Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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Happy Wednesday, Sunnyside friends! ????????????

It’s FINALLY here!! Harvest Fair is this weekend and we can hardly wait to see it in action. For many of us, this is our first ever Harvest Fair post-COVID, and in fact–ever! Okay, so there’s a bit of rain in the forecast. No biggie, because this is a rain or shine event and there are plenty of indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. (Plus, we are Portlanders!) ????????

If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you’ll begin seeing opportunities for sales before and after school starting today! This incredible SES fundraiser is something you don’t want to miss! See you Saturday, 4 to 7 pm at Sunnyside! ????

Sincerely, PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

P.S. You may have heard that our beloved Christina in the cafeteria is back after being gone for three long weeks dealing with a house fire and significant personal loss. If you’d like to help support her, please venmo any amount to: Venmo @Becky-OLeary with “Christina” in the comments. Donations will be collected until October 20th!

Volunteer Opportunities! ????????????

To receive updates on volunteer opportunities as they arise, please join our volunteer listserv: g/volunteer4sesptsa

Harvest Fair is This Week: We Need You! ????

  • We are still in need of crucial volunteers to make this magical event happen!! stephbarnhart1)

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

Questions? Contact Steph Barnhart at stephbarnhart1.

Volun teers Needed to Help Sell Pies! ???????? We could still use a few more volunteers to help with preparing and handing out pie samples at the Harvest Fair, staffing our Harvest Fair table, and distributing pies on November 16th. Click here to learn more and sign up! vdutton.

Events! ????

Harvest Fair is This Week: Bring the whole family! ????????

Join us: Saturday, October 22 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Rain or shine, we’ll be there! It’s a jubilant time to have fun with your SES community and celebrate Autumn.

  • Full schedule, activities list, food menus and everything you want to know on the new HARVEST FAIR WEB PAGE. Map coming soon!
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. is Sensory Start, a new change this year. 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. open to all! Read more about this here.
  • Ticket sales happening at pick up and drop off Wednesday through Friday on the playground! Stop by!

First spin class ever? No problem! Come SPIN for Sunnyside! ????????????????

Registration is NOW OPEN for Revel Indoor Cycling ‘s private fundraiser ride for the Sunnyside PTSA/Foundation! Only 4 people are currently signed up, so let’s fill the class! Please join us, even if it is your very first spin class ever! It will be inclusive and fun. Plus you are supporting our community and our school!

Where: BRAND NEW LOCATION at 585 SE MLK BLVD 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!

Don’t forget to Pre-Order Your Delicious Holiday Pies! ???? SES’s annual pie fundraiser is back! We are selling delicious, handmade pies from the Willamette Valley Pie Company! Pies come frozen so you can buy ahead for the holidays or for cozy nights at home when nothing hits the spot quite like a freshly baked pie. This year we are selling Dutch Caramel Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Cream pies. October 31 is the last day to order, and all pies must be picked up in front of SES on November 16th between 3pm – 6pm. To order, click here: PIE!

Parent’s Night Out November 10th! (new!)

Plan a date night because we’ve got you covered! Sunnyside is planning its first drop-off event on November 10 from 6-9pm! This special night full of crafts, games, pizza and a movie is designed for Sunnyside students K-8 and will take place in the auditorium and cafeteria. We will have a special focus for the younger and for older kiddos in the bunch and will keep the movie PG! The fundraising event is only $40 and there is even a special discount for siblings! Register your student(s) now as spots are VERY limited! Can’t wait to play with your kiddos on November 10th!

We also need PARENT and 8th Grade Volunteers for this! Bonus for parents – your kiddos come for free, bonus for 8th graders – service hours! Email us at auburnharrison or tanky34 to sign up to help! We are also in need of a pizza sponsor if you know anyone who makes their living slinging delicious pies!

Bike Bus will continue! ????????

Thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm, Bike Bus will continue on Wednesdays until the weather gets too bad! Meet at Salmon & 23rd (West), Taylor & 41st (East), or Oak & 33rd (North) at 8:20 am. Contact alidacantor if you want more info or to be more involved.

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraising ????????

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 . leslielothamer .

Check out these ways to contribute to Sunnyside while doing your everyday shopping! ????

SES x Tea Collection School Days Fundraiser (NEW) Savings on cute, cozy clothing alert! Get 25% off at Tea Collection and make $$$ for our school! October 17-23rd, SES and community (share the code with friends and family!) will get 25% off purchases and Tea will donate 20% of our total sales to our school!

Please consider adding Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA to your Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer rewards accounts. We will receive a donation when you shop with these vendors! Here’s how:

(NEW) Fred Meyer Rewards ????

1. Log-in to your account (or create a new one).

2. On your dashboard, scroll down to Community Rewards.

3. Search for Sunnyside Environmental School PTSA and add them to your community rewards.

4. Feel good about supporting SES while you shop for groceries!

(NEW) Amazon Smile ????

1. Log in to your account at

2. Scroll down to Other Programs

3. Choose Change your AmazonSmile Charity

4. Search for Sunnyside Environmental PTA and choose or change your charity

5. If you mostly shop on your computer, shop through so that a portion of the proceeds from your order are sent to SES!

6. If you mostly shop on your mobile app, make sure to activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu.