Family Exploration
The Tutu Teacher Book Reading & Discussion Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm Join us for a special event featuring author and educator Vera Ahiyya, the Tutu Teacher! In this interactive virtual story time Vera will read anti-racist books, including her upcoming title "You Can Use Your Voice," and host a discussion for Puesta del Sol students and families. You can learn more at her website: thetututeacher.com . Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89515689486 ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/19/2022-2/2/2022

January Passport Check Day
January Passport: Check at Home Special Itinerary  for this month is  Pakistan   Learn more at our Passport Club page. ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
12/15/2021-1/31/2022

Happy Lunar New Year!
February 1, 2022, marks Lunar New Year, sometimes referred to as Chinese New Year or the start of Spring Festival. Many countries in Asia, including China, South Korea and Vietnam, traditionally follow the lunar calendar, whereas the United States follows a solar one. Solar calendars are based on the earth’s passage around the sun; the lunar calendar bases its timings off the different phases of the moon. Lunar New Year marks the day of the first new moon after the sun enters the 11th sign of the solar zodiac, or the second new moon after the winter solstice. The holiday ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/19/2022-2/3/2022

Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023
Puesta del Sol is looking for host families for our 2022-23 Amity interns. Host families play a vital role in the success of the program. By welcoming an intern from another country into their home, volunteer host families gain friendship, understanding, knowledge and a connection to the world. Host families will experience new tastes and customs and have the chance to practice their intern's language. Your children will learn about different parts of the world from the intern and may receive extra help with their own language studies. At Puesta del Sol, our host families typically host for  13 weeks ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/18/2022-6/30/2022

Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes
Did you know that the PTA is about more than just about activities and fundraising for our school? The Puesta del Sol PTA is a member of the State and National PTA. The WA State PTA is very active in advocacy and each year the WA State PTA reviews resolutions on educational issues. This fall the WA State PTA passed Resolution 18.42 - Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes - which is then automatically incorporated into the official Puesta del Sol PTA platform as the State PTA is our parent organization. However, a local PTA can also choose to issue a ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/5/2022-2/11/2022

Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
Still looking for a great holiday gift?? Make this your ONE STOP SHOP & support the PTA! CLICK HERE TO SHOP! https://puestadelsolel.itemorder.com **Open through January!** For every item you purchase, the PTA receives a percentage! Thanks for all your support   ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
12/9/2021-1/31/2022

Recording of Jessica Fenton's Holocaust Presentation
A recording of the "DEI's Plática/Conversations presents: Jessica Fenton" is now available for viewing. Jessica is a parent of a kindergartener at Puesta and graciously shared the remarkable story of her grandparent's survival from the Holocaust with our school community. You can also support Jessica's work through the Holocaust Center for Humanity . Contact Carla at diversity@puestadelsol.org with any questions from the presentation. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_vhzsVtpPX4 ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/19/2022-2/2/2022

PTA Gold Membership Award
Puesta del Sol PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Puesta del Sol ... read full article
Author:
Todd Patrick 
Show from:
1/11/2022-7/31/2022

Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA
Volunteer with the Puesta del Sol PTA ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
9/25/2021-10/9/2022

Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube Channel
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
9/21/2021-10/5/2022

International Spanish Academy
Puesta del Sol is Endorsed by the Embassy of Spain ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
12/10/2021-12/11/2029

