STEM Fair on April 24, 2024
Puesta will be having our STEM Fair on April 24th, 2024. STEM Fair is a student-led project-based fair using on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  All families and students are welcome to join the STEM fair and check out all of our student's projects!  We will also have robotics showcase, pinewood derby, STEM activities available for our students.  Looking forward to see you next Wednesday!   Learn more about the fair at the Puesta STEM Fair page .  ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
3/13/2024-4/25/2024

5th Grade Events
Fundraising - We are hoping to raise more money towards graduation and the legacy gift (this is a gift the 5th grade class gives to the school). We are hoping for just 2 more fundraisers this spring to meet our budget. STEM Fair Bake Sale - April 24th volunteer hours between 4-8:30pm.  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0849ABAA2FA7F9CF8- 48363145-stem International Art Fest - May 22nd volunteer hours between 4-8:30pm.  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0849ABAA2FA7F9CF8- 48363883-internationalarts 5th grade sweatshirts - Order timeline extended through end of April! You can pay to have shipped to your house OR Tara Jones has been picking up orders to send home with ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
4/16/2024-5/17/2024

Summer Park Playdates
Are you interested in helping to organize/host grade-level summer park playdates? If so, please email Aly at [email protected]  with the incoming grade level/s you will assist with or fill out this form by May 10th, 2024. 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:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
4/16/2024-5/11/2024

Staff Appreciation
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is coming: May 6-10 ! Join us in showing our appreciation to all of our beloved Puesta del Sol teachers & staff for all of their hard work in helping our students learn and grow! We are extremely grateful for such a wonderful community at PdS and a lot of that comes from our incredible teachers and staff members! The PTA is hosting a luncheon for all staff on Wednesday, May 6. Following our annual traditions, we ask that our families contribute snacks and other items throughout the week. We have divided up the days ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
4/16/2024-5/10/2024

April Passport Check
The next two months of Passport are extra special! We will have 4th and 5th grade students helping as student checkers. These hard-working kids have achieved Level 5 each month to earn this privilege. WOW!!! We will need a few parents to help support these students, so please volunteer if you are available. If your child is interested in completing the Special Itinerary worksheet for a prize, Germany is the country this month.   ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
4/16/2024-5/1/2024

April SpEd Family Meet-Up
Our second Special Education Family Meet-Up is on Friday, April 26th, from 3:45pm to 5:00pm! Your child does not need to have an established 504 plan or IEP for you or your family to join our meet-ups. All students who are pursuing support from the school to thrive are welcome. This is not a drop-off event, all children will need a responsible adult present. We will meet in the Teatro. If the weather is nice, we will play on the playground. If not, we will stay inside. Activities and snacks will be provided—thank you Melissa Hammons and Annie Perry for ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
4/1/2024-4/27/2024

Drama Kids (Spring Session)
Drama Kids’ extensive and comprehensive curriculum designed by educators, and is the result of more than 35 years of experience and continuous development. While kids are learning and developing new creative thinking styles and skills, they are also developing other important life skills. ALL Drama Kids programs are guaranteed to be both educational and FUN! 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 participate in a wide range of creative activities, including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets, and scripted scenes or mini-plays ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
3/8/2024-5/10/2024

Robotics (Spring Session)
Coding with Kids after school classes will be offered this Spring! For more information on class details, sign up, chaperones and financial aid, visit the Robotics page . Little Coders (Grades K-2) Date/Time: Tuesdays at 3:45pm - 4:45pm Session will run from 3/19 to 5/28  No class: 4/9 Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM Room Cost: $259 / 10 weeks (includes fee for Robot & maintenance) Sign up here for the lottery:  https://forms.gle/ ECUPQmiDo7uP7Cmm7 . Robotics (Grades 3-5) Date/Time: Thursdays at 3:45pm - 4:45pm Session will run from 3/21 - 5/30 No class: 4/11 Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM Room Cost:$259 ... read full article
Author:
Serena Ho 
Show from:
3/8/2024-5/10/2024

PTA Newsletter / El Sol
Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
8/25/2023-10/8/2024

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol Class of 2036 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 ( 2nd Grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 ( 3rd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 ( 4th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 ( 5th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 ( Graduated ) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not ... read full article
Author:
Communication Team 
Show from:
6/25/2018-6/21/2024
Lost and FoundSerena Ho4/1/20244/5/2024
Lost and Found
The school's lost and found collection is overflowing! With spring break approaching, we'll be conducting a clean-out to make room for new items. If your child has misplaced any belongings throughout the school year, we highly encourage you to swing by the lost and found area before spring break begins. You might just find that missing jacket! Please note that any unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, 4/19. We want to ensure that lost items find their way back to their rightful owners, so please take this opportunity to reclaim any lost treasures ... read full article
January Passport CheckSerena Ho1/9/20241/24/2024
January Passport Check
Passport Check is Tuesday, January 23rd . Your child is encouraged to learn all about New Zealand for Special Itinerary. We would love to have you volunteer with us !  ... read full article
Big Give 2023Serena Ho11/14/202312/1/2023
Big Give 2023
Big Give Update and our Fundraising Roadmap for the year! We are in the middle of the Big Give, our PTA largest fundraiser of the year! We are hoping to earn $70,000 and we could use your help to get there! We have 3 major fundraisers this year: Walkathon, Big Give, and the Auction. All together we need to raise 150K to support our school with programs such as the Amity Interns, classroom grants and experiences, and so many other PTA programs! The bulk of our budget goes to supplement the education of all students at Puesta del Sol. Currently, ... read full article
Please Volunteer for Walkathon!Todd Patrick9/27/20239/29/2023
Please Volunteer for Walkathon!
We still need Walkathon volunteers! Please check our sign-up genius and find a spot for yourself! https://m.signupgenius.com/ .. We’ve got over 350 students planning to attend on Friday…we need adults to help out so the event is amazing for everyone! Ask your Mom, ask your friends, ask your friendly dentist (but don’t forget to tell them to do their BSD background check before showing up!). Thank you to all who have signed up already, we can't wait to have fun with you! ... read full article
STEM Fair on April 24, 2024Serena Ho3/13/20244/25/2024
STEM Fair on April 24, 2024
Puesta will be having our STEM Fair on April 24th, 2024. STEM Fair is a student-led project-based fair using on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  All families and students are welcome to join the STEM fair and check out all of our student's projects!  We will also have robotics showcase, pinewood derby, STEM activities available for our students.  Looking forward to see you next Wednesday!   Learn more about the fair at the Puesta STEM Fair page .  ... read full article
March Principal CoffeeSerena Ho3/1/20243/16/2024
March Principal Coffee
Please join Principal Danelle Edwards at your Puesta del Sol PTA for a discussion on Bilingualism and Multi-Language Learners. Bring your questions!  Coffee will provided. Date: March 15th between 9:15am and 10:15am Location: Puesta STEAM Room. This month's topic will be on Bilingualism and Multi-Language Learners . Please bring your questions! Coffee and conversation will be provided. ... read full article
Family Meet-Up for Students with Special NeedsSerena Ho1/31/20242/29/2024
Family Meet-Up for Students with Special Needs
~IMPORTANT: EVENT HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED~ Is your student struggling to thrive while becoming biliterate? Bilingual programs like Puesta del Sol are difficult for most students. Additional learning challenges add layers of pressure for many families. Our community is starting a support group for students with learning challenges and their families. While the term “Special Ed” has carried negative connotations in the past, we are hoping to shed that stigma by creating a strong community that normalizes and embraces the learning challenges our children may face. It is empowering for students to meet friends who have similar struggles and we know ... read full article
Movie NightSerena Ho1/5/20241/26/2024
Movie Night
Free Family Movie Night Puesta Del Sol Gym Friday Jan 26 Doors open at 5:30 Movie time 6:00 Bring the family, low chairs, blankets, pillows, plushies, and comfy clothes (pjs and onesies are always great for movie night!) Join us for this free event in the Puesta del Sol Gym. ... read full article
Special Education Community Meet-Ups in 2024!Serena Ho1/2/20241/24/2024
Special Education Community Meet-Ups in 2024!
