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 to advocate for you and your student for just about any issue that affects your student’s experience at Puesta del Sol.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please review Available PTA Volunteer Positions

We encourage you to browse through the various committees and find something you think you would enjoy that aligns with a particular talent, skill or hobby you have and also that meets your time restrictions.


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

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].


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 do not apply beyond our school community, please do not share beyond current Puesta del Sol families, teachers or staff.
  • Families must have their own internet access and device to stream.

Here are the January movies. Selma (PG-13) is a featured movie streaming in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Friday, January 21st- Paddington (PG)

Saturday, January 22nd- Paddington 2 (PG)

Friday, January 28th- Paw Patrol (G)

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Free Streaming Movies for February

   

 

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. (PTA Members—get the code immediately)
  • The codes do not apply beyond our school community, please do not share beyond current Puesta del Sol families, teachers or staff.
  • Families must have their own internet access and device to stream.

Here are the movies:

FRIDAY, Feb 4  - Akeelah and the Bee 

FRIDAY, Feb 4  - Harriet

FRIDAY, Feb 11 -    Finding You 

SATURDAY, Feb 12  - Princess and the Frog 

FRIDAY, Feb 18  - Lincoln

SATURDAY, Feb 19- Remember the Titans

FRIDAY Feb 25 –  Clifford the Big Red Dog 

FRIDAY Feb 25 –  La Luna (Disney short - 6:55 minutes)

 

 

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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!


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...

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Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!


Support the PTA: Donate Today


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)

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


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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


January Passport Check Day

January Passport:

Check at Home

Special Itinerary for this month is Pakistan

 

Learn more at our Passport Club page.


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 2022-2023

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]


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 statement of support to add additional awareness, which is what our PTA board did.

Puesta PTA Official Statement of Support passed 12/14/2021: The Puesta del Sol PTA Board officially endorses and supports the WSPTA Resolution 18.42 - Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes.

Click on the link to learn more about this resolution and how we can advocate to support literacy in Washington State and the Bellevue School District.


Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
Still looking for a great holiday gift?? Make this your ONE STOP SHOP & support the PTA!
CLICK HERE TO SHOP!
https://puestadelsolel.itemorder.com
**Open through January!**
For every item you purchase, the PTA receives a percentage! Thanks for all your support 🙏
 

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 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 –

Membership Signup: puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/Membership/


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12:30p Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Date:
Tuesday, January 25
Time:
12:30p - 3:00p

Check at home form

Special Itinerary for this month is Pakistan
7:00p Winter General Membership Meeting
Winter General Membership Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, January 26
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p

Save the date. 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]
Online only. Register in advance at: zoom.us/register/tZIkfu...
Yes, there IS school today
Yes, there IS school today

Date:
Friday, January 28
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5:30p The Tutu Teacher Book Reading & Discussion
The Tutu Teacher Book Reading & Discussion

Date:
Wednesday, February 2
Time:
5:30p - 7:00p

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: zoom.us/j/89515689486
El Sol Newsletter arrives
El Sol Newsletter arrives

Date:
Friday, February 4
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