Spring General Member Meeting
Please join us for the Spring PTA General Membership Meeting in the Puesta del Sol Library (or online via Zoom)! All are welcome, though you will need a current PTA Membership to vote.  Wednesday, May 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Location: Puesta Library Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/2jshh4x6 Please email  [email protected] to pre-submit questions or discussion items for the agenda. Impromptu questions will be answered as time allows at the end of the meeting. Childcare may be offered, pending interest. Please contact  [email protected]  if you need childcare to attend the meeting. ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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4/16/2024-5/9/2024

Snacks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
It’s Standardized Testing Season again! Let’s work together to make testing days a little sweeter. The PTA is organizing snacks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to be distributed to the classrooms following their tests. Testing will take place between May 6th and May 17th. Testing dates for each classroom will be available via your child's teacher in early May. If you would like to contribute snacks, please bring them to the labelled box in the Front Office no later than May 3rd. Please bring non-perishable, individually wrapped, health-ish snacks. If you would prefer to contribute a small donation ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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4/16/2024-5/5/2024

Yoga Kids (Spring Session)
Teaching mindfulness, movement and self-care practices, one breath at a time. Join fellow Puesta parent, Teacher Melissa, for a fun and engaging series that will teach your child yoga and mindfulness practices through songs, games, and stories. Each weekly practice will include deep breathing, sun salutations, a variety of accessible postures, a peaceful meditation and gratitude circle. Your kids will learn about the importance of self care and the many benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practice.This class promotes focus, improved posture, builds strength and flexibility, provides tools to calm the mind and body, improve self-control, increase confidence, and ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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3/8/2024-5/3/2024

International Arts Festival: Student Sign-ups!
It's time already to prepare for the International Arts Festival , happening this year on Wednesday, May 22, 5:00-8:00 pm!     Amity Intern Acts Students can sign up to rehearse and perform a dance taught by our amity interns, Andrés (Colombia), Josue and Karla (El Salvador,) or Jenny (Spain). Rehearsals will take place on for 6 weeks on Wednesdays after school, 1:30-2:30pm, beginning March 27. We also need parent volunteers to chaperone the Amity Intern rehearsals. Amity Intern Acts (students and chaperones) Sign ups - Deadline is March 24. Flag Procession Students are also invited to be part of ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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3/8/2024-4/20/2024

Mariners Day with Puesta del Sol PTA
Mariners Day with Puesta del Sol PTA Mariners vs. Twins Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 1:10pm at T-Mobile Park We have sections reserved for our group. Order early to make sure you get a seat! $25 per ticket for main level seats. Order here:  https://puestadelsolpta.org/ Packet/MarinersNight Deadline to order is May 30, 2024 Questions? Contact Aly at  [email protected] *Please note: Tickets will be emailed to the email address associated with your PTA account approximately a week prior to the game *It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is available for this activity. If interested, please see ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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2/5/2024-5/30/2024

Kindergarten/New Family Tours
  Starting on January 17th, there will be tours for prospective new families at Puesta del Sol. Visitors are welcome to check-in at the Front Office and tour the building from 12:00-12:30pm on 1/17/24, 2/28/24, 3/20/24, 4/17/24, and 5/15/24. For more information, please contact Assistant Principal Acevedo. ... read full article
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Serena Ho 
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1/10/2024-5/31/2024

Host Families Needed for 2024-2025
Puesta del Sol offers a unique opportunity for families to host Spanish speaking interns for the school year. The interns come from Colombia, El Salvador, and Spain and they share an interest in teaching. They will assist in the classrooms and use their experience to enrich their career in education in their home country. We are in need of 15-18 host families for this upcoming school year. Host families can participate in 3 or 6 or 9 month terms. Families are asked to provide housing and meals. Are you interested in making friends from another country? Open to sharing and ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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1/2/2024-6/30/2024

Flamenco (Spring Session)
