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 27, 2013
In this Issue
New PTA Website
Amity Interns
Passport Club
Room Parent Meeting
Auction Meeting
Fiesta Dance Lessons
Dia de Los Muertos
Bookfair Online
Yearbook Pre-Order
PE News
District Message
Lunch Volunteers
Reflections Co-Chairs
Community Events
Quick Links
Order online here by midnight tonight! Next order won't be until December-don't miss out!

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
Articles due  
Mondays at 9pm  
Late submissions are
not guaranteed 

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Calendar of Events

10/1    Passport Check Day
10/3    PTA Board Meeting
10/4    Room Parent Orientation Meeting, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in PTA room
10/4    Yearbook- Deadline for $15 pre-order price here
10/7    Auction Meeting, 9:05 a.m. in PTA Room
10/7    RAD Begins
10/11  Professional Development Day -No School
10/15  PTA General Meeting (Approve Budget & Standing Rules)
10/25  Photo Retakes
10/29  Skate King Night
10/29  Passport Check
10/30  Principal/PTA Coffee

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

Have You Checked Out Our New PTA Website?

If you haven't seen the changes to our PTA website, come take a look!  Set up your account here. See what some of our parents have had to say about the great look and cool features of our new PTA website here.

Tonight from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Please consider parking near Tyee and walking the trail.  
Plan for parking to be challenging! Get map here  

Thank  you for supporting Puesta del Sol! 
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!

To schedule tutoring, please contact the interns directly

Nathalia: nathax14@hotmail.com, 425-289-6507
Francisco: leteo22@gmail.com, 425-289-6476
Belen: belen.torrero@gmail.com, 425-289-6379

Upcoming Events

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.

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

Calling all Room Parents!!!
October 4th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the PTA Room

If you signed up to be a Class Room Parent, we need you! If you are a newbie, fear not! Come meet other Room Parents and get all the resources you will need. If you are a seasoned RP, we need your wisdom! Please come share your experience with others. One hour... priceless!

I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Paula Reck
Room Parent Coordinator

Auction Meeting: Monday, October 7th
9:05 a.m. in the PTA Room

All team leads and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. Please contact Rebecca Hamilton at pbrnhamilton@msn.com or Alicia Filippini at alicia@concordmgi.com with any questions.

Latin Fiesta Group Dance Lessons
Classes begin week of October 14th

Join fiesta time at Puesta del Sol with a new Latin dance class! Get inspired by the fun music and learn to dance while improving coordination, boosting confidence and gaining a deeper understanding of social dancing in the Latin American life style.

Cost: $62 per student/month (10% sibling discount)
Meets: 3:40 - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, K-2), (Thursdays 3rd-5th Grade)

Contact Angela Delahoz at 425-246-6544 or angeladelahoz@gmail.com for more information and a registration form.


Save the Date! Fun-Filled E.F.E Opportunity!
Dia de Los Muertos Carnaval
Friday, November 1st from 6-8 p.m.

Some of our very own International Spanish Academy Tillicum Middle Schoolers will be conversing with your student in Espanol! There will be plenty of games, treats to eat, and prizes! Fun for the whole family in our Puesta del Sol gym! More information coming soon.


Shop the Bookfair Online Until Oct. 2nd!

Missed the Book Fair? You can still shop online here  until October 2nd.

Questions? Contact

Pre-Order Your Yearbook by Oct. 4th and Save!

Yearbooks can be ordered online or by  paper form for $15 through next Friday, October 4th. After that the price is $20. Please drop paper orders directly in the Money Mailbox in the front office instead of sending with students. School staff should not handle PTA funds. Thank you!

Let's Get Ready for PE!

To ensure your child's safety and maximum participation, we ask that you prepare your child for PE by:
  • Providing athletic shoes that fasten with lace or Velcro
  • Dressing your child in comfortable clothing for maximum movement
  • Making a note to remember their PE day

A Message from the District 

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Kids and Help with Lunch & Recess!

Please sign up here to help
Contact Stacy Weigel with questions at  hauserweigel@comcast.net

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.

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

School's out Oct.11th: Boys & Girls Club is open. Click here to learn more about field trips for the day!

*PTA does not sponsor or endorse these events