Puesta del Sol PTA

Unit 2.3.95, Bellevue, WA

Lisa Dembo, Co-President

Julee Seibel, Co-President

Andrea Olsen, Editor

425.456.6143 PTA Office

425.456.6100 School Office




September 6, 2013
In this Issue
Calender of Events
Scholastic Book Fair
Ice Cream Social
Passport Club
Volunteer Opportunities
Reflections Co-Chairs
Community Events
Quick Links
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Thanks to the hard work of the PTA and the generosity of our school community, we are fortunate to offer many terrific programs at our school. Be a part of making those programs available to our children by joining the PTA today. Any questions? Click here
Spirit Wear
Show Your Spirit!
Puesta del Sol t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps will be available for order and purchase at the Ice Cream Social on September 11. Orders will be delivered to your child's classroom. Also check out our new on-line ordering system here.

Purchase participating products at Safeway and 10% of the price will be donated to Puesta del Sol PTA. Register your Safeway and/or credit cards at escrip.com. Renew annually!

Amazon will donate 8% of every purchase you make to BSF for every time you shop amazon.com!

PTA Board
Lisa Dembo
Julee Seibel
Mendi Carroll
Laura Dooley
Jennifer Murphy
Valerie Fritz
Janice Griner
Renee Isbell
Laura Rossow
Crystal Coldiron
Brenda Rosellini
GG Haight
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Welcome Back!

We are very excited for the new school year! The PTA Board of Directors has been hard at work this summer getting ready for the start of school. The most visible change is our new website www.puestadelsolpta.org. Did you know that you can complete all the PTA 1st Day Forms online?

We want to say welcome back to all of our returning staff and teachers this year. You will see some new and some familiar faces around school.  Welcome to our new 4th grade teacher, Mario Palacios. And, welcome back to the kindergarten team, Jennifer Frederick & Melissa Mazor.

The PTA looks forward to working together with the parents and the school to support our children throughout this year! Please consider  
joining the PTA. Not only does a membership give you a vote on where the PTA funds are spent within our school, your actual membership dues goes to support children's advocacy within our school, the State of Washington and across the nation. And you can take advantage of member discounts too including T-Mobile, Hertz and Staples!

Please don't hesitate to ask questions or share comments! We're looking forward to a great year!

Julee Seibel and Lisa Dembo-Co-Presidents

Calendar of Events

September 2013 
11: Ice Cream Social
11: PTA Board Meeting
12: Hearing Screening, K-5
13: Passport Club Kick-off Party
18: Curriculum Night, K-4
19: Curriculum Night, 5th
20: Picture Day!
23: Book Fair begins
25: Principal/PTA Coffee
26: Passport Check
27: Book Fair ends
27: Walkathon

Your PTA@Work

PTA Thank You!

Thank you to our amazing PTA Board of Directors and Chairs for working so hard this summer to get our new school year off to a great start!
A huge thank you to Pauline Fox, our webmaster, for spending much of her summer working on our new website, to Sarah Fink, www.sarahfinkdesign.com, for designing the new PTA logo and graphics for our website, and to Barbara Mullen and Laura Dooley for doing much of the research to find the resource for our new website!


Upcoming Events

12th Annual Puesta del Sol Walkathon
Friday, September 27, 2013
3:30 to 6pm, Rain or Shine

RSVP: Log in and let us know-yes or no.Your child will receive a cool wristband whether attending or not! And it will help the staff direct your kids after school. Classes with 100% response by Tuesday, 9/24 get a popsicle on Walkathon day.
SLAP on your school spirit! Get a Puesta del Sol slap wrist wrap free, just RSVP! Registration closes Wednesday, 9/25.

 Raise Funds: Kids can get per lap pledges or flat rate amounts
We ask each student to strive to raise $150 (or $300/family). We appreciate support at any level!
Make donations here

Volunteers Needed: Before/during/after the event. We can't do this
without you! Please contact Stacy Hauser Weigel at hauserweigel@comcast.net.

Raffle Prizes & Water Donations: To donate kid friendly prizes such as Legos, gift cards, art supplies, video games or stuffed animals, please contact Alicia Filippini at afilippini@concordmgi.com.

Bake Sale: Individually packaged tasty treats needed! Please contact Mary Fredericksen at maryandjohn4@comcast.net and drop off in the office before 2pm the day of the event. Thank you!

 The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is Coming!
September 23-27 in the Library

M-F AM Hours- 8:30-9:15am

Lunch Recess- 11:15-12:45pm

Afternoon Hours- 3:15-4:15pm

Wednesday ONLY- 1:00-3:00pm

Friday of Walkathon- 3:15-6:15pm

Volunteers are needed! Please sign up here or contact Emmy Park at emmypark@q.com (206-218-7136)with any questions.


Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, September 11
6-8pm on the playground

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones at the ice cream social! Bring the whole family-ice cream sundaes are only $1.

We need scoopers!
Short, easy shifts. To volunteer, sign up here

Parking will be tight!
Please walk, ride a bike or park at Tyee and take the trail.
*This is not a drop-off event.

Passport Club: Kick-Off Work Party
Friday, September 13th

We are getting ready for another amazing year and we need YOUR help! Please join us for our annual work party.

When: Friday, 9/13 right after school drop-off (9:05-11:00am)
Where: Renee Haniu's home, 1825 145th Pl SE (Note: parking is tight, so please carpool and park in the indented spaces in the Logan Place neighborhood).
Why: While collating, stapling and labeling Passport resources for our 1st - 5th Graders, let's socialize and nosh as we prepare for the new year of Passport!

We'd love to have returning volunteers and we welcome new recruits. Come find out what Passport is all about and help us prepare our kids' journey around the world.
Any questions? Please contact Hillary Salmieri at HSalmieri@msn.com
or Renee Haniu at reneehaniu@gmail.com.
Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities


Calling all Walkathon Volunteers!  

Help count laps for your child's class! Help check kids in on the day of the Walkathon! Staff the Bake Sale table. Can't be there that day? Help ahead of time assembling the check-in materials. Please contact the volunteer coordinator,Stacy Weigel at hauserweigel@comcast.net
if you can help with the Walkathon.

Reflections Co-Chair Needed

Current Reflections chair is looking for an enthusiastic co-chair for the 2013-2014 school year who will then become head chair for the 2014-2015 school year!

Reflections is a national PTA sponsored art competition for students in K-12. Some responsibilities include: advertising program, organizing gallery night, entering data in spreadsheet, setting up art displays at our local mall and returning art to students. If interested, please contact Jessica Heringer at

Community Events


Helping Children Flourish Conference

Saturday, September 28 at Meydenbauer Center  

Keynote presentations by Dr. Gordon Neufeld-developmental psychologist, international speaker, bestselling author, and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Click www.cvent.com/d/ccqbsh for more details.


Newport Select Boys Basketball 
Tryouts: September 9, 10 & 11 at Newport HS
Register at www.newportbasketball.com.
Thank you for your support!