Flamenco is from Andalucia in southern Spain. It is a profound, mysterious, powerful and passionate art form, expressing all of life, and emerged from a mixture of eastern and western cultures over many centuries, including influence from the Arabs and Moors, the Gypsies from India, the Jews... and coming from the heart and spirit of each individual, expressing their joys, their sadness, a great range of emotions... and touching the heart and soul of each other and the audience. We will be learning beautiful dance movements, involving a lot of arm and hand movements, proud posture, lots of fun rhythmical ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
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3/8/2024-5/10/2024
Urgent Action Alert: BSD FundingSerena Ho1/22/20241/29/2024
Urgent Action Alert: BSD Funding
Support Bellevue School District and limit budget cuts: Comment on Senate Bill 5956! Follow this link for full details, video of testimony, and link to comment ("support") on the bill. It takes one minute! https://www.smore.com/9vwc2b   On Monday, January 15, 2024, BSD Superintendent Dr. Aramaki was in Olympia testifying in support of Senate Bill 5956. Currently there is no adjustment to the local levy cap for the higher cost of living and wages in high cost areas. The State does provide an adjustment on state funds but caps local funds with no regionalization factor. This prevents BSD from collecting all ... read full article
Winter General Membership MeetingSerena Ho1/31/20242/15/2024
Winter General Membership Meeting
Please join us for the Winter PTA General Membership Meeting in the Puesta del Sol Library (or online via Zoom)! All are welcome, though you will need a current PTA Membership to vote.   Thursday, February 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Location:  Puesta Library (or Zoom) Zoom Link:  http://tinyurl.com/2zx4mbdc If you would like to join members of the Board for a BYOD Social Hour, we will be meeting casually from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to chat and eat*. Please email  [email protected]  to pre-submit questions or discussion items for the agenda. Impromptu questions will be answered as time allows at the end ... read full article
Incoming Kindergarten Information SessionTodd Patrick12/1/202312/15/2023
Incoming Kindergarten Information Session
  Save the Date for Puesta del Sol Elementary's Incoming Kindergarten Information Session ! December 12, 2023 9:30 am-10:30 am Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM room Rm 265 If you have an incoming kindergartner for the 2024-2025 school year, please join us to learn more about our school and what kindergarten looks like at Puesta del Sol Spanish Immersion Program. You will get an opportunity to hear from school administrators, Sra. Edwards and Srta. Acevedo. ... read full article
Transportation Information from our PrincipalSerena Ho10/18/202311/1/2023
Transportation Information from our Principal
Hola Puesta del Sol Familias, This is a friendly reminder that authorization must be given for students who are not assigned to a route or who request to ride a different bus. This is contingent on space and availability. Please complete this form (link) and have the school office sign. Please return the form to the Transportation office via email at  [email protected]  for final approval. Gracias! Principal Danelle Edwards ... read full article
Ask Your Friends & Family to Donate to WalkathonTodd Patrick9/27/202310/17/2023
Ask Your Friends & Family to Donate to Walkathon
Check out this great video of our Assistant Principal, Aishla Acevedo as she tries to register her puppies and asks her Grandma to donate to Walkathon! If you or your students have friends or family that would like to donate to Walkathon, please use this link: https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/WalkathonUser ... read full article
From the Puesta del Sol PTA Board of DirectorsSerena Ho12/8/202312/18/2023
From the Puesta del Sol PTA Board of Directors
Bellevue School District is currently experiencing budget shortfalls and has proposed Middle School consolidation as a possible partial solution.  Our PTA Board has worked together to issue the following statements. These opinions are reflective of the current Board of Directors and not our full Puesta del Sol PTA Membership. We support the Bellevue PTSA Council resolution adopted on 12/4/23 “to declare that Bellevue School District Budget reduction process be collaborative with the community and focused on reducing impacts to the academic and extra-curricular opportunities of all students K-12.” We acknowledge that the current Middle School Consolidation discussion is challenging and ... read full article
Winter Craft Fair is Almost Here! Todd Patrick11/28/202312/7/2023
Winter Craft Fair is Almost Here!
WINTER CRAFT FAIR NEXT WEDNESDAY December 12/06 at Puesta del Sol!!!! Come shop local and support artisans and your student groups! Find unique items to gift at our very first Winter Craft Fair ! There will be home goods, crafts, jewelry, and ready made foods for you to enjoy. Do not miss performances from Puesta del Sol AND Sherwood Forest's Choirs as well as our beloved Flamenco and other PTA programs. Free admission for all. WINTER CRAFT FAIR DETAILS: Date: Wednesday December 6th Time: 5:00-7:30 Where: Puesta del Sol (301 151st Pl NE) ... read full article
November 17th Principal Coffee!Serena Ho11/13/202311/17/2023
November 17th Principal Coffee!
