Enatai PTSA Newsletter
September 6, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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September 6 ----- Back to School Ice Cream Social @ Enatai Covered Area, 6:00pm
                           PTSA General Membership Meeting, Enatai Cafeteria, 6:30pm
September 4-27 - Fall Eaglewear Sales Event
September 8 ----- 5th Grade family play date and meeting
September 9 ----- First day of Kindergarten
                           Welcome Coffee 8:00am
September 12 --- Curriculum Night @ Enatai, 6:00pm
September 20 --- Early PTSA Membership offer ends
September 24 --- PTSA Volunteer Meeting 10am
September 26 --- School Picture Day
                          Passport Club check - 4th grade only
September 27 --- Eaglewear order deadline
                          Passport Club check - Grades 1, 2, 3, & 5
                          Special Event:  Egg Drop Challenge!

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club checkers 4th Grade - 9/26 Passport Club Chairs  4 0
Passport Club checkers  Gr.1,2,3,&5  - 9/27 Passport Club Chairs  14 7
Fall Festival Co-Chair Spooky Chair 2+ 1
Academic Adventure Co-Chair Volunteer Coordinator 2+ 0
Geo Bee shadow Passport Club/Geo Bee Chairs 1+ 0
Read-a-thon Co-Chair  Volunteer Coordinator 1 0
Multicultural shadows from grades K-3 Multicultural Chairs 1-3 1
Field Day Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Variety Show Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow Staff Appreciation Chair 1+ 0
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 Chair
For all Chair positions, please contact the Chair listed above to volunteer!


TONIGHT  Ice Cream Social + PTSA General Membership Mtg  9/6

Friday, September 6th
Ice Cream Social, Enatai Elementary Covered Area at 6:00pm
PTSA General Membership Meeting, Cafeteria at 6:30pm 

Bring your Family to meet and mingle with new and old classmates at 6:00pm and get your free ice cream treatThen, come to the PTSA General Membership Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:30pm to review this year's PTSA budget and learn about programs and events the PTSA supports.    New members and members from 2018-2019 may partipate in the vote! 


First Day of School Welcome Coffee  9/9

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to pickup a cup of coffee and chat on Wednesday's first day of school!  We have one more Welcome Coffee coming up on Monday!

September 9th:  8:00 am, First Day of Kindergarten

Drop off your kids and drop in for some coffee at the PTSA's Welcome Coffee hour!  Socialize with other parents, take a break, learn about this year's PTSA programs and events, and meet our PTSA Board members and Program Chairs.  Have a question about PTSA or the school in general?  Ask us!  Many of us have years of experience at Enatai and can get you an answer.   

Coffee is free and everyone is welcome!


Passport Club and Geo Bee open for registration

Passport Club and Geo Bee are now open for registration!  Please see our websites for more information. (Passport Club: http://enataiptsa.org/Page/Activities/PassportClub, Geo Bee: http://enataiptsa.org/Page/Activities/GeoBee)
This year's first Passport Check day will be Thursday, September 26th for 4th grade, and Friday, September 27th for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades.  Please note the separate Passport Check day for 4th grade students in September.  From October onwards, Passport Check will be on the same day for all grades.
Parent volunteer checkers play a vital role in the success of Passport Club. Please sign up here!
Geo Bee practice sessions will start in October. More details will be available soon on the website.


The Egg Drop Challenge is Coming!

Who’s ready for the egg drop challenge?  Can your student create a container that will protect an egg from a 60 foot drop? Click HERE for printable information and rules about this challenge.  Deadline to Register is September 20th.  The Egg Drop Challenge is an Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure.  See more about it at Academic Adventure

Register HERE for the Egg Drop

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!   This will be one of the most fun events of the year!  We need several volunteers to help make this event a success.  We need people to help with check-in of the egg containers from 7:40 until 8:00.  We also need people to help with inspecting and recording the status of the egg containers after they are dropped, as well as people to retrieve the containers from the drop zone.  Please plan to come to this fun event and lend a hand.  Please join us to Volunteer.
Questions?  Email programs@enataiptsa.org


Library Volunteers Needed

A Message from our Librarian:

I am currently looking for volunteers to assist in the library on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday mornings from the start of school until 9 or 10 AM.  Mostly, I need assistance checking books in and shelving them.  I can also use parents to help assist my kindergarten (Wednesday) and 1st graders (Mondays) check out books.  Please consider volunteering your time.   You can email me at leecharleen@bsd405.org  with  the days/times you are available.

Thank you,
Charleen Lee, Teacher-Librarian

Is you business interested in joining us?

