Enatai PTSA Newsletter
February 16, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Our full calendar can always be found on our website.  You can subscribe to our iCal calendar on your smartphone by using these directions.

Feb 19-23 --- Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Feb 26 --- SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING to discuss funding for 4th grade Aide - 7:30 AM
Feb 27 --- Disco Bowl - Auction Item Event
Feb 28 --- Kindergarten Info Night 6:30 PM
March 2 --- Movie Night - "The Incredibles" 6:00pm
March 7 --- PTSA Board Meeting, 6:30 PM in Library (everyone is welcome!)
March 9 --- Passport Day
March 16-19 --- Professional Days - NO SCHOOL
March 23 --- Multi-Cultural Night


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Check - 3/9 Brenda Deng 32 9
Science Fair Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Variety Show Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Carnival Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Field Day Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Movie Night - 3/2 Sharon Pang 17 1
Multi-Cultural Night Committee Rachel Li 8 3


Volunteers Needed!!

Please look at the above Volunteer Dashboard and help out where you can.  

Movie Night is scheduled for 3/2, which is the Friday after mid-winter break.  Sharon Pang needs help with setup, concessions, and clean-up.  If you are planning to attend Movie Night, please sign up to help out in some way.

* Multi-Cultural Week & International Taste of Enatai is scheduled for the end of March.  Event chair Rachel Li needs about 5 more people on the committee to make sure this event is a success.  Please email Rachel if you are able to help.  Even an hour or two would be appreciated.

* We have several Spring events that do not yet have chairs.  If you are interested in taking the lead on Science Fair, Variety Show, Carnival, or Field Day, please email Amy Hart (or simply respond to this email).  If we do not find anyone who is interested in leading these events, we will cancel them for this year and try again next year.  

* If your student is participating in Passport Club, please sign up to help check passports and help make it fast and efficient for all students.


Emergency Supply Closet Needs

In event of a natural disaster or catastrophe, Enatai Elementary School has a large supply closet with emergency supplies to sustain the staff and children at the school.  There are currently items missing or expiring that would assist the staff in caring for our children in the event we cannot.  Our Enatai school budget is tight and we are asking for support in purchasing much needed safety items. 

Please take a look at this Amazon Wish List and consider supplying an item for the closet. If you have questions or physical items to donate that would replace Amazon Wish List items, please contact Ali Sameti, Assistant Principal sametia@bsd405.org.  Donations are tax deductible.


A Few Teacher Experiences Still Available

We still have a few teacher experiences / parties available for purchase through our website.  If your grade/class is not listed, that means those slots have already sold out.  Don't miss out!  Buy your tickets today.



Save The Date:  March 13 Multi-Language Historical Slide Show with Mandarin & Japanese Translation

If you would like to learn about the fascinating history of Enatai Elementary School, please save the date of Tuesday, March 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the 2 nd -floor library.  

Parent Sharon Pang will repeat a slide show on this topic, which she originally presented at CELEBRATE ENATAI AT 65. Mandarin- and Japanese-speaking translators will be available. More details to come in the next newsletter.  If you, or someone you know, can provide Korean, Spanish, and/or Russian translation at this event, please contact Sharon Pang.


Disco Bowl Update

Enatai PTSA would like to thank the 123 students that participated in a chance to win the Disco Bowl with your Teacher Raffle!  Disco Bowl helped to raise $2735 toward the Toast of Enatai Fundraising totals.  Winners were announced during morning announcements last Friday.  Winners will receive an email this week with more details about the upcoming disco bowl event on Tuesday February 27th.  


Another Sucessful Scholastic Book Fair!

Thanks to the many volunteers, parents, teachers, staff, and students who helped make our Spring Scholastic Book Fair a success! We sold over $9400 in books. With some of our scholastic dollars, Enatai PTSA was able to purchase $2000 of new books for each classroom and school library.  Our All for Book Donations coin box collected $35 for the school library and we had $340 donate from our parents to help purchase books for their teacher's classroom. 

Without all the many wonderful parent volunteers we would not be able to have such a fantastic book fair.  Thank you to the following parents: Ashley Dolan, Amy Franck, Aletha Howes, Amy Lee, Amy Tsai, Brenda Deng, Cheryl Evanson, Cheryl Wiley, Deanna Tegeler, Erin Zeitler, Heather Serres,  Jennifer Strophy, Julie Uyeda, Kerry Hill, Leslie Howard, Megan Foreman, Renise Fung, Sarah Bryan, Sharon Pang, Sarah Meng, Shih-Shun Chen, Stacey Bennetsen, Susan Goeben, Thuy Wolf, Tia Smith and Wakana Hui. We apologize if we missed one of great volunteer helpers. 

We'd also like to thank the Seattle Humane Society who came to share educational information for kids and pet adoption during our evening shopping event. 

Finally, a very special thanks goes out to Leslie Howard who finished up 10 years of working with the Scholastic Book Fair at Enatai.  Thanks so much for your time helping to put books in classrooms, the library and in the hands of our students! 


Bellevue Reporter Features Enatai Anniversary Event

If you didn't get a chance to come to the 65th anniversary event last week, the Bellevue Reporter has a nice article on it, including pictures of the Enatai Choir, student Cub Scout Pack 600, and Principal Amy MacDonald. Click here to see.




Special General PTSA Meeting to discuss 4th Grade Aide Funding:  2/26 7:30 AM

At the PTSA board meeting on 2/7, Principal Amy MacDonald brought to our attention that 4th grade class sizes are getting too big, with 28 students in each of the three classes.  She would like PTSA's help in funding an additional instructional aide who would work primarily with 4th grade through the end of the year.  Principal MacDonald has 25% of the funding from her school budget, another 25% from the District, and would like PTSA's help in funding the remaining 50%.  Our portion of this expense would be $10,000.  We will be discussing this issue and perhaps voting on amending the budget on February 26, 2018, at 7:30 AM in the front lobby.

All PTSA Members are encouraged to attend this meeting!!  Not sure if you are a PTSA Member?  Check your account status on our website.  If you have a membership purchase listed under "Orders," you are a member.  Another way to check is that all paid members have access to the online directory.  If you are not a member and would like to become one, you can join here.

We will send a special email reminder on the 25th about this important meeting.  If you have any questions, please email our president, Amy Hart


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