Date: Friday November 17th Time: 9:15am - 10:15am   Please join Principal Danelle Edwards for coffee on Friday, November 17th between 9:15am and 10:15am. This month's topic will be on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Have you been wondering what to do if your student is below grade level in any area? Maybe you think your student needs more challenging work? Parent-Teacher conferences will be in November: this is great information to learn about before you meet with your child's teacher.  Please bring your questions! Coffee and answers will be provided. If you have YouTube livestream experience and would ... read full article
BFF for Bellevue School FoundationsSerena Ho10/30/202311/7/2023
BFF for Bellevue School Foundations
Mark your calendars for November 1st to November 4th because the Bellevue School Foundation is hosting its fall fundraising event. We're excited to introduce the Puesta del Sol for BSF team with a donation target of $2000. We invite you to contribute a donation of any amount, and your support as a parent, alumni, or friend of the Bellevue Schools District is an investment in our community. This year, the Bellevue School's Foundation is committed to contributing nearly $1 million to support essential programs throughout the entire school district, directly benefiting our students. Regardless of whether you have students in ... read full article
Reminder on Walkathon ParkingSerena Ho9/27/20239/29/2023
Reminder on Walkathon Parking
ARE YOU READY for our Walkathon???  We can't wait to see you on September 29th.  As a quick reminder, you can find parking information at the Puesta del Sol Parking Information Page .  Also, Hopelink has also offered to allow their 40 space parking lot for our walkathon night.  There are walking trails nearby so do take advantage of them.  Do account for the additional time you need to find parking!  See you all Friday! ... read full article
Volunteer Training on Sept 27thSerena Ho9/20/20239/27/2023
Volunteer Training on Sept 27th
On September 27th from 9:15am - 10:15am, please join Principal Edwards, Principal Acevedo, and leadership from our PTA Board to learn more about volunteering at our school! Would you like to volunteer at Puesta del Sol, but aren't sure how to start? Our principals will walk you through Bellevue School District's volunteer training so you can show up to your next volunteer gig with all the skills you need to succeed. PTA Board leadership will be talking about currently available positions and how you can go about creating new volunteer opportunities! Date: September 27th 9:15am-10:15am Location: Puesta STEM room or ... read full article
Welcome LetterTodd Patrick8/25/20239/8/2023
Welcome Letter
Dear New and Returning Families,     Welcome! The Puesta del Sol PTA is so excited for the new school year and we can't wait to share all the amazing things we have been planning. There are new and returning extracurricular activities, social events, fundraisers, new volunteer opportunities, and so much more! If you have been dreaming of ways to connect with other families in our community, please let us know! We would love to have your help imagining, networking, and organizing for this school year.    The past few years have been momentous for us. Covid affected our community ... read full article
Submit Photos for the School Yearbook!Serena Ho3/28/20244/12/2024
Submit Photos for the School Yearbook!
The Yearbook team needs your help to make an awesome keepsake of the '23-'24 school year! We are collecting photos for the school yearbook of school activities including class parties, art appreciation, summer park playdates, field trips, Walk-a-thon, Pumpkin Bash, Winter Craft Fair, Before/After School programs, etc. Please submit photos to your students' Room Parent(s) or e-mail  schoolrelations@ puestadelsolpta.org  to receive a link for uploading. NOTE : You do NOT need to submit your students' individual portrait photos for the yearbook! ... read full article
A Night in Hollywood Auction Gala! Buy your Tickets Now!Serena Ho1/5/20243/9/2024
A Night in Hollywood Auction Gala! Buy your Tickets Now!
The countdown to A Night In Hollywood Auction Gala has begun! We are so excited for the big night!!!   When: Saturday, March 9, 2024 Where: Seattle Marriott Redmond Hotel, at Redmond Town Center Theme: A Night In Hollywood Auction Gala Join us for a grown-ups only evening focused on building community while raising money for our school! The gala is a great way to celebrate our community and create lasting memories. Here are a few things to know for the big night: What to do BEFORE March 1st (this Friday): Buy tickets here:  https://puestadelsolpta. ejoinme.org/auction24 (We need about 30 ... read full article
Attention Families of Fifth Graders & Pre-Schoolers!Serena Ho1/2/20241/20/2024
Attention Families of Fifth Graders & Pre-Schoolers!
The New Year has just begun, but if you have pre-schoolers or 5th graders it's time to think about next school year! Tillicum Middle School (our ISA partner school for students continuing in the program) will have their open house on January 17th from 5:45p to 8:00p. If your student plans to go from Puesta del Sol to Tillicum you do not need to submit an application--they will be automatically enrolled. Middle School For information on tours at your neighborhood Middle School, Big Picture, or International School, please reference information from BSD here:  https://bsd405.org/2023/11/ coming-soon-open-transfer- choice-schools-programs/  . If you plan ... read full article
November Passport Check - November 28Serena Ho11/1/202311/27/2023
November Passport Check - November 28
Tuesday, November 28th from 12:30-3 November Passport Check is coming up right after Thanksgiving on the 28th. Join u!  If your child is interested in doing the Special Itinerary worksheet this month to win a prize, the country is Canada . They can use the information from this bulletin board in the upstairs hallway or do their research on CultureGrams through their school computer.  Do sign up to  volunteer at our Passport Check! ... read full article
Screenager under the Influence Serena Ho10/22/202310/28/2023
Screenager under the Influence
Bellevue School Foundation is hosting Screenager under the Influence movie night. The previous movie night was a sold out event. Come join us for the next event at the Bellevue High School . This free event is designed to enlighten and educate attendees about teenage drug use in the digital age. It is suitable for teenagers and their parents or caretakers.  Doors open at 6:30PM and the film starts at 7:00PM. We look forward to seeing you there! Bellevue School Foundation Education Connections events link our community with our programs. They create an opportunity for dialogue between our educators, parents, ... read full article
Welcome, New Board Members!Serena Ho10/15/202310/25/2023
Welcome, New Board Members!
