Jan 26
Feb 1
Professional Day - No School
Professional Day - No School

Monday, January 27
6:30p Kindergarten Information Night
Kindergarten Information Night

Wednesday, January 29
6:30p - 7:30p
6:00p Movie Night
Movie Night

Friday, January 31
6:00p - 8:00p
Multipurpose Room

Coming Soon: Pokemon Detective Pikachu!
Toast to Enatai tickets on sale!
Toast to Enatai tickets on sale!

Saturday, February 1
Book Fair
Book Fair

Mon 2/3 - Fri 2/7
Book Fair
Book Fair

Mon 2/3 - Fri 2/7
Book Fair
Book Fair

Mon 2/3 - Fri 2/7
5:00p Book Fair Family Night
Book Fair Family Night

Wednesday, February 5
5:00p - 7:00p

6:30p PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 5
6:30p - 8:00p
Enatai Library

Rescheduled date from January snow day.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Mon 2/3 - Fri 2/7
5:15p Screenagers: Next Chapter
Screenagers: Next Chapter

Thursday, February 6
5:15p - 8:00p
Chinook Middle School Commons

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.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Mon 2/3 - Fri 2/7
7:30a Passport Club Check
Passport Club Check

Friday, February 7
7:30a - 8:30a
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MOVIE NIGHT: Pokémon Detective Pikachu
January 31, 2020  Enatai Cafeteria  6-8pm.  Doors open 5:30pm.
Click here to help staff the theater

The Totally 80’s Toast
March 7, 2020  Mercer Island Event Center
T i c k e t s  o n  s a l e  F e b r u a r y  1 s t

January 29, 2020
6:30-7:30pm Multipurpose Rm

Enatai PTSA General Membership

February 5th, 2020
Enatai Library  6:30pm

Scholastic Book Fair
February 3-7
Book Fair Family Night
February 5th


Volunteer Dashboard
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Movie Night Volunteers 1/31 Movie Night Chair 16 7
Book Fair Volunteers 1/31 - 2/7 Book Fair Chairs 103 9
Staff Appreciation donations 2/7 Staff Appreciation Chair 55 39
Passport Club Checkers 2/7 Passport Club Chairs 22 7
Event and Program Chairs
Academic Adventure shadow Communications 1+ 0
Geo Bee shadow Passport Club/GeoBee Chairs 1-2  0
Field Day Chair  Communications 1+ 0
Carnival shadow Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Room Parent shadow Volunteer Coordinator 1-2  0
PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow Staff Appreciation Chair 1-2 0
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Event team



Movie Night Do's and Don'ts

Movie Night – featuring Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) – is coming Friday, January 31, and it’s time to review some Do’s and Don’ts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.


 bring blankets, sleeping bags and pillows if you want to sit on the floor.
DO arrive early to find seats, and purchase snacks.
DO bring money to buy popcorn, licorice and water.
DO enter the free kids-only prize drawings. 
DO check in advance to see if this film is appropriate for your child. This film is rated PG. Check see the parents’ guide and trailer on
DO stay in the Multipurpose Room during the screening. Wandering around school is not permitted.

DON’T drop off your child at Movie Night. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film.
DON’T block other audience members with your chair. Place your high-back chair along the perimeter.
DON’T just sit there. Be a role model, and volunteer to work a shift to run our "theater"! Click here to sign up.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-action movie featuring terrific special effects, and a plush little title character you’re sure to fall in love with. Pikachu teams up with the son of a missing detective, and together the two of them set off to solve a mystery. 

There are always fun surprises at Movie Night, so make sure to join your neighbors and friends for some family entertainment. Admission is free.

Pika! Pika!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming again February 3rd-7th

Why do we host 2 Scholastic Book Fairs?  For every dollar spent at the book fair Enatai earns 50 cents in scholastic dollars.  The scholastic dollars earned from our book fairs helps fund Scholastic News for ALL STUDENTS, Storyworks for 4th/5th grades, books for all classrooms, $1000 for the library and vouchers for students that would otherwise not be able to get a book at the fair.  EVERY STUDENT BENEFITS WHEN YOU SHOP AT THE BOOK FAIR!

The best way to shop the book fair is shopping with your child.  We offer before school, after school and evening hours.  There are also open times during recess or classroom times.  Some of our students have had parents, grandparents or other family members come during these times.  

Can't get to the book fair with your child?  Check out the book fair flyer which is coming home in backpacks.  See what books your child is interested in and set up an eWALLET!  Last book fair many families found that the eWallet was an easy, secure, cashless way for their 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 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. Watch a short video for more details.

Go here to create your eWallet account:

Would you like to volunteer to help us at the Book Fair? Sign up HERE and grab a friend to make it more fun! We have lots of available times.  Setup starts on January 31st!  Thanks for your support!   Questions: 

Staff Appreciation February

February is the month of love.  Let's give our Enatai staff what they love - Starbucks gift cards.  Please donate to this all staff event by signing up at the link below:  The deadline to donate is Friday, February 7th.

Internet Safety Presentation and Parent Session

Fifteen parents turned out to the Enatai Library Tuesday evening to hear Special Agent Pete Vogl from the Washington Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Seattle Police Department talk to us frankly about Internet Safety with our pre-teens. We had a lively discussion that we hope can continue throughout our community!

Agent Vogl also had the opportunity to discuss how to stay safe online with Enatai's 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday afternoon. Parents: ask your student what they learned!

Thanks to the PTSA for sponsoring this partnership with the ICAC Task Force and to all of the parents who participated in this important discussion.

