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: https://westwind.org

Questions? Ask Gwen at: gwen@parachutestrategies.com or 503.475.8529

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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!


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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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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.

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After School

SES 2020 Spring Musical has begun!

The SES 2020 Spring Musical has begun! Use the links below to register and turn in the Code of Conducts by Wednesday January 2nd
 
Cast Rehearsals: All cast rehearsals are Wednesdays 3:15 – 5:15 p.m., with parent session from 5:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Crew Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Performances are on Friday, March 13 (6:30 p.m. show) and Saturday, March 14 (3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. shows). 
 
This year will be embarking on another completely original school musical! Our story will be created with the students who sign up to be in and help out with the musical. Our Musical this year will journey inside the human body, exploring the intriguing world of our microbiome. 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! There is a role for everyone and no student will be turned away!

EVERYONE:

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CAST (1st-5th ONLY):

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CREW (Middle School ONLY):

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Please contact Caitlin(caitlinquinncredible@gmail.com) with questions.

 
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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.

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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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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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