5th Grade Yard/Window Sign
Congratulate your Sunny Hills graduate and show your Mustang pride! Now through April 20 th , you can order an 18” x 24” yard/window sign, personalized with your graduate’s name. The yard signs can be purchased  here  for $20.00. Yards signs are single-sided and come with a step stake to display in your front yard. Pick up will be on April 28 th  at Materials Distribution. Be sure to enter your grad’s first name exactly how you want it printed on the sign. Congrats to our 5 th  graders! Please email questions to  Heidi Kirchoff . ... read full article
Author:
Kate Murray 
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Sunny Hills Spirit Wear
Our online Spirit Wear store opens today and closes on April 19 th . This is the last opportunity for Spirit wear for the 2020-21 school year.  Orders can either be shipped directly to you (at an additional cost) or will be distributed to families through a materials distribution approximately 3-4 weeks after the store closes. ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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Passive Fundraising – NEW OPPORTUNITY!
Do you shop or fill your prescriptions at a local Rite Aid? Now, you can do that AND support the Sunny Hills PTA at the same time!  Just  link  your current Rite Aid wellness+ account or set up a new account to get started. This is a one-time set-up process. For each qualified prescription or in-store purchase you will be supporting Sunny Hills PTA!  Thank you for your support!  ... read full article
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Lalitha Sanders 
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General Membership MeetingLalitha Sanders1/30/20212/10/2021
General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Wednesday, February 10 th at 6:30 PM via Google Meet . We will handle PTA business and then Mr. Baynes will be available to answer questions about the Boundary Committee Report (final meeting on 2/4), as well as updates regarding hybrid learning at Sunny Hills. ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - NEW DATE!Lalitha Sanders3/13/20213/23/2021
General Membership Meeting - NEW DATE!
Please join us at 6:30 PM on March 23 rd  (new date!) for our March General Membership Meeting. We will vote on the Executive Board slate, recognize our Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator awards, as well as welcome Mr. Baynes for updates and questions as time allows. Meeting documents, 2021-2022 executive slate and Google Meet link can be found  here. ... read full article
Nominating Committee Reports Recommendation for Executive BoardJennifer Marks3/9/20213/23/2021
Nominating Committee Reports Recommendation for Executive Board
2021-2022 Nominating Committee Report Date: March 9, 2021 The 2020-21 Sunny Hills PTA nominating committee hereby places the following names into nomination: For the officer of President: Eve Yen; For the office of Vice President: OPEN; For the office of Secretary: Lauren Stephenson; For the office of Treasurer: Shilpa Schuettenhelm; The Executive Board will be elected at the upcoming General Membership Meeting, March 23, 2021.  If you are interested in finding out more about available SHPTA positions for next year, contact vp@sunnyhillspta.org. ... read full article
5th Grade Yard/Window SignKate Murray4/12/20214/20/2021
5th Grade Yard/Window Sign
Congratulate your Sunny Hills graduate and show your Mustang pride! Now through April 20 th , you can order an 18” x 24” yard/window sign, personalized with your graduate’s name. The yard signs can be purchased  here  for $20.00. Yards signs are single-sided and come with a step stake to display in your front yard. Pick up will be on April 28 th  at Materials Distribution. Be sure to enter your grad’s first name exactly how you want it printed on the sign. Congrats to our 5 th  graders! Please email questions to  Heidi Kirchoff . ... read full article
Yearbook – SALES EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 15THLalitha Sanders4/4/20214/15/2021
Yearbook – SALES EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 15TH
We were able to extend yearbook sales through Thursday, April 15 th !  Place your yearbook order  here . Yearbooks purchased by April 15 th will be sent home in June with hybrid learners, or included in the June 2nd Materials Pick-up for remote learners. ... read full article
Sunny Hills Spirit WearLalitha Sanders4/4/20214/19/2021
Sunny Hills Spirit Wear
Our online Spirit Wear store opens today and closes on April 19 th . This is the last opportunity for Spirit wear for the 2020-21 school year.  Orders can either be shipped directly to you (at an additional cost) or will be distributed to families through a materials distribution approximately 3-4 weeks after the store closes. ... read full article
Passive Fundraising – NEW OPPORTUNITY!Lalitha Sanders4/4/20214/22/2021
Passive Fundraising – NEW OPPORTUNITY!
