Fall Fundraiser Going on NOW!Amanda Rench9/20/201910/4/2019
Fall Fundraiser Going on NOW!
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Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners!Lalitha Sanders5/18/20206/1/2020
Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners!
Each year, the PTA accepts nominations for various PTA awards and celebrates the hard work of some of our amazing PTA members. While we couldn’t recognize our award winners in our usual ways, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share in the celebration of their hard work. Please watch our Facebook page this week for more information about these wonderful members of our PTA and why they are so deserving of the following awards. Golden Acorn Award – Jennifer Marks Golden Acorn Award – Shilpa Schuettenhelm Outstanding Advocate Award – Kendra Villasana Honorary Lifetime Membership Award – Stephanie Shipley ... read full article
Calling all Members -- PTA SURVEY!Lalitha Sanders5/18/20206/1/2020
Calling all Members -- PTA SURVEY!
PTA needs your feedback on how we're doing, plus get your ideas for upcoming years. Please access the anonymous survey through  this  link. ... read full article
Issaquah Schools FoundationLalitha Sanders5/18/20206/1/2020
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Please join us in supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s  Nourish Every Mind  Fundraiser. Every day this week at noon, we will stream teacher and student testimonies from our community. Your donation supports backpack supplies; breakfast, lunch and snack support; grants for teachers and nurses; the Highly Capable programs; and so much more!  Please donate  here . ... read full article
Yearbook Help Still Needed!Lalitha Sanders4/8/20204/10/2020
Yearbook Help Still Needed!
Sunny Hills’ parents: if you have classroom photos for Mercer, Sanelli, Weller, Winn, Dunn, Grasso, Perea, Triggs, Lindor, Brady/Nodine, Garczynski, Fossati or Howells, please email me for a link to upload either to Shutterfly or Dropbox, or email them directly to Ayana Meissner no later than April 9 th , but earlier would be much appreciated! ... read full article
Fifth Grade Parents!Lalitha Sanders4/8/20204/22/2020
Fifth Grade Parents!
We are running out of space for Love Lines!  If you’d like to include a special message for your 5 th grader in the yearbook, go to the  Lifetouch website   using school code  12225120  and purchase a “shout out” for $5.  Once you’ve done this, send your photo (at least 1 MB) and message (between 35 words and 135 characters) to me directly at  ayana.meissner@comcast.net .  After Thursday, April 9 th , you will no longer be able to purchase a Love Line.  If you’ve already purchased one, but have not sent me your photo and message by April 9 ... read full article
Yearbook: URGENT PHOTO REQUESTLalitha Sanders3/22/20203/30/2020
We desperately need parent help in getting more photos for the yearbook!  If you have photos from school classrooms or parties, please upload to the appropriate file in Dropbox  here .  If you have any questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact  Ayana Meissner . ... read full article
Support for Issaquah Food BankLalitha Sanders3/22/20204/1/2020
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 Food Bank 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
2020-2021 PTA Board NominationsLalitha Sanders3/2/20203/19/2020
2020-2021 PTA Board Nominations
The 2019-20 Sunny Hills Nominating Committee places the following names into nomination for the 2020-2021 school year: President:  Emily Loney Vice President:  Jennifer Marks Treasurer:  Shilpa Schuettenhelm Secretary:  Heidi Kirchoff Sunny Hills PTA General Membership will vote for the new 2020-2021 Board Members at our next membership meeting. This meeting will be RESCHEDULED. Stay tuned for details. Individuals interested in nominating themselves, or another, for an elected officer or other position  should contact the nominating committee for more information.  Respectfully submitted,  Lisa Deily ... read full article
March General Membership MeetingLalitha Sanders3/2/20203/7/2020
March General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our General Membership Meeting on March 12th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Sunny Hills Library.  We will be voting in our new officers and announcing the recipients of this year's recognition awards!   ... read full article
Cultural NightLalitha Sanders2/2/20202/16/2020
Cultural Night
