June 12th, 2017 * ISSUE 6.12.17
Upcoming Events
6/13 PTA Board Meeting (6:00pm)
6/14 Puesta del Sol Bienvenida - Potluck and information evening for incoming Kindergarten Families (5:30pm)
PTA/Principal Coffee (8:15am)
4th/5th Grade Father-Daughter Dance (6:30pm)
6/21 Kindergarten Promotion & Potluck Picnic (5:30pm)
6/21 5th Grade Party (2:00pm)
6/22 5th Grade Graduation (9:30am)
6/23 Field Day (1:30pm)
6/25 Puesta del Sol at the Mariners (1:10pm)
6/27 Last Day of School

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PTA/Principal Coffee
This Friday, 6/16, 8:15am - 9:15am, School Library 
Highlights of the coffee include: Meeting incoming Assistant Principal, Angelie Duimovic; hearing about the Recess before Lunch pilot for 2017-2018; learning how Puesta del Sol is piloting the APPLL and STAMP 4Se Spanish language proficiency assessments in grades 3-5 in June. There will also be a question and answer time. Free childcare will be provided. We hope you can join us! More details
4th/5th Grade Father-Daughter Dance
"El Brilla Para Los Animalitos" THIS Friday, 6/16, 6:30-8:30pm, Puesta del Sol Gym
Hey dads of 4th and 5th grade girls currently at Puesta del Sol! Take advantage of this opportunity to have your daughter all to yourself for an evening while you still can! Take her to Puesta del Sol's 4th annual father-daughter dance. "El Sol Brilla Para Los Animalitos" (The Sun Shines for the Little Animals) is an event to benefit the stray and unwanted animals of Seattle Humane Society. All you have to do is bring a donation of cat or dog food and/or your old cell phones. This is a wonderful way to create a special memory for you and your daughter and to help support local animals in need.

**Volunteers are welcome to help out before, during, or after the dance. Please contact Sr. Mattson if interested: mattsonk@bsd405.org
Field Day Volunteers Needed!
This Year's Field Day is Friday, 6/23 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Field Day is a great opportunity to have fun with your child and our school community. MANY volunteers are needed to run the 20+ stations, walk kindergartners & help clean up!   Sign up online for whatever job you would like.

If you have any questions, contact Carrie Norrah at fieldday@puestadelsolpta.org.
Puesta del Sol's 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

Puesta del Sol's 30th Anniversary Kick-Off event was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a great evening. A special thank you to Sara Paguia and GG Haight for planning a fantastic Camp Puesta experience!  An additional thank you to Sarah and Clint Fink for giving us yet another night of fun and dancing! 
Academic Challenge Assembly Update
New date announced- Monday 6/19 

We are pleased to inform you that the Academic Challenge Awards Assemblies have been rescheduled for Monday, 6/19 as follows:

2nd/3rd - 9:10-9:40 am
4th/5th - 9:45-10:15 am
K/1st - 10:20-10:50 am

We appreciate your understanding in accommodating the schedule change. 
Big Thank You to Our Amity Host Families!
The Amity Committee and Puesta del Sol Staff would like to extend a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to the following families who hosted our wonderful Amity Interns this year:  
The Molnar Family
The Danielson Family
The Paguia Family
The Mejlaender Family
The Moilanen Family
The Albers Family
The Peck Family
The Staight Family
The Han-Wei Family
The Lee Family
The Smith Family
The Reed Family

Our program wouldn't be possible without families like yours! 
SOS Program Needs More Volunteers
We are in need of help to continue the SOS program in 2017-18

The Spanish Outside School (SOS) Program was piloted this year with great success.  Kids in 3 rd-5 th grades speak 100% in Spanish during their time engaging in the SOS program and have fun doing it! An overview of the program can be found in this  SOS Youtube Clip. 
To continue this program in 2017-18 the ISA committee needs volunteers to help organize and chaperone the sessions.  You child is automatically included if you are there! 
Please contact Tena Hanson at isa@puestadelsolpta.org to learn more.

The end of the year is fast approaching! Please make sure your child has funds for lunch. Payments can be made online at paypams.com or you can send cash/check (made payable to BSD) to the school office.
Thank you! 
End of Year Book Return
Check-out is over for the year. Now it's time to make the Librarian jump for joy when everyone's books are turned in! Please make sure that your student's books are back to our library by F
riday, 6/23. If books are lost, please send exact cash or a check made out to Puesta del Sol for a replacement book. If you find the book during this school year, refunds are given for books that are $20 or more.

Students who return all their books get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Winner's names will be posted during Field Day and students who are winners may come in to the library to claim a prize. Even though we are not checking out until next year, Library will continue to the end of the year.

6/14, 5:30-6:30PM in the Puesta del Sol Gym.
On Wednesday, 6/14, we invite incoming Kindergarten families to come meet other Kindergarten families, share in a Potluck and learn how to prepare for Spanish Immersion Kindergarten. You do not want to miss this event as each student will be provided with a Kindergarten Readiness tool kit to use over the summer and during the school year.   See more detailed information on upcoming kindergarten events:

Jubilee Service Day
Saturday, 8/26, 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Please consider volunteering for Jubilee Service Day to get our school ready for the 2017/2018 school year! We will be working in the classrooms and around the grounds at Puesta del Sol. More information is available here.

Please call/email with any questions! Mil gracias!
Alison & Ryan Beieler

Pleas e follow our   Puesta del Sol PTA Community Events Page   to learn about the multitude of events, activities, and sports you can explore that are not sponsored by our PTA.

Need ideas for keeping the kids busy this summer? Interested in finding Spanish language and culture opportunities? Please visit our Community Summer Camps and Programs webpage for many wonderful, non-PTA sponsored camps and programs.