Friday, January 5, 2018

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - January 2018

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

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
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:

SES Tree Recycling Benefit 

Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7: SES tree recycling benefit

The annual SES Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Extravaganza is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7. All monies collected benefit the SES Go Fund, which supplements field trip out-of-pocket costs for many of our students and families. Middle schoolers can earn community service credits by working at or before the event. Go to the Tree Recycling - Student Sign Up to learn connect into various jobs on different dates for this event. We also need adult help; visit this SignUpGenius form to sign up for a job.
  • Dates and times: Saturday, January 6 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, January 7 from 10am to 4pm at SES, behind the school building on the asphalt.
  • Drop off service: For a simple $5 donation, bring your tree to SES on either day. Pay by cash, check (payable to SESPTSA), or pay online via PayPal.
  • Pickup service: For a $10 donation, our driver volunteers will pick up trees throughout inner NE and SE PDX. Pickup area runs from the river, east to 82nd Ave, from way NE down to way SE PDX. Visit the SES PTSA site to schedule a pickup. Or call 503-512-0864 or email
  • Entertainment: There will be fun activities to partake in, such as kickball, good ole' music playing, comfort food and hot beverages, along with a bonfire to keep everybody warm.
Questions? Contact Jeff Skoke at or Jason Kalenkowitz at



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 (

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.

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.


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

Cultural Exchange


Check out for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

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