Help Out for Staff Potluck
Puesta del Sol PTA Staff Appreciation is hosting our next staff appreciation event on Thursday, February 16, and we want to make it a warm and yummy one with a potluck! We're looking for volunteers to bring soups, salads, desserts and more for our teachers and staff--as well as those to serve on the day of. ... read full article
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Todd Patrick 
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Bellevue Schools Foundation's Spring for Schools
Join us for an evening of food, drinks, music, and a showcase of BSF donor funded programs. The funding raised at Spring for Schools 2023 will determine how much support the BSF can provide for critical programming at all 30 schools in Bellevue School District. The event will host business professionals, community leaders, and philanthropic donors who are committed to making sure that all 18,000+ students in Bellevue’s public schools have access to innovative programs and enrichment opportunities that will help them thrive in an increasingly competitive global market. Register Here *Translations available on the registration page Click here to ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
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1/26/2023-4/1/2023

Night Out with the Seattle Storm!
Save the Date for a Seattle Storm game with Puesta del Sol PTA! Friday, 6/9/23 at 7pm against the Washington Mystics at Climate Pledge Arena. Cost is $30 per ticket. Deadline to order is 5/15/23 but order early to guarantee your seats! (We will place the order as soon as we reach 50 tickets, and then in groups of 10-20 after that until the deadline or there is no more ticket inventory at this price.) If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. (No refunds). Tickets will be emailed to the ... read full article
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Todd Patrick 
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1/23/2023-5/15/2023

Join the Events Team & Get Involved!
Please join our Events Team and be a part of the planning process! Sign up for one or more events that you would like to help us plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with Puesta del Sol friends and meet new ones. Click below to sign up for one or more events that you would like to help plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with your friends at Puesta del Sol and have a chance to make new ones. SIGN UP NOW   Questions? Contact the Events Team: events@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
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Ryan Dhuse 
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9/8/2022-2/1/2023

Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 ( 1st Grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 ( 2nd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 ( 3rd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 ( 4th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 ( 5th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 ( Graduated ) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for ... read full article
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Communication Team 
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Thank you Puesta del Sol CommunityTodd Patrick1/12/20231/26/2023
Thank you Puesta del Sol Community
Again a world of thanks to our Puesta del Sol community for taking the time out of their busy schedules to assist in the move! It couldn't have happened without our awesome teachers and staff (moving while still teaching our kids!); families helping with the move; planning, design and construction teams (this work started years ago!)) Sierra Martin Architects, Spee West, Weisman Design Group, and graphics from Runa Nakayama from Runi Project for the updated graphics to welcome us to the new school Also, a special thank you to Jubilee Reach for their organization efforts. Their volunteers work with the ... read full article
Staff Apprecation: Move EditionTodd Patrick12/10/20221/3/2023
Staff Apprecation: Move Edition
Too busy to help pack the school?  Please sign up,  if you are able, to bring in  snacks or treats  for teachers, staff, and volunteers!   Staff Appreciation: Moving Edition:   Amazon Wishlist :  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WT48SZ1VTJZE...   Items on the  Amazon List  will be delivered to Theresa Rowberg who will bring them to school as they arrive. We also have items (like hand warmers and new coffee makers) on the wishlist to help welcome our teachers and staff to the new school. ... read full article
Scholastic Bookfair EWalletRyan Dhuse9/12/202210/7/2022
Scholastic Bookfair EWallet
📚Empower your kids by letting them browse and choose books to stock your home library!! Start by setting up an ewallet today, so that they can shop cashless at the Bookfair October 3rd-7th. Learn how here:  Interested? Create an account through our Scholastic Puesta Del Sol Bookfair webpage ... read full article
Back to School Forms!Todd Patrick8/22/20229/1/2022
Back to School Forms!
