Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 3, 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.

Nov 8 --- Veteran's Day Assembly 9:00am in Gym.  Students are encouraged to wear Red White & Blue!
Nov 9-10 --- Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
Nov 15 --- Reflections Art Gallery Walk 6:30-8:00pm
Nov 15 --- Wednesday Ski Bus Application Deadline
Nov 17 --- Passport Day 7:40am
Nov 22 --- Spirit Day -- Apple Cup!  Show your UW or WSU pride!
Nov 23-24 --- Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
Dec 1 --- Movie Night 6-8pm


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Vision Testing Tami Kozimor 4 0
Passport Club Check - 11/17 Brenda Deng 32 15
"Shadow" PTSA President Amy Hart 1-2 0
Room Parent Jennifer Strophy 1 per class Need:  Fisher, Neal
"Art Is Awesome" Art Docent Cheryl Lo 1 per class Need:  Henry, Makowski, Uselman, Ward,
Bell, Fleshman, Neal, Wulbert, Menard, Rouse
LAP Volunteer Namira Jethan 1-2 0


 Carnations Needed for Veterans Day Assembly

Enatai’s music teacher, Mrs. Peterson, needs help getting 25 Carnation flowers to be handed out to Veterans attending next week’s assembly.  Please let her know if you can help by buying the flowers (you will be reimbursed) and delivering them to the school at 8am on Wednesday, November 8thEmail Mrs. Peterson if you are willing to help.

Reminder: All students are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE on Wednesday, November 8th. The Veterans Day Assembly begins at 9:00 am in the Enatai gym


Volunteers Needed for Vision Testing

Tami Kozimor is looking for parents to help escort kids from their classrooms to the vision testing area this coming Monday, November 6.  She will need two volunteers from 8-10AM and two volunteers from 10-12 AM.  Please use this signup if you are able to help this Monday!



Board Meeting 11/8 - All Are Welcome

Our next PTSA Board Meeting is on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 PM in the library, and you are invited!  In addition to the regular Principal, Staff, and Treasurer reports, we will have reports from the following committees:  Book fair, Read-A-Thon, Spooky Spaghetti/Haunted House, Toast To Enatai, Membership/Directory, Family Game Night, Technology, Room Parents, Staff Appreciation, Reflections, Math Adventure, and Curriculum Enhancement.  Meetings typically last about 1-1.5 hours.  Need to come late or leave early?  Want to come but need to bring kids?  That's all fine.


Enatai PTSA Joins the 21st Century!  :)

We have just completed moving our email provider from GoDaddy (which costs money), to Google For Non-Profits' GSuite Gmail (which is free for non-profits).  There are many benefits of doing this, one of which is that we are now allowed an unlimited number of FREE @enataiptsa.org emails.  If you have created an email account as the chair of an Enatai PTSA Program, please send an email to admin@enataiptsa.org and let us know so that we can bring you under the @enataiptsa.org umbrella.  You won't lose any emails in this process and we can set your old email to forward to your new email so the old email will still "work" too.  Thanks!


School Of Screams + Spooky Spaghetti = SUCCESS!

 A special thank you to the fantastic team of parent volunteers that made Spooky Spaghetti and the 5th Grade School of Screams Haunted House a magnificent success! This this team did a great job pulling together an AWESOME Halloween Event for our students!!

A special thanks to Jenn Heintz, Aletha Howes, Jen Draper, Shweta Ponnappa, Trisha Gillem and Stacy Saal for their excellent coordination of Spooky Spaghetti! A special thanks to Joe and Stephanie Harris, Brian Moco, Ben Hill, Amy Hart, Noelle Barnes, Theresa Auld, Susan Miller, Sue Hadi, Tonya Gordeeva, Norm Ives, and Bill and Danielle Fisher for their extraordinary execution of the School of Screams!  Thanks also to everyone who stepped up and donated items and/or hours during the event!  We could not do these things without all of you!  Good work, Team!


Who Pays For School Funding in Bellevue??

Join us for a Special Presentation and learn about the ins and outs of funding education in Bellevue from Melissa deVita, District Deputy Superintendent Financial Services & Operations.  Melissa will break down the roles played by the state and local taxes such as levies & bonds, as well as where support organizations such as Bellevue Schools Foundation and Bellevue's PTSAs fit into the funding puzzle and how this is changing in light of the recent legislative actions.

Join us for this event, co-hosted by Bellevue PTSA Council. Please register here. The event is free and open to the public, and there are four sessions to choose from:
- Nov.13, Sammamish High School, 7 p.m.
- Nov. 14, WISC Rainier Room, 12-1 p.m., lunch provided by Newport Knives Culinary students
- Nov. 16, Bellevue High School, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 20, Newport High School, 7 p.m.


Corporate Partner Update

We are pleased to announce that Enatai PTSA has more returning partners for 2017-2018 Enatai PTSA Corporate Partners!  We thank these business for supporting our Enatai Students!

Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming an Enatai Partner In Education?  You can read more about the Corporate Partnership program in this PDF.   Please email Corporate Partner chair Julie Uyeda for more information!

Community Corner


The Wednesday after school ski bus is back!  Snow Sports Consulting Service is once again offering students in 1st through 5th grade the chance to take lessons at Summit Central Ski Area.  The bus loads at Enatai Elementary at 12:15pm and returns at approximately 5:15pm in the evening. This program is limited to the first 35 applicants.  Parent chaperones will be on the bus.  Classes will start on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and finish on February 14.  This information and enrollment forms are on the website  www.snowsportsconsultingservice.com.  Applications are being accepted through Nov 15, 2016.   You may also contact the lead volunteer parent chaperone coordinator Aletha Howes (aahowes@comcast.net or 206.280.3364)  with any questions.


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