Next Passport Check Day is December 18, 2018
Special Itinerary for December is  Canada Sign up to help with Passport Check Day For more information reference our  Passport Club page . ... read full article
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Passport Club 
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11/29/2018-12/18/2018

Teacher and Staff Favorites
Have you ever wanted to show a teacher or staff member your appreciation for their hard work, but had no idea what to get?  Our wonderful room parents have compiled a  Teacher and Staff Favorites List for your use!  If you have any questions regarding the Teacher and Staff Favorites List, please contact Annie Robinson at  roomparentcoordinator@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Author:
Cindy Hunter 
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10/12/2018-6/23/2019

Dads: It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For A Watch D.O.G.S. Day
Congratulations Puesta Del Sol WATCH D.O.G.S. dads - We're on pace to surpass last year's participation in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program! Even if you missed our kickoff at Walkathon this year, there's still time to be a positive male role model actively engaged with your kids at school.  If you've already volunteered, you can sign up for another one-day or half-day shift. To participate: Make sure your background check is complete through the  Verified Volunteers  website. Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/jyeLtLd (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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Watch Dogs 
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12/18/2018-1/9/2019

PTA Bellevue Ice Rink Fundaiser
Say "Puesta del Sol" at the Bellevue Ice Rink! Grab a group of friends to join you at the Bellevue Ice Rink.    This year, $3 of every paid admission will go toward our Puesta del Sol PTA. Please notify the rink staff upon arrival. Say "Puesta del Sol Elementary"!    Fundraising Dates: November 23rd - December 21st , and   January 1st - 13th Location: Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004   Please note that the Bellevue Rink will be open during winter break without a fundraising benefit.    Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink information   ... read full article
Author:
Cindy Hunter 
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12/6/2018-1/13/2019

Every Child. One Voice.
WSPTA wants ALL members to advocate for PTA priorities.     What are our priorities? How do members advocate? Learn more here !  This article will be updated with 2019 dates soon. Here are the dates you need to know: 1/21/19:       Bellevue PTSA goes to Olympia (all members welcome!) 2/11/19: WSPTA Focus Day. WSPTA can help you advocate to legislators face to face. 2/11/19 - 2/15/19: WSPTA Advocacy Week. During this week WSPTA will send requests to members to contact legislators about specific issues.   What can you do now? Sign up for Voter Voice Action Alerts. ... read full article
Author:
Amy Ulrich 
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12/18/2018-1/1/2019

2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!
The 2019 International Festival planning is under way, and we need YOU! Many roles are available, most with very little time commitment (perfect for working parents). Please help us make the event a success for the entire community!  Sign up   to volunteer.   The International Festival will be on May 18th at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center. Questions? Email internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org   ... read full article
Author:
Cindy Hunter 
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11/18/2018-5/18/2019

Parent-Organized Facebook Groups
  Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030  (1st grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029  (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028  (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2027  (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2026  (5th grade) * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
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Pauline Fox 
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6/25/2018-7/1/2019

Quick Links
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe to our newsletters   -  Suggested School Supply List 2018   - Visit our PTA Facebook page - Donate to the PTA   -  Join the PTA - International Spanish Academy (ISA) Committee - Amazon.com Shopping Link   - Traffic and Parking Information - Puesta del Sol Elementary School website - Check for Emergency Closure:   MyNorthwest.com school closings ,    King5.com SchoolNet , Bellevue School District ... read full article
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PTA Web Team 
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6/30/2018-6/29/2019
Membership DrivePauline Fox12/6/201812/14/2018
Membership Drive
Join the PTA !   Puesta Del Sol PTA membership is open to everyone!  PTA is an inclusive organization, and we invite any community members who care about healthy children and strong schools to join.  LAST DAY to help us in the Power Surge membership contest. In addition to voting, members also receive some incredible additional benefits, such as access to the PTA online student and family directory , and discounts at the Fed-Ex Store and at Great Wolf Lodge. Learn more about the discounts available on our  PTA Member Benefits page . ... read full article
Support During the Holiday SeasonCindy Hunter12/6/201812/7/2018
Support During the Holiday Season
Once again this year, our PTA and school community are offering families additional help with the holidays. Please note, this is 100% confidential. For assistance, please email Sra. Duimovic with the below information for all children within the household: A need for the child (clothing/shoes and size) A want for the child (toys, books, arts/crafts, etc.) Every effort will be made to fulfill the wishes sent in. Please email Sra. Duimovic at  duimovica@bsd405.org by December 7th.  ... read full article
Fall SurveyPauline Fox11/30/201812/5/2018
Fall Survey
In order to plan for the next calendar year and beyond we would like to hear from you. What have you liked? How can the PTA be more informative? What do you think about the Big Give fundraising drive? Please take a moment to take our 2018 Fall Survey.  Take the Survey ... read full article
Dining for Dinero - MOD PizzaErin Highland11/2/201811/28/2018
Dining for Dinero - MOD Pizza
When: Where: Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 MOD Pizza, 3622 Factoria Blvd. SE Bellevue, WA 98006 10:30am-10:00pm Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with some Puesta del Sol friends.  The first Dining for Dinero event will be at MOD Pizza in Factoria.  20% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the PTA.  Please be sure to present a printed or digital version of this flyer to the cashier.    ... read full article
Puesta del Sol Robotics DeadlineCindy Hunter10/3/201810/5/2018
Puesta del Sol Robotics Deadline
Register for Puesta del Sol Robotics Innovation Lab Classes Deadline:  Friday, October 5th Puesta del Sol offers free Innovation Lab (Robotics) classes for all students through our partnership with the Bellevue Schools Foundation.  Our Innovation Lab program helps to establish science, technology, engineering, and math concepts while also building on students’ team-building skills through fun challenges.  Late registrations accepted. ... read full article
PTA After School Programs are BACK!After School Programs Team9/30/201810/26/2018
PTA After School Programs are BACK!
This year the PTA is sponsoring some returning favorites. Our After School Programs teach music 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! Flamenco  on Mondays Fiesta Latina  on Tuesdays Bomba del Sol  on Fridays All classes are from 3:35pm to 4:35pm, in the Puesta del Sol gymnasium.  Session 1 will run Oct. 8 - Nov. 16.  Registration opens on Monday, Oct. 1.  The Drama Club (open to 4th and 5th grade students) uses the gym mid-November to mid-January, then Session 2 ... read full article
Book Fair - Join us in the library!Events9/7/20189/28/2018
Book Fair - Join us in the library!
September 24 th -28 th Come pick out new books in English and Spanish!!  Visit our Book Fair Information Page to find out more about the event including days and times.  Please VOLUNTEER to help us make the fair run smoothly. The Online Book Fair is now OPEN! ... read full article
Ice Cream Social - Please Help!PTA Events9/3/20189/7/2018
Ice Cream Social - Please Help!
Ice Cream Social Volunteers Are Needed! Please join us on Friday September 7th at 6:00pm for our annual Welcome Back Ice Cream Social sponsored by the PTA!   We need help with set up, scooping ice cream, and clean up.  Please sign up at the link below and be part of the fun!  Various shifts are available so you can still enjoy this great mixer and visit with old and new friends.   Yes, I Can Help! ... read full article
Back To School FormsPTA Communications8/22/20189/5/2018
Back To School Forms
It's time!  PTA  Back to School Forms are ready!  Purchase your PTA membership, pre-order your Yearbook, get a jump start on contributing to the annual fund, sign up for volunteering - all in "one-stop shopping"! ... read full article
Box Tops Due 10/26Cindy Hunter10/5/201810/26/2018
Box Tops Due 10/26
Baking and watching football means Box Tops collection time and we are running out of time to submit the most Box Tops by 11/1.  Parents, families, we need your help!  Drop your Box Tops at the Puesta del Sol office by October 26th! Let's help Puesta del  Sol ! ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingCommunications9/17/20189/26/2018
PTA General Membership Meeting
When: Time: Location: Wednesday, Sept. 26th 7:00pm Puesta del Sol Gymnasium Join us for the first PTA General Membership Meeting !  We will review the PTA budget for the 2018-19 school year and present proposed changes to the PTA Standing Rules. Your voice and your vote are important!  Please join us! ... read full article
New Volunteer Procedures!Cindy Hunter9/10/20189/24/2018
New Volunteer Procedures!
Would you like to volunteer in the classroom, help out with school events or chaperone field trips?  If yes, you will need to complete a background check prior to volunteering at Puesta del Sol.    BSD is transitioning to an online volunteer registry database and is no longer accepting paper applications.  If you wish to volunteer, please go to the  Verified Volunteers website.   ... read full article
Puesta del Sol Mariners Night!Aly and Adam Droker7/27/20189/15/2018
Puesta del Sol Mariners Night!
  Saturday, September 29th @ 6:10 pm Rangers vs. Mariners Ticket cost is $15/person. Ken Griffey Jr. Funko Pop to the first 20,000 fans!  Check out the game flyer. Purchase tickets to the game. The DEADLINE to order is Friday, September 14th . If you would like to sit with another family, please order for the entire group. QUESTIONS? Contact Aly or Adam Droker at  marinersnight@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Information for Incoming Kindergarten StudentsCindy Hunter6/26/20189/6/2018
Information for Incoming Kindergarten Students
