• SES Messenger for August 30 2019

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    Inside this Issue:

    • School News to Know
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • Kinder Families Meet and Greet (NEW)
    • Volunteering at SES (NEW)
    • School Supply Lists
    • Picture Days
    • Back to School Night
    • News from our SES PTSA (NEW)


    School News to Know
    We had a wonderful first week with our 1st - 8th graders, and we can't wait to meet the kindergarteners!  It's great to have kids back in the building; the energy has been missed.

    Please look here for further start-of-school information in the weeks to come.

    Have a restful three day weekend.

    Upcoming Dates                  Check the district online calendar here
    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
    Friday, October 11                Statewide Professional Development Day (no school)

    Websites to Know


    Kinder Families Meet and Greet (NEW)
    Tuesday is the first day for kindergarteners and we can't wait!  If you are a parent or guardian of a kinder, please join us for a brief, optional informational session right after drop-off at 8:45 in Room 108 (right next to Logan's room).

    Volunteering at SES (NEW)
    As most of you know, SES’s innovative place-based environmental education program includes amazing trips and field studies at all grade levels. (By middle school students spend every Thursday outside of the school building!) And one of the things that makes these trips possible is you: Our amazing network of volunteer chaperones.

    Your children’s teachers will ask you to sign up for field trips. (I know that some of you already have requests!) Please sign up to help out … and please first make sure you have an active background check on file with PPS. To check the status of your background check, please visit this page. If you don’t have a background check on file (or if your background check has expired), please submit a new request. Doing so takes on a couple of minutes, and the check is good for a three-year period.

    If you believe that, as part of any field trip, you’ll transport students in your vehicle, please pick up a copy of the Driver Qualification From in the front office.

    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

    SES PTSA News (NEW)
    Please check here for any new information from our incredibly supportive PTSA.

    • Ease the back-to-school dinner stress and raise money for SES! On Monday, September 16, Dick's Kitchen on SE Belmont and SE 33rd Ave. will donate 10% of their sales for the full day to SES. Check out their menu and join us.

    • The Back-to-School Request helps fund Sunnyside’s enriching programs such as the Sustainability Program, Art Enrichment Program, Classroom Supplies and Go Fund scholarships to ensure all students attend their grade-level off-campus trips. Please check this website for information our our Back to School Request.  Thank you!