Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????
Wednesday, January 4, 2022
~ Find the latest Messenger newsletter from the SES office here. ~

Welcome back to school, Sunnyside-ers! It’s a whirlwind ????of a week for sure, as we all get back into the swing after a long winter break! We are keeping this week’s email short and sweet, but next week you can look forward to a full survey of PTSA activities to help us guide our priorities for the second half of the school year! We also have so many fun events coming up, including everyone’s favorite, Read-a-thon, coming up in Spring! THANK you so much for all that you do to make this school so magical! ????

Our next PTSA meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 13 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. We will open up a virtual option as well, so stay tuned for details! ????????☕

Gratefully, ????

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????
Been wanting to volunteer? Here’s a meaningful opportunity! ????????????????

Do you know about the PTA clothing center? Since 1964, PTSA’s around Portland send volunteers to the clothing center a couple times each year. The purpose of the center is to give out free, age-appropriate clothing to students in need, district-wide. By caring for the basic needs of youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, they are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success, and regular class attendance. ???? T hursday, Jan. 12 is Sunnyside’s day to send 5-6 volunteers from 9:30am -1:30pm, to help kids receive clothing and to help sort donations The center is located at the Marshall (Benson HS) Campus in SE Portland. If you’re available to help for a couple of hours or more, please email Auburn at auburnmarie3.

School-Wide Activities & Opportunities! ????

Registration is Saturday 1/7 at 9am – limited spots available! ????????????

The PTSA is excited to partner with Portland Drama Club to offer a new after-school program that will teach students the ins and outs of musical theatre while building toward an all-SES spring production of Willy Wonka !

Registration for this after-school program will open at 9am on Saturday, January 7th, and tuition will be on a sliding scale of $150-$250 per participant.

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 6th at 3:30pm in the SES auditorium and will be Mondays and occasional Fridays through the end of April!

Details about the rehearsal and show dates, times, and the necessary level of commitment + registration link (which will open on 1/17 at 9am) can be found HERE!

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:

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
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 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.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnmarie3