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 24, 2014
In this Issue
Frozen Yogurt
Principal/PTA Coffee
Hollywood Gala Auction
Cultural Fest
Science Fair
Passport Club
Bond/Levy Vote
Leukemia Coin Drive
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
Articles due  
Mondays at 9pm  
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Calendar of Events

27  Professional Development Day - No School
28  Passport Check
29  Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15 a.m. in the gym
Last day to turn in box tops

6   Science Fair Workshop, in the library (see article for times)
7   PTA Board Meeting
17-21: Mid-Winter Break-No School
25   Passport Check
26   Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15 a.m. in the gym
27   Band Concert

Upcoming Events

Today Only Until 11p.m.

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 Countdown!

March 12 is less than 7 weeks away! It is time to start thinking about and researching a topic. So what interests you? Anything can be a science topic; rocks, stars, fish, your friends, noodles, feathers, bread, plants, leaves, your cat, exercise, laughing, the beach, anything! Now go out and learn about it; go to the library, check your computer, read books and magazines, ask an expert.

Registration will be open from February 1st - February 28th. More info. to come!

Science Fair Workshop : February 6 in the library

Grades K-2 will be covered from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Grades 3-5 will be covered from 7:15pm-8:15pm. This workshop is an optional event for both parents and children, aimed to assist first time participants. Anyone is welcome.


Reflections Update

The final tally for the district level judging is complete and we would like to recognize those students who received extra recognition at the district level! 

Salvatore B., Honorable Mention, Photography
Bennett B., Outstanding Interpretation, Photography (moving to state for judging)
Emi H., Award of Excellence, Literature
Gabriella I., Award of Excellence, Visual arts
Tayla-Ann S., Honorable Mention, Visual arts

Congratulations to all of our talented artists at Puesta del Sol!  We hope you had the chance to enjoy the beautiful art display at crossroads mall this past week. With over 400 district pieces of art there were so many beautiful pieces to enjoy. A total of roughly 50 pieces of art (representing all six art categories: visual art, photograph, literature, music, dance, and film) will move on to the state level for judging. Way to go BSD!!!!


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! 
Competition Ends January 31
Winning class gets an ice cream party  
Totals as of 1/17 are as follows:

Kindergarten: 317
1st Grade: 744
2nd Grade: 774
3rd Grade: 426
4th Grade: 666 
5th Grade: 818 
Contact Bernice Lacey at Bernice@mitchlacey.com if there are any questions.

Vote for the Bond/Levy on February 11

Please remember to VOTE for the Bond/Levy Feb 11th. The PTA Board and General Membership has approved our endorsement of this Bond/Levy legislation. Click http://bellevuequalityschools.org/ for more information.  There is a very concise flyer available on the Bellevue Quality Schools website that explains the legislation and the position that Bellevue Quality Schools holds. Click here for the flyer.


Save your Loose Change!

Start saving your change. Our Puesta del Sol student council will be sponsoring a penny coin drive for the benefit of Leukemia and Blood Cancer patients. The drive will begin February 10 and will run for 4 weeks.
Classrooms are in competition!

Gracias-Concilio Estudiantil and Sra. Toni



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.