Know a great candidate for the PTA Board (or are YOU one!)? We are excited to announce openings for next year's PTA Board for positions in treasurer/receivables, educational enhancement, fundraising, and special events. We hope you have an interest in utilizing your skills and talents to further the mission and work of the PTA!  Your Nominations Committee is  Stephanie, Carmel, and Sarah.  We are pumped to hear from you!
Questions & Submissions:  nominations@puestadelsolpta.org


Mar 24
9:30a Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Tuesday, March 26
9:30a - 11:15a
School Library
6:00p Science Fair
Science Fair

Wednesday, March 27
6:00p - 8:00p
Puesta del Sol Gym and Library

El Sol Publication
El Sol Publication

Friday, March 29

Check your email inbox this morning for the latest El Sol Newsletter!
5:00p Dining for Dinero
Dining for Dinero

Saturday, March 30
5:00p - 9:00p
Chipotle - 1328 156th Ave NE Bellevue, WA

Enjoy a meal with some Puesta del Sol Friends. 33% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the PTA.
Apr 1
El Sol Publication (if needed)
El Sol Publication (if needed)

Friday, April 5

Check your email inbox this morning for the latest El Sol Newsletter!
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Perform at the International Festival!
International Festival Performance
Date:  May 18th, 2019
Location: Bellevue High School

NEW THIS YEAR: SITA Mexican Folkloric Dance Sign-up here!
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Thursdays 3:40pm starting March 21st
Location: Puesta del Sol - TBD
Practices start March 12 (at Puesta del Sol in P-2).

Act #1 – Nuestra Fiesta - Colombia  FULL!
Grades: 2nd- 5th, Tuesdays 8am

Act #2 – Flamenco Pop Mix - Spain Sign-up here!
Grades: 2nd – 4th, Tuesdays 3:40pm

Act #3 – Folkloric Dance – Spain Sign-up here!
Grades: K & 1st, Thursdays 8am

Act #4 – El Torito Pinto – El Salvador Sign-up here!
Grades: 3rd – 5th, Thursdays 3:40pm

Independent Family/Child Acts: Register here.

Volunteers are still needed!
Please sign-up here.

Questions?  Visit the International Festival web page to learn more. 

Volunteer Need - Stage Manager
Help make the backstage magic happen!  Growth opportunity to become Stage Director in 2020!  This role supports and shadows our current stage director with the intent of taking over the stage director role in future years. 
The role includes planning and executing the entire run of the show, from act order to overseeing the backstage crew with lights, props, music, etc.  Short commitment, including only a few planning sessions in May and two "show" days May 15th and 18th.  No experience necessary!  PLEASE VOLUNTEER for the International Festival!

Dining for Dinero - Chipotle

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1328 156th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with some Puesta del Sol friends.  The next Dining for Dinero event will be Saturday, March 30th from 5 pm -  9 pm at Chipotle in Crossroads.  33% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the PTA.  Please be sure to mention Puesta del Sol or present a printed or digital version of the flyer to the cashier. 

Amity Host Family Applications



It's that time of year again!  We are looking for 18+ families to host our Amity Interns for the 2019-2020 school year.  As a host family you gain a new unique friendship and learning experience by welcoming an Amity Intern from a Spanish speaking country into your home.  Additionally, your child will benefit from extra practice and help with their Spanish language skills.  

If you are interested, please refer to the FAQ's for more information, then complete the Amity Intern Host Family Application and send it to amity@puestadelsolpta.orgAll applications for the 2019-2020 school year must be received by April 26, 2019.  However, we will continue to collect applications until we achieve our goal and/or establish a wait-list.

Puesta del Sol Choir Concerts - Save the Date!
Each year in the spring, Puesta del Sol students participate in a music concert in the Puesta del Sol gymnasium. Please make sure these April Concert dates are on your calendar!

First Grade: Wed., April 17th - 6pm
Second Grade: Wed., April 17th - 7pm
Third Grade: Wed., April 24th - 6pm
Fourth Grade: Wed., April 24th - 7pm
Sra. Rose will send more details for each class closer to the date.

Save the Date!
15th Annual Jubilee Service Day is August 24, 2019 

The 15th Annual Jubilee Service Day will be on August 24, 2019. The goal of the service day is to help Bellevue schools and teachers prepare for the start of a new school year.  Volunteer registration opens in early June.   Questions? Contact kenc@jubileereach.org

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
• Membership Chair - Training available
   • Social Media Manager

Educational Enhancement Team
• 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!   

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Next Passport Check Day is March 26, 2019

Special Itinerary for March is Costa Rica

Sign up to help with Passport Check Day

For more information reference our Passport Club page.

Science Fair Info Online Presentation

With the school cancellations this week, we were unable to hold the planned Science Fair Information Night. The Science Fair Chairs have put together a 17 minute video presentation to help parents better understand how to participate in the Science Fair on Wednesday, March 27th.


This video is packed with information about the Science Fair- if you have a question, odds are very high that you will find an answer in the video!  After Mid-Winter Break, we may hold a conference call to answer any remaining questions.  If you would like to participate in the call, please send an email to sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org to help us gauge interest. 

5th Grade Legacy Project Bake Sale

Come support the 5th graders as they earn funds for their legacy project by selling pizza and baked goods at the Science Fair on March 27, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm.  Want to donate baked goods to sell during science fair? Sign up to donate baked goods today! Questions? Contact Tricia Ignacio at FifthGradeEvents@puestadelsolpta.org

Puesta del Sol Mariners Night!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 6:10 pm

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners

Ticket cost is $15/person. First 20,000 fans receive a Mitch Haniger Bobblehead!

Check out this game flyer.

Purchase tickets to the game!

The DEADLINE to order is Wednesday, April 10th @ 5:00pm.  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.

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.

Newsletter Publication Schedule- Winter

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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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