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




June 6, 2014
In this Issue
Fall Club Forms
Lost & Found
Job Opportunity
BSD Survey
Dining for Dineros
Field Day
Summer School
PdS Summer Camp
Auction Prints
Library News
Book Drive
Summer Camps
Safeco Field
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 


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

10: Fall Sponsorship forms due

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)

24: All lost and found items to be donated

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 6-13th. Only $8 before the show and $10 at the door. No Lie!


 If you missed your chance to send a Praise Note you are in luck! The deadline has been extended through today, Friday, June 6th so hurry and purchase them here for $5."


Puesta del Sol Principal for 2014-15

Our new incoming Principal Jonathan Shearer will be joining us for our next school year! Please click here to read his introduction letter!



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


2014-15 Fall Club/Activity Sponsorship Forms Due June 10


Are you thinking about organizing a before or after school club or continuing one at Puesta del Sol next fall? Would you like to request PTA sponsorship? If so, please be sure to visit the PTA's forms site HERE  for updated information on what sponsorship provides, our criteria for granting it, as well as the sponsorship application itself.


Applications for activities/clubs starting in the Fall of 2014 are due to the PTA mailbox by Tuesday, June 10 for review/approval by the PTA Board. Due to space challenges, we are requesting all Fall starting clubs and activities to submit requests prior to the completion of the school year so we can plan for and coordinate with the school to accommodate as many programs as possible. If you have any questions, please email the VPs of Educational Enhancement. 

All lost and found items will be donated on June 24
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


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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!


Volunteers Needed
Field Day is 2 Weeks Away!
Friday, June 20 from  1:30-3:00 p.m.
*Note that we will be starting at 1:30 this year instead of 1:00
We still need volunteers to help with Field Day and have stations that need volunteers to run them! You can pick a friend and run a station together! We still need kindergarten parents to guide groups of kindergarteners through Field Day!  If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Carrie Norrah & I'll send you a link to the sign up form through Sign Up Genius-you can pick which ever station sounds fun to you!  Thank you to everyone who has already signed up!

Volunteer in  School this Summer!
Would you enjoy working with students in a hands-on role? Please consider helping out! It's a great opportunity for high school and college students considering a career in teaching, or senior citizens looking to connect with young students on a regular basis. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and willing to commit to a minimum of one morning each week.
Volunteers are also needed for the 12-day summer Operation Exploration program at Sherwood Forest Elementary.
Attend one of the upcoming orientation sessions on June 11th (from 2:30-4 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.). Call the VIBES office at 425-456-4154 or email vibes@bsd405.org with any questions. For more information, click HERE.



Summer Camps at Puesta del Sol

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 .
Hurry! Camps fill up fast so register today!


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

Library check out closed for the year

Notices will be emailed next week about lost or overdue library books. 


Please return ALL library books before school is out

If lost, send a check made out to Puesta del Sol to cover the costs of the lost book.  Students who have not returned or paid for lost books before the end of the year will not receive their Yearbook and will not be able to check out next year until the books are returned or paid for. Thanks for helping to  keep our library collection up to date!

Inventory Volunteers Needed

Helpers needed to scan books for inventory. It's a very easy job, drop by any time.

Poetry Chair - The famous Poetry Chair appeared in the library right after Spring Break. Students are challenged to memorize and recite a poem in the Poetry Chair. I ask that students recite a number of lines based on their grade:  

Kindergarten - nursery rhymes or a 4 line poem
1st grade - poem with 4 lines or more
2nd and 3rd grade - poem with 8 lines or more
4th and 5th grade - poem with 12 lines or more
Share your favorite poem with your children and encourage them to try out the Poetry Chair!!  

Stacey Brody, Puesta del Sol Librarian

"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.

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



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!


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