International Festival Tickets On Sale Now
Join Us at the International Festival on May 21 Gather your friends and family to watch students perform in this year's International Festival at Sammamish High School's Performing Arts Center - 100 140th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98005. The show includes performances led by our beloved Amity Interns, music by our Marimba Bands, and Flamenco Dancing. Tickets are $6 for General Seating and $12 for VIP Seating. Kids under 1 sitting on a parent's lap are free. Scholarship tickets available. Ticket sales cover the cost of the show, and any extra funds go back to the PTA. Purchase Tickets at: ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/12/2022-5/21/2022

Multicultural Potluck Picnic
All-School End-of-Year Multicultural Potluck Picnic! Hosted by Puesta del Sol’s PTA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Join us as we celebrate a fantastic year of school and the incredible diversity of our community! If you are comfortable sharing food, please bring a nut-free dish that is meaningful to your family’s cultural history. If you’d rather bring your own picnic, that is totally fine too. Camping chairs and/or picnic blankets are recommended. Paper plates, compostable utensils, sanitizer, and food description cards will be provided. WHEN: Friday, June 10th, 6:00p - 7:30p WHERE: Puesta del Sol! Food tables will be set ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/18/2022-6/10/2022

Summer Park Playdates
Are you interested in helping to organize/host grade-level summer park playdates? If so, please email [email protected] by May 25th with the incoming grade level/s you will assist with. We will work together to set up and host a variety of dates, times, and locations that won't overlap between grade levels.   ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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5/6/2022-5/25/2022

PTA General Membership Meeting
Please join us at our final general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm in the Puesta del Sol library. We are excited to welcome two special guest speakers! Danelle Edwards and Jessica Strazzulla, our new principal and assistant principal, will be introducing themselves and answering top-of-mind questions from our community. Please submit your questions by May 21 . We will also recap this year, discuss plans for next year, and we need your votes for incoming board members and to approve a preliminary budget to start the next school year. Children are welcome to attend ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/3/2022-6/1/2022

Virtual field trip to PSC
Join us for Virtual Field Trips to the Pacific Science Center on May 9th, 17th and 25th at 6:00 pm. Come explore chemical reactions, the science of sound and the solar system from the comfort of your home!  See the flyer.   PTA Members , click here to see the flyer with zoom links. ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/2/2022-5/25/2022

Dining for Dinero
Dining for Dinero at MOD Pizza in Factoria. Invite a friend and enjoy an excellent pizza. Our PTA will receive 20% of all digital and in-store fundraiser sales on June 1st all day . Remember to show the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout. If ordering online, please use the digital coupon code: MODF7049 ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/12/2022-6/1/2022

PTA Board Positions are NOW OPEN for next year!
Are you interested or know someone who would be a great PTA board member for next year? The current PTA board is looking for individuals who want to be involved and make a difference. There are also committee positions open as well. Our PTA runs a variety of programs like Education enhancement programs, community building events for our families, classroom grants for teachers, hosting amity interns. The PTA sponsors many things at Puesta del Sol and it is here to advocate for you and your student for just about any issue that affects your student’s experience at Puesta del Sol. ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
4/22/2022-6/30/2022

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and Storybook Sharing!
This month we celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. We recognize the many families with Asian, Southeast Asian, and Indian heritage in our beloved familia. We are compiling our own "Bedtime Stories" series featuring AAPI families! If you and/or your student(s) would like to record a video reading a storybook featuring AAPI characters or themes, please e-mail [email protected] . You can check out books of AAPI Heritage and culture from the KCLS Library or purchase through the bookstore of the Wing Luke Museum . Suggested family outings this month: - Wing Luke Museum   ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/4/2022-6/3/2022

