The PTA welcomes you to Sunnyside. This is YOUR PTA. Your involvement is essential to the success of the PTA. Please send an email if you have questions or just want to say hello.
Below is a summary of useful information and links for the upcoming school year. Check our website over the summer for updated information and announcements.
April 15, 2021 Virtual Kindergarten Orientation
Sunnyside Elementary is having a virtual Connect to Kindergarten event on April 15, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This meeting will be virtual and we encourage you to join to learn more about our Kindergarten program, enrollment, and how to support your child in this transition. Go to the Sunnyside Elementary Website to register for kindergarten.
Become a PTA Member
By joining you help support our school and also the Oregon and National PTA to empower all students to reach their potential. The PTA organization advocates for students and teachers in Salem and Washington DC. Your support not only supports our own local PTA unit, but allows Oregon PTA and National PTA to continue their important work.
Sign up for the PTA email list
You will receive regular emails with information and updates about the school and PTA. https://sunnysidepta.org/updates/
Join the PTA Student Directory
This is an unusual time to be starting school. The student directory is a great tool to get connected with other families. To join, go to https://sunnyside.memberhub.com/join
For security reasons, please email for the join code. email@example.com In the email, please include your child’s name, his/her teacher’s name and grade. If you do not know your class assignment yet, please just explain that you have an incoming kindergartener.
Follow the PTA Facebook Page and Group
School and event announcements are posted on the page.
Join the PTA Facebook Group. This group allows you to post pictures, questions and announcements to the Sunnyside Community. It is a closed group, so posts can only be seen by members. Make sure you answer the questions to join the group.
Sign up for Peach Jar
Peach Jar is the district’s electronic flyer system. We post flyers on this. After you sign up, you will receive emails with electronic flyers. You can adjust the frequency of the emails and also view all of the school and district flyers on their website.
If you would like to help raise funds, there are some easy things you can do. You can join Amazon Smile, and connect your account. A Fred Meyer Rewards account is is another option. Download the Box Tops app and start scanning receipts. If you drink Coke products, enter in the codes to earn money for the school. More information about these programs https://sunnysidepta.org/fundraising/ If you have ideas for other fundraisers, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering will look different this year. To volunteer for the school, you need to complete the district’s volunteer application process. You complete an online form. Then the district performs a background check. After that, you are cleared to volunteer for 3 years. You then need to apply again.
In the upcoming year, we have not yet heard whether parents will be allowed inside the building to volunteer. There are still ways you can help though. The PTA is looking to fill some vacant positions. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.