Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 3, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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May 6-10 --------- Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 ------------- Math Adventure Parent Info Night
May 10 ------------ Math Adventure
May 15 ------------ RUN, WALK, & ROLL Fundraiser
May 16 ------------ Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
May 17 ------------ PTSA Award Nominations due
May 17 ------------ 4th Grade Parent Meetings
May 27 ------------ Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
June 5 ------------- PTSA Board Meeting
June 10-14 ------- Hopelink Coin Drive
June 11 ----------- Field Day
June 13 ----------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
June 14 ----------- Carnival
June 20 ----------- 5th Grade Graduation
June 21 ----------- Last Day of School (shortened hours)

Volunteer Dashboard 

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
SA Week Monday: flower bouquets 5/6 Staff Appreciation Chairs 30 15
SA Week Tuesday: candy buffet 5/7 Staff Appreciation Chairs 60 51
SA Week Wednesday: catered lunch 5/8 Staff Appreciation Chairs 29 21
SA Week Friday: coffee and pastries 5/10 Staff Appreciation Chairs 29 16
Read-a-thon Co-Chairs (for 2019-20) Readathon Chair 2 0
Multicultural shadows from grades K-3 (for 2019-20) Multicultural Chairs 1-3 0
PTSA Communications shadow (for 2019-20) Communications 1-2 0
PTSA Membership shadow (for 2019-20) Membership 1-2 0
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Event team

2019-2020 PTSA Officers Elected

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our PTSA General Meeting on Wednesday night!  This well attended meeting included reports from the Principal, President, Treasurer, and Committees.  Nominations were taken from the floor and the voting results were unanimous.
Election Results
President:  Stacy Saal Vice President: Susan Goeben
Secretary: Jessi Alva Treasurer: Marilyn Gupta
We would like to thank all our candidates for offering their time and skills to serve Enatai's parents, teachers, and students!  Our current Board will continue to serve until the end of the school year.   Officer positions will transition in July.
To complete our preparations for next year, an additional General Membership Meeting is planned for June for our Budget Review.  Date and time will be forthcoming.

Staff Appreciation Week   May 6-10, 2019

Staff Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK!  Many volunteers from all grades are needed to make these events successful.   Please Sign Up!  There are still many slots open!

Remember, Students are encouraged to write a Thank You note to their teacher and at least one other staff member!  Thank You notes are DUE ON MONDAY, MAY 6TH in the red Mailbox.  Also, bring FLOWERS on Monday!

To sign up, click on the links below:

Monday, May 6th – flower bouquets
Students bring cut flowers to school and volunteers will arrange floral bouquets for the Enatai entire staff!  Volunteers will be collecting the flowers in the school lobby.  Remember, these flowers will NOT GO TO A SPECIFIC TEACHER.

Tuesday, May 7th – candy buffet
The staff will receive bags to choose their favorites treats from a candy buffet. Monetary donation needed.

Wednesday, May 8th – catered lunch
Nibanna Thai will cater lunch. Volunteers to set/clean up, and to bring dessert and beverages needed.

Thursday, May 9th – thank you notes
Each staff member will receive a special package with notes from our children.  Our Staff Appreciation Chairs will organize all notes they receive by Monday, May 6th in the large red Mailbox near the Music Room into a beautiful packaged "gift" for each staff member.  All students are encouraged to write a note of gratitude to their teacher and at least one additional member of the staff! (Staff List click here)  Please write the staff member’s full name on the envelope, without abbreviations (Mrs. Westmoreland, instead of Mrs. W, for example) to help us make correct deliveries.

Friday, May 10th – coffee and breakfast pastries
Volunteers will make lattes and offer breakfast pastries. Volunteers and Nepresso machines to borrow needed from 8:30-11am!

Math Adventure: 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.


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

Run, Walk, & Roll Coming Wednesday, May 15th

The 2019 RUN, WALK, & ROLL Packet went home in student's backpacks early this week! It has all the details on this FUN event, including how to use our online fundraising system,   PledgeStar.com/Enatai. Use this system as a convenient way to help us reach our fundraising goals.  Students will run, walk, or roll during their lunch recess on Wednesday, May 15th.  Parents are welcome to attend!  This year EVERY participating student will be given a RUN, WALK, & ROLL t-shirt!  

Please contact  Jesse Pacem with any additional questions.  For more information on Enatai's Fundraising Plan, please read our Fundraising 101 webpage.  For more information about our RUN, WALK, & ROLL fundraiser please visit the Run, Walk, & Roll webpage.  Thank you, Enatai!


PTSA 2019 Awards Nominations: due 5/17

Every year, the Enatai PTSA recognizes and celebrates a few of the wonderful people who help to make our vibrant school community great by giving out The Golden Acorn Award, The Outstanding Educator Award, and new this year, The Unsung Hero award.

We would love to have your help in the nominating process. Do you know a special person who goes above and beyond, or even one who quietly supports our community without much fanfare? Do you know someone else whose efforts deserve special recognition this year? We'd love to hear about them! Please take a moment to fill out this anonymous nomination form. This survey will close on May 17th and the awards will be announced at the Carnival on June 14th.


Reminder: 4th Grade Parent Meeting

Fifth Grade is a special time for students at Enatai: 5th Graders can look forward to their own special activities and events.   Many of these activities are exclusive to 5th Grade and are the responsibility of the 5th Grade families!

Come hear a proposal for next year's 5th Grade Haunted House fundraiser and bring your own ideas to the table!  Funds from this event fuel most 5th Grade special activities and planning starts ASAP!  Other events we will briefly discuss are 5th Grade Sweatshirts, our Carnival booth, fulfilling Yearbook needs for the special 5th Grade section, and other activities reliant on the families in our grade.  

This meeting is presented by some of your fellow 4th Grade Parents with help from the 5th Grade Teachers, PTSA, and past and current 5th Grade Parents.  Get filled in on the information we have gathered and join us in getting organized 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


Have you outgrown your Eaglewear?

Bring it back to school for our
PTSA Pass It On Program! 

Turn in your gently used Eaglewear to our collection box in the Main Office.  Items will be washed and prepped, then the PTSA Table at next year's Back to School events will offer these items in exchange for any amount donation to our scholarship fund!

Thank you for your support! 


Community Corner 5/3

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.  Check out the trianglepool.org for more information, or use this direct link to become a member or renew your membership

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
Tickets can be purchased online: https://squareup.com/store/bellevue-ptsa-council-2-dot-3

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

Bellevue Gifted-Alliance
Aisha Simon of Axiom Learning will be giving a seminar “Secrets to Success in the Gifted Program”
Geared toward elementary families.  Attendance is free.

June 3, 6:30-8:00   Rainier Room
Wilburton Instructional Service Center
12241 Main St., Bellevue

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