Volunteer Need - Special Education Chair
Sunny Hills PTA is seeking a volunteer to serve as the Special Education Chair for the current school year. This is a new position that will primarily serve to foster communications between the Special Education Committee for district-level PTA Council and Sunny Hills families. Ideas on how to grow the position are welcome. It is preferred that the volunteer have a student that receives special services within ISD. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Tricia Barry . ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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11/23/2020-12/11/2020

Issaquah PTSA Special Education Webinar
The ISD PTSA Special Education Committee has released their first short webinar that can be viewed here . This first installment in a series of short webinars is approximately 15-20 minutes in length and answers 3-4 community questions regarding ISD Special Services. The PTSA goal for the webinar series is to provide ISD families with special education students a resource for answers to common issues. If anyone has questions or would like to suggest a question for future webinars, they can email  special-education@issaquahptsa.org . ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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11/23/2020-12/7/2020

Boon Supply Fundraiser: 11/23-12/31
One of our favorite fundraisers is back!  Need some fun gifts for the holidays or beautiful wrapping paper? Or, perhaps you need to refresh some of your kitchen gadgets? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Between now and 12/31, we’re raising money for Sunny Hills Elementary PTA, and we need your help. It is easy – no order forms, checks to collect, or handing out of items. Shop at Boon Supply  here , and almost 40% of purchases go back to the PTA. Please direct any questions to  fundraisingdirector@sunnyhillspta.org . ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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11/23/2020-12/7/2020

Ellipsis Online Math Challenge Tournament - REGISTRATION OPEN
The 2020 student registration is now open for all students in grades 2 - 5. Grade 1 students are welcome to participate, but they will be competing at a grade 2 level. This year’s tournament will be held online on December 12 th anytime between 10 AM – 5 PM for a 1-hour test. While registering, please make sure to provide the 3-digit code for Sunny Hills Elementary: 150. Click here for the registration link and program details. For any questions, please contact Sharada Hosur or Vidya Viswanathan . ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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10/24/2020-12/12/2020
General Membership Meeting Tonight!Emily Loney10/15/202010/15/2020
General Membership Meeting Tonight!
Please join us for the October General Membership Meeting tonight at 6:30pm via  Google Meet Documents for the meeting can be found  here ... read full article
Pumpkin Carving and Halloween ParadeLalitha Sanders10/11/202010/27/2020
Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Parade
Pumpkin Carving:  Please send a picture of your pumpkin, along with your child’s name, grade and teacher, to  Joana Figueiredo  by October 27 th . We will post each picture anonymously on our Facebook page on October 28 th and allow voting until October 31 st . The winner of each grade will be determined by the community votes (number of “likes” on the picture) and announced on the PTA page on November 1 st . Prize pick up will be coordinated with each family.   Halloween Parade:  To join the Halloween Parade, make a short video of your child in costume following ... read full article
Halloween ParadeLalitha Sanders10/11/202010/23/2020
Halloween Parade
To join the Halloween Parade, make a short video of your child in costume following these instructions: 1)  Record your video in landscape mode (phone turned sideways) 2)  Have your child walk from the left of the screen to the right (this way all the children are walking the same direction, just like a real parade!) 3)  Videos should be no longer than 6 seconds. 4)  Please keep costumes and backgrounds appropriate for school. 5)  Upload Video using this link  by October 27th at 3 PM. ... read full article
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair – ONLINE OCTOBER 14th!Lalitha Sanders9/23/202010/27/2020
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair – ONLINE OCTOBER 14th!
