Enatai PTSA Newsletter
April 20, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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April 23 ----------- Staff Appreciation Week Information Meeting
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
May 16 ------------ Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
May 17 ------------ 4th Grade Parent Meetings

Volunteer Dashboard 

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

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!
Enatai parents! The officers of your current PTSA board have already served two-year terms and are not permitted by National PTA rules to continue their roles beyond June 30th, 2019.  This means that we need YOU to volunteer to join the board and help carry forward the business of the Enatai PTSA, which includes allocating the funds you have generously contributed this year.  Nominations will be presented, as well as taken from the floor, at our next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday May 1st at 6:30pm in the Enatai Library.  At minimum, we must fill the roles of President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the 2019-20 school year. Here are the definitions of those role responsibilities.  Please consider nominating yourself and coming to the meeting to vote! All of these positions can be held by a pair if you'd like to work with a friend.

Staff Appreciation Week Info Meeting - This Tuesday 4/23

Staff Appreciation Week is coming May 6-10th! The Staff at Enatai Elementary educate and care for our children all through the school year.  Staff Appreciation Week is a time for our families to express their gratitude to this dedicated group of individuals: from the teachers who work with our children daily to the custodians who ensure our school facilities are maintained and safe.   All our Enatai Staff form the vital team that supports each student.   This special week, organized by our PTSA Staff Appreciation Chairs Jodi Sternoff and Thuy Wolf, features daily treats for our staff members.  Come to the Staff Appreciation Week Information Meeting, this Tuesday, to learn what is planned and how you can contribute!  Participation is requested from every classroom!  Questions?  Email: staffappreciation@enataiptsa.org

Staff Appreciation Information Meeting
Tuesday, April 23rd  9:00am
Enatai's STEM Room


Math Adventure registration is open!

Space Base Alpha

Math in space! Come be an astronaut for a night on Star Base Alpha - help the crew as you navigate through the galaxy, exploring planets, meeting aliens, and keeping the Star Base running. We'll need your team spirit and math skills - and you'll get to prove that you've got the Right Stuff!  Registration is open for all grades - register as a team of 4 or as an individual (and we'll help you find a team).  Students may request a PTSA scholarship for ticket purchase by emailing Principal MacDonald with your request.


Come to Parent Prep night (Parents Only) to learn how this event works, show Coaches math examples, and sign-up your Volunteer for their role!
PARENT PREP NIGHT: May 6, 2018 @ 7pm, Enatai Cafeteria
EVENT: May 10, 2019 at 5:30-8:00pm
TICKETS: $10 each

Questions?  Email: info@mathadventure.org


Enatai Intent to Return 2019-2020

Are you returning to Enatai next year?  Parents should have already received an email from the school district containing the Enatai 2019-2020 Intent to Return form.   Please do not ignore this form as it not only asks your status for next year, but also provides an opportunity for you to influence your child's education.  An accurate count of returning students now could affect the number of classrooms and teachers per grade in the upcoming year!

For returning students, this form is used to help determine classroom placement.  Parents are asked to describe their child's optimum learning environment and detail any concerns they have that should be considered.  Use this form to tell the school what your child needs to get the most out of his/her education at Enatai!

Click here for Enatai 2019-2020 Intent to Return
Forms are due on May 6th


4th Grade Parent Meeting: Intro to 5th Grade

Attention 4th Grade Parents! Is your student returning to Enatai next year for 5th Grade?  Fifth Grade is a special time for students at Enatai.  As the oldest students at the school, 5th Graders can look forward to their own special activities and events.  Come to our meeting to learn about these and the resources available to make our students' final year in elementary school one to remember! 

Parents are needed to help organize these events.  5th Grade events run smoothly when Parents participate and lead from the start of the year!  The first event run by 5th Grade is the Haunted House fundraiser.  Planning for this event starts early: come hear a proposal for next year and bring your own ideas to the table!

This meeting is presented by some of your fellow 4th Grade Parents with information from the 5th Grade Teachers, PTSA, and past and current 5th Grade Parents.  Join us to get ready for next year!

4th Grade Parents Meetings
Morning Meeting
When: Friday, May 17th  8:30-9:30am
Where: STEM Room at Enatai Elementary

Evening Meeting
When: Friday, May 17th  6:00-7:00pm
Where: Home of Enatai Parent, Kathy Green Wilson
email to RSVP and receive more information


Reminder: Spring For Schools Luncheon 5/3

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

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


Community Corner 3/29

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

Triangle Pool Summer 2019 Memberships Available!
Triangle Pool Membership Registration is now open for summer 2019.  The pool is currently undergoing resurfacing for a fresh new look this summer!  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.  Our neighborhood pool is a great place to see familiar faces all summer long!  Check out the trianglepool.org for more information, or use this direct link to become a member or renew your membership
Dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Camps! Sessions run Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sessions are open to players starting K-8th grade in Fall 2019:

Session 1 | June 24-27 | International School (445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005)
Session 2 | July 8-11 | International School
Session 3 | July 15-18 | International School
Session 4 | July 22-25 | Advanced Skill Development Session | International School
Share with your friends! Summer camps do NOT have school/residence eligibility constraints and are open to age appropriate players from ALL areas.   Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more lacrosse players. The camps are specifically geared toward fundamental individual skills and the introduction to team concepts. Our outstanding staff will focus on teaching the skills each player needs. If your player is learning the game for the first time or looking to take his game to the next level, this is a great camp for your player.  Learn more here...

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