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Kindergarten Reading Assessments
Kindergarten Reading Assessments

Date:
Tuesday, August 23
Where:
Puesta del Sol

Please sign-up for a date and time for your student’s beginning of the year reading assessment (in English). Sign up here.

Kinder Camp room assignments will be shared at the reading assessment meeting.


9:00a Kindergarten Orientation/Kinder Camp
Kindergarten Orientation/Kinder Camp

Date:
Wednesday, August 24
Time:
9:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Puesta del Sol

Kindergarten students will participate in Kinder Camp and meet our four kindergarten teachers and other fellow classmates. Kinder Camp will be followed by a back to school Fiesta de Paleta and picnic with their families, as well as a short ride on a school bus.

9:00am – 12:00pm Kindergarten students participate in Kinder Camp.
12:00pm - 12:30pm Fiesta de paletas/Picnic. Families are invited to join their kindergarteners for this event.
12:30pm - 1:00pm Bus Ride
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Spirit Wear sales begin
Spirit Wear sales begin

Date:
Monday, August 29
Where:
Online

Spirit Wear will be available for online purchasing starting today! 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.
9:00a School office opens at 9am
School office opens at 9am

Date:
Monday, August 29
Time:
9:00a - 5:00p
Where:
Puesta del Sol

6:00p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Monday, August 29
Time:
6:00p - 9:00p
Where:
Ricardo's in Factoria

First Day of School for 1st - 5th Graders
First Day of School for 1st - 5th Graders

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Where:
Puesta del Sol
Kindergarten Family Conferences
Kindergarten Family Conferences

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Where:
Puesta del Sol

Kindergarten families, please bring your child's school supplies to your scheduled WaKIDS conference.
Kindergarten Family Conferences
Kindergarten Family Conferences

Date:
Friday, September 2
Where:
Puesta del Sol

Kindergarten families, please bring your child's school supplies to your scheduled WaKIDS conference.
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Important Dates to Note

 
8/29 School Office officially opens at 9am. Teacher assignments will be mailed out.
8/29 PTA Board Meeting
8/29 Spirit Wear sales begin
9/1 First Day of School for 1st-5th grades
9/1-9/2 Kindergarten Family Conferences - Please bring school supplies to your conference
9/5 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
9/6 First Day of School - Kindergarten
9/9 PTA Ice Cream Social
9/12 Walkathon Registration and Fundraising begins
9/19-9/23 Scholastic Book Fair
9/23 WALKATHON

It's Almost Back to School!

The new school year starts very soon! Some reminders for you:

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

Important Back to School Details

First Day Forms are now available online!  - Please take a few minutes to update your account info, renew your PTA membership, sign up for a volunteer position, pre-order your yearbook, make a PTA donation, and get excited for Walkathon!

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 -  Coming up…Spirit Wear will be available for online purchasing starting on August 29th!  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.


PTA Presidents' Welcome Letter

Dear Puesta del Sol Family and Friends,

Your PTA is so happy to welcome you to another school year! We are so blessed as parents and a community to have this incredible opportunity for our children, to provide an education that is totally immersed in the beautiful language of Spanish. We cannot say enough about this unique education, experience or once in a lifetime chance, that is right here in our very own district. To say the least, we are PROUD! The PTA Board is pleased with the list of events and programs we have available this year. We look forward to meeting and welcoming all of our new and returning Puesta Del Sol families.

This school year is extra special for Puesta del Sol. This year we are celebrating our 30th year anniversary as a total Spanish immersion school! What an achievement this is!! We are planning a late spring celebration for all families current and past. Our goal is to highlight exactly what 30 years of Spanish education has brought to many, many children (now adults) and what that has meant in their lives. We look forward to another 30 years + when we can celebrate again all the achievements of this program and the impact it had on our children. Viva Española!

As always, we kick off our first day of school with coffee and donuts at drop off. Because of the change to the Kindergarten start date, we will be providing TWO first day coffees loaded with extra caffeine and tissues for teary eyes. This is a great time to catch up on everyone’s summer happenings and gather that moral support for the coming year. We are all headed into a new grade and journey!

We truly look forward to meeting each and every one of you this year and look forward to building a strong community of Spanish Learners at Puesta Del Sol. It’s going to be an amazing 30th year!

Sincerely,

Your PTA Presidents, Sabrina Pinto and Deborah Rowe


Suggested School Supplies List for 2016-2017

 The suggested school supplies list for 2016-17 for Puesta del Sol is now available. School supplies are listed according to grade level.

See the School Supplies List

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Teacher Assignments

Welcome back to school.  Teacher assignments should be mailed out on August 29th.  As you begin your "First Day Forms", you will be prompted to enter your student's grade and teacher.  If you don't yet know your child's teacher, please select the option "(not known or listed)" in order to continue with the rest of the forms.  You can come back later and update it when the teacher assignment is made.


Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten families, please remember to bring your kindergarten school supplies to your child's WaKIDS conference on September 1st or 2nd!  Here are some helpful links to assist you with getting ready for the start of school:

Kindergarten Start Date
 


BSD Kindergarten Start Date *September 6, 2016*

All other students grades 1-12 will start school on Thursday, September 1, 2016.


Walkathon - Save the Date!
The 16th Annual Walkathon is on September 23rd from 3:30-6:00pm. Donation, volunteer and RSVP information will be released on September 12th. Walkathon donations will also begin September 12th.

RAFFLE - We are in need of donations for the raffle. Please email walkathonraffle@puestadelsolpta.org to coordinate your donation.


PTA Looking to Fill Co-VP of Fundraising Board Position

Are you looking to get involved? The PTA is currently looking to fill the board position of Co-VP Fundraising!

The primary responsibility is to coordinate and support the efforts of the Chairpersons leading the Passive Fundraising Programs. This can be done 1:1 with each Chair or as a collaborative group depending on VP's style and preference. The programs are somewhat self-sustaining and the primary goal is to raise the level of awareness for each program within our parent community. This is done through written and electronic communications along with promotional efforts (i.e. contests).

Participate in planning, organizing, and executing PTA events and activities. Maintain a notebook to pass onto successor. The Passive Fundraising VP also works closely with the Active Fundraising VP to help streamline fundraising efforts.

Current Passive Fundraising Programs/Committees:

  • Dining for Dinero
  • eScript
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Boxtop and Labels
  • Bookfair
  • Chinook Book Sales 

Interested? Please contact fundraising@puestadelsolpta.org.


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 - webcontent@puestadelsolpta.org.


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