September 13, 2019 * ISSUE 9.13.19
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If you haven't yet completed the  Back to School Forms., it's not too late!


Upcoming Events

9/13
Ice Cream Social (6pm TONIGHT!)
9/16
PTA Board meeting (1:30, PTA room, members welcome)
9/18
Curriculum Night (Grades 3-5, 6:30pm) (Grades K-2, 7:00pm)
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 (3:35pm)

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Welcome our Amity Interns


Puesta del Sol community welcomes our Amity Interns - Katy, Maria, Tony, Alba, Erick and Ana! We are grateful for these six young professionals who will support our teachers, staff and students, while sharing their language and culture with all of us. 

Please visit our  Amity Interns Page to learn more about our Amity Program and this year's interns.
We Need Your Help!
Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) 

IF Mexican Folkloric
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 and chair 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.
Ice Cream Social - TONIGHT 6pm

We'd love to see you at the Ice Cream Social TONIGHT, September 13th 6-7:30pm on the Puesta del Sol Playground.

Help scoop up some treats for our kids! Here is the volunteer sign-up: 

P lease e-mail  events@puestadelsolpta.org with any questions.
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
After School Programs

Session 1 will begin October 7. Registration will open soon!

We are working hard to finalize all of the details for our After School Programs. 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.

Check the PTA website for more information and registration coming soon.


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 Chair Person 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
- Web Content Manager
- Membership Chair
- Co-Registrar

Educational Enhancement Team
 - Academic Challenge Chair
 - Garden Club Co-Chair (work with  current  chair)
 - After School Programs Chair 
 - SITA Co-Chairs

School Relations Team
 - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Co-Chair (work with current chair)
 - 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 

Expect Flyers to come home next week for our Annual Envelope Drive


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:
Newport Boys Select Basketball- 
(Grades 4th-5th)
Newport Girls Select Basketball - (Grades 4th-8th) Tryouts
Family Book Club (in Spanish!) at Lake Hills Library
Spanish Story Time at Issaquah Library  
 
And so much more...