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




February 7, 2014
In this Issue
Bond/Levy Vote
PTA Board
Newsletter Editor
Spirit Wear
Science Fair
Hollywood Gala Auction
Passport Club
Leukemia Coin Drive
Sock Hop
Fiesta Dance Lessons
PdS Gallery Night
Spring for Schools Lunch
Library News
Candace Fleming
Free Glasses
Quick Links
Amity Interns
Contact for Tutoring







Lost & Found
Please check the lost and found by the cafeteria. All items items will be donated by February 28. Gracias!
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  
Late submissions are
not guaranteed 

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Calendar of Events


7     PTA Board Meeting
11   Bond/Levy Vote
12   BSD Vision Clinic
17-21: Mid-Winter Break-No School
25   Passport Check
26   Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15 a.m. in the gym
27   Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. at Sammamish High School
Sock Hop, 6:45 p.m. in the gym

PTA News

Vote for the Bond/Levy on February 11

for more information  

2013-14 PTA Board Nominations

Know a great candidate for the PTA Board (or are YOU one!)? We are currently taking nominations for each of the following openings: Secretary, Co-Treasurer, Co-VP Admin. Support, Co-VP Educational Enhancement and VP Passive Fundraising. 

Nominating forms available at puestadelsolpta.org.
Questions? Contact Julie Skaggs - jpskaggs @hotmail.comMasthead
Deb Justice - djjustice@gmail.com
Renee Haniu - reneehaniu@gmail.com
Kathryn Pizzo - katpizzo@comcast.net

WANTED! Newsletter Editeor
for the 2014/15 School Year

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

Thank You!

Thank you to Stacy Weigel for organizing our Principal Coffees, thank you to Sra. Nestor for hosting them and thanks to all the attendees! The sessions have been so informational....come on out for the next one on Feb. 26!

Thank you to Laura Dooley for finding the Super Bowl fundraiser and to Brenda Rosellini for executing!  And thanks to Brenda and our Friday Packet crew for delivering the game day programs! Thank you to all the families that supported this! We raised about $1000!

-Lisa Dembo, Co-President, Puesta del Sol PTA


Mid-Winter Break Spirit Wear Deadline Extended!

Orders due February 9

Purchase Spirit Wear for your child, for yourself, for grandparents, or as classroom prizes! All proceeds are used by our Puesta del Sol PTA to support many fantastic programs at our school. Order here by Sunday, February 9.


Science Fair 2014: Registration now open!

There are fewer than 5 weeks until March 12! It is time to start researching a topic and planning your presentation. So what interests you? Anything can be a science topic; food, air, sunlight, pebbles, planets, your family, plastic, hair, cake, trees, your dog, sleep, crying, the lake, anything! Now go out and learn about it; go to the library, check your computer, read books and magazines, ask an expert.  For more information, click here. Registration will be open until February 28.

Science Fair Volunteers Needed!
In addition to bakers and food sales, volunteers are needed for 30 minute shifts as room monitors, judges, greeting students, setup, tear-down, and the scavenger hunt. Please select your preferred way to help when registering your student for the science fair, or e-mail James Dooley.

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  

Yearbooks: Order Yours Now!
All sales are pre-order, $20 each

Click here to order.
Can't remember if you've already ordered. Check your account here.

We need Photos for the Yearbook
Do you have great photos of parties, activities....etc.?  
A couple - Please send them via email
A bunch - Please email us for access to upload them


Passport Club Check Day: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Special Itinerary: Romania

Take a tour to Romania! Check the bulletin board in the gym for worksheets and answers. Print a worksheet here.

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


Upcoming Events & Activities

Save the Date: Puesta del Sol Sock Hop

Friday, February 28 at 6:45-8:30 p.m.
$2 entry per person / $1 treats-cash only

Wear your poodle skirts, blue jeans and pompadours and get ready to dance your socks off at the Puesta del Sol Sock Hop. This evening of family fun is in the gym from 6:45-8:30 pm. Root beer floats, hula hoops, dance contests and more await you at this rockin' event. Every child dressed up in 50's attire will receive a raffle ticket for prizes.

*This is not a drop off event

Volunteers are needed for concession help, set-up and clean-up. Please contact Sarah Fink at finksarah@hotmail.com if you are interested.

*This is a PTA Sponsored Event

Fiesta Latina Dance Lessons
Session 4 begins Feb. 25

Join FIESTA LATINA time at Puesta del Sol with a new Latin-American social dance class! Learn Salsa, Merenge, Bachata, and traditional Latin American dances.Class is taught in Spanish.

