Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 24, 2020

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Upcoming Events

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January 27 ------- Professional Day - No School
January 29 ------- Kindergarten Information Night 6:30pm
January 31 ------- Movie Night: Pokemon Detective Pikachu 6pm
February 1 ------- Tickets on sale for Totally 80s Toast to Enatai
February 3-7 ----- Spring Book Fair
February 5 ------- Book Fair Family Night
February 5 ------- PTSA Board Meeting
February 6 ------- Screenagers: Next Chapter at Chinook Middle School
February 7 ------- Passport Club check
February 17-21 -- Midwinter Break - NO SCHOOL
March 4 ---------- PTSA Board Meeting
March 6 ---------- Passport Club check
March 7 ---------- Totally 80s Toast to Enatai!

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Movie Night Volunteers 1/31 Movie Night Chair 16 3
Book Fair Volunteers 1/31 - 2/7 Book Fair Chairs 103 5
Staff Appreciation donations 2/7 Staff Appreciation Chair 55 30
Passport Club Checkers 2/7 Passport Club Chairs 22 6
Academic Adventure shadow Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow Staff Appreciation Chair 1+ 0
Geo Bee shadow Passport Club/Geo Bee Chairs 1+ 0
Field Day Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Variety Show Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Carnival shadow Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Chair
 
 

Movie Night Do's and Don'ts

Movie Night – featuring Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) – is coming Friday, January 31, and it’s time to review some Do’s and Don’ts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

DO's

DO
bring blankets, sleeping bags and pillows if you want to sit on the floor.
DO arrive early to find seats, and purchase snacks.
DO bring money to buy popcorn, licorice and water.
DO enter the free kids-only prize drawings.
DO check in advance to see if this film is appropriate for your child. This film is rated PG. Check see the parents’ guide and trailer on CommonSenseMedia.org.
DO stay in the Multipurpose Room during the screening. Wandering around school is not permitted.

DON’TS
DON’T drop off your child at Movie Night. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film.
DON’T block other audience members with your chair. Place your high-back chair along the perimeter.
DON’T just sit there. Be a role model, and volunteer to work a shift to run our "theater"! Click here to sign up.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-action movie featuring terrific special effects, and a plush little title character you’re sure to fall in love with. Pikachu teams up with the son of a missing detective, and together the two of them set off to solve a mystery. 

There are always fun surprises at Movie Night, so make sure to join your neighbors and friends for some family entertainment. Admission is free.

Pika! Pika!

Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!

Thanks to all the students who sent in great submissions for our first cover contest competition. All the entries were so wonderful, it made it difficult to choose just ONE favorite cover. The winner was clear cut and received the most votes by more than 50! And the winner is…Enzo from Mrs Yockey’s 4th grade class! 

Guess what?  Everyone's a winner!  All cover entries will be featured in the 2019-2020 Enatai yearbook so be sure to look out for them!

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?
Order your LifeTouch Yearbook online HERE! 
Enatai Elementary School
Yearbook ID: 5871020

Questions? contact yearbook@enataiptsa.org

 

Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming again February 3rd-7th

Why do we host 2 Scholastic Book Fairs?  For every dollar spent at the book fair Enatai earns 50 cents in scholastic dollars.  The scholastic dollars earned from our book fairs helps fund Scholastic News for ALL STUDENTS, Storyworks for 4th/5th grades, books for all classrooms, $1000 for the library and vouchers for students that would otherwise not be able to get a book at the fair.  EVERY STUDENT BENEFITS WHEN YOU SHOP AT THE BOOK FAIR!

The best way to shop the book fair is shopping with your child.  We offer before school, after school and evening hours.  There are also open times during recess or classroom times.  Some of our students have had parents, grandparents or other family members come during these times.  

Can't get to the book fair with your child?  Check out the book fair flyer which is coming home in backpacks.  See what books your child is interested in and set up an eWALLET!  Last book fair many families found that the eWallet was an easy, secure, cashless way for their students to shop the book fair. You can create an eWallet with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card. You will ONLY be charged for what is purchased and after the fair ends, the hold will expire and funds will be released back to your credit card. Watch a short video for more details.

Go here to create your eWallet account:

Would you like to volunteer to help us at the Book Fair? Sign up HERE and grab a friend to make it more fun! We have lots of available times.  Setup starts on January 31st!  Thanks for your support!   Questions: bookfair@enataiptsa.org 

 

Staff Appreciation February

February is the month of love.  Let's give our Enatai staff what they love - Starbucks gift cards.  Please donate to this all staff event by signing up at the link below:
 
 
The deadline to donate is Friday, February 7th.

 

 

Internet Safety Presentation and Parent Session

Fifteen parents turned out to the Enatai Library Tuesday evening to hear Special Agent Pete Vogl from the Washington Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Seattle Police Department talk to us frankly about Internet Safety with our pre-teens. We had a lively discussion that we hope can continue throughout our community!

Agent Vogl also had the opportunity to discuss how to stay safe online with Enatai's 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday afternoon. Parents: ask your student what they learned!

Thanks to the PTSA for sponsoring this partnership with the ICAC Task Force and to all of the parents who participated in this important discussion.

 

Toymaker visits 4th Grade

Rick Hartman, the Toymaker, visited the 4th graders this past Thursday. The students are starting their science unit on Magnetism and Electricity. Students did some "hands-on" learning about energy forces by making a spinning top with a homemade motor.  
 
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 Fundraiser on March 7thYou can also make a direct donation on our website: www.enataiptsa.org
 
 

Community Corner 1/24

See new listings below.  Find the full list of Community Corner offerings on our website.

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 bellevue@thecoderschool.com for more information or to sign up your child.


 

Girl Scout Troop 40333 Fundraiser
Wizards and Magic Boys and Girls Camp for January 27 (No School Day)

When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St, Bellevue
Cost: Late registration $55 per camper, $30 for sibling
What: Slime Making, Fun Games, Snacks provided (bring sack lunch), Crafts & Activites

To register: https://forms.gle/jNpGwzXEDVVev4wg6
To pay online: http://my-site-101001.square.site/

Supporting Girl Scout Troop 40333, BSD 9th grade students & parents. Questions or help? Contact: Melanie at girlscout40333@gmail.com

Medina Elementary
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Medina Elementary School Library
January 28th  6:30-8:30pm

We have invited an expert in Mental Health from Seattle Children’s Hospital to talk about the warning signs and treatments for kids dealing with mental health disorders ( anxiety, social anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc) Pre k - 5.
 
We want to provide this information before our kids start middle school so there is not stigma and they feel open to talk and find the help.   Event is open to the public.

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