Art of Discovery Volunteer Training 11/12
Share your love of art with our students and volunteer for the  Art of Discovery Project  coming this month to Enatai!   This year’s event will be held on November 19, 21, and 22 with a training session for volunteers on November 12th.  This long standing Puget Sound area program brings original artwork to schools to provide students with the opportunity to experience art up close and discuss them with their classmates.  The traveling exhibit theme this year will be Exploring Wildlife in Art: Free and Untamed and consist of art pieces by local artists such as Sherry Markovitz, Kenneth ... read full article
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Reflections Art Walk 11/14
Come celebrate Enatai's student artists from 6:30-8:00 on November 14th at the Reflections Art Walk.   View all the amazing art created by the students in the theme of “Look Within” AND partake in a sample art docent lesson, appropriate for the entire family. There will also be snacks and a super-fun visual scavenger hunt. Entries moving on to the district competition will be announced!  Reflections, the National PTA Art Contest, is an opportunity for Enatai student to create artwork based on the "Look Within" 2019-2020 theme and compete in categories such as 2D visual, literature, photography, music composition, film ... read full article
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MOVIE NIGHT ALWAYS FUN FOR THE FAMILY
Join the fun at Movie Night for a free screening of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (2019) on Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Your family will really enjoy this box-office smash on the big screen! If you’ve never been to Movie Night before, you’re in for a good time. Before the lights go down, there’s always some fun family entertainment. You can get your fresh hot popcorn, licorice and bottled water from the snack bar. Kids can win free prizes, including the chance to sprawl out on the best seats in the house: The Movie Night Sofa, ... read full article
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Enatai's Yearbook On Sale NOW!
The Enatai Elementary Yearbook is now available for preorder online.  Enatai's yearbook will have individual and classroom photos as well as many different photos that capture all the activities that happen during the school year.   New this year is an optional hardcover yearbook and we will also have a student designed cover .  More details about how students can submit a yearbook cover design coming up soon. Yearbooks will be delivered to your student around mid June.     Order your LifeTouch Yearbook  HERE! Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID:  5871020 ... read full article
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Wanted: Haunted House/Fall Festival and Fall Classroom Party Photos
The yearbook team is looking for photos from our recent Fall school events.    We have created an Enatai Yearbook photo share site to help us store photos for possible use in the yearbook. High resolution photographs with 2 or more students works the best when designing the yearbook. Do you have photos that you are interested in sharing with us?  Please email  yearbook@enataiptsa.org   and we will send you an invite to the yearbook share site!  ... read full article
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Thank you for your Box tops!
A big thanks goes out to all those that submitted box tops.   Enatai Elementary submitted $107.30 worth of box tops!   Please continue to collect and send in your clipped box tops.  Also don't forget that box tops is transitioning to digital box tops. Now you will need to scan your receipts or drop your receipts off at school for the chair to scan.  Thanks for supporting our students and staff with box tops! ... read full article
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Thank you, iGsmWireless!
A local business on Main Street in Bellevue,  iGsmWireless  provided cellphones and Ipads for use at the Fall Festival and Haunted House ticketing tables to allow us to complete credit card transactions.   IGsmWireless is a neighborhood cellphone and electronics repair specialist shop that also provides many other electronics services; you can visit their website here:  https://www.igsmwireless.com/ .    Thank you, iGsmWireless! ... read full article
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Art of Discovery Volunteer Training 11/12Communications EnataiPTSA11/9/201911/23/2019
Art of Discovery Volunteer Training 11/12
Share your love of art with our students and volunteer for the  Art of Discovery Project  coming this month to Enatai!   This year’s event will be held on November 19, 21, and 22 with a training session for volunteers on November 12th.  This long standing Puget Sound area program brings original artwork to schools to provide students with the opportunity to experience art up close and discuss them with their classmates.  The traveling exhibit theme this year will be Exploring Wildlife in Art: Free and Untamed and consist of art pieces by local artists such as Sherry Markovitz, Kenneth ... read full article
Art of Discovery Project - Volunteer Training 11/12Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/8/2019
Art of Discovery Project - Volunteer Training 11/12
The  Art of Discovery Project  will soon be heading to Enatai!   This year’s event will be held on November 19, 21, and 22.  This long standing Puget Sound area program brings original artwork to schools to provide students with the opportunity to experience art up close and discuss them with their classmates.  The traveling exhibit theme this year will be Exploring Wildlife in Art: Free and Untamed and consist of art pieces by local artists such as Sherry Markovitz, Kenneth Callahan, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Philip McCracken, and more. In order to make this a successful event  we need your ... read full article
PTSA Board Meeting 11/6Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/6/2019
PTSA Board Meeting 11/6
November's PTSA Board Meeting will be on Wednesday Night!   Board Meetings are open to all and everyone is welcome.  Come hear about future, ongoing, and past programs and new business for Enatai Elementary. Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019  Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Location: Library ... read full article
Principal Coffee and BSD Volunteer Training 10/29 & 11/6Communications EnataiPTSA10/27/201910/31/2019
Principal Coffee and BSD Volunteer Training 10/29 & 11/6
NEW!  Principal MacDonald will be providing morning and evening BSD orientation sessions for volunteers helping out in classrooms, at school sponsored events, or as a chaperone for field-trips. The purpose of this orientation is to provide clear and consistent messaging and support about the role, expectations, and benefits of serving as a parent volunteer in our schools. If you plan on volunteering for any reason at Enatai during the 2019-20 school year, please plan on attending a volunteer orientation session. The training Principal MacDonald is providing is different from last month's PTSA  Volunteering 101  presentation.  To support the many languages of ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House is next Friday!Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House is next Friday!
