May 1st, 2017 * ISSUE 5.1.17
Unfortunately PTA-Sponsored Summer Camps are cancelled for this summer. The PTA would like to thank the teachers who applied to offer Spanish summer camps; both Sr. Shearer and our Office Manager, Linda Rochlin, who put in many hours trying to find a way to make the camps run; and Kelly Brewer who volunteered to help with all of the coordination. Sadly, due to challenges that are out of our control, we are not able to sponsor any camps at Puesta del Sol this summer. 
Please see our PTA Summer Programs webpage  for other Spanish opportunities this summer.  
Upcoming Events

5/1-5/5 Staff Appreciation Week
5/3 Culminating Marimba Bands Concert (7pm)
5/10 Science Fair
5/16 Dining for Dinero Family Night Out @ Wayback Burgers
5/18 PTA Board Meeting (AM)  
5/19 Passport Check Day
5/24 5th Grade Tea
5/29 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
5/30 Band/Orchestra Concert

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This Week is Staff Appreciation Week!
Calendar of events: 
Monday, 5/1 Bring your teacher a flower. 
Tuesday, 5/2 Staff notes.
Wednesday, 5/3 Treat/Gift (Yummy treat or a need/want).
Thursday, 5/4 Bring your teacher a fruit.
Friday, 5/5 Wear your teacher's favorite color!
Science Fair is Next Week!
Wednesday, 5/10 @ 5:00pm (K-1) and 5:30pm (2-5) 

Even if your child isn't presenting at the science fair this year, we would encourage them to come pa rticipate in STEM activities while supporting t heir classmates and  becoming inspired to create a great project next year! 

Sign up here  to volunteer during the fair and keep everything running smoothly.

Room assignments were sent to participants this past weekend. If your student expects to be at the science fair but you didn't get an email about their project, please e-mail the Science Fair team

See the   Science Fair Page  for the schedule of events and helpful online resources to complete projects.
Calling All Bakers! 
Items needed for the Puesta del Sol Science Fair, 5/10.
Put your chemistry skills to the test and whip up some items for the Science Fair Bake Sale on 5/10! If baking is not your thing, store bought also works for our budding scientists! If you can send something, please email Dena Voth at

We are looking for all kinds of treats; sweet and savory. Nut and peanut free, as well as other allergy friendly items are most welcome. Please individually bag items to sell for $1. There will be a tub in the school office beginning on 5/1 to collect items. You are also welcome to bring them directly to the Science Fair. Thanks for your support!
Dining for Dinero Family Night Out May 16
Tuesday, 5/16 from 3pm - 9pm @ Wayback Burgers
Come socialize with other Puesta families at our last Dining for Dinero fundraising event of the school year at Wayback Burgers (1645 140th Ave. NE) on Tuesday, 5.16 from 3-9pm. Bring in this flyer or mention Puesta and Wayback Burgers will donate 15% of all sales to Puesta del Sol PTA!
PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night 
Please be on the lookout for a special email invitation this week! 
volunteer_group_ngo.jpg We would like to invite ANY and ALL of the many volunteers that have dedicated their time and commitment towards helping achieve our PTA Mission, which consists of supporting, reinforcing, enhancing and promoting our children's Spanish immersion experience and overall education, health and well-being throughout this past school year, to our annual PTA Volunteer Appreciation Evening.  This special event will take place in the evening during our May PTA General Membership Meeting.  

Whether you were able to give a little or a lot of your time, we want to celebrate you! Please be on the lookout for a special email invitation coming out this week, and be sure to RSVP when you receive it.  

We can't wait to honor your great service to our Puesta del Sol Community.
2017-2018 PTA Executive Board
The Puesta del Sol PTA is pleased and excited to announce our newly elected 2017-18 PTA Executive Board Leadership Positions:

Co-President: Amy Ulrich
Co-President: Emily Atar
Secretary: Ericka Marini 
Treasurer (payables): Andre Van Honschooten
Treasurer (deposits): Christine King
VP of School Relations: Rebecca Nick
Co-VP of Educational Enhancement: Jen Meyer
Co-VP of Educational Enhancement: Kristen McSherry
VP of Special Events: Natalie Danielson
Co-VP of Communication and Membership: Liz Baze
Co-VP of Communication and Membership: Abraham Castillo
Co-VP of Fundraising: Nicole Bunselmeyer
Co-VP of Fundraising: Sarah Mejlaender 

Welcome all alumni, past and present teachers, parents and friends of Puesta del Sol!

Join us Friday, 6/2 from 7-11pm at Vasa Park Ballroom Barn (560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue, WA 98008).

Theme: 80's Summer Camp. Dress in your favorite camper or counselor attire (optional)!

Cost is $25 per person (must be 21 or older). Includes heavy appetizers, summer camp BBQ-style. There will also be music, DJ and other entertainment.


The PTA Web Team is seeking a Junior Web Content Editor. We will train  you!

This position will learn to make updates to the PTA website this Spring and then take a more active role in late Summer/early Fall keeping website content up-to-date. The time commitment is ~2 hours/week, with some extra time needed the week before school starts, the first month of school, and on occasional website projects. 

Please serve our students and help our school by keeping one of our most important communication resources up-to-date. Email + for details.


Where do the three 'R's meet the four 'C's?  Our schools - with your help! 

Join Bellevue Schools Foundation's GiveBIG campaign on Wednesday, 5/10, and help us reach our goal of expanding groundbreaking Computer Science Integration in the District. When students learn critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, it enhances every aspect of their education-including Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.  Log on to and schedule your donation. Every gift of $100 or more will be matched, doubling your impact.

A huge THANK YOU to our Puesta del Sol PTA Nominating Committee! 

This group of five incredible people put in multiple hours to fill our PTA Executive Board positions for the 2017-18 school year.  They worked relentlessly for the past several months, due to their strong commitment in helping to shape the future of the Puesta del Sol PTA in the years to come. Please join us in expressing our deep gratitude to Liz Baze, Ali Goldsmith, Tia Abraham-Glover, GG Haight and Dena Voth.
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.