Staff Art for Women's History Month
Maria Torres, Attendance Specialist for Puesta del Sol Elementary completed a wonderful Women of History piece that is on display. Maria assembled a collection of images to craft a poster of trailblazing women who span generations, cultures and contributions. They include artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Frida Kahlo, Civil Rights leaders like Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, pioneers like Amelia Earhart and two young women who defied the odds, Anne Frank and Mala Yousafzai. This poster reminds students at Puesta del Sol of the many ways that Women have left their mark on our collective history. Link to ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
4/22/2022-5/20/2022

International Spanish Academy
Puesta del Sol is Endorsed by the Embassy of Spain ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
12/10/2021-12/11/2029

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

#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
9/21/2021-10/5/2029
May Passport CheckTodd Patrick5/1/20225/17/2022
May Passport Check
Passport Check Day for May is on Tuesday, May 17 . The Special Itinerary for this month is Nigeria We would love to have you volunteer !   ... read full article
March Passport Check (IN PERSON!)Todd Patrick3/3/20223/29/2022
March Passport Check (IN PERSON!)
We will be doing Passport Check Day IN-PERSON for March on the 29th ! Yay! In order to make this happen we need lots of volunteers to sign up to help be checkers. If you are vaccinated and have completed your background check through the district, you are eligible. Volunteer Here You may choose to do a Check at Home form for each of your children, if you prefer. Special Itinerary forms may also be submitted to [email protected] Special Itinerary for this month is Ireland ! Learn more at our Passport Club page.   ... read full article
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
International Festival Tickets On Sale NowTodd Patrick5/12/20225/21/2022
International Festival Tickets On Sale Now
Join Us at the International Festival on May 21 Gather your friends and family to watch students perform in this year's International Festival at Sammamish High School's Performing Arts Center - 100 140th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98005. The show includes performances led by our beloved Amity Interns, music by our Marimba Bands, and Flamenco Dancing. Tickets are $6 for General Seating and $12 for VIP Seating. Kids under 1 sitting on a parent's lap are free. Scholarship tickets available. Ticket sales cover the cost of the show, and any extra funds go back to the PTA. Purchase Tickets at: ... read full article
Last call for yearbook purchases!Todd Patrick4/26/20225/1/2022
Last call for yearbook purchases!
If you would like to purchase a yearbook and have not yet done so, please visit https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/Yearbook by May 1 to complete your order. To see if you already ordered one, check your account . For questions, contact [email protected] ... read full article
Bedtime Stories with Sra. BrodyTodd Patrick2/16/20223/1/2022
Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
We invite you to join us again on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00PM for "Bedtime Stories" with our Puesta del Sol Elementary Librarian Sra. Stacey Brody!  https://youtu.be/vS_3A9TKSY8 ... read full article
Camp Kindness Janet In1/19/20222/3/2022
Camp Kindness
Do you consider KINDNESS essential? Want to empower your child with greater self-awareness and resilience so they can thrive in daily life? Join the FREE Kind World Explorers parent + child club led by 5th grader Nina Coelho and her mom! This is a free parent-led club which focuses on fostering generous, courageous, and compassionate character in our kids and community. Our Puesta del Sol club kicks off in February and will meet 6 times. Activities will consist of a mix of crafts, games, mindfulness and reflection time! The first 3 weeks we will focus on ways to practice COMPASSION ... read full article
Winter General Membership MeetingTodd Patrick12/17/20211/26/2022
Winter General Membership Meeting
Save the date for our next general membership meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7pm . Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. Agenda includes approving changes to our budget, voting on advocacy resolutions, and updates on our programs and events. If you have any topics you would like to share, please contact [email protected] . Due to recent guidance from the Bellevue School District, the meeting will be online only . Please register in advance at zoom.us/register/tZIkfuCvr....   ... read full article
DEI Committee January Meeting Todd Patrick12/17/20211/6/2022