#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article
Author:
Joel Ingraham 
Show from:
9/21/2021-10/5/2029
Downtown Ice Rink FundraiserTodd Patrick12/1/20211/9/2022
Downtown Ice Rink Fundraiser
The Bellevue Downtown Association is thrilled to provide a fundraising opportunity for Puesta del Sol PTA at the 2021-2022 Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink . The ice rink is a temporary structure at the Downtown Park in Bellevue (south of Bellevue Square). Featuring the region’s largest covered open-air ice (real frozen water) skating experience, admission/reservations can now be made on-line . $3 from every paying visitor from your school goes to the PTA .  Just notify rink staff upon arrival the school you are affiliated with. Ice skating is open through Sunday, January 9 and is a part of the Bellevue ... read full article
Bedtime Stories with Sra. BrodyTodd Patrick12/1/202112/14/2021
Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody
Join us for Bedtime Stories with Sra. Brody, Tuesday December 14th at 6pm (our last one for 2021!) https://youtu.be/D8aBAsExQiQ We’ll start a new session of stories in January 2022!   ... read full article
Indigenous People's DayTodd Patrick10/10/202110/12/2021
Indigenous People's Day
This local virtual event, Indigenous People Festival, is a celebration of Indigenous creativity, brilliance, and resilience.( .seattlecenter.com/events/indigenous-people-festival ) ... read full article
DEI "Plática" (Conversations) Series presents: Jessica Fenton Todd Patrick12/3/20211/13/2022
DEI "Plática" (Conversations) Series presents: Jessica Fenton
Please join our beloved community in a special learning opportunity for Puesta parents, caregivers and staff on Thursday, January 13th, 7 pm . Jessica Fenton, a kindergarten parent, will be telling the impactful story of her grandparents' survival from the Holocaust. The live virtual presentation will include documents, videos and photos from her grandparents' lives and time for discussion. Jessica is a legacy speaker for the Holocaust Center for Humanity. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/jessica-fenton .  Link: zoom.us/j/89053241431 ... read full article
Pumpkin Bash Trunk or TreatTodd Patrick10/15/202110/30/2021
Pumpkin Bash Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 30! Registration required. Please sign-up for a time slot in the form below! Wilburton Elementary, 12300 Main Street, Bellevue We are going Trunk or Treat style with games, treats & more, and need your help to make this event spectacular! Decorate your trunk -Families, teachers & staff are invited to decorate their trunks -Trunks must be decorated by 4pm, no need to bring any treats! -Signup: https://forms.gle/V7uHrNc1fQZgA61J9   Attend our event -Please fill out this form to attend the event (trunk decorators use only the form above.) -This is required for treat counts and safety measures. -Signup:  https://forms.gle/t73EfQxRw6zVz2DbA ... read full article
Dining for Dinero - Wed 10/27 - La Chingona TaqueriaTodd Patrick10/8/202110/22/2021
Dining for Dinero - Wed 10/27 - La Chingona Taqueria
  Our 2nd Dining for Dinero event is scheduled for: Wednesday, October 27th 10 am – 7:30 pm La Chingona Taqueria 29 148th AVE SE Bellevue, WA 98007 La Chingona Taqueria is an awesome food truck located across the street from the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center; near the new, future campus of Puesta del Sol. Outdoor seating and online ordering are available: lachingonataqueria.com/order-online This popular Dining for Dinero location gets busy. Ordering ahead is recommended! La Chingona Taqueria has graciously agreed to donate a portion of ALL their proceeds ALL DAY to Puesta del Sol’s PTA. No special code necessary! ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingTodd Patrick9/8/20219/22/2021
PTA General Membership Meeting
We would like to invite you to our first Membership Meeting of the school year! Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. Agenda includes approving board appointees, budget, and PTA operating rule changes, and updates on our programs and events. If you have any topics you would like to share, please contact membership@puestadelsolpta.org . The Membership Meeting is open to all PTA members. If you haven't already joined or updated your membership for this year, do so today! https://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/BackToSchool2021 PTA General Membership Meeting (via Zoom)   Sep 22, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)    Register ... read full article
Welcome Message From The PresidentTodd Patrick8/27/20219/10/2021
Welcome Message From The President
Hello Puesta del Sol community!   Welcome back to school, and a warm welcome to the class of 2034! We are excited to see many of you back on campus starting next week. As we kick off the new school year, we hope to be able to resume many of our PTA events and activities, as health guidelines allow. We also look forward to welcoming Amity interns again this year!   After a year apart, the PTA's primary goal this year is engagement, in ways that respect and embrace our diverse community. Your acts of service through volunteer work enable ... read full article
