Sunnyside PTSA Weekly Update ????????
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing parent and student volunteers who helped run our first Parents Night Out on Thursday evening, helping us host about 40 kids for a movie night, raising just shy of $800 toward our total fundraising goal! ???? It was so much fun crafting, playing, pizza-ing, and fake pillow fighting with your kiddos while you were out and about! Thanks for entrusting us with their care. ???? We hope to host a couple of these nights each year to help raise more funds and give our SES parents a much-deserved break! ????

This month, we are hosting a Winter Craft Fair as well as a Wrappily fundraiser and a Winter Wreath sale–all events that will continue to fund place-based learning at Sunnyside! You can learn more about these events below and sign up to help volunteer for a variety of fun activities! ⛄????

Want to be more involved? You are in luck! Our next PTSA meeting is both virtual and in-person, scheduled for this upcoming Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102. If you can’t (or don’t want to!) join in person, we have set up a Google Meet option as well so you can attend virtually. We will open up the chat at about 8:40 a.m. and will remain open the duration of the meeting. Again, here is that ink for the meeting! Check out our full agenda for Friday, including presentations from our 5th and 8th graders, an update on fundraising, and free coffee from Oblique Coffee Roasters! BYOM (Bring your own mug!) ????????☕

We also have a super special topic on the queue: Food at Sunnyside! ???????????????????????????? One of our amazing parents will be discussing ways you can help support Christina in the cafeteria, hints for encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, and other changes to the school meal program this year. Hope to see lots of you there, in person or virtually!

Gratefully, ????

PTSA Co-Presidents Auburn & Heather

Volunteer Opportunities & Special Events! ????????????

Pie-Day! ????

Today is the day to stop by school at pick-up between 3 and 6 p.m. and get your pre-ordered Willamette pies! Thanks to all who contributed to this fundraiser! We’ll recap how well we did soon! ????

Do it. GET YOUR TACOS, tonight! ???? ???? ???? ???? ????

Tonight, Wednesday, November 16 is SES’s restaurant fundraiser at ¿Por Que No? Taqueria. ¿Por Que No? will donate 10% of the day’s net on ALL SALES (dine in, delivery, take-out) at their Hawthorne location, up to $750! Go grab some tacos tomorrow and support our kids!

Final Week for our Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser! ????????????

Our Wrapped in Wrappily Fundraiser ends this Friday, Nov. 18. Get your infusion of rad, joyful gift wrap before it’s too late. Once you admit that it can’t be used a fourth time, it is 100% recyclable or compostable. That’s because it’s made on news print right here in the PNW. Remember – 35% of sales go back to SES to support the programs that make our school so unique! This is a great fundraiser to share with your fellow social/environmentally responsible friends and family. Go to

It’s back: Our Wreath Partnership Fundraiser! ???? (NEW!)
Support SES, women farm workers, and bring some cheer to your home by ordering a wreath. We are excited to bring the wreath sale back after a one-year hiatus and to partner once again with justinereimnitz.

Volunteers Needed! ❄ WINTER CRAFT FAIR ❄ Help us create magic! (NEW!) We have 25 young crafters and 8 incredible community crafters working hard to prepare their jewelry, ornaments, wooden treasures, fiber arts (and so much more!) for the Winter Craft Fair on Friday, December 2 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. This special open house-style fundraiser (the last one of 2022!) needs a bunch of PARENT and STUDENT voluntee rs to be successful! Come and shop a bit…then volunteer for a shift…and shop some more! If you or your kiddos can help out, please SIGN UP HERE:
Parent volunteers are needed to:
– Bake goodies! ????????????
– Sell baked goods, hot cocoa, raffle tickets, and more! ????
– Help turn the auditorium into a winter wonderland (set up and tear down) ⛄❄????
– Gift wrap! ????
– Create our Hygge Corner! ????????????
Student volunteers are needed to:
– Work at the booths! ????
– Play live music (what could be more festive than showcasing your talent for 20-minutes on the Sunnyside stage?) piano available! Or bring your own instrument! ????????????????????????

We are also seeking winter DECORATIONS! Do you own a blow-up snowperson? ⛄ Some fun wintery lighting? ❄ Perhaps there is even a parent out there with a talent for transforming a space with sparkly lights?? Help us make it magical! Reach out to Heather: tanky34!

Ongoing Announcements & Fundraisers! ???? ????

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:

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