• SES Messenger for 11/10/2022

    11/10/22 School Messenger

    • School News (NEW)
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • Fliers and community links (NEW)
    • Report card update (NEW)
    • Lost and Found during family conferences (NEW)
    • Reminder: Notify SES when a student is out with COVID (NEW)
    • PK-12 open enrollment for health coverage (NEW)
    • Meet up for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent students (NEW)
    • Parent’s Night Out, November 10: Middle School volunteers welcome!
    • The 2022-2023 SES Circle of Giving
    • Wednesday, November 16th: November restaurant night at ¿Por Que No?
    • November is Native American Heritage Month
    • Lice
    • Wanted: Eating utensils for the cafeteria
    • Reminder: Clean, dry athletic shoes for PE
    • It’s Chromebook check-in time
    • Wrapped With Wrappily fundraiser
    • Help distribute pies on 11/16
    • Sock drive: NOW-November 16
    • SES PTSA News (NEW)


    School News (NEW)
    Dear Sunnyside Community,

    I know it's another short week! I hope everyone has settled into this chilly fall weather and I know we've all been enjoying the sun these last few days. Please enjoy this long weekend and make sure to sign up for conferences with your students’ teachers if you haven't already. We really appreciate the thoughtfulness and support of this community and if you do have time to volunteer, we welcome volunteers during lunch and recess anytime! As 2nd quarter rolls into motion, please ask your student what they are learning and enjoying in school each day so you can hear about all of the magic that we get to see in action every day as we walk through classes.

    Happy fall into winter,
    Eryn & Alix


    Upcoming Dates
    View the full SES calendar here.

    Thu, November 10, 6-9pm   SES PTSA Parents’ Night Out
    Fri, November 11   NO SCHOOL [Veterans Day]
    Thu, November 17   SES volunteer date for PPS Clothing Center
    Fri, November 18   SES PTSA meeting: SES room 102
    Mon-Tue, November 21-22   NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS [Conferences]
    Wed-Fri, November 23-25   NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS [Fall break]
    Fri, December 2, 3-5pm   SES PTSA Winter Craft Fair fundraiser


    Websites to Know


    Fliers and community links (NEW)


    Report card update (NEW)
    Report cards are complete and are available on ParentVUE. Middle School report cards have been sent to the printer, and will be mailed when ready. Elementary report cards are not being printed; if you would like a printed copy, please email Jenny at jethomas@pps.net and request that one be sent to you.


    Lost and Found during family conferences (NEW)
    On Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22, we will have the SES Lost & Found set out during family conferences. Please make sure to check for missing items before Wednesday November 23, as we will donate remaining items on that day.


    Reminder: Notify SES when a student is out with COVID (NEW)
    Please complete this form, call SES and leave a message on the attendance line, or ask to speak with the SES Health Assistant if your student is out with COVID-19. Though PPS is not contact tracing, they do track positive cases. Thank you.


    PK-12 open enrollment for health coverage (NEW)
    The open enrollment period for individual and family health coverage started November 1 and runs through January 15 in Oregon. Open enrollment is the only time when anyone who is not offered coverage from a job or a public program like the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare can enroll in health coverage through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, often with financial help. Individuals can access free application assistance through the Marketplace as well. Learn more here.


    Meet up for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent students (NEW)
    Are you a parent or guardian looking to connect with other Sunnyside families with neurodivergent students? So are we! Our next meet up will be Friday, December 2 @ 9 a.m. at 3405 SE Stark Street. 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.


    Parent’s Night Out, November 10: Middle School volunteers welcome!
    Parents who have reached out about whether sixth or seventh graders can also volunteer for service hours at Parents Night Out...yes! We'll have several full grown adults around, but we could use a few more volunteers of all ages. You can sign up HERE!

    OR IF YOU PREFER, SIGN UP YOUR KIDDOS! You're gonna want to snag one of the last spots! Here's your chance to score a date night (or quiet bath and a movie?!) while your kids are crafting, hokey pokey-ing, playing board games, and snuggling up to a movie (Pixar!) with pizza and treats! Only $40 + a special sibling deal - register HERE!


    The 2022-2023 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 form here.

    There are also hard copies of this form located in the main office. Hard copy forms can be dropped off in the main office or given to your student's teacher.

    All submissions must be received by Friday, December 2nd. Gifts will be delivered on Thursday and Friday, December 15th and 16th, 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 Rebecca Johnson in the counseling office.


    Wednesday, November 16th: November restaurant night at ¿Por Que No?
    On Wednesday November 16, long standing, awesome neighborhood restaurant ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria will donate 10% of the day's net on ALL SALES (dine in, delivery, take-out) at their Hawthorne location, up to $750!

    Go get some tacos and support our kids!


    November is Native American Heritage Month
    This month marks Native American Heritage Month, in which we honor the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. The month is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the important contributions of Native people, as well as to educate and raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have and still face and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. Learn more here.


    There have been some small clusters of lice outbreaks at school the past few weeks. Below, please find materials to help you know what to look for and how to respond if lice ends up in your home.


    Wanted: Eating utensils for the cafeteria
    Have extra forks, knives, and spoons? Donate them to the cafeteria! Bring them in and give them to Christina (in the cafeteria). Thank you.


    Reminder: Clean, dry athletic shoes for PE
    Please send an extra pair of clean, dry athletic shoes with students to store at school for PE. We’re seeing a lot of students wearing rain boots or soaking wet athletic shoes. Thank you.


    It’s Chromebook check-in time
    Part of Chromebook care requires district updates and student Chromebook accountability check-ins. These check-ins will happen before November fall break, December winter break, March spring break, before MS overnights in May, and, finally, one week before school ends.

    Please remind your students to return their Chromebooks back to their core classes Thursday November 17th. Students may use them in classes on the 18th, but all should be returned to core classes before leaving for break. PPS will email parents and students whose Chromebooks have not been returned. Thank you for your time and help!

    Note: If you have old devices (Chromebooks, chargers, WiFi units, tablets, etc.), they can be returned to the office at any time. Be sure to label who they are from, so missing items can be removed from your student’s account.


    Wrapped With Wrappily fundraiser
    Brand new way to support SES! We are pleased to bring you the Wrapped With Wrappily Fundraiser. Stock up on eco-friendly gift wrap for all your special occasions. Proceeds from your purchase will go towards the enhanced learning opportunities that make our school so incredible! Deadline for orders is Friday, November 18. Use this link to ensure our school gets a donation and that you get a percentage off: bit.ly/SES-Wrappily


    Help distribute pies on 11/16
    Valerie could still use a couple more people to help distribute pies on November 16th from 3 pm - 6 pm. Click here to learn more and sign up! Questions? Please contact Valerie Kahn at vdutton@gmail.com.


    Sock drive: NOW-November 16
    Girl Scout troop 32403 is holding their 5th annual sock drive! They will collect new/clean socks and underwear through Nov 16th. Donations can be dropped off outside the office during school hours. Please donate to help our neighbors in need!


    SES PTSA News (NEW)

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

    • Next PTSA Meeting: Friday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. in Room 102.
    • Parents' Night Out
    • Winter Craft Fair fundraiser
    • … and more!

    All PTSA newsletters are found here.