Lower your hunger while raising money for a good cause. Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5. 50% of net proceeds goes to Sunnyside Environmental School. Tell everyone you know to eat at Pastini at SE 20th & Division. Be sure to mention Sunnyside Environmental School when you order lunch or dinner. Take out food counts too!
Award winning author/illustrator, Vera Brosgol, to speak and sign books at READ-A-THON kickoff event!
SORRY, BOOK SALES HAVE ENDED.
Leave Me Alone
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls â€œboth classic and ultracontemporary,â€ Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.
One day, a grandmother shouts, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goalâ€•knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.
Vera Brosgol’s slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016
A Horn Book Best Book of 2016
A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016
“Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost canâ€™t stand it.â€ â€•Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile
In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit inâ€•but thatâ€™s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Veraâ€™s single mother canâ€™t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price rangeâ€•Russian summer camp.
Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
A New York Times Book Reiview Notable Children’s Book of 2018
A Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of 2018
Selected as the Best Graphic Novel of 2018 by Parents Magazine
â€œAnya’s Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.â€ â€•Neil Gaiman
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “forever” part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friendâ€•even a ghostâ€•is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.
This title has Common Core connections.
A 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011
A Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults
Any questions please email Leslie Lothamer at email@example.com.
To learn more about Vera Brosgol, please go to her website.
It is that time of year for the annual Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event with all monies raised benefiting the schoolâ€™s Go FUND. The goal of Go FUND is to ensure that all students, regardless of financial resources, are able to fully participate in our curriculum-based overnight field trips. SES middle-schoolers earn community service credits by working on event logistics, our neighbors feel welcomed on the school grounds, and we provide a valuable service â€” including eastside tree pickup whether in the rain, hail, snow or sun.
In the spirit of recycling and a â€˜circular economy,â€™ a local resource, Honl Tree Care, turns the trees into mulch chips, helping keep the perimeter school gardens well tended.
We offer both drop-off and pickup options and encourage early reservations via email or online. For residents who bring their trees to the school, we will have complimentary coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Invite your neighbors and help us promote the benefit!
Event hours and dates: Saturday Jan. 5 and Sunday Jan. 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Drop-off service: Just bring your trees to Sunnyside Environmental School; 3421 SE Salmon St, Portland OR 97214 on event weekend; drop-off in the asphalt area just behind the school bldg. Follow signs onsite. Requested donation is $ 5.
Pick-up service: Online or email reservation deadline is Thurs, 1/3/19 at 1pm. Available to eastside PDX residents with advance reservations. Requested donation is $ 10. You can make a reservation for tree pickup HERE. Alternatively, you can email: sunnysidetreerecycling@gmail.
We prefer donations be made via direct PayPal link at: paypal.me/SEStreerecycling. Cash or checks made payable to SES PTSA are also acceptable.
All rehearsals for the musical this year will be held on Wednesdays after school, from 3:15-5:15pm. The performances will take place Friday, March 8 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, March 9 at 3pm and 6:30pm.
Our first middle school dance is coming up on Friday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm. For the dance to happen, we will need chaperones! Sign up here to chaperone or to bring snacks.
The dance starts promptly at 6:30 and ends at 8:30â€”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.
I am a counselor here at SES and realize how difficult it can be to raise a kid these days. I will be sharing articles from time to time and hope you find them helpful.
Today I’d like to share, As “Fortnite” Blows Up, Parents Need to Up Their Game. A new survey confirms what most parents already know: Kids are going crazy for “Fortnite.” Here are some practical tips to manage it.
~Ashley Bevan, SES counselor
Come celebrate the holiday season with the Sunnyside Drama club!
Our newest original production is “Home for the Holi
daydies”, a quirky murder mystery that’s part farce, part musical, and entirely entertaining. When the seven Decima sisters and their families – complete with wacky aunts, angsty teens, and feuding relatives – gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, it seems that a bit of family drama is all that’s on the menu. However, when the evening takes a murderous turn, the family is thrown into a whirlwind of accusations. Will they learn to slow down, think deeper, and resist jumping to conclusions? Or will their fears and prejudices push them to take drastic action?
There will be three shows:
- Friday November 30th at 6:30 pm
- Saturday December 1st at 3:00 pm
- Saturday December 1st at 6:30 pm
This musical is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door (if available) or online below.
Pick up your tickets at the ticket table right before the show!
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THE DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED SO NOW YOU HAVE ONE MORE WEEK… for wreath and poinsettia orders! ORDERS DUE NOV 16th!
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 16. Pick up your order in the school auditorium on Monday, 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 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.