October 17th, 2016 * ISSUE 10.17.16

Important Dates to Note
10/19 Tea Collection Fundraiser - last day!
10/18 PTA Board Meeting
10/19 WatchDOGS Pizza Night
10/24 Reflections Artwork DUE
10/24 Library Adult/Student Book Club begins
10/28 October Passport Check Day
10/28 Pumpkin Bash Costume Party
11/10 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
11/11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Tea Collection Fall 2016 School Days Fundraiser
Puesta del Sol PTA is participating in TeaCollection's School Days fundraiser ending October 19th, 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 .
WatchDOGS: Pizza Night for Dads and Kids!
Come and learn about the 2016-2017 WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) program at Puesta del Sol. 

What: WatchDOGS Pizza Launch Night
When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016; 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: Puesta del Sol gym
Who is invited: Dads, Stepdads, Granddads, Uncles and Puesta del Sol kids 

Agenda: Dads and their students share some quality time over pizza for the first half-hour; students are then chaperoned for the final half-hour as they enjoy some kid-related entertainment in the library while the dads receive information about the WatchDOGS program and can sign up for their volunteer days at school. 
Please contact Puesta del Sol parent Tony Guidotti: Watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org; 425-785-0275
Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night 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.  

Prizes for Best Family Costume, Best Group, Most Original and Cutest Costume.

Sign up to volunteer and help sell treats, assist with games and clean-up. 

Sign up for bakers for the bake sale. 

Please contact  familyfun@puestadelsolpta.org with any questions.
Reflections Entries - Last Week to Get Creative!
Entries are due between October 17th and October 24th, 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 for the two required forms (official entry form and short online registration), literature submission instructions and common disqualification reasons. Packaging suggestions are included on the online registration form, including a reminder to not use plastic kitchen wrap. We look forward to seeing the work from our creative Puesta del Sol students!
Library News and Reminders
Adult/Student Book Club - Once again 4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate in the Evening Book Club with an accompanying adult. Our first meeting will be on Monday, October 24th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the library.  We meet once a month through March 27th.  In order to understand how a book club works from start to finish, students are encouraged to attend all 5 meetings. More information

Parent Reminder - Please make sure you keep Puesta del Sol Library books separate from the KCLS library.  If they are accidentally returned to KCLS it sometimes takes months for the book to make its way back to our library

Overdue books - Students with overdue or lost books may not continue to check out books until their books are either returned or the lost book is paid for.

Lost books - It is our District Library policy to give refunds for books that are lost and paid for, then found again, if the book cost is $18 or more.  The refunds are issued during the current year only, from September through the end of the school year. 

Book Fair - THANK YOU to our wonderful Scholastic Book Fair chairmen for bringing us another great Book Fair!  Thank you to all parents who support our school library with your donations to our library and to Birthday Book Club.      
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.
Red Robin "Burgers for Better Schools" Program
Are you a Red Robin Royalty Rewards Program participant? Red Robin will donate 1% of your purchases at participating Red Robin locations!  

First, sign in to your Red Robin Royalty account dashboard.  
Next, select "Burgers for Better Schools" on the Red Robin Royalty Rewards account dashboard and choose Puesta del Sol, Bellevue, WA. 

Each time you dine, present your Red Robin Royalty Member card or alternate ID at the time of payment.  You can follow your progress on your Red Robin Royalty account dashboard!  Not a Red Robin Royalty member yet?  It's easy, simply sign up for the Red Robin Royalty Program  and follow the above steps!
Community News & Events
SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age
Tyee PTSA would like to invite everyone in our community to a viewing of  SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age
Where: Tyee Middle School. 
Viewings of this film have been selling out nationwide, so  purchase your tickets today on Eventbrite!

SCREENAGERS is an important film for parents, teens, tweens, and educators. The film "probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world." 
If you have any questions, email  Ann Ross-Clarke or call  323-420-7603.

Newport Way Library  Maker Day - Science Technology Reading Engineering Art Math
Crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. 
Drones, Virtual Reality, Robot Garage, Knitting Looms, Snap Circuits, Lotus Lanterns, Instrument Making, 3D Printer, and much more. 
Date: November 5th, 2016
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: Newport Way Library
Cost:  FREE

Wednesday Ski Bus from Puesta del Sol
Take advantage of early release Wednesdays and let the pros drive up to the Pass!
Who: 1st-5th Graders, plus chaperones
What: Ski and Snowboard Lessons including bus transportation to/from Puesta del Sol
When: 6 Wednesdays January 11-Feb 15, 1:30-6:30 bus pick-up and drop-off
Where: Summit Central at Snoqualmie Pass
Limited copies of the registration form are available in the school office, or download form here.
Contact Amy Ulrich with any questions.
SSCS donates 10% of proceeds back to our PTA! This is NOT a PTA-sponsored event.

Ski and Board Saturdays
Join the Saturday Bellevue Ski School Program. Give your student a full day of skiing. All levels welcome - 2nd through 12th grade.  Transportation provided by BSD and Coach. Discount pricing until Nov. 30th. Support your school. 5% of every enrollment goes to your schools PTSA.  

What a great way to fund extra school activities.  Partnering with Bellevue School District since 1958.  

Newport Way Library Maker Day - Science Technology Reading Engineering Art Math
Crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages.
Drones, Virtual Reality, Robot Garage, Knitting Looms, Snap Circuits, Lotus Lanterns, Instrument Making, 3D Printer, and much more. 
Date: November 5, 2016
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: Newport Way Library
Cost:  FREE

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

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

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