Field Day Volunteers Needed!
Field Day will be held this year from 1:30-3:00pm Friday, June 23rd on the Puesta fields and playground.  Field Day  is a great opportunity to have fun with your child and the Puesta community.  MANY volunteers are needed to run the 20+ stations, walk kindergarteners & help clean up!  Sign up for whatever job you would like.  If you have any questions, contact Carrie Norrah at fieldday@puestadelsolpta.org .  Thank you! Field Day Volunteer Sign-Up ... read full article
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Carrie Norrah 
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Puesta del Sol at the Mariner's
Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 1:10pm Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Yes, I'd Like to Purchase Tickets! Backpack Coolers (First 10,000 Dads) Mariners Wall Stickers (All kids 14 & Under) Cost is $15 per person. DEADLINE to order is June 2nd, 2017 If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa Noell at lisa.noell@gmail.com . Printable Flyer ... read full article
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Lisa Noell 
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5/16/2017-6/2/2017

Community Summer Camps and Programs
Need ideas for keeping the kids busy this summer? Interested in finding Spanish language and culture opportunities? Please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage   for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs. ... read full article
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Joyce Luu 
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Pauline Fox 
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PTA General Membership Meeting This Thursday Emily Atar4/7/20174/27/2017
PTA General Membership Meeting This Thursday
Please join us for the April PTA General Membership Meeting this coming Thursday, April 27th, 6-7pm, in the school library.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! ... read full article
Amity Fundraiser Lesley Novotny3/1/20173/31/2017
Amity Fundraiser
Amity Online Fund Drive  -  March 1-31, 2017 The PTA is very pleased to announce that we will be requesting not 4 but 6 Amity Interns for Puesta next year! If we are approved for 6 Amities Interns, this will expand capacity for continued Spanish language support for all grades. Expanding this program adds expenses and our community needs to raise at least $20,000 to cover adding the requested number of interns in the coming years. To reach our fundraising goal, the PTA is holding an “Amity Fund Drive.” Throughout the month of March, you can donate directly to the ... read full article
Election ConcernsSabrina Pinto11/11/201611/24/2016
Election Concerns
Dear Parents, We have been hearing concerns from parents about how the election results are impacting our students, school and community.  Whether on the morning bus, on the school playground or cafeteria lunch table, the tone and comments from students are very negative and extremely hurtful to some.  It may not be intentional as our students are simply mimicking what has been heard through the negativity of the media and other sources. Regardless of a parent's political stance, we must be unified in our messaging to our children. That messaging is in line with Puesta del Sol, Bellevue School District, ... read full article
Walkathon 2016Julie Skaggs9/27/201610/8/2016
Walkathon 2016
THANK YOU to all who participated and volunteered to make this year’s Walkathon a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you! Visit our After Walkathon page  to see how we did! Keep those Walkathon donations  coming in as we work towards our goal of $40,000. Log in to our PledgeStar website   to donate now. Checks with “Walkathon donation” in the memo line can be dropped off in the front office at the PTA payment mailbox. Donations due by October 7th. Prize distribution begins this week. Top walkers and classes will be announced at the October 6th assembly.  If you ... read full article
Walkathon - Keep Those Donations Coming!Julie Skaggs9/11/20169/23/2016
Walkathon - Keep Those Donations Coming!
Please join us for the 16th Annual Walkathon on September 23rd from 3:30-6:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, spend time with your family and enjoy a meal. For all the information and to donate, fundraise, and volunteer, visit our Walkathon web page .  You may still submit your late registration at walkathonregistration@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Walkathon - Save the Date!Joyce Luu8/17/20169/10/2016
Walkathon - Save the Date!
The 16th Annual Walkathon is on September 23rd from 3:30-6:00pm. Donation, volunteer and RSVP information will be released on September 12th. Walkathon donations will also begin September 12th. RAFFLE  - We are in need of donations for the raffle. Please email walkathonraffle@puestadelsolpta.org to coordinate your donation. ... read full article
PTA General Membership Meeting This ThursdayEmily Atar5/15/20175/18/2017
PTA General Membership Meeting This Thursday
May 18th, 6:00pm in the Puesta del Sol Library Calling all PTA members! Our final General Membership Meeting is THIS Thursday, May 18th starting at 6pm. Important topics of the night include the upcoming 30th Anniversary Events, as well as achieving our extremely important task of reviewing and approving our Budget. This is a meeting we need a lot of participation in. PLEASE plan on being there! ... read full article
Field Day Volunteers Needed!Carrie Norrah5/14/20176/23/2017
Field Day Volunteers Needed!
Field Day will be held this year from 1:30-3:00pm Friday, June 23rd on the Puesta fields and playground.  Field Day  is a great opportunity to have fun with your child and the Puesta community.  MANY volunteers are needed to run the 20+ stations, walk kindergarteners & help clean up!  Sign up for whatever job you would like.  If you have any questions, contact Carrie Norrah at fieldday@puestadelsolpta.org .  Thank you! Field Day Volunteer Sign-Up ... read full article
Summer Camps NewsAmy Ulrich4/28/20175/12/2017
Summer Camps News
Unfortunately PTA-Sponsored Summer Camps are cancelled for this summer. The PTA would like to thank the teachers who applied to offer Spanish summer camps, both Sr. Shearer and our Office Manager Linda Rochlin who put in many hours trying to find a way to make the camps run, and Kelly Brewer who volunteered to help with all of the coordination. Sadly due to challenges that are out of our control, we are not able to sponsor any camps at Puesta del Sol this summer.   Please see our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage  for other Spanish opportunities this summer. ... read full article
Nominating Committee ReportEmily Atar4/12/20174/27/2017
Nominating Committee Report
  The PTA Nominating Committee is proud to present our slate of Nominees for the open PTA Executive Board positions for the 2017-18 school year, to be voted on at the April 27 General Meeting.  In the course of searching for our nominees, it was encouraging to speak with so many parents who were interested in volunteering with the PTA, even if they weren’t quite ready for Board positions. The parents at Puesta del Sol make the PTA and the school as amazing as it is. Thank you! Puesta del Sol PTA Nominating Committee Report Date: 4/12/2017 The Puesta del ... read full article
Spanish Book FairJoyce Luu4/5/20174/27/2017
Spanish Book Fair
The annual Spanish Book Fair is this week, April 24 - 27, in the school library The Book Fair, sponsored by the University Book Store, will be primarily Spanish books for all ages, as well as some of the latest English titles. There will also be books by our visiting author, Kirby Larson, who will be seeing students in 2nd - 5th grade on Tuesday, 5/2.  Questions or interested in helping? Please contact Sra. Brody at brodys@bsd405.org  or call (425)456-6108.  ... read full article
Amity FUNraiser at Tavern HallLesley Novotny3/2/20173/31/2017
Amity FUNraiser at Tavern Hall
505 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 March 30, 2017, 7-10pm As part of the Amity Fund Drive to raise funds for our new Amity Interns, the PTA is holding a FUN-raising night at Tavern Hall on Thursday March 30th. Tickets are $50/person with $25 going directly to the Amity fund. There will be shared appetizers and a shuffleboard tournament. Come enjoy a night with Puesta parents and help us expand our Amity program. Limited availability so buy your tickets today.      Purchase Tickets  - ticket sales extended! More details about this event on our Fundraising page . ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingPTA Board2/13/20172/15/2017
PTA General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 15th, 6pm Puesta del Sol Library Come get involved and learn about current and upcoming important issues and events for this year. Our Puesta del Sol PTA community relies on the involvement of all of our members to support our mission of supporting, reinforcing, enhancing and promoting our children's Spanish immersion experience and overall education, health and well-being. We will also be electing our 2017 Nominating Committee and start preparing for elections that will happen later this spring to fill the Board positions that will be open starting the 2017-18 school year. ... read full article
The PTA Nominating Committee Needs You!Emily Atar2/4/20172/4/2017
The PTA Nominating Committee Needs You!
We are in immediate need of 2-3 more PTA Members to help fill our Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is responsible for helping to develop a slate of people to take over the PTA Board positions that will be open next year. It allows for a large, positive impact on our PTA, but with a flexible, short time commitment. The committee is fun and has strong support to help ensure their success in achieving the goal of helping to form another awesome PTA Board. Together, we are ALL responsible for finding ways to serve our children and community and maintaining ... read full article
PTA/Principal CoffeeJonathan Shearer2/1/20172/3/2017
PTA/Principal Coffee
Please join us for our rescheduled PTA Principal Coffee on February 3rd, from 8:15-9:30 AM in the library. Principal Shearer will share Puesta del Sol's outlook and vision for meeting our school-wide goal of 100% Growth and 100% Proficiency. We will also have time for and welcome your questions and feedback on school happenings. Childcare will be available from 8:15-8:45 in the gymnasium prior to students heading to morning line-up. ... read full article
Health Enhancement Campaign - THIS WEEK!Amy Ulrich1/9/20171/13/2017
Health Enhancement Campaign - THIS WEEK!
This week (January 9-13) the PTA is running a  Health Enhancement Campaign , ¡Semana de Hábitos Saludables! If you're available to present a short lesson or two in your child's classroom sign up here: Classroom Sign Up for Health Enhancement Presentation , or you can check with your child's teacher(s). Resources are available! During this cold and flu season we are reminding all students to wash hands frequently, cover their coughs and sneezes, and make smart choices to keep ourselves, our classmates and our community healthy! ... read full article
Open PTA Co-President PositionEmily Atar1/9/20172/20/2017
Open PTA Co-President Position
We are immediately seeking an interested candidate to fill a recently vacated PTA Co-President Role. This role will require a person to be available for the next 1.5 years.  Time commitment may be approximately 5-10 hours per week, and would begin immediately upon approval voting by the PTA Board and PTA General Membership. The person chosen for this new Co-President position will have their first six months consist of "president training" under our current remaining PTA president, Sabrina Pinto . During this time, they will be working with Sabrina and have "shadowing" responsibilities in order to receive thorough training, so that they may ... read full article
Drama Club ProductionLisa Noell1/4/20171/21/2017
Drama Club Production
Puesta del Sol Drama Club  and Studio East present: "We're Having a Ball!" A 50's Rock-n-Roll Cinderella Story January 20 & 21, 2017 at 7pm at Interlake High School Tickets are $10 ($15 VIP) ***New this year*** 3rd and 4th grade Puesta del Sol students get in FREE with a paying adult (ticket required)  Tickets are available for purchase now!   Tickets can also be purchased at school, outside the gym, before and after school on  Wednesday 1/18 and before school on  Thursday 1/19. ... read full article
Yearbook Sun Art Drawing and ContestDawn Kapfhammer11/13/201612/2/2016
Yearbook Sun Art Drawing and Contest
Deadline is EXTENDED! Friday, December 2nd, 2016 to school office Would your child like to see her/his art in the yearbook? If so, have them draw and color their very best "SUN" in the designated square on the special yearbook paper that was sent home Monday, November 14th. Then, have them return their artwork sun to the main office by Friday, December 2nd for it to be included in the 2016-2017 yearbook. Please be sure the child's name and teacher are on the paper. Last call! Have fun drawing! ... read full article
Green Genius Cafeteria ChallengeSrta. Brooke Garcia11/11/201611/18/2016
Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge
November 18th is Measurement Day! Puesta del Sol will be participating in a contest among other Bellevue schools to lessen cafeteria waste through reduction, composting and recycling. We need your help you ensure that our school brings home the win once again. Helpful tips for parents: Send lunches from home in reusable containers Request that your child bring back Ziploc bags for reuse. Send your child with food that they will eat. This avoids food being wasted. Avoid buying items with lots of packaging. We will be having a practice measuring day on Wednesday, November 16th.  Gracias, Equipo Verde ... read full article
PTA/Principal Coffee - *POSTPONED*Jonathan Shearer10/30/201612/9/2016
PTA/Principal Coffee - *POSTPONED*
*Friday PTA/Principal Coffee Postponed* We apologize for the late notice but with snow in the forecast and the uncertainty of a delay or closure in school tomorrow, our scheduled PTA Principal Coffee will be rescheduled at a to-be-determined date in January.   ... read full article
Drama Club NewsLeeAnn Guidotti10/23/201611/15/2016
Drama Club News
Drama Club Registration is Now Open!  We’re Having a Ball! A 50’s Rock and Roll Cinderella Story is this year’s Drama Club production! Registration is for 4th and 5th grade students  only  and costs $89 per student.  Registration will be entirely online and will fill quickly!    The registration link is now live on the Drama Club web page . As there are only parts for 50 actors, registrations will be accepted on a  first come/first serve basis  and a waiting list will be assembled in the event there are over 50. Our goal is to create a positive experience for all!  While ... read full article
Pumpkin Bash Costume Party - Friday, Oct. 28thSarah Fink10/14/201610/28/2016
Pumpkin Bash Costume Party - Friday, Oct. 28th
Don't miss the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Bash Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 pm in the gym. A festive, fall night of games, music, monster-mashing, treats and more!! Get in the spirit and wear your costume - no masks or weapons, please.   Seeking volunteers to help sell treats, assist with games and clean-up. If interested, please  sign up here  or contact familyfun@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
WatchDOGS Pizza NightTony Guidotti10/5/201610/19/2016
WatchDOGS Pizza Night
Dads and Puesta del Sol kids! Come and learn about the 2016-2017 WatchDOGS  (Dads Of Great Students) program at Puesta del Sol.  What:     WatchDOGS Pizza Night Launch Event When:   Wednesday, October 19, 2016; 6:00-7:00PM Where:  Puesta del Sol gym Who is invited:  Dads, Stepdads, Granddads, Uncles and Puesta del Sol kids RSVP:   Please respond regarding your attendance by noon Tuesday, 10/11. Please contact Puesta del Sol parent Tony Guidotti at Watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org  or 425/785-0275. ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairAllison Patterson9/12/20169/23/2016
Scholastic Book Fair
SHOP ONLINE  now through September 23rd! Shop the Book Fair September 19th to 23rd, School Library Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 - 9:30am, 3 - 4pm Wednesday 8:30 – 9:30am, 11:30am – 2pm Friday of Walkathon 8:30 – 9:30am, 11:30am – 2pm, 3 – 6 pm A wide variety of Spanish and English books available! Cash or credit card only. No checks. All sales are final. Volunteer to Help  - it's a lot of fun! Questions? Please contact Yoko at  yokotokiyoshi@msn.com  or Allison at  aljoepatterson@hotmail.com ... read full article
Ice Cream SocialSabrina Pinto8/28/20169/9/2016
Ice Cream Social
September 9, 2016, 6:00pm, Puesta del Sol Upper Playground I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream... Please join us on September 9th at 6:00pm on the upper playground for a fun Family Back to School event!  Enjoy a yummy bowl of ice cream, compliments of the PTA.  Come meet new friends and catch up with old friends!! Celebrate that the first week of school is behind you and get ready for a fun year!!  This is not a drop-off event. Donations accepted. Bring your sweet tooth, gym shoes for running around the playground, and smiles and stories to share with new and old ... read full article
Puesta del Sol at the Mariner'sLisa Noell5/16/20176/2/2017
Puesta del Sol at the Mariner's
Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 1:10pm Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Yes, I'd Like to Purchase Tickets! Backpack Coolers (First 10,000 Dads) Mariners Wall Stickers (All kids 14 & Under) Cost is $15 per person. DEADLINE to order is June 2nd, 2017 If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa Noell at lisa.noell@gmail.com . Printable Flyer ... read full article
Community Summer Camps and ProgramsJoyce Luu5/15/20178/15/2017
Community Summer Camps and Programs
Need ideas for keeping the kids busy this summer? Interested in finding Spanish language and culture opportunities? Please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage   for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs. ... read full article
2017-2018 PTA Executive BoardEmily Atar5/8/20175/22/2017
2017-2018 PTA Executive Board
The Puesta del Sol PTA is pleased and excited to announce our newly elected 2017-18 PTA Executive Board Leadership Positions: Co-President: Amy Ulrich Co-President: Emily Atar Secretary: Ericka Marini  Treasurer (payables) Andre Van Honschooten Treasurer (deposits):  Christine King VP of School Relations: Rebecca Nick VP of Educational Enhancement: Jen Meyer VP of Educational Enhancement: Kristen McSherry VP of Special Events: Natalie Danielson VP of Communication and Membership: Liz Baze VP of Communication and Membership: Abraham Castillo VP of Fundraising: Nicole Bunselmeyer VP of Fundraising: Sarah Mejlaender ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week is May 1st-5thPam Fong4/26/20175/5/2017
Staff Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th
 Schedule of Events  Monday 5/1 Bring your teacher a flower Tuesday 5/2 Staff notes Wednesday 5/3 Treat/Gift (Yummy treat or a need/want) Thursday 5/4 Bring your teacher a fruit Friday 5/5 Wear your teacher's favorite color! Please feel free to bring all of the above for other staff members that you want to recognize during this special week!  ... read full article
Academic Challenge is due April 28th!Pauline Fox4/3/20174/17/2017
Academic Challenge is due April 28th!