Don't be late--get the year started off right with taking care of these back to school tasks! New and Return Puesta families SIGN IN NOW to complete your Back to School Forms ! The Back to School Forms are not only used to sign up for PTA Membership, but also to purchase Spiritwear, Yearbook orders (you get an Early Bird Discount if you order the Yearbook NOW), newsletter subscription and more. Sign up here . FIRST TIME to login or FORGOT PASSWORD ? Go HERE , then you can go back to the Back to School Forms to fill out ... read full article
PTA General Membership Meeting - DecemberTodd Patrick11/11/202212/7/2022
PTA General Membership Meeting - December
The PTA would like to invite you to our next General Membership Meeting Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm In-Person: Puesta del Sol Library Online: via Zoom (registration required, see below) Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. We have much to discuss, including the upcoming move of the school, and an important discussion on PTA programs! We are also searching for Nominating Committee Team members to help find board members for our 2023-2024 school year! If you have any topics to share or add to the agenda, please contact president@puestadelsolpta.org by 11/30. The Membership Meeting is open to ... read full article
Back to School Fiesta & Popsicle PaletasRyan Dhuse9/11/20229/29/2022
Back to School Fiesta & Popsicle Paletas
Join us for a FIESTA to celebrate Back to School at Puesta del Sol & Hispanic Heritage Latinx Month! Date: Wednesday, September 28th Time: 5:30-7:00pm Come buy dinner from the delicious Tacos El Guero Food Truck! Enjoy popsicle paletas hosted by the PTA! We can't wait to see families, teachers and staff! Help us make this a fun event and sign up to bring your favorite fiesta dessert* or drinks. Volunteers are need as well. Sign up here *Nut-free dishes only Note: This is NOT a drop-off event. All family members are welcome. **PTA General Meeting** Plan to stay after ... read full article
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayTodd Patrick1/10/20231/16/2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Puesta community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commits to honoring his legacy. The theme for the 2023 Holiday is “It Starts with Me: Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems” (more info here: https://thekingcenter.org/king-holiday-2023/ ). Puesta families can make Monday, January 16 a “Day On” by engaging in learning or service opportunities. Seattle MLK Day Rally and March (40 year anniversary!), Garfield High School https://www.seattlemlkcoalition.org/ Northwest African-American Museum King Day Celebration https://www.naamnw.org/king-day-2023 Volunteer with EarthCorps at Wilburton Hill Park https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/ a0E1E00000PgMeMUAV/ More Local Volunteer Opportunities through United Way Day of Service https://volunteer.uwkc.org/need/index?s=1&need_init_id=7464 Inspirational music video ... read full article
Flamenco Dance ClassesTodd Patrick12/27/20221/18/2023
Flamenco Dance Classes
Starts immediately! More info and register at Programs/Flamenco ... read full article
December Passport CheckTodd Patrick12/6/202212/14/2022
December Passport Check
December Passport Check is on Wednesday the 14th. It is a short month, so start studying now! The Special Itinerary is Iceland . If you have any time to spare, please volunteer . ... read full article
We need your help: Decluttering, organizing and bins!Todd Patrick11/11/202211/25/2022
We need your help: Decluttering, organizing and bins!
As we get closer to moving to a new school building, we need your help in decluttering, and organizing items in the PTA office--and BINS, BINS , BINS ! We'd like to put a call out to all student families to help in organizing items as we get ready for our eventual move to the new building. You may have heard our PTA office space will be smaller in the new building and we will need help in determining items to keep, or discard/donate as well as help with large (preferably clear) storage bins. If you are interested in helping ... read full article
Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting10/2/202210/19/2022
Art Appreciation Volunteer Meeting
Are you interested in helping with Art Appreciation? We will be having an Art Appreciation volunteer meeting on Tuesday 10/18 at 9:15am in the PTA Office. We will go over all the details of getting to work in the class with students, where to find materials and get art lesson plans from. Come meet an artsy crew, nosh on yummy snacks and sip on hot coffee It'll be fun!   For those of you who cannot make it we are tentatively planning on hosting a zoom meeting at a future date. In the mean time please reach out to Alycia ... read full article
Save the Date! PTA General Membership MeetingTodd Patrick9/2/20229/28/2022
Save the Date! PTA General Membership Meeting
The PTA would like to invite you to its first Membership Meeting of the school year! The PTA would like to invite you to its first Membership Meeting of the school year! Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00pm (right after our Back to School Fiesta!) In-Person: Puesta del Sol Library Online: via Zoom (registration required, see details below) Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. Agenda includes approving board appointees, budget, and updates on our programs and events. If you have any topics you would like to share, please contact  president@puestadelsolpta.org  by 9/25. The Membership Meeting is open to ... read full article
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!Todd Patrick8/19/20229/30/2022
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
A warm Welcome/Bienvenidos new and returning families to our 2022-2023 Puesta del Sol Elementary school year! As Puesta community members ourselves, we know the information can be overwhelming, so we wanted to first provide some resources as we start school. Bookmark these websites! • Puesta del Sol PTA website (this site) Use this site to see what’s events are happening on the calendar. Sign-Up for our El Sol Newsletter , our bi-monthly newsletter to get updates on what’s happening with school and PTA! • Bellevue School District Back to School Website School start date and times, logging into ParentVue , ... read full article
