Free $$$ For Our PTA!
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! Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com . ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
9/21/2022-10/5/2025

December Passport Check
December Passport Check is on Wednesday the 14th. It is a short month, so start studying now! The Special Itinerary is Iceland . If you have any time to spare, please volunteer . ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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12/6/2022-12/14/2022

Send some Winter Cheers to warm your family & friends!
Winter Cheers are fun winter songs sung in English and Spanish, performed in person at the recipients’ homes by a volunteer group of Puesta del Sol 5th Graders. This is a Community Event fundraiser for the 5th Grade class. You can order Winter Cheers for “delivery” on the following dates: Sunday, November 27th 5-7pm Friday, December 2nd 6-8pm Saturday, December 3rd 6-8pm Friday, December 9th Saturday, December 10th 6-8pm Wednesday, December 14th Our Winter Cheers delivery area is Bellevue. If you’d like a Cheers delivered in another neighboring city, please send email to [email protected] with the delivery address and we’ll ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
11/10/2022-12/10/2022

Garden Club Chair Needed
PTA Garden Leadership Open! Yes, there is going to be a garden plot for every classroom at the new school ! Now we need someone willing to help guide Puesta del Sol’s new garden and post-pandemic garden program for the PTA. The position is open starting in January. It’s an incredible opportunity to introduce students to the natural world we rely on in a hands-on, sensory way. Kids adore the garden; it’s a fun and meaningful way to spend an afternoon! If you are interested, please email [email protected] Happy Gardening! ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
11/11/2022-1/7/2023

Join the Events Team & Get Involved!
Please join our Events Team and be a part of the planning process! Sign up for one or more events that you would like to help us plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with Puesta del Sol friends and meet new ones. Click below to sign up for one or more events that you would like to help plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with your friends at Puesta del Sol and have a chance to make new ones. SIGN UP NOW   Questions? Contact the Events Team: [email protected] ... read full article
Author:
Ryan Dhuse 
Show from:
9/8/2022-2/1/2023
WalkathonRyan Dhuse9/19/202210/8/2022
Walkathon
Walkathon is Happening! On Friday, October 7, 2022, Puesta del Sol is hosting the 20th annual Walkathon! This annual tradition is our largest community-building event where family, teachers, and staff join students to walk laps in a fun and festive atmosphere to support Puesta del Sol's Fall Fundraiser. There is no charge to participate and there is no set distance, however, every student must RSVP. Walkathon is a component of the “Big Give” fundraising campaign. This component allows students and their families and friends to donate to their school. Students can promote their walkathon efforts and help raise funds by ... read full article
Time Sensitive!Todd Patrick9/3/20229/7/2022
Time Sensitive!
We will be placing our order for Walkathon t-shirts on Wed Sept 7th. We are starting with the sizing caregivers provided for the Field Day t-shirts from last Spring. If anyone would like a different size for their student(s) or wants to confirm sizing, please email Aubra Moore ( [email protected] ). For students in Kindergarten or anyone else who is new to Puesta this year, if you would like to specify a size for your student's T-shirt please also email Aubra Moore ( [email protected] ). ... read full article
PTA's Annual Pumpkin Bash10/1/202210/29/2022
PTA's Annual Pumpkin Bash
Save the Date!    { "name":"PTA's Annual Pumpkin Bash", "description":"You're invited to the PTA's Annual Pumpkin Bash", "startDate":"2022-10-28", "endDate":"2022-10-28", "startTime":"18:00", "endTime":"20:00", "location":"Puesta del Sol Elementary", "label":"Add to Calendar", "options":[ "Apple", "Google", "iCal", "Microsoft365", "MicrosoftTeams", "Outlook.com", "Yahoo" ], "timeZone":"America/Los_Angeles", "trigger":"click", "inline":true, "listStyle":"modal", "iCalFileName":"Reminder-Event" } You are invited to the PTA's Annual Fall Pumpkin Bash, a fun family event at Puesta del Sol Elementary! Get ready for a night of dancing with DJ Howie, carnival games, trunk or treat, prizes, pumpkin decorating contest and more! Don't miss our costume parade, so dress up and show us your Fall spooktacular disguise!  no masks ... read full article
Free $$$ For Our PTA!Todd Patrick9/21/202210/5/2025
Free $$$ For Our PTA!
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! Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com . ... read full article
Info Sessions: Learn More about Puesta del Sol (and PTA)Ryan Dhuse9/16/20229/20/2022
Info Sessions: Learn More about Puesta del Sol (and PTA)
Are you a kindergarten parent or older grade parent that is new to Puesta del Sol and you want to find out more information about school or PTA? Are you a Grade 1-5 parent, and pandemic was a blur and you want to find out more about school and how you can help out? Come for some open, informal "Office Hour" sessions to get info about how to get involved in PTA and also have those burning questions answered by a PTA Board Member! In-Person Sessions: Monday September 17 9:05-10:00am (after drop off) Online (Zoom): Tuesday September 20 5:00-6:00pm Zoom ... read full article
Room Parent Information MeetingRyan Dhuse9/10/20229/29/2022
Room Parent Information Meeting
Are you interested in being a Room Parent? Contact your child’s teacher and join our Room Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, September 29th from 9:30am - 10:30am via Google Meet. Please email  [email protected] puestadelsolpta.org for the Google Meet login details or if you have any questions. Thank you! How Room Parents Help Their Class: - Plan classroom celebrations - Communicate classroom news/announcements - Manage class funds - Organize volunteers ... read full article
Ways to HelpTodd Patrick8/25/20229/30/2022
Ways to Help
Check out ways to help at school with our PTA Board and Committees! Our school community can’t do what it does for our kids without helping each other! The start of the year is a great time to browse through roles available on our PTA Board and various committees, check out our Board and Committees page. Descriptions are available by clicking the name of the role and/or e-mailing the board member/Director listed. To view descriptions, you may need to set up your PTA website log in first. If you haven’t already done so, go the registration site. Once you are ... read full article
Back to School To-Dos!Todd Patrick8/19/20228/30/2022
Back to School To-Dos!
New and returning families, don't be late--get the year started off right with taking care of these back to school tasks! • Sign in NOW to complete your Back to school Forms ! The Back to school forms are not only used to sign up for PTA Membership, but also for Spiritwear purchases, Yearbook orders, newsletter subscription and more. Sign up here: https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/BTS2022   • Get PTA updates to your personal calendar Add the ability to view school and PTA dates to your personal calendar.   • Read our Puesta del Sol FAQs! New and return families, check out the ... read full article
Summer PlaydatesTodd Patrick6/13/20226/30/2022
Summer Playdates
We've got a b u n c h of playdates for kiddos this summer! Please join your grade and check the Puesta del Sol PTA website for any updates. See 2022 Summer Playdates for grades, dates, times, parks and contact info for any questions or to RSVP.  ... read full article
December Passport CheckTodd Patrick12/6/202212/14/2022
December Passport Check
December Passport Check is on Wednesday the 14th. It is a short month, so start studying now! The Special Itinerary is Iceland . If you have any time to spare, please volunteer . ... read full article
Picture Day-Retakes and Make-Up PhotosTodd Patrick11/22/202212/1/2022
Picture Day-Retakes and Make-Up Photos
    Picture Day retakes and make up photos will be taken on Thursday, December 1, 2022 . If your student will be getting photos taken this day, please: Let them or their teacher know that they will need to have their photo taken/retaken. Bring their packet of photos, if they are having their photo retaken, to turn in to the photographer. Let them know if they should wear a mask in the photos or take their mask off. ... read full article
Drama Club Registration is OpenTodd Patrick11/18/202211/18/2022
Drama Club Registration is Open
Welcome 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Families! We are very lucky to have a partnership with Studio East ArtReach so that our students will be able to experience their own after-school drama program with costumes, lights, props and a real theatre stage! ArtReach is a six-week after-school residency in which up to 50 students will get an opportunity to sing and dance in a musical. (This is not Howie's before-school program.) Online registration is now open on the Puesta PTA website! Cost: $165 per student. Financial Aid may be available for families with financial needs. If you would like to ... read full article
Send some Winter Cheers to warm your family & friends!Todd Patrick11/10/202212/10/2022
Send some Winter Cheers to warm your family & friends!
