SES PTSA Newsletter 09-15-2022

Good afternoon, Sunnyside Families and Friends! 🌻 😎 🌞 ☀ 🕶

THANK YOU to the dozens of amazing parents and teachers who joined us for the first PTSA meeting last week! We are beyond thrilled to have so many people ready to roll up their sleeves with us this year! If you couldn’t join us, no worries, this weekly newsletter will be a great way to stay connected! Our first big volunteer need is with Harvest Fair, coming up at the end of next month!

Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! (NEW!) 🎂 🍰

Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, staffing our table at the Harvest Fair, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

Wanted: Classroom Family Representatives / Room Parents 💌 👂 🍪

We still need volunteers for Art, Gardening, and P.E. and for MaryGage’s classroom.

I’m Emily Lillywhite, fellow SES grown-up and this year’s Classroom Family Coordinator. Each year, we ask that two adults fill the role of Classroom Family Representative for each class. Typical duties of this shared role include: Creating and sharing classroom families contact information, sending a simple weekly email communicating classroom goings-on, liaising with teachers to make sure they have enough family support for class activities, etc. It’s an easy way to get to know both your kiddo’s teacher and classroom community better. Please reach out if you’re interested or have any questions: emilylillywhite. And know that all the teachers & the community at large will super appreciate it. Thanks!!

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🎃 🍂

Mark your calendar now for Harvest Fair! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free entry, carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages from Franks-A-Lot, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical.

We need new families to step up and take on the following projects: Dunk Tank, Apple Cider Press, Community Meal, and the Baked Goodie Boogie. Kindergarten, Third, Fourth and Fifth grades all have special roles to play, too. Learn more about the key roles and SIGN UP HERE.

Want to get involved? Unsure but excited? New ideas? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

Truck Needed!
Do you have a flatbed truck 🚚 and could help us pick up some equipment on 10/22? Do you know a bluegrass jam band? Other ideas? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. Full volunteer sign-up will be available 9/23! Stay tuned for more!

Merch Fundraiser brought in over $2400!! 👕 👚 🤑
Our merch campaign just concluded and we raised $768 and made sure that there are a bunch of cuties running around campus in SES tees! We started this fundraiser last spring and the total tally for both rounds is $2442! THANK YOU! And if you missed out, we’ll do another round (with new colors and options!) in December!

Sunnyside Bike Bus! 🎒 🏫 🚲 🚴

Let’s bike to school together! On Wednesday, October 12, Sunnyside students and families will ride bikes to school together to celebrate alidacantor.

BACK TO SCHOOL ASK! 💰 💲

Each year EVERY family is asked to contribute $150 per student to go toward the Garden and Sustainability program, Administrative Academic Support, Music and Art Specials, Scholarships, and Field Studies. Our goal is $20,000 and we are more than halfway there! If you aren’t able to contribute $150 at this time, we invite you to pay whatever makes sense for you or pay incrementally. And if you can offer more, please do! Back to School Ask here.

Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳 💵

Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

NEXT PTSA MEETING! 👬 🤓 🙂

October 7 @ 8:45am! We will have coffee ☕ again from Oblique roasters, plus a chance for some dirty volunteer work following the meeting! We’re seeking six or seven volunteers to help us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 7th to help us clear out space in the basement to prep for Harvest Fair! 🍂 🍁 This is your chance to see some seriously vintage items in the broiler room… 👵 🗝 💺 📚 and it will really help us out! Email us if you are interested (see our addresses below)!

Please reach out to us anytime if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele, PTSA Co-presidents 👯
auburnharrison | tanky34

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-07-2022

Good morning Sunnyside Families and Friends!
👪🏫🎒

It’s the second week of school and your PTSA co-prezzies are here to wish you a peaceful week and a few quick reminders. First off, we are SOOOO excited to be hosting our first official meeting this Friday, and we’d LOVE to see you there!

Where: ROOM 102
When: 8:45 a.m. right after drop off (stop by the office to sign in!)
What: Join a committee, plan a fundraiser, meet a friend, drink some coffee, share your ideas!
Who: You, me, all of us!
Bring your own mug! ☕ The amazing owners of Oblique Coffee Roasters (and SES parents) will have coffee brewed and ready!

