Feb 17
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Monday, February 18
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Tuesday, February 19
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Wednesday, February 20
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Thursday, February 21
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Friday, February 22
Mar 1
8:00a Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour

Thursday, February 28
8:00a - 9:00a
7:40a Passport Club check
Passport Club check

Friday, March 1
7:40a - 8:30a
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Donation Items
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Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Volunteers 3/9 Toast Chairs 48 8
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/22 - 3/29 Multicultural Chairs   18+ 0
Passport Club checkers 3/1 Passport Club Chair 24 3
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chair Readathon Chair 2+ 1


Toast to Enatai Update

Why do we hold the Toast to Enatai? The Toast to Enatai is the largest fundraising event of the year to raise funds for three main categories of needs: math and reading aides, curriculum enhancement such as field trips and assemblies, and classroom and library supplies.  This is not only an event to raise funds, but also a great time to build community, meet other parents and teachers, and have fun so be sure to by your tickets now! You can purchase tickets here.
Questions or interested in volunteering?  Reach out to

Transformation and Innovation at Enatai

You are invited to an evening of conversation and appetizers...

Amy MacDonald, Principal of Enatai Elementary School, is the featured guest at this informal discussion at the home of Enatai parent, Kathy Green Wilson.  Come and hear the latest on what's happening at Enatai and learn how Bellevue School Foundation helps your student to succeed in school and in life.  Guests are encouraged to come with questions and ideas about how BSF can continue to support all students and innovate to help kids be ready for 21st century skills.  This is not a fundraising event.

When: February 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP:  Please email Colleen Turner to RSVP and receive more information

Box Tops for Education

Enatai Eagles? collecting BoxTops!
It is Box Tops for Education collection time.  Did you know back in October our Enatai Eagles collected $217 worth of box tops?  This money went toward purchasing recess equipment.  

Please take a look around your house for box tops (ziploc bags, cereals, tissues, paper supplies, etc).  Here's a list of participating products.  Each box top earns 10 cents for the school.  Send box tops in an envelope to have your student give to their teacher or drop your box top collection off at the front office by Feb 28th.  

Ask your friends, family and neighbors.  This is an easy way to help support your Enatai students!  Thanks for your help!

Reflections District Awards and Spring Adventures

Congratulations to the following artists whose works were recognized at the District level. Entries earning Outstanding Interpretation will be moving on to State. Other entries will be returned to Enatai before Mid-Winter Break.

For all artists who contributed an interpretation of Heroes Around Me, thank you for sharing your vision. We hope to see you back next year!

Reflections District Awards
Gr1    Outstanding Interpretation   Mia Franze
  Photo - "Miss Peggy, My Hero" 
Gr1    Award of Excellence  Viola Hui
  VA- "The Team of Rescue Dragons" 
Gr2    Award of Merit   Hiro Mitchell-Lu
  Film- "Hiros Around Us" 
Gr3    Award of Excellence  Gavin Kang
  Photo- "My mom is my hero"
Gr3    Award of Merit  Sydney Uyeda
  Photo- "Beauty of the Valley"
Gr4    Outstanding Interpretation   Jason Gu
  Literature- "Retired Flags"
Gr4    Outstanding Interpretation   Saya Toth
  Literature- "My Hero"
Gr5    Award of Merit    Desmond Wan
  Literature- "The Locomotive Surprise"
Gr5    Outstanding Interpretation    Niah Pham
  Photo- "The Oyster and Its Hero"

Get Ready for These Spring Adventures!
BrainPower self adventure packets available here. Do this adventure on your own. Due by May 3.
Math logs available here. Do this Adventure on your own and turn in by May 3. Have a favorite math program that other families may find useful? Email us and we'll be glad to share!
Literacy self adventure packet available here. Do this Adventure on your own and turn in by May 3. Having trouble getting started with a service project? Email us and we'll be glad to talk over ideas with you.
Science Fair packets available here. Mark your calendar for March 7!
Multi-Cultural Poster instructions available here. Mark your calendars to turn in the poster by March 11 so that it can help decorate the school for Multicultural Week on March 25-29th.
Reflections Art Contest and the Spring adventures are a part of the Academic Adventure Program available to all Enatai Students.  It's not too late to take part!   Read more about Academic Adventure and register your student here: Academic Adventure webpage.  As always, let us know if you have any questions.  Happy adventuring!

