SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 * ISSUE 09052014

9/5PTA General Membership Meeting
9/5Ice Cream Social
9/9Kindergarten Curriculum Night
9/115th Grade Curriculum Night
9/15Scholastic Book Fair Begins
9/16Picture Day
9/16Dining for Dineros Event
9/161st-4th Grade Curriculum Night
9/19Scholastic Book Fair Ends
9/24PTA/Principal Coffee
10/6Readers are Doers (RAD) Kick Off
10/21Skate King Night
11/3PTA Reflections Due

Welcome Back Message from the PTA Presidents

Please click here to see the Welcome Back message from Julee Seibel and Lisa Dembo, PTA Co-Presidents. 

First Day PTA Forms and School Forms

This year, the PTA and the School have separate forms.  For the PTA, please make sure you fill out your 1st Day PTA Forms found here! They are due Wed. Sept 10th! 


For the Puesta del Sol Elementary School/BSD forms, please look for Linda Rochlin's 3 emails, read carefully, only print out and sign what you need and hand into the front desk or teacher.  If you did not receive emails from Linda Rochlin, please contact the front desk to ensure your email is in the school's messenger email system.  The PTA and the School use different email lists.

PTA General Membership Meeting

Friday September 5th 6:00pm - 6:30pm in the school library

Agenda Items: General Membership Vote for Budget Changes & Election for the VP of Teacher Relations position.  Melissa Richardson has been appointed the interim VP of Teacher Relations by the PTA Board due to the resignation of the prior VP.  Nominations will be taken from the floor.

All School Ice Cream Social

Friday September 5th 6:30pm in the upper playground

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream... Bring the entire family out to celebrate the beginning of another school year with a yummy bowl of ice cream.  Meet new friends and catch up with old friends.  Celebrate that the first week of school is behind you and get ready for a fun year! This is not a drop off event!


Volunteers are needed for the Ice Cream social event.  Please consider signing up to help!

  • Please RSVP by clicking here
  • Please sign up to Volunteer at the event by clicking here

Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed

Tuesday September 9th


Karen Ruby, our new school nurse needs our help! Hearing screening for all students will take place on Tuesday September 9th from 9am for training until 1pm.


If you can help out, we would really appreciate it.  Please pop into our SignUp Genius here and pick a slot! Feel free to recruit a few friends to fill up the slots!

Spirit Wear

Come check out the Spirit Wear Gear table during the Ice Cream Social tonight, September 5.


Click here for more information. 

Picture Day - Parent Volunteers needed

Tuesday September 16th


Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16.   All students will have their photos taken for school records and the yearbook, even those who don't place orders. Class pictures will also be taken and will not be taken again in the Spring. We are in need of parent volunteers for the day, to help retrieve the classes and organize students and order forms. Please contact Barbara Mullen if interested.


Friday, September 19, 2014   3:30 to 6 pm, Rain or Shine


RSVP: Log in and let us know- yes or no. It will help the staff direct your kids after school. Classes with 100% response by Tuesday September 16th will get a popsicle on Walkathon day.


T-SHIRTS will be in class colors - EVERY child that has RSVP'd receives a T-shirt! Registration closes Wednesday, 9/17.


Raise Funds: Kids can get per lap pledges or flat rate amounts. 

We ask each student to strive to raise $150 (or $300/family). We appreciate support at any level! has links for parent and other family and friend donations. We have a sample letter that you can email along with the link to encourage family and friends to donate.


Individually packaged tasty treats needed!

Please contact Annie Robinson at 

It's that time of year again!  Puesta del Sol Elementary School is gearing up for its annual WALKATHON fundraiser on Friday, September 19, 2014. This event raises funds for the school and all the wonderful programs which make Puesta del Sol so special and unique.

