Jan 13
National Geographic Bee Enatai prelim
National Geographic Bee Enatai prelim

Sunday, January 13
1:45p MLK Jr. Assembly
MLK Jr. Assembly

Tuesday, January 15
1:45p - 2:30p
Staff Appreciation Lunch: 3rd Grade
Staff Appreciation Lunch: 3rd Grade

Thursday, January 17
8:00a Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour

Thursday, January 17
8:00a - 9:00a
MLK Jr. Day - No School
MLK Jr. Day - No School

Monday, January 21
Wizard of Oz applications due
Wizard of Oz applications due

Tuesday, January 22

Turn in your 3rd Grade Group forms and 4/5th Stage Crew forms!
2:30p "Wizard of Oz" auditions
"Wizard of Oz" auditions

Tuesday, January 22
2:30p - 5:00p
Enatai Gym

Auditions for 4th and 5th grade students
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Toast to Enatai Gala website
March 9, 2019 Toast to Enatai Gala Website
6:00 - 10:00 pm


Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chairs 25 10
Passport Club checkers 2/1 Passport Club Chair 24 2
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chair Readathon Chair 2+ 1


Wizard of Oz Auditions 1/22

This will be Enatai’s first school play, and we are thrilled to have Angela and Terence Kelley as our professional director and choreographer. Students in 3rd through 5th grades are welcome to participate.  Parents are strongly encouraged to read the Wizard of Oz Registration Packet for additional requirements, information, and all forms listed below.

Tuesday, January 22nd from 2:30 to 5:00
Cast Auditions for 4th and 5th graders (Enatai Gym)

There will be cast auditions for students in 4th and 5th grades. To be in the play these auditions for 4th – 5th grade are mandatory and are closed to parents.  4th and 5th graders must complete and bring the following documents to auditions Tuesday, January 22nd:
- Cast Audition Registration Form
- Photo/Video Release Form

There will be group sign-ups for the 3rd graders.  3rd Graders must complete the Group Sign-Up Form and return it to the front office.   For 4th and 5th Graders, limited space is available in the Backstage/Tech crew.  Fill out the Backstage/Tech Form in the Registration Packet and return it to the front office by January 22nd.

Remember! Accepting a part in the play, however big or small, is an important commitment! 

More Information is Available:
Enatai Elementary School Play Webpage
The Wizard of Oz Registration Packet (Forms included)

Questions?  Contact Enatai School Play Producer Chris Wilkins wilkinsch@bsd405.or

Next Movie Night to Feature Trolls

Trolls (2016) will be the featured attraction at Movie Night, scheduled for Friday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Enatai Multipurpose Room. Please mark your calendar, and join other neighborhood families for an evening of fun. Admission is free.

Trolls, created by DreamWorks Animation, is a colorful animated musical featuring the classic tall-haired Troll dolls from the 1960s, brought to life. In the movie, optimistic Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) joins curmudgeon Branch (Justin Timberlake) on an adventure after Troll Village is invaded. The film’s score is full of memorable toe-tapping tunes, such as the popular “Can’t Stop the Music”. The storyline emphasizes positive messages about finding happiness and overcoming obstacles.

Trolls is rated PG. For a parental review and to see the trailer:

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon!

Enatai PTSA will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair February 4-8th.  There will be an Evening Shopping Event Wednesday February 6th from 5:30-7:30pm.  Hosting a 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.

It takes many volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Volunteering at the book fair is easy and fun.  Interesting in helping? There are many slots to fill-SIGNUP HERE. If you have questions, please email

Spring Book Fair Schedule
Monday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm)
Tuesday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm) & After School 
Wednesday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) 
Wednesday Evening Family Event (5:30-7:30 pm) Evening
Thursday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm) & After School
Friday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) ONLY-THEN CLOSED

Shop Online to Preview or Purchase Books starting Jan 26th

4th Grade Parents’ Coffee Set for February 1

Come catch up with fellow 4th grade parents, and perhaps meet somebody new!
WHAT: 4th Grade Parents’ Latte Hour 
WHO: All 4th Grade Parents Invited
WHERE: Dilettante Mocha Cafe: 1450 114th Ave. SE in the Conifer Bldg. at Bellefield Office Park
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
FEATURING: For each guest, modern calligraphy artist and Enatai resident Olivia Burns will be on hand to create a complimentary bookmark or Valentine, personalized with a name or phrase. Ms. Burns is an alumnus of Enatai Elementary and recent graduate of Bellevue High School. 
HOSTED BY: Sharon Pang (4th grade parent)

Community Corner 1/18
New Beginner Irish Dance Class
Scoil Rince Slieveloughane, the Irish Dance school that has performed at Enatai’s Multi-Cultural night, is beginning a New Beginner Irish Dance class from 2-3pm on Sundays in Issaquah starting in February.  SRS teaches Irish Dance to beginner through champion level dancers, from ages 5-adult, for performance, competition, and FUN!   If you are interested in learning more, please email Robert at

