NOVEMBER 6, 2015 * ISSUE 110615
Upcoming Important Dates
through 11/7Clothes for the Cause Fundraiser
11/11NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
11/13PTA/Principal Forum
11/13Yearbook Volunteer Meeting
11/16Dining for Dinero - Family Night Out at Wayback Burgers
11/19PTA Board Meeting
11/20Yearbook Student Sun Art/Deadline
11/20November Passport Check
11/26-27NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
12/2Reflections Art Gallery Night
Puesta del Sol is hosting a
Clothing and Textile Drive!  
FINAL TWO DAYS - November 6th & 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
  • Morning today: 8:30-9:30am
  • Afternoon today: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Tomorrow 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:

Dining for Dinero:
Family Night Out at Wayback Burgers
Monday, November 16th 3:00-9:00pm

Join other Puesta del Sol families and friends for our next Dining for Dinero event at Wayback Burgers, 1645 140th Ave. NE in Bellevue. 15% of all purchases and online orders will be donated to the PTA.

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
  • 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!

The Spring School Auction Needs You!
SAVE THE DATE: Noche de Carnaval, March 19, 2016

Please help us procure enticing auction items:
  • vacation escapes (cabins, beach houses, time shares) 
  • airline tickets
  • technology gadgets
  • Lego kits
  • Seahawks tickets/memorabilia
  • Ski passes and/or ski equipment
  • Unique experiences
  • Sporting events tickets 

Please email if you can donate.

For our Auction, we also need a TEACHER EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR and an AUCTION VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR. Please email if interested in helping.

Go Green for the Cafeteria Challenge!
Friday, November 13th

The Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge is a contest for Bellevue schools to lessen cafeteria waste through waste reduction, composting and recycling. All schools that enter will compete and receive recognition.  Our goal is to have the least amount of garbage per student in the cafeteria on November 13, 2015. The top 3 elementary schools receive the "Bee Green" trophy 

How can I help? Pack lunch in reusable containers instead of plastic bags, individual packages and juice pouches. Instead send recyclable juice boxes, compostable bags, reusable wraps and containers. Send only what your kids will eat and encourage them to bring the leftovers home so you know how much to send.

Brought to you by the Puesta del Sol Equipo Verde (Green Team)
Want a free lunch kit? Check out
Check out the foodcycling video to see what the kids saw this week at assembly!

You Are Invited: First Principal Forum for 2015-2016
Friday, November 13 8:30-9:30am

Puesta del Sol PTA and administration are excited to announce the first Principal Forum of the 2015-2016 school year. With the goal of supporting parents and families in asking questions and providing feedback on a variety of topics related to the educational program at Puesta del Sol, you are invited to stop by the library from 8:30-9:30 AM on Friday, November 13. Stop by for 5 minutes or stay the full hour--we look forward to seeing you!

Yearbook Volunteer Meeting
Friday, November 13th, 9:30am

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

PTA Directory Needs Your Info!
The PTA directory will be compiled soon and we need your help! We have only about 42% of grades K-2 who have entered their info online to be included in the directory. 

  • We no longer receive data from the school so we rely on parents allowing us to print their contact info for homework help, birthday parties and playdates. Each family at Puesta del Sol receives a directory complements of the PTA and we want to include you. You can update your information online.

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.

Passport Club News - Travel the World! 
The Passport Club Company has a great website full of fun resources, including this fun quiz to help you study for November Passport Check Day.
They also have a Pintrest Board with links to games, geography apps, maps, and Special Itinerary project ideas.
The November Check will be held on Friday, November 20th. The Special Itinerary for November is Mongolia. Check out the many resources on our own Passport Club web page too!
If you would like to volunteer to be a Checker and quiz students on their geography knowledge, please use our SignUp Genius online scheduler. We provide the training. It's a great way to meet parents and students.

Community Events
For more detailed listings on these and other great events, please view our Community Events page on the PTA website.
  • Would you like your child to experience the fastest growing sport in the country and be part of a team experience? Both new and experienced lacrosse players welcomed! Registration for the Spring 2016 season is now open for boys with Sammamish Interlake Lacrosse Club. 
  • 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.

We Need Your Help!
Want to participate in the PTA 2015-2016 school directory? Please
update your family information today!

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 
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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