Enatai PTSA Newsletter
June 7, 2019

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There are 355 Members of the Enatai PTSA
Thank you for your support of our school and our students!!


Upcoming Events

Our full calendar can always be found on our website.  You can subscribe to our iCal calendar on your smartphone by using these directions.

June 10 ----------- Deadline for return of all Library books
June 10-14 ------- Hopelink Coin Drive
June 11 ----------- Field Day
June 12 ----------- Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour *new date*
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)

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Upcoming Events and Programs
Field Day Volunteers 6/11 Field Day Chairs 56 35
Carnival Volunteers 6/14 Vice President 52 1
Event and Program Chairs for 2019-2020
Toast to Enatai Chair Communications 1+ 0
Read-a-thon Co-Chair  Communications 2 1
Spooky Spaghetti Co-Chair Communications 2+ 1
Academic Adventure Chair Academic Adventure Chair 1+ 0
Reflections Chair Communications 1+ 0
Bellevue School Foundations Liaison BSF Chair 1+ 0
Yearbook Chair Communications  1-2 0
Multicultural shadows from grades K-3 Multicultural Chairs 1-3 1
PTSA Positions for 2019-2020   
PTSA Communications shadow Communications 1-2 0
PTSA Membership shadow Membership 1-2 0
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Event team

Hopelink End Summer Hunger Coin Drive Starts Monday!

Hi, Enatai students, teachers, families, friends and community! This year our student leadership team have worked with Ms Uselman and Julie Uyeda to help organize the Hopelink's End Summer Hunger Program.  The program goes for a week starting this Monday. How can you help?  It's easy!  1. Ask your students to bring home their coin bag and then check your students backpack for the coin collection bag.  2. Start collecting coins (every coin counts!).  3. Send the coin bag back with your student to put in their classroom jar next week (deadline Friday June 14).  4.  You can also make online donations to support our Enatai Elementary Student Page and share this link with friends. 

Don't forget every coin counts! Go Eagles!


Field Day is Tuesday, 6/11

Come join the students for Field Day on Tuesday June 11th from 1-2pm. Marnie Kazarian (PE teacher) has created a new line up of Hawaiian themed activities. It will be a fun-filled afternoon playing different games/activities with our students!  We have a few stations without volunteers.  If you are available Tuesday afternoon, please sign up to help!  

Sign UP LINK https://signup.com/go/QowvNyb


Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 6/12

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

Topic:  Enatai Elementary's School Improvement Plan
  Wednesday, June 12th at  8:00-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room

For the last coffee of the year, we invite all parents to contribute to the Enatai Elementary School Improvement Plan (SIP).  Through the SIP process, schools reflect on their goals, assess their progress and strategies, and refine their approach as needed. The end result is the school’s roadmap for achieving excellence and providing each and every child with an exemplary college preparatory education. - BSD  

Community involvement in the creation of the SIP is vital as it contributes another view of the school's progress and family needs.  Please come and give parent feedback as we continue to strive to improve student and family experience at Enatai!


The Enatai PTSA invites you and your family to attend our school Carnival on Friday, June 14th, from 5-8pm!

The Enatai Carnival is our last Enatai community gathering of the year!  Food trucks!  Cotton candy!  Mini Golf! Face Painting!  Popcorn!  Pie in the Face!  Indoor snowball fight!  Fish Pond!  Flamingo Ring Toss!  Foam Dart Gallery and more!  This year's Carnival will also feature a visit with the Reptile Man at 6:00pm!  See our Carnival webpage for more information!

Also at Carnival, the PTSA will be recognizing the winners of the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator, and Unsung Hero Awards at 6:45pm!

Children's admission wristbands are on sale now.  Adult and infant admission are free.  Cost of admission does not include food.  Need-based scholarships for free admission are available. Requests must be made in advance by emailing: vicepresident@enataiptsa.org

Children (pre-K and under): $5 online, $10 at event
Children (K and older): $10 online, $15 at event

Pre-Purchasing your Carnival wristbands and tickets will save you time standing in line and also save you money. Click the Carnival link from the front page of our website, or use this link to pre-purchase now!

Please sign up to volunteer at the carnival! Middle & High Schoolers are encouraged to volunteer! Adult volunteers who sign up for 1 hour or more get a FREE WRISTBAND! Sign up here to volunteer!
Questions?  Contact: vicepresident@enataiptsa.org

PTSA General Membership Meeting Report

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our PTSA General Meeting on Wednesday night!  This well attended meeting focused on a complete review with revisions of the PTSA's proposed budget for 2019-2020.  As you may know, our student population was reduced this year due to the redistribution of families to new school population boundaries.  Our updated budget reflects the information we gained from this year's operations and includes allocations for new programs benefitting our community.  After review, our proposed 2019-2020 Budget passed the General Membership Vote.  Per Standing Rules, this budget will be revisited at the first General Membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. 