Bellevue School Foundations
Creating Balance for your Child with Dr. Laura Kastner   
Join author and clinical psychologist Laura Kastner on January 24, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for a presentation that will benefit every parent--learning how to combat the student stress epidemic.  
The event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register today to reserve your seat. The presentation will be held at Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Register here.  View Dr. Kastner's A-Z Toolbox for Successful Parenting
Bellevue Gifted Alliance Presents:  Choosing a High School
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:30 PM
WISC Rainier Room (Wilburton Instructional Services Center),  12241 Main St.
A panel of high school students will discuss how to choose what high school to attend, including Interlake’s Advanced Learning (AL) program, AL in the home/neighborhood schools, and private schools
Bellevue School Foundations
The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect, is hosting two screenings of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope.  The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.  The film is not recommended for children under age ten. 
Date 1:  Register Here
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chinook Middle School
2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Children over age 10 are welcome to attend with an adult. 
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm 
(lunch will be served at 11:30am, a panel will discuss afterward from 1:00 pm-1:30pm)
12241 Main Street, Rainier Room
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tillicum Middle School Choir Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Party
Whether you want to enjoy a romantic date night out, or have a fun night with friends 
while your children are entertained, this is your opportunity!
Where: Tillicum Middle School
When: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ages: Potty trained – 5th Grade
Fee: $40 (siblings $20)**
Food: Pizza, drinks, popcorn
Activities: Singing, movie, crafts, board games and more!

Registration: E-mail
** This is a fundraiser for Tillicum Middle School Choir’s festival in New York City March 2019

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Today's PTSA Membership Count
9 January 2019
New, renewed, and sponsored 
PTSA Members
8 January Student enrollment: 470 74%
Questions?  Contact us!

Toast to Enatai Fundraising Gala 3/9

We are just 7 weeks away from our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! The Toast to Enatai PTSA gala and auction will help raise funds to support educational programs for our kids for years to come!

Join us Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6-10pm at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue where you’ll enjoy a fun-filled social event with enticing auction items, great food and beverages, all while connecting with your neighbors.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to RSVP today!
    $100 per ticket, which includes a 2-course sit-down dinner & drinks

Can’t join the event? There are still opportunities to participate on behalf of your child by:
- Donating to the Gift Card Bonanza: Just bring your unused gift cards to the school office from Jan 28-Feb 1.
- We are in desperate need of volunteers! Click here for more information or contact
- Donating Procurement Items/Experiences (tax deductible)
- Sponsoring a teacher/friend/family member
- Becoming a Corporate Sponsor

Follow along with us!
    Instagram: @toastenatai2019
    Facebook: Enatai Toast 2019

If you are able to help in any way, please email Looking forward to seeing you!

GeoBee Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to all GeoBee participants this year!  They spent much time and effort preparing for the competition in the past few months and showcased their impressive geographic knowledge at the preliminary school-level competition on January 13th!  You can read more about the GeoBee program at our website.

Special congratulations to 9 students below who have made it into the final competition on January 27!   (Names are not in a particular order).   We wish them all the best for the Final!

GeoBee Semi-Finalists
Adya Akhouri

Ava Sundaramani
Sydney Suh
Nina Gatmaytan
Jason Gu
Rafie Gatmaytan
Issac Yeung
Joey Yoon
Paxton Foreman

Thanks Mrs Chun, Mrs Maxwell, and the parents for encouraging and supporting the participants! 

Curriculum Enhancement Updates

Thanks to a Bellevue Schools Foundation grant and additional funding from Enatai PTSAAlex Zerbe was able to bring an educational and entertaining ALL SCHOOL assembly on Friday, January 11th! The Come Alive Assembly Alex uses his many talents to inspire kid's creativity through Physical Education, Arts and Literacy. He also brought a message about the importance of confidence, persistence and self-expression. Ask you student what was their favorite part. 

Friday January 11th-  3rd Grade Island of Hope-Living Voices
Students learned why people immigrated to America, the hardships they endured leaving their homeland, passing through Ellis Island and establishing a new life in America. Thank you Bellevue Schools Foundation for funding this enriching theatrical experience and support what our 3rd Graders are learning in social studies this year!

Upcoming CE Experiences: 
January 24th Toymaker  -4th Grade (Enatai PTSA Funded)
January 29th Author Visit with Kathryn Otoshi  -All Grades (BSF Grant/PTSA Funds)
January 31st/Feb 1st  -3rd Grade Museum of Flight-Fossett Captains (Enatai PTSA Funded)

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 Fundraising Gala on March 9thYou can also make a direct donation on our website:

Bellevue Goes to Olympia Day 1/21

Bellevue PTSA Council invites all students, parents, staff and community in BSD to join us for a day of advocacy in Olympia on January 21st, 2019 for “Bellevue Goes to Olympia” day. This day will be an amazing opportunity to bring all of our voices together as one community to relay our priorities regarding education in Bellevue. 

Two information nights (1/9/19 and 1/15/19) will be hosted to introduce the current top issues submitted by State PTSA and BSD in 2018-2019. The session will help you understand and prepare the day to Olympia.

The council will provide the bus transportation. The bus seats limits to 50. If you need it, please register through the link here ASAP:

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