Sep 25
Oct 1
9:15a Art Appreciation Volunteers Orientation Meeting
Art Appreciation Volunteers Orientation Meeting

Thursday, September 29
9:15a - 10:00a
PTA Room

Interested in helping out as an art appreciation volunteer for your child's class? Join us for an orientation meeting and learn more about the program, meet other art-minded parents, and share resources.
9:25a Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Friday, September 30
9:25a - 11:15a
Puesta del Sol Library
3:30p Marimba 4th grade begins
Marimba 4th grade begins

Tuesday, October 4
3:30p - 4:30p
Music Portable
11:00a Dining for Dinero - Tavern Hall
Dining for Dinero - Tavern Hall

Wednesday, October 5
11:00a - 9:00p
Bellevue Square - 505 Bellevue Way NE

Join us for our first Dining for Dinero Fundraiser of the school year at Tavern Hall in Bellevue Square!

Bring in this flyer or mention “Puesta del Sol” to your server and Tavern Hall willdonate 15% of the total check to Puesta
del Sol PTA. Purchases include dine in, take out, and all beverages.

View our Dining for Dinero page for more information
9:10a Picture Day
Picture Day

Thursday, October 6
9:10a - 12:00p
Puesta del Sol

3:30p Marimba 5th grade begins
Marimba 5th grade begins

Thursday, October 6
3:30p - 4:30p
Music Portable

6:30p PTA General Membership Meeting
PTA General Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 6
6:30p - 7:30p
Puesta del Sol Library
Walkathon Donations DUE!
Walkathon Donations DUE!

Friday, October 7

Donate online at our PledgeStar Website.
Note: We will still accept your donation check at the PTA Payments Mailbox in the school office. Clearly notate your check as a "Walkathon donation" in the memo field.

Thank you for your support of the Puesta del Sol PTA!
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Important Dates to Note

9/29 Art Appreciation Volunteers Orientation Meeting, 9:15am, PTA Room
9/30 September Passport Check Day
10/5 Dining for Dinero - Tavern Hall
10/6 Picture Day (Individuals only)
10/6 PTA General Membership Meeting
10/7 Walkathon donations due!
10/12-10/19 Tea Collection Fundraiser
10/14 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
10/18 PTA Board Meeting
10/24 Reflections Artwork DUE
10/28 October Passport Check Day
10/28 Pumpkin Bash Costume Party

Weekly Reminders

Want to find out what's ahead for October or the rest of the year? Check out our monthly calendar and year-long calendar.

Check your Purchases, Event Registrations, and Family Account Information in the "My Account" section!

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 have questions, please visit our Walkathon FAQs page or contact us at

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 to your server.


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 process and track the payments. This fee will NOT be applied to donations or financial aid co-pays. 

We Are Going Greener! - Continuing our increasing use of technology and reduction in paper, we will not be offering paper forms for yearbook orders, Spirit Wear purchases, or volunteer requests.  This also helps keep the ordering system solely online and avoids duplicate orders.

Spirit Wear -  Spirit Wear is available for purchase now!  Get your Puesta Hawks shirts for "Blue Fridays", or a mascot Phoenix or “I love Spanish” Tee for our ongoing Spirit Wear Wednesdays continued from last year.

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Tea Collection's School Days Fundraiser

Puesta del Sol's PTA is participating in TeaCollection's School Days Fundraiser from October 12-19, 2016

What does this mean? You shop using our unique promo code "SDF16PUESTA", at 15% off + free shipping AND our school gets 15% of each sale. Tea Collection is known for their attractive, high quality children's clothing. These clothes are a great idea for holiday shopping, gifts and baby showers. Please help us spread the word to friends and family. Here are printable postcards to share with others!

If you would like to look at the clothing ahead of time, go to, but for the fundraiser to be successful, you must shop from October 12-19, and enter the our school’s unique promo code “SDF16PUESTA" at checkout and click “apply code.” Orders placed without this code cannot be adjusted.

2016 Reflections Art Competition

Reflections Theme:
“What is Your Story?”
Artwork due Monday, October 24, 2016

Reflections is a national art competition that is sponsored by the PTA and is the first entry for the Academic Challenge.  This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?” and entries can be made using multiple artful expressions (literature, film, visual art, photography, music and dance).  Entries are due by October 24th, 2016 in the school office.  Please see the Reflections web page on how to enter, general rules, common disqualifiers and important dates. There will be a Reflections table at this year’s Walkathon where parents and students can ask questions and purchase backing boards and protective sleeves to make the process even easier. The online registration page and official form will be available later this month.  Be sure to check the El Sol for details.

Spirit Wear is Here!
Purchase your Spirit Wear from our online store today!  Visit and easily purchase Spirit Wear anytime during the school year!  Make sure to check out the option to personalize your apparel.

All our students and staff are encouraged to wear Spirit Wear on Wednesdays!  Wearing your school spirit helps students generate even more school pride and builds a sense of community.  Purchase Puesta del Sol Spirit Wear for your child, for yourself, for grandparents, or as classroom prizes. Spirit Wear makes a great gift for your student's teacher or specialist too!  All proceeds are used by our Puesta del Sol PTA to support the many fantastic programs at our school.

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Community Events

Stay abreast of what's happening locally and check out our Community Events page.  There are a variety of programs and events that your children might be interested in.

Do you want to tell others about a local activity or program that's happening?  Let the PTA Web Content Editor know -

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