Enatai PTSA Newsletter
March 1, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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March 5 ----------- Multicultural Week + ITE info mtg
March 6 ----------- PTSA Board Meeting
March 7 ----------- Science Fair Night
March 9 ----------- Toast to Enatai!
March 11 ---------- New Date: Kindergarten Information Night
March 14 ---------- Staff Appreciation Lunch 1st Grade
March 14 ---------- Wizard of Oz evening performance
March 15 ---------- Professional Day: NO SCHOOL   SNOW MAKEUP DAY
March 15 ---------- Wizard of Oz evening performance
March 18 ---------- Professional Day: NO SCHOOL
March 19 ---------- Talking about Race: Parent Preview
March 20 ---------- Talking about Race: Assemblies
March 21 ---------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
March 25 - 29 ---- Multicultural Week
March 29 ---------- Passport Club Check
March 29 ---------- International Taste of Enatai 6-8pm

Volunteer Dashboard 

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Science Fair Night Volunteers 3/7 Science Fair Chair 7 0
Toast to Enatai Volunteers 3/9 Toast Chairs 48 8
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/22 - 3/29 Multicultural Chairs   18+ 0
International Taste of Enatai Food, Activities, Fashion 3/29 Multicultural Chairs Lots! Just opened!
Passport Club checkers 3/29 Passport Club Chair 24 3
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chairs Readathon Chair 2 0

Science Assembly: Fire and Ice!

Students explored molecular changes at our Mad Science assembly yesterday.  Rockin' Robin demonstrated various molecular changes in matter using fire and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). A piece of paper caught on fire and disappeared! A magic potion combined with Robin's own energy became too big for its small space and exploded! With the help of some Enatai students dry ice cloud bubbles were created and a balloon inflated as carbon dioxide changed from solid to gas! A hardboiled egg found its way into a small opening with the help of fire, and out again with the help of ice!

We hope the show inspired students to participate in our Science Fair next week, March 7th, 6:00-7:30pm in the Enatai Gym.  It will be an evening of interactive science fun including student displays, hands-on experiments, and a family engineering challenge.  Click here for more information or if you have questions, contact Susan Goeben: sciencefair@enataiptsa.org  Interested in helping?  Sign up here: Science Fair Night Volunteers.

Science Fair Night   March 7 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Everyone is welcome!



Toast to Enatai Update

Last minute tickets the Toast to Enatai Fundraising Gala are still available.  You can purchase tickets here.  This year, the gala is being held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and includes a delicious two course dinner and drinks.  Don’t miss out! Grab a few friends and come to this fun, interactive event!  
Questions or interested in volunteering?  Reach out to toast@enataiptsa.org


Multicultural Week Information Meeting 3/5

Enatai Elementary's Multicultural Week and its family night, the International Taste of Enatai, is scheduled for the last week of March!  Our students tell us that this is one of their favorite events of the year.   We will have a short presentation and a question and answer session on March 3th at 8:00-9:00am in the STEM Room.  This is a great time to have your questions answered and see examples of what other families have done in past years.

What:  Multicultural Week and International Taste of Enatai Q&A Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 5th 8:00-9:00am
Where:  Enatai Elementary STEM Room (first floor, opposite the staircase)

You can also
Sign up to help Multicultural Week

More information:  Multicultural Week + International Taste of Enatai webpage.  Email us: multicultural@enataiptsa.org  Opportunities to contribute to our family night, the International Taste of Enatai, have just opened!  See our signup here:  International Taste of Enatai.   Every family is invited and every family can participate!


Library Volunteers Needed

A Message from our Librarian:

I am currently looking for volunteers to assist in the library on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday mornings from the start of school until 9 or 10 AM.  Mostly, I need assistance checking books in and shelving them.  I can also use parents to help assist my kindergarten (Wednesday) and 1st graders (Mondays) check out books.  Please consider volunteering your time.   You can email me at leecharleen@bsd405.org  with  the days/times you are available.

Thank you,
Charleen Lee, Teacher-Librarian


Enatai performs at the West Zone Choir Concert

Enatai's Choir was invited to participate in the Bellevue School District West Zone Choral Concert on February 26th at Bellevue High School.  Enatai students, along with Clyde Hill Elementary, Wilburton Elementary, Woodridge Elementary, Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School, showcased their singing talents.  Enatai students sang America for Me and Stand by Me.  The grand finale happened at the end of the evening where all the schools performed This is Me -from The Greatest Showman

Thank you, Sharon Peterson, for your time working with our choir students and allowing them to have this wonderful experience! 


Student Directories

All student directory orders have been delivered.  Five directories are available for immediate purchase by PTSA members on a first come basis for $10 each. 

Contact Thuy Wolf to buy the last available 2018-2019 Student Directories!


Scheduled Make-up Days for Snow

Bellevue School District has just announced changes to the school calendar to make up for those school days missed because of snow.  School will now be held on Friday, March 15th and Friday, June 21st.  This replaces the Professional Day formerly planned for March 15th and extends the school calendar by one day.

Although five days was missed because of snow, only these two days are confirmed make up days.  Students are expected to attend school on Friday, March 15th and Friday, June 21st.  Parents, please review any pickup plans or after school care to ensure they are aware of this change.  Additional calendar changes may be forthcoming after a review by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  See the official BSD webpage and notice here:  BSD Last Day of School


Afterschool at Enatai 3/1

After School at Enatai:
Howie and Amy McOmber with Small Hands on Art presents
The Lion King
Small Hands on Art is a not-for-profit organization that believes in providing arts education to students. Small Hands on art does not discriminate on any basis.  Enrollment this time K-2nd grade only.
Rehearsal Dates: February 28, March 7, 14, 21
Time: 2:25- 3:15 p.m.
Place: Room 149, meet at the stairs in the lobby.
Cost: $85.00  Checks payable to Small Hands on Art 
Recital: March 21 at 2:45p.m. Enatai Stage Cast arrives at normal time for costumes.
Questions: call 425-313-9431
Sign-up forms available on After-School opportunities wall outside Main Office.

Community Corner 3/1

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 a screenings of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope.  

IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”.  Chinook Middle School will host a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion. Panelists are Maria Barrios, parent from Medina Elementary School; Dr. Rindee Ashcraft, Polaris Family Behavioral Health; and a  School Counselor (TBA). Children over age 10 are welcome to attend with an adult. 
Thursday, March 5, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chinook Middle School Commons
2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Please RSVP here

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