JUNE 20, 2016 * ISSUE 062016
Upcoming Important Dates
Last Day to Register for Puesta del Sol Summer Camps
Last Day of School
Passport Club Recognition
At Thursday's End of Year Awards Ceremony, the Passport Club failed to recognize 4th graders, Tayla-Ann S. and Sebastian H., and 5th Graders, Emma Rose M-S. and Kyler N. Each of these four students learned all 5 Levels of Passport each month and completed nine Special Itinerary projects over the school year. We salute your geographic achievements and humbly apologize for the mistake.

Puesta del Sol Spanish and English Summer Camps!
Thinking about a summer Spanish opportunity for your child?  Does your child need a boost in English reading? Check out our PTA sponsored summer camps, taught by our very own Puesta del Sol teachers. All instructors are current or past teachers from Puesta del Sol.  Register online today! Registration closes June 20th.

Thank You, Amity Intern Hosts!
It's a worn out phrase but truly it takes a village to have a successful Amity Intern program here at Puesta del Sol! We could not do this without the support of our host families. We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the 2015-2016 host families for opening up their homes and helping this year's interns feel welcome and supported. We hope their hosting experience was a rewarding one!
The Haniu Family
The Behr-Pearce Family
The Skaggs Family
The Karl Family
The Appleby Family
The Albers Family
The Seibel Family
The Noell Family
The Myers-Combs Family
The Blizzard Family
The Utter Family
The Brown-Oakes Family
The Amity Committee
Mary Fredericksen
Stacy Hauser-Weigel
Laura Rossow

Fred Meyer Community Rewards for Puesta del Sol
Fred Meyer Community Rewards customers, please renew your enrollment and select Puesta del Sol PTA! Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer Re-enrollment began on June 1, 2016 and goes through June 30, 2016. If your Rewards Card is linked to Puesta del Sol PTA, you should receive an email notifying you about the re-enrollment process and allowing you to easily re-link your Rewards Card to the Puesta del Sol PTA. All households that do not re-enroll during this period will be dropped on July 1. You can also re-link your Rewards Card online.

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 adminsupport@puestadelsolpta.org 

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 watchdogs@puestadelsolpta.org 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.

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
  • Northwest Language Academy hosts summer language camps (Spanish, French, Chinese & Japanese) located in Langley on Whidbey Island. The Spanish camp will be held August 15-19, 9:30am - 3:00pm, and will be led by Imelda Veliz, an amazing, fun native speaker from northern Mexico.
    They also have family lodging on-site if families would like to turn the week of children's immersion camp into an island vacation for the entire family.

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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