Enatai PTSA Newsletter
April 5, 2019


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Upcoming Events

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April 8-12 --------- Spring Break: NO SCHOOL
April 16 ----------- Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by Kindergarten
April 18 ----------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
May 1 ------------- PTSA General Membership Meeting
May 3 ------------- Passport Club check
May 6-10 --------- Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 ------------- Math Adventure Parent Info Night
May 10 ------------ Math Adventure
May 15 ------------ Run Walk & Roll

Volunteer Dashboard 

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club checkers 5/3 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


We had many people sign up for many of our teacher experiences and hosted parent parties at the Toast To Enatai event on March 9th.  If you were unable to attend the event, but still want sign up and support Enatai PTSA, you are in luck!  The following experiences still have some slots available:

-Featured Experience: Outing For 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Boys! 3 Spots Left
Calling all Boys! Come on a 3-mile hike with the Girls on the Run coaches (Autumn Perconti-3rd-grade teacher, Sharon Neal-3rd-grade teacher, and Marnie Kazarian-PE teacher). Your student will challenge their bodies and minds as the group takes an adventure through the woods. Date of Hike: Saturday, April 27th at 9AM.

- Kindergarten Movie Afternoon
- 2nd Grade Movie Afternoon
- 5th Grade Movie Afternoon
- Champagne Flowers on A Beer Budget
- Happy Hour Boat Cruise

Make your purchase NOW our Enatai PTSA website:
Experiences and Parties  

Math Adventure returns to Enatai!

Space Base Alpha

You and your team are off to explore the solar system.  Your math puzzles will  open the doors to adventure!

PARENT PREP NIGHT: May 6, 2018 @ 7pm, Enatai Cafeteria
EVENT: May 10, 2019 at 5:30-8:00pm
TICKETS: $10 each

For twelve years, Math Adventure has specialized in hosting non-competitive, team-based events at Seattle-area schools. These events uniquely blend math puzzles, theater, teamwork, and rewards – making math fun. Kids collaborate to solve puzzles, revealing clues that lead to adventures, rewards, and more puzzles.

Open to all grades (K-5), register as a complete four student team or individually.  Individuals will be helped to find a grade appropriate team.  Students may request a PTSA scholarship for ticket purchase by emailing Principal MacDonald with your request, the student's name, grade, and if they already have a team.

Questions?  Email: info@mathadventure.org

Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 4/18

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

Topic:  Smarter Balanced testing
  Thursday, April 18th at 8:00-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room

At this principal coffee, we will learn about state testing and answer the questions of why we test students, what is covered in the tests, and what resources are available to parents and students to help their testing.   State tests are conducted in Grades 3-8 and in High School.  We will also discuss what scores mean for elementary, middle school, and high school students and what impact they have on their education.


Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting - May 1st

PTSA General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 1st 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Enatai Elementary Library
Who:  All Enatai PTSA members are requested to attend!
In the final PTSA General Membership Meeting of the school year, we will vote for next year's PTSA Officers and Budget.  These are two of the most important votes of the year, determining your PTSA's leadership and what programs will receive the most financial support next year.  All Members are invited to attend this important meeting to hear any election nominations from the floor, nominating speeches, and budget proposals before casting your votes.  More information will be forthcoming, including the Nominating Committee Report!
Interested in nominating yourself or someone else for an officer position?  Our Enatai PTSA officer positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Email:communications@enataiptsa.org to be put in touch with the Nominating Committee. 
See our current Board Members, Officers, and access the Standing Rules description of Officer Duties and Responsibilities on our PTSA Board Information Page.

Annual Spring For Schools Luncheon Friday, May 3rd!

Please join us for the 40th Anniversary Spring for Schools benefit luncheon, in support of our Bellevue School District students and schools. The event will be held on Friday, May 3rd, from 10:15am-1:15pm (Education Showcase: 10:15-11:50am & Lunch from 12-1:15pm) at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency.  John Stanton, Seattle Mariners CEO and Bellevue School District alum, is our Honorary Chair. Join 1,100 other parents to hear inspiring stories from students whose lives have been changed by the Bellevue Public Schools. Discover how you can make a difference for every student in every classroom, every day.  Plus, the Mariner Moose will be there!

Nearly every school has a designated table, for Enatai, please select the "Friends of Enatai Elementary - Chris Marks & Kathy Green" table in the Table Seating Selection pull down menu so that you can be seated with others from our school!  Register online today at http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/spring-for-schools/.

Learn more about Spring for Schools or register now.  If you have questions about the luncheon, please email: BSF@enataiptsa.org


International Taste of Enatai Thanks!

Thanks to YOU, our Enatai Community, this year's International Taste of Enatai was a tremendous success!

The list of individuals who graciously donated their time and talents is extensive.  We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to ...

*  Everyone who came to the International Taste of Enatai and brought with them their food, families, games, national dress, crafts, and performances to share with us all. Your contributions are what make the evening! 

