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 20, 2013
In this Issue
Passport Club
Scholastic Book Fair
Birthday Book Club
Art Appreciation
Volunteers Needed
BSD News
Community Events
Quick Links
Show your school spirit!
Place your order at the Walkathon or online by midnight, Friday, September 27.
Hurry! Next order isn't until December!

Order online here

Check for Lice
Lice are prolific in the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to check your child regularly with a lice comb.  
For info, help with checking or treatment, or to report finding some critters, please contact school nurse Cori Ponti at 425-456-6105.



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!

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.
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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Calendar of Events

9/23   Book Fair Begins
9/23   Art Appreciation Orientation, 9:30 a.m. in the PTA room
9/25   Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15 a.m. in the gym
9/27   Book Fair Ends
9/27   Walkathon, 3:30-6:00 p.m. on the back, lower field
10/1   Passport Check Day
10/3   PTA Board Meeting
10/4   Room Parent Orientation Meeting
10/7   RAD Begins
10/11 Professional Development Day - No School
10/15  PTA General Meeting (Approve Budget & Standing Rules)

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

A Message from the District

You may not have received all the messages your school has sent out this fall. This summer the district moved to a new Student Information System called ASPEN. During the transfer, student contact information was brought over to the new system. Every student has contact information. However, the information needs to be reviewed and updated. School staff members are in the process of verifying the data. They are using directory and emergency contact information provided by parents and guardians to check and update individual student contacts. Additional staff support from the district is also being provided to schools to support this work. District wide school staff members are working hard to finish the review and updates by early October.

You can access the messages and communications sent by your school, by logging into School Messenger http://www.bsd405.org/schoolmessenger. Have your student numbers handy to log into the system.

Are You Receiving all Communications
from the School Office?

On Monday September 16th, Sra Nestor sent out a Newsletter with the following message:
"As many of you may know, the district transferred to an updated student record system over the summer. While all student data transferred successfully, some contact info was mislabeled causing primary emails/phone numbers to be switched with secondary contact information. We are working hard to assure that all contact information is as up to date as possible using the Emergency Release Forms that you fill in for each student. While this work continues, please feel free to forward this email along to any families that may not have received it."

If you did not receive this email, you are not the primary contact for your child. Until the system is completely updated you can access the messages and communications sent by your school by logging into School Messenger http://www.bsd405.org/schoolmessenger. Have your student numbers handy to log into the system.
Upcoming Events

12th Annual Puesta del Sol Walkathon

Friday, September 27, 2013
3:30 to 6 p.m., Rain or Shine

RSVP by 9/25 Yes or No!


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.

Calling all Bakers-We need you!


Pleanullse help make this year's bake sale a smashing success. We need baked goods to be sold at the Walkathon as well as volunteers to take shifts for sales. Please contact Mary Fredericksen at maryandjohn4@comcast.net to help. 


Passport Club
First check day has moved to
Tuesday, October 1st! 
Due to Book Fair in the Library all next week, the first check day has been moved to Tuesday, October 1! Please help your child study the continents, bodies of water, deserts and mountain ranges - they'll have one extra week to study!  

Passport check days are 9:05-11:45 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month (exceptions noted) in the library as follows:

October 1st (date modified due to Library conflict)
October 29th
November 26th
December 17th (date modified to accommodate Winter Break)
January 28th
February 25th
March 25th 
April 29th
May 27th

To learn more about Passport Club and Special Itinerary, click here.
Email questions or comments to passport@puestadelsolpta.org.

The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is Coming!
September 23-27 in the Library
M-F AM Hours- 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Lunch Recess- 11:15-12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Hours- 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Wednesday ONLY- 1:00-3:00p.m.
Friday of Walkathon- 3:15-6:15 p.m.

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


Birthday Book Club Reminder
Help stock our library at Puesta del Sol!
As always, Sra. Brody will have a bin of specially selected books available in the library during the week of the Book Fair. It is the perfect time to purchase your donations and help Sra. Brody enhance our library's collection!


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

Donate Shoes at the Walkathon: Friday, September 27 


Gently used shoes being collected for kids in Nicaragua who are in desperate need.  All sizes are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Los at laurielos@hotmail.com.


*This is not a PTA sponsored or endorsed event

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 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!  lunch

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.   


BSD News

Bellevue Special Needs PTA

First Meeting: Sep. 18, 7p.m. at Phantom Lake Elementary
The Bellevue Special Needs PTA (BSNPTA) is a district wide PTA. To learn more, visit www.BellevueSpecialNeedsPTA.com. You do not have to be a member to attend the meeting. All are welcome!

Community Events


Helping Children Flourish Conference: Sat.,9/28. Register here

Lego Robotics for 4th-8th Grades: Register here 

YMCA Adventure Guides: Darcie Flynn dflynn@seattleymca.org

Boys & Girls Club Fall/Winter Sports
: Get info. here    

Bellevue College Parent Education Classes: Get info. here

Cub Scouts Cookout/Campfire:  Friday, 9/27 at 6:30 p.m. at Hans Jensen Youth Group Camp. Contact Gary Crawford at  garycrawford@nwlink.com or 206-890-1280.

*PTA does not sponsor or endorse these events