OCTOBER 23, 2015 * ISSUE 102315
Upcoming Important Dates
10/23TONIGHT: PTA General Membership meeting
10/23
TONIGHT: Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night
10/23-25Dining 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
11/19PTA Board Meeting
11/20November Passport Check
Fundraising News!
The VPs of Fundraising oversee various active and passive fundraising efforts that are managed by some amazing volunteers.  All of our fundraising efforts contribute to the annual fund and are used to support the teachers, the school, and various programs available to the Puesta del Sol community.  Below are some current efforts that still need your participation.

WALKATHON has earned $31,369 towards the $50,000 goal.  Please be sure to get your pledges collected and your donations MATCHED by your corporate employers.

DINING FOR DINERO EVENTS: There are two Dining for Dinero events in the month of October!

MOD Pizza at Overlake on October 27th: Check your kid mail for flyers or show the cashier the flyer on your phone.

PEAKS frozen yogurt at all three locations.  This event is still running through this upcoming Sunday, October 25! Use the website, shakepeaks.com, and start earning.

CLOTHES FOR A CAUSE.  Start collecting any unwanted textiles in ANY condition. There will be a collection at Puesta del Sol during the week of Nov 2-7, and the PTA will earn $ for every pound collected.

NFL GAMETIME FUNDRAISER: Get Seahawks Gear or other NFL team merchandise from this website and 100% of net proceeds from all sales will be contributed back to our PTA!!! If you are looking for any Seahawks or NFL gifts this football season, including Fatheads, Russell Wilson jerseys or Superbowl programs, this is a great place to buy! 
  • Go to www.gametimefundraisers.com
  • Enter Puesta del Sol Elementary in the School/Club/Organization field
  • Select officially licensed Seattle Seahawks or other NFL team product(s) and add to cart
  • Enter credit card info
  • Check out!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: As always, clip Box Tops from General Mills products and put them in the box in the school office.  Each Box Top is worth 10.  We will do a big mailing in November, so please keep them coming!
Please visit the PTA Fundraising webpage for more information on any of our fundraising programs.

PTA General Membership Meeting
TONIGHT: October 23, 2015, 6:00-6:30pm, School Library


Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night
TONIGHT: 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)
  • 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.

PTA Membership
When you join Puesta del Sol's PTA you also are supporting Washington State's PTA. With more than 132,000 members, Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington State. When you join Puesta del Sol's PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. Go to puestadelsolpta.org and click on about us then click on "Join the PTA!" today. We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please contact Alison or Jana at  membership@puestadelsolpta.org.

The ISA (International Spanish Academy) Committee Needs Your Quotes!
 
The ISA teachers are looking for sound-bite type testimonials to use for future marketing/ISA communications. We understand they may be putting a web page or site together. We are looking for quotes about your experience, from parents and from children in the program (of all ages). Just ask them WHY they enjoy being in a Spanish Immersion program. Please send us your thoughts or quotes from your kids THIS WEEK.  Quotes can be sent to: isa@puestadelsolpta.org.

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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