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 18, 2014
In this Issue
PTA Meeting
PTA Summer Camps
Amity Interns
Skate King
Academic Challenge
Smart with Art
Volunteer Appreciation
Passport Club
BSF Luncheon
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  
Late submissions are
not guaranteed 

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Calendar of Events

April 2014

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),6:30-8:00 p.m. in library
30: Principal/PTA Coffee,
9:15-10:15 a.m. in the gym
PTA News 
2014/15 PTA  Nominations
The 2014 Puesta del Sol PTA nominating committee places the following names in nomination:

For office of VP of Passive Fundraising: Mary Castillo
For office of Secretary: Renee Haniu
For office of VP of Educational Enhancement: Kathryn Pizzo
For office of VP of Administrative Support: Lisa Blizzard
For office of Treasurer: Tamzin Anderson
For office of VP of Administrative Support : Annie Robinson
*Additional nominations will be taken from the floor
The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 30 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements as stated in the Washington State PTA Uniform Bylaws.
Respectfully submitted,
Kathryn Pizzo, Renee Haniu, Deb Justice, & Julie Skaggs

General Membership PTA Meeting

Elections, Budget Review and Common Core Speaker!

Tuesday, 4/29 at 6:30 p.m. in the library

Please join us Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the library for our annual board elections and budget review which is your chance to help form our next year's budget. Heather Edlund, BSD Director of Curriculum, will speak about Common Core and its impact on language acquisition, curriculum and testing.

We look forward to seeing you!
Lisa Dembo and Julee Seibel

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




Thank you to Lisa Noelle for putting
together Mariner's Night!!!   


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┬ 


Skate King Coordinator Needed for 2014/15
If interested, please email Laura Dooley dooley101@msn.com  
Academic Challenge due Friday April 25th!!!
There will be a box labeled "Academic challenge" in the school office all week, Monday-Friday, beginning April 21. Please, please, please be sure to staple all forms together or place them in an envelope! Packets MUST include the FINAL SUBMISSION FORM so I know which challenges students participated in (i.e. Reflections, passports, science fair, students completing all 6 challenges, or only 4 or 5 etc) as well as a clearly written contact email (preferred) or phone number. Sometimes papers are separated or something gets left out accidentally and I will need to contact a parent or guardian. Things happen, but I will not cross reference the student directory if I need to look up contact information. Instead, it is up to you, the student or parent, to provide contact information should something be missing.

Jessica Heringer
Academic Challenge Chair
Spiritwear: Order by May 1st 
Get ready for summer with Puesta del Sol Spiritwear! Lots of fun short sleeve styles to show your school pride this summer. Order by May 1 and receive it by May 18. This will be the last sale of the school year. Order HERE  


Smart with Art Begins 4/22: Register today!

Spring is here, and Smart with Art will be having art courses starting next week at Puesta del Sol!

This session is all about "Once Upon a Painting" - no matter the medium your child may be interested in!

When: Tuesdays 4/22-6/10
Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Grades: K-5
Register HERE 

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.


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.
Please join our Puesta del Sol parents at BSF's Annual Spring for Schools Luncheon!
We have 3 Puesta del Sol tables! Email president@puestadelsolpta.org to join.
For more information about the luncheon, becoming a table captain, or sponsorship opportunities, email info@bsfdn.org or call 425.456.4199.
Community Summer Camps 
Operation Exploration Summer Camp
When:July 8-24
Time:9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where:Sherwood Forest Elementary
Join us this summer as Operation Exploration takes a journey back in time. For all students entering grades 2-6, this hands-on, integrated program emphasizes accelerated academics, creativity, and high-level thinking skills. For more than 30 years, Operation Exploration has provided an academic program that appeals to independent learners who display intense curiosity, prefer complex thinking and like to generate and create unique ideas and products. A sliding tuition scale is available for students that qualify, and limited scholarships may be available based on family need. Sign up today by downloading a registration form on our website www.bsd405.org/summerschool

Bellevue Parks Cheerleading Summer Camps


Come join the fun with the Bellevue Parks Cheerleading Program. Summer camps are offered for all experience levels, ages 5-14. Bellevue full-day camps are held at Crossroads Community Center (behind Crossroads Mall), and a minicamp will be at Lake Hills Elementary. Other camps around the Eastside areavailable as well. Learn cheers, jumps, some beginning tumbling, and dance, andhave a ton of fun! Go to www.EastsideDreamElite.com for acomplete list of our camps or call 425-246-9636 for more info. Register online through the City ofBellevue at www.MyParksAndRecreation.com.
SpainBcn Programs in Barcelona
Summer Youth Sport Camps & Spanish Programs with
Homestay in Barcelona, Spain

SpainBcn-Programs and Youth Summer Camps is a 1 to 4 weeks-long program (June through August) Barcelona, Spain. Summer Camps are designed for boys and girls, juniors and teens, who want to improve their Spanish, enjoy a complete cultural program and/ or practice their favorite sports in a fun, safe and nurturing environment with other youth participants from all over the world. All Teen programs are fully supervised.

To learn more about SpainBcn-Summer Camps please visit: SummerCampsBarcelona.com

Donate Legos and Help Build Futures
Are there LEGO pieces hiding in your closet?
If so, we have a great way to put them to use. . . Wyatt and Tayla Ann Steere will be teaming up with local college students in La Paz, Mexico to create an after school LEGO building program for local youth. They would like to bring at least 80 gallon bags of LEGO bricks to kick off the project.

What can you do? Donate any amount of Lego type bricks, people figures, and base pieces by May 20, 2014. You can drop them off in room 202 or 304. For questions or to arrange drop off or pick-up contact herdofsteere@gmail.com or call/text Christina Steere at 206-849-8455

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.