Sunday, November 12, 2017

Water is Life Event - Thursday, November 16th

Water is Life - Community/Cultural Exchange Event 

Water Is Life --- Youth Speak Against Fracked Gas Export

Thursday, November 16th 
Doors 6:30pm. Youth Panel 7:00pm.
Havurah Shalom. 825 NW 18th. Portland.

Youth from the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes and the Portland area (including former SES students) will discuss threats from the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal.

For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - November + December

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

Welcome to Term 2! What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 

Nov 8th + 9th - Teacher Conferences Recycled Book Sale with Gillian


During conferences I am holding a Recycled Book Sale. I would love to have middle schoolers donate books. I also have a sign up genius for volunteering at the sale for service. Can you add it to the blog and spread the word?? - Gillian
  

Can you donate books? Better yet, can you come help out and volunteer at the Book Sale??? Sign up below if you plan on coming to support Gillian

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for students to come help out with painted paper during Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 - 11:30. Please let her know if you plan on helping out  (miameyer@pps.net)

Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

SES PEER TUTORS


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.


Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract


When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.


Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)




Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange


Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

Water Is Life --- Youth Speak Against Fracked Gas Export
Thursday, November 16th 
Doors 6:30pm. Youth Panel 7:00pm.
Havurah Shalom. 825 NW 18th. Portland.
Youth from the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes and the Portland area will discuss threats from the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal.
For more info contact ses_janz@yahoo.com

Mujeres Luchadores - Wreath Making Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18th, 8am-1pm
Woodburn, Oregon
Sign-up and arrange transportation with Cori (room 209 or clongstr@pps.net)
Limited spaces available for this incredible learning opportunity!!!

The SES Wreath and Poinsettia Sale is a school-wide fundraiser that benefits our entire community. This year our wreath sale will support Sunnyside AND Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP) is a group of farm worker women who create economic development and promote leadership among women in their community. They recognize that women overcome exploitation and injustice when they organize and reclaim their rights. By purchasing our wreaths from MLP we can support these efforts.
Their wreath project has made a substantial difference in the lives of farm worker women and their families. Since 1992 MLP has been able to provide part-time employment during the three month holiday season to over 170 farm worker women. The holiday season is the time of the year with the least amount of farm work available and a time when families struggle most to pay the rent and provide for their families.
The money that women earn through the wreath project goes towards their family’s household expenses: rent, utilities, holiday expenses, warm clothing, and food. So, wreaths cost a little bit more this year, and Sunnyside may make a little less money, but in the long run so much more is gained. This decision allows Sunnyside to exercise what we try to teach and illustrate what we can accomplish as a community.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - End of Term 1 Service Ideas and Opportunities

Term 1 ends Thursday, November 2nd. What are you doing for your term 1 service??? Time is running out. If nothing here fits your needs or works for your, then connect with your core teacher and make a plan ASAP.

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

SES PEER TUTORS

What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.

Who:
Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract

When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.

Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan (abevan@pps.net) or Ryan Pederson (rpeders1@pps.net)




Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange

Dia de los Muertos - Procession and Celebration
-Facepainting at Sunnyside starts at 5:30
-Procession down Belmont through the Lone Fir Cemetary begins at 6:30

Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

No Ivy Day - Saturday, October 28th

Sign up to Be a Part of No Ivy Day 2017!
Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our 14th annual No Ivy Day. This year’s No Ivy Day will take place on Saturday October 28th. This is a multi-location event with 17 different parks involved, including Mt. Tabor, Springwater Corridor & SE 128th and Gateway Green. Revel in the celebration of invasive plant removal and community participation in our treasured natural areas. Portland Metro-wide ivy removal work parties will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a gathering of food and celebration at various sites. Enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and mingle with community volunteers.
  • Marquam Nature Park (SW Marquam St and SW Sam Jackson Park Rd)
  • Mt Tabor Park (SE 60th and SE Salmon, Picnic site A)
  • Forest Park Lower Macleay Entrance (2960 NW Upshur St)
Come show your support for our native ecosystem by joining a volunteer event at one of our sites throughout the region. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information and to register at www.noivyleague.com . We must work together to maintain the health of our natural environments. Thank you for your support!

Emily Lytle Community Aide II | Lands Stewardship Natural Areas West
Portland Parks & Recreation

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204
Emily.Lytle@portlandoregon.gov
portlandparks.org

Mujeres Luchadores - Wreath Making Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18th, 8am-1pm
Woodburn, Oregon
Sign-up and arrange transportation with Cori (room 209 or clongstr@pps.net)
Limited spaces available for this incredible learning opportunity!!!