Winter Cheers are fun winter songs sung in English and Spanish, performed in person at the recipients’ homes by a volunteer group of Puesta del Sol 5th Graders. This is a Community Event fundraiser for the 5th Grade class. You can order Winter Cheers for “delivery” on the following dates: Sunday, November 27th 5-7pm Friday, December 2nd 6-8pm Saturday, December 3rd 6-8pm Friday, December 9th Saturday, December 10th 6-8pm Wednesday, December 14th Our Winter Cheers delivery area is Bellevue. If you’d like a Cheers delivered in another neighboring city, please send email to [email protected] with the delivery address and we’ll ... read full article
Movie NightTodd Patrick10/31/202211/18/2022
Movie Night
  Join Us for our PTA's First Movie Night of the School Year- "The Bad Guys" All Puesta del Sol families are invited to join us for a FREE Family Community Event for all grades, hosted by our 5th Grade Events Team, on Friday, November 18th . Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly, so RSVP early to save your spot !  About the event We will be showing the movie “The Bad Guys” and will be selling hot dogs, bake sale items, chips and other food items to keep us munching while we watch this fun movie. Outside ... read full article
Dia de los Muertos Todd Patrick10/31/202211/4/2022
Dia de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican celebration of life and remembrance where families and community members honor dearly departed with lively processions, parades and Ofrendas, or altars, that contain offerings of food, candy, flowers, sugar skulls, papel picado, day of the dead bread and photos among other traditional elements—it is a festive, rich heritage thousands of years old. This a time when great joy and care is taken to lovingly, decorate ofrendas, cook and honor dearly departed. The Puesta del Sol community is observing Dia de los Muertos with the following opportunities: Vanessa Lopez-Kopp, 1st grade parent, will ... read full article
Room Parents10/2/202210/15/2022
Room Parents
Changes to Grade-Level Fund Collection! This year, grade-level Room Parents will solicit donations from their class families, pool the donations, and then split their collected funds equally between the classes in their grade. Room Parents use these contributions to help cover the costs of class celebrations, classroom supplies and/or teacher gifts. Please contact your child(ren)'s Room Parents or the Puesta del Sol Room Parent Coordinators ( [email protected] ) if you would like more information. ... read full article
Hispanic Latinx Heritage MonthRyan Dhuse9/16/202210/14/2022
Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month
The Puesta community will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at our Back-to-School Fiesta (September 28th). Please contact Carla Merkow at  [email protected]  to help plan or volunteer. Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September ... read full article
1st Day Of School Coffee SocialTodd Patrick8/19/20229/7/2022
1st Day Of School Coffee Social
Please join us for Puesta del Sol PTA's "TEARS & CHEERS COFFEE SOCIAL" on the 1st day of school. Join fellow families under the covered area after classes officially begin to meet, share summer stories, reunite and build community, and learn about joining Puesta del Sol PTA! Coffee, tea, and bites will be served.   Thursday, September 1, 9:00am (after drop off) 1st—5th Grade Families   Wednesday, September 7, 9:00am (after drop off)  Kindergarten Families   Questions? Contact Ronit, PTA Director of Special Events ( [email protected] )   ... read full article
_web design secretsTodd Patrick5/12/20505/26/2050
_web design secrets
  To make a button using CSS: <div style="text-align: center; background-color: #ffff66; margin: auto; width: 90px; border-radius: 15px; background: yellow; padding: 15px; border: solid 3px;"><a href="https://puestadelsolpta.org/##YourLinkHere##"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Tickets</span></a></div>   To generate links to add an event to Google/Outlook/Yahoo/etc calendar https://www.labnol.org/calendar/ ... read full article
Fifth Grade Events Call for Volunteers!Todd Patrick11/11/202211/18/2022
Fifth Grade Events Call for Volunteers!
