Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 4, 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.

May 11 --- Passport Club Check
May 15 --- Academic Adventure Final Entry Forms Due
May 16 --- Jog-A-Thon
May 17 --- PTSA Coffee Hour 8-9am
May 18 --- Math Adventure Night: Secret Agent
May 23 --- PTSA Volunteer "Year-in-Review" Mtg 6:30-8pm
May 24 --- PTSA Coffee Hour 8-9am
May 25 --- Box Tops for Education due
May 28 --- Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
June 4-8 - Hopeline Coin Drive
June 8 ---- Carnival

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Check  5/11 Brenda Deng 32 12
Variety Show Co-Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Carnival Co-Chair Amy Hart 1-3 1
Curriculum Enhancement- First Grade 2018-2019 Sarah Bryan 1 0
Jog-a-thon Volunteers - 5/16 Jesse Pacem 30 0


Jog-A-Thon Coming Wednesday, May 16th

The 2018 JOG-A-Thon packet went home in student's backpacks early this week! It has all the details on this FUN event, including how to use our online fundraising system,   PledgeStar.com/Enatai. Use this new system as a convenient way to help us reach our fundraising goals.  Students will run or walk during their lunch recess on Wednesday, May 16th.  Parents are welcome to attend!  This year EVERY participating student will be given a JOG-A-THON t-shirt!

Are you interested in VOLUNTEERING at Jog-a-thon? 
Sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/TZHxtgU

Please contact  Jesse Pacem with any additional questions or for volunteer information.
For more information on Enatai's Fundraising Plan, please read our Fundraising 101 document.

PTSA Coffee Hours + Volunteer Year-in-Review Meeting

Planning and Budget Coffee Hours
Thursday, May 17th @ 8:00-9:00 AM
Thursday, May 24th @ 8:00-9:00 AM
Enatai Elementary STEM Room (off of the Lobby)
The PTSA budget is a reflection of our values and priorities as an organization. At the June 13th membership meeting, we will approve the budget for next year. Please come to one of the two coffee hours hosted by the PTSA President, Amy Hart, to gain a better understanding of PTSA's current financial status and budget planning strategies. Coffee will be provided. Meet in the STEM room at 7:45. Presentation will begin at 8. 
Volunteer Year-in-Review Meeting  *Time and Location Updated!*
Wednesday, May 23rd @ 6:30-8:00 PM
Enatai Elementary Library
Calling all Event Chairs, Room Parents, and Volunteers!  Please come to a general "debriefing" session to discuss this year's volunteer roles and their responsibilities.  From organizing our large events to providing aid in our classrooms: how were your experiences?  What programs worked this year and what did not?  Is there a different way to structure our events?  Please come and share your thoughts on how we can make next year better for everyone.  

Box Tops End of the Year Roundup!

Time to round up those Box Tops for Education!  This year Enatai has already collected $389.20 worth of box tops. We are SO close to our goal of $500.  This money will go toward purchasing recess equipment.  Bring your box tops to your teacher or the front office by May 25th.
Please take a look around your house for box tops (Ziploc bags, cereals, tissues, paper supplies, Safeway Monopoly coupons, etc.)  Here's a list of participating products. Each box top earns 10 cents for our school.  Ask your friends, family and neighbors.  Please help Enatai students reach their goal of $500 to purchase new recess equipment! Thanks for your support!

Lost And Found - FULL

There are LOTS of jackets, umbrellas, water bottles, and odds and ends waiting for their owners to reclaim them in Enatai's Lost and Found! 

The Lost and Found is located just past the office on the left when you enter the Lobby.  Items in the Lost and Found are periodically donated when the closet is cleaned out.  Come take a look!  Thank you!


Science Fair Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone that participated and volunteered at the Science Fair last week!  We had a great turnout of students showcasing their experiments plus a few science demonstrations from Mad Science and Nature Vision. 

A special thank you to Angela Dunavant and Amy McDonald for hosting the Family Engineering Challenge - lots of creative cars were built and tested that evening!

To see some photos from this year's Science Fair, check out our updated Science Fair webpage!
If you have any suggestions for next year's event, please send Susan Goeben an email at ScienceFair@EnataiPTSA.org

The Future of BSD Gifted - A BGA Event  5/14

Bellevue Gifted Alliance
The Future of BSD Gifted

With Dr. Ivan Duran, BSD Superintendent and  Lora McHugh, director of gifted education in Bellevue School District (BSD).  Dr. Duran and Lora will be speaking about the future of gifted education in BSD.

Monday, May 14th
Odle Middle School Commons
6:30-7:30 p.m.  Presentation
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Parents Social Hour


A Giant Thank You from Bellevue School Foundations!

Drum roll please...
Thanks to the generous attendants of our Spring event, our current Spring for Schools total is $825,000

WOW!!! You made our 30th Annual Spring for Schools one for the books. 

The power of our collective civic effort was so beautifully illustrated by our students:
- Izayiah, who benefited from transformational programs--from early reading support to AVID, the BOOM Experience, and Naviance. Because of you, he has a bright future ahead. 
- And Caroline, who gained the tools to turn her zeal for academics and social justice into thoughtful action through AP Capstone.
 - Gwyneth, Newyu, and Isaak will be the engineers, veterinarians and computer scientists of the future...and students in the Pacific Special Education program will have the same opportunity to excel--all because of Sherwood Forest’s K-5 STEM integration. Again, made possible by donors like you. 

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for joining us, for opening your heart, for being a proud 'civic engineer,' and for making educational excellence for every child a priority for our community.

Reminder: Math Adventure 5/18

Spring Event: SECRET AGENT
PARENT PREP NIGHT: May 14, 2018 @ 7pm in the Enatai Gym
EVENT: May 18, 2018 at 5:30-8:00pm
TICKETS: $15 each

Register at their website before May 11th: Math Adventure at Enatai
Questions?  Email: info@mathadventure.org

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