The SES Wreath and Poinsettia Sale is a school-wide fundraiser that benefits our entire community. This year our wreath sale will support Sunnyside AND Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (Women Striving for Progress). Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP) is a group of farm worker women who create economic development and promote leadership among women in their community. They recognize that women overcome exploitation and injustice when they organize and reclaim their rights. By purchasing our wreaths from MLP we can support these efforts.
Their wreath project has made a substantial difference in the lives of farm worker women and their families. Since 1992 MLP has been able to provide part-time employment during the three month holiday season to over 170 farm worker women. The holiday season is the time of the year with the least amount of farm work available and a time when families struggle most to pay the rent and provide for their families.
The money that women earn through the wreath project goes towards their family’s household expenses: rent, utilities, holiday expenses, warm clothing, and food. So, wreaths cost a little bit more this year, and Sunnyside may make a little less money, but in the long run so much more is gained. This decision allows Sunnyside to exercise what we try to teach and illustrate what we can accomplish as a community.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

SES Middle School - Student Surveys

Hi SES Middle School!!! Please take the following two surveys during the week of Oct 16th - 20th. Thank you for your thoughtful and serious insight. We are looking forward to going through the results and learning from you. 

SES Middle School - Morning Meeting - Student Survey - Fall 2017

SES Middle School - Camp Collins - Student Survey

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - October Ideas and Opportunities II

Term 1 ends Thursday, November 2nd. What are you doing for your term 1 service??? Take ownership early instead of waiting until the last moment!!!

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 

Wednesday, October 18th - Late Start Child Care in the Auditorium from 8:30 - 10:30.

Students can sign up with Finley or e-mail me (strom.alison@gmail.com)
Thank you!  

Alison Taylor

Harvest Fair - Saturday, October 21st
-Have you signed up to help out your class booth in the gym during Harvest Fair?
-Would you like other others? Check out the SES Harvest Fair SignUp website... Look for slots that say "open to middle school students." Harvest Fair SignUp Genius

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade
: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.



Garden 

Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Community

Check out https://www.handsonportland.org/Teen_Volunteering for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

No Ivy Day - Saturday, October 28th

Sign up to Be a Part of No Ivy Day 2017!
Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our 14th annual No Ivy Day. This year’s No Ivy Day will take place on Saturday October 28th. This is a multi-location event with 17 different parks involved, including Mt. Tabor, Springwater Corridor & SE 128th and Gateway Green. Revel in the celebration of invasive plant removal and community participation in our treasured natural areas. Portland Metro-wide ivy removal work parties will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a gathering of food and celebration at various sites. Enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and mingle with community volunteers.
  • Marquam Nature Park (SW Marquam St and SW Sam Jackson Park Rd)
  • Mt Tabor Park (SE 60th and SE Salmon, Picnic site A)
  • Forest Park Lower Macleay Entrance (2960 NW Upshur St)
Come show your support for our native ecosystem by joining a volunteer event at one of our sites throughout the region. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information and to register at www.noivyleague.com . We must work together to maintain the health of our natural environments. Thank you for your support!

Emily Lytle Community Aide II | Lands Stewardship Natural Areas West
Portland Parks & Recreation

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204
Emily.Lytle@portlandoregon.gov
portlandparks.org

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - October Ideas and Oppotunities

Term 1 ends Thursday, November 2nd. What are you doing for your term 1 service??? Take ownership early instead of waiting until the last moment!!!

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


School 


Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade
: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.



Community

Reed Canyon Community Dayhttp://www.reed.edu/canyon/cday/
-Saturday, Oct 7th 9 - 3

Portland Marathon Service Opportunity!!!

Volunteer to help at the PDX Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo from .  SES has saved 30 spots for MS student volunteers.  This is the fitness fair where the athletes sign in to receive there numbers and timing chips, not the marathon itself.  Sign up in the office!

