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




May 30, 2014
In this Issue
Lost & Found
Dining for Dineros
Job Opportunity
BSD Survey
Field Day
PdS Garden
PdS Summer Camp
Auction Prints
Library News
Safeco Field
Book Drive
Summer Camps
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

JUNE 2014 


1:  End of priority registration for summer camp

7:  5th Grade Party, Newcastle Beach Park from 4-7 p.m.

11: PTA Board Meeting
13/14: Drama Performances
20: Field Day, 1:30-3 p.m.
23: Last Day of School, 9:05-11:05 (bus routes as usual, no lunch)


Upcoming Events       
PTA Drama Club and Studio East presents
June 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at Newport High School PAC
Come see the 4th and 5th grade talent that's been hiding right here at Puesta del Sol! Tickets are available online Friday May 30th and will also be sold before and after school June 9-13th. Only $8 before the show and $10 at the door. No Lie!




A Note from the PTA Treasurer


Our fiscal year is nearly over. Please submit all reimbursement requests by June 16 to ensure payment. Email treasurer@puestadelsolpta.org if you have any questions about reimbursements.

Thank you,

Mendi Carroll


All lost and found items will be donated on June 24
Dining for Dineros at Ooba-Tooba

Just a reminder to mention Puesta del Sol when you eat at the Factoria Ooba Tooba, located at 12821 SE 38th in Bellevue, weekdays after 3 p.m. and anytime on the weekends. We receive 10% on your order and we have been receiving some nice revenues from this partnership!


Shopping with a Purpose
On Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st, three Bellevue shops have generously agreed to donate 10% of all proceeds to the Bellevue Schools Foundation! Stop by Haystack Antiques, Hopscotch Consignment, and Between Friends Consignment - all located near Main St. and 105th Ave. NE - during the last weekend of May and support Bellevue students at the same time!


Great Job Opportunity for Nurses!

BSD is currently hiring registered nurses to work with our wonderful students. Current openings available in Middle School and Elementary School.

Requirements:  BSN with current license

Job posting is on the BSD site at bsd405.org. Questions? Contact the school nurse at your home school or Sonja Reid, BSD Lead Nurse at reids@bsd405.org


BSF Spring for Schools Luncheon a Success!
Many thanks to the countless donors, table captains, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone else who helped make the Foundation's annual Spring for Schools benefit luncheon on May 16th a great success. The event raised more than $630,000 for Bellevue schools and students, making it the most successful Spring for Schools yet and the first time the event total has ever topped $600,000! All of us who care about our kids and our community are immensely grateful.


Please take a moment to share your feedback.
Volunteers Needed
Field Day is Friday, June 20!
Field day is less than one month away! It will be held on Friday, June 20th from 1:30-3pm and we still need volunteers!  If you're a kindergarten parent, we need helpers to accompany groups of kindergarteners  We still need helpers to run stations too!  If you're available to help with one of the most FUN events of the year, please contact Carrie Norrah at carrienorrah@yahoo.com. Thank you!  (& thank you to all who have contacted me already--more info coming soon!)



The School Garden Project has Begun!


You may have noticed the boxed areas in the grass that will soon become raised beds for each classroom to participate in the end to end creation and care of the gardens for food production and recycling. The kids and teachers are so excited to see it starting!


We are in need of additional volunteers for manual labor of the installation, material acquisition (donations?) and ongoing support and maintenance.


Please email katpizzo@comcast.net who is coordinating the logistics for the master plan of Forrest Jammer and Luly Feliciano. Many thanks!



Summer Camp Priority Registration ends June 1st

Are you looking for some Spanish language experience for your children this summer? Several Puesta del Sol teachers will be holding Summer Camps this summer! Check out the opportunities here .

Puesta students are given priority registration for camps until June 1.  After this date the camps will be open to any other students. Register today before camps fill up! Some programs are near capacity.


Now Available - 2014 Auction Project Prints!

If you weren't able to attend our school auction this past March or maybe you didn't receive the winning bid on a class auction project(s), we have made it possible for you to purchase a Combined Auction Projects Print and/or Auction Project Prints by Classroom.
These are giclee prints and produced on a high quality textured fine art paper (240 gms, archival and acid free paper). This is also an opportunity to purchase one for your child's teacher or give to grandparents as a gift!

