Enatai PTSA Newsletter
December 7, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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December 7 ------- Movie Night: Incredibles 2
December 12 ----- Staff Appreciation, all grades:  Cookie Blitz
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
January 9 --------- PTSA General Membership Meeting, 6:30pm Library
January 11 -------- Passport Club Check
January 17 -------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
January 17 -------- Staff Appreciation Lunch: 3rd Grade
January 21 -------- MLK Holiday: NO SCHOOL
January 28 -------- Professional Day: NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Dashboard - super hero theme!

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
TONIGHT: Movie Night 12/7 Movies Chair 16 3
Staff Appreciation Cookie Blitz 12/12 Staff Appreciation 130 46
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chair Many Some!
Passport Club checkers 12/14 Passport Club Coordinator 24 9
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


Fun Surprise at Movie Night Tonight!  12/7

There will be a fun surprise and special guests at Movie Night tonight! Don’t miss out! Come early to select your seats and get your snacks. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. screening of The Incredibles 2.

Kids like to bring blankets and pillows. Chairs are available, but you may also bring your own. Please keep your folding high-back chairs on the perimeters. No drop-offs, please. This is a family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, thanks to your donations to PTSA.

We are short on volunteers, so if you’re attending Movie Night, why not sign up to work a shift while you’re there? Please click here. We especially need parents to make the popcorn and run the snack bar. Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 (2018) will be the featured attraction. Rated “PG.”

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.

Staff Appreciation Cookie Blitz 12/12

For the month of December, the Staff Appreciation Committee coordinates a "Cookie Blitz" for our dedicated teachers and staff members.  An annual favorite, each staff member goes home with a wonderful assortment of cookies!  To be successful, we need EACH CLASS to contribute 6 dozen cookies (homemade or store bought).  Please participate in this all-school Appreciation event for the Holidays!  We need YOU (and your cookies)!!

To sign up to bring some treats or to volunteer to help out with the event, click here. 


Enatai Drama Program: Parent Information Meeting 12/12

 Attention Parents of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students!
Enatai Staff and the PTSA have teamed up to bring a new after-school Drama Program to Enatai.  It will provide opportunities for third, fourth, and fifth grade students to act in a large scale dramatic production directed by professional actors Angela and Terence Kelley.  Students will also be able to participate in technical behind-the-scenes roles.  Angela and Terence Kelley have directed large scale dramatic productions at Newport Heights Elementary for almost 20 years.   The full program will run from January to March with auditions on January 21st and 22nd. 

Learn more about the play, parts that require auditions, roles that do not require auditions, rehearsal commitments, and other key information at this Parent information meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30pm.  JUST ANNOUNCED: The play will be "The Wizard of Oz"!

Enatai Geo Bee Go Go Go!

A weekend study session with Mrs Chun

The first ever National Geographical Bee Enatai competition will take place on Jan 13, 2019.   Twenty-three students from 4th and 5th Grades have signed up and are doing extensive reading to prepare for this competition.  Some of the students have also formed study groups and meet at school to share information and help practice.  Good luck to all Enatai Geo Bee kids!  

Feel free to stop by the big maps in the hall way to test yourself and have some Geo fun.  If you are in 4th or 5th Grade and interested in this competition,  the registration is open till end of December and email Passportclub@enataiptsa.org to sign up. 

Read-a-Thon Early Report

Thank you to all our Enatai Families who participated in this year's Read-a-thon!  Our Read-a-thon Chair is hard at work with the many reading logs we received.  Prizes will be announced next week for our lucky readers and classrooms!  Preliminary estimates show we raised about $12,000 for our school programs! 

Fundraisers such as Read-a-thon help the PTSA provide curriculum enhancement programs such as assemblies, field trips, and special activities!  The PTSA also provides grants for library and classroom supplies and helps provide Math and Reading Aides!  Read more about why we fundraise here:  PTSA Fundraising and Budget.

Thank you, Enatai! 


SAVE THE DATE: Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 12/20

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

Topic:  To be Announced
  Thursday, December 20th at 8:00-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room


December Spirit Day: 12/21

December 21st 
Comfy Cozy Day – Wear your favorite cozy outfit or pjs to school!



After School at Enatai 12/7

Be Our Guest for Beauty and the Beast!
A free play after school on Thursday, December 13th at 3pm on the Enatai Stage.
Presented by Enatai's after school drama club and Small Hands on Art! with Howie and Amy McOmber

NEW DATE: December 13th at 3pm.
Cost:  FREE


Community Corner 12/7

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

REMINDER: 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.  Click here for further details.



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