FEBRUARY 27, 2015 * ISSUE 022715

Upcoming Important Dates

2/27International Festival Tickets On Sale
3/2 - 3/8Dining for Dinero Event Week
3/4Science Fair Display Boards Pick-up
3/5Kindergarten Lottery
3/7Science Fair Registration Deadline
3/11Art Appreciation Gallery Night
3/13No School
3/18PTA Principal Coffee
3/20Deadline for Purchasing Mariners' Tickets
3/21International Festival
3/27Last Day to Order Yearbooks
3/21International Festival
4/1NEW DATE Science Fair
4/2PTA General Membership Meeting, SPEAKER, Elections and Budget approval
4/18Night at the Mariners' Game
Dining for Dinero Event

Featured Vendors - Save Your Receipts!

California Pizza Kitchen - Bellevue Location

March 2 - 8 

595 106th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 




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
Get Ready for the Science Fair!
Registration ends March 7th 

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


The Puesta del Sol Science Fair is a celebration of the scientific method, providing students an enriching opportunity to explore science outside the classroom. The goal of the Science Fair is to allow students to develop a deeper appreciation for the proper method of scientific discovery. It provides a fun environment for students to solve problems and tell a story. More information is on the PTA website on the Science Fair page

Parent volunteers are needed for various support roles, including set up, judging, room monitors, tear down, photographers, greeting students, food sales and the scavenger hunt. Please choose your area of volunteering when you complete your student's online registration for the Science Fair.  

Registration for the Science Fair is now open! Registration ends March 7th.

Calling All Bakers - Science Fair Needs You!

Please help make this year's Science Fair Bake Sale a success. We need baked goods to be sold at the fair as well as volunteers to take shifts for sales. Please contact Annie Robinson at arobinson105@yahoo.com if you plan on dropping off goodies and/or you would like to help at the table. Items can be dropped off at the PTA office (there will be a big labeled clear bin) up to two days before the event or dropped off at the Bake Sale table during the event.

  • Please no peanuts or peanut butter in the baked goods.  Packaged candy is also welcome for those with severe allergies.
  • Items need to be individually wrapped and will be sold
    for only $1
  • Anyone handling cash (selling) must be a member of the PTA

Science Fair: Tri-fold Display Boards
Available for Purchase

Wednesday, March 4th, afternoon pick-up from 12:30 to 1:30pm


WHAT: Science Fair Display Boards
Save yourself a trip and buy your tri-fold display board for the Science Fair from the committee. Pay $6/each online when you register your student, or cash in-person.
WHEN: Wednesday March 4th, afternoon pick-up from 12:30 to 1:30 or by special arrangement with Amy Ulrich (email address in directory) available at morning pick-up most days
WHERE: In PTA Office on designated days


Puesta del Sol Night at the Mariner's

Saturday, April 18 6:10 PM, $12/ticket

Join us for a night at Safeco when the Mariners host the Texas Rangers. 

  • Pay online with a credit card http://puestadelsolpta.org/Packet/MarinersNight or by check with a paper order using flyers sent home the week of February 23rd 
  • Sorry, no checks for online orders
  • Drop paper orders in the PTA box at the front office.
  • Questions?  Contact Lisa Noell lisa.noel@gmail.com
  • ORDERS DUE BY March 20th in order to secure our block of seats together.  No refunds available for this event.


Art Appreciation Gallery Night!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Gym


Come join us for our annual Art Appreciation Gallery Night!

There will be a variety of creative art projects on display from our Puesta del Sol students. Thank you to our motivated Art Appreciation Volunteers for developing art lessons every month for the classrooms. 
The 2015 PTA Cookbook Classroom Art Projects will also be on display at the Gallery Night. These wonderful projects will be auctioned off at the International Festival on March 21st, 2015. So, get an early view before they go to auction!
Come and enjoy the fun artwork and refreshments. Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact us at artappreciation@puestadelsolpta.org.

International Festival Tickets Available NOW!!

Saturday, March 21st 4:00pm, Newport High School

Buy your tickets to see our talented students perform cultural dances, songs, and music! We will also have a Bake Sale with yummy goodies donated by wonderful Puesta del Sol families.

Venue: Newport High School
Date: Saturday, 3/21/2015
Time: Doors open at 4:00pm, show starts at 4:30pm
Price: $5/seat (Infants 0 to 11 months are free if they will be on an adult lap)

Limited seating, first come first serve.
Allow extra time for ticket pick-up at Will Call on day of event.


Yearbook Orders: Deadline Approaching!

Deadline for ordering a 2014-2015 yearbook is Friday, March 27


Make sure to get your 2014-2015 yearbook ordered before Friday, 3/27.  There will be no ordering available after this date, as the yearbook will go to print with pre-purchased orders only.  To order, please click here - you'll be prompted to login to your PTA account.


If you don't remember if you ordered, please login into your account here and look at your Orders.


Or, if you have questions, or would like to order by cash or check, please email yearbook@puestadelsolpta.org before the March 27 deadline. 


Music News: Upcoming Concerts

March 19th (Thursday) Puesta  del Sol Orchestra Zone Concert @ TMS 7:30pm


March 24th (Tuesday) Choir Zone Concert @ Tillicum Middle School 7:00pm


April 15th (Wednesday) 1st grade 6pm, 2nd grade 7pm


April 22nd (Wednesday) 3rd grade 6pm, 4th grade 7pm


May 6th (Wednesday) Marimba Bands Final Concert 7pm


May 26th (Tuesday)  Puesta del Sol Band/Orchestra @ PDS Gym 7pm


2nd Annual School and Family Fair

Wednesday, March 11 6:00 to 8:15pm, Interlake High School

This is a district wide fair with representatives from the school district and the community which will provide families with resources for everything from summer camps/classes, childcare and human services plus so much more. There will be over 50 organizations represented and 6 parent education sessions for Pre-school to 12th grade families. Additional information can be found on the district website.

Parent Information Nights

Wednesday, March 4th: Smarter Balanced Assessment

Heather Edlund, Bellevue School District's Director of Curriculum will be presenting details on the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment testing


The 2nd Annual School & Family Fair 

Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 to 8:15 pm at Interlake High School.

This is a district wide fair with representatives from the school district and the community which will provide families with resources for everything from summer camps/classes, childcare and human services plus so much more. There will be over 50 organizations represented and 6 parent education sessions for Pre-school to 12th grade families.


Attached you will find the promotional posters in English and Spanish.  The poster can be found in other languages on the following district website.


Wednesday, March 25th: Empathy and Education

 A panel of experts will be discussing the importance and benefits of instilling empathy in children

  • understanding WHY instilling/practicing empathy is important (what are the benefits to the child, class and school)
  • leaving with ideas/tools of what parents can do to instill empathy
  • understanding how they can practice expressing empathy towards their child
  • knowing how it affects academics, learning, social-emotional development




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