Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 19, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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Jan 25 --- Staff Appreciation Lunch (2nd/3rd grade)
Jan 25 --- Wilburton Family Info Night @ 6pm
Jan 26 --- Last day to buy Toast to Enatai tickets
Jan 29 -- Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan 29 --- BHS Choir Camp 8:30-3pm (Register Here)
Jan 31 -- Last day to submit 5th Grade baby photos to Yearbook
Jan 31 -- Last day to send in Disco Bowling raffle ticket order forms
Feb 3 --- Toast To Enatai Fundraiser @ Cast Iron Grill
Feb 5-9 - Spring Book Fair
Feb 6 --- Celebrate Enatai at 65.  Enatai Library - 6-8pm
Feb 6 --- Scholastic Book Fair Evening Sales 5:30-7:30pm
Feb 6 --- LAP/ELL Family Literacy Night


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Staff Appreciation Lunch - Second/Third Grade Jennifer Berry 48 45
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Julie Uyeda  or Leslie Howard 54 9
Celebrate Enatai Volunteers Sharon Pang 18 1
Passport Club Check - 1/12 Brenda Deng 32 11
"Shadow" PTSA President Amy Hart 1-2 0
Class Photographer Stephanie Hill-Harris 1 per class Need:  Henry, Makowski, Shanklin, Cox, Ward, Neal, Wulbert, Fisher, Yockey, Menard


1 WEEK LEFT to buy your Toast to Enatai tickets!

Click Here To Buy Your Tickets by January 26! 
February 3, 2018 at Cast Iron Studios

VIP party starts at 5:30pm
Main event starts at 7pm

Hurry, only 1 week left to buy your Toast to Enatai tickets! We have a limited number of tickets and VIP tickets left so buy them today before they sell out. We need every parent’s support to help reach our $100,000 goal in 4 months and keep important programs for our kids like reading/math aids and field trips. Can’t attend? There are other ways to support this fundraiser by clicking here.
We also need wine donations for the Wine Pull the night of this event! We need wine bottles that are at least $15+ in value. Please email Amy Franck to make a tax-deductible wine donation today.

Need childcare? Adventure Kids Playcare in Bellevue is offering 15% off for childcare the night of Feb. 3. to parents attending this event! Please call ASAP to book childcare as space is already filling up that night (425) 453-4444.

Follow the event on the PTSA’s Facebook here to get sneak peeks of the parent hosted parties and auction items!


5th Grade Baby Photos due 1/31 !!

5th Grade Parents:

Baby photos (for yearbook) of your 5th graders are due 1/31 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you’d like your 5th grader included in the yearbook, submit today!

Submit here: yearbook@enataiptsa.org


Looking for Book Fair Volunteers!

Enatai PTSA will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair February 5-9th. This program helps us earn Scholastic Dollars which we use to purchase books for classrooms, our library, and "Scholastic News" for all students.

It takes many volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Thankfully, volunteering at the book fair is easy and fun.  Please use this link to sign up.  If you have questions, please email book fair chairs Julie Uyeda or Leslie Howard.




Excitement is building for CELEBRATE ENATAI AT 65, our upcoming event to mark the 65th anniversary of our school, which will be held February 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Bellevue Reporter featured an article last Friday on page 10 of its print edition. An online version of the article was also posted on the Reporter’s website, and it was trending as the site’s #1 “Most Read” article recently.

In honor of Enatai’s 65th, the school will also be receiving official congratulatory proclamations from the City of Bellevue, as well as from King County. These will be presented during a brief ceremony at the start of CELEBRATE ENATAI. Members of the Enatai Choir will perform.

Will you please help spread the word about this event by posting a link to the CELEBRATE ENATAI Facebook page on your own Facebook page?: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384264538369611/

Be a part of it! We need parents to contribute! Sign up here to volunteer on the day of the event.

Parents:  February 6th will also feature the Scholastic Book Fair Evening Sales from 5:30- 7:30pm and LAP/ELL Family Literacy Night making this an excellent evening to visit the school!

ANNIVERSARY FUN FACTS: When Enatai Elementary School opened January 26, 1953, there were 400 pupils from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The Bellevue School District purchased the property on which the school sits for a total of $12,931.59. The only original remaining piece of school equipment still in use today is the piano, which currently sits on the stage. It was purchased in 1953 from the Burton Piano Shop for $555.17.



Community Corner 01/19

New entries are below. Find the full list of Community Corner offerings on our website.

Triangle Pool General Membership Meeting
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30pm
Location: Enatai Elementary School STEM room

All are welcome to attend. Come learn about Triangle Pool’s operational and resurfacing plans, fundraising efforts, open board position, volunteer needs and paid pool staffing positions.  We will also have information on when memberships and swim team sign up will be available.  For more information about Triangle Pool visit www.trianglepool.org


Day Camps: theCoderSchool Bellevue
Do your kids love gaming and tech? Spend the day at theCoderSchool Bellevue, where we'll be reverse engineering a game like Flappy Bird. We'll break it down, understand how it works and build it back up with the kids' own twist! By the end of the day, kids will be able to build and showcase their own version of the game in Scratch.

When: Mon 1/299-3pm
Where: theCoderSchool Bellevue
Price: $79 (use coupon code 1DAYCODER)
Sign up: bellevue.thecoderschool.com


Stroum Jewish Community Center Event
Author/Journalist Bonnie Rochman: THE GENE MACHINE
Thursday, February 8 | 7:30 pm
$15 | $12
Book sales and signing

How is science changing reproduction and the experience of parenting? Award-winning Seattle journalist Bonnie Rochman is a former health and parenting columnist for Time Magazine. She discusses her new book THE GENE MACHINE: HOW GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE HAVE KIDS—AND THE KIDS WE HAVE. with Julie Metzger, a nurse and health educator, known for her popular sex-ed class Great Conversations at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Rochman has written for The New York Times MagazineThe Boston Globe, Scientific American, and O, The Oprah Magazine. A mother of three, Rochman’s personal journey seeking Jewish genetic screening launched her interest in the subject and THE GENE MACHINE her first book, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and praise from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Review of Books. Books for sale/signing.



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