After School

April 10-12: Register for SES Westwind Family Camp

Join fellow Sunnyside families for Sunnyside Family Weekend at Camp Westwind, a beautiful camp on the coast north of Lincoln City. Our weekend this year is April 10 – 12. This is a great way to relax, enjoy a beautiful natural setting, and grow connections with other SES families. The $80 / per person cost includes heated / lit accommodations in bunk houses, six vegetarian meals (with gluten-free / vegan flexibility!), and a whole bunch of fun. Register here: Learn more about Camp Westwind here:

Questions? Ask Gwen at: or 503.475.8529


Pastini Fundraiser – Mar 2nd & 3rd

Restaurant: Pastini Pastathon
When: Monday, March 2 & Tuesday, March 3

Eat pizza for SES

Mention SES at Pastini on SE 20th & Division anytime on Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, and Pastini will donate 20% of what you spend to SES. 



After School

Spring Musical Tickets On Sale

Get Tickets to SES Musical Performance

“Microbiome: My Home”

Come out to support the SES cast and crew in the WORLD PREMIER of the completely original musical, “Microbiome – My Home.” Journey inside the human body, exploring the intriguing world of our gut. Humans are a host to a vast array of microorganisms known collectively as the microbiome, which affects many aspects of our health and happiness. Join us as we get microscopic and discover together the ways that diversity makes a community thrive.

Performance Times:

Friday 3/13 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/14 at 3:00 p.m. 

Saturday 3/14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Tickets ($7 each) are on sale now.  Show time is about 90 minutes, with an intermission. All ages welcome. Concessions and student-designed T-shirts will be available for sale during all performances. Ticket, t-shirt, and concessions proceeds directly support SES PTSA.

Get tickets here!

After School

Chaperones needed for middle school dance

Our next middle school dance is coming up on Friday, January 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm. For the dance to happen, we will need chaperones! Sign up here to chaperone or bring snacks. Chaperones should register in the new Volunteer & Visitor sign-in system (Raptor) and complete a background screen (state issued photo ID required) in the SES office if you have not already done so.

Sign up here to chaperone or bring snacks.

The dance starts promptly at 6:30 and ends at 8:30—please make sure students have plans to arrive and leave at these precise times. Permission slips will come home a few days before the event.

We request a $5 donation to cover the cost of the dance, but no child will be turned away for lack of funds.

After School

Fall Musical Dec 6th & 7th. Tickets on sale NOW!

December 6th and 7th SES Presents a New, Original Musical: Crush
Please come support the Sunnyside middle school students in their original production of Crush, a story exploring the complexities and nuances of all types of relationships. This musical is appropriate for all ages, but it might be best enjoyed by students in 3rd grade and up. There are three performances:

    • Friday, December 6th, 6:30pm

    • Saturday, December 7th, 3:00pm

    • Saturday, December 7th, 6:30pm

Cost is $7 per ticket. Buy tickets online or in the SES front hallway before school Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th. They will also be available outside the auditorium one hour before each performance.


SES tree recycling is back! January 4-5

Recycle your holiday tree and help Sunnyside!

Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Here’s a winning combination — support our neighborhood school and recycle your Christmas (holiday) tree in a responsible way. 

Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) is proud to lead this annual event, supporting our  mission to build tomorrow’s community of environmentally active citizens.  

All donations support the school’s Go FUND, which ensures that all students, regardless of financial resources, are able to fully participate in our curriculum-based overnight field trips.

How to participate?  We make it easy!  

  • Drop your tree at the school and enjoy a free coffee or hot cocoa
  • Or, complete the form below, and our volunteer drivers will collect trees right from at your house or apartment building.

All trees get mulched into chips for the school gardens and also donated to local farms and PDX community gardens!

To drop off your tree, bring it to Sunnyside Environmental School at 3421 SE Salmon St, Portland (enter the playground on 34th and Taylor) on January 4th or 5th between 10a and 4pm. Minimum donation is $5 and our middle school students will unload the cargo for you.

To schedule a tree pickup, register with the form below by 1/2/20Requested donation is $10, payable via Paypal or credit card.  Place your tree at the nearest curb or on the front porch on the morning of Jan 4th. If your apt/condo has a designated area, please follow instructions from your building manager. Please note: our pickup area runs from NE/SE 20th to NE/SE 60th Aves; and from NE Glisan south to SE Powell Blvd.

NOTE: We will complete all scheduled pickups between 10am on Sat, Jan 4th and 3pm on Sun, Jan 5th. While we are not able to guarantee a specific day or time window, please reach out via email at with any questions.  

Thank you for your support!

Click here to print a flyer and click here for a Facebook event to share.

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Teote Fundraiser


Restaurant: Teote
When: Tuesday, November 5th

SES Fundraiser at Teote

SES favorite, Teote (owned and operated by Sunnyside families), is inviting the SES community to dine in or take out 11am-10pm Tuesday, November 5, with 20% of the day’s proceeds going to the SES PTSA. Come enjoy delicious (and gluten-free) Latin American food. Teote is located at 1615 SE 12th Ave, just south of Hawthorne. Check out the menu before you visit. You can also call in a take-out order at 971-888-5281.



October’s Restaurant Fundraisers

This month we have two restaurant fundraisers!

Restaurant: Renata
When: EVERY MONDAY in October

Little big Mondays with Renata

Little by little we can make big things happen for our schools! Renowned Italian restaurant Renata is donating 5% of all gross sales during Mondays in October to benefit SES. Join us for dinner 5-9pm Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. Mention Sunnyside and ask for their special kids’ menu.

Restaurant: Pastini
When: Oct 21st & 22nd

Pastini Pastathon

Join us at Pastini on SE 20th and Division Monday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 22 for the two-day Pastini Pastathon. Pastini will donate 50% of net proceeds those two days to SES. Lunch, dinner and take-out orders are all included.