February 27th, 2017 * ISSUE 2.27.17
We have some extremely exciting events coming up corresponding with important  fundraising 
                     and our 30th Anniversary Celebration this year.  multi-color-stars.gif

                                Please mark your calendars now to include the following events:
- Amity Fund Drive: Entire Month of March
- Amity Fundraising 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! 
Upcoming Events
PTA Evening Board Meeting
Band Zone Concert
Dining for Dinero at Resonate
Art Fest Night
Academic Challenge Multicultural Doll Due
Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL
Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL
PTA Morning Board Meeting
5th/6th Grade Orchestra Concert
International Festival Dress Rehearsal
Passport Check Day
International Festival

          See Full Calendar
Dining for Dinero Fundraiser- Family Night Out
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 11 am-11pm at Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria.    

Bring in this flyer or mention "Puesta del Sol" to your server and Resonate will donate a portion of the total check to Puesta del Sol PTA.

Purchases include dine in, take out, and all beverages.
HELP WANTED: Co-President Search Continues
We need to find a qualified candidate immediately who can help fill this vacant seat. 

Please review Responsibility Details at the PTA President Job Description and contact the VP's of Communication and Membership to indicate your interest. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Sabrina Pinto, Current PTA President at  president@puestadelsolpta.org. 
Art Fest is Coming- Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30pm-8pm
 The Art Appreciation Committee brings you Art Fest -- aka Gallery Night. Come join us for Art, Music, Food and Fun!!!

There will be displays of art appreciation projects for every class.
* Come see the Self-portraits that all students made with SITA visiting artist Adriana Morales which will be on display.
* Sra. Rose and the Marimba Bands will be playing (6:30-7:30pm)
* Sra. Brody is hosting poetry readings in the library.
* The Garden Club will have stone painting.
* Sra. Lopez-Kimball's class will be running a spin art station.
* The 5th Grade Events Committee is hosting a bake and pizza sale.
* Learn about how the Art Appreciation Committee teamed up with the Health Enhancement Committee.
See all the great things the PTA makes possible at our school
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. Applications for 2017-18 can be found HERE. Deadline for submission is April 28th, 2017.
If you are on the fence about hosting or have questions about what is involved in hosting, please reach out to our Amity Committee as we are happy to answer any questions you might have.   
Email us at  Amity@puestadelsolpta.org 
Send in yearbook photos! Due: March 10th
The yearbook chairs are in the final weeks of building pages for the yearbook, and hope you will share your BEST photos

We welcome you to send up to 5 images to yearbook@puestadelsolpta.org . 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 photo. We are especially in need of classroom specific candid photos, but welcome any of your BEST candid photos.
International Festival is Coming- April 1st, 6-8pm.
We are looking forward to our upcoming International Festival! 

This i s the culminating event of the school year where our students come together to perform cultural dances, songs, and music taught by volunteer and paid members of our International Spanish Academy community, staff, and families.
There is a need for a variety of volunteers to make this event a success. Please consider lend ing your time and talents to the IF committee. 
Need more information or interested in joining the fun?
Visit our
PTA International Festival Web Page
or email us at internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org
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!! However, there are about 190 students without one on order. 

This is a great time to
  check your family's account.  
Mark your Calendar: Science Fair & Family STEM Night
Our Science Fair and Family STEM Night will be May 10th, 2017
The Puesta del Sol Science Fair & Family STEM Night will be the evening of May 10 th, so it's time to start planning and collecti ng data for any projects 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 sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org 
Recent Newsletter Changes
Please Remember that the Content and Frequency of the El Sol has changed. 

For more details regarding this, see our PTA Newsletter Web Page

The March El Sol Publications will occur on Mon 3/13 and Mon 3/27.  

We are also in need of an Assistant Editor for the El Sol.
This position affords the ability for you to volunteer on your own time from home! Contact us at adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org to learn more or indicate your interest.  
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.
Needed: People interested in becoming PTA Board Members for 2017-18
We have started our search for  people looking to share their time and talents with our PTA community
Our PTA Board is made up of a variety of committed parents who work in/out of the home, as well as those that are stay at home parents. 
Please email the
  VP's of Communication and Membership
 or talk to the current PTA Board Members to learn more.

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  
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!   

Hard at Work for our Children 

Puesta del Sol PTA Board

Want to make a difference in your child's educational experience and have a positive voice on how?
It is not too late to JOIN the PTA!

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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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for more information. 

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Parent Organized FB Groups
NOTE: Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored