October 8, 2021 | Issue 10.8.21
The Big Give Fundraising Drive
Help us raise $75,000 to support our Puesta del Sol community!
* Cash or Check when returning the Yellow Envelope Pledge Form

Our Big Give Fundraising Drive runs throughout October. Watch for yellow envelopes coming home with your student next week. Please have your student return their envelope and pledge form to their teacher, with or without donation, before the end of the month. The classroom with the most envelopes returned will win a prize!

To see how your donation helps support PTA programs, please see our Fundraising Information Page. Thank you for your support!
Our 2nd Dining for Dinero event is scheduled for
Wednesday, October 27th
10 am – 7:30 pm
La Chingona Taqueria
29 148th AVE SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

La Chingona Taqueria is an awesome food truck located across the street from the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center; near the new, future campus of Puesta del Sol.

Outdoor seating and online ordering are available:
This popular Dining for Dinero location gets busy. Ordering ahead is recommended!
La Chingona Taqueria has graciously agreed to donate a portion of ALL their proceeds ALL DAY to Puesta del Sol’s PTA. No special code necessary!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) October Meeting
Please join us for this month's DEI Committee meeting. We will be planning for upcoming events and initiatives.

Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm

Looking for Amity Host Families 2021-22
Puesta del Sol is looking for host families for our 2021-22 Amity interns.

Host families play a vital role in the success of the program.

By welcoming an intern from another country into their home, volunteer host families gain friendship, understanding, knowledge and a connection to the world.

Host families will experience new tastes and customs, and have the chance to practice their intern's language. Your children will learn about different parts of the world from the intern and may receive extra help with their own language studies.

At Puesta del Sol, our host families typically host for 13 weeks but offer longer durations. You may select to host for Fall, Winter or Spring or half-year, and we will extend full-year if necessary. The Amity Committee needs 20 host family applications for 6 interns to ensure improved matching and experience for our interns and families. You may make a preference for male or female and/or time of year. We are in need of families interested in hosting male interns.

To apply to be a host family, please fill out an application here

Go to www.puestadelsolpta.org and check out the Amity page under Programs & Events. Questions? Email us at amity@puestadelsolpta.org
Trunk or Treat!
We are taking the Puesta PTA Pumpkin Bash "On the Road"!

Instead of our popular but crowded Pumpkin Bash, PTA Events will be hosting a socially distanced "Trunk or Treat" this October.

More information to follow with date, time, and sign-ups (we'll need volunteers to decorate and host their "trunk"/area, and help with the event).

Questions? e-mail: events@puestadelsolpta.org

We will be featuring weekend grade-based playdates for a chance to meet and bond with fellow families by grade.

Saturday, October 16th, 5:00pm, Fourth Grade

Sunday, October 17th, 1:00pm, Fifth Grade

Lake Hills Community Park (aka "the boat park")
1200 164th Ave SE

If you are interested in hosting a Playdate for your grade, please connect with events@puestadelsolpta.org.
President: Andrew Schnickel

Treasurer Deposits: Jasmine Hentz

Jingjing Miller

Secretary: Holly Ellis-Brown

Member at Large: Dan O'Sullivan

VP of Membership: Lourdes Dorotik

Co-Director of Educational Enhancements: Denise Latarowski

Director of Fundraising: Julie Leingang

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! It works—our PTA has received $755.38 as of June 2021!
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Domestic and International Travel Policy

The Bellevue School District follows guidance from King County Public Health.

Travel policy can be found here
There is NO CHARGE for school meals during the 2021-2022 school year! 
Bellevue PTSA Council School Board Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 14th, 6-8pm

The Bellevue PTSA Council is hosting a virtual School Board Candidate Forum on October 14, 2021. Questions will be community-generated, and ALL candidates will respond to ALL questions. Send questions to advocacy@bellevueptsacouncil.com. Find more details on the Bellevue PTSA Council website.

Mental Health and Signs of Suicide:
The Data Behind the Stigmas

Wednesday, November 3rd 2021
5pm via Zoom

  • Hear directly from district experts
  • Engage through a Q&A session
  • Learn about future programming

RSVP here
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