2nd Grade: Coal Mining on Cougar Mountain

Ms Maxwell and Ms Greytak's second grade classes at Enatai were treated to a fun and educational hike on Cougar Mountain earlier this month when they toured the site where early Bellevue settlers mined coal. Thanks to a grant from the Bellevue Schools Foundation, students were able to learn about early mining towns, view coal seams, and see the foundations of buildings from 100 years ago. Led by members of the Eastside Heritage Center and King County Parks, students hiked trails to see where railroads transported coal, learned how mines were built and ventilated, and investigated how the geography and landscape of the mining area have changed over time. The trip tied in with 2nd grade units on the history of Bellevue and the science unit on physical geography.  Ms Beba and Ms Winbush's classes will have their turn experiencing this fun field trip on Monday!

Third Grade completes Sasquatch Reading Challenge!

The annual Sasquatch Reading Challenge asks Third Graders to read books on their Sasquatch "Bingo Board" drawn from a wide variety of authors, genres, and types.   This fun challenge gets students to read, think, and talk about books.   This year we had 80 participants, of which 10 students read 15-24 books and 33 students completed all 25 books.  A grand total of 1,242 books were read (and quizzes passed)!
The following students completed a Bingo "Blackout" and celebrated their achievement at the Blackout Party!

Mrs. Perconti's class: Michael Frisbee, Lea Trittenbass, EJ Lee, David Shang, Giuliana Shulam, Saige Haney, Olivia Nickolaychuk, Lea Borojevic
Mrs Neal's class: Aiden Kham, Anisha Chaturvedi, Colton Davis, Enzo Franze, Gavin Kang, Julie Surapisitchat, Kai Paris, Mimi Wolf, Nava Hayashi, Sydney Uyeda
Mr. Wilkins' class:  Roy Kang, Howard Lu, Isabel Shulam, Emma Traub
Mr. Wulbert's class:  Ella Chiulli, Anna Nolan, Will Serres, Wyatt Pacem, Lucas Xu, Matthew Kerwin, Ashton Langhams, Arya Rawat, Ervin Nagai, Dylan Traub, Eli Breiland

Thanks to Papa John's in Bellevue for graciously donating the pizzas each year to the Blackout Party!  Also, thanks to the PTSA for providing a grant to purchase Sasquatch selection audiobooks!

 Congratulations students!


Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners!

As the school year comes to a close, the Enatai PTSA wanted to take this time to thank all of our 2018-19 Enatai PTSA Corporate Partners in Education!  It's really exciting to see local businesses demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary school. And thank you to Julie Uyeda for chairing this important program!

Golden Eagle Partners ($1000+)
Design Built Homes
Suh Esthetics Eastside
Micheal Kang DDS/Factoria Family Dentistry
Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC
Michael Chiulli / Trilliam Dental Specialists 

Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics

Silver Eagle Partners ($500-999)
Blue Eagle Partners ($250-$499)
If you have any questions about Enatai PTSA Corporate Partners in Education or would like information about joining us next year contact CorporatePartners@enataiptsa.org.


WANTED: 2019-2020 Chairs

Interested in supporting programs and events at Enatai that you value? Each year our graduating 5th grade class takes their parents with them to middle school, leaving positions open.  Here is an updating list of events/programs without Chairs for the upcoming year.  Without a Chair, these events and programs run the risk of being cancelled next year!  Other positions could use a Co-Chair partner or a Shadow, who learns from the existing Chairs before they leave for middle school the following year.

Email us with questions or come by the PTSA table at Carnival for more information.

Open Positions 2019-2020, updated 6/6
Events without Chairs
Academic Adventure Toast to Enatai
Reflections Run Walk Roll
Bellevue School Foundations Ambassador Field Day
Yearbook Carnival
Variety Show  
Co-Chairs Wanted
Spooky Spaghetti Co-Chair Readathon Co-Chair
 Shadows Needed (Chairs will graduate after 2019-2020)
Multicultural Shadows Movie Night Shadow
PTSA Communications PTSA Website 
PTSA Membership  

Reminders 6/7

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!  
Thanks for your help!

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.

All books need to be returned by Monday, June 10 so that I can inventory the library.  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.


Community Corner 6/7

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

TEALS call for Computer Science Volunteers
Since 2012, Bellevue School District has partnered with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Program to build and grow sustainable, successful, and diverse high school computer science programs.  This year, 21 volunteers are supporting CS classes in BSD. Volunteers contributed 1000s of hours to support Intro and AP CS classes, as well as matching dollars to support computer science education in the district.  We would love to have more volunteers from Bellevue join us in supporting schools for the 2019-20 school year. TEALS exists because many high schools want to offer computer science but don’t have teachers trained to teach it. To fill this gap, TEALS volunteers work with classroom teachers to team-teach students, and equip those teachers with the knowledge to teach students on their own.  Together, we can help build CS programs at high schools to empower the next generation of innovators.  Sign up at tealsk12.org/volunteers or email Grace Waylen, our local TEALS Regional Manager (Grace@TEALSk12.org)
 Bellevue School Foundation's Spring Campaign
The school year is almost over and the Bellevue Schools Foundation still needs to raise $40,000 to support technology curriculum and teacher training. Donations will support innovative programs such as Rocketry, Robotics and Maker Spaces in our schools. Every gift made before the end of the school year will be matched by The Dean Witter Foundation, up to $10,000. The kids would love your support, please donate here http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/donate/

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