Sep 17
8:00a Office Equipment 101 (Session 1)
Office Equipment 101 (Session 1)

Thursday, September 21
8:00a - 9:00a
Main Office

Learn about Enatai's Office Equipment. Email with questions.
7:40a Passport Check Day
Passport Check Day

Friday, September 22
7:40a - 8:30a
Common area of each grade
Spirit Day - Bellevue Blue & Gold
Spirit Day - Bellevue Blue & Gold

Tuesday, September 26

Wear your Enatai T-shirts or other Blue/Gold items to show your spirit for Enatai!
6:00p Office Equipment 101 (Session 2)
Office Equipment 101 (Session 2)

Thursday, September 28
6:00p - 6:30p
Front Office

Learn about Enatai's Office Equipment. Email with questions.

6:30p Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 28
6:30p - 8:00p
Enatai Gym
Picture Day
Picture Day

Friday, September 29
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Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Fall Book Fair - 10/2-10/6 Julie Uyeda 40 0
Movie Night "Born In China" - 10/6 Sharon Pang 17 2
Passport Club Check - 9/22 Brenda Deng 32 21
Haunted House (5th Grade Families) Noelle Barnes Lots! Some!
PTSA President (can be shared) Jesse Pacem 1-2 0
PTSA Board Director Jesse Pacem 2 0
"Art Is Awesome" Chair Noelle Barnes 1 0
Order Your Eaglewear Today!

Get ready for "T-Shirt Tuesdays" and Enatai Spirit Days!  Eaglewear is available for ordering from now until October 3.  Click the "Order Eaglewear" icon in the upper left hand corner at, or simply use this handy link.  Order your sweatshirts, t-shirts, or a nice warm scarf today!  There are a couple of new items on the list, so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.  Email Amy Lee with your questions.  While we strongly encourage all Enatai families to become PTSA Members, purchasing a PTSA Membership is not a prerequisite for purchasing Eaglewear.

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 21 8-9AM
- Session #2: Thursday, September 28 6-6:30PM  NOTE: This session will be offered the half hour before Curriculum Night begins. This shorter condensed session will not have as much time for questions-and-answers. 

During the training, you'll have these questions answered:
- How do I use the photocopier? Laminator? Die-cut machines?
- What can I make with the paper-punch book binder?
- Where are the office supplies kept?
- How do I access the 2nd floor Work Room?

Office Equipment 101 is presented by Enatai parents Rae Okamoto and Sharon Pang.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up 101

Next Thursday is the first day of school.  We want to make sure everyone stays safe and happy.  If you plan on using the drop-off/pickup lane, please remember:

- Do not get out of your car.  If you need to help your student enter/exit the car, do not use the pickup/drop-off lane.  Find a spot in the lot or use street parking.
- Have your student enter/exit from the curb side of the car.
- It is ok to pull into/wait in the striped area of the pickup lane, as long as you stay in your car.
- Give hugs, pep talks, and say your long goodbyes in your driveway before coming to school.
- Walkers:  Do not jaywalk/cross directly from the park to the school; use the designated crosswalks.

There is more information about pickup and drop-off in our Pick-up/Drop-off 101 Info Page.

iCal Calendars are Awesome!

Did you know that you can easily add the Enatai PTSA Calendar to your smartphone's calendar?  We've included all the BSD days off on our calendar, so you'll always know when those are, too.  It works with Google Calendar, iOS, Outlook, and Cozi -- and any other app that accepts iCal calendars.  Instructions for Outlook 2010 and Google Calendar are here.  For other apps, search "add iCal to [app of choice]."  

Our iCal address is:

Brooke Michaelsen Photography Mini-Sessions Available!

Corporate Partner Brooke Michelsen Photography (mom of an Enatai 2nd grader) is holding a family photo mini-session afternoon just for Enatai families! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Enatai PTSA. 

- 15 minutes photo mini-session with 5 digital images for $150
- Friday, September 22 from 3:30-5:30p in the Enatai neighborhood
- Session time slots are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  Email Brooke for your time slot.

Need a longer session or more photos? Contact Brooke to set up your own photo session! For more information visit

Bellevue Cheer Jr. Cheer Clinic

Bellevue Cheer is holding their Jr. Cheer Clinic on Friday, October 13.  Learn the traditional Bellevue cheers and chants from the Bellevue Cheer Squad! Join them for a fun day that will include learning a dance, high school cheers, and the basics of cheer motions and technique! All participants will be invited to cheer on the field with the High School Cheerleaders the October 27th football game. Don’t miss out on the fun! Go Bellevue!  More information on their website.


Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that has grown exponentially over the past decade.  Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club serves boys in grades K-12 within the Bellevue High School boundary area and we have a fun, development-focused Fall Ball program starting in September. Players practice and play games/scrimmages on Sundays only. This is great time for new players to give lacrosse a try! We think you’ll grow to love the game!  Visit our website at for more information and to register.


Join Panthers Youth Rugby, this September at Highland Middle School after school.  Panthers Youth Rugby Club offers an academic year round rugby program starting as early as September for students enrolled in elementary and middle schools. Practices are at Highland Middle School and Grass Lawn Park after school on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays mornings.  Enrollment for new players is currently open and our kick off is September 5th.   Come and meet our coaches French, Kiwis, Americans, English, and South Africans this September 5th, on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at Highland Middle School, Bellevue. 

Contact the club at and join us for your first sessions of rugby, free of charge and with no obligation.  Register on our website:  Follow our activities - ads, videos, and photos - on Facebook  Hope to see numerous elementary and middle school BSD students at the pitch soon!  Discover rugby and join the fastest growing sport in the US!

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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 Academic 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. 

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 will be chairs set up in the Multipurpose Room for Movie Night, but kids generally like to bring pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags to sit on the floor. Parents may bring folding camp chairs, but try to bring ones with low backs. Keep high-backed chairs on the perimeter to prevent blocking our youngest audience members.

Parental Advisory: Although rated G for all audiences, DisneyNature's Born in China includes footage depicting some cruel realities of life in the wild. Scenes of animal peril and death may be disturbing for very little or sensitive children. Please review the details of the film at to decide what is appropriate for your child.  

Help Wanted: We need parents to help operate our Movie Night "theater". If you're planning to come anyway, why not help out? Sign up here!  Questions?  Email Sharon Pang.

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!

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

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 welcome to attend.  Visit their website for dates and registration information.

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

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 for more info or call 425-246-9636.  Register online at We also offer classes in Mercer Island, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle.

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