Family ExplorationTodd Patrick1/19/20222/2/2022
Family Exploration
The Tutu Teacher Book Reading & Discussion Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm Join us for a special event featuring author and educator Vera Ahiyya, the Tutu Teacher! In this interactive virtual story time Vera will read anti-racist books, including her upcoming title "You Can Use Your Voice," and host a discussion for Puesta del Sol students and families. You can learn more at her website: thetututeacher.com . Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89515689486 ... read full article
January Passport Check DayTodd Patrick12/15/20211/31/2022
January Passport Check Day
January Passport: Check at Home Special Itinerary  for this month is  Pakistan   Learn more at our Passport Club page. ... read full article
Kindergarten Information Night RecordingTodd Patrick12/15/20211/14/2022
Kindergarten Information Night Recording
The application period will close Friday, January 14 , 2022 at 4:30 pm. https://youtu.be/WxVCc-DPV8E Choice School Entry Level Lottery Applications for incoming K (current P-4) and incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning Monday December 6, 2021. The application period will close Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm. After the close of the application period incoming K (current P-4) and incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students that missed the application period may submit a waitlist application to be added to the bottom of a waitlist. Get more info and ... read full article
October Passport CheckTodd Patrick10/16/202111/3/2021
October Passport Check
Next Passport Check Day is Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Click here to volunteer! Special Itinerary for this month is  Thailand *Due to the current Covid-19 protocols, the Passport team will be accepting monthly Check at Home forms for those that want to participate in this voluntary program from home. Learn more at our Passport Club page. ... read full article
Room Parent Information MeetingTodd Patrick9/21/202110/6/2021
Room Parent Information Meeting
Attention Room Parents - please join our Room Parent Information Meeting Monday, October 4th @ 9:30-10:30 AM  via Zoom. Please email roomparentcoordinator@puestadelsolpta.org if you plan to be a Room Parent for the Zoom login details and/or if you have any questions. Thank you! ... read full article
Fall Family Fun on the FarmTodd Patrick9/8/20219/22/2021
Fall Family Fun on the Farm
First Light Farm in Carnation is welcoming the Puesta del Sol PTA families for a Fall Family Fun on the Farm event. This will include a hayride and a fun hands-on activity. We will get to learn about what is growing as well as have a tasting. Saturday, September 25th from 1-3pm First Light Farm 1202 West Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014 Sold Out!  ... read full article
First Day "Coffee" and Donation DriveTodd Patrick8/26/20219/2/2021
First Day "Coffee" and Donation Drive
Please join us for Puesta del Sol PTA First Day "Coffee" (in a modified form)! Join fellow families under the covered area after classes officially begin to reunite and build community, and learn about joining Puesta del Sol PTA! Though we will be outdoors, please mask up. Refreshments that can be enjoyed at home will be provided. We will also be having a Donation Drive for teachers and staff (hand sanitizer, disposable masks, individually wrapped snacks, etc.). Grades 1-5 : Weds, Sept 1, 9:10am (after drop off) Kindergarten : Friday, Sept 3, 9:10am (after drop off) ... read full article
Happy Lunar New Year!Todd Patrick1/19/20222/3/2022
Happy Lunar New Year!
February 1, 2022, marks Lunar New Year, sometimes referred to as Chinese New Year or the start of Spring Festival. Many countries in Asia, including China, South Korea and Vietnam, traditionally follow the lunar calendar, whereas the United States follows a solar one. Solar calendars are based on the earth’s passage around the sun; the lunar calendar bases its timings off the different phases of the moon. Lunar New Year marks the day of the first new moon after the sun enters the 11th sign of the solar zodiac, or the second new moon after the winter solstice. The holiday ... read full article
Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023Todd Patrick1/18/20226/30/2022
Searching for Amity Host Families for 2022-2023
Puesta del Sol is looking for host families for our 2022-23 Amity interns. Host families play a vital role in the success of the program. By welcoming an intern from another country into their home, volunteer host families gain friendship, understanding, knowledge and a connection to the world. Host families will experience new tastes and customs and have the chance to practice their intern's language. Your children will learn about different parts of the world from the intern and may receive extra help with their own language studies. At Puesta del Sol, our host families typically host for  13 weeks ... read full article
Flamenco Is Back!Todd Patrick1/8/20221/22/2022
Flamenco Is Back!
