Grades 1-5 on September 1

Kindergarten on September 7


¡Bienvenidos! Welcome Class of 2035

We are so glad that you are here with us at Puesta del Sol! We understand that things can feel overwhelming when starting a new school so we created this sheet of helpful tips to get you through the first couple of months.

Our New Family/Student Outreach team is available at [email protected]. Additionally, join the Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 Facebook Group: . This group is not sponsored by Puesta del Sol Elementary School, Bellevue School District, or the Puesta del Sol PTA. This is a closed group, so you will need to request to join and will be admitted by one of our moderators, who are Puesta del Sol-seasoned Kindergarten Parents. Visit the Puesta del Sol Kindergarten Blog for information & resource links.

Thanks and Welcome!

The Puesta Del Sol PTA Board

Back to School To-Dos!

New and returning families, don't be late--get the year started off right with taking care of these back to school tasks!
• Sign in NOW to complete your Back to school Forms!
The Back to school forms are not only used to sign up for PTA Membership, but also for Spiritwear purchases, Yearbook orders, newsletter subscription and more. Sign up here:
• Get PTA updates to your personal calendar
Add the ability to view school and PTA dates to your personal calendar.
• Read our Puesta del Sol FAQs!
New and return families, check out the Puesta del Sol Family FAQs! Kindergarten families check out the New to Puesta del Sol site.

School Supplies for 2022-2023

Yes, you may have noticed the list is shorter this year and that is intentional. Here is the 2022-2023 Puesta del Sol School Suggested Supply List.

Bellevue School District has worked hard to work on a plan to provide the instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, workbooks, paper, pencils, crayons, etc.) necessary for all student’s academic success and you’ll see this across schools in the school district. There may be a few asks for individual classes which families will learn about after students get their class assignments.

If you are shopping at, remember to sign up for AmazonSmile and designate Puesta del Sol Elementary/Sunset Elementary PTA Bellevue Council 2 3 95. It costs you nothing and gets money donated to our PTA with each purchase!
Sign up at

Summer Playdates

Please join your grade at summer park playdates!

See below for grades, dates, times, parks and contact info for any questions or to RSVP.  
Please check back for any updates.
Incoming Kindergarten 2022-23 (Class of 2035):
Thursday, June 30th 6pm - Hillaire Park.  Contact: Aly 
Wednesday, July 13th 5pm - Wilburton Hill Park.  Contact: Kyra  
Wednesday, July 27th 3:30pm - Robinswood Park, Contact: Ruth 
Tuesday, August 16th 5pm - Wilburton Hill ParkContact: Kyra
Wednesday, August 31st 3pm - Lake Hills ParkContact: Ruth
Incoming 1st Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2034):
Thursday, June 30th 6pm - Hillaire Park.  Contact: Aly 
Saturday, July 9th 4pm - Spiritridge ParkContact: Aly 
Wednesday, July 20th 3pm - Robinswood Park.  Contact: Megan 
POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 7/31 due to heat: Saturday, July 30th 1pm - Wilburton Hill Park.  Contact: Jackie 
UPDATED: Sunday, July 31st 9am - Wilburton Hill Park.  Contact: Jackie 
Thursday, August 4th 5pm - Robinswood ParkContact: Aly 
Thursday, August 11th 5pm - Lake Hills ParkContact: Jackie 
Monday, August 15th 6pm - Evergreen Park.   Contact: Aly or Jackie  
Sunday, August 28th 11am - Surrey Downs ParkContact:  Aly 
Incoming 2nd Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2033):
Thursday, July 14th 4pm - Lake Hills Park.  Contact: Ruth or Adri
Monday, July 18th 4pm - Spiritridge Park.  Contact: Anna 
Tuesday, August 9th 5pm - Robinswood ParkContact: Ruth or Adri
Incoming 3rd Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2032):
Monday, June 27th 4:30pm - Wilburton Hill Park.  Contact: Ronit 
Monday, July 18th 4pm - Spiritridge Park.  Contact: Ronit 
Monday, August 29th 5pm -  Surrey Downs Park.  Contact: Ronit
Incoming 4th Grade 2022-23 (Class of 2031):
Wednesday, July 20th 3pm - Robinswood Park.  Contact: Megan 
Incoming 4th AND 5th Grade 2022-23 (Combined, Classes of 2031 and 2030):
Wednesday, June 29th 6pm - Lake Hills Park.  Contact: Aly 
Sunday, August 14th 11am - Newport Hills Park.  Contact: Aly 
Sunday, August 28th 12pm - Surrey Downs Park.  Contact: Aly 
Incoming 5th Grade (Class of 2030):
Tuesday, July 19th 4:30pm - Tam O'Shanter Park.  Contact: Aly 
Graduated 5th Grade (Class of 2029):
Tuesday, June 28th 6pm - Wilburton Hill Park.  Contact: Suzanna
Thursday, July 21st 6pm - Luther Burbank Park.  Contact: Suzanna
Saturday, August 20th 11am - Grass Lawn Park.  Contact: Suzanna

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 but offer longer durations. You may select to host for Fall, Winter or Spring or half-year, and we will extend full year if necessary. The Amity Committee needs 20 host family applications for 6 interns to ensure improved matching and experience for our interns and families. You may make a preference for male or female and/or time of year. We are in need of families interested in hosting male interns.

