April 3rd, 2017 * ISSUE 4.3.17
Upcoming Events

4/4 Science Fair Information Night
4/5 PTA Diversity/Equity Committee Meeting (9:45am)
4/6 PTA Executive Board Candidate Open House (6:30pm)
4/10 - 4/14 Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
4/18 PTA Evening Board Meeting (6pm)
4/19 1st Grade Concert (6pm); 2nd Grade Concert (7pm)
4/20 PTA General Membership Meeting and 2017/18 Board Nominations and Final Voting
4/26 3rd Grade Concert (6pm); 4th Grade Concert (7pm)
4/28 Academic Challenge Submissions Due
4/28 Passport Check Day
4/29 Math Olympiad Competition
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2017-18 Executive Board Candidate Open House
Thursday, 4/6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ Sabrino Pinto's House. 

Would you like to be more involved at the school? Do you have a few hours a week (give or take) to contribute towards maximizing learning and enjoyment for students at Puesta del Sol? 

volunteer_group_ngo.jpgThen consider joining the PTA board for next school year! To learn more, we are holding an Open House this upcoming Thursday, which will give anyone who is interested a chance to meet current Executive Board Members, chat about the positions and what it is like to be on the Board, and help you determine which positions might be a good fit for your talents and skills.

Our number one goal is to find people who are passionate about making Puesta del Sol the best possible school and community it can be! 

If you have any questions about the Open House; if you would like to find out more about the PTA Executive Board positions but are not able to attend; or if you want to connect with someone on the nominating committee, please email nominations@puestadelsolpta.org

Diversity & Equity Lessons in the Classroom: Bring Your Ideas this Wednesday, April 5th!
The PTA Diversity/Equity Committee is meeting with Art Appreciation & parent volunteers this week that would like to be involved in bringing more lessons on Diversity and Equity into our classrooms. 

children-reading.jpg We will be meeting in the PTA room at 9:45am this Wednesday, 4/5, to discuss ideas on how we can partner with our teachers during Art Appreciation or free reading time to incorporate books and lessons of diversity/equity. We look forward to seeing you then! 
International Festival a Fun, Community Celebration!
Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and attendees! 

This year's event was once again a wonderful celebration of culture in our school!

A special thank you to Chairs, Karen Bass and Kathleen Callahan for coordinating this year's International Festival, and for all their hard work coordinating the event the past three years! 
Amity Host Families Needed 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.
Amity FUNraising Event at Tavern Hall A Success! 
Thank you to everyone that came out to support our Amity  FUNraising event last Thursday, and to Tavern Hall for their generosity!  It was a great night of food & fun!
Register Now! Science Fair & Family STEM Night
Register for the 5/10 Science Fair between now and 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.
Science Fair Information Night: April 4th 
Join us @ 6pm in the Puesta del Sol Library.

kids_bug_in_jar.jpg Come learn how to choose a topic and create a group project! This workshop is an optional event for parents and children, aimed to assist first time and returning participants.

Questions? Email sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org .
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Library News 
Volunteers Needed!

Covering books
- Volunteers are needed to learn the process of covering library books! The covers help our books stay in good shape and extend their shelf life. Please email Sra. Brody at brodys@bsd405.org with your availability to come in and get trained!

Book Fair set-up - Help is needed to setup our Spanish Book Fair on Friday, 4/21 at 3:30pm (after school). We can put it together very quickly if we have several volunteers! Older students are welcome to help. Please RSVP to Sra. Brody at brodys@bsd405.org or call with questions (425.456.6108). 

Spanish Book Fair Coming! null
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. 


Please mark you calendars with these exciting events coming up corresponding with our 30th Anniversary Celebration

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

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

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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!
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!   

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