Having children with special needs at a choice school like Puesta del Sol can be difficult! Puesta del Sol PTA and Principal Danelle are teaming up to foster peer support and provide networking opportunities for our families in the special education program. If you have students with special needs, please join us! Your child does not need to have an established 504 or IEP for you to attend either event. Our first Parent Meet-Up will be on January 12th, 2024 at 9:15am in the STEAM Room at Puesta del Sol. Whether you are at the beginning of your child's special ... read full article
Big Give is here - November 6 - 17Serena Ho11/6/202311/12/2023
Big Give is here - November 6 - 17
  Big Give is starting this week and is the Puesta del Sol PTAs' biggest fundraiser  of the year! We have a goal of raising $70,000 during this time. Your family's generous contributions help support your child’s Puesta del Sol education—both in and out of the classroom! Donations fund our Spanish-speaking Amity Interns, classroom support materials, educational enrichment grants, art and cultural experiences, Passport geography activities, family events, and more! Check out our options for one-time donation , monthly giving and corporate matching ... read full article
Signs For Car Pick-Up LaneSerena Ho10/25/202311/15/2023
Signs For Car Pick-Up Lane
Our teachers have requested that caregivers picking children up at school have signs clearly displayed with student names written on them. Please put signs in either the passenger side window or on your dashboard. While you are (of course!) welcome to create your own signs, the PTA is offering beautiful, full-color, laminated signs for a low suggested donation of $5 ! If you or your child can't decide which of the 9 pre-designed signs to get, you could also upgrade or customize your sign for a suggested donation of $20. Order signs here: https://forms.gle/ G5NYmd94M3VphnZL6 . Signs will be delivered ... read full article
Annual Pumpkin BashSerena Ho10/4/202310/28/2023
Annual Pumpkin Bash
You are invited to the PTA's Annual Fall Pumpkin Bash , a fun family event at Puesta del Sol Elementary! Bring the whole family to PTA’s Annual Fall Pumpkin Bash next Friday, 10/27! Fall is here and with it… all things pumpkin and fun! Our annual Pumpkin Bash will feature a Trunk or Treat and a Dance Party with DJ Howie! Additionally, there will be a movie playing for kids who need a quiet activity. So put on your costumes, decorate your trunks (and tents!), and bring your best dance moves to Puesta del Sol’s gym & back staff parking ... read full article
Art Appreciation Volunteer MeetingSerena Ho10/3/202310/31/2023
Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting
Tuesday, October 24th @ 9:15AM 9:15AM - At Puesta del Sol in the STE(A)M room OR 7PM - Virtual meeting (link will be sent to volunteers) Who is feeling crafty??  We are looking for two Art Appreciation volunteers for every K-5 classroom. This is often the favorite volunteer opportunity for parents! It is a special way to be involved in the classroom each month and the students get SO excited for Art Appreciation days. Volunteers help plan and teach a monthly art lesson in their child's class. We encourage people to team up with other parents. Interested? Sign-up with your ... read full article
Walkathon ResultsTodd Patrick9/30/202310/2/2023
Walkathon Results
Here is a file with Walkathon lap counts. 2023 Walkathon Lap Counts ... read full article
Walkathon - Reserved Parking Spot Raffle!Serena Ho9/26/20239/27/2023
Walkathon - Reserved Parking Spot Raffle!
