Next Passport Check Day is February 26, 2019
Special Itinerary for February is  Colombia Sign up to help with Passport Check Day For more information reference our  Passport Club page . ... read full article
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Box Tops Education Grades Collection Contest
NOW through February 26th Due by 4:00pm,  Each Classroom   Puesta del Sol's 6th Annual "Box Tops Collection Contest" is happening! Last year, first graders were the winners! It was a close competition with second graders! The collection runs between Jan. 22nd - Feb. 14th. Start clipping Box Tops and send those with your kids, so they and their buddies can have an extra recess (weather permitting)!   So far, we've collected $211.00. Let's get at least $750 for Puesta del Sol!   Each classroom will have a collection box. ... read full article
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Cindy Hunter 
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1/31/2019-2/15/2019

All Hands on Kindness!
Puesta del Sol's Kindness Challenge in partnership with our PTA, Camp Kindness Counts & The Bellevue PTA Council.    When: Feb 11 th   to March 1 st This is a two part challenge: 1. PTAs across the Bellevue School District were invited to support our community through a giving challenge to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Puesta del Sol will be helping the Seattle Humane Society.  2. We want to show kindness to one another in our school. The Puesta del Sol’s Guardianes (Student Leadership) will be teaching a special Puesta handshake to the students and staff.   For more ... read full article
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Smriti Rao 
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2/6/2019-3/12/2019

Dining for Dinero - Chipotle
When: Where: Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 1328 156th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007 5:00pm - 9:00pm Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with some Puesta del Sol friends.  The next Dining for Dinero event will be Saturday, March 30th from 5 pm -  9 pm at Chipotle in Crossroads.   33% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the PTA.  Please be sure to mention Puesta del Sol or present a printed or digital version of the flyer to the cashier.  ... read full article
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Sonia Porter 
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2/15/2019-3/30/2019

2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!
May 18 @ Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center   The 2019 International Festival planning is under way, and we need YOU! Many roles are available, most with very little time commitment (perfect for working parents). Please help us make the event a success for the entire community!  Sign up   to volunteer.    Questions? Email internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
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Cindy Hunter 
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11/18/2018-5/18/2019

Newsletter Publication Schedule- Winter
Subscribe Now! Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA El Sol newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities.  Here is the Winter publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15 (if needed), 3/1, 3/15, 3/29 Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Mid-Winter Break, 2/18 – 2/22.   ... read full article
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Cindy Hunter 
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12/9/2018-3/30/2019

Volunteers Needed!
We need everyone's help to keep all of our programs and the PTA running smoothly.  The PTA is currently looking for the following positions:   Communications Team    • Membership Chair - Training available    • Web Content Manager - Training available    • Social Media Manager Educational Enhancement Team    • Garden Club Co-Chair (work with current chair)    • After School Programs Co-Chair (work with current chair) Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested.  Thank you!    ... read full article
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Cindy Hunter 
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10/2/2018-6/28/2019

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Registration Now Open for After School Programs Session 2Cindy Hunter1/9/20192/2/2019
Registration Now Open for After School Programs Session 2
Our  After   School   programs  teach music and dance from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. These classes offer our students an opportunity to  expand their appreciation of culture and diversity , all taught in Spanish!  You can self-select the  session  fee that best fits your family's budget, and all classes will perform at the International Festival next Spring! Session 2 will run from Jan. 21 - Mar. 22. •  Register for Flamenco   on Mondays*, 3:35-4:45pm, grades 1-5 •  egister for Fiesta Latina   on Tuesdays, 3:35-4:45pm, grades K-5 •  Register for Bomba del Sol  on Fridays, 3:35-4:45pm, ... read full article
