Enatai PTSA Newsletter
October 14, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Our full calendar can always be found on our website.  You can subscribe to our iCal calendar by using these directions (and you should 'cause iCal subscriptions are so amazingly helpful!  :))

Oct 9-15 --- READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER!  (Read through SUNDAY!  Donations due NEXT FRIDAY)
Oct 20 --- Read-A-Thon Funds Due
Oct 20 --- Passport Check 7:40 AM
Oct 25 --- Spirit Day - Wear Orange!
Oct 25 --- Pre-Order Deadline for Spooky Spaghetti/Haunted House tickets!
Oct 27 --- Spooky Spaghetti & Haunted House 6-8pm
Oct 30 --- Reflections Art Entries Due


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Staff Appreciation Lunch - 4th & 5th Grade Host Jennifer Berry Many Some
School of Screams Haunted House 10/27 (5th Grade) Amy Hart 28 1
Spooky Spaghetti 10/27 (Grades K-4) Amy Hart 59 10
Passport Club Check - 11/14 Brenda Deng 32 14
Haunted House (5th Grade Families) Noelle Barnes Lots! Some!
"Shadow" PTSA President Amy Hart 1-2 0
PTSA Board Director Jesse Pacem 1 0
"Art Is Awesome" Chair Noelle Barnes 1 0
Room Parent Jennifer Strophy 1 per class ~
LAP Volunteer Namira Jethan 1-2 0


Read-A-Thon Week Continues Through Sunday!

We hope your students have been excited about participating in the Read-A-Thon this week!  Your students should continue to log their reading minutes through Sunday, October 15, at which point they can report their minutes to the people who sponsor them "by-the-minute," attach any checks to the reading log/pledge form, and get everything turned in by next Friday, October 20.
It has been pointed out to us that using this method of doing online donations does not allow families to see who and how much has been donated in their name.  Acknowledged!  If you would like to know this information, please email Kerry Hill with your student's name, and she will gladly look it up for you.
If you are gathering donations from friends and family, simply email them this link:
If you are donating as a parent, you can make a Read-A-Thon donation by clicking this link.

You can find out more about PTSA Fundraising on our Fundraising 101 Info Page.  Questions?  Email chairs Sarah Bryan or Kerry Hill.


Spooky Spaghetti needs VOLUNTEERS!

We are two weeks away from the Spooky Spaghetti & Haunted House!  This event is one of three big events in our school year.  While the 5th grade is taking on the responsibility of the haunted house, all grades are asked to help out at the other fun Halloween activities.  Most of these items are low-pressure, "Stand next to the candy corn jar and make sure nobody eats it" type jobs.  
We would like to offer ALL of the activities listed in the volunteer signup, but if we do not get enough volunteers to support the activities, we will cut back.  So, the amount of fun to be had on the 27th depends largely on our community's willingness to step up.  PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER and make this a night to remember for our kids!  Teenagers who need volunteer hours can earn them by volunteering at this event (bring your filled-out form to our chairs).  Your support is very much appreciated by all members of our community -- especially the short ones wearing costumes!
5th Graders & Their Families should use this link to sign up to help with the School Of Screams Haunted House!
All other grades should use this link to sign up to help with Spooky Spaghetti!
Have you pre-ordered your tickets yet?  You can purchase a dinner/haunted house ticket bundle to save a few dollars, or purchase items separately.  The pre-order deadline is October 25.  Click the Pumpkin in the upper left-hand corner of our website or use this handy link.

LAP Needs a Volunteer

Our LAP instructor, Nimira Jetha, would like to have a volunteer or two a couple of hours on Wednesday mornings to help with the following tasks.  If you are available to help, please email Nimira to let her know.
- Create weekly send-home book bags for Grade 1 students
- Make copies and staple together books of different levels
- Make copies of activities
- Put together all materials in a plastic bag with students’ name to take home on Fridays


Book Fair Roundup!

