Enatai PTSA Newsletter
October 20, 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 20 --- Read-A-Thon Packets Due TODAY!
Oct 20 --- Passport Check 7:40 AM
Oct 24 & 25 --- BSF Click for Kids
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
Nov 1 --- PTSA Printed Directory Order Deadline
Nov 2 --- Reflection Entries Due (NEW DEADLINE)


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
School of Screams Haunted House 10/27 (5th Grade) Amy Hart 28 11
Spooky Spaghetti 10/27 (Grades K-4) Amy Hart 59 11
Eaglewear - Sort & Deliver 10/31 Amy Lee 4 0
Passport Club Check - 11/14 Brenda Deng 32 14
"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 Packets Due TODAY!

We hope your students have been excited about participating in the Read-A-Thon!  Your Read-A-Thon packets are due TODAY!  If you forgot to turn your Read-A-Thon packet in, you can always catch up by doing your donations and reading logs online.  We plan to announce winners in next week's newsletter.
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 ONE WEEK away from the Spooky Spaghetti & School of Screams, and only 18% of the volunteer slots are filled!  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 "Spooky Spaghetti" 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!
This is also your last newsletter reminder to pre-purchase your Spooky Spaghetti tickets.  Prices will go up at the door, and there will be a limited number of dinners available for purchase at the event (so we don't waste food).  To guarantee there will be a meal for you, please pre-purchase!  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.
**Note:  For our youngest kids, we will have a "Lights On" time to enjoy the Haunted House between 6-6:30 PM.  We want all our students to be able to enjoy everything this event offers!

Eaglewear Is Coming !

We are looking for 6-8 volunteers to help sort, bag, and deliver Eaglewear orders on Tuesday, October 31st, morning from 8:15 - 10:00 Goodies and coffee will be available, as well as the opportunity to meet few friends! 

Sign up to help by clicking this link.  If you have questions, email Amy Lee.  Thank you!

PTSA Directory Order Deadline Coming Soon!

We are pleased to be offering this complete directory (containing a complete class list provided by the district) for $5 to PTSA members.  For privacy reasons, only paid members of the PTSA are eligible to purchase a directory.  Haven't had the time to re-new your membership for this school year?  You can sign up today for a membership ($15 individual / $20 family) and purchase a directory at the same time. Directories will be sent home by Thanksgiving.   The deadline to order a printed student directory is Wednesday, November 1st. 

Can't remember if you've already ordered a membership and/or directory?  You can check that by clicking "My Account" in the left hand menu of our website and scrolling down to "Orders."

PTSA Membership with Directory Benefits:

* Get connected with your school community- There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. The Enatai PTSA directory will offer the most complete list of student contact information.
* Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
* Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTSA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.

There is more information about the benefits of membership in our Membership 101 Article.


BSF Click-A-Thon Next Week!

Get ready to double your impact when you Click for Kids and Text for Kids in Bellevue Schools Foundation’s annual fall fundraising drive. You'll see parents, kids, and volunteers outside school on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24 & 25, reminding you to go all in this year by visiting bsfdn.org or texting KIDS to 27722 to make your annual donation. Double your impact! Generous donors will match every gift of $100 or more to Bellevue Schools Foundation—up to $25,000—Oct. 24 & 25 only!

Thank you for investing in your child, and in every Bellevue student!


Corporate Partner Update - Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry!

We would like to thank Golden Eagle Partner and Enatai Mom Susan Kim, DDS, PS of Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry for joining as a partner again this year.  Evergreen's child-centered pediatric dentist office is on Totem Lake Boulevard in Kirkland, just a hop skip and a jump from Enatai.  Thank you Susan & everyone at Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry for supporting our Enatai eagles!
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.  

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