Click Here to Order Prints!
Deadline is June 9

All proceeds benefit Puesta del Sol PTA and PTA programs at our school.
Thank you for your support!


News from the Library

Birthday Book Club - The last day to donate a book to the library in honor of your child's birthday is June 5th. Students who have donated books will receive a token of appreciation from Mrs. Brody during their class library time. A Puesta del Sol Wish List can be found both on Amazon and Bound to Stay Bound websites.  Thanks to everyone for the wonderful donations!

Overdue Books - May 30th will be the last day of check out for the school year. After that date you may receive another reminder about a lost or overdue book. Please help your student find their lost books or send a check made out to Puesta del Sol for the replacement cost of the books. Student yearbooks will be held and students will not be allowed to check out in the fall if books are not returned or fines remain unpaid. Thank you for supporting our library!

Inventory - It is the time of year when we begin to inventory all the books in the library and are in need of volunteers to help during the week. It is an easy and simple process of scanning the barcode on the back of each book on the library shelves. Drop by anytime for any amount of time. All help is appreciated!

Ink Cartridges and used Cell Phones - We continue to collect large and small ink cartridges and used cell phones. Collect them from your workplace. Drop them by the library anytime. The library usually collects over $1,000 dollars each year from donations of these items, which we use to buy more books to enhance our library collection.

Common Sense Media - This is a website that you shouldn't live without. This website offers developmentally age-appropriate, reliable information and ratings about books, websites, movies, etc. so you can decide what's best for your family. Check it out!

Stacey Brody, Puesta del Sol Librarian



Start Summer Break at Safeco Field!

Saturday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m.


June 21 is the annual All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth at Safeco Field. Watch teams of local celebrities and athletes play each other and help raise money for homeless youth in King County. A portion raised also benefits the Newport Grad Knight 2015 Fund. Tickets are only $7 dollars ($8 off online price)! Visit the website for a full list of celebrities and athletes and to get more information. Hope to see you there!


"Be the Bridge to Beat the Achievement Gap" Literacy Book Drive

Donate any used books for Bellevue Schools summer schools and reading programs from now until the end of the year.
  • Any language accepted
  • Elementary to young adult level
Boxes are in each pod and in the office by the staff work room. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will find a good home.
Thank you! ~Puesta del Sol Student Council


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
NWLA Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
NWLA offers a Spanish Immersion, summer residential program for Bellevue school district/Puesta del Sol students and families on beautiful Whidbey Island, in close proximity to Seattle. Students, grades 1 - 5, have the opportunity to reinforce what was learned during the school year and continue improving their language skills during summer break. This is a unique opportunity for the young learners to earn their requirement of Spanish practice hours, while enjoying all the best of summer camp experience in a pristine natural environment with their family and friends.

For more information and to request an application please contact:
Maria Ellis, Program Director




Engineering for Kids Summer Program

 As a thank you to Puesta del Sol, Engineering for Kids would like to offer a 15% discount for students and their siblings or friends towards the Apprentice Summer Camps. Camp registration is through the website at engineeringforkids.net/kingcounty . Parents, please enter the discount code EFKPuestaSummer at registration to receive the discount.


GS Troop 52818 Garage Sale

Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Girl Scout Troop 52818 is holding a garage sale at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, down the hill from Puesta del Sol, at 4315 129th Pl SE, Bellevue. The girls are earning money for a trip this summer. This troop is a group of PdS Alumni who are now in 7th grade at Tillicum Middle School. Items for sale include baby and children's items, books, DVD's and furniture and household items. Please stop by and support the troop!


BYSC Fall Soccer

Bellevue Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) is a non-profit organization that is now registering for fall recreational soccer programs for boys and girls ages 5 - 18. 
Register before May 31st for a $50.00 Early-Bird registration discount!!  We're also looking for volunteer coaches at many age levels - parents as well as high school players welcome (earn community service hours!) Visit our website to learn more and register: http://www.bellevueyouthsoccer.org


The YMCA Adventure Guides

This program is a great way for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade father/daughter or father/son adventures and fun. The campouts on Orcas Island (Camp Orkila) are not to be missed. The kids have fun and so do the Dads!  And the Moms get some free time! Click HERE for more information.  If you are interested, please contact Linda Toycen