Drum Roll, Please! We are officially announcing a Raffle for ONE MONTH of RESERVED PARKING right in front of Puesta del Sol Elementary. Can you imagine zipping into school 5 minutes before the bell...and not having to wait in the drop-off line or aggressively avoid half-asleep kindergartners as you search for a free parking spot?!? No longer will you suffer the agony of seeing a free spot...only to find out when you get closer that a tiny car has parked itself right between two huge SUVs. One raffle ticket will cost you $5. That's right. For one cup of fancy ... read full article
First Day CoffeeTodd Patrick8/25/20239/8/2023
First Day Coffee
Join us as we share some coffee and treats! Make new connections and kickstart the new school year together with a mix of cheers and tears! PTA will be on hand with tissues and can help answer questions on upcoming events and opportunities. for families of Kindergarteners Friday, Sept. 8, 9:15am-10am ... read full article
Fiesta LatinaSerena Ho3/8/20243/20/2024
Fiesta Latina
Join us for Fiesta Latina with the amazing Angela De La Hoz as our instructor! Get inspired by the fun music and learn to dance! Fiesta Latina will help students improve coordination, boost confidence, and gain a deeper understanding of social dancing in the Latin American lifestyle! This year students will move to the rhythms and beats of hip hop inspired dances, while practicing their Spanish in a casual, fun and friendly way. Who May Participate?  Fiesta Latina is open to students at Puesta del Sol, with a maximum of 15 students per session. If the minimum enrollment of 5 ... read full article
BSF Spring for SchoolsSerena Ho1/18/20243/31/2024
BSF Spring for Schools
Have you registered for the BSF Spring for Schools event on March 30th? It's free! We have 2 Puesta Tables registered with 15+ Puesta families and staff. The Bellevue School Foundation is hosting their annual Spring for Schools event on March 30th, 2024. Join BSF as we cultivate the next generation with a garden party! Funding raised through Spring for Schools yields critical programming in Bellevue School District. Our annual fundraiser joins community leaders, corporate stakeholders, and philanthropic individuals who are committed to making sure that all 18,000+ students at 28 schools in the District can blossom through programs and ... read full article
Ice Skate and raise money for Puesta del Sol PTATodd Patrick12/1/202312/15/2023
Ice Skate and raise money for Puesta del Sol PTA
  Located at Bellevue Downtown Park and featuring the region’s largest covered open-air ice (real frozen water) skating experience, admission/reservations can be made  on-line  as of NOW. Make sure to notify rink staff upon arrival that you are affiliated with the Puesta del Sol PTA (they are not able to track fundraising tally on the e-ticketing ticket reservation platform). See hours , directions and special events if interested. We would love to get a group of Puesta del Sol families together for skating during winter break. If you are interested in coordinating this event, please reply to this week's El Sol ... read full article
December Passport CheckTodd Patrick11/28/202312/19/2023
December Passport Check
Passport Check is Tuesday, December 19th. Your child is encouraged to learn all about Mauritania for Special Itinerary. Consider giving the gift of time this month and volunteering on check day. We need you ! ... read full article
5th Grade EventsSerena Ho4/16/20245/17/2024
5th Grade Events
Fundraising - We are hoping to raise more money towards graduation and the legacy gift (this is a gift the 5th grade class gives to the school). We are hoping for just 2 more fundraisers this spring to meet our budget. STEM Fair Bake Sale - April 24th volunteer hours between 4-8:30pm.  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0849ABAA2FA7F9CF8- 48363145-stem International Art Fest - May 22nd volunteer hours between 4-8:30pm.  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0849ABAA2FA7F9CF8- 48363883-internationalarts 5th grade sweatshirts - Order timeline extended through end of April! You can pay to have shipped to your house OR Tara Jones has been picking up orders to send home with ... read full article
Summer Park PlaydatesSerena Ho4/16/20245/11/2024
Summer Park Playdates