To apply to be a host family, please fill out an application.

Learn more about the program at: 

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

PTA Newsletter / El Sol

Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol

Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA

Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups

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 2035 (Kindergarten)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 (1st Grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 (2nd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (3rd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (4th grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (5th grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (Graduated)

ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport

* Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored.

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

A warm Welcome/Bienvenidos new and returning families to our 2022-2023 Puesta del Sol Elementary school year!

As Puesta community members ourselves, we know the information can be overwhelming, so we wanted to first provide some resources as we start school.

Bookmark these websites!
Puesta del Sol PTA website (this site)
Use this site to see what’s events are happening on the calendar. Sign-Up for our El Sol Newsletter, our bi-monthly newsletter to get updates on what’s happening with school and PTA!
• Bellevue School District Back to School Website
School start date and times, logging into ParentVue, Bus Route information, school lunches, as well as links to school calendars. IMPORTANT NOTE: BSD Nutrition will resume charging fees for students meals for 2022-2023. Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals will be available mid-August).

Kindergarten Activities


Monday, August 22nd 9:00 am- 11:30

Each year, our Kindercamp allows us to get to know students in preparation for classroom placements. During their 30-minute slot, students will be engaged in a variety of academic and social learning activities. This will allow the students to get to know all the kindergarten teachers. Here is the link to sign up:


Meet the teacher, Fiesta de paletas & Bus Ride

Wednesday, August 31st, 11:00 am -12:00 pm - Kindergarten Families

Puesta del Sol Kindergarten families are invited to our annual Back to School Fiesta de paletas (a paleta is a type of popsicle) where families can enjoy paletas and take a short ride on a school bus (optional) and meet the other Kindergarten children.


11:00 am – Meet the teacher and enjoy a paleta (Spanish for popsicle). Paletas are provided

11:30 am – Students are invited to take a short bus ride.

12:00 pm – ¡Adiós! 

Jubilee Service Day


Jubilee Service Day is back! 

Please join us on Saturday 8/27/2022 from 8 am to 12 pm at Puesta Del Sol.  This is an opportunity to volunteer to help teachers/staff get their classrooms ready for the 2022-2023 school year.  
Sign up link for Puesta Del Sol volunteers:  Jubilee Service Day 2022 Volunteers
More information about Jubilee Service Day:  Jubilee REACH

Class Assignments

Students entering grades 1-5 will be notified of their teacher assignment during the late afternoon of Monday, August 29th or Tuesday, August 30th via email. 

Fall Mariners Day

Join Puesta del Sol PTA at T-Mobile Park for Mariners Night!


SUNDAY, October 2, 2022 ◼ 1:10PM

    • Discounted tickets to the game
    • Bring out your family and friends and join our school at T-Mobile Park to watch some exciting Major League Baseball action.
    • We have a large block of seats reserved for the game, so order your seats now and join us for some fun at the ballpark


This special offer is for all students, staff, and their families. If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. Orders are filled on a first come first serve basis and are based on availability. Order Now!


Buy Tickets

Deadline to purchase is Sunday, 9/11/22

Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
Check out the NEW phoenix design!

2022-23 PTA Board

Congratulations to the
new 2022-23
Puesta del Sol PTA Board!

President: Carmel Sasaki
VP of Membership: Joel Ingraham
Co-Secretaries: Holly Ellis-Brown and Dan O'Sullivan
Payables Treasurer: Andrew Schnickel
Deposits Treasurer: Jasmine Hentz
Director of Special Events: Ronit Droker
Co-Director of Fundraising: Tara Jones
Are you interested or know someone who would be a great PTA board member for next year? We have a number of positions still open as current terms end, and the PTA board is looking for individuals who want to be involved and make a difference. No prior experience necessary! To learn more about each board position, click here. To learn more about each committee and individual volunteer opportunities, please review If you are interested in a committee position or will be returning as a committee chair, please notify the appropriate board member.

Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!

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Aug 14
11:00a Incoming 4th AND 5th Grade Playdate
Incoming 4th AND 5th Grade Playdate

Sunday, August 14
11:00a - 12:00p
Newport Hills Park

6:00p Incoming 1st Grade Playdate
Incoming 1st Grade Playdate

Monday, August 15
6:00p - 7:00p
Evergreen Park

Monday, August 15th 6pm - Evergreen Park. Contact: Aly or Jackie
5:00p Incoming Kindergarten Playdate
Incoming Kindergarten Playdate

Tuesday, August 16
5:00p - 6:00p
Wilburton Hill Park

Tuesday, August 16th 5pm - Wilburton Hill Park. Contact: Kyra
11:00a Graduated 5th Grade Playdate
Graduated 5th Grade Playdate

Saturday, August 20
11:00a - 12:00p
Grass Lawn Park

9:00a Kindercamp

Monday, August 22
9:00a - 11:30a
8:00a Jubilee Service Day
Jubilee Service Day

Saturday, August 27
8:00a - 12:00p
Puesta del Sol classrooms

This is an opportunity to volunteer to help teachers/staff get their classrooms ready for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Sign up link for Puesta Del Sol volunteers: Jubilee Service Day 2022 Volunteers

More information about Jubilee Service Day: Jubilee REACH
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