MAY 29, 2015 * ISSUE 05292015

Upcoming Important Dates

5/30TOMORROW - LAST DAY: Spring Spirit Wear Sale - online orders
6/2Incoming Kindergarten Potluck
6/4PTA Board Meeting
6/12 & 6/13Drama Club Performance "Arabian Nights"
6/16Father-Daughter Dance
6/175th Grade Graduation Ceremony & Party
6/17-6/19Spirit Wear Delivery
6/19LAST DAY: Reimbursements due to PTA Treasurer
6/19Field Day - No Siblings
Spring Spirit Wear Sale - NEW Designs & NEW Products! Last Sale of the School Year!

Order by THIS SATURDAY, May 30 at midnight for delivery between June 17-19.


We are proud to present a new line of Spirit Wear featuring the winning student-designed Phoenix mascot. Congratulations to 4th grader Zachary Kelleher for his striking winning illustration. The top 12 designs are on display in the library.
We have also added some new products and new colors to our traditional lineup of Spirit Wear designs.
Show your support and Puesta del Sol. Place your Spirit Wear order online today!

Shake-Peaks Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser

May 29-June 22


We're doing one more "Shake" for fundraising at all three Peaks Frozen Yogurt locations!  Between May 29-June 22 go to on your phone or computer.  Agree to "SHAKE" and see what percentage of your next purchase (ranging from 10%-100%) at Peaks will go directly to the Puesta del Sol PTA. Your phone number is all that is required for verification purposes. You can "Shake" once a day for the entire month of the fundraiser. 

Incoming Kindergartner Potluck

Tuesday, June 2nd 6:30 - 8:00pm  Playground or Gym  

Incoming Kindergarten Families: Welcome to Puesta del Sol! Please visit the PTA website for more details on this exciting event.

Drama Club Production: Arabian Nights 

June 12 -13, 7:00pm
Newport High School Performing Arts Center


Come make a night of it, and bring your family out to the 4th and 5th grade play The Arabian Nights.  The performances are Friday and Saturday June 12-13th at 7:00 pm, and will be at Newport High School's Performing Arts Center.


Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning today and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before and after school beginning Friday May 29th.


For you families that have younger kids, it's a great way for your kids to see what they have to look forward to when they're in 4th and 5th grade, and believe us, it will sneak up on you, and they will be there before you know it.


The kids have worked hard, come show your support, We hope to see you there.


SAVE THE DATE! 5th Grade Graduation

Wednesday, June 17 - 9:15-10:15am


The 5th grade graduation ceremony will be held in the gym from 9:15-10:15am on Wednesday, June 17. A celebration with cake and punch will be held in the undercover area between the 4th and 5th grade pod directly after the ceremony. Families can opt to bring a picnic and have lunch with their child. 
An end of year pool party at Edgebrook Pool (near Tyee Middle School)  is planned for after school on the same day. Wednesday, June 17 from 1:30-3:30pm. A $5 donation for the pool party is suggested. This will be a kid event except for volunteer chaperones. Permission slips and chaperone requests coming soon. 

A Note from the PTA Treasurer

Reimbursement submissions due no later than Friday, June 19th

Our fiscal year is nearly over. Please submit all reimbursement requests by Friday, June 19th to ensure payment.  Email if you have any questions about reimbursements.


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

Over 60 parent volunteers are needed to help set up, run the 20+ stations, walk kindergarten groups & help clean up!  Sign up online for whatever job you like. If you have any questions, contact Carrie Norrah at  Thank you!

IMPORTANT: Please note, due to liability issues, siblings or other children not enrolled at Puesta del Sol may NOT attend Field Day. Thank you for your understanding.


PTA Sponsored Spanish Summer Camps

Final Registration through June 22nd at 11:05am  


Are you looking for a Spanish opportunity for your child this summer?  Puesta del Sol teachers are offering summer camps this summer.  Half day and full day options are available, check out the schedule.

Attention Parents: We need YOU for the 2015-2016 school year!

The parents of fifth graders have been amazing volunteers but with them moving on we have a group of PTA chair positions that need to be filled ASAP for the 2015-2016 school year. Please visit the  PTA Chairpersons and Coordinators page to sign up and boost your good karma! If you have any questions please email

"El Sol Brilla Para Nepal": A Father-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:00pm, Gym


Hey Puesta Dads!  It's time to get your groove on, cut a rug, boogie down, and shake what yer mama gave ya! Your daughter is on the verge of leaving elementary school and you know what that means-middle school dances!  So take advantage of this opportunity to have her all to yourself for an evening while you still can! Take her to Puesta del Sol's second annual father-daughter dance. "El Sol Brilla Para Nepal" (The sun shines for Nepal) is an event to benefit the country of Nepal due to recent earthquakes.  In future years, it will benefit other local groups or communities that need an extra hand. Your $20 donation will not only create a special memory for you and your daughter, but you'll be joining forces with other Puesta dads to make a difference for someone in need, (and be your daughter's hero which is always a plus ;).

  • ¿Para Quién?:  Any dad and his 4th or 5th grade daughter who is a student at Puesta del Sol
  • ¿Dónde?: Puesta del Sol Gym
  • ¿Cuándo?:  Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:00pm
  • ¿Por qué?: To benefit the country of Nepal and make a special memory with your daughter

*Donations will be made through the American Red Cross.

**Volunteers are welcome to help out before, during, or after the dance.  Please contact Sr. Mattson:


Learn to Code with TechVenture Kids Summer -
SCRATCH: Games and Animations

Do you like to play games or watch animations? Want to create your own?  We'll provide the laptops and instruction for creating your own games and animations featuring Ninja's, Minecraft-type people or your favorite movie characters or something you've drawn yourself.   Your imagination is the only limit.

We will introduce basic, intermediate and advanced coding concepts through unique and fun projects. Each project allows kids to create their own unique games or animations, using concepts they learn along the way. We blend short lessons with lots of hands-on coding time, allowing students as deeply into their own projects as they want.   It's summer, so we'll keep our brains sharp with some fun in the sun time in between projects.   


Registration is now open on the TechVenture Kids' website  

Dates:     Aug. 3 - Aug 7, 2015

Time:      1:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Puesta del Sol (room # tba)

Grades:   2 - 5 

Cost:       $245 


Library News

Spanish Book Fair at Puesta del Sol - We will be hosting one last Spanish University Book Fair in the library from Wednesday, June 17th to the 19th.  This is the perfect time to pick up Spanish books for summer reading.  You will also be able to purchase Spanish and English books at University Book Store online during the same time as our in-school Book Fair.  Watch for the flyer coming home next week. 


Last Day of Book Check Out - Friday, May 29th will be the last day of book check out for the year.  Monday classes will get one more check out on Monday, June 1st because of the previous Monday holiday.  ALL BOOKS must be returned to the library by Monday, June 8th.  Overdue reminders will be sent out via email.  Thanks for returning all your library books or paying for lost books by June 8th. 

  1. The first class to get all their books in to the library will get an extra library time. 
  2. All K - 2nd students receive a raffle ticket when all their books are turned in, and if their raffle ticket is selected, on Friday, June 19th they will have a chance to choose a prize from the library.
  3. All 3rd - 5th students will receive raffle tickets when they return their books, and may use their tickets to win a poster or they may take a chance at winning a library prize.
  4. A yearbook purchased by a student will be withheld until all books have been returned or paid for.
Birthday Book Club Donations: Thanks to everyone who has donated a book to the Puesta del Sol library this year!  Last minute donations will be accepted through Friday, June 5th.  All students who have contributed to our library will receive an acknowledgement and small thank you gift during their regular library time. Thanks for supporting our library!!


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