When: Once a week for 6 weeks. Tuesdays OR Thursdays from  3:30 to 4:25 pm
Where: Band portable
Cost $93 (Siblings pay $83.70)
To Enroll:
1.Contact instructor Angela Delahoz @ 425-246-6544 or angeladelahoz@gmail.com
2.Submit payment ONLINE at puestadelsolpta.org

*This is a PTA Sponsored Event

Puesta del Sol Gallery Night
Wednesday, March 26
6-8 p.m. in the gym

We are looking forward to the upcoming Art Gallery Night. Please hold onto any examples of class Art Appreciation lessons for display. All the class Auction projects will be on display as well!

Bakers Needed: Please contact artappreciation@puestadelsolpta.org if you can contribute. Baked goods need to be individually wrapped to sell for $1 each. We appreciate your support!


Homework Club
Homework Club (Club de Tarea) will begin on Thursdays after mid-winter break from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Homework Club is designed for students to work on their homework and to receive homework help if needed. It is not one-on-one tutoring. If your child needs extra help and is interested in attending, please email Kathy McFarlane at mcfarlanek@bsd405.org to register.

BSF's  Annual Spring for Schools Luncheon!
Friday, May 16 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Showcase: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
For more information about the luncheon, becoming a table captain, or sponsorship opportunities, email info@bsfdn.org or call 425.456.4199.

Volunteers Needed
Calling all Bakers-Science Fair Needs You!

Please help make this year's Science Fair Bake Sale a success. We need baked goods to be sold at the fair as well as volunteers to take shifts for sales. Please contact Annie Robinson at arobinson105@yahoo.com if you plan on dropping off goodies and/or you would like to help at the table. Items can be dropped off at the PTA office the day of the event or at Annie's home by appointment.

Auction Volunteers Needed on Saturday March 29

Would you like to attend the auction but don't want to buy a ticket? Or maybe you are already going and would like to help out a bit as well!  If so, consider helping out at the event as a volunteer! We need volunteers to help with set up during the day, closing the silent auction, runners, selling raffle tickets, registration, check out, security etc. You can commit for a couple of hours before or after the event or during the event. We also welcome high school students in need of volunteer hours.

Please contact Stacy Weigel ASAP if you can help or would like more information at stacyhauser@hotmail.com
News from the Library
Overdue Books 

For the first time this year I have the option of sending out bulk email reminders about overdue books. The last ones that were sent out overlapped with winter break and I apologize to those of you who returned your books right away in the week after winter break. I am hoping that the emails will serve as a reminder for those students who have had books out for quite a long time and need to return them so other students might enjoy checking them out. No student is allowed to check out books when they have one or more books that are overdue. If the book is lost, please send a check made out to Puesta del Sol for the amount listed on the email. If the book is found at any time, I am happy to refund your payment. Thanks so much for supporting our library.

-Sra. Brody


February is "Read Candace Fleming" Month 


I am thrilled to announce that eight Bellevue Librarians wrote a large BSF grant to bring author Candace Fleming from Chicago to Bellevue this month. It has been funded and Candace will visit our school on Friday, February 28 for the entire day! Her books range from picture books to chapter books, historical fiction and nonfiction. She will be signing pre-purchased books, so look for the pre-order book form in the library, coming home via your student or click here. *Books will not be sold on the day of her visit.  


On Friday, February 28th students will come to the library by grade to hear Candace talk about her wonderful books, writing and research. Class schedules will be posted and parents are welcome to watch the presentation. For more information, click here


-Sra. Brody 


Health News

Need Help Getting Glasses?

141 Eyewear and Jubilee Reach BSD Vision Clinic

Date: Feb. 12
Time: 3:30-6:00 p.m
Location: Odle Middle School Library

Get a free eye exam by an optometrist and one pair of glasses, free. For Bellevue School students in grades K-12. Please, those without insurance, funds or access only. Students on free and reduced lunch will be on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Dr. Sam Hsu, Greater Bellevue Lion's Club

A note from Cathy Williams

2nd Trimester PE Common Assessments
Coming Soon!

Scientific research shows that physical activity has a positive impact on academic achievement. Assessments will be given to check for student learning in basic knowledge and movement skills.

Remember to wear your PE shoes that fasten with lace or Velcro and comfortable clothing for maximum comfort and movement.