OCTOBER 16, 2015 * ISSUE 101615
Upcoming Important Dates
10/13 - 10/20Tea School Days Fundraiser Begins
10/16Walkathon Donations Deadline
10/19Art Reflections Due
10/23PTA General Membership meeting
Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night
10/19-25Dining for Dinero Event - Peaks Yogurt
10/27Dining for Dinero Event - MOD Pizza
10/28Spirit Wear Wednesdays Begins
10/30Passport Check Day (October Map)
11/2 - 11/7Clothes for the Cause Fundraiser
11/3Picture Re-take Day
11/11NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Walkathon: Pledges & Donations Due Today!
Walkathon Pledges & Donations are due today to collect prizes.  Please help us meet our goal!

2015 Walkathon Goal: $50,000
Total earnings as of October 12th: $31,369

Pledges & donations must be in today, October 16th, to receive the Walkathon student prizes. You can still donate online and don't forget to double your donation with Corporate Matching programs!  
All cash and check donations can be deposited in the secure PTA money mailbox in the front office with your pledge forms or mail to: 3810 132nd Ave SE, Bellevue, 98006. Make checks payable to "Puesta del Sol PTA". Email questions to deposits@puestadelsolpta.org

Individual Walkathon Lap Counts
Congratulations to all our walkers!! If you would like to know your student's walkathon lap count, please check the results, sorted by grade, that are posted in the cafeteria. Staff and volunteers are not available to email individual lap counts. Thank You for your understanding.

Thank You for Your Participation in the Scholastic Book Fair!
With over $14,000 in sales, this year's Scholastic Book Fair netted $3200 in proceeds that will directly benefit the Puesta del Sol library!  Many thanks to all the students, teachers, parents, grandparents and friends who supported our library through book purchases.  A big thank you as well to our volunteers who helped staff the event; without your support this event would not be possible.  

Happy reading!
Sra. Brody and the Book Fair Chairs
Tea School Days Fundraiser
Now through October 20

The Puesta del Sol PTA is participating in the Tea School Days Fundraiser. Tea Collection makes great clothes for kids.
  • SHOP TEASCHOOLDAYS.COM from October 13-20, 2015 (11:59 PM PST).
  • SELECT Puesta del Sol from the dropbox at checkout.
  • YOU get 15% OFF your order. 
  • OUR SCHOOL gets 15% of SALES.
This is a great idea for holiday shopping, baby gifts, and clothes for your own kids. Please spread the word to friends and family.

Two Upcoming Dining for Dinero Events:
Peaks Frozen Yogurt AND Mod Pizza!
Peaks Frozen Yogurt
Monday, October 19th through Sunday, October 25

Go to shakepeaks.com on your phone and play every day!  Peaks will donate 10% to 100% of your next purchase to the Puesta del Sol PTA! Three Peaks locations are participating (Crossroads, Issaquah, and Factoria)!

MOD Pizza
Tuesday, October 27th, 10:30am to 10:00pm

Mark your calendars for the next Dining for Dinero Family Night Out:
  • When: Tuesday, October 27 10:30am-10:00pm
  • Where: at MOD Pizza, 14309 NE 20th Street in Bellevue 
  • Valid for dine in, take out, or phone orders 
Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the PTA. This is a great way to meet and mingle with other Puesta del Sol families. Be on the lookout for a flyer to go home the week prior, which must be presented upon order (an electronic version will also be available).

Thank you to all who participated in the Wayback Burgers event!  We earned $200!  Let's try to beat that number at MOD Pizza in Overlake!

Fall Cleaning? Clothes for the Cause!
November 2-7

Start saving your unwanted textiles. Clothes for the Cause runs November 2-7! As you clean out your closets from summer to make way for fall/winter, please set aside bags of unwanted textiles for our upcoming fundraiser.
  • Textiles include: clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, belts, tablecloths, curtains, drapery, purses, throw rugs (no carpet), and stuffed animals. 
  • Items can be useable or throw-away, but must be dry. 

The more pounds we collect, the more money Puesta del Sol earns! All materials will be reused, repurposed or recycled...nothing goes to a landfill! Look for more information closer to the event. In the meantime, stockpile your unwanted clothes and textiles for this exciting, earth-friendly fundraiser!

Reflections 2015: Let Your Imagination Fly
Entries are due by October 19th, 2015 at 3:45pm, in the school office

Reflections is a national art competition that is sponsored by the PTA and it is the first entry required for the Academic Challenge. This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly". Entries can be made using multiple artful expressions:
  • Literature, film, visual art, photography, music and dance
  • Entries are due by October 19th, 2015 at 3:45pm, in the school office.  
  • Please see the Reflections web page for how to enter, general rules, common disqualifiers and FAQs. To save on data entry, we need participants to: 

Academic Challenge
Take on the Challenge! Information for the 2015-2016 Academic Challenge is now up to date on the PTA website.  Informational flyers will be sent home soon, if they have not already been sent.  We have new options this year for fulfilling the social studies requirement: students can either do Passport Club levels 1-5 from September - March and 7 Special Itineraries or students can do the Multi-Cultural Project which will be displayed at our International Festival in March.  Please find all requirements and forms on our PTA Academic Challenge webpage and remember that the final submission form is required when turning in work in April.

Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night
Friday, October 23 - 6:30-8:00 pm Gymnasium

Get in the spirit, wear a costume and let's boogie down! Join your fellow Puesta del Sol families and friends in a night full of festive, fall fun! DJ Howie will be spinning tunes for line dancing, monster mashing, games and more.
  • Costume Parade -  No mask or weapons
  • Carnival Pumpkin Games
  • Amazing Pumpkin Carving Demonstration by Professional Carver, Greg Hanson.
  • Bake Sale Treats (Cash Only)
  • 8th Grade Tillicum ISA Bag Sale for Costa Rica Trip (Cash or Check Only)
  • Prizes!!!
  • Donations Accepted
  • This is not a pumpkin carving event. No pumpkin necessary. 
Volunteers needed and appreciated in 1-hour shifts. Bakers too! Contact Sarah Fink at finksarah3@gmail.com or check out the online volunteer signup page.

Community Events
For more detailed listings on these and other great events, please view our Community Events page on the PTA website.
  • Free Anti-Bullying Seminar - Saturday, October 24th, 1:00-3:00pm at Warrior Strength Martial Arts / Elite BJJ of Factoria
  • The YMCA offers a variety of classes and sports programs for kids of all ages
  • Registration has started for Saturday Bellevue Ski School Program with discount pricing through November 30th. A portion of every student enrollment goes to the Bellevue school PTA of your choice.

The PTA Nominating
Committee needs you!
We need 4-5 PTA members to help fill positions for next year's PTA board. This is a fun committee that meets for a short amount of time and has a positive impact on our school.
Please email volunteer@puestadelsolpta.org 
to volunteer!

Please welcome our new Amity Interns!
Learn more about the
Amity Program that augments the Puesta del Sol experience with
native Spanish speakers.

Start CLIPPING and
SAVING Box Tops!

Each Box Top is worth
10 cents for our school. 

That adds up Fast! 
Last year at this time we raised $365.00.
Let's beat that this year!

 Clip, Save and Drop them in the Box Top box located in the school office. 

We are no longer collecting
Labels for Education.




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