June 9th, 2023
School News (NEW)
Hello Sunnyside Community,
Recently On Point selected their On Point Teacher of the Year and our very own Tiffany Koyama Lane was selected as the K-5 runner up. We are very proud of her and send our congratulations her way.
We also recognized our volunteers at our PTSA meeting today with treats and handmade cards from our students. Our school couldn't run without the dedication of our parents and community members. We are really grateful and are looking forward to working with this great community next year.
Looking forward to our last few days of school. What a fun year this has been and please hold these last few days close, they slip away so fast.
Eryn & Alix
Sun, June 11, 4:30-7:30 pm: 8th grade celebration at Sewallcrest Park
Mon, June 12, 6 pm: 8th grade promotion at Franklin High School
Tue, June 13, 8:45 am: 5th grade promotion
Wed, June 14: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wed, June 14, 9:30-9:50 am: Rainbow Day and 3rd-5th grade Pride Parade
Wed, June 14, 6-8 pm: Middle School end-of-year dance (Note new time)
Sat, Aug 19, 10 am - noon: SES Community Care Day
Wed, Aug 23, 10 am - noon: SES 6th grade orientation (students only)
Wed, Aug 23, 4-5 pm: Kindergarten Family Social
Tue, Aug, 29: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Save the Date - 5th Grade Promotion (NEW)
5th Grade Promotion. Tuesday June 13th from 8:45am-10am in the auditorium. Please join us to celebrate your 5th graders as they promote from K-5 and start their journey through middle school.
Rainbow Day and 3rd-5th grade Pride Parade (NEW)
Dear Sunnyside Community,
Our 3rd-5th grade Queer Student Alliance is excited to celebrate Pride month by declaring the last day of school as “Rainbow Day.” ALL students are encouraged to come to school in rainbow gear/bright colors.
Our 3rd-5th grade classes will be marching in a Sunnyside Pride Parade! We would love to invite families to show up to cheer on our amazing 3-5th grade classes as they strut their stuff and show up with love and support for our LGBTQ community members.
- What: Rainbow Day/ 3rd-5th grade Pride Parade
- When: Wednesday, June 14th from 9:30-9:50
- Where: The parade will start by the portables, head south on 34th, around the front of the school, and end back at the blacktop.
8th grade potluck (NEW)
A reminder to please RSVP for the SES 8th Grade Graduation Potluck here. Join us this Sunday June 11th at Sewallcrest Park from 4:30 - 7:30pm. Dian will be leading rounds of Steal The Chicken from 5pm - 6pm. Please bring food and/or drinks to share, plates and utensils for your family and a blanket or lawn chairs for sitting. Balls, frisbees, lawn games and a good pair of shoes to run around in are also encouraged. All 8th graders and their families are welcome!
Help us thank Dian for coming out to play with the kids! Courtney (Georgia’s mom) is collecting funds for a gift card for Dian. If you can contribute a few bucks via Venmo - @Courtney-Yilk
This is a parent organized event and not a school event.
Gretchen & Marissa
Dear 6th and 7th grade families.....
True to the great sense of community that Sunnyside has fostered over the many years our children attend school together, it's a tradition that 6th and 7th grade families come together to create a loving 8th Grade Promotion ceremony. Our collaboration is a gift to the 8th graders whose accomplishments and contributions are numerous to our community, their families, and our school. It is a pay it forward gift that we will receive when our children celebrate their promotion.
The 2023 Sunnyside 8th Grade Promotion is Monday, June 12 from 6-8 pm in the Franklin High School auditorium (on the corner of SE 52nd and SE Woodward). Our job is to coordinate the festivities beforehand and help in both the set up and clean/tear down the day of the event so the 8th graders and their families can relax and celebrate. We ask that ALL 6th & 7th grade families help make this a memorable occasion for our 8th graders and their families.
8th grade parents are encouraged to come participate in the making of flower crowns. Monday, June 12th from 9am-noon in the art room.
Student Chromebook Check In begins Thursday June 8th
Please help your students have their Chromebooks, chargers, unneeded hotspots and any other tech extras brought back to SES by June 8th at the latest. Students can return them to their class/core rooms for collection and final processing. This will help us have a successful summer reset and ensure we are all ready for the next year. Students not returning to SES or graduating 5th & 8th graders Chromebooks will be reset and repurposed for this year's rising 2nd graders. Thanks for your help!
Middle School dance: Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 pm
Our end-of-year middle school dance is coming up on the last day of school: Wednesday, June 14 from 6-8 pm. For the dance to happen, we will need chaperones! Sign up here to chaperone or bring snacks. (Chaperones must have active volunteer background checks.)
The dance starts promptly at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm—please make sure students have plans to arrive and leave at these precise times. Permission slips will come home a few days before the event. We request a $5 donation to cover the cost of the dance, but no child will be turned away for lack of funds.
2022-2023 Middle School Yearbooks available for purchase
2022-2023 Sunnyside Middle School Yearbooks are available for purchase now. Follow this SchoolPay link to purchase a yearbook. Yearbooks will be delivered to students during our last day of school celebration if ordered by May 31, 2023.
Thank you for coming to the Plant sale!!
The plant sale was so amazing! It was wonderful to see our community out in full enjoying the sun, gardents and ice cream! Thank you Nathan, students and volunteers for all your hard work.
Please pick up student medication by end of day June 14
If your student has medication in the school health room, please be sure to pick it up before the end of the school day, on June 14th. Medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Any medication not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded. Thank you.