October 25, 2019 * ISSUE 10.25.19
Upcoming Events
10/25
Pumpkin Bash (6:30 pm)
10/29
Passport Check Day
11/11
NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
11/13 East Bellevue Community Council Meeting on new school
11/15 "Reflections" Due
11/15 Movie Night (6:00 pm)



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Pumpkin Bash - TONIGHT!!!

TONIGHT October 25, 2019 at  6:30 pm
Puesta del Sol- Outside Covered Area and Gym
 
This event is fun for the whole family . There will be carnival games with prizes and dancing with our one and only DJ Howie. Pizza and Olive Garden (Salad, Pasta, Bread Sticks) will be for sale (cash only) while it lasts, as well as baked goods including allergy free options.
  • Costume Contest at 7:15 (adults and kids)
  • No Weapons/masks please
  • This is not a drop off event
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We need volunteers to make this happen!   Sign up here.

We are also in need of individually wrapped baked goods, packaged candy or snacks.   No peanuts or tree nuts please.  Sign up on the Pumpkin Bash volunteer site.
Passport Check Day

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October 29, 2019

October Passport Check Day is on the 29th. We had a great turn out of new volunteers last month and would love to have even more join us! Please consider coming and checking out this awesome program!

We need volunteers to make this happen!   Sign up here.
Reflections 2019-2020 "LOOK WITHIN"

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition.

Students start by entering their local school competition with the chance to advance to the District, State and National competitions.  

Reflections participation is also one of Puesta del Sol's  Academic Challenge activities.  

To participate:
  • Create An Original Work - 2019 Theme is: "LOOK WITHIN"
  • Submit the Entry - Official Entry Form and Online Registration (we are also selling boards and protective sleeves for the Visual Arts category for $5)- scholarships are available.
Learn more about the judging criteria, rules and awards by visiting our Reflections information page.  
Questions? please contact us at reflections@puestadelsolpta.org.

Academic Challenge 2019-20 Begins!

Participate in this year's  Academic Challenge

Academic Challenge is a free enrichment program available to all students in Kindergarten - 5th grade.   This is an optional, non-competitive program. Students choose and complete up to seven (7) challenges throughout the school year. These challenges are to be completed outside of school. Look for the Academic Challenge flyer to come home soon!  

Please refer to the   Academic Challenge page for additional information.

Drama Club Registration for 4th and 5th graders

Studio East/Puesta Del Sol Drama Club presents: Pinocchio 

Drama Club Registration for 4th and 5th graders opens October 25, 2019.  Only 50 spots available!

Puesta del Sol PTA is lucky to work in partnership with Studio East to produce a full-length musical for our 4th and 5th graders. Studio East provides a director and music director, scripts, music, sets, costumes, pro ps, and an authentic play production experience. The entire process will take less than 7 weeks!  

Auditions will be after school on November 18 and 19th.  Location TBD. Practices will begin the week of November 25.
For all up-to-date information go to our Drama Club page.

Cost is $120 students with scholarships available.  
Questions? Please contact Valerie Meyer and Ginny Schreiber at  drama@puestadelsolpta.org Register here:  Puesta Drama Club Registration
After School Programs

Session 1 of Flamenco began on October 7, but there are still spots available and it's not too late to register!
 
Flamenco  is offered on Mondays after sc hool and 
Fiesta Latina  will  be offered on Fridays, 3 :35 - 4:45pm. The first class for Fiesta Latina began on October 18 and there are still spots available! 

Registration is Open  NOW!  
Does your 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student love to sing?

Puesta del Sol Choir

Mondays, starting December 2nd, 8am

Evening Choir Zone Concert: Monday, February 10th at Sammamish High School. 

Parents can email Sra. Rose at  rosee@bsd405.org to receive a permission slip.
 
Staff Spotlight
Sra. Jane Young



The PTA would like to proudly spotlight one of our 3rd Grade Teachers, Sra. Jane Young.

Jane has been teaching at Puesta del Sol for 16 years of her 22 year teaching career, and brings a vast amount of experience to her classroom. She learned Spanish in High School and studied in Spain. She subsequently lived in Mexico for 7 years.

In her spare time, Jane loves to play soccer, ride horses and spend time with her 6 kids and new husband. 

Congratulations on your marriage, Sra. Young!  We are grateful to have you as a part of our wonderful teaching staff!!


Library News
from Sra. Brody and Sra. Carpenter
Global Reading Challenge
  • KCLS Sponsored
  • 4th and 5th Grade Students interested in a reading competition
  • 4-5 Teams- 6 Students each
  • Team Members choose the book

Adult/Student Book Club
  • 4th and 5th Grade Students 
  • First Meeting is October 28th!
  • 7pm-8pm in the Library



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

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
- Membership Chair
- Co-Registrar

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

Events Team
- School Dance Chair(s)

Training and support is provided for all positions!
 


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
Bellevue College Parent Education Program
Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue
 
And so much more...