DEI Committee January Meeting
Join the DEI Committee for our monthly meeting to plan programs and support our work! Thursday, January 6th at 7:00 pm   Join the Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 867 8065 2837 Passcode: puesta ... 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
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
_web design stuffTodd Patrick5/12/20505/26/2050
_web design stuff
  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/Packet/IntlFestivalSales"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Tickets</span></a></div>       ... read full article
Multicultural Potluck PicnicTodd Patrick5/18/20226/10/2022
Multicultural Potluck Picnic
All-School End-of-Year Multicultural Potluck Picnic! Hosted by Puesta del Sol’s PTA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Join us as we celebrate a fantastic year of school and the incredible diversity of our community! If you are comfortable sharing food, please bring a nut-free dish that is meaningful to your family’s cultural history. If you’d rather bring your own picnic, that is totally fine too. Camping chairs and/or picnic blankets are recommended. Paper plates, compostable utensils, sanitizer, and food description cards will be provided. WHEN: Friday, June 10th, 6:00p - 7:30p WHERE: Puesta del Sol! Food tables will be set ... read full article
Summer Park PlaydatesTodd Patrick5/6/20225/25/2022
Summer Park Playdates
Are you interested in helping to organize/host grade-level summer park playdates? If so, please email [email protected] by May 25th with the incoming grade level/s you will assist with. We will work together to set up and host a variety of dates, times, and locations that won't overlap between grade levels.   ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingTodd Patrick5/3/20226/1/2022
PTA General Membership Meeting
Please join us at our final general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm in the Puesta del Sol library. We are excited to welcome two special guest speakers! Danelle Edwards and Jessica Strazzulla, our new principal and assistant principal, will be introducing themselves and answering top-of-mind questions from our community. Please submit your questions by May 21 . We will also recap this year, discuss plans for next year, and we need your votes for incoming board members and to approve a preliminary budget to start the next school year. Children are welcome to attend ... read full article
Virtual field trip to PSCTodd Patrick5/2/20225/25/2022
Virtual field trip to PSC
Join us for Virtual Field Trips to the Pacific Science Center on May 9th, 17th and 25th at 6:00 pm. Come explore chemical reactions, the science of sound and the solar system from the comfort of your home!  See the flyer.   PTA Members , click here to see the flyer with zoom links. ... read full article
School Garden NewsTodd Patrick4/27/20225/11/2022
School Garden News
Thank you to Newcastle Fruit and Produce for a donation of seeds that will get us through the next year or two! Next time you’re shopping there, please share some Puesta love and gratefulness. It is time to plant! To that end, please email [email protected] if you’re a teacher or volunteer and would like to set up something formal for your class. I will be available to assist between 10am-2:50pm from 4/25 to 5/6, but you may start anytime. (If anyone would like to set up a SignUpGenius, that would be great! I’m useless with tech stuff.) Also, looking forward ... read full article
2022 Spring for Schools LuncheonTodd Patrick4/22/20224/23/2022
2022 Spring for Schools Luncheon
  SAVE THE DATE Friday, May 13th | 11am-1pm Hyatt Regency Bellevue   As Puesta del Sol's Ambassador for BSF, I’d like to invite you to join me at this year’s Spring for Schools luncheon , supporting students in the Bellevue School District.   I will be there as a table captain for Puesta del Sol, and would love to have you at my table. Bellevue Schools Foundation funds over $800,000 in programs that will be showcased at the event. The event offers a unique opportunity to engage with Bellevue students and educators who receive funding from BSF in support ... read full article
Teacher and Staff Appreciation WeekTodd Patrick4/20/20224/21/2022
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
GRACIAS A NUESTROS [email protected]! Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week May 2 – 6, 2022 Join us in making the Puesta del Sol teachers and staff feel loved and appreciated for all they do to help our students learn, nurture, and grow. The PTA is hosting a luncheon for all staff on Wednesday, May 4. As with tradition, families are asked to contribute snacks and other items throughout the week. We have divided up the days based on grade levels for families to bring in themed items. 1.  Please review the SignUp Genius page for available slots for your respective grade(s). ... read full article
