May 18, 2018 * ISSUE 5.18.18
Upcoming Events

5/23 Staff Appreciation Tea - Hosted by 5th Grade (1:35pm)
5/24 Passport Check Day (9:30am)
5/28 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
5/29 Band/Orchestra Concert (7pm)
5/30 PTA General Membership Meeting - Election! (6:30pm)
5/31 Incoming Kindergarten Potluck Dinner (5:30pm)
6/2 Multicultural Potluck Picnic (11:30am)

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May 30 General Membership Meeting: Election!
Join us in the school library at 6:30pm on May 30 for our second to last general membership meeting. We will hold the election for next year's PTA board ( full slate, yay!), review and vote on grant requests, and have a short presentation on the current status of the Puesta del Sol Design Committee's progress on creating a new Puesta del Sol. We hope you can join us!
Volunteers for 5th Grade Graduation Needed!
4th Grade Parents we need your help!
We're looking for volunteers to help make 5th grade graduation possible.
 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the Gym.  View specifics and volunteer opportunities.  UPDATED LINK. 
PTA Volunteer Appreciation: RSVP Now!
As the year wraps up, the PTA wants to recognize all of the volunteers that make our program successful at Puesta del Sol! Our school and students benefit tremendously from everything you do, and we want to thank you personally! Please join us in the school library on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm for dessert, fruit, cheese, and awards. Kids are welcome and the informal award ceremony will be followed by a brief PTA general membership meeting to approve next year's budget. Please RSVP to adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org. We hope to see all our fabulous volunteers there!
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. Please bring a nut-free dish representative of your culture/family tradition to share.
Bring a blanket and/or camping chair for the outdoor potluck.
 
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 11:30am - 2pm
WHERE: Puesta del Sol - Behind the classrooms, above the playground
Rain location: Gymnasium
 
Please follow this link to:
  • Let us know what you are bringing
  • Sign up to volunteer for the event
  • Access a food label
Email diversity@puestadelsolpta.org with questions.
Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) Murals
This February the Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) Committee brought Visiting Artist, Adriana Morales, to Puesta del Sol. Ms. Morales ran art workshops in each classroom and in all grades. These workshops were entirely in Spanish. She introduced the students to either Pedro Linares Lopez or Rudolfo Morales--artists from Mexico.  Using Linares Lopez or Morales as a point of inspiration, each child created a small piece of art. The individual pieces were then put together into murals. The murals were displayed at Art Fest, the Bellevue Schools Foundation Luncheon, and some are currently on display in the Puesta del Sol Office. 
 
If you would like a souvenir of the mural your child made in class, we are selling postcards of the murals for $2. The proceeds go to the PTA and will help support the many great programs at our school.
 
To order send an email to: koan_maurer@outlook.com with the name of your child(ren)'s teacher and the number of postcards you would like for each class.  (example:  Alfonso, 2 and Medina, 2) 
 
Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, May 29 and will be ready for pick-up Monday, June 11. Payment is due at time of pick-up.
 
To learn more about Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA), please visit our page on the PTA website.
International Festival Was a Success!
The PTA would like to share our sincere gratitude to  Loreana Marciante, Scott Polovitch-Davis and Dave Patton, as well as the Amity Interns, Diana, Patricia, Jennifer, Yoana, Elda and Lina for all their efforts in making this year's International Festival a huge success! It turned out to be an excellent experience for students and families and is great example of an event that strengthens our  community. This year's event was very well organized and the performances were excellent. Thanks so much! 
  Looking for a Web Manager!
Have you ever planned a child's birthday party, a wedding, or a reunion? Can you juggle multiple tasks at one time? Then you have the skills we need!  We are looking for an organized person who is also good at communicating and can oversee and follow up on a variety of tasks. The PTA is looking for a new Web Manager to oversee many aspects of the PTA website including: reply to emails, validate site users, and make sure programs and tasks are on track. The Web Manager works closely with the Webmaster (technical), Web Content Team (website information), Programs Registrar (online registrati o ns), and PTA Board to make sure the website is an active and up-to-date tool for communications.  This role offers full training and has a terrific team already in place to support you.  Contact
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Library News
End of Year!
Thank You Bellevue Schools Foundation - a BIG thank you to BSF for the partial funding of two wonderful authors this year.  K, 1 st and 2 nd grades were excited to hear author Oliver Chin talk about his books about the Chinese Zodiac and Chinese New year.  3 rd , 4 th and 5 th grade students loved hearing about Dan Gemeinhart's books and how they were finally published.  Congratulations to Dan, his first book The Honest Truth was voted best 2018 Sasquatch Award book by thousands of students in Washington State. 

Checking Out Books - Last day for check out will be May 25 th.  Each year I need at least 3 weeks to get everyone to return their books before the end of the year. As in past years, if books are not returned by Field Day on June 15th, students will be spending Field Day time with me in the library. 
* Classes will continue in the library until the end of the year.

Overdue or Lost Books - If your student has an overdue book, an email will be sent out with the name and cost of the book.  Please make all checks out to Puesta del Sol.  If the book is paid for and is found before the end of the school year, we can refund the cost of the book if it is $20 or more.  

Volunteers Needed - It is inventory time in the library. Each year we scan the barcodes of over 12,000 books in order to update our book collection.  It's an easy job, which can be done slowly from now until the end of the year.  If you have an hour or so in your week to come and help out, you would be much appreciated.