Enatai PTSA Newsletter
March 15, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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March 15 ---------- The Wizard of Oz final evening performance 7pm
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
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/22 - 3/29 Multicultural Chairs   10+ 6
International Taste of Enatai Food, Activities, Fashion 3/29 Multicultural Chairs Lots! More Please!
Passport Club checkers 3/29 Passport Club Chair 24 6
5th Grade Events Chairs (see webpage) President Amy Hart 8+ 6
Read-a-thon Co-Chairs Readathon Chair 2 0

Wizard of Oz Final Performance TONIGHT 7pm

The LAST performance of this year's school play, the Wizard of Oz, will be on stage in the Enatai Multipurpose Room tonight at 7pm!  Don't miss your chance to see it!  Performance runs for a little over an hour with no intermissions.

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

Final Performance
Friday, March 15th 7:00pm
Enatai Elementary Multipurpose Room
Ticket Cost: FREE


Toast to Enatai thanks you!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Toast To Enatai such a successful and fun-filled evening!!   It would not have been possible without the amazing volunteers, staff, donors, party hosts, and attendees.  Don't forget to double your donation through corporate matching!!  Itemized receipts will be mailed out within the next few days.

Also, on sale for a limited time on the Enatai PTSA website:  Experiences and Parties!  Purchase the last remaining Teacher of the Days, Teacher Experiences, and Hosted Party Spots from the Auction before they're gone!  These opportunities will only be available once this year.


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.


International Taste of Enatai 3/29

Sign Up Now to be a part of our International Taste of Enatai Family Night!  

We invite all our Enatai families to come to the 2019 Multicultural family night, the International Taste of Enatai, and share your heritage with our community in our celebration of diversity!

Contribute to the...
... Food Hall with home made or purchased food,
... Activity Hall with games, crafts, displays, or activities,
... Fashion Show by signing up and dressing in regional clothing,
... Entertainment by signing up cultural arts student groups to perform,
... Decorations by bringing decorations or returning your student worksheets,
... success of our event by volunteering!

Contribute to the International Taste of Enatai 3/29
or volunteer to help
help us by signing up by Tuesday, March 19th
(Late entries accepted, but we are less able to accommodate requests) 

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


Curriculum Enhancement Round-up 3/15

On March 7th, all of Enatai student's attended  The 5th Avenue Theatre production of Northwest Bookshelf. The play was about six students who went to their school library in search of the perfect book to read.  They discovered the library had many books written by authors from the Pacific Northwest.  The performance incorporated music to help the stories come to life.  Northwest Bookshelf also acted out some of the rich history and cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.  Ask your student if they recognized any of the books and which one was their favorite?  

On March 8th, the third grade students went to see the Pied Piper Production of The One and Only Ivan. Students got a chance to see this wonderful book come to life on the stage.  This book was based on the true story of an unforgettable gorilla at the Tacoma mall.  Here are some links to this story: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article58718318.html and http://belovedivan.org/ivans-story/.  
On Wednesday, March 13, Enatai's 2nd graders had a great time with Toymaker Rick Hartman investigating solids, liquids, and gas and making boats that really float (and race!) Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered and to the PTSA for providing the funds for this fun-filled in-school workshop!
Thank you Enatai PTSA and the Curriculum Enhancement team for fully funding and helping to coordinate these activities to enrich what our students are learning in school!

Community Corner 3/8

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

Education Connections
Alphabet Soup: BSD Opportunities for Students Explained 3/26   11:30am-1pm
On March 26, 2019, the Community Engagement committee (a joint venture of the Bellevue Schools Foundation, PTSA, and Bellevue School District) would like to offer a lite lunch and program to educate parents about the different programs, as well as the difference between programs, that are available for Bellevue School District Students. The following programs will be discussed:  Advanced Learning, AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate), AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), CTE (Career and Technical Education) and WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers), Dual Language—Spanish, Dual Language—Mandarin and the International Spanish Academy.  This is a great opportunity to get all the information you need in one place and make sense of it all.  Lite lunch provided on March 26th at 11:30 and program from 12:00-1:00.  Sign up today here. The event will be held in the Rainier Room at WISC, 12241 Main Street, Bellevue WA.  

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