Welcome to Puesta del Sol!  Are you looking for information for your incoming Kindergarten student? Please check out our  2018 Kindergarten Orientation page .  You will find information on the following topics: Kindergarten Placement: Kindercamp WaKids Family Connections Conference Kindergarten Curriculum Night  2018 Summer Playdate Schedule - Updated    Kindergarten School Supplies List  ... read full article
Next Passport Check Day is December 18, 2018Passport Club11/29/201812/18/2018
Next Passport Check Day is December 18, 2018
Special Itinerary for December is  Canada Sign up to help with Passport Check Day For more information reference our  Passport Club page . ... read full article
Save the Date: Drama Club 2018-19 Auditions Drama Club10/22/201811/27/2018
Save the Date: Drama Club 2018-19 Auditions
Who:     4th & 5th graders When:   November 26-27 Where:  Puesta del Sol Gym   Save the date! Join your friends in putting on Puesta del Sol's annual musical. This year's musical is "Pirates of the Curry Bean." The first fifty 4th and 5th graders to sign up get a part! First mandatory all cast rehearsal is Thursday, November 29! Cast members need to be available at least 2 days/week for rehearsal M, Tu, Th, F and make all mandatory dates (11/29-30 and 1/14-19). Conflicts? We cast around them!   For more info, check out the Drama Club ... read full article
PTA's First Movie Night of the School Year!Events10/16/201811/2/2018
PTA's First Movie Night of the School Year!
When: Where: Time: Movie: Cost: Friday, November 2, 2018 Puesta del Sol Gymnasium 6:00pm Disney's "Coco" Free Admission Join us for our PTA's First Movie Night of the School Year- Disney's "Coco"!   We would love to invite all of our Puesta del Sol families to come out and join us for this FREE Family Community Event, where we will be showing Disney's “Coco” in Spanish (with English subtitles).  This is a great way for your child to earn Spanish Outside of School (SOS) hours, while having a great time with friends and family.  Doors will open at 6pm so ... read full article
Teacher and Staff FavoritesCindy Hunter10/12/20186/23/2019
Teacher and Staff Favorites
Have you ever wanted to show a teacher or staff member your appreciation for their hard work, but had no idea what to get?  Our wonderful room parents have compiled a  Teacher and Staff Favorites List for your use!  If you have any questions regarding the Teacher and Staff Favorites List, please contact Annie Robinson at  roomparentcoordinator@puestadelsolpta.org . ... read full article
Dads: It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For A Watch D.O.G.S. Day Watch Dogs12/18/20181/9/2019
Dads: It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For A Watch D.O.G.S. Day
Congratulations Puesta Del Sol WATCH D.O.G.S. dads - We're on pace to surpass last year's participation in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program! Even if you missed our kickoff at Walkathon this year, there's still time to be a positive male role model actively engaged with your kids at school.  If you've already volunteered, you can sign up for another one-day or half-day shift. To participate: Make sure your background check is complete through the  Verified Volunteers  website. Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/jyeLtLd (NOTE: the URL is case-sensitive). Questions ? Contact Puesta del Sol parent Tyler Parris with questions at  watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org  . ... read full article
PTA Bellevue Ice Rink FundaiserCindy Hunter12/6/20181/13/2019
PTA Bellevue Ice Rink Fundaiser
Say "Puesta del Sol" at the Bellevue Ice Rink! Grab a group of friends to join you at the Bellevue Ice Rink.    This year, $3 of every paid admission will go toward our Puesta del Sol PTA. Please notify the rink staff upon arrival. Say "Puesta del Sol Elementary"!    Fundraising Dates: November 23rd - December 21st , and   January 1st - 13th Location: Bellevue Downtown Park 100 100th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004   Please note that the Bellevue Rink will be open during winter break without a fundraising benefit.    Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink information   ... read full article
Every Child. One Voice.Amy Ulrich12/18/20181/1/2019
Every Child. One Voice.
WSPTA wants ALL members to advocate for PTA priorities.     What are our priorities? How do members advocate? Learn more here !  This article will be updated with 2019 dates soon. Here are the dates you need to know: 1/21/19:       Bellevue PTSA goes to Olympia (all members welcome!) 2/11/19: WSPTA Focus Day. WSPTA can help you advocate to legislators face to face. 2/11/19 - 2/15/19: WSPTA Advocacy Week. During this week WSPTA will send requests to members to contact legislators about specific issues.   What can you do now? Sign up for Voter Voice Action Alerts. ... read full article
2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!Cindy Hunter11/18/20185/18/2019
2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!
The 2019 International Festival planning is under way, and we need YOU! Many roles are available, most with very little time commitment (perfect for working parents). Please help us make the event a success for the entire community!  Sign up   to volunteer.   The International Festival will be on May 18th at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center. Questions? Email internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org   ... read full article
Library Volunteers NeededSra. Brody9/7/20189/23/2018
Library Volunteers Needed
The Puesta del Sol Library is a great opportunity for you to see your student and his/her classmates each week while helping out in one of our treasured school resources.  Each class can use 1-2 volunteers to shelve books and help the students at check out time.  Please also consider learning how to cover books or coming in to do other small library projects. Training for shelving, checking out, and covering books is available by appointment - contact adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org  to inquire about training.   Sign up as a Library volunteer  for your student's class today! ... read full article
Parent-Organized Facebook GroupsPauline Fox6/25/20187/1/2019
Parent-Organized Facebook Groups
  Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030  (1st grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029  (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028  (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2027  (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2026  (5th grade) * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
Quick LinksPTA Web Team6/30/20186/29/2019
Quick Links
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe to our newsletters   -  Suggested School Supply List 2018   - Visit our PTA Facebook page - Donate to the PTA   -  Join the PTA - International Spanish Academy (ISA) Committee - Amazon.com Shopping Link   - Traffic and Parking Information - Puesta del Sol Elementary School website - Check for Emergency Closure:   MyNorthwest.com school closings ,    King5.com SchoolNet , Bellevue School District ... read full article