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




January 17, 2014
In this Issue
International Festival
Phone Bank
Kindy Info. Night
Tillicum Open House
Skate King
Frozen Yogurt
Principal/PTA Coffee
Hollywood Gala Auction
Cultural Fest
Science Fair
Passport Club
Box Tops
Green Team
Printmaking Class
Star Book List
Girls Lacrosse
Boys Lacrosse
Little League
Quick Links
Amity Interns
Contact for Tutoring







Srta. Sidoine Radio
KXPA 1540 AM
Sundays from 4-5 p.m.

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!

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


20  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
21  Skate King Night
22  Kindergarten Information Night, Puesta del Sol gym at 6:30 p.m.
23  5th Grade Parents Open House, Tillicum Middle School at 6:30 p.m.
27  Professional Development Day - No School
28  Passport Check
29  Principal/PTA Coffee, PdS Gym

Deadline: January 24

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 take over.
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.

*If we do not have volunteers by January 24, this event will be cancelled.


We Need You!

Bellevue Quality Schools Phone Bank

Volunteers Needed

Teachers and Administrators from Puesta del Sol Elementary will be manning phones to ask for support for our schools and the 2014 Bond and Levy Campaign on Thursday, January 30, 2014. We need Parents, Grandparents, and other Puesta del Sol supporters to join them to help this campaign succeed. The success of the 2014 Bond and Levies is important to maintain and enhance the quality of education in Bellevue and helping with the phone bank is one way you can contribute!  
At least 10 parents from Puesta del Sol are needed to call on Thursday, January 30, 2014. There will be 2 shifts available (early starting around 5 and late starting around 6- exact times to follow) and a light dinner or snacks will be provided. Callers are welcome other nights as well( January 28-30, Feb 3-5 and 10). Interested callers can contact either Kelly at bellevuekelly@mac.com or Molly at hemmenm@comcast.net for more information. Thank you for your support!


Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Information Night
January 22, 6:30 p.m. in the PdS gym

All kids entering Kindergarten at Puesta del Sol for the 2014/15 school year, including siblings, must turn in a lottery card.  

5th Grade Parent Open House at Tillicum Middle School
January 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of incoming 6th graders are invited to attend this informative evening program. You will have an opportunity to follow a mini schedule to get a sample of a typical middle school day.  8th grade students will be Tillicum Ambassadors and administrators and counselors will be on hand to answer questions. The evening's schedule includes a visit to the Library, Art Studio, Technology Shop, Computer Lab, Music Wing and Gymnasium. 


Skate King Night
January 21 from 6-8 p.m.
2301 140th Ave NE, Bellevue

Come meet and skate with other Puesta del Sol families at our January Skate King Night!
Cost is $6/skater (in-lines $4 extra, non-skaters no charge)
$1 off if you bring your own skates.
No outside food or drink, cash or check only, NO CARDS
*This is not a drop-off event

Come help out in the booth selling tickets and handing out raffle tickets! Must be a PTA member over 18 to handle money. To volunteer email Laura Dooley dooley101@msn.com.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Friday, January 24 from 11a.m. to 11 p.m.
14865 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98007

Enjoy Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at Kelsey Creek and 20% of the purchase price will be donated to Puesta del Sol. To ensure donation, you must have the flyer at time of purchase. Please click here to print. Pass the flyer along to family, friends, co-workers, etc and let everyone enjoy a treat! 

Principal/PTA Coffee

January 29 from 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the gym

Join Principal Nestor for her monthly chat, have some coffee with other Puesta del Sol community members and hear more about the STEM program and it's impact on our school.

Tickets on Sale Now for our School Auction! 
Estrellas Brillantes, a Hollywood Gala 
Saturday, March 29 at the Hyatt Bellevue  

We Need YOU for Our School Auction! Please help us procure, donate and attend this year's auction. Auction items needed: vacation getaways, unique experiences, sports tickets, technology gadgets. This is Puesta del Sol's biggest fundraiser. PLEASE help and support our school's excellence! Email procurement@puestadelsolpta.org.

Purchase  Tickets HERE  

EFE/SOS Opportunity!
Visit Cultural Fest on 2/7 & 2/8

Cultural Fest is an annual celebration that welcomes thousands of globally-minded visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the University of Washington for cultural exploration and learning. See free cultural exhibitions during the day on Friday, February 7. Saturday, February 8, enjoy a special evening filled with music and dance performances. Learn more here.

Science Fair is March 12th
Thank you James Dooley!


Start brainstorming those projects! A big thank you to James Dooley for heading up this year's Science Fair! If you are interested in helping in any way with this important event, please email edenhancement@puestadelsolpta.org.

Passport Club Check Day

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Special Itinerary: Mozambique
Journey to Mozambique! Check the bulletin board in the gym for worksheets and answers. Print a worksheet here.


Box Top/Labels Collection Competition! 
Clip and Earn Money for Puesta Del Sol's Kids 

Competition ends January 31
! Winning class gets an ice cream party in February. Here's where we're at so far:


Kindergarten: 192

1st Grade: 455

2nd Grade: 543

3rd Grade: 391

4th Grade: 455

5th Grade: 427

Contact Bernice Lacey at Bernice@mitchlacey.com if there are any questions.

Join the Puesta del Sol's Green Team
Next Meeting is January 24th

We had a great turnout at our first student green team meeting last Friday at lunch time. 32 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade came, ate and came up with many, many project ideas. The team meets every other week. On 1/24, we will be deciding which projects to focus on. For more info email Srta Zelda at menardz@bsd405.org or join us in Room 305 on the 24th!

Attention Art Appreciation Parents!
January 24 Printmaking Class

Have you run out of ideas for art projects? Or do you like exploring new mediums? We have just the thing for you for your next class project. Come join us for an art class, and learn about printmaking!
  • Friday, January 24th
  • 9:30-10:4 a.m.
  • Art room
  • Questions: Aida Ebeling (917) 6534383


Looking for Something Good to Read?
Check out the Readers Are Doers Star Book List

During the RAD program students nominated their favorite books as "Star Books" and we've compiled their choices into a great reading list. Check out our Star Book List full of kid approved choices here!

Before/After School Activities

Sign Up Now for Girls Lacrosse

Puesta del Sol Elementary school students are invited to play girls lacrosse with Bellevue East Lacrosse. Register online at WWW.BELAX.ORG

*This is not a PTA sponsored event

Boys Lacrosse - Spring 2014 Registration

Is your son ready to experience the fastest growing sport in the country? Registration is now open for boys lacrosse for the Spring 2014 season, beginning in February and ending in May. Newport Sammamish Interlake (NSI) Lacrosse has been serving Puesta del Sol families since 2006, with programs serving Grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8.

For more information, please see www.nsilacrosse.com, or contact parent Walter Valenzuela at heywallyv@hotmail.com.

*This is not a PTA sponsored event

Play Ball with Bellevue East Little League!

Register NOW for T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball to take advantage of Early Bird fees! Save $25 before Jan 20!

For more information and to register online go to http://www.bellevueeastll.org/
We look forward to seeing everyone for 2014 Spring Season!

*This is a BSD endorsed event


Newsletter Editor Needed for the 2014/15 School Year

Please email Andrea at newsletter@puestadelsolpta.org if you are interested or have questions.