Enatai PTSA Newsletter
December 14, 2018

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Upcoming Events

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December 20 ----- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour, 8:00am
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 *snowflake theme

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chair 25 10
Passport Club checkers 1/11 Passport Club Chair 24 7
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chair Readathon Chair 2+ 1
Field Day Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0
Carnival Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0
Variety Show Chair President Amy Hart 1+ 0

Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 12/20

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

Topic:  Achievement Network (ANET)
  Thursday, December 20th at 8:00-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room

At this principal coffee, we will share information about Enatai’s partnership with the Achievement Network, what this work looks like for teachers and students, and share how this work is central to our professional learning at Enatai. While the partnership impacts grades 2nd -5th most directly, we will also share its impact on kindergarten and 1st grade as well.


Read-a-Thon Winners Announced!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2018 Read-A-Thon! Our students read a total of 42,291 minutes! We raised $12,000, which will support educational programs and experiences that will enrich and enhance learning for every Enatai Eagle! Way to go, Eagles! 

If your student participated, they will be coming home today with a bookmark that is good for a Free 3oz frozen yogurt treat from Yogurtland! It is valid at all Yogurtland locations.

Our Winners:
Most Minutes Read - Special Reading Achievement Certificate & $25 Gift Certificate to Island Books: K - John McMeekin, 1 - Madeline Tsai, 2 - Liam Snider, 3 - Howard Lu, 4 - JiaNuo Yu AND Elina Wilson, 5 - Lulu Wolf.

Greatest Support Grand Prize - Amazon Kindle for Kids Bundle: K - John McMeekin, 1 - Reese Sperry, 2 - Lucy Phillips, 3 - Ryder Sperry, 4 - Riley Zeitler, 5 - Olie Peterson.

Ms. Maxwell and Mrs. Neal's classes had the greatest participation in our Read-A-Thon and will receive a Special Class Party!

Congratulations, Eagles! Everyone who participated should be really proud of their accomplishment.

If you liked this program or have great ideas for ways to make it better, we are looking for help with next year's Read-A-Thon. If you are interested in finding out more about what that would entail, please write to readathon@enataiptsa.org to let us know!


PTSA General Membership Meeting 1/9

Attention Enatai PTSA Members: Please attend our first 2019 General Membership Meeting!  General membership meetings are typically held three times a year and address business requiring a membership vote, such as elections or large budget allotments.  PTSA meetings are open to the public.  Members may preview the meeting's Agenda or get more information on how meetings are run on our PTSA Meetings webpage.

When:  Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30pm
Where: Enatai Library


"Wizard of Oz"  Parent Report

Faculty advisors and the directors for Enatai's new drama program met with parents Thursday night to discuss details of this new program for Enatai's 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.   Angela and Terence Kelley stressed that this program would be tailored to serve the students of Enatai with the goal of creating moments for every student to shine.  The Wizard of Oz will be presented as a "play with music" and can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 200 performers. Everyone who tries out will get a part.  Lead roles will require a time commitment of 2 hours of rehearsal after school every school day.  Auditions will be on January 22nd with call-backs on the 23rd.  Students will not audition for any specific role but will participate in exercises to determine their strengths.  No parents are allowed at auditions.  Students will be considered for roles without restriction by race or gender.  Responsible upper grade students may also audition to be on the technical crew.  Final performance dates are March 14th and 15th.
This program was funded by the Enatai PTSA and there is NO COST for students to participate.  While this program meets and performs outside school hours it will be run by the Enatai administration.   Our Producer, third grade teacher Mr Wilkins, will be working to help students who have after-school supervision or transportation concerns.
-This report was written by a parent who attended the meeting. Information released by the school may override information contained here. Please contact Mr. Wilkins if you have additional questions about this program.


You never know what might happen during the pre-show entertainment at Movie Night! Last Friday, 12 members of the Bellevue High School Drumline marched in for a surprise performance before the screening of The Incredibles 2. Go Wolverines!

Mark your calendar for the next Movie Night, Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thank you to our stellar volunteers last Friday’s event: Annette Bjorklund, Jack Castro, Tamryn Kobayashi, Heather Newman, Rae Okamoto, Jesse Pacem, Chris Phillips, Claire Phillips, Jon Shoemaker, Lulu Wolf, Mimi Wolf, and Thuy Wolf.  Thank you to Principal MacDonald for welcoming everyone to Movie Night. Thank you also to all the parents who pitched in to clean up the Multipurpose Room in record-time.

Silver Membership Growth Award

Washington State PTA Recognizes Enatai PTSA with Silver Membership Growth Award

Enatai PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Enatai Elementary.   Join Enatai PTSA Today!


December Spirit Day: 12/21

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


Community Corner 12/14

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

Mid-winter Break Camp Feb. 18th-22nd 2019
Join us this winter- break as we bring out the best in ouselves and make a difference for people in our community! We will be learning all about compassion towards people in need in our community! We'll complete fun and creative art projects on our journey of exploration and compassion as we focus on different members of our community. Let's take the time to learn how to show:
- Compassion towards ourselves
- Compassion towards our family
- Compassion towards people in need around the world!

Register Online: https://www.campkindnesscounts.org/wintercamp
Early Bird Special, before Jan. 15: $270


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