Tees & Hoodies Fundraiser! 👚 👕 💰 🤑
Our merch campaign with Bonfire runs comes to a close in 3 DAYS so grab your goodies while you still can! Bonfire ships directly to your home and kicks 30-40% back to the PTSA! There is a wide variety of kids and adults colors and sizes available. Check ’em out and help us spread the word: BONFIRE! And don’t forget to wear your new SES gear on Fridays – Spirit Wear Day!!

BACK TO SCHOOL ASK! 🙏
Each year EVERY family is asked to contribute $150 per student to go toward the Garden and Sustainability program, Administrative Academic Support, Music and Art Specials, Scholarships, and Field Studies. Our goal is $20,000 and we are almost halfway there! If you aren’t able to contribute $150 at this time, we invite you to pay whatever makes sense for you or pay incrementally. And if you can offer more, please do! Back to School Ask here.

SES Harvest Fair is Back!!! SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 22 🎃 🍂 🍁
Do you smell that? Apple cider spice, 🍎 zesty sausages, 🌭 ooey gooey baked goods, 🍰vanilla wafting from the magical cookie palace, 🍪 crunchy hay, 🐎 and the splishy splash of your favorite teacher taking a refreshing autumn dip into the dunk tank? 💦 YES! THAT’S RIGHT! SES’s beloved fall fun-raiser is making its grand return after two sad years away. Mark your calendar now – Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free entry, carnival tickets sold in advance and day-off. ALL are welcome to attend. This one takes a lot of volunteer oomph to make it happen, and each grade level plays a special role. Volunteer sign up coming soon – stay tuned! Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

That’s it for now! Please reach out to us anytime if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele, PTSA Co-presidents
auburnharrison | tanky34

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 🌻🌻🌻

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night, 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee! 👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

UPDATED SES PTSA UPDATE!
*Hi everyone! Sending one more time, as yesterday’s version was cut off. Much more to read here! Thanks!

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee!👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Spin For Sunnyside! 🕸🚲 (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

  • Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
  • When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
  • Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
  • To Register (or ask questions): email dez

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

We are still in need of Classroom Family Reps for Michael/Cara and MaryGage’s classes + Art and PE! 🙋
CFRS are vital in supporting teachers with classroom communication with parents. And the commitment is minimal! Typically CFRs will do one check-in with their teacher per week and then send an email to the parents with important reminders, details about field study, snack needs, etc. If you are ready to step into one of these positions please reach out to Emily – emilylillywhite. Thank you!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag!
All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag!
  • Get a temporary tattoo

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)

More info here and here.

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-21-2022

UPDATED SES PTSA UPDATE!
*Hi everyone! Sending one more time, as yesterday’s version was cut off. Much more to read here! Thanks!

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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

Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee!👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Spin For Sunnyside! 🕸🚲 (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

  • Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
  • When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
  • Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
  • To Register (or ask questions): email dez

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

We are still in need of Classroom Family Reps for Michael/Cara and MaryGage’s classes + Art and PE! 🙋
CFRS are vital in supporting teachers with classroom communication with parents. And the commitment is minimal! Typically CFRs will do one check-in with their teacher per week and then send an email to the parents with important reminders, details about field study, snack needs, etc. If you are ready to step into one of these positions please reach out to Emily – emilylillywhite. Thank you!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag!
All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag!
  • Get a temporary tattoo

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)

More info here and here.

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SES PTSA Newsletter 09-28-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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

Good morning and Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends!

🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔

This newsletter is going to be egg-stra 🍳 awesome (and a tad bit longer) because we are taking this moment to honor our beloved Sunnyside chickens. 🐣🐤🐥🐔 As you may know, we have had a bit of a rodent 🐀 problem develop in our chicken coop. 🙀 Our district leaders have requested we remove the chickens from the campus out of caution for the health and safety of students and employees. We too are devastated by the news, and we know how deeply these chickens are loved and cared for by the SES community; but we have made the difficult decision to rehome them to a family farm in Milwaukie. 🏡

Please share the disappointing news with your student, as the chickens are part of what makes Sunnyside so special. 😭 While we will miss them deeply, our wonderful Garden Coordinator, Nathan, 👦 will be reimagining new ways to use the soon-vacant garden space. He is bursting with ideas, and your kids will get to help that vision come to life. 👫 We are planning to commemorate the SES chickens before they make their exit, and we are hoping to plan a fond farewell celebration next week. Details to come soon!

