an email with your student’s name and grade to fundraising. Additionally, we do still have the ability to process scholarship applications. If your student would like to participate, but you are unable to afford the $150 reduced tuition, please email rjohnson10 to inquire about scholarships!

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community .

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:

Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!

AmazonSmile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnmarie3

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SES PTSA Newsletter 01-04-2023

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????
Wednesday, January 4, 2022
~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

Welcome back to school, Sunnyside-ers! It’s a whirlwind ????of a week for sure, as we all get back into the swing after a long winter break! We are keeping this week’s email short and sweet, but next week you can look forward to a full survey of PTSA activities to help us guide our priorities for the second half of the school year! We also have so many fun events coming up, including everyone’s favorite, Read-a-thon, coming up in Spring! THANK you so much for all that you do to make this school so magical! ????

Our next PTSA meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 13 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. We will open up a virtual option as well, so stay tuned for details! ????????☕

Gratefully, ????

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????
Been wanting to volunteer? Here’s a meaningful opportunity! ????????????????

Do you know about the PTA clothing center? Since 1964, PTSA’s around Portland send volunteers to the clothing center a couple times each year. The purpose of the center is to give out free, age-appropriate clothing to students in need, district-wide. By caring for the basic needs of youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, they are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success, and regular class attendance. ???? T hursday, Jan. 12 is Sunnyside’s day to send 5-6 volunteers from 9:30am -1:30pm, to help kids receive clothing and to help sort donations The center is located at the Marshall (Benson HS) Campus in SE Portland. If you’re available to help for a couple of hours or more, please email Auburn at auburnmarie3.

School-Wide Activities & Opportunities! ????

WILLY WONKA FOR GRADES 5-8!
Registration is Saturday 1/7 at 9am – limited spots available! ????????????

The PTSA is excited to partner with Portland Drama Club to offer a new after-school program that will teach students the ins and outs of musical theatre while building toward an all-SES spring production of Willy Wonka !

Registration for this after-school program will open at 9am on Saturday, January 7th, and tuition will be on a sliding scale of $150-$250 per participant.

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 6th at 3:30pm in the SES auditorium and will be Mondays and occasional Fridays through the end of April!

Details about the rehearsal and show dates, times, and the necessary level of commitment + registration link (which will open on 1/17 at 9am) can be found HERE!

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community .

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:
(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!
(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnmarie3

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SES PTSA Newsletter 12-14-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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

Sunnyside families! It’s another big week so we are keeping our PTSA newsletter light! We can’t wait to see you all again NEXT YEAR at the January 9th (8:45am) PTSA meeting (in-person and virtual!) but first, a few pertinent things!

LET’S TREAT THE SES STAFF TO BREAKFAST! ????☕

We’ll be showing our love & appreciation for the wonderful Sunnyside staff by providing breakfast treats on DECEMBER 15th! We are asking Sunnyside families to bring in homemade or store-bought pastries, muffins, quiches – anything brunch-y (we’ll provide the coffee!) – Thursday morning! You can drop your contribution off in the office, ideally by 8:30 am, so our teachers can grab a plate before class! Gluten-Free, Vegan and/or Low Sugar options are always especially appreciated!

SES SPRING MUSICAL IS BACK FOR GRADES 5-8! ????????????

The PTSA is delighted to partner with rjohnson10 by December 16th – we are holding spots for you! Details about the rehearsal and show dates, times, and overall level of commitment can be found HERE!

PIZZA NIGHT IS THURSDAY!! ????

Straight From New York Pizza on Belmont Street is sponsoring our SES Dine-Out night on December 15th!

Supporting our Sunnyside community with great pizza and GENEROUS donations for years, they will donate 20% of ALL sales from 4:00 pm until closing.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!
Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 12-07-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update 🌻

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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

Happy month of December, friends! The school year is flying by ✈ and we’ve all been busier than ever! 🐝 THANK YOU so much to everyone who has jumped in to help volunteer, donate, join a committee, work a shift, or support in whichever way works best for you. We appreciate the many ways in which you give. This school is filled with so many amazing kids–and all of you are to thank for that. 💞

SPEAKING OF WHICH! 🤓 Did you make it to the Winter Craft Fair?? If not, here are a few pictures of some of the many amazing, creative items that our students were selling. Some of these young artists donated all of their money back to the school! Others spent their earnings at other student’s shops! We’re planning to bring the event back next year with some updates and changes based on your feedback! A full survey of PTSA activities will go out school-wide after Winter Break!

