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 13, 2013
In this Issue
Shoe Drive
Scholastic Book Fair
Art Appreciation
Passport Club
Amity Interns
Walkathon Volunteers
Reflections Co-Chairs
Lunch Volunteers
Lost & Found
Community Events
Quick Links
Picture Day is Sep. 20! Please make sure to fill out the form and send it to school with your child.

Support PTA
Are you a member yet?
Sign up today and help support some wonderful programs at Puesta del Sol.
Email Jana & Alison with questions.
Spirit Wear
Show Your Spirit!
Puesta del Sol t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps are available for order 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!

Dining for Dineros
Ooba Tooba Mexican Grill in Factoria will donate 10% of your bill after 3pm weekdays and all day on the weekends. Don't forget to mention Puesta del Sol when you order!

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
Articles due  
Mondays at 9pm  
Late submissions are
not guaranteed 

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Calendar of Events

9/16:  Walkathon Planning Meeting, 9:10am in the PTA Office
9/18:  Curriculum Night, K-4th, 6:30pm (K-2nd), 7pm (3rd-4th)
9/19:  Curriculum Night, 5th, 6:30pm
9/20:  Picture Day!
9/23:  Book Fair begins
9/23:  Art Appreciation Orientation, 9:30am
9/24:  Passport Check
9/25:  Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15am in the gym
9/27:  Book Fair ends
9/27:  Walkathon, 3:30-6:00pm on the back, lower field

Did you know you can download Puesta del Sol PTA's calendar right onto your own calendar in Google or Outlook? Check it out here


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!  

Walkathon Committee Needs You!
Planning Meeting: Monday, September 16 at 9:10am

Meet in the PTA Office and discuss this years event. Email walkathon@puestadelsolpta.org with any questions.


Donate Shoes at the Walkathon: Friday, September 27 


Have your kids outgrown their athletic shoes? We want your

old  /gently used shoes for kids in Nicaragua who are in desperate need. 

Please bring them to the Walkathon and drop them in the collection boxes. All sizes are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Los at laurielos@hotmail.com.  


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.


Art Appreciation Orientation
 Monday, September 23 at 9:30am
Interested in art and volunteering? Be an Art Appreciation Volunteer! Come to the meeting and find out how to get involved. Location TBD. 

Passport Club Check Day
Tuesday, September 24 

The Special Itinerary is Continents. Download the form here and check the bulletin board in the gym for answers.

Please note: check days have moved to the last Tuesday of each month.


Your PTA@Work

Welcome Amity Interns!

Nathalia Ximena Moreno Novoa- Colombia
Francisco Figueros- Spain
BelÚn Torrero Rionegro- Spain

Amity Interns
Each year our PTA sponsors native Spanish speaking interns to join our school community for the year and assist our teachers in their classrooms.

Please help make our interns feel welcome by introducing yourself. Consider asking one or all of them to your home for dinner or include them in a family outing. This is a great way for your children to practice their Spanish and for the interns to learn and experience our culture while they are here. They are also available for tutoring after school. Please contact the intern directly to schedule.

A big thank you to the following three families for agreeing to be our fall host families: The Kaehlers, The Carbons and The Skaggs.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit http://www.amity.org or contact an Amity committee member:

Mary Fredericksen: maryandjohn4@comcast.net
Laura Rossow: clint_n_laura@msn.com

Muchas Gracias to the PTA and our host families!


Greetings from Nathalia
Hi!!!  My name is Nathalia. I am 22. I am from the country where the delicious coffee, the beautiful flowers and the joyful people grow up: COLOMBIA. I was born in Boyaca department which is called "Homeland and Freedom Shop", in Tunja city, called: "City of hidden treasures." 

I love dancing, walking, listening to music, playing games, reading, working on crafts and many other activities. I am a very kind, responsible, cooperative and patient person. I have to confess that I love chocolates and my favorite cartoon is Garfield.

