September 27, 2019 * ISSUE 9.27.19
Walkathon 2019 - "Somos Familia - Caminando Juntos"


Friday, October 4th, 2019, 3:35 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   
Mark your calendars now for our 19 th  annual Walkathon. Come join other families, teachers, and staff together for fun, exercise and to raise funds in support of Puesta del Sol. Please  RSVP for each child attending Puesta del Sol , even if your child will not participate. 

We need a YES or NO for EVERY STUDENT , so we know where they should go after school on the day of the event. 


Set up your Student's PledgeStar Account! 
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates about our Credit Card problem.
Our volunteers are working with PledgeStar to get it up and running ASAP.
Upcoming Events

9/30-10/4 Scholastic Book Fair Week
10/4
Walkathon (3:35 pm)
10/11 NO SCHOOL (Professional Day)
10/14-10/16 EARLY RELEASE (Teacher Conferences)
10/22
Picture Day
10/23 Unity Day
10/25 Pumpkin Bash (6:30 pm)

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Scholastic Book Fair 

Sept 30th-Oct 4th
Puesta del Sol Library

You can make this Book Fair a success!
  • Stock up your home libraries for the school year!
  • Select from a wide variety of new books in both English and Spanish!
  • All proceeds benefit our school's library and the PTA.
  • NEW this year! Set up an eWallet account now for your child through Scholastic.
  • Reminder: Cash, eWallet, or credit card only. No checks. All sales final. No returns.
We need volunteers to make this happen! Sign up here.

Questions? email bookfair@puestadelsolpta.org
Walkathon Bake Sale Items Needed!

We are in need of baked goods, packaged candy or snacks for this year's Walkathon on Friday, October 4th.
 
 
No peanuts or tree nuts please. Items need to be individually wrapped (baggies are fine) and will be sold for $1. Items can be dropped off in the main office any time after Oct. 2nd or at the Bake Sale table on Oct. 4th.

If you plan to donate, please sign up on our volunteer site  under the Baked Goods tab or send an email to  bake@puestadelsolpta.org .

Art Appreciation Volunteer Orientation

 

For all new and returning volunteers:

Please meet in the PTA Office 
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9:15am. 




For more information, see the Art Appreciation site.  
Pumpkin Bash is October 25 - Save the Date!

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Save the date for the 6th Annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin Bash: 

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Puesta del Sol Gym.  
After School Programs

Session 1 will begin October 7.
 
Flamenco  will be offered on Mondays after sc hool and 
Fiesta Latina  will  be offered on Fridays, 3 :35 - 4:45pm.  

Bomba del Sol will not be offered for Session 1 , as the instructors had prior engagements. We hope to offer Bomba del Sol later in the school year, depending on instructor availability.
Registration is Open  NOW!  
Robotics Registration Now Open

Love Robotics? Love a challenge? Want to learn programing? Thanks to the sponsorship of the Bellevue Schools Foundation, Puesta del Sol is offering free Innovation Lab classes for students in all grades. 

Registered students will be assigned to attend one session and notified by October 11. 


Registration deadline is Friday, October 4. 
The Big Give Fall Fundraising Drive


O nline and Envelope Drive Goal is $100,000 

 

  • Donate Online in our Back to School Forms
  • Corporate Matching
  • PayPal Monthly Giving option
  • Return the Yellow Envelope Pledge form -  include your cash or check donation or just the pledge form. 
  • Envelope Return between September 23-27th

 

Please return your student's yellow envelope with your pledge form with or without donation.

Classroom with the most Envelope returns will win a prize!

 

Would you like to learn more about our Fundraising and how our PTA dollars are spent? 

Please go to our Fundraising Information Page


General Membership Meeting Update

  Here are a few important highlights from our 
September 25th General Membership Meeting

 

  • Our 2019-2020 Budget was passed
  • Our 2019-2020 Standing Rules were passed
  • The membership appointed Sabrina Henderson to the role of Director of Fundraising
  • Principal Shearer provided an update to our members about our school goals and district initiatives.

 

All members have access to our meeting minutes on our Website. A draft of these minutes will be uploaded within a week.  To learn more about our budget and fundraising, please go to our 

Fundraising Information Page


Board Spotlight
Carmel Sasaki



Meet our Director of Special Events,
Carmel Sasaki. This role helps lead and plan our many family fun events and programs including:
  • First Day Coffee
  • Ice Cream Social
  • First Day Coffee
  • Movie Nights
  • School Dance
  • International Festival
  • Pumpkin Bash
  • Mariners Night
  • Field Day
Carmel hopes to continue the great events we have grown accustomed to, and looks forward to bringing new fun events to Puesta del Sol. Carmel works full time and fortunately has some flexibility in her work which allows her to volunteer as a board member. We are grateful to have her! 

If you have suggestions for Carmel, please email events@puestadelsolpta.org


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)

School Relations Team
 - Grade Level Liaisons - Learn more here:  Grade Liaison Description

Training and support is provided for all positions!
 
Fill Our Events Treasure Chest
We need your help this year filling our "Treasure Chest" of giveaways for Events!

Do you have:
  • Leftover party giveaways or extra small items from other events?
Events is looking for new, unused, small kid's prizes for upcoming PTA events.

If you have items to donate, please contact  events@puestadelsolpta.org. We'll be happy to take them off your hands!


Bellevue Gifted Alliance
Dr. Duran will speak about Bellevue School District's Advanced Learning Program, discussing "An Update on our Advanced Learning Vision."

We will also address "The Do's and Don't's of How to Help Your Child Succeed in Bellevue School District."
 
October 7, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Wilburton Instructional Services Center (WISC)
Rainier Room
12111 Main St.



Fall Fundraising Has Started
The Big Give
Learn about our 



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
Sports and activities through Bellevue Parks and Recreation  
 
And so much more...