Also, our December board meeting will be both virtual and in-person, and is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, December 9 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. We will open up the chat at about 8:40 a.m. and will remain open the duration of the meeting. Check out our full meeting agenda, which includes a meeting link for Google Meet! We’ll also have free coffee from Oblique Coffee Roasters! BYOM (Bring your own mug!) 🍵🍶☕

Gratefully, 💓

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????
This month, we are shouting our love for SES educators from the rooftop! Please participate in all of these school-wide events coming up to close out 2022!

LET’S TREAT THE SES STAFF TO BREAKFAST! 🍩☕
We’ll be showing our love & appreciation for the wonderful Sunnyside staff by providing breakfast treats on DECEMBER 15th! We are asking Sunnyside families to bring in homemade or store-bought pastries, muffins, quiches – anything brunch-y 🍳🍞 (we’ll provide the coffee!) – next Thursday morning! You can drop your contribution off in the office, ideally by 8:30am, so our teachers can grab a plate before class! Gluten-Free, Vegan and/or Low Sugar options are always especially appreciated!

Our Circle of Giving could use Your Support! 🎁
Please consider donating to our Sunnyside community. We have many requests that remain unfilled, and you can sign up here to contribute! 💓

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    relating to or situated on the banks of a river.
    “all the riparian states must sign an agreement”

Come Celebrate SES at the Riparian Festival! 🌊 🌳 Don’t forget, the Riparian Festival is this Friday, December 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event celebrates our SES students’ work studying forests, rivers, oceans, and mountains. All ages are welcome! You can sign up to volunteer or contribute a lasagne here!🍝

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraisers! ???? ????

Take a Load Off, Parents. Order Pizza! 🍕🍕🍕
Straight From New York Pizza on Belmont Street is sponsoring our SES Dine-Out night on December 15th!
Supporting our Sunnyside community with great pizza and GENEROUS donations for years, they will donate 20% of ALL sales from 4:00 pm until closing.

It’s not too late to donate to Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). 🌲

Thanks to you, we already raised $1,600 for Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas.The ladies were so amazingly thankful when we met them to pick the wreaths up! It is too late to order one this year, but you can still make a contribution to the nonprofit organization responsible for creating them! Wreath sales support women farm workers and create economic development and leadership opportunities among women in their community. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. You can still support this organization here!

School-Wide Activities & Opportunities! 🎭

SES SPRING MUSICAL IS BACK FOR GRADES 5-8! 🍬🍭🌈 The PTSA is delighted to partner with rjohnson10by December 16th – we are holding spots for you! Details about the rehearsal and show dates, times, and overall level of commitment can be found HERE! Caroline, Artistic Director of Portland Drama Club, will be joining our PTSA meeting this Friday should you want to ask any questions!

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community . leslielothamer

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:
(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!
(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 11-30-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????????
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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

Hello, Sunnyside parents! In our final 3 weeks of school before WINTER BREAK, we have one final FUNdraiser (Winter Craft Fair!), one special school event (Riparian Festival!) and one more PTSA meeting (December 9th!) where we’ll dig into all the goodness 2023 has in store for us as a community!

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????

❄❄❄ WINTER CRAFT FAIR – THIS FRIDAY at 3:30pm! ❄❄❄

To the many parents who have jumped into volunteer for the Winter Craft Fair – thank you! We could still use more PARENT AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS to make the event a huge success for our talented student makers! Most of all we need BAKED GOODS! Not only do we want to make sure that everyone that comes to shop at the Winter Craft Fair gets a delicious treat, but the bake sale is also a key part of our fundraising! If you can drop off a plate of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, or any special treat that can be passed off individually, please add your name to this list and drop it off in the office any time on Friday! SIGN UP HERE!!!

Please also JOIN US! There will be 25 student makers selling everything from beaded bracelets, to knit potholders, ornaments, original art, earrings and so much more! There will also be 10 amazing adult crafters selling bath salts, bike gear, tote bags, upcycled earrings and so much more! There will also be hot cocoa, baked goodies, a hygge corner, crafts, a raffle and the Students of Color will be selling their merch! Come enjoy and support! And please tell your friends and neighbors!

