Our After School programs teach music, drumming and dance from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.  

These classes offer our students an opportunity to expand their appreciation of culture and diversity, all taught in Spanish! You can self-select the session fee that best fits your family's budget, and all classes will perform at the International Festival next Spring!  

 Session 2 will run January 21st - March 22nd.

•    Flamenco on Mondays                •    Fiesta Latina  on Tuesdays                •    Bomba del Sol on Fridays       

Registration will open on Tuesday, January 8th.   Questions?  Visit the PTA After School Programs page for more information.

Dec 16
9:30a Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Tuesday, December 18
9:30a - 11:15a
School Library
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break

Mon 12/24 - Wed 1/2
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break

Mon 12/24 - Wed 1/2
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break

Mon 12/24 - Wed 1/2
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break

Mon 12/24 - Wed 1/2
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break

Mon 12/24 - Wed 1/2
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Sock Drive

Let's show our school spirit of compassion.

Puesta del Sol is collecting donations for a men's shelter in Seattle.  One of the most needed and wanted items are adult sized long white socks!  Questons?  Please contact the school office. 

Need: Adult sized white long socks
Drop off: Puesta del Sol Library 
Dates: Now through Friday, December 21st

PTA Support for Families in Need

Your PTA provides support for Puesta del Sol families in need in a variety of ways. Please take a look at our new website page for details on how to apply for financial aid for PTA membership, yearbooks and after school programs, and to find out about other resources available to help our families who may need a little help. 

Save The Date: 4th & 5th Grade Play

movie-director-items.jpg This year's 4th and 5th grade play is "Pirates of the Curry Bean."  The show is on Friday, January 18 at 7pm and Saturday, January 19 at 7pm, venue TBD. Please SAVE THE DATE - don't miss this "punny" musical!  Stay tuned for additional detail.

Help Us Help You!
The PTA needs a Nominating Committee again this year to help us find terrific candidates for the PTA Board for the 2019-2020 school year. 
The only requirement for being on the Nominating Committee is to be a member of our PTA. Full training will be provided. By serving now on our committee, you help us serve you and your students, our teachers, and our school.  Here is the timeline:
•  November - December:  Form the Nominating Committee, need 4-5 members
•  January - March:  Locate and interview prospective candidates
•  April:  PTA Board Elections

If you are interested in serving on the PTA Board next year, you may still participate on the committee and be nominated for a board position yourself. While on the committee, you can also help attract other fine candidates.  Please email  adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org with interest.

Attention 5th Grade Parents! Tillicum Open House

Tillicum Middle School will host an Open House on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  

Volunteers Needed!
We need everyone's help to keep all of our programs and the PTA running smoothly.  The PTA is currently looking for the following positions:

 Communications Team

   • Registrar - Training available
   • Membership Chair - Training available
   • Web Content Manager - Training available
   • Facebook Content Creator

Educational Enhancement Team

   • Drama Club Co-Chair (work with current chair)
   • Garden Club Co-Chair (work with current chair)
   • After School Programs Co-Chair (work with current chair)

Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested.  Thank you!   

Newsletter Publication Schedule- Winter

Subscribe Now!

Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA El Sol 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:  1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15 (if needed), 3/1, 3/15, 3/29
Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Mid-Winter Break, 2/18 – 2/22.


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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.

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.

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:
  1. Make sure your background check is complete through the Verified Volunteers website.
  2. 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 .

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"! 
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 

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 about WSPTA Legislative Priorities and Supported Issues.
Questions about PTA Advocacy?  Contact Amy at amy.ulrich.pta@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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