Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 24, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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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: Incredibles 2   6-8pm
December 12 ----- Staff Appreciation, all grades:  Cookie Blizzard
December 12 ----- School Play Parent Info Mtg, 6:30-7:30pm
December 14 ----- Passport Club Check
December 20 ----- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
December 21 ----- Comfy Cozy Day!
December 24 -Jan 4:  NO SCHOOL- Winter Break

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
NEW: Movie Night 12/7 Movies Chair 17 0
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chair Many Some!
Passport Club checkers 12/14 Passport Club Coordinator 24 7
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


We are thankful that Enatai is blessed with so many special people making up its community!

We are thankful for our school for having so many kind, caring, and thoughtful Teachers, Administration, and Support Staff to care for our children.  We are thankful for the families of Enatai for sharing these wonderful years of your children's lives with us.  We are thankful for our students as our inspirations and hope for the future. 

Thank you, Enatai!

Read-A-Thon Update

Is your student reading for Read-a-thon?  There's only a few days left in our Read-a-thon reading time but it's not too late to participate!  Fill out a reading log for any minutes read between November 19-26 and submit the Readathon packet back to school by November 30th!  Having trouble finding a sponsor?  Record your reading minutes anyway and let your teacher know you need help!  More information, downloadable copies of the information packet, and online reading logs are available here: Readathon webpage.
Have fun and happy reading!

Hooray for Crossing Guards!

Our magnificent 5th grader crossing guards were recently commended by the head of law enforcement for the City of Bellevue, Police Chief Steve Mylett. Chief Mylett was a guest at the recent Veteran’s Day assembly, and he met with our crossing guards at the conclusion of the event.  He told them they had an essential job in our community to help keep the citizens of Bellevue safe, and that he appreciated their service.

Not only do our crossing guards help everyone at crosswalks, they are also the go-to people when the staff seeks responsible older students to take on leadership roles. At the Veteran’s Day assembly, crossing guards were excused from class to greet arriving guests in the main office, and to escort them to their seats.

These 5th grade volunteers display their dedication every day. Under the guidance of adult staff, crossing guards arrive early in the morning before everyone else, and they stay until most people have gone home. Remember to obey and respect our crossing guards when you see them on duty!


Emergency Preparedness

Each month, Enatai Principal Amy MacDonald and PTSA President Amy Hart host a meeting where rotating topics are discussed and parents can ask questions.  The November Principal & PTSA Coffee Hour focused on how Enatai is prepared to handle natural disasters (such as an earthquake) or an emergency event. Did you know Enatai has a supply closet stocked with enough supplies to assist our entire student body and staff for three days?

Thanks to fundraisers like the Read-A-Thon, our PTSA was able to help provide funds to purchase necessary supplies for this closet. There are essentials such as food, water, two-way radios, blankets, first-aid kits, toilet paper, and much more.

The next Principal & PTSA Coffee Hour will be on Thursday, December 20th at 8am in the STEM Room.


Community Corner 11/24

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

Eastside Heritage Center to Host "Old School Enatai: The Inside Story"

Eastside Heritage Center (EHC), the region’s leading historical society, will host a presentation of “Old School Enatai: The Inside Story,” given by Enatai parent Sharon Pang. The free event, scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., will be held at EHC headquarters, 11660 Main St. in Bellevue. It will be open to the public. The show features a plethora of pictures and compelling details about how our school came into being with the help of community-spirited Enatai residents.

Pang began research for the slide show over two years ago at EHC, which maintains a vast collection of documents and artifacts about Eastside history. She said the event site is especially fitting because it was there where she unearthed in its files the first historical facts about early Enatai. Previously, Pang has shown versions of “Old School Enatai” at school events, and to various classrooms when requested by teachers.

A goal of EHC is to promote appreciation for area history through educational programming and community engagement. Click here for further details.



Come join the fastest growing sport in the US! Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse is registering girls for all grades now for the spring season: www.bellevuegirlslax.com.  New to the sport?  Come to our FREE Try Lacrosse Day, grades 3-8: DEC 9th, 12-1:00pm Downtown Bellevue Park.  All welcome, just register via website!  Must live or attend a school within Bellevue High attendance area. Email lweingaertner@hotmail.com if you have any questions.


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