October 2019 newsletter

Calendar of Events

Message from the pac president

Hello Sunnyside Families,

It's hard to believe it's already October. I hope you have been enjoying the cooler, sunny days.

Thank you for attending our Welcome Back BBQ. It was wonderful to see so many families support our school and the tech drive! Our next big event is a Halloween Dance; you won't want to miss this night. With the help of our parent volunteers, our gym is transformed into an epic Halloween zone where kids and parents can don their costumes and enjoy a great evening of music and dancing. Look for the pre-order notice in your child's backpack soon. Spirit Wear order forms have been sent home. Be sure to get your Sunnyside gear before it's too late! The hoodies will be perfect as we head into cooler days.

Thank you for your continued support of our great school!

Nicole Spata

Show your school spirit with Sunnyside t-shirts and hoodies! Youth t-shirts have a large logo across the front. Hoodies, as well as adult t-shirts have a smaller logo on the left side of the chest. This year, we added a pullover hoodie to the list of options. Spirit wear is perfect for school events and field trips.

Orders are due Tuesday, October 15. Sample sizes will be available for viewing on October 2, 3, 7, and 11 after school, from 2:35 to 3:15 pm, in the front entrance. Orders can be made using the Take-home Notice or Online.

Join us on Thursday, October 24 from 5 to 7:30pm for our annual Halloween dance, featuring music, dancing, food, drinks, and fun light-up glow items to buy. Pre-order tickets, food and drinks before Thursday, October 17, and avoid the entrance lineups; notices will be sent home soon.

We will need many volunteers to help decorate and transform the gym on Wednesday, October 23, after school. Parents and guardians are also needed to serve food, drinks, and sell fun glow items. Sign up today!

A big thank you to Panago Pizza (Grandview Corners) for supporting this event!

You may now place an online order or sign up for a new account on Munch a Lunch. Order must be completed by October 2 to receive the first hot lunch on October 11. The students really love it, and it's one of our biggest fundraisers, so don’t miss out!

Hot lunch is run entirely by volunteers and we need help sorting the meals and drinks. We will soon be posting online sign up sheets. Contact Colleen, our hot lunch volunteer, if you would like more information.

Our goal this year is to increase the number of laptops and iPads for our growing population of students to share. We are presently below the recommended ratio of devices per student, and for that reason we would like to raise at least $15,000 to fund the immediate purchase of new electronic devices.

Thank you for partaking in our Welcome Back BBQ. We would like to acknowledge all the families who volunteered their time and energy to help set up, cook, wrap, chop, serve, and clean. It's not an easy task trying to cook for 700 families, and we couldn't have done it without you!

Special thanks to our 2 generous corporate sponsors: Centennial Foodservice and Kevin Basran of Re/Max. With our combined efforts, we were able to raise approximately $2,300.

The PAC has an Express account at the Return-It Depot. Place all your refundable containers in a clear, plastic bag. Use the kiosk at the Depot to print a label, stick the label to the bag, and drop the bag into the bin. The Sunnyside account/phone # is 888-888-8888. It's quick and easy!

SCHOOL EVENTS ONLY HAPPEN WHEN FAMILIES VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME. Volunteers still needed for the following fundraisers.

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 8:45 am

Location: School Staff Room

Kindly sign in once you enter the school.

Shop and dine locally, and help Sunnyside raise funds.

Cobs Bread will donate 5% of your purchase back to sunnyside!

Simply let the retailer know that you are with Sunnyside, and 5% of your sales will be sent back to us at the end of the school year!

Applicable to 2 local South Surrey locations: Cobs Bread South Point Annex, and Cobs Bread Semiahmoo.

10% of your purchase goes to Sunnyside!

To qualify, you must download the JRG App and use it to pay the bill. This tracks the money and raises funds for Sunnyside, while earning points for yourself.

  1. Download the Joseph Richard Group (JRG) Rewards App from the Apple Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the app and register for an account or Sign In (existing users).
  3. Once signed in, click Settings and select JOIN A GROUP.
  4. Search and join Sunnyside Elementary from the drop down menu.
  5. Dine out and start using the app to earn fundraising dollars for Sunnyside!