April 17th, 2017 * ISSUE 4.17.17
**April 27th PTA General Membership Meeting - Join us!**
All PTA members are invited and encouraged to attend our April General Membership meeting on Thursday, 4/27 @ 6pm in the Puesta del Sol Library. Important information about upcoming programs and events will be discussed, as well as voting for next year's PTA Executive Board Members.
Upcoming Events

4/18 PTA Evening Board Meeting (6pm)
4/19 1st Grade Concert (6pm); 2nd Grade Concert (7pm)
4/22 Science Fair Registrations Due
4/24 - 4/27 Spanish Book Fair
4/24 - 4/28 Spirit Week
4/26 3rd Grade Concert (6pm); 4th Grade Concert (7pm)
4/27 PTA General Membership Meeting and 2017/18 Board Nominations and Final Voting
4/28 Academic Challenge Submissions Due
4/28 Passport Check Day
4/29 Math Olympiad Competition
5/3 Culminating Marimba Bands Concert (7pm)
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Puesta del Sol PTA Nominating Committee Report
The Puesta del Sol Nominated Committee is proud to present our slate of Nominees for the open PTA Executive Board positions for the 2017-18 school year, to be voted on at the April 27th General Meeting.

Date: 4/12/2017
The Puesta del Sol Nominating Committee 2017 hereby places the following names in nomination:

For the Office of Co-President: Amy Ulrich
For the Office of Co-President: Emily Atar
For the office of Secretary: Ericka Marini
For the office of Treasurer (deposits): Christine King
For the office of VP of School Relations: Rebecca Nick
For the office of VP of Educational Enhancement: Jen Meyer
For the office of VP of Educational Enhancement: KristenMcSherry
For the office of VP of Special Events: Natalie Danielson
For the office of VP of Communication and Membership: Abraham Castillo
For the office of VP of Communication and Membership: Open
For the office of VP of Fundraising: Sarah Mejlaender

The Nominating Committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of the PTA for at least 15 days prior to election and meet other requirements as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.

Respectfully submitted,
Liz Baze
Alison Goldsmith
Dena Voth
Tia Abraham-Glover
GG Haight
Get Ready for Spirit Week, April 24-28!
Spirit Week Calendar:  

Monday, 4/24 Hawaiian Day, dress up with anything resembling Hawaii.
Tuesday, 4/25 Crazy Hat Day, find the wackiest thing possible to place on your head.
Wednesday, 4/26 Facial Hair Day, wear a mustache, beard or any combination of the two in any color.
Thursday, 4/27 Bring back the 1980's, in hair, in clothing, in whatever trend of this decade you can think of.
Friday, 4/28 Dress up as your Favorite Book Character. (i.e. Harry Potter, Wimpy Kid, Curious George etc.)
Order Your Reflections Best in Show Blank Card Set!
The Bellevue PTSA Council is pleased to announce a Puesta del Sol student's art was chosen for the Reflections Program Best in Show card selection.

The art piece: Jazzy by Nadia M. was chosen by popular vote to be in the card set. The PTSA council sells these cards to raise funds to allow students in the Bellevue School District to participate in the PTA National Reflections program and to start offering classes at various elementary and middle schools this Fall in photography and film production to students at no cost. 

Cards are $10 a set. To order, submit the order form and drop off a check payable to "Puesta del Sol PTA" in the PTA Payments box in the front office by this Wednesday, 4/19.  

The deadline is fast approaching, so please get your orders in ASAP so we can show Puesta del Sol's support of this great program!
Join the PTA Web Team! No Web Experience Needed!
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 o n occasional website projects.  

Please serve  our students and help our school by keeping one of our most important communication resources up-to-date.   Email webcontent@puestadelsolpta.org + adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org for details.
Passport Club, Friday April 28
9:30am - 11:30am in the Puesta del Sol Library

Fun Fact (Greece):
One of the oldest cities in Europe, Athens, has been continuously inhabited for over seven thousand  years.

April's Special Itinerary (SI) is Kenya. Check out the SI bulletin boards in the cafeteria for great visual displays which contain the answers to the activities and copies of the SI.

Interested in volunteering?? It's a great way to meet other parents and many students!
Science Fair Registrations Due This Week!
Registration deadline is Saturday, 4/22.

Register here then use the many online resources to find a project idea and plan time during Spring break to do research for your awesome projects! As in years past, having one parent or guardian volunteer at or before the event is mandatory if your student is participating. Register to volunteer online.

If you would like to join the planning committee to help ensure a great event again this year, please contact James Dooley at  sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org.
Thank You to All Who Donated to the Amity Fundraiser!
We raised $6K for the Amity program!
Thank you to those who already donated and participated in the parents night out.  We had a great night celebrating the Amities!  If you would like to donate specifically to the Amity program, please contact fundraising@puestadelsolpta.org
Last Call: Amity Host Families for 2017-2018!
Accepting applications through 4/28.
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 4/28. 

If you are on the fence about hosting or have questions about what is involved in hosting, please reach our to Amity Committee! Email us at  amity@puestadelsolpta.org.
Academic Challenge is Due April 28!
There will be a collection box in the main office 4/24 - 4/28! 

All entries must be stapled together or in an envelope and must include the mandatory final submission form! This form tells us which categories your student completed such as: math, reading reviews, science fair, passport club, reflections etc.

Please remember that ABSOLUTELY NO LATE work will be accepted, with the exception of Science Fair which takes place on May 10. If you plan on doing Science Fair you must check the box on your final submission form indicating your participation, otherwise you will not receive credit towards Academic Challenge.
Library News: Spanish Book Fair Next Week!
The annual Spanish Book Fair, sponsored by the University Book Store, will begin  Monday, 4/24 and run through Thursday, 4/27 . The Book Fair will be primarily Spanish books for all ages, as well as some of the latest English titles. There will also be books by our visiting author, Kirby Larson, who will be seeing students in 2nd - 5th grade on Tuesday, 5/2. 

Welcome all alumni, past and present teachers, parents and supporters of the school (all attendees must be over 21)! 

Our 30th Anniversary Celebration kick-off will take place on Friday, 6/2 from 7-11pm at Vasa Park Ballroom Barn (560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue, WA 98008).

Tickets will be $25 per person (includes dinner and entertainment).  Online ticket sales will be available on the PTA homepage soon!

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

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