PUESTA DEL SOL PTA'S ACADEMIC CHALLENGE 2018!
The deadline for the Academic Challenge is approaching!  Can you still participate?  YES! This is a non-competitive, voluntary program consisting of seven (7) academic challenges offered all K-5 students at Puesta del Sol Elementary. Students choose and complete challenges throughout the school year. These challenges must be completed outside of school. ALL students are eligible! Students that complete five (5) out of seven (7) challenges are awarded a trophy! If a student completes all seven (7) challenges, s/he will  also  be awarded the Principal's Medal at a school assembly or award ceremony. Challenges have unique deadlines. See the descriptions of ... read full article
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Melissa Richardson 
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4/19/2018-4/28/2018

Staff Appreciation Treat Days
As part of the ongoing effort to show staff how much we appreciate their talent, skill, and commitment to our students, each grade level has been assigned a day to bring in treats for the staff; look for details from your room parent. (5th graders aren’t included due to their busy schedule.)   January 10 - 1st grade February 7th - 2nd grade               March 7 - 3rd grade April 18 - 4th grade June 6 - Kindergarten May 7 - 11 is Staff Appreciation Week   ... read full article
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Liz Baze 
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1/4/2018-6/6/2018

Dads: Sign up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day before you miss your chance!
Congratulations Puesta Del Sol  WATCH D.O.G.S.  dads  – we’re on pace to surpass last year’s participation rate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program! It’s getting late in the school year, but there’s still time to be a positive male role model actively engaged at school if you haven’t already.  Even if you have, it’s not too late to sign up for another one-day or half-day shift. To participate, sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/jqpVGHT   (NOTE: the URL is case-sensitive). Questions? Contact Puesta del Sol parent Tyler Parris with questions at  watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
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Tyler Parris 
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4/3/2018-4/30/2018

El Sol Spring Publication Schedule
Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Here is the Spring publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15 Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Spring Break, 4/9 - 4/13. ... read full article
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4/1/2018-6/15/2018

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PTA Principal Coffee - Open ForumSmriti Rao4/19/20184/21/2018
PTA Principal Coffee - Open Forum
Come Join Us! April 20 (8:45-10:00 AM in Puesta del Sol Library) Meet us in the library for our monthly Principal Coffee. Come learn, ask questions and engage in discussions regarding our Puesta del Sol School and community. ... read full article
Auction - Second Chance to Bid for Items Online!PTA Auction Team4/3/20184/7/2018
Auction - Second Chance to Bid for Items Online!
Unsold items from our recent auction are available now and our "second chance" online auction ends Friday, April 6th at 8pm! There are unsold teacher experiences, items and signups available! If you couldn't attend the auction, you can visit our PTA Auction site  to participate! You can still make direct donations from the  auction website  too. ... read full article
Last Call to Order Yearbooks!Nidhi Chaturvedi4/2/20184/3/2018
Last Call to Order Yearbooks!
Deadline is TODAY! - Tuesday, 4/3 The final yearbook order will be placed very soon.  Order your yearbook now, so you won't be without one in June! To check and see if you already placed an order, click on " My Account " on the side navigation menu of this home page. Questions?  Email  yearbook@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
Science Fair and Family STEM NightErin Highland4/18/20184/20/2018
Science Fair and Family STEM Night
Register for the Science Fair between now and April 20!   Not sure what to do?  See the Science Buddies topic selection wizard for last-minute project ideas.  Not sure how to put a project together?  See the many resources on the Science Fair page .  If you have any questions, please e-mail the Science Fair team , sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org. Even if you’re not presenting at the fair, please come see great projects created by students and have fun doing STEM activities !  The projects and activities will run from 6 to 8 pm. As in past years, each participating family must ... read full article
Gun Control Walkout InformationPauline Fox3/12/20183/14/2018
Gun Control Walkout Information
The issue of gun control impacts our children and educators in devastating ways, even here at Puesta del Sol.  Our nation’s children have begun to realize that it doesn’t have to be this way, and that they have the right to demand legislators enact effective gun control laws to keep them safe at school.  Read the  Bellevue School Board’s resolution to support sensible gun control.  The first day of action is this coming Wednesday, March 14. Families have been asked by our nation’s youth leaders to have a 17-minute walkout of our schools from 10:00 am to 10:17 am.   The ... read full article
Parent Community CirclePTA Diversity Committee2/26/20183/2/2018
Parent Community Circle
The Puesta del Sol Equity and Inclusion Team and PTA Diversity Committee invite you to a parent community circle happening TONIGHT ,  Thursday, March 1st, at 6pm . There are many concerns right now within our school, community, and nation. This forum is a chance to be heard and discuss these recent incidents, particularly as they relate to race, equity, and inclusion. Childcare will be provided. The meeting will be held in the library, unless attendance requires that it be moved to the gym. ... read full article
Dining for Dinero at Tavern HallPTA Fundraising1/19/20182/7/2018
Dining for Dinero at Tavern Hall
Join us on  February 6 , 2018  for a third  Dining for Dinero   night at: 505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 Tavern Hall will donate 15% proceeds of all Puesta related sales that evening. ... read full article
Welcome Kindergartners!Cindy Edwards7/26/20178/12/2017
Welcome Kindergartners!
Important Dates for Kindergarten Families Thursday, August 24th Puesta del Sol Office opens, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kindergarten Reading Assessment.  Reserve your time,  Sign Up Here Friday, August 25th Kindercamp 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Remember kids need to bring a snack! Kindergarten Back to School picnic, starts after Kindercamp.  School Bus rides at 12:30 p.m.! Details are in the  Kindergarten Welcome Letter ! ... read full article
PTA After School Programs Session 3 - Now Open!Jen Meyer3/8/20183/22/2018
PTA After School Programs Session 3 - Now Open!
Registration for the PTA-sponsored After School Programs is NOW OPEN !  Classes begin this week!  It's not too late to register! We are looking forward to seeing some fun & lively performances at the International Festival on May 5th!  Quick registration links:  Mondays:  Fiesta Latina  Tuesdays:  Tambores del Sol  Thursdays:  Flamenco  Fridays:  Bomba del Sol               Salsa Hip Hop                Thank you for your patience! ... read full article
Spirit WeekMarnie Kazarian Olson3/1/20183/9/2018
Spirit Week
During the week of March 5th-9th , our community will be celebrating  Spirit Week in an effort to build and strengthen community among our peers and Puesta del Sol community as a whole. Each day there will be a  theme that all are welcome to take part. Please be sure that if students are participating that they are making choices that follow our Big Three: Somos Respetuosos, Somos Responsables, y Tomamos Buenas Decisiones (respectful, responsible, and make good decisions). ... read full article
General Membership Meeting and Election of Nominating CommitteePTA Board12/29/20171/23/2018
General Membership Meeting and Election of Nominating Committee
January 23, 2018, 7:15pm, Lake Hills Library Join us at the Lake Hills Library on Tuesday, January 23, at 7:15pm to elect this year’s PTA Nominating Committee members. This committee will be responsible for interviewing officer candidates to fill open leadership positions, and for creating a slate of officer nominees for election by the general membership in the spring. The candidates for the 2017-18 Nominating Committee are as follows: Kristin Mowat Jennifer Longheyer Kathryn Carlson Jessica Smiddy Gaby Cavalcanti ... read full article
PTA Community Survey - Fall 2017Amy Ulrich9/19/20179/30/2017
PTA Community Survey - Fall 2017
Please consider taking this brief PTA survey regarding programs, as well as meeting times, locations and topics.  Thank you in advance for your participation!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/658W89Q ... read full article
Welcome Back to School!Joyce Luu8/13/20179/5/2017
Welcome Back to School!
Don't forget to purchase your school supplies ! Remember to turn in any required medical forms and medications to the school nurse! Important Dates for Grades 1-5 Families Thursday, August 31st - First Day of School for Grades 1-5 Important Dates for Kindergarten Families Tuesday, September 5th - First Day of School for Kindergartners Details are in the Kindergarten Welcome Letter ! ... read full article
Dining for Dinero at California Pizza KitchenPTA Fundraising3/17/20184/17/2018
Dining for Dinero at California Pizza Kitchen
Join us on  April 17 , 2018  for a fourth  Dining for Dinero  night at: 595 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% proceeds of all Puesta related sales that evening. ... read full article
Library TrainingPuesta del Sol Library1/17/20181/25/2018
Library Training
Sra. Brody needs our help in the Library! She has a large stack of brand new books that need protective covers before they can be put on the shelves for the kids to check out.   Training on how to cover books is available  on Wednesday , January 24 from 11:15 to 11:45am . Once you have been trained, you can come anytime during library hours and help cover new books.    If the Wednesday training time doesn't work, please contact Sra. Brody  brodys@bsd405.org  to set up an alternate time. ... read full article
Vote YES BQS PTA Board1/16/20182/13/2018
Vote YES BQS
The PTA Board of Directors voted to endorse the three levy measures on the February 13 ballot. Please Vote Yes on all three levies to continue funding transportation, operations and academic excellence in Bellevue Schools! Learn more here: www.bellevuequalityschools.org ... read full article
WatchDOGS Kick-Off MeetingTyler Parris10/2/201710/6/2017
WatchDOGS Kick-Off Meeting
Watch D.O.G.S.  is a father involvement program of the National Center for Fathering. Learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Puesta del Sol, and plan to join us for our 2017-2018 kickoff from 5-5:15pm, in the gym, during Walk-A-Thon this Friday, Oct 6. For more information contact Puesta del Sol parent Tyler Parris with questions at watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Puesta del Sol After School ProgramsPTA Registrar9/26/201710/27/2017
Puesta del Sol After School Programs
Registration Now OPEN! This year the PTA is sponsoring some returning favorites, as well as a new addition!  Our After School programs teach music, drumming and dance from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.  These classes offer our students an opportunity expand their appreciation of culture and diversity,  all taught in Spanish! Fiesta Latina  on Mondays Flamenco  on Thursdays Bomba del Sol  on Fridays - Register NEW!   Salsa/Hip Hop on Fridays - Register Session 1 will run Oct. 9 - Nov. 17. Registration will open on Tuesday, September 26. More details can be found on the PTA After ... read full article
WSPTA Legislative AssemblyAmy Ulrich9/20/20179/29/2017
WSPTA Legislative Assembly
If you are a PTA member and are interested in attending the WSPTA Legislative Assembly Oct 21-22 in Tacoma, please email president@puestadelsolpta.org  no later than Friday, September 29. Our local PTA can send up to 7 voting delegates. Obtain more info View Resolutions and Issues being considered ... read full article
Walkathon 2017 - Save the Date!Tara Brossard8/15/20179/19/2017
Walkathon 2017 - Save the Date!
The 17th Annual Walkathon is happening on October 6th, from 3:35 – 6pm. Donation, RSVP and volunteer information will be released on September 20th. ... read full article
2017-18 School SuppliesCindy Edwards7/16/20179/8/2017
2017-18 School Supplies
The Puesta del Sol 2017-18 Suggested School Supplies List  - All Grades Remember to use our  affiliate link for Bellevue Schools Foundation if you are shopping at Amazon.com !  It gets 6-8% donated to BSF with each purchase! ... read full article
Happy Summer!Joyce Luu7/7/20178/12/2017
Happy Summer!
  We hope you are having a fantastic summer so far!   Looking for fun things to do this summer?  Here are some ideas:  1) Go hiking with your family; 2) Try a new food; 3) Have a Spanish-speaking only playdate with some of your Puesta del Sol friends; 4) Learn a new skill or sport; 5) Visit a park you've never been to before; 6) Learn to play a musical instrument; 7) Organize and declutter your room; 7) Read, read, read! There are lots of new and interesting books at the public library. ... read full article
PUESTA DEL SOL PTA'S ACADEMIC CHALLENGE 2018!Melissa Richardson4/19/20184/28/2018
PUESTA DEL SOL PTA'S ACADEMIC CHALLENGE 2018!
