Ceramic Paint Night
Please join us for an in-person Ceramic Paint Night with Creatively Yours! Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 5:30-7pm Puesta del Sol gym Item to Paint: Mugs ($20 each) . It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is available for this activity. If interested, please contact [email protected] . Order Deadline Extended until Sunday, May 22, 2022 We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with the blow dryers and paint. Sign up when you order your mugs. Items will be ready to be picked up at Creatively Yours in the Crossroads Mall after 3pm on June ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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5/2/2022-6/1/2022

Volunteer for Superheroes Field Day!
We Need You! Help us make our 2022 Superheros Field Day SUPER!   1) Volunteer* This is always an exciting day to experience with your child/ren and we need A LOT of volunteers to keep all the heroic stations running. Sign up to run a station, to help set up or to help clean up at the end of the day. Volunteer for Field Day - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EACAD2FABFB6-field *All volunteers MUST be registered with the Bellevue School District. If you have not volunteered at school already this year, CLICK HERE to start the process. Or visit - https://bsd405.org/get-involved/volunteer/ . 2) Contribute ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/3/2022-6/17/2022

Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
  Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!   Looking for a graduation gift? Make this your ONE STOP SHOP & support our PTA! Shop our online store and get your school spirit gear. Don't miss out on our very own "Vamos Hawks" apparel! It's simple- just click on the link, select your item(s), and purchase. You will choose to pick up at the vendor in Bellevue or shipped to your location. For every item you purchase, our PTA receives a percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support! SHOP NOW! https://puestadelsolel.itemorder.com ORDER BY FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD Pick-up ... read full article
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5/18/2022-6/3/2022

FREE Movies for May!
         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 ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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5/5/2022-5/28/2022

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
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/18/2022-6/30/2022

Treats, gifts and goodies--Oh My!
A BIG THANK YOU to our Puesta community for coming out to help during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! From breakfast treats to flowers, personalized water bottles to notes of appreciation--you all really showed your Puesta spirit and appreciation for our Puesta del Sol teachers and staff--way to go Puesta families, and what better cause than for the teachers and staff who teach and help our kids each day. We recognize ALL your efforts last week--thank you families, and most of all THANK YOU to our Puesta teachers and staff! ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
5/18/2022-6/1/2022

Spanish Immersion / Dual Language / ISA Update
The Puesta del Sol PTA board and the Bellevue PTSA Council jointly called for a Spanish Language Program Advisory Committee (SLPAC) and the district has accepted the proposal in concept. The details of how this will be rolled out are still to be determined. Part of the Position Statement is bellow or read the full PTSA Council statement here . “In support of the goal of engaging families and school staff in equal partnership in decisions that affect children and families, we join with the Puesta del Sol PTA Board in calling for the creation of a Spanish Language Program ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
4/22/2022-6/30/2022

PTA Gold Membership Award
Puesta del Sol PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Puesta del Sol ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/11/2022-7/31/2022

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

Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/25/2021-10/9/2022

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

Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube Channel
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
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9/21/2021-10/5/2022

