Spring Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE!
Our Spring Book Fair was a huge success, raising over $4,500 for literacy programs at Sunny Hills – thank you for visiting the fair and supporting our school!  If you missed the fair, or we were sold out of any books you were looking for, please shop our online fair by clicking  here  until March 30 th !  Orders placed will ship for free to Sunny Hills after that date, and will be distributed to students upon arrival.  Please email  Kate Murray  with questions. ... read full article
Author:
Lalitha Sanders 
Show from:
3/18/2019-3/30/2019

Our Lost and Found is overflowing!
Our lost and found is overflowing! PTA plans to do a cleanup on Friday, April 5th between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. We do our best trying to reunite all clearly LABELED items (with last and first names on it) and their owners. All unlabeled and not picked up by April 5 th items will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah. Please stop by the Lost and Found closet to see if any of your child belongings are there or remind your child to this this. There are a wide array of items including, hats, gloves, sweaters, hoodies, coats, mittens, ... read full article
Author:
Lalitha Sanders 
Show from:
3/14/2019-4/6/2019

ParentWiser
Parent Wiser , in partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, presents the LIKE film documentary & discussion across the district on March 25 th , 27 th or 28 th .  It features candid interviews with kids, teens, adults, and experts about the phenomenon of social media. Is it healthy? Is it harmful? Is it helpful? Let's discuss. For parents AND students grades 5-12.  Register and get more information here ... read full article
Author:
Lalitha Sanders 
Show from:
3/5/2019-3/28/2019
Science Fair and STEM Night: Thursday March 21st, 6-8 PMLalitha Sanders2/24/20193/10/2019
Science Fair and STEM Night: Thursday March 21st, 6-8 PM
The Science Fair was kicked off last Thursday by a fun assembly from the Pacific Science Center about math and science! Please register your child here now through 3/15. We have many exciting organizations bringing interactive displays for families including Oxbow Farms, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and local School Rocket and Robotics teams. We are in need of more volunteers to make this a success! Do you use science in your career and would like to inspire young minds? Consider creating a table to display your part of science! Please contact jjchristeymarks@gmail.com or lalitha.sanders@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out ... read full article
Spirit Wear : BUY TODAY!Lalitha Sanders2/24/20193/18/2019
Spirit Wear : BUY TODAY!
The last day to buy Spirit Wear items is today!  Stock up on your favorite Sunny Hills’ gear and show your school spirit all year round!  The store can be accessed from our PTA page  here .  Contact  Jessica Duitch  with any questions. ... read full article
Yearbook: Love Lines due 3/22Lalitha Sanders3/18/20193/22/2019
Yearbook: Love Lines due 3/22
Attention 5 th  Grade Parents! Don't miss out and forget to purchase a yearbook along with a special message to your child! We will continue to sell "Love Lines" space for our 5 th  grade class for $5 until Friday, March 22 nd .  You can secure a yearbook and "Love Lines" space via  Lifetouch , enter our school code 12225119, and place your order! Once you have purchased your love lines space, email the photo and message (35 words max) to  shmustangyearbook@gmail.com , Subject Heading: Love Lines, Child's Name and Teacher Name. For any questions regarding yearbook, please contact ... read full article
PTA School ToursLalitha Sanders8/10/20188/26/2018
PTA School Tours
School Tours  Sunday, August 26th, at 1-3pm  Mooney Icy Tunes will be on-site with ice cream treats for purchase. New to SH? Guided Tours @1:45– 2:15. Look for our New Family Meet & Greet Table on the playground. ... read full article
Be Part of the Herd! Join the PTA!Lalitha Sanders8/2/201810/12/2018
Be Part of the Herd! Join the PTA!
