Enatai PTSA Newsletter
October 18, 2019

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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.

October 22 ------ Staff Appreciation Lunch: Third Grade
October 25 ------ Fall Festival and Haunted House!
October 29 ------ Principal and PTSA Coffee Hour 8:10am
                          PTSA Volunteer Meeting 9:00am
October 31 ------ Socktober donation deadline
November 1 ----- Reflections Art Entries due
                          Box Tops submission deadline
November 6 ----- PTSA Board Meeting 6:30pm
                          BSD Volunteer Training Evening Session 7:30pm
November 7 ----- Veterans Day Assembly 8:45am
November 11 --- Veterans Day: NO SCHOOL 
November 14 --- Reflections Art Walk
November 15 --- Passport Club check
                         Movie Night!
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday: NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Staff Appreciation Lunch: Third Grade 10/22 Staff Appreciation Chair 64 32
Fall Festival and Haunted House 10/24 & 10/25 Fall Festival & Haunted House 193 128
Passport Club Checkers 11/15 Passport Club Chairs 18 14
Art of Discovery 11/19-11/22 Art Teacher Ms Davidson 21 0
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 21 11
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 is next Friday!

Everyone is invited to the Fall Festival and Haunted House on Friday, October 25th!

Come to Enatai Elementary's Fall Festival and celebrate the season with friends and family in your student's school community! 

  • Play free games brought to you by parents from each grade at Enatai,
  • Purchase slices of pizza to eat with your family,
  • Experience the Haunted House with a ticket whose proceeds help our 5th grade,
  • Participate in the Water Bottle Challenge by bringing your reusable water bottle, and
  • Snack on popcorn while your students play with their friends. 

This is our last community gathering before the holidays and we'd love to see you there!

Pre-order tickets at the
Fall Festival and Haunted House webpage
online sales ends 10/23 -scholarships available-
Tickets and pizza may also be purchased at the event without the online discount
Questions?  Email Fall Festival or Haunted House


Who do you know who can show up for kids?

Many thanks to those who have already signed up for one or more 30 minute shift at Fall Festival on October 25!  As of this morning, about 55% of the spots are signed up. We're excited that many of the spots are covered by Enatai alumni now in middle/high school, returning to help because they fondly remember this event. 

We're so close to being able to offer all the fun activities we have planned, but without any additional support some games or amenities will be cut or cut short.  Please take a minute today to ask a friend to sign up here or email spooky@enataiptsa.org if they prefer not to use internet sign ups.  It is always our goal to make these community events the best they can be to supply good memories to our students and their families.

3rd Grade Parents Host Staff Appreciation Lunch - October 22nd

It's Taco Tuesday for our staff on October 22nd! This month our 3rd Grade parents are hosting the staff lunch.  There are many essential Taco items still needed to make this luncheon a success! Please check out the link below and sign up if you are able to support in any way:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084ea4af2ea7f94-3rdgrade

Thanks for helping us appreciate our Enatai staff with this special lunch!


Principal Coffee and BSD Volunteer Training: two sessions

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

Topic:  Bellevue School District Volunteer Training
  Tuesday, October 29th at  8:10-9:00am
Where: Enatai STEM Room

For the first coffee of the year, we invite all parents to the Bellevue School District volunteer training session.  This session will provide information about working with students and important guidelines for all volunteers regarding confidentiality and reporting concerns.  Translation services will be provided for this session.

Evening Session
An evening session will also be offered for those who cannot come during the day.  This session will also be led by Principal MacDonald with the same information as given at the Principal Coffee. 
When:  Wednesday, November 6th 7:30pm
Where: Enatai Library after the PTSA Board Meeting


PTSA Volunteers Monthly Meeting

Following the Principal Coffee, join us for our monthly PTSA Volunteers Meeting!

We will be discussing upcoming PTSA events (Read-A-Thon, Staff Appreciation Lunches, Reflections Art Walk, Movie Night, and more!)

We'll also be going over some tips and tricks about being a room parent!

Event/Program Chairs and Room Parents encouraged to attend. Everyone welcome! Questions? Email Jennifer: vc@enataiptsa.org

When: Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 9-10am
Where: STEM Room
RSVP here (so we know how many to expect)



Socktober Sock Drive

It's Socktober!  Please donate new socks of any size to help make this event successful.  Socks can be dropped off in the bin located in the Enatai office.  New socks will be distributed to the Sophia Way, Eastside Baby Corner, and the Union Gospel Mission.  Please contribute your socks by October 31st!



Reflections Entry Forms are now available!
Reflections, the National PTA Art Contest, is an opportunity for Enatai student to create artwork based on the "Look Within" 2019-2020 theme and compete in categories such as 2D visual, literature, photography, music composition, film production and dance choreography.  Read more about it on our Reflections webpage.