After School Program: Learn Flamenco Dance!   Mondays, 3:35- 4:45 PM Jan. 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14 Puesta del Sol Gymnasium   Flamenco is open to boys and girls in grades K-5, with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 25 students per session.   Flamenco dance includes lots of footwork (stomping!), percussion hand clapping patterns, arm and hand movements for both boys and girls, proud posture, finger snapping, moving to the rhythms of flamenco music. The students will also learn a singing number with clapping and choreography. The instructor for this class is internationally known ... read full article
Improving Literacy and Educational OutcomesTodd Patrick1/5/20222/11/2022
Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes
Did you know that the PTA is about more than just about activities and fundraising for our school? The Puesta del Sol PTA is a member of the State and National PTA. The WA State PTA is very active in advocacy and each year the WA State PTA reviews resolutions on educational issues. This fall the WA State PTA passed Resolution 18.42 - Improving Literacy and Educational Outcomes - which is then automatically incorporated into the official Puesta del Sol PTA platform as the State PTA is our parent organization. However, a local PTA can also choose to issue a ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!Joel Ingraham12/9/20211/31/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA Spiritwear Shop is OPEN!
Still looking for a great holiday gift?? Make this your ONE STOP SHOP & support the PTA! CLICK HERE TO SHOP! https://puestadelsolel.itemorder.com **Open through January!** For every item you purchase, the PTA receives a percentage! Thanks for all your support   ... read full article
Trunk or Treat!Todd Patrick10/1/202110/14/2021
Trunk or Treat!
COMING SOON! We are taking the Puesta PTA Pumpkin Bash "On the Road"! Instead of our popular but crowded Pumpkin Bash, PTA Events will be hosting a socially distanced "Trunk or Treat" this October.  More information to follow with date, time, and sign-ups (we'll need volunteers to decorate and host their "trunk"/area, and help with the event).  Questions? e-mail: events@puestadelsolpta.org ... read full article
Puesta del Sol PTA has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee9/11/202110/1/2021
Puesta del Sol PTA has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee
We believe the diversity of our beloved familia is our strength! We are still in the planning process, and welcome you to join the committee! We are looking into ways that we can partner with the school to help integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in school events and possibly hosting parent events for learning and growth (i.e. listening circles, "brown bag lunches", etc. ) Please contact diversity@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested in being involved. You can also join the Facebook group " Puesta del Sol Equity and Diversity Page " to follow updates. ... read full article
Recording of Jessica Fenton's Holocaust PresentationTodd Patrick1/19/20222/2/2022
Recording of Jessica Fenton's Holocaust Presentation
A recording of the "DEI's Plática/Conversations presents: Jessica Fenton" is now available for viewing. Jessica is a parent of a kindergartener at Puesta and graciously shared the remarkable story of her grandparent's survival from the Holocaust with our school community. You can also support Jessica's work through the Holocaust Center for Humanity . Contact Carla at diversity@puestadelsol.org with any questions from the presentation. View the recording here: https://youtu.be/_vhzsVtpPX4 ... read full article
PTA Gold Membership AwardTodd Patrick1/11/20227/31/2022
PTA Gold Membership Award
Puesta del Sol PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Puesta del Sol ... read full article
National Hispanic Heritage MonthJoel Ingraham9/28/202110/15/2021
National Hispanic Heritage Month
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Hola Amadas Familias de Puesta del SolJoel Ingraham9/28/202110/31/2021
Hola Amadas Familias de Puesta del Sol
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Welcome and Welcome Back Puesta Families!Todd Patrick9/24/202110/7/2021
Welcome and Welcome Back Puesta Families!
Thank you to those parents who attended First Day "Coffee"! Even behind masks and socially distanced, we could see the faces of happy yet nervous parents, tears of sadness for many parents, including those both Kinder and some First Graders having their very first day of in-person school. For our families in Virtual Academy, we felt you through the airwaves, too. We had a great time connecting and hope to see more of you soon!       Another BIG THANK YOU to all the generous donations to our teachers and staff: masks, gloves, tissues, glue, hand sanitizer and more--we ... 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
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube ChannelJoel Ingraham9/21/202110/5/2022
Puesta del Sol PTA - Youtube Channel
... read full article
International Spanish AcademyJoel Ingraham12/10/202112/11/2029
International Spanish Academy
Puesta del Sol is Endorsed by the Embassy of Spain ... read full article
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on TwitterJoel Ingraham9/21/202110/5/2029
#PuestaDelSolPTA - Follow the PTA on Twitter
https://twitter.com/puestadelsolpta ... read full article