Quick Links for Parents:



Starting today, Tuesday, January 15th you will be asked to show your picture ID when you come in to volunteer or to visit Sunny Hills. We will then scan your ID into our system and print a picture ID badge for you to wear while you are on campus. You will need to turn the badge back in when you leave campus in so we can check you out. 

This is just one more step the Issaquah School District is taking to keep our students safe. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this new system.

Parenting with Courage & Connection - an Introduction to Parenting with Positive Discipline. Parents are often challenged by whining, arguments over chores, sibling fights, bedtime problems, clashes over homework and screen time, and other issues. This workshop provides an introduction to the skills and tools needed to get to the core of conflict and bring more peace and joy to your home.

In this fun and interactive workshop, learn how to:
• Use basic brain science (adult and child) to improve behavior at home
• Build connections to share your values and culture
• Discipline with kindness and firmness
Parents will leave this workshop with some new simple, respectful parenting tools to use right away! 

Seats are limited. Click here to RSVP.

Power Packs - Food for the Weekend!

Sunny Hills is partnering with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to provide Power Packs - a free program that provides students non-perishable breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods for the weekend throughout the school year. Students who sign up will receive a pack of food each Friday morning from our School Counselor, Celina Schulenberg.

Register to receive a power pack here: Power Pack Sign-Up .

You can also reach out to Ms. Schulenberg directly with questions or to sign-up.



 **We have a variety of additional financial supports available, so please let us know if we can help!

Second Grade Highly Capable Testing January 15-18

Highly capable testing for Sunny Hills second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their boundary school. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Issaquah School District webpage by clicking the headline.

To prepare your studnet be sure they are on time and have had a good breakfast.


 Our Sunny Hills Kindergarten Parent Infomatioin Night will be Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the MPR. If you have a child turning 5 by August 31st, 2019 they are eligable to start kindergarten this coming fall. Our process for registration has change so be sure to plan to attend this improtant informational meeting for parents.

 Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-202 Kindergarten Families
Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families. Please join us for this event designed for families new to the US Public Schools to learn more about the ISD Kindergarten program. All parents and caregivers of kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend.Jan. 30th @ Clark Elementary School from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.Please click on the title for more information.

 Counselor Corner--January updates from Ms. Schulenberg

You can find all previous newsletters and more information on my website: Ms. Schulenberg's website I hope that you all had a wonderful Holiday!

Counselor Class Lessons

I go into each classroom throughout the year to deliver bully prevention lessons and more based on need.

*Click here for my January class lessons.

***I will be starting a 6 - week “Banana Splits” small group in February for children experiencing a divorce in the family. Please email me if you would like your child to participate, and I will send you more details.

Anxiety in Kids

How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life


Tutoring Recommendations

It is a district policy that we cannot recommend specific tutors or send out a list of names. See below for alternative options and ideas:

  • If you are interested in a student tutor, you could check with the career centers at the high school to see if there are any honor society students that are looking for community service hours. These wouldn't be skilled professionals, however.
  • Many families in this area belong to "next door neighbor". It is an app where you can ask your neighbors for referrals.  There are a lot of people that collaborate on that site about tutoring.
  • Parents can look on PeachJar located on our website – there may be flyers about tutoring services posted. https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/35382 - here’s the Sunny Hills link.
  • Group tutoring through the King County Library Study Zone.
  • Families can do a quick google search for local tutors in the area and look at reviews.

Thank you!

Celina Schulenberg, School Counselor

Sunny Hills Elementary, Rm. 124

Ms. Schulenberg's website


Winter Weather is Coming - Snow Day, Snow Stops, and Emergency Notification Information for 2018-19
All families should have received the ISD 2018-19 school year Emergency Transportation Bulletin in the mail in late October. This mailer includes information on snow routes and emergency stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on communication of school delays or closure. An electronic copy of the Emergency Transportation Bulletin can be found on the district website by clicking the headline.

Save the Date: Nourish Every Mind 2019
Please save the date and join the Issaquah Schools Foundation in supporting every student, every school at the 2019 Nourish Every Mind events!

  • Luncheon: Friday, May 3 at the Meydenbauer Center
  • Breakfast: Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church




Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school?  If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports physical during the summer.   Students entering 6th and 9th grade are required to have a physical dated after June 1.   A physical date in the summer is valid for the entire school year.  If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer.  Fifth grade students getting their physical while in the 5th grade will be required to get a second physical dated after June 1 if they want to participate in middle school sports.   For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the ISD Middle School Sports webpage or call the middle school office.  The office team will answer all your questions.