SES Holiday Tree Recycling Event January 4-5
During this busy season, we are looking for lots of middle school students and adult volunteers for the SES Holiday Tree Recycling Event on January 4th and 5th. This is a great way for students to earn service hours and also help raise money for the PTSA and our own GO Fund! Hey 8th graders … think Catalina Island …
We need assistance leading up to the event, as well as during event weekend. Parents and students should access the Google sign-up sheet at this link: Tree Recycling Sign Up
Crucial needs include:
- Several parent drivers to collect trees from the general neighborhood (we will have U-haul trailers)
- MS students (20+ people in total) to work a 4 hour shift on that Sat or Sun. (unloading trees, pruning branches etc)
- Parent and student to solicit in-kind support from local businesses
- Student to plan and recruit event entertainment (amateur musicians...young, older, really talented, not so talented...doesn’t matter!)
- Distributing promo flyers in local shops along Division, Hawthorne, Belmont, Burnside
Please encourage friends and neighbors who have holiday trees to bring them to SES on event weekend, or reserve a pickup and we’ll do the work for them! You can also reserve on the online pickup reservation form
Thank you very much!
Jeff Skoke and Matt Pozos, SES Parent Volunteers and Event Co-chairs
Before Clicking “Purchase” on Amazon or Any National Retailer This Season
Please buy an e-giftcard for the purchase through the Benefit app. Download the app (Benefit Mobile, Inc.), link a bank account or credit card, and designate Sunnyside as your beneficiary. Then, you can buy an e-giftcard just at the moment you need it, perhaps based on the total in your cart or while you’re standing in line at Home Depot, and use the e-giftcard there and then! It works. The price is the same for you, but the school also gets a small percent. For example, REI will give the school 8% of any gift card purchase. Retailers include the Gap, American Airlines, Albertsons, Safeway, Whole Foods, iTunes, Athleta, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cabela’s, Champs Sports, Chipotle, Cinemark, Columbia, Delta, DSW, Hotels.com, Land’s End, Lowe’s, Nike, Pottery Barn, REI, Shutterfly, Starbucks, Target, Ulta, Wine.com, etc. It's fun to know your purchases also send $$ to our school. Thank you! Questions? Contact Hope Whitney at 503-333-2345 and she'll walk you through it.