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




April 4, 2014
In this Issue
Gala Auction
PTA Summer Camps
Newsletter Editor
Amity Interns
Volunteer Appreciation
Passport Club
Education Connection
Jungle Book
Community Events
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
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Calendar of Events  

April 2014
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
Spring Break Next Week! See you April 14

PTA News

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Whether you were a sponsor, donor, volunteer, parent, principal, teacher, student or amity, you ALL contributed to Estrellas Brillantes success! You truly are what makes this school a community! Muchas gracias a todos.

Hollywood Gala Auction smashes our $125,000 fundraising goal out of the park by almost $20,000! Our preliminary amount raised is $143,000! That leaves us with around $121,000 after expenses to use for our PTA programs over the next two years! Thank you again to everyone who donated to our PTA!
A friendly reminder for those who work for companies which MATCH donations such as:
1- Cash
2- Items purchased over fair market value (marked on your receipts)
3- Volunteer hours
*Please be sure to get your contributions into your company's system.

-Alicia Filippini and Rebecca Hamilton, Auction Co-Chairs


Our Hollywood Gala Auction was a Smashing Success

The PTA Board would like to thank the following hard working Auction Committee:

Alicia Filippini and Rebecca Hamilton - Co-Chairs
Mildred Jammer - Procurement
Laura Dooley - Tech Whiz Extraordinaire
Sonja Gerard - Graphic Design, Printing, Class Art Projects
Shari Sparling - Dessert Dash and Teacher Experiences
Jennifer Murphy - Décor
Michele Sager- Children Photographs
Emmy Park - Class Art Projects
Stacy Hauer Weigel- Volunteer Coordinator
Tony Guidotti - Master of Ceremonies
Kathryn Pizzo - Slideshow
Sandi Tampa, VP Fundraising and Mendi Carroll, VP Treasurer

Countless additional event volunteers made our night so smooth and wonderful! Thank you!

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- ¡Viva el español! 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


WANTED! Newsletter Editor 
for the 2014/15 School Year 

If you'd like to volunteer from the comfort of your own home, this position is for you! It's creative and rewarding and a great way to contribute to the Puesta del Sol community. 



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 


Save the date for Volunteer Appreciation Night
May 13 at 6:3
0 p.m


Passport Club: Tuesday, April 29
Special Itinerary: Mexico

Visit Mexico! Check the bulletin board in the gym for worksheets and answers. Print a worksheet here.


Spring Education Connections Series

Learn About Advanced Placement Over Lunch
Thursday, April 17th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WISC - Rainier Room

Bellevue School District has some of the highest AP course participation rates in the country, with 91% of seniors graduating with at least one AP course. Bellevue students also pass the AP exams at rates significantly higher than the national average. Join Bellevue School Board Member Chris Marks, Deputy Superintendent Eva Collins, and Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Sharon Kautz to learn how and why Bellevue schools developed a focus on AP participation for all and how it makes a difference for students.

Education Connections is a speaker series put on by the Foundation for the greater


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.


Before/After School Events

Small Hands on Art presents: Jungle Book

Rehearsal Dates: 4/16, 23,30, 5/7, 14
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Cost: $85
Recital: May 14 at 7 p.m. (cast at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Puesta del Sol gym
Questions? Call Howie or Amy at 425-313-9431

 *This is not a PTA sponsored activity
Community Events

Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing

Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue 98005

Sheep shearing, one of the showier examples of farming life at Kelsey Creek Park, takes center stage Saturday, April 26. The annual sheep shearing event will also feature a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, inflatables, 4-H exhibits, kid's crafts, tractor rides, pony rides, food and more!

Entrance is free and activities range in price. Cash only (no ATM on site). For more information please contact Kelsey Creek Farm at 425.452.7688.


Clothing Drive for Girl Scout Troop 52818

Items to bring: clothing, shoes, towels, throw rugs, purses belts, bedding or drapery.

To donate to Clothing for a Cause while earning money for an upcoming summer trip.

Please bring tied bags to:
  • Bill Pace Fruit and Produce, 5620 - 119th Ave SE, Newport Hills Saturday April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Newcastle Earth Day Celebration at Lake Boren Park April 19th - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • or email Ingrid Turner, iturner64@hotmail.com for pickup.