Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 18, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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January 21 -------- MLK Holiday: NO SCHOOL
January 22 -------- Wizard of Oz Auditions: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
January 28 -------- Professional Day: NO SCHOOL
February 1 -------- Passport Club Check *CORRECTION*
February 1 -------- Spring Book Fair Preview: K/1st Grades *CORRECTION*
February 1 -------- 4th Grade Parents' Coffee
February 1 -------- Movie Night
February 4 - 8 ---- Spring Book Fair Week
February 6 -------- Book Fair Family Night
February 6 -------- PTSA Board Meeting
February 7 -------- Staff Appreciation Lunch: 2nd Grade
February 13 ------- Kindergarten Information Night 6:30-7:30pm
February 18-22 --- Midwinter Break: NO SCHOOL
February 28 ------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour


Volunteer Dashboard 

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers 1/31-2/8 Book Fair Chairs  120
Toast to Enatai Volunteers and Donations Toast Chairs 25 10
Passport Club checkers 2/1 *Date Correction* Passport Club Chair 24 3
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chair Readathon Chair 2+ 1

Wizard of Oz Auditions 1/22

This will be Enatai’s first school play, and we are thrilled to have Angela and Terence Kelley as our professional director and choreographer. Students in 3rd through 5th grades are welcome to participate.  Parents are strongly encouraged to read the Wizard of Oz Registration Packet for additional requirements, information, and all forms listed below.

Tuesday, January 22nd from 2:30 to 5:00
Cast Auditions for 4th and 5th graders (Enatai Gym)

There will be cast auditions for students in 4th and 5th grades. To be in the play these auditions for 4th – 5th grade are mandatory and are closed to parents.  4th and 5th graders must complete and bring the following documents to auditions Tuesday, January 22nd:
- Cast Audition Registration Form
- Photo/Video Release Form

There will be group sign-ups for the 3rd graders.  3rd Graders must complete the Group Sign-Up Form and return it to the front office.   For 4th and 5th Graders, limited space is available in the Backstage/Tech crew.  Fill out the Backstage/Tech Form in the Registration Packet and return it to the front office by January 22nd.

Remember! Accepting a part in the play, however big or small, is an important commitment! 

More Information is Available:
Enatai Elementary School Play Webpage
The Wizard of Oz Registration Packet (Forms included)

Questions?  Contact Enatai School Play Producer Chris Wilkins wilkinsch@bsd405.org

Toast to Enatai Fundraising Gala 3/9

We are just 7 weeks away from our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! The Toast to Enatai PTSA gala and auction will help raise funds to support educational programs for our kids for years to come!

Join us Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6-10pm at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue where you’ll enjoy a fun-filled social event with enticing auction items, great food and beverages, all while connecting with your neighbors.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to RSVP today!
    $100 per ticket, which includes a 2-course sit-down dinner & drinks

Can’t join the event? There are still opportunities to participate on behalf of your child by:
- Donating to the Gift Card Bonanza: Just bring your unused gift cards to the school office from Jan 28-Feb 1.
- We are in desperate need of volunteers! Click here for more information or contact toast@enataiPTSA.org.
- Donating Procurement Items/Experiences (tax deductible)
- Sponsoring a teacher/friend/family member
- Becoming a Corporate Sponsor

Follow along with us!
    Instagram: @toastenatai2019
    Facebook: Enatai Toast 2019

If you are able to help in any way, please email toast@enataiPTSA.org. Looking forward to seeing you!


GeoBee Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to all GeoBee participants this year!  They spent much time and effort preparing for the competition in the past few months and showcased their impressive geographic knowledge at the preliminary school-level competition on January 13th!  You can read more about the GeoBee program at our website.

Special congratulations to 9 students below who have made it into the final competition on January 27!   (Names are not in a particular order).   We wish them all the best for the Final!

GeoBee Semi-Finalists
Adya Akhouri

Ava Sundaramani
Sydney Suh
Nina Gatmaytan
Jason Gu
Rafie Gatmaytan
Issac Yeung
Joey Yoon
Paxton Foreman

Thanks Mrs Chun, Mrs Maxwell, and the parents for encouraging and supporting the participants! 


Next Movie Night to Feature Trolls

Trolls (2016) will be the featured attraction at Movie Night, scheduled for Friday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Enatai Multipurpose Room. Please mark your calendar, and join other neighborhood families for an evening of fun. Admission is free.

