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Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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Happy nearly October!
It’s a big week at Sunnyside: Picture Days 😆☺😁, Back to School Night 🎒🏫, and so much more! Read below for alllllll the deets. Our next PTSA meeting is October 7th at 8:45 a.m. We truly hope to see you there!
Auburn Harrison & Heather de Michele,
PTSA Co-Presidents

Join our party-planning committee!👯🎉
Do you want to provide a critical role in supporting student success? Are you passionate about charity events, asking people for money, and getting free merch from local businesses? Then we need you to join our fundraising committee! Fundraising is one of the most important functions of the PTSA. Not only does the money we raise go towards fun events for our students, but it also pays for some of our beloved staff salaries and many of the unique field trip opportunities that are essential to the Sunnyside curriculum. To learn more about how to get involved, please email the PTSA fundraising chair, Justine Reimnitz (she/her), at justinereimnitz.


ONE MORE WEEK! Go Bowling in September, Earn Cash for SES 🎳💲
Restaurant Night fundraisers have returned! First up: Throughout September, c.yilk).


SES Harvest Fair is Saturday, October 22!! 🍂🍁🎃🌻
Harvest Fair is One Month Away! Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Free entry, with carnival tickets sold in advance and day-of. ALL are welcome to attend. You can look forward to games and activities galore, fresh apple cider, sausages, a Seed Exchange, the famous Cookie Palace, a Baked Goodies Boogie, and a community meal courtesy of Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille. It’s going to be magical. 🏰

Lead volunteer roles have all been filled – THANK YOU – but the full volunteer shift sign-up will be available next week! We’ll need the cookie makers, the cake bakers, the toy bringers, the booth workers, the meal servers, the boogie DJs, the ticket sellers, and many, many more to bring it all to life. Stay tuned. 🎶

Sponsor Thanks: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, Franks-A-Lot, Oregon Heritage Farms, Bob’s Red Mill. 🙏

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1. 🌞


Spin For Sunnyside! 🕸🚲 (Burn off those Harvest Fair goodies in advance!)
Revel Indoor Cycling is hosting a private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation!

  • When: Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00pm (you can make this, AND go to Harvest Fair!)
  • Cost: $5-$50 donation requested, please give what you can.
  • To Register (or ask questions): email dez

Owned by one of our very own Sunnyside families, Revel offers a powerful collision of movement and music that keeps us honest, pushing us further than we ever thought possible. Classes break down barriers and divisions, they remove makeup and ego, and celebrate the success of movement, sweat and power! Rides are tailored for everyone. Come as you are, ready to sweat, move, and celebrate what your body can do!


Bike Bus starting Wednesday, Sept 28! 🚲🚵
Due to overwhelming interest and nice weather, we are starting the Sunnyside bike bus NEXT WEDNESDAY! Bike to school with fellow families on Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 12 (which is Walk and Roll to School Day- we’ll have a big bike bus, prizes, and stickers that day)! Meet at Salmon & 23rd, Taylor & 41st, or Oak & 33rd at 8:20 am, and pedal off at 8:25 am. ⏰🚸 You can also join the group along the route. Each route will have grownup leaders to help keep everyone safe. Bikers should have a working bike that they know how to ride, a helmet, and a lock for securing the bike at school (or a grownup to take the bike home). If you have any questions contact alidacantor.


We are still in need of Classroom Family Reps for Michael/Cara and MaryGage’s classes + Art and PE! 🙋
CFRS are vital in supporting teachers with classroom communication with parents. And the commitment is minimal! Typically CFRs will do one check-in with their teacher per week and then send an email to the parents with important reminders, details about field study, snack needs, etc. If you are ready to step into one of these positions please reach out to Emily – emilylillywhite. Thank you!


WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag!
All community members are invited to COME ON THRU to show support for our Portland Public Schools educators and also pick up fun "we love our teachers" SWAG! As families drive (or bike / scooter / walk) thru, we will have a few different fun stations for you like….

  • Music and dancing
  • Trust Teachers yard sign giveaway
  • Spin the Wheel for PAT / we support our teachers swag!
  • Get a temporary tattoo

SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, October 15 from 12pm-2pm at the Portland Association of Teachers office (345 NE 8th Ave, PDX, 97232)

More info here and here.