Are you interested in helping to organize/host grade-level summer park playdates? If so, please email Aly at [email protected]  with the incoming grade level/s you will assist with or fill out this form by May 10th, 2024. 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
Staff AppreciationSerena Ho4/16/20245/10/2024
Staff Appreciation
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is coming: May 6-10 ! Join us in showing our appreciation to all of our beloved Puesta del Sol teachers & staff for all of their hard work in helping our students learn and grow! We are extremely grateful for such a wonderful community at PdS and a lot of that comes from our incredible teachers and staff members! The PTA is hosting a luncheon for all staff on Wednesday, May 6. Following our annual traditions, we ask that our families contribute snacks and other items throughout the week. We have divided up the days ... read full article
April Passport CheckSerena Ho4/16/20245/1/2024
April Passport Check
The next two months of Passport are extra special! We will have 4th and 5th grade students helping as student checkers. These hard-working kids have achieved Level 5 each month to earn this privilege. WOW!!! We will need a few parents to help support these students, so please volunteer if you are available. If your child is interested in completing the Special Itinerary worksheet for a prize, Germany is the country this month.   ... read full article
April SpEd Family Meet-UpSerena Ho4/1/20244/27/2024
April SpEd Family Meet-Up
Our second Special Education Family Meet-Up is on Friday, April 26th, from 3:45pm to 5:00pm! Your child does not need to have an established 504 plan or IEP for you or your family to join our meet-ups. All students who are pursuing support from the school to thrive are welcome. This is not a drop-off event, all children will need a responsible adult present. We will meet in the Teatro. If the weather is nice, we will play on the playground. If not, we will stay inside. Activities and snacks will be provided—thank you Melissa Hammons and Annie Perry for ... read full article
School Food Share Program is Back!Serena Ho3/19/20244/15/2024
School Food Share Program is Back!
Do you like the idea of less food waste and want to do an easy, quick job for the school once a week? Before covid, our students saved unopened milk and uneaten fruit from the garbage at lunchtime. We are so thrilled that this program is back at Puesta del Sol! The program is called School Food Share , and our school was one of the very first in the district to participate many years ago. We began a soft launch in January with a donated fridge from two awesome grandparent volunteers, and Senora Rosario collecting the unopened milk boxes. ... read full article
Soccer (GOALS)Serena Ho3/19/20243/31/2024
Soccer (GOALS)
Join GOALS for fun and engaging soccer classes for players of all age and skill levels! Who May Participate? Soccer (GOALS) is open to students at Puesta del Sol, with a maximum of 14 students per session. If the minimum enrollment of 5 students is not met, the class may be cancelled. PTA Chaperone At least one PTA-member Chaperone must always be present throughout the entire session. The PTA Chaperone receives a 50% discounted registration fee for their child. Please register for the Parent Volunteer discount upon checkout. Only one discounted volunteer registrations are available per session. Volunteers must complete ... read full article
April Kindness WeekSerena Ho3/15/20244/7/2024
April Kindness Week
Plan ahead for Spirit Week! The first week of April we will be celebrating Kindness. ... read full article
Drama Kids (Spring Session)Serena Ho3/8/20245/10/2024
Drama Kids (Spring Session)
Drama Kids’ extensive and comprehensive curriculum designed by educators, and is the result of more than 35 years of experience and continuous development. While kids are learning and developing new creative thinking styles and skills, they are also developing other important life skills. ALL Drama Kids programs are guaranteed to be both educational and FUN! 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 participate in a wide range of creative activities, including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets, and scripted scenes or mini-plays ... read full article
Robotics (Spring Session)Serena Ho3/8/20245/10/2024
Robotics (Spring Session)
