Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is coming up in early May! We need volunteers to make this a special week for our teachers and staff. Please click  here  to sign up to be a Staff Appreciation volunteer. More info coming soon! ... read full article
Author:
Kate Murray 
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4/12/2021-4/26/2021

Scholastic Book Fair – DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!
We will have a drive-through Scholastic Book Fair during our April Materials Distribution day – and 60% of the profits come directly back to our school!  The Book Fair will be open from 12-5 PM on Wednesday, April 28 th , and will involve parents/students filling out an order form from their cars, and volunteers bringing their books directly to them.  Click  here  to volunteer, or email  Kate Murray  with questions.  To view an interactive flyer highlighting the most popular titles at the book fair, click  here . ... read full article
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Kate Murray 
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4/12/2021-4/28/2021

Virtual Bingo & Brownies - RECAP
Thank you for making our first ever Virtual Bingo & Brownies a huge success! We had close to 200 kids playing and lots of teachers and staff volunteering! It was such a pleasure to see all those happy faces and celebratory dances, reminding us of how much fun we can have together. If your child is remote, their prize will be in their Materials Distribution bag on April 28th; otherwise it will come home with them in Kid Mail around the same time. We would also like to thank the volunteers behind the scenes that helped prepare and run the ... read full article
Author:
Lalitha Sanders 
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4/4/2021-4/18/2021
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
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
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
Staff Appreciation WeekKate Murray4/12/20214/26/2021
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is coming up in early May! We need volunteers to make this a special week for our teachers and staff. Please click  here  to sign up to be a Staff Appreciation volunteer. More info coming soon! ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair – DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!Kate Murray4/12/20214/28/2021
Scholastic Book Fair – DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!
We will have a drive-through Scholastic Book Fair during our April Materials Distribution day – and 60% of the profits come directly back to our school!  The Book Fair will be open from 12-5 PM on Wednesday, April 28 th , and will involve parents/students filling out an order form from their cars, and volunteers bringing their books directly to them.  Click  here  to volunteer, or email  Kate Murray  with questions.  To view an interactive flyer highlighting the most popular titles at the book fair, click  here . ... read full article
Virtual Bingo & Brownies - RECAPLalitha Sanders4/4/20214/18/2021
Virtual Bingo & Brownies - RECAP
Thank you for making our first ever Virtual Bingo & Brownies a huge success! We had close to 200 kids playing and lots of teachers and staff volunteering! It was such a pleasure to see all those happy faces and celebratory dances, reminding us of how much fun we can have together. If your child is remote, their prize will be in their Materials Distribution bag on April 28th; otherwise it will come home with them in Kid Mail around the same time. We would also like to thank the volunteers behind the scenes that helped prepare and run the ... read full article
5th Grade Yard/Window SignLalitha Sanders4/4/20214/11/2021
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. Please email questions to Heidi Kirchoff . ... read full article
Bingo & Brownies!Lalitha Sanders3/19/20214/1/2021
Bingo & Brownies!
Join us April 1, 6:30pm for our Virtual   We are excited to keep our Bingo Night tradition, even if it’s online! Registration is required and you can find it here . Links to the virtual event and Bingo cards will be sent by email. For a sweet treat we have two great suggestions for you, family or individual size, and we even tried to make them in a Gluten Free version!            ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair – DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!Lalitha Sanders3/13/20214/11/2021
Scholastic Book Fair – DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!