Our virtual Scholastic Book Fair starts soon – and 25% of the profits come directly back to our school!  Please click here to check out the online flyer, visit here to bookmark the Scholastic store for shopping starting October 14 th , or contact Kate Murray with questions ... read full article
Volunteer Need - Special Education ChairLalitha Sanders11/23/202012/11/2020
Volunteer Need - Special Education Chair
Sunny Hills PTA is seeking a volunteer to serve as the Special Education Chair for the current school year. This is a new position that will primarily serve to foster communications between the Special Education Committee for district-level PTA Council and Sunny Hills families. Ideas on how to grow the position are welcome. It is preferred that the volunteer have a student that receives special services within ISD. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Tricia Barry . ... read full article
Issaquah PTSA Special Education WebinarLalitha Sanders11/23/202012/7/2020
Issaquah PTSA Special Education Webinar
The ISD PTSA Special Education Committee has released their first short webinar that can be viewed here . This first installment in a series of short webinars is approximately 15-20 minutes in length and answers 3-4 community questions regarding ISD Special Services. The PTSA goal for the webinar series is to provide ISD families with special education students a resource for answers to common issues. If anyone has questions or would like to suggest a question for future webinars, they can email  special-education@issaquahptsa.org . ... read full article
Boon Supply Fundraiser: 11/23-12/31Lalitha Sanders11/23/202012/7/2020
Boon Supply Fundraiser: 11/23-12/31
One of our favorite fundraisers is back!  Need some fun gifts for the holidays or beautiful wrapping paper? Or, perhaps you need to refresh some of your kitchen gadgets? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Between now and 12/31, we’re raising money for Sunny Hills Elementary PTA, and we need your help. It is easy – no order forms, checks to collect, or handing out of items. Shop at Boon Supply  here , and almost 40% of purchases go back to the PTA. Please direct any questions to  fundraisingdirector@sunnyhillspta.org . ... read full article
REFLECTIONS ART PIECES AT PINE LAKE STARBUCKSLalitha Sanders11/9/202011/23/2020
REFLECTIONS ART PIECES AT PINE LAKE STARBUCKS
Thank you to all the creative Mustangs who submitted artwork for the National PTA Reflections Art Program. The Sunny Hills entries are currently on display at the Pine Lake Starbucks now until November 13 th .  From there, the artwork will move on to the district level of the competition. Questions? Contact Tiffany Adams or Michelle Mansolino ... read full article
Pumpkin Carving Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Lalitha Sanders11/9/202011/22/2020
Pumpkin Carving Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Thank you to the Sunny Hills community for participating in our 1 st PTA Pumpkin Carving Contest! Our Mustangs are such great pumpkin artists that we couldn’t award just one winner per grade. Congratulations to the 1 st , 2 nd , & 3 rd place winners: Aarav A, Praya A, Luke M, Rhylie M, Vinayak S, Adhyan V, Thierth V, Aarohi S, Taylor L, Angel Saul H, Yash S, Aarav W, Reyansh B, Mason P, Shravya S, Ansh B, Neil N, Tara S, and Purav K. For details, please visit our Facebook page . ... read full article
Halloween ParadeLalitha Sanders11/9/202011/22/2020
Halloween Parade
If you missed our cute Halloween Parade, click here to watch! ... read full article
Food Drive at the November Materials Pick-UpLalitha Sanders11/9/202011/22/2020
Food Drive at the November Materials Pick-Up
Thank you to all of the families who were able to donate items for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at Sunny Hills’ October Materials Pick-Up!  We are excited to accept items again at our next Materials Pick-up on November 18 th from 12-5:30 PM. Please click here to see the specific list of items that will be accepted by the Food Bank, or contact Tricia Barry for more information. ... read full article
Holiday Gift Barn – MAIL GIFT CARDS BY 11/23Lalitha Sanders11/9/202011/22/2020
Holiday Gift Barn – MAIL GIFT CARDS BY 11/23
We are happy to work with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank again this year to help with their Holiday Gift Barn. While we have asked for specific items in the past, this year the food bank will not be providing toys/gifts to families but will be providing gift cards to registered families. Gift cards allow parents to shop online to select just the right gifts for their children, giving them the joy of shopping for their family while minimizing health risks this winter. If you would like to support this program or would like more information about how families ... read full article
FACE CoordinatorLalitha Sanders11/9/202011/23/2020
FACE Coordinator