Please welcome the newest members of the PTA Board of Directors! Jim Simmons and Julie Keeney will be sharing the role of Secretary. Their formal volunteer job duties will be taking notes during Board and General Membership Meetings, but they are both very excited to help out in other ways when they have the time. Congratulations!     ... read full article
Walkathon - Big Thank you, Results & SurveySerena Ho10/4/202310/14/2023
Walkathon - Big Thank you, Results & Survey
A BIG THANK YOU to the more than 130 parent and student volunteers, the Puesta del Sol PTA, Principal Danelle, Vice Principal Aishla and our wonderfully supportive teachers and staff who helped to make this beloved event a success. ¡Muchas gracias! Collectively, 351 of our students completed 7,740 laps (774 miles!) and so far have raised over $16,000 in pledges. Awards will be handed out to the top walkers in each grade at a school assembly later this fall.   2023 Walkathon Lap Counts The final due date for pledge money is October 14 . It's not too late to donate ... read full article
School Picture Day is coming!Serena Ho9/22/202310/15/2023
School Picture Day is coming!
  School Pictures: Thursday, October 26th. Re-take day has been tentatively: Thursday, December 7th. Individual class picture times have not be set yet. ... read full article
Back to School Forms!Todd Patrick8/25/20239/16/2023
Back to School Forms!
New & Returning Families! It's officially Back to School Season! Please fill out our online PTA Forms as soon as possible. Sign in NOW to complete your Back to School Forms When your forms are completed, you will automatically be entered in a raffle to win two Mariner's tickets for the 10/1 Game! Fill out Back to School Forms to: Select the correct size for your student's Free Walk-A-Thon T-Shirt To join or renew your PTA Membership ( click here to find out more about benefits!) Purchase a yearbook at an early-bird price Sign up for our newsletter Add our ... read full article
_web design secretsTodd Patrick5/12/20505/26/2050
_web design secrets
  To make a button using CSS: Put this inline in the article, updating the words and link as needed: <p style="text-align: center;"><a style="text-decoration: none;" href="https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/YOUR-PACKET" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><button class="button-29"><strong>YOUR-WORDS</strong></button></a></p>   2. Put this at the end of the article html: <style> .button-29 {   align-items: center;   appearance: none;   background-image: radial-gradient(100% 100% at 100% 0, #ffee00 0, #ffe600 100%);   border: 0;   border-radius: 6px;   box-shadow: rgba(45, 35, 66, .4) 0 2px 4px,rgba(45, 35, 66, .3) 0 7px 13px -3px,rgba(58, 65, 111, .5) 0 -3px 0 inset;   box-sizing: border-box;   color: #0088dc;   cursor: pointer;   display: ... read full article
Spring General Member MeetingSerena Ho4/16/20245/9/2024
Spring General Member Meeting
Please join us for the Spring PTA General Membership Meeting in the Puesta del Sol Library (or online via Zoom)! All are welcome, though you will need a current PTA Membership to vote.  Wednesday, May 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Location: Puesta Library Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/2jshh4x6 Please email  [email protected] to pre-submit questions or discussion items for the agenda. Impromptu questions will be answered as time allows at the end of the meeting. Childcare may be offered, pending interest. Please contact  [email protected]  if you need childcare to attend the meeting. ... read full article
Snacks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th GradersSerena Ho4/16/20245/5/2024
Snacks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
It’s Standardized Testing Season again! Let’s work together to make testing days a little sweeter. The PTA is organizing snacks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to be distributed to the classrooms following their tests. Testing will take place between May 6th and May 17th. Testing dates for each classroom will be available via your child's teacher in early May. If you would like to contribute snacks, please bring them to the labelled box in the Front Office no later than May 3rd. Please bring non-perishable, individually wrapped, health-ish snacks. If you would prefer to contribute a small donation ... read full article
Thank You & Second Chance SaleSerena Ho3/29/20244/5/2024
Thank You & Second Chance Sale
This is not an April Fools! Auction Team is doing our last call with a seriously great list items in our Second Chance Auction Sale! Look through for a chance for soccer camps, spas, travel to Hawaii, teacher experiences, and much more!!!! https://pdspta2024.ggo.bid Many of these items, just did not get to us in time to make our online sale. The Second Chance Auction will go from 4/1 - 4/8. All additional proceeds support PTA mission and goals and fund our students, teachers, and programs! ... read full article
PTA Member Happy HourSerena Ho3/19/20244/2/2024
PTA Member Happy Hour
  Calling all 21+ PTA Members! Please join us for Happy Hour at the Bellevue Melting Pot on April 1s from 5:30pm to 7:00pm! Share your trials and victories so far this year and bond with your fellow parents and volunteers. We will be especially celebrating our Big Give donors, but all adult PTA members are welcome to come and join the party. No RSVP necessary, please email [email protected]  if you have questions. ... read full article