2:30 to 6pm Saturday, October 7
Portland Hilton
921 SW 6th Ave.
Ballroom Level

No Ivy Day - Saturday, October 28th

Sign up to Be a Part of No Ivy Day 2017!
Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our 14th annual No Ivy Day. This year’s No Ivy Day will take place on Saturday October 28th. This is a multi-location event with 17 different parks involved, including Mt. Tabor, Springwater Corridor & SE 128th and Gateway Green. Revel in the celebration of invasive plant removal and community participation in our treasured natural areas. Portland Metro-wide ivy removal work parties will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a gathering of food and celebration at various sites. Enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and mingle with community volunteers.
  • Marquam Nature Park (SW Marquam St and SW Sam Jackson Park Rd)
  • Mt Tabor Park (SE 60th and SE Salmon, Picnic site A)
  • Forest Park Lower Macleay Entrance (2960 NW Upshur St)
Come show your support for our native ecosystem by joining a volunteer event at one of our sites throughout the region. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information and to register at www.noivyleague.com . We must work together to maintain the health of our natural environments. Thank you for your support!

Emily Lytle Community Aide II | Lands Stewardship Natural Areas West
Portland Parks & Recreation

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204
Emily.Lytle@portlandoregon.gov
portlandparks.org

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - September Ideas and Opporunities

Welcome to the 2017-18 SES Middle School Service Blog!!!


What is Service Learning anyway???

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"


What service learning is NOT
-one-sided
-charity
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-two-sided
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

How could this article from "Oregon Humanities" about our most recent SES 3rd grade musical connect to our approach to service in the middle school this school year??? -->  More to the Story...


Upcoming Service Opportunities:

Garden

Sunnyside Garden Day - Sunday, September 24th - 9am - 1pm

A school garden work party! A lot of people do a little bit. It takes a community to grow a garden like this, so let's dig in together. Drop in any time between 9 am and 1 pm and be a part of the garden magic.


School 


Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade
: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.

SES Babysitting:

Hello Wonderful Middle School,

My name is Alison Taylor, and I am Finley Taylor's step-mom. I volunteered to coordinate babysitting through Sunnyside this year. I'm wondering if you can help announce our September babysitting dates...

There are 2 more events this month:
  • Wednesday, September 20 from 8:25-School Start (Late Start)
  • Wednesday, October 4th from 6:15 - 8:00pm (PTSA Meeting)
Students can sign up with Finley or e-mail me (strom.alison@gmail.com)

Thank you!  
Alison Taylor

Cultural Exchange

-Saturday, September 23rd @ 9:00AM @ Columbia Park

Community

Reed Canyon Community Dayhttp://www.reed.edu/canyon/cday/
-Saturday, Oct 7th 9 - 3

Mt. Tabor Restoration Event
-Saturday, September 30th

The Nature Conservancy is hosting a volunteer restoration even with Portland Parks and Recreation at Mt. Tabor Park on Saturday, September 30th. We are expecting 150 volunteers at the event. It is a 3-hour event followed by free lunch and music at the Mt. Tabor picnic shelter and I think would be a good fit for middle school service requirements.

We do require registration to ensure our parent permission paperwork is complete.We have to turn away minors who show up without a parent or a signed waiver from one, so this detail is important.

Event details and registration information can be found online:

https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/volunteer/work-parties.xmlhttps://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/volunteer/work-parties.xml

Also more details here:

Let me know if you have questions. You can contact me here or at The Nature Conservancy at mdougherty@tnc.org. Thanks! - Molly Dougherty

No Ivy Day - Saturday, October 28th

Sign up to Be a Part of No Ivy Day 2017!
Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join us for our 14th annual No Ivy Day. This year’s No Ivy Day will take place on Saturday October 28th. This is a multi-location event with 17 different parks involved, including Mt. Tabor, Springwater Corridor & SE 128th and Gateway Green. Revel in the celebration of invasive plant removal and community participation in our treasured natural areas. Portland Metro-wide ivy removal work parties will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a gathering of food and celebration at various sites. Enjoy refreshments, raffle prizes and mingle with community volunteers.
  • Marquam Nature Park (SW Marquam St and SW Sam Jackson Park Rd)
  • Mt Tabor Park (SE 60th and SE Salmon, Picnic site A)
  • Forest Park Lower Macleay Entrance (2960 NW Upshur St)
Come show your support for our native ecosystem by joining a volunteer event at one of our sites throughout the region. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information and to register at www.noivyleague.com . We must work together to maintain the health of our natural environments. Thank you for your support!

Emily LytleCommunity Aide II | Lands Stewardship Natural Areas West
Portland Parks & Recreation

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204
Emily.Lytle@portlandoregon.gov
portlandparks.org