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (5th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (Graduated) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article
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Communication Team 
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6/25/2018-6/30/2022
Downtown Ice Rink FundraiserTodd Patrick12/1/20211/9/2022
Downtown Ice Rink Fundraiser
The Bellevue Downtown Association is thrilled to provide a fundraising opportunity for Puesta del Sol PTA at the 2021-2022 Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink . The ice rink is a temporary structure at the Downtown Park in Bellevue (south of Bellevue Square). Featuring the region’s largest covered open-air ice (real frozen water) skating experience, admission/reservations can now be made on-line . $3 from every paying visitor from your school goes to the PTA .  Just notify rink staff upon arrival the school you are affiliated with. Ice skating is open through Sunday, January 9 and is a part of the Bellevue ... read full article
DEI Committee May Meeting Todd Patrick5/4/20225/19/2022
DEI Committee May Meeting
Please join the DEI Committee for our last meeting of the school year! Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85626042877 Contact [email protected] for questions or more information.  ... read full article
Upcoming EventsTodd Patrick5/4/20225/4/2022
Upcoming Events
We are so happy to bring back activities and events for our students! We know there is a lot going on, so here is a summary of what's coming up. Check out our official Puesta del Sol communications channels for more information: Website, El Sol Newsletter and Facebook! May 7 (Sat), 6:10pm: Mariners Night, T-Mobile Park (ticket sales have closed). Families with tickets: check the e-mail address you used to purchase to find your e-tickets! May 9 (Mon), 6-6:40pm: Science Fair - Radical Reactions (online) May 11 (Wed): Drama Club production of Lion King May 13 (Fri), 11am Bellevue Schools ... read full article
2022 Spring for SchoolsTodd Patrick4/25/20225/13/2022
2022 Spring for Schools
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 ... read more...   ... read full article
Teacher and Staff Appreciation WeekTodd Patrick4/22/20225/6/2022
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
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.  More info here! ... read full article
Art Fest Gallery NightTodd Patrick3/30/20224/27/2022
Art Fest Gallery Night
  Tonight!  6:30-8pm We hope to see everyone come to this school-wide event. There will be art appreciation project displays, poetry readings, marimba band performances, four different interactive art projects in Spanish and English, food for sale (cash only) and more. This is a night your family does not want to miss! more info... ... read full article
Bedtime Stories with Sra. BrodyTodd Patrick12/1/202112/14/2021
Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
Join us for Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody, Tuesday December 14th at 6pm (our last one for 2021!) https://youtu.be/D8aBAsExQiQ We’ll start a new session of stories in January 2022!   ... read full article
Indigenous People's DayTodd Patrick10/10/202110/12/2021
Indigenous People's Day
This local virtual event, Indigenous People Festival, is a celebration of Indigenous creativity, brilliance, and resilience.( .seattlecenter.com/events/indigenous-people-festival ) ... read full article
FREE T-shirt from the PTATodd Patrick5/3/20225/10/2022
FREE T-shirt from the PTA
Deadline: Submit your student’s shirt size by Tuesday, May 10th @ 5:00pm We’re in the homestretch of the 2021-22 school year. The Puesta del Sol PTA would like to celebrate our students’ and staffs’ accomplishments and perseverance with a “Special Edition” Puesta del Sol t-shirt . This shirt is free to each student and staff member. Please complete this form (link below) to let us know your student’s name, grade, teacher, and shirt size by 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 10th. If you have multiple students at Puesta del Sol, please submit a separate form for each student. We ask that ... read full article
Ceramic Paint NightTodd Patrick5/2/20226/1/2022
Ceramic Paint Night
Please join us for an in-person Ceramic Paint Night with Creatively Yours! Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 5:30-7pm Puesta del Sol gym Item to Paint: Mugs ($20 each) . It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is available for this activity. If interested, please contact [email protected] . Order Deadline Extended until Sunday, May 22, 2022 We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with the blow dryers and paint. Sign up when you order your mugs. Items will be ready to be picked up at Creatively Yours in the Crossroads Mall after 3pm on June ... read full article
Bedtime Stories with Sra. BrodyTodd Patrick4/1/20224/26/2022
Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