With an all-in goal of 100% enrollment , we are currently at 50%. Family Memberships are $25 and they provide access to the Sunny Hills’ Online Directory, Community Discounts, and the opportunity to have a say in your child’s education. Sunny Hills’ teachers and staff THANK YOU for all of the sponsored memberships from our families! Contact Kendra Villasana with questions. ... read full article
KinderConnect Summer PlaydatesLalitha Sanders6/10/20188/25/2018
KinderConnect Summer Playdates
Are you an incoming kindergarten parent? Then don't miss our KinderConnect play dates this summer, sponsored by the PTA! They are a great way for families and students to meet.  Contact Katherine Sullivan  or Libby Larsen , our KinderConnect chairs, with questions.  The next summer playdate is - Coffee and Donuts Meet-up: Saturday, 8/25 @ Sunny Hills Playground from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM   ... read full article
Spring Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE!Lalitha Sanders3/18/20193/30/2019
Spring Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE!
Our Spring Book Fair was a huge success, raising over $4,500 for literacy programs at Sunny Hills – thank you for visiting the fair and supporting our school!  If you missed the fair, or we were sold out of any books you were looking for, please shop our online fair by clicking  here  until March 30 th !  Orders placed will ship for free to Sunny Hills after that date, and will be distributed to students upon arrival.  Please email  Kate Murray  with questions. ... read full article
Spring Scholastic Book FairLalitha Sanders2/24/20193/16/2019
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
The “Dino-Mite” Scholastic Book is today from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  ... read full article
Incoming Kindergarteners 2019-2020Lalitha Sanders1/29/20193/4/2019
Incoming Kindergarteners 2019-2020
Sunny Hills PTA would like to welcome all of our incoming Mustangs for 2019-2020. Over the summer we host a program called KinderConnect. These are fun playdates which gives you and your child the opportunity to meet other parents and kindergarteners before school starts in September. If you would like to receive further information about the KinderConnect playdates or future Sunny Hills PTA events, please click here .   if you have any questions. please contact Kendra Villasana at director@iesvirginia.com ... read full article
Passive FundraisingLalitha Sanders12/8/201812/22/2018
Passive Fundraising
As you do your Christmas or New Year shopping this year please shop with Sunny Hills by using our silent fundraising links for Amazon and  Nordstrom .  Remember to link your  Fred Meyer Rewards card to Sunny Hills and use it every time you shop. Also you can pick up a free ‘B’ Caring Card from the cashier on your next trip to Bartell Drugs,  register it and help Sunny Hills PTA to earn money! Shopping with Sunny Hills costs you nothing, but Sunny Hills PTA earns money every time you use our links and your registered cards! For more ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – HELP NEEDED!Lalitha Sanders11/27/201812/7/2018
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – HELP NEEDED!
The Staff Appreciation Committee will be serving our staff a holiday lunch along with the annual Cookie Exchange on December 11 th .  If you can help donate food items for the lunch, please click here !   Please watch for information on cookie sign-ups from your Room Parent Coordinator. ... read full article
Parents Night Out - Karate WestLalitha Sanders9/30/201810/5/2018
Parents Night Out - Karate West
Our first PTA-endorsed "Parents’ Night Out" at Karate West for the year will be on Friday, October 5 th from 6-9 PM!  Drop off your kids (ages 6-12) and enjoy a night to yourself!  Your child will enjoy a fun-filled evening of games with experienced staff, plus a pizza dinner.  Space is limited.  Register here .  The cost is $35, and all proceeds support the Sunny Hills PTA! ... read full article
Orange Ruler Fun Run!Lalitha Sanders9/17/201810/5/2018
Orange Ruler Fun Run!
Tuesday, October 2 nd is the last day to accept donations for the Orange Ruler Fundraiser. If you haven’t enrolled your child, or would still like to donate, go to  orangeruler.com . If you have a cash or check donation, it needs to be sent to school with your child in the Orange Ruler Collection Envelope on Tuesday, Oct. 2 nd . Thank you for your support! You are welcome to cheer on your kids at the Fun Run on Friday, October 5 th at 2nd recess. For more information, please click here . ... read full article
Who's Ready for School?Lalitha Sanders8/26/20189/10/2018
Who's Ready for School?
