Feb 10
6:30p CANCELED- Science Fair Information Night
CANCELED- Science Fair Information Night

Tuesday, February 12
6:30p - 7:30p
Puesta del Sol Gym
El Sol Publication (if needed)
El Sol Publication (if needed)

Friday, February 15

Check your email inbox this morning for the latest El Sol Newsletter!
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Mon 2/18 - Fri 2/22
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Mon 2/18 - Fri 2/22
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Mon 2/18 - Fri 2/22
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Mon 2/18 - Fri 2/22
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Mon 2/18 - Fri 2/22
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Next Passport Check Day is February 26, 2019

Special Itinerary for February is Colombia

Sign up to help with Passport Check Day

For more information reference our Passport Club page.

Box Tops Education Grades Collection Contest
NOW through February 26th
Due by 4:00pm,  Each Classroom
Puesta del Sol's 6th Annual "Box Tops Collection Contest" is happening! Last year, first graders were the winners! It was a close competition with second graders! The collection runs between Jan. 22nd - Feb. 14th. Start clipping Box Tops and send those with your kids, so they and their buddies can have an extra recess (weather permitting)!
So far, we've collected $211.00. Let's get at least $750 for Puesta del Sol!
Each classroom will have a collection box.

All Hands on Kindness!

Puesta del Sol's Kindness Challenge in partnership with our PTA, Camp Kindness Counts & The Bellevue PTA Council. 


When: Feb 11th  to March 1st

This is a two part challenge:

1. PTAs across the Bellevue School District were invited to support our community through a giving challenge to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Puesta del Sol will be helping the Seattle Humane Society. 

2. We want to show kindness to one another in our school. The Puesta del Sol’s Guardianes (Student Leadership) will be teaching a special Puesta handshake to the students and staff.  

For more information, please check out the Puesta del Sol's Kindness Challenge flyer.

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. 

2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!
May 18 @ Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
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. 

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.


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
   • Web Content Manager - 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 if you are interested.  Thank you!   

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Science Fair Registration Begins February 12th

This year's Science Fair is Wednesday, March 27th and it's not too early to begin planning your science fair project! Registration begins on Tuesday, February 12th.  Visit our Science Fair page to learn more about how to pick a topic, design a project, and purchase a board to display your project.  Volunteers are needed to ensure the event runs smoothly. 

Please contact with questions.

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 to help us gauge interest. 

General Membership Meeting Follow-Up
Dear Puesta del Sol Famlies,
It was exciting to see a well-rounded engaged group of parents at our International Spanish Academy (ISA) Information Night and General Membership meeting. 
It does not go unnoticed that many Puesta del Sol families care about our ISA program and are curious about the 12-year scope and the vast opportunities our students are afforded in Middle School and High School.  Thank you to Paris Granville, our BSD World Language Developer, for presenting and to the student panel from Tillicum Middle School and Newport High School. 
During our general membership meeting, we learned important Fall Survey Results that will affect our budget planning for the 2019-2020 school-year.  We also know what our membership values most, our Amity Intern Program.  Additionally, budget and fundraising topics were presented and discussed including our rising expenses and fundraising needs for the upcoming year.  In a nutshell, we have had a $30,000 increase in budget over the past 5 years and the need to raise $115,00 in 2019 to stay on track for our budget.  Our PTA leadership gained better insight from our membership in regards to fundraising methods, budget communication and volunteer needs. 
We will continue our wonderful programming into the Spring and hope to see you at the next General Membership Meeting on April 18th. If you would like to know more or have questions, please email us at
Thank you,
Anne Wilson and Grace Muro-Aje, PTA co-Presidents

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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