PTSA Membership Count
Dec 17 2019 New, renewed, and sponsored   PTSA Memberships Sponsorships (to be applied): 14/23 297 30 October Student enrollment: 462 64% ... read full article
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Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!
Thanks to all the students who sent in great submissions for our  first cover contest competitio n. All the entries were so wonderful, it made it difficult to choose just  ONE  favorite cover. The winner was clear cut and received the most votes by more than 50! And the winner is…Enzo from Mrs Yockey’s 4th grade class!  Guess what?   Everyone's a winner!   All cover entries will be featured in the 2019-2020 Enatai yearbook so be sure to look out for them! Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Order your LifeTouch Yearbook online  HERE!  Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID:  5871020 Questions? ... read full article
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1/24/2020-2/7/2020

It’s Almost Here!!! The Totally 80s Toast
The event team has been very busy working on the biggest fundraiser of the school year! The Totally 80’s Toast will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Mercer Island Event Center.  We are so excited to host all of you for an evening of food, drinks and dancing along with the opportunity to bid on teacher, family and group experiences, parties, travel and amazing items donated by local businesses, professional sports teams and art work created by our own Enatai students.  Tickets go on sale February 1st. Remember that this is The Totally 80’s Toast, so don’t forget ... read full article
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1/10/2020-1/31/2020

Enatai PTSA to Co-Host Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER Documentary
The Enatai Elementary PTSA invites you to a special screening of the new documentary,  Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER  (2019) on  Thursday, February 6th at 5:15 p.m . The screening will be held in the  Chinook Middle School  Commons.   Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience  examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. The  Bellevue Schools Foundation  is sponsoring the February screening. The PTSAs of Chinook, and International ... read full article
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1/17/2020-1/31/2020

GeoBee Preliminary Competition
Eight 4th and 5th graders participated in the school competition of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Geobee.  Andy Young, Armita Amini, Isaac Yeung, Isobel Tran, Jason Gu, Joey Yoon, Sydney Suh, and Theo Ureche were the participants. Ms. Chun and Ms. Maxwell officiated the competition. They all received the Certificate of Participation from National Geographic and moved up to the final round.   Congratulations to the eight hardworking students! The school-level final competition will be held on January 26. National Geographic Bee is part of the  Academic Adventure program .  You can read more about this competition here:   Geo Bee . ... read full article
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1/17/2020-1/31/2020

Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus Visit
The Cornell University Glee Club & Chorus visited Enatai last week.  What an amazing experience!  The entire school experienced a wonderful, interactive assembly that included songs in several languages and showcased the University students’ beautiful singing, fun personalities, and the joy of making music in community.  Our 5 th  graders also participated in a workshop with Cornell that incorporated conducting techniques, listening skills, rehearsal stratgies, and ended with our 5 th  graders and the Cornell musicians singing a four-part piece, including vocals and body percussion, created on the spot!  A huge thank you to our PTSA for sponsoring lunch and ... read full article
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1/17/2020-1/31/2020

Choose Your Own Adventure
There’s still time to get started on the new  Academic Adventure  - “Choose Your Own Adventure.”    This adventure invites kids to explore something they want to do and encourages a “ growth mindset ” to focus not on today’s capability but the capacity to learn and stick with it. Adding the word “yet” to self talk about skills can transform tasks that are difficult today into something that is achievable.   Color packets  available online  or black and white copies by the office.  ... read full article
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1/17/2020-1/31/2020

Thank you Corporate Partners in Education!
The Enatai PTSA would like to express gratitude and appreciation for all the  2019-20 Corporate Partners in Education . To date our Corporate Partners have helped us raise  $6500  in support of our Eagles' 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. A special thanks to: Jesse Pacem LLC Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant Michael Chiulli /Trilliam Dental Specialists Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics Suh Esthetics Eastside Factoria Family Dentistry Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC Team Foster Allegro Pediatrics  theCoderSchoolBellevue Seattle Children's Hospital ... read full article
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11/22/2019-1/31/2020
PTSA Membership CountCommunications EnataiPTSA8/29/20197/1/2020
PTSA Membership Count
Dec 17 2019 New, renewed, and sponsored   PTSA Memberships Sponsorships (to be applied): 14/23 297 30 October Student enrollment: 462 64% ... read full article
PTSA Membership CountCommunications EnataiPTSA7/1/20198/28/2019
PTSA Membership Count
2018-2019 School Year PTSA Members - final count 356 2018-2019 Student enrollment: 471 75% Questions?   Contact us!   membership@enataiptsa.org ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline 1/17!Communications EnataiPTSA1/10/20201/16/2020
Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline 1/17!
The Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest DEADLINE is NEXT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17th!  We've already gotten some entries, but would love to see some more!  Get out your pencils and start designing the winning cover for the 2019/2020 Enatai Yearbook! Your design must be original and include the school year (2019-2020), school name (Enatai Elementary) as well as the Enatai eagle logo. Students will be voting on their favorite cover during lunch.   Deadline Friday January 17th.  For more information, the Enatai eagle logo, and details  click here . Check out these  examples of other school cover designs  to get some ideas ... read full article
PTSA Parent Education: Internet Safety 1/21Communications EnataiPTSA1/10/20201/16/2020
PTSA Parent Education: Internet Safety 1/21
Enatai PTSA is happy to present a Parent Education event on the subject of Internet Safety with Special Agent Peter Vogl of the Seattle Police Department on  Tuesday evening, January 21st at 7pm in the Enatai Library . During the school day, Agent Vogl will also give a presentation to Enatai's 4th and 5th graders. Please join us! ... read full article
Yearbook Cover ContestCommunications EnataiPTSA12/20/20191/9/2020
Yearbook Cover Contest
Your Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest entry is due next month!  Get out your pencils and start designing the winning cover for the 2019/2020 Enatai Yearbook! Your design must be original and include the school year (2019-2020), school name (Enatai Elementary) as well as the Enatai eagle logo. Students will be voting on their favorite cover during lunch.   Deadline Friday January 17th.  For more information, the Enatai eagle logo, and details  click here . The holiday break would be a perfect time for interested students to work on their Yearbook Covers! Contest is open to all Enatai students. Check your ... read full article
Calling All Artists!Communications EnataiPTSA12/13/201912/19/2019
Calling All Artists!
Have you heard about the Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest? Get out your pencils and start designing the winning cover for the 2019/2020 Enatai Yearbook! Your design must be original and include the school year (2019-2020), school name (Enatai Elementary) as well as the Enatai eagle logo. Deadline Friday January 17th.  For more information, the Enatai eagle logo, and details  click here . The holiday break would be a perfect time for interested students to work on their Yearbook Covers! Contest is open to all Enatai students. Contact  yearbook@enataiptsa. org  for questions. ... read full article
Totally 80’s Toast Planning Meeting 11/21Communications EnataiPTSA11/15/201911/21/2019
Totally 80’s Toast Planning Meeting 11/21
Come one, come all! Join in the planning for the Spring 2020 Enatai  Totally 80’s Toast! Thursday, November 21 st  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Bennett's 7650 SE 27th St #100 Mercer Island, WA 98040 *parking available in garage behind restaurant Peggy Cooley & Tammy Wright toast@enataiptsa.org Toast Co-Chairs, Enatai PTSA ... read full article
Attention Veterans!Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201911/1/2019
Attention Veterans!
We invite all Veterans  in our community to attend our  Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 7 th  at 8:45 am in the Enatai gym.  The Enatai Choir will sing and our students will honor Veterans through songs. The Bellevue High School Chorale will also sing at our assembly!  Students are encouraged to wear  RED ,  WHITE , and  BLUE . When:   Thursday, November 7th at 8:45am Where:   Enatai Elementary Gym ... read full article
Potato Story Book Character Project!Communications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/15/2019
Potato Story Book Character Project!
Potato Pants!  by Laurie Keller is a children's choice award nominee book.    Mrs. Lee the Librarian will be reading this book to kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.    ALL students at Enatai will have an opportunity to create their own potato character based on a children’s book and have them displayed in the library.  We need your help with bringing in potatoes for the students! Please  SIGN UP  and drop them off in the Front Office or Library  anytime between October 7th-15th.   ... read full article
PTSA Members: Directory order deadline 10/15Communications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/15/2019
PTSA Members: Directory order deadline 10/15
Attention PTSA Members!  The order deadline for this year's printed directory is October 15th!   The printed directory is ordered once a year and only available to PTSA members.  This directory contains the most complete Enatai family information available for public release! Want to contact classmates during the summer or after 5th grade?  Our online directory is reset each summer for new student information.  The printed directory is your best bet to keep in touch! If you haven't ordered this yet you can do so through the  Join PTSA link .  Members can add the directory into their online shopping cart and check ... read full article
PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift ends 9/20Communications EnataiPTSA9/20/20199/20/2019
PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift ends 9/20
The PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift offer will end TODAY! If you plan to support our school by joining the PTSA why not do it now?    Use this link  or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu.  Payment must be received by today, so please use the online paypal feature for credit card orders. 2019-2020 ENATAI PTSA MEMBERSHIP SIGNUPS OR RENEWALS PAID BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th RECEIVES ONE FREE EAGLEWEAR CAR MAGNET!   One free car magnet per individual, family, or staff membership.  Magnets will be delivered to classrooms with the Fall Eaglewear order: approximately by end of ... read full article
Kindergarten Coffee Meetup -- September 19thCommunications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/18/2019
Kindergarten Coffee Meetup -- September 19th
Interested in meeting some Kindergarten parents?   Come join us for coffee at  Dilettante Mocha Cafe  on Thursday September 19th at 8:30am.    This is a great way to meet other Kindergarten parents! Come learn about upcoming Fall school activities and different ways you can support your Kindergartener.  Share this invitation with your friends.  All are welcome! ... read full article
Leaving Enatai After This Year? We're sorry to see you go!Communications EnataiPTSA6/17/20198/1/2019
Leaving Enatai After This Year? We're sorry to see you go!
If you're leaving Enatai due to a move or matriculation and no longer need your enataiptsa.org account, here's how to remove your account.  If you have questions about this, email communications@enataiptsa.org  Click the "My Account" link in the left-hand menu, or click this handy link .  (If you are not already logged in, it will prompt you to log in.)  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any student listed on your account.  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any parent listed on your account. ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!Communications EnataiPTSA1/24/20202/7/2020
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!
