May 15th, 2017 * ISSUE 5.15.17
Upcoming Events
5/16 Dining for Dinero Family Night Out @ Wayback Burgers
5/16 PTA Board Meeting (PM)
5/18 PTA General Membership Meeting (PM)  
5/19 Passport Check Day
5/24 5th Grade Tea
5/29 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
5/30 Band/Orchestra Concert
6/2 - 6/3 Puesta del Sol's 30th Anniversary Celebration

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May PTA General Membership Meeting-  May 18
Thursday, 5/18 @ 6:00pm in the Puesta del Sol Library. 

Calling all PTA members!  Our final General Membership Meeting is THIS Thursday, May 18th starting at 6pm.  Important topics of the night include the upcoming 30th Anniversary Events, as well as achieving our extremely important task of reviewing and approving our Budget. This is a meeting we need a lot of participation in. PLEASE plan on being there!
Dining for Dinero Family Night Out- May 16
Tuesday, 5/16, 3:00pm - 9:00pm @ Wayback Burgers   
Come socialize with other Puesta families at our last Dining for Dinero fundraising event of the school year at Wayback Burgers (1645 140th Ave. NE) on Tuesday, 5/16 from 3-9pm.

Bring in this flyer or mention Puesta del Sol, and Wayback Burgers will donate 15% of all sales to our PTA!
Field Day Volunteers Needed!
This Year's Field Day is Friday, 6/23 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
 
Field Day is a great opportunity to have fun with your child and our school community. MANY volunteers are needed to run the 20+ stations, walk kindergartners & help clean up!   Sign up online for whatever job you would like.

If you have any questions, contact Carrie Norrah at fieldday@puestadelsolpta.org.
Thank You James Dooley!
The PTA would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to James Dooley for his work coordinating yet another successful Science Fair for our students. This is the third year James has put on this school-wide event; we are so grateful for your time and passion, James!
 
Great job to all of the students who participated!
Feedback Wanted: Family Science & Engineering Night
We want to hear about your experience at the Family Science and Engineering Night on 5/10 so we can improve it for next year.  If you attended, please complete the survey by May 29.  If you didn't attend - we hope to see you there next year!
Passport Club- May 19
Friday, 5/19, 9:30am - 11:30am in the Puesta del Sol Library   

Fun Fact (Spain):
Instead of the tooth fairy, Spanish children put their teeth under their pillow at night and wait for Ratoncito Perez, the Tooth Mouse, to come and exchange it for a gift.

May's Special Itinerary is Iran. 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.

Interested in volunteering ?? It is a great way to meet other parents and many students!
SOS Program Needs More Volunteers
We are in need of help to continue the SOS program in 2017-18

The Spanish Outside School (SOS) Program was piloted this year with great success.  Kids in 3 rd-5 th grades speak 100% in Spanish during their time engaging in the SOS program, and have fun doing it! An overview of the program can be found in this  SOS Youtube Clip. 
 
To continue this program in 2017-18 the ISA committee needs volunteers to help organize and chaperone the sessions.  You child is automatically included if you are there! 
 
Please contact Tena Hanson at tena_hanson@yahoo.com to learn more.
 
Bake Sale Items Needed for 30th Anniversary Celebration
Calling All Bakers- We need your help!

We expect a big turn out at our 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 3rd - including current and graduate families of Puesta del Sol and the ISA program, community members, and friends of our wonderful school- which means we'll need a large amount and assortment of treats to sell at the PTA Bake Sale table. If baking is not your thing, store bought food (especially candy or items for those with food allergies) is very much appreciated as well. 

Special Instructions:
Please ensure that there are NO tree nut or peanuts in any food, whether baking or buying.
Items need to be individually bagged to sell for $1. 
If you can contribute, please email Annie at arobinson105@yahoo.com, so we can track our collection progress.
 
There will be a tub in the Puesta del Sol main office beginning on Tuesday, May 30th to collect items. You are also welcome to bring them directly to the event.

Thank you for your support!
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PTA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast- June 9
Updated Date/Time! Friday, 6/9 @ 8 am in the Puesta del Sol Library! 
 
We would like to invite ANY and ALL of the many volunteers that have dedicated their time and commitment towards helping achieve our PTA Mission throughout this past school year, to our PTA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Whether you were able to give a little or a lot of your time, we want to celebrate you! Please be on the lookout for a special email invitation coming soon, and be sure to RSVP when you receive it. We can't wait to honor your great service to our Puesta del Sol Community.

Please Note: Since this year's event is now taking place at 8 am, we will have PTA volunteers monitoring our students outside during the event (either on the playground or on the blacktop covered area). Please plan on having your children dressed for the weather that morning if you are planning on bringing them with you on the morning of the event.

If you have any questions or would like to help with the event, please contact the VP's of Communication and Membership at adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org.
PUESTA DEL SOL'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION KICKOFF

Welcome all alumni, past and present teachers, parents and friends of Puesta del Sol!

Join us Friday, 6/2 from 7-11pm at Vasa Park Ballroom Barn (560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue, WA 98008).


Theme: 80's Summer Camp. Dress in your favorite camper or counselor attire (optional)!

Cost is $25 per person (must be 21 or older). Includes heavy appetizers, summer camp BBQ-style. There will also be music, DJ and other entertainment.
 
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JOIN THE PTA WEB TEAM! NO WEB EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

The PTA Web Team is seeking a Junior Web Content Editor. We will train  you!

This position will learn to make updates to the PTA website this Spring and then take a more active role in late Summer/early Fall keeping website content up-to-date. The time commitment is ~2 hours/week, with some extra time needed the week before school starts, the first month of school, and on occasional website projects. 

Please serve our students and help our school by keeping one of our most important communication resources up-to-date. Email webcontent@puestadelsolpta.org + adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org for details.


Pleas e follow our   Puesta del Sol PTA Community Events Page   to learn about the multitude of events, activities, and sports you can explore that are not sponsored by our PTA.

Looking for Summer Spanish Opportunities and Community Summer Camps? 

Be sure to check out our Summer Camps page too! 


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