Enatai PTSA Newsletter
June 22, 2018

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There are 296 Members of the Enatai PTSA
Thank you for your support!
Signup for 2018-2019 Membership after July!

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 22 -- Last Day of School: 8-10am
TBD  ------ Summer PTSA Board Meetings

Thank you!  Have a Great Summer!

Congratulations to our graduating 5th Grade classes:
We know bright things are in your future!

Congratulations, too, to our graduating Kindergarten classes!  Welcome to First Grade!

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to those families moving to Wilburton Elementary.  We treasure the friends we have made during our time together and know that you are in good company at the new school.
Goodbye and Thank You to our departing Staff Members: Dani Ward, Kendra Bell, Erin Fleshman, Sarah Yockey, Zelda Menard, Meg Pearson, Cassandra Shanklin, Karinn Figdore, Katie Laureano, Karin Klein, Peggy Lynch, Nimira Jetha, Trisha Wiley, Mary Davis, Stephanie Rouse, Tammy Sarangay and Victoria Liu.  We'll miss you and cannot thank you enough for all you have done for our students!  You will always be part of the Enatai family!
Finally, thank you to all our PTSA Members!  Without you we could not reach the critical mass needed to provide support and special programs to our Enatai students and staff.

From everyone at Enatai PTSA, Thank You for a Wonderful Year! 

Golden Acorn Awards: Winners!

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.
Outstanding Educator 2018:  Lisa Maxwell
"Ms Maxwell has a lovely smile and graces her students with it every day.  Her caring attitude helps our students each year and her dedication is reflected in the tireless work she puts in with those students who need extra help.  She also serves with Mrs. Chun as one of the Teachers' Representatives, providing a voice for Enatai teachers whenever it is needed.Thank you, Ms Maxwell!  

Gold Acorn Volunteer Award 2018:  Julie Uyeda
"Julie Uyeda has been volunteering at this school for years.  She won the Outstanding Advocate award in 2015.  She runs the Hopelink Coin Drive, the Corporate Partners program, the Book Fair, and Box Tops and Labels Drive.  She keeps it low-key but she's behind the scenes at almost everything. She is awesome." Congratulations, Julie!

Event Wrap-up: Field Day

Thank you to those who came out and helped make Field Day fun for everyone! 

Students were enthusiastic in racing, playing and showing off their sports skills during our all-school event.  See more photos from the event at our new Field Day webpage!
Special thank yous to Mrs. Klein and to our Event Chairs Cheryl Evanson and Genevieve Arjal for organizing Field Day!  Mrs Klein, we are honored to have had you as our PE Teacher.  Best Wishes on your Retirement!

 If you're leaving Enatai due to a move or matriculation and no longer need your enataiptsa.org account, here's how to remove your account.  If you have questions about this, email communications@enataiptsa.org

1.  Click the "My Account" link in the left-hand menu, or click this handy link.  (If you are not already logged in, it will prompt you to log in.)

2.  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any student listed on your account.  Delete students before parents, please!

3.  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any parent listed on your account.

Thank you for keeping us updated!


Last Chance for Yearbooks

Limited supply available in the front office!
Cost: $19

First come, first serve basis! 

Yearbooks that have already been ordered are in teacher mailboxes and should be distributed soon.


NOTICE: 2018-2019 Events without Chairs

PTSA budgets both income and expenses based on events that we have held historically and have chairs for the upcoming year.   Events or special projects without Chairs run the risk of being cancelled for the year.  

As of this date the following events and special projects do not have a Chair: 

Toast to Enatai The biggest and most important PTSA fundraiser of the year.
Yearbook Without a Yearbook Chair there will be no yearbook.  Most of the work for this special project is done at home and through correspondance.
PTSA Membership This Chair organizes the membership drive and provides a liaison to the public to discuss the PTSA's goals and workings.
Carnival One of the best end-of-the-year community events!  Does your child love Carnival?
Field Day Organized in conjuction with Enatai's PE teacher, this day promotes sports and outdoor play for students in an end-of-the-year event.
Variety Show   Enatai students have a chance to perform on the stage for their school and families.  This is the only opportunity for students with talents outside school programs to perform for their fellow students.
Special Mention: Haunted House A 5th Grade tradition, Haunted House and Spooky Spaghetti are the first community events of the year and are best run by a committee.  We do have one person willing to provide leadership for Spooky Spaghetti but more people for both events are needed.  Look for the 5th Grade meeting at the beginning of the new school year to join these teams!

To help these events and projects happen next year, please become its Event Chair!  If you cannot, please spread the word that someone is needed!  For questions about Event Chair responsibilities, please email: communications@enataiptsa.org.  Whenever possible, I will connect you to the departing Event Chair or a Board member for information.  Let's give our students a great year and provide them with the special events they love!


PTSA Summer Board Meetings

Additional PTSA Board meetings will be conducted over the summer to review and prepare for the new school year.  Meetings are open to all!  Information about summer meetings will be posted on this website.  You can subscribe to our iCal calendar on your smartphone by using these directions to stay up to date without having to check this website all summer.  Questions? Please contact communications@enataiptsa.org
Interested in more information from the last General meeting?  PTSA members can view the final meeting Agenda and Draft Meeting minutes on the PTSA meeting page.

Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners!

As the school year comes to a close, the Enatai PTSA wanted to take this time to thank all of our 2017-18 Enatai PTSA Corporate Partners in Education!  It's really exciting to see local businesses demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary school.   And thank you to Julie Uyeda for chairing this important program!

Golden Eagle Partners ($1000+)
Design Built Homes
Susan Kim DDS, PS/Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry
Michael Kang DDS/Factoria Family Dentistry
Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC
Michael Chiulli DDS, MSD/ Trilliam Dental Specialists
Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics
Suh Esthetics Eastside

Silver Eagle Partners ($500-$999)
Allegro Pediatrics

Blue Eagle Partners ($250-$499)
Brooke Michaelsen Photography
Evergreen Law Firm
Seattle Children's Hospital


BHS Girls Soccer Camp - July 16-20, 2018


Cost: $150
Time: 9am-12pm         Ages: 6-12
Location: Medina Elementary School
Registration is open on the BBGC website

This camp is designed for both the beginners wanting to learn how to play soccer and the experienced players looking to refine their skills.  Our volunteer camp coaches are BHS players with support provided by the BHS Girls Soccer Booster Club, BHS staff coaches and the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club.  Please pack water and a snack for your camper. Shin guards required. Indicate your camper's t-shirt size during registration.  Questions? Contact the BHS Girls Soccer Booster Club.


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