Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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

If you made it to Harvest Fair this weekend, you are probably still taking in how incredible it all was! And if you’re lucky, you’re still enjoying some leftover Goodie Boogie cake too! ???? For first timers like us, it was so awesome to see students, families, teachers, and community volunteers all come together to create a joyful fundraiser that couldn’t have been more successful or fun! A HUGE thank you to everyone who planned, participated, volunteered, and enjoyed the magic of Harvest Fair. You’ll get to read a full recap below, and you’ll even have a quick chance to weigh in on how to make next year even better!

For those of you hoping to get more involved in future events or activities at SES, join us at our next PTSA General Meeting next Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. Coffee by Oblique Coffee Roasters as usual so bring your own mug! Did you know we have 5th and 8th graders present at each meeting? They’re amazing! We’ll also be talking about our fundraising progress, Read-a-Thon, A Hygge-themed winter craft fair, school nutrition, and SO much more! Hope to see you then! ????


PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

P.S. BIG thanks also to everyone who helped us collect over $2,000 for Christina in the cafeteria. She will soon be receiving a large bundle of gift cards to stores where she can begin to replenish some of her most basic human needs. So grateful to everyone who contributed! ????

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

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

Volunteer “camp counselors” needed! We need a handful of middle school students and eager parents to help us make our first Parents Night Out a success! Think: summer camp counselor activities, but on a chilly Thursday night in November! We’ll be crafting, hokey pokey-ing, getting silly, and snuggling up to a movie and pizza. If you want to sign up for a shift, you can do so here!

Last Chance to Help Sell Pies! ????????
The last day to support SES by buying delicious pies is October 31! Order your Dutch Caramel Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Cream pies while you still can! All pies are handmade by Willamette Valley Pie Company and come frozen so they are perfect for stocking up for the holidays or anytime that feels right for pie. Buy now, share freshly baked, warm pie with your loved ones in the months to come. A ll pies must be picked up in front of SES on November 16th between 3pm – 6pm. To order, click here: PIE!

Help Distribute Pies on 11/16
Valerie could still use a couple more people to help distribute pies on November 16th from 3 pm – 6 pm. vdutton.

Events! ????

Thank You For Coming To Harvest Fair!!!
WOW! The ☔️ rain paused just in time. We ???? pressed, ???? plunged, ????pumpkin-ed, ???? palace-ed and ???????????????? PARTIED for one of the largest and most epic ally attended Harvest Fairs in recent memory! That was awesome and it was so nice to see our school ALIVE with joy once again. THANK YOU to all volunteer s. From working shifts to bringing cookies to coming and having fun, we APPRECIATE YOU! Plus, we raised more than $7, 500 (!!!) for our ???? GoFund and ???? Garden Program . If you brought trays or tents, please pick them up this week near the stage.
We value your feedback. Tell us about your and your kids’ experience at the event , or share ideas for the future of Harvest Fair and how you want to get involved! TAKE THIS QUICK SURVEY .

Slots are filling up for Parent’s Night Out on November 10th!
Plan a date night because we’ve got you covered! Sunnyside PTSA is planning its first drop-off date night event on November 10 from 6-9pm! Several parent volunteers on the PTSA (we all have kiddos of our own at SES!) will be volunteering to hang with your kiddos while you hit the town! We’ll have PIZZA, ARTS & CRAFTS, SILLY GAMES, POPSICLES, and a PG MOVIE! 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. 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!

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 . .

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.