Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 11, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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May 11 --- Math Adventure Registration Deadline TODAY
May 14 --- Math Adventure Parent Prep Night, 7pm
May 15 --- Academic Adventure Final Entry Forms Due
May 15 --- Jog-A-Thon Pledges Due
May 16 --- Jog-A-Thon
May 17 --- PTSA Coffee Hour:Budget & Planning 8-9am
May 18 --- Math Adventure Night: Secret Agent
May 23 --- *CANCELLED* Volunteer YIR Mtg *CANCELLED*
May 24 --- PTSA Coffee Hour: Budget & Planning 8-9am
May 24 --- PTSA Event Chair Appreciation and Info Night 6-8pm
May 25 --- Box Tops for Education due
May 28 --- Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
June 4-8 - Hopeline Coin Drive
June 5, 7, 8 - Art of Discovery Project at Enatai
June 8 ---- Carnival

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Variety Show Co-Chair Amy Hart 1-3 0
Carnival Co-Chair Amy Hart 1-3 1
Jog-a-thon Volunteers - 5/16 Jesse Pacem 30 4
Art of Discovery Docent 6/5, 6/7, 6/8 Cheryl Lo 25 1
Fifth Grade Graduation Volunteers & Donations Radhika Moolgavkar 39 0


Jog-A-Thon Update

How is your student doing on your Jog-A-Thon pledges?  We are trying to raise enough money to add an additional assistant to support our students' education and their recess supervision next year. To meet this goal,we need everyone's help. Some students have already reached their $100 goal, and many have even surpassed it. GO EAGLES!!! Please participate at a level that is comfortable and meaningful to you.  All funds donated are 100% tax-deductible and are used to support every Enatai Eagle's education.  For more information on how and why we fundraise, check out our Fundraising 101 webpage.

If you've lost your packet, you can download another 2018 JOG-A-Thon packet here! It has all the details on this FUN event, including how to use our online fundraising system, PledgeStar.com/Enatai.  This online system is SO easy to use and takes only minutes to send pledge requests.

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

Please contact Jesse Pacem with any questions regarding our fundraising campaign. 


Math Adventure Registration Deadline 5/11

Spring Event:  
EVENT: May 18, 2018 at 5:30-8:00pm
TICKETS: $15 each

PARENT PREP NIGHT: May 14, 2018 @ 7pm, Enatai Gym: Parents are invited to Parent Prep Night to learn what you need to know for Math Adventure!  Check your team assignments and connect with other team parents!  Coaches: Review practice problems to ensure you can help your team!  Volunteers: Find out what your role will be!  Students should skip the parent prep night.
Friday's adventure is open to all grades (K-5), register as a complete four student team or individually here: Math Adventure at Enatai.  Individuals will be helped to find a grade appropriate team.  Questions?  Email: info@mathadventure.org

Enatai PTSA Event Chair Appreciation & Info Night

Event Chair Appreciation & Info Night
Thursday, May 24th @ 6:00-8:00 PM
At the home of Amy Hart, see invitation link for details
RSVP requested

Please join us for an evening of cocktails and appetizers and celebrate the 2017-2018 Event Chairs as they share their experiences from chairing this year's events.  Prospective Event Chairs and individuals interested in coordinating next year's events are welcome! 
Please attend one of the coffee hours on 5/17 or 5/24 from 7:45am - 9:00am to understand how the PTSA budget works. Then attend this cocktail hour to understand the experiences of the event chairs and consider chairing or helping out with an event next year. PTSA budgets both income and expenses based on events that we have held historically and have chairs for the upcoming year.  Events without chairs run the risk of being cancelled.  Your participation is needed to sustain the events important to your family. The 2018-2019 Budget will be voted on at the June 13th PTSA General Membership meeting. Please be informed. Your vote counts!
Please use this link to view the Invitation and RSVP
Note:  This replaces the Volunteer Year-In-Review Meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd at 8am. 
There will be NO meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8am.

2018 Art of Discovery Volunteers Needed!

The Art of Discovery Project will be heading to Enatai June 5, 7, and 8!  

This long standing Puget Sound area program brings original artwork to students in their schools giving them an opportunity to experience art up close and discuss them with their classmates.  This years theme is Animals in Art and consist of pieces by local artists such as William Cumming, Carolyn Krieg, Linda Okazaki , Phillip Levine, Rick Bartow, Lawrence Beck, and Helmi Juvonen.

In order make this a successful event we need your help to lead groups of approximately 6 students through the Art of Discovery exhibit over a 2 or 3 hour time span.  If you are interested please go to our signup page for more information here.  Our art teacher, Ms. Davidson, will also hold a brief training session which you can sign up for here.  

Please let Ms. Davidson (davidsonje@bsd405.org) or Cheryl Lo (enataiartdocent@gmail.com) know if you have any questions about this event. 


Attention Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents!

5th Grade End Of Year Information
5th grade parents, the end of the year is rapidly approaching!  There are numerous activities and events in the next two months.  Please see the attached link:  5th Grade Class Webpage for lots of interesting information about 5th grade activities, particularly 5th grade graduation.  Additionally, there are some volunteer opportunities for 5th grade graduation.  Thanks!
To Volunteer or Donate items for 5th Grade Graduation, sign up here: 
5th Grade Graduation

                     4th Grade Parents: We Need Your Help!
The 5th grade class graduation ceremony is on Thursday, June 21st. We need a few volunteers from 8 – 10am to help welcome families and help with the post-ceremony reception. Your help allows all 5th grade parents to fully enjoy this milestone and 4th grade volunteers to get a peek at what is coming up for you next year!
Sign up here5th Grade Graduation
Questions? Contact Radhika Moolgavkar at rmoolgavkar@gmail.com


BSD Artshow displays Enatai work 5/17 - 5/29

The Bellevue School District Artshow will be displaying work from district schools, K-12, at Crossroads Mall.   Artwork from Enatai students can be seen from May 17th-29th, featuring mostly Third Grade work.  Take your family to see what Enatai students have done and what kind of work they will do in the future!


Reminder:  PTSA Planning and Budget Coffee Hours

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. 

Community Corner 5/11

New entries are below. Find the full list of Community Corner offerings on our website.
7th Annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride - Coming Soon!
Lake Hills Community Park 1200-164th Avenue SE, Bellevue
June 9th, 2018, starting between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


The ride is a unique recreational ride for the whole family, riders 9 years and above, and of all abilities with two route options: a flat 9 mile ride or a more challenging 22 mile ride.  

Questions? Contact Ted Mittelstaedt (425) 452-4882

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