December 6, 2019 * ISSUE 12.6.19
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Passport Check Day
12/23-1/3
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break



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Los Guardianes de Puesta del Sol Student leadership group is organizing a Plush Toy Drive


After School Programs - Session 2

Flamenco

Session 2 of Flamenco will begin on February 3rd  and run through March 16th . Class meets on Mondays from 3:35 - 4:45pm.

Fiesta Latina


Session 2 of Fiesta Latina will begin on January 24th and run through March 13th. Class meets on Fridays from 3:35 - 4:45pm. 

Both classes are open to all grades and space is limited.  Previous participation in Session 1 is not required. Registration will open soon!
Academic Challenge 2019-20

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!  

Please refer to the   Academic Challenge page for additional information.
Save the Date for Puesta del Sol Mariners Night!

Saturday May 2nd, 2020

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros
 
Game starts 6:10pm at T-Mobile Park

More information will be posted soon.
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
Be a part of the Nominating Committee

We are looking for 3-4 individuals who are PTA members to devote a few hours of time in January through April. 

The Nominating Committee is tasked with finding our Board for the 2020-2021 school-year.  Tasks include emails, phone calls, and networking within the Puesta del Sol community.  Prerequisites would include a passion or interest in helping our PTA grow stronger year after year by selecting the right individuals to fill important roles. If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please email board@puestadelsolpta.org
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 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

Fundraising and Budget Q&A

Would you like to learn more about our PTA budget, provide feedback, or join in on a budget discussion?

Save the date:
  • 12/9 and 12/11 at 9am in the PTA office
  • 12/12 and 12/13 at 2:45pm in the PTA office
  • 12/18 or 12/19 at 6:00pm at Ricardo's (please RSVP)
To RSVP or request a different time, please feel free to email Anne at president@puestadelsolpta.org and we can schedule a time that works for you!

** Must be a PTA member to view PTA budget
*** Kids are welcome at any session


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 


Bellevue Schools Foundation

Save the Date: 
Spring for Schools Benefit Luncheon

Friday, May 1, 2020

10:15 a.m. Education Showcase
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Bellevue Hyatt Regency

Save the Date:
Education Connection 
Screenagers: Next Chapter

Friday, December 13th, 2019
6:30pm
  Sammamish High School  Performing Arts Center

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.  Register here.


Sammamish HS Robototes
Is your child interested in building, programming, or STEM? 
  • Friday STEM Nights at the Crossroads Community Center, hosted by the Sammamish High School Robotics Team!
  • Fun STEM experiments and activities offered, including the opportunity to build miniature Lego robots or even drive the Sammamish competition robot 
  • December 6th and 20th from 6:15 to 7:45 PM
  • Open to all ages and levels of experience
  • Absolutely no cost to attend
  • If interested, please sign up at https://www.robototes.com/