May 19
PTSA Awards Nominations due
PTSA Awards Nominations due

Sunday, May 19
Jun 1
Memorial Day - No School
Memorial Day - No School

Monday, May 27
8:15a Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet
Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

Tuesday, May 28
8:15a - 9:00a
Multipurpose Room
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PTSA General Membership Meeting
2019-2020 Budget Review

Wednesday, June 5th            6:30pm Enatai Library


Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Chair (for 2019-20) Communications 1+ 0
Read-a-thon Co-Chair (for 2019-20) Readathon Chair 2 0
Academic Adventure Co-Chair (for 2019-20) Academic Adventure Chair 1 0
Yearbook Chair (for 2019-20)  Yearbook Chair  1-2 0
Multicultural shadows from grades K-3 (for 2019-20) Multicultural Chairs 1-3 1
PTSA Communications shadow (for 2019-20) Communications 1-2 0
PTSA Membership shadow (for 2019-20) Membership 1-2 0
Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet 5/28

Enatai welcomes the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet for a performance at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in a morning assembly open to Enatai families.

Thanks to grants from the Enatai PTSA, Bellevue Schools Foundation, and Tyee PTSA, students and community members will be treated to a uniquely twisted blend of classical, Top 40, soundtrack, and jazz on the unlikely instrument, the bassoon! Lauren Yu Ziemba, Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, and Kara LaMoure compose, arrange, and perform music while touring in the United States and around the world with their quartet. Come join us for a fun and enlightening performance!

PTSA General Membership Meeting 6/5
PTSA General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 5th 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Enatai Elementary Library
Who:  All Enatai PTSA members are requested to attend!
In the final PTSA General Membership Meeting of the school year, we will review next year's Proposed Budget, vote on its acceptance by this year's membership, and address final agenda items of the year.  All Members are invited to attend this important meeting to learn how the budget is being shaped for next year to reflect changes in members' support.  See how the PTSA will use your donations next year and cast your vote!

Congratulations Enatai Girls on the Run!

Over the last 10 weeks, 15 Enatai girls in 3rd through 5th grade participated in an after-school Girls on the Run program. The Girls on the Run program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At the end of the program, the girls participated in a 5k fun run. Congratulations to Adya, Trinity, Katherine, CiCi, Sydney, Yasmine, Saige, Nava, Mia, Anna, Taresa, Olivia, Sydney, Lulu and Mimi! You all achieved your goals of being unstoppable at the 5K run this past weekend!

A special thanks to Enatai staff Sharon Neal, Autumn Perconti and Marnie Kazarian for all their time and efforts coaching these girls!

Enatai Kids Help Raise Money for Hopelink's End Summer Hunger Program

About 16% of Enatai Elementary's student population receives free or reduced-price lunches. During the summer time the loss of school meals causes challenges for these families. Part of the Hopelink End Summer Hunger program focus is on kids helping kids through classroom coin drives. This is a great way to show that Enatai students can make a difference when their spare change is added together.

During the week of June 3rd-7th, students will be collecting coins in their classrooms. Please help encourage your student(s) to bring coins in to contribute to their classroom collection. Our Enatai community can also help our students NOW with online donations. Please share our Enatai Elementary student page with your friends and family. Together our students and generous community can ensure kids have enough to eat during the summer.

Last year we collected close to $3000 to support this program. Let's see what our Enatai community can do this year!! Thanks for your continued support!

Wanted: Boxtops final round up

It is time for the FINAL Box Tops for Education round up for this school year.  This school year we have collected $292 worth of box tops?  This money helps the school purchase 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 your teacher or drop your box top collection in the front office by June 14th.  Ask your friends, family and neighbors.  This is an easy way to help support your Enatai students!  If you played the Safeway Monopoly game and won free box tops, please send those in ASAP to allow us to earn those before they expire on May 28th.  
Thanks for your help!
Over the summer, you'll begin to see some participating brands change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.  Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team is hard at work building a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app that will be ready this summer!

2019-2020 PTSA Officers Elected
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our May PTSA General Meeting!  This well attended meeting included reports from the Principal, President, Treasurer, and Committees.  Nominations were taken from the floor and the voting results were unanimous.
Election Results
President:  Stacy Saal Vice President: Susan Goeben
Secretary: Jessi Alva Treasurer: Marilyn Gupta
We would like to thank all our candidates for offering their time and skills to serve Enatai's parents, teachers, and students!  Our current Board will continue to serve until the end of the school year.   Officer positions will transition in July.
To complete our preparations for next year, an additional General Membership Meeting is planned for June for our Budget Review.  Update: this General Membership Meeting is scheduled for June 5th at 6:30pm.

Have you outgrown your Eaglewear?

Bring it back to school for our
PTSA Pass It On Program! 

Turn in your gently used Eaglewear to our collection box in the Main Office.  Items will be washed and prepped, then the PTSA Table at next year's Back to School events will offer these items in exchange for any amount donation to our scholarship fund!

Thank you for your support!