We invite you to join us again on Tuesday, April 26  at 6:00PM for "Bedtime Stories" with our Puesta del Sol Elementary Librarian Sra. Stacey Brody!  https://us06web.zoom.us Meeting ID: 830 9792 1221    Passcode: puesta Back-up link (for those unable to join via Zoom, and to re-watch) https://youtu.be/hhESjwuGv64   ... read full article
Mariners NightTodd Patrick3/18/20224/8/2022
Mariners Night
Join Puesta del Sol PTA at T-Mobile Park for Mariners Night!   Deadline to order is 4/8/22 Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 7th at 6:10pm $20 per ticket for main level seats. (There is a section reserved for us.) Purchase tickets: /Page/Events/MarinersEvent   Questions? Contact Aly at [email protected] ... read full article
Thunderbird Little LeagueTodd Patrick3/7/20223/10/2022
Thunderbird Little League
  Thunderbird Little League registration is open through March 10 for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Register at Bellevuethunderbird.com today and play with friends from your school, friend requests encouraged! No previous experience necessary. Teams are forming now for boys and girls. Thunderbird will donate $50 to the Puesta del Sol PTA for every Puesta del Sol student who enrolls by March 10 . ... read full article
DEI "Plática" (Conversations) Series presents: Jessica Fenton Todd Patrick12/3/20211/13/2022
DEI "Plática" (Conversations) Series presents: Jessica Fenton
Please join our beloved community in a special learning opportunity for Puesta parents, caregivers and staff on Thursday, January 13th, 7 pm . Jessica Fenton, a kindergarten parent, will be telling the impactful story of her grandparents' survival from the Holocaust. The live virtual presentation will include documents, videos and photos from her grandparents' lives and time for discussion. Jessica is a legacy speaker for the Holocaust Center for Humanity. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/jessica-fenton .  Link: zoom.us/j/89053241431 ... read full article
Pumpkin Bash Trunk or TreatTodd Patrick10/15/202110/30/2021
Pumpkin Bash Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 30! Registration required. Please sign-up for a time slot in the form below! Wilburton Elementary, 12300 Main Street, Bellevue We are going Trunk or Treat style with games, treats & more, and need your help to make this event spectacular! Decorate your trunk -Families, teachers & staff are invited to decorate their trunks -Trunks must be decorated by 4pm, no need to bring any treats! -Signup: https://forms.gle/V7uHrNc1fQZgA61J9   Attend our event -Please fill out this form to attend the event (trunk decorators use only the form above.) -This is required for treat counts and safety measures. -Signup:  https://forms.gle/t73EfQxRw6zVz2DbA ... read full article
Dining for Dinero - Wed 10/27 - La Chingona TaqueriaTodd Patrick10/8/202110/22/2021
Dining for Dinero - Wed 10/27 - La Chingona Taqueria
  Our 2nd Dining for Dinero event is scheduled for: Wednesday, October 27th 10 am – 7:30 pm La Chingona Taqueria 29 148th AVE SE Bellevue, WA 98007 La Chingona Taqueria is an awesome food truck located across the street from the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center; near the new, future campus of Puesta del Sol. Outdoor seating and online ordering are available: lachingonataqueria.com/order-online This popular Dining for Dinero location gets busy. Ordering ahead is recommended! La Chingona Taqueria has graciously agreed to donate a portion of ALL their proceeds ALL DAY to Puesta del Sol’s PTA. No special code necessary! ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingTodd Patrick9/8/20219/22/2021
PTA General Membership Meeting
We would like to invite you to our first Membership Meeting of the school year! Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. Agenda includes approving board appointees, budget, and PTA operating rule changes, and updates on our programs and events. If you have any topics you would like to share, please contact [email protected] . The Membership Meeting is open to all PTA members. If you haven't already joined or updated your membership for this year, do so today! https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/BackToSchool2021 PTA General Membership Meeting (via Zoom)   Sep 22, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)    Register ... read full article
Welcome Message From The PresidentTodd Patrick8/27/20219/10/2021
Welcome Message From The President
Hello Puesta del Sol community!   Welcome back to school, and a warm welcome to the class of 2034! We are excited to see many of you back on campus starting next week. As we kick off the new school year, we hope to be able to resume many of our PTA events and activities, as health guidelines allow. We also look forward to welcoming Amity interns again this year!   After a year apart, the PTA's primary goal this year is engagement, in ways that respect and embrace our diverse community. Your acts of service through volunteer work enable ... read full article
Volunteer for Superheroes Field Day!Todd Patrick5/3/20226/17/2022