Thanks to all the students who sent in great submissions for our  first cover contest competitio n. All the entries were so wonderful, it made it difficult to choose just  ONE  favorite cover. The winner was clear cut and received the most votes by more than 50! And the winner is…Enzo from Mrs Yockey’s 4th grade class!  Guess what?   Everyone's a winner!   All cover entries will be featured in the 2019-2020 Enatai yearbook so be sure to look out for them! Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Order your LifeTouch Yearbook online  HERE!  Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID:  5871020 Questions? ... read full article
Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure: Choose your own AdventureCommunications EnataiPTSA1/10/20201/16/2020
Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure: Choose your own Adventure
Do you participate in an after school activity? Have you always wanted to try a sport, drawing, crafting, karate, learn a language, improve at math, learn how to cook or a hundred other things? This new year, give yourself the gift of choosing your own adventure and sticking with it for 12 weeks. Enatai Eagles can choose any adventure, make a plan, stick with it and then create their very own collectible sticker as a keepsake in their Academic Adventure Album. Already participating in an after-school activity? This is a perfect adventure to celebrate those outside-of-school accomplishments. To get started,  ... read full article
Give the Gift of a Yearbook!Communications EnataiPTSA12/20/201912/27/2019
Give the Gift of a Yearbook!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your child for a birthday or for the holidays? Why not give the gift of school memories.  Purchase your student an Enatai Elementary 2019-2020 Yearbook online today!  Yearbooks will be delivered at the end of the school year. Order your LifeTouch Yearbook  HERE! Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID :  5871020 Purchasing the yearbook as a gift? After you've made your Yearbook purchase, email  yearbook@enataiptas.org   and we can email you a gift certificate to print off. ... read full article
Give the Gift of a Yearbook!Communications EnataiPTSA12/13/201912/19/2019
Give the Gift of a Yearbook!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your child for a birthday or for the holidays? Why not give the gift of school memories.  Purchase your student an Enatai Elementary 2019-2020 Yearbook online today!  Yearbooks will be delivered at the end of the school year. Order your LifeTouch Yearbook  HERE!  Enatai Elementary School Yearbook ID :  5871020 Purchasing the yearbook as a gift? After you've made your Yearbook purchase, email  yearbook@enataiptas.org  and we can email you a gift certificate to print off.   ... read full article
Transportation Safety Chair UpdateCommunications EnataiPTSA11/15/201911/29/2019
Transportation Safety Chair Update
Thank you Amy MacDonald and all of our Enatai Families for your support at the morning drop off circle these last 2 weeks! I hope you have felt a bit of improvement in the time in and out of the lot. Thank you so much to all of the parents who have volunteered so far keeping traffic moving; Claire Phillips, Susan Goeben, Cheryl Evanson and Thuy Wolf. I couldn’t have done this without your help. If you are able to volunteer to help with traffic flow from 7:45am – 8:00am any morning of the week, please reach out I would ... read full article
Corporate Partner in Education Update Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201911/1/2019
Corporate Partner in Education Update
Enatai PTSA welcomes Golden Eagle Partner: Jesse Pacem LLC! Enatai Dad Jesse Pacem operates an environmental, health and safety consultancy service specializing in R&D laboratory support, hazardous and radioactive materials management, compliance planning and training. Thanks Jesse Pacem LLC for supporting our Enatai Eagles!   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   Y ou can read more about the Corporate Partnership program  in this PDF  and view other businesses that have joined our website.   If you have questions, please contact  corporatepartners@enataiptsa.org  for more details. ... read full article
Corporate Partner in Education Update Communications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/25/2019
Corporate Partner in Education Update
We are pleased to welcome back  Allegro Pediatrics  at the Silver Eagle Level this year! Allegro Pediatrics is committed to partnering with our local communities to enrich and improve the health and safety of children. We are proud to support Enatai Elementary School!   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?    Join by Oct 15th to get your business in an ad in our student directory!   Y ou can read more about the Corporate Partnership program  in this PDF .   If you have questions, please ... read full article
Corporate Matching: MicrosoftCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/25/2019
Corporate Matching: Microsoft
Calling all Microsoft Families!   Microsoft helps its employees deepen their impact by empowering inspiring organizations through its matching benefit. Personal donations of money, Microsoft product, or stock to eligible organizations can be matched dollar-for-dollar, and volunteer hours can be matched at $25 per hour, up to $15,000 each calendar year.  The  Enatai PTA Unit  (commonly known as Enatai PTSA), a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, is an eligible organization so please  register all donations and volunteer time!   Employees/donors can submit their matching gift requests or log volunteer hours/submit volunteer grant requests electronically at   https://microsoft.benevity.org/ Information about Microsoft's Corporate Matching program ... read full article
PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift ends on September 20thCommunications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/19/2019
PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift ends on September 20th
The PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift offer will end on Friday, September 20th! If you plan to support our school by joining the PTSA why not do it now?    Use this link  or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu. Update your Website Information!   If  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.  Your website account allows you to make purchases from special online sales events ... read full article
PTSA Membership: Join Now!Communications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/12/2019
PTSA Membership: Join Now!