Parent Education Interest Survey: Mental Health & WellbeingSerena Ho3/13/20243/22/2024
Parent Education Interest Survey: Mental Health & Wellbeing
Hello Bellevue Families: The Bellevue PTSA Council, representing all PTAs in our vibrant community, is partnering with the BSD Mental Health Assistance Team to better understand your mental health & wellness needs. We invite you to share your valuable insights by filling out our brief survey to help tailor an upcoming Parent Education Series. Survey Link Please complete the survey by Friday, March 22nd . Your input makes a difference! Thank you for being a crucial part of this important conversation. Click here for the Survey link. ... read full article
Yoga Kids (Spring Session)Serena Ho3/8/20245/3/2024
Yoga Kids (Spring Session)
Teaching mindfulness, movement and self-care practices, one breath at a time. Join fellow Puesta parent, Teacher Melissa, for a fun and engaging series that will teach your child yoga and mindfulness practices through songs, games, and stories. Each weekly practice will include deep breathing, sun salutations, a variety of accessible postures, a peaceful meditation and gratitude circle. Your kids will learn about the importance of self care and the many benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practice.This class promotes focus, improved posture, builds strength and flexibility, provides tools to calm the mind and body, improve self-control, increase confidence, and ... read full article
International Arts Festival: Student Sign-ups!Serena Ho3/8/20244/20/2024
International Arts Festival: Student Sign-ups!
It's time already to prepare for the International Arts Festival , happening this year on Wednesday, May 22, 5:00-8:00 pm!     Amity Intern Acts Students can sign up to rehearse and perform a dance taught by our amity interns, Andrés (Colombia), Josue and Karla (El Salvador,) or Jenny (Spain). Rehearsals will take place on for 6 weeks on Wednesdays after school, 1:30-2:30pm, beginning March 27. We also need parent volunteers to chaperone the Amity Intern rehearsals. Amity Intern Acts (students and chaperones) Sign ups - Deadline is March 24. Flag Procession Students are also invited to be part of ... read full article
Need help with the STEM Fair?Serena Ho2/21/20244/19/2024
Need help with the STEM Fair?
Bellevue High School's Science Olympiad offers a service called Tutor Time, held each Saturday at various KCLS libraries. Drop into one of their sessions or email them ( [email protected] ) if you would like help with your STEM fair project! They host free drop-in tutoring for grades K-12 in any subject, and they have tutors knowledgeable in STEM to help you with all aspects of your project. For their schedule and more information, you can visit their website. Tutoring Topics: Get ready for Puesta STEM Fair, Science & Mathematics, Technology and coding ... read full article
Mariners Day with Puesta del Sol PTASerena Ho2/5/20245/30/2024
Mariners Day with Puesta del Sol PTA
Mariners Day with Puesta del Sol PTA Mariners vs. Twins Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 1:10pm at T-Mobile Park We have sections reserved for our group. Order early to make sure you get a seat! $25 per ticket for main level seats. Order here:  https://puestadelsolpta.org/ Packet/MarinersNight Deadline to order is May 30, 2024 Questions? Contact Aly at  [email protected] *Please note: Tickets will be emailed to the email address associated with your PTA account approximately a week prior to the game *It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is available for this activity. If interested, please see ... read full article
All School Read-In on January 26thSerena Ho1/11/20241/27/2024
All School Read-In on January 26th
Please join students, teachers, staff, and the Puesta del Sol PTA for an All-School Read-IN!  On Friday January 26th , our WHOLE SCHOOL will be getting cozy and reading together. Timing will vary depending on class: please check the Sign-Up Genius for the EXACT TIME each classroom will be reading together. Please bring your own reading materials and be prepared to be flexible: many students will have opinions and questions! Pajamas, a cozy blanket, and your favorite stuffed animal are an optional way to get extra cozy with the kids. For our younger grade students (PK - 2nd), volunteers will ... read full article
Kindergarten/New Family ToursSerena Ho1/10/20245/31/2024
Kindergarten/New Family Tours
  Starting on January 17th, there will be tours for prospective new families at Puesta del Sol. Visitors are welcome to check-in at the Front Office and tour the building from 12:00-12:30pm on 1/17/24, 2/28/24, 3/20/24, 4/17/24, and 5/15/24. For more information, please contact Assistant Principal Acevedo. ... read full article
Host Families Needed for 2024-2025Serena Ho1/2/20246/30/2024
Host Families Needed for 2024-2025
Puesta del Sol offers a unique opportunity for families to host Spanish speaking interns for the school year. The interns come from Colombia, El Salvador, and Spain and they share an interest in teaching. They will assist in the classrooms and use their experience to enrich their career in education in their home country. We are in need of 15-18 host families for this upcoming school year. Host families can participate in 3 or 6 or 9 month terms. Families are asked to provide housing and meals. Are you interested in making friends from another country? Open to sharing and ... read full article
Thank you, Mucho Gracias!Serena Ho12/5/202312/15/2023
Thank you, Mucho Gracias!