April Passport CheckTodd Patrick4/4/20224/26/2022
April Passport Check
We will be doing Passport Check Day on April 26th ! In order to make this happen we need lots of volunteers to sign up to help be checkers. If you are vaccinated and have completed your background check through the district, you are eligible. Volunteer Here You may choose to do a Check at Home form for each of your children, if you prefer. Special Itinerary forms may also be submitted to [email protected] Special Itinerary for this month is Mexico ! Learn more at our Passport Club page.   ... read full article
Free Streaming Movies for AprilTodd Patrick3/27/20224/30/2022
Free Streaming Movies for April
          Watch FREE streaming movies this school year! Did you know Puesta del Sol PTA pays the license allowing teachers to show copyrighted material like movies or documentaries at school? Swank, our movie licensing company, is piloting FREE access to selected movies on scheduled dates, including streaming in Spanish and other languages (when available). PTA Members—you do not need to email to get the code. See here . NON-PTA Members—email [email protected] for directions and passcode (sorry, the info can only be e-mailed).  Movies are available on scheduled dates (see below) Allow >2 business days to get ... read full article
Save the Date for International FestivalTodd Patrick3/18/20223/30/2022
Save the Date for International Festival
Saturday, May 14 Learn more and sign up for acts: puestadelsolpta.org/Page/Events/InternationalFestival ... read full article
DEI Plática Presents: Jamie Cho, Ph.D. Todd Patrick2/3/20223/9/2022
DEI Plática Presents: Jamie Cho, Ph.D.
Conversations with Children: Let's Talk About Race and Racism This conversation will center race and how to talk with children and answer their questions about racial differences and racism. Children's understanding of racial categories develops early and are influenced by the narratives offered by the adults in their lives. It is vital that adults are having conversations with children as they try to make sense of what they are observing in their family, neighborhoods, schools, and communities. Through these conversations, families and educators have the power to raise a generation of critical thinkers who strive for social justice and equity. ... read full article
February is Black History MonthTodd Patrick1/27/20221/29/2022
February is Black History Month
Why do we celebrate Black History Month, and why is it during the shortest month of the year? Carter G. Woodson, the second African-American to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard University, is known as the “Father of Black History.” He founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 in recognition of the paucity of information on the accomplishments of African-Americans. In 1926, he started the celebration of Negro History Week during the second week of February, which coincided with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially ... read full article
Get Involved, Volunteer!Todd Patrick1/24/20222/4/2022
Get Involved, Volunteer!
When adults volunteer, all students benefit! Let’s work together to empower all PDS students! Your help is needed! It is amazing what our PTA has been able to accomplish this year in spite of the challenges and difficulties. As you know, we are an all-volunteer organization and if you are a PTA member, please consider joining the Nominating Committee to help select candidates. Our PTA runs a variety of programs like Education enhancement programs, community building events for our families, classroom grants for teachers, hosting amity interns. The PTA sponsor many things at Puesta del Sol, and it is here ... read full article
Volunteer for Fifth Grade Graduation!Todd Patrick1/19/20222/25/2022
Volunteer for Fifth Grade Graduation!
Class of 2029 (current Fifth Grade Families) let's make this year's 5th Grade Graduation great! We are looking for energetic, creative volunteers who love to organize, to plan this year's 5th Grade graduation for Puesta del Sol Elementary. Planning starts NOW so we can be ready for June. Interested in helping? Please e-mail: [email protected] . ... read full article
Free Streaming Movies for JanuaryTodd Patrick1/4/20221/28/2022
Free Streaming Movies for January
  Watch FREE streaming movies this school year! Did you know Puesta del Sol PTA pays the license allowing teachers to show copyrighted material like movies or documentaries at school? Swank, our movie licensing company, is piloting FREE access to selected movies on scheduled dates, including streaming in Spanish and other languages (when available). PTA Members—you do not need to email to get the code. See here . NON-PTA Members—email [email protected] for directions and passcode (sorry, the info can only be e-mailed).  Movies are available on scheduled dates (see below) Allow >2 business days to get the code. The codes ... read full article
