Academic Adventure & Reflections Update
The  National PTSA Reflections Art Program info page  has been updated with all the new rules and entry form for this year.  Check it out!   Also,  Academic Adventure  has been updated for this school year.  This year, instead of a trophy, kids who complete 4 or more adventures will earn an A cademic Eagle Wall of Fame Certificate , as well as get their name on the wall at school. Kids who complete  all 7 adventures  will have a  special event with the principal in June  where they will receive their medals.  ... read full article
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9/15/2017-10/31/2017

Enatai Movie Night Debuts With Born In China
The PTSA's popular Movie Night returns to Enatai Elementary  Friday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  with the highly acclaimed DisneyNature's  Born in China  (2017)  as the featured attraction.  Doors to the Multipurpose Room open at 5:30 p.m. for families to find their seats, get some snacks, and mingle with neighbors. Kids may enter the free prize drawings. Fresh hot popcorn, bottled water and licorice will be for sale with proceeds going to the PTSA. Additionally, there's always a surprise or two at Movie Night, so don't miss out!  Movie Night is FREE thanks to your participation in Enatai PTSA's Fundraisers. There ... read full article
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9/15/2017-10/6/2017

Passport Club - Explore the world and learn the countries!
Passport Club is available for registration through the  Academic Adventure registration link.  Find out more about this program on our Academic Adventure info page .  The first Passport check will be  September 22 at 7:40 AM.  If you are willing to help check students' passports, please sign up here .  Thank you! ... read full article
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9/8/2017-10/22/2017

Newsletter Co-Chair Needed
Our intrepid newsletter editor will be a 5th grade parent this year, and so she is looking to train another volunteer to help with the newsletter.  Since the newsletter is written and sent out through the website, the co-chair would also be learning about how to run our website (it isn't hard; I promise).  This is a great volunteer position for someone who is moderately technologically savvy and likes to volunteer from home.  Interested?  Email communications@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
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6/30/2017-9/30/2017

City of Bellevue Updates
- The City of Bellevue has created an informational website  about the upcoming  Enatai Inlet Station project .  If you have questions about this project, email Doug Lane . - City of Bellevue Utilities Dept. is offering Green Cleaning Workshops  between now and November 6.  Come for free, hands-on Green Cleaning Workshop presented by the City of Bellevue to learn how to choose and make green cleaners and how to avoid products that are harmful for the environment and our health.  Receive a free green cleaning kit and a certificate for completing the class! Adults and children over seven are ... read full article
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9/8/2017-9/22/2017

Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball Tryouts
Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball Association  is having  tryouts on September 24th & October 1st .  The program is open to boys in  Grades 4-8 .  More information & registration is available  on their website .  If you have questions, please email  Donovan Douvia .  ... read full article
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9/15/2017-10/1/2017

Eastside Dream Elite Cheerleading
Come join the fun with the Bellevue Parks Cheerleading Program.  Teams are offered for all experience levels, ages 5-18. Practices are at Highland Community Center (next to the YMCA on Bel-Red Rd). Learn cheers, jumps, beginning tumbling, and dance.  We perform all over the community, including at halftime of a Seattle Storm game!  Go to  www.EastsideDreamElite.com  for more info or call 425-246-9636.  Register online at  http://parksreg.bellevuewa.gov . We also offer classes in Mercer Island, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle. ... read full article
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9/15/2017-10/31/2017
Academic Adventure & Reflections UpdateCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/15/201710/31/2017
Academic Adventure & Reflections Update
The  National PTSA Reflections Art Program info page  has been updated with all the new rules and entry form for this year.  Check it out!   Also,  Academic Adventure  has been updated for this school year.  This year, instead of a trophy, kids who complete 4 or more adventures will earn an A cademic Eagle Wall of Fame Certificate , as well as get their name on the wall at school. Kids who complete  all 7 adventures  will have a  special event with the principal in June  where they will receive their medals.  ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation UpdateCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/15/20179/20/2017
Bellevue Schools Foundation Update
Put great education on your grocery list. Shop 5% Day at Whole Foods Market  On Wednesday, Sept. 20,  everything you buy at  Whole Foods Market Bellevue  and  365 Bellevue  will nourish programs that transform your child’s education from basic to BEST.  Whole Foods will donate 5% of net sales to Bellevue Schools Foundation.  Shop in store or through  Instacart.com . Bellevue business owners—parents just like you—will be in store to share their passion for education and samples of their wine, chocolate and great recipes!  Parent vendors include:  SeattleChocolates ,  Ross Andrew Winery , and  A Menu for You . ... read full article
Art Reflections Chair Needs Help!Communications Enatai Ptsa9/1/20179/5/2017
Art Reflections Chair Needs Help!
