Welcome to the 2021-22 School year!

Fundraising is a key component of our PTA.  It allows us to achieve our mission to support, reinforce, enhance and promote our children’s Spanish immersion experience, as well as the student's overall education, health and well-being.

 

 

Fundraising Roadmap for 2021-2022

September
Target: $50,000
BIG GIVE! - Each family contributes toward classroom support, Amity interns (Spanish-speaking classroom aides), library books, field trips, and family events all provided by the Puesta del Sol PTA.
October
Target: $20,000
WALKATHON - Students walk laps around the Puesta del Sol track and dance with teachers and Amity interns in this amazing community-building event. Parents, extended family, and friends may all support their students with financial contributions.
Fall
Target: $7,000
BOOK FAIR - Families purchase books, posters, journals, and more at our annual PTA-sponsored Book Fair in the Puesta del Sol Library. Proceeds pay for a significant portion of the Spanish and English books in our amazing library.
Spring
Target: $15,000
SPRING AUCTION - Join us for an evening of fun as we gather to eat, drink, and listen to our student choir and marimba bands as we raise money for the PTA. Bid on experiences such as being Principal for the day!
Year-Round
Target: $25,000
CORPORATE MATCHING - Donors send requests to their employers to seek corporate matching for all donations. Some companies also match volunteer hours with funds! Ask your employer today!

 

 

How Much Do Specific Resources Cost?

Here are examples of what your donations can help pay for:

$2,500 Helps fund half an Amity Intern's annual stipend
$1,500 Pays for half of the Art Appreciation expenses for the year
$1,250 Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum for K-1st grades
OR a visit from the Toymaker 
$  800 Garden Club supplies for all grades for the year
$  600 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seminar
$  400 Annual Reflections competition
$  250 One student's portion of PTA programs and school support for the year
$  200 PTA software expenses
$  125 Art Appreciation supplies for one classroom
$   45 Pays for one student's field trips and classroom experiences for the year

 

 

Passive Fundraising

Get “FREE” Money for Puesta Del Sol when you collect box tops from your grocery purchases, dine at local restaurants, shop at grocery and drug stores, or shop online.  No Donations Required.  It's easy!!!  Clip and drop off Box Tops, participate in Dining and Activities for Dinero events, or follow the links to register your rewards cards.  See program details below or contact us at [email protected] with any questions.  Thank you for helping our kids!

  • Box Tops for Education - Clip and save Box Tops from General Mills products to earn money for our school!  Each Box Top is worth 10¢. In 2015-16, the Puesta del Sol community did a great job collecting over 7,500 box tops. Our first grade classes won our annual grade-level Box Tops Competition.  We are collecting Box Tops until the end of the year and they can be turned into the collection box in the school office.

  • Dining and Activities for Dinero - These programs are ways in which the Puesta del Sol PTA raises money by receiving a portion of your purchase price for the sponsored event, which expands beyond just dining! We have teamed up with area vendors so that when you purchase and either mention Puesta del Sol or present a required coupon or flyer, the Puesta del Sol PTA receives a portion of your purchase back – often as much as 20%! Check out our latest offers! 

  • Red Robin “Burgers for Better Schools” Program - Are you a Red Robin Royalty Rewards Program participant? Red Robin will donate 1% of your purchases at participating Red Robin locations!  First, sign in to your Red Robin Royalty account dashboard. Next, select “Burgers for Better Schools” on the Red Robin Royalty Rewards account dashboard and choose Puesta del Sol, Bellevue, WA. Each time you dine, present your Red Robin Royalty Member card or alternate ID at the time of payment.  You can follow your progress on your Red Robin Royalty account dashboard! Not a Red Robin Royalty member yet? It’s easy. Simply sign up for the Red Robin Royalty Program at www.redrobin.com/royalty.html and follow the above steps!  Print out the Burgers for Better Schools flyer to share with friends and family!

  • Give with Bing - Introducing a new way to give support to your Puesta del Sol PTA through Give with Bing. Join Microsoft Rewards, and your Bing searches will earn Rewards points that are automatically donated directly to Puesta del Sol PTA. Don't forget to make sure you connect to our school's PTA before you begin your Bing searches. Join now!

In-Store Shopping:

  • Bartell Drugs shoppers - Visit your local Bartell Drugs and ask for a 'B' Caring Card today.  Register your 'B' Caring Card online at EScrip.com.  Designate Puesta del Sol, Bellevue, and shop at Bartell Drugs. Each time you swipe your card and shop, our PTA gets up to 4% of your purchase.

  • Fred Meyer shoppers - Visit your local Fred Meyer and ask for a Fred Meyer Rewards card, if you don’t already have one.  Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and register your Fred Meyer Rewards card.  If you need to find out your Fred Meyer Rewards card number, call 1-866-518-2686.  When registering your card, be sure to designate Puesta del Sol, Bellevue, as your preferred non-profit organization.  Each time you swipe your card and shop you’ll still get your personal rewards points, but you’ll also get reward funds that go directly to the school.

  • Safeway shoppers - Puesta del Sol PTA can earn 3% from Safeway's family of stores when you shop with Benefit - the free app to instantly buy and redeem gift cards that give back!  Go to www.benefit-mobile.com to get the app (it's FREE!).  Next, select Puesta Del Sol Elementary PTA as your cause.  Lastly, set up your account so you can instantly purchase and redeem gift cards that give back!  More details

Online Shopping:

  • eScrip shoppers - When you sign up and shop through the EScrip.com online mall, certain purchases also earn $$ for Puesta del Sol.  Be sure to elect Puesta del Sol, Bellevue, as your preferred non-profit organization.

  • Amazon.com shoppers - Puesta del Sol Elementary PTA is on Amazon Smile! Amazon donates a percentage of your Amazon Smile purchases back to us when you select the Puesta del Sol PTA. Happy Shopping!

 

Please consider making a donation today!

 

Any specific budget questions should be directed to the PTA Budget Committee at [email protected].