Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 ????

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

Our beloved Sunnyside teachers are getting ready to go into contract negotiations next week. Please take a moment to talk to your kids’ teachers about what issues matter most to them and how you can support them. If there is one thing the Sunnyside community is great at (and there are many!) it’s rallying around a cause and working together to achieve positive change. Sunnyside teachers: we see you, we respect you and we want the very best for you.

Below you will find some good information on ways to get involved in upcoming fundraising efforts. Please know that there is room for every person and every schedule when it comes to getting involved! Can you spare 30 minutes per week to do a project from home? Great, we have something for you! Want to join a committee to get to know fellow SES parents? Awesome! We have that, too! And much more 😉

Hope to see many new and returning faces at our next PTSA meeting: February 10th at 8:45am in Room 102! Join us for coffee and conversation!

PTSA Co-presidents,
Auburn + Heather

Volunteer Opportunities ????

Read-a-thon is returning to SES Feb 21 through March 9 and we need volunteers! ????
All of our kiddos LOVE this event! Five authors will be visiting or school and sharing the love of reading. We need loads of volunteers to help make this event a success! Jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Call + email local businesses to ask for donations of reading prizes, gift cards, book bundles, etc!
  • Create donations for the hallways and display case. This year’s theme is about book banning: Read, Rise, Resist
  • Volunteer at SES to assist with Read-a-thon events, such as an author visit, dress-up day, etc.
  • Help decorate the school with signs and decorations!
  • More!

If you’d like to help out, you can fill out this leslielothamer ????

Fundraisers ????

The SES Spring Auction is coming back, and we’d love your involvement! ????

It’s only January, yes, but it’s time to think about the SES Spring gala — our biggest fundraising event of the year! Your collective generosity makes this happen — by contributing time, ideas, or resources; whatever you have access to. The gala is powered by SES PTSA’s all-volunteer Spring Gala Committee on behalf of Sunnyside Environmental School Foundation (SESF). The purpose of this event is to raise funds that support FTE school staffing for next year as well as our school’s required contribution to the Fund for PPS, which promotes funding equity across the district. This year’s gala will take place in early May at a TBD date and location. Super fun theme TBA soon! We are in need of the following:

  • A venue for 150 to 200 people and food/beverage
  • Donations for silent auction
  • Party Board hosts – many!
  • Class Creative Art Projects Coordinator
  • Planning Committee Members

To learn more about each need, sign up for a role, or give us your event ideas, please fill out our Spring Gala Donations Form. ❤

NEW: Interested in learning more about all the volunteer opportunities surrounding the Spring Auction and Gala? Please join us for a MEETING on February 2nd in Room 102 at 8:45 am and see what might be a fit for you! The more the merrier! Need a virtual option? Reach out to Steph Barnhart (Stephbarnhart1) and she will hook you up! Want to be a part of this but can’t make that meeting time? Let us know!

Questions, ideas or submissions for future newsletters? Email Heather at tanky34 or Auburn at auburnmarie3 ????