Enatai PTSA Newsletter
March 30, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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April 4 --- PTSA Board Meeting - 6:30pm in Library (All are welcome)
April 20 --- Passport Club Check
April 26 --- Science Fair - 6 - 7:30 pm
April 30 - May 4 --- Staff Appreciation Week
May 1 --- Academic Adventure Forms Due
May 2 --- PTSA Board Meeting
May 4 --- Passport Day


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Check - 4/6 Brenda Deng 32 9
Variety Show Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Carnival Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Curriculum Enhancement Committee 2018-2019 Sarah Bryan 6 0
Science Fair - 4/26 Susan Goeben 10 0


Science Fair coming April 26!

Join us on April 26th 6:00-7:30pm in the Enatai Gym for an evening of interactive science fun!  We encourage students from all grade levels to participate and share their findings with friends and families at the event. 

Getting started is easy - download the information packet here and think of a question that can be tested in a simple experiment (more information on the process included in the packet).  Printed copies of the packets will go home in backpacks next week.  Science Fair is also an optional component of the Academic Adventure Program for students working towards an award!

We are looking for volunteers to help on the night of the event.  If you can help, please sign up here.  Questions?  Email Susan Goeben: sciencefair@enataiptsa.org


PTSA General Meeting Highlights

In case you missed the General Meeting regarding the budget on Tuesday, here are a few highlights:
* The funding requests for the Emergency Supply Closet ($4,000) and additional Lunch/Recess Aides ($10,000) were APPROVED.
* Lots of good discussion was had about where our budget stands now and how we should move forward.  We plan to have additional discussions before our budget meetings in May.  We hope you will be able to come to one of these (probably more informal) meetings, as we would like to have as many voices heard as possible.

A Note from Our 2nd Grade Teachers ...

"Our 2nd grade teachers would like to thank the Enatai PTSA for funding books for the 2nd Grade Fairy Tale / Folktale Across the World unit. This unit was created by our 2nd grade teachers to hold students to high academic expectations with providing the appropriate support. In this unit we will look at the themes of Cinderella stories from different countries around the world coupled with a folktale from that country. Our intent is to focus on diversity and racial equity that teaches students morals, lessons and values from each text. This enhances our curriculum to ensure that each and every student sees themselves in the text we are using for whole group instruction in order to be culturally responsive. The goal is to realize similarities between countries and cultures. This is aligned with our district’s mission statement and push toward racial equity. Here is a list (PDF) of books purchased for each classroom."

And thank you, Enatai families, for participating in PTSA fundraisers, which allow us to respond to funding requests like the above!


International Taste of Enatai: THANK YOU!!

This year's International Taste of Enatai was a tremendous success attended and supported by many Enatai families!  The list of individuals who graciously donated their time and talents is extensive.  We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to ... 

*  Everyone who came to the International Taste of Enatai and brought with them their food, families, games, national dress, crafts, and memories from home to share with us all. Your contributions are what make the evening! 
*  Rachel Li, Rae Okamoto, Kathy Wilson, and Thuy Wolf who agreed to chair this event
*  Principal Amy MacDonald, Assistant Principal Ali Sameti, and Office Manager Tami Kozimor for their support and participation this year.
*  Our custodial staff: Jason, Sergio & Tim, who helped us setup and worked late into the night to make sure our beautiful school was clean
*  Emma Zhang, Liliana BenavidesNaomi Okubo and Sora Eunwho translated our event flyer
*  Alex Li,  Athena Bao, Stephanie Song, Hayley Ren, Hannah Ren, Aiden Bao, Aiwen Bao, Emma Lu, Sophia Dai, David Dai, Kerry & Kathryn Hill,  and the Shaolin Kung Fu Zen Flower led by Master Meng
*  Dean Chang, Mindy Chang, and Julia Mussinwho made lemonade for the entire Food Hall
Our business sponsors who donated their food and services:  US Cultural Exchange, Sno-King Skating, Mod Pizza, Nibbana Thai Restaurant, Toy's Café,  AL Studio, Grace Collections Galleries, and Bai Tong Thai Restaurant (referred by April Sakchalathorn)
*  Our student volunteers from Chinook Middle School, Bellevue High School, Bellevue Key Club, and Interlake Key Club
*  Mathew Peng who took portrait photos, Roy Wu who helped setup the photo booth, and the Emerald Parents Association for the backdrop.  Mathew’s photos are available at https://rhinespringrain.smugmug.com/International-Taste-of-Enatai-2018/ .  You can download them in your choice of file size for FREE.  Buying the photo is optional to show your support of the photographer.

If you are interested in learning more about some of the acts featured at our event, the following are the organizations that performed for us:

Chinese Kung Fu
Master Meng of the Shaolin Zen Flower Kung Fu Academy

Chinese Folk Dance
Hengda Dance Academy

Scoil Rince Sliveloughane School of Irish Dance
Robert Haley, director


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