Everyone is invited to the Fall Festival and Haunted House on Friday, October 25th! Come to Enatai Elementary's Fall Festival and celebrate the season with friends and family in your student's school community!  Play free games brought to you by parents from each grade at Enatai, Purchase slices of pizza to eat with your family, Experience the Haunted House with a ticket whose proceeds help our 5th grade, Participate in the Water Bottle Challenge by bringing your reusable water bottle, and Snack on popcorn while your students play with their friends.  This is our last community gathering before the holidays and ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House 10/25Communications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/17/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House 10/25
October 25th is our Fall Festival and 5th Grade Haunted House! Q:  What makes this year's Fall Festival different? A:  This year we are providing pizza for purchase instead of spaghetti.  For many students pizza is a treat and has the benefit of being quick to eat and economical.  We have also introduced the Water Bottle Challenge to promote a more ecologically friendly gathering.  Extra effort has gone to atmosphere and decorations for the free games and activities to make this evening a special experience!  Q:   What is behind the theme of this year's Haunted House: The Cryptid Zoo? A:   ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House coming 10/25Communications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/10/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House coming 10/25
Everyone's invited!   Our  Fall Festival  is coming on October 25th!   This community event features booths with free games and activities for the whole family! Children can win popcorn by playing games, but for those of you hungry for more: pizza slices will be available for purchase on the night of the event.  Purchase them there or pre-order slices or a WHOLE PIZZA online and reserve them for a discounted price! Help Enatai reduce waste by bringing your reusable water bottle and take part in the  Water Bottle Challenge !  Check your water bottle in at the challenge table in the cafeteria and ... read full article
Fall Eaglewear Order Event ends 9/27!Communications EnataiPTSA9/20/20199/27/2019
Fall Eaglewear Order Event ends 9/27!
Order your Eaglewear by Friday, September 27th! Eaglewear is Enatai's school apparel that features our eagle mascot and school name. Wear your Eaglewear on Spirit Tuesdays to show your school spirit! To check out youth and adult size t-shirts, sweatshirts and more,  click here .    Email  Linda Ho  for questions. ... read full article
Volunteering 101 Information Meeting on 9/24Communications EnataiPTSA9/17/20199/24/2019
Volunteering 101 Information Meeting on 9/24
Attention Parents interested in volunteering, Room Parents, and PTSA Chairs!    Please join us for our first volunteer meeting of the year! Date : Tuesday, Sept 24th  Time : 10am-12pm  Place : STEM Room The topic for this meeting will be "Volunteering 101". We'll cover things like: - Basics of Volunteering and requirements for roles - PTSA Resources you can use - Processes for successful planning - Budget FAQS This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and  PTSA Chairs of this year's programs and learn about PTSA news and upcoming events! RSVP suggested but not required Volunteering 101 ... read full article
Vision & Hearing Screening Day -- Mon Sept 16, 2019Communications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/16/2019
Vision & Hearing Screening Day -- Mon Sept 16, 2019
We need volunteers to escort each classroom of students to the screening room and help queue students at the screening room. If you would be willing to help usher the students through this process,  please sign up here . Thank you! ... read full article
Back to School Ice Cream Social + General PTSA Membership Mtg 9/6Communications EnataiPTSA8/25/20199/6/2019
Back to School Ice Cream Social + General PTSA Membership Mtg 9/6
Friday, September 6th: Ice Cream Social, Enatai Covered Area at 6:00pm and  PTSA General Meeting, Cafeteria at 6:30pm  Bring your Family to  meet and mingle  with new and old classmates at 6:00pm and get your  free ice cream treat !  Then, come to the  PTSA General Membership Meeting  in the Cafeteria at 6:30pm to review this year's PTSA budget and learn about programs and events the PTSA supports.    New members and members from 2018-2019 may partipate in the vote!  ... read full article
Thank you! Have a Great Summer!Communications EnataiPTSA6/21/20197/12/2019
Thank you! Have a Great Summer!
Congratulations to our  graduating 5th Grade classes :  We know bright things are in your future! Thank you to our  2018-2019 PTSA Board : Amy Hart, Jesse Pacem, Stacy Saal, Pam Unger, Jennifer Strophy, Peggy Cooley, Sarah Bryan, and Susan Goeben!   Thank you to  everyone who has volunteered  this year!  Your involvement with the school and the students is invaluable! Finally, thank you to all our PTSA Members!  Your contributions support our Enatai community and benefit our students, our families, and our staff! From everyone at Enatai PTSA, Thank You for a Great Year!  ... read full article
Reflections Art Walk 11/14Communications EnataiPTSA11/9/201911/23/2019
Reflections Art Walk 11/14
Come celebrate Enatai's student artists from 6:30-8:00 on November 14th at the Reflections Art Walk.   View all the amazing art created by the students in the theme of “Look Within” AND partake in a sample art docent lesson, appropriate for the entire family. There will also be snacks and a super-fun visual scavenger hunt. Entries moving on to the district competition will be announced!  Reflections, the National PTA Art Contest, is an opportunity for Enatai student to create artwork based on the "Look Within" 2019-2020 theme and compete in categories such as 2D visual, literature, photography, music composition, film ... read full article
BSD Volunteer Evening Training 11/6Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/6/2019
BSD Volunteer Evening Training 11/6
Principal MacDonald will be providing an evening BSD orientation session for volunteers helping out in classrooms, at school sponsored events, or as a chaperone for field-trips.  If you plan on volunteering for any reason at Enatai during the 2019-20 school year, please plan on attending a volunteer orientation session.  To support the many languages of Enatai families, online translation will be available.  Date: Wednesday, November 6th   after this month's PTSA Board meeting Time: 7:30-8:00 PM Location: Library ... read full article
PTSA Volunteers Monthly Meeting 10/29Communications EnataiPTSA10/27/201910/29/2019
PTSA Volunteers Monthly Meeting 10/29
Following the Principal Coffee, join us for our monthly PTSA Volunteers Meeting! Thank you to those who were able to attend last month's PTSA Volunteer Meeting!  The topic of the meeting was "Volunteering 101", which focused on what the PTSA helps support, the events planned for the year, and what administrative tools should be used by Event/Program Chairs.  Join us after this week's Principal Coffee (& BSD Volunteer Training) for October's  PTSA Volunteers' Meeting .   We will be discussing upcoming PTSA events (Read-A-Thon, Staff Appreciation Lunches, Reflections Art Walk, Movie Night and more) and tricks and tips about being a room ... read full article
Who do you know who can show up for kids?Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
Who do you know who can show up for kids?
Many thanks to those who have already signed up for one or more 30 minute shift at Fall Festival on October 25!  As of this morning, about 55% of the spots are signed up. We're excited that many of the spots are covered by Enatai alumni now in middle/high school, returning to help because they fondly remember this event.  We're so close to being able to offer all the fun activities we have planned, but without any additional support some games or amenities will be cut or cut short.  Please take a minute today to ask a friend to  sign ... read full article
Culturally Responsive BooksCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/17/2019
Culturally Responsive Books
Last year, our PTSA Staff Representatives and our Principal came to the Enatai PTSA Board requesting funding to help teachers purchase culturally responsive books to add to their classroom libraries. Why are culturally responsive books so important?  Classroom books and other materials should represent the interests of the students and reflect the diversity of students within the classroom. However, until the recent past, it was not uncommon to find classrooms completely void of reading materials that either were written by African American, Latino, or Asian authors or which prominently featured the lively and rich histories of the diverse cultures represented ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House donations and volunteersCommunications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/10/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House donations and volunteers
Donations, loaned equipment, and volunteers are still needed for the Fall Festival and Haunted House!  This is our main community event before the holidays and we're doing our best to make it a terrific experience for everyone! Support our community by donating some cupcakes for the Cupcake Walk, helping with a game booth, or lending some household equipment to the Haunted House!  There are many ways you can help: see the signup to find something you would like to do for our family celebration! See what's needed here: Fall Festival and Haunted House Requests and Volunteers Questions?  Email  Fall Festival  or  Haunted House  for ... read full article
EGG DROP REGISTRATION DEADLINECommunications EnataiPTSA9/20/20199/26/2019
EGG DROP REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Egg Drop Challenge will be on Friday, September 27th during Lunch Recess!   We are excited that the  Bellevue Fire Department Ladder Truck  is partnering with Enatai to help drop students containers from 75 ft.  Every student  is encouraged to participate in the challenge! Grab a friend(s) or make one yourself. What engineering design will you come up with to protect the egg from cracking: a cushioned container, a shock absorbing contraption or some sort of suspension design? Here are some important rules to remember: - DO NOT PUT AN EGG IN YOUR CONTAINER - please bring eggless container to school ... read full article
