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!

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Community

Pastini Fundraiser – Mar 2nd & 3rd

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

Description:
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. 

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST MENTION SES WHEN YOU ORDER OR WE DO NOT GET CREDIT FOR YOUR MEAL

 

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Events

2020 Read-A-Thon!

Our annual fundraiser, Read-A-Thon, is here! The official reading days are from February 18-March 2. SES students received all of their information packets and bookmarks on February 18.


To make a pledge click here.


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

  • Tuesday, February 18: Read-A-Thon kick-off
    Author and illustrator of the Peter & Ernesto books, Graham Annable, will give a presentation to our students and sign books.
  • Friday, February 21: Pajama Read-in Event
    Wear pajamas to school and spend recess reading in the auditorium. 
  • Monday, March 2: FINAL READING DAY, and the wildly popular dress like a book character 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: 10 minutes of reading = 1 unit
  • Grades 3-8: 20 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

 
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Community

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 sunnysidetreerecycling@gmail.com 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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Fundraising

Wreath orders have been EXTENDED!

SALES FOR WREATHS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th! Get yours today, before it is too late, AGAIN.

Support SES and women farm workers, and bring some cheer to your home, by ordering a wreath and colorful poinsettia potted flowers.

  • Handmade Noble Fir wreaths, 24-26″ in diameter: $35

Orders are due by November 30. Pick up your order in the school auditorium on Tuesday, December 3, between 3 and 7pm.

Would your business or employer like to participate in this fundraiser and order wreaths or poinsettias? Thanks for giving them a blank form to fill out or directing them to the website for online ordering.  

The SES Wreath  Sale is a school-wide fundraiser that benefits our entire community. This year our wreath sale will again support Sunnyside and also Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP) is a group of farm worker women who create economic development and promote leadership among women in their community. By purchasing our wreaths from MLP we can support these efforts. Middle school students can sign up to make wreaths with MLP in November, fulfilling cultural and community service hours.  

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Community

Teote Fundraiser

 

Restaurant: Teote
When: Tuesday, November 5th

Description:
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.

 

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Fundraising

Wreath and poinsettia orders for 2019

SALES ARE CLOSED!

Support SES and women farm workers, and bring some cheer to your home, by ordering a wreath and colorful poinsettia potted flowers.

  • Handmade Noble Fir wreaths, 24-26″ in diameter: $35
  • Lush red, pink, or white poinsettias:
    • $12.50 for 6″ pots
    • $21.50 for 8″ pots

Orders are due by November 12. Pick up your order in the school auditorium on Tuesday, December 3, between 3 and 7pm.

Click here to view a printable order form. Bring your completed form and payment to the Sunnyside office, or order online in the form below!

Would your business or employer like to participate in this fundraiser and order wreaths or poinsettias? Thanks for giving them a blank form to fill out or directing them to the website for online ordering.  

The SES Wreath and Poinsettia Sale is a school-wide fundraiser that benefits our entire community. This year our wreath sale will again support Sunnyside and also Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP) is a group of farm worker women who create economic development and promote leadership among women in their community. By purchasing our wreaths from MLP we can support these efforts. Middle school students can sign up to make wreaths with MLP in November, fulfilling cultural and community service hours.  

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Fundraising

SES Holiday Pie Fundraiser!

PIE ORDERS ARE CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!
 
Save yourself some time this holiday season and order delicious pies, cobblers & frozen fruits from Willamette Valley Pies AND help Sunnyside at the same time. Win, win! Orders must be placed by November 6.
 
All pies priced the same as in stores but over 1/3 of the money is donated to the SES Go Fund. 
 
These pies are all-natural, no GMOs, 2 crust pies are trans-fat free and dairy free and ALL pies are low in added sugar. Go to https://www.wvpie.com/products/pie-ingredients/ to see all the ingredients in each pie we are selling.
 
Pies will be delivered to Sunnyside Environmental School on November 20th. Please plan on picking them up in the afternoon that day. Feel free to ask questions… send a message to Holly Cook!
 

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