Trolls, created by DreamWorks Animation, is a colorful animated musical featuring the classic tall-haired Troll dolls from the 1960s, brought to life. In the movie, optimistic Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) joins curmudgeon Branch (Justin Timberlake) on an adventure after Troll Village is invaded. The film’s score is full of memorable toe-tapping tunes, such as the popular “Can’t Stop the Music”. The storyline emphasizes positive messages about finding happiness and overcoming obstacles.

Trolls is rated PG. For a parental review and to see the trailer: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/trolls


4th Grade Parents’ Coffee Set for February 1

Come catch up with fellow 4th grade parents, and perhaps meet somebody new!
 4th Grade Parents’ Latte Hour 
WHO: All 4th Grade Parents Invited
WHERE: Dilettante Mocha Cafe: 1450 114th Ave. SE in the Conifer Bldg. at Bellefield Office Park
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
FEATURING: For each guest, modern calligraphy artist and Enatai resident Olivia Burns will be on hand to create a complimentary bookmark or Valentine, personalized with a name or phrase. Ms. Burns is an alumnus of Enatai Elementary and recent graduate of Bellevue High School. 
HOSTED BY: Sharon Pang (4th grade parent)

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon!

Enatai PTSA will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair February 4-8th.  There will be an Evening Shopping Event Wednesday February 6th from 5:30-7:30pm.  Hosting a Scholastic Book Fair helps Enatai PTSA earn Scholastic Dollars to purchase books for each classroom and school library as well as "Scholastic News" for ALL students.

It takes many volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Volunteering at the book fair is easy and fun.  Interesting in helping? There are many slots to fill-SIGNUP HERE. If you have questions, please email bookfair@enataiptsa.org.

Spring Book Fair Schedule
Monday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm)
Tuesday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm) & After School
Wednesday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am)
Wednesday Evening Family Event (5:30-7:30 pm) Evening
Thursday- Lunch Recess (11-12:35 pm) & After School
Friday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) ONLY-THEN CLOSED

Shop Online to Preview or Purchase Books starting Jan 26th


Curriculum Enhancement Updates

Thanks to a Bellevue Schools Foundation grant and additional funding from Enatai PTSAAlex Zerbe was able to bring an educational and entertaining ALL SCHOOL assembly on Friday, January 11th! The Come Alive Assembly Alex uses his many talents to inspire kid's creativity through Physical Education, Arts and Literacy. He also brought a message about the importance of confidence, persistence and self-expression. Ask you student what was their favorite part.

Friday January 11th-  3rd Grade Island of Hope-Living Voices
Students learned why people immigrated to America, the hardships they endured leaving their homeland, passing through Ellis Island and establishing a new life in America. Thank you Bellevue Schools Foundation for funding this enriching theatrical experience and support what our 3rd Graders are learning in social studies this year!

Upcoming CE Experiences:
January 24th Toymaker  -4th Grade (Enatai PTSA Funded)
January 29th Author Visit with Kathryn Otoshi  -All Grades (BSF Grant/PTSA Funds)
January 31st/Feb 1st  -3rd Grade Museum of Flight-Fossett Captains (Enatai PTSA Funded)

Experiences like these are supported by the Enatai PTSA thanks to Parent/Student participation in our fundraisers. The next chance for Families and Community members to help support experiences like these for ALL our students is by attending the Toast to Enatai Fundraising Gala on March 9th. You can also make a direct donation on our website: www.enataiptsa.org

Community Corner 1/18

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

Bellevue School Foundations
The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect, is hosting two screenings of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope.  The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion.  The film is not recommended for children under age ten. 
Date 1:  Register Here
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chinook Middle School
2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Children over age 10 are welcome to attend with an adult. 
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm
(lunch will be served at 11:30am, a panel will discuss afterward from 1:00 pm-1:30pm)
12241 Main Street, Rainier Room
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tillicum Middle School Choir Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Party
Whether you want to enjoy a romantic date night out, or have a fun night with friends
while your children are entertained, this is your opportunity!
Where: Tillicum Middle School
When: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ages: Potty trained – 5th Grade
Fee: $40 (siblings $20)**
Food: Pizza, drinks, popcorn
Activities: Singing, movie, crafts, board games and more!

Registration: E-mail Tillicumchoirfund@gmail.com
** This is a fundraiser for Tillicum Middle School Choir’s festival in New York City March 2019


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