Coding with Kids after school classes will be offered this Spring! For more information on class details, sign up, chaperones and financial aid, visit the Robotics page . Little Coders (Grades K-2) Date/Time: Tuesdays at 3:45pm - 4:45pm Session will run from 3/19 to 5/28  No class: 4/9 Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM Room Cost: $259 / 10 weeks (includes fee for Robot & maintenance) Sign up here for the lottery:  https://forms.gle/ ECUPQmiDo7uP7Cmm7 . Robotics (Grades 3-5) Date/Time: Thursdays at 3:45pm - 4:45pm Session will run from 3/21 - 5/30 No class: 4/11 Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM Room Cost:$259 ... read full article
March Passport CheckSerena Ho3/1/20243/27/2024
March Passport Check
March Passport Check will be on Tuesday, 3/26 . Save the date and start studying now! Does your child usually only do level 1? See if they can reach their grade level goal this month (3rd graders do Level 3, etc). If they usually shoot for their grade level, see if they can do all 5 levels! Ethiopia is the Special Itinerary country this month. Complete the worksheet for a special prize! Volunteers are necessary to keep this program running. We only ask for your help one day a month. Please put it in your calendar and join us in ... read full article
Right at Start for 24-25 School YearSerena Ho3/1/20243/6/2024
Right at Start for 24-25 School Year
Registration for before and after care at Puesta del Sol for next school year opens on March 5th ! If you need care for your kiddos, it doesn’t get more convenient than this.   New for next year: Right at School will be offering Preschool Care! Please register with Right at School on their website:  www.rightatschool.com  . For pricing and scholarship info, please refer to the website as well.   ... read full article
Art Appreciation Volunteer WorkshopsSerena Ho2/21/20243/7/2024
Art Appreciation Volunteer Workshops
Amazing Art Appreciation Volunteers.  Please save the following dates: Wednesday, March 6th at 9:15am - Let's get crafty!! This hands-on art workshop is your chance to get to explore different materials that are available to use with your class! We will be doing a few quick demos and letting you gain experience and ask questions so you are comfortable teaching these lessons. We will be doing paper quilling, print making, metal tooling, etc. If you have a specific request of something you would like to practice, let us know prior to the meeting and we will make it happen!  artappreciation@ ... read full article
February Passport CheckSerena Ho1/30/20242/27/2024
February Passport Check
Our next Passport Check Day will be Tuesday, February 27th . Romania is the Special Itinerary country of the month. Interested in helping ? We would love to have a few new volunteers join us and are happy to provide on the job training for this fun volunteer role! ... read full article
Luchadora! at Seattle Children's TheaterSerena Ho1/22/20242/20/2024
Luchadora! at Seattle Children's Theater
Watch Lucadora at Seattle Children’s Theater with your Puesta del Sol Friends! Please join us on February 22nd at 6:30pm. Transport yourself to the world of lucha libre Mexican wrestling, with this inspired adaptation of the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her coming of age story growing up in 1960s Texas. As we follow Lupita’s journey, we witness her life as a daring teen tomboy; bike riding with her friends, working at her father’s flower stand, and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is ... read full article
One School, Many StoriesSerena Ho1/19/20242/9/2024
One School, Many Stories
Celebrate the diversity of our Puesta families Please sign-up to share your family culture with the Puesta del Sol community! The PTA DEI committee is featuring family photos and items from student heritage cultures in our school's display cases. Contributions do not need to represent a particular country and can include items or photos that tell stories about family history, faith, occupation, disability, and other experiences or identities. Sign-up to share your story Sign-ups are available through the end of the school year Thank you to all the families that have created beautiful representations of their culture so far! Contact  ... read full article
Thank you, Volunteers!Serena Ho1/5/20241/20/2024
Thank you, Volunteers!