Huge shout out to our incredible, generous, and supportive Puesta community! Through our Big Give fundraiser, we were able to raise over 21 thousand dollars to provide resources to the Puesta del Sol community. Thank you so much for investing in our Beloved Familia and earning our students a lot of fun things this week! Principal Danielle & Vice Principal Aishla sent an email out last week announcing the Big Give rewards for the students for this week! In case you missed it: Bring your students to school on time for Tuesday morning! At 8:55am, they will get to hear ... read full article
International Festival Cochair OpportunitiesSerena Ho11/17/20233/1/2024
International Festival Cochair Opportunities
  Do you have great organizational skills?  Are you good at directing children and managing a stage?  Puesta needs TWO CO-CHAIRS for the International Festival in May. Please consider signing up! Responsibilities include: Work with the PTA communication team to develop promo for the event and registration for the various acts Create a rehearsal calendar Work with Amity Interns for their dance acts, with Senora Rose for Marimba acts and coordinate with Fiesta Latina and Flamenco acts Recruit day of event volunteers Collaborate with PTA or 5th grade events for concession sales Work is heaviest Feb/March (coordinating acts) and then ... read full article
Introducing NEST Time!Serena Ho11/17/202312/1/2023
Introducing NEST Time!
Has your student been telling you about this new thing at school called NEST? All our students are experiencing a new way of learning at school lately! Here is the explanation from Principals Danelle & Aishla:   NEST = Nurturing. Every. Student. Together. What it is : This is the whole grade level group time for push in support with intervention and extension for all students, using assessment data to focus on targeted skills to support student progress. All students in a grade level will be mixed together and grouped based on skill level to work in small groups. The ... read full article
Night out with the Puesta del Sol PTA at the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey GameSerena Ho11/15/20231/15/2024
Night out with the Puesta del Sol PTA at the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Game
Join Puesta del Sol PTA for a night out at the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey game. Sunday, February 4th, 2024 at 5:05PM at the accesso ShoWare Center: 625 W James St Kent, WA 98032 Tickets are $25 each and must be ordered by January 15, 2024. Get Tickets Now If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. ( No refunds ). Tickets will be emailed to the email address associated with your PTA membership approximately a week before the game. *It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is ... read full article
Painting Garden SignsSerena Ho11/2/202311/8/2023
Painting Garden Signs
  Date: Tuesday, November 7th from 9-11am STE(A)M room in 5th grade pod   Calling all crafty parents! We will be painting 30 new signs to be placed in the school's garden beds. All adults are encouraged to come help us paint. We need a variety of plants, bees, birds or any other nature designs that you can think of. Snacks and supplies will be provided! Alumni parents are welcome to join us too! ... read full article
5th Grade Events November MeetingSerena Ho10/30/202311/14/2023
5th Grade Events November Meeting
Are you interested in being on the 5th Grade Events Committee? Maybe helping with legacy gift, Teacher Tea, graduation, or another idea/role big or small for our 5th grade students? We are meeting virtually November 13th from 7-8pm to fill roles/jobs/smaller committees related to 5th Grade Events. Email  fifthgradeevents@ puestadelsolpta.org  with any questions. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/ 83950051535?pwd= HSkclssaN57PxlaJvSzeotSDlD8XxT .1 ... read full article
Winter Craft FairSerena Ho10/20/202311/27/2023
Winter Craft Fair
Calling crafters and artisans! Mark your calendars for our Winter Craft Fair on Wednesday Dec 6th inside Puesta de Sol's Gym starting at 5pm ! This event will be a wonderful opportunity to begin your gift giving and winter decoration purchases while supporting local business, independent crafters and artists, and even middle and high school student clubs! Hand crafted goods, kid made fidgets toys, jewelry, soaps, expertly crafted Mexican pottery and textiles, as well as other amazing goods are expected. There will be a PTA sponsored makers table complimentary and various food options available for purchase. The Winter Craft Fair ... read full article
Curriculum Night on Oct 5thSerena Ho10/3/202310/6/2023
Curriculum Night on Oct 5th
