• SES Messenger for 5/06/2023

    05/06/23 School Messenger

    • School News (NEW)
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Websites to Know
    • Fliers and community links (NEW)
    • Staff Appreciation Week is May 8-12! (NEW)
    • Class pictures


    School News (NEW)

    Hello Sunnyside Community,

    As you know, our Sunnyside Auction is happening online now, and the Gala is TONIGHT (Saturday, May 6th). There’s still time to register

    Our funds have been used to pay for our library assistant, field study coordinator, and for our part time EA. Next year these monies are needed as we still need to continue to support our important positions at Sunnyside. I don't want to name names, but without these people, Sunnyside just simply cannot do what it does to bring all of our environmental thematics to life and support our students inside and outside of the school building.

    Please join us tonight to support our community! We invite you to invite your contacts far and wide to bid on items and join us for the gala! It will be a very fun party and it all goes to support this amazing school and students.

    Eryn & Alix


    Upcoming Dates
    View the full SES calendar here.

    Sat, May 6, 5:30 - 9 pm   In Bloom: The SES 2023 Spring Online Auction and Gala
    Mon-Fri, May 8-12   Staff Appreciation Week
    Fri, May 12, 8:45 am   SES PTSA meeting: SES room 102 and on Google Meet
    Sun-Wed, May 14-17   7th grade Olympic marine biology trip
    Mon-Fri, May 15-19   8th grade Catalina marine biology trip 
    Tue-Thu, May 16-18   6th grade Newport marine biology trip
    Tue, May 16, 3:15-4:15 pm   5th grade transition to middle school
    Tue, May 16, 6-7 pm   Connect to Kindergarten
    Fri, May 19, 8:45-9:45 am   Coffee with the Principal (Room #102)
    Fri, May 26   SES Walk/Run/Move fundraiser
    Mon, May 29   NO SCHOOL [Memorial Day]
    Wed, May 31   SES Garden plant sale
    Fri, June 9, 8:45 am   SES PTSA meeting: SES room 102 and on Google Meet


    Websites to Know


    Fliers and community links (NEW)


    Staff Appreciation Week: May 8-12 (NEW)
    Sunnyside's Staff Appreciation Week is NEXT week and we need everyone's support to make this week special for the folks who work so hard for our kids! There are many ways to chip in and shower our staff with love during the week. Please check out all the opportunities to contribute, and sign up HERE!

    1. Gifts for non-classroom staff - Our school could NOT function without our incredible non-classroom staff. By donating via this link: Staff Gifting Fund, we will be able to gift our custodians, cafeteria angels, special education staff, front office rock stars, specials teachers, and the other amazing members of the SES staff.
    2. Food - Sign up here to bring in yummy brunch treats on the mornings of Monday, 5/8 or Friday, 5/12.
    3. Flowers - Tuesday morning, 5/9, from 8:00 - 9:00ish, we will gather on the playground to make as many bouquets as possible to gift our staff. We need donations of flowers (from the store, your yard, your neighbor's yard...), mason jars, florists' tools, and *people* to help put all this goodness together. The more people and flowers, the more wonderful the bouquets.
    4. Love Baskets - Contribute generously to your classes' Love Baskets (details from your Classroom Family Reps). Write notes, share art, include small gifts and/or go in on a larger group gift from the whole class. It's a lovely way to make sure your classroom teacher feels super appreciated.
    5. Chalk Love Notes & Card Making - Take a moment during the week to grab a piece of chalk from around the school ground & leave a love note that shares your appreciation for our staff. Card making stations will also be set up on school grounds before school on Tuesday, and after school Wednesday and Thursday. Sign up to help!
    6. Tuesday Blue-sday Photo - To show solidarity with PAT, our teachers' union as they negotiate a contract for safe, sustainable, and equitable schools, we'll be gathering on Tuesday, 5/9, at 3:15 (Salmon & 35th) for a giant group photo. Wear blue!

    Other ways our staff will be celebrated will include: 15-minute massages, a catered lunch from Hoda's, grab-and-go snacks during the week, a lovingly decorated school, and, hopefully, extra smiles and spontaneous thank yous from the community.


    Questions or ideas? Contact Emily: emilylillywhite@gmail.com.


    Class pictures
    Class pictures were this week; each class took one formal photo and one goofy photo. Each photo costs $8.00. (If you are able, please consider contributing additional funds towards a scholarship. Our desire is for every student to take home a copy of their class photo.)