Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 18, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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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 - Hopelink Coin Drive
June 5---  Bellevue High School Orchestra's Concert
June 5, 7, 8 - Art of Discovery Project at Enatai
June 8 ---- Carnival
June 14--- Variety Show

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Carnival Co-Chair Amy Hart 1-3 1
Art of Discovery Docent 6/5, 6/7, 6/8 Cheryl Lo 25 1
Fifth Grade Graduation Volunteers & Donations Radhika Moolgavkar 39 3


Enatai Variety Show is Coming Soon! 

Calling all singers, dancers, gymnasts, ventriloquists, musicians, jugglers, actors, story-tellers, comedians, poets, and musicians to audition for the Enatai Variety Show

Try-outs will be held May 30th – June 1st.  Performers will exhibit their talents to Family and Friends on June 14th during our Performance Night and again at an all-school assembly for their fellow students.   For more information, please see the VarietyShow Flyer and our Variety Show webpage.  Volunteers to help with the Show are needed from our parents and 5th graders.  Signups for Volunteers will be available soon!

Signup for Try-outs starts Monday, May 21st!  
Look for the signup sheet posted on the backstage door.


Finding spare coins for the Hopelink Coin Drive 

 Hi, my name is Olivier. I'm a 4th grader here at Enatai and I am co-chairing the Hopelink coin drive with Julie Uyeda. The coin drive is coming up on June 4th to 8th and it would be great if everyone can start putting aside any small change they can donate. We will be handing out the brown bags soon. Thanks to all the students who came and helped put the bags together. Go Eagles! lets smash the record this year!

Want to expose your kids to classical music? Here’s a wonderful opportunity…
WHAT: The Bellevue High School Orchestra’s Season Finale Concert. The free community
concert will be open to the public. Performing on stage will be the 80-member string Orchestra
comprised of some of Bellevue’s finest teenage musicians.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center, 10416 SE Wolverine Way in Bellevue
WHY: The Orchestra, established in 1927, is one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in
the City of Bellevue. Expose your kids to some classical music! See how good your kids could
sound one day if they join Orchestra in high school! This concert will inspire them AND you!
Check out our Orchestra website: www.bellevueorchestra.org


Student Leadership Opportunity:  Crayola Colorcycle!

 The Crayola company has created a program to collect used markers for recycling.  This would be a great project for students to take on to help their school and the environment.  I have a willing fifth grader, but need one fourth grader and one third grader who would be willing to come to school at 7:30 AM a few days between now and the end of the year to:

1. Devise & implement an advertising plan for the program
2. Deliver manila envelopes to two pods of classrooms
3. Periodically empty folders into a marker box in the PTSA workroom
4. Help mail box to Crayola.

 If that sounds like something your student would be willing to do please email Kerry Hill.


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
Only a few short weeks till summer!  The 5th graders are busy with their final few weeks of elementary school. Please see the attached link:  5th Grade Class Webpage for lots of  information about 5th grade activities and 5th grade graduation.  We still need lots of help with graduation!  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!


Second  PTSA Planning and Budget Coffee Hours

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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