December Passport Check Day
Next Passport Check Day is Tuesday, December 14th. This is a short month, so start studying now! Click here to volunteer! Special Itinerary for this month is Honduras     Learn more at our Passport Club page.   ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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12/2/2021-12/14/2021

Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
Join us for Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody, Tuesday December 14th at 6pm (our last one for 2021!) https://youtu.be/D8aBAsExQiQ We’ll start a new session of stories in January 2022!   ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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12/1/2021-12/14/2021

BSD Nurse News - November 3, 2021
NURSE NEWS               The Pfizer COVID vaccine has been authorized for ages 5-11. Read more: BSD Nurse News - November 3, 2021 ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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11/10/2021-12/3/2021

PTA Newsletter / El Sol
Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/24/2021-10/8/2022

Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!
Support the PTA: Donate Today ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/25/2021-10/9/2022

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (5th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (Graduated) * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
Author:
Communication Team 
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6/25/2018-6/30/2022

Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTA
https://www.instagram.com/puestadelsolpta/ ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/22/2021-10/7/2022

#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/21/2021-10/5/2029
The Big Give Fundraising DriveTodd Patrick10/8/202111/14/2021
The Big Give Fundraising Drive
  Help us raise $75,000 to support our Puesta del Sol community! Donate Online PayPal Monthly Giving Cash or Check when returning the Yellow Envelope Pledge Form Corporate Matching Our Big Give Fundraising Drive, runs until November 19th . Watch for yellow envelopes coming home with your student. Please have your student return their envelope and pledge form to their teacher, with or without donation. The classroom with the most envelopes returned will win a prize! To see how your donation helps support PTA programs, please see our Fundraising Information Page. Thank you for your support! ... read full article
DEI November MeetingTodd Patrick11/5/202111/18/2021
DEI November Meeting
Please join the PTA's DEI committee for a monthly virtual meeting to share your ideas and support the work we are doing. Thursday, November 18th at 7pm ZOOM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/ tZMlce6oqDgrH9xrLuyggMufy8vhjM2zgda9  ... read full article
Ice Cream Social - Scooping Up Some Fun!Todd Patrick9/10/20219/21/2021
Ice Cream Social - Scooping Up Some Fun!
Let's "scoop" up some fun Tuesday 9/21 ! Dining for Dinero and PTA Events teams have joined together for some frozen treat enjoyment and to also raise money for the PTA. Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to have a large Ice Cream Social gathering at the school, however we hope you can come join us at the Frosty Barrel at the Newcastle Commons on Tuesday, September 21 , anytime between 3:00-10:00pm . Don't forget to mention the code " SOL21 " for proceeds to benefit Puesta del Sol PTA! ... read full article
Incoming Kindergarteners Summer PlaydatesTodd Patrick6/19/20219/12/2021
Incoming Kindergarteners Summer Playdates
  Welcome to our incoming Kindergarten students & families! Our PTA Family Fun team has planned a bunch of playdates over the summer to have an opportunity to meet each other. Two more opportunities this year! *Additional Date Added*   Saturday, September 11th—5pm Lake Hills Community Park (aka "the boat park") 1200 164th Ave SE   Questions? Email: [email protected] A closed Facebook page has been created for the  Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 by a Puesta del Sol parent. This Facebook group is not affiliated with the PTA. We encourage you to join the page to get to know ... read full article
December Passport Check DayTodd Patrick12/2/202112/14/2021
December Passport Check Day
Next Passport Check Day is Tuesday, December 14th. This is a short month, so start studying now! Click here to volunteer! Special Itinerary for this month is Honduras     Learn more at our Passport Club page.   ... read full article
Bedtime Stories with Sra. BrodyTodd Patrick12/1/202112/14/2021
Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
Join us for Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody, Tuesday December 14th at 6pm (our last one for 2021!) https://youtu.be/D8aBAsExQiQ We’ll start a new session of stories in January 2022!   ... read full article
Family Explorations: Dia de los MuertosTodd Patrick10/22/202111/3/2021
Family Explorations: Dia de los Muertos
Join the Puesta del Sol familia to learn about and explore the rich and meaningful traditions of Dia de los Muertos. The DEI committee is presenting two live virtual bilingual events; come to one or both! Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm Dia de los Muertos Live Presentation Alonso Chehade, Vanessa Lopez-Kopp, Jackie Zawalski and Sra. Ojeda will take us on a virtual journey exploring the memories, tastes, traditions, symbols, art and beauty of Dia de los Muertos. Questions and discussion will follow. Fully bilingual and streamed via YouTube: https://youtu.be/drFYaIAPz5Y . Wednesday, November 3rd at 3:00 pm Virtual Calavera Art ... read full article
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Virtual MeetingTodd Patrick9/10/20219/23/2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Virtual Meeting
Are you interested in setting the course for the DEI committee this year? We would love your participation! We will be partnering with the school to help integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to host parent and family events. We believe the diversity of our beloved familia is our strength! Thursday September 23rd, 7-7:45 pm RSVP to [email protected] for the zoom link to the meeting. If you are interested and cannot attend, please let us know. You can also join the Facebook group " Puesta del Sol Equity and Diversity Page " to follow updates. ... read full article
Playdates! Grades 1 and 3Todd Patrick9/7/202110/4/2021
Playdates! Grades 1 and 3