Who’s Ready for School?   Step 1: Create/Review your FREE PTA account* Step 2: Join PTA Step 3: Order Spirit Wear Step 4: Volunteer  *NEW USERS: If you are new to Sunny Hills you will need to create a  user account  for the PTA website. Creating an account will allow you to pay for your PTA membership online, receive PTA eNews, update your student’s teacher for inclusion in the Online Student Directory  and much more! *EXISTING USERS: Returning families may sign in to their  existing account . If you have forgotten your password, you can  reset it here. Click the edit button ... read full article
Our Lost and Found is overflowing!Lalitha Sanders3/14/20194/6/2019
Our Lost and Found is overflowing!
Our lost and found is overflowing! PTA plans to do a cleanup on Friday, April 5th between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. We do our best trying to reunite all clearly LABELED items (with last and first names on it) and their owners. All unlabeled and not picked up by April 5 th items will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah. Please stop by the Lost and Found closet to see if any of your child belongings are there or remind your child to this this. There are a wide array of items including, hats, gloves, sweaters, hoodies, coats, mittens, ... read full article
ParentWiserLalitha Sanders3/5/20193/28/2019
ParentWiser
Parent Wiser , in partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, presents the LIKE film documentary & discussion across the district on March 25 th , 27 th or 28 th .  It features candid interviews with kids, teens, adults, and experts about the phenomenon of social media. Is it healthy? Is it harmful? Is it helpful? Let's discuss. For parents AND students grades 5-12.  Register and get more information here ... read full article
Yearbook Orders and Love LinesLalitha Sanders2/24/20193/10/2019
Yearbook Orders and Love Lines
Don't miss out and forget to purchase a yearbook for your child!  We will continue to sell "Love Lines" space for our 5th grade class, which are available for $5.  You can secure a yearbook and "Love Lines" space via  Lifetouch , enter our school code 12225119, and place your order! ... read full article
ReflectionsLalitha Sanders1/25/20192/4/2019
Reflections
Congratulations to the district-level Reflections winners!  This year, Sunny Hills has two artists who were recognized as finalists in the Issaquah School District PTA Reflections program! Arshia Fateh (5th grade - Music Composition) and Leak Kwak (5th grade - Visual Arts) will advance to the state level competition!  Tanisha Sinha (2nd grade - Visual Arts) also received an Honorable Mention at the district level!  All of our artists did an amazing job! Thank you for all your hard work! ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Lalitha Sanders1/6/20191/20/2019
Yearbook Cover Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to the cover contest winners, along with the 1 st place picks for each grade!  They are Bianca Pulciani (4 th grade, front cover), Saanvi Kulkarni (5 th grade, back cover), Chen Mo (K), Chloe Cui (1 st ), Sebastian Villasana (2 nd ), Anastasia Cohen (3 rd ), Beverly Jin (4 th ) and Hannah Wang (5 th ).  This year, three drawings from our submission pool were also chosen for print on our Eager Reader bookmark prize!  The winning selections were Aadya Syal (3 rd ), Shresta Kandula (3 rd ) and Arushi Sinha (5 th ).  ... read full article
Bingo & Brownies – SAVE THE DATE!Lalitha Sanders1/6/20192/6/2019
Bingo & Brownies – SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us on Wednesday, February 6 th from 6-8 PM in the MPR for our annual Bingo & Brownies night, a free, family-friendly social event!  All children must have a responsible adult with them, so please think about volunteering for one of the many shifts available to help pull off this fun night (set up, prize table, brownie table, clean-up, etc.).  Please click here to volunteer, or email Jennifer Tam  with questions. This is a great way for middle schoolers to get some of their community service hours!   ... read full article
Karate WestLalitha Sanders1/6/20192/1/2019
Karate West
On February 1, 2019, parents can drop off their children (ages 6 to 12) at Karate West from 6 to 9 PM. Your child will have a pizza dinner and a fun-filled evening of games with an experienced staff. The cost is $35, and all proceeds support the Sunny Hills PTA.  Register early since space is limited.  Register  here .    ... read full article
January GMMLalitha Sanders12/10/20181/22/2019
January GMM
General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, 22nd January @ MPR 6.30 - 7.00 pm Light refreshments & meeting 7.00 - 9.00 pm Parenting Speaker This event has limited seating. To register for the event, click here .   P arenting with Courage and Connection through Sound Discipline:  An Introduction to Parenting with Positive Discipline.  This workshop provides a general introduction and overview to Parenting with Positive Discipline as well as some practical tools that parents can use right away. Learning objectives  – Participants will be introduced to concepts that will help them: Use basic brain science (adult and child) to improve behavior at home ... read full article
Eager Reader – SAVE THE DATE!Lalitha Sanders12/8/201812/22/2018
Eager Reader – SAVE THE DATE!