The deadline for the Academic Challenge is approaching!  Can you still participate?  YES! This is a non-competitive, voluntary program consisting of seven (7) academic challenges offered all K-5 students at Puesta del Sol Elementary. Students choose and complete challenges throughout the school year. These challenges must be completed outside of school. ALL students are eligible! Students that complete five (5) out of seven (7) challenges are awarded a trophy! If a student completes all seven (7) challenges, s/he will  also  be awarded the Principal's Medal at a school assembly or award ceremony. Challenges have unique deadlines. See the descriptions of ... read full article
The PTA Needs YOU!Nominating Committee3/13/20184/14/2018
The PTA Needs YOU!
The PTA nominating committee is looking for parents who would be interested in becoming part of the PTA executive board for the 2018-2019 school year. Available positions include president, treasurer (payables), secretary, VP of communications and membership, VP of fundraising and VP of school relations. The PTA plays an important role in supporting, enhancing and promoting our children’s Spanish immersion experience and overall education. If you are interested in learning more about how you can actively participate in leadership, send an to email  nominations@puestadelsolpta.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you! ... read full article
PTA General Membership Meeting/Parent Education WorkshopEmily Atar2/8/20182/27/2018
PTA General Membership Meeting/Parent Education Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30pm Wilburton Instructional Center (WISC), 12241 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005 This meeting will be full of interesting and important membership business, and we will also present an incredible Parent Education Workshop Leader, our own Sra. Candace Wright Burgoyne! Workshop Details:   Have you ever wondered why a man, woman, boy or girl (your child/student) does something the way they do—and it’s SO not the way you might have done it? Have you ever been frustrated, baffled, overwhelmed, curious or understanding the his/her actions? Have you done one of the following things to cope: take it ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Treat DaysLiz Baze1/4/20186/6/2018
Staff Appreciation Treat Days
As part of the ongoing effort to show staff how much we appreciate their talent, skill, and commitment to our students, each grade level has been assigned a day to bring in treats for the staff; look for details from your room parent. (5th graders aren’t included due to their busy schedule.)   January 10 - 1st grade February 7th - 2nd grade               March 7 - 3rd grade April 18 - 4th grade June 6 - Kindergarten May 7 - 11 is Staff Appreciation Week   ... read full article
Ice Skating at Downtown Bellevue ParkNicole Bunselmeyer11/14/20171/15/2018
Ice Skating at Downtown Bellevue Park
Mention Puesta del Sol when paying to skate on any of the following dates and the school will receive $3 from your admission!   January 2-15, 2018 More details on our  Fundraising Page . ... read full article
Meet the Principal!Liz Base10/20/201712/8/2017
Meet the Principal!
You asked and we listened! In order to learn more about our school, how things have been running so far this year, and to get a better grasp on the logistics of getting our students a quality education, we are hosting three opportunities to meet with Principal Shearer before the year end. Mark your calendars and get involved! Young children are welcome, but there won’t be dedicated childcare. Coffee/tea will be provided.  Meet in the School library.  Friday, December 8, 8:45-9:45 A.M.  – Principal Open Forum Principal Shearer's November 17, 2017 PowerPoint Presentation ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairAlycia Gerlach9/27/201710/10/2017
Scholastic Book Fair
Miss the book fair at school? You can still  shop online  for great books through October 10th. If you have questions, please email  bookfair@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Puesta del Sol After School ProgramsPTA Registrar9/22/20179/25/2017
Puesta del Sol After School Programs
Registration is Open Tuesday September 26th! This year the PTA is sponsoring some returning favorites, as well as a new addition!  Our After School programs teach music, drumming and dance from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.  These classes offer our students an opportunity expand their appreciation of culture and diversity,  all taught in Spanish! Fiesta Latina on Mondays Tambores del Sol on Tuesdays Flamenco on Thursdays Bomba del Sol on Fridays NEW! Salsa/Hip Hop on Fridays Session 1 will run Oct. 9 - Nov. 17. Registration will open on Tuesday, September 26. More details can be found on the PTA ... read full article
Curriculum Night ResourcesAmy Ulrich9/19/20179/30/2017
Curriculum Night Resources
Learn more about our PTA operations: Curriculum Night PTA Handout Curriculum Night PowerPoint Presentation ... read full article
Complete First Day Forms!Puesta del Sol PTA8/29/20179/29/2017
Complete First Day Forms!
