Puesta del Sol | Noticias del Director

Click here to RSVP for the Walkathon – All Students must be Accounted for via the RSVP for Supervision

A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 11.

October 3, 2019

Translations Available:  Click here to link to the school website where you can access the language translation tool on the bottom right of the screen. These Noticias as well as other important communications are posted on the Puesta del Sol website throughout the year where you can have them translated into numerous languages.

Mark Your Calendars:  Below are additional important dates and school community events.

Sept 30–Oct 4 – Scholastic Book Fair
October 4 – PTA All School Walkathon (Starts at 3:30 PM)
October 11 – NO SCHOOL (Staff professional development day)
October 14-16 – 1:20 PM Early Release (Fall conference days)
October 17 – Great ShakeOut Statewide Earthquake Drill (at 10:17 AM)
October 22 – School Picture Day
October 23 – Unity Day (Students, families and staff wear orange)
October 25 – Annual PTA Pumpkin Bash (6:30 PM in Gym)
October 29 – Passport Club Check Day
November 11 – NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
November 15 – PTA Movie Night
November 22 – PTA Principal Coffee (9:15 in Library)
November 26 – Passport Club Check Day
November 28-29 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

Walkathon is this FRIDAY: Our annual Walkathon is this Friday, October 2, from 3:30-6:00 PM. Please review all the detailed information closely (click here), ensure that you RSVP (every child needs to be accounted for via the RSVP, whether they attend or not, for supervision purposes), consider signing up to volunteer, and remember that parking will be very challenging. Consider carpooling and/or parking at Tyee MS (after 3:15 only) and walking to campus via the trail.

Pets on Campus during School:  Please remember that pets are not allowed on school campus before, during or after school. Service animals are welcome of course.

Early Release (1:20 School Ends) on Mon-Wed, October 14-16: A friendly reminder that new this year, school ends at 1:20 on Monday, October 14, Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, to allow teachers to schedule fall conferences in the afternoon.

PTA Big Give Fundraising is On Now:  Support the PTA in our annual Big Give fundraising drive this fall. Your donations are extremely valuable and together, fund important programs such as the Amity Interns, classroom experiences like field trips, and teacher and classroom support! Click here for more details and thank you for all your support!

Get to Know our New Amity Interns:  Amity Interns are now working in all grade levels, supporting students and teachers throughout the school day. Click here to learn more about our interns, Ana, Alba, María, Tony, Erick and Katy! Thank you for your generous donations to the PTA which help make this program possible!

School Break Food Assistance:  For any family experiencing economic hardship, and for those qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch, Bellevue LifeSpring has partnered with the Bellevue School District to provide food items and meals during extended breaks during the school year (winter break, spring break, etc.). Please see the linked attachment to apply (information and application is in English and Spanish).

Digital Lunch Menu Available:  Did you know that the My School Menus mobile app allows you to access our lunch menu as well as nutritional information? Learn more from Nutrition Services.

Panorama Student Survey:  This fall we will be doing the Panorama student perception survey to collect information on school climate and to provide teachers with feedback from students. The survey is run through Panorama Education (http://www.panoramaed.com) and is given to all students in grades 3-12 in the district. This is the sixth year we are doing the survey.

The purpose of the survey is to help increase student voice in our district. It gives us an indication of where our strengths are and where we can do better. Here is some additional information about the survey:

  • The survey is confidential. Staff will not see how an individual student answers a survey.
  • It takes students about 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.
  • Students fill out a section on school climate, and then fill out a teacher survey for their teacher.
  • Results will be out in mid-November. Teacher-level reports are only be available to the individual teachers themselves. Principals and district staff will receive summary data for schools and the district as a whole.

Jonathan Shearer
Principal | Puesta del Sol Elementary