• SES Messenger for October 4 2019

    Inside this Issue:
    • School News to Know
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • IMPORTANT: New Volunteer Sign In System (NEW)
    • Garden Day This Sunday
    • Spoons and Forks for Our Cafeteria
    • Class Photo Fundraiser
    • News from SESPTSA (NEW)
    School News to Know
    Hello SES Community,
    Thank you for another great week of school.
    There is not much additional news to report this week.  The school year has momentum and is going well. As we mentioned last week, we’ll try to share a reading or resource that focuses on our racial equity and social justice work.  This week’s link is from Teaching Tolerance and is called “Teaching Kindness Isn’t Enough.” 
    Have a great weekend,
    Amy and Alix
    Upcoming Dates
    Check the district online calendar here
    Sunday, October 6 Garden Day, 9:00 - 1:00
    Friday, October 11 Statewide Professional Development (no school)
    Sunday, October 13 6th Graders Leave for Outdoor School, 2:15
    Friday, October 25 Run/Walk/Move Fundraiser
    Saturday, October 26  Harvest Fair, 4:00 - 7:00
    Friday, November 1 End of Quarter 1 Planning Day (no school)
    Websites to Know
    IMPORTANT: New Volunteer Sign In System (NEW)
    PPS has a new volunteer sign-in system called Raptor. Anyone who will interact with students (chaperone, guest speak in classrooms, work in the library, etc) must have a completed background check and be registered with the Raptor system in order to participate in their volunteer activity. The first time you attempt to sign into the system you are required to bring your state issued photo ID. Michelle or Sarah at the front office will then add you as a volunteer to Raptor. In future visits you will be able to sign in on your own. 
    Due to our wonderfully active and large volunteer network, there may be days where the first time sign-in will be busy (Field Study days!). Therefore, we highly recommend volunteers with completed background checks come in prior to volunteering to be registered with Raptor. Registering with the system can take 5 minutes without a line and up to a half hour with a line.
    Garden Day THIS Sunday, October 6, 9:00-1:00
    For a few hours each Fall and Spring, Sunnyside families come together to take care of the school grounds on what we call "GARDEN DAY." The productivity we can accomplish during this short amount of time is incredible if people show up! Drop by and work for however long you can between 9:00am-1:00pm. Projects that require adult-sized bodies, brains, and tools will be the priority. There will also be small tools and smaller jobs for young people. Please do not drop off your student, there will not be supervision- this is a community event, we encourage you to come as a family or together in chaperoned groups.
    For more information on Garden Day, please visit our Garden Day Event Post or contact SES Garden Coordinator Steph at sunnysidesustainability@gmail.com.
    Spoons and Forks for Our Cafeteria
    Christina Wolfe, our wonderful Nutrition Services manager, is in need of silverware for our cafeteria- specifically spoons (forks also welcome, but please no butter knives). By providing our cafeteria with silverware, you are helping us build a more sustainable school that depends less on plastics.
    Class Photo Fundraiser
    For the second year running, we are turning class photos into a Sunnyside Fundraiser! Families are welcome to issue payment using the following SchoolPay link(s) or by bringing cash or check to the school office. The best part ~ ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT SUNNYSIDE'S GO FUND!
    News from SESPTSA (NEW)
    • Little big Mondays with Renata (NEW)
      Little by little we can make big things happen for our schools! Renowned Italian restaurant Renata is donating 5% of all gross sales during Mondays in October to benefit SES. Join us for dinner 5-9pm Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. Mention Sunnyside and ask for their special kids' menu.

    • Run/Walk/Move (NEW)
      The Run/Walk/Move fundraiser is on Friday, October 25.  Grades Run Times below:
      • K, 1, 2 9:15 - 9:45
      • 3, 4, 5 10:15 - 10:45
      • Middle School 12:25-12:55
      • Links to more information and pledge sheets to come!

    • SES's Annual Harvest Fair Needs You! 
      One of Sunnyside's most favorite traditions is right around the corner: The Harvest Fair! Our annual celebration of Autumn is on Saturday, October 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All community members welcome. We need everyone to pitch in! There are 100+ volunteer slots! From carnival helpers and ticket takers to helping with the dunk tank or dishwashing, or MCing the boogie, there is a job for you - this one takes all of us. Learn more and check out this detailed Sign Up Form to volunteer now for your favorite job. We URGENTLY need Community Meal Coordinator(s). Do you have access to a commissary kitchen? A passion for cooking? A heart for adventure? Please text or call Steph (503-807-9733) right away to talk about how you can be this year's Harvest Fair meal hero. We also need small toy donations and baked goods donations.