Message from Chinook PTSA for 5th Grade Parents

Dear 5th Grade Families:

If you have a child coming to Chinook Middle School next year; we are excited you will soon be with us!  Middle school is an interesting time for all children - so much happens when a child is a pre-teen and is learning formative life-skills.  The Chinook PTSA is a fun and fulfilling way to offer support to your child's school and your child while they are on their middle school journey.  We are Chinook’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and are filling our board roles for the 2019-2020 school year.  There are several wonderful positions open, and we would love to have new-to-Chinook parents join the team.  Please email me at to discuss the openings that will be right for you and time commitment abilities.  We have positions for all levels of involvement - there is a position just right for your schedule!

Get connected now!  Learn what is going on at Chinook, through our weekly school year email newsletter. Plan ahead for middle school by seeing what opportunities and activities exist!  Chinook’s PTSA has a useful newsletter which updates you about things like the school calendar, information about activities, school or counselor information, and community events. Use this link to sign up now…  

We look forward to meeting you and having your join our community.  Please email with questions about Chinook and visit our table in August at Taking Care of Business (TCOB) day! 

Nancy Huenefeld Gese
Chinook PTSA President

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

Academic Adventure Awards
Congrats to all of the 114 kids who earned ribbons for 320 total adventures this year!  Special congratulations to the 29 following students who earned the Wall of Fame and/or Principal's Medal for the 2018-19 school year! You can be proud of trying these adventures and completing all the steps to earn your goal. 
- Students who completed four adventures and turned in the Final Entry Form earned the Wall of Fame certificate.
- Students who completed at least 7 adventures and turned in the Final Entry Form earned the Principal's medal
Grade First Name Last Name Teacher Adventures Completed
1 Aedan Suh Carslon 7
1 Mia Franze Carlson 7
1 Bella Samuel Cox 7
1 Evelyn Bower Cox 7
1 Hugo Watson-Lamb Inama 7
2 Matthew Wan Beba 7
2 Kara Kang Greytak 7
2 Ethan Suh Greytak 7
2 Liam Sinder Maxwell 7
2 Mina Toth Maxwell 7
2 Hiro Mitchell-Lu Winbush 7
2 Eric Nguyen Winbush 4
3 Gavin Kang Neal 7
3 Mimi Wolf Neal 7
3 Yasmine Ismail Perconti 6
3 Sydney Uyeda Neal 7
3 Kai Paris Neal 4
3 Enzo Franze Neal 7
4 Sydney Suh Usleman 7
4 Saya Toth Usleman 7
4 Armita Armini Fisher 7
4 Jason Gu Fisher 8
4 Charlie Wilson McBroom 4
5 Desmond Wan Roongsang 7
5 Lulu Wolf Chun 7
5 Adya Akhouri Chun 8
5 Niah Pham Simon 4
5 Hailey Samuel Chun 7
5 Olivier Watson-Lamb Roongsang 7

If you don't see your child's name on the list above, we have not received a Final Entry Form for your student. If your child completed 4 or more of the above adventures and has yet to turn in the Final Entry Form, please email: to get proper credit for all of their adventures by Wednesday, May 29 since awards will be ordered soon.

If Academic Adventure helped your student to build grit by sticking with a long-term goal, please email: so we can gauge interest for next year.  Plans for next year's program are underway, and your ideas are welcome.

Congrats to all who participated!
Kathy Green Wilson
Academic Adventure Chair - seeking a Co-Chair for 2019-20

Thank you Enatai Parents!

Enatai Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10th was a great success! We had an event every day to show our gratitude for our dedicated and hardworking Enatai staff. We provided staff with flowers, candy bar, catered lunch, thank you cards and finished off the week with a coffee bar. It could not have happened without the support of the whole community.

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated by donating, volunteering or both to make the week so successful!!! A huge thank you to Nibbana Thai Restaurant for catering the amazing all staff lunch on May 8th.

Book donations, end of year book checkout, and inventory help

A Message from our Librarian:

If you have any books you would like to donate to our year end book swap in the library, I am accepting donations until Friday June 14. This event will be happening in library class (K-4th grade) on the last full week of school.

In addition, the last day for students to check out book in our library is Monday, June 3. After that, all books need to be returned by Monday, June 10 so that I can inventory the library.  If you cannot find the book, please contact me so we can make arrangements to clear up your child's account.

From June 10 to June 19, I am looking for help in the library to inventory 11,000+ books. The first few days would entail helping to get all of the books on the shelves in order. After that, it’s scanning each book to determine which ones are lost. If you have any time in the day to help out, please contact me. I would be most appreciative.

Thank you.
Ms. Lee

4th Grade Parent Meeting Thanks

Thank you to every 4th Grade Parent who was able to attend our planning meetings for next year's 5th Grade events, or who contacted us to get informed!  Information is still available: email us to receive a copy of the meeting information and a link to our Ideas page for your comments.  

Coming Soon for 4th Grade Parents: Preparing Over the Summer requests for Haunted House, Spooky Spaghetti, and 5th Grade Sweatshirts.  Remember, every 5th grader will participate in their grade's activities, so all the help you give supports your student!