There will be a collection box in the school office April 24th - April 28th.  All entries must be stapled together or in an envelope and must include the mandatory final submission form! This form tells us which categories your student completed such as: math, reading reviews, science fair, passport club, reflections etc. Please remember that ABSOLUTELY NO LATE work will be accepted, with the exception of Science Fair which takes place on May 10.  If you plan on doing Science Fair you must check the box on your final submission form indicating your participation otherwise you will not receive ... read full article
Amity Host Families Needed for 2017-18Erin Gregov1/23/20174/28/2017
Amity Host Families Needed for 2017-18
The Amity Committee  is looking for host families for the 2017-18 school year.  If you would like to host or have questions about what is involved in hosting, please get in contact with our Amity Committee.  We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Email us at Amity@puestadelsolpta.org .  If you already know you would like to host an Intern, please fill out and submit the 2017-18 Amity Host Application . Deadline for submission is April 28, 2017 .  ... read full article
Winter Break is Here!Joyce Luu12/16/20161/2/2017
Winter Break is Here!
Have a fabulous winter break everyone! See you back at school on January 3rd! ... read full article
Spirit Week is Here!Student Council12/5/201612/19/2016
Spirit Week is Here!
Let's have a great final week leading up to Winter Break. The more you promote Spirit Week and get your sons and daughters excited about our designated days, the greater participation we will have.   Friday, December 16th - NFL Team Day , not just a Seahawk jersey day, but even your favorite NFL Team - jersey, t-shirt, hat, spirit wear. ... read full article
Reflections FinalistsMelissa Cable11/18/201611/26/2016
Reflections Finalists
Congratulations to our 25 Reflections finalists announced last week at the Reflections Gallery night! Please visit the Reflections webpage to see the list of winners. These students will advance to the District competition in January. Great work was featured by all 137 students who participated. A special thank you to all of our volunteers!  Be sure to look for next year's theme in June. ... read full article
Join the Green Team - Student ApplicationSra. Garcia10/26/201611/8/2016
Join the Green Team - Student Application
GO GREEN! Green Team 2016-2017 is currently searching for responsible, problem solving, and passionate individuals who are committed to keeping Puesta del Sol eco-friendly. Our goal as The Green Team is to ensure that our school is generously taken care of. Meetings for Green Team will be held at 8:00 am on Thursdays. Our first meeting for green team will be on November 14th at 8:00 am. Also, we are seeking parent volunteers to come to the meetings. If you think your child is interested please submit the application to your child's teacher by Friday, November 4 th . ... read full article
Dining for Dinero Family Night OutEricka Marini9/10/201610/5/2016
Dining for Dinero Family Night Out
       Please join us for our first Dining for Dinero Fundraiser of the school year at Tavern Hall in Bellevue Square!   This is a family friendly restaurant. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11am-9pm 505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 This is a great way to connect with other Puesta del Sol families while raising funds for our PTA. Can’t make it for dinner? Consider meeting friends for an early lunch that day. Tavern Hall has generously agreed to donate 15% of all purchases to Puesta del Sol PTA when you mention Puesta del Sol or show this flyer ... read full article
Important Details to KnowSabrina Pinto8/22/201610/10/2016
Important Details to Know
School Directory - We are excited to announce that the printed directory is a thing of the past.  Our  school directory is now entirely online on our website which saves volunteer time, PTA expense, and is more environmentally responsible.  Financial Policy Update - Another change this year is a new check processing fee of $5.00.  Now that the significant majority of payments take place using credit cards online instead of submitted with paper forms like in the past, we tend to have very few check payments throughout the year.  When we do have payments by check, it takes several volunteers to ... read full article
PTA Presidents' Welcome LetterPTA Presidents8/12/20169/13/2016
PTA Presidents' Welcome Letter
Dear Puesta del Sol Family and Friends, Your PTA is so happy to welcome you to another school year! We are so blessed as parents and a community to have this incredible opportunity for our children, to provide an education that is totally immersed in the beautiful language of Spanish. We cannot say enough about this unique education, experience or once in a lifetime chance, that is right here in our very own district. To say the least, we are PROUD! The PTA Board is pleased with the list of events and programs we have available this year. We look ... read full article
Suggested School Supplies List for 2016-2017Puesta del Sol8/3/20169/13/2016
Suggested School Supplies List for 2016-2017
 The suggested school supplies list for 2016-17 for Puesta del Sol is now available. School supplies are listed according to grade level. See the School Supplies List ... read full article
The Latest on Our Facebook PagePTA Communications8/4/20168/18/2016
The Latest on Our Facebook Page
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Like us on FacebookPauline Fox7/15/20138/20/2018
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