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




March 7, 2014
In this Issue
PTA Board
Science Fair
Hollywood Gala Auction
Sock Hop
Drama Club
Dining for Dineros
Skate King
School & Family Fair
Mariners Night
PdS Gallery Night
PdS Robotics
Rain City
Amity Interns
SF Volunteers
Auction Volunteers
Newsletter Editor
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

March 2014

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 is Next Week! Wednesday, March 12

Room assignments will be sent out tomorrow, Saturday, March 8. If your student is expecting to be at the science fair and you don't get an email about their project tomorrow, please contact James Dooley. The schedule of events are as follows:

Grades K-1
5:00 - 5:30: Arrive and set up in your assigned room
5:30 - 6:15: Judging (All participants need to be at their boards for judging.)
 6:15 - 6:30: Go to Library for raffle and closing statements
K-1 students will not need to leave their room to participate in the Scavenger Hunt
K-1 students are free to go home at 6:30pm.

Grades 2-3
 5:30 - 6:15: Arrive and set up in your assigned room
6:15 - 7:00: Judging (All participants need to be at their boards for judging.)
 7:00 - 7:45: Scavenger Hunt
7:45 - 8:00: Go to Gym for raffle and closing statements

Grades 4-5
 5:30 - 6:15: Arrive and set up in your assigned room
6:15 - 6:45: Scavenger Hunt
6:45 - 7:45: Judging (All participants need to be at their boards for judging.)
 7:45 - 8:00: Go to Gym for raffle and closing statements

Please email if your child has decided not to participate.

Helpful resources to complete projects can be found here.



Science Fair Volunteers, Baked Goods & Raffle Prizes Needed! 

In addition to bakers and food sales, volunteers are needed for 30 minute shifts as room monitors, judges, greeting students, setup, tear-down, photographers and the scavenger hunt. Also, science-themed items can dropped off at the PTA office to be used as prizes for the scavenger hunt raffle. Please e-mail James Dooley if you're able to help in any way at
James Dooley.

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

2 more weeks to donate to the auction! 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


A huge Thank You to Sarah Fink for the Sock Hop, and everyone that helped her to put it on. It was a rocking good time, the children and parents enjoyed themselves and we can't wait until next year!!

Thanks! GG ( VP Special Events)


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

Upcoming Events

Dining for Dineros Event - Saturday, March
  All day on Saturday, March 8, dine at Lot No. 3 or the Bellevue 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.

Skate King Afternoon
March 19 from 2-4 p.m.
2301 140th Ave NE, Bellevue

Cost is $6/skater ($5 with skates, non-skaters FREE)
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. To volunteer email Laura Dooley


School & Family Fair
Wednesday, March 26 from 6-8:15 p.m.
Highland Middle School- 15027 NE Bel Red Road, Bellevue 98007

For ALL Bellevue School District families. Visit booths for summer camps, childcare resources, enrichment programs, sports camps, counseling, high school programs, higher education, health care and more!

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social/Emotional Learning
7:00-7:30 p.m. Summer Learning Opportunities
7:30-8:00 p.m. College planning


Puesta del Sol Night: Mariners v. Texas Rangers
Saturday, April 26 at 6:10 p.m.

Price: $11 / ticket
Deadline: Order no later than April 1st to guarantee tickets
*Order Forms were sent home in your child's Friday packet and are also available at the front office. Please return order forms with check or cash to the PTA box in the front office.  Make checks payable to Puesta del Sol PTA.
Questions: Call Lisa Noell @ (817) 723-2753 or email lisa.noell@gmail.com


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!


Before/After School Activities for Kids

PdS Robotics Club Spring Academies
Registration opens Wed. 3/12 at 9 a.m. 
Grades 1-5 welcome 

Classes fill quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible. To find information about the classes and for registration information, please go to www.pdsrobotics.org

Thank you - Srta. Jenny pdsrobotics@gmail.com


Rain City Water Polo is a year round water polo club that caters to all ages and ability levels. Whether your student has played during Midlakes in the summer or wants to try it for the first time, we have a spot for everyone. We also offer Splashball which is a great way for young children to get exercise while having fun.

For more information or to register for spring session, click here.


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

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.