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  • 6th Grade Orientation - Wednesday August 21 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dear 6th graders: Welcome to Sunnyside Environmental Middle School!


    Youʼre invited to 6th Grade Welcome Day

    Wednesday, August 21st 9:00 am-12:00 pm


    On this Welcome Day, all 6th grade students will learn about the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a 6th grader at Sunnyside. Together, with our 7th and 8th grade leaders and counselors, we’ll get to know each other and our school through fun games and activities.  Students will leave the session feeling comfortable about life in the middle school, having made new connections, and excited to start school on the 28th!

     

    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. Most of your week will be with your CORE class, except periods 1 and 2 (for 6th grade, this is a 2-hour afternoon block), for which you will split by grade and/or math and Spanish level.

    All 6th grade students follow the middle school schedules below: 

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday Schedule:

      • 8:45am School begins
      • 8:45-9:15am Morning Meeting for the entire middle school, except Mondays, when students meet with their classes.
      • 9:20-10:20am Specials or CORE (Specials are Media, Science Enrichment, PE, Art/Environmental Justice elective)
      • 10:25-11:25am Specials or CORE (Specials are Media, Science Enrichment, PE, Art/Environmental Justice elective)
      • 11:30am-12:05pm Lunch and recess for the entire middle school
      • 12:10-1:05pm CORE
      • 1:10-3:15pm 6th grade math/School Skills and Community
    • Tuesday and Thursday Schedule:
      • Same as above, without a Morning Meeting. (Go straight to CORE class on these days.)
      • Most Thursdays will be travel days for field study, so you will be out in the community on field trips for most of the day.

    Other things to look forward to in 6th grade:

    • Gardening

    • K-5 Buddies

    • Service Learning

    • Outdoor School in the fall

    • Middle school dances

    • Overnight trip in the spring

    We are very, very excited for the upcoming school year. This yearʼs middle school includes a truly great mix of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 

    Students and parents: Please do not hesitate to call 503-916-6226 or email with any questions you may have.
    Amy Kleiner
    Principal
    akleiner@pps.net
     Alix Pickett
    Assistant Principal
    apickett@pps.net
     Ashley Bevan & Tyler Young
    School Counselors
    abevan@pps.net & tyoung1@pps.net
  • 2019-2020 News

    Kindergarten and 6th Grade
    Families will receive letters in the mail with invitations to meet and greet orientations in late August prior to the start of the year. The 6th grade date is finalized (August 21st). Kindergarten is still to be determined and is expected to be sometime between August 26-30th.
     
     
    Classroom Assignments
    Letters with classroom assignments will be mailed in late August, arriving a few days before school begins.
     
    Have a great summer :) 
  • School Office Summer Schedule

    The Sunnyside office will be closed beginning June 27th. We will reopen August 12th.
    The district office at 501 N Dixon St will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 during the summer.