The Winter Craft Fair will be in the auditorium starting at 3:30pm and we will close around 6:30pm!

Questions about volunteering or your students’ booth? email Heather – tanky34

WREATH PICK-UP AND SALES! ???? ???? ????

If you pre-ordered a wreath, you will be able to pick it up at the Winter Craft Fair! And, there will even be some extras on sale for $40 each! With this fundraiser, we are thrilled to support this amazing organization of women farm workers: Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress).

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraisers! ???? ????

Our next PTSA meeting is December 9 th at 8:45am in Room 102!
We are now offering a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. Stay tuned for details in next week’s newsletter!
Coffee will be provided by Oblique Coffee Roasters – bring your own mug! ☕

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community . leslielothamer

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:
Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!
Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your Amazon Smile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate Amazon Smile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 11-16-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????????
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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

A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing parent and student volunteers who helped run our first Parents Night Out on Thursday evening, helping us host about 40 kids for a movie night, raising just shy of $800 toward our total fundraising goal! ???? It was so much fun crafting, playing, pizza-ing, and fake pillow fighting with your kiddos while you were out and about! Thanks for entrusting us with their care. ???? We hope to host a couple of these nights each year to help raise more funds and give our SES parents a much-deserved break! ????

This month, we are hosting a Winter Craft Fair as well as a Wrappily fundraiser and a Winter Wreath sale–all events that will continue to fund place-based learning at Sunnyside! You can learn more about these events below and sign up to help volunteer for a variety of fun activities! ⛄????

Want to be more involved? You are in luck! Our next PTSA meeting is both virtual and in-person, scheduled for this upcoming Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. If you can’t (or don’t want to!) join in person, we have set up a Google Meet option as well so you can attend virtually. We will open up the chat at about 8:40 a.m. and will remain open the duration of the meeting. Again, here is that ink for the meeting! Check out our full agenda for Friday, including presentations from our 5th and 8th graders, an update on fundraising, and free coffee from Oblique Coffee Roasters! BYOM (Bring your own mug!) ????????☕

We also have a super special topic on the queue: Food at Sunnyside! ???????????????????????????? One of our amazing parents will be discussing ways you can help support Christina in the cafeteria, hints for encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, and other changes to the school meal program this year. Hope to see lots of you there, in person or virtually!

Gratefully, ????

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????

Pie-Day! ????

Today is the day to stop by school at pick-up between 3 and 6 p.m. and get your pre-ordered Willamette pies! Thanks to all who contributed to this fundraiser! We’ll recap how well we did soon! ????

Do it. GET YOUR TACOS, tonight! ???? ???? ???? ???? ????

Tonight, Wednesday, November 16 is SES’s restaurant fundraiser at ¿Por Que No? Taqueria. ¿Por Que No? will donate 10% of the day’s net on ALL SALES (dine in, delivery, take-out) at their Hawthorne location, up to $750! Go grab some tacos tomorrow and support our kids!

Final Week for our Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser! ????????????

Our Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser ends this Friday, Nov. 18. Get your infusion of rad, joyful gift wrap before it’s too late. Once you admit that it can’t be used a fourth time, it is 100% recyclable or compostable. That’s because it’s made on news print right here in the PNW. Remember – 35% of sales go back to SES to support the programs that make our school so unique! This is a great fundraiser to share with your fellow social/environmentally responsible friends and family. Go to wrappily.com/SES

It’s back: Our Wreath Partnership Fundraiser! ???? (NEW!)
Support SES, women farm workers, and bring some cheer to your home by ordering a wreath. We are excited to bring the wreath sale back after a one-year hiatus and to partner once again with justinereimnitz.

❄????????
Volunteers Needed! ❄ WINTER CRAFT FAIR ❄ Help us create magic! (NEW!) We have 25 young crafters and 8 incredible community crafters working hard to prepare their jewelry, ornaments, wooden treasures, fiber arts (and so much more!) for the Winter Craft Fair on Friday, December 2 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. This special open house-style fundraiser (the last one of 2022!) needs a bunch of PARENT and STUDENT voluntee rs to be successful! Come and shop a bit…then volunteer for a shift…and shop some more! If you or your kiddos can help out, please SIGN UP HERE:
Parent volunteers are needed to:
– Bake goodies! ????????????
– Sell baked goods, hot cocoa, raffle tickets, and more! ????
– Help turn the auditorium into a winter wonderland (set up and tear down) ⛄❄????
– Gift wrap! ????
– Create our Hygge Corner! ????????????
Student volunteers are needed to:
– Work at the booths! ????
– Play live music (what could be more festive than showcasing your talent for 20-minutes on the Sunnyside stage?) piano available! Or bring your own instrument! ????????????????????????

We are also seeking winter DECORATIONS! Do you own a blow-up snowperson? ⛄ Some fun wintery lighting? ❄ Perhaps there is even a parent out there with a talent for transforming a space with sparkly lights?? Help us make it magical! Reach out to Heather: tanky34!

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraisers! ???? ????

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community . leslielothamer

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:
(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!
(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 11-09-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update 🌻😃

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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

Happy Wednesday, fellow parents of Sunnyside-ers! Check out our thermometer below showing our fundraising progress so far in the first quarter of this school year, thanks to all of you who have contributed and participated in Harvest, Fair, our Back to School Ask, and Parents Night Out, happening tomorrow night ! Let’s keep the momentum going! 👏

We will be planning future fundraisers at our next PTSA Meeting, happening Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. If you can’t join in person, we are opening up a virtual option this time around, too! We are so excited to have a new parent teaming up with Christina in the cafeteria to talk about healthier foods and more nutritious options for students. In addition, you’ll hear updates from students and school leadership, and we’ll also have free coffee from the wonderful Oblique Coffee Roasters! BYOM (Bring your own mug!) 🍵🍶☕

Gratefully, 💓

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Happenings! ????????????

Just want to be on the general “Hey, call on me when you need people” list? Cool! We have that right HERE!!

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE SPOTS TO PARENT’S NIGHT OUT NOVEMBER 10th 6-9pm! ????

SIGN UP YOUR KIDDOS! You’re gonna want to snag one of the last spots! Here’s your chance to score a date night (or quiet bath and a movie?!) while your kids are crafting, hokey pokey-ing, playing board games, and snuggling up to SING 2 with pizza and treats! Only $40 + a special sibling deal – register HERE by tonight at midnight!! 🎉

WINTER CRAFT FAIR FUNDRAISER! ❄❄❄
With a community as artistic as ours, we would be remiss to not host a WINTER CRAFT FAIR for our young artists to sell their wares! We’ll also have 10-12 spaces available for parent makers, too! On DECEMBER 2, 2022 from 3:30-7pm the auditorium will be transformed into a winter wonderland with student and parent/teacher-made crafts for sale, a bake sale (stay tuned for sign-ups!), hot cocoa, a raffle and live music! This event will be open to ALL!

STUDENT MAKERS!!! Jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, painted rocks, woodwork – any and all creations are welcome! And you are welcome to do this with a parent, sibling, or partner! We are here to help make your first selling journey a good one! You must have at least 20 items in your inventory and everything must be priced under $20. You will be assigned a space to set up your goodies and all signs, decorations, and cash transactions will be yours to manage! Please fill out this form by November 11th if you wish to participate. You keep all the money you earn! We only ask that you bring one extra for our raffle!

SES COMMUNITY & PARENT MAKERS!!! As part of the fundraising component of this event, we will be asking adult crafters to pay a sliding scale donation of $50-$75 to be a vendor. All the proceeds will be yours to keep, we just ask that you donate one item to our raffle! Spaces are limited so please tell us more about what you do HERE!

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraising ???? ????

Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser! 🎁🎄🎅

A new fundraiser for SES! Eco-friendly gift wrap for all your special needs—made right here in the PNW on recycled newspaper. After reuse (because we all know these gorgeous prints are going to need to be used more than once), it is 100% compostable and recyclable. Proceeds from your purchase go towards the enhanced learning opportunities that support our school’s mission of social and environmental responsibility, Go to wrappily.com/SES. Share the link with friends and family!

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community .

