Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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Good morning and Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends!


This newsletter is going to be egg-stra 🍳 awesome (and a tad bit longer) because we are taking this moment to honor our beloved Sunnyside chickens. 🐣🐤🐥🐔 As you may know, we have had a bit of a rodent 🐀 problem develop in our chicken coop. 🙀 Our district leaders have requested we remove the chickens from the campus out of caution for the health and safety of students and employees. We too are devastated by the news, and we know how deeply these chickens are loved and cared for by the SES community; but we have made the difficult decision to rehome them to a family farm in Milwaukie. 🏡

Please share the disappointing news with your student, as the chickens are part of what makes Sunnyside so special. 😭 While we will miss them deeply, our wonderful Garden Coordinator, Nathan, 👦 will be reimagining new ways to use the soon-vacant garden space. He is bursting with ideas, and your kids will get to help that vision come to life. 👫 We are planning to commemorate the SES chickens before they make their exit, and we are hoping to plan a fond farewell celebration next week. Details to come soon!

Dr. Eryn Berg, Principal SES 💕🐔and PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather 🐥💕

P.S. SAVE THE DATE for Next Friday’s monthly meeting: October 7, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.


And here are this week’s PTSA announcements:

We know we have an army of amazing parents and guardians out there ready to help with fundraising this year and now we just need to make it official! We would love it if everyone would consider becoming a MEMBER! Think of it like your PTSA badge of honor. Your ticket to the sweetest club in town. It’s only $15 and then you get to be officially official! AND to top it off, your dues go toward keeping Field Studies, 🌳🌲🌳🌴 our Sustainability Program, 🚛 our Educational Assistant, and so many other SES activities going strong! 🌍💪

You can join PTSA here. 🙋 We’d love to see you at our monthly meetings. But if you can’t make it, we totally get it and we’ll send you a recap! 📄

Get this: So far this year we have 41 PTSA members. In 2019, we had 101! We can totally beat this. And did you know ANYONE can join PTSA? Grandparents, neighbors, friends, business owners, and even favorite aunts! 👵 Reach out anytime to get involved: auburnharrison or tanky34

🐔We Kicked off our Very First Sunnyside Bike Bus Today!

​The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 every Wednesday morning, with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join next time! It’s an amazing way to meet your neighbors, or let your kids have a little extra freedom in getting to school “by themselves” with the help of a trusted adult! If you want to get involved, contact alidacantor 🌞🚲🚲🚲 If you want to see more pics of this event, or any other SES activities, be sure to follow our SES PTSA pages on Instagram 🖼 and Facebook! 😀😆😉

Route Meeting spot Leaders
West Salmon & 23rd Alyssa Koomas and Stephanie Renfro
East Taylor & 41st Alida Cantor and Travis Pritchard
North Oak & 33rd Jen Wozniak and Becky Poehler

🐔WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS! Come Thru to Show Support + Grab Swag! 🏫🎒
Let’s get out there and support our INCREDIBLE teachers. 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.

🐔Last night … no plans? Go bowling for SES tonight! 🎳🎳🎳
Tonight is the final night! 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! 💦💦

🐔Volunteers Needed to Help Sell Pies! 🍓🍒🌰🍰🎂
Do you like pie? Want to help raise money for Sunnyside? Our fourth annual pie sale is coming up and we need help putting up flyers, preparing and handing out pie samples at Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Anyone who is interested please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton.

🐔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. 😎