*  Principal Amy MacDonald and Assistant Principal Ali Sameti for their support and participation this year and Julie Foster and Tami Kozimor in the office, for their patience :)

*  Our custodial staff: Jason, Sergio & Laura, who helped us setup and worked late into the night to make sure our beautiful school was clean, and Marivic, our school's kitchen manager, for her generosity and helpfulness,

Melelani Hula, who bore with our technical difficulties with aplomb, Charlotte Middleton, Athena Bao, Emma Lu, Sophia Zhang who performed for us and the Shaolin KungFu Chan Academy led by Master Gao

Mrs. Davidson, who took portrait photos of our families that captured many smiles that night!

*  the many individuals who worked behind the scenes to make this event come together!  We are so grateful to have your support!

*  And Rae Okamoto, Kathy Wilson, and Thuy Wolf who chaired this event,

We have exciting plans for next year's event and hope to see you all there!

Email photos or links to your online albums here: multicultural@enataiptsa.org

If you are interested in learning more about some of the acts featured at our event, the following are the organizations that performed for us:

Melelani Hula
Laura Bergstrom, Kuma Hula
Chinese Folk Dance
Hengda Dance Academy
Chinese Kung Fu
Led by Master Gao of the Shaolin Kung Fu Chan Academy

Keep our Multicultural Event alive!

Attention Parents of Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third!

Multicultural Week and the International Taste of Enatai are chaired by PTSA members, Rae Okamoto (me), Kathy Green, and Thuy Wolf.  Both Kathy and myself are 4th Grade parents and will be moving on after next year.  Thuy has a 3rd grade student and will only be here two more years.  Who will take over after we leave? 

This beloved event requires a team to run it and next year would be the optimum time for interested parents to join us and learn how the event is run while we are still here to show you.   If you love Multicultural Week and its Family Night, please contact us to join the team for next year!  Bring your friends!  Email:  multicultural@enataiptsa.org


Message from Chinook PTSA for 5th Grade Parents

Dear 5th Grade Families:

If you have a child coming to Chinook Middle School next year; we are excited you will soon be with us!  Middle school is an interesting time for all children - so much happens when a child is a pre-teen and is learning formative life-skills.  The Chinook PTSA is a fun and fulfilling way to offer support to your child's school and your child while they are on their middle school journey.  We are Chinook’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and are filling our board roles for the 2019-2020 school year.  There are several wonderful positions open, and we would love to have new-to-Chinook parents join the team.  Please email me at president@chinookptsa.org to discuss the openings that will be right for you and time commitment abilities.  We have positions for all levels of involvement - there is a position just right for your schedule!

Get connected now!  Learn what is going on at Chinook, through our weekly school year email newsletter. Plan ahead for middle school by seeing what opportunities and activities exist!  Chinook’s PTSA has a useful newsletter which updates you about things like the school calendar, information about activities, school or counselor information, and community events. Use this link to sign up now…http://www.chinookptsa.org/newsletter-signupunsubscribe.html  

We look forward to meeting you and having your join our community.  Please email with questions about Chinook and visit our table in August at Taking Care of Business (TCOB) day! 

Nancy Huenefeld Gese
Chinook PTSA President


Community Corner 3/29

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

Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted-Alliance, and Transcend Academy

Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four exciting NEW workshops geared toward students in grades 8 to 11. Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors.   View more details here.

FREE to any BSD student with student ID CARD
$20 for BSD adults
$40 for out of district attendees

I. Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in Admissions and How to Get There
April 15 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wilburton Instructional Service Center, Rainier Room

II. Rocking Standardized Tests
April 29 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wilburton Instructional Service Center, Rainier Room

III. How to Write an Unforgettable Essay
May 14 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Newport High School, Library

IV. How to Find Your Passion
May 28 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wilburton Instructional Service Center, Rainier Room

Triangle Pool Summer 2019 Memberships Available!
Triangle Pool Membership Registration is Registration is now open for summer 2019. Membership provides full use of the pool for the summer (mid-May through-early September), a discount and priority registration on our swim lessons, an opportunity for the kids to join the Triangle Tigersharks Swim Team, the option to rent the pool for events, and the use of our picnic area and gas BBQ’s for family functions or birthday parties.   Early bird pricing through April 15, 2019! Check out the trianglepool.org for more information, or use this direct link to become a member or renew your membership

Bellevue Girls Soccer Boosters
Summer Camp registration is now open! 
 Join the fun on the field this summer!
This camp is designed for both beginners and experienced players looking to refine their skills and have some fun! Play with volunteer camp coaches and players from Bellevue High School’s Girls Soccer team and coaching staff. Questions: bhsgirlssoccercamp@gmail.com

Date: July 22-26 Time: 9-12pm Ages: 6-12
Bellevue High School Stadium
Cost: $150
Click here to register at the BBGC website

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