Community Corner 5/17
Triangle Pool Summer 2019 Memberships Available!
Triangle Pool Membership Registration is now open for summer 2019.  Membership provides full use of the pool for the summer (mid-May through-early September), a discount and priority registration on our swim lessons, an opportunity for the kids to join the Triangle Tigersharks Swim Team, the option to rent the pool for events, and the use of our picnic area and gas BBQ’s for family functions or birthday parties.  Check out the for more information, or use this direct link to become a member or renew your membership


Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted-Alliance, and Transcend Academy

Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four exciting NEW workshops geared toward students in grades 8 to 11. Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors.   View more details here.

FREE to any BSD student with student ID CARD
$20 for BSD adults
$40 for out of district attendees
Tickets can be purchased online

IV. How to Find Your Passion
May 28 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wilburton Instructional Service Center, Rainier Room

BHS Swing Dance
The Sixth Annual Bellevue High School Swing Dance will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 7-10 pm in the BHS commons (after being snowed out in February). This is a community event and all are invited. The evening will feature a dance lesson at 7 pm followed by live music performed by the Bellevue High School and Chinook Middle School jazz bands featuring soloists and musicians from the BHS choir and orchestra. Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Students/Seniors, or $20 for the whole family. Light refreshments will be served and proceeds will benefit the Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School Band programs.

Please join us for an evening of fun listening and dancing to music from the 1930s and 40s. For more information, please contact Edd George, BHS Band Director, at 425-456-7136 or


Bellevue High School Piano Recital
Monday, June 10th 7:00pm
Students and Staff from Bellevue High School, Chinook Middle School, Medina Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary, Wilburton Elementary and Woodridge Elementary Schools are invited to perform on our lovely grand piano in the BHS Performing Arts Center. All performers must audition by sending a video of the piece you intend to perform.  Number of performers may be limited by age groups and length of recital. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

Please contact Natalie Littrell via email at or Edd George, Bellevue High School Band Director, via email at for more information.   In person auditions available to BHS students and staff only.
Bellevue Gifted-Alliance
Aisha Simon of Axiom Learning will be giving a FREE seminar: 
“Boosting Executive Function Skills to Succeed in Middle School”
Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about and develop executive function skills such as planning, prioritization, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. This session is designed for current 4th, 5th, and 6th graders plus a parent. You will be working in parent-child teams (1:1 is best). Reserve your spot here:

June 3, 6:30-8:00  Doors open at 6:15pm  
Rainier Room,  Wilburton Instructional Service Center
12241 Main St., Bellevue
Bellevue Family YMCA
Cubba Reese at Bellevue YMCA, Kindness Counts Even When It Isn't Easy: 
Bringing Kindness to Challenging Situations with Kids
Wednesday, June 5th 6:00pm        Cost: FREE
Cubba will talk about brain development in children and how using the parenting style of kindness and firmness will teach children the character strength of forgiveness as well as the skills they need to be respectful, kind and caring adults.

Newport Volleyball Booster Club: Summer Youth Volleyball Camp
June 7  6:00-8:30pm
June 8  9:00-3:00pm
Newport High School Main Gym
Bellevue, WA
Ages:  Current 4th-8th Graders
Signup and more details @
Free Camp T-shirt for those who register early!

Bellevue Girls Basketball Youth Camp
The Bellevue Girls Basketball Team, along with Coach Nick Crossan and his coaching staff, will be running a basketball program at Bellevue High School for girls in grades 3rd-8th to learn basketball skills through drills and scrimmages. The goal is to HAVE FUN while learning basketball!

When: June 28th-30th from 9-3
Location: Bellevue High School
Cost: $150
To register go to:
Dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Camps! Sessions run Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sessions are open to players starting K-8th grade in Fall 2019:

Session 1 | June 24-27 | International School (445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005)
Session 2 | July 8-11 | International School
Session 3 | July 15-18 | International School
Session 4 | July 22-25 | Advanced Skill Development Session | International School
Share with your friends! Summer camps do NOT have school/residence eligibility constraints and are open to age appropriate players from ALL areas.   Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more lacrosse players. The camps are specifically geared toward fundamental individual skills and the introduction to team concepts. Our outstanding staff will focus on teaching the skills each player needs. If your player is learning the game for the first time or looking to take his game to the next level, this is a great camp for your player.  Learn more here...

Bellevue Girls Soccer Boosters
Summer Camp registration is now open! 
 Join the fun on the field this summer!
This camp is designed for both beginners and experienced players looking to refine their skills and have some fun! Play with volunteer camp coaches and players from Bellevue High School’s Girls Soccer team and coaching staff. Questions:

Date: July 22-26 Time: 9-12pm Ages: 6-12
Bellevue High School Stadium
Cost: $150
Click here to register at the BBGC website
Start Your Own Kindness World Explorer Club
Start a Kind World Explorer Club with your own family or gather some friends and set up a regular meeting time for activities. We will provide you with a free activity curriculum that helps foster kindness and compassion among kids! All that we ask in return is your feedback on the activities. The Kind World Explorer Club curriculum includes 36 different activities developed for kids ages 5-10 years. Choose 18 activities and complete them over 3 months with weekly meetings, or create your own kindness "camp" and complete in a week.  Email us at to get more information about how you can make a difference with your kids, at home and in the community! 

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