Thank you to the wonderful parent volunteers who helped make Movie Night possible last Friday: Kibby Aslakson, Jack Castro, Lara Hedin, Tamryn Smith Kobayashi, and Rae Okamoto.
Thank you to Mrs. MacDonald for hosting, and for operating Enatai's first live DanceCam for the pre-show entertainment.

Thank you to our generous community supporter, Seldens Designer Home Furnishings, for lending the sumptuous Movie Night Sofa. Pre-schooler Valerie Chen, little sister of 1st grader Vera Chen, was the lucky winner of the Sofa.

Thank you to 5th grader Adya Akhouri, 1st place finisher in Enatai's National Geographic Geo Bee, who shared her experience with the audience. 

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PTSA Membership Count
16 February 2019
New, renewed, and sponsored 
PTSA Members
25 January Student enrollment: 471 75%
Questions?  Contact us!

Multicultural Week Special Features

Enatai Elementary's 2019 Multicultural Week will be from March 25th-March 29th.  During this week our students celebrate our community's diversity by sharing their knowledge of the varied cultures that have touched their lives and learning about others. 

Multicultural Week decorates Enatai's halls with student work, including Academic Adventure travel posters and cultural worksheets that will come home in student backpacks after Midwinter Break.  Staff and Parents are invited to create their own displays!  Did you know the flags hanging in the cafeteria were originally put up for the first Multicultural Week in our new building?  They were kept in place for the enjoyment of our students who could recognize flags from their studies and their lives.  Our decorating day is March 22nd, please sign up to help us decorate during or after school!

This year we are bringing back recess entertainment!   Last seen in our final year at Old Enatai in 2014, recess entertainment invites performers of culturally based music, dance or skills to interact with students in a fun, informal environment.  Have a suggestion?  Email us ASAP!  Can you help during our recess entertainment?  See opportunities to lend a hand on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday of Multicultural Week!

Sign up to help Multicultural Week

More information:  Multicultural Week + International Taste of Enatai webpage.  Questions?  Come to our information meeting on March 5th at 8-9am in the STEM room, or email us:  Opportunities to contribute to our family night, the International Taste of Enatai, are coming after Mid-Winter Break!

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Toymaker Rick Hartman came to Enatai twice in the last two weeks to make cool wooden toys with the 4th graders (on January 24th) and the Kindergarteners (on February 1st). The 4th graders tapped into their science learning about energy forces to make a top with a homemade motor. Kindergarteners used their budding science knowledge about wood and pushes and pulls to make a slide toy. Thanks to the PTSA for funding the Toymaker's visits and for the many parent volunteers for helping this popular in-school "field trip" run smoothly!

Author Kathryn Otoshi gave an inspiring interactive slide show presentation to the whole school using her books OneZero, and Beautiful Hands as a platform to talk about individuality, standing up to bullies, and kindness. Thanks to Bellevue Schools Foundation, and additional funding from Enatai PTSA, and our librarian Charleen Lee's help for making this author visit happen!

Third Grade students attended the Fossett Captains program at the Museum of Flight last Thursday and Friday. During the program, students got a hands-on understanding of balance, pushes and pulls, and the fours forces of flight. The students also got a chance to explore the many different exhibits at the museum in small groups. Thanks to the Enatai PTSA and parent volunteers for making this trip possible!

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:

Community Corner 2/8
The BHS Swing Dance, originally scheduled for this Saturday, February 9, has been postponed, due to the weather.
Watch this space for an announcement of the new date, later in the spring.
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 West Little League
Bellevue West Little League welcomes you to register your child for baseball / softball for ages 4-15.

Please visit to signup today!

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