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 21, 2014
In this Issue
PTA Board
PTA Summer Camps
Drama Club
Passport Club
Gallery Night
Mariners Night
School & Family Fair
PdS Robotics
Rain City
Auction Volunteers
Newsletter Editor
Pet Food Drive
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
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

April 2014
1: Yearbook orders are due
7-11: Spring Break
17: PTA Board Meeting
25: Academic Challenge Book Reviews, Math Logs, and Keyboarding Logs Due
26: Mariners Night
29: Passport Check
29: PTA General Meeting (Approve Budget/Officer Elections)
30: Principal/PTA Coffee
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

We can't wait to see you at the Auction on Saturday, March 29!

Check-in starts at 5:00 p.m.  Bidding on Silent Auction items begins at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner and the Live Auction starts at 7:00 p.m.

Need childcare during the event?
Adventure Kids Playcare (1100 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 1) is just down the street from the Hyatt. Reserve early 425-453-4444.
Samena Swim and Recreation Club, 15231 Lake Hills Blvd. For reservations, call 425-746-1160.
*For both childcare options please mention Puesta del Sol's school auction.

Online Donations
Please show your support by bidding on Teacher Experiences and/or donating to Straight from the Virtual Heart! This is the online portion of the auction and ANYONE can participate whether you are attending the auction or not. Register for an account at: https://pds.schoolauction.net/auction2013/online_auction.
*Online bidding closes on Wednesday, March 26.
Do you have any gift cards or gift certificates at home? Bring them to the auction  - you'll see, it will be fun!


PTA Summer Camps
Priority Registration available until June 1

Are you looking for a Spanish language summer camp? A few of our teachers are holding camps this summer!

Sra. Lara- Spanish Summer Camp
Stra. Sidoine- Spanish Soccer Camp
Srta Delia and Sra Forbes- íViva el espa˝ol! Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
Sra. Perez- Pre-School Spanish Summer Camp
Sra. Perez- Elementary Spanish Summer Camp
Sra Toni and Srta Maya- Campo Risa

To find out specifics including instructors, dates, cost and grade levels accepted, please visit http://puestadelsolpta.org/Page/Programs/Summer2014

New this year! You can also register and pay for camp online. Priority is given to Puesta del Sol students until June 1st.  Questions? Email


 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 here or individually at:
Mary Fredericksen  maryandjohn4@comcast.net
Stacy Hauser-Weigel  stacyhauser@hotmail.com
Laura Rossow-Finger l.rossow@yahoo.com┬ 


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



Thank you to Pam Rauch, Monique Niven and Agnes Pinkley for a successful picture day!



Passport Club Check Day: Tuesday, March 25

Special itinerary: Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica! Check the bulletin board in the gym for worksheets and answers. Print a worksheet  HERE


Yearbooks: Order Yours by April 1!
All sales are pre-order, $20 each

Pre-order your Yearbook by April 1st (no joke!)
There will be no yearbooks available for purchase at the end of the year so please pre-order asap. Visit the pta website HERE to place your order.

Deadline to turn in photos is also April 1. Please send via email to lsmithctr@hotmail.com.

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

Enjoy the wonderful art appreciation class projects on display and get a close-up look at the Class Auction Projects before the school auction! There will be pizza, water and baked goods for sale! Please spread the word to friends and family-all are welcome. For questions, email artappreciation@puestadelsolpa.org

Support our 5th Graders!

Buy a slice or two of pizza and help the 5th Graders raise funds for their upcoming graduation.

View 2013 artwork HERE


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. * Order online HERE

Call Lisa Noell @ (817) 723-2753 or email lisa.noell@gmail.com


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


Before/After School Activities for Kids

PdS Robotics Club Spring Academies 
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


*This is not a PTA sponsored event 

Little League Softball: Register today!

Thunderbird Little League Softball is still accepting registrations for tee ball, A, and AA. Please consider having your daughter (pk-3rd grade) play with Thunderbird this season! More info can be found at www.bellevuethunderbird.com.


Rain City Water Polo
For more information or to register for spring session, click here.

*This is not a PTA sponsored event


Volunteers Needed

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



Pet Food Drive

Love animals? Want to help?  Donate a can or bag of cat or dog food to put in the Humane Society "Pet Food Drive" box in the 4th or 5th grade pod. Donations help the needy keep their pets! Questions? Contact Bella Nasman (5th grade, Zendejas) at Bellanasman@gmail.com