Upcoming Events

9/8  Ice Cream Social (6pm)
9/9 Bellevue PTSA Back to School Family Fair (10am - 4pm)
9/12 Passport Club Working Party (9:30am - 12pm)
School Picture Day
9/13 K-2 Curriculum Night (6pm)
9/14 Grades 3-5 Curriculum Night (6pm)
9/20 BSF 5% Day at Bellevue Whole Foods and 365 Market
9/22 Online Book Fair Opens
9/27 PTA General Membership Meeting (6pm)
9/29 PTA Board Meeting (1pm)
10/2 - 10/6 Scholastic Book Fair
10/6 Walkathon
10/13 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

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Ice Cream Social Tonight, 9/8!
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Celebrate completion of the first week of school by j oining other Puesta Del Sol families on the playground for ice cream an d play time! There will be allergy-friendly options and the whole family is welc ome . This is not a drop-off event. Please stay and meet other families!
First Day & Ice Cream Social Yearbook Photos Wanted!
Do you have any sweet photos from the first day of school or tonight's ice cream social?  We'd love to use some for the yearbook! Please send a few of your best shots (1MB or larger) to yearbook@puestadelsolpta.org . Questions can be emailed to the same address.
Bellevue PTSA Back to School Fair This Saturday, 9/9
10:00am - 4:00pm @ Bellevue High School  
This district-wide community fair will have representatives from community partners and the Bellevue School District. Get information on after-school programs, human services, district offerings and so much more! Food trucks will be onsite to purchase food. Questions? Email bellevueptsacouncil@gmail.com .
Update Teacher Assignments in Your PTA Account
We had lots of parents fill out First Day Forms prior to school starting and greatly appreciate all the early responders! Well done!
Now that teacher assignments are set, it's very important to go back and update your child's teacher in your PTA account. This is critical directory information! Just log in to Your Account  to make the addition. Gracias!
Passport Club Kick-Off Party Next Tuesday, 9/12
The Passport Club is entering its 19th year at Puesta del Sol. Join us   for our annual work party, 9/12, 9:30am - 12:00pm!

When:  Tuesday, September 12, immediately following school drop-off
Where: Renee Isbell's home 
Why: To label, collate, staple, and organize the Passport resources for our 1st graders and all new students and teachers. We'll socialize  and nosh as we prepare for another new year of Passport Club!
This year, Committee Co-Chair in-training Renee Isbell is hosting the work party at her house. Come when you can and stay as long as you want. We'll have coffee and tea and some snacks to share. 
Questions? Please contact: Renee Isbell, Dawn Kapfhammer & Koan Maurer at passport@puestadelsolpta.org  
Room Parent Orientation Tuesday, 9/19
9:30am to 11:30am in the PTA Office at Puesta del Sol
Looking for a way to participate in your child's classroom that doesn't require Spanish language skills? Look no further, Room Parent is the volunteer spot for you!  Most of the teachers will ask for Room Parent volunteers between now and Curriculum Night. For those of you interested in becoming a Room Parent for your child's classroom, there will be an orientation meeting on Tuesday, 9/19 at 9:30am in the PTA office in the Gym building. For more info, email jenmeyerpuestapta@gmail.com .
Walkathon 2017 Save-the-Date Friday, 10/6 @ 3:30pm
Bake Sale Donations Needed
We are in need of donated baked goods or packaged candy/snacks for the Walkathon! No peanut or tree nuts please. Items must be individually wrapped (baggies are fine) and will be sold for $1.  If you plan to donate, email Dena at denavoth@comcast.net . Thank you for your support. 
Spanish Outside of School (SOS)
Wednesdays beginning in December at Puesta del Sol.
After very successful pilot sessions last year, the PTA is working to add SOS to our after-school educational enhancement programs for students in 3rd-5th grades. For the 2017-18 school year, there are three 6-week sessions planned to meet on Wednesdays from 1:20pm to 3:00pm. Participation will be fully supported by the PTA (registration will be FREE!)  For tentative session dates and more information please visit the PTA website .

Registration will open via the PTA website on Monday, 9/18. There are 22 spaces available with 11 spaces reserved for girls and 11 for boys. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dads: Get Involved with Watch D.O.G.S
Watch D.O.G.S. is a father involvement program of the National Center for Fathering.   
Statistics show that kids develop more fully socially, physically, academically and emotionally when they have a positive male role model actively engaged in their life.  Since school is a significant chunk of your kid's life, check out the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Puesta del Sol. We will host a formal 2017-2018 kickoff/Q&A session in October. Stay tuned for dates and times, or contact Puesta del Sol parent Tyler Parris with questions at watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org
Short-Term Volunteer Opportunity: Governance & Budget Committee
If you have experience with other boards, have been a committee chairperson, or would like to learn more about the inner-workings of our Puesta del Sol PTA, consider joining this short-term committee to review and update our Standing Rules and operating budget! No experience necessary, only an interest in impacting the overall operations of our member-run organization. All input and recommendations will be voted on at the first General Membership meeting, so your commitment will be fulfilled by the end of September! There is opportunity for involvement both in-person and remotely. Contact president@puestadelsolpta.org.
Scholastic Book Fair
10/2-6, 2017
Puesta del Sol Library

Come visit our Scholastic Book Fair and be on the look out for Clifford the BIG RED DOG!

Mark your calendar and come find books in both English and Spanish.

Fair proceeds are invested back into our school community - making it a double win!

We can use YOUR help in a variety of ways to make this fair a HUGE success!

Any questions: Allison Patterson aljoepatterson@hotmail.com

Welcome to a new
school year! 
Now is a great time to join
the PTA!
We are fortunate to have some wonderful programs available at our school thanks to the hard work and generosity of the PTA. We need your support so please join our PTA today! 

You can do so by completing the First Day Forms

By  joining you gain the right to vote on PTA issues - from board members to budgets! There are also some terrific discounts available to PTA members!  

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