WALKATHON IS TONIGHT! 3:35-6:00 Rain or Shine
Grab your walking shoes, a blanket/chair to sit on, cash for food and join us for an afternoon with family and friends.

CASH ONLY for the Food Truck called 7 sandwich which serves gyros and kabobs, the bake sale with allergy-free snacks, plus hot dogs, pizza and new this year, Cold Stone Ice Cream cones!

Parking is challenging, so please consider parking near Tyee Middle School and walking the trail. Follow the posted signs along the trail. See our Traffic and Parking Information Page and the Tyee Walking Trail Map.

The Walkathon raises funds for the PTA, supporting the Amity Interns, field trips, Passport Club, and many other valuable programs. Please help us make Walkathon a financial success.

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October 6th, 2017 * ISSUE 10.6.17
Upcoming Events

10/6 Walkathon (3:35pm) & Watch D.O.G.S Kickoff (5pm)
Fiesta Latina After School Program Starts
10/10 4th Grade Marimba Band Practice Begins; Tambores del Sol After School Program Starts
10/12 5th Grade Marimba Band Practice Begins; Flamenco After School Program Starts
10/13 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
10/20 Reflections Submissions Box Available in School Office; Salsa Hip Hop and Bomba del Sol After School Programs Start
10/23 Picture Retake Day
10/26 Passport Check Day
10/27 Annual Pumpkin Bash & Reflections Project Submissions Due

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WatchDOGS Kickoff Today at Walkathon
Today, 10/6 @ 5pm in the Puesta del Sol Gym  
Hey dads! WatchDOGS. is a national program that fosters involvement of dads and father figures in schools. We're kicking off the 2017-2018 WatchDOGS. (Dads Of Great Students) season for Puesta Del Sol at Walkathon so that you don't have to find time for another after-hours event later. You were already coming to Walkathon, RIGHT? Bring your tacos from the food truck, learn more about the WatchDOGS., and sign up for a WatchDOGS. day at school. We promise to keep it to 15 minutes so you can get back to Walkathon and your families ASAP!
Spirit Wear is Here!
Purchase your Spirit Wear from our online store  or today at Walkathon!     
Puesta del Sol shirts will be on sale at walkathon today! You can also easily purchase Spirit Wear anytime during the school year. Make sure to check out the option to personalize your apparel via the online store.

All students and staff are encouraged to wear Spirit Wear on Wednesdays. Wearing your school spirit helps students generate more school pride and build a sense of community.

Purchase Puesta del Sol Spirit Wear for your child, yourself, grandparents or as classroom prizes. Spirit Wear also makes a great gift for your student's teacher or specialist! All proceeds are used by our Puesta del Sol PTA to support the many fantastic programs at our school.
Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Fundraiser
Today, 10/6 at the Puesta del Sol Walkathon. $3.00 cash each, all proceeds will go to the Puesta del Sol PTA.
Girl Scout Troop 44202 will be selling Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls and taking orders for additional sugar skulls at the Walkathon. This fundraiser is part of a community service and business learning project for the troop, Sugar Skulls will be delivered in late October. If you have any questions please email longheyer@hotmail.com.
School Picture Retakes, 10/23
For individuals that would like School picture re-takes or missed picture day, Leo's will be back on Monday, 10/23.
Seeking Programs Volunteer!
The PTA is seeking a Programs Volunteer to coordinate our after school PTA-sponsored programs.
The Co-VPs of Educational Enhancement have done the heavy lifting to get the programs started this fall, but need support in improving processes and keeping things running smoothly to provide our students a safe and enriching after-school experience! Contact edenhancement@
for more information!
2017 Reflections Art Theme: "Within Reach"
Entries due Friday, 10/27
Reflections is a national art competition that is sponsored by the PTA. This year's theme is "Within Reach" and entries can be made using multiple artful expressions (literature, film, visual art, photography, music and dance). Entries are due by Friday, 10/27 in the school office. Please see the PTA Reflections web page on how to enter, general rules, common disqualifiers and important dates.  The online registration page and official form will be available in October. 
PTA Grant: 1st Grade
The Puesta del Sol PTA has chosen to fulfill a $300 grant request from this year's first grade teacher team. In addition to the PTA-supplied "Handwriting Without Tears" workbooks, all 2017-2018 first grade students have been additionally supplied with a "Draw and Write Journal" to work on writing fluency skills. To all the Puesta del Sol PTA members that make this and other grants possible by your generous donations throughout the year, thank you! We couldn't do it without you!
Annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin Bash
Friday, 10/27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Puesta del Sol Gym  orange_pumpkins.jpg
Don't miss the annual Puesta del Sol Pumpkin Bash on Friday,  10/27 in the gym! Join us for a festive night of games, music, monster-mashing, treats and more! Get in the spirit and wear your costume - no masks or weapons please.

Seeking volunteers to help set-up, collect donations, assist with games and clean-up. Please sign up to help or contact Sarah Fink at familyfun@puestadelsolpta.org.
Save the Date: Drama Club 2017-18 Auditions
11/20-11/21 in the Puesta del Sol Gym.   
Save the date! Join your friends in putting on Puesta del Sol's annual musical. First 50 4th and 5th graders to sign up get a part! Auditions for "Just Another Day in Wonderland" are coming up 11/20-21. First mandatory all cast rehearsal is the MONDAY after Thanksgiving so plan ahead to be home in time. Cast members need to be available at least 2 days/week for rehearsal M, Tu, Th, F and make all mandatory dates. Got conflicts? We cast around them! For more info check out the Drama page or email drama@puestadelsolpta.org.

SITA (Spanish Immersion through the Arts) is looking for volunteers!
We are looking for parent representatives who can help us during visiting artist events and workshops in the classroom throughout the year. If you'd like to help us bring more art into our school, email us at sita@puestadelsolpta.org . Gracias! 

Food Bus Pick-Up
Friday afternoons from Sept - June, 1-4pm
Did you know that our kids support a food donation program at school, benefiting Eastside families in need? They do! And you can help support their great work by getting involved with the Food Bus. We just need an hour of your time to pack up the food and deliver to Hopelink. There are lots of open time slots

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