 The Enatai Corporate Partners in Education program is great opportunity for local companies/business to demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary.  Contributions from our corporate partners will help ensure our PTSA can continue to provide PTSA-funded programs such as: classroom math and literacy aides, classroom books, teacher grants for classroom materials, field trips and assemblies as well as many community building events.  Corporate partners benefit from marketing exposure with our Enatai families during events and through Enatai PTSA newsletters and our website.  

Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?  You can read more about the Corporate Partnership program in this PDF.  If you have questions, please contact corporatepartners@enataiptsa.org for more details.
2018-19 Corporate Partners in Education List

PTSA Membership: Join Now!

The Enatai PTSA provides over 40+ programs at our school.   Classroom aides, field trips, academic programs like Passport Club, special assemblies, book fairs, class supplies, and community events are just some of the support and enrichment the PTSA provides.  Your membership is important to us.  Please join the Enatai PTSA to connect with our community and learn about opportunities to participate in your student's education.  Use this link or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu.

Update your Website Information!  If you have renewed your membership, please take a moment and log into your account at www.enataiptsa.org and update your information for the year.  Set your students’ grade level and teacher, when you have this information.  Your website account allows you to make purchases from special online sales events like Eaglewear and gives access to pre-sale prices for events like the upcoming Haunted House.

We are pleased to offer this EARLY MEMBERSHIP THANK YOU GIFT:  ALL 2019-2020 ENATAI PTSA MEMBERSHIP SIGNUPS OR RENEWALS PAID BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th RECEIVES ONE FREE EAGLEWEAR CAR MAGNET!  One free car magnet per individual or family membership.  Magnets will be delivered to classrooms with the Fall Eaglewear order: approximately by end of October.


SAVE THE DATE: Scholastic Book Fair is coming!!

 The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Enatai Elementary School September 30-October 4th. Why does Enatai host Scholastic book fairs? The Scholastic Book Fair helps Enatai PTSA earn Scholastic Dollars to purchase books for each classroom and school library as well as "Scholastic News" for ALL students.  The book fair also helps encourage the love of reading and allows for an opportunity to get books into students hands.

If you have questions, please email bookfair@enataiptsa.org.



REMINDER: Fall Eaglewear Order Event

Order your Eaglewear by Friday, September 27th!

Eaglewear is Enatai's school apparel that features our eagle mascot and school name. Wear your Eaglewear on Spirit Tuesdays to show your school spirit! To check out youth and adult size t-shirts, sweatshirts and more, click here.    Email Linda Ho for questions.


REMINDER: 5th Grade family play date + meeting 9/8

Please join us for a back to school play date at Enatai's Covered Area on Sunday, September 8th at 5:00pm. Bring the kids and your lawn chairs.   While the kids play, we can talk about Haunted House and Spooky Spaghetti and other events for the year! 

We hope to see you there!

2019-2020 Chair Positions - updated

The Enatai PTSA is still seeking Chairs for the following 2019-2020 programs or events: PTSA Room Parent Chair, Carnival Chair, Field Day Chair, and Variety Show Chair.  Co-Chairs are requested for the following programs: Fall Festival Co-Chair (planning NOW for our October event), Academic Adventure Co-ChairRead-a-thon Co-Chair, and Multicultural Co-Chairs.

The following programs require a Shadow who will learn from the current chair to take over the program next year:  PTSA Communications (website and newsletter)PTSA Membership, PTSA Staff Appreciation, Geo Bee, Movie Night. 

Worried about time commitment? Bring a friend to lighten the load and co-chair with you!  Contact: communications@enataiptsa.org with questions!  


Did you leave Enatai over the summer?

If you are no longer at Enatai Elementary and therefore no longer need your enataiptsa.org account, here is how to delete your account:

1.  Log into your account by clicking the "My Account" gear symbol in the left hand menu of our website, or by using this link.
2.  Click the Delete symbol next to all students.
3.  Click the Delete symbol next to all parents; delete yourself last.

If you need help with this or anything else account-related, you can email communications@enataiptsa.org.

After School at Enatai 9/6

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

After School at Enatai:
Howie and Amy McOmber with Small Hands on Art presents
The Wizard of Oz
Small Hands on Art is a not-for-profit organization that believes in providing arts education to students. Small Hands on art does not discriminate on any basis.
Rehearsal Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17
Time: 2:25- 3:15 p.m.
Place: Enatai Stage
Cost: $95.00  Checks payable to Small Hands on Art 
Recital: October 17 at 2:45p.m. Cast arrives at normal time for costumes.
Questions: call 425-313-9431
Sign-up forms available on After-School opportunities wall outside Main Office.


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