Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 25, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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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 13 --- PTSA General Membership Meeting: BUDGET
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 5
Fifth Grade Graduation Volunteers & Donations Radhika Moolgavkar 39 9


Enatai Kids Help Raise Money for Hopelink's End Summer Hunger Program

About 16% of Enatai Elementary's student population receives free or reduced-price lunches.  During the summer time the loss of school meals causes challenges for these families.  Part of the Hopelink End Summer Hunger programfocus is on kids helping kids through classroom coin drives. This is a great way to show that Enatai students can make a difference when their spare change is added together

During the week of June 4th-8thstudents will be collecting coins in their classrooms. Please help encourage your student(s) to bring coins in to contribute to their classroom collection. Our Enatai community can also help our students NOW with online donations. Please share our Enatai Elementary student page with your friends and family. Together our students and generous community can ensure kids have enough to eat during the summer.  Let's see if our students can smash the record of $2077 to help End Summer Hunger!  Thanks for your support!

REMINDER: Enatai Variety Show Try-Outs 

Calling all singers, dancers, gymnasts, ventriloquists, musicians, jugglers, actors, story-tellers, comedians, poets, and musicians to audition for the Enatai Variety Show!  Signup sheets are posted on the backstage door, opposite the music room.  Signup to save your try-out date and take a permission slip to read the Show's rules and requirements, or download it here.   

For more information, please see the VarietyShow Flyer and our Variety Show webpage.
Questions?  Contact: enataitalent2018@gmail.com 


Enatai's 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert

The Fifth Grade Band and Orchestra Spring concert will showcase the students' progress for the year.

When: Friday, June 1st 
Time:  6:30-7:00 PM 
the Enatai Gym

Reminder: Our Fifth Grade students' years at Enatai Elemenatary are coming to an end.  Help them celebrate their time here by volunteering or donating items for their graduation: 5th Grade Graduation.  Interested in more 5th Grade events?  View their webpage here: 5th Grade Class Page.


Save The Date for one of the most exciting nights of the year - the Enatai Carnival, coming June 8, from 6-8pm! 

Thank you, Jesse Pacem and Joe Harris for stepping forward to chair this much anticipated event, and the Enatai PTSA, for funding this unique opportunity.  Keep your eyes peeled for details - Online ticket and wristband ordering coming soon!!


Last week, Enatai's 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders had a great visit with Washington State author Dan Gemeinhart!   Mr. Gemeinhart is the author of 2018 Sasquatch Book Award Nominee The Honest Truth, which many Enatai students have read and voted on this year, as well as three other books for middle grades. Mr. Gemeinhart talked about his background and his favorite books growing up, and students got to ask him lots of questions about details in his books.

Thank you to the Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Enatai PTSA who made this author visit possible!



REMINDER:  Art of Discovery Volunteers Needed!

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

To make this a successful event we need your help to lead groups of students through the Art of Discovery exhibit.  If you are interested please go to our signup page for more information hereVolunteers sign up to help specific classes: two classes are paired together in one time slot.  See the signup page for when YOUR class needs help!  Our art teacher, Ms. Davidson, will also hold a brief training session on May 31, 2:45 - 3:25pm which you can sign up for here

Questions? Contact Ms. Davidson (davidsonje@bsd405.org) or Cheryl Lo (enataiartdocent@gmail.com


Community Corner 5/25


The Triangle Pool opens to members for swimming starting at noon on Saturday, May 26.  Check out their website or stop by the pool for Membership information.  Triangle Pool is an ABSOLUTE GEM of an Enatai neighborhood resource!  The pool will be open to members on weekends starting this Saturday, and once school gets out, will be open from 12-8pm daily until Labor Day.  Swim lessons, Parties, BBQs, Wifi, and amazing summer memories are all at the Triangle Pool.  Triangle Pool is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Purchase your membership today!



There is still time to join the Triangle Tigersharks Swim Team.  Practices started this week and have been going swimmingly!   The kids are having a great time learning new skills, honing old ones, and making friends with their team-mates. 

We have both year-round swimmers and "just in the summer" swimmers on the team.  Kids do not have to be fast racing swimmers to join the Tigersharks, but by the end of the summer, the improvement is phenomenal!  The Tigershark Swim Team is a positive, relaxed, supportive environment where kids are encouraged to "beat their own best time" and HAVE FUN.  Time Trials & Pancake Breakfast are June 9, so don't delay signing up!  We hope you'll join our team!  Questions?  Contact Team Coordinators, Aletha Howes or Leslie Howard.

Bellevue High School Piano Recital: Call for Auditions

Students and Staff from Bellevue High School, Chinook Middle School, Medina Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary and Woodridge Elementary Schools are invited to perform on our lovely grand piano in the BHS Performing Arts Center.

- All performers must audition by sending a video of the piece you intend to perform.
- Number of performers may be limited by age groups and length of recital.
- The deadline to apply is Monday, June 4th, 2018.
- Recital date/time: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7:30pm.
- Please contact Natalie Littrell via email at natalie.littrell@gmail.com or Edd George, Bellevue High School Band Director, via email at georgee@bsd405.org for more information.   In person auditions available to BHS students and staff only.

Bellevue Junior Wolverine Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camp
Cost: $150.00        Time: 9:00 - 1:00pm
Location:  Hidden Valley Fieldhouse

The BHS Volleyball Boosters are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the Bellevue Boys & Girls club to put on a summertime volleyball clinic for kids ages 9-12 years old.  This camp is perfect for both beginners looking to learn how to play volleyball and experienced players looking to sharpen their skills.  Campers will learn fundamentals, techniques, and rules to the game.  Register here: http://www.bgcbellevue.org/Programs/Summer-Programs/Summer-Athletics-Programs

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