The Enatai PTSA provides over 40+ programs at our school.   Classroom aides, field trips, academic programs like Passport Club, special assemblies, book fairs, class supplies, and community events are just some of the support and enrichment the PTSA provides.   Your membership is important to us.   Please join the Enatai PTSA to connect with our community and learn about opportunities to participate in your student's education.   Use this link  or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu. Update your Website Information!   If  you have renewed your membership, please take a moment and  log into your account  at  ... read full article
WANTED: 2019-2020 ChairsCommunications EnataiPTSA6/7/20198/1/2019
WANTED: 2019-2020 Chairs
Interested in supporting programs and events at Enatai that you value?  Each year our graduating 5th grade class takes their parents with them to middle school, leaving positions open.  Here is an updating list of events/programs without Chairs for the upcoming year.  Other positions could use a Co-Chair partner or a Shadow, who learns from the existing Chairs before they leave for middle school the following year.  The PTSA's school events and programs have a history at Enatai: take part in the well oiled machine of planning that lets us produce these year after year.  Bring your own ideas to the framework ... read full article
It’s Almost Here!!! The Totally 80s ToastCommunications EnataiPTSA1/10/20201/31/2020
It’s Almost Here!!! The Totally 80s Toast
The event team has been very busy working on the biggest fundraiser of the school year! The Totally 80’s Toast will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Mercer Island Event Center.  We are so excited to host all of you for an evening of food, drinks and dancing along with the opportunity to bid on teacher, family and group experiences, parties, travel and amazing items donated by local businesses, professional sports teams and art work created by our own Enatai students.  Tickets go on sale February 1st. Remember that this is The Totally 80’s Toast, so don’t forget ... read full article
Curriculum Enhancement Update: Toymaker visits First GradeCommunications EnataiPTSA12/20/20191/9/2020
Curriculum Enhancement Update: Toymaker visits First Grade
The First Graders had a visit from  Toymaker Rick Hartman  last Wednesday (12/11) and had a blast making super creative wind powered cars that connect to their Air & Wind Science Unit.  Thanks so much to all the parents who volunteered to help out and to the PTSA for funding this in-school “field trip”! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Cookie BlizzardCommunications EnataiPTSA12/20/20191/9/2020
Staff Appreciation Cookie Blizzard
Thank you, Enatai Families, for helping make our Cookie Blizzard a success! A thank you banner from the staff is in the front office with messages of appreciation for the wonderful spread of cookies you all contributed! ... read full article
Art of Discovery Project 11/19-11/22Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/31/2019
Art of Discovery Project 11/19-11/22
Art of Discovery Project 2019 needs parents help! The event will be held on November 19th-22nd. This is a great opportunity for our children to explore and experience interesting art works from well-known local artists without having to leave school! Please sign up to lead a group of approximately 6 students to the art exhibition during art classes. There will be a quick training on Tuesday, November 12th at 2.30-3pm in the art room with our art teacher, Ms. Davidson for those who are volunteering (your children are welcome to stay in the art room while the training happens). Sign ... read full article
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update Communications EnataiPTSA10/4/201910/18/2019
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update
We are pleased to welcome back  theCoderSchoolBellevue  at the Silver Eagle Level this year!   Did you know that at theCoderSchool they do more than just teach coding.   TheCoderSchool uses learning to code as a stepping stone to learning to think like a coder.   They offer many programs to fit your needs (Code Camp, Code Coaching, App Team, and Code Classes).  TheCoderSchool is located near Panera Bread off 106th Ave NE.     Check them out here:  http://www. thecoderschool.com/bellevue  or  email  bellevue@thecoderschool. com   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In ... read full article
Toast to Enatai Planning Meeting 10/13Communications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/13/2019
Toast to Enatai Planning Meeting 10/13
TOAST TO ENATAI's first planning meeting will be held at  Azteca Restaurant  on Sunday, October 13th at 6:30pm.  Meet the crew and have a great time planning Enatai's biggest party! ... read full article
Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Communications EnataiPTSA9/20/201910/4/2019
Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure
In its sixth year, Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure (EEAA) is refreshed and expanded to encourage kids to experience many of the PTSA-sponsored activities that are available to every Enatai student. For each adventure they complete this year, students will earn a  limited-edition, collectible sticker  to save in a keepsake album. Kids who collect multiple stickers are eligible for awards at the end of the school year. Also new this year is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" in which kids pick something they want to learn/try/do this year. Look for the Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Achievement Album to come home in backpacks ... read full article
Fall Eaglewear Order Event ends 9/27!Communications EnataiPTSA9/1/20199/15/2019
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
Enatai PTSA to Co-Host Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER DocumentaryCommunications EnataiPTSA1/17/20201/31/2020
Enatai PTSA to Co-Host Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER Documentary
The Enatai Elementary PTSA invites you to a special screening of the new documentary,  Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER  (2019) on  Thursday, February 6th at 5:15 p.m . The screening will be held in the  Chinook Middle School  Commons.   Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience  examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. The  Bellevue Schools Foundation  is sponsoring the February screening. The PTSAs of Chinook, and International ... read full article
Corporate Partner Update - La Belle Music AcademyCommunications EnataiPTSA11/15/201911/29/2019
Corporate Partner Update - La Belle Music Academy
We are happy to announce that  La Belle Music Academy  is joining as a new  Blue Eagles Corporate Partner for Education . La Belle Music Academy offers high quality piano lessons for all ages in private and group settings. Teachers are professional, creative, and devoted.  La Belle Music Academy is also an Yamaha Music School and offers fun Yamaha group piano lessons that  make lots of young students smile. Thank you La Belle Music Academy for supporting Enatai Elementary students!   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   Y ou ... read full article
Fall Festival and Haunted House noteCommunications EnataiPTSA10/27/201910/31/2019
Fall Festival and Haunted House note
"Holy Smoke" that was a Fall Festival and Haunted House to remember!  Thank you so much to the community for your good will, the many volunteers and donors who helped create this event, Amy MacDonald and Ali Sameti for your understanding, and the fire department for your patience!  There's so much to say, but we will have to take a breath to recover before we can say more in the next newsletter.   But primarily: Thank you, Enatai! ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation Clickathon + S.O.S. ProgramCommunications EnataiPTSA10/27/201911/10/2019
Bellevue Schools Foundation Clickathon + S.O.S. Program
Quick Update about BSF Clickathon   Oct. 22nd & 23rd Our community made a strong statement these past two days that all children deserve a better education than public funding provides. THANK YOU so much! - 455 Donors (v. 354 last year). An increase of 29%. - $68,840 raised from our parent community (v. $47,224 last year). An increase of 46%.  Employee matching not yet calculated. - $127,340 raised in total with our matching funds (v.$84,284 last year). An increase of 51%. S.O.S. Program Deborah Kraft, the Director of K-12 Counseling for the Bellevue School District, will be leading a ... read full article
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner UpdateCommunications EnataiPTSA9/13/201910/18/2019
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update
Enatai PTSA welcomes back returning Golden Eagle Partner:  Suh Esthetics/Eastside Primary Care & Wellness ! Enatai Dad Dr. Erik Suh has a team of providers, including a family physician, naturopathic physician, registered dietitian, massage therapist/life coach, and aestheticians to provide the most comprehensive treatment. Thanks Dr. Suh and everyone at Suh Esthestics/Eastside Primary Care & Wellness for supporting our Enatai Eagles! Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   Y ou can read more about the Corporate Partnership program  in this PDF .   If you have ... read full article
2019-2020 Chair PositionsCommunications EnataiPTSA8/25/20199/8/2019
2019-2020 Chair Positions
The Enatai PTSA is still seeking Chairs for the following 2019-2020 programs or events:  Bellevue School Foundations Liaison , Academic Adventure Co-Chair ,  Toast to Enatai Chair ,  Field Day Chair , and  Variety Show Chair . Many favorite programs or events we offer have only 5th grade parents working on them. Join them now to learn how to keep these events alive after they graduate!  The following programs or events require a Co-Chair or Shadow:  Fall Festival (formerly Spooky)  Co-Chair  (great for a 4th Grade parent),  Read-a-thon Co-Chair ,  Multicultural Co-Chairs , Geo Bee shadow , PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow ... read full article
GeoBee Preliminary CompetitionCommunications EnataiPTSA1/17/20201/31/2020
GeoBee Preliminary Competition
Eight 4th and 5th graders participated in the school competition of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Geobee.  Andy Young, Armita Amini, Isaac Yeung, Isobel Tran, Jason Gu, Joey Yoon, Sydney Suh, and Theo Ureche were the participants. Ms. Chun and Ms. Maxwell officiated the competition. They all received the Certificate of Participation from National Geographic and moved up to the final round.   Congratulations to the eight hardworking students! The school-level final competition will be held on January 26. National Geographic Bee is part of the  Academic Adventure program .  You can read more about this competition here:   Geo Bee . ... read full article
Corporate Partner Update - Team FosterCommunications EnataiPTSA11/9/201911/21/2019
Corporate Partner Update - Team Foster
We are excited to announce that  Team Foster  is joining Enatai Corporate Partners in Education at the  Golden Eagle Level !   Thank you Tere Foster, Moya Skillman and  Team Foster  for supporting our Enatai Elementary students!  Thank you for your generous donation!   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   Y ou can read more about the Corporate Partnership program  in this PDF  and view other businesses that have joined our website.   If you have questions, please contact  corporatepartners@ enataiptsa.org  for more details ... read full article
Parent Education: Bellevue School District's Racial Equity SpeakerCommunications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/5/2019
Parent Education: Bellevue School District's Racial Equity Speaker
The Bellevue School District hosts an ongoing speaker series to provide learning opportunities for parents on the subject of race, equity, and inclusion. This month's speaker will be Roxana Pardo Garcia on Tuesday 5 November from 4-5:30pm at Sammamish High School.  The event is free and open to all. A workshop about Latinx history in the Pacific Northwest will follow the speaker.   For more information, please see the Bellevue School District's  calendar page . ... read full article
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update Communications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/18/2019
Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update
We are very happy to have Enatai parents, Mike and Teresa Kang, join again this year as Corporate Partners In Education  at the  Golden Eagle level .  They have two local businesses  Factoria Family Dentistry  and  Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC Family and Cosmetic Dentistry .   Thank you Kang family for your continued generous support!    Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   One benefit of being a Corporate Partner in Education is having  your business featured in an ad in our PTSA student directory .   Directory ad deadline is ... read full article
Welcome to the Enatai PTSA Website!Communications EnataiPTSA7/1/20199/8/2019
Welcome to the Enatai PTSA Website!
Our website is updated at least once a week (during the school year) with the most current information for events and programs at Enatai Elementary in Bellevue, Washington.  These articles are also contained in our  weekly newsletter and special email announcements.  While our primary focus is on PTSA sponsored or funded programs, we include school and community events to keep our families informed. At this website you can join the Enatai PTSA , purchase tickets for PTSA events, sign up your student for PTSA academic enrichment programs , and much more. We invite you to explore our website! The left ... read full article
Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus VisitCommunications EnataiPTSA1/17/20201/31/2020
Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus Visit
The Cornell University Glee Club & Chorus visited Enatai last week.  What an amazing experience!  The entire school experienced a wonderful, interactive assembly that included songs in several languages and showcased the University students’ beautiful singing, fun personalities, and the joy of making music in community.  Our 5 th  graders also participated in a workshop with Cornell that incorporated conducting techniques, listening skills, rehearsal stratgies, and ended with our 5 th  graders and the Cornell musicians singing a four-part piece, including vocals and body percussion, created on the spot!  A huge thank you to our PTSA for sponsoring lunch and ... read full article
Choose Your Own AdventureCommunications EnataiPTSA1/17/20201/31/2020
Choose Your Own Adventure
There’s still time to get started on the new  Academic Adventure  - “Choose Your Own Adventure.”    This adventure invites kids to explore something they want to do and encourages a “ growth mindset ” to focus not on today’s capability but the capacity to learn and stick with it. Adding the word “yet” to self talk about skills can transform tasks that are difficult today into something that is achievable.   Color packets  available online  or black and white copies by the office.  ... read full article
Buzz Bowl at Odle Middle School 1/25Communications EnataiPTSA12/13/20191/25/2020
Buzz Bowl at Odle Middle School 1/25
Buzz Bowl  is a buzzer game of multiple choice and short answer questions to make Math and Science learning fun for 5th-8th graders. Teams challenge each other to buzz faster and answer the questions. Whether your child is a beginner, intermediate, or a whiz, it offers fun and a challenge to everyone. Buzz Bowl will be held at Odle Middle School on January 25, 2020 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm.  Buzz Bowl is a fundraiser for the Bellevue School Foundations.  For additional questions email:  science4community@gmail.com To register your team, go to  https://goo.gl/WqSJML ... read full article
Thank you Corporate Partners in Education!Communications EnataiPTSA11/22/20191/31/2020
Thank you Corporate Partners in Education!
The Enatai PTSA would like to express gratitude and appreciation for all the  2019-20 Corporate Partners in Education . To date our Corporate Partners have helped us raise  $6500  in support of our Eagles' 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. A special thanks to: Jesse Pacem LLC Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant Michael Chiulli /Trilliam Dental Specialists Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics Suh Esthetics Eastside Factoria Family Dentistry Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC Team Foster Allegro Pediatrics  theCoderSchoolBellevue Seattle Children's Hospital ... read full article
Corporate Partner Update - Seattle Children's HospitalCommunications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Corporate Partner Update - Seattle Children's Hospital
We are happy to announce that Seattle Children's Hospital is returning this year again as a  Blue Eagle Corporate Partner in Education !  Did you know that Seattle Children's Hospital has an urgent care clinic on the Eastside? Thank you  Seattle Children's Hospital  for supporting our Enatai Elementary students!   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?   Y ou can read more about the Corporate Partnership program  in this PDF  and view other businesses that have joined our website.   If you have questions, please contact  corporatepartners@ enataiptsa.org ... read full article
BOX TOPS HAS A NEW LOOK!Communications EnataiPTSA9/20/201910/4/2019
BOX TOPS HAS A NEW LOOK!
The OLD BOX TOPS CLIPS are still being collected at school! These Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still 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. THE NEW BOX TOPS LABELS will look like this: Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the ... read full article
Backpack Meals: Looking for Delivery DriversCommunications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/27/2019
Backpack Meals: Looking for Delivery Drivers
Backpack Meals for Kids  is a non-profit organization that works with the Bellevue School District to provide free, easy-to-make meals each  Friday  for students that may not otherwise have food to eat over the weekend. We are looking for a few interested parents to share delivery of meals to  Enatai Elementary   on Thursday  mornings.  Backpack meals are picked up from the BSD warehouse between  9:30 and 11am   on Thursday  morning.  Are you interested in helping out? Please contact  Julie Uyeda  for more details.  ... read full article
Library Volunteers NeededCommunications EnataiPTSA9/6/20199/20/2019
Library Volunteers Needed
A  Message from our Librarian: I   am   currently looking for volunteers to assist in the library.    Mostly, I need assistance checking books in/out at the start of the school day and shelving books.  I can also use parents to help assist my kindergarten classes check out books starting the week of Sept 16.  Please consider volunteering your time.    I   am flexible and will do   my   best to accommodate your schedule.  You can email me at  leecharleen@bsd405.org   with  your name, child’s name, days/times you are available. Thank you, Charleen Lee, Teacher-Librarian ... read full article
Is you business interested in joining us?Communications EnataiPTSA9/6/201910/18/2019
Is you business interested in joining us?
