December 5th, 2016 * ISSUE 12.05.16
Important Dates

12/9 PTA Principal Coffee (8:15am)
12/12-12/16 Spirit Week
12/13 PTA Board Meeting
12/14 PTA General Membership Meeting
12/16 Passport Check Day
12/16 Yearbook Photo Deadline
Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

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NEW DATE PTA/Principal Coffee - December 9th
This event has been rescheduled to Friday, December 9th, from 8:15-9:15 AM.

We invite and encourage you to join us for our Fall PTA Principal Coffee. Our principal will be highlighting work done by Puesta del Sol teachers this fall in the area of horizontal alignment, where grade level teams come together with school leadership to refine and increase our levels of coherence across grade level classrooms, particularly in the areas of academic and social-emotional supports for students. In addition, there will be an open Q&A period during the coffee. Childcare will be also be provided until 8:45, when it is time for students to head to line-up. Please join us!
Shout out for yearbook photos! Due: December 16th
The yearbook chairs are building pages for events listed below, and hope you will share your BEST photos! We welcome you to send up to 5 images to . If you have more to share, please email us for further directions.
Minimum file size accepted is 1MB. Preferably 2-5 faces in photo.
First day of school
Ice cream social
Pumpkin Bash
Classroom celebrations
Fall Art Appreciation
Reflections Night
Toymaker Workshop
Fall field trips
Any of your BEST candid shots so far....
Many thanks to the families who have pre-ordered their yearbooks! About 200 students do not have a yearbook on order. It can be purchased at any time before March.This is a great time to check your family's account.
Thank you!
Yearbook Co-Chairs
Theresa Hriscu & Dawn Kapfhammer
Spirit Week is scheduled for December 12th-16th
Let's have a great final week leading up to Winter Break!  The more you promote this and get your sons and daughters excited about our designated days, the greater participation we will have.  

Monday, December 12th, 2016 - Pajama Day, dress up in your pajamas.  We are looking for 2 best dressed student winners and 2 staff winners.  Prizes will be awarded.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 - Career Day, dress up in how you see yourself in a future career.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Emoji Day, dress up as your favorite emoji, any kind of yellow and/or facial expression. Get creative. Kids tell me there are kits at Michael's to make your favorite emoji out of yellow pom-poms.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 - Crazy Hair Day - We are looking for the 2 craziest hair styles on students and 2 staff members, with prizes and acknowledgment for your creativity and craziness.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 - NFL Team, not just a Seahawk jersey day, but even your favorite NFL Team - jersey, t-shirt, hat, spirit wear.
SCRATCH Code Club - Winter Session Begins!
What: Puesta del Sol Code Club  "Code with SCRATCH" (beginner - advanced)
Dates: THURSDAYS, Jan 12 - Mar 9 (8 weeks, no class Feb 23) Time:  3:30pm - 5:00pm (1.5 hrs)
Where: Puesta del Sol Library 
Who: Grades 3 - 5
Cost: $235

In TechVenture Kids' Code with SCRATCH Code Club, kids explore how to design and program their own computer games and animations.

Working in MIT's SCRATCH 2.0 visual drag and drop programming environment. Students engage in fun coding projects and are encouraged to collaborate and present their projects to others. Projects and Instruction for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced! Student min: 12, max: 20. We provide the laptops.

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena
Join us in celebrating the "Magic Season" with ice skating in downtown Bellevue!  Mention you are with Puesta del Sol Elementary and a $3 donation will be made to the PTA for each paid rink admission during the following dates:

Temporary home for 2016 - 2017 
Downtown's Ashwood Park (next to Bellevue Library)!  

November 25-December 16, 2016 & January 3-8, 2017
Community News & Events
YMCA Winter Youth Basketball League
League Dates: December 5 - March 4, 2017
This is a co-ed league designed for kids in grades K-6 to have fun and compete in a relaxed environment. The focus is to teach basic basketball skills while learning self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship.
Practice options available at the Bellevue Family YMCA
View Flyer Here.
Facility Member: $95
Community Member: $145
League Contact Info: Daniel Astudillo

NSI Girls Lacrosse Informational Meeting is December 12
Lake Hills Library
6:45 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Please come to discuss the upcoming Lacrosse Season and answer questions for all age groups!
Visit for more information.

A Chance to Dance presents The Hope Show - January 13th, 2017 at 7pm
You may see some familiar faces from Puesta del Sol!
In its 10th year, the Hope Show at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center will be an enchanted evening of dance performances featuring The Premiere Dance Center Performance Company, All funds raised by The Hope Show will help "A Chance to Dance Scholarship Foundation" dance scholarships give youth in our community the opportunity to explore the joy of dance. Purchase tickets now!

Parent Organized Facebook Groups*
*Please note: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored.

For more detailed listings on these and other great events, please view our Community Events page on the PTA website.

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