General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our January General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Friday, January 31st from 10 AM – 12 noon in the PTA portable. We will handle PTA business, hear updates about our school from Mr. Baynes, and welcome Jake Kuper (Issaquah School District) & Suzanne Weaver (Issaquah School Board), who will speak to us about the upcoming Levy.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader is off to a great start with 338 participants so far! Due to inclement weather, we had to postpone the first prize distribution. Students will receive the rewards for week 1 and 2 on Thursday January 23 rd .  Remember to  log in  to your Sunny Hills PTA account to record your child’s reading minutes by 10 PM on Tuesday of every week . It is never too late to start entering your minutes. Prizes for reaching each level will be awarded every Thursday through 2/13. Please email  Kavitha Peters  or  Fanny Dos Reis  with questions. ... read full article

Bingo & Brownies

Please join us on Thursday, February 13th 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 consider volunteering for one of the many shifts available to help pull off this fun night (set up, prize table, brownie table, clean-up, etc.).  Click here for all the volunteer spots, or email Ramya Veeramani or Alice Zhou with questions. This is a great way for middle/high schoolers to get some of their community service hours!

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PTA Awards Nominations

Every year, the PTA recognizes the outstanding work done by our fantastic volunteers and educators -- and we are looking for your recommendations!  Between January 15th and February 5th, please click on the links below to nominate individuals in the following categories and submit online: Golden Acorn Award (promoting the health, welfare, safety, and education of all children and youth in the home, school, community, and place of worship), Outstanding Advocate Award (providing active support for our children, community and causes), and Outstanding Educator Award (going beyond the normal expectations of his/her job to make outstanding contributions to enhance the education of children).  Anyone is eligible and we encourage everyone to nominate at least one applicant!  If you’d prefer to submit in person, there will be nomination forms available in the main office; you can turn completed applications into the provided folder or email them to Kym Clayton.

Reflections Winners
A big congratulations to all of the Sunny Hills’ artists who had artwork that moved on to compete in the district Reflections Art Competition: Lavender McMillin, Archith Praveen, Mariana Simoes, Shanaya Gupta*, Ryan Herzog*, Aideen Herzog, Brylie Walker, Yeva Ievtushenko, Hamsini Ramanathan, Tanisha Sinha, Aditya Yoshi, and Natalie Cui*. The students with an asterisk next to their name received an honorable mention at district.  This year three of our artists -- Aideen, Brylie, and Hamsini -- have pieces that are now advancing to the state level! Great job! ... read full article

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year is coming! Chinese parents will collaborate with Sunny Hills Elementary School to provide our students with the opportunity to explore Chinese culture. There will be Chinese Kongfu show, Chinese dance performance and Chinese instrument performance, during the recess time from 1:50-3:10 on Feb 3rd. Each of the three performance sections is 20 minutes long. This event is not mandatory. Children can decide whether to watch the show themselves.

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