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




October 4, 2013
In this Issue
Walkathon News
Auction Meeting
Pizza Fundraiser
Fiesta Dance Lessons
Art Appreciation
Dia de Los Muertos
District Events
Lunch Volunteers
Reflections Co-Chairs
Community Events
Quick Links
Amity Intern
Contact for Tutoring
Nathalia nathax14@hotmail.com 425-289-6507

Francisco leteo22@gmail.com 425-289-6476

belen.torrero@gmail.com 425-289-6379
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!

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.



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

10/4    Yearbook- Deadline for $15 pre-order price, order 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)
10/21  Walkathon Donations Due
10/25  Photo Retakes
10/29  Skate King Night
10/29  Passport Check
10/30  Principal/PTA Coffee
11/01  Dia de Los Muertos Carnival

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

Walkathon News

The 2013 Walkathon was a Huge Success!

The Puesta del Sol students walked over 13,000 laps-that's almost 1500 miles! We are well on our way to our goal of $40,000-keep those donations and pledges coming in.

Huge thank you's to the Walkathon committee: Yella Appleby, Lori Bawden, Mendi Carroll, Jinny Cocorocchia, Dana Dang, James & Laura Dooley, Alicia Filippini, Mary Fredericksen, Kim Gray, Rebecca & Peter Hamilton, Stacy Weigel, Alison Lowe, Jane McKinstry, Michele Sager, Hillary Salmieri,  Katherine Snead, and Sandi & Bob Tampa.

Muchas gracias to the amazing volunteers who helped with food, photos, lap counting, water, bake sale, music, set up and clean up, communications, raffle...the list goes on and on because it takes a village to put on something this wonderful.

Special thanks to magnificent Principal Adrienne Nestor and Lisa Dembo & Julee Seibel, our superb new PTA presidents.

We have some positions to fill next year: Committee co-chairs & Volunteer Coordinator. Come on board, make the Walkathon new, fresh, exciting-YOURS!
For more information contact walkathon@puestadelsolpta.org.
Jessi Bixby and Michelle Mahlman

Walkathon Medal Winners!

These are some of our stand out walkers who each received a medal at Wednesday's assembly for walking the most laps in their grade!

Kindergarten- Christian I. (73) & Ayana L. (49)
1st Grade- Salvatore B. (88) & Zara T. (50)
2nd Grade- Grayson B. (72) & Gigi S. (65)
3rd Grade-  Zach K. (86) & Sophia M. (76)
4th Grade-  Zario B. (80) & Coco M. (87)
5th Grade- Noah A. (90) & Sofia R. (50) & Aine O. (50)

Walkathon: Please Donate by October 21!

To date, donations including raffle, bake sale and online donations total $15,000. Click here for information on incentives and to donate. Keep them coming! Our goal is over $40,000!


Upcoming Events

RAD Begins October 7- Let's Get Reading!

For more information, please check out the RAD website here.

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.

October is Pizza Month!
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser October 14-20

To celebrate, Puesta del Sol is teaming up with California Pizza Kitchen from Monday, 10/14 - Sunday, 10/20. Present the CPK / Puesta coupon for every order and Puesta del Sol earns 20% of the order! (See coupon for details.)


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.


Marimba and Choir Begins in November!

Marimba band and choir starts the first full week of November as follows:

5th Grade Marimba- Tuesdays from 8-9 a.m.
4th Grade Marimba- Thursdays from 8-9 a.m.
3rd/4th/5th Grade Choir- Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m.

If you'd like to register your child, please email Srta. Rose at rosee@bsd405.org. Hurry, these fill fast!


Missed the Art Appreciation Orientation?

No worries! Go to the Art Appreciation link here to read about the program overview and meeting minutes.

Questions? Send them to artappreciation@puestadelsolpta.org .

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.

District Events

Impulso Escolar Meeting

Friday, October 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Jubilee REACH Center

The District level Latino parent advisory council, Impulso Escolar will meet monthly starting in October. The goal of these meetings is to provide a welcoming and understanding venue for representatives to share with the group feedback and suggestions about Latino families and students at their schools. Also, the group meets with school and district administrators to collaborate and support their efforts reaching out to the Latino community and supporting students. At the meetings, the group will also plan events and activities to reach out to the larger Latino community. In the 2013-2014 school year, Impulso Escolar will meet monthly from 8:30 to 10:30 am at Jubilee REACH Center located at: 14200 SE 13th PL, Bellevue, WA 98007.

Forum on Social Emotional Development
Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
Kane Hall, UW

Do you want to learn more about the new social/emotional approach being taken in Bellevue schools? Marc Brackett, the lead author of the RULER Approach will be speaking on Tuesday Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Kane Hall, UW.  Dr. Tim Mills will be introducing Marc and panelists will include people from Bellevue. For more information click here .


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


The Valverde Project- Soccer gear donations for small Costa Rican communities. Tisha Valverde 425-221-0446, valverdeproject@gmail.com,  
Discover Girl Scouts: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7PM at the Newcastle Library.
Contact Laurie Winblade  laurie@fortgirlfriend.com
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