Enatai PTSA Newsletter
June 8, 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.

June 8 ---- Carnival
June 13 --- PTSA General Membership Meeting: ELECTIONS + BUDGET
June 13 --- Staff Appreciation Lunch (K/1)
June 14--- Variety Show
une 19 -- Field Day
June 21 -- 5th Grade Graduation
June 22 -- Last Day of School!

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Fifth Grade Graduation Volunteers & Donations Radhika Moolgavkar 39 15
Staff Appreciation Lunch 6/14 Thuy Wolf  or Jodi Sternoff 33 32
Carnival 6/8 Jesse Pacem 32 29
5th Grade ONLY: Carnival Pie in the Face Trisha Gillem or Jenn Heintz Lots! 23
Field Day 6/19 Genevieve Arjal   30 4


See you TONIGHT from 5-8pm at the Carnival!! 

Don't forget to bring cash or CC for the Food Trucks, and if you did not pre-order your wristbands, we will accept cash or CC at the registration table.  
This year's Carnival will also feature a special G.G. Green Magic Show at 6:30pm!  See our Carnival webpage for more information.  Continuing an Enatai tradition, the Bellevue Fire Department will be bringing Engine 1 to the field! Towels, a change of clothes, or other "wet" weather preparations are recommended if you stay for our Fire Truck Finale!

Volunteers are still needed! 
Sign up here to volunteer!

Questions? Contact: vicepresident@enataiptsa.org

Golden Acorn Awards Nominations

Every year Enatai PTSA honors one volunteer and one staff member with Golden Acorn awards.  The Golden Acorn Award is a very prestigious Washington State PTA award that is given out by local PTAs/PTSAs for exemplary and outstanding volunteerism and service to PTA. Click on the following link to nominate an outstanding volunteer and an outstanding educator. You can also email your nominations to president@enataiptsa.org
 Thank you for your participation!

General Membership Mtg 6/13: Officer Elections + 2018-19 Budget

PTSA General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 13th 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Enatai Elementary Library
Who:  All Enatai PTSA members are requested to attend!
In the final PTSA General Membership Meeting of the school year, we will vote for next year's PTSA Officers and Budget.  These are two of the most important votes of the year, determining your PTSA's leadership and what programs will receive the most financial support next year.  PTSA members may access this meeting's Agenda on the new PTSA meetings webpage.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for board positions:
President:  Pam Unger     Vice President: Jesse Pacem
Secretary: Jennifer Strophy     Treasurer: -open- 
Additional nominations may be made from the floor during the meeting. Any elected position may be held jointly by two people (e.g. Co-Treasurers).  We're building a healthy momentum of support for our school community and administration. To continue this momentum we need these officer positions filled! If you are interested in serving as an elected officer or appointed director of the board, please email vicepresident@enataiptsa.org.
Current President Amy Hart has presented several information sessions regarding the PTSA Budget, its current state, and how members may use it to effect change in the upcoming year.  Voting to accept next year's budget will be conducted at this June 13th General Membership meeting.  Enatai PTSA members may view the current year's budget at the new PTSA Meetings page for background research.  Have a specific budget request to present to the Board?  Email secretary@enataiptsa.org to add your motion onto the meeting's agenda.

New webpage for PTSA meeting information

New to our Website:  The PTSA Meeting page is now available! Here, the schedule of the current school year's PTSA meetings will be displayed along with information on how to attend and participate.  Enatai PTSA members will also be able to read meeting agendas and minutes and access the most up-to-date PTSA budget report.  Do you know what the PTSA is doing for you? Use this page as your resource to learn the issues being discussed and how you can join the conversation.

Second Grade Community Field Trip

Our 2nd grade students are just finishing up their social studies unit on Communities.  This year, students got a first hand chance to explore Bellevue Square Mall and Lincoln Square businesses and see how they are helping our community. 

At The Studios the students learned how Kemper Development built Bellevue Square and how it has changed and grown over the years.  The Container Store discussed the importance of being organized. Students practiced their own organization skills while pretending to shop and find items in the store that might help them be more organized.  At the Microsoft Store students learned about the company and the different programs they offer to help community education.  The kids also got hands on time to experience some of their products.  At the Eddie Bauer Store students learned about Eddie Bauer's test products, the company's goals in promoting getting outdoors, and how they give back. 

A special thanks to these businesses for allowing all four classrooms to visit! Students wrapped up their day with lunch at Downtown Bellevue Park and playing on the Inspiration Playground.
Thank you for supporting the Enatai PTSA so field trips like this can happen!

Third Grade completes Sasquatch Reading Challenge!

The annual Sasquatch Reading Challenge asks Third Graders to read books on their Sasquatch "Bingo Board" drawn from a wide variety of authors, genres, and types.   This fun challenge gets students to read, think, and talk about books.  In total, 25 books make up the complete board.  The following students completed a Bingo "Blackout" and read all 25 books (or more) and attended the Blackout Party!

Mrs Fleshman's class: Zoe Zelinka
Mrs Neal's class: Riley Zeitler, Yoyo Peng, Sahasra Gollapudi, Charlie Wilson
Mr. Wilkins' class:  Armita Amini, Jason Gu, Sammie Frei, Tessa Frei, Iman Mian, Saya Toth
Mr. Wulbert's class:  Alyssa Zelinka, Jacob Addess, Elina Wilson, Chaarvi Gurav, Isaac Yeung, Tess Lin

 Congratulations students!


Field Day is Coming 6/19

Come join the students for Field Day on Tuesday, June 19th. It will be a fun-filled afternoon playing different games/activities.  We need lots of volunteers to help run each of the activity stations that Ms. Klein (PE teacher) has organized.  Save the date and please grab a friend and help out!  Let's make Ms. Klein's last Field Day a memorable one!

 Reminder: Enatai Variety Show 

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Enatai Variety Show on June 14th!
Where:  Enatai Elementary Multipurpose Room and Stage
When:  Thursday, June 14th 6:00-8:00 pm

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


Community Corner 6/8

New entries are below. Find the full list of Community Corner offerings on our website.

Bellevue High School Girls Basketball Camp
The Bellevue High School Girls Basketball team will be offering a basketball camp for girls looking to sharpen their basketball skills in grades 3rd - 8th.  The Camp will be at the Bellevue High School Main Gym from June 25th-28th.  Register by June 18th.  



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