Sunny Hills Elementary recognized with Silver Membership Growth AwardLalitha Sanders12/10/20191/10/2020
Sunny Hills Elementary recognized with Silver Membership Growth Award
 Sunny Hills Elementary has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2019-2020 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for the Sunny Hills Community. ... read full article
Congratulate your Sunny Hills Graduate and show your Mustang prideAmanda Rench5/14/20205/24/2020
Congratulate your Sunny Hills Graduate and show your Mustang pride
Now through May 22, you can order an 18”x 24” yard sign, personalized with your graduate’s name. The yard signs can be purchased HERE for $16.00 total. Yards signs are single-sided and come with a step stake to display in your front yard. Pick up will most likely be on May 29th, but time and place will be determined after all the orders are in. Be sure to enter your Grad’s first name exactly how you want it to be printed on the sign. Congrats to our 5 th graders! Questions: heidikirchoff@hotmail.com .   Notes:   In an effort to ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week: MAY 4th – 8th  Lalitha Sanders5/4/20205/17/2020
Staff Appreciation Week: MAY 4th – 8th  
It's Staff Appreciation Week!  Although it's going to look a little different than past years, we still want to recognize all the hard work our teachers and staff are doing to make this year happen!   The PTA has put together a small gift for each staff member to thank them for their dedication to helping our kids learn at this time.  Now it's your turn to show appreciation!  Here are some ideas for kids (and parents) to help the staff feel loved and appreciated this week!  Emails of all staff members can be found on the Sunny Hills’ website.   Draw ... read full article
Support for Issaquah Food BankLalitha Sanders4/8/20204/22/2020
Support for Issaquah Food Bank
We have an amazing community ready to lend a hand and the Issaquah Food Bank could use our support during this difficult time.  The Foodbank is currently  unable  to accept private donations delivered to the door, but they are accepting and appreciate ONLINE ORDERS SHIPPED DIRECTLY FROM VENDORS.  This is their  emergency needs list .  Included in that list are links to online ordering options for local delivery including a link to their  Amazon wish list . Please have items shipped to 179 1 st  Ave. SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 ... read full article
Eastside Baby CornerLalitha Sanders4/8/20204/22/2020
Eastside Baby Corner
Join Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) for their “Every Minute Counts” Virtual Challenge during the month of April!  Sign up with your family or just yourself to commit to doing something active every day.  This can be going for a walk, playing with your kids, yoga, etc.  Stay active while social distancing, and support kids in need at the same time.  Your support is needed now more than ever. For more details and to sign up, click here . ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE FAIR!Lalitha Sanders4/4/20204/19/2020
Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE FAIR!
Although our Spring Book Fair was canceled due to school closure, we wanted to offer an online option for parents to purchase great books for students working on their reading from home!  Online shopping is available from April 6 th - 19 th , and all book-only orders over $25 will ship free to the shipping address you designate. View the book flyer here or start shopping today by clicking here .  Please contact Kate Murray with questions. ... read full article
Sunny Hills’ Spirit: AT HOME SPIRIT WEEK!Lalitha Sanders3/22/20203/28/2020
Sunny Hills’ Spirit: AT HOME SPIRIT WEEK!
Join Sunny Hills PTA with an At Home Spirit Week! Starting Monday, March 23 rd ,  post photos to your Facebook page and “tag” Sunny Hills PTA. Students can look through the tagged photos and stay connected to their fellow Mustangs. Some of these photos may be used in our yearbook, so join in on the fun! If you’d rather not post to Facebook, or don’t have an account, but would like your pictures to be considered for the yearbook you can upload them to Dropbox  here  or email photos to  sunnyhillspta@gmail.com . Be sure to include your student’s name & ... read full article
Spring Scholastic “Jungle” Book FairLalitha Sanders3/2/20203/7/2020
Spring Scholastic “Jungle” Book Fair
Our “Jungle” Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Sunny Hills’ MPR for one day only on Saturday, March 14 th – we can’t wait to see you there!  The Book Fair will be open from 10 AM – 4 PM that day.  We are still in need of volunteers, so please click here to volunteer, or email Kate Murray or Shilpa Schuettenhelm with questions. ... read full article
Spring Mixed Bags!Lalitha Sanders2/9/20205/3/2020
Spring Mixed Bags!
