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




December 06, 2013
In this Issue
Winter Book Fair
Math Olympiad
Vote Yes
Upcoming Concerts
International Festival
Hollywood Gala Auction
Dessert Dash
Fiesta Latin Dance
Bellevue Ski School
Pennies for Patients
Ice Skating
Ooba Tooba
Lunch Volunteers
Community Corner
Quick Links
Yearbook Sun

Don't forget to have your child(ren) color a sun to be included in the 2013/14 Yearbook. Paper was sent home Friday, 11/22. If you lost yours, more are available in the front office.

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
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Calendar of Events

07  Winter Spanish Book Fair, University Book Store
11  PTA Board Meeting
17  Passport Check

December 23-January 3 is Winter Break

09  PTA Board Meeting
14  PTA General Meeting (Elect Nominating Committee)
20  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
21  Skate King Night
27  Professional Development Day - No School
28  Passport Check
29  Principal/PTA Coffee

Upcoming Events

Winter Spanish Book Fair
: Saturday 12/7
University Book Store in Downtown Bellevue

The First 24 children to visit the Book Fair will receive a special balloon! And did we mention the raffle of an XBOX ONE?

  • 10-11 a.m. Face Painting with Sra. Brody
  • 10:30-11 a.m. Spanish story time with Sr. Mattson
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sing-along of Mexican folk songs with guest musician Camila Aguirre (Sra. Colyer will be helping parents with book selection)
  • 12-1 p.m. Face Painting
  • 1-2 p.m. Tambores del Sol with Maestro Ricardo Guity (come and drum with us!)
  • 2-3 p.m. Trabalenguas: Spanish Tongue Twisters with Omar Escobar           
  • 2-3 p.m. Face Painting with Aida Ebeling
  • 4 p.m. RAFFLE! Your purchase will earn you the chance to enter the raffle to win an XBOX ONE and 3 games. *You do not have to be present for drawing.


Thank You!

RAD was a Huge Success!

A Big Congratulations to Puesta del Sol Students for a strong RAD performance. Students pledged to read 656,171 minutes. The final total was 748,610. Way to go!

A special thank you to Sarah Thompson, Jenny Chan, Theresa Boyd, Leda Echevers, Trish Ignacio, Rowena Smith, Erin Gregov, Anne Wilson, Deborah Rowe, Beth Berger, Jen Mills, Lisalynn Reed, Kathleen Hansen, Michelle Walcott, Kim Norton, Bernice Lacey Julie Skaggs, Cathy Curley, Lisa Carpenter, Aimee Harrison, Katherine Snead, Brigitta Simone, Jill Ravenscraft, Laura Rossow, and Martha Nalebuff for serving as Classroom RAD Coordinators. These volunteers read over 1,200 minutes to our students, made posters, tracked minutes, handed out prizes and ran their classroom RAD programs. Great work y'all!

Keep an eye on the PTA Website for the Star Book List- a list of great books recommended by our Puesta del Sol students.



 5th Grade: Math Olympiad  
Applications are due Tuesday, December 10th
Download an application here or hard copies are available in the front office. Questions? Email Crystal_Coldiron@hotmail.com or  herdofsteere@gmail.com.

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

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.

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!

VOTE YES! YES! YES! for Our Kids!

Bellevue Quality Schools is a non-profit volunteer group that works to get the BSD Bond and Levies to pass. Bellevue is known for our excellent public schools and strong community support for education. On February 11, 2014, YOU can continue that support by voting YES three times to approve the two Levies and one Bond issue.

Educational Programs & Operations Levy:
25% of the Bellevue School district's Operating Budget
Includes 1 out of 3 teachers, additional class periods, teacher training, student programs such as Music, Art, World Languages, and Gifted & Special Education

Technology & Capital Levy:

Provides new classroom technology to better prepare our kids for the future
Ongoing facility maintenance to keep our buildings safe & sound
Replacement and improvement of school sports fields

Capital Construction Bond:

This Bond will continue the program that began in 2002 to rebuild all Bellevue School District schools. 3000 new student spaces will be added by
*    Constructing two new schools
*    Rebuilding 5 Elementary Schools (Bennett, Clyde Hill, Enatai, Puesta del Sol, Stevenson)
*    Rebuilding Highland Middle School
*    Modernizing International and Big Picture Schools
*    Adding capacity to Newport High School and Woodridge Elementary

VOTE YES! for Bellevue Schools on February 11, 2014

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.  
Volunteer Opportunities

International Festival Needs You!

If you have enjoyed the International Festival in the past and would like to see it continue, we need you!
Mary Fredericksen and Jessi Bixby have chaired for the last 4 years and are looking for volunteers to shadow them this year and take over the following year.
Newport High School is booked for Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Please contact Mary or Jessi to discuss at maryandjohn4@comcast.net or  jessibixby@comcast.net.


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.

Dessert Dash Needs You!

The 2014 Puesta del Sol Auction is March 29! We are still in need of donations for our Dessert Dash. The Dessert Dash raised more than $4,000 in 2012 for our fabulous school! If you can donate a dessert and/or bake, please contact sparlingshari@comcast.net.  Each dessert needs to feed at least 10 adults. Thank you for your support.


Before/After School Activities
Fiesta Latina: Latin-American Dance Lessons

Join Fiesta Latina time at Puesta del Sol with a new Latin-American social dance class! Learn Salsa, Merenge, Bachata, Reggaeton and much more. Get inspired and develop creativity, improve coordination, boost confidence and gain an understanding of Latin American social dancing all by moving to the rhythms and beats of fun music!! BONUS Class taught in Spanish. (Max.16 students).

Session 3 starts soon, sign up now to reserve your spot!!
Cost $93 (Siblings pay $83.70)
Class times: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 
OR Thursdays: Jan 9, 16,  23, 30, Feb  6, 13.    

To enroll:

1.Contact instructor Angela Delahoz @ 425-246-6544 or angeladelahoz@gmail.com
2.Submit payment to Puesta del Sol PTA before December 20th


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

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!

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!

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



YMCA Adventure Guides: Darcie Flynn dflynn@seattleymca.org

Boys & Girls Club Winter Sports
: Get info. here   

*PTA does not sponsor or endorse these events