• SES Messenger for August 23 2019

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    Inside this Issue:

    • School News to Know
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • Community Care Day cancelled for 8/24, rescheduled
    • School Supply Lists
    • Picture Days
    • Back to School Night
    • Volunteer Corner


    School News to Know
    Welcome back to School!  We can’t wait to see you and your students!

    First, we wanted to let you know about a change in school to home communication. This year, SESPTSA will no longer be sending out a weekly Messenger. They will keep their webpage (sesptsa.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/sesptsa) updated. There you can find other school related information such as community events, opportunities to volunteer, chances to participate in fundraisers, and a place to ask questions. Sunnyside will, however, send a weekly communication directly from our school. This will be sent to your email each Friday and will contain dates to know about (picture day!) and important school news (Back to School Night info!).

    Next, our work as a staff this year will be centered around racialized heartfulness and mindfulness. As we give attention to our surroundings and ourselves, we will develop a warm, heartfelt relationship with whatever is happening in our experience, internal or external. It means that we are developing the capacity to regard life with a sense of empathy and kindness. In a schoolhouse, we cannot reach the brain if we can’t reach the heart.  We will keep you updated on our work.

    Lastly, class assignments have been mailed to you, and will make it to your homes in the next couple of days.

    Enjoy these last few days of summer, and know we look forward to seeing you!

    Upcoming Dates                  Check the district online calendar here
    Wednesday, August 27         First Day of School for 1st - 8th graders
    Monday, September 2           Labor Day (no school)
    Tuesday, September 3          First Day of School for Kindergartners
    Wednesday, September 18   Picture Day #1
    Thursday, September 19      Picture Day #2
    Thursday, September 26      Back to School Night, K - 8, 6:00 - 7:45

    Websites to Know


    Community Care Day:  Rescheduled
    Sunnyside is a not hosting a Community Care Day in the way that other PPS schools are. Instead we have two Garden Days every year, in which a lot of care is given to garden projects and the living landscape. The date for our Fall Garden Day is TBD, but around 9/22 is my guess. Thanks!  
    -Steph Rooney, School Garden Coordinator

    School Supply Lists


    Picture Days
    This year, our student picture days are on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Schedule to come.

    Back to School Night K - 8
    Back to School Night this year is on Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 - 7:45.  We will host all K - 8 families, with the schedule below:

    6:00 - 6:45 - K- 5 Overview in Auditorium
    6:50 - 7:45 - K - 5 Families in Classrooms
    Middle School
    6:00-6:30 - Middle School Families in Core
    6:35 - 6:45 - MS Families to Period 5
    6:50 - 7:00 - MS Families to Period 6
    7:05 -7:45 - MS Families in Auditorium

    Volunteer Corner
    Back to School Packet Stuffing - Please join us at 8:45 on the morning of Wednesday, August 28 to help prepare information packets for the students to take home. This job of collating papers and stuffing envelopes goes much faster with many hands!  

    We will meet in the cafeteria at 8:45 and work until the job is done. Please come if you have some time to spare. Contact Elizabeth Levi at elevi1@msn.com with any questions or to confirm that you can come lend a hand.  See you on Wednesday!