Enatai PTSA Newsletter
September 20, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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September 20 --Early PTSA Membership offer ends
                           Egg Drop Registration deadline
September 24 --- PTSA Volunteer 101 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!
                          Enatai Eagles Move Bowling Event
Sept 30-Oct 4 --- Book Fair
October 2 -------- PTSA Board Meeting 6:30pm
                          Book Fair Family Night 5:00-7:30pm
October 11 ------ Professional Day:  NO SCHOOL
October 14-16 -- Conference Days:  EARLY RELEASE
October 18 ------ Passport Club check - all grades
October 25 ------ Fall Festival and Haunted House!

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Picture Day Volunteers 9/26 Communications 9 2
Passport Club checkers 4th Grade - 9/26 Passport Club Chairs  4 2
Passport Club checkers  Gr.1,2,3,&5  - 9/27 Passport Club Chairs  14 11
Egg Drop volunteers 9/27 Programs Chair 36 23
Book Fair Volunteers 9/27 - 10/4 Book Fair Chairs  59 17
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 21 1
Grade Photographers - 3+ per grade Yearbook Chairs 18+ 6
Fall Festival Co-Chair Spooky Chair 1+ 0
Academic Adventure Co-Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Geo Bee shadow Passport Club/Geo Bee Chairs 1+ 0
Field Day Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Variety Show Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Carnival shadow Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Room Parent Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow Staff Appreciation Chair 1+ 0
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Chair


Volunteering 101 Information Meeting on 9/24

Attention Parents interested in volunteering, Room Parents, and PTSA Chairs!  Please join us for our first volunteer meeting of the year!

Date: Tuesday, September 24th
Time: 10am-12pm
Place: STEM Room

The topic for this meeting will be "Volunteering 101". We'll cover things like:
- Basics of Volunteering and requirements for roles
- PTSA Resources you can use
- Processes for successful planning
- Budget FAQS

This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and  PTSA Chairs of this year's programs and learn about PTSA news and upcoming events!

RSVP suggested but not required
Volunteering 101



Egg Drop Challenge will be on Friday, September 27th during Lunch Recess!  We are excited that the Bellevue Fire Department Ladder Truck is partnering with Enatai to help drop students containers from 75 ft. Every student is encouraged to participate in the challenge! Grab a friend(s) or make one yourself. What engineering design will you come up with to protect the egg from cracking: a cushioned container, a shock absorbing contraption or some sort of suspension design?

Here are some important rules to remember:

- DO NOT PUT AN EGG IN YOUR CONTAINER- please bring eggless container to school on Friday. PTSA volunteers will be putting eggs in a ziploc bag to help prevent messy clean ups!
-  NO SPLATTERABLES-no flour, jello, water, etc
-  NO PARACHUTES-we will have a lot of projects to drop and this will slow down the drops (including no helium balloons)
-  NO Metals, wood, glass or other dangerous items for the drop


Register HERE

WE COULD US A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS: at drop off and during 1st Grade Recess! Sign Up to Volunteer.

Questions? Trouble Registering? Email programs@enataiptsa.org


PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift ends today!

The PTSA Early Membership Thank You Gift offer will end TODAY! If you plan to support our school by joining the PTSA why not do it now?   Use this link or click the "Join PTSA" in the upper left of our website menu.  Payment must be received by today, so please use the online paypal feature for credit card orders.

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, family, or staff membership.  Magnets will be delivered to classrooms with the Fall Eaglewear order: approximately by end of October.


Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure 

In its sixth year, Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure (EEAA) is refreshed and expanded to encourage kids to experience many of the PTSA-sponsored activities that are available to every Enatai student. For each adventure they complete this year, students will earn a limited-edition, collectible sticker to save in a keepsake album. Kids who collect multiple stickers are eligible for awards at the end of the school year. Also new this year is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" in which kids pick something they want to learn/try/do this year.

Look for the Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Achievement Album to come home in backpacks next week.  Included with the album are two stickers to get students started on their 2019-20 collection. A sneak preview of an electronic version and more details about all the adventures are available on the Academic Adventure webpage!

The Egg Drop Challenge is one of the adventures that counts towards earning year end awards, so please sign up today!


Fall Eaglewear Order Event ends 9/27!

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.



The OLD BOX TOPS CLIPS are still being collected at school! These Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school.

Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

THE NEW BOX TOPS LABELS will look like this:

Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.

If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. If you don't want to scan receipts yourself, you can send your original or copied receipts into school and we will make sure Enatai gets credit.

Questions: Contact programs@enataiptsa.org


Book Fair is coming! Sept 30-Oct 4th

Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming up September 30-Oct 4th. We are excited to announce that Scholastic has come up with a secure, cashless way for our students to shop the book fair. Starting September 13th to October 3rd, you can create an eWallet with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card. You will ONLY be charged for what is purchased and after the fair ends, the hold will expire and funds will be released back to your credit card. Watch a short video for more details.

Go here to create your eWallet account:
Parents, check students backpacks early next week for the Scholastic Book Fair flyer.  Remember Scholastic Book Fairs flyers are not the same as the Scholastic Book Clubs flyers that teachers may have recently sent out. 

Would you like to volunteer to help us at the Book Fair? Sign up HERE and grab a friend to make it more fun! We have lots of available times. Thanks for your support!   Questions: bookfair@enataiptsa.org


Afterschool at Enatai 9/20

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

Build & Code Robots with TechVenture Kids!
Fridays after school at Enatai this Fall!
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to enroll in TechVenture Kids' Fall Robotics Code Club. Fridays, 2:30p-3:45pm, 8 weeks, $210 - see website for sibling discount.
follow this link: Enatai Code Club -on-line registration is now open!
or copy/past url: https://techventurekids.org/?p=6791

Students explore, build and program robots using platforms like the expandable Edison robotics system, quirky and fun Wonder Bots and the tiny, but powerful, Ozobot!

Contact us if you have questions.


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