Do you shop or fill your prescriptions at a local Rite Aid? Now, you can do that AND support the Sunny Hills PTA at the same time!  Just  link  your current Rite Aid wellness+ account or set up a new account to get started. This is a one-time set-up process. For each qualified prescription or in-store purchase you will be supporting Sunny Hills PTA!  Thank you for your support!  ... read full article
Spirit Wear 4/12 - 4/19Lalitha Sanders3/26/20214/9/2021
Spirit Wear 4/12 - 4/19
Mark your calendar’s!  Our final Spirit wear sale for the school year is coming! The store will be open from April 12 - April 19.  Click  here for more details. Any questions can be directed to Dawn Muldowney or Kim Chun at  fundraisingdirector@sunnyhillspta.org ... read full article
Order your Yearbook!!! Lalitha Sanders3/13/20214/1/2021
Order your Yearbook!!!
Order a yearbook here , or click  here  for additional information! ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Lalitha Sanders3/13/20213/21/2021
Yearbook Cover Contest – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to the cover contest winners, along with the 1st place picks for each grade! Congratulations to Ava Yang (4th grade, front cover), Isabelle Han (3rd grade, back cover), Evelyn Han (kindergarten), Addi Eng (1st grade), Olivia Soto (2nd grade), Taylor Lennon (3rd grade), Emily Schildt (4th grade) and Riaan Bhagwat (5th grade). We will share all artwork images submitted on Facebook, once the yearbooks are delivered.  Thank you to all of the students who participated and submitted such wonderful drawings for consideration. ... read full article
Bingo & Brownies - SAVE THE DATE!Lalitha Sanders3/13/20213/18/2021
Bingo & Brownies - SAVE THE DATE!
We are getting together (virtually) for a fun night of Bingo games! Registration information coming soon, so watch for more information in the 3/22 PTA eNews, or visit our  website  and  Facebook page ! ... read full article
Eager Reader - RECAPLalitha Sanders3/13/20213/18/2021
Eager Reader - RECAP
Eager Reader is now complete! Thank you parents, volunteers and teachers for encouraging your students to participate in this year's program. Students were amazing readers this year with 386 participants and 1,536 prizes earned. The winners for the $25 Amazon gift cards are Taytum Kujat (KG), Hrid Bandyopadhyay (1st), Paige Clark (2nd), Isabelle Han (3rd), Siddarth Pathath (4th), and Shailee Chavda (5th). Archer Zao (2nd) won the Kindle. You may pick up the prizes at the office. Way to go, Mustangs!  Please email  Kavitha Peters   or  Fanny Dos Reis  with questions. ... read full article
Submit a Portrait or Candid Photos for the Yearbook!Kate Murray1/31/20213/6/2021
Submit a Portrait or Candid Photos for the Yearbook!
We need your help to create an amazing yearbook!   Click  here  to upload a portrait (if your student did not come in for picture day in December) and share candid photos of your student! ... read full article
Sign up for PTA eNewsLalitha Sanders1/30/20213/21/2021
Sign up for PTA eNews
To receive "PTA eNews" emails directly to your inbox (one of the best ways to know about upcoming events / activities / programs happening at Sunny Hills), simply sign into your PTA account or join on the PTA  website .  Once you have signed in to the website, click "My Account" in the upper left corner. Then, to the right of your name/email/address, click on the "edit" button. You will be directed to a page to update your preferences, and this is where you can check "newsletter" to receive future PTA eNews emails. ... read full article
PTA Awards Nominations Due 2/12Lalitha Sanders1/30/20212/12/2021
PTA Awards Nominations Due 2/12
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
February Materials Distribution Food DriveLalitha Sanders1/30/20212/24/2021
February Materials Distribution Food Drive
Thank you to all of the families who were able to donate items to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at our January Materials Distribution at Sunny Hills!  We are excited to share that we will be accepting items again at our next Materials Distribution Day on February 24 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
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