Join other parents and caregivers to meet our staff and administration, learn about your child's classroom experience, and build community. Schedule: 5:00-5:25 Preschool Class Presentations, K-2 Class Presentations, 3-5 Specialist Presentation (Café/Stage) 5:30-5:55: Preschool Class Presentations, K-2 Specialist Presentation (Café/Stage), 3-5 Class Presentations 6:00-6:25: Principal Presentation (Café/Stage) Please remember to park in designated spots, use the nearby church parking lot, and refrain from parking along 151st street. If you are using street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, please park legally and do not block driveways.  Check Puesta Parking page for more information ... read full article
Hispanic Latinx HeritageSerena Ho9/22/202310/13/2023
Hispanic Latinx Heritage
Celebrate Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month Puesta del Sol students and staff kicked off this Hispanic Latinx Heritage month with a special assembly featuring Danza Azteca on Friday, September 15. From September 15 to October 15 (and throughout the whole year!) we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.   ... read full article
Learning Spotlight: #IKnowMyFullNameSerena Ho9/22/202310/13/2023
Learning Spotlight: #IKnowMyFullName
This month, Puesta del Sol students are learning and practicing the standard of “I show respect” in lessons connected with the book En Realidad , es Jeferson/Yefferson, Actually by Katherine Trejo.   Link to YouTube Video   It is a story about a young El Salvadoran boy who, with the support of his family, finds the courage to correct everyone that says his name wrong. Please join our community in the campaign “#IKnowMyFullName / #YoSéMiNombreCompleto” by sharing about your name(s) this Flipgrid ! Please note, you must use your students’ Microsoft account to log in. ... read full article
Fall PTA General Member MeetingSerena Ho9/22/202310/12/2023
Fall PTA General Member Meeting
  Please join us for the October PTA General Membership Meeting in the Puesta del Sol Library! Date: October 11th 7:00-8:00pm Location: Puesta Library All are welcome, though you will need a current PTA Membership to vote. Meeting be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, directly following the SEL Parent Discussion--please try to come to both events! If you would like to pre-submit questions or discussion items for the Agenda, please email [email protected] . Impromptu questions will be answered as time allows at the end of the meeting. Childcare will be offered, details to be confirmed soon.   Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86841926728?pwd=MP1Oi7Cb3voHLi3eTOdenIxViYF3um.1 ... read full article
Parent Discussion on Student Well-Being with Randi PetersonSerena Ho9/20/202310/12/2023
Parent Discussion on Student Well-Being with Randi Peterson
Date: October 11 6:00-6:45pm (RSVP by email) Location: Puesta Library   Please join your Puesta del Sol PTA and Bellevue School District leader, Randi Peterson, for an evening discussion about Student Well-Being. Randi is our district Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Developer and she will be talking not only about the SEL curriculum we use at Puesta del Sol, but will be providing resources and links to help you grow and develop your parenting skills. She has years of experience and she brings with her a passion for children's health and a creative mind ready to help find solutions. Our ... read full article
Help Plan our Preschool Mini-WalkathonSerena Ho9/20/20239/26/2023
Help Plan our Preschool Mini-Walkathon
Help Needed! Our Preschool will be having a MINI-WALKATHON on Tuesday, October 3rd. The event will be short, sweet, and during the preschool day. Please join the planning committee! Email  [email protected]  for more information or to sign-up. ... read full article
Scholastic Bookfair Volunteer Sign upSerena Ho9/15/20239/19/2023
Scholastic Bookfair Volunteer Sign up
Scholastic Bookfair Volunteers Needed! Dear Parents and Families: I’m excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from October 2nd thru Oct 6th. The Scholastic Book Fair empowers our students to choose books they love, and with so many options, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. This year’s Fair is going to be epic, but we need volunteers to make it happen. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers— which in turn makes them bolder, prouder, and ... read full article
Welcome our Amity InternsSerena Ho9/7/20239/21/2023
Welcome our Amity Interns
  Please join us in welcoming our Amity Intern for our school year 2023-2024!!!  This year we have 4 Amity Interns joining us.  Andrews Mauricio Ramirez Sanchez from Colombia, Jennifer Gonzalez Recio from Spain, Josue Martinez Martinez and Karla Griselda Velasquez Rodrigeuz from El Savador.  Check out their bio and more information on the Amity program here .     ... read full article