Passport Club Kick-Off Party - Tuesday, 9/11Cindy Hunter9/10/20189/11/2018
Passport Club Kick-Off Party - Tuesday, 9/11
The  Passport Club  is entering its 20th year at Puesta del Sol. Join us   for our annual work party, Tuesday 9/11, 9:30am - 12:00pm! When:   Tuesday, September 11, immediately following school drop-off Where:  Renee Isbell's home  Why : To label, collate, staple, and organize the Passport resources for our 1st graders and all new students and teachers. We'll socialize and nosh as we prepare for another new year of Passport Club!    This year, Committee Co-Chair Renee Isbell is hosting the work party at her house. Come when you can and stay as long as you want. We'll have coffee ... read full article
Big Give Envelope Drive PTA VPs of Fundraising7/28/20187/30/2018
Big Give Envelope Drive
Puesta del Sol PTA's "Big Give Envelope Drive" to support the PTA Annual Fund begins this fall! The PTA needs to raise $175,000 and the  "Big Give Envelope Drive" is our ONLY fundraiser of the year! This is our first year of our "Big Give Envelope Drive" and we are asking ALL families to participate to ensure our programs can continue. ... read full article
Community Meeting – Puesta Del Sol Bellewood Construction ProjectLiz Baze7/16/20187/20/2018
Community Meeting – Puesta Del Sol Bellewood Construction Project
WHEN:  July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm   WHERE:   Sammamish High School Commons 100 140th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005 https://bsd405.org/event/community-meeting-puesta-del-sol-bellwood-construction-project/?instance_id=948 Hope to see you there! ... read full article
Next Passport Check Day is February 26, 2019Passport Club2/5/20192/26/2019
Next Passport Check Day is February 26, 2019
Special Itinerary for February is  Colombia Sign up to help with Passport Check Day For more information reference our  Passport Club page . ... read full article
Box Tops Education Grades Collection ContestCindy Hunter1/31/20192/15/2019
Box Tops Education Grades Collection Contest
NOW through February 26th Due by 4:00pm,  Each Classroom   Puesta del Sol's 6th Annual "Box Tops Collection Contest" is happening! Last year, first graders were the winners! It was a close competition with second graders! The collection runs between Jan. 22nd - Feb. 14th. Start clipping Box Tops and send those with your kids, so they and their buddies can have an extra recess (weather permitting)!   So far, we've collected $211.00. Let's get at least $750 for Puesta del Sol!   Each classroom will have a collection box. ... read full article
Sock DriveCindy Hunter12/6/201812/21/2018
Sock Drive
Let's show our school spirit of compassion. Puesta del Sol is collecting donations for a men's shelter in Seattle.  One of the most needed and wanted items are adult sized long white socks!  Questons?  Please contact the school office.  Need: Adult sized white long socks Drop off: Puesta del Sol Library  Dates: Now through Friday, December 21st ... read full article
Spirit Week: 12/10 - 12/14Cindy Hunter12/6/201812/14/2018
Spirit Week: 12/10 - 12/14
Our community will be celebrating Spirit Week in an effort to build and strengthen community at our school. Each day there will be a theme.  If your student plans on participating, please ensure that they are making choices that follow our big three: Somos respetuosos, Somos responsables, y Tomamos buenas decisiones (respectful, responsible, and make good decisions). Monday 12/10 Tuesday 12/11 Wednesday 12/12 Thursday 12/13 Emoji/Teacher Swap Day Friday 12/14 Questions?  Contact Student Leadership Supervisor Angelie Duimovic, duimovica@bsd405.org or Delia Villanueva, villanuevad@bsd405 .   ... read full article
WALKATHON - IMPORTANT INFORMATIONWalkathon9/20/20189/28/2018
WALKATHON - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  RSVP TODAY Why do I need to RSVP to the Walkathon? Permission is required for participation.   Don’t let your child be confused on Walkathon day!  RSVP for each child attending Puesta del Sol, even if your family will not participate. We need a yes or no for every student.   Help us send your child in the right direction at the bell.   Don’t forget to  RSVP today! When is the Walkathon? The Walkathon is on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 3:35-6:00pm, rain or shine! For more information, please visit our  Walkathon page.  Does the Walkathon need volunteers? YES, we ... read full article
Art Enthusiasts WANTED!Cindy Hunter9/11/20189/21/2018
Art Enthusiasts WANTED!