The beginning of the school year means it's time for First Day Forms! These forms will get you started with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for the school year: sign up to become a member of the PTA community at Puesta del Sol! You will also get the chance to update your child's information in the online directory, pre-order yearbooks and sign up for volunteer positions. We're looking forward to another great year, and First Day Forms are the first step! COMPLETE FIRST DAY FORMS NOW ! The last day to complete First Day Forms is Friday, September 29 . ... read full article
Principal/PTA Coffee Working GroupsAmy Ulrich7/5/20179/1/2017
Principal/PTA Coffee Working Groups
Thank you to all that attended the Principal coffee on June 16th! In an effort to allow maximum participation in community feedback for seven different initiatives, we have created an online form that mirrors the paper version that was at the coffee. Please review the informational slides from Principal Shearer's Power Point presentation  and utilize this informational form to provide any feedback any feedback you would like to share with the Principal and PTA leadership:   Principal PTA Coffee Working Groups ... read full article
Community Summer Camps and ProgramsPTA Web Team7/5/20178/18/2017
Community Summer Camps and Programs
There are still camps available for the remaining weeks of summer! Please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage   for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs. ... read full article
Dads: Sign up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day before you miss your chance!Tyler Parris4/3/20184/30/2018
Dads: Sign up for a Watch D.O.G.S. day before you miss your chance!
Congratulations Puesta Del Sol  WATCH D.O.G.S.  dads  – we’re on pace to surpass last year’s participation rate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program! It’s getting late in the school year, but there’s still time to be a positive male role model actively engaged at school if you haven’t already.  Even if you have, it’s not too late to sign up for another one-day or half-day shift. To participate, sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/jqpVGHT   (NOTE: the URL is case-sensitive). Questions? Contact Puesta del Sol parent Tyler Parris with questions at  watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
El Sol Spring Publication SchedulePTA Communications4/1/20186/15/2018
El Sol Spring Publication Schedule
Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Here is the Spring publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15 Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Spring Break, 4/9 - 4/13. ... read full article
El Sol Winter Publication SchedulePTA Communications1/1/20183/31/2018
El Sol Winter Publication Schedule
Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Here is the Winter publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30 ... read full article
El Sol Fall Publication SchedulePTA Newsletter9/7/201712/31/2017
El Sol Fall Publication Schedule
Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Here is the Fall publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15 Note: There will be no newsletter publications over Winter Break, 12/22 - 1/1. Subscribe or Unsubscribe ... read full article
Parent-Organized Facebook Groups*Pauline Fox8/26/20179/18/2017
Parent-Organized Facebook Groups*
Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2030  (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029  (1st grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028  (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2027  (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2026  (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2025  (5th grade) * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
Save the Date - August 25th, 2018 - JSDAlison and Ryan Beieler5/29/20186/25/2018
Save the Date - August 25th, 2018 - JSD
The Jubilee Service Day team would like to say "THANK YOU again for your help with Jubilee Service Day at Puesta Del Sol in August 2017!  We sincerely appreciate all your hard work; the day was a huge success!"   If you are interested in helping with the 2018 Jubilee Service Day at Puesta Del Sol - it will be held on  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 .   Please save the date, as perhaps some of you are already making summer plans. For those who don't know what it is: Jubilee Service Day is an on-site volunteering effort before school starts.  Nearly 180 ... read full article
Save the Date - August 25th, 2018 - JSDAlison and Ryan Beieler2/1/20182/21/2018
Save the Date - August 25th, 2018 - JSD
      The Jubilee Service Day team would like to say "THANK YOU again for your help with Jubilee Service Day at Puesta Del Sol in August 2017!  We sincerely appreciate all your hard work; the day was a huge success!"   If you are interested in helping with the 2018 Jubilee Service Day at Puesta Del Sol - it will be held on  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 .   Please save the date, as perhaps some of you are already making summer plans. For those who don't know what it is: Jubilee Service Day is an on-site volunteering effort before school starts.  ... read full article
Like the PTA on FacebookPTA Communications7/5/20176/29/2018
Like the PTA on Facebook
Like our Puesta del Sol PTA page on Facebook. ... read full article