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 28, 2014
In this Issue
PTA Board
Science Fair
Spirit Week
Hollywood Gala Auction
Dining for Dineros
Leukemia Coin Drive
PdS Gallery Night
Drama Club
Amity Interns
SF Volunteers
Auction Volunteers
Community Activities
Newsletter Editor
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

February 2014
Sock Hop tonight at 6:45 p.m. in the gym

March 2014
3:   Kindergarten Lottery Deadline
12: Kindergarten Lottery Results Posted
12: PTA Board Meeting
12: Science Fair, 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym and library
14: Professional Development Day - No School
19: Skate King Afternoon! 2:00-4:00 p.m.
20: Class Photos
25: Passport Check
26: Principal/PTA Coffee, 9:15-10:15 a.m.(Topic: The Playworks recess program)
26: Art Appreciation Gallery Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym
29: Auction 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Bellevue Hyatt
PTA News
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: Co-Treasurer, Co-VP Admin. Support, and 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


Science Fair Registration Ends Today!
Sign up Now!

Less than 2 weeks until March 12! It is time to register, sign up to volunteer, acquire tri-fold posterboard for display (can be purchased during registration) and help kids finish their projects.For a list of resources or more information on setting up projects, click here.



Sign up to Volunteer!  

In order to present the science fair, it's expected that each student has at least one adult volunteer for 30 minutes during the event. In addition to bakers and food sales, volunteer shifts are available for room monitors, judges, greeters, 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 James Dooley.

Science Fair Tri-Fold Display Boards For Sale

Monday 3/3, before and after school

Where: Gym/drop-off circle
Price: $5 cash or check

If you would like to purchase your tri-fold from the PTA but cannot make it to one of those two distribution days, please email Amy Ulrich ulrichae@yahoo.com to arrange an alternate date between 9:00 and 9:15 am for pick-up.


 Spirit Week: March 3-7

Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Tie Day
Wednesday: Talent Day
Thursday: Mixes up/backwards/inside out day
Friday: Favorite University Colors Day
*For talent day, kids may share talent at teachers discretion


30 More Days: Buy your Tickets Now
Estrellas Brillantes, a Hollywood Gala 
Saturday, March 29 at the Hyatt Bellevue  

Please help us procure:

Anything on Wheels - bikes, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, scooters
Anything Technological - tablets, phones, i-touches, X-Boxes, Nintendo DSis
Anything Sports - Seahawks tickets, Sounders tickets, ski passes, ski equipment, snow boards, sports equipment
Anything Travel - vacation getaways, airline tickets

This is Puesta del Sol's biggest fundraiser. PLEASE help and support our school's excellence! Email procurement@puestadelsolpta.org

Advertise your Business at the 2014 Hollywood Auction!
Deadline: March 7 

Would you or someone you know like to advertise a business at this year's school auction? Become an "Event Sponsor" and gain business recognition in the auction's written materials, the live auction PowerPoint presentation or even from the auctioneer. We have different levels of sponsorship to fit your specific requirements and it's a great way to develop name recognition with the attendee's!  For more information regarding our sponsorship program please, contact Brenda Rosellini at brendar@windermere.com.

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


Dining for Dineros Event - Saturday, March 8
  All day on Saturday, March 8, dine at Lot No. 3 or Purple Café (Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner), mention you are there to support Puesta del Sol and have 10% of the bill donated to our PTA. For more information on location and hours click here for Lot No. 3 and here for Purple.

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


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!


4th and 5th grade Drama Club 2014: Pinocchio

Time to plan for Pinocchio!
  • Registration info will be out mid-March
  • Rehearsals begin with auditions May 5th
  • Mandatory rehearsals for Tech Week are June 9, 10, 11, & 12  
  • Pinocchio performance will be June 13 &14 @ 7pm

Chair Needed for 2014/15: If you have kids interested in drama - especially if you'll have a 4th or 5th grader next year, please contact Michelle or Molly

*This is a PTA Sponsored Activity

Volunteers Needed

Amity Interns: 2014-2015 Host Families Needed!

We are so fortunate to have the interns at our school. They are invaluable to our teachers and add so much to our school community.

We are anticipating having 4-5 interns next year, so we will need 12 (possibly 15) families to open their homes. Please fill out and submit your applications now. This is handled on a first come first serve basis.

Questions? Please contact one of the three members of the Amity committee:
Mary Fredericksen maryandjohn4@comcast.net
Stacy Hauser-Weigel stacyhauser@hotmail.com
Laura Rossow-Finger l.rossow@yahoo.com

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
Community Activities for Kids


Boys and Girls Club Winter/Spring Programs www.bgcbellevue.org 


WANTED! Newsletter Editor 
for the 2014/15 School Year

Email Andrea at newsletter@puestadelsolpta.org or visit me at the Sock Hop on Feb. 28 to discuss.