Yearbook Cover Contest Results!
It's time to announce our 2014- 2015 Cover Contest winners along with all of our grade level winners. Our winning entry for the cover of this years Sunny Hills Yearbook is from Kanush S. from Ms. Pearson's class! We also had an entry that we felt was perfect for our back cover, and that entry came from Abby R. from Ms. Foryan's class. Congratulations, Kanush and Abby! Our grade level winners are (K) Etta B. from Ms. Wolf's class, (1st) Saiathmika G. from Ms. Nudelman's class, (2nd) Meskie B from Ms. Jensen's class, (3rd) Jessica from Ms. Van de vord's class, (4th) Anya from Ms. Burkholder's class, and (5th) Nicole K from Ms. Lewis' class. Congratulations to all of our grade level winners! Your artwork will be featured on a special page in the yearbook.
We have one more winner to announce, and that is Katheryne C. from Ms. Lewis' class. Katheryn's entry was chosen by our PTA Directory team and her art will grace the cover of this years PTA Directory. Congratulations, Katheryne!

Mixed Bags Make Great Holiday Gifts!
It's not too late to order from Mixed Bags! Mixed Bags is available all year on-line and make great gifts - there's something for everyone! The products can be viewed/ordered at Make sure and put the Sunny Hills ID# 228748. Orders are shipped directly to you. Questions? Contact Cindy Harron

'Tis The Season To Shop and Earn Money For Sunny Hills!
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 using this Nordstrom/Sunny Hills PTA link and 5+% of your purchase is donated to Sunny Hills PTA.
Shop Target and
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 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!

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On Monday, January 19, 2015  Washington State PTA, along with family and friends will meet in Olympia to promote the 2015-2016 Top 5 Legislative Priorities. Will you be there?  Funding McCleary is number one on our Top 5.  Come by carpool, bus or train!  We need a large presence!  We want to bring 15 in '15 for Focus Day!  Will YOU be one of Sunny Hills PTA's 15 parents, kids, grandparents and/or neighbors at Focus Day in 2015?  Join us for a rally on the Capitol Steps and meeting with legislators.  Let's show up, stand up and speak up to ... read full article

Nominating Committee
We are looking for PTA members interested in serving on the Nominating Committee. The charge of the Nominating Committee is to nominate the most qualified candidate(s) to lead the PTA for the 2015-16 school year. The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least 3 members and 2 alternates. Nominating Committee members will be elected during our January General Membership Meeting and will have training available shortly thereafter. Interested in the goals, mission and vision of the Sunny Hills PTA? This is a great role for you! If you are interested or have questions, please contact Tracy Drake. ... read full article

Parent Education
Special Services Administration Team Meeting Dates: These meetings are for parents whose children receive services in the district. Parents will have the chance to meet the new Executive Director, Melissa Madsen, Tara Slinn (Elementary Ed. Dir.), and Susan Wolever (Secondary Ed. Dir.).   Here are the dates for this year: Monday, December 8 from 6:30-8pm at Sunset Elem. (Library) Thursday, January 22 from 6:30-8pm at Creekside Elem. (Library)       ... read full article

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 ... 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

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