Enatai PTSA Newsletter
March 8, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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March 9 ----------- Toast to Enatai!
March 11 ---------- New Date: Kindergarten Information Night
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 ---------- Staff Appreciation Lunch 1st Grade
March 19 ---------- Talking about Race: Parent Preview 7:00-8:30pm
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
April 3 ------------- PTSA Board Meeting
April 8-12 --------- Spring Break: NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Dashboard 

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Volunteers 3/9 Toast Chairs 48 19
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/22 - 3/29 Multicultural Chairs   18+ 4
International Taste of Enatai Food, Activities, Fashion 3/29 Multicultural Chairs Lots! Good start!
Passport Club checkers 3/29 Passport Club Chair 24 5
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chairs Readathon Chair 2 0


Toast to Enatai this Saturday!  3/9

It’s the week of the Toast to Enatai Fundraising Gala.  The auction items are now all online http://enatai.maestroweb.com so take a sneak peek to see what you may want to bid on. Let the fun begin and we'll see you on Saturday, March 9th! We are still looking for an item reader to help the auctioneer, so if you are not shy and wouldn’t mind being on stage, please reach out to toast@enataiptsa.org, we will even provide you a complimentary gala ticket!


Wizard of Oz Performances 3/14 + 3/15

We are excited to announce The Wizard of Oz will be performed for audiences next week with two evening shows!  Our third, fourth, and fifth grade actors and tech crew have been working hard to create a stellar production of our first school play.  Don't miss your chance to see what is sure to be a highlight of the year!

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

Thursday, March 14th 7:00pm & Friday, March 15th 7:00pm
Enatai Elementary Multipurpose Room


How to Talk to Kids about Race 3/19

Spend an evening at Enatai Elementary examining how race impacts us, our children, and ways to navigate the discussions with young minds.

Tuesday, March 19th  7:00 - 8:30pm
Enatai Elementary Multipurpose Room

This engaging presentation will be by Seattle author and activist, Sharon H. Chang.  See more about Sharon H. Chang on her website.  This important discussion is intended for PARENTS.  All community members and interested adults are invited to attend.  Enatai students will be attending an assembly the following day.  

Registration is requested.  To register for this FREE event, click HERE.  For more information, contact event chairs, Sarah Bryan & Chezik Tsunoda via Email.


Enatai West Zone Orchestra Concert and West Zone Band Concert 3/20

On Thursday, Feb 28, our Enatai Orchestra performed at the West Zone Orchestra Concert.  Our beginning orchestra students played several songs and then listened to the secondary students play.  The progress that occurs in our music programs in middle school and high school is tremendous.  I encourage your students to all continue participating in music throughout their school career. The benefits of making music are many, including supporting strong academics and having a positive impact on student’s social emotional health.

Congratulations to the Enatai Orchestra!

On Wednesday, March 20, our Enatai Band will perform in the West Zone Band Concert.  The concert will be at Chinook Middle School at 7:00 pm.  Come out and support on band students! 

Good luck, Enatai Band!


Multicultural Week & International Taste of Enatai 3/25-3/29

2005 It's a Small World2015 It's a Small World Family Night

Message from Multicultural Co-Chair, Rae Okamoto:
Since my twins started kindergarten at Enatai Elementary in 2015, my family has loved Multicultural family night.  That first year we went to the gym of Old Enatai and was overwhelmed by the sense of community.  Everyone was there and everyone found something to enjoy.  There was the food, the crafts, the fashion show, and friends everywhere!  Each year my family has enjoyed this event.  While the elements are the same, it is the people who come and what they share that make each year's Multicultural family night new and exciting.  

We invite all our Enatai families to come to the 2019 Multicultural family night, the International Taste of Enatai, to share your heritage with our community and celebrate our diversity by bringing food, creating a display, hosting a game or craft, dressing for the Fashion Show, or bringing a cultural performance to the Enatai stage!

Contribute to the International Taste of Enatai 3/29
or volunteer to help

More information:  Multicultural Week + International Taste of Enatai webpage.  Email us: multicultural@enataiptsa.org
Extended Deadline:  Student Worksheets may be submitted until March 21st!
Every family is a part of our celebration!


Second chance for Yearbook orders  3/30

Yearbook order forms will be coming home in backpacks soon to give you one more chance to order the 2018-2019 School Yearbook!  Our yearbook features class photos and unique event photos submitted to us from our class photographers and volunteers.  A special section for graduating 5th Graders makes this a 5th Grade essential item!  Order a yearbook to keep the memories of this year fresh!  Once our orders have been submitted we cannot reorder additional copies.  Return your order forms by March 30th.

Questions?  Email our Yearbook Chairs: yearbook@enataiptsa.org


Community Corner 3/8

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

Stroum Jewish Community Center
Purim Carnival 3/17   11am-2pm
The Greater Seattle area’s largest Purim Carnival is upon us! Join us “On the Boardwalk” for our biggest Purim Carnival yet with tons of games, crafts, prizes, food trucks, and more. Plus, we’ll have FOUR fun inflatables! Cost is free but we ask that you register in advance here.


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