WALKATHON Raffle Items

We are in NEED of raffle items.  Please let me know if you can make a donation to help support our children. Kid-centric items are best:

  •  i-Pad, i-Pod, Kindle
  • X-Box, X-Box games
  • Legos, board games, books,
  • Experience packages
  • Sports gear, sports apparel (UW, WSU, Seahawks, Sounders),
  • Gift cards

Please contact Alicia Filippini at if you can contribute.  Items are needed by Wednesday, September 17.  THANK YOU!

WALKATHON Volunteers Needed

Before/during/after the event. If you have older children that need volunteer hours, contact our fabulous volunteer coordinator! We can't do this without you!

Please contact Mendi Carroll at


VOLUNTEER MEETING Tuesday Sept. 9th at 9:15 in PTA office. Please come if you are interested in learning more about helping out with this fabulous event!

The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is Coming!

September 15-19 in the Library


M-F AM Hours- 8:30-9:15am

Lunch Recess- 11:15-12:45pm

Afternoon Hours- 3:15-4:15pm

Wednesday ONLY- 1:00-3:00pm

Friday of Walkathon- 3:15-6:15pm


Volunteers are needed! Please sign up here or contact Laura Rossow at (425-556-4172) with any questions.

 Be An Art Appreciation Volunteer!

For more information about Art Appreciation, click here.

  • Most classroom volunteer sign-up sheets are passed around by the teacher at Curriculum Night;
  • Or, You may sign-up online for volunteering, click here.

Feel free to contact us at 

and we look forward to having your creativity within our classrooms!

 Passport Club: Kick-Off Work Party

Tuesday, Sept. 9th, immediately following school drop-off


Please join us for our annual work party. We'd love to have returning volunteers and eagerly welcome new recruits. We are getting ready for another amazing year and we need YOUR help! We're looking for 15-20 volunteers (or more...the more the merrier!).

  • Where: Lisa Carpenter's home, 16638 SE 27th St, Bellevue, 98008 
  • Why: To label, collate, staple, and organize the Passport resources for our 1st - 5th graders. We'll socialize and nosh as we prepare for the new year of Passport!
  • Questions? Please contact Hillary Salmieri, Lisa Carpenter, Dana Dang, & Koan Maurer at

We'd love to have returning volunteers and eagerly welcome new recruits. Come find out what Passport is all about and help us prepare for our kids' journey around the world!

The 6th Annual Watch D.O.G.S. of Western Washington Golf Tournament

Sunday September 28th


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering that gets Dads and Father-Figures more involved with their children's education by volunteering at least one school day out of the year.  You are invited to participate in this fun golf tournament that supports all of the participating schools in Western Washington with Watch D.O.G.S.



Please click here for more information on the Golf Tournament details.

If you cannot make the tournament or if you're just not a golfer but still want to support the Watch D.O.G.S. of Western Washington Program, you can be a sponsor of the tournament.   


Click here to register or contact Tony Guidotti, Director of Watch D.O.G.S., Puesta Del Sol for more details. 


Click the Links Below
to Sign Up

Thank you to Pauline Fox, Webmaster and Joyce Luu, Web Content Manger, for their tireless work this summer getting our website updated and ready to use for our new school year!


Thank you to all our PTA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for putting in their time and effort to get their committees ready for the start of school!


Thank you to GG Haight and our PTA Board for a terrific First Day PTA Coffee. 


A warm welcome to our new principal, Sr. Jonathan Shearer. He and the teachers have been hard at work getting ready for this fantastic school year. We have 3 new teachers: Sra. Chaparro in K, Sra. DeMate in 4th and Sra. Mattson in 5and Gia Tomihama in Special Ed.  We have some new specialists as well including Art and Band! 


Please read Sr. Shearer's Principal Newsletter sent out by Linda Rochlin on 8/26. If you did not receive emails from Linda Rochlin, please contact the front desk to ensure your email is in the school's messenger email system.  The PTA and the School use different email lists. 




Puesta del Sol PTA   Unit 2.3.95, Bellevue, WA

Lisa Dembo, Co-President

Julee Seibel, Co-President

425.456.6143 PTA Office

425.456.6100 School Office

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