Enatai PTSA Newsletter
October 19, 2018

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There are 314 Members of the Enatai PTSA.
(And 23 Sponsored Memberships being allocated right now!)  
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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.

October 22 ------- Special PTSA General Membership Meeting, 6:00pm STEM Room
October 24 ------- National Unity Day: Wear Orange!
October 25 ------- Small Hands on Art presents Peter Pan!, 2:45pm
October 26 ------- Spooky Spaghetti + Haunted House EVENT!!
October 31 ------- Student Directory order deadline
November 7 ------ Veterans Day Assembly 8:45am
November 7 ------ PTSA Board Meeting 6:30pm Enatai Library
November 9 ------ Professional Day, NO SCHOOL
November 12 ----  Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Spooky Spaghetti Volunteers and Donations Spooky Chair 52 2
5th Grade Haunted House Parent Volunteers Haunted Chair Lots Some
Class Photographer (Classes in Need: Westmoreland,
Cox, Inama, Beba, Winbush, Greytak,
Perconti, Wulbert, Uselman, Roongsang
Yearbook Chair 20 10
Art Docent  (Classes In Need: Henry, Westmoreland,
Wilkins, Uselman, McBroom, Roongsang)
Art Docent Coordinator 20 14
Passport Club checkers 11/16 Passport Club Coordinator 24 10
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 5
Yearbook Co-Chair Yearbook Chair 2+ 1
Read-a-thon Co-Chair Readathon Chair 2+ 1
Carnival Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0
Field Day Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0
Variety Show Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0


Special General Membership PTSA Meeting:  Monday 10/22 

At our last PTSA Board meeting, Principal Amy MacDonald presented a proposal created by our third grade teacher, Mr Wilkins, that would bring a team of professional actors, Angela and Terence Kelley, to run an after-school Drama Program at Enatai. The PTSA has been asked to provide funding for an expense of $7,000.  We will be discussing this issue and perhaps voting on amending the budget on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 6:00 PM in the STEM Room

The PTSA Board is aware that members have questions about this program.  Mr Wilkins and Principal MacDonald plan to attend this meeting to participate in the discussion and answer questions.  The PTSA Board will also be there to provide budget information and discuss the effects of adding this program this year.

All PTSA Members are encouraged to attend this meeting!  This is a significant budget expense requiring our members' input!  Per our Standing Rules, only current PTSA Members present are allowed to vote.  Please attend!

Want to vote but aren't a PTSA member?  Join Now!

Spooky Spaghetti & Haunted House are almost here!

"Night at the Library will give you Goosebumps!" Haunted House and Spooky Spaghetti are coming in one week!

Date: Friday, October 26th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
6:00-6:30pm features Lights On Tours of our Haunted House!
Visit our event webpage:  the Spooky Haunted Page
Scholarships are available for families in need!  Contact: membership@enataiptsa.org 

The time is NOW to volunteer or donate to help this Event happen!  Our Event Chairs and planning committees have worked hard to get this Event underway and set the framework for an evening of fun for our families.  It is essential that our Enatai community contribute to make this evening a success! 

5th Grade Families:  There are many opportunities for you to help build, staff, or aid students at the Haunted House!  Look for the Volunteer and Supply List being sent to you directly by your 5th Grade Haunted House Chair! Questions?  Contact haunted@enataiptsa.org

While the 5th Grade takes responsibility for the Haunted House, the Spooky Spaghetti Dinner with free games and activities are run by volunteers from all grades!  Volunteers and supply donations are requested to round out the night.  Middle School and High School Volunteers are welcome and qualify for community service credit!  Questions?  Contact spooky@enataiptsa.org   

Participate in our Spooky Spaghetti Family Event 
Volunteer or Donate for Spooky Spaghetti

Tickets NOW on sale online with special pre-order prices
Reserving your Spooky Spaghetti dinners online is highly recommended.  Food quantities are limited.
Spooky/Haunted Tickets


School Food Share launches at Enatai!

This week parents, students and teachers came together to launch the School Food Share program at Enatai! This is a program to recover uneaten food from the school cafeteria and distribute it to a local food bank.

All students are always encouraged first to eat as much as they'd like and then donate anything that is leftover and unopened like unopened milk, yogurts, applesauce, string cheese etc. In the past, these unused items were put in the trash and became landfill.

We are excited to bring this program to Enatai and will provide updates during the year!

Olivier Watson-Lamb (5th grade student), Julie Uyeda (parent) and Catriona Watson (parent)


Reflections Entry Form now available!

Reflections, the National PTA Art Contest, is an opportunity for Enatai student to create artwork based on the "Heroes Around Me" 2018-2019 theme and compete in categories such as 2D visual, literature, photography, music composition, film production and dance choreography.  Read more about it on our Reflections webpage.

Participants may now download the Entry Form and Submission Checklist to complete their project.  Entry Deadline is November 2, 2018.  This activity is part of the Academic Adventure program.


Bellevue School Foundations: Click for Kids

Double Your Impact: Click for Kids Oct. 23 & 24!

Get ready to double your impact when you Click for Kids and Text for Kids in Bellevue Schools Foundation’s annual fall fundraising drive. You'll see parents, kids, and volunteers outside school on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23 & 24, reminding you to go all in this year by visiting www.bsfdn.org or texting KIDS to 27722 to make your annual donation. Double your impact! Generous donors will match every gift of $100 or more to Bellevue Schools Foundation—up to $32,000—Oct. 23 & 24 only!  Thank you for investing in your child, and in every Bellevue student!


Reminder: Inviting our Veterans to the Veterans Day Assembly 11/7

We invite all Veterans in our community to attend our Veterans Day Assembly.  The Enatai Choir will sing and our students will honor Veterans through songs. Students are encouraged to wear REDWHITE, and BLUE.

  Wednesday, November 7th at 8:45am
Where:  Enatai Elementary Gym


Community Corner 10/18

The Tillicum Choir has planned a fun day of Choir Camp on Friday, 11/9/18, for elementary school children.

What: Tillicum Middle School Choir Camp
When: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Tillicum Middle School Commons and Choir
16020 SE 16th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Performance: 3:30 pm campers will perform for families and parents
Cost: $50/day per camper. Additional siblings are $20
Camp includes: snacks, games, crafts and singing! (Campers will bring a sack lunch and water bottle)

To register your children, please e-mail Tillicumchoirfund@gmail.com
Please tell us the following: Children’s names, School name, Grade
Payment made be made by cash or check on the day of the camp.


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