I am an intern for this new scholar year. I am very excited to help you in all the things that you need to improve your Spanish language skills: writing, reading, listening, speaking. I am willing to help by tutoring or you can go to my Spanish Reading Club or my Spanish Game Club. You are more than welcome! If you need more information about tutoring or the clubs, please contact me by e-mail at nathax14@hotmai.com or 425-289-6507. I will be waiting for you!
Greetings from Francisco
My name is Francisco Figueros. I come from an important city in Spain, called Valladolid. My city is famous for its gastronomic culture and history. We have a lot of medieval castles and Roman art, represented in the various churches of the time.
I am a big fan of music in general. I love playing the guitar in my spare time. I also love sports, from running, working out, swimming, basketball, and my passion-soccer. I love to teach and play whenever I can.

I also love science. Astronomy is one of my great passions. Whenever time permits I love going to the mountains accompanied by my mother to watch the stars with my telescope.

My family consists of my mother, my uncles and my cousins. My father died a few years ago. We love to get together very often. We love each other very much.

This year I have the great opportunity to be with you at the school. If you need, I can provide Spanish tutoring. My email is leteo22@gmail.com and my phone number is 425-289-6476. I remain at your disposal.

I wish you a happy school year!


Greetings from BelÚn
Hello everyone,
My name is BelÚn. I am 22 years old and I am very happy to be one of four interns at Puesta del Sol this year.

I am from Madrid, Spain. I graduated from Complutense College in Madrid with a degree in Primary Education, but I was doing my internship in a school in Reykjavik, Iceland.

I live with my parents, my elder brother and two little dogs in Madrid. I love animals and outdoor sports, like riding a bike, running, swimming and skiing. I would like to meet new friends and discover new places during this year and do some of the following activities: visit the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula, go to a baseball game, go skiing, do a bike tour and go scuba diving.

I love teaching and I am available for tutoring. I will open a reading group on Wednesdays, starting in October (location TBD). My email is belen.torrero@gmail.com and my phone number is 425-289-6379. If you are interested, feel free to reach out to me.

I am very excited about this year!


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 201  3-2014 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 a
t our local mall and returning art to students. If interested, please contact Jessica Heringer at  heringer@comcast.net.

Visit the Kids and Help with Lunch & Recess!

Please sign up here to help

Contact Stacy Weigel with questions at hauserweigel@comcast.net

Parent Volunteer Needed for Lost & Found  


Looking for one or two parent volunteers to sort through lost and found items 2 times per month and bag items for collection. Please call Janice at 425-746-9456 if you can help.   


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.



  Lego Robotics Program

Register at bgcbellevue.org  


Join the new Lego Robotics program where youth from 4th to 8th grade will come together to solve missions within the Nature's Fury challenge using Lego Robotics.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays - First class begins on September 10th!  

Times: 6:30 - 7:30pm  

Location: Main Clubhouse  

Cost: $80.00 + Current Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue Membership. (Registration is monthly.)

Questions! Please contact Brian Hughes at bhughes@bgcbellevue.org


YMCA Adventure Guides Program 
Register Now!

ShYMCAare the spirit of adventure with your child! Together participants play games, learn new skills and enjoy the great outdoors with other parents and kids. Groups are age and gender-based, allowing participants to share similar experiences and enjoy quality time one-on-one. Please contact Darcie Flynn dflynn@seattleymca.org (425-644-8417) at the YMCA for more                        information.
Boys and Girls Clubs Fall and Winter Sports Programs

School has begun!  And that means the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue Fall Programs are about to commence as well!  They are nearing the END of registration for our Fall Sports and Winter registration is about to open!
K - 3 Fall Basketball
Fall Volleyball
Grade 1 - 8 Fall Flag FootballBGClub
Grade 2 - 9 Winter Rec Basketball
Grade 4 - 6 Winter Olympic Basketball
Click here for more information!

Bellevue College Open House: Creative Development Lab
Bellevue College Parent Education Program  

A school-year class that features art exploration and creativity to stretch and grow your child's developing brain. These classes are for 3-5 year olds.
To register, call 425-564-2365. For more information, visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented