Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 8, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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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 --- Staff Appreciation Lunch: 4th Grade
November 19-22 Art of Discovery Program
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday: NO SCHOOL
December 4 ----  PTSA Board Meeting
December 13 --- Passport Club check
December 23 - Jan 1 Winter Break


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Checkers 11/15 Passport Club Chairs 22 16
Movie Night Volunteers 11/15 Movie Night Chair  16 3
Art of Discovery 11/19-11/22 Art Teacher Ms Davidson 21 11
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

Art of Discovery Volunteer Training 11/12

Share your love of art with our students and volunteer for the Art of Discovery Project coming this month to Enatai!  This year’s event will be held on November 19, 21, and 22 with a training session for volunteers on November 12th.  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.

Volunteers will  lead small groups of students through the Art of Discovery exhibit at Enatai.  You can volunteer to help with your child's class!  Please go to our signup page for class dates and times:  https://signup.com/go/EZLYLqn.  There will be a quick training meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 2.30-3pm in the art room with our Art teacher, Ms. Davidson (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.  


Reflections Art Walk 11/14

Come celebrate Enatai's student artists from 6:30-8:00 on November 14th at the Reflections Art Walk.  View all the amazing art created by the students in the theme of “Look Within” AND partake in a sample art docent lesson, appropriate for the entire family. There will also be snacks and a super-fun visual scavenger hunt.

Entries moving on to the district competition will be announced! 

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.

Questions? Contact: reflections@enataiptsa.com



Join the fun at Movie Night for a free screening of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (2019) on Friday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Your family will really enjoy this box-office smash on the big screen!

If you’ve never been to Movie Night before, you’re in for a good time. Before the lights go down, there’s always some fun family entertainment. You can get your fresh hot popcorn, licorice and bottled water from the snack bar. Kids can win free prizes, including the chance to sprawl out on the best seats in the house: The Movie Night Sofa, provided by Seldens Designer Home Furnishings.

New this year: Get your collectible Academic Adventure sticker just for attending.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bring blankets and pillows. Chairs are available, but you may also bring your own. Remember: Children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs allowed. Admission is free, thanks to your donations to PTSA.

Please sign up to help the night of the event. We need volunteer parents to do a few simple tasks. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/qOCdoiQ

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


Corporate Partner Update - Team Foster

We are excited to announce that Team Foster is joining Enatai Corporate Partners in Education at the Golden Eagle Level!   Thank you Tere Foster, Moya Skillman and Team Foster for supporting our Enatai Elementary students!  Thank you for your generous donation!

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.

Fall Festival and Haunted House Thanks!

Thank you all for your participation and support!  Our Fall Festival and and 5th Grade Haunted House was a great success, bringing in many Enatai families and even our local fire department!  

Thank you to the many parents, community members, and students who volunteered to bring this event to life.  Thank you to the many generous people who provided much needed supplies and equipment for both our Fall Festival and Haunted House.  We couldn't do this without you!

Thank you to our wonderful patient and forebearing Enatai staff who, as always, go out of their way to make these community gatherings possible.  Thank you to our 5th Grade families, teachers, and students for hosting this year's Haunted House and thank you all for supporting their efforts.  It was a memorable night and we truly thank you for making our 5th Grade students'  last Enatai Elementary Halloween a very special one!

Community Corner 11/8

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

Bellevue Gifted Alliance Events
Gifted Graduates on College Student Panel
Current college students and graduates of BSD's Gifted High School Program (now Advanced Learning) discuss how to choose a college. This is a POPULAR event and Free to BSD students and staff with BSD Card. $5 for parents and $10 for non-Bellevue residents.

The panel will be joined by:
*Tina Neville, Yale graduate and CEO of Transcend Academy, on college entrance success factors
*Dr. Richard Repass, Psychiatrist and expert on student mental health and stress management.
*Moderated by Melissa Lloyd, Bellevue Gifted Alliance

December 19, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
10416 SE Wolverine Way

High School Student Panel
High school students who attended BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school.

January 8, 2020
6:30-8:00 PM
Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center
100 140th Ave SE


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