Free Streaming Movies for DecemberTodd Patrick12/14/202112/23/2021
Free Streaming Movies for December
Swank, the movie licensing company, is letting us stream and watch FREE selected movies this school year! Did you know Puesta del Sol PTA pays the license allowing teachers to show copyrighted material like movies or documentaries at school? This year, Swank is piloting FREE access to selected movies on scheduled dates, this includes streaming in Spanish (when available). To access the movie, email [email protected] now to get the directions and passcode! Movies are available on scheduled dates (see below) Allow at >2 business days before your desired movie to get your code. The code does not apply beyond our ... 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
Dining for DineroTodd Patrick5/12/20226/1/2022
Dining for Dinero
Dining for Dinero at MOD Pizza in Factoria. Invite a friend and enjoy an excellent pizza. Our PTA will receive 20% of all digital and in-store fundraiser sales on June 1st all day . Remember to show the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout. If ordering online, please use the digital coupon code: MODF7049 ... read full article
Spring Social Event: Experience Flamenco!Todd Patrick5/5/20225/19/2022
Spring Social Event: Experience Flamenco!
Save the date and join us to experience the art of Flamenco! Saturday, June 4, 3:00pm , Puesta del Sol Gym Experience Flamenco dance with a special book reading, art and music. Special guest : Local author and teacher Paulina Chalita White (author) will read and also sign her book Elena Dances Flamenco . Advanced copies are available on Amazon . Expresa tu arte : We will have the opportunity to show our artistic skills decorating Flamenco fans. "Baila Flamenco" masterclass : Paulina and a Spanish guitarist will play flamenco songs and they will show basic steps for both kids ... read full article
PTA Board Positions are NOW OPEN for next year!Todd Patrick4/22/20226/30/2022
PTA Board Positions are NOW OPEN for next year!
Are you interested or know someone who would be a great PTA board member for next year? The current PTA board is looking for individuals who want to be involved and make a difference. There are also committee positions open as well. Our PTA runs a variety of programs like Education enhancement programs, community building events for our families, classroom grants for teachers, hosting amity interns. The PTA sponsors many things at Puesta del Sol and it is here to advocate for you and your student for just about any issue that affects your student’s experience at Puesta del Sol. ... read full article
Save the Date - 5th Grade Graduation!Todd Patrick4/1/20224/29/2022
Save the Date - 5th Grade Graduation!
Fifth Grade Families and friends, save the date for Wednesday, June 15th, 6pm We are planning for an outdoor event on the lawn, south of the playground. Last year it was wonderful to everyone spread out in the sunshine. The gym will be our back up location. We are also looking for volunteers to help out(!) including a co-chair for the Ceremony and other opportunities, from large to small! If you are interested in helping with planning or helping out, e-mail [email protected] ! ... read full article
Free Streaming Movies for MarchTodd Patrick2/3/20223/26/2022
Free Streaming Movies for March
      Watch FREE streaming movies this school year! Did you know Puesta del Sol PTA pays the license allowing teachers to show copyrighted material like movies or documentaries at school? Swank, our movie licensing company, is piloting FREE access to selected movies on scheduled dates, including streaming in Spanish and other languages (when available). PTA Members—you do not need to email to get the code. See here . NON-PTA Members—email [email protected] for directions and passcode (sorry, the info can only be e-mailed).  Movies are available on scheduled dates (see below) Allow >2 business days to get the code. ... read full article
NW Harvest FundraiserTodd Patrick1/22/20222/4/2022
NW Harvest Fundraiser
The Puesta del Sol PTA is raising money to support Northwest Harvest, the largest Food Bank Network in Washington State. They give money to individual Food Banks where people can get food without paying for it. Due to COVID, the numbers of people depending on Food Banks has doubled! Please consider making an online donation today. DONATE: https://northwestharvest.donorsupport.co/-/NNEVRQJK , or mail a check made out to “Northwest Harvest” to PO Box 12272 Seattle, WA 98102, or call Donor Relations at 800.722.6924. Make sure to mention Puesta PTA! ... read full article