Sincerely,
Dr. Eryn Berg, Principal SES 💕🐔and PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather 🐥💕

P.S. SAVE THE DATE for Next Friday’s monthly meeting: October 7, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.

🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔

And here are this week’s PTSA announcements:

🐔 BECOME A PTSA MEMBER!
We know we have an army of amazing parents and guardians out there ready to help with fundraising this year and now we just need to make it official! We would love it if everyone would consider becoming a MEMBER! Think of it like your PTSA badge of honor. Your ticket to the sweetest club in town. It’s only $15 and then you get to be officially official! AND to top it off, your dues go toward keeping Field Studies, 🌳🌲🌳🌴 our Sustainability Program, 🚛 our Educational Assistant, and so many other SES activities going strong! 🌍💪

You can join PTSA here. 🙋 We’d love to see you at our monthly meetings. But if you can’t make it, we totally get it and we’ll send you a recap! 📄

Get this: So far this year we have 41 PTSA members. In 2019, we had 101! We can totally beat this. And did you know ANYONE can join PTSA? Grandparents, neighbors, friends, business owners, and even favorite aunts! 👵 Reach out anytime to get involved: auburnharrison or tanky34

🐔We Kicked off our Very First Sunnyside Bike Bus Today!

​The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 every Wednesday morning, with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join next time! It’s an amazing way to meet your neighbors, or let your kids have a little extra freedom in getting to school “by themselves” with the help of a trusted adult! If you want to get involved, contact alidacantor 🌞🚲🚲🚲 If you want to see more pics of this event, or any other SES activities, be sure to follow our SES PTSA pages on Instagram 🖼 and Facebook! 😀😆😉

Route Meeting spot Leaders
West Salmon & 23rd Alyssa Koomas and Stephanie Renfro
East Taylor & 41st Alida Cantor and Travis Pritchard
North Oak & 33rd Jen Wozniak and Becky Poehler

🐔WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag! 🏫🎒
Let’s get out there and support our INCREDIBLE teachers. All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun “we love our teachers” SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing 💃👯
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway 👕🎉🎋
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag! 🎡
  • Get a temporary tattoo ???? 🔱💪

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)
More info here and here.

🐔Last night … no plans? Go bowling for SES tonight! 🎳🎳🎳
Tonight is the final night! c.yilk).

🐔SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🎃🎃🎃
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, 🍎🍏 sausages, a Seed Exchange 🌱, the famous Cookie Palace 🍪, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🎶🏹

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week!We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned.

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🏫

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 👧

🐔Spin For Sunnyside! (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation! 🚲

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
To Register (or ask questions): email dez 💪🚲💪💦

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do! 💦💦

🐔Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! 🍓🍒🌰🍰🎂
Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, preparing and handing out pie samples at Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

🐔Join our party-planning committee! 🎉🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? 📝 Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? 🤑💰💵💲 Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. 🌞☀😎🌻 To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz. 😎

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SES PTSA Newsletter 10-05-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 ????????????????????????

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

Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends!

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Fall is in the air, the pumpkins are coming out, ????and we are excited to get cozy and check in with all of you this Friday at our second PTSA meeting of the school year! In September, we had 52 attendees! Come one, come all, bring your empty coffee mugs, and be ready with your ideas, your energy, and your questions! We have loads of great information on the meeting agenda and you can review last month’s minutes here. We truly hope to see you there!

PTSA Meeting: Friday, October 7th | 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | SES Room 102

Coffee brought to you by the owners of Oblique Coffee Roasters who are a proud Sunnyside family!

P.S. We are seeking four additional volunteers who want to help us with a basement cleanup on Friday right after the meeting! Should take about two hours, tops! Email for this one!