The Enatai Corporate Partners in Education program is great  opportunity for local companies/business to demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary .  Contributions from our corporate partners will help ensure our PTSA can continue to provide PTSA-funded programs such as: classroom math and literacy aides, classroom books, teacher grants for classroom materials, field trips and assemblies as well as many community building events.  Corporate partners benefit from marketing exposure with our Enatai families during events and through Enatai PTSA newsletters and our website.   Enatai Families:  Do you know of a ... read full article
Did you leave Enatai over the summer?Communications EnataiPTSA8/24/20199/12/2019
Did you leave Enatai over the summer?
If you are no longer at Enatai Elementary and therefore no longer need your enataiptsa.org account, here is how to delete your account: 1.  Log into your account by clicking the "My Account" gear symbol in the left hand menu of our website, or by  using this link . 2.  Click the Delete symbol next to all students. 3.  Click the Delete symbol next to all parents;  delete yourself last. If you need help with this or anything else account-related, you can email  communications@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
Community Corner 1/10Communications EnataiPTSA1/10/20201/16/2020
Community Corner 1/10
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club Our Spring Season and runs February – May (March-May for K-2nd graders and High School). Youth teams practice one to three days per week depending on age with games on Saturdays. High school practices 5 days a week with games on weeknights and occasional weekends. It’s never too late to give lacrosse a try if your son is curious about the game! TRY LACROSSE DAY! Not sure about lacrosse? Sign up here for our  Try LAX Day on Sunday, January 12th from 1pm - 2pm  on the Bellevue High School Auxiliary Field (across the driveway loop ... read full article
Conmunity Corner 1/6Communications EnataiPTSA1/6/20201/9/2020
Conmunity Corner 1/6
Bellevue Gifted Alliance Events High School Student Panel High school students who attended BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school. January 8, 2020  6:30-8:00 PM Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center - 100 140th Ave SE   Stroum Jewish Community Center The Upstanders: Film + Panel on Bullying January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Tickets $15 The brain science behind all forms of bullying. The film highlights how we can learn to make a difference together. Film begins at 7:00 pm.   To purchase tickets or see more information: Stroum Jewish Community ... read full article
Community Corner 12/20Communications EnataiPTSA12/20/201912/27/2019
Community Corner 12/20
Robototes: Sammamish High School Robotics Team Is your child interested in building, programming, or STEM? Then check out the Friday STEM Nights at the Crossroads Community Center, hosted by the Sammamish High School Robotics Team! Lots of fun STEM experiments and activities will be offered, including the opportunity to build miniature Lego robots or even drive the Sammamish competition robot. These events will be taking place from 6:15 to 7:45 on December 6th and 20th, are open to all ages and levels of experience, and have absolutely no cost to attend. If you're interested, please sign up at  https://www.robototes.com .  Questions?  Email:  ... read full article
Community Corner 12/13Communications EnataiPTSA12/13/201912/19/2019
Community Corner 12/13
Bellevue School Foundations Education Connection  Screenagers: Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience   The Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Sammamish High School PTSA invite you to join us  December 13th at 6:30pm , for a special screening of the new documentary  Screenagers: Next chapter . Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with   Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience —a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to ... read full article
Community Corner 12/6Communications EnataiPTSA12/7/201912/12/2019
Community Corner 12/6
Babysitting Co-Op MEET and GREET this Sunday, December 8th at 7pm There is a wonderful parent-led babysitting Cooperative that has been in operation for over 30 years and was started by Enatai moms. The basic idea is that you do babysitting swaps and trade hours instead of dollars with other local families. It’s well structured with a chairperson and rotating Secretary that keeps track of the sits and the hours. If you are looking to add another element to your childcare, please consider becoming a babysitting co-op community member. Session is super informal and a great time to ask questions. ... read full article
Community Corner 11/22Communications EnataiPTSA11/21/201912/5/2019
Community Corner 11/22
Bellevue Association for Educational Office Professionals (BAEOP) Holiday Craft Fair The Bellevue Association for Educational Office Professionals (BAEOP) is the professional organization for the office staff and classified employees in the Bellevue School District. BAEOP is holding a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair on  December 5th from 3-7 PM  in the Rainier and Baker Rooms at the WISC (12241 Main Street, Bellevue). The event is free and open to everyone. Come take a look at the lovely holiday gifts, grab some refreshments and start your holiday shopping! We have room for more vendors and would love to see the handicrafts ... read full article
Community Corner 11/15Communications EnataiPTSA11/1/201911/15/2019
Community Corner 11/15
TheCoderSchool Bellevue Coder Fair You're invited to join us for our first Coder Fair of the year on Sunday, November 17th from 3-5PM at theCoderSchool Bellevue! Everyone is welcomed whether you're a prospective student, a current student, or just visiting! Well be answering questions, show-casing apps, and having fun!    Little Wolverines Girls Basketball Grades: K - 4th  Dates: Saturdays, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 Time: 11 AM - 12:30 PM  Cost: $150  The Bellevue High School Girls Basketball Players and Coaches will lead K-4th grade players in skills, drills and scrimmages in the BHS gym! Join ... read full article