  Dear Puesta del Sol Community, Happy New Year!  The PTA Board would like to thank our amazing volunteers for a wonderful Fall. With your help, we have accomplished so much together! Back in September, we threw a huge welcome back to school Ice Cream Social! So many families not only showed up to have fun and meet each other, but countless volunteers helped with planning, set-up, ice cream distribution, clean-up, and more. A few weeks later, we turned around and hosted the our first Walkathon in the new school building. Our records show that over 100 fabulous volunteers helped ... read full article
Article about Our School Building in the Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceSerena Ho12/15/20231/1/2024
Article about Our School Building in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Our beautiful new school building was featured in an article in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce on December 8th! The full article is available on the SDJC website:  https://www.djc.com/news/ae/ 12160914.html , and it highlights the unique achievements of our building. For families who may not be aware, our building is the first full-scale net-zero elementary school to be built in the state. Information about our building is featured on the infographic mural inside the school, in the atrium before you walk down the hallway toward the 2nd, 1st, and Kindergarten pods. ... read full article
Chess Wizards (Winter Session)Serena Ho12/6/20231/15/2024
Chess Wizards (Winter Session)
Join Chess Wizards this year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun, team activities, and more! If you're brand-new to chess, we'll teach you the basics and get you playing right away. If you're a seasoned checkmate artist, we'll show you new ways to let your creativity show on the chess board. Location & Time: Location: Library Time: Fridays - there are two sessions available AM: 8:00am to 8:50am PM: 3:35 - 4:35pm Class dates: January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16 March 1, 8, 15, 29 April 5 No Class 2/23, 3/22 How to become a Caregiver Volunteer? PTA-member ... read full article
Winter Craft Fair - Calling for Vendors!Serena Ho11/17/202311/27/2023
Winter Craft Fair - Calling for Vendors!
Calling for performances, vendors, and all things creative! Please fill out the form to submit your application ! Final submissions no later than 12/01.  If you have any additional concerns or questions, please reach out to our Winter Craft Fair team through Events at  [email protected] . Thank you! Winter Craft Fair Date: Wednesday December 6th Time: Doors open 4.30 pm Fair Closes 7.30 pm Where: Beautiful new indoor gym at Puesta del Sol Price Structure per 6ft table space (please bring your own table, extra nominal fee to provide table) $35: Current Puesta (Staff, Admin, Family, Student) Vendor $45: Non-Puesta ... read full article
Dia de Los MuertosSerena Ho11/1/202311/4/2023
Dia de Los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican and Central American celebration of life and remembrance. Families and community members honor dearly departed with lively processions, parades and "ofrendas" that contain offerings of food, candy, flowers, sugar skulls, papel picado, day of the dead bread, and photos. 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 for, and honor dearly departed. The Puesta del Sol Community is invited to the 9th Annual Ofrenda Contest and Cultural Education for Dia de Los Muertos at Sammamish ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation Donor Recognition EventSerena Ho10/30/202311/9/2023
Bellevue Schools Foundation Donor Recognition Event
The Bellevue Schools Foundation thank you for your continued support to BSF. You are invited to join the BSF Donor Recognition Event on November 7th 6-8pm.  RSVP by October 30th The mission of the Bellevue Schools Foundation is to promote and fund the best possible learning opportunities for ALL students in Bellevue’s public schools. Take a look at the 2022-2023 Impact Report on Puesta del Sol ! ... read full article
BSF Block PartySerena Ho10/10/202310/14/2023
BSF Block Party
Celebrate the new school year with BSF! This year, Bellevue Schools Foundation is distributing over $900,000 to all schools in the Bellevue School District. Come to the BSF Block Party to learn more about the Bellevue Schools Foundation. There will be activities and food available for purchase. The event is free but donations to support our students are welcome. Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Block Party is an event that brings the Bellevue community together for activities, food, music, and an opportunity to donate to the blocks of funding that support the 18,000 students in the Bellevue School District. Purchase a Raffle ... read full article
Welcome new Board MembersSerena Ho10/3/202310/10/2023
Welcome new Board Members
