After School

Camp Fire registration now open for 2018-2019

All of the information families need to register is on the Camp Fire website, including how to register and financial aid applications.

ALSO, new this year: Families don’t have to pay the full month of September when they register, only the registration fee and a partial September payment. They will pay the bulk of the September payment on September 1.

If families have a difficult time utilizing the online registration option, they may call our registration office at 971-340-1613.

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Staff appreciation week is next week (Tuesday, May 29-Friday, June 1)

It’s our chance to shower our incredibly talented and committed Sunnyside teachers and staff with lots of love & gratitude.

Here’s how you can be a part of the goodness:

1. Sign up to bring in food to feed our awesome staff:

2. Contribute a small gift or homemade goodie to your teacher’s Love Basket. Your Room Parent will give you instructions as to where to leave this.)

3. Donate to the fund that allows us to gift non classroom staff via this link.

4. Help kids make cards for staff during lunchtime and after school.

Please take a moment with your kiddo to think about how you both would like to express thanks to the people who make SES the incredibly student-centered, engaging, connected and fun school that it is.

If you have questions regarding Staff Appreciation Week, ask Leonie at

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A bittersweet announcement from Principal Amy

It is with mixed emotions that I write this email. After 33 years as a teacher, Dian Christensen, our beloved PE teacher, has made the difficult decision to retire at the end of this school year.  It’s impossible to capture the depths of my own emotions about this, especially in an email. I love and adore Dian—she’s my friend, my colleague, my mentor, and I am so fortunate to have her in my life. I know that many of you—and many of your children—feel the same way.  

We are planning a school surprise for Dian, with more information to come about this in the next few days. In the meantime, please see the attached letter…written by Dian to the community at large

Please don’t hesitate to show Dian lots of love in the coming weeks. I know that Sunnyside holds a huge space in her heart…


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2018 summer garden watering and chicken care signup

On a day like today, I remember what summer is like and how it takes way more than one person to take care of all these little plants! We need helpers for this garden to thrive.

If you do sign up for chickens, pick only one week to give others a chance, and please sign up for watering at least once as well. Put your name and contact info on the schedule.

Directions for watering and chickens are included at the bottom of the document, but an orientation/training is also an option. And if you think you would come to a chicken care orientation/Q&A, tell Steph what time of the week works for you and she’ll schedule one for the group. Contact Steph to schedule a walk-through.

Happy summer weather!

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Community Tastes Celebration

The Community Tastes Celebration (formerly the Iron Chef Competition) is an exciting new event this year, which focuses our learning on cooking food that is locally-sourced, celebrates diverse cultures, highlights tastes of the season, uses what we’ve got (N0 waste) and serves as comfort food for all types of diets.

The week of the event, kids cook in small groups with Steph and adult volunteers (like you!). The event takes place Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7 at various times throughout the day.

The event finale (tastings and presentations by cooking teams) takes place in core classes on Thursday, June 7,  from 2-3:15pm.

We need volunteers for the dates listed above; if you participate, you get to taste and celebrate! To schedule, sign up here or contact Steph or your children’s core teachers.

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6th & 7th grade parents: Please help with 8th grade promotion

As many of you know, 6th and 7th grade families get the amazing opportunity to put together the 8th grade promotion. It’s a chance to celebrate these kids and families as they move on, and we want to make sure they don’t have to do a thing. Promotion this year is Thursday, June 7.

Please follow this SignupGenius link and find a job JUST for you.

Thank you!
Kimber, 7th grade mama

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7th grade marine biology wish list

The 7th grade is leaving on their marine biology trip next week, and we are looking for the following art supplies. If you are able to donate something, please drop off supplies with Eliza Coblentz in the Main Office no later than Thursday, May 17.

Thank you so much,
Indigo, Cori and Karen 

  • Newspaper
  • Shoe boxes
  • Artsy/landscape/animal/travel/magazines/images
  • Thicker pretty wrapping paper
  • Rolls of clear contact paper
  • Cigar boxes
  • Old, unwanted sheet music
  • Small wooden frames (3×5, 4×6, 5 x 7) to collage on
  • Yarn
  • Twine
  • Wire
  • Nails, screws, fasteners
  • Hammers
  • Sandpaper
  • For the photography class: Donations of old digital cameras with download cords, if possible
  • For a comic/graphic novel drawing class:
    • Colored pens and markers
    • Pens
    • Large drawing or chipboard
    • Graphite pencils
    • Any comic books or graphic novels to donate
    • Any how-to books to lend