Toymaker visits 4th Grade

Rick Hartman, the Toymaker, visited the 4th graders this past Thursday. The students are starting their science unit on Magnetism and Electricity. Students did some "hands-on" learning about energy forces by making a spinning top with a homemade motor.  
Experiences like these are supported by the Enatai PTSA thanks to Parent/Student participation in our fundraisers. The next chance for Families and Community members to help support experiences like these for ALL our students is by attending the Toast to Enatai Fundraiser on March 7thYou can also make a direct donation on our website:

Community Corner 1/24

Winter and Spring Break Coding Camps
CoderSchool Camps
Have you thought about what kind of camp might be fun for your child over our coming up breaks?  Have you thought about a Coding camp?  TheCoderSchool Bellevue has camps that are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Friday during winter/spring breaks. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon. We are also offering extended care during this time as well! Extended care will run 3-5pm, with a flat fee of $100 for the full week. Check out our camps HERE.  Please email for more information or to sign up your child. 

Girl Scout Troop 40333 Fundraiser
Wizards and Magic Boys and Girls Camp for January 27 (No School Day)
When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St, Bellevue
Cost: Late registration $55 per camper, $30 for sibling
What: Slime Making, Fun Games, Snacks provided (bring sack lunch), Crafts & Activites

To register:
To pay online:

Supporting Girl Scout Troop 40333, BSD 9th grade students & parents. Questions or help? Contact: Melanie at

Medina Elementary

Medina Elementary School Library
January 28th  6:30-8:30pm

 We have invited an expert in Mental Health from Seattle Children’s Hospital to talk about the warning signs and treatments for kids dealing with mental health disorders ( anxiety, social anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc) Pre k - 5.  We want to provide this information before our kids start middle school so there is not stigma and they feel open to talk and find the help.   Event is open to the public.

Education Connection Event

Program Choices for High Quality Education

- AP (Advanced Placement),
- IB (International Baccalaureate), 
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), 
- CTE (Career and Technical Education),
- WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers), 
- Running Start, and
- College in the High School

The Community Engagement Committee would like to offer a lite lunch and program to educate parents about the different programs and the differences between programs that are available for Bellevue School District middle and high school students. This is a great opportunity to get all the information you need in one place.  Representatives from these programs will be available after the program to help with any questions you might have.

January 28, 11:30-1:00pm Rainier Room at WISC.
To register, go to

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 Center website

Registration for the 2020 Bellevue Girls Lacrosse spring season is now open! We offer teams for 3rd-8th grades, the season runs March - May and all skill levels welcome! Please register via our website at

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PTSA Membership Count
Dec 17 2019
New, renewed, and sponsored PTSA Memberships
Sponsorships (to be applied): 14/23
30 October Student enrollment: 462 64%

Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!

Thanks to all the students who sent in great submissions for our first cover contest competition. 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? contact

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 to plan your attire accordingly!

Donations needed for this year’s auction:
Here’s how YOU can help, I already know what you are thinking…

- I don’t want to bake, run, walk, participate in any physical activity, read, or attend any of the “extra” stuff before or after school hours. 
- I am so busy (or lazy) and will not respond to any emails or sign-up Genius lists. 
- I am so tired of volunteering.
- Please forget my name, face and stop asking me for things!

→ Well, if this speaks to you then we need your donations! Open your wallet and let some of that green fall out! Donate goods or services from your local business and we will auction them off to make some big dollars, ALL to benefit our Enatai students and then just tap-out!

Here is ANOTHER way that you can help:

- I love this school and I am happy to help so you can email me and let me know what you need and what day and time you need it….and I will be there!

→ If the above speaks to you then we need your time! Email and let us know how you would like to participate! Remember, if your company does matching for volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of your benefit!

Parties and Experiences:
We still have a few slots left open if you would like to host a party/experience to raise money for the PTSA at the Totally 80’s Toast. We are currently accepting donations for parties, goods and services from our Enatai families for goods and services through February 10th.  Please contact to join in the fun!

Peggy Cooley & Tammy Wright
Enatai Elementary PTSA Toast Event Co-Chairs

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 School will co-host, along with Enatai.

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. Register at

There will be a special guest speaker following the Screenagers Next Chapter film: Dr. Don Shifrin, distinguished pediatrician and expert on childhood health and media issues. Dr. Shifrin is seen on TV weekly as the resident pediatrician on KING 5 Morning News on KONG. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For 39 years, he was in private practice at Pediatric Associates, now Allegro Pediatrics (an Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner in Education).

Dr. Shifrin has an extensive background speaking about children and screen time. Always up-to-date on the latest issues, he is a dynamic communicator with a knack for dispensing parenting advice in a memorable engaging way.

The Enatai Elementary PTSA is pleased to welcome back Dr. Shifrin, who previously spoke at Enatai in 2017 after a showing of the original Screenagers documentary.

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.

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 5th graders also participated in a workshop with Cornell that incorporated conducting techniques, listening skills, rehearsal stratgies, and ended with our 5th 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 to the many parents it took to coordinate ordering lunch, setting up, and cleaning up for 100 hungry college musicians!  And thank you to Enatai parent and Cornell alum, Dennis Chow, for connecting Enatai and Cornell for this unique musical experience.

Special enriching experiences like these would not be possible without generous donations from our Enatai parents and community.  Thank YOU for supporting Enatai PTSA!

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. 

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 
Seattle Children's Hospital
La Belle Music Academy

Enatai Families: Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education? You 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 for more details.

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