Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 9, 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.

November 9 ------ Professional Day, NO SCHOOL
November 12 ----  Veterans Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL
November 13-30 - Readathon!
November 14 ---- Picture Makeup Day
November 14 ---- 4th Grade Staff Appreciation Lunch
November 15 ---- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 8-9am
November 16 ---- Passport Club check
November 19 ---- Reflections Art Walk 7:30am
November 21 ---- Apple Cup Spirit Day: Wear your favorite college gear!
November 22-23 - Thanksgiving Hoiday, NO SCHOOL
November 30 ---- Readathon Pledges and Reading Logs due
December 5 ------ PTSA Board Meeting 6:30-8:00pm
December 6 ------ Small Hands On Art Performance: Beauty and the Beast 2:45pm
December 7 ------ Movie Night 6-8pm

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
4th Grade Staff Appreciation Lunch Staff Appreciation Chairs 59 36
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chair Many -
Passport Club checkers 11/16 Passport Club Coordinator 24 9
Class Photographer (Classes in Need: Westmoreland,
Inama, Beba, Winbush, Greytak,
Perconti, Wulbert, Uselman, Roongsang
Yearbook Chair 20 11
Art Docent  (Classes In Need: Henry, Westmoreland,
Wilkins, Uselman, McBroom, Roongsang)
Art Docent Coordinator 20 14
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 9 6
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


Read-A-Thon begins next week!

Information packets went home in students' backpacks this week. Parents, please ask your student to see their Read-A-Thon packet! It contains FAQs, a calendar, a sample sponsor letter, a pledge sheet, and a reading log. All of these materials are also downloadable from the Read-A-Thon page on our website, which you can find here or by clicking the bookworm icon in the upper left corner of the Enataiptsa.org homepage. 

Next week, students should spend some time gathering reading materials and asking family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts. Remember: any assigned reading for school counts for the Read-A-Thon; sponsors should be people you know; and participation is a big part of the program so please let your teacher know if you need help finding a sponsor.
Have fun and happy reading!


Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 11/15

Meet with Principal Amy MacDonald and Enatai PTSA at the monthly Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour. 

This month Amy MacDonald will discuss Emergency PreparednessWhat do we do if an emergency happens?  What role will the school play?  Come participate in this important discussion and find out what plans are in place to protect our students and what you can do to help!  Parents interested in volunteering for emergency roles are especially welcome!

When:  Thursday, November 15th at 8:00-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room


Toast to Enatai Planning Meeting 11/15

Toast to Enatai is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Every year our Enatai parents make this a date night, mom’s night out, or dad’s night out and enjoy a fun evening celebrating and supporting Enatai!  Planning has started for our Gala Event in March 2019 and volunteers and donations are needed!  More information about the event and procurement forms will be sent home next week.  There are five areas where volunteers are needed 1. Procurement 2. Day of Set Up/Tear Down 3. Marketing 4. Ticket Sales 5. Post Auction Administration 6. IT (i.e. AV, Auction Software).  If you would like to volunteer, join us next week for our Volunteer Kick Off Meeting.

When:  Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm
Where: Hackerman Residence, please email Grace Hackerman to RSVP and get directions


Enatai Awarded BSF Grants

The Bellevue Schools Foundation is delighted to announce the 2018-19 Arts, Enrichment & Innovation grant awards. Eighty-six (86) awards were made totaling $93,800, an increase of $18,000 over last year. The BSF is thrilled to be able to support these innovative learning opportunities in and out of the classroom and appreciative of our parent donors who help keep this program alive. To learn more about A, E, & I grants, visit bellevueschoolsfoundation.org. 

Congratulations Enatai, for being awarded the following 8 Arts, Enrichment, & Innovation grants!
- Come Alive: Inspiring Kid's Creativity through Physical Education, Arts and Literacy (K-5)  Marnie Kazarian Olson (PE Teacher)
- Breaking Wind Bassoon Quartet (K-5)  Karin Greytak
- Cougar Mountain Coal Mining Field Trip  (Grade 2)  Karin Greytak
- Author Visits (Grades K-5)
- Living Traditions and Snoqualmie Tribe (Grade 4)
- Living Voices - Island of Hope (Grade 3)
- Living Voices - Klondike (Grade 4)
- Living Voices - Our Revolution (Grade 5)

For a full list of Grants, see here.

Save the Date for MOVIE NIGHT in December!

Movie Night returns to Enatai Friday, December 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Movie Night is always full of fun for all. Prize drawings, family entertainment, and free admission!

Who can guess the title of the film that will be screened? Send your guess, and your name to movies@enataiptsa.org. If you're correct, you could see your name in next week's newsletter! (Hint: The film was a 2018 release.)


Corporate Partner Update VI

We are pleased to announce that Enatai PTSA has another returning Blue Eagle Partner for 2018-2019 Enatai PTSA Corporate Partners: Seattle Children's Hospital!  Did you know that Seattle Children's Hospital has an urgent care clinic on the Eastside? 

Thank you Seattle Children's Hospital for supporting our Enatai Students!

Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming an Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?  You can read more about the Corporate Partnership program in this PDF.  If you have questions, please contact corporatepartners@enataiptsa.org for more details.


Support Enatai PTSA with Amazon Smile!

Shopping at Amazon.com this Holiday?  You can help support Enatai PTSA by shopping through Amazon Smile at no cost to you with the Enatai PTSA set as your charity of choice!

Use this Link to start:
Amazon Smile with Enatai PTSA

Questions about Amazon Smile? See their FAQ


Reminders: 11/14 + 11/19

4th Grade Staff Appreciation Brunch 11/14

4th Grade Parents, if you haven't already signed up for our Staff Appreciation Brunch donations and helpers are still needed!  

Sign-up here: 4th Grade Staff Appreciation Brunch


Reflections Art Walk 11/19
The annual Reflections Art Walk this year features the theme “Heroes Around Me.” Entries advancing to District competition will be announced and all artists contributing to the installation will be celebrated. Note that the celebration will be before school this year.

Date: Monday, November 19
Time: 7:30 am to 7:55 for the artists’ celebration - art on display through November 30
Place: Start the walk at the STEM lab
Questions? Email reflections@enataiptsa.org


Community Corner 11/9

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

UPDATE:  Little Wolverines Girls Basketball
EVERYONE PLAYS! EVERYONE HAS FUN! The Bellevue Girls Basketball Team, along with Coach Nick Crossan and his coaching staff, will be running a basketball program at Bellevue High school for girls in grades K-4 to learn basketball skills through fun drills and play. The goal is to HAVE FUN while learning basketball!  Register today at http://www.bellevuegirlsbasketball.com

- Saturday, November 17th 1-3 pm
- Saturday, December 8th 10 am - 12 pm
- Saturday, December 15th 10 am - 11:30 am
- Saturday, January 12th 10 am - 11:30 am
- Saturday, January 19th 1- 3 pm
- Saturday, January 26th 1- 3 pm
- Saturday, February 2nd: 10 am 12 pm

Questions? Contact Coach Nick Crossan at crossann@bsd405.org

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