Egg Drop Challenge register by 9/20Communications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/19/2019
Egg Drop Challenge register by 9/20
Have you registered yet?   Every student  is encouraged to participate in the challenge! Grab a friend(s) or make one yourself. What engineering design will you come up with to protect the egg from cracking: a cushioned container, a shock absorbing contraption or some sort of suspension design?  PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR RULES HERE . Register HERE for the Egg Drop (Deadline September 20th) WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  This will be one of the most fun events of the year! We need several volunteers to help make this event a success.  Please join us at drop off or during the event. ... read full article
Welcome Coffees 9/4 + 9/9Communications EnataiPTSA8/26/20199/8/2019
Welcome Coffees 9/4 + 9/9
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PTSA Award Winners 2018-2019Communications EnataiPTSA6/21/20198/1/2019
PTSA Award Winners 2018-2019
Every year Enatai PTSA honors educators and volunteers with awards that recognize their special contributions to our school.   These individuals go above and beyond in their efforts and help make our Enatai community and our students' school experiences great!   Outstanding Educator Monica Chun Sharon Neal   Golden Acorn Award Thuy Wolf Rae Okamoto Unsung Hero Award Julie Foster Jason Gaskins Susan Goeben Sharon Henry Linda Ho Tami Kozimor Lisa Maxwell Jesse Pacem Sharon Pang Sharon Peterson Ali Sameti Jodi Sternoff Jennifer Strophy Chezik Tsunoda Julie Uyeda Kathy Green Wilson   Congratulations to our Award Winners!  Thank you for all you ... read full article
MOVIE NIGHT ALWAYS FUN FOR THE FAMILYCommunications EnataiPTSA11/9/201911/15/2019
MOVIE NIGHT ALWAYS FUN FOR THE FAMILY
Join the fun at Movie Night for a free screening of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (2019) on Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Your family will really enjoy this box-office smash on the big screen! If you’ve never been to Movie Night before, you’re in for a good time. Before the lights go down, there’s always some fun family entertainment. You can get your fresh hot popcorn, licorice and bottled water from the snack bar. Kids can win free prizes, including the chance to sprawl out on the best seats in the house: The Movie Night Sofa, ... read full article
Eaglewear is coming! Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/8/2019
Eaglewear is coming!
We are looking for 7-8 volunteers to help sort, bag and deliver Eaglewear orders on Friday morning, November 8th, from 8:00 - 10:00am in the STEM Room. Goodies and coffee will be available, as well as the opportunity to meet some friends! Sign up at  Eaglewear Volunteers 11/8 Questions:  eaglewear@enataiptsa.org ... read full article
Jazz Morning Combo 10/29Communications EnataiPTSA10/27/201910/29/2019
Jazz Morning Combo 10/29
Parents!  Need more incentive to get out of bed in the morning or to come to the next Principal's Coffee?    On Tuesday, Oct 29th we have a Jazz Combo from Bellevue High School coming to play our students into school from 7:30-8:00 am.  Stop by and enjoy the music!  We have at least two Enatai Alumni playing in the combo and hope to have more BHS student musicians visit us in the future! ... read full article
3rd Grade Parents Host Staff Appreciation Lunch - October 22ndCommunications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
3rd Grade Parents Host Staff Appreciation Lunch - October 22nd
It's Taco Tuesday for our staff on October 22nd! This month our 3rd Grade parents are hosting the staff lunch.  There are many essential Taco items still needed to make this luncheon a success!  Please check out the link below and sign up if you are able to support in any way:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084ea4af2ea7f94-3rdgrade Thanks for helping us appreciate our Enatai staff with this special lunch! ... read full article
PTSA Board welcomes new DirectorsCommunications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/10/2019
PTSA Board welcomes new Directors
Thank you to those members who were able to join us for the first PTSA Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday night, October 2nd.    We are pleased to announce the following members have been appointed as Directors for the 2019-2020 school year.   The PTSA welcomes them to the Board and looks forward to working with them throughout the year!  - Sarah Bryan - Pamela Unger - Christine Fletcher PTSA Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, excluding holidays, and are open to the public.  Interested in the workings of your school?  Attend a meeting to hear and ... read full article
Scholastic Fall Book Fair is next week September 30-Oct 4thCommunications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/3/2019
Scholastic Fall Book Fair is next week September 30-Oct 4th
Scholastic Book Fair Hours Monday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20 pm) Tuesday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20 pm) & After School Wednesday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) Thursday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20pm) & After School Friday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) ONLY- CLOSED Wednesday Evening Family Event 5:00-7:30 pm will feature shopping as well as special storytime with some of our teachers!   Don't forget to sign up for eWallet!  It's a secure, cashless way for our students to shop the book fair. You can create an  eWallet  with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or ... read full article
SAY CHEESE! For Picture Day 9/26Communications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/25/2019
SAY CHEESE! For Picture Day 9/26
