February 13th, 2017 * ISSUE 2.13.17
Upcoming Important Dates
2/6-2/17 Box Top Collection Contest
2/10 Kindergarten Lottery Applications Due
2/15 PTA General Meeting
2/17 Passport Check Day
2/20-2/24 Mid-Winter Break- NO SCHOOL
2/28 PTA Board Meeting
3/2 Band Zone Concert
3/7 Dining for Dinero at Resonate
3/8 Art Fest Night
   Full Calendar
Clip and Earn Money for Puesta Del Sol's Kids!
Puesta del Sol's 4th Annual "Box Top Collection Contest" continues to run through February 17th .

Each classroom has a collection site to make it eas y for st ud e nts to turn in their Box Tops, ensuring each grade earns their re s pectiv e p oints toward the contest.  The grade level that turns in th e mos t B ox Tops during this time period will receive an extra re cess later in the year (weather permitting)!  Start clipping and bringing in your Box Tops!
Note: *Only current, not expired, Box Tops will count toward grade total

For more information, visit our PTA Box Tops Fundraising Web Page 
Passport Club News
February's Passport Club Check Day is Friday, February 17th from 9:30-11:30am in the library.   
Special Congratulations goes to one class in each grade with the highest participation of students successfully completing grade level or higher.

Keep up the great work! 
1 st- Sra. Medina, 2 nd- Sra. Lara, 3 rd- Sra. Monica,
4 th- Sr. Mattson, 5 th- Sra. Sidoine

Interested in volunteering
It's a fun way to meet other parents and many students.

February's Special Itinerary (SI) 
is India ! 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.   
PTA General Membership Meeting- 2/15 @ 6 pm
There will be a PTA General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 15th starting at 6pm in the Puesta del Sol Library.

Come get involved and learn about current and upcoming important issues and events for this year.  Our Puesta del Sol PTA community relies on the involve ment of all of our members to support our mission of supporti ng, reinforcing, enhancing and promoting our children's Spanis
h immersion experience and overall education, health and well-being.     

We giving-hands-together.jpg will also be electing our 2017 Nominating Committee and start preparing for elections that will happen later this spring to fill the Board positions that will be open starting the 2017-18 school year.
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 25% of the total check to Puesta del Sol PTA.

Purchases include dine in, take out, and all beverages.
Call for 2017-2018 Amity Host Families!
The Amity Committee is looking for host families for the 2017-18 school year. 
If you would like to host or have questions about what is involved in hosting, please get in contact with our Amity Committee. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Email us at: Amity@puestadelsolpta.org
If you already know you would like to host an Intern,
please fill out and subm it an Amity host Application
Applications for 2017-18 can be found  HERE, with the submission deadline April 28th.
The PTA Nominating Committee
A new Nominating Committee will be elected at the General Membership meeting, this Wednesday, 2/15.

This year's proposed Nominating Committee Members are: Dena Voth, GG Haight, Liz Baze, Tia Glover and Ali Goldsmith.  This team will be working together to find and slate qualified candidates into those Board positions which will be open starting in the 2017-18 school year.
International Festival is Coming!
Mark your Calendars for International Festival: April 1st from 6pm-8pm at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center 

people_cheering_festival.jpg The International Festival is the culminating event of the scho o l year where our students come together to perform cultural dances, song s, a n d music taught by volunteer and paid members of our International Spanish Academy community, staff, and families.

Need more information or interested in joining the fun?
Visit our
PTA International Festival Web Page
or email us at internationalfestival@puestadelsolpta.org
Mark your Calendar: Science Fair & Family STEM Night
Our Science Fair and Family STEM Night will be May 10th, 2017

  null 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
Congratulations Reflections Program Finalists
Great job Puesta del Sol students. We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to Kaia L., Noelle C., Colette D., Faith L. and Charlie R. for being named finalists at the District Reflections art competition! These students will advance to the state competition. Additionally, seven Puesta del Sol students were awarded Artistic Excellence ribbons, and nine received Artistic Merit ribbons. 

A list of these students can be found on the Reflections Page of our website.  

We are looking for volunteers for the Reflections program for 2017-2018 and would love to hear from you so we can tell you all about the program. Please email Melissa Cable at reflections@puestadelsolpta.org .
Recent Newsletter Changes
Please Remember that the Content and Frequency of the El Sol has changed.

We have been working hard to make sure the El Sol works for you.  Therefore, at the beginning of February, we enacted changes to the El Sol Newsletter in regards to the content and frequency of our publications that will be in effect moving forward. For more details regarding this, please see our PTA Newsletter Web Page.  

The next El Sol will be published on 2/27/17. 

We are also in need of another person to take on the role of Assistant Editor for the El Sol.
Training and Support will be complete and substantial. This position affords the ability for you to volunteer on your own time from home! Please 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.

STILL searching to fill Open Co-President Position! 

We are seeking a qualified candidate immediately who can help fill this vacant seat. 
For Responsibility Details, visit:
To Nominate an excellent candidate, please contact the
VP's of Communication and Membership
For Any Questions regarding the position, contact Sabrina Pinto, Current PTA President @ 
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!

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

Meet our 

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  

Follow our
PTA Directory Information Link
for more information. 

If so, please LIKE OUR PTA PAGE on
Facebook to get up to date reminders. 

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