Welcome to Sunny Hills PTA website! The purpose of this website is to support Sunny Hills Elementary through our Mission Statement and annually approved PTA Goals.
Mission statement: The Sunny Hills PTA strives to support and advocate for our children by partnering with staff, families, and the wider community to create a safe and healthy learning environment where students can excel and feel confident in themselves. To view the 2013-14 goals, click here
On this site you will also be able to:
• Join or Renew your annual PTA Membership
• Sign up for volunteer opportunities
• Make your Pass the Hat Donation (at anytime during the year!)
• Order Mustang Spirit Wear, Yearbooks, and more!
• Register for events and activities (Movies, Eager Reader, Science Fair)
• Keep up-to-date on upcoming events and advocacy issues
Questions or suggestions on how we can meet the needs of our PTA members better? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org We are always listening!
The 2014 Nominating Committee was responsible for vetting and slating officers for the 2014-2015 executive board. We met over the past month to gather names, make phone calls, send emails, and stop volunteers in the halls to identify candidates for these positions.
The 2014 Nominating Committee places the following names in nomination:
• For the office of Co-Presidents - Tracy Drake and Amy Gathright
• For the office of Vice President - Jaime Menold
• For the office of Treasurer - Ayana Meissner
• For the office of Secretary - Jennifer Murai
All candidates have been Sunny Hills PTA Members for over 30 days and meet WSPTA Bylaws requirements.
Do you have an idea that would improve the learning environment for students at our school, but lack funding to make it a reality? The Sunny Hills PTA has a program that gives you an opportunity to make a difference! Each year, the Sunny Hills PTA solicits Grant Proposals to benefit the students at our school. Grant Applications can be submitted by any teacher, specialist, staff member, parent, or student (with an adult sponsor). For more information on Enrichment Grants, as well as to access the Enrichment Grant Application, Click here Questions? Contact Monica Rockwell.
Pony Express- Hot Off The Press!
Check out the January/February issue of Pony Express for a recap of all our January and February happenings! You'll find photos from recent events and thank-yous for our hardworking volunteers - as well as information about upcoming events and news about what's going on at Issaquah Council PTSA and Washington State PTSA. Read it here!
Metro Bus Tickets
Renewing your tabs? You can help our community! When you renew your tabs and pay a congestion fee, you'll receive a flyer for free Metro bus tickets. Please consider completing your form and mailing it in. Once you receive the free bus tickets, turn them in to the Sunny Hills office. The tickets will then be donated to students and families in need at Tiger Mountain Community High School. (One form is processed by King County Metro per family.) Questions: email@example.com
March is already in full swing with lots of rain and wind in the Northwest. It is also our big "Pass the Hat" Fundraising month at Sunny Hills. As a result of membership feedback at the end of last year, we developed a new "Pass the Hat" fundraising campaign this year. "Pass the Hat" is an active fundraising campaign that allows you to make ONE DONATION for all PTA fundraising needs. No hassling about purchasing gift wrap, cookie dough, or magazines you don't need. The best part of "Pass the Hat" is 100% of your donation is invested in the ... read full article
Posted March 6, 2014
Plan to Attend the WSPTA Convention
2014 Annual WSPTA Convention April 25, 26, 27, 2014 @ Bellevue Hyatt Hotel, Bellevue, WA The WSPTA Convention is a wonderful opportunity for PTA members to learn more about advocacy, parenting, and other training topics. You’ll also hear inspirational speakers, Jeff Charbonneau, National Teacher of the Year for 2013, Trevor Greene, National Principal of the Year for 2013, as well as Governor Jay Inslee’s address to convention delegates. Great food, fun people, and lots of prizes, too! If interested in attending, please contact Kym Clayton by April 4, 2014. ... read full article
Posted February 27, 2014
Council PTSA- Values Survey Results
Thank you for taking the recent Issaquah Council PTSA's Community Values Survey. As a recap, prior to the last two rounds of teacher contract negotiations, the Issaquah PTSA Council surveyed its community members to find out what we value most in our schools in the Issaquah School District. The input collected from those prior surveys was presented to bargaining teams prior to negotiation in order to provide a community perspective on our schools. Our administrators and teachers union just started a new round of negotiations for contracts that expire in 2014. As a result, the PTSA Council shared in early January 2014 this ... read full article
Posted February 25, 2014
14 in 2014 Membership Campaign!
Will YOU Be One of Our 14 New PTA Members? Did you know that PTA Membership is a year-round focus? We are currently at 106% PTA membership (which means there is at least 1 PTA member to represent each student at Sunny Hills), but one of our PTA goals for this year is to also increase the ratio of Sunny Hills' families to membership percentage, too. Help us crush our PTA goal and become an advocate for students! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time! In fact, National PTA and WSPTA are sweetening the membership benefits by offering ... read full article
Posted February 25, 2014
January GM Meeting Recap
We had a great General Membership Meeting at the Beaver Lake Lodge on Friday, January 17th . The 2014-15 Nominating Committee members were elected. The committee consists of: Tracy Drake, Amy Gibbons, and Faye Curnow, with Ayana Meissner and Amy Gathright serving as alternates. The nominating committee is responsible for vetting and slating the elected officers of the PTA. Those positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We are grateful for their willingness to serve on this important committee! Additionally, the Sunny Hills Reflections entries were on display for everyone to enjoy while eating and mingling at the ... read full article
Posted February 7, 2014
Focus Day 2014 Recap
Thank you to our wonderful Sunny Hills' PTA members and students for attending the 2014 Focus Day in Olympia. Focus Day is an annual event where PTA advocates from around the state of Washington gather in Olympia to meet with legislators. Governor Inslee, Marcie Maxwell, Representative Chad Magendanz, and many others joined in the rally in the Capitol Rotunda. We appreciate the time they spent with PTA members to discuss concerns and needs for all children in our state! ... read full article