September 20, 2019 * ISSUE 9.20.19
The Big Give Fall Fundraising Drive


O nline and Envelope Drive Goal is $100,000 

 

  • Donate Online in our Back to School Forms
  • Corporate Matching
  • PayPal Monthly Giving option
  • Return the Yellow Envelope Pledge form -  include your cash or check donation or just the pledge form. 
  • Envelope Return between September 23-27th

 

Please return your student's yellow envelope with your pledge form with or without donation.

Classroom with the most Envelope returns will win a prize!

 

Would you like to learn more about our Fundraising and how our PTA dollars are spent? 

Please go to our Fundraising Information Page


Upcoming Events

9/20 After School Program Registration Begins
9/20
Walkathon RSVP and PledgeStar link available
9/24
Passport Club Check Day
9/25 PTA General Membership Meeting (7pm - Library)
9/30-10/4
Scholastic Book Fair Week
10/4 Walkathon (3:35 pm)
10/25
Pumpkin Bash (6:30 pm)

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Walkathon 2019 - "Somos Familia - Caminando Juntos"


Friday, October 4th, 2019, 3:35 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration is Open!       

Mark your calendars now for our 19 th  annual Walkathon. Come join other families, teachers, and staff together for fun, exercise and to raise funds in support of Puesta del Sol. Please  RSVP for each child attending Puesta del Sol , even if your child will not participate. 

We need a YES or NO for EVERY STUDENT , so we know where they should go after school on the day of the event. 


Set up your Student's PledgeStar Account!
Important Room Parent Info

Please mark one of these kick-off meeting dates on your calendar: 

Sept 24th (Tuesday) at 9:15am 

OR 

Sept 26th (Thursday) at 1:30pm 

Meet in the PTA Office.

Also, please email roomparentcoordinator@puestadelsolpta.org for pertinent documents to read this week and print and bring to one of the meetings with you next week. Thank you!
Robotics Registration Now Open

Love Robotics? Love a challenge? Want to learn programing? Thanks to the sponsorship of the Bellevue Schools Foundation, Puesta del Sol is offering free Innovation Lab classes for students in all grades. 

Registered students will be assigned to attend one session and notified by October 11. 


Registration deadline is Friday, October 4. 
After School Programs

Session 1 will begin October 7.

Flamenco  will be offered on Mondays after school and Fiesta Latina  will be offered on Fridays, 3:35 - 4:45pm.  

Bomba del Sol will not be offered for Session 1, as the instructors had prior engagements. We hope to offer Bomba del Sol later in the school year, depending on instructor availability.

Registration is Open NOW!
We Need Your Help!
Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) 

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Last year, the amazing SITA committee brought many invaluable Spanish immersion experiences to our students. These ranged from musical performances, to writing workshops, to art and cultural lessons, to dance instruction.
 
We would love to continue at least some of these exciting activities that enrich our students' Spanish experience this school year. 
 
However, SITA still needs new volunteers to join the committee or these activities won't happen!  If you want to help bring unique art that is rich in the Spanish language and culture to our Puesta del Sol students, please email edenhancement@puestadelsolpta.org .

Learn more about SITA and the experiences it provided last year.
Passport Club Check Day

September 24th from 1:20-3:20
in the library

The Special Itinerary is Continents. Print the worksheet and check the bulletin board in the gym for answers. Bring completed worksheets on the 24th for a small prize!

Volunteer for this fun program!

1st grade parents: There will be an introduction during Curriculum Night. Still curious? Join us in the library, to see how it works!

Future Passport Check Days:
October 29th                                February 25th                    
November 26th                            March 31st
December 17th                            April 28th
January 28th                                May 19th

Questions? Click here or email us at passport@puestadelsolpta.org
Membership Meeting

September 25th at 7pm in the Library
We would like to invite you to our first Membership Meeting of the school year! Please join us and contribute your voice and vote. The agenda will include:
  • Voting on our 2019-2020 Budget
  • Approval of the 2019-2020 Standing Rules
If you would like to learn more about the PTA, please email us at president@puestadelsolpta.org
Scholastic Book Fair 

Sept 30th-Oct 4th
Puesta del Sol Library

You can make this Book Fair a success!
  • Stock up your home libraries for the school year!
  • Select from a wide variety of new books in both English and Spanish!
  • All proceeds benefit our school's library and the PTA.
  • NEW this year! Set up an eWallet account now for your child through Scholastic.
  • Reminder: Cash, eWallet, or credit card only. No checks. All sales final. No returns.
We need volunteers to make this happen! Sign up here.

Questions? email bookfair@puestadelsolpta.org
Pumpkin Bash is October 25 - Save the Date!

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Save the date for the 6th Annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin Bash: 

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Puesta del Sol Gym.  
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Board Spotlight
Amy Miller and
Gjanje Mathus



Our 2 Directors of Ed Enhancement are responsible for, with the help of their hardworking Chairpersons, supporting these well-loved and unique programs.
  • Passport Club
  • Math Olympiad
  • Amity Intern Program
  • Academic Challenge
  • After School Programs
  • Science Fair
  • SITA (Spanish Immersion Through the Arts)
  • Reflections
  • Garden Club
  • Drama Club
Is it hard work? Yes, but it's worth it!

Most, if not all, of their work is done from HOME!!!  Board members attend one meeting per month! These meetings are flexible to occur in the daytime or evening.  



PTA Board Positions Still Open
This year's PTA board  still needs a  Co-President  for Anne, a VP of Membership, Director of Communications and a Director of Fundraising.

Our PTA programs don't run themselves and our program chairs and committees need help to get the job done.

Step up and serve!  Our students deserve your support!  

Please email
 if interested. Thank you!
Important Chairperson Vacancies
We need everyone's help to keep all of our programs and the PTA running smoothly. The PTA is currently looking for the following positions:

Communications Team
- Web Manager
- Membership Chair
- Co-Registrar

Educational Enhancement Team
   - Garden Club Co-Chair (work with  current  chair)

School Relations Team
 - Library Support Coordinator

Training and support is provided for all positions!
 
Fill Our Events Treasure Chest
We need your help this year filling our "Treasure Chest" of giveaways for Events!

Do you have:
  • Leftover party giveaways or extra small items from other events?
Events is looking for new, unused, small kid's prizes for upcoming PTA events.

If you have items to donate, please contact  events@puestadelsolpta.org. We'll be happy to take them off your hands!


Fall Fundraising Has Started
The Big Give
Learn about our 



PTA Members are Welcome
The Puesta del Sol PTA Board meets monthly. 

All Members are welcome to sit in on a meeting.  Please contact president@puestadelsolpta.org
if you are interested in attending.

Please see our 


Community Events 

Looking for sports programs, special events, and educational opportunities for your student(s) 
to participate in? 

The Community page on the PTA website is a tremendous resource.
 
If you haven't already, please take a moment to bookmark the page. Check back regularly for updates!
 
Current Highlights:
Family Book Club (in Spanish!) at Lake Hills Library
Spanish Story Time at Issaquah Library
Sports and activities through Bellevue Parks and Recreation  
 
And so much more...