BSD Local Capital and Tech LevyTodd Patrick1/5/20222/8/2022
BSD Local Capital and Tech Levy
On the February 8, 2022, special election ballot, the Bellevue School District has two levies that are before voters. These are replacement levies and if they are not approved by votes BSD will not be able to provide many of the wonderful programs that so many enjoy. The levies support the following: Local Education Program and Ops Levy:  1. State does not fully fund education Special Education 7 periods a day Class sizes Nurses 2. Creating Opportunities for students • After-school activ... learn more...   ... read full article
Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayTodd Patrick1/4/20221/23/2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on January 17. On or around this date, here are some ways Puesta families can honor the legacy of Dr. King through learning and service. Seattle MLK Day Rally and March - Monday, January 17, 11 am at Garfield High School Local volunteer opportunities through United Way Day of Service - Monday, January 17 Lake Sammamish State Park MLK Quote Walk , January 12th - 23rd Interactive Virtual Storytime with Northwest African-American Museum, Sunday, January 9th at 1 pm or view archived storytimes online African-American Heritage Book list from KCLS (books available online) ... read full article
Meet our new Amity InternTodd Patrick12/1/202112/31/2021
Meet our new Amity Intern
  Paula Jimenez Hi everybody! I’m Paula. I am 26 years old. I was born in Fontellas, a little village in the North of Spain. I’m an adventurous person so I love discovering new things to do. In my free time I go to the cinema, do hiking, go to the gym, read a book and so on. I studied primary and kindergarten education degree and nowadays, I continue with a master. Also, I love cooking different cultural dishes overall Mexican and Italian food. Moreover, I love travelling and I’ve visited some European countries like Italian, Luxemburg, Croatia and so ... 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
Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and Storybook Sharing!Todd Patrick5/4/20226/3/2022
Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and Storybook Sharing!
This month we celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. We recognize the many families with Asian, Southeast Asian, and Indian heritage in our beloved familia. We are compiling our own "Bedtime Stories" series featuring AAPI families! If you and/or your student(s) would like to record a video reading a storybook featuring AAPI characters or themes, please e-mail [email protected] . You can check out books of AAPI Heritage and culture from the KCLS Library or purchase through the bookstore of the Wing Luke Museum . Suggested family outings this month: - Wing Luke Museum   ... read full article
Staff Art for Women's History MonthTodd Patrick4/22/20225/20/2022
Staff Art for Women's History Month
Maria Torres, Attendance Specialist for Puesta del Sol Elementary completed a wonderful Women of History piece that is on display. Maria assembled a collection of images to craft a poster of trailblazing women who span generations, cultures and contributions. They include artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Frida Kahlo, Civil Rights leaders like Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, pioneers like Amelia Earhart and two young women who defied the odds, Anne Frank and Mala Yousafzai. This poster reminds students at Puesta del Sol of the many ways that Women have left their mark on our collective history. Link to ... read full article
Bellevue PTSA Council MeetingTodd Patrick12/15/20211/10/2022
Bellevue PTSA Council Meeting
Monday, January 10, 2022, 9:30am WISC, 12241 Main St, Bellevue 98005 The Bellevue PTSA Council is the district wide PTSA parent organization of the Puesta del Sol PTA. All PTA members are welcome. Four Puesta del Sol PTA Board Members get to vote at the meetings on issues. This is a great opportunity to get to know other active parents in the district and listen to great speakers and hear updates from district leaders and the BSD School Board PTSA liaison. ... 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
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
International Spanish AcademyJoel Ingraham12/10/202112/11/2029
International Spanish Academy
Puesta del Sol is Endorsed by the Embassy of Spain ... read full article
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTAJoel Ingraham9/22/202110/7/2022
Instagram.com/PuestaDelSolPTA
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#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on TwitterJoel Ingraham9/21/202110/5/2029
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
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