Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 15, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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November 15 --- Movie Night: Toy Story 4, 6:00-8:00pm  TONIGHT!
Nov 18-24 -------- Read-a-thon gather books/sponsors week
November 19 --- Staff Appreciation Lunch: 4th Grade
Nov 19-22 -------- Art of Discovery Program
Nov 25-Dec 1 ---- Read-a-thon reading week
November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday: NO SCHOOL
December 4 ----  PTSA Board Meeting
December 6 ----- Read-a-thon packets and pledges due
December 13 --- Passport Club check
December 23 - Jan 1 Winter Break


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Movie Night Volunteers 11/15 Movie Night Chair 16 8
Staff Appreciation Lunch 11/19 Staff Appreciation Chair 42 24
Passport Club Checkers 12/13 Passport Club Chairs 22 15
Art of Discovery 11/19-11/22 Art Teacher Ms Davidson 21 11
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 38 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


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!

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.

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

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


Read-a-thon begins with books and pledges next week!

The 2019 Read-A-Thon is coming up!   Information packets will be going home in students' backpacks early next week.   Parents, please ask your student to see their Read-A-Thon packet! It contains FAQs, a calendar, a sample sponsor letter, a pledge sheet, and a reading log. All of these materials are also available to download and print from the Read-A-Thon page on our website.

Once students have their packets, they should spend time gathering reading materials and asking family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts. Remember: any assigned reading for school counts for the Read-A-Thon too!  Audiobooks and being read to also counts!

Sponsors should be people you know.  There are special participation prizes so please let your teacher know if you need help finding a sponsor.   Reading Week is the week of Thanksgiving and completed packets and donations are due Friday 6 December. Happy reading!


4th Grade Hosted Staff Appreciation Lunch

Please sign up to help the 4th Grade hosted staff appreciation lunch on Tuesday, November 19th.  This month's lunch theme is a baked potato bar.   Food may be delivered as early as 7:30am but no later than 10am Tuesday, November 19th - the day of the event.  Volunteers are also needed to help setup, replenish, or clean up.  Our Enatai staff really look forward to and appreciate these meals. They are always a hit!

Get more details and sign-up here:  November Staff Appreciation Lunch



Art of Discovery Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to lead small groups of students through the Art of Discovery exhibit at Enatai.  You can volunteer to help with your child's class!  The following teachers DO NOT have a volunteer:  Carlson, Westmoreland, Roongsang, Yockey, Beba, and Uselman.

Please go to our signup page for class dates and times:  https://signup.com/go/EZLYLqn.  Contact our Art teacher, Ms. Davidson (davidsonje@bsd405.orgbefore your volunteer date for important information.


Totally 80’s Toast Planning Meeting 11/21

Come one, come all! Join in the planning for the Spring 2020 Enatai Totally 80’s Toast!

Thursday, November 21st 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
7650 SE 27th St #100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
*parking available in garage behind restaurant

Peggy Cooley & Tammy Wright
Toast Co-Chairs, Enatai PTSA


Transportation Safety Chair Update

Thank you Amy MacDonald and all of our Enatai Families for your support at the morning drop off circle these last 2 weeks! I hope you have felt a bit of improvement in the time in and out of the lot. Thank you so much to all of the parents who have volunteered so far keeping traffic moving; Claire Phillips, Susan Goeben, Cheryl Evanson and Thuy Wolf. I couldn’t have done this without your help.

If you are able to volunteer to help with traffic flow from 7:45am – 8:00am any morning of the week, please reach out I would love an extra set of hands!

Just a few friendly reminders:
  - Drivers, do not exit your vehicle at any time in the drop off circle.
  - Parking is prohibited in the handicapped spaces unless you have an appropriate placard displayed.
  - Do not drop your children in front of the handicapped spaces. We have families that need to access those spaces to bring their children into school on time and they are unable to reach them when they are blocked 

Peggy Cooley
Transportation Safety Chair, Enatai PTSA


Extra Printed Student Directories ON SALE

This is the final opportunity to get a printed student directory.  We only have 18 extra copies so don't wait to purchase one!  You can order the directory online HERE.

Printed directories is a PTSA Membership exclusive offer.  Not a member?  Join our PTSA today and support our 30+ programs and community events!




2019-20 BSF Arts, Enrichment & Innovation grants

We are delighted to announce the award of the 2019-20 BSF Arts, Enrichment & Innovation grants to staff at all twenty-nine Bellevue School District schools.   Enatai Elementary was honored to receive awards for the following programs:

Program Sponsor Grant
Baseball Saved Us 5th Ave Theatre Sharon Neal $425.00
Lake Wash Concert - for all BSD schools! Mark Wilbert $237.50
Living Voices: Island of Hope Amber Anderson $100.00
Living Voices: Klondike Amber Anderson $100.00
Living Voices: Our Revolution Amber Anderson $100.00
Core Word Vocabulary Jayme Belle $200.00

This year Bellevue School Foundations awarded $85,000 in grant money to Bellevue Schools.  These donor-funded grants are only possible through your support of Bellevue School Foundations efforts.  Congratulations, Enatai!


Eaglewear and Printed Directory Deliveries

Eaglewear and the pre-ordered Printed Directories have been delivered to classrooms for students to bring home.  Please check your student backpacks for your orders!  For any questions about Eaglewear, please contact our Chair at eaglewear@enataiptsa.org.  For questions about the Printed Student Directory, please contact Communications at communications@enataiptsa.org to be put in contact with our Directory Chair.  Thank you!

Corporate Partner Update - La Belle Music Academy

We are happy to announce that La Belle Music Academy is joining as a new Blue Eagles Corporate Partner for Education. La Belle Music Academy offers high quality piano lessons for all ages in private and group settings. Teachers are professional, creative, and devoted.  La Belle Music Academy is also an Yamaha Music School and offers fun Yamaha group piano lessons that  make lots of young students smile. Thank you La Belle Music Academy for supporting 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.

BSF Three Ways in Three Days

Black Friday 11/29, Cyber Monday 12/2 and #GivingTuesday 12/3

This holiday season, buy the gift that will last a lifetime. Click this link for your Amazon Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping and up to 8% of your profits will go toward helping homeless and low-income children attend pre-school in Bellevue. https://www.amazon.com/gp/homepage.html?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&tag=bellevueschoo-20&link_code=hom&*entries*=0

#GivingTuesday is a global day of online giving. Kick off the holiday giving season today by helping a homeless or low-income child in Bellevue go to one of our top-notch preschools. Economically disadvantaged children in our preschool programs realize a 39% increase in literacy and a 33% increase in math skills. Be a hero to a child in need. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Give_Tues

Save the Date
Save the Date!  Friday, May 1, is our annual Spring for Schools luncheon at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Learn how your dollars transform our Bellevue district schools and support every student, every day. Education Showcase starts at 10:15am and luncheon 11:50am -1:15pm.


Community Corner 11/15

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

TheCoderSchool Bellevue Coder Fair
You're invited to join us for our first Coder Fair of the year on Sunday, November 17th from 3-5PM at theCoderSchool Bellevue! Everyone is welcomed whether you're a prospective student, a current student, or just visiting! Well be answering questions, show-casing apps, and having fun!




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