The 2018-19 Reflections program is gearing up, this year’s theme is “ Heroes Around Me ”.  The PTSA Council will be holding (non-mandatory) training for the District’s Reflections Chairs on Tuesday, Sept 25 at 1pm at the Education Services Center (ESC).  Reflections depends upon a Parent Volunteer Chair – we need YOU !   Our Reflections program has the benefit of lots of supporting documentation including: detailed list of action items by week; prepared newsletter, website and El Sol article submissions; label templates and more. For more info, contact EdEnhancement@puestadelsolpta.org. ... read full article
PTA After School ProgramsCindy Hunter9/11/20189/16/2018
PTA After School Programs
PTA After School Programs - UNDER CONSTRUCTION!   The Ed Enhancement team is feverishly working to finalize days, times and space for our After School Programs. Fall Session is currently planned to run Sep. 24 through Nov. 16 and we are targeting next week to open registration. STAY TUNED! ... read full article
Room Parent Informational MeetingsCindy Hunter9/9/20189/20/2018
Room Parent Informational Meetings
Attention Room Parents! Please plan on attending  one of the Room Parent Information Meetings listed below.  All meetings will be located in the PTA room.  The meetings are for BOTH seasoned and brand new/interested Room Parents. • Tuesday, September 18th from 9:15am - 10:15am •  Thursday, September 20th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm Please email roomparentcoordinator@puestadelsolpta.org if you plan to be a Room Parent and/or if you have any questions. ... read full article
Join the Puesta del Sol PTA!PTA Membership Team8/30/201810/1/2018
Join the Puesta del Sol PTA!
Become a member of the Puesta del Sol PTA! Did you know there are many benefits to being a PTA member? • You have a voice and a vote at our PTA general membership meetings. • Access to the PTA online school directory and other online resources • Many discounts on venues, tickets, and more such as Great Wolf Lodge, WA State Fair, Key Arena, McCaw Hall, Tacoma Dome, FedEx Office, Office Depot, etc.  You may purchase your PTA membership when filling out your Back to School Forms .    If you would like more information on a PTA membership, please visit our PTA Membership Benefits page.  ... read full article
FundCindy Hunter7/27/20187/27/2018
All Hands on Kindness!Smriti Rao2/6/20193/12/2019
All Hands on Kindness!
Puesta del Sol's Kindness Challenge in partnership with our PTA, Camp Kindness Counts & The Bellevue PTA Council.    When: Feb 11 th   to March 1 st This is a two part challenge: 1. PTAs across the Bellevue School District were invited to support our community through a giving challenge to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Puesta del Sol will be helping the Seattle Humane Society.  2. We want to show kindness to one another in our school. The Puesta del Sol’s Guardianes (Student Leadership) will be teaching a special Puesta handshake to the students and staff.   For more ... read full article
Unity Day - Wednesday, October 24thCindy Hunter10/22/201810/24/2018
Unity Day - Wednesday, October 24th
Wear orange to school on Wednesday, October 24th, to show that together we are against bullying and UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. ... read full article
Art Appreciation Volunteers Orientation Meeting, 10/9Art Appreciation10/5/201810/9/2018
Art Appreciation Volunteers Orientation Meeting, 10/9
Did you sign-up to be the Art Appreciation Volunteer for your child's class? Are you interested in volunteering to do Art Appreciation for your child's class? On Tuesday, Oct 9, at 9:15 AM we will be hosting an orientation meeting in the PTA room for new and returning Art Appreciation volunteers. At the meeting we'll show you the Art Appreciation resource closets, explain how to sign-up for the kiln, and share ideas of projects that have worked well in the classroom. We look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to contact Alycia or Lesley at artappreciation@puestadelsolpta.org .  ... read full article
5th Annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin BashPumpkin Bash10/2/201810/26/2018
5th Annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin Bash
DATE:     Friday, October 26th TIME:     6:30pm - 8:00pm PLACE:   Puesta del Sol Gym You are invited to the 5th Annual Pumpkin Bash Costume Party!  It will be an exciting evening of games, prizes, dancing, music, monster-mashing, treats and more!  Get in the spirit and wear your costume - no masks or weapons, please.  Admission to this event is free.   Please email Teresa Rowberg and Tricia Miller with questions or sign up to volunteer  here !   ... read full article
2018-19 School SuppliesPTA Web Team6/27/20179/6/2018
2018-19 School Supplies
Get ready for back to school and check out the  suggested school supplies list for 2018 .  Remember to use our  affiliate link for Bellevue Schools Foundation if you are shopping at Amazon.com !  It gets 6-8% donated to BSF with each purchase! ... read full article
Dining for Dinero - ChipotleSonia Porter2/15/20193/30/2019
Dining for Dinero - Chipotle
When: Where: Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 1328 156th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007 5:00pm - 9:00pm Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with some Puesta del Sol friends.  The next Dining for Dinero event will be Saturday, March 30th from 5 pm -  9 pm at Chipotle in Crossroads.   33% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the PTA.  Please be sure to mention Puesta del Sol or present a printed or digital version of the flyer to the cashier.  ... read full article
Class Picture Day!Cindy Hunter1/31/20192/14/2019
Class Picture Day!