Save the date – our Sunny Hills’ Cultural Night will happen on Thursday, March 19 th ! It is time to start planning how you would like to share your family’s heritage with our school community. Last year we had 16 countries represented – can you help us reach 20 countries? Come celebrate our school community’s diversity – you can get involved by hosting a table, volunteering at the event, or simply coming and sharing a fun, family evening learning about other cultures. Please contact Joana Figueiredo or Silvia Panaro to sign up. ... read full article
Math Challenge Competition WinnersLalitha Sanders2/2/20202/8/2020
Math Challenge Competition Winners
A big congratulations to all of the Sunny Hills’ math rockstars who participated in the contest! Kids who scored within the top 10% in their grade level across various participating schools are: Dylan Cao, Aariv Shah, Lingxi Chen, Alexander Bragun, Emma Lau, Heer Aggarwal, Arjun Patil (grade 2); Zikrain Salal, Pranav Sivan, Yuva Bala, Tanisha Sinha (grade 3); Leonardo Zhou, Miah Li, Pranav Karthik, Derek Deng, Madison Chan, Aarush Batra (grade 4); and Archith Praveen, Sophia Li, Gina Jiang (grade 5).  These kids have received a medal each for their accomplishment. The medals will be sent home on or by ... read full article
PTA Awards NominationsLalitha Sanders1/19/20202/5/2020
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!  Between January 15 th and February 5 th , 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 ... read full article
Reflections WinnersLalitha Sanders1/19/20202/1/2020
Reflections Winners
A big congratulations to all of the Sunny Hills’ artists who had artwork that moved on to compete in the district Reflections Art Competition: Lavender McMillin, Archith Praveen, Mariana Simoes, Shanaya Gupta*, Ryan Herzog*, Aideen Herzog, Brylie Walker, Yeva Ievtushenko, Hamsini Ramanathan, Tanisha Sinha, Aditya Yoshi, and Natalie Cui*. The students with an asterisk next to their name received an honorable mention at district.  This year three of our artists -- Aideen, Brylie, and Hamsini -- have pieces that are now advancing to the state level! Great job! ... read full article
Chinese New Year Celebration - CancelledLalitha Sanders1/4/20202/1/2020
Chinese New Year Celebration - Cancelled
Due to the recent public health concern in the region, community organizers have decided to take precautionary measures and be sensitive to the community by cancelling the event. Thank you for your understanding. ... read full article
Bingo & BrowniesLalitha Sanders1/4/20202/13/2020
Bingo & Brownies
Please join us on Thursday, February 13 th from 6-8 PM in the MPR for our annual Bingo & Brownies night, a free, family-friendly social event!  All children must have a responsible adult with them, so please consider volunteering for one of the many shifts available to help pull off this fun night (set up, prize table, brownie table, clean-up, etc.).  Click here for all the volunteer spots, or email Ramya Veeramani or Alice Zhou with questions. This is a great way for middle/high schoolers to get some of their community service hours! ... read full article
After-School Movie – REGISTRATION OPENS Jan 6!Lalitha Sanders12/14/20191/17/2020
After-School Movie – REGISTRATION OPENS Jan 6!
Register for our Winter After-School Movie , showing Aladdin on Wednesday, Jan 22 nd ! For just $10, your student can watch a movie with friends and enjoy a nut-free snack. Registrations open from Jan 6 to  Jan 17 . ... read full article
Holiday Gift Program – RECAP!Lalitha Sanders12/14/201912/28/2019
Holiday Gift Program – RECAP!
Shout out to all of the Sunny Hills families who generously donated toys and gifts to the Holiday Gift Barn. All of the toys and gifts were delivered and the volunteering team was very thankful. I was able to visit the Gift Barn on Dec 5 th and found a lot of smiling faces. This year, Sunny Hills donated 85 toys, plus clothing items as well. Thank you all for spreading the holiday cheer.  ... read full article
Scripps Spelling BeeLalitha Sanders12/10/201912/24/2019
Scripps Spelling Bee
We witnessed a heavy shower of ‘spells’ in the MPR on the evening of Dec 11 th . What a great showcase of talent and effort! Great job to all the participants, and congratulations to the winners! Very special thanks to Mrs Cynthia Parsons for being our pronouncer for the entire evening. Our final winners for 2019-20 are: Tejasvi Sudhakar (First Winner, KG-2 nd ), Pranav Karthik (First Winner, 3 rd -5 th ), Sylvia Soeun Ji (Second Winner, KG-2 nd ), Derek Deng (Second Winner, 3 rd -5 th ), Elliott Siebert (Third Winner, KG-2 nd ) and Sanjana Sudhakar ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – HELP NEEDED!Lalitha Sanders12/10/201912/13/2019
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch – HELP NEEDED!