Playdates! We will be featuring weekend, smaller grade-based playdates for a chance to meet and bond with fellow Puesta del Sol families by grade . Location: Lake Hills Community Park (aka "the boat park") 1200 164th Ave SE . First Grade Playdate *make-up date* Saturday, October 2nd, 5:00pm Third Grade Playdate Sunday, October 3rd, 5:00pm We will also have more to come! If you are interested in hosting a Playdate for your grade, please connect with [email protected] . ... read full article
2021-22 Teacher AssignmentsTodd Patrick8/22/20218/29/2021
2021-22 Teacher Assignments
2021-22 Teacher Assignments were emailed to parents on August 27. ... read full article
School Supplies 2021-22Todd Patrick8/16/20218/30/2021
School Supplies 2021-22
  Get ready for back to school and check out the school supplies for 2021-22 .  If you are shopping at  Amazon.com , remember to sign up for AmazonSmile and designate Puesta del Sol Elementary/Sunset Elementary PTA Bellevue Council 2 3 95 . It costs you nothing and gets money donated to our PTA with each purchase! It works—our PTA has received $755.38 as of June 2021! Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com .   ... read full article
BSD Nurse News - November 3, 2021Todd Patrick11/10/202112/3/2021
BSD Nurse News - November 3, 2021
NURSE NEWS               The Pfizer COVID vaccine has been authorized for ages 5-11. Read more: BSD Nurse News - November 3, 2021 ... read full article
Walk to School/Bus Stop DayTodd Patrick9/30/202110/6/2021
Walk to School/Bus Stop Day
Bellevue SchoolPool October 6 Walk to School/Bus Stop Day Together, let’s encourage students to walk to school or their bus stop! Families are all invited to participate by leaving cars behind, getting exercise with friends and experiencing a bit less traffic on the walk to school and bus stops. The Bellevue SchoolPool will be supporting the day with incentives and recognition for schools and students. For more information, check out: https://chooseyourwaybellevue.org/schoolpool   ... read full article
Looking for Amity Host Families 2021-22Todd Patrick9/10/202111/15/2021
Looking for Amity Host Families 2021-22
Puesta del Sol is looking for host families for our 2021-22 Amity interns. Host families play a vital role in the success of the program. By welcoming an intern from another country into their home, volunteer host families gain friendship, understanding, knowledge and a connection to the world. Host families will experience new tastes and customs and have the chance to practice their intern's language. Your children will learn about different parts of the world from the intern and may receive extra help with their own language studies. At Puesta del Sol, our host families typically host for  13 weeks ... read full article
November is National Native American Heritage Month Todd Patrick11/3/202111/30/2021
November is National Native American Heritage Month
We encourage you to talk about, learn, and explore Indigenous Native American history and culture on your own and engage with these rich local resources. Visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle) Visit the Duwamish Longhouse (Seattle) Take a hike and make a pledge of protection in the Snoqualmie Lands Read this month's school-wide text, We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, or check out books about Native American heritage from the KCLS library   ... read full article
October is Now Dyslexia Awareness Month In Washington StateTodd Patrick10/20/202111/1/2021
October is Now Dyslexia Awareness Month In Washington State
Washington State’s new literacy screening and intervention law goes into effect this 2021-22 school year. This law requires schools to screen students for literacy problems and provide target support on a faster timeline. Decoding Dyslexia Washington State (DDWA) has prepared this handy 3 page packet for families. It includes a "Question and Answer” page, a “Parent Worksheet”, and an “Information from the School” worksheet. These were designed by DDWA for use by families who receive notice from the school that their child has been “flagged” by a literacy screener. – Source: Decoding Dyslexia https://www.facebook.com/decodingdyslexia.wa/ Join the BSD Parent Dyslexia Facebook ... read full article
Bellevue PTSA Council School Board Candidate ForumTodd Patrick9/24/202110/14/2021
Bellevue PTSA Council School Board Candidate Forum
The Bellevue PTSA Council is hosting a School Board Candidate Forum on October 14, 2021 from 6-8pm. Questions will be community-generated, and ALL candidates will respond to ALL questions. Send questions to [email protected] . Meeting details will be shared on the Bellevue PTSA Council website closer to the meeting date. ... read full article
WSPTA Legislative AssemblyTodd Patrick9/24/202110/3/2021
WSPTA Legislative Assembly
The 43rd Annual Legislative Assembly will take place in a virtual format on October 23 and 24, 2021. The purpose of legislative assembly is to determine the legislative priorities of WSPTA, to educate and mobilize advocates, and to advance WSPTA’s legislative program. For details, see https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/legislative-assembly/ All PTA members are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending as a voting delegate on behalf of the Puesta del Sol PTA, please contact [email protected] by October 3.   ... read full article
PTA Newsletter / El SolJoel Ingraham9/24/202110/8/2022
PTA Newsletter / El Sol
Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol ... read full article
Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!Joel Ingraham9/25/202110/9/2022
Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!
Support the PTA: Donate Today ... read full article
There is Such Thing As FREE LUNCH!Todd Patrick8/26/20219/17/2021
There is Such Thing As FREE LUNCH!
NO CHARGE for school meals during the 2021-2022 school year! Learn More! ... read full article
Follow us on Facebook / Parent GroupsCommunication Team6/25/20186/30/2022
Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (5th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (Graduated) * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTAJoel Ingraham9/22/202110/7/2022
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTA
https://www.instagram.com/puestadelsolpta/ ... read full article
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on TwitterJoel Ingraham9/21/202110/5/2029
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article