Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 30, 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

Last Chance to Donate for Read-A-Thon!

Student Read-a-Thon packets are due today but Sponsors may still donate online!  Students should turn in their Read-a-thon packets containing their reading logs, sponsor list, and sponsor funds to the front office or their teacher today, Friday, November 30th.  Remember, even students who could not find a sponsor can participate by turning in their reading logs and letting their teacher know they need a sponsor!   Online donations through our webpage are open through the weekend for Sponsors to support their readers!  

Movie Night Volunteers Needed for The Incredibles 2

Please click here to sign up to volunteer at Movie Night on Friday, December 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Help transform the Multipurpose Room into our cinema! The Incredibles 2 (2018) will be the featured attraction. Rated “PG”, the film made $182 million in its opening weekend last June, setting the record for best debut of an animated film. 

Your family will enjoy this Disney/Pixar film on the big screen! Come get your fresh hot popcorn, licorice and bottled water from the snack bar. Kids can win free prizes, including the chance to sprawl out on the Movie Night Sofa, provided by Seldens Designer Home Furnishings.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bring blankets and pillows. Chairs are available, but you may also bring your own. Please keep your folding high-back chairs on the perimeters. This is a family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, thanks to your donations to PTSA.

Check out the review and trailer on CommonSenseMedia.org to determine if The Incredibles 2 is suitable for your child.

Health Advisory: In this film, there are scenes containing flashing strobe lights, which may affect individuals with photosensitivity, and/or those who have epileptic seizure concerns.


Reflections Entries Advancing to District

Congratulations to all the artists who thoughtfully considered the theme "Heroes Around Me" and created something original. The display by the Eagle Diner will be up through Friday, 11/30. 

Art that is moving on in competition will be returned when it comes back from advancement in the spring. These artists will receive an Academic Adventure ribbon delivered to class next week.  All other art will be returned next week with Academic Adventure ribbons. 

The following entries will be advancing to District competition, sorted by grade. 
Grade Award First Last Division Category Title
1 *Outstanding Interpretation Mia Franze Primary Photo Miss Peggy, My Hero
1 *Outstanding Interpretation Hal Okubo Primary VA Fantastic Grandpa!
1 *Award of Excellence Viola Hui Primary VA The Team of Rescue Dragons
2 *Outstanding Interpretation Hiro Mitchell-Lu Primary Film Hiros Around Us
2 *Merit Award Liam Snider Primary VA What Makes Me a Hero
3 *Award of Excellence Gavin Kang Intermediate Photo My mom is my hero
3 *Merit Award Sydney Uyeda Intermediate Photo Beauty of the Valley
3 *Merit Award Enzo Franze Intermediate VA Soccer Hero
4 *Outstanding Interpretation Jason Gu Intermediate Literature Retired Flags
4 *Creative Artist Saya Toth Intermediate Literature My Hero
4 *Award of Excellence Sora Okubo Intermediate VA My Sister Hero
5 *Award of Excellence Desmond Wan Intermediate Literature The Locomotive Surprise
5 *Merit Award Adya Akhouri Intermediate Literature A little bit of Hero
5 *Outstanding Interpretation Niah Pham Intermediate Photo The Oyster and Its Hero
5 *Outstanding Interpretation Adya Akhouri Intermediate VA Every Little Hero
5 *Creative Artist Hailey Samuel Intermediate VA Regular but awesome!
Thank you, Enatai Artists, for helping us to see the everyday heroes who make the world a better place.


4th Grade - Every Kid in a Park Pass

Did you know that all fourth graders in the U.S. are eligible for a special pass that allows them into all the national parks in the country for FREE?

Right here in Washington state you can take advantage of visiting Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.  Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl.  Walk in dinosaur tracks.  Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars! 

Click here for more information about the "Every Kid in a Park" program: https://everykidinapark.gov/


5th Grade - Ski for Free at Stevens Pass!

Snow is beginning to fall in the mountains, which means that this year's ski season is just around the corner!  Did you know that 5th graders can ski and snowboard for FREE?   Each year, Stevens Pass ski area offers FREE season passes to Washington State's 5th graders! 

Click here
for more information and instructions on how to get one.

After School at Enatai 11/30

Paris Academy Northwest: Language Club at Enatai Elementary 

Come and join us in a bilingual, multicultural education which opens doors and minds to the world. PANW offers language enrichment program for students who wish to get a head-start before middle or high school and have fun while learning a language. The class is taught by an experienced teacher using the curriculum that is carefully designed to lay a strong foundation for future.  Groups are organized by language level and age for better interaction.  Beginners/Intermediate welcome! Please enroll Online via www.ParisAcademyNW.com
- Spanish : Tuesdays 2:30-3:35pm Jan 8 – May 7 Winter/Spring Tuition: $395
- French : Wednesdays 12:10- 1:15pm Jan 9 – May 15 Winter/Spring Tuition: $420
- Mandarin : Thursdays 2:30- 3:35pm Jan 10 – May 23 Winter/Spring Tuition: $440
Enatai Elementary STEM Club: Winter 2019 Create with Code
What: Create with Code - an after school code club where kids learn to code their own games and animations using Scratch from MIT. This Winter 2019 session is for grades 2-4. We provide all equipment. We offer 3+ levels of coding instruction and projects. Returning students will be assessed in the first classes to determine what they need to review or can still learn about coding!
When: Fridays, Jan. 18th - March 22 (no class on Feb 21, Mar 15), 2:30p-4:00p
Where: Enatai Elementary School, room 197
Register on line: TechVenture Kids at Enatai Winter 2019
Annual Robot Giveaway, Enter by Dec 12:  'Tis the season! TechVenture Kids is sharing the joy of STEM again this year with our annual ROBOT Giveaway. To be entered by Dec 12th you can: Enroll in a Winter class or visit TechVenture Kids' website. We'll choose one lucky winner of a Dash Robot from Wonder!

Community Corner 11/24

See new listings below.  Find the full list of Community Corner offerings on our website.

"What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then"
A panel of college students from Bellevue School District discuss how to choose a college.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Interlake High School Performing Arts Center (16245 NE 24th St) - new location


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