Welcome Back Raiders 2019

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

Every July, Sunnyvale PTA begins planning events to welcome back teachers, students and parents. We do this because our teachers matter. Our students matter. Our parents matter! Every Raider (a loving term used to collectively refer to students, teachers, parents, administration, grandparents, community partners, etc.) deserves to feel welcome when they enter our campuses Our task was great, but we were ready to tackle anything! Here is a quick rundown of the last 8 weeks. I'm sure I've missed something!

In July, Sunnyvale PTA board members attended Texas PTA's LAUNCH convention in Grapevine, TX. We got to meet new vendors (ice cream is coming!) and get new ideas on how to reach parents (family night is taking on a new look!). We networked with larger PTAs and gathered information on how they support their parents. We sat with state PTA board members and hashed out all the legislation PTA supported/opposed this session. It was a blur of 3 days, but we came away pumped and energized to start the year!

We also got to begin our sensory room shopping for Sunnyvale Intermediate School. What a thrill! Thanks to 100 Women of Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale PTA was able to furnish the new campus' sensory room immediately benefiting our intermediate students. This was such a joy!

August - the fastest month of the year.

First, a little meet-and-greet for incoming kinders and their parents. Our Popsicles on the Playground was a hit! Even the seniors got a sweet treat that day.

Fish Camp! We welcomed all incoming 9th graders to the high school with snacks and a tour.

New SISD Staff Breakfast - Sunnyvale PTA provided breakfast to all the new SISD employees. Welcome New Raiders!

Raider 101 - The following Monday, we helped welcome new families to Sunnyvale, feed them some yummy barbecue and provide tours of the campuses. This event is so much fun!