Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 5, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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Jan 5 --- Movie Night 6pm - Wizard of Oz - TONIGHT!!!
Jan 10 --- General PTSA Membership Meeting - 6:30pm
Jan 15 --- MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan 18 --- Chinook 6th Grade Information Night @ Chinook MS; 6:30 pm
Jan 25 --- Staff Appreciation Lunch (2nd/3rd grade)
Jan 25 --- Wilburton Family Info Night @ 6pm
Jan 29 -- Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan 29 --- BHS Choir Camp 8:30-3pm (Register Here)
Feb 3 --- Toast To Enatai Fundraiser @ Cast Iron Grill 
Feb 6 --- Celebrate Enatai at 65.  Enatai Library - 6-8pm


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Movie Night 1/5 - TONIGHT! Sharon Pang 17 6
Passport Club Check - 1/12 Brenda Deng 32 11
"Shadow" PTSA President Amy Hart 1-2 0
"Art Is Awesome" Art Docent Cheryl Lo 1 per class Need:  Uselman, Ward,
Sowers, Neal, Wulbert, Menard, Rouse
Class Photographer Stephanie Hill-Harris 1 per class Need:  Henry, Makowski, Shanklin, Cox,
Ward, Neal, Wulbert, Fisher, Yockey, Menard


Toast To Enatai tickets ON SALE NOW!

Click Here To Buy Your Toast to Enatai Tickets!

February 3, 2018 at Cast Iron Studios
VIP party starts at 5:30pm
Main event starts at 7pm

Toast to Enatai is the biggest PTSA fundraiser of the year and this year promises to be another amazing celebration of our school and community! Each admission ticket includes wine, beer, and delicious small bites catered by Purple restaurant.  Cocktail attire is recommended.

This year we are excited to offer a limited number of tickets to a VIP Dinner Party before the main event. This fabulous dining experience will include a multi-course Italian-inspired meal with carefully selected wine pairings. The cost of the VIP ticket also includes your entrance to Toast to Enatai. Don’t miss this wonderful way to kick off your evening of giving with our Enatai community.

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: $65 single Toast ticket, $130 VIP ticket (includes dinner party AND Toast entry), $65 teacher gift ticket

Tickets are on sale now!  Click here to purchase your tickets TODAY!


What is Toast to Enatai and why should I attend?

The Toast to Enatai is a "Parents Night Out" party fundraiser and is the biggest PTSA fundraiser of the year to help achieve our $100,000 goal by June. We use the funds raised to pay for important items like:
- Reading & Math instructional aides ($60,000) to help extend and support students in Reading and Math
- Curriculum Enhancement ($25,000) which includes Field Trips, assemblies, special guest speakers, and more.
- The YMCA Recess program ($12,000), which has been an incredible help keeping kids engaged (and therefore out of trouble) at lunch recess.
- Library books ($5,000) to help our library stay up to date with materials.
- And many more fun and engaging programs with smaller budgets, like Science Fair, Art Docent, Reflections Art Contest, Variety show, Multicultural night, Movie night, Welcome back coffee, Teacher appreciation and much more!

At the Toast To Enatai, you will have opportunities to sign up to attend parent hosted parties like a Wine Tasting Party, Ladies' Bunco Night, and Minute To Win It. We will also have Teacher Experiences for your child like Teacher Of The Day, Game Day and Movie Day!

There will also be a short live auction featuring items like “Name the Playground" and "Principal for the day". Enjoy appetizers, drinks, music and meeting fellow Enatai parents. Make this a date night, mom’s night, or dad’s night and enjoy a fun night out celebrating and supporting Enatai!


The Wizard of Oz - TONIGHT @ 6pm!

Please click here to sign up to volunteer at the next Movie Night - TONIGHT!!  January 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.   The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the featured attraction. Rated “G” for general audiences, the film ranks #6 on the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of "100 Greatest American Films"

The Wizard of Oz features Judy Garland singing the unforgettable “Over the Rainbow,” considered by AFI to be the greatest movie song of all time.

Fun surprises are always in store at Movie Night! Enjoy fresh hot popcorn, licorice and bottled water from the snack bar. Bring blankets and pillows. Chairs are available, but you may also bring your own. Please keep your folding high-back chairs on the perimeters. This is a family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, thanks to your donations to PTSA.

Check out the review on commonsensemedia.org to determine if The Wizard of Oz is appropriate for your child.


Author Oliver Chin to Visit Enatai!

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, students in grades K, 1, and 2 will have the pleasure of meeting author, Oliver Chin. Presentations for each grade level will take place in the library. Oliver Chin lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and two sons. He is well-known for his Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Julie Black Belt series, and his newest book The Discovery of Ramen.

For more information about his books or to order an autographed copy, click to view the order form. Please return completed forms to the school library no later than Tuesday, Jan. 9 (the day before his visit).  Thank you to the Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Enatai PTSA for making this author visit possible!


After School Activity:  Tech Venture Kids!

TechVenture Kids is offering a new session of our Code Club: Create with Code at Enatai for grades 3 - 5 starting on January 17th, right after school in room 287.  Here are the details: 
what:  Code Club: Create with Code at Enatai 
who:     Grades 3 - 5, beginner, intermediate & advanced coders welcome
when:   Wednesdays, 12:10p-1:40pm, Jan 17 - March 14
where:   Enatai Elem Room 287
fee:        $240/student 
min.:      12 students
max:      18 students
How:    Register on line, now through Jan 10th 


Congratulations to Jason Mitchell & Kimberly Lu, winners of the two Starbucks Gift Cards!

Someone asked me how I do the drawings... figured maybe others wanted to know too.  I count the number of entries I receive, and head over to random.org and ask it to give me a random number between 1 and the # of total entries.  Then, I count up from the bottom and email that person to tell them it's their lucky day.  :)


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