The Puesta del Sol PTA's mission is to support, reinforce, enhance and promote our children’s Spanish immersion experience and overall education, health and well-being.  We are here to cheer on our school community during good times and here to hold each other up through tough times.  The PTA designed this page as a resource for families in need of services or as a reference for people to help direct those families who are in need.   


Puesta del Sol PTA Support

 

Financial Aid

The PTA offers Financial Aid for: PTA Membership, Yearbook, PTA After School Programs (Sept - June), band and orchestra instrument rental, field trip chaperone fees, and Spirit Wear t-shirt (1 per child).  Please note, there is an annual financial aid limit of $350 per student.

How do I apply for financial aid? 

Step 1:               Register for the desired program and select "Pay by Check".  The $5 check fee will be waived.
Step 2: Download and complete the application:  Financial Aid Application.
Step 3: Submit the Financial Aid Application and the program confirmation email directly to the Principal.  In order to protect your confidentiality, place the financial form in a sealed envelope.
Step 4: The Principal will work with the family to determine the amount of financial aid granted.  Once the application is signed by the Principal, the PTA Treasurer will then mark the class as “PAID” on your account and will notify you when your application is approved and give you instructions for submitting your co-pay, if any is due.  Please note, there is an annual financial aid limit of $350 per student.

Questions regarding the financial aide process?  Please contact the PTA Treasurer at treasurer@puestadelsolpta.org.

Bellevue School District (BSD) Support


Family Connections Center
Family Connections Centers help families find and receive the services they need to send their children to school ready to learn. These services range from emergency food boxes to a student’s first new pair of sneakers to English classes for parents. In addition, the centers provide information and referral services such as connecting families with counselors, putting them in touch with food and utility assistance programs, or sharing information about free flu shots or low-cost dental care.

Free & Reduced Priced Meals
The online application only takes a few minutes. Families without access to the internet may utilize computers located at their school, at a Family Connections Center, at public libraries, or they may contact Nutrition Services at (425) 456-4507 for assistance. Nutrition Services has designated a computer in their office for the purpose of assisting families during normal business hours (7:00am – 3:30pm)

Nutrition Services utilizes an online application to determine a student’s eligibility for free or reduced priced meals. The online application is available to families beginning in mid-August annually.  If you need more assistance, please visit Nutrition Services Frequently Asked Questions page or the Bellevue School District Free & Reduced Priced Meals website.

Puesta del Sol School /Community Support 

Backpack Meals for Kids
For too many Bellevue school kids, the only meals they get are at school.  On the weekends, they don’t have enough to eat.  When children are hungry, everything else is harder, including learning.  The Backpack Meals for Kids program is working to fill that gap. 

The nonprofit, Backpack Meals for Kids, serves children in the Bellevue School District. During the 2017-2018 school year, Backpack Meals for Kids distributed 12,000 packs and provided 72,654 meals serving 28 schools within the BSD. Backpack Meals is 100% volunteer-run with no overhead. All funding goes toward food.  

WE CAN DO MORE!  Please consider donating!  Did you know that $7.35 fills a backpack for one student, $29 supports one student for a month and $100 helps 13 students for a week.  Your donation can make an enormous impact on a child's life.  For more information please check out the Backpack Meals for Kids website.

Please contact your teacher or see Srta. Maribel (  quezadam@bsd405.org ) in the Main Office to sign up. More information is available at the Backpack Meals for Kids website. Pick up is on Fridays! 

More Community Resources

  • Hopelink Shelter– 425-556-9283
  • Hopelink Food Bank 425 869-6000
  • Crisis Clinic – 1-877-211-WASH or 206 461-3200 www.crisisclinic.org
  • Eastside Domestic Violence – 425-746-1940 or 1-800- 827-8840
  • Eastgate Public Health – 206-296-4920 or 1 800 244-4312
  • Friends of Youth – 206-236-5437
  • Youth Eastside Services “YES” – 425-747-4937
  • TEENLINK – 206-461-4922 1-866-833-6546 www.866TEENLINK.ORG
  • Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS) 206 341-7404