March 13th, 2017 * ISSUE 3.13.17
We are in NEED of candidates interested in serving on the 2017-18 PTA Executive Board

Our community is amazing - we have so many people with various talents and passions. We encourage EVERYONE - those that work in/out of the house, as well as those that are stay at home parents - to please consider whether whether YOU could possibly bring your time, talent and passions to our PTA Executive Board.  
Contact our Nominating Committee at ,  
talk to a current PTA Executive Board Member,
plan on coming to one or both of the PTA Board Candidate Open House Events
or fill out the Executive Officer Nomination Form. 
Upcoming Events
Month of March Amity Fund Drive. Please Donate Now!
Thur, 3/16 Academic Challenge Multicultural Project Due
Fri, 3/17 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
Mon, 3/20 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
Thur, 3/23 Morning PTA Board Meeting
Thur, 3/23 5th/6th Grade Orchestra Concert
Tue, 3/28 PTA Board Candidate Open House Event (Morning)
Tue, 3/28 International Festival Dress Rehearsal
Wed, 3/29 PTA Board Candidate Open House Event (Evening)
Thur, 3/30 Tavern Hall FUNraising Event
Fri, 3/31 Passport Club Check Day
Sat, 4/1 International Festival
4/10-4/14 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Tue, 4/18 Evening PTA Board Meeting
Wed, 4/19 1st Grade Concert (6pm); 2nd Grade Concert (7pm)
Thur, 4/20 PTA General Membership Meeting and 2017/18 Board Nominations and Final Voting
Accepting Amity Host Family Applications Now!
Wanted: Amity Intern Host Families for 2017-2018

The Amity Committee is looking for host families for the 2017-18 school year! Now is the time to complete and submit an Amity Host Application found HERE. Deadline for submissions is April 28th.
If you are on the fence about hosting or have questions about what is involved in hosting, please reach out to our Amity Committee!  
Email us at 
Send in Yearbook Photos! Final Call March 17th
Photos needed for all class pages, events, field trips and groups!  

We welcome you to send up to 5 images to

If you have more than 5 to share, please email us for further directions. 

Minimum file size accepted is 1MB. 
Preferably 2-5 faces in each  photo.
Dining for Dinero Event A Success: Thank You!

Last week's Dining for Dinero Event at Resonate was a huge success, bringing in $900 for the PTA!
That brings our school year total to $1308.02. Our s incere gratitude to Resonate and all Puesta del Sol famil ies that participated for your generosity. And a special shout out to Ericka Marini for organizing!  
Multi-Cultural Dolls Due March 16th
Please turn in completed projects by 3:30pm this Thursday.
There will be a box labeled "Multi-Cultural Project" in the school office beginning Monday morning (3/13).  Projects may be turned in at any time during the week, but will be considered late if not received by Thursday at 3:30pm.
Bake Sale Items Needed for International Festival
International Festival Bake Sale April 1, 2017 @ 6pm
Calling all bakers! We are seeking a variety of baked/snack items for our bake sale. Peanut and nut free items most welcome. Please be sure to bag items individually to sell for $1 each. Drop off items in the box in the school office beginning March 27th or bring them directly to the International Festival. 

For planning purposes, please email Dena at if you are able to help.  Thank you for your support!
Yearbook Orders Due April 1st 
Pre-order your student yearbook by April 1st!
Many thanks to the families who have pre-ordered their yearbook s!!   Now is a great time to   check your family's account .  
Thank You Art Fest Volunteers
Mil Gracias to our amazing Art Fest coordinators!

Yoko Tokiyoshi and Koan Maurer are our amazing Art Appreciation Chairpersons who put on the fun event last Wednesday!  They went out of their way to tie in numerous PTA activities like Garden Club and Health Enhancement.

Aida Ebeling and Maribelle Samuel are the Spanish Immersion Through the Arts (SITA) Superstars who have brought in numerous visiting artists over the months and shared the Frida Kahlo-inspired self-portraits!

Thank you to all of the classroom Art Appreciation Volunteers who come into the classrooms every month to provide the opportunity for such a variety of creative projects for our students! And to all those who helped set up and clean up for the event on Wednesday, we couldn't do it without you. We have such an amazing community.

Thank you for making the event such a fun, community celebration! 
Socks, Socks, Socks for the Homeless!
Student Council Sock Drive runs through March 31st.
We're having a sock drive to benefit DESC, a homeless shelter in Seattle. Basic cotton Adult men's socks in white, gray or black are preferred!  
Please bring donations to the library through Friday March 31st and watch our mountain of socks grow! For every pair of socks donated, students can write their full name on a ticket, and enter to be one of 10 students who can help us deliver our donation to the shelter!  
Our Clinic Needs PANTS!
Please bring donations to the school office.

The School Clinic gives out pants to kids when there's an accident of any kind that causes clothing to be wet, muddy or unwearable during the school day.  We are in need of pants for little kids, sizes 5-7, especially girls. The best types are sweatpants, leggings and stretchy athletic pants. Used is fine as long as they're wearable. 

Contact with any questions.
Shout Out For Staff Appreciation!
Thank you to Pam Fong and her team of parents that worked hard to show appreciation for our staff on March 1st.   
"Thank you so very much for the amazingly delicious bounty we received on Wednesday, 3/1. The parents' generosity was so great that we were able to enjoy it Thursday and Friday as well. Thank you for the thoughtfulness of the offerings. We all felt extremely cared for and appreciated."  - Monique
Mark your Calendar: Science Fair & Family STEM Night
Our Science Fair and Family STEM Night will be May 10th.
The P uesta del Sol Science Fair & Family STEM Night will be the ev ening of May 10 th, so it's time to start planning and collecti ng data for any p r ojects that depend on measurement over several months.  While it   may be cold and damp outside, you can start growing plants inside so they're fully grown by May.  

  Details about information night and registration coming soon!

If you would like to join the planning committee, contact the Science Fair Team at 
Library News 
Our school library is an excellent resource for our children.

To learn more about the library and what our children have been doing during their time with Sra. Brody, please visit
the Puesta del Sol Library News Web Page.

We have some extremely exciting events coming up corresponding with important fundraising & our 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Please mark your calendars now to include the following events:  
Amity Fund Drive:
Entire Month of March 
Amity FUNraising Party:
March 30th, 7-10pm @ Tavern Hall

Parents Night Out for 30th Anniversary Party:
Friday, June 2nd in the evening

30th Anniversary Celebration: Saturday, June 3rd.
Everyone is encouraged to attend! 

Meet our 
Our volunteer s help make Puesta del Sol successful!

Thank yo u so much to everyone who has given their time already.

EVERYONE is encouraged to get involved- whether you can give time during or after school hours.  Please view our   PTA Volunteer Opportunities to get started on signing up!   

Did you know you can view the calendar in Outlook or Google and upload the calendar to your personal calendar? That way whenever we make a calendar change, it updates your calendar automatically  

There are a multitude of events, activities, and sports to explore that are not sponsored by our PTA or Puesta del Sol. 
In order to learn about some of these, please follow our

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Want to make a difference in your child's educational experience and have a positive voice on how?
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