The Staff Appreciation Committee will be serving our staff a holiday lunch along with the annual Cookie Exchange on December 11 th .  If you can help donate food items for the lunch, please click  here !    Please watch for information on cookie sign-ups from your Room Parent Coordinator ... read full article
Power Packs ProgramLalitha Sanders11/5/201911/19/2019
Power Packs Program
Power Packs is a program offered through Sunny Hills in partnership with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.  Many students need help outside of the regular school day with food.  The program offers free, non-perishable breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods for the weekend.  Each student who signs up will receive a bag of non-perishable food delivered to their backpack on Thursdays or Fridays of every week at school.  If you would like to sign up to receive Power Packs or have any questions about the program, please contact Celina Schulenberg, the Sunny Hills School Counselor.  Celina can be reached ... read full article
Staff Appreciation VolunteersLalitha Sanders11/5/201911/19/2019
Staff Appreciation Volunteers
Do you want to volunteer, but don’t have a ton of time? If you don’t mind grabbing one extra item when you grocery shop, then sign up for the Staff Appreciation Committee  here . We provide lunch/snacks for the staff five or more times a year and as a committee member you help to donate food items!  You can drop the items at school and we will do the rest!  The staff is so grateful!  Please email  Shariah Lennon  or  Lana Novak  with questions or concerns ... read full article
Spooky Spaghetti - THANK YOU!Lalitha Sanders11/5/201911/19/2019
Spooky Spaghetti - THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of our families and volunteers who came out to make Spooky Spaghetti a success!  We served dinner to over 800 people and had a delicious bake sale, along with fun games and a great DJ. Thank you for coming! ... read full article
Sunny Hills’ Coat DriveLalitha Sanders10/19/201910/25/2019
Sunny Hills’ Coat Drive
Please consider donating a gently used, clean coat the week of October 21-25. All sizes are accepted and will be donated to friends in need at Eastside Baby Corner and United Faith Missions. Boxes will be set up at the entrance of the school and at Spooky Spaghetti. ... read full article
Thanksgiving Food DriveLalitha Sanders10/19/201911/2/2019
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Food donations will be collected between October 25 th and November 8 th and can be placed in food drive baskets in the entrance of the school.  The food bank is most in need of the following items: holiday items like canned pumpkin, sauce, stuffing, cream of mushroom soup, canned yams, beef, chicken or vegetable broth, cake mixes (chocolate, vanilla, spice), and pancake mix, along with regularly requested items like brand-named cereal, canned chicken, canned tuna, pasta sauce (jar), white rice, Rice a Roni/Hamburger Helper, jam, baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dish soap. For more information and details on how ... read full article
Enrichment Grant WinnersLalitha Sanders10/19/201910/25/2019
Enrichment Grant Winners
Enrichment Grants totaling over $17,000 were approved at the October GMM. Fully-Funded Grants - All Grades: recess equipment, Jogging Club, flower/vegetable garden, Music Room drums, 2 week Music of Brazil experience, author visit. 1 st Grade: class whiteboard sets, reading & phonics games, leveled reader book sets. 2 nd /4 th Grade: Pegasus Puppet Theatre. 3 rd Grade: geologist visit. 4 th Grade: Storyworks magazines. 5 th Grade: Reader Workshop tubs. The following grade-level workshops were also approved for supplemental funding in order to significantly offset the cost to families: 1 st /2 nd Grades: ToyMaker. 5 th Grade: Cartooniversity ... read full article
After-School Movie: REGISTRATION OPENLalitha Sanders10/6/201910/14/2019
Registration is open 10/7-10/18. Students voted for The Secret Life of Pets 2 to be shown on 10/23. ... read full article
General Membership MeetingLalitha Sanders10/6/201910/17/2019
General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our October General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Thursday, October 17 th from 10 AM – 12 noon in the PTA portable. We will handle some PTA business (voting on our 2019-2020 budget & enrichment grants) and then welcome our principal, Tim Baynes, to update us on the start of the school year. ... read full article
Emergency KitsLalitha Sanders9/10/20199/19/2019
Emergency Kits
Thank you to all the families who have turned in the Emergency Kits during Meet the Teacher.  If you have not sent in your Emergency Kit, please bring it with you to Curriculum Night on September 12 th .  We encourage everyone to send in a kit which will be provided to your child if there is an emergency.   For more information, please click  here , or call the Sunny Hills’ front desk at (425) 837-7400 ... read full article
2019-20 School Supplies List8/22/20199/5/2019
2019-20 School Supplies List
Click here for the 2019-20 School Supply List ... read full article
Box Tops Changes!Lalitha Sanders8/19/20199/27/2019
Box Tops Changes!
Tired of clipping those little Box Tops off your cereal boxes? Earning money for Sunny Hills via Box Tops for Education just got a lot easier. Check out  this video  from Box Tops to learn more about how to download their new app, scan your grocery receipt, and instantly earn money for our school. However, don’t yet toss out those clipped Box Tops you may have stored at home, as we will have a fall collection drive to turn in any physical Box Tops.  Watch for a flyer coming home in September ... read full article
2019-20 School SuppliesLalitha Sanders6/10/20198/29/2019
2019-20 School Supplies
The PTA is pleased to be working with School Tool Box again to provide you with an easy way to get your school supplies for next year.  This is not a fundraiser, just a courtesy to help expedite the school supply process!  Just visit the  School Toolbox website , and either log in, or click “Find Boxes Now” and enter ‘Sunny Hills.’  School supply kits for Kindergarten through 5th grade are already populated with the required class supply lists for next year.  You can buy a box as is, or customize to meet your specific needs.  All orders ship directly ... read full article