OCTOBER 30, 2015 * ISSUE 103015
Upcoming Important Dates
10/30Passport Check Day (October Map)
11/2 - 11/7Clothes for the Cause Fundraiser
11/3Picture Re-take Day
11/5Vision Screening
11/11NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
11/13PTA/Principal Forum
11/13Yearbook Volunteer Meeting
11/19PTA Board Meeting
11/20Yearbook Student Sun Art/Deadline
11/20November Passport Check
Puesta del Sol is hosting a
Clothing and Textile Drive!  
November 2nd - 7th
This special collection event can make a big difference!  

We all have unwanted textiles* that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit. Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through Clothes for the Cause. Puesta del Sol PTA is hosting a clothing drive, which allows these items to be reworn, recycled or repurposed for the good of our cause and our planet

Drop Off Information: Please follow the signs and volunteers!
Collection at the end of the staff lot and overflow parking
  • Monday - Friday mornings: 8:30-9:30am
  • M,T,Th,F afternoons: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Wed afternoon: 12:45-1:30pm
  • Thursday night: 7:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday morning: 9:00am-12:00pm

*Textiles include:
CLOTHING new and gently used. SHOES paired only; TOWELS; STUFFED ANIMALS, HATS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS; BEDSPREADS, DRAPES, PURSES, BELTS synthetic/leather...all items must be dry and clean.
  • We cannot accept glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, mattresses or linens.
Contact with questions:  fundraising@puestadelsolpta.org

NFL Gametime Fundraiser
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!

Calling all Student Artists! Remember to Submit your Yearbook Sun Artwork
Deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015 to school office

Would you like to see your art in the yearbook?  If so, draw and color your very best sun on the special yearbook page that will come home soon.  Remember you must use this special paper and turn your sun in to the office by November 20th for it to be included in the 2015-2016 yearbook.

Yearbook Volunteer Meeting
Friday, November 13th, 9:15am

If you signed up to help with yearbook or have an interest in joining this team, please come to our first planning meeting. We will meet at 9:15 am on Friday, November 13th, at the school; exact location to be determined. If you have questions, please email Dena Voth or Emily Atar at yearbook@puestadelsolpta.org.

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.
  • 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.

A special thank you to our amazing
PTA coordinators and parent volunteers for organizing the outstanding
Pumpkin Bash Family Fun Night
last Friday. With over 300 in attendance, plenty of dancing, pumpkin carving and other fun activities for the entire family,
it was a blast! ¡Mil gracias! 

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
2015-2016 Amity Interns!
Learn more about the
Amity Program that augments the Puesta del Sol experience with
native Spanish speakers.




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