¡Bienvenidos! Welcome Class of 2036 

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.

Join the Puesta del Sol Class of 2036 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/902403334422280 . 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

Kindergarten Blog


Thanks and Welcome!

The Puesta Del Sol PTA Board 


What You Need to Know

  1. Create a New Account on our website.  Enter "K" as your child's grade level.  Until your child's teacher assignment is received, choose "unknown/not listed" option for teacher. PTA membership runs from August 1 until the following October 31 (up to a 13-month period), and is valid for the school year in which is it purchased. Please wait until August to purchase membership.
  2. Drive or Bus to School? – There is very limited parking so, if possible, please have your child ride the bus. Please view our Traffic/Parking page for guidelines on parking and using the drop-off/pick-up lane at school if you plan to drive. 

    If you want a spot in the school parking lot for after school pickup and events, arrive early. Never park on the main road coming down to school.

    During the first weeks of school, morning volunteers are in place to direct students to their classrooms from the drop-off area and the school buses. Staff takes special care in the afternoon to walk students to their bus or pick up location.
  3. Communication – Email is the preferred method of communication for both the school and the PTA.  If you do not receive these communications during the first month of school, please reach out to the responsible group to get added. Emails gathered will only be used by Puesta del Sol PTA and will never be shared with advertisers or other organizations.  There is a lot of great communication so make sure you receive ALL of the following:

    From the School  
    -- Weekly teacher update from your child’s teacher. Teachers will contact you for your email.
    -- Principal newsletter. Bi-monthly.
    From the PTA  
    -- This website
    -- Room Parent communication. First communication by mid-October.
    -- Announcements on the official PTA Facebook page.  
    Like us at https://www.facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta/.
    -- Twice monthly electronic El Sol Newsletter from PTA.  Sent out on Fridays.

If you do not receive these communications by the end of September please reach out to the responsible group to get added.  If you have another email address you would like to add or a community member would like to have access to our communications, please use the same two subscribe links above. If you have further questions about communications, please contact [email protected].

  1. Student School Supplies - Please find the suggested school supply list for 2023-24 here. Note that many teachers have their own list so you may want to delay purchases until after school begins.  
  1. Join your child for lunch.  You are more than welcome to join your child for lunch.  Look on the website for class lunchtimes, sign in at the office when you arrive, and enjoy lunch together!
    Please Register as an approved Bellevue School District volunteer first!


If all else fails, relax and breathe! ENJOY the school year as it goes by so fast!


Additional Information

Before & After School Care - Before and after school programs may be available at Puesta del Sol through the school district for children kindergarten through 5th grade.  Before & After School Programs

Day Care - Please note that if you are picking up for Day Care, there is limited parking in the Day Care parking spots. Be prepared to park and walk the first few weeks of school if you are not in the lot by 3pm.  Starting around 3:15pm, you won't be able to get to the parking lot until the pick up line starts moving at 3:35pm.  The line is usually done by 3:45pm.

Communicating with office or PTA via child's binder - If you need to get a note to the front office or PTA, you may put it in your child's binder/backpack.  And please look in your child's binder/backpack for communication from the front office or PTA.

School Directory - The School Directory is an Online Directory, searchable only by name, which is on the side menu of our website. Only authorized users will have access to our school directory. An authorized user of the Online Directory is someone who is a paid PTA member and who has a student enrolled at Puesta del Sol.

Room Parents - At Curriculum Night in September the teachers will have a sign up form for Room Parents and other volunteer positions.  Room Parents will be notified after these dates to join the Room Parent Coordinator for a meeting on the FAQ's of being a Room Parent.

Volunteering - We have many wonderful volunteer opportunities! Sign up to volunteer when you complete your online First Day Forms this Fall.

Join the PTA - Please go to the About Us section of our site to join and become a PTA member after school begins!