Kindergarten ActivitiesTodd Patrick8/16/20228/30/2022
Kindergarten Activities
  Meet the teacher, Fiesta de paletas & Bus Ride Wednesday, August 31st, 11:00 am -12:00 pm - Kindergarten Families Puesta del Sol Kindergarten families are invited to our annual Back to School Fiesta de paletas (a paleta is a type of popsicle) where families can enjoy paletas and take a short ride on a school bus (optional) and meet the other Kindergarten children. Schedule: 11:00 am – Meet the teacher and enjoy a paleta (Spanish for popsicle). Paletas are provided 11:30 am – Students are invited to take a short bus ride. 12:00 pm – ¡Adiós!  ... read full article
Fall Mariners DayTodd Patrick6/20/20229/11/2022
Fall Mariners Day
Join Puesta del Sol PTA at T-Mobile Park for Mariners Night!   The Puesta del Sol section is full but you can still get tickets for a different section. BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! ATHLETICS VS. MARINERS SUNDAY, October 2, 2022 ◼ 1:10PM Discounted tickets to the game Bring out your family and friends and join our school at T-Mobile Park to watch some exciting Major League Baseball action. MAIN LEVEL SEATS FOR $20 This special offer is for all students, staff, and their families. If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire ... read full article
Help Out for Staff PotluckTodd Patrick1/27/20232/16/2023
Help Out for Staff Potluck
Puesta del Sol PTA Staff Appreciation is hosting our next staff appreciation event on Thursday, February 16, and we want to make it a warm and yummy one with a potluck! We're looking for volunteers to bring soups, salads, desserts and more for our teachers and staff--as well as those to serve on the day of. ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation's Spring for SchoolsTodd Patrick1/26/20234/1/2023
Bellevue Schools Foundation's Spring for Schools
Join us for an evening of food, drinks, music, and a showcase of BSF donor funded programs. The funding raised at Spring for Schools 2023 will determine how much support the BSF can provide for critical programming at all 30 schools in Bellevue School District. The event will host business professionals, community leaders, and philanthropic donors who are committed to making sure that all 18,000+ students in Bellevue’s public schools have access to innovative programs and enrichment opportunities that will help them thrive in an increasingly competitive global market. Register Here *Translations available on the registration page Click here to ... read full article
Night Out with the Seattle Storm!Todd Patrick1/23/20235/15/2023
Night Out with the Seattle Storm!
Save the Date for a Seattle Storm game with Puesta del Sol PTA! Friday, 6/9/23 at 7pm against the Washington Mystics at Climate Pledge Arena. Cost is $30 per ticket. Deadline to order is 5/15/23 but order early to guarantee your seats! (We will place the order as soon as we reach 50 tickets, and then in groups of 10-20 after that until the deadline or there is no more ticket inventory at this price.) If you would like to sit with another family, please place one order for the entire group. (No refunds). Tickets will be emailed to the ... read full article
Ice Skate and raise money for Puesta del Sol!Todd Patrick11/11/20221/8/2023
Ice Skate and raise money for Puesta del Sol!
Join us in celebrating the "Bellevue Magic Season" with ice skating in downtown Bellevue, while also raising money for Puesta del Sol! During the following dates, the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink will donate $3 for every paying visitor who mentions "I'm with Puesta del Sol Elementary" : November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023 Bellevue Downtown Park, 100 100th Ave NE (Just south of Bellevue Square) You must notify the rink staff upon paying that you are with Puesta del Sol (they are not able to track fundraising tally on the e-ticketing ticket reservation platform). Ice skating opens to the ... read full article
November Passport CheckTodd Patrick10/31/202211/30/2022
November Passport Check
November Passport Check Day is on Wednesday, November 30th . The Special Itinerary is Turkey . Please Volunteer! ... read full article
Class AssignmentsTodd Patrick8/18/20228/31/2022
Class Assignments
Students entering grades 1-5 will be notified of their teacher assignment during the late afternoon of Monday, August 29th or Tuesday, August 30th via email.  ... read full article
Lottery for Kindergarten 2023-2024Todd Patrick11/30/20221/20/2023
Lottery for Kindergarten 2023-2024
The Open Transfer and Choice Schools/Program application period for the 2023-24 school year will be from December 5, 2022, to January 20, 2023. Please review the Open Transfer and Choice Schools & Programs webpages and the frequently asked questions for each to learn more about the application process and programs offered. More information will be shared with families over the next few weeks. https://bsd405.org/departments/student-placement/apply-choice-schools-programs/  ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA's Holiday Spiritwear SaleTodd Patrick11/10/202212/5/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA's Holiday Spiritwear Sale
OPEN NOW! Puesta del Sol PTA's Holiday Spiritwear Sale has started! Make this your one-stop shop for holiday shopping this year. Check out the NEW items and added colors. Order deadline: December 2nd (to arrive by the holidays) *Free pick-up or $9.95 flat rate shipping available Questions? Email spiritwear@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
Native American Heritage MonthTodd Patrick11/9/202211/30/2022
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month and Friday, November 25th is National Native American Heritage Day. Here are ideas for learning about and celebrating the history and culture of Native Peoples with your family: Read the book Fry Bread Kevin Noble Maillard, part of the school curriculum [https://youtu.be/3mwxcO6wZ3c] Visit the Seattle Aquarium on Sunday, November 13 for special Indigenous Community Day programs Listen to an audio storytelling experience of Indigenous Coast Salish voices that corresponds to a walk near GasWorks park Take a hike and make a pledge of protection in the Snoqualmie Lands ... read full article
Join the Events Team & Get Involved!Ryan Dhuse9/8/20222/1/2023
Join the Events Team & Get Involved!