We are looking for a FACE (Family and Community Engagement) liaison for Sunny Hills Elementary. Do you enjoy connecting with others by reaching out to families and building community in our schools, or do you know someone that fits this description?  This may be the perfect position for you!   Please click here for additional information, or contact Tricia Barry for more information. ... read full article
Communicating with Teachers at Elementary ConferencesJoana Figueiredo11/3/202011/6/2020
Communicating with Teachers at Elementary Conferences
Is this your first year having a Parent-Teacher Conference? The ISD Family Partnership group would like to invite you to “Communicating with Teachers at ISD Elementary School Conferences” this Thursday, Nov. 5 6:30pm over Zoom. For more details please click here . ... read full article
ReflectionsLalitha Sanders10/24/202010/30/2020
Reflections
The deadline for Reflections submissions is Friday, 10/30, and the theme is “I matter because…”  Please click here for details, and email Tiffany Adams for drop-off location details. ... read full article
Ellipsis Online Math Challenge Tournament - REGISTRATION OPENLalitha Sanders10/24/202012/12/2020
Ellipsis Online Math Challenge Tournament - REGISTRATION OPEN
The 2020 student registration is now open for all students in grades 2 - 5. Grade 1 students are welcome to participate, but they will be competing at a grade 2 level. This year’s tournament will be held online on December 12 th anytime between 10 AM – 5 PM for a 1-hour test. While registering, please make sure to provide the 3-digit code for Sunny Hills Elementary: 150. Click here for the registration link and program details. For any questions, please contact Sharada Hosur or Vidya Viswanathan . ... read full article
ISSAQUAH FOOD & CLOTHING BANK - DONATIONS NEEDED!Lalitha Sanders10/24/202010/31/2020
ISSAQUAH FOOD & CLOTHING BANK - DONATIONS NEEDED!
Halloween Food & Winter Gear Drive: we are looking for donations of NEW coats, shoes, gloves, hats, etc. Our focus is on new coats and shoes for teens 12-18, as well as adults.  Please click here for more information.  Please note that drop-off locations are either at Sammamish’s Central Washington University campus or Issaquah’s Our Savior Lutheran Church. ... read full article
Holiday Gift BarnLalitha Sanders10/24/202011/7/2020
Holiday Gift Barn
To ensure everyone's safety while still supporting families, we will provide gift cards only to registered families this year. Gift cards allow parents to shop online to select just the right gifts for their children, giving them the joy of shopping for their family while minimizing health risks this winter. We are asking for $25 gift cards from online stores like Amazon, Target, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Sephora, PlayStation, etc. Click here for more information. ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitiesLalitha Sanders10/24/202011/7/2020
Volunteer Opportunities
We currently have an opening for the Advocacy Director on our Sunny Hills Board of Directors, as well as a Special Education liaison and Issaquah Schools Foundation representative. If you’d like to get involved, visit  volunteering  or contact  Emily Loney  for more information.  Additionally, we are in need of a FACE (Family and Community Engagement) liaison. Do you enjoy connecting with others by reaching out to families and building community in our schools, or do you know someone that fits this description?  This may be the perfect position for you!  Please contact Tricia Barry for more information. ... read full article
Order Spirit Wear!Lalitha Sanders9/29/202010/16/2020
Order Spirit Wear!
Every  Wednesday  at Sunny Hills is “Spirit Wear” Day.  Show your school spirit by wearing school colors (blue & yellow).  You can help your child show their Mustang pride by ordering Sunny Hills Spirit Wear.  There is something for everyone – students, staff, siblings, parents and even grandparents.  As always, we have t-shirts and sweatshirts, but are now also offering flannel pants and masks !  The store is open now through  October 16 th – click here to order, or here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Muldowney or Kimberly Chun . ... read full article
Letter from our PresidentLalitha Sanders9/2/202010/23/2020
Letter from our President
Dear Mustang Families, There are many things we don’t know about the 2020-2021 school year. We do know the Sunny Hills PTA will be here for our community. The PTA will support academic needs, decisions impacting your child’s health, safety and quality of education. As this school year will be different, the activities of the PTA will also be different. We traditionally run a highly successful fall fundraiser with classroom competitions and prizes. Unfortunately, we won't be able to run this fundraiser. Many programs, events and volunteer needs/opportunities will be cancelled and/or significantly altered. Due to these changes, the PTA ... read full article