November 8, 2019 * ISSUE 11.8.19
Upcoming Events
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)
11/15 Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge
11/18 PTA Board Meeting
11/26 Passport Check Day

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The PTA Needs your input!

We are proud of our programs and how our PTA has supported our Puesta del Sol students, staff and school over the years.
 
The PTA Mission is to: 

To support, reinforce, enhance and promote our children's Spanish immersion experience and overall education, health and well-being.

We would like to hear from you. Please fill out this short survey.  
Renew Your PTA Membership


On October 31st, all 2018-2019 Puesta del Sol PTA memberships expired. If you have not purchased or renewed your 2019-2020 membership, now is the time! 

Membership benefits include having online access to the school directory as well as having a voice and vote as our PTA supports our students, school, teachers and staff. 

** not sure if you renewed your membership?  Check my account
Drama Club Registration for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

Studio East/Puesta Del Sol Drama Club presents: Pinocchio 

Drama Club Registration for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders is now open. 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 3rd, 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!  

MANDATORY Parent MeetingTuesday, November 12  at 7:00pm in Library
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 per student with scholarships available.  
Questions? Please contact Valerie Meyer and Ginny Schreiber at  drama@puestadelsolpta.org Register here:  Puesta Drama Club Registration
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.
Puesta del Sol PTA FREE Movie Night


Friday. November 15th
Doors Open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm
Puesta del Sol Gym

Please join fellow school families for the Puesta del Sol PTA FREE Movie Night featuring "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" in Spanish (with English subtitles). This is a great way for your child to earn Spanish Outside of School (SOS) hours. 

Families enjoy: free Popcorn and Water, and Bake Sale items to keep us munching while we watch this adventure-filled movie. Outside food is welcome, but in respect to Puesta del Sol's general policy all outside food should be both Peanut and Tree Nut Free, to keep this safe for all participants.

Doors open at 6pm, and the movie starts at 6:30pm. We suggest bringing blankets, pillows and/or low beach chairs (please no higher camp chairs) to spread out on the gymnasium floor and get comfy for the evening. Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! 

Please keep in mind, THIS IS NOT A DROP-OFF EVENT. All children should be accompanied by an adult responsible for them during the entire time.  
More information about the movie is available at:  Common Sense Media
For questions, please email events@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.
Save the Date for International Festival!

Saturday May 16th, 2020

Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
 
Seeking volunteers!  Please sign-up here.
 
Questions? To learn more visit  PDS IF webpage   or email  internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org
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.


Thank you to our Volunteers
We are grateful to all our volunteers. A special thank you to the chairpersons and lead volunteers of our Pumpkin Bash; Tricia Miller, Teresa Rowberg, Jillian Blodgett, and Jana Jiwani, your hard work and leadership are appreciated and noticed! Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who participated in making the Pumpkin Bash a huge success!


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

The Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge
Our school will be participating in a challenge to reduce waste in the cafeteria on Friday, November 15 th . It's a great way to encourage students to be aware of how to sort waste correctly in the trash, compost, and recycle bins during lunch.

Puesta del Sol has placed first and second place in the past three cafeteria challenges. We'd appreciate your help on Friday and every day to help our school stay  GREEN !

What can families do?

  • Pack lunches with reusable containers on Friday, November 15th (or everyday)
  • Don't send any plastic baggies in your child's lunch
  • Pack a lunch on Friday instead of hot lunch (optional)
  • Avoid buying items with a lot of packaging
  • Encourage your child to eat ALL of their food on Friday


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 


East Bellevue Community Council Meeting
  • November 13, at 6:30 PM
  • Lake Hills Clubhouse 
  • Update on Puesta del Sol new school construction
  • Residents within EBCC boundaries especially encouraged
  • Parking will be limited; please consider carpooling