October 10th, 2016 * ISSUE 10.10.16

Important Dates to Note
Tea Collection Fundraiser 
No School - Professional Development Day
Reflections Artwork May be Submitted 
PTA Board Meeting
10/19 WatchDOGS Pizza Night
Reflections Artwork Due
October Passport Check Day
Pumpkin Bash Costume Party 
Tea Collection Fall 2016 School Days Fundraiser
When you shop  TeaSchoolDays.com  between October 12-19th, you'll get 15% off + Free Shipping AND Tea will donate 15% of all sales back to the Puesta del Sol PTA.

Puesta del Sol PTA is participating in TeaCollection's School Days fundraiser from October 12-19, 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.

If you would like to look at the clothing ahead of time, go to TeaCollection.com, but for the fundraiser to be successful, you must shop TeaSchoolDays.com from October 12-19, and enter the code.  Orders placed without this code cannot be adjusted.
It's Not Too Late to Join the PTA!
Thank you to all that have joined our PTA! Those who have joined should have received an email from Washington State PTA. Please save that email. It has your membership card and links on how to get discounts, benefits and information about other PTA resources. We appreciate your support! 

If you have not joined yet, it is not too late! 
Go to www.puestadelsolpta.org and click on About Us from the side menu bar. Then click on Join the PTA.  If you have any questions please contact Alison & Jana
WatchDOGS: Dads and Puesta del Sol 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 19, 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. 
RSVP: Please respond with your attendance by noon Tuesday, 10/11.
Please contact Puesta del Sol parent Tony Guidotti: Watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org; 425-785-0275
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!
2016 Reflections Theme: "What Is Your Story?"
Artwork due Monday, October 24, 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 on how to enter, general rules, common disqualifiers and important dates.  
Pumpkin Bash Costume Party 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.  

Seeking volunteers to help sell treats, assist with games and clean-up. Please contact familyfun@puestadelsolpta.org if interested.
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.
Concert Schedule
January 17th (Tues) 7:00 PM
Orchestra only Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
March 2nd (Thurs) 7:00 PM
Band Zone Concert, Sammamish High School
March 23rd (Thurs) 7:30 PM 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra only Concert, Tillicum Middle School @ Ringdall gymnasiu
April 19th (Wed) 6:00 PM 1st Grade Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
April 19th (Wed) 7:00 PM
2nd Grade Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
April 26th (Wed) 6:00 PM
3rd Grade Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
April 26th (Wed) 7:00 PM 4th Grade Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
May 3rd (Wed) 7:00 PM Culminating Marimba Bands Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
May 23rd (Tues) 7:00 PM May 23rd (Tues) 7:00 PM, Band/Orchestra Concert, Puesta del Sol gymnasium
Community News & Events
Girl Scouts Information session  
Thursday,  October 13th: 6:30 pm at Newport Way Library. The meeting will introduce what Girl Scouts do, and we will try to form new troops in the area. For more information, contact Amanda Rierson . You can also  Register under "Get Involved".

Sewing Camp with "Sew Maris"
Check out  Fall Weekend Sewing Camps
Sewing camps are designed to teach kids how to sew while also having fun in a supportive group setting. Camps are available for a variety of skill levels throughout the year, and always include "kid-approved" projects. Come join the fun!  maris@sewmaris.com

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.

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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