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




November 22, 2013
In this Issue
Gallery Night
Upcoming Concerts
RAD Minutes Due
Spirit Wear
Math Olypiad
Bellevue Ski School
Box Tops
Ice Skating
Ooba Tooba
PTA Needs You
Hollywood Gala Auction
Green Team
Watch D.O.G.S.
Lunch Volunteers
Community Corner
Quick Links
Amity Interns
Contact for Tutoring







Purchase participating products at Safeway and 4% 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

Member at Large
Stacy Hauser Weigel
Articles due  
Mondays at 9pm  
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Calendar of Events

11/26        Passport Check
11/28-29  Thanksgiving Break
12/04        Reflections Gallery Night, 6-8 p.m. in the gym
12/07        Winter Spanish Book Fair, University Book Store
12/11        PTA Board Meeting
12/17        Passport Check
12/23-1/3 Winter Break

Upcoming Events

Reflections Artist's Gallery Night 
Wednesday, December 4 in the gymnasium from 6-8pm

Please come and check out all of the fantastic budding young artists we have at our school. With over 130 Reflections entries there is a lot to enjoy. Refreshments will be served.

Concert and Event List 2013-2014
  • January 11th (Saturday) Choir at Crossroads Mall 11:30 a.m.
  • January 14th (Tuesday) PDS Orchestra @ PDS Gym 7 p.m.
  • March 20th (Thursday) PDS & SR Orchestra Zone Concert @TMS 7:30 p.m.
  • March 25th (Tuesday) Choir @ Tillicum Middle School 7:30 p.m.
  • April 16th (Wednesday) 1st grade 6pm, 2nd grade 7 p.m.
  • April 23rd  (Wednesday) 3rd grade 6pm, 4th grade 7 p.m.
  • April 30th (Wednesday) Marimba Bands Noon@ Crossroads
  • May 10th (Saturday) International Festival, Marimba Bands and Choir
  • May 20th (Tuesday) PDS Orchestra @ PDS Gym 7 p.m.
  • June 13/14th (Fri/Sat) 4/5 Grade Play Pinocchia @ Newport H.S.  


RAD Minutes Due Today for November 16-22!

Today is the end of the sixth (and last) week of RAD. Please email your classroom RAD volunteer with the number of minutes your child read in Spanish and in English. 

The school pledged 664,141 minutes. At the end of week 4, Puesta del Sol students had read 137,476 minutes in Spanish and 365,693 minutes in English. Way to go everyone! 

Puesta del Sol Spirit Wear Makes a Great Gift!

Purchase Spirit Wear for your child, for yourself, for grandparents, or as classroom prizes! All orders will be delivered to your child's classroom before Winter Break. Special arrangements can be made to keep all gifts secret.

Order on-line by Sunday, December 1 HERE.

Before/After School Activities at Puesta del Sol

Math Olympiad Begins January 9

  • Who: 5th Graders
  • When: Monday and Thursday mornings, 8:00-8:50 a.m.  
  • Where: Room 201  
  • Competition: May 3
  • Applications Due December 10. Please see Srta. Sidoine.
  • Cost: $100 (PTA Scholarships available)

Please contact Crystal_Coldiron@hotmail.com or Christina Steere at herdofsteere@gmail.com with any questions.Thanks!!  


Time to Hit the Slopes!
Sign up for Bellevue Ski School this Winter

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy skiing or snowboarding with friends on Saturdays this winter.
  • Classes begin January 11th
  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  
  • Beginners to advanced welcome
  • Register by November 30th at www.bellevueskischool.com 

Elementary classes are taught at Snoqualmie Summit Central Ski area with transportation from Phantom Lake Elementary School. All buses and lunches are chaperoned by adult volunteers.

Bellevue Ski School has offered premier quality snowboarding and skiing instruction for students in grades 2 through 12 since 1958.  We are affiliated with the Bellevue School District and managed by parent, teacher and community volunteers.

*This is not a PTA Sponsored Event


December Sweet Treats for Dineros

Wednesday, December 11 at Peaks
Wednesday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. come enjoy frozen yogurt at Peaks in either Factoria (3700 Factoria Blvd SE,) or Crossroads (15600 NE 8th St, Ste O16) locations - or both!  Just remember to mention Puesta del Sol before you finish paying so Puesta del Sol PTA can receive 20% on your purchase!

Do you shop through Amazon for the Holidays? Pennies for Patients now partners with Fundinco and if you click the link here LLS will receive 3% of your overall purchase.
Feel free to share this link with friends and family!

Clip and Earn Money for Puesta Del Sol's Kids!
December 2 - January 31
Grade Level Box Top/Labels Collection Competition!

Families start clipping and saving box tops NOW! The grade level that turns in the most Box Tops during this time period will receive an Ice Cream Party in February! Kids can turn Box Tops & Labels For Education into the collection box in their classroom. Only current, not expired BT/labels will count toward the total. Each Friday, the BT team will collect/count/track each grade levels progress.
Contact Bernice Lacey at Bernice@mitchlacey.com if there are any questions.

Ice Skating for Dineros
November-January at Bellevue Downtown Park

Enjoy some ice skating at Bellevue's Downtown park, November 29-December 20, 2013 & January 5-12, 2014, and earn some money for Puesta del Sol, by mentioning our school to the ticket seller. Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental), $8/person for those six and under.Puesta del Sol receives $3 from every paying visitor from our school who notifies the rink staff upon paying that they are affiliated with Puesta del Sol. Details on flier.

HOURS OF OPERATION (during fundraising dates listed above)
Mon: 3pm-9pm Tue: 3pm-9pm Wed: 1pm-9pm Thu: 3pm-9pm Fri: 3pm-11pm (opens at 11am on Nov 29) Sat: 11am-11pm Sun:11 am-7pm
*Download flier here

Dining for Dineros at Ooba-Tooba All Year

Don't forget to mention Puesta del Sol when you eat at Ooba Tooba in Factoria, weekdays after 3 PM and anytime on the weekends! We receive 10% on your order all school year long!
Volunteer Opportunities
The PTA Nominating Committee needs you!

We need 4-5 PTA members to help fill 4 positions for next year's PTA board. This is a fun committee that meets for a short amount of time and has a positive impact on our school. Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org to volunteer!

We Need YOU for Our School Auction:
Estrellas Brillantes, a Hollywood Gala.

Please volunteer, procure, donate and attend this year's auction on March 29, 2014 at the Bellevue Hyatt.
Where do you work? Can you procure something cool from your place of work and donate to the auction? Vacation Internationale Time-Share Owners Needed: If you are, or know a Vacation Internationale time share owner, email procurement@puestadelsolpta.org. Vacation Internationale will donate a week on behalf of current owners!

Donate Now! Please contact Mildred Jammer at procurement@puestadelsolpta.org.


Be a Part of the Puesta del Sol Green Team!


If you are someone who cringes at the sight of the styrofoam trays each time you enter the lunch room, you are the person for this job. We currently have a few staff members and are looking for some parent representation.

We meet just a few times a year. Please email Srta. Zelda if this sounds like something you would like to be part of at menardz@bsd405.org.


Attention Dads! Become a part of Watch D.O.G.S.


Watch DOGS is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. It invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day, all day, at school.  

Contact Tony Guidotti at watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org for more information or to volunteer. 


Visit the Kids and Help with Lunch & Recess!  lunch

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


FREE seasons pass at Stevens available for all Washington State 5th graders: 


YMCA Adventure Guides: Darcie Flynn dflynn@seattleymca.org

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

*PTA does not sponsor or endorse these events