P.P.S. You can join PTSA here or in person at the meeting!(Spoiler alert: there might be a prize!)

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

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And here are this week’s PTSA announcements:

CHICKEN UPDATE!
Our beloved Cluckers ???????????? will be based at Sunnyside for just over one more week before they officially head to their new home at a family home in Milwaukie. They leave next Friday, October 14th, so your kiddos will be working with Nathan on a special farewell project in their Garden special classes between now and then. Our Sunnyside students will be writing up notes of love and gratitude for all the chickens have provided us (learning opportunities and eggs!) Here’s a look at some of the amazing creations! Be on the lookout for changes in the garden as Nathan dreams up a new future for that space. ????

FOLLOW SES PTSA ON INSTAGRAM for more cute kid pictures on the daily! ????????????????????????

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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 . .

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THE TIME IS NOW: Volunteer Shift Sign Up Live for Harvest Fair! ????????????????????????
With just 3 weeks between you and Harvest Fair, (woo!) now is the time to take action! There is something for everyone to contribute and it really takes all of us.

  1. Volunteer Shift Sign Up is LIVE: bit.ly/SES-HarvestFair22 ????
  2. Donate Toys. Those tiny, long-forgotten trinkets at the bottom of your kids’ bins and drawers…now is their moment to SHINE. Bring in your (clean!) small toys for our carnival game prizes. Drop off in the SES Office. ????????????????????
  3. Bake or Bring Cookies & Goodies. Our Cookie Palace and Baked Goodies Boogie need copious, mega, epic amounts of donated baked goods. We cannot have too many. Store bought or homemade, we’ll take ’em all! Please consider and label gluten-, nut-, dairy-free options. Sign up on the link above to tell us what you’re bringing. Deliver on Friday 10/21 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) or Saturday 10/22 (2:30 – 4:00 p.m.).

Tickets: The Harvest Fair is free entry, but you will purchase carnival tickets to participate in the games, activities and food booths. Advance ticket sales begin at school on Wednesday, 10/19. Stay tuned for more details. ????????????????????

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Whole Foods Market Laurehurst, Bob’s Red Mill.

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

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Seeking a Fundraiser Venue for Spring Gala for SES! ????????????????????????????
Sunnyside PTSA is bringing back our big Spring Fundraiser event, and we are seeking a venue that can hold up to 250 people. If you or someone you know might have a lead on a great venue, we’d LOVE to hear from you! We are also soon going to start seeking fabulous auction items from our many SES families. Thank you for considering a donation to a local restaurant, a few nights in a family vacation home, or a gift card to your family business. Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.

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BIKE BUS CONTINUES! ????????

The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 Wednesday mornings (as long as our volunteers are available!) with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join the fun! It’s a great group!

Route Meeting spot Leaders
West Salmon & 23rd Alyssa Koomas and Stephanie Renfro
East Taylor & 41st Alida Cantor and Travis Pritchard
North Oak & 33rd Jen Wozniak and Becky Poehler

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TEACHER SUPPORT DRIVE-BY…LET’S DO THIS! ????????
Let’s get out there and support our INCREDIBLE teachers. All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have music, dancing and giveaways! SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)More info here and here.

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Spin For Sunnyside! (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!) ????????????

Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
To Register (or ask questions): email dez Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

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Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! ????????????????????
Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, preparing and handing out pie samples at Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

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SES PTSA Newsletter 10-12-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends! ????

Happy four-day school week (or, good luck this Friday, depending on your perspective)! Either way, shout out to all the parents, teachers, and small important humans who are making magic every day! ???? Keeping this week’s announcements short, but sweet…just like this week!

Our school runs on volunteers! This week we still need your help with the Harvest Fair, pie sales, and finding a venue for our spring gala. Many roles do not require a significant or ongoing time commitment, so please check out the details in the Volunteer Opportunities section below and consider signing up. We promise we are a fun and friendly group and you may even make a new parent bestie while helping support your child’s school. Thank you so much in advance!

We have many fantastic events coming up! The Teacher Support Drive-By is this Saturday – come out and show our amazing SES teachers some love! Bike Bus is going strong, Revel Indoor Cycling is offering you the opportunity to take a spinning class and raise money for SES at the same time, and Eco-School Network is offering a free parent volunteer leadership training. Check out our Events section below for more details!

And finally, a quick moment of somber, clucky ???? silence for our beloved chickens who will depart the SES campus this week. Stop by for one last hello to them before they say farewell and head out on their new journey.

Sincerely,
PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

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

To receive updates on volunteer opportunities as they arise, please join our volunteer listserv: https://groups.google.com/u/2/g/volunteer4sesptsa The Time Is Now : Volunteer Shift Sign Up Live for Harvest Fair! ????
With just 3 weeks between you and Harvest Fair, (woo!) now is the time to take action! There is something for everyone to contribute and it really takes all of us.

  1. Volunteer Shift Sign Up is LIVE: bit.ly/SES-HarvestFair22
  2. Donate Toys. Those tiny, long-forgotten trinkets at the bottom of your kids’ bins and drawers…now is their moment to SHINE. Bring in your (clean!) small toys for our carnival game prizes. Drop off in the SES Office.
  3. Bake or Bring Cookies & Goodies. Our Cookie Palace and Baked Goodies Boogie need copious, mega, epic amounts of donated baked goods. We cannot have too many. Store bought or homemade, we’ll take ’em all! Please consider and label gluten-, nut-, dairy-free options. Sign up on the link above to tell us what you’re bringing. Deliver on Friday 10/21 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) or Saturday 10/22 (2:30 – 4:00 p.m.).

Tickets: The Harvest Fair is free entry, but you will purchase carnival tickets to participate in the games, activities and food booths. Advance ticket sales begin at school on Wednesday, 10/19. Stay tuned for more details.

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Whole Foods Market Laurehurst, Bob’s Red Mill.

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

Volun teers Needed to Help Sell Pies! ????????
We could still use a few more volunteers to help with preparing and handing out pie samples at the Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Click here to learn more and sign up! vdutton.

Seeking a Fundraiser Venue for Spring Gala for SES! ????
Sunnyside PTSA is bringing back our big Spring Fundraiser event, and we are seeking a venue that can hold up to 250 people. If you or someone you know might have a lead on a great venue, we’d LOVE to hear from you! We are also soon going to start seeking fabulous auction items from our many SES families. Thank you for considering a donation to a local restaurant, a few nights in a family vacation home, or a gift card to your family business. Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz

Join Our Party-Planning Committee!
Learn about fundraising and play a critical role in supporting student success! Are you interested in fundraising but feel like you don’t know where to start? Haven’t participated in a fundraiser since you were in elementary school, or just uninitiated with the PTSA? Join our fundraising committee and learn how to run charity events, ask people for money, and get free merch from local businesses (it’s easier than you may think). Everyone from complete novices to experienced fundraising professionals are welcome! Help us strategize, plan events, and get that money! To learn more about how to get involved, please email PTSA fundraising chair Justine Reimnitz (she/her) at justinereimnitz.

Events! ????

October 10: Eco-School Network Training
Do you want to see your child’s school thrive but don ’t know how to use your limited time? Sasha . Training starts this Monday and Tuesday (Oct 10/11), and seats are filling up fast!

October 15, 12 pm – 2 pm: Teacher Support Drive-By…Let’s Do This !
Pick up party! Come celebrate our wonderful teachers with this drive thru event to pick up your yard signs and boogie to DJ beats! Come on Thru! Let’s get out there and support our INCREDIBLE teachers. All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have music, dancing and giveaways! SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232) More info here and here.

October 12 – October 31: Support Sunnyside By Buying Delicious Pies!
SES’s annual pie fundraiser is back! We are selling delicious, handmade pies from the Willamette Valley Pie Company! Pies come frozen so you can buy ahead for the holidays or for cozy nights at home when nothing hits the spot quite like a freshly baked pie. This year we are selling Dutch Caramel Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Cream pies. October 31 is the last day to order, and all pies must be picked up in front of SES on November 16th between 3pm – 6pm. To order, click here: PIE!

Bike Bus
The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 Wednesday mornings (as long as our volunteers are available!) with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join the fun! It’s a great group!