5th Grade Parents & Guardians, Our class of 2030 is in their milestone year at Puesta del Sol. The Fifth Grade Events Committee (5GE) is actively seeking additional committee members to help coordinate and day-of event volunteers. We have our fundraiser "5th Grade Hosted Movie Night" coming up November 18th. Along with other fun activities, the culmination is Graduation! Sign-up for a committee member to chat with yo u about getting involved! Thank you! ... read full article
Garden Club Chair NeededTodd Patrick11/11/20221/7/2023
Garden Club Chair Needed
PTA Garden Leadership Open! Yes, there is going to be a garden plot for every classroom at the new school ! Now we need someone willing to help guide Puesta del Sol’s new garden and post-pandemic garden program for the PTA. The position is open starting in January. It’s an incredible opportunity to introduce students to the natural world we rely on in a hands-on, sensory way. Kids adore the garden; it’s a fun and meaningful way to spend an afternoon! If you are interested, please email [email protected] Happy Gardening! ... read full article
PassportTodd Patrick9/22/20229/28/2022
Passport
The next Passport Check Day for is on Wednesday, September 28 . The Special Itinerary for this month is Continents We would love to have you volunteer ! ... read full article
DEI Committee MeetingTodd Patrick9/2/20229/22/2022
DEI Committee Meeting
Join the PTA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for our first meeting of the year. In planning for programs and events, we want our efforts to reflect our community -- so your input is needed! If you can't attend the meeting but wish to share ideas or support our work, please contact Carla at [email protected] . Sep 22, 2022 06:30 PM on  Zoom Please also download and import the iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar system.   ... read full article
Meet the 2022-23 Amity Interns!Todd Patrick8/25/202210/9/2022
Meet the 2022-23 Amity Interns!
   Meet this year's interns and get more info about the Amity Program at Programs--> Amity Interns .   ... read full article
School Supplies for 2022-2023Todd Patrick8/17/20229/16/2022
School Supplies for 2022-2023
Yes, you may have noticed the list is shorter this year and that is intentional. Here is the 2022-2023 Puesta del Sol School Suggested Supply List . Bellevue School District has worked hard to work on a plan to provide the instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, workbooks, paper, pencils, crayons, etc.) necessary for all student’s academic success and you’ll see this across schools in the school district. There may be a few asks for individual classes which families will learn about after students get their class assignments. If you are shopping at Amazon.com, remember to sign up for AmazonSmile and designate ... read full article
Remaining Summer PlaydatesTodd Patrick7/2/20228/30/2022
Remaining Summer Playdates
Please join your grade at the remaining summer park playdates!   See below for grades, dates, times, parks and contact info for any questions or to RSVP.     Incoming Kindergarten 2022-23 (Class of 2035): Wednesday, August 31st 3pm -  Lake Hills Park .  Contact:  Ruth   Incoming 1st Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2034): Sunday, August 28th 11am -  Surrey Downs Park .  Contact:   Aly     Incoming 3rd Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2032): Monday, August 29th 5pm -    Surrey Downs Park .   Contact:  Ronit   Incoming 4th AND 5th Grade 2022-23 (Combined, Classes of 2031 and 2030): Sunday, August ... 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
SchoolPool Todd Patrick11/7/202211/27/2022
SchoolPool
We are one of the 21 schools that chose to participate in the Fall 2022 SchoolPool Campaign! Bellevue SchoolPool is a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school and alleviate congestion at drop-off and pick-up times and locations. The Bellevue SchoolPool team will provide student incentives in the form of branded promotional materials, and flyer/safety tip handouts. Our school will receive direct monetary incentives. For maps of pedestrian and bicycle facilities in our school's attendance area, and information about the school speed zones, visit the Routes to School web ... read full article
Join the Events Team & Get Involved!Ryan Dhuse9/8/20222/1/2023
Join the Events Team & Get Involved!
Please join our Events Team and be a part of the planning process! Sign up for one or more events that you would like to help us plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with Puesta del Sol friends and meet new ones. Click below to sign up for one or more events that you would like to help plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with your friends at Puesta del Sol and have a chance to make new ones. SIGN UP NOW   Questions? Contact the Events Team: [email protected] ... read full article
Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023Todd Patrick1/18/20228/24/2022
Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023
Puesta del Sol is looking for host families for our 2022-23 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
Family Fun on the FarmTodd Patrick8/31/20229/16/2022
Family Fun on the Farm
First Light Farm in Carnation is welcoming the Puesta del Sol PTA families for a Fall Family Fun on the Farm event. This will include a hayride and a fun hands-on activity. We will get to learn about what is growing as well as have a tasting. Saturday, September 24th from 1-3pm.  $10 per person (2 years and under free with ticket). Deadline to order is September 16th!   Limited number of tickets available.  Advance purchase required.  No sales at door. Learn More   ... read full article
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTAJoel Ingraham9/22/20216/14/2022
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTA
https://www.instagram.com/puestadelsolpta/ ... read full article
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on TwitterJoel Ingraham9/21/20216/14/2022
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article