Enatai PTSA Newsletter
November 22, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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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
                          Enatai Family Art Night
December 11 ---- Staff Appreciation:  Cookie Blizzard
December 13 --- Passport Club check
December 23 - Jan 1 Winter Break


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Staff Appreciation Cookie Blizzard 12/11 Staff Appreciation Chair 138 93
Passport Club Checkers 12/13 Passport Club Chairs 22 10
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

Read-a-thon Ready, Set..... READ!

The Read-A-Thon READING WEEK is next week! Students received their information packets this 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.

Students should be gathering reading materials and asking family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts.   Sponsors should be people you know.  Students can win special participation prizes so please let your teacher know if you need help finding a sponsor and fill in your reading log!

Remember: any assigned reading for school counts for the Read-A-Thon too! Audiobooks and being read to also counts! Only read part of a book?  Read-a-thon logs record minutes read not how many books you complete!  Filled out packets and donations are due Friday 6 December.  This year the Academic Adventure program includes Read-a-thon and will issue a special sticker for participants!

Happy Reading!


Staff Appreciation Special:  December Cookie Blizzard

For the month of December, the Staff Appreciation Chair coordinates a "Cookie Blizzard" for our dedicated teachers and staff members.  An annual favorite, each staff member goes home with a wonderful assortment of cookies!  To be successful, we need EACH CLASS to contribute 6 dozen cookies (homemade or store bought).  Please participate in this all-school Appreciation event for the Holidays!  We need YOU (and your cookies)!!

To sign up to bring some treats or to volunteer to help out with the event, click here. 




Enatai families turned out in big numbers to see Toy Story 4 at the first Movie Night of the year last Friday, with a record 148 kids entering the prize drawing for The Movie Night Sofa. Helping to draw the winning ticket was a special guest, alumnus Darla Vail. Mrs. Vail started in 5th grade at Enatai in 1953 when the school first opened. 

Congratulations to the Wan family! Desmond Wan, another Enatai alumnus, won the grand-prize seating on The Movie Night Sofa, and he invited his brother, Matthew Wan (3rd grade), to join him.

The evening included a family game show prior to the screening. Kudos to siblings Kara Kang (3rd grade), and Gavin Kang (4th grade). The Kangs, with their Grandma Susan, won the game show by answering Enatai trivia questions, and prevailing in a tie-breaking hula hoop contest.

Many thanks to these parent volunteers for staffing Movie Night: Jack Castro, Chris Fletcher, Keiko Nakamura, Rae Okamoto, Claire Phillips, and Jon Shoemaker. Thank you also to the many parents who stayed to help clean up the Multipurpose Room following the film.  Thank you to Mrs. MacDonald for her kind and generous support of Movie Night.


Reflections Art Contest:  Entries moving up to District

Congratulations to the artists whose Reflections Art Contest entries are moving on to District competition!  Please see the Reflections page at enataiptsa.org for the complete list of entries bound for District.
Our sincere appreciation goes to all Enatai Artists who contributed to this year's touching installation. You all help us to see the world through your eyes and gain different perspectives. Keep on creating!

Potato Story Book Character Project

Thank you to all of the families who donated bags of potatoes for the potato book character project in October.  I had over 50 students bring in potatoes that they turned into a book character and all of the students at Enatai were excited to see what their friends created. 

Charleen Lee


Thank you Corporate Partners in Education!

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Enatai PTSA wanted to express gratitude and appreciation for all the 2019-20 Corporate Partners in Education. To date our Corporate Partners have helped us raise $6500 in support of our Eagles' education. It's really exciting to see local businesses demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives and education for each and every student at Enatai Elementary school. A special thanks to:

Jesse Pacem LLC Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant
Michael Chiulli /Trilliam Dental Specialists
Soleil Roberts, DMD MSD/Soleil Orthodontics
Suh Esthetics Eastside
Factoria Family Dentistry
Teresa Kang DDS, PLLC
Team Foster
Allegro Pediatrics
Seattle Children's Hospital
La Belle Music Academy

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.


Community Corner 11/22

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

Bellevue Association for Educational Office Professionals (BAEOP)
Holiday Craft Fair

The Bellevue Association for Educational Office Professionals (BAEOP) is the professional organization for the office staff and classified employees in the Bellevue School District.

BAEOP is holding a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair on December 5th from 3-7 PM