RESCHEDULED - This year's open house for PPS's Middle School choice lottery will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm. (Note new date.) New families are invited to join us to find out more about middle school at Sunnyside. (Current 5th grade families will have an open house in the spring.)
Middle and High School Lottery Dates:
November 15, 2023 - December 22, 2023
The Catalina Island Marine Biology Trip is the culmination of our middle school curriculum. It takes place on Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California and involves travel by airplane, bus and ferry. The dates this year are May 15th-19th 2023.
Dear 6th graders and new Middle School Students,
Welcome to Sunnyside Environmental Middle School!
Youʼre invited to 6th Grade and New Middle Schoolers Welcome Day
Tuesday, August 23rd 10am-12pm
NOTE: This event is for students only
On this Welcome Day, all 6th grade students and any new Middle Schoolers will learn about the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a middle schooler at Sunnyside. Together, with our middle school leaders and counselors, we’ll get to know each other and our school through activities. Students will leave the session feeling comfortable about life in middle school, having made new connections, and excited to start school on August 30th.
A little about Sunnyside Environmental Middle School:
There are 7 Middle School CORE classrooms, each made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students together.
An example of Middle School Schedule: (This is subject to change based on guidelines)
Other things to look forward to in 6th grade:
We are very excited for the upcoming school year. This yearʼs middle school includes a truly great mix of 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Rebecca Johnson email@example.com
SES middle school counselor
Dear Sunnyside Community,
As many of you know, we are heading into fall and to the rainy season. I have worked with the Sunnyside Safety Team to update our indoor lunch plan to adhere to the latest guidelines.
I have made sure that we have six feet apart in the school cafeteria, in the hallway, and in the auditorium for students to eat inside if necessary. In addition, I have two air filters running in each of these spaces, fans, and windows/doors open. We will have lunch volunteers who will be helping to supervise these spaces and we can make available spaces outside for students to sit if you do not want your student eating inside. Please note, if you do not want your student inside, please let them know that they need to choose on their own to go outside and eat under the supervision of the volunteers. With the amount of supervision that is needed by school personnel, we cannot track individual requests and students will need to choose to go outside on their own. If you choose to pick your student up because it is raining, please do so by 11:00 AM so that school staff can all help supervise lunch and recess as needed.
I will try to watch the rain and if we can go outside and eat without it pouring, we will do so. Please use your best judgement as a parent to decide whether or not to pick your child up. Please send your child in warm and rain appropriate gear.
If you have further questions or questions about our COVID safety plan, please reference the COVID presentation and the Back to School Night Presentation. Both are attached below.
I know that there are many concerns about COVID and safety in our schools. Please rest assured that I consider those concerns when making a plan and any instances or reports of COVID exposure will be investigated and reported to our team of nurses at the MESD and appropriate notifications will be made.
Every corner of my heart loves you
In a field of fields you are the largest field
In a field of moons you are the most moons
~ Anis Mojgani
The Piano Farm
We look forward to seeing you all tonight at Back to School Night (virtually). Classroom teachers have emailed you their zoom or google meet links; here's a reminder of the schedule:
SPED staff: https://meet.google.com/dzb-bnjn-eoe
6:30 - 7:45
Adrianne / Eva / Ellen / Megan
Can't wait to see you soon!
Alix and Eryn
Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.
We need our community and PAT’s bargaining team to recognize that we are not unwilling to accept their proposal: we are unable. Even the proposal we have made will require at least $45 million in structural budget cuts over the next three years.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Annual Board Ethics and Public Meeting Training
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Middle School Lottery SES open house
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM School Board - Executive Session (Labor Negotiation)
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM School Board - Executive Session
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Discover Franklin
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM SES Winter Craft Fair. 3:30 - 6:30 pm
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM SES PTSA meeting: SES room 102