Volunteer for Superheroes Field Day!
We Need You! Help us make our 2022 Superheros Field Day SUPER!   1) Volunteer* This is always an exciting day to experience with your child/ren and we need A LOT of volunteers to keep all the heroic stations running. Sign up to run a station, to help set up or to help clean up at the end of the day. Volunteer for Field Day - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EACAD2FABFB6-field *All volunteers MUST be registered with the Bellevue School District. If you have not volunteered at school already this year, CLICK HERE to start the process. Or visit - https://bsd405.org/get-involved/volunteer/ . 2) Contribute ... read full article
Puesta del Sol Field Day - Save the Date!Todd Patrick4/22/20225/2/2022
Puesta del Sol Field Day - Save the Date!
When: Friday, June 17th – afternoon (Time TBD) Where: Puesta del Sol Fields Field Day is BACK! Make plans to volunteer at this K-5 end-of-year student favorite event. We’re planning 25+ activity stations, including dancing with Sra. Monica (3rd Grade) and DJ Floresita (Srta. Flores - Kindergarten), and will need a lot of volunteers to make Field Day fantastic! Sign-up sheet and additional details to come. YAY Field Day! ... read full article
Flamenco Todd Patrick4/8/20225/2/2022
Flamenco
After School Program: Learn Flamenco Dance!   April 18, 25, May 2, 9, and Wed., May 11 dress rehearsal, and Sat., May 14 Mondays, 3:35-4:45pm in the Puesta del Sol Gymnasium. Class ends promptly at 4:45pm. Cost: $120 for 6 sessions This is a PTA-sponsored program and is taught in Spanish.   For more information and to sign up: Register for Flamenco ... read full article
Family ExplorationTodd Patrick1/19/20222/2/2022
Family Exploration
The Tutu Teacher Book Reading & Discussion Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm Join us for a special event featuring author and educator Vera Ahiyya, the Tutu Teacher! In this interactive virtual story time Vera will read anti-racist books, including her upcoming title "You Can Use Your Voice," and host a discussion for Puesta del Sol students and families. You can learn more at her website: thetututeacher.com . Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89515689486 ... read full article
January Passport Check DayTodd Patrick12/15/20211/31/2022
January Passport Check Day
January Passport: Check at Home Special Itinerary  for this month is  Pakistan   Learn more at our Passport Club page. ... read full article
Kindergarten Information Night RecordingTodd Patrick12/15/20211/14/2022
Kindergarten Information Night Recording
The application period will close Friday, January 14 , 2022 at 4:30 pm. https://youtu.be/WxVCc-DPV8E Choice School Entry Level Lottery Applications for incoming K (current P-4) and incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning Monday December 6, 2021. The application period will close Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm. After the close of the application period incoming K (current P-4) and incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students that missed the application period may submit a waitlist application to be added to the bottom of a waitlist. Get more info and ... read full article
October Passport CheckTodd Patrick10/16/202111/3/2021
October Passport Check
Next Passport Check Day is Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Click here to volunteer! Special Itinerary for this month is  Thailand *Due to the current Covid-19 protocols, the Passport team will be accepting monthly Check at Home forms for those that want to participate in this voluntary program from home. Learn more at our Passport Club page. ... read full article
Room Parent Information MeetingTodd Patrick9/21/202110/6/2021
Room Parent Information Meeting
Attention Room Parents - please join our Room Parent Information Meeting Monday, October 4th @ 9:30-10:30 AM  via Zoom. Please email [email protected] if you plan to be a Room Parent for the Zoom login details and/or if you have any questions. Thank you! ... read full article
Fall Family Fun on the FarmTodd Patrick9/8/20219/22/2021
Fall 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 25th from 1-3pm First Light Farm 1202 West Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014 Sold Out!  ... read full article
First Day "Coffee" and Donation DriveTodd Patrick8/26/20219/2/2021
First Day "Coffee" and Donation Drive
Please join us for Puesta del Sol PTA First Day "Coffee" (in a modified form)! Join fellow families under the covered area after classes officially begin to reunite and build community, and learn about joining Puesta del Sol PTA! Though we will be outdoors, please mask up. Refreshments that can be enjoyed at home will be provided. We will also be having a Donation Drive for teachers and staff (hand sanitizer, disposable masks, individually wrapped snacks, etc.). Grades 1-5 : Weds, Sept 1, 9:10am (after drop off) Kindergarten : Friday, Sept 3, 9:10am (after drop off) ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!5/18/20226/3/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
  Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!   Looking for a graduation gift? Make this your ONE STOP SHOP & support our PTA! Shop our online store and get your school spirit gear. Don't miss out on our very own "Vamos Hawks" apparel! It's simple- just click on the link, select your item(s), and purchase. You will choose to pick up at the vendor in Bellevue or shipped to your location. For every item you purchase, our PTA receives a percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support! SHOP NOW! https://puestadelsolel.itemorder.com ORDER BY FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD Pick-up ... read full article
FREE Movies for May!Todd Patrick5/5/20225/28/2022
FREE Movies for May!
         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 ... read full article
Recording of Jamie Cho's presentation Todd Patrick3/16/20224/8/2022
Recording of Jamie Cho's presentation
A recording of Jamie Cho's presentation "Let's Talk about Race and Racism" is available for a limited time. It's 45 minutes well worth your time. We are grateful for this valuable resource and learning opportunity for our community! https://youtu.be/lYN0KY5ujhE Jamie's talk was presented by the DEI committee. Questions or want to get involved? Contact [email protected] Also, watch author visit with the Tutu Teacher, Vera Ahiyya: https://youtu.be/GKcquxAJbWI ... read full article
February is Black History MonthTodd Patrick2/2/20222/28/2022
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    more.... ... read full article
Happy Lunar New Year!Todd Patrick1/19/20222/3/2022
Happy Lunar New Year!
February 1, 2022, marks Lunar New Year, sometimes referred to as Chinese New Year or the start of Spring Festival. Many countries in Asia, including China, South Korea and Vietnam, traditionally follow the lunar calendar, whereas the United States follows a solar one. Solar calendars are based on the earth’s passage around the sun; the lunar calendar bases its timings off the different phases of the moon. Lunar New Year marks the day of the first new moon after the sun enters the 11th sign of the solar zodiac, or the second new moon after the winter solstice. The holiday ... read full article
Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023Todd Patrick1/18/20226/30/2022
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
Flamenco Is Back!Todd Patrick1/8/20221/22/2022
Flamenco Is Back!
After School Program: Learn Flamenco Dance!   Mondays, 3:35- 4:45 PM Jan. 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14 Puesta del Sol Gymnasium   Flamenco is open to boys and girls in grades K-5, with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 25 students per session.   Flamenco dance includes lots of footwork (stomping!), percussion hand clapping patterns, arm and hand movements for both boys and girls, proud posture, finger snapping, moving to the rhythms of flamenco music. The students will also learn a singing number with clapping and choreography. The instructor for this class is internationally known ... read full article
Improving Literacy and Educational OutcomesTodd Patrick1/5/20222/11/2022
Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes
Did you know that the PTA is about more than just about activities and fundraising for our school? The Puesta del Sol PTA is a member of the State and National PTA. The WA State PTA is very active in advocacy and each year the WA State PTA reviews resolutions on educational issues. This fall the WA State PTA passed Resolution 18.42 - Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes - which is then automatically incorporated into the official Puesta del Sol PTA platform as the State PTA is our parent organization. However, a local PTA can also choose to issue a ... read full article
Trunk or Treat!Todd Patrick10/1/202110/14/2021
Trunk or Treat!
COMING SOON! We are taking the Puesta PTA Pumpkin Bash "On the Road"! Instead of our popular but crowded Pumpkin Bash, PTA Events will be hosting a socially distanced "Trunk or Treat" this October.  More information to follow with date, time, and sign-ups (we'll need volunteers to decorate and host their "trunk"/area, and help with the event).  Questions? e-mail: [email protected] ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee9/11/202110/1/2021
Puesta del Sol PTA has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee
We believe the diversity of our beloved familia is our strength! We are still in the planning process, and welcome you to join the committee! We are looking into ways that we can partner with the school to help integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in school events and possibly hosting parent events for learning and growth (i.e. listening circles, "brown bag lunches", etc. ) Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in being involved. You can also join the Facebook group " Puesta del Sol Equity and Diversity Page " to follow updates. ... read full article