Please join our Events Team and be a part of the planning process! Sign up for one or more events that you would like to help us plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with Puesta del Sol friends and meet new ones. Click below to sign up for one or more events that you would like to help plan and execute. This is a great way to stay connected with your friends at Puesta del Sol and have a chance to make new ones. SIGN UP NOW   Questions? Contact the Events Team: events@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome Class of 2035Todd Patrick8/19/202211/10/2022
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome Class of 2035
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 included some helpful tips to get you through the first couple of months. Our New Family/Student Outreach team is available at welcomepuestaclassof2035@puestadelsolpta.org . Additionally, join the Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 Facebook Group . 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 ... read full article
Jubilee Service DayTodd Patrick6/16/20228/27/2022
Jubilee Service Day
  Jubilee Service Day is back!  Come help get the school ready at our Jubilee Service Day on Saturday, August 27 ! Help get our teachers/staff get their classrooms ready for the 2022-2023 school year!   If you haven't helped out before, a local non-profit Jubilee Reach helps organize this day for community members to help set up all our Bellevue schools for success. This is a great way to assist teachers, staff and your school before the school year begins!    Sign up link for Puesta Del Sol volunteers :   Jubilee Service Day 2022 Volunteers   More information ... read full article
Bellevue PTSA Council Roundtable #1Todd Patrick11/11/202211/16/2022
Bellevue PTSA Council Roundtable #1
Calling all Students, Parents and Community members! Join us for an Advocacy roundtable discussion for advocacy efforts you see important to focus on for this year. Advocacy for the PTA is supporting and speaking up for children, families, and schools on the important issues impacting education, health, and safety. We would like to hear from the community (students, parents, & PTA leaders from all BSD schools) to discuss the needs at each school and district wide efforts. This will be a hybrid event - both in person and online (via Zoom). Statewide WSPTA’s 2022-2024 Top 5 Issues: 1. Addressing the ... read full article
2022-23 PTA BoardTodd Patrick6/20/20229/10/2022
2022-23 PTA Board
Congratulations to the new 2022-23 Puesta del Sol PTA Board!   President: Carmel Sasaki   VP of Membership: Joel Ingraham   Co-Secretaries: Dan O'Sullivan   Payables Treasurer: Andrew Schnickel   Deposits Treasurer: Jasmine Hentz   Director of School Relations: Holly Ellis-Brown   Director of Special Events: Ronit Droker   Co-Director of Fundraising: Tara Jones     Are you interested or know someone who would be a great PTA board member for next year? We have a number of positions still open as current terms end, and the PTA board is looking for individuals who want to be involved and make a ... read full article
Jubilee Service DayTodd Patrick6/14/20226/15/2022
Jubilee Service Day
  Jubilee Service Day is back!  Please join us on Saturday 8/27/2022 from 8 am to 12 pm at Puesta Del Sol.  This is an opportunity to volunteer to help teachers/staff get their classrooms ready for the 2022-2023 school year.     Sign up link for Puesta Del Sol volunteers : Jubilee Service Day 2022 Volunteers   More information about Jubilee Service Day: Jubilee REACH ... read full article
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTAJoel Ingraham9/25/202110/9/2022
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA ... read full article
PTA Newsletter / El SolJoel Ingraham9/24/202110/8/2022
PTA Newsletter / El Sol
Click here to read current or past issues of El Sol ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!5/18/202211/9/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
  Check out the NEW phoenix design!   ... read full article
Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!Joel Ingraham9/25/202110/9/2022
Support the Puesta del Sol PTA - Donate Today!
Support the PTA: Donate Today ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube ChannelJoel Ingraham9/21/20215/24/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube Channel
... read full article
Follow us on Facebook / Parent GroupsCommunication Team6/25/20186/30/2023
Follow us on Facebook / Parent Groups
  facebook.com/Puestadelsolpta Join Facebook Parent Groups (not PTA-sponsored): Puesta del Sol Elementary- All Grade Parent Discussion Puesta del Sol School Garden Puesta del Sol Class of 2035 (Kindergarten) Puesta del Sol Class of 2034 ( 1st Grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2033 ( 2nd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2032 ( 3rd grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2031 ( 4th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2030 ( 5th grade ) Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 ( Graduated ) ISA - Tillicum, Sammamish + Newport * Please note: Individual Facebook groups for ... read full article
International Spanish AcademyJoel Ingraham12/10/202112/11/2021
International Spanish Academy
Puesta del Sol is Endorsed by the Embassy of Spain ... read full article