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:
(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!
(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 11-02-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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

Hello, Sunnyside community! We are thrilled to share that after the Harvest Fair and with the awesome participation in the Back to School Ask we are at $34,600 to our goal for the year of $106,000! We still have a long way to go, but we are feeling JAZZED about our progress! ????

WHAT’S AHEAD:
November 10Parent’s Night Out (fundraiser!)
November 18 – PTSA Meeting – all are welcome
December 2 – 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair (fundraiser!)

Our Next PTSA Meeting is Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.
For those of you hoping to get more involved in future events or activities at SES, this meeting is for you! Coffee by Oblique Coffee Roasters as usual so bring your own mug! We’ll be talking about our fundraising progress, Read-a-Thon, our 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair, school nutrition, and SO much more! Hope to see you then!

Gratefully,

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Happenings! ????????????

Just want to be on the general “Hey, call on me when you need people” list? Cool! We have that right HERE!!

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT NOVEMBER 10th 6-9pm! ????

VOLUNTEERS: We could use a few more parent volunteers (perk: your kids get to come for free!) and 8th graders to sign up to help run the fun – HERE!

SIGN UP YOUR KIDDOS! You’re gonna want to snag one of the last spots! Here’s your chance to score a date night (or quiet bath and a movie?!) while your kids are crafting, hokey pokey-ing, playing board games, and snuggling up to a movie (Pixar!) with pizza and treats! Only $40 + a special sibling deal – register HERE!

WINTER CRAFT FAIR FUNDRAISER! ❄❄❄
With a community as artistic as ours, we would be remiss to not host a WINTER CRAFT FAIR for our young artists to sell their wares! We’ll also have 10-12 spaces available for parent makers, too! On DECEMBER 2, 2022 from 3:30-7pm the auditorium will be transformed into a winter wonderland with student and parent/teacher-made crafts for sale, a bake sale (stay tuned for sign-ups!), hot cocoa, a raffle and live music! This event will be open to ALL!

STUDENT MAKERS!!! Jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, painted rocks, woodwork – any and all creations are welcome! And you are welcome to do this with a parent, sibling, or partner! We are here to help make your first selling journey a good one! You must have at least 20 items in your inventory and everything must be priced under $20. You will be assigned a space to set up your goodies and all signs, decorations, and cash transactions will be yours to manage! Please fill out this form by November 11th if you wish to participate. You keep all the money you earn! We only ask that you bring one extra for our raffle!

SES COMMUNITY & PARENT MAKERS!!! As part of the fundraising component of this event, we will be asking adult crafters to pay a sliding scale donation of $50-$75 to be a vendor. All the proceeds will be yours to keep, we just ask that you donate one item to our raffle! Spaces are limited so please tell us more about what you do HERE!

PIE DISTRIBUTION NEEDS YOU! ????????
Valerie could still use a couple more people to help distribute pies on November 16th from 3 – 6 pm. Click here to learn more and sign up! Questions? Please contact Valerie Kahn, vdutton@gmail.com .

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraising ???? ????

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after-school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community . leslielothamer

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping:

Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser!

A new fundraiser for SES! Eco-friendly gift wrap for all your special needs—made right here in the PNW on newsprint. After reuse (because we all know these gorgeous prints are going to need to be used more than once), it is 100% compostable and recyclable. Proceeds from your purchase go towards the enhanced learning opportunities that support our school’s mission of social and environmental responsibility, Go to wrappily.com/SES. Share the link with friends and family!

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:

(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!

(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison

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SES PTSA Newsletter 10-26-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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

Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends! ????????????

If you made it to Harvest Fair this weekend, you are probably still taking in how incredible it all was! And if you’re lucky, you’re still enjoying some leftover Goodie Boogie cake too! ???? For first timers like us, it was so awesome to see students, families, teachers, and community volunteers all come together to create a joyful fundraiser that couldn’t have been more successful or fun! A HUGE thank you to everyone who planned, participated, volunteered, and enjoyed the magic of Harvest Fair. You’ll get to read a full recap below, and you’ll even have a quick chance to weigh in on how to make next year even better!

