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:


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.


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.

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 ( or Ryan Pederson (


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


Check out 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 . 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

Mujeres Luchadores - Wreath Making Fundraiser
Saturday, November 18th, 8am-1pm
Woodburn, Oregon
Sign-up and arrange transportation with Cori (room 209 or
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.

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