The Spring Mixed Bags sales event is back! NEW this year Boon supply (formerly Mixed Bags) will be available solely through an online store . Items ordered will be SHIPPED directly to you! No waiting for the ordering window to close or students to bring home your goods.! Check out the link for great ways to help with Spring Organizing, Teacher Appreciation gifts and many more great gift ideas! ... read full article
Spring Scholastic “Jungle” Book FairLalitha Sanders2/2/20202/16/2020
Spring Scholastic “Jungle” Book Fair
We are looking for volunteers for our one-day Spring Scholastic Book Fair!  Volunteering at the Book Fair is a fun and rewarding way to get involved in helping students become better readers.  Let us know if you can help with set-up on Friday, March 13 th , or for the actual fair on Saturday, March 14 th , by clicking here . ... read full article
Lost & Found Clean-OutLalitha Sanders2/2/20202/16/2020
Lost & Found Clean-Out
A Lost & Found clean-out will occur immediately after mid-winter break on Monday, February 24 th .  All items remaining in the Lost & Found that morning will be donated to a local charity. There are many jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles and lunch boxes. Most Lost & Found items are located in room #201 across from the main office entrance, which is open during building hours. Small valuable items like prescription glasses, iPods, keys and memory sticks are located in the main office and can be requested from the front office staff. Contact Julie Schaar with questions.   ... read full article
General Membership MeetingLalitha Sanders1/19/20201/31/2020
General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our January General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Friday, January 31 st from 10 AM – 12 noon in the PTA portable. We will handle PTA business, hear updates about our school from Mr. Baynes, and welcome Jake Kuper (Issaquah School District) & Suzanne Weaver (Issaquah School Board), who will speak to us about the upcoming Levy. ... read full article
Eager ReaderLalitha Sanders1/19/20202/13/2020
Eager Reader
Eager Reader is off to a great start with 338 participants so far! Due to inclement weather, we had to postpone the first prize distribution. Students will receive the rewards for week 1 and 2 on Thursday January 23 rd .  Remember to  log in  to your Sunny Hills PTA account to  record your child’s reading minutes by 10 PM on Tuesday of every week . It is never too late to start entering your minutes. Prizes for reaching each level will be awarded every Thursday through 2/13. Please email  Kavitha Peters  or  Fanny Dos Reis  with questions. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – THANK YOU!Lalitha Sanders12/22/20191/5/2020
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – THANK YOU!
Wow! A huge thank you to all the cookie bakers, parents who donated lunch items or funds, and volunteers who helped with set-up and clean-up for our staff lunch and cookie event! The teachers and staff were so grateful and everyone walked away from the lunch with a huge plate of cookies to bring home to enjoy. We could not carry out this tradition without your help, so thank you all very much! ... read full article
Eager ReaderLalitha Sanders12/14/201912/28/2019
Eager Reader
Our PTA-sponsored Eager Reader Program starts January 8 th !  Eager Reader is an optional 5-week reading program designed to encourage all students to read more outside of school by offering fun incentives and prizes along the way. Several classes are still in need of a parent volunteer to review weekly tallies and prepare prizes for distribution. If you would like to help with this important program, click here to sign up, or here for more info. ... read full article
‘Tis the Season for ShoppingLalitha Sanders12/10/201912/24/2019
‘Tis the Season for Shopping
Shopping at Fred Meyer and/or Amazonsmile  is a great way to shop for presents and help Sunny Hills PTA earn money without costing you anything. ... read full article
Yearbook Cover ContestLalitha Sanders11/5/201911/19/2019
Yearbook Cover Contest
The Yearbook Cover Contest is happening now!  Students simply draw their favorite picture of Sunny Hills on a standard size paper (8.5x11) with name & grade on the bottom right corner.  Drop it off in the Yearbook Cover Contest box in the main office by  Monday, December 2 nd .   The top entry will be featured on the cover of this year's yearbook and first place winners in each grade will have their drawing featured inside!  For questions, please email  shmustang@gmail.com ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair - THANK YOU!Lalitha Sanders11/5/201911/19/2019
Scholastic Book Fair - THANK YOU!
