Fundraising

Get your tickets for the SES Derby Day Foundation Auction

The auction will take place May 5, 6-9 pm at Beeswing Café. Purchase tickets in the hall at SES every day beginning Friday, April 20 or online here.

The SES Foundation Auction is a fundraiser for the SES Foundation, which supports hiring staff for our fair school. In the current budget era we need the foundation more than ever to help us fund some of the amazing extra staff we are so fortunate to have (think art, music, PE, counseling, etc.) at Sunnyside.  

In addition to fundraising, the auction is SUPER fun! So even if you don’t plan on spending lots of money, you can still come and have fun with fellow SESers.

We will have:

  • Live karaoke (back by popular demand)
  • The amazing and beloved Mo Philips as our MC (hammer time!)
  • Delicious food and desserts catereing to all the diets
  • A signature Derby Day cocktail, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Ridiculous hats!

We need help to make this all happen. Please check out our sign-up genius and sign up for a volunteer shift or two.

If you have any questions, please contact Corby Watkins. Can’t wait to see you there!

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SES Auction Raffle 2018—Trip for four to Hawaii

Just $20 per ticket—total of 500 tickets sold—tickets for sale on the auction website now!

This lovely vacation includes,

  • Round trip airfare from Portland to Maui,
  • Five nights in a two-bedroom condo,
  • Full size rental car!

You can extend your stay on your dime if you want get some more time in the sun. Somebody has to win this; it may as well be YOU!

See below for the fine print:

Terms & Conditions: The Hawaii raffle prize package includes 4 roundtrip economy class airline tickets from Portland to Maui, 5 nights at the Kapalua Villas in a 2-bedroom condo for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18, a full size car rental and taxes. Daily resort fees and cleaning deposit are not included and will be payable to Kapalua Villas. All passengers must travel together from Portland. Airline imposed fuel surcharges would be additional. Flight and resort confirmation is based on availability. A minimum of 60 days’ notice is required to confirm travel; with more time highly suggested. Holiday and peak season black-out dates may apply. Upgrades of service or package deviations are the responsibility of the winner. Once booked, cancellation and change penalties will be in place. This package is non-transferable or redeemable for cash. Other restrictions may apply. Travel must be completed by 2/28/2019.

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Read-A-Thon: Winners list and thanks

Hello Sunnyside families! Read-A-Thon 2018 was an enormous success. We surpassed our fundraising goal. Our total so far is over $34,000! If you still have pledges to collect, please do so and bring them to the main office. We are still accepting donations.

Please look for our complete list of winners in the school hallway. Below are the top prize winners:

  • Top Fundraising Class:
    • K-2: Eric
    • 3-5: Jeremy
    • Middle School: Tara
  • Top Individual Fundraisers
    • K-2 
      • 1st Place: Vivian Williams
      • 2nd Place: Bennett Lembo
      • 3rd Place: Ora Darling
    • 3-5
      • 1st Place: Naomi Granek Brown
      • 2nd Place: Vanport Bontemppo
      • 3rd Place: Adoniyas O’Connor
    • Middle School
      • 1st Place: Nicolas D’Aubin
      • 2nd Place: Zola Buhl Smith
      • 3rd Place: Ella Kirshbaum
    • Top Reading Class:
      • K-2: Rebecca
      • 3-5: Leo
      • Middle School: Indigo
    • Top Readers Per Grade:
      • K: Dionisis Fergadiotis Kapantzoglou
      • 1: Rowan LucKy Moon Bell
      • 2:Athena Anderson
      • 3: Alder Fife
      • 4: Eisley Shanor
      • 5: Jasmine Torain-Fass
      • 6: Haviva Kalenkowitz
      • 7: Ella KirshBaum
      • 8: Sierra Stein

Congratulations to all the winners, but also to each and every one of our students and parents for putting in so much work and dedication into making this fundraiser such a big success for our beloved school. We all win with Read-a-thon. To all the volunteers who helped me organize the event, come up with amazing ideas, design the reading logs, decorate the school hallway, secure authors to visit, catch kids reading, count money and so much more, you are all AMAZING. And finally a most special thanks to Leslie Lothamer, parent volunteer extraordinaire, and Gillian Grimm, the best librarian any school cold ever hope for! 

We will be bringing prizes to the students and classrooms within the next week or so. Please be patient; we will take care of everyone.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me
at (305) 528-7105 or yomaricruz@yahoo.com  ~Yomari Cruz

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SES QSA t-shirts now available to order

SES’s newly-formed 3×5 QSA has been working hard on many projects. The design team has created a brilliant QSA T-shirt design. They are selling shirts to show queer pride and queer ally-ship, and to raise money for the QSA club. They will use funds for events, advocacy, field studies and supply costs. To order, download an order form here or pay online at SchoolPay.  All t-shirt order forms are due by April 4 for Spring 2018 delivery. Forms can be dropped off in the envelope outside of Leo’s classroom (room 200).

