MAY 1, 2015 * ISSUE 05012015

Upcoming Important Dates

5/2Math Olympiad Competition
5/4-5/8Staff Appreciation Week
5/5April Passport Check - Grades 1-4
5/6Marimba Bands Final Concert, 7:00pm
5/7RSVP for PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night
5/14PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night and
General Membership Meeting

5/15Principal/PTA Coffee
5/26Puesta del Sol Band/Orchestra, 7:00pm
5/28Skate King (The Last Hurrah) and Special Membership Budget Meeting
6/12 & 6/13Drama Club Performance "Arabian Nights"
6/19Field Day
Skate King (The Last Hurrah)
and Special Membership Budget Meeting

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00-8:00pm


Please join us for our very last Skate King event EVER on Thursday May 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Skate King will be closing its doors for business on June 30th. To commemorate this news, The PTA Board has decided to combine this event with our Special Membership Budget meeting. Please join us inside Skate King for the meeting portion which will begin at 7:15pm in the lobby (no charge for non-skaters).

  • Cost is $6/skater (in-lines $4 extra, non-skaters no charge)
  • $1 off if you bring your own skates. 
  • No outside food or drink, cash or check only, NO CREDIT CARDS. 
  • *This is not a drop-off event!

Skate King is located at 2301 140th Ave NE, Bellevue. 

Parents Love the PTA Cookbook!

What parents are saying about "The Family Table" PTA Cookbook...


"As I am proofreading this cookbook, all I can say is WOW!  This is awesome! I'm excited to try out these recipes!"   - Crystal Coldiron


"WOW! After even just leafing through the first pages of this cookbook,

I was blown away by the professionalism of our (first -ever!!) school cookbook!! It truly is a work of art!!"  - Renee Haniu


Please help us reach our $15,000 Goal by May 15th!  We are at $7,407! Order this beautiful full-color cookbook for $ won't be disappointed!  Or make a tax-deductible donation to the PTA.  Go to the PTA Cookbook page now for more information. Thank you for your support! 



Cookbook Art (and more) Online Auction Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first "Cookbook Art (and more) Online Auction.  We earned $5,085 and all the proceeds will go directly to our children's educational programs.  We could not have done this without the tremendous effort from many volunteers.  So big thank you to Mary Castillo, Brenda Rosellini, Sonja Gerard, Laura Dooley, Melissa Cable, Kate Stone, Joyce Luu and all the amazing Art Appreciation coordinators!  Thank you for your time and creativity! Thank you for helping us get closer to our fundraising goals for our 2014-2015 school year.

April Passport Check Day - Grades 1-4 only

Reminder: for Grades 1-4 only, April Passport Check Day will take place on Tuesday, May 5th. 

Fiesta Latina: Final Session for this school year

Session 4 begins on May 7th

Join Fiesta Latina's last session of the 2014-15 school year.  Learn Salsa, Merenge, Bachata, and traditional Latin American dances. Get inspired and develop creativity! Improve coordination, boost confidence, and gain understanding of Latin American social dancing all by moving to the rhythm and beat of its fun music!! 
PTA General Membership and
Volunteer Appreciation Night

Thursday, May 14th,  6:30 pm


Please join the Puesta del Sol PTA and staff so that we may heartily thank you all for everything you do at Puesta del Sol. In addition, the 2015-2016 PTA budget will be presented at this meeting. The staff will be providing food and drinks and there will be a presentation from Robin Wallace-Wright: Helping Parents Become Their Child's Main Resource Around PubertyPlease RSVP by Thursday, May 7th to so that we can ensure we have enough food and thank-you gifts for all who attend.


Robin Wallace-Wright is a certified Sexuality Educator who specializes in teaching parents how to talk with their children about puberty and growing-up. Research has shown that children need information before going through puberty. This eases their transition and helps them feel more comfortable about all the changes. Her presentation provides parents with strategies that really work.


PTA Sponsored Spanish Summer Camps

Priority registration for Puesta del Sol students now
through May 18th. Final Registration through June 22nd at 11:05am  


Register NOW


Practice your Spanish this summer and have fun with Puesta del Sol teachers.  Full Day and Half Day camps available.  New this year:  English reading crash course with Sra. Perez designed for incoming 3rd and 4th graders. Check out the schedule of camps on the PTA website. Priority registration will be given to Puesta del Sol students until May 18th.  After this date, camps are open to students from other schools.

Field Day is Coming!
Field Day is Friday, June 19th, 1:30-3:00pm

As always, we need MANY parent volunteers to run the 20+ fun events for our kids.  Kindergarten parents are especially needed to chaperone groups of children from event to event. If you're interested in volunteering, we'll have a Signup Genius link ready in the El Sol in the next couple of weeks. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Norrah at Thank you!


Staff Appreciation Week: May 4th - 8th
MondayBring your teacher a note telling them why they're a star.
TuesdayBring your teacher a flower.
WednesdayBring classroom supplies from your teacher's wish list.
ThursdayBring Keurig cups or a treat of your choice.

Show your appreciation by wearing your teacher's favorite color.

Music News: Upcoming Concerts

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


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


Library News

Overdue Library Books

Notices via email will be going out this week reminding families that their books are overdue.  As we near the end of school it is crucial to find and return overdue books, or pay for lost books.  Payments can be made on-line at the Bellevue School District website - look for Touchbase to pay for a lost book, or by cash or check made out to Puesta del Sol.  Last day of check out will be May 29th, but students will still have regular library time until the end of the school year. 


Thank you all for helping to keep our book collection up to date and in good health!!  Please speak with Mrs. Brody if you have any additional questions.  
Screen Free Week is May 4 - 10

 Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing with apps and video games, they read, play, think, create, get active, and spend more time with family and friends. For more information, contact Srta. Zelda.

Summer Camp? Community Events?





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12821 SE 38th St, Bellevue, 98006


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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.  Find out more about tutoring and visiting with our Amity interns