We are hosting a drive-through Scholastic Book Fair during our April Materials Distribution day – and 60% of the profits come directly back to our school!  The Book Fair will be open from 12-5 PM on Wednesday, 4/28, and will involve parents/students filling out an order form from their cars, and volunteers bringing their books directly to them. Additional details will be shared soon, but please click  here  to volunteer, or email  Kate Murray  with questions ... read full article
Yearbook Cover ContestLalitha Sanders1/30/20212/24/2021
Yearbook Cover Contest
We are hosting a Yearbook Cover Contest for students to show off their art skills and submit artwork for the yearbook.  Students, here are some tips for a great cover design: 1) Use a sheet of white printer paper that is 8.5"x11". 2) Draw in pencil first and then trace over with pen/marker. 3) Make sure to erase all pencil marks when done. 4) Try to stay within the lines of your drawing while coloring. 5) Keep all important text & artwork away from the edge. 6) Be creative and have fun!  Please make sure your name and teacher is ... read full article
Eager ReaderLalitha Sanders1/30/20212/24/2021
Eager Reader
Eager Reader is off to a good start with 316 participants and 91,389 minutes read during the first week of the program. Way to go Mustangs! It is not too late to join and start entering minutes here . All the minutes approved by Tuesday, 2/4 at 10 PM will be taken into account for the 1 st prize distribution during the Materials Pick-up on February 24 th . Please fill out the book survey to help your class volunteer pick a book for you once you reach the Level 4 Prize Level. Please contact Kavitha Peters  or  Fanny Dos ... read full article
ISD Family Partnership GroupLalitha Sanders1/30/20212/9/2021
ISD Family Partnership Group
Welcome to “Kindergarten for Families New to the US School System!” On Tuesday, February 9 th , join the ISD Family Partnership team and Cultural Bridges Issaquah Schools Foundation to learn about Kindergarten. This event is designed to help familiarize families to aspects of public education that are not common in other countries, such as: what Kindergarten looks like in the ISD, age of students entering Kindergarten, student preparedness, transportation, lunch, costs/fees, hours, health, and immunization information. Register here . ... read full article
Passive FundraisingLalitha Sanders1/9/20211/23/2021
Passive Fundraising
When you use this link to make your Amazon purchases, Sunny Hills PTA earns 0.5% on orders at NO extra cost to you. All you need to do is choose Sunny Hills Elementary School PTA. Ask your family to use the link as well! ... read full article
Box Tops For EducationLalitha Sanders1/9/20211/23/2021
Box Tops For Education
Another way to help Sunny Hills PTA earn money is through Box Tops. No more clipping from packages and checking expiration dates: all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the Box Tops mobile app .  ... read full article
Holiday Story Time – STORIES READ BY SUNNY HILLS STAFF!Lalitha Sanders12/30/20201/8/2021
Holiday Story Time – STORIES READ BY SUNNY HILLS STAFF!
We continue to have our beloved Sunny Hills staff reading our children bedtime stories!  As we receive videos from staff members, we will upload them to our Facebook page, even during the break!  Be sure to check  our page  frequently to view the latest stories! ... read full article
Boon Supply Fundraiser: 11/23-12/31Lalitha Sanders12/21/202012/31/2020
Boon Supply Fundraiser: 11/23-12/31
One of our favorite fundraisers is back! Are you in need of some gifts or beautiful wrapping paper? Perhaps you need to refresh your kitchen gadgets? Don’t worry; we have you covered! Between now and 12/31, we are raising money for Sunny Hills PTA. Simply shop at Boon Supply  here , and 40% of purchases go back to the PTA. Please direct any questions to either Dawn Muldowney or Kimberly Chun at  fundraisingdirector@sunnyhillspta.org . ... read full article
Eager ReaderLalitha Sanders12/21/20201/11/2021
Eager Reader
Our PTA-sponsored Eager Reader Program will run from January 20 th - February 23 rd this year.  Eager Reader is an optional 5-week reading program designed to encourage all students to read more outside of school hours by offering fun incentives and prizes along the way. Prizes will be distributed monthly during material pickup days in February and March. Several classes are still in need of a parent volunteer to review reading minutes and prepare prizes for distribution at home. If you would like to help with this important program, please sign up here . To learn more about the Eager ... 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
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
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
Ellipsis Online Math Challenge Tournament - REGISTRATION OPENLalitha Sanders10/24/202012/6/2020
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
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