October 3rd, 2016 * ISSUE 10.03.16
Important Dates to Note
10/5 Dining for Dinero - Tavern Hall
10/6 Picture Day (Individuals only)
PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:30pm, School Library
Walkathon donations due
Tea Collection Fundraiser 
No School - Professional Development Day
Reflections artwork may be submitted 
PTA Board meeting
Reflections Artwork Due
October Passport Check day
Pumpkin Bash Costume Party 

WALKATHON: Run to the finish line!
Less than a week to meet our goal! Please keep your pledges and donations coming in! All Pledges are due this Friday, October 7 in order to qualify for student prizes.
2016 Walkathon Goal: $40,000
Total Earnings as of September 30: $29, 860
You can still donate online!
  • Set up and donate through your family  PledgeStar page.
  • Check your family Walkathon page for pending pledges. Help us reach our goal by sending reminder emails for incomplete pledges.
Cash and check donations can be deposited in the PTA Mailbox in the school office, or mailed to "Puesta del Sol PTA, 3810 132nd Ave SE, Bellevue 98006." Please mark your checks Walkathon, and enclose a note stating which student should receive the fundraising credit.
Assembly announcing lap winners will be Thursday, Oct. 6th.
Dining for Dinero - Family Night Out, October 5th
Please join us for our first Dining for Dinero Fundraiser of the school year at  Tavern Hall in Bellevue Square
This is a family-friendly restaurant.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11am-9pm
505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004

This is a great way to connect with other Puesta del Sol families while raising funds for our PTA. Can't make it for dinner? Consider meeting friends for an early lunch that day. 

Tavern Hall has generously agreed to donate 15% of all purchases to Puesta del Sol PTA when you mention Puesta del Sol or  show this flyer  to your server.

Register for Bomba by October 6th
This week is the LAST week to  sign up for the first session of Bomba del Sol.

* Bomba meets for the first time this Friday September 30th, but there is still time to Register through midnight October 6 .

Tea Collection Fall 2016 School Days Fundraiser
When you shop  TeaSchoolDays.com  between October 12-19th, you'll get 15% off + Free Shipping AND Tea will donate 15% of all sales back to the Puesta del Sol PTA.

Puesta del Sol PTA is participating in TeaCollection's School Days fundraiser from October 12-19, 2016. What does this mean? You shop TeaSchoolDays.com using our unique promo code"SDF16PUESTA", at 15% off + free shipping AND our school gets 15% of each sale. 

Tea Collection is known for their attractive, high quality children's clothing. Mark your calendars! Please help us spread the word to friends and family. These clothes are a great idea for holiday shopping, gifts and baby showers.

If you would like to look at the clothing ahead of time, go to TeaCollection.com, but for the fundraiser to be successful, you must shop TeaSchoolDays.com from October 12-19, and enter the code.  Orders placed without this code cannot be adjusted.
It's Not Too Late to Join the PTA!
Thank you to all that have joined our PTA! Those who have joined should have received an email from Washington State PTA. Please save that email. It has your membership card and links on how to get discounts, benefits and information about other PTA resources. We appreciate your support! 

If you have not joined yet, it is not too late! 
Go to www.puestadelsolpta.org and click on About Us from the side menu bar. Then click on Join the PTA.  If you have any questions please contact Alison & Jana
2016 Reflections Theme: "What Is Your Story?"
Artwork due Monday, October 24, 2016  in the school office.  

Reflections is a national art competition that is sponsored by the PTA and is the first entry for the  Academic Challenge.  This year's theme is "What Is Your Story?" and entries can be made using multiple artful expressions (literature, film, visual art, photography, music and dance).  

Please see the  Reflections web page on how to enter, general rules, common disqualifiers and important dates.  All students must complete the  official entry form as well as the online registration, which will be available later this month. 

Pumpkin Bash Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 28
Don't miss the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Bash Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 pm in the gym. A festive, fall 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 sell treats, assist with games and clean-up. Please contact Sarah Fink if interested.

WatchDOGS Seeking Volunteer Dads!
The WatchDOGS program is looking for one or more dads to volunteer to shadow the current WatchDOGS director throughout the 2016-2017 school year with the intent of taking over the program in 2017-2018.  

Contact Tony Guidotti at watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org for more information.

Purchase Spirit Wear Anytime!
Purchase your Spirit Wear from our online store today!  E asily purchase Spirit Wear anytime during the school year!  Make sure to check out the option to personalize your apparel.

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

Purchase Puesta del Sol Spirit Wear for your child, for yourself, for grandparents, or as classroom prizes. Spirit Wear makes a great gift for your student's teacher or specialist too!  All proceeds are used by our Puesta del Sol PTA to support the many fantastic programs at our school.

Community News & Events
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - Saturday, October 8th: 1 PM at the Bellevue Library come and enjoy readings in Spanish from children at Puesta del Sol, songs by Marco Cortes and puppet show by Adriana Morales.

Girl Scouts Information sessionThursday,  October 13th: 6:30 pm at Newport Way Library. The meeting will introduce what Girl Scouts do, and we will try to form new troops in the area. For more information, contact Amanda Rierson . You can also  Register under "Get Involved".

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

Family Travel Open House
When: Sunday, October 9, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Bellevue Impact Hub, 555 116th St., Suite 125, Bellevue
To attend, please RSVP to Global Family Travels: info@globalfamilytravels.com or 206-890-3442 

Receive 10% off one of our trips when you attend and book a trip with us! To redeem this offer, please RSVP in advance of October 9th. 

Sew Maris Fall Camps

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

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