After School Activity - Drama KidsSerena Ho9/6/202311/12/2023
After School Activity - Drama Kids
Drama Kids of King County - Composite Drama Class This Composite Classes is designed for 1st thru 5th graders and will include various stimulating dramatic lessons perfectly suited for most elementary school children. Students will receive participate in a wide range of creative activities, including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets, and scripted scenes or mini-plays - tailored to their requirements and abilities. Location: Puesta del Sol, Mondays 3:45-4:45pm Class dates: October 2,9,16,23,30 November 6,13,27 December 4,11,18. Register directly with Drama Kids at: https://dramakids.com/redmond- bellevue-wa/public-schools/ Cost is $220 for the first trimester plus a 1 time registration fee of $25. Registration ... read full article
Yoga Adventure KidsSerena Ho9/6/202311/12/2023
Yoga Adventure Kids
Teaching mindfulness, movement and self-care practices, one breath at a time. Join fellow Puesta parent, Teacher Melissa, for a fun and engaging series that will teach your child yoga and mindfulness practices through songs, games, and stories. Each weekly practice will include deep breathing, sun salutations, a variety of accessible postures, a peaceful meditation and gratitude circle. Your kids will learn about the importance of self care and the many benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practice. This class promotes focus, concentration, fine and gross motor skills, sensory input, strength building, proprioceptive awareness, balance, coordination, and provides tools to ... read full article
Ice Cream SocialTodd Patrick8/25/20239/8/2023
Ice Cream Social
Help us kick off the new year! Join us for ice cream and get to know your school community! Information on programs & events offered this year will be available as well as help for back-to-school forms ! This is a free event and we highly encourage everyone to come. If you have any questions, please email Sarah at [email protected] If you are interested in helping with this event, please head over to our sign up genius to help out at the event! Signup Genius - Ice Cream Social ... read full article
Scholastic Bookfair Volunteers Todd Patrick8/25/20239/6/2023
Scholastic Bookfair Volunteers
Dear Families: I’m excited to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, which will take place from October 2nd-5th in Puesta’s Library. For many students, it’s one of the most anticipated events of the school year—but we need volunteers to make it happen. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students experience Bookjoy firsthand! And every purchase at the Fair directly benefits our school. So, it’s a win-win! If you’re available to lend a hand at this upcoming event, please contact me and share which Fair activities interest you most. Opportunities ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA Fundraiser with OL Reign!Todd Patrick8/25/202310/5/2023
Puesta del Sol PTA Fundraiser with OL Reign!
Join Puesta del Sol PTA at Lumen Field for an OL Reign match OL Reign vs. Washington Spirit Friday, October 6th at 5:00pm $27 per ticket (+processing fees) *Part of the ticket price will benefit Puesta del Sol PTA To purchase tickets, please visit: https://fevo.me/puestadelsolpta Come celebrate Megan Rapinoe's storied career and see Rose Lavelle, Jess Fishlock, Sofia Huerta, Alana Cook, and the entire OL Reign team make Lumen Field a fortress and bring another Championship home to Seattle! We have a group of reserved seats in section 239. Purchase early before they sell out! Due to Megan Rapinoe's retirement ... read full article
Flamenco (Spring Session)Serena Ho3/8/20245/10/2024
Flamenco (Spring Session)
Flamenco is from Andalucia in southern Spain. It is a profound, mysterious, powerful and passionate art form, expressing all of life, and emerged from a mixture of eastern and western cultures over many centuries, including influence from the Arabs and Moors, the Gypsies from India, the Jews... and coming from the heart and spirit of each individual, expressing their joys, their sadness, a great range of emotions... and touching the heart and soul of each other and the audience. We will be learning beautiful dance movements, involving a lot of arm and hand movements, proud posture, lots of fun rhythmical ... read full article
Volunteer Training SlidesSerena Ho10/9/202312/29/2023
Volunteer Training Slides
Missed the Volunteer Training on 9/27 at school? Here are the slides from the training . If you have any questions about the presentation or about volunteering, please email either Holly (PTA President:  [email protected] ) or Aishla (Vice-Principal:  [email protected] ) ... read full article