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!  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 ... read full article
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January Materials Pick-up Food Drive – January 20th from 12 - 5 PMLalitha Sanders1/9/20211/20/2021
January Materials Pick-up Food Drive – January 20th from 12 - 5 PM
Thank you to all of the families who were able to donate items to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at our December Materials Pick-Up at Sunny Hills!  We are excited to share that we will be accepting items again at our next Materials Pick-up Day on January 20th from 12-5 PM.  Please click here to see the Emergency Needs list; only items on this list will be accepted by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  Please contact Tricia Barry for more information. ... read full article
PTA Awards NominationsLalitha Sanders1/9/20211/27/2021
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!  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 ... read full article
Survey: INTEREST IN A SUNNY HILLS YEARBOOK FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR?Lalitha Sanders12/7/202012/26/2020
Survey: INTEREST IN A SUNNY HILLS YEARBOOK FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR?
We are trying to gauge interest in the PTA creating a yearbook for this school year.  Please note that in order to make a successful yearbook, we will need family submissions of pictures (close-up photo if your student wasn't able to come to Dorian pictures last week, candid shots of at-home learning and other COVID-safe activities, etc.), parent volunteers to help create/edit the yearbook, and a commitment to a minimum order of purchased yearbooks (likely 300).  Please fill out our brief survey  here  of whether or not you'd want to purchase a yearbook for your student(s) this year! ... read full article
Holiday Story Time – STORIES READ BY SUNNY HILLS STAFF!Lalitha Sanders12/7/202012/21/2020
Holiday Story Time – STORIES READ BY SUNNY HILLS STAFF!
We have an exciting new “event” happening: our beloved Sunny Hills staff will be reading our children bedtime stories!  As we receive videos from staff members, we will upload them to our Facebook page.  Be sure to check  our page  frequently to view the latest stories! ... read full article
December Materials Pick-up Food Drive - 12/9 from 12 - 5 PMLalitha Sanders12/7/202012/9/2020
December Materials Pick-up Food Drive - 12/9 from 12 - 5 PM
Thank you to all of the families who were able to donate items to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at our November Materials Pick-Up at Sunny Hills!  We are excited to share that we will be accepting items again at our next Materials Pick-up Day on December 9 th  from 12-5 PM.  Please  click here  to see the Emergency Needs list; only items on this list will be accepted by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  Please contact  Tricia Barry  for more information. ... 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
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
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
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
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
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