Feb 16
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Mon 2/17 - Fri 2/21
President's Day
President's Day

Monday, February 17
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Mon 2/17 - Fri 2/21
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Mon 2/17 - Fri 2/21
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Mon 2/17 - Fri 2/21
MidWinter Break - No School
MidWinter Break - No School

Mon 2/17 - Fri 2/21
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PTSA Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th
6:30pm Enatai Library

Friday, March 6th at 6:00-8:00 pm    -Doors Open 5:30pm-
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1970)
presented in "SENSE-O-RAMA": See it…Hear it…Taste it…Smell it!


T i c k e t s  o n  s a l e  a t  The Totally 80's Toast website


Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Upcoming Events and Programs
Passport Club Checkers 3/6 Passport Club Chairs 22 7
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/20 & 3/23-26 Multicultural Chairs 20+ 0
High School + Middle School volunteers 
for International Taste of Enatai 3/27
Multicultural Chairs 12+ 0
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
Tickets On Sale Now for The Totally 80’s Toast!

March 7, 2020
Mercer Island Community and Event Center 
- Doors Open at 6pm
- Silent Auction Starts at 6:15pm
- Live Auction Starts at 7:30pm

Buy your tickets here: 
Totally 80’s Toast

The Totally 80’s Toast is Enatai Elementary largest fundraiser of the year. It's going to be a boss party! Each admission ticket includes wine, beer, delicious nosh and of course dancing! Dope 80’s attire is a must! We aren’t sitting down to grub at this event, it’s all about mingling with our homies. 

Each ticket price is offered at cost and is therefore not tax-deductible. All donations made at the event are tax-deductible. Ticket prices are: $55 for a single Toast ticket and couple Toast ticket for $110. There is also the option to purchase single $55 teacher gift ticket(s).

- Single Ticket Purchase = 1 credit card on file & 1 bid number the night of the event.
- Couple Ticket Purchase = 1 credit card on file & 1 bid number on the night of the event.

You can follow us on Facebook (“Totally 80’s” Auction 2020) and on Instagram (enatai_totally80s_auction2020)!  Please contact us with any questions at!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Totally 80’s Toast Event Chairs,
Peggy Cooley, Amy Nassisi and Tammy Wright

Multicultural Week is coming 3/23-3/27

Multicultural Week is coming to Enatai!  March 23rd through March 27th is Multicultural Week, a celebration of the diversity of Enatai's community.  With recess cultural workshops and special decorations and displays, this week is a treat for our Enatai students.  See our green flyers coming home today in students' backpacks for opportunities to help with planning, decorating, or the cultural workshops.  You can sign up online here: Multicultural Week Volunteers 

Our family night, the International Taste of Enatai on Friday, March 27th features our Enatai families sharing food, crafts, and games from their cultural heritage and includes a "Fashion Show" of traditional regional clothing worn by children (and adults) on the Enatai Stage!  This celebration of our community is not to be missed!  Opportunities to contribute to the International Taste of Enatai are coming after Mid-Winter Break.

Interested in more information about this Event?  See past year's information and photos here:  Multicultural Week + International Taste of Enatai webpage.  Questions?  Email us:

Academic Adventure: Multicultural Travel Posters

Hello Academic Adventurers!

The next school-wide Adventure is Multi-Cultural Week, coming right up the last week of March.

To earn Academic Adventure credit, create a travel poster to encourage people to visit a country that interests you. Multi-Cultural Poster instructions available here.  And yes, you will receive a sticker for completing this adventure!

The deadline to turn in the poster is Wednesday, March 18. Your poster will help decorate the school for the International Taste of Enatai on Friday, March 27.   Posters should be no larger than 24"x36" and no smaller than 11"x17". There is 11"x17" paper available in the office for any student who would like to make a poster.

Happy Travels!

Scholastic Book Fair Wrap Up

Our February Scholastic Book Fair a BIG success! We sold over $8,000 in books at the fair!  That's a lot of books! 

Many thanks......Thank you to the volunteers that helped each day! Thank you teachers for allowing students to visit the fair during classroom time.  Thank you parents who shopped the fair for both your students and teachers! And finally thank you to those parents who set up eWallets for your students! 

Parents Night Out 3/7

 Attention Parents going to the Totally 80's Toast!  Looking for a way to attend Toast without worrying about your child?
Date:  March 7, 2020
When:  6:00-10:00pm
Where: Bellevue High School
What:  Bellevue High students will entertain elementary aged kids (K-5) with fun games, creative activities, and delicious snacks
Cost: $20 (cash or check) per child at drop off, only $10 for any additional siblings
Register here:  Bellevue High Sophomore Parents Night Out

Community Corner 2/14

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. 

