Important! Holiday Gift Program
The Sunny Hills HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM has begun! Letters and gift wish lists were sent home yesterday with your child. This year we will collect gifts, gift cards and check donations in the classroom from today, Friday, November 21st - Monday, December 8th. This is a VERY short donation timeframe with only 8 school days to donate (due to Thanksgiving break and 2 days off for conferences)!
The goal of this program is to help bring joy and happiness to families in need during the holiday season and is designed for Issaquah School District children ages birth-18 years. The program will turn the Pickering Barn into the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s Holiday Gift Barn where families will be able to select and wrap gifts for their children. Sunny Hills is looking forward to helping fill the Holiday Gift Barn again this year!

To purchase a specific item for a child, please sign up online (link below). If you want to bring in a gift card or check, great! There is no need to sign up, just have your child bring their donation to school and place it in the baskets in their classroom. (Check donations should be made payable to Sunny Hills PTA). Please join us in making this holiday season, a memorable one for those in need in our community!
Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade

Kids Night Out Volunteers Needed
We need several volunteers to make our Kids Night Out happen on December 12th. Volunteers will need to be available from 5:45pm-8:45pm on December 12. Click Here to volunteer.

Kids Night Out
Mark you calendars for our upcoming Kids Night Out, on Friday, December 12th, from 6-8pm, at Sunny Hills. Students are invited to join their friends for pizza, popcorn, and the movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Be on the look out for more information on how to register coming soon!

'Tis The Season To Shop and Earn Money For Sunny Hills!
Shop Amazon.com
Shop using this Amazon/Sunny Hills PTA link and 4+% of your purchase is donated to Sunny Hills PTA. Bookmark this link and and ask your family and friends to use it too!
Shop Nordstrom.com
Shop using this Nordstrom/Sunny Hills PTA link and 5+% of your purchase is donated to Sunny Hills PTA.
Shop Target and Target.com
Click Here to link your Target REDcard to Sunny Hills PTA (School ID 105682) and 1% of your purchases are donated to Sunny Hills PTA. Don't have a REDcard? Go to Target.com/redcard to sign up - you automatically get 5% off your purchases!
Shop Fred Meyer
Click Here and link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Sunny Hills PTA (School ID 91256).
You will still receive the same great rewards and discounts and Sunny Hills PTA will receive a portion of the $625,000 Fred Meyer awards each quarter.
Shop Safeway
Register your Safeway Club Card Here , use your debit card, and earn 2-4% for Sunny Hills PTA.
Shop Microsoft
Shop using this Microsoft/Sunny Hills PTA link and 5-10% of your purchase is donated to Sunny Hills PTA.
Shop eScrip Online Mall
Sign up at eScrip, shop the Online Mall and earn by shopping at your favorite stores, including Macy's (5%), J. Crew (4%), Sephora (3%), and many more!




THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE- A GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive was a great success! Your generous donations provided 1,431 pounds of food and $170 in cash donations. This does not include the wonderful supply of diapers we were able donate to the food bank as well (they only weigh the food). Thank you especially to all those that helped make it happen: Alison Tobey, Amy Linzbach, sheila Barlow, Heather Duenaz, Sara Ceteznik, and Becky Buxton. Our donations will help make the holidays a little brighter for families in our community. Thank you so much Sunny Hills families!!

Art Reflections Results
Thank you to all the wonderful Artists who participated in Reflections this year! We had an amazing group of submissions, all with a unique spin on "The world would be a better place if...” Our community judges have spoken and the following will be moving on to district:
Pippi Huang- Film
Evan Klasnic- Music
Arya Jodh-Photography
Elaine Gong-Visual Art
Abby Rucker- Visual Art
Arshia Batra-Literature
Adele Harris- Visual Art
Augustine Tangas- Visual Art
The rest of the art work will be displayed in the Library on the back wall for everyone to see. Make sure to come take a look November 24th!

Dancing Through the Decades
Sunny Hills students and families enjoyed a fun evening of dancing, games and root beer floats at the annual Dancing through the Decades event last Friday! Thanks goes to QFC and Safeway for donating the root beer and ice cream for the floats! Thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to all our wonderful volunteers - we couldn't do it without your help!

Eager Reader
Calling volunteers! Eager Reader is a PTA-sponsored program for K through 5th grade students that runs from Jan 8 - Feb 26. The program encourages reading by offering fun incentives based on individual minutes read. A volunteer coordinator is needed for each classroom on Thursday mornings to review reading logs and award prizes. If you're interested in this fun volunteer opportunity, please use the PTA website to sign up!

Yearbook Ordering (& Photo Needs)
Accepting Photos for the Yearbook! Do you have photos from the First Day Back to School, Bus Greeters, Tears and Cheers, Curriculum Night, Kindergarten Pumpkin Carving or Meet the Teacher? If so, we'd love to have them for the yearbook! Submitting photos for consideration is easy. Simply go to community.lifetouch.com and enter our access code of WFHOKQ. You'll receive an email with an activation link and you must click on that link before you can upload photos to our site. Once you've done that, you can upload your photos to the site. Please be sure to include the name of the event and if possible the names of the people in the photo. Another option is to use Dropbox.com and dropbox them to cheryl.furey@gmail.com. We can't wait to see your photos!

Yearbook ordering is now available! To order your yearbook, go to http://ybpay.lifetouch.com, enter our school code of 12225115, and place your order. Questions? Contact Cheryl Furey.


Lost & Found
Our coat rack is overflowing! Please be sure to check the Lost and Found (at the back right-hand side of the Multipurpose Room) prior to December 10th. On December 10th, all unclaimed items in the Lost and Found will be donated to the Issaquah Clothing Bank. For questions, contact France Perron .

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Parent Education
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Legislative Assembly Recap
Top 5 Priority Issues Determined - Sunny Hills PTA members and delegates attended the Washington State PTA's Legislative Assembly on Oct. 24-25 in Vancouver, Washington.  After discussing 15 different proposals for consideration, delegates voted for the top 5 priorities.  As a result of the vote, the WSPTA's Top 5 Priorities for the 2015 and 2016 Legislative session are: 1. Funding McCleary 2. Create positive school climates through social emotional learning 3. Increase capital funding 4. Increased access to higher education 5. Breakfast after the bell For more information, contact Sunny Hills Advocacy Director,  Kym Clayton , or go to  http://www.wastatepta.org/meetings/leg_assembly/index.html ... read full article

How's It Going?
We've had a very busy fall so far! The PTA has sponsored events such as: on-line school supplies, grounds beautification, bus greeters, staff appreciation, after school movie, Scholastic book fair, popcorn Fridays and much, much more! We love leading these programs and building a stronger Sunny Hills community. In addition to the wonderful community-building programs we've run so far this year, the PTA has also funded the following within the school: academic intervention - $12,000 science enrichment - $4,600 enrichment grants - $4,500 artists in the classroom - $1,600 teacher/specialist support - $1,400 brain pop - $1,200 As always, we ... read full article

Curriculum Night Slideshow
Thank you to everyone who joined us and Principal Lederman at Curriculum Night!  If you missed it,  check out the information we shared.   We hope to see you at our October 9 General Membership Meeting in the Sunny Hills Library!  ... read full article

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