Welcome Incoming Families! 



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.

Please see the New To School and Kindergarten Orientation pages for more info about school and our PTA.

We look forward to meeting you!


May 19
9:30a Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Tuesday, May 21
9:30a - 11:15a
School Library
7:00p Marimba Band Invitational
Marimba Band Invitational

Wednesday, May 22
7:00p - 8:00p
Puesta del Sol Gym

7:00p PTA General Membership Meeting
PTA General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 22
7:00p - 8:00p
Puesta del Sol Library

PTA Board elections, Homework Survey Results, and following the meeting you can stay to preview next year's budget
Jun 1
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Monday, May 27
7:00p Band/Orchestra Concert
Band/Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, May 28
7:00p - 8:00p
Puesta del Sol Gym
1:40p 5th Grade Teacher Tea
5th Grade Teacher Tea

Wednesday, May 29
1:40p - 2:40p

5th Grade Parents: time to say thank you to all of the wonderful teachers we have had at Puesta del Sol during the past 6 years. Please sign up here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45aea9238-2019) to bring food and to volunteer yourself or your 5th grader for the event.
5:30p Incoming Kindergarten - La Bienvenida Potluck
Incoming Kindergarten - La Bienvenida Potluck

Thursday, May 30
5:30p - 7:00p
Puesta del Sol Gym

Come meet other incoming Kindergarten families, share in a potluck and learn how to prepare for Spanish Immersion Kindergarten. You do not want to miss this event as the Kindergarten teachers will be providing information on how to be ready for Kindergarten.  
El Sol Publication
El Sol Publication

Friday, May 31

Check your email inbox this morning for the latest El Sol Newsletter!
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5th Grade Teacher Tea - Volunteers Needed!

5th grade parents!  The Teacher Tea is on May 29th, 1:40-2:40.  We need both parent and student help to make it a success! Sign up here! 

2nd Annual Multicultural Potluck Picnic
for Puesta del Sol Families, Friends, Teachers & Staff

Hosted by the PTA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Join us for a potluck picnic to celebrate our rich cultural diversity and build our sense of community. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 8th, 11:30am - 2pm

See the Multicultural Potluck Picnic page for more information.

PTA Principal Coffee - June 14

Join us on Friday, June 14, at 9:10 AM in the library for our next PTA Principal Coffee. The theme will be Math Instruction at Puesta del Sol with an emphasis on grade 3-5 extensions and differentiation. Each of these grades have explored unique approaches, including outside resources and strategies in support of student achievement. Hear what we have learned and our preliminary plans for 2019-2020.

Community Summer Camps and Programs

Are you looking for ideas to keep your kids busy and engaged in fun activities this summer?  If so, please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs.

Bellevue Gifted Alliance Presents FREE Workshop
"Boosting Executive Function Skills to Succeed in Middle School"
with Aisha Simon of Axiom Learning
Join Bellevue Gifted Alliance for an interactive workshop to learn about and develop executive function skills such as planning, prioritization, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. This session is designed for current 4th, 5th, and 6th graders plus a parent. You will be working in parent-child teams (1:1 is best). Reserve your spot!
June 3, 6:30-8:00 PM (Doors open at 6:15 PM)
Wilburton Instructional Service Center
12241 Main St., Bellevue
Rainier Room

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

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Membership Chair (training available)
  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Manager (training available)
  • Newsletter Editor (training available)

Educational Enhancement Team

   • Garden Club Co-Chair - Work with current chair

Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested.  Thank you!   

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Remembering Monique

Dear Puesta del Sol and ISA Community: Crystal Coldiron has volunteered to compile stories, memories, and pictures of Monique to give to her kids. As your kids share stories or you have some that come to your mind, please send them to Crystal: Crystal_Coldiron (at) hotmail (dot) com. It can be short and sweet or full of details. If you have some good pictures...(think spirit week days!), send those too! Thank you! Please pass along to other ISA community members who are no longer at Puesta del Sol.

La Bienvenida--Incoming Kindergarten Potluck

We invite incoming kindergarten families to come meet other Kindergarten families, share in a potluck and learn how to prepare for Spanish Immersion Kindergarten. You do not want to miss this event as the Kindergarten teachers will be providing information on how to be ready for Kindergarten.  

Thursday, May 30, 5:30-7:00 PM, Puesta del Sol Gymnasium 

Volunteer For Field Day!

WHEN: June 7, 2019
TIME: 1:30-3:00 PM
WHERE: Puesta del Sol Fields!

We need your help to make Field Day fantastic. This is always an exciting day to experience with your children and we need a lot of volunteers to help to keep all the stations running.  Set up begins at 10am and clean up finishes at 4pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Congratulations Math Olympians!

We would like to congratulate our 5th Grade "Mathletes".
Our Puesta del Sol Math Olympiad program has a long standing and popular tradition to not only enhance our 5th Grade students' math proficiency but also to create a fun environment of friendly competition and math learning.  This year there were 22 5th grade students that participated in our Math Olympiad program.  These students finished 24 lessons with numerous homework hours which culminated in a Math Competition with other elementary schools and middle schools. All six groups of students received a medal for superior performance on Section 1 and one team earned a ribbon for their performance on Section 2. We are so proud of these students! 
If you have a 4th grade student now and want to learn more about MathOlympiad in the 5th grade, please email edenhancement@puestadelsolpta.org.

Save the Date!
15th Annual Jubilee Service Day is August 24, 2019 

The 15th Annual Jubilee Service Day will be on August 24, 2019. The goal of the service day is to help Bellevue schools and teachers prepare for the start of a new school year.  Volunteer registration opens in early June.   Questions? Contact kenc@jubileereach.org

Newsletter Publication Schedule- Spring

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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:  5/31, 6/14

Parent-Organized Facebook Groups

Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion

Puesta del Sol School Garden

Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (Kindergarten)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (1st grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (2nd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (3rd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2027 (4th grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2026 (5th grade)

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

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