Enatai PTSA Newsletter
May 24, 2019

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May 27 ------------ Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
May 28 ------------ Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet 8:15am
June 3 ------------- Last day to check out books from Library
June 5 ------------- PTSA General Membership Meeting
June 10 ----------- Deadline for return of all Library books
June 10-14 ------- Hopelink Coin Drive
June 11 ----------- Field Day
June 13 ----------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour
June 14 ----------- Box tops for Education due
June 14 ----------- Carnival
June 19 ----------- End of Year Assembly
June 20 ----------- 5th Grade Promotion
June 21 ----------- Last Day of School (8-10am)

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Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Toast to Enatai Chair (for 2019-20) Communications  1+ 0
Read-a-thon Co-Chairs (for 2019-20) Readathon Chair 2 0
Academic Adventure Co-Chair (for 2019-20) Academic Adventure Chair 1 0
Yearbook Chair (for 2019-20)  Yearbook Chair  1-2 0
Multicultural shadows from grades K-3 (for 2019-20) Multicultural Chairs 1-3 1
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

Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet 5/28

Enatai welcomes the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet for a performance at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in a morning assembly open to Enatai families.

Thanks to grants from the Enatai PTSA, Bellevue Schools Foundation, and Tyee PTSA, students and community members will be treated to a uniquely twisted blend of classical, Top 40, soundtrack, and jazz on the unlikely instrument, the bassoon! Lauren Yu Ziemba, Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, and Kara LaMoure compose, arrange, and perform music while touring in the United States and around the world with their quartet. Come join us for a fun and enlightening performance!


PTSA General Membership Meeting 6/5

PTSA General Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 5th 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 review next year's Proposed Budget, vote on its acceptance by this year's membership, and address final agenda items of the year.  All Members are invited to attend this important meeting to learn how the budget is being shaped for next year to reflect changes in members' support.  See how the PTSA will use your donations next year and cast your vote!

Academic Adventure Awards

Congrats to all of the 114 kids who earned ribbons for 320 total adventures this year!  Special congratulations to the 29 following students who earned the Wall of Fame and/or Principal's Medal for the 2018-19 school year! You can be proud of trying these adventures and completing all the steps to earn your goal.
- Students who completed four adventures and turned in the Final Entry Form earned the Wall of Fame certificate.
- Students who completed at least 7 adventures and turned in the Final Entry Form earned the Principal's medal
Grade First Name Last Name Teacher Adventures Completed
1 Aedan Suh Carslon 7
1 Mia Franze Carlson 7
1 Bella Samuel Cox 7
1 Evelyn Bower Cox 7
1 Hugo Watson-Lamb Inama 7
2 Matthew Wan Beba 7
2 Kara Kang Greytak 7
2 Ethan Suh Greytak 7
2 Liam Sinder Maxwell 7
2 Mina Toth Maxwell 7
2 Hiro Mitchell-Lu Winbush 7
2 Eric Nguyen Winbush 4
3 Gavin Kang Neal 7
3 Mimi Wolf Neal 7
3 Yasmine Ismail Perconti 6
3 Sydney Uyeda Neal 7
3 Kai Paris Neal 4
3 Enzo Franze Neal 7
4 Sydney Suh Usleman 7
4 Saya Toth Usleman 7
4 Armita Armini Fisher 7
4 Jason Gu Fisher 8
4 Charlie Wilson McBroom 4
5 Desmond Wan Roongsang 7
5 Lulu Wolf Chun 7
5 Adya Akhouri Chun 8
5 Niah Pham Simon 4
5 Hailey Samuel Chun 7
5 Olivier Watson-Lamb Roongsang 7

If you don't see your child's name on the list above, we have not received a Final Entry Form for your student. If your child completed 4 or more of the above adventures and has yet to turn in the Final Entry Form, please email: academicadventure@enataiptsa.org to get proper credit for all of their adventures by Wednesday, May 29 since awards will be ordered soon.

If Academic Adventure helped your student to build grit by sticking with a long-term goal, please email: academicadventure@enataiptsa.org so we can gauge interest for next year.  Plans for next year's program are underway, and your ideas are welcome.

Congrats to all who participated!
Kathy Green Wilson
Academic Adventure Chair - seeking a Co-Chair for 2019-20

Congratulations Enatai Girls on the Run!

Over the last 10 weeks, 15 Enatai girls in 3rd through 5th grade participated in an after-school Girls on the Run program. The Girls on the Run program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At the end of the program, the girls participated in a 5k fun run. Congratulations to Adya, Trinity, Katherine, CiCi, Sydney, Yasmine, Saige, Nava, Mia, Anna, Taresa, Olivia, Sydney, Lulu and Mimi! You all achieved your goals of being unstoppable at the 5K run this past weekend!

A special thanks to Enatai staff Sharon Neal, Autumn Perconti and Marnie Kazarian for all their time and efforts coaching these girls!


