• SES Messenger for 9/23/2022

    09/23/22 School Messenger

    • School News (NEW)
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know (NEW)
    • Fliers and community links
    • Wanted: Volunteers to help Christina serve lunch (NEW)
    • OHSU K-12 COVID-19 Screening Enrollment now open (NEW)
    • Office Hours with the TAG Department (NEW)
    • From the Library
    • Attention parents and caregivers of neurodivergent students
    • SES PTSA News (NEW)


    School News (NEW)
    Thank you so much for those of you that could make it to Back to School Night last night. We know not all families could make it, so we are including our slides from last night.  Have a wonderful weekend.

    With gratitude,
    Eryn & Alix


    Upcoming Dates
    View the full SES calendar here.

    Fri October 7, 8:45am   PTSA meeting, SES room 102 (all welcome)
    Fri October 14   NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS [Teacher professional development day] 
    Sun-Fri October 16-21   6th grade Outdoor School
    Sat October 22, 1-2pm   Spin For Sunnyside fundraiser at Revel Indoor Cycling
    Sat October 22, 4-7pm   SES Harvest Fair


    Websites to Know (NEW)


    Fliers and community links


    Wanted: Volunteers to help Christina serve lunch (NEW)
    This year, SES has one person on site for nutrition services: Christina Wolfe. She could use some help! Please sign up here to support her, as you’re able.


    OHSU K-12 COVID-19 Screening Enrollment now open (NEW)
    PPS is partnering with OHSU to offer free weekly COVID-19 testing for students. Participation in this program is completely optional but encouraged. PPS students may participate in the program regardless of vaccination status. Participating students will submit spit samples in pre-labeled test tubes to their school on a designated day each week, regardless as to whether they have symptoms. Schools will begin collecting spit samples starting September 27th-29th, and SES’s collection day is every Thursday.

    Read the full letter here: English | Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali


    Office Hours with the TAG Department (NEW)
    PPS has scheduled time for parents and guardians to ask questions and receive information related to TAG identification, services, and processes.

    PPS will be available on Zoom from 6-7 PM on the following dates:

    • September 28, 2022
    • October 26, 2022
    • November 30, 2022
    • January 25, 2023
    • February 22, 2023
    • March 22, 2023
    • April 26, 2023
    • May 31, 2023

    The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 28, 6-7 PM. The Zoom link for all meetings is: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/87417090472?pwd=S1pRYkIrZjBpaTRJUmM5NHdKVy9aUT09


    From the Library
    Summer Reading Prizes! Let's celebrate those Summer Readers!

    If your student participated in ANY Summer Reading Program (Multnomah County Library, Powell's Barnes and Noble, or the SES 50 book challenge) Please send them with their completed form, t shirt or a note from you on their library day next week for a small reward from the SES library! (2nd graders can bring them the following week since there is no school on Friday)

    It's time to OBOB! Is your student interested in OBOB? Oregon Battle of the Books is an annual statewide even and we are big OBOB fans here at Sunnyside. There are two divisions, 3-5 and 6-8 and we will be hosting battles for both! If you already have a team please have your coach fill out this form. If your student is interested but does not have a team, please fill the form out for just your student and indicate that you need help finding a team. For more information on OBOB, please visit the OBOB tab of our Library Website!


    Attention parents and caregivers of neurodivergent students
    Are you a parent or guardian looking to connect with other Sunnyside families with neurodivergent students? So are we! We would like to get to know you and hopefully support one another through monthly meet ups. Our first meet up will be Friday, September 30 @ 9 a.m. at Tov Coffee & Tea on Hawthorne. Please email kelleymhutch@gmail.com to RSVP, ask questions or, if you cannot attend but are interested in learning more, please email to connect for future meet ups.


    SES PTSA News (NEW)

    The latest PTSA newsletter is found here, and includes information about the following:

    • Harvest Fair information
    • Spin for Sunnyside
    • Bike Bus
    • … and more!

    All PTSA newsletters are found here.