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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%

The Enatai PTSA Website days are numbered!

The current Enatai PTSA website is built on a platform that is retiring so we need to find a new one for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are looking for parents in our community with digital expertise to help us choose a new platform that will be easy to maintain and support our communication and ecommerce needs. We have identified a few options and need a small committee to make the final decision and develop a transition plan. The goal is to reach a recommendation by May 2020. 

Our website is the home of the PTSA calendar, newsletter, ticket and Eaglewear sales, donations, membership purchases, PTSA program registrations, and much more so it is important that we get this right. If you have experience with web design and/or content development and want to be a part of our new website, please let us know! Contact:  

Your involvement is important to us!  Help the Enatai PTSA website evolve to meet the needs of the new generations it serves.


Pokémon Detective Pikachu was the feature at last Friday’s Movie Night, where 115 kids in the audience entered the prize drawing that included a surprise furry bonus. Along with the traditional prize – seating on The Movie Night Sofa – the winner got to take home a life-size Detective Pikachu plush! And the winner was… Maddie from Mrs. Neal’s 3rd grade class.  Second grader Robin (Ms. Greytak’s class) and 1st grader Liora (Ms. Maxwell’s class) were victorious in the special Pokémon Quiz Show, and they were awarded medium-size Detective Pikachus. At the end of the night, every family got a parting gift: a special pack of Pokémon trading cards.

Thank you to Enatai parents Kenji and Naomi Okubo, and the Okubo family, for bestowing the evening’s special giveaways. Thank you to these parent volunteers for staffing our theater: Shellie Bridges, Jack Castro, Chris Fletcher, Vince Gilbert, Wendy Gilbert, Jeannine Lemker, Keiko Nakamura, Rae Okamoto, and Jon Shoemaker. Thank you to Ms. Elena Houghton for assisting all night as our staff supervisor. Thank you to Selden’s Designer Home Furnishings in Bellevue for supplying The Movie Night Sofa. 

Mark your calendar for the last Movie Night of the school year: Friday, March 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The featured attraction will be the classic favorite, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1970) presented in “Sense-o-rama”: See it…Hear it…Taste it…Smell it! Audience members will use their senses to enjoy this wonderful film based on Roald Dahl’s best-selling kids’ book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Dress up as your favorite character from the book, and you could win a prize! Start planning for the Costume Contest now!  Both parents and kids are eligible.

We Need Your Classroom Valentine Party/Field Trip/Grade Level/Assembly Photos

The Yearbook has created an Shutterfly Enatai Yearbook photo share site to help us store photos for possible use in the yearbook. High resolution photographs with 2 or more students works the best when designing the yearbook. Do you have photos that you are interested in sharing with us? Please email for an invite to the yearbook share site or you can email us the photos for the yearbook committee to upload.

Thanks for your help!

Reflection Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was recognized at the District level. Entries earning Outstanding Interpretation will be moving onto the State level. All other entries will be returned to Enatai before Mid-Winter break.

To every artist who contributed their interpretation of “Look Within” this year, thank you for sharing your creative vision. We hope to see you back next year!  

Reflections Winners
Sydney Uyeda, Speak Up- Award of Merit
Matthew Wan, Looking Within Myself-  Award of Merit
Mina Toth, Be Brave!- Award of Merit 
Liam Snider, Love on the Locks- Outstanding Interpretation
Mia Franze, Secret Life Within-Outstanding Interpretation
Enzo Franze, Memory Within The Kaleidescope- Award of Excellence
Leo Wiviott, Falling Into Bravery- Award of Excellence

Global Reading Challenge!

Each year, King County Library System partners with local schools for a competition called Global Reading Challenge (GRC). Teams of 4th and 5th graders read six selected books and then answer questions about the books. Thirty Enatai students started reading these books in October and have been meeting as a team since November.  On Monday February 3rd, Enatai's teams (Story Thieves, The Team of 2020, The 2020 Eagles, CSEEDS and Reading Wizards) came together to compete to answer questions about the books they read.  Thank you to our librarian, Ms. Charleen Lee, for encouraging and coaching our students in this challenge! 

Congratulations to CSEEDS (Cameron, Sydney, Enzo, Ellie, Daniel and Sophia) who will be representing Enatai on February 27th against Woodridge and Wilburton.  Good luck CSEEDS!

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