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Parent Ed & General Membership MeetingAnne Wilson1/16/20191/23/2019
Parent Ed & General Membership Meeting
        Date: Wednesday, 1/23       Time: 5:30 pm   Location: Puesta del Sol Library In response to our members' survey feedback from last year, the PTA has added a Parent Education portion to our General Membership meeting.  Most families wanted to learn more about our ISA (International Spanish Academy) program.  If you are wondering what is ahead for our students in middle school and high school and how our current curriculum is tied to a 12-year program, this is your opportunity to learn more.  The agenda after the ISA presentation will include:      •  ... read full article
Help Us Help You!PTA Board12/18/20181/8/2019
Help Us Help You!
The PTA needs a Nominating Committee again this year to help us find terrific candidates for the PTA Board for the 2019-2020 school year.     The only requirement for being on the Nominating Committee is to be a member of our PTA . Full training will be provided. By serving now on our committee, you help us serve you and your students, our teachers, and our school.  Here is the timeline:   •  November - December:   Form the Nominating Committee, need 4-5 members •  January - March:  Locate and interview prospective candidates •  April:   PTA Board Elections If you ... read full article
After School Programs Return in January!Jen Meyer12/11/201812/17/2018
After School Programs Return in January!
Our  After   School   programs  teach music, drumming and dance from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.   These classes offer our students an opportunity to expand their appreciation of culture and diversity, all taught in Spanish! You can self-select the  session  fee that best fits your family's budget, and all classes will perform at the International Festival next Spring! Session   2  will run January 21st - March 22nd.   Flamenco  on Mondays Fiesta Latina   on Tuesdays Bomba del Sol  on Fridays Registration  will open on Tuesday, January 8th.   Questions?  Visit the PTA  After   ... read full article
PTA and Principal CoffeeCindy Hunter11/18/201811/30/2018
PTA and Principal Coffee
Friday, November 30th, at 9:00am Puesta del Sol Library    Topic: Student Services at Puesta del Sol  Please join us at our first Principal Coffee of the year. Sr. Jonathan Shearer will update our community on important happenings at the school and district as well as highlight our wonderful Student Services. Counseling and Psychology services will be discussed along with other services that support our students. ... read full article
Calling All Artists! - Reflections CompetitionCindy Hunter10/5/201811/16/2018
Calling All Artists! - Reflections Competition
  Reflections is a national art competition that is sponsored by the PTA and is one of the categories for Academic Challenge.     This year's theme is "Heroes Around Me".  Your child may submit an original work of art in any of 6 categories; Visual Art, Photography, Film, Choreography, Music or Literature. Please go to our Reflections Information Page where you will find the official rules, application, check list for success and registration. The due date for submissions is November 16th.  Please email your questions to reflections@puestadelsolpta. org ... read full article
Community Summer Camps and ProgramsWeb Manager8/14/20188/14/2018
Community Summer Camps and Programs
There are still camps available for the remaining weeks of summer! Please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs. ... read full article
Register for Jubilee Service Day - August 25thAlison and Ryan Beieler5/29/20188/26/2018
Register for Jubilee Service Day - August 25th
If you are interested in helping with the 2018 Jubilee Service Day at Puesta Del Sol - it will be held on  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 .   Please REGISTER NOW and join the team called Puesta Families!      For those who don't know what it is:  Jubilee Service Day is an on-site volunteering effort before school starts.  Nearly 180 volunteers came out in August 2017 to support Puesta del Sol staff in organizing and preparing for the start of the school year. ... read full article
Newsletter Publication Schedule- SpringCindy Hunter4/1/20196/20/2019
Newsletter Publication Schedule- Spring
Subscribe Now! Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA El Sol newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities.  Here is the Spring publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   4/5 (if needed), 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/14 Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Spring Break, 4/8 - 4/12.   ... read full article
Attention 5th Grade Parents! Tillicum Open House Office12/18/20181/10/2019
Attention 5th Grade Parents! Tillicum Open House
Tillicum Middle School will host an Open House on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.   ... read full article
Reflections Gallery NightIris Kosenski11/25/201812/3/2018
Reflections Gallery Night
Date: Time: Location: Monday, 12/3 6:30pm - 7:30pm Puesta del Sol Library Please join us for Reflections Gallery Night!  This is where the students' artwork/literature/film will be showcased.  We had 99 entries this year, so let’s give a big shout out to all those students who worked extra hard!! The 25 finalists who made it to the district level will also be announced.  We look forward to seeing you there!  ... read full article
2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!Cindy Hunter11/18/20185/18/2019
