JANUARY 23, 2015 * ISSUE 012315

Upcoming Important Dates

TODAYDeadline for 5th Grade PTA Cookbook Cover Artwork & Recipe Submissions
1/24Choir Concert
1/25Order Deadline for Super Bowl Program Fundraiser
1/26No School: BSD Professional Development
1/29ISA Parent Night
1/30Totally 80's Family Dance
1/30NEW DATE - Puesta del Sol PTA Cookbook Sponsorships Deadline
2/1 - 5Dining for Dinero: Red Robin, Factoria
2/1 - 6Dining for Dinero: Peaks Frozen Yogurt, all locations
2/5Science Fair Information Night
2/12PTA Board Meeting
2/13Deadline for Kindergarten Lottery Registration
2/16 - 2/20Mid-Winter Break
2/24Passport Check Day
3/18PTA Principal Coffee
3/21International Festival
4/1NEW DATE Science Fair

Super Bowl XLIX Game Program Fundraiser 

Order Deadline is Sunday, January 25 , 11:59pm PST


Please support the PTA by ordering your Super Bowl XLIX game program through us which also includes a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix to watch the Seahawks play!


Puesta del Sol's PTA is partnering with GameTime Fundraisers to make the official Super Bowl XLIX game program (magazine) available for sale as a fundraiser. 


Cost: $18.50

($5 from every program sold will be donated back to our school so ask your friends and family to also order their programs here!)


The order process is easy!

  • Go to: www.GameTimeFundraisers.com
  • Select "Super Bowl XLIX" and add Super Bowl program(s) to your cart. 
  • Enter School and Student Name/Teacher Name on the checkout page.
  • Check out!
All programs will ship to the school identified at checkout 

for distribution to students.


Delivery / pickup date: Friday, January 30

Super Bowl XLIX: Sunday, February 1


Every program ordered is entered into a drawing to win a trip for 2 to Phoenix! (Includes airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, ground transportation and 2 Super Bowl XLIX game tickets).  The drawing for Super Bowl XLIX trip will be conducted on January 26, 2015.


This is a great way for you to participate in the excitement of the Seahawks return to the Super Bowl and help raise valuable money for Puesta del Sol! Please forward this to all of your friends, family and co-workers and share on Facebook and Twitter!

Thanks and Go Hawks!


Attention All 5th Graders: Cookbook Cover Contest!

Deadline for artwork submissions is Friday, January 23


We invite all Puesta del Sol 5th Graders to participate  

in a contest to have your artwork on the cover of the
2015 Puesta del Sol PTA Cookbook. The cookbook will  
be published this coming Spring.
  • Cookbook Theme - "The Family Table"
  • Deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015
  • For the details about the cover artwork contest,

Please click here to visit the PTA Cookbook webpage.

  • This contest is only open to 5th Graders.
  • A chance to have your artwork premiered on the cover!
  • A great way to have additional Puesta del Sol Legacy Artwork
What does "The Family Table" mean to you? Draw it and have fun creating! If you have any questions, please email cookbook@puestadelsolpta.org



Take a minute to be a part of the FIRST EVER Puesta del Sol Cookbook.  The Deadline for your family to be included is TODAY, FRIDAY, January 23rd!   Also please send us a fun picture of your child(ren) in the kitchen, if you would like to have it included with your recipe.  Simply send the picture & recipes to cookbook@puestadelsolpta.org.


How to participate in this year's cookbook: Each grade is assigned a course, but we are happy to take any recipe that you love and we'll work it into the cookbookBTW we really need Side Dishes!  So pick a recipe and send it to: cookbook@puestadelsolpta.org along with your pictures!













Main Dish




Teacher's Favorite


We are hoping that all families, teachers and Amities will take a few minutes to be a part of this wonderful project!!


**Depending on the number of submissions, we cannot guarantee all of the recipes will make the printed version of the cookbook**


Cookbook Sponsorship Program

Updated Deadline: Friday, January 30


Support our school by becoming a "Cookbook Sponsor" in our first Puesta del Sol PTA's Cookbook!  Your participation in this project will help fund the education enhancement programs at our school and provide your business with recognition within our parent community.  We have different levels of sponsorship to fit your specific requirements and budget.  For more information on how to become a sponsor go to http://puestadelsolpta.org/Page/Fundraising/PTACookbook or contact Rebecca Hamilton at SponsorCookbook@puestadelsolpta.org.    