For those of you hoping to get more involved in future events or activities at SES, join us at our next PTSA General Meeting next Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. Coffee by Oblique Coffee Roasters as usual so bring your own mug! Did you know we have 5th and 8th graders present at each meeting? They’re amazing! We’ll also be talking about our fundraising progress, Read-a-Thon, A Hygge-themed winter craft fair, school nutrition, and SO much more! Hope to see you then! ????

Sincerely,

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

P.S. BIG thanks also to everyone who helped us collect over $2,000 for Christina in the cafeteria. She will soon be receiving a large bundle of gift cards to stores where she can begin to replenish some of her most basic human needs. So grateful to everyone who contributed! ????

Volunteer Opportunities! ????????????

To receive updates on volunteer opportunities as they arise, please join our volunteer listserv: https://groups. google.com/u/2/g/ volunteer4sesptsa

Volunteer “camp counselors” needed! We need a handful of middle school students and eager parents to help us make our first Parents Night Out a success! Think: summer camp counselor activities, but on a chilly Thursday night in November! We’ll be crafting, hokey pokey-ing, getting silly, and snuggling up to a movie and pizza. If you want to sign up for a shift, you can do so here!

Last Chance to Help Sell Pies! ????????
The last day to support SES by buying delicious pies is October 31! Order your Dutch Caramel Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Cream pies while you still can! All pies are handmade by Willamette Valley Pie Company and come frozen so they are perfect for stocking up for the holidays or anytime that feels right for pie. Buy now, share freshly baked, warm pie with your loved ones in the months to come. A ll pies must be picked up in front of SES on November 16th between 3pm – 6pm. To order, click here: PIE!

Help Distribute Pies on 11/16
Valerie could still use a couple more people to help distribute pies on November 16th from 3 pm – 6 pm. vdutton.

Events! ????

Thank You For Coming To Harvest Fair!!!
WOW! The ☔️ rain paused just in time. We ???? pressed, ???? plunged, ????pumpkin-ed, ???? palace-ed and ???????????????? PARTIED for one of the largest and most epic ally attended Harvest Fairs in recent memory! That was awesome and it was so nice to see our school ALIVE with joy once again. THANK YOU to all volunteer s. From working shifts to bringing cookies to coming and having fun, we APPRECIATE YOU! Plus, we raised more than $7, 500 (!!!) for our ???? GoFund and ???? Garden Program . If you brought trays or tents, please pick them up this week near the stage.
We value your feedback. Tell us about your and your kids’ experience at the event , or share ideas for the future of Harvest Fair and how you want to get involved! TAKE THIS QUICK SURVEY .

Slots are filling up for Parent’s Night Out on November 10th!
Plan a date night because we’ve got you covered! Sunnyside PTSA is planning its first drop-off date night event on November 10 from 6-9pm! Several parent volunteers on the PTSA (we all have kiddos of our own at SES!) will be volunteering to hang with your kiddos while you hit the town! We’ll have PIZZA, ARTS & CRAFTS, SILLY GAMES, POPSICLES, and a PG MOVIE! This special night full of crafts, games, pizza and a movie is designed for Sunnyside students K-8 and will take place in the auditorium and cafeteria. The fundraising event is only $40 and there is even a special discount for siblings! Register your student(s) now as spots are VERY limited! Can’t wait to play with your kiddos on November 10th!


Bike Bus will continue! ????????
Thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm, Bike Bus will continue on Wednesdays until the weather gets too bad! Meet at Salmon & 23rd (West), Taylor & 41st (East), or Oak & 33rd (North) at 8:20 am. Contact alidacantor if you want more info or to be more involved.

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraising ???? ????

Sign Up For After School Activities at SES ????????

Our PTSA has a running list of after school activities and offerings at Sunnyside and in the neighborhood community . .

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping! ????

SES x Tea Collection School Days Fundraiser (NEW)

Savings on cute, cozy clothing alert! Get 25% off at Tea Collection and make $$$ for our school! October 17-23rd, SES and community (share the code with friends and family!) will get 25% off purchases and Tea will donate 20% of our total sales to our school!

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:

(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????
1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).
2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.
3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.
4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!

(NEW) Amazon Smile ????
1. Log in to your account at smile.amazon.com
2. Scroll down to Other Programs
3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity
4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity
5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through smile.amazon.com so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!
6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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