ALERT:  SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSING 2 HRS. EARLY TODAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8. ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED. This applies to Bomba del Sol, Chess Wizards, and 5th Grade Marimba. There will be regular bus service, just 2 hrs. earlier than usual.
February 8, 2019 * ISSUE 2.8.19
Upcoming Events

2/11-3/1 Kindness Challenge
2/12 Science Fair Information Night (6:30pm)
2/14 Class Picture Day
End of Box Tops for Education Collection Contest (4pm)
2/18-22 NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Passport Club Check Day (9:30am)
PTA Principal's Coffee (9:15am)

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Science Fair Information Night is Tuesday, February 12
Science Fair Information Night 
Tuesday, February 12th, at 6:30-7:30 pm 
Puesta del Sol Gym

This year's Science Fair is Wednesday, March 27th and it's not too early to begin planning your science fair project! Come to our Information Night on Tuesday, February 12 th from 6:30-7:30 in the gym to learn more about how to pick a topic, design a project and purchase a board to display your project. Alternatively, check out our  PTA Science Fair page for more details and ideas. Volunteers are needed to ensure the event runs smoothly. Please contact to volunteer.

International Festival Independent Family/Child Acts 
Registration is Now Open
International Festival
Performance: May 18th, 2019
Location: Bellevue High School
Does your family have a special artistic talent? Please share it with the Puesta del Sol Community at the International Festival!  Registrations for independent performance groups (Family/Child Acts) are now open! Register here.
Volunteers are still needed! Please sign-up here.
Coming soon:  Registrations for Amity Acts open February 18th , visit the  Puesta del Sol International Festival webpage  to register and learn more. 

Puesta del Sol Kindness Challenge!
All Hands on Kindness
February 11th through March 1st

Puesta del Sol and our PTA, in partnership with Camp Kindness Counts and The Bellevue PTA Council, is participating in the Kindness Challenge. Our school will be collecting donations (no money or gift cards, please) for Seattle Humane and emphasizing acts of kindness at our school.
Please check out the flyer for more information.

Box Tops for Education Grades Collection Contest
NOW through February 14th
Due by 4:00pm,  Each Classroom

Puesta del Sol's 6th Annual "Box Tops Collection Contest" is happening! Last year, first graders were the winners! It was a close competition with second graders! The collection runs between Jan. 22nd - Feb. 14th. Start clipping Box Tops and send those with your kids, so they and their buddies can have an extra recess (weather permitting)!

So far, we've collected $211.00. Let's get at least $750 for Puesta del Sol!

Each classroom will have a collection box.

Next Passport Club Check Day is February 26
Special Itinerary for February is 

Sign up  to help with Passport Club Check Day.

For more information, reference the  Passport Club web page.

Congrats to our Puesta del Sol Reflections Artists!
Please help us congratulate our Puesta del Sol artist winners!
  • Outstanding Interpretation: Nika, Gabriel
  • Award of Excellence: Colette, Ava 
  • Award of Merit: Maira, Nakoa, Raquel
  • Council Level Participation: Kinley, Elsa, Ilan, Xiirae, Vivian, Anika, Jackson, Emily, Katelyn, Sloane, Isabel, Carson, Devon, Rachel, Julen, Aiden, Gavin
We are proud of the almost 100 Reflections participants from Puesta del Sol. Thank you for supporting this wonderful program!

If you would like to know more about the  Reflections Art Competition or would like to help next year, please email Melissa and Anne at

Flex Your Skills As a PTA Board Member
Know a great candidate for the PTA Board (or are YOU one!)? We are excited to announce openings for next year's PTA Board for positions in treasurer/receivables, educational enhancement, fundraising, and special events. We hope you have an interest in utilizing your skills and talents to further the mission and work of the PTA!  Your Nominations Committee is  Stephanie, Carmel, and Sarah.  We are pumped to hear from you!

Questions & Submissions:

Looking for a Social Media Manager
Are you a social media maven?   The PTA is looking for more assistance in keeping current information on our Facebook page.  Help us p ost information about PTA activities and Bellevue School District updates as well as information from some of our PTA partners like Bellevue Schools Foundation and Washington State PTA.   The average time commitment is 1-2 hours per week, depending on what's happening in our community.   Help us get the word out!

Please email if interested. Thank you!
More Volunteer Needs
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
   * Membership Chair - Training available
   * Web Content Manager - Training available
   * Social Media Manager

Educational Enhancement Team
   *  Garden Club Co-Chair (work with current chair)
   * After School Programs Co-Chair (work with current chair)
Please email if interested. Thank you!

Spotlight: Srta. Heidi Von Tersch

4th Grade Teacher

"Gracious" is the word that comes to mind when you meet Srta. Heidi. Many will describe her as energetic and passionate for READING! This is Srta. Heidi's 4th year at Puesta del Sol and her 10th year teaching. Srta. Heidi's Spanish history was enhanced as she graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Spanish language and literature. She also lived in Madrid, Spain. She loves Spain in the summertime! She also loves to read and is enjoying snowshoeing this winter. Her goal is to become a better cross-country skier. It looks like she will have a few more snowy days to enjoy this new hobby. We are lucky to have her on our 4th Grade teaching team and her students are even luckier!

Save the Date! 15th Annual Jubilee Service Day is August 24, 2019

The 15th Annual Jubilee Service Day  will be on August 24, 2019. The goal of the service day is to help Bellevue schools and teachers prepare for the start of a new school year. 

V olunteer registration opens in early June. 

Questions? Contact

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:

Tillicum Middle School Choir:  Feb. 8 Parents Night Out, 

Camp Kindness Counts:
Mid-Winter Break Camp,

Spanish Story Time at Issaquah Library  
And so much more...    

Are you a Facebook Fanatic?

on Facebook to get up to date reminders.

Parent-Organized Facebook Groups*
Class of 2030 (1st)
Class of 2029 (2nd)
Class of 2028 (3rd)
Class of 2027 (4th)
Class of 2026 (5th)

*Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored.