YES! After years of planning, it is finally happening: Puesta del Sol is moving to its new building this Winter Break!
Our new school address is: 301 151st Place NE.

The Puesta del Sol PTA will be posting a weekly Top 5 in 5 (5 topics in 5 minutes) to help organize the flurry of information and answer the questions we know are coming.

Be Informed

  • Read school communications! These are emailed through ParentVue and are on the school website.
  • Attend the Principal Coffee Hours/Cafecitos (Dates will be coming soon!).
  • Attend the PTA General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00pm in the School Library. Details and a virtual link are below.

Be Understanding

Change can trigger strong emotions and having our entire school move is a lot of change for a lot of people. As well all know big emotions can lead to behavioral struggles for kids. Please talk with your family and emphasize that we might all need extra patience and kindness during this time.

Be a Helping Hand

  • Local charity Jubilee Reach will be organizing volunteer opportunities. Staff are finalizing their help requests and sign-ups will be posted by the school soon.
  • Save the Following Jubilee Reach Dates!
    • Volunteer Packing Days: 12/10, after school the 12th—16th.
    • Volunteer Unpacking Days: 12/28, 12/29, and 1/2.
  • Help pack the Puesta PTA Room! Our next packing day will be 12/2. To sign up, please contact schoolrelations@puestadelsolpta.org.

Be Prepared

The new location might mean transportation and other changes that affect your family’s routines. More information from the School and Bellevue School District will be coming soon.

Be Excited

This is a time of transition, but also of celebration! The hard work of our city, district, school, and families has all come together! Our school will have:

  • A centralized location in the heart of Bellevue!
  • A new state-of-the art building that is one of the first Net Zero schools in the country! It was designed and built to produce as much (or more) onsite renewable energy than it consumes over the course of a year!
  • Brand new classrooms, playground equipment, a theater, and so much more!

 

The Puesta del Sol PTA Board is so excited to work with our families, teachers, and staff over the next few weeks to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Please let us know if your family has any questions or concerns. We can be reached at president@puestadelsolpta.org.

Free $$$ For Our PTA!

If you are shopping at Amazon.com, remember to sign up for AmazonSmile and designate Puesta del Sol Elementary/Sunset Elementary PTA Bellevue Council 2 3 95. It costs you nothing and gets money donated to our PTA with each purchase!
Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com.


Send some Winter Cheers to warm your family & friends!

Winter Cheers are fun winter songs sung in English and Spanish, performed in person at the recipients’ homes by a volunteer group of Puesta del Sol 5th Graders. This is a Community Event fundraiser for the 5th Grade class.

You can order Winter Cheers for “delivery” on the following dates:

  • Sunday, November 27th 5-7pm
  • Friday, December 2nd 6-8pm
  • Saturday, December 3rd 6-8pm
  • Friday, December 9th
  • Saturday, December 10th 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, December 14th

Our Winter Cheers delivery area is Bellevue. If you’d like a Cheers delivered in another neighboring city, please send email to 5thGCE@gmail.com with the delivery address and we’ll respond letting you know if we can add that location.

Each Winter Cheers order is $27 and includes a customized bottle of sparkling cider with a greeting from you to the recipients. Order 4 or more Winter Cheers and receive the discounted price of $25 each.

Order form: https://forms.gle/L7WXg1a47DGXMR5t9
Order FAQ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qVUlMOOva2N8-jWYYrDoO3PDnpScTE8N

Winter Cheers is a unique family and neighbor gift - an experience that doesn’t have to be boxed, wrapped or stored - and with the added benefits of encouraging connection within our communities as well as supporting Puesta’s 5th Graders 🧡❄🧡❄🧡


Garden Club Chair Needed

PTA Garden Leadership Open!

Yes, there is going to be a garden plot for every classroom at the new school! Now we need someone willing to help guide Puesta del Sol’s new garden and post-pandemic garden program for the PTA. The position is open starting in January. It’s an incredible opportunity to introduce students to the natural world we rely on in a hands-on, sensory way. Kids adore the garden; it’s a fun and meaningful way to spend an afternoon! If you are interested, please email schoolgarden@puestadelsolpta.org

Happy Gardening!


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.

Hand holding a bullhorn that is creating a speech bubble.  The speech bubble contains the Puesta del Sol PTA logo follow by the text "Join our Team"

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.


 

Questions? Contact the Events Team: events@puestadelsolpta.org


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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 public on Friday, November 18 and closes on Sunday, January 8. Families can make it a night of holiday fun with a visit to Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection and stroll through Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Visit bellevueicerink.com for reservation dates & times, pricing and special events.


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


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 all PTA Members. If you haven't already joined or updated your membership for this year, please sign up today!

PTA General Membership Meeting (via Zoom)

If you can't attend the meeting in-person, please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-2urz0pHN3B3l_GOcgD1t1YwrSdS3uP

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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 13, 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/ 


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 each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored.


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November Passport Check
November Passport Check

Date:
Wednesday, November 30

November Passport Check Day is on Wednesday the 30th. The Special Itinerary is Turkey. Please Volunteer!
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Deadline for Lottery for Kindergarten 2023-24
Deadline for Lottery for Kindergarten 2023-24

Date:
Wednesday, November 30

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Picture Day-Retakes and Make-Up Photos
Picture Day-Retakes and Make-Up Photos

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Thursday, December 1
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El Sol Newsletter arrives
El Sol Newsletter arrives

Date:
Friday, December 2
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Drama Club rehearsals begin
Drama Club rehearsals begin

Date:
Monday, December 5

See the drama page for more info.
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2023-24 Kindergarten Lottery Opens
2023-24 Kindergarten Lottery Opens

Date:
Monday, December 5

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

Date:
Wednesday, December 7
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Library and online
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