Welcome to our newest PTA Board Members, Jackie Zawalski and Alice Kim! Alice and Jackie will be joining Stephanie Parkins as Co-Directors for Ed Enhancement. Alice will be helping with in-school Ed Enhancement Programs like Passport, Spanish Immersion Through the Arts, the Amity Program, and Art Appreciation. Jackie will be taking the lead on Before and After School Programs like Drama Kids, Fiesta Latina, GOALS Soccer, and more. Stephanie will be working behind the scenes to assist the Board and her Co-Directors. Any ideas for future programs or questions about current programs can be directed to edenhancement@puestadelsolpta. org ... read full article
September Passport Check-inSerena Ho9/19/20239/26/2023
September Passport Check-in
  Time to pull out your Passport map packet and start reviewing the continents (Level 1) with your child. Do they already know them? Great! Move on to Level 2 to study the oceans and keep going! Our first Passport Check Day of the year will be on Tuesday, 9/26. If you are available to HELP please join us! If your child is motivated to do a little extra, the Special Itinerary for September is Countries of Asia. They can bring their completed worksheet on the 26th to receive a special prize. **If your child has a blue map packet ... read full article
September Principal CoffeeSerena Ho9/19/20239/23/2023
September Principal Coffee
Date: September 22nd, 2023 9:15am — 10:15am Location: Puesta STEM Room Please join us either in person (check in at the desk and head up to the STEM Rm), or watch the livestream on the PTA’s YouTube Channel ( https://youtube.com/@puesta? feature=shared ). Principals Danelle Edwards and Aishla Acevedo will be introducing the school’s leadership team, talking about plans for the school year, and answering parent questions. ... read full article
Register for WalkathonSerena Ho9/8/20239/26/2023
Register for Walkathon
On Friday, September 29, 2023 , Puesta del Sol is hosting the 21st Walkathon - the very first in our new building! Please join us between  3:30pm to 6:30pm , for the length of time that works for your family. This annual tradition is our school's largest community-building event! Students, families, teachers, and staff walk the event, dance, and socialize in a fun and festive atmosphere to support Puesta del Sol's PTA. For safety reasons, we ask all families to complete the RSVP to help us plan where students should go at the time of dismissal. If a child does ... read full article
Join our Puesta Del Sol PTASerena Ho9/8/20239/15/2023
Join our Puesta Del Sol PTA
The Puesta del Sol Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is here to advocate for you and your student for just about any issue that affects your student's experience at Puesta del Sol.  Being active on the PTA is also a fantastic way to get to know teachers, staff, and other parents. Our events are funded annually, so your child will directly benefit from your support.   Click here to view the programs the Puesta Del Sol PTA sponsors.  Puesta del Sol PTA membership is open to everyone! PTA is an inclusive organization, and we  benefit from the diverse voices and experiences ... read full article
Get Your Annual MembershipTodd Patrick8/30/20239/8/2023
Get Your Annual Membership
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Get Ready for Before & After School Programs!Todd Patrick8/25/20239/8/2023
Get Ready for Before & After School Programs!
This year our Ed Enhancement team has been working hard to bring back popular activities and add new opportunities for our students to learn and grow. We will have flyers and volunteers to answer your questions at our Ice Cream Social on September 8th. There will be three Extracurricular Sessions this year: Fall Session: week of 9/25 through week of 12/8 (no activities 11/20--11/24) Winter Session: week of 1/2 through week of 3/8 Spring Session: week of 3/18 through week of 5/31 Other important information: Some of our programs will be offering Mini Sessions so that students have the opportunity ... read full article
Summer Park PlaydatesTodd Patrick8/25/20238/28/2023
Summer Park Playdates
1st Grader's last summer park playdate!   See below for grades, dates, times, parks and contact info for any questions or to RSVP.     Incoming 1st Grade 2023-24 (Class of 2035): Wednesday, August 30th 4pm -  Lake Hills Park . Contact:  Julie  and  Rochelle     ... read full article
PTA Newsletter / El SolTodd Patrick8/25/202310/8/2024
PTA Newsletter / El Sol
Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol ... read full article
Follow us on Facebook / Parent GroupsCommunication Team6/25/20186/21/2024
Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol Class of 2036 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 ( 2nd Grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 ( 3rd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 ( 4th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 ( 5th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 ( Graduated ) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not ... read full article