Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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

Hello, Sunnyside community! We are thrilled to share that after the Harvest Fair and with the awesome participation in the Back to School Ask we are at $34,600 to our goal for the year of $106,000! We still have a long way to go, but we are feeling JAZZED about our progress! ????

November 10Parent’s Night Out (fundraiser!)
November 18 – PTSA Meeting – all are welcome
December 2 – 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair (fundraiser!)

Our Next PTSA Meeting is Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.
For those of you hoping to get more involved in future events or activities at SES, this meeting is for you! Coffee by Oblique Coffee Roasters as usual so bring your own mug! We’ll be talking about our fundraising progress, Read-a-Thon, our 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair, school nutrition, and SO much more! Hope to see you then!


PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Happenings! ????????????

Just want to be on the general “Hey, call on me when you need people” list? Cool! We have that right HERE!!


VOLUNTEERS: We could use a few more parent volunteers (perk: your kids get to come for free!) and 8th graders to sign up to help run the fun – HERE!

SIGN UP YOUR KIDDOS! You’re gonna want to snag one of the last spots! Here’s your chance to score a date night (or quiet bath and a movie?!) while your kids are crafting, hokey pokey-ing, playing board games, and snuggling up to a movie (Pixar!) with pizza and treats! Only $40 + a special sibling deal – register HERE!

With a community as artistic as ours, we would be remiss to not host a WINTER CRAFT FAIR for our young artists to sell their wares! We’ll also have 10-12 spaces available for parent makers, too! On DECEMBER 2, 2022 from 3:30-7pm the auditorium will be transformed into a winter wonderland with student and parent/teacher-made crafts for sale, a bake sale (stay tuned for sign-ups!), hot cocoa, a raffle and live music! This event will be open to ALL!

STUDENT MAKERS!!! Jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, painted rocks, woodwork – any and all creations are welcome! And you are welcome to do this with a parent, sibling, or partner! We are here to help make your first selling journey a good one! You must have at least 20 items in your inventory and everything must be priced under $20. You will be assigned a space to set up your goodies and all signs, decorations, and cash transactions will be yours to manage! Please fill out this form by November 11th if you wish to participate. You keep all the money you earn! We only ask that you bring one extra for our raffle!

SES COMMUNITY & PARENT MAKERS!!! As part of the fundraising component of this event, we will be asking adult crafters to pay a sliding scale donation of $50-$75 to be a vendor. All the proceeds will be yours to keep, we just ask that you donate one item to our raffle! Spaces are limited so please tell us more about what you do HERE!

Valerie could still use a couple more people to help distribute pies on November 16th from 3 – 6 pm. Click here to learn more and sign up! Questions? Please contact Valerie Kahn, .

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:

Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser!

A new fundraiser for SES! Eco-friendly gift wrap for all your special needs—made right here in the PNW on newsprint. After reuse (because we all know these gorgeous prints are going to need to be used more than once), it is 100% compostable and recyclable. Proceeds from your purchase go towards the enhanced learning opportunities that support our school’s mission of social and environmental responsibility, Go to Share the link with friends and family!

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.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or ideas for future fundraising!

Heather – tanky34
Auburn – auburnharrison