  Our PTA-sponsored Eager Reader Program starts January 9 th and continues until February 12 th .  This is an optional 5-week reading program designed to encourage all students to read more outside of school by offering fun incentives along the way.  Students are encouraged to enter their reading minutes on the website, parent volunteers will count the minutes each week, and students will be rewarded prizes every week (popcorn certificate, bookmark, finger light, free book, and a Red Robin dining certificate) according to the minutes entered.  To encourage students to continue reading after earning their level 5 incentive, we ... read full article
PTA MembershipLalitha Sanders12/8/201812/22/2018
PTA Membership
Join  online today to receive new member discounts ! PNW Ballet Nutcracker tickets, Wild Waves Holiday Lights, Legobags.com, Legoland, Great Wolf Lodge and more! Contact  Kendra Villasana  for more information. ... read full article
ParentWiser Presentation: DIGITAL SAFETY 101Lalitha Sanders12/8/20181/9/2019
ParentWiser Presentation: DIGITAL SAFETY 101
Jo Langford, youth behavior expert for technology and sex education, reveals where kids spend and sneak their online time, and how parents can monitor it for positive outcomes. Discuss the most current popular sites, and learn how to start the important conversations with kids' relationships to themselves, friends and their vast digital world. For parents of grades 3-12 to attend the presentation on Wednesday, January 9 th at 7 PM at the Skyline High School Theater, register here . Note: this is a parent-only event due to the sensitive nature of some content. ... read full article
After School MovieLalitha Sanders12/8/201812/22/2018
After School Movie
On January 23 rd , students can stay after school for a fun movie and treat with your $10 donation. Students will vote on Jan. 4 th ( Little Foot , Paddington 2 or Incredibles 2 ) and registration will be open January 7 th -18 th . Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteer here ! ... read full article
Holiday Gift DriveLalitha Sanders11/27/201811/30/2018
Holiday Gift Drive
Our annual Holiday Gift Drive is happening now!  The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank turns the Pickering Barn into a giant gift shop, where families in need will be able to select and wrap gifts for their children, ages birth to 18 years old.  Sunny Hills is proud to help bring joy to these families again! Students can bring donations of new and unwrapped toys and clothing to school until Friday, 11/30.   For more details, please visit our  website , or contact  Kate Mueller  or  Jennifer Ling  with questions. ... read full article
Scripps Spelling Bee – REGISTRATION CLOSES 12/7Lalitha Sanders11/27/201812/4/2018
Scripps Spelling Bee – REGISTRATION CLOSES 12/7
Registration for the Scripps Spelling Bee ends on Dec 7 th . To register, please click  here .  More information can be found  here .  Please contact  Sharada Hosur  with any questions. ... read full article
ISF: Dining for Kids at Agave Cocina & TequilasLalitha Sanders11/6/201811/7/2018
ISF: Dining for Kids at Agave Cocina & Tequilas
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for the Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid to students. Dine at Agave Cocina & Tequilas in Issaquah Highlands on Wednesday, November 7 th from 11 AM to 10 PM and Agave will donate a portion of your bill to Feeding Student Success.  Learn more here . ... read full article
ISF: Glassybaby Night at Capri CellarsLalitha Sanders11/6/201811/8/2018
ISF: Glassybaby Night at Capri Cellars
Please join Issaquah Schools Foundation for our third annual Glassybaby event on Thursday, November 8 th . Join us at Capri Cellars in Issaquah from 5:30 to 8:00 PM and 10% of all sales will go to the Foundation.  Learn more here ... read full article
ISF - VOICE MentorLalitha Sanders11/6/201811/20/2018
ISF - VOICE Mentor
The VOICE Mentor program is recruiting.  The purpose of the VOICE Mentor Program is to match students who need social, emotional or academic support with a high school or adult mentor, throughout the school year. Across the Issaquah School District, there is a wait list of around 200 students.  In short, VOICE needs more mentors.  VOICE asks for up to a one-hour, one-day-a-week commitment between October and May.   Being a mentor with the VOICE Program is fun and rewarding.  Click  here  for more information. ... read full article