Enatai Kids Help Raise Money for Hopelink's End Summer Hunger Program

About 16% of Enatai Elementary's student population receives free or reduced-price lunches. During the summer time the loss of school meals causes challenges for these families. Part of the Hopelink End Summer Hunger program focus is on kids helping kids through classroom coin drives. This is a great way to show that Enatai students can make a difference when their spare change is added together.

During the week of June 10th-14th, students will be collecting coins in their classrooms. Please help encourage your student(s) to bring coins in to contribute to their classroom collection. Our Enatai community can also help our students NOW with online donations. Please share our Enatai Elementary student page with your friends and family. Together our students and generous community can ensure kids have enough to eat during the summer.

Last year we collected close to $3000 to support this program. Let's see what our Enatai community can do this year!! Thanks for your continued support!


Wanted: Boxtops final round up

It is time for the FINAL Box Tops for Education round up for this school year.  This school year we have collected $292 worth of box tops?  This money helps the school purchase recess equipment.  

Please take a look around your house for box tops (ziploc bags, cereals, tissues, paper supplies, etc).  Here's a list of participating products. Each box top earns 10 cents for the school. Send box tops in an envelope to have your student give to your teacher or drop your box top collection in the front office by June 14th.  Ask your friends, family and neighbors.  This is an easy way to help support your Enatai students!  If you played the Safeway Monopoly game and won free box tops, please send those in ASAP to allow us to earn those before they expire on May 28th.  
Thanks for your help!
Over the summer, you'll begin to see some participating brands change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.  Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team is hard at work building a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app that will be ready this summer!


Book donations, end of year book checkout, and inventory help

A Message from our Librarian:

If you have any books you would like to donate to our year end book swap in the library, I am accepting donations until Friday June 14. This event will be happening in library class (K-4th grade) on the last full week of school.

In addition, the last day for students to check out book in our library is Monday, June 3. After that, all books need to be returned by Monday, June 10 so that I can inventory the library.  If you cannot find the book, please contact me so we can make arrangements to clear up your child's account.

From June 10 to June 19, I am looking for help in the library to inventory 11,000+ books. The first few days would entail helping to get all of the books on the shelves in order. After that, it’s scanning each book to determine which ones are lost. If you have any time in the day to help out, please contact me. I would be most appreciative.

Thank you.
Ms. Lee


Thank you Enatai Parents!

Enatai Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10th was a great success! We had an event every day to our show gratitude for our dedicated and hardworking Enatai staff. We provided staff with flowers, candy bar, catered lunch, thank you cards and finished off the week with a coffee bar. It could not have happened without the support of the whole community.

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated by donating, volunteering or both to make the week so successful!!! A huge thank you to Nibbana Thai Restaurant for catering the amazing all staff lunch on May 8th.


4th Grade Parent Meeting Thanks

Thank you to every 4th Grade Parent who was able to attend our planning meetings for next year's 5th Grade events, or who contacted us to get informed!  Information is still available: email us to receive a copy of the meeting information and a link to our Ideas page for your comments.  

Coming Soon for 4th Grade Parents: Preparing Over the Summer requests for Haunted House, Spooky Spaghetti, and 5th Grade Sweatshirts.  Remember, every 5th grader will participate in their grade's activities, so all the help you give supports your student!


Community Corner 5/17

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

BHS Swing Dance
The Sixth Annual Bellevue High School Swing Dance will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 7-10 pm in the BHS commons (after being snowed out in February). This is a community event and all are invited. The evening will feature a dance lesson at 7 pm followed by live music performed by the Bellevue High School and Chinook Middle School jazz bands featuring soloists and musicians from the BHS choir and orchestra. Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Students/Seniors, or $20 for the whole family. Light refreshments will be served and proceeds will benefit the Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School Band programs.

Please join us for an evening of fun listening and dancing to music from the 1930s and 40s. For more information, please contact Edd George, BHS Band Director, at 425-456-7136 or http://www.BellevueHighBand.com/swing.
Bellevue Family YMCA
Cubba Reese at Bellevue YMCA, Kindness Counts Even When It Isn't Easy:
Bringing Kindness to Challenging Situations with Kids
Wednesday, June 5th 6:00pm
Cubba will talk about brain development in children and how using the parenting style of kindness and firmness will teach children the character strength of forgiveness as well as the skills they need to be respectful, kind and caring adults.
Start Your Own Kindness World Explorer Club
Start a Kind World Explorer Club with your own family or gather some friends and set up a regular meeting time for activities. We will provide you with a free activity curriculum that helps foster kindness and compassion among kids! All that we ask in return is your feedback on the activities. The Kind World Explorer Club curriculum includes 36 different activities developed for kids ages 5-10 years. Choose 18 activities and complete them over 3 months with weekly meetings, or create your own kindness "camp" and complete in a week.  Email us at programs@campkindnesscounts.org to get more information about how you can make a difference with your kids, at home and in the community! 

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