Our book fair was another great success, raising over $8,000 in Scholastic funds to be used to buy books for the library and those left in the Teacher Wish Bins, grant classroom sets of books to new teachers, and fully fund our Eager Reader program – thank you for visiting the fair and supporting Sunny Hills!  This event would not have been possible without the wonderful volunteers who helped cashier, set up, take down and everything in between – thank you, volunteers! ... read full article
Family Meet & Greet – FREE PIZZA DINNER!Lalitha Sanders10/19/201911/7/2019
Family Meet & Greet – FREE PIZZA DINNER!
Are you new to Sunny Hills this year? Would you like to learn more about programs at our school? Come to the Sunny Hills’ MPR at 6:30 PM on November 7 th to hear information about the gifted program, ELL, how to prepare for conferences, after-school programs and more. Meet new families, and ask questions one-on-one with Principal Baynes and his team. Translators will be available, as well as coloring activities for children. Click here to learn more and to RSVP. ... read full article
Lost and Found is Overflowing!!Lalitha Sanders10/6/201910/28/2019
Lost and Found is Overflowing!!
The Sunny Hills Lost and Found is overflowing! All items remaining in the lost and found on the morning of Monday, October 28th will be donated to a local charity. There are many jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles and lunch boxes, even headphones and umbrellas. Most lost and found items are located in room #201 across from the office at the main entrance. It is open during building hours and you are not required to sign in to look for an item. Small valuable items like prescribed glasses, iPods, keys and memory sticks are located in the main office and can ... read full article
Reflections Contest Begins NowAmanda Rench9/18/201910/14/2019
Reflections Contest Begins Now
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Sunny Hills Online DirectoryLalitha Sanders9/10/20199/16/2019
Sunny Hills Online Directory
Please take a moment to log back into the PTA portal  here  (click sign-in on the top right corner) and add a teacher’s name for your student(s). This will facilitate an accurate and prompt access to the Online Directory, available in October. ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitiesLalitha Sanders9/10/20199/24/2019
Volunteer Opportunities
The PTA offers many ways to get involved, both in the classroom and outside school hours. In particular, we are still looking for Program Chairs for the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Passive Fundraising, Dining for Dollars, and End-of-Year Celebration. Visit  Volunteering  to view open volunteer positions and to sign up. ... read full article
Grant ApplicationsLalitha Sanders9/10/20199/26/2019
Grant Applications
Sunny Hills PTA  Enrichment Grants  are due back from teachers, staff, parents or students by Thursday, September 26 th .  The Enrichment Grant committee will then review applications and present recommendations to the PTA Board.  Grant recipients will be announced after October 4 th .  Click  here  for more information and an application form. ... read full article
Taking care of businessLalitha Sanders8/19/20198/19/2019
Taking care of business
Taking Care of Business: 8/20 & 8/21 from 9 AM–3 PM Stop by our table and say hi on your way in to fill out the remaining paperwork in the main office ... read full article
Taking care of businessLalitha Sanders8/19/20198/21/2019
Taking care of business
Taking Care of Business: 8/20 & 8/21 from 9 AM–3 PM Stop by our table and say hi on your way in to fill out the remaining paperwork in the main office ... read full article
School Tours: 8/25 from 1–3 PMLalitha Sanders8/19/20198/25/2019
School Tours: 8/25 from 1–3 PM
Find your child’s classroom on a self-guided tour or join a friendly PTA member for a guided tour of our great school.  PTA-guided tours will begin at 1:15 PM. ... read full article
Meet the Teacher & PTA Back to School Donuts: 9/3 from 9:30–10:15 AMLalitha Sanders8/19/20199/3/2019
Meet the Teacher & PTA Back to School Donuts: 9/3 from 9:30–10:15 AM
Stop by for a donut on your way out of school after dropping off school supplies & meeting your student’s teacher. ... read full article
Bus Greeter Volunteers NeededKendra Villasana8/14/20199/9/2019
Bus Greeter Volunteers Needed
Sign up here  to be an AM or PM bus greeter on the first week of school. Questions? Contact Kendra at director@iesvirginia.com ... read full article
KinderConnectKendra Villasana7/5/20198/18/2019
KinderConnect
Do you have an incoming Kindergartener? Please join us for a meet and greet playdate. 7/13- 10am-12pm @Pine Lake Playground 8/1- 5-7pm @Sunny Hills Playground 8/20- 10am-12pm @ Pine Lake Playground 9/7- 10am-12pm @ Sunny Hills Playground. If you would like to receive important information about upcoming events  please sign up here.   ... read full article