Enrichment GrantsLalitha Sanders10/26/201811/2/2018
Enrichment Grants
Enrichment Grants were approved at the GMM last Thursday.  The PTA was able to fully fund the all-grades flower and vegetable garden supplies, Senegal Drumming workshop, 3 rd grade geology adventure, PE health and fitness heart rate monitors, specialists’ Sensory Library, 5 th grade reading tubs, 3 rd -5 th grade Jogging club supplies, and 4 th grade Growth Mindset games, along with partially funding the 2 nd grade Forces & Motion: Toy Workshop to bring down the cost of the in-house field trip. ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE!Lalitha Sanders10/26/201810/31/2018
Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE!
Our book fair was a huge success – thank you for visiting the fair and supporting Sunny Hills!  If you missed the fair, or we were sold out of any books you were looking for, please shop our online fair by clicking  here  until October 31 st !   Orders placed will ship for free to Sunny Hills after October 31 st , and will be distributed to students upon arrival.  Please email  Kate Murray  with any questions. ... read full article
After School MovieLalitha Sanders10/20/201810/24/2018
After School Movie
Our first After School Movie of the year will be Hotel Transylvania 3 . Click  here for more information.  ... read full article
Lost and Found Lalitha Sanders10/11/201810/29/2018
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing! Please remind your child to stop by the lost and found closet to see if any of their belongings are there. Lost and found is opposite to the office door (room 201). On that same note, PTA plans to do a cleanup on Monday, October 29th between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. All clearly labeled items will be returned to their owners. All unclaimed and unlabeled items will be donated after that date ... read full article
Art VolunteersLalitha Sanders9/30/201810/19/2018
Art Volunteers
The PTA offers many ways to get involved, both in the classroom and outside school hours. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with classroom art lessons, led by Museo Art Academy. For more information about the art program or to sign up to be a classroom art volunteer, please click here . ... read full article
Sunny Hills Online Student DirectoryLalitha Sanders9/29/201810/7/2018
Sunny Hills Online Student Directory
Please take a moment to log back into the PTA portal here and add the teacher’s name for your student(s). This will facilitate an accurate Online Student Directory, available October 8th. ... read full article
Grant ApplicationsLalitha Sanders9/3/20189/27/2018
Grant Applications
Sunny Hills PTA Enrichment Grants are due back from teachers, staff, parents or students by Thursday, September 27 th .  The Enrichment Grant committee will then review applications and present recommendations to the PTA Board.  Grant recipients will be announced after October 5, 2018. ... read full article
Calling all artists!Lalitha Sanders8/27/201810/19/2018
Calling all artists!
The Reflections art competition is a National PTA program which recognizes students for their artistic creativity. This year’s theme is Heroes Around Me. Students of all grades and abilities can compete by entering an original work in the categories: visual arts (painting, drawing, etc.), photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and film production. Deadline for submission is: Friday, October 19 th . Click here  for more information. ... read full article
2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities – OPEN CHAIR POSITIONSLalitha Sanders6/10/20186/24/2018
2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities – OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS
We are still looking to fill several important chair positions for next year: Yearbook and Science Fair. If you are interested in running any of these amazing programs, please contact Lisa Deily or Joana Figueiredo . Additional volunteer opportunities will be opened for sign up during the Enrollment Verification Process (EVP) in early August.   ... read full article