Enatai PTSA Newsletter
June 21, 2019

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There are 356 Members of the Enatai PTSA
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June 21 ----------- Last Day of School (8-10am)

Volunteer Dashboard
Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
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

Thank you!  Have a Great Summer!

Congratulations to our graduating 5th Grade classes
We know bright things are in your future!

Thank you to our 2018-2019 PTSA Board: Amy Hart, Jesse Pacem, Stacy Saal, Pam Unger, Jennifer Strophy, Peggy Cooley, Sarah Bryan, and Susan Goeben!
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered this year!  Your involvement with the school and the students is invaluable!

Finally, thank you to all our PTSA Members! Your contributions support our Enatai community and benefit our students, our families, and our staff!

From everyone at Enatai PTSA, Thank You for a Great Year! 
Every year Enatai PTSA honors educators and volunteers with awards that recognize their special contributions to our school.  These individuals go above and beyond in their efforts and help make our Enatai community and our students' school experiences great!
Outstanding Educator
Monica Chun, 5th Grade
Sharon Neal, 3rd Grade
Golden Acorn Award
Thuy Wolf
Rae Okamoto

Unsung Hero Award
Julie Foster
Jason Gaskins
Susan Goeben
Sharon Henry
Linda Ho
Tami Kozimor
Lisa Maxwell
Jesse Pacem
Sharon Pang
Sharon Peterson
Ali Sameti
Jodi Sternoff
Jennifer Strophy
Chezik Tsunoda
Julie Uyeda
Kathy Green Wilson
Congratulations to our Award Winners! 
Thank you for all you do!

THANK YOU to all the students, teachers, staff and Enatai community who helped support the Hopelink End Summer Hunger Coin Drive. This year, with the help of our student leadership and co-chairs Olivier Watson-Lamb & Julie Uyeda, Enatai helped raised over $2000. Thanks for helping the Eagles support their community and Hopelink to End Summer Hunger!

If you didn't get a chance to contribute you can still support our Enatai Elementary student page by donating online HERE!


The Washington School Food Share Program was developed to help prevent and minimize wasted food in schools and redirect consumable food to those who need it.  In October, Enatai Elementary joined with seven other BSD elementary schools (Puesta del Sol, Spiritridge, Woodridge, Medina, Eastgate, Somerset and Lake Hills) to help recover 23,632 pounds of food from the cafeteria and share it with those who need it most in our community.  Enatai parent volunteers were essential to the success of this program! Volunteers would collect the food from the cafeteria and bring it to Hopelink's Bellevue food bank were it is sorted, weighed and put out for distribution.  This year Enatai Elementary collected approximately 2,400 pounds of food.  Did you know that over half of this was milk cartons? About 2,960 cartons of milk.....that's a lot of milk!  Milk is the number one most popular item for clients and yogurt is a close second.  Since the food bank gets a large weekly supply of milk and dairy products from our schools' program, they are able to focus their budget on purchasing fresh produce.  

Thank you to the students, cafeteria staff and parent volunteers who made this year's Food Share Program a success.  If you are interested in helping next year with the collection and delivery of food, contact programs@enataiptsa.org. 


Third Grade learns about Global Trade

On Monday, June 17th the Third Grade students set sail on the Puget Sound for an Argosy Harbor Cruise.  The field trip served as the highlight of their final economy lesson on cargo ships and Global Trade.  On the cruise, students learned from the cruise narration about the history of Seattle and the longshoremen in Port of Seattle.  Afterwards, the students enjoyed lunch and playing at Luther Burbank park.  

Thank you, PTSA, for fully funding this experience for our third grade students and their chaperones!

Thank you to our Event Chairs and Volunteers for bringing these fun events to our community!  Thank you, Marnie Kazarian, Julie Uyeda, and Cheryl Evanson for organizing our Field Day!  Thank you, Jesse Pacem and Stacy Saal for organizing Carnival!

See Photos on the updated Field Day and Carnival webpages!


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.  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. 

The PTSA's school events and programs have a history at Enatai: take part in the well oiled machine of planning that lets us produce these year after year.  Bring your own ideas to the framework the past provides.  Email us for more information!


Open Positions 2019-2020
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  

Leaving Enatai after this year?  We're sorry to see you go!

If you're leaving Enatai due to a move or matriculation and no longer need your enataiptsa.org account, here's how to remove your account.  If you have questions about this, email communications@enataiptsa.org

        1.  Click the "My Account" link in the left-hand menu, or click this handy link.  (If you are not already logged in, it will prompt you to log in.)
        2.  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any student listed on your account.
        3.  Click the red "Delete" symbol next to any parent listed on your account.

Thank you for keeping us updated!


Community Corner 6/21

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

BHS Summer Water Polo Clinics
Join us for a fun, hands-on introduction to this exciting, fast-growing and amazing sport!
Clinic Dates:
Sat. June 29: Triangle Pool (9-10:30am)
Sun, June 30: Overlake Golf & Country Club (8-9:30am)
Sun, June 30: Norwood Swim club (10-11:30am)
Who?  Boys and girls, age 6-14 no experience necessary
Cost? $10 includes clinic t-shirt
Questions?  Email: bellevuewaterpolo@gmail.com

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This is the last newsletter for the 2018-2019 school year!

Thank you for reading!
-Rae Okamoto, PTSA Communications