The 3×5 QSA’s mission statement: “The 3rd through 5th grade Sunnyside Environmental School Queer Straight Alliance, known as the 3×5 QSA, stands for LGBTQIA+ rights. Our alliance’s goal is to help people feel comfortable with who they are and learn about the LGBTQIA+ community. Not only do we learn, but we also ask questions such as, “Do LGBTQIA students get the support they need and deserve?” and “If you are queer, do you feel comfortable speaking up and telling people?” We welcome both LGBTQIA students and allies. At QSA, we make sure everyone feels safe, supported and loved. One way we do that is by completing projects. For example, we make posters, t-shirts, mugs, and bookmarks to raise money for queer organizations, students of color clubs and our QSA. We also have space for conversations and read articles to learn more about important issues that affect the LGBTQIA community, both at Sunnyside and in the world.”

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Tuesday, March 13: Laughing Planet SES donation day

Mark your calendars for our next donation night: Tuesday, March 13 at the 3320 SE Belmont Street Laughing Planet location. All eat in and pick-up orders made on that date at that location help support SES—to the tune of 15% of Laughing Planet’s proceeds. They are open every day from 11am-9pm, but on March 13 at 6pm SES’s own music teacher, Mo Phillips, will play live! Visit the Laughing Planet site and check out the menu.

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Sunday, March 18: Shamrock Run, volunteer and raise funds for SES

UPDATEDownload forms and other information you’ll need to volunteer from this folder. Volunteer hours for this event are 6:30am-12:15pm.

We have the opportunity to volunteer again this year at the Shamrock Run. What do we gain from volunteering? We raise money for our Go Fund that helps cover all students trip costs for our overnight trips. Students receive service hours for volunteering, as well.

Did we mention that you get a T shirt? We need both students and adults. If you’re interested in volunteering and helping our school raise money for the Go Fund, please email Jarrett Altman.

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Saturday, May 5: The SES Foundation Auction

The SES Foundation Auction is coming up May 5 at Beeswing, and we need some love from all of you. In addition to purchasing tickets and attending the festivities, we are looking for donations. I know that all of you know cool and creative people, or work for a company who could donate product, or are friendly with a local brewer … just to list a few examples of how you can help. Please ask your contacts if they would be willing to donate goods or services to the auction.

The SES Foundation Auction is a fundraiser for the SES Foundation, which supports hiring staff for our fair school. In the current budget era we need the foundation more than ever to help us fund some of the amazing extra staff we are so fortunate to have.

If you have any questions, please contact Corby Watkins. Thank you!

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Get tickets for the SES spring musical: Remaking the World

On March 9 and 10, SES presents a new, original musical: Remaking the World

Come experience SES’s latest musical, Remaking the World.

When a volcano threatens the 2018 Super Hero Convention, the super heroes must come together to remake the world! This exciting new play includes original songs written by Mo Phillips and SES students. 

There are three performances:

  • Friday, March 9, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 10, 3pm
  • Saturday, March 10, 6:30pm
Cost is only $5 per ticket. Buy tickets online using the form below or get them at rehearsals. Shows often sell out, so plan ahead and get your tickets!
 
Questions? Contact Sarah Crabtree at sadekarr@gmail.com.

Online sales for all shows are now closed.

Please see Sarah Crabtree at rehearsal to get tickets.

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Saturday, February 24, 8-10am: Applebee’s flapjack fundraiser

February 24 is our annual fundraiser flapjack fundraiser, during which sixteen of our 8th graders will be serving breakfast at the Lloyd Center’s Applebee’s (1439 NE Halsey) from 8-10am. We hope you’ll join us for this great experience.

The flapjack event is an important GO Fund Fundraiser (our fund that allows ALL students to participate in field trips and overnights) and it’s a wonderful community event. PLUS, we need you there as our customers so these 8th graders can experience what it is like to be a server, an invaluable experience. In addition to the students, a few teachers will be there making coffee and talking to tables.

Last year we raised around $3000 from this fundraiser for our Go Fund. We’d love to break that record this year! Tickets cost $10 each (pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice), and $6 out of every $10 goes directly to SES. Get tickets from MS students.

Important note: PLEASE consider bringing your own coffee cup as Applebee’s otherwise uses single-use Styrofoam cups.

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