Treats, gifts and goodies--Oh My!Todd Patrick5/18/20226/1/2022
Treats, gifts and goodies--Oh My!
A BIG THANK YOU to our Puesta community for coming out to help during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! From breakfast treats to flowers, personalized water bottles to notes of appreciation--you all really showed your Puesta spirit and appreciation for our Puesta del Sol teachers and staff--way to go Puesta families, and what better cause than for the teachers and staff who teach and help our kids each day. We recognize ALL your efforts last week--thank you families, and most of all THANK YOU to our Puesta teachers and staff! ... read full article
Spanish Immersion / Dual Language / ISA UpdateTodd Patrick4/22/20226/30/2022
Spanish Immersion / Dual Language / ISA Update
The Puesta del Sol PTA board and the Bellevue PTSA Council jointly called for a Spanish Language Program Advisory Committee (SLPAC) and the district has accepted the proposal in concept. The details of how this will be rolled out are still to be determined. Part of the Position Statement is bellow or read the full PTSA Council statement here . “In support of the goal of engaging families and school staff in equal partnership in decisions that affect children and families, we join with the Puesta del Sol PTA Board in calling for the creation of a Spanish Language Program ... read full article
Watch Author Visit with the Tutu Teacher, Vera AhiyyaTodd Patrick2/15/20223/15/2022
Watch Author Visit with the Tutu Teacher, Vera Ahiyya
Earlier this month, Vera Ahiyya, an author, educator and the "Tutu Teacher" joined our community for a special visit! She spoke about her journey in becoming a teacher and writing her first book, You Have a Voice. The presentation includes her personal story, reading of the book, and a few questions from Puesta students. Enjoy watching! https://youtu.be/GKcquxAJbWI ... read full article
Recording of Jessica Fenton's Holocaust PresentationTodd Patrick1/19/20222/2/2022
Recording of Jessica Fenton's Holocaust Presentation
A recording of the "DEI's Plática/Conversations presents: Jessica Fenton" is now available for viewing. Jessica is a parent of a kindergartener at Puesta and graciously shared the remarkable story of her grandparent's survival from the Holocaust with our school community. You can also support Jessica's work through the Holocaust Center for Humanity . Contact Carla at [email protected] with any questions from the presentation. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_vhzsVtpPX4 ... read full article
PTA Gold Membership AwardTodd Patrick1/11/20227/31/2022
PTA Gold Membership Award
Puesta del Sol PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Puesta del Sol ... read full article
National Hispanic Heritage MonthJoel Ingraham9/28/202110/15/2021
National Hispanic Heritage Month
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Hola Amadas Familias de Puesta del SolJoel Ingraham9/28/202110/31/2021
Hola Amadas Familias de Puesta del Sol
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PTA Newsletter / El SolJoel Ingraham9/24/202110/8/2022
PTA Newsletter / El Sol
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Welcome and Welcome Back Puesta Families!Todd Patrick9/24/202110/7/2021
Welcome and Welcome Back Puesta Families!
Thank you to those parents who attended First Day "Coffee"! Even behind masks and socially distanced, we could see the faces of happy yet nervous parents, tears of sadness for many parents, including those both Kinder and some First Graders having their very first day of in-person school. For our families in Virtual Academy, we felt you through the airwaves, too. We had a great time connecting and hope to see more of you soon!       Another BIG THANK YOU to all the generous donations to our teachers and staff: masks, gloves, tissues, glue, hand sanitizer and more--we ... read full article
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTAJoel Ingraham9/25/202110/9/2022
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA
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Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!Joel Ingraham9/25/202110/9/2022
Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!
Support the PTA: Donate Today ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube ChannelJoel Ingraham9/21/202110/5/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube Channel
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Follow us on Facebook / Parent GroupsCommunication Team6/25/20186/30/2022
Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 (1st Grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (2nd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (3rd grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (4th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (5th grade) Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (Graduated) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored. ... read full article