MAY 23, 2016 * ISSUE 052316
Upcoming Important Dates
Last Day to Check Out Library Books
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
5/27 & 5/28
Drama Club Performance:
Snow White in the Black Forest
NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Band Orchestra Concert, 7pm
All Library Books for the Year Due
Incoming Kindergarten Families Potluck
Field Day
Puesta del Sol Night at the Mariners
5th Grade Party
5th Grade Graduation
Last Day of School
Drama Club Spring Production of Snow White in the Black Forest
Friday, May 27th at 7:00pm & Saturday (Matinee), May 28th at 2:00pm.

The school play has begun production! In partnership with Studio East, this year the Drama Club will be presenting the mixed-up fairy tale Snow White in the Black Forest, re-imagined and delivered in a new and unexpected way. Come out and support our 4th and 5th graders as they perform this charming light-hearted musical version! There will be plenty of laughs for adults and children alike.

  • Tickets are $10 in advance & $15 at the door. 
  • Reserved VIP seats are available for $15.
Online ticket sales are now open. Order tickets for either performance (or both!) and you can also purchase a note to your favorite actor to appear in the program and a Candygram or flower to be delivered at the performance.  Tickets can be purchased online now with credit card or before or after school May 25th & 26th (8:30-9:00am & 3:15-3:45pm) with cash or check.  See the Drama Club page for more details.

Volunteers needed for Field Day!
Friday, June 10th, 1:30-3:00pm

It's time to sign up for Puesta del Sol's Field Day!! Field Day will be held Friday, June 10th, from 1:30-3:00pm. Field Day is one of the most exciting afternoons of the school year. In order to make it a success, MANY parent volunteers are needed to run the 20+ fun events for our kids. Full day kindergarten parents are needed to chaperone groups of children from event to event. Half day kindergarteners are welcome to attend, but as Field Day is held after half day school hours, parent supervision of half day kindies is required. Volunteers Sign Up Here. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Norrah at Thank you!

Ticket sales deadline extended! Puesta del Sol Night at the Mariners!
Saturday, June 11th, 7:10pm

Join us to watch the Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers! Tickets are $15 per person. Absolute deadline to order is Wednesday, May 25th, so order soon! Order Online!

NO REFUNDS. Questions? Contact Lisa Noell at (817) 723-2753 or

PTA-Sponsored Summer Camps: Registration is now open!
Check out the terrific PTA-sponsored summer camps offered by our Puesta del Sol teachers this summer! Your children can have fun with their friends participating in both cultural and educational activities while keeping up their Spanish language. There is also an English crash course for kids who want to work on their English language skills.  Full-day and half-day camp options are available. 

PTA Seeking New El Sol Editor for 2016-2017
The PTA is actively seeking a co-editor for our PTA Newsletter (El Sol). Our current editor has been doing this job for a couple years and now is graduating out of Puesta del Sol parenthood.  However, she will be available this spring and summer to train the new co-editor. One of the editors will continue in their current role for 2016-2017. Editing duties include: 
  • Soliciting and compiling articles from PTA committees for El Sol publication
  • Placing content in El Sol via the PTA's Constant Contact portal
  • Coordinating school announcements/information with the communications team.  
  • Time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per week, averaging 2 hours a week most of the year.
It should be noted that the articles submitted to the El Sol Editor will be complete; they will be fully written up and proof-read by at least two parties prior to the Editor being requested to place them in the newsletter. This is to take the burden of writing and editing off this Editor position. This is a great way to work from home and be active in the PTA's activities and promotions. Ideal candidates are comfortable with using computers, have basic word processing software, are timely and detail oriented, and are able to commit for at least a full school year. Duties would be assumed in June of the current school year to allow an overlap and training with the current editorial team. Interested parties please contact 

WatchDOGS Seeking Volunteer Dads!
The WatchDOGS program is looking for one or more dads to volunteer to shadow the current WatchDOGS director throughout the 2016-2017 school year with the intent of taking over the program in 2017-2018. This is an exciting time to be a part of WatchDOGS, which has seen a record number of volunteer hours from dads this year. Contact Tony Guidotti at for more information.

Facebook Page for Parents of Incoming Kindergarteners
If you have an incoming kindergartener for the 2016-2017 school year, please join the Puesta del Sol Class of 2029 Facebook Group. Please note:  Individual Facebook groups for each class are parent-organized and are not PTA-sponsored.

Join us for a BBQ Lunch before Field Day on June 10
Puesta del Sol is celebrating our annual Field Day on June 10. However, prior to Field Day, our regular lunch will be an outdoor BBQ for students, staff and parents. You are invited to attend and stay for Field Day. Join us in celebrating our annual end-of-school traditions! Please note that attendees will need to sign in at the Main Office, and the cost of lunch is $4.00 for adults. ˇÚnanse a nosotros!

Help Us With Friday Raffle!
If your kiddos love the raffle Sra. Lee has each Friday in the lunchroom, consider browsing this Amazon wish list and adding an item or two to your next Amazon order! We need a little bit of help to finish out the school year. During the raffle, Sra. Lee pulls 'Cupones de Respeto' from a tub where coupons are collected over the week. Students earn coupons from staff when they make good decisions, show respect in various ways, and demonstrate responsibility. These are the three tenants of positive behavior our school community promotes. Help us recognize our students in a fun way with a small token! The students go nuts over the raffle and often chant and cheer for their classmates when names are called. Thank you for your support!

Library News
Make the Librarian Happy!
End of year check out - The last day to check out books for this year will be May 26th. All books are due back into the library by Monday, June 6th. It is very important to pay for lost books before the end of the year. Students who have not returned or paid for lost books by the end of this school year will not be able to check out books in September.  If you pay for a book that costs $20 or more, and you find it over the summer, the district will refund your lost book fee in the fall.

Extra incentive! - Every student who returns his or her books before the end of the year will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes on the Friday of Field Day.

Birthday Book Club Donations - The library is a better place because of your generous book donations! Please send your book or monetary donation to the library by Thursday, June 2nd. Students who have donated books throughout the year will receive a token of appreciation during their library class time in the last full week of school. Books we need in the library are on the Puesta del Sol Wish List on*. Donations are greatly appreciated! Thanks for all your support!

Community Events
For more detailed listings on these and other great events, please view our Community Events page on the PTA website.
  • 2016 Newport Lacrosse Summer Camp
    WHO:  All K-8th grade at all levels (new players too!)
    WHEN:  Monday June 27th - Friday July 1 from 9 am - 2 pm
    WHERE:  Ringdall Middle School/Ringdall Park (Grass Park) 11850 SE 80th St. Bellevue, WA 98006
    COST:  $250.00 per player plus US Lax Membership
  • WISE camps offer exciting chemistry and math courses in the morning & afternoon in August for students entering grades 3-9 at Newport High School in Bellevue. Questions?  Contact Mrs. Baker or Mr. Nonis at  Register at: .

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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