Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 1, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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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 12 --- Art of Discovery Volunteer Training
November 14 --- Reflections Art Walk 6:30-7:00pm
November 15 --- Passport Club check
                         Movie Night: Toy Story 4, 6:00-8:00pm
November 19-22 Art of Discovery Program
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday: NO SCHOOL
December 4 ----  PTSA Board Meeting

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Eaglewear Volunteers 11/8 Eaglewear Chair 8 0
Passport Club Checkers 11/15 Passport Club Chairs 22 15
Movie Night Volunteers 11/15 Movie Night Chair  16 0
Art of Discovery 11/19-11/22 Art Teacher Ms Davidson 21 8
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 21 13
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

PTSA Board Meeting 11/6

November's PTSA Board Meeting will be on Wednesday Night!  Board Meetings are open to all and everyone is welcome.  Come hear about future, ongoing, and past programs and new business for Enatai Elementary.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Library

BSD Volunteer Evening Training  11/6

Principal MacDonald will be providing an evening BSD orientation session for volunteers helping out in classrooms, at school sponsored events, or as a chaperone for field-trips.  If you plan on volunteering for any reason at Enatai during the 2019-20 school year, please plan on attending a volunteer orientation session.  To support the many languages of Enatai families, online translation will be available. 

Date: Wednesday, November 6th after this month's PTSA Board meeting
Time: 7:30-8:00 PM
Location: Library

Invitation to all Veterans!

We invite all Veterans in our community to attend our Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 7th at 8:45 am in the Enatai gym.  The Enatai Choir will sing and our students will honor Veterans through songs. The Bellevue High School Chorale will also sing at our assembly! Students are encouraged to wear REDWHITE, and BLUE.

When:  Thursday, November 7th at 8:45am
Where:  Enatai Elementary Gym


Eaglewear is coming! 

 We are looking for 7-8 volunteers to help sort, bag and deliver Eaglewear orders on Friday morning, November 8th, from 8:00 - 10:00am in the STEM Room. Goodies and coffee will be available, as well as the opportunity to meet some friends!

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084EA4AF22A6F85-eaglewear

Questions: eaglewear@enataiptsa.org


Art of Discovery Project - Volunteer Training 11/12

The Art of Discovery Project will soon be heading to Enatai!  This year’s event will be held on November 19, 21, and 22.  This long standing Puget Sound area program brings original artwork to schools to provide students with the opportunity to experience art up close and discuss them with their classmates.  The traveling exhibit theme this year will be Exploring Wildlife in Art: Free and Untamed and consist of art pieces by local artists such as Sherry Markovitz, Kenneth Callahan, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Philip McCracken, and more.

In order to make this a successful event we need your help to lead groups of approximately 6 students through the Art of Discovery exhibit. You can sign up for your child class or more!  Please go to our signup page for more information  https://signup.com/go/EZLYLqn.  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).

Please let Ms. Davidson (davidsonje@bsd405.org) know if you have any questions about this event.  



Movie Night – a longstanding Enatai tradition – premieres with its season opener on
Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come volunteer to help put on this fun family
event. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/qOCdoiQ

Movie Night will feature Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (2019), one of the most popular
films released this year. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

There will be popcorn, fun prize drawings, and always some pre-show entertainment.
Kids: Bring your pillows and blankets. Chairs are provided, but some attendees like to
bring their folding camp chairs. Parents must accompany children. No drop-offs allowed.

Note: Not all movies are for all children. See the review at CommonSenseMedia.org to
see if this film is appropriate for your child: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-

Enatai's Yearbook On Sale NOW!

The Enatai Elementary Yearbook is now available for preorder online.  Enatai's yearbook will have individual and classroom photos as well as many different photos that capture all the activities that happen during the school year.  New this year is an optional hardcover yearbook and we will also have a student designed cover.  More details about how students can submit a yearbook cover design coming up soon. Yearbooks will be delivered to your student around mid June.  
Order your LifeTouch Yearbook HERE! 
Enatai Elementary School
Yearbook ID: 5871020


Wanted: Haunted House/Fall Festival and Fall Classroom Party Photos

 The yearbook team is looking for photos from our recent Fall school events.  We have created an Enatai Yearbook photo share site to help us store photos for possible use in the yearbook. High resolution photographs with 2 or more students works the best when designing the yearbook. Do you have photos that you are interested in sharing with us?  Please email yearbook@enataiptsa.org and we will send you an invite to the yearbook share site! 


Corporate Partner Update - Seattle Children's Hospital

We are happy to announce that Seattle Children's Hospital is returning this year again as a Blue Eagle Corporate Partner in Education!  Did you know that Seattle Children's Hospital has an urgent care clinic on the Eastside? Thank you Seattle Children's Hospital for supporting our Enatai Elementary students!  

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 for your Box tops!

A big thanks goes out to all those that submitted box tops.  Enatai Elementary submitted $107.30 worth of box tops!  Please continue to collect and send in your clipped box tops.  Also don't forget that box tops is transitioning to digital box tops. Now you will need to scan your receipts or drop your receipts off at school for the chair to scan.  Thanks for supporting our students and staff with box tops!


Parent Education: Bellevue School District's Racial Equity Speaker

The Bellevue School District hosts an ongoing speaker series to provide learning opportunities for parents on the subject of race, equity, and inclusion. This month's speaker will be Roxana Pardo Garcia on Tuesday 5 November from 4-5:30pm at Sammamish High School.  The event is free and open to all. A workshop about Latinx history in the Pacific Northwest will follow the speaker.
For more information, please see the Bellevue School District's calendar page.

Thank you, iGsmWireless!

A local business on Main Street in Bellevue, iGsmWireless provided cellphones and Ipads for use at the Fall Festival and Haunted House ticketing tables to allow us to complete credit card transactions.   IGsmWireless is a neighborhood cellphone and electronics repair specialist shop that also provides many other electronics services; you can visit their website here: https://www.igsmwireless.com/.   

Thank you, iGsmWireless!


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