Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update April 13, 2023 🌻

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Hello Sunnyside!
It is almost impossible to believe that our IN BLOOM Sunnyside auction and gala is only three short weeks away! 🌸 🌹 🌺 🌷 🌼 🌻 If you’re like many busy parents who are overwhelmed by emails and fundraisers and all the things, we totally get it! That’s why we’re sending this reminder and callout to let you know that this is THE event you really don’t want to miss!!

Sunnyside’s annual auction and gala has a rich history and is our most treasured 💎 and important fundraiser of the year! It’s at Revolution Hall , folks! And there is a live band, many great amazing auction items, 🏆 a best-dressed contest, special cocktails and mocktails 🍹 and a really great opportunity to connect with other SES parents and staff! 😎

You can still bid in our online auction starting April 21, make a donation, or consider volunteering!” We need all kinds of helping hands to make this event happen, and you get a FREE ticket if you sign up to help out.

Get tickets now for Saturday, May 6!

💐 "In Bloom" PTSA Spring Gala + Auction

🌹Saturday, May 6, 2023

🌼 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

🌺 Revolution Hall’s Show Bar & Patio

EMCEE: Mo Phillips
FEATURING: Live Music by Kris DeeLane & The Hurt
➡️ We are still accepting more auction items and party board hosts until April 14! Submit your ideas by filling in this donation form.
What the heck are these anyway? Party Boards are small group parties that you sign up for in person at the Gala. You pay a small price to join the party and100% of your donation goes toward our SES school activities as part of our fundraising revenue. They are a lot of fun, easy to put together and make for great community building. Previous party examples have been D&D Gaming, Steal the Chicken, Movie Night with Gillian, Margaritas, and Music, and more. So if you’ve got an idea, a talent, or a fun idea to share, reach out to Leslie and I for more information. Need a little convincing or to be connected with another to make a board happen, we’ll help you figure it out. Interested but don’t really have an idea? Pick one from this Party Board Ideas list. We’re excited to hear from you!

Leslie leslielothamer

Auburn + Heather, PTSA Co-Presidents ????

School Happenings 📅
Join us this Friday, April 14 at 8:45 am in room 102 for our general monthly PTSA meeting. 4th-grade teacherJeremy Thomas will be there to talk about contract negotiations for teachers, and we’ll hear an update on the In Bloom gala! Bring your coffee mugs, friends! ☕ Huge shoutout to Oblique coffee roasters for keeping us caffeinated. ❤ ❤ Can’t join? Here is a virtual link so you can pop in from home!


Grab your helmet, let’s ride together! With the spring weather and longer daylight, we are happy to welcome the Bike Bus back to Sunnyside after Spring Break. Kids are welcome to join each Wednesday morning on their bikes, with or without their grownups – there will be adults leading each route.
Starting Wednesday April 5th.
Meet at 8:20, ride at 8:25.
Meet at:
Taylor & 41st (East)
Pine & 32nd (North)
Salmon & 23rd (West)
Or join in along the way!

Coffee with the Principal ☕
Coming next month, our very first official launch with Principal Eryn! We will get to hear all about the amazing things happening at SES!
April 21 and May 19:, 8:45-9:45am at SES SAVE THE DATES! ????

School Programming 🏫 🎒
SES PTSA and Portland Drama Club Present: WILLY WONKA! WHEN: April 28th at 7pm AND April 29th at 2 and 5pm
WHERE: SES Auditorium
WHO: Grades 5-8

In the coming weeks, you will hear more about this delightfully fun musical starring 3 dozen performers from grades 5-8! We hope that everyone will come out to support the cast and enjoy a very special show in our very own theatre!
We have oodles of fun VOLUNTEER opportunities ahead! 👱 👋
We need ticket sellers! We will be selling candy, 🍬 🍭 baked goods, 🍪 and flowers 🌻at each show so we need sellers and goodie-makers! Please know that if you sign up to sell tickets 🎟 or goodies ❤ at a show you will also be able to WATCH!

Please sign up for ONE or MANY open slots – https://www.signupgenius. com/go/30E094DACAE2CAAF85- willy1

Sustainability Programming 🌎
Farmer Nathan’s Weekly Update: 👢 🐮 🐣 🐛 🕷 🌿 We are in the gardens full time again! With the last frost date around the corner we are planting all of the seeds we have. The kiddos are so excited to get the potatoes and strawberries into the ground next! Last week, we got all of our fruit trees planted and they were labeled with wooden stakes! Take a walk around and see if you can find all eight trees! – Nathan

Plant Seedling Sale coming May 31!
While it feels like this rain will never end, 🌧 🌈 it will be time to plant our summer gardens soon! 🍅 🍆 Save the date for Wednesday, May 31! Our wonderful SES Sustainability Coordinator, Farmer Nathan Broden, 🐔 🐓 🌱 will be collaborating with the PTSA to hold an after-school seedling sale to help raise funds for the SES school gardening program! Details coming soon!


As always, consider donating to Fred Meyer Rewards and change your beneficiary to Sunnyside Environmental School!
Questions, ideas or submissions for future newsletters? Email Heather at tanky34 or Auburn at auburnmarie3