Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 ????????????????????????

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

Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends!

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Fall is in the air, the pumpkins are coming out, ????and we are excited to get cozy and check in with all of you this Friday at our second PTSA meeting of the school year! In September, we had 52 attendees! Come one, come all, bring your empty coffee mugs, and be ready with your ideas, your energy, and your questions! We have loads of great information on the meeting agenda and you can review last month’s minutes here. We truly hope to see you there!

PTSA Meeting: Friday, October 7th | 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | SES Room 102

Coffee brought to you by the owners of Oblique Coffee Roasters who are a proud Sunnyside family!

P.S. We are seeking four additional volunteers who want to help us with a basement cleanup on Friday right after the meeting! Should take about two hours, tops! Email for this one!

P.P.S. You can join PTSA here or in person at the meeting!(Spoiler alert: there might be a prize!)

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather ????????????????

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And here are this week’s PTSA announcements:

Our beloved Cluckers ???????????? will be based at Sunnyside for just over one more week before they officially head to their new home at a family home in Milwaukie. They leave next Friday, October 14th, so your kiddos will be working with Nathan on a special farewell project in their Garden special classes between now and then. Our Sunnyside students will be writing up notes of love and gratitude for all the chickens have provided us (learning opportunities and eggs!) Here’s a look at some of the amazing creations! Be on the lookout for changes in the garden as Nathan dreams up a new future for that space. ????

FOLLOW SES PTSA ON INSTAGRAM for more cute kid pictures on the daily! ????????????????????????

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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 . .

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THE TIME IS NOW: Volunteer Shift Sign Up Live for Harvest Fair! ????????????????????????
With just 3 weeks between you and Harvest Fair, (woo!) now is the time to take action! There is something for everyone to contribute and it really takes all of us.

  1. Volunteer Shift Sign Up is LIVE: ????
  2. Donate Toys. Those tiny, long-forgotten trinkets at the bottom of your kids’ bins and drawers…now is their moment to SHINE. Bring in your (clean!) small toys for our carnival game prizes. Drop off in the SES Office. ????????????????????
  3. Bake or Bring Cookies & Goodies. Our Cookie Palace and Baked Goodies Boogie need copious, mega, epic amounts of donated baked goods. We cannot have too many. Store bought or homemade, we’ll take ’em all! Please consider and label gluten-, nut-, dairy-free options. Sign up on the link above to tell us what you’re bringing. Deliver on Friday 10/21 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) or Saturday 10/22 (2:30 – 4:00 p.m.).

Tickets: The Harvest Fair is free entry, but you will purchase carnival tickets to participate in the games, activities and food booths. Advance ticket sales begin at school on Wednesday, 10/19. Stay tuned for more details. ????????????????????

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

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

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Seeking a Fundraiser Venue for Spring Gala for SES! ????????????????????????????
Sunnyside PTSA is bringing back our big Spring Fundraiser event, and we are seeking a venue that can hold up to 250 people. If you or someone you know might have a lead on a great venue, we’d LOVE to hear from you! We are also soon going to start seeking fabulous auction items from our many SES families. Thank you for considering a donation to a local restaurant, a few nights in a family vacation home, or a gift card to your family business. 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.

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The Sunnyside Bike Bus meets at 8:20 Wednesday mornings (as long as our volunteers are available!) with a leaving time of 8:25 a.m. Below are the routes, leaders, and meeting times if you want to join the fun! It’s a great group!

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

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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 music, dancing and giveaways! 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.

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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!

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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.

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