Enatai PTSA Newsletter
February 2, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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Feb 3 --- Toast To Enatai Fundraiser @ Cast Iron Grill
Feb 5 --- Taproot Theater Alexandra and the Dragon performance
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 6-7pm
Feb 7 --- PTSA Board Meeting 6:30 PM (everyone is welcome)
Feb 19-23 --- Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Feb 27 --- Disco Bowl - Auction Item Event
Feb 28 --- Kindergarten Info Night 6:30 PM
March 2 --- Movie Night - "The Incredibles" 6:00pm


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Scholastic Book Fair Julie Uyeda  or Leslie Howard 54 45
Celebrate Enatai Sharon Pang 18 6
Passport Club Check - 2/9 Brenda Deng 32 9
International Taste of Enatai Chair (see below for description) Amy Hart 1-3 0


Mayor, Councilmembers to CELEBRATE ENATAI on Tuesday!

Very important people are coming to CELEBRATE ENATAI AT 65, Tuesday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: The Honorable John Chelminiak, Mayor of Bellevue will join us, and he will be making a special 65th anniversary announcement. Also joining us will be King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, and Bellevue City Councilmembers Conrad Lee, John Stokes, and Janice Zahn.

Don’t miss out! It's not every day that elected officials come to elementary school events. Come welcome them, and show them our Enatai spirit!

Enatai Elementary opened its doors in 1953, but the history of our property goes farther back. In 1883 the very first public school in Bellevue – a little log cabin – was opened by early settlers on our corner of SE 25th St. and 108th Ave. SE. Enatai is the cradle of public education in Bellevue! We at Enatai follow a long legacy of families that value learning.

At the event, the Enatai Choir will perform, and there will be a display of Enatai memorabilia. Also on view will be an exhibition featuring antique toys that show what kids did 65 years ago for fun. For those who’d like to learn more about school history, there will be a slide show presentation in the Library (recommended for 4th graders and up).

We still need volunteers for this event. Click here to sign up.

CELEBRATE ENATAI AT 65 is brought to you by Enatai PTSA, thanks to contributions from you.


Scholastic Book Fair Next Week Feb 5th-9th!

Come. Sit. Stay! Find the Purr-Fect Book at the Scholastic Book Fair.  The spring earnings will purchase SCHOLASTIC NEWS for every classroom, BOOKS for Classroom Libraries and the School Library. Every $1 spent = $.50 earned.   We are still looking for volunteers to help.  Sign up here to help make Spring Book Fair a success!

Please join us for our Spring Book Fair in the STEM Room:

Monday: Lunch Recess
Tuesday: Lunch Recess; Book Fair Evening Event (5:30 –7:30pm)
Wednesday: Before School (7:30 – 7:55am); After School (12:10 – 12:40pm)
Thursday: Lunch Recess; After School (2:30-3:00pm)
Friday: Before School (7:30 – 7:55am); Lunch Recess

Special Book Fair Evening EventTuesday, February 6th from 5:30 –7:30pm
The Book Fair will be open for an evening of shopping.  Seattle Humane Society will have an information table. ELL, LAP Programs will be hosting a special Session, King County Librarians available to get you a library card, & A 65th Celebration of Enatai!

Can’t make the fair? order from our book fair online January 31st- Feb 11th.  


Taproot Theatre Performance Feb 5th

Taproot Theatre is coming to Enatai on February 5th to perform Alexandra and the Dragon for all the entire school!  Here is a brief summary of the performance:  Being a 5th grader comes with big responsibilities. When Alexandra stands idly by as Eddy the new kid is bullied, she and her alter-ego “Lady Alexandra” begin their most dangerous quest ever! While searching for a lost prince who was kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon, Alexandra tries hard to stand up for Eddy. Along her journey she meets unlikely allies that help her become a positive bystander and uphold the three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying.

Thanks to donations from our parents, staff & community, Enatai PTSA is able to fund experiences like this one at our school!


Multi-Cultural Night Needs Chair!

International Taste of Enatai and Multicultural Week have a history at Enatai Elementary that stretches back to October 2008.  International Taste of Enatai is one of the highest attended events at our school and one that brings out the best in our community.   

We need a chair or team of chairs for this event who will organize our community groups and bring them together to showcase the food, fashions, games, and crafts of their diverse cultural backgrounds.  If you, or your group, love this celebration and want to help it succeed please step up to support it in its 10th year!  Rae Okamoto, last year's chair, is willing to meet with the new chair(s) to get the ball rolling.

Please send us an email if you are interested in helping make International Taste Of Enatai happen this year!


We Are Excited to TOAST Tomorrow night!

Thank you to everyone who who is planning to attend the SOLD OUT Toast to Enatai fundraiser this weekend!  

Cast Iron Studios - 10650 NE 4th (Use entrance off 4th) 
VIP Dinner starts at 5:30
Main Event starts at 7pm

For those of you who are not able to join us, there is still time to donate and support PTSA.  Please donate here!  Even if you are unable to attend the Toast To Enatai, we need everyone’s help to meet our fundraising goal!


 See You At The Toast!


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