Route Meeting spot Leaders
West Salmon & 23rd Alyssa Koomas and Stephanie Renfro
East Taylor & 41st Alida Cantor and Travis Pritchard
North Oak & 33rd Jen Wozniak and Becky Poehler

October 22, 1 pm: Spin For Sunnyside! (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance! ) ????

Registration is NOW OPEN for Revel Indoor Cycling ‘s private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
To Register (or ask questions): email dez Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

October 22, 4pm – 8pm: Harvest Fair Makes Its Triumphant Return!
Harvest Fair is Sunnyside’s time-honored fall celebration, and it is making its much anticipated return this year after a 2 year hiatus! Entry is free, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend, so bring your neighbors, friends, coworkers, and family members! You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a seed exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical.

Ongoing: 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.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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SES PTSA Newsletter 10-19-2022

Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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

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

It’s FINALLY here!! Harvest Fair is this weekend and we can hardly wait to see it in action. For many of us, this is our first ever Harvest Fair post-COVID, and in fact–ever! Okay, so there’s a bit of rain in the forecast. No biggie, because this is a rain or shine event and there are plenty of indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. (Plus, we are Portlanders!) ????????

If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you’ll begin seeing opportunities for sales before and after school starting today! This incredible SES fundraiser is something you don’t want to miss! See you Saturday, 4 to 7 pm at Sunnyside! ????

Sincerely, PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

P.S. You may have heard that our beloved Christina in the cafeteria is back after being gone for three long weeks dealing with a house fire and significant personal loss. If you’d like to help support her, please venmo any amount to: Venmo @Becky-OLeary with “Christina” in the comments. Donations will be collected until October 20th!

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

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

Harvest Fair is This Week: We Need You! ????

  • We are still in need of crucial volunteers to make this magical event happen!! stephbarnhart1)

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Whole Foods Market Laurelhurst, Bob’s Red Mill.

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

Volun teers Needed to Help Sell Pies! ???????? We could still use a few more volunteers to help with preparing and handing out pie samples at the Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Click here to learn more and sign up! vdutton.

Events! ????

Harvest Fair is This Week: Bring the whole family! ????????

Join us: Saturday, October 22 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Rain or shine, we’ll be there! It’s a jubilant time to have fun with your SES community and celebrate Autumn.

  • Full schedule, activities list, food menus and everything you want to know on the new HARVEST FAIR WEB PAGE. Map coming soon!
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. is Sensory Start, a new change this year. 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. open to all! Read more about this here.
  • Ticket sales happening at pick up and drop off Wednesday through Friday on the playground! Stop by!

First spin class ever? No problem! Come SPIN for Sunnyside! ????????????????

Registration is NOW OPEN for Revel Indoor Cycling ‘s private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation! Only 4 people are currently signed up, so let’s fill the class! Please join us, even if it is your very first spin class ever! It will be inclusive and fun. Plus you are supporting our community and our school!

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!) Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can. To Register (or ask questions): email dez@ revelpdx.com Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!

Don’t forget to Pre-Order Your Delicious Holiday Pies! ???? SES’s annual pie fundraiser is back! We are selling delicious, handmade pies from the Willamette Valley Pie Company! Pies come frozen so you can buy ahead for the holidays or for cozy nights at home when nothing hits the spot quite like a freshly baked pie. This year we are selling Dutch Caramel Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Cream pies. October 31 is the last day to order, and all pies must be picked up in front of SES on November 16th between 3pm – 6pm. To order, click here: PIE!

Parent’s Night Out November 10th! (new!)

Plan a date night because we’ve got you covered! Sunnyside is planning its first drop-off event on November 10 from 6-9pm! 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. We will have a special focus for the younger and for older kiddos in the bunch and will keep the movie PG! 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!

We also need PARENT and 8th Grade Volunteers for this! Bonus for parents – your kiddos come for free, bonus for 8th graders – service hours! Email us at auburnharrison or tanky34 to sign up to help! We are also in need of a pizza sponsor if you know anyone who makes their living slinging delicious pies!

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 . leslielothamer .

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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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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