Sunnyside has many great community events every year. Here are some examples.
The Read-a-Thon is a fun way to motivate Sunnysiders to read more. Students log their reading over winter break, either on a paper log or online, on a Google doc form. When they return to school, awards go to every student who participated and to the top readers.
“Run to the Sunnyside” Fun Run
This is a great community-building event and a way for kids to get exercise, have a great time, and raise money for school programs.
This popular, long-standing event is the highlight of International Week in February. We enjoy dance performances and food from the cultures that comprise our community.
The biggest event of the year! It is an all-day festival to celebrate the end of the school year with games, a silent auction, a student art show, and a raffle.
A Barefoot Book Fair takes place during the week of parent-teacher conferences in November. A Scholastic Book Fair takes place during the conference week in February.
October Costume Carnival
With a spooktacular costume parade, creepy games, and ghoulish prizes, plus a hauntingly haunted house, this happy daytime Halloween festival welcomes all of the Sunnyside community.
International Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Today, thousands of schools across America participate every October.
Kids perform their best acts—from singing and dancing to comedy and gymnastics.
Parents Nights Out
"PNO" is a night of fun and fundraising that includes a silent auction, a live auction, and sign-ups for "Count-Me-Ins"—events hosted by Sunnyside families that could range from cocktail parties to cooking classes to Minecraft gaming confabs.
New Student Play Dates
Meet other new parents and students and mingle with veteran Sunnyside families at these low-key park events.
Family Craft Nights
Join students and artists in the Sunnyside auditorium in the evenings to execute exciting art projects. Materials are provided, and a light dinner is sold.
Middle School Information Night
Meet the principal and other staff members of James Denman Middle School, the feeder school for Sunnyside 5th graders. Ask questions and hear about programs.
Monthly Coffee with the Principal
Here's a low-key chance to ask Dr. Marcy any questions you may have in person, or just get to know her better.
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