JANUARY 30, 2015 * ISSUE 013015

Upcoming Important Dates

1/30TONIGHT: Totally 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

TONIGHT: Totally 80's Family Dance

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


Join us tonight for a flashback to the 80's dance party in the Puesta del Sol gym. Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair, let's go back to the days of metal bands and neon wear! Music by DJ Thump and prizes for Best Family Costume, games and more. Free admission. Refreshments and snacks will be for sale (cash only).
We are still in need of volunteers to sell refreshments and clean-up. Please email Sarah Fink if interested at  finksarah@hotmail.com or just show up if you can. Thank you!


Sign Up Now! K-1 Song & Dance with
Sra.Rose for International Festival

Sign up by Wednesday, February 4th!


Join our wonderful Sra. Rose in her K-1 song and dance performance for the International Festival.  Classes start Feb 5th.  Space is limited - click here sign up now.


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 

Cookbook Sponsorship Program

Updated Deadline: TODAY, 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

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.