• SES Messenger for November 8 2019

    Inside this Issue
    • School News to Know (NEW)
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • Volunteers Wanted: Teach a Mini-Class at SES (NEW)
    • PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey (NEW)
    • Water Bottle Ask (NEW)
    • Families Helping Families: SES Circle of Giving
    • Student Designed School T-Shirts
    • Final Call for Class Photo Orders
    • Anti-Racist Reading and Resources (NEW)
    • News from SESPTSA (NEW)
    School News to Know (NEW)
    Hello SES Community:
    Quarter 2 is off and running! We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to, such as our 2nd Middle School Dance tonight. A reminder, the dance is from 6:30 - 8:30. Please make sure you have a pick-up plan for your student. We will not have chaperones after 8:30 so a prompt pick up is appreciated.
    In a couple weeks, Sunnyside will hold two full days of parent conferences. Please connect with your student’s teacher to set this up.
    The Riparian Festival will be on Friday, December 13th. This curriculum showcase is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the teaching and learning in our school. We will share more information in the weeks to come.
    For now, enjoy this 3-day weekend together. We’ll see you on Tuesday!
    Amy and Alix
    Upcoming Dates
    Check the district online calendar here.
    Friday, November 8 Middle School Dance, 6:30-8:30
    Monday, November 11 Veterans Day (no school)
    Wednesday, November 20 PTSA Board Meeting, 6:30-8:00
    Thursday, November 21 SES Volunteer Day for PPS Clothing Closet
    Thursday, November 21 5th Grade Parent:  Middle School Info Sessions, 9:00am or 6:30pm
    Mon-Tue, Nov 25-26 Conferences (schedule with teacher)
    Mon-Fri, Nov 25-29 Fall Break (no school)
    Friday, December 13 Riparian Festival 
    Websites to Know
    Volunteers Wanted: Teach a Mini-Class at SES (NEW)
    For many years it has been a tradition in the SES middle school to invite parents, guardians and community members to teach mini-classes. This is a time when we draw on the expertise and interests of our school community to teach an enrichment course to our middle school students who are excited and passionate about the topic. We've had parents from all grade levels offer to teach courses. Some examples of past classes are: woodworking, sewing, computer programming, trail running, history of radio, purse/wallet making, poetry, watercolor, yoga, chess and card games, and movie making. 
    This year our mini-classes will take place on two days:
    • Wednesday, December 18 from 12:05-3:15 and
    • Thursday, December 19, from 9:30am-2:55pm, with a lunch break from 11:30am-12pm (including clean up!)
    We look forward to providing our students with a range of offerings to choose from. If you are available, but undecided on what class to teach, we can help. If you have a class in mind, we look forward to learning what your class will be. We are happy to welcome you in whatever capacity your busy life allows.
    Thank you so much for helping us provide a rich and engaging curriculum at the end of our calendar year before break.
    The Middle School Team
    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey (NEW)
    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.
    Water Bottle Ask (NEW)
    The cone cups by the water jugs are not recyclable. We’d like to reduce/eliminate our dependence on them. Please encourage students to bring and use water bottles at school. Thank you.
    Families Helping Families: Annual SES Circle of Giving
    Families interested in receiving help this holiday season are invited to participate in our annual holiday program, the SES Circle of Giving. Through the Circle of Giving families can request specific gifts they would like for their children, as well as assistance with a holiday meal. If you are interested, please fill out the Google form here.
    There are also hard copies of this form located in the main office. Hard copy forms can be dropped off in the drop box in the main office or given to your student's teacher.
    All submissions must be received by Monday, December 9th. Gifts will be delivered on Thursday and Friday, December 19th and 20th, or can be picked up in the SES office on those dates.
    This is an annual event for us. We handle gift giving with discretion and all names remain confidential. Our goal is to assist families who would otherwise have difficulty during this holiday season.
    If you have further questions, please contact Ashley Bevan in the counseling office.
    Student Designed School T-Shirts
    Our school t-shirts are back in stock and for sale! They are available in Youth Sizes S-XL (Gray or Mauve) and Adult Sizes S-2XL (Gray, Green, or Olive). Shirts are $15 and all proceeds benefit the Sunnyside Go Fund. They can be purchased through the office or periodically during dismissal throughout the coming weeks.
    Final Call for Class Photo Orders
    Class photos are available for order until November 15th! We are hoping to send them home in December before Winter Break begins.
    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!
    Anti-Racist Reading and Resources (NEW)
    Here’s an article that provides a foundation of racial education for white children.
    News from SESPTSA (NEW)
    And check back often for updates!
    • PTA Clothing Center - PLEASE Volunteer on November 21!
      Information for Volunteers here. While people are welcome to volunteer any day the Clothing Center is open, Sunnyside is specifically responsible for contributing volunteers to the Clothing Center on November 21, so we encourage volunteers to go on that day. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please email SES parent Elizabeth Levi at elevi1@msn.com.

      The PTA Clothing Center, located at the Marshall Campus, Room B-60, will be in operation this school year from 10 am to 1 pm each Monday and Thursday that school is open. For questions, please contact Sharon Meigh-Chang, PTA Clothing Center, Director. 503.293.0783 ptaclothingcenter@comcast.net

    • Run/Walk/Move Pledge Deadline
      The deadline for Run/Walk/Move pledges has been extended to next Wednesday, Nov 13th. Don’t forget to collect those pledges- it’s not too late! Families can sign up on Sunnyside Walkstarter and/or bring donations to the office. Visit the SESPTSA page for more info.

    • Wreath and Poinsettia Sales
      Support SES and women farm workers, and bring some cheer to your home, by ordering a wreath and colorful poinsettia potted flowers.

      • Handmade Noble Fir wreaths, 24-26″ in diameter: $35
      • Lush red, pink, or white poinsettias: $12.50 for 6″ pots or $21.50 for 8″ pots
    Orders are due by November 12. Pick up your order in the school auditorium on Tuesday, December 3, between 3 and 7pm.