3rd grade mom Kathy Green-Wilson has agreed to chair our National Reflections project this year!  Thanks Kathy!   However, she will need help.  Mostly this help consists of collecting/collating art projects and helping with the Art Walk.  If you are willing to help Kathy, please email her .  Thank you! ... read full article
Kindergarten/New Family Welcome 8/29Communications Enatai Ptsa8/15/20178/29/2017
Kindergarten/New Family Welcome 8/29
August 29th will be an exciting day at Enatai.  At 8:00 AM, families of returning students will have an opportunity to find their classroom, meet their teacher, and drop off school supplies.  Then, at 4:00 in the afternoon, we will have school tours & bus rides for Kindergarteners & New Families .  The PTSA will be providing Otter Pops to new students attending the afternoon event.  We are looking for a few people to help welcome new families and cut the tops off otter pops.  Sign up here to volunteer! ... read full article
Enatai Movie Night Debuts With Born In ChinaCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/15/201710/6/2017
Enatai Movie Night Debuts With Born In China
The PTSA's popular Movie Night returns to Enatai Elementary  Friday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  with the highly acclaimed DisneyNature's  Born in China  (2017)  as the featured attraction.  Doors to the Multipurpose Room open at 5:30 p.m. for families to find their seats, get some snacks, and mingle with neighbors. Kids may enter the free prize drawings. Fresh hot popcorn, bottled water and licorice will be for sale with proceeds going to the PTSA. Additionally, there's always a surprise or two at Movie Night, so don't miss out!  Movie Night is FREE thanks to your participation in Enatai PTSA's Fundraisers. There ... read full article
Welcome Back Coffee 9/5Communications Enatai Ptsa8/15/20179/5/2017
Welcome Back Coffee 9/5
Enatai PTSA is hosting our Welcome-Back Coffee on the Tuesday after Labor Day (9/5). We are looking for a few people to help with this event by bringing treats or helping with setup and takedown. PTSA will provide coffee, napkins, and cups. For those bringing food: Please label allergens.  Sign up here to volunteer .  Thank you everyone! We can't wait to see you at the Welcome Back Coffee! ... read full article
Hearing Screening Day -- Mon Sep 11, 2017Communications Enatai Ptsa9/8/20179/11/2017
Hearing Screening Day -- Mon Sep 11, 2017
Hearing Screening Day will be this coming Monday.  We need two volunteers to escort each classroom of students to the screening room, one to queue students at the screening room, and one to record results. Several undergraduate audiology students administer the screening tests. If you would be willing to help usher students through this process, please sign up here .  Thank you! ... read full article
Passport Club - Explore the world and learn the countries!Communications Enatai Ptsa9/8/201710/22/2017
Passport Club - Explore the world and learn the countries!
Passport Club is available for registration through the  Academic Adventure registration link.  Find out more about this program on our Academic Adventure info page .  The first Passport check will be  September 22 at 7:40 AM.  If you are willing to help check students' passports, please sign up here .  Thank you! ... read full article
"Office Equipment 101" Training SessionsCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/7/20179/7/2017
"Office Equipment 101" Training Sessions
Be more efficient when you volunteer to help in your child's classroom by learning how to use the office equipment in the Work Room.  This training session is meant for any parent who would like to be able to save time in the long run and work independently. Learning how to use the equipment properly will help avoid costly repairs. Being able to use all the equipment will allow you to do more to help classroom teachers. "Office Equipment 101" will be offered two times in the Main Office. Choose one session to attend: - Session #1:   Thursday, September ... read full article
The 2017-2018 Newsletter Has Begun!Communications Enatai Ptsa8/25/20179/8/2017
The 2017-2018 Newsletter Has Begun!
Our newsletter is published on Fridays .  We try really hard to keep it short and sweet, and only give you NEW NEWS and not clog your inbox with repeated information (except these first few weeks when we'll be getting lots of new subscribers - bear with us).  If you miss something, articles are kept on the front page  of our website until they are no longer applicable.  We also maintain a newsletter archive, which is kept on our Newsletter 101 Info Page . ... read full article
Back To School Fair - 9/9 @ BHSCommunications Enatai Ptsa8/25/20179/8/2017
Back To School Fair - 9/9 @ BHS
Start off the new school year right. Come to the 2017 Back to School Fair , featuring family fun, resources, prizes, and food trucks: Saturday, Sept. 9. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bellevue High School . Bellevue PTSA Council 2.3, in partnership with the District and Bellevue Schools Foundation, is hosting this event to welcome ALL district families back to school. From optional educational sessions for parents on a variety of topics and a resource fair with 60+ community organizations to an introduction to our new District Superintendent Dr. Duran , the events will pair perfectly with a fun ... read full article
Newsletter Co-Chair NeededCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/30/20179/30/2017
Newsletter Co-Chair Needed
Our intrepid newsletter editor will be a 5th grade parent this year, and so she is looking to train another volunteer to help with the newsletter.  Since the newsletter is written and sent out through the website, the co-chair would also be learning about how to run our website (it isn't hard; I promise).  This is a great volunteer position for someone who is moderately technologically savvy and likes to volunteer from home.  Interested?  Email communications@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
Read-A-Thon Chairs Need Prize IdeasCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/30/20178/9/2017
Read-A-Thon Chairs Need Prize Ideas
Our Read-A-Thon chairs (Kerry Hill & Sarah Bryan) are already planning for next year's Read-A-Thon fundraiser, to be held in October.  We would love to hear from those who have good ideas for Prizes that will get kids excited about participating in our Read-A-Thon.  If you have ideas, please send them to communications@enataiptsa.org . ... read full article
Haunted House Work Begins in August!Communications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20177/13/2017
Haunted House Work Begins in August!
In order to not be under a big time-crunch once school begins, next year's 5th grade is already planning their Haunted House -- the School of Screams .  If there are any incoming 5th Grade families who would like to attend a work party in August, please email Noelle Barnes , or use this Volunteer Sign-Up .  Thank you! ... read full article
Coder School Open House 9/9Communications Enatai Ptsa9/6/20179/9/2017
Coder School Open House 9/9
The Coder School has renewed their partnership with Enatai!    Have you ever wondered what your child could do with the power of coding? Come find out at theCoderSchool's Open House! We'll be running free hour-long workshops so your kid can try out coding for themselves. Everyone who signs up for one of our programs at our event will receive 50% OFF their first MONTH! (Must be a first-time registration.) Don't forget to RSVP on our website for a chance to win additional discounts and prizes.   When: Saturday, September 9 , 2-4pm Where: theCoderSchool Bellevue (1101 106th Ave NE ... read full article
Triangle Pool is OPEN for the Summer!Communications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20178/14/2017
Triangle Pool is OPEN for the Summer!
The Triangle Pool is now open to members on our summer schedule!  Check out their website or stop by the pool for Membership information.  Triangle Pool is an ABSOLUTE GEM of an Enatai neighborhood resource.   You know all those restaurants that deliver dinner to your house?  They deliver to Triangle Pool too!  Call & order dinner, and spend the evening dining poolside while the kids wear themselves out in the water.  Need a daytime activity for the kids this summer?  Come hang out at the Triangle.  It's likely your friends and neighbors will already be there -- instant playdates ... read full article
City of Bellevue UpdatesCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/8/20179/22/2017
City of Bellevue Updates
- The City of Bellevue has created an informational website  about the upcoming  Enatai Inlet Station project .  If you have questions about this project, email Doug Lane . - City of Bellevue Utilities Dept. is offering Green Cleaning Workshops  between now and November 6.  Come for free, hands-on Green Cleaning Workshop presented by the City of Bellevue to learn how to choose and make green cleaners and how to avoid products that are harmful for the environment and our health.  Receive a free green cleaning kit and a certificate for completing the class! Adults and children over seven are ... read full article
Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball TryoutsCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/15/201710/1/2017
Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball Tryouts
Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball Association  is having  tryouts on September 24th & October 1st .  The program is open to boys in  Grades 4-8 .  More information & registration is available  on their website .  If you have questions, please email  Donovan Douvia .  ... read full article
Eastside Dream Elite CheerleadingCommunications Enatai Ptsa9/15/201710/31/2017
Eastside Dream Elite Cheerleading
Come join the fun with the Bellevue Parks Cheerleading Program.  Teams are offered for all experience levels, ages 5-18. Practices are at Highland Community Center (next to the YMCA on Bel-Red Rd). Learn cheers, jumps, beginning tumbling, and dance.  We perform all over the community, including at halftime of a Seattle Storm game!  Go to  www.EastsideDreamElite.com  for more info or call 425-246-9636.  Register online at  http://parksreg.bellevuewa.gov . We also offer classes in Mercer Island, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle. ... read full article
Music Works Northwest Summer Music CampsCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20177/13/2017
Music Works Northwest Summer Music Camps
Students from ages 4 to 16 are invited to join us this summer at Music Works Northwest to learn, collaborate, make music, and have fun! We have camps for all ages and abilities, weekly from June 26th through August 25. Younger students will love our I Love Music camps, where they’ll explore music from around the country through singing, instrument playing, games, and songwriting, as well as the Gotta Sing! Voice Camp, where young singers are introduced to vocal technique and work on their performance skills. Teens and pre-teens can live out their dreams of being the next Taylor Swift ... read full article
Summer Coder CampsCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20178/13/2017
Summer Coder Camps
Is your child interested in coding and tech? Come spend the summer at Enatai Corporate Partner - theCoderSchool Bellevue! For the younger kids, we'll be working in Scratch to build games all day long. For the older kids, they can learn about hardware with the Raspberry Pi, build websites with HTML, and create just about anything else with Python. Your child will have the freedom to imagine any kind of project they want to build, and the personalized attention to actually make it happen!  Just for you, we're offering a special 20% discount - just use the code SCHOOLS2017.  Find more information ... read full article
Camp Invention @ EnataiCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20177/9/2017
Camp Invention @ Enatai
Camp Invention will be hosted this summer at Enatai Elementary, July 10-14. An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation and sharpen their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Children work together to transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet. They take risks as budding business owners, blast rockets, air cannons, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local, ... read full article
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Summer CampsCommunications Enatai Ptsa6/29/20177/16/2017
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Summer Camps
Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that has grown exponentially over the past decade.  Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club is offering two summer camp sessions at International School in July: July 10th - 13th, 9am to 2pm | Advanced 5th Graders - 8th Graders July 17th - 20th, 9am to 2pm | 1st Graders - Beginning 5th Graders Camps are open to boys entering 1st -8th grade in fall of 2017 from any area/school district (our regular season eligibility requirements do not apply for summer camps).  Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more ... read full article