March 27th, 2017 * ISSUE 3.27.17
PTA Amity Fund Drive:
The PTA is pleased to announce that we will be requesting not just 4, but 6 total Amity Interns for next year! If we are approved for 6 Amities, this will expand capacity for continued Spanish language support for all grades.

With this increase in Amities, there will also be an additional need of $20,000 to fund the additional Amity costs. The PTA has been holding an Amity Fund Drive during the entire month of March.
We encourage all families to donate what they are able to, as ALL Puesta del Sol students will benefit from this change. 
Please go to our PTA Fundraising Page prior to the end of March in order to donate directly towards supporting this program. 
Upcoming Events

Month of March
PTA Board Candidate Open House Event
International Festival Dress Rehearsal
Tavern Hall FUNraising Event
Passport Check Day
Final Day of Student Government Sock Drive
Final Day to Order Your Yearbook!
International Festival
Science Fair Information Night
Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
PTA Evening Board Meeting
1st Grade Concert (6pm); 2nd Grade Concert (7pm)
PTA General Membership Meeting, 2017-18 Board Nominations and Final Voting
  See Full Calendar
International Festival Tickets On Sale Tonight!
Ticket sales live from 12am on 3/28 through noon on 4/1 only.

people_cheering_festival.jpg Hurry before tickets sell out! Limited seats are still available after last week's pre-sale to performers' families. No ticket sales at the door. Tickets are $5 each. Purchase now.

Is your student performing in the International Festival? Check the online schedule to make sure you know when to be at Newport High School on Tuesday, 3/28 for the dress rehearsal and Saturday, 4/1 for the performance. 
2017-18 PTA Executive Board Candidate Open House
Tuesday, 3/28 from 9:30am - 11:30am

It's that time of year, when the PTA Nominating Committee seeks out candidates for next year's PTA Executive Board. Have you ever thought maybe you'd 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.jpg If you'd like to learn more, we are holding an Open House this upcoming Tuesday which would 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.

If you would like to learn more about the Open House, are interested in finding out more about the PTA Executive Board positions but are not able to attend the Open House, or want to connect with someone on the Nominating Committee, please email 
Accepting Amity Host Family Applications Now!
Wanted: Amity Intern Host Families for 2017-2018
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
Passport Club This Friday, March 31st
9:30am - 11:30am in the Puesta del Sol Library.
usa-passport.jpg Fun Fact (Argentina): The widest street in the world is in downtown Buenos Aires and is named Avenida 9 de Julio after Argentina's independence day. 

March's Special Itinerary (SI) is Kazakhstan. 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. 

Due to a field trip, Sra. Heidi and Sr. Mattson's classes will do an "in-class" check on April 4th, or can complete a Check at Home Form.

Interested in volunteering?? it's a great way to meet other parents and many students.
Bake Sale Items Needed for The International Festival
International Festival Bake  Sale , 4/1 @ 6pm.

Calling all bakers! We are seeking a variety of baked/snack items for our bake sale. Peanut and nut free items most welcome. Please be sure to bag items individually to sell for $1 each.

Drop off items in the box in the school office beginning today, 3/27 or bring them directly to the International Festival.

For planning purposes, please email Dena at if you are able to help.  Thank you for your support!
Yearbook Order Deadline: April 1st 
**Out of 582 students, only 352 have a yearbook on order.**

Login to your account see if an order has been placed for your student. Yearbooks are not available for purchase after April 1st. 

Please email with questions. 
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 Can't make it? See the presentation content here
Dining for Dinero at Resonate a Success! 
Our most recent Dining for Dinero Event raised $900!
Than k you to everyone who came out to support our PTA, and especially to Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria for hosting this la te st event and their generous contribution to our PTA! It was great food, great fun, and a great turnout!    
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
Socks, Socks, Socks for the Homeless!
Student Council Sock Drive runs through 3/31.
donations_box.jpg We're having a sock drive to benefit DESC, a homeless shelter in Seattle. Basic cotton Adult men's socks in white, gray or black are preferred!  
Please bring donations to the library through Friday 3/31 and watch our mountain of socks grow! For every pair of socks donated, students can write their full name on a ticket, and enter to be one of 10 students who can help us deliver our donation to the shelter!  
Puesta del Sol Receives International Recognition
We are excited to announce that Puesta del Sol has received 2nd place in the International Spanish Academy (ISA) "School of the Year" competition.

Given that there are 136 ISA schools in the U.S. and Canada, it is a tremendous honor for us! This award reflects the exceptional work of our students and teachers, as well as the outstanding support from Puesta del Sol families, the PTA, school administration and support staff and the district. This May, school representatives will be attending an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain.
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 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 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 your 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! 

Tillicum and Sammamish PTAs are co-sponsoring a showing of "Screenagers" on Wednesday, 3/29 at 7pm in the Sammamish PAC.  This is a free event but donations will be accepted at the door.  Tickets are required and are available here.

Screenagers addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them
do it. 

Meet our 
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!   

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  

There are a multitude of events, activities, and sports to explore that are not sponsored by our PTA or Puesta del Sol. 
Please follow our  Puesta del Sol PTA Community Events Page  to learn more.

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