2019 International Festival Volunteers Needed!
May 18 @ Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center   The 2019 International Festival planning is under way, and we need YOU! Many roles are available, most with very little time commitment (perfect for working parents). Please help us make the event a success for the entire community!  Sign up   to volunteer.    Questions? Email internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
Small Hands on Art Presents "Beauty and the Beast" Cindy Hunter10/22/201810/30/2018
Small Hands on Art Presents "Beauty and the Beast"
Rehearsal Dates: October 24, 31, November 7, 14   Rehearsal Time : 8:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Location : Puesta Del Sol Gym Recital Date: November 14 at 7:00pm, Cast arrives at 6:00pm for costumes. Recital Location:   Puesta Del Sol Gym The cost for the program is $85.00 - make checks payable to Small Hands on Art. Please call 425-313-9431 with questions . ... read full article
Academic Challenge Academic Challenge10/22/201811/16/2018
Academic Challenge
Academic Challenge is a free enrichment program available to all students in Kindergarten - 5th grade.   This is an optional, non-competitive program. Students choose and complete up to seven (7) challenges throughout the school year. These challenges are to be completed outside of school. Look for the Academic Challenge flyer to come home soon!  To keep things fresh and interesting, some requirements have changed!    If your student would like to participate in the Reflections challenge, projects are due November 16 . Please refer to the Academic Challenge page for additional information. ... read full article
Newsletter Publication Schedule- FallPTA Communications8/17/201812/16/2018
Newsletter Publication Schedule- Fall
Subscribe Now! Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Here is the Fall publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   8/31, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 ... read full article
The Web Team Needs Help Next YearPTA Webmaster6/11/20186/30/2018
The Web Team Needs Help Next Year
We are looking for more help to make updates on our PTA website.  Two people from our Web Team are moving on next year (one to middle school and the other to the PTA board).  Full training is provided.  Please contact Paulline at  webmaster@puestadelsolpta.org  if you are interested in helping out. ... read full article
Puesta del Sol Choir Concerts - Save the Date!Cindy Hunter3/21/20194/24/2019
Puesta del Sol Choir Concerts - Save the Date!
Each year in the spring, Puesta del Sol students participate in a music concert in the Puesta del Sol gymnasium. Please make sure these April Concert dates are on your calendar!         First Grade: Wed., April 17th - 6pm Second Grade: Wed., April 17th - 7pm Third Grade: Wed., April 24th - 6pm Fourth Grade: Wed., April 24th - 7pm   Sra. Rose will send more details for each class closer to the date. ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation Education SeriesCindy Hunter1/17/20191/24/2019
Bellevue Schools Foundation Education Series
Creating Balance for Your Child with Dr. Laura Kastner Register   today to reserve your seat.  Questions?  Contact  Carmen Brenner, Bellevue School Foundation @ 425-456-4199 or carmen@bsfdn.org . ... read full article
Newsletter Publication Schedule- WinterCindy Hunter12/9/20183/30/2019
Newsletter Publication Schedule- Winter
Subscribe Now! Check your email inbox every other Friday for our PTA El Sol newsletter publication to find out the latest school and PTA news, activities, events and volunteer opportunities.  Here is the Winter publication schedule: El Sol Fridays:   1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15 (if needed), 3/1, 3/15, 3/29 Note:  There will be no newsletter publication over Mid-Winter Break, 2/18 – 2/22.   ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Cindy Hunter10/2/20186/28/2019
Volunteers Needed!
We need everyone's help to keep all of our programs and the PTA running smoothly.  The PTA is currently looking for the following positions:   Communications Team    • Membership Chair - Training available    • Web Content Manager - Training available    • Social Media Manager Educational Enhancement Team    • Garden Club Co-Chair (work with current chair)    • After School Programs Co-Chair (work with current chair) Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested.  Thank you!    ... read full article
Like the PTA on FacebookPTA Communications7/1/20186/29/2019
Like the PTA on Facebook
Like our Puesta del Sol PTA page on Facebook. ... read full article