Dining for Dinero Event

Featured Vendors - Save Your Receipts!  

RED ROBIN - Factoria location 

February 1 - 5 

Marketplace at Factoria

3909 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 



February 1 - 6

All locations


12821 SE 38th St, Bellevue, 98006 

How to Participate?  Enter Your Receipt Below.
  • Dine at a chosen restaurant on a Dining for Dinero dateHang onto your receipt - you will need it!
  • You must submit your receipt within 1 week from the date of dining.
  • Using your receipt, please enter the following information in the form below: 
    • restaurant-location
    • ticket/bill number
    • total bill (including tax, before gratuity), 
    • and classroom teacher(s).
  • Alternately you can submit it at:
  • Press Submit

Totally 80's Family Dance

Friday, January 30th 6:30 - 8:00pm


Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair, let's go back to the days of metal bands and neon wear! Join us for a flashback to the 80's dance party in the Puesta del Sol gym. Music by DJ Thump and prizes for Best Family Costume and more. Free admission. Refreshments and snacks will be for sale.
Volunteers needed for refreshments, set-up and clean-up. Please email Sarah Fink if interested at finksarah@hotmail.com.


Amity Interns Update

We would like to thank the following families for opening up their homes and hosting our Amity interns from the start of the year until just before Winter break.  


The Justice Family (Bea)

The Peck Family (Jesus)

The Filippini/Gissing Family (Amalia)

The Noell family (Maka)


The Interns have now moved into their second host family homes.  Again, we are  fortunate that the following families have provided our interns a place to stay and that you have  welcomed the Interns into your  homes.


The Karl Family (Jesus)

The Tampa Family (Maka)

The McSherry Family (Amalia)

The Reed Family (Bea)

Get Ready for the Science Fair!

Information Night:


Thursday, February 5, 6:00 (K-2) or 7:15 (3-5) in the Library


Come learn how to choose a topic and create a great project! Grades K-2 will be covered from 6:00pm-7:00pm and grades 3-5 will be covered from 7:15pm-8:15pm. This workshop is an optional event for both parents and children, aimed to assist first time participants although anyone is welcome.  Questions?  Email



**NEW** Wednesday, April 1, starting at 5:00 (K-1) and 5:30 (2-5)


The Science Fair is moving out two weeks to April 1 and while registration won't be open for a couple more weeks, it's not too early to start researching topics or contacting sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org to volunteer.  Volunteers are needed for 30 minute shifts as room monitors, judges, photographers, greeting students, setup, tear-down, food sales and the scavenger hunt.  There are also opportunities to help with all the prep that goes on beforehand (including writing announcements like this), by contacting sciencefair@puestadelsolpta.org 

Spanish in the Higher Grades: High School Offerings and College Applications!

Thursday, January 29th, 7:00pm, Newport High School Library


This will be very useful for parents and students from grades 7-12. As always, anyone within the ISA program is welcome, however. It is never too early to know what is in store for your students!




Sarah Soares, National Board Certified Teacher 

ISA Language, Literature and Culture grade 8

ISA Language, Literature and Culture grade 7
Tillicum Middle School

Katie Konrad Moore 

Director, Collegewise - Northwest

Student Council Drawing Contest

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 13


Student Council News - Student Council is hosting a drawing competition!  Students are encouraged to submit a drawing of a Phoenix, our new school mascot, to the Student Council.  The winning drawing will become the logo for all Puesta del Sol Spirit Wear.  Drawings can be brought to the library.  Deadline for submissions is February 13th.  

Start CLIPPING and
SAVING Box Tops!


The new year will bring another Puesta del Sol Box Top competition between grade levels. Start saving those Box Tops from your holiday shopping so your kiddos can bring them to school once the competition begins. Look for details in a future El Sol edition.


Each Box Top is worth 10 for our school! That adds up FAST! The last two years we raised over $1,300. Can we reach $1,000 in a year?

Clip, save & have your kiddos drop them in Box Top box located in the school office on the PTA table to the right of the door.




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PTA's New Online Directory!
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can be found here.



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Amity Interns at
Puesta del Sol 

Help us welcome them into our school community.  Consider inviting them to your home for dinner, or if your family has a fun activity planned, invite them along.  Click here to find information for tutoring or visiting with our Amity Interns.


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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