Sunnyside Newsletter

April 2022

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Message from Mrs. Yost

Thank you for your generosity with our Ukraine fundraiser. Sunnyside raised $830 , with a grand total of over $9000 from all 5 elementary schools! That is simply amazing!

As the nice weather is upon us, and outdoor recess being more consistent, I share a gentle reminder that home toys should stay at home. We are encountering issues with students bringing in home items that are being traded or shared with misunderstanding of "giving" vs "borrowing". Please have a conversation with your child about this matter. Your support is appreciated.

As a reminder please report positive COVID cases or exposures to Nurse Stephanie. If your child is exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID please keep them home and consider having them tested. You may reach the school nurse at 203-922-3021 or between normal school hours. Thanks.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 year is open for enrollment. Children who will be 5 by December 31, 2022 are eligible for registration. Please call the school (203-922-3021) to set up a registration appointment. Students DO NOT need to attend the registration appointment. Parents and incoming kindergarten students will be invited to come before the first day of school for a Parent Information Meeting and Bus Safety Day, more information to follow. Please let friends and neighbors know about the days as well.

Sunnyside Strong!

Mrs. Yost

Important Dates:

April is ...

Ramadan April 1- May 1

Arab American Heritage Month

April 1 - World Autism Day - Wear your BLUE in support

April 6 - Virtual Family Humphrey Night - a S'more will be shared with families

April 8 - Crazy Hair/ Hat Day

April 11-18 - Spring Break - No school

April 17 - Happy Easter

April 19 - JA Day during school hours sponsored by Barnum Financial

April 21 - Ridgefield Playhouse working with Grade 3 students

April 25 - PTO Meeting

April 28 - Spring Pictures

April 28 & 29 - Scholastic Book Fair BOGO

Kindergarten Registration is open. Please call the main office to make an appointment 203.922.3021.


Cultural Diversity during the month of March

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Battle of the Books

Click here for more information and a list of the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees to read!

A message from the PTO

Sunnyside Families,

We hope that everyone is enjoying spring and remaining healthy! Please take a few minutes to read up on what is happening in the PTO this spring. We have some big changes happening and we are looking for parent volunteers to join the PTO and help make Sunnyside the best school that it can be!

Executive Board Officer Nominations

Sunnyside PTO is run by an executive board. While all parents can join and become members, the executive board takes care of the day to day responsibilities for the PTO. This next school year (22-23) we have three parents that are leaving the executive board. We are in need of parents to volunteer to step in and help run the executive board and PTO. The open positions will include Co-Vice Presidents (2) and President. These two positions will be vacated at the end of the school year. If these positions are not filled by other parents, it will make the functioning of the PTO very difficult. The vice presidents and president oversee all fundraising, activities, events, and spending. The president will work with school administration to plan and budget for school and student needs and then delegate roles to the executive board.

We will also be accepting nominations for Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary.

If you are interested in joining and filling any of these positions please reach out to Mrs. Yost via email at

Raise Craze

Thank you to all of our families that participated in Raise Craze. Sunnyside earned $1838.00! Students performed 29 Acts of Kindness. Winners will be announced next week!

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on April 25th at 6:00pm.

Scholastic BOGO Book fair

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We will hold our Spring BOGO book fair on 4/28 and 4/29 during school hours. We are in need of parents to help staff this book fair. A sign up genius link will be emailed closer to fair dates.

Yearbook Orders DUE!!!!

If you haven't ordered your student their yearbook yet, please be sure to order soon! Yearbooks are $16 each and may be ordered until 4/22.

Orders can be placed through the following link:

Shelton Quassy Night

Once again this year Sunnyside will participate in the Shelton Quassy evening on May 6th 4:30-8:30pm. Raindate is 5/7. Tickets this year are $19. A flyer will come home with your student in April!

Community News

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Shelton Public Schools Calendar 2022-23

Click Here for the 2022-23 Calendar