Thanks to the many volunteers, parents, teachers, staff, and students who helped make our Fall Scholastic Book Fair our most successful book fair on record! We sold $12,100 in books. With some of our scholastic dollars, Enatai PTSA was able to purchased $150 of new books for each classroom from the teacher's wish list book pile.  The ALL FOR BOOKS coin box collected $53 for books in the Nurse's office!

What was the secret to our success?

1. Parent Volunteers - Thank you to all the volunteers that helped- Aletha Howes, Amy Lee, Amy Tsai, Brenda Deng, Brooke Michelsen, Catriona Watson, Cheryl Evanson, Claire Phillips , Deanna Tegeler, Erin Zeitler, Heather Serres, Irina Kameneva, Jeannine Lemker, Jennifer Strophy, Julie Uyeda, Kerry Hill, Lele Pham, Leslie Howard,  Lisa Woodward, Mara Aptacy, Megan Foreman, Melissa Kaptik, Meng Wang, Michelle Remer, Pranika Laing, Radhika Moolgavkar, Sarah Bryan, Sharon Pang, Shasta Ray, Stacey Bennetsen, Susan Goeben, Thuy Wolf, Tia Smith and Xiudong Fei. We had so many new wonderful volunteers we apologize if we left someone off.

2. Classroom Visits - Special classroom visit times where students could shop with their teachers. Thanks parents who came in to shop with their students during this time!

3. Family Reading Night Event - Thank you to the following teachers,staff, Assistant Principal and Principal for participating at our Fall Book Fair Family Reading Night -, Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Figdore, Mrs. Jetha, Mrs. Shanklin,  Ms. Ferguson (school nurse), Assistant Principal Ali Sameti, and Principal MacDonald. We sold $2200 in books during this event! There was a great show of our parent and student community!

4. Enatai students' love for reading books!

See you again for the next book fair in February!

Book Fair Chairs, Leslie Howard & Julie Uyeda


This Year's First Movie Night = Success!

Hats off to the winners of the prize drawings at Movie Night last Friday: Cici Chen (Ms. Pearson’s class) won The Movie Night Sofa, and Zoe Newman (Ms. Yockey’s class) won a pair of movie theater tickets.  Congratulations also to the parents who won Haunted House tickets during the Parents’ Game Show, which preceded the screening. Kudos to parent Lisa Woodward for producing her PTSA membership card to win the bonus prize.

Thank you to the generous donors of the evening’s prizes: Seldens Designer Home Furnishings, Dave & Anne Masin, Emma Zhang & James Yang and Noelle Barnes.

These outstanding parents volunteered at Movie Night to make it all possible. Thank you to: Alexis Shoemaker, Emma Zhang, Jack Castro, Jesse Pacem, Kibby Aslakaon, Lily Deng, Lulu Hao, Naomi Okubo, Rie Franze, Stacy Bennetsen, Sunhee Song and Zhongbing.

As always, thank you to Principal Amy MacDonald, and Assistant Principal Ali Sameti, for joining our audience.

Lost & Found: Somebody left their teddy bear at Movie Night. See photo. Please see Tami or Julie in the main office to claim.

Save the Date: Friday, January 5, 2018 will be the next Movie Night.




Corporate Partner Update - Mike & Teresa Kang!

We are very happy to have Mike and Teresa Kang join our Corporate Partner In Education program at the Golden Eagle level.  They have two local businesses Factoria Family Dentistry (425-747-8888) and Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (425-821-8411).
The Kang family are proud to be able to support the PTSA of where their children go to school. Thank you Kang family for your generous support of the Enatai PTSA! 
One benefit of being a Corporate Partner in Education is having your business featured in an ad in our PTSA student directoryDirectory ad deadline has been extended to October 25th.   If you know of a business who would benefit by participating in our Corporate Partners in Education program, please email our chair Julie Uyeda.  
Sorry for the newsletter delay this week; the newsletter editor is traveling.  :)

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