Winter Craft Fair is Almost Here!


December 12/06 at Puesta del Sol!!!!

Come shop local and support artisans and your student groups!

Find unique items to gift at our very first Winter Craft Fair! There will be home goods, crafts, jewelry, and ready made foods for you to enjoy.

Do not miss performances from Puesta del Sol AND Sherwood Forest's Choirs as well as our beloved Flamenco and other PTA programs.

Free admission for all.


Date: Wednesday December 6th
Time: 5:00-7:30
Where: Puesta del Sol (301 151st Pl NE)

Introducing NEST Time!

Has your student been telling you about this new thing at school called NEST? All our students are experiencing a new way of learning at school lately! Here is the explanation from Principals Danelle & Aishla:


NEST = Nurturing. Every. Student. Together.

What it is: This is the whole grade level group time for push in support with intervention and extension for all students, using assessment data to focus on targeted skills to support student progress. All students in a grade level will be mixed together and grouped based on skill level to work in small groups. The groups are flexible, led by an adult, and often occur four days a week.

Why we are doing it: Inclusive scheduling of differentiated support mitigates the potential negative impact that pull out instruction can have on a student’s self esteem. When all students are served together by many different adults no one is singled out and strength based approach versus deficit approach can happen. Classroom educators have a group of educators wrapping around their students versus figuring it out all on their own. Puesta is composed of many educational experts in both English and Spanish. This includes the designated grade-level teachers, resource (SpEd) teachers, LAP facilitator, MLL teacher, and our ITCL.

If you haven't heard your student mention NEST (or "Nido" in Spanish), please ask them about their experiences. Should you have more questions, please reach out to our school leadership: [email protected] or [email protected] .

Night out with the Puesta del Sol PTA at the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Game

Join Puesta del Sol PTA for a night out at the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey game.
Sunday, February 4th, 2024 at 5:05PM at the accesso ShoWare Center: 625 W James St
Kent, WA 98032
Tickets are $25 each and must be ordered by January 15, 2024.

If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. (No refunds).
Tickets will be emailed to the email address associated with your PTA membership approximately a week before the game.
*It is our PTA mission to support every child, financial assistance is available for this activity.  If interested, please see our Financial Aid Form.

Questions? Contact Aly at [email protected]

Incoming Kindergarten Information Session
Save the Date for Puesta del Sol Elementary's Incoming Kindergarten Information Session!

December 11, 2023
9:30 am-10:30 am
Location: Puesta del Sol STEAM room Rm 265

If you have an incoming kindergartner for the 2024-2025 school year, please join us to learn more about our school and what kindergarten looks like at Puesta del Sol Spanish Immersion Program. You will get an opportunity to hear from school administrators, Sra. Edwards and Srta. Acevedo.

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups

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 PTA-sponsored.

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Big Give 2023

Big Give Update and our Fundraising Roadmap for the year!

Big Give

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, we are pretty far off from our goal of 70K, so please consider supporting our Big Give!

We are grateful to our donors from previous years whose generous support will allow use to honor our promised gifts and grants for this year. However, next year’s budget will be severely impacted if we don’t reach our fundraising goals.

Learn more (and donate today) at our PTA website: Big Give 2023

Did your student misplace their Big Give form? No problem, download a fresh copy from here and return in any envelope you happen to have at home - Big Give Form

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 communication or email [email protected] so we can add it to the next newsletter and publicize the event.

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!

International Festival Cochair Opportunities


International Festival
Do you have great organizational skills?  Are you good at directing children and managing a stage? 
Puesta needs TWO CO-CHAIRS for the International Festival in May.
Please consider signing up!

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the PTA communication team to develop promo for the event and registration for the various acts
  • Create a rehearsal calendar
  • Work with Amity Interns for their dance acts, with Senora Rose for Marimba acts and coordinate with Fiesta Latina and Flamenco acts
  • Recruit day of event volunteers
  • Collaborate with PTA or 5th grade events for concession sales

Work is heaviest Feb/March (coordinating acts) and then the two weeks leading up to the event.
Contact: [email protected] if you are interested

PTA Newsletter / El Sol

Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol

Volunteer Training Slides

Helping Hands

Missed the Volunteer Training on 9/27 at school? Here are the slides from the training.

If you have any questions about the presentation or about volunteering, please email either Holly (PTA President: [email protected]) or Aishla (Vice-Principal: [email protected])

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Nov 26
Dec 1
Passport Day
Passport Day

Tuesday, November 28
El Sol Newsletter arrives
El Sol Newsletter arrives

Friday, December 1
5:00p Winter Craft Fair
Winter Craft Fair

Wednesday, December 6
5:00p - 9:00p
Puesta del Sol Gymnasium
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