A Season of Thanks

The PTA is thankful for our volunteers, donors, members and staff.

The first quarter has passed and we are proud of the following achievements; First Day Coffee, Ice Cream Social, Pumpkin Bash, Walkathon, Book Fair, Field Trips, Grants to our School including Equity and Diversity learning materials for the 3rd Grade, Classroom stipends, and a successful start for our Amity Interns. 

We look forward to ongoing programs and events. Stay tuned for information about our All-School Dance, International Festival, Drama Club performance, Cultural Fair/Potluck, and fundraising events in the Spring.

We are seeking your input as we plan into 2020 and beyond. Please take a few minutes to complete our Survey: 2019 Fall Survey

As we look beyond this school-year, we are in need of a Nominating Committee. This committee chooses the board leadership for the 2020-2021 school-year and will present their slate of nominees by April. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email board@puestadelsolpta.org.

Happy Fall! 

 

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Math Olympiad Application DUE - 5th Grade ONLY)
Math Olympiad Application DUE - 5th Grade ONLY)

Date:
Friday, December 13

see http://puestadelsolpta.org/page/programs/MathOlympiad for details to apply
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Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Date:
Tuesday, December 17

For grades 1- 5
El Sol publication
El Sol publication

Date:
Friday, December 20
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Important! Fundraising and Budget Q&A
Would you like to learn more about our PTA budget, provide feedback, or join in on a budget discussion?
Save the date:
  • 12/9 and 12/11 at 9am in the PTA office
  • 12/12 and 12/13 at 2:45pm in the PTA office
  • 12/18 or 12/19 at 6:00pm at Ricardo's (please RSVP)
To RSVP or request a different time, please feel free to email Anne at president@puestadelsolpta.org and we can schedule a time that works for you!

** Must be a PTA member to view PTA budget
*** Kids are welcome at any session

Plush Toy Drive

Los Guardianes de Puesta del Sol Student leadership group is organizing a Plush Toy Drive. All collected toys will be donated to the Bellevue Fire Foundation for them to distribute.

Where: Puesta del Sol Library
When: Until December 22, 2019

Please see attached flyer  to read the message from our student leaders. In case of question contact Sra. Duimovic

 ¤¤¤ Thank you for your support! ¤¤¤


Reflections

 

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition.

There were 113 participants from Puesta del Sol that participated in the Reflections Art Program this year. Their artwork has been displayed in the Library for students and staff to view. 
 
24 students were selected to advance to the district level for Reflections and will have a chance to advance to State and National levels. The artwork is judged based on 3 criteria: Interpretation, Creativity and Technique. Interpretation of the theme is granted the most emphasis in  judging which is unique to the Reflections program. 

We are very proud of our Reflections program and hope the students enjoyed the process. Questions? please email reflections@puestadelsolpta.org.


December Passport Check

Who: 1st -5th grade students
When: December, 17th
Where: Puesta del Sol Library
What: Students in grades 1-5 will have their next geography quiz. If you are interested in volunteering, this
is a fun way to get involved! We are happy to train new volunteers. Sign up here.

Special itinerary for the month is Switzerland


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Math Olympiad
Math Olympiad is a GO! Shout out to Heather Song, Lisa Okahata & Sarah Partap for coaching (teaching) the practices, and to Paola Taylor & Angelie Chong for handling the admin.
 
Practices will be held Wednesday and Friday mornings, 7:50-8:50am, classroom TBA. The Application packet will is  available on the Math Olympiad page.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Fri, Dec 5, 2019: Application Packets available on Puesta del Sol PTA website.
Fri, Dec 13, 2019: Parent Registration, Student Application, and Signed Citizenship Contract due, place in box in Sra. Hernandez’s room.  No late applications accepted.
Fri, Dec 20, 2019: Families notified, sent team fee payment link.
Fri, Jan 3, 2020: Team fee payment deadline.
Wed, Jan 8, 2020: Training begins.
Sat, Apr 25, 2020: Math Olympiad Competition (mandatory attendance).
 
Please send any question to MathOlmpiad@puestadelsolpta.org.

STEP UP AND VOLUNTEER!
                        

Our students deserve your support!  Our PTA programs don't run themselves and our program chairs and comittees need help to get the job done.  Please email  volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org to find out more about any of these volunteer opportunities.

OPEN POSITIONS
Check out the Volunteer page for more information. 

•  Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) Co-Chair
•  School Dance Chair
•  Library Coordinator
•  International Festival Co-Chair
•  Garden Club Co-Chair

Academic Challenge
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Participate in this year’s 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! Please refer to the Academic Challenge page for additional information.

Parent-Organized Facebook Groups
 

Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion

Puesta del Sol School Garden

Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 (Kindergarten)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 (1st grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 (2nd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 (3rd grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2028 (4th grade)

Puesta del Sol Class of 2027 (5th grade)

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


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