Participants should download the Entry Form with their specific category rules at the Reflections webpage and the Submission Checklist to complete their project.   Paper copies of the rules and entry forms are also available at the kiosk in front of the STEM Room at school.  Entry Deadline is November 1, 2019. This activity is part of the Academic Adventure program.

The Reflections Art Walk will be held on the evening of November 14th, 6:30-8:00pm. The Art Walk will include a family friendly art docent project and display this year's artist entries.


BOX TOPS NOV 1st Submission Deadline!

THE OLD BOX TOPS CLIPS are still being collected at school!  If you still have some at home, please 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. Please bring them to the front office or have your student give them to their teacher by NOV 1st!



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


Attention Veterans!

We invite all Veterans in our community to attend our Veterans Day Assembly.  The Enatai Choir will sing and our students will honor Veterans through songs. Students are encouraged to wear REDWHITE, and BLUE.
When:  Thursday, November 7th at 8:45am
Where:  Enatai Elementary Gym



SAVE THE DATE: Movie Night to Feature Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on Nov. 15

Join us in the Multipurpose Room for the first Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 15 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) when the featured attraction will be Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (2019).

Follow Woody, Buzz, and the gang, as they set out into the world in this fourth – and possibly final – installment of the Toy Story franchise. On this exciting road trip adventure, the friends discover positive lessons about teamwork, imagination, and independence.

Movie Night is free of charge, thanks to PTSA. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs.

Toy Story 4 is rated G. Check out the review at CommonSenseMedia.org to see if this film is appropriate for your child: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/toy-story-4



Art of Discovery Project 11/19-11/22

Art of Discovery Project 2019 needs parents help! The event will be held on November 19th-22nd. This is a great opportunity for our children to explore and experience interesting art works from well-known local artists without having to leave school! Please sign up to lead a group of approximately 6 students to the art exhibition during art classes. There will be a quick training on Tuesday, November 12th at 2.30-3pm in the art room with our art teacher, Ms. Davidson for those who are volunteering ( your children are welcome to stay in the art room while the training happens).

Sign up for Art of Discovery


Corporate Partner in Education Update 

Enatai PTSA welcomes Golden Eagle Partner: Jesse Pacem LLC!
Enatai Dad Jesse Pacem operates an environmental, health and safety consultancy service specializing in R&D laboratory support, hazardous and radioactive materials management, compliance planning and training. Thanks Jesse Pacem LLC for supporting our Enatai Eagles!

 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 and view other businesses that have joined our website.  If you have questions, please contact corporatepartners@enataiptsa.org for more details.


Thank you, Serres Family!

One of the reasons that Enatai is such a great place to raise kids is the way our community pulls together their time, talent, and resources.

Many thanks to 4th grader Will Serres and his family for donating the pumpkins for the Fall Festival. Will's soccer team had a great time visiting his family farm in Redmond. They even got to pick out the pumpkins that will be featured at the Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Walk!

If your family is looking for fun fall activities, check out the Serres Farm and be sure to attend the fun at the Fall Festival and Haunted House right here in Enatai.


Bellevue Schools Foundation Clickathon

The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Annual Clickathon event will be held October 22nd and 23rd. All donations over $100 made on these two days will be matched 1:1. Our goal is to raise $300,000 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!

 Donations of any size from $5 to $5000 are greatly appreciated!


Community Corner 10/18

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

Little Wolverines Girls Basketball
Grades: K - 4th
Dates: Saturdays, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18
Time: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $150

The Bellevue High School Girls Basketball Players and Coaches will lead K-4th grade players in skills, drills and scrimmages in the BHS gym! Join the fun!  Register today at http://www.bellevuegirlsbasketball.com
Questions? Contact Coach Nick Crossan at crossann@bsd405.org

Bellevue High School Band Boosters
BRING YOUR GOODWILL DONATIONS TO THE “FILL THE TRUCK” EVENT AND SUPPORT THE BELLEVUE HIGH BAND ON SATURDAY October 26th. Help the Bellevue High School Band Boosters raise money by cleaning out your closets and garage. Goodwill is bringing a truck to BHS on Saturday, October 26th to accept donations of used goods. Normally, Goodwill does not pay when you donate your stuff, but they have a special program for schools. The more trucks we can fill, the more money to support the Bellevue High Band (and you'll get a donation tax receipt).

You can bring almost everything (OLD TVs, COMPUTERS, SMALL ELECTRONICS, RIPPED CLOTHING, BROKEN TOYS, etc. - what Goodwill can’t sell to the public, they sell to scrap dealers). Please note that items CANNOT be any bigger than an end table. Additional exclusions at http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/donate/donate-items/donation-guidelines

Bellevue High School Lower Parking Lot
Saturday, October 26th
9am – 12pm

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