Enatai PTSA Newsletter
October 4, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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October 11 ------ Professional Day:  NO SCHOOL
October 13 ------ Toast to Enatai Planning Meeting- Azteca, 6:30pm
October 14-16 -- Conference Days:  EARLY RELEASE
October 15 ------ PTSA Members: Order deadline for directory
October 18 ------ Passport Club check - all grades
October 25 ------ Fall Festival and Haunted House!
November 6 ----- PTSA Board Meeting 6:30pm
November 11 --- Veterans Day: NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Fall Festival and Haunted House 10/25 Fall Festival & Haunted House 185 80
Passport Club Checkers 11/15  Passport Club Chairs 18 10
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 21 6
PTSA Room Parent Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
Academic Adventure Co-Chair Volunteer Coordinator 1+ 0
PTSA Staff Appreciation shadow Staff Appreciation Chair 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
 *What is a shadow?  Shadows are future Chairs that learn by observing the current Chair



Fall Festival and Haunted House coming 10/25

Everyone's invited!  Our Fall Festival is coming on October 25th!  This community event features booths with free games and activities for the whole family! Children can win popcorn by playing games, but for those of you hungry for more: pizza slices will be available for purchase on the night of the event.  Purchase them there or pre-order slices or a WHOLE PIZZA online and reserve them for a discounted price!

Help Enatai reduce waste by bringing your reusable water bottle and take part in the Water Bottle Challenge!  Check your water bottle in at the challenge table in the cafeteria and check it back out whenever you want it.  Grades will get points for each bottle. 

The Fall Festival is brought to you in conjunction with our 5th Grade Haunted House....

The Cryptid Zoo For one night only the Cryptid Zoo brings you the hidden and unseen creatures of the world!  See our captured Bigfoot, the mothmen of West Virginia, and the American werewolf!  Meet the hunters and scientists who risk their lives to bring these important scientific discoveries to the world!  The Cryptid Zoo, now featuring 99% escape proof exhibits!

The Cryptid Zoo Haunted House is a production of the 5th Grade.  Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards 5th Grade expenses such as the end of the year promotion ceremony.

Pre-order Pizza and Haunted House tickets online
online sales begin 10/4 and ends 10/23 -scholarships available-
see more information on the Fall Festival and Haunted House webpage


Fall Festival and Haunted House donations and volunteers

Donations, loaned equipment, and volunteers are still needed for the Fall Festival and Haunted House!  This is our main community event before the holidays and we're doing our best to make it a terrific experience for everyone!

Support our community by donating some cupcakes for the Cupcake Walk, helping with a game booth, or lending some household equipment to the Haunted House!  There are many ways you can help: see the signup to find something you would like to do for our family celebration!

See what's needed here:
Fall Festival and Haunted House Requests and Volunteers
Questions?  Email Fall Festival or Haunted House for answers.


Potato Story Book Character Project!

Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller is a children's choice award nominee book.   Mrs. Lee the Librarian will be reading this book to kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.   

ALL students at Enatai will have an opportunity to create their own potato character based on a children’s book and have them displayed in the library. We need your help with bringing in potatoes for the students!

Please SIGN UP and drop them off in the Front Office or Library anytime between October 7th-15th.



PTSA Board welcomes new Directors

Thank you to those members who were able to join us for the first PTSA Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday night, October 2nd.   We are pleased to announce the following members have been appointed as Directors for the 2019-2020 school year:

- Sarah Bryan
- Pamela Unger
- Christine Fletcher

The PTSA welcomes them to the Board and looks forward to working with them throughout the year! 
PTSA Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, excluding holidays, and are open to the public.  Interested in the workings of your school?  Attend a meeting to hear and take part in the discussion!


Egg Drop Challenge Update


Thank you Parents, Staff and Bellevue Fire Department Ladder Truck 107 for making the Egg Drop Challenge a success at Enatai this year!  

We had over 157 projects entered.  The students, staff and parents enjoyed watching the projects being dropped from the fire ladder during the student's lunch recess.  Just over 40 projects had a successful drop without cracking the egg. If you are interested in helping co-chair this event next year, please contact programs@enataiptsa.org.


PTSA Members: Directory order deadline 10/15

Attention PTSA Members!  The order deadline for this year's printed directory is October 15th!  The printed directory is ordered once a year and only available to PTSA members.  This directory contains the most complete Enatai family information available for public release!

Want to contact classmates during the summer or after 5th grade?  Our online directory is reset each summer for new student information.  The printed directory is your best bet to keep in touch!

If you haven't ordered this yet you can do so through the Join PTSA link.  Members can add the directory into their online shopping cart and check out with a credit card.  Not a PTSA member?  Add a membership to your cart in addition to the directory!

Join PTSA and Order a Directory


Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner Update 

We are pleased to welcome back theCoderSchoolBellevue at the Blue Eagle Level this year!  Did you know that at theCoderSchool they do more than just teach coding.  TheCoderSchool uses learning to code as a stepping stone to learning to think like a coder.   They offer many programs to fit your needs (Code Camp, Code Coaching, App Team, and Code Classes).  TheCoderSchool is located near Panera Bread off 106th Ave NE.  
Enatai Families:  Do you know of a business that would benefit by becoming a 2019-20 Enatai Corporate Partner In Education?  Join by Oct 15th to get your business in an ad in our student directory!  You can read more about the Corporate Partnership program in this PDF.  If you have questions, please contact corporatepartners@enataiptsa.org for more details.


Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Fall fundraising

The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Fall fundraising campaign is underway! Our goal is to raise $300,000 this Fall from parents like YOU. Public funding is not enough to fund the exceptional programming that makes Bellevue Schools the best in the Nation. Donate here or at BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org to fund the following programs in our schools:

-Training for 40+ additional counselors to address student stress, anxiety and depression;
-Training for teachers to integrate cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum in every classroom;
-Libraries in our classrooms with characters and narratives that reflect our District’s global culture;
-Mentoring programs that provide one-on-one support for students in need;
-And more!

On October 22 and 23rd, your dollars will be matched 1:1 during our Annual Clickathon event. Stay tuned for more information on ways to donate in October to make sure our students have everything they need to succeed.


Reminder: Toast to Enatai Meeting 10/13

TOAST TO ENATAI's first meeting will be held at Azteca Restaurant on Sunday, October 13th at 6:30pm. 

Meet the crew and have a great time planning Enatai's biggest party!

Community Corner 10/4

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

Mad Science @ Cub Scouts Join Night - Monday, Oct 7!
Boys and girls in 1st - 5th grades are invited to Pack 600's join night featuring an interactive presentation by Mad Science this Monday (10/7) at 6:45 p.m. in the Upper Campus (Room 303) of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE

Cub Scout Pack 600 serves West Bellevue including Medina, Clyde Hill, Sacred Heart, Woodridge and Enatai schools. Cub Scouting involves the whole family and teaches invaluable lessons that help the Cubs progress in the program and in life.

We meet twice a month, and hold our meetings at Bellevue Presbyterian Church. We also host a number of events throughout the year such as educational field trips, day camps, service projects, hikes, and campouts. Contact us to learn more (jpacem@gmail.com), or stop by one of our meetings to see what Scouting is all about!


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