Community Corner 10/27Communications EnataiPTSA10/27/201910/31/2019
Community Corner 10/27
SKI AND BOARD Saturdays/support your PTSA! Registration Open October 1st. Join the Saturday  Bellevue Ski School  Community.  Give your student a full day of skiing.  All levels welcome - 2nd through 12th grade.    Transportation provided by BSD and Coach buses.  Discount pricing until Nov. 30th.  Support your school.  5% of every enrollment goes to your schools PTSA.  What a great way to fund extra school activities.  We have been Partnering w/Bellevue School District since 1958.  Info and Registration:  www.bellevueskischool.com Bellevue Special Needs PTA Family Resource Series: SUPPORTING SCHOOL ANXIETY When:Tuesday, October 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Where: WISC Ranier Board Room, ... read full article
Community Corner 10/18Communications EnataiPTSA10/18/201910/25/2019
Community Corner 10/18
BHS Theater Arts THE CURSE OF DRACULA and HAUNTED HALLS October 24th & 25th 6-6:55 pm Haunted Halls - 7:00 pm Show Starts Join the BHS Theater Arts program as they put a fresh spin on an old classic. AND...the Haunted Halls are back by popular demand! The Haunted Halls are appropriate for all ages. They will be in group tours and each tour will have either an Angel tour guide for children 10 and under or a Demon tour guide for tours 10 and above. Walk through multiple spooky rooms for a fright and a delight!  Stay up to date ... read full article
Community Corner 10/11Communications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/17/2019
Community Corner 10/11
In support of National Fire Prevention Week, the Bellevue Fire Department will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   All nine fire stations will serve free cookies and other refreshments, give tours, and answer questions. There will be cool giveaways, plenty of safety information and everything you wanted to know about the Fire Service! Fire Station One  – 766 Bellevue Way SE (Downtown/West Bellevue) has supported our Enatai School Carnival Station Seven  – 11900 SE Eighth St. (Wilburton/Woodridge) helped with this year's Egg Drop Challenge.   BHS Theater Arts THE CURSE OF DRACULA and HAUNTED ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation ClickathonCommunications EnataiPTSA10/11/201910/23/2019
Bellevue Schools Foundation Clickathon
The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Annual Clickathon event will be held October 22nd and 23rd. All donations over $100 made on these two days will be matched 1:1. Our goal is to raise $300,000 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 ... read full article
After School at Enatai 9/6Communications EnataiPTSA9/27/201910/10/2019
After School at Enatai 9/6
Build & Code Robots with TechVenture Kids! Fridays after school at Enatai this Fall! Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to enroll in TechVenture Kids' Fall Robotics Code Club. Fridays, 2:30p-3:45pm, 8 weeks, $210 - see website for sibling discount. follow this link: Enatai Code Club - on-line registration is now open ! or copy/past url:  https://techventurekids.org/?p=6791 Students explore, build and program robots using platforms like the expandable Edison robotics system, quirky and fun Wonder Bots and the tiny, but powerful, Ozobot! Contact us if you have questions.  TechVentureKids.org info@techVentureKids.org ... read full article
Community Corner 9/13Communications EnataiPTSA9/13/20199/23/2019
Community Corner 9/13
Boys Basketball Tryouts for the Bellevue Select Basketball feeder program Tryouts on September 22 and September 23.  Open to grades 4 - 8th.   Registration can be found at  www.bybahoops.org ... read full article
Community Corner 9/1Communications EnataiPTSA9/1/20199/7/2019
Community Corner 9/1
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club serves boys in grades K-12 who reside and/or attend feeder schools within the Bellevue High School boundary area. The Bellevue Lacrosse program is dedicated to developing players at every age and any skill level. We are committed to providing first class experiences to players and families in our community. Fall Ball is our off-season program and runs on Sundays ONLY so it won’t interfere with other sports. Teams will alternate with practices and games each week. It is a great time to give lacrosse a try if your son is curious about ... read full article
Back to School ResourcesCommunications EnataiPTSA8/25/20199/12/2019
Back to School Resources
Enatai Elementary Website  - featuring  Principal newsletters  with vital information for the start of the school year Enatai PTSA Website  - The most information we can gather to help Enatai families keep in touch with our school community ParentVUE Student Data Verification  - required for K through 12 students School Supplies list 2019-2020  - suggested but not required Enatai Elementary Traffic Plan  - How and Where to Drop off and Pick up your students Parent volunteer roles for your class -  Room Parent ,  Class Photographer  (halfway down page), and  Art Docent .  Learn more about these roles and scheduled ... read full article
Community Corner 6/28Communications EnataiPTSA6/29/20197/31/2019
Community Corner 6/28
Triangle Pool Summer 2019 Memberships Available! Triangle Pool  Membership Registration is now open for summer 2019.  Membership provides full use of the pool for the summer (mid-May through-early September), a discount and priority registration on our swim lessons, an opportunity for the kids to join the Triangle Tigersharks Swim Team, the option to rent the pool for events, and the use of our picnic area and gas BBQ’s for family functions or birthday parties.  Check out the  trianglepool.org  for more information, or  use this direct link to become a member or renew your membership .    GIRLS LACROSSE Youth Fall Ball Sundays Please join BWGL ... read full article