December 22, 2019 * ISSUE 12.22.19
Upcoming Events
12/23-1/3
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
1/8 Math Olympiad Training Begins
1/20
NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
1/24 Movie Night 6PM
1/27 NO SCHOOL - Professional Day
1/28 Passport Check Day
1/29 PTA General Membership Meeting 7PM
1/31 Snow Ball 6:30PM (all school dance)

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Save the Date for The Snow Ball!

You are invited to our all-school Winter Dance!
When: January 31st at 6:30-8pm
Where: Puesta del Sol Gym
What: 
  • Music and dancing with DJ
  • Bake sale and pizza ( cash only)
  • Family raffle for fabulous winter prizes
  • Free snow cones ( limit 1)
  • Surprises!

Questions or to help? Please contact Jana, Amy and Teresa at PDSSnowball@gmail.com
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

Tickets are $15 each

Here is the link for more information & to purchase tickets
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
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.
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 now open!
Plush Toy Drive
Ends December 22!

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

All collected toys will be donated to the Bellevue Fire Foundation for them to distribute.

Where: Puesta del Sol Library
When: Until TODAY, December 22, 2019

Please see  attached flyer to read the message from our student leaders. In case of question contact Sra. Duimovic

 ¤¤¤ Thank you for your support! ¤¤¤

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
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

Staff Spotlight:
Kindergarten Team

Introducing our fun Kindergarten 
Teaching Team!  
Sra. Lizandra Chaparro
Srta. Crystal Flores,  Sra. Maria Victoria Zapata, and Srta. Delfina Garcia. 

Sra. Chaparro and Srta. Flores are teaching in their 6th and 5th year respectively at Puesta del Sol. We have grown to love their enthusiasm and fun teaching environments. Srta. Flores was raised by her maternal grandparents who are from Jalisco, Mexico. Sra. Chaparro was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

Our two new additions to the Kindergarten team this year are Srta. Garcia and Sra. Zapata. Srta. Garcia is of Mexican decent and Sra. Zapata is from Colombia. Srta. Garcia has been described as very caring and attentive to each student's emotional and academic differences. Sra. Zapata is described as the "best teacher" and is caring and supportive to all her students.

We are grateful to have a supportive and energetic Kindergarten Team. Wishing them a well-deserved and wonderful winter break!


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)

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