Parent volunteers are needed to help escort classes to and from their sessions and keep things running smoothly in the photographer's room.   Picture Day takes the entire school day, so sign ups are divided into shifts. Have time for more? Feel free to sign up for multiple shifts! The Main Office has requested a minimum of 2 volunteers be on hand to help at any time. Report to the Main Office for instructions and directions. Thursday, September 26th 8:00 am - 2:30pm SIGN UP HERE:  Picture Day Volunteers ... read full article
5th Grade family play date + meeting 9/8Communications EnataiPTSA9/1/20199/8/2019
5th Grade family play date + meeting 9/8
Dear 5th Grade Parents and Families, We’re excited for all the special 5th Grade events that will happen this year. Haunted House and Spooky Spaghetti is coming right up, so we’d like to meet to help get a jump on things. Please join us for a back to school play date at Enatai's Covered Area on Sunday, September 8th at 5:00pm . Bring the kids and your lawn chairs.   While the kids play, we can talk about Haunted House and Spooky Spaghetti and other events for the year!  For a glimpse of what will come with Haunted House, you can view ... read full article
PTSA Volunteers Monthly MeetingCommunications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
PTSA Volunteers Monthly Meeting
Following the Principal Coffee, join us for our monthly PTSA Volunteers Meeting! We will be discussing upcoming PTSA events (Read-A-Thon, Staff Appreciation Lunches, Reflections Art Walk, Movie Night, and more!) We'll also be going over some tips and tricks about being a room parent! Event/Program Chairs and Room Parents encouraged to attend. Everyone welcome! Questions? Email Jennifer:  vc@enataiptsa.org When: Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 9-10am  Where: STEM Room  RSVP here  (so we know how many to expect) ... read full article
Principal Coffee and BSD Volunteer Training: two sessionsCommunications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
Principal Coffee and BSD Volunteer Training: two sessions
Meet with Principal Amy MacDonald and Enatai PTSA at the monthly Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour. Topic:  Bellevue School District Volunteer Training When:   Tuesday, October 29th at  8:10-9:00am Where : Enatai STEM Room For the first coffee of the year, we invite all parents to the Bellevue School District volunteer training session.   This session will provide information about working with students and important guidelines for all volunteers regarding confidentiality and reporting concerns.  Translation services will be provided for this session. Evening Session An evening session will also be offered for those who cannot come during the day.  This session will also be led ... read full article
Book Fair Wrap UpCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/17/2019
Book Fair Wrap Up
Thanks to the many volunteers, parents, teachers, staff, and students who helped make our Fall Scholastic Book Fair a BIG success!  We sold $10,064 in books from our in-school and online fair.    Enatai's book fair makes 55% back in Scholastic dollars.  With some of our scholastic dollars,  Enatai PTSA was able to purchase : - Scholastic News (weekly subscription) for ALL students K-5  - Storyworks for all students in Grade 4 & 5 - $600 of books for students that may not have otherwise been able to purchase a book at the fair - $100 of new books from ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House donations and volunteersCommunications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/3/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House donations and volunteers
Our  Fall Festival and Haunted House event  is coming on October 25th!   This is a not-to-be-missed community event showcasing booths from each grade with free games and activities for the whole family, pizza dinner, and the 5th Grade Haunted House! Planning is well underway but now we need your help, Enatai!   Our community events are both  for  our community and  by  our community!  All three of our organizers for this event are parent volunteers contributing their time for free.   Please take part in this special Fall event!   Donate supplies or materials, lend some household equipment, or volunteer ... read full article
Passport Club registration is open!Communications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/26/2019
Passport Club registration is open!
Thank you so much to those who have already registered for Passport Club!    Registration is still open to all 1st to 5th grade students. If your kids are interested in a geographic adventure and learning about places around the world, please sign up on our  Passport Club website  or email  passportclub@enataiptsa.org . Our first Passport Check will be Thursday, September 26th for 4th grade and Friday, September 27th for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades. For any questions/suggestions/concerns, please reach out at  passportclub@enataiptsa.org ! For more advanced geographic knowledge, GeoBee is also open for registration to 4th and 5th ... read full article
Passport Club and Geo Bee open for registrationCommunications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/12/2019
Passport Club and Geo Bee open for registration
Passport Club and Geo Bee are now open for registration!   Please see our websites for more information. (Passport Club:  http://enataiptsa.org/ Page/Activities/PassportClub , Geo Bee:  http://enataiptsa.org/ Page/Activities/GeoBee )   This year's first Passport Check day will be  Thursday, September 26th  for  4th grade , and  Friday, September 27th  for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades .  Please note the separate Passport Check day for 4th grade students in September.  From October onwards, Passport Check will be on the same day for all grades.    Parent volunteer checkers play a vital role in the success of Passport Club. Please sign up  ... read full article
The Egg Drop Challenge is Coming!Communications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/12/2019
The Egg Drop Challenge is Coming!
Who’s ready for the egg drop challenge?   Can your student create a container that will protect an egg from a 60 foot drop?  Click  HERE   for printable information and rules about this challenge.   Deadline to Register is September 20th.   The Egg Drop Challenge is an Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure.  See more about it at  Academic Adventure .  Register HERE for the Egg Drop WE   NEED VOLUNTEERS!    This will be one of the most fun events of the year!  We need several volunteers to help make this event a success.  We need people to help with check-in of the  ... read full article
Membership: Renew or Join!Communications EnataiPTSA8/25/20199/5/2019
Membership: Renew or Join!
PTSA Memberships are now available for purchase!    In order to remain a member in good standing, PTSA Memberships must be repurchased each school year.  Simply  use this handy link  or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu.   There is more information about the benefits of PTSA Membership in our  Membership 101  Info Page. Update your Website Information!    After you have renewed your membership, please take a moment and  log into your account  at  www.enataiptsa.org  and update your information for the year.  Set your students’ grade level and teacher, when you have this information. ... read full article
Early PTSA Membership by 9/20Communications EnataiPTSA8/25/20199/5/2019
Early PTSA Membership by 9/20
Early Membership Thank You Gift    W e would like to encourage everyone to  JOIN or RENEW their PTSA MEMBERSHIP  as early as possible.  We want you to be "in" on important issues affecting your student's education and know what is going on at your school from the start!  The PTSA supports our school community by sponsoring or providing Classified Support, Curriculum Enhancement, Classroom funds, Academic Enrichment Programs, and Community Events.   We are pleased to offer this  EARLY MEMBERSHIP THANK YOU GIFT :   ALL 2019-2020 ENATAI PTSA MEMBERSHIP  SIGNUPS OR RENEWALS  PAID BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th RECEIVES ONE FREE EAGLEWEAR CAR MAGNET!  SHOW YOUR ... read full article
SIGN UP TO WORK AT MOVIE NIGHT NOVEMBER 15Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/8/2019
SIGN UP TO WORK AT MOVIE NIGHT NOVEMBER 15
Movie Night – a longstanding Enatai tradition – premieres with its season opener on Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come volunteer to help put on this fun family event. Sign up here:   https://signup.com/go/qOCdoiQ Movie Night will feature Disney/Pixar’s  Toy Story 4  (2019), one of the most popular films released this year. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be popcorn, fun prize drawings, and always some pre-show entertainment.  Kids: Bring your pillows and blankets. Chairs are provided, but some attendees like to bring their folding camp chairs. Parents must accompany children. No drop-offs allowed. Note: Not all ... read full article
Last days to contribute to Socktober Sock DriveCommunications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
Last days to contribute to Socktober Sock Drive
It's Socktober!    Please donate new socks of any size to help make this event successful.  Socks can be dropped off in the bin located in the Enatai office.  New socks will be distributed to the Sophia Way, Eastside Baby Corner, and the Union Gospel Mission.  Please contribute your socks by October 31st! ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE: Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!Communications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/19/2019
SAVE THE DATE: Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!
  The Fall Scholastic Book Fair  is coming to Enatai Elementary School September 30-October 4th . Why does Enatai host Scholastic book fairs? The Scholastic Book Fair helps Enatai PTSA earn  Scholastic Dollars  to purchase books for each classroom and school library  as well as "Scholastic News"  for  ALL  students.  The book fair also helps encourage the love of reading and allows for an opportunity to get books into students hands. If you have questions, please email  bookfair@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners!Communications EnataiPTSA6/7/20198/1/2019
Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners!
As the school year comes to a close, the Enatai PTSA wanted to take this time to  thank  all of our 2018-19 Enatai PTSA  Corporate   Partners  in Education!   It's really exciting to see local businesses  demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary school.  And thank you to  Julie Uyeda  for chairing this important program! Golden Eagle Partners ($1000+) Design Built Homes Suh Esthetics Eastside Micheal Kang DDS/Factoria Family Dentistry Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC Michael Chiulli / Trilliam Dental Specialists   Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics Silver Eagle Partners ... read full article
BOX TOPS NOV 1st Submission Deadline!Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
BOX TOPS NOV 1st Submission Deadline!
THE OLD BOX TOPS CLIPS  are still being collected at school!  If you still have some at home, please clip and send them to school.  Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school.  Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.  Please bring them to the front office or have your student give them to their teacher by NOV 1st!   If you see this label,  use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school.  The app will find participating products ... read full article
LAST DAY TO SUBMIT REFLECTIONS ART ENTRY 11/1Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
LAST DAY TO SUBMIT REFLECTIONS ART ENTRY 11/1
Reflections Entry Forms are now available! Reflections, the National PTA Art Contest, is an opportunity for Enatai student to create artwork based on the "Look Within" 2019-2020 theme and compete in categories such as 2D visual, literature, photography, music composition, film production and dance choreography.  Read more about it on our  Reflections webpage . Participants should download the  Entry Form with their specific category rules at the Reflections webpage  and the  Submission Checklist  to complete their project.   Paper copies of the rules and entry forms are also available at the kiosk in front of the STEM Room at school.  Entry ... read full article
Congratulations to Toast to Enatai's Sign winnersCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/17/2019
Congratulations to Toast to Enatai's Sign winners
  Last year's TOAST TO ENATAI featured special auction items, including the right to name the Playground, Circle Drive, and Soccer Field for one year with the name of their choice!  Winning bids were made by Tyler and Tiffany Rourke, Sharon Sangha and Tyler Nathe, and Sharon Pang and Jack Castro.   Their combined bids brought in over $7,000 to benefit our school community!  Congratulations and thank you for supporting our school community! ... read full article
Author Visit Assembly + Seattle Children's Book FestivalCommunications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/3/2019
Author Visit Assembly + Seattle Children's Book Festival
To day, Friday, 27 September, Enatai was proud to welcome an all-school assembly with author and illustrator  Troy Cummings . Thanks to our librarian, Charleen Lee, for arranging this visit and thanks to the PTSA for funding!  Troy has signed paperback copies of  Can I Be Your Dog?  and  The Binder of Doom  which will be for sale at the Scholastic Book Fair next week while supplies last.   Troy will also be presenting and signing books at the first annual  Seattle Children's Book Festival , taking place on  Saturday, 28 September from 11am-3pm  at  Greenwood Elementary , and featuring dozens more of your ... read full article
Book Fair is coming! Sept 30-Oct 4thCommunications EnataiPTSA9/20/20199/26/2019
Book Fair is coming! Sept 30-Oct 4th
Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming up September 30-Oct 4th.  We are excited to announce that Scholastic has come up with a secure,  cashless  way for our students to shop the book fair. Starting September 13th to October 3rd, you can create an  eWallet  with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card. You will ONLY be charged for what is purchased and after the fair ends, the hold will expire and funds will be released back to your credit card.  ... read full article
New Way to Shop Cashless at the Book FairCommunications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/19/2019
New Way to Shop Cashless at the Book Fair
Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming up September 30-Oct 4th.  We are excited to announce that Scholastic has come up with a secure,  cashless  way for our students to shop the book fair. Starting September 13th to October 3rd, you can create an  eWallet  with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card. You will ONLY be charged for what is purchased and after the fair ends, the hold will expire and funds will be released back to your credit card.  ... read full article
Enatai's Yearbook On Sale NOW!Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Enatai's Yearbook On Sale NOW!
The Enatai Elementary Yearbook is now available for preorder online.  Enatai's yearbook will have individual and classroom photos as well as many different photos that capture all the activities that happen during the school year.   New this year is an optional hardcover yearbook and we will also have a student designed cover .  More details about how students can submit a yearbook cover design coming up soon. Yearbooks will be delivered to your student around mid June.     Order your LifeTouch Yearbook  HERE! Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID:  5871020 ... read full article
Wanted: Haunted House/Fall Festival and Fall Classroom Party PhotosCommunications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Wanted: Haunted House/Fall Festival and Fall Classroom Party Photos
The yearbook team is looking for photos from our recent Fall school events.    We have created an Enatai Yearbook photo share site to help us store photos for possible use in the yearbook. High resolution photographs with 2 or more students works the best when designing the yearbook. Do you have photos that you are interested in sharing with us?  Please email  yearbook@enataiptsa.org   and we will send you an invite to the yearbook share site!  ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE: Movie Night to Feature Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on Nov. 15Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
SAVE THE DATE: Movie Night to Feature Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on Nov. 15
Join us in the Multipurpose Room for the first Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 15 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) when the featured attraction will be Disney/Pixar’s  Toy Story 4  (2019). Follow Woody, Buzz, and the gang, as they set out into the world in this fourth – and possibly final – installment of the  Toy Story  franchise. On this exciting road trip adventure, the friends discover positive lessons about teamwork, imagination, and independence. Movie Night is free of charge, thanks to PTSA. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs. Toy Story 4  is rated G. ... read full article
Egg Drop Challenge UpdateCommunications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/17/2019
Egg Drop Challenge Update
  Thank you Parents, Staff and Bellevue Fire Department Ladder Truck 107 for making the Egg Drop Challenge a success at Enatai this year!    We had over 157 projects entered.  The students, staff and parents enjoyed watching the projects being dropped from the fire ladder during the student's lunch recess.  Just over 40 projects had a successful drop without cracking the egg. If you are interested in helping co-chair this event next year, please contact  programs@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Fall fundraisingCommunications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/10/2019
Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Fall fundraising
The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Fall fundraising campaign is underway! Our goal is to raise $300,000 this Fall from parents like YOU. Public funding is not enough to fund the exceptional programming that makes Bellevue Schools the best in the Nation.  Donate here  or at  BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org  to fund the following programs in our schools: -Training for 40+ additional counselors to address student stress, anxiety and depression;  -Training for teachers to integrate cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum in every classroom; -Libraries in our classrooms with characters and narratives that reflect our District’s global culture; -Mentoring programs that provide one-on-one support for students in ... read full article
Thank you for your Box tops!Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Thank you for your Box tops!
A big thanks goes out to all those that submitted box tops.   Enatai Elementary submitted $107.30 worth of box tops!   Please continue to collect and send in your clipped box tops.  Also don't forget that box tops is transitioning to digital box tops. Now you will need to scan your receipts or drop your receipts off at school for the chair to scan.  Thanks for supporting our students and staff with box tops! ... read full article
Thank you, iGsmWireless!Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Thank you, iGsmWireless!
A local business on Main Street in Bellevue,  iGsmWireless  provided cellphones and Ipads for use at the Fall Festival and Haunted House ticketing tables to allow us to complete credit card transactions.   IGsmWireless is a neighborhood cellphone and electronics repair specialist shop that also provides many other electronics services; you can visit their website here:  https://www.igsmwireless.com/ .    Thank you, iGsmWireless! ... read full article
Thank you, Serres Family!Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
Thank you, Serres Family!
One of the reasons that Enatai is such a great place to raise kids is the way our community pulls together their time, talent, and resources. Many thanks to 4th grader Will Serres and his family for donating the pumpkins for the Fall Festival. Will's soccer team had a great time visiting his family farm in Redmond. They even got to pick out the pumpkins that will be featured at the Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Walk! If your family is looking for fun fall activities, check out the  Serres Farm  and be sure to attend the fun at the Fall Festival ... read full article
Pre-Order your Enatai Elementary Yearbook OnlineCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/25/2019
Pre-Order your Enatai Elementary Yearbook Online
The Enatai Elementary Yearbook is now available for preorder online.     Enatai's yearbook will have individual and classroom photos as well as images that capture all the activities of the school year!  New this year is an option to purchase a hardcover yearbook. Yearbooks will be delivered to your student around mid June. Order your LifeTouch Yearbook HERE! Enatai Elementary School         Yearbook ID :  5871020 PHOTOS WANTED! The Yearbook team is also looking for more grade level photographers for ALL grades.  If you capture any classroom or event photos during Fall classroom parties or at Fall Festival & Haunted ... read full article
Community Corner 9/27Communications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/10/2019
Community Corner 9/27
Mad Science @ Cub Scouts Join Night - Monday, Oct 7! Boys and girls in 1st - 5th grades are invited to Pack 600's join night featuring an interactive presentation by Mad Science this Monday (10/7) at 6:45 p.m. in the Upper Campus (Room 303) of Bellevue Presbyterian Church,  1717 Bellevue Way NE .  Cub Scout Pack 600  serves West Bellevue including Medina, Clyde Hill, Sacred Heart, Woodridge and Enatai schools. Cub Scouting involves the whole family and teaches invaluable lessons that help the Cubs progress in the program and in life. We meet twice a month, and hold our meetings at ... read full article
After School at Enatai 9/20Communications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/26/2019
After School at Enatai 9/20
After School at Enatai: Howie and Amy McOmber with  Small Hands on Art  presents The Wizard of Oz Small Hands on Art is a not-for-profit organization that believes in providing arts education to students. Small Hands on art does not discriminate on any basis. Rehearsal Dates:  September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 Time:  2:25- 3:15 p.m. Place:  Enatai Stage Cost:  $95.00  Checks payable to Small Hands on Art  Recital:  October 17 at 2:45p.m. Cast arrives at normal time for costumes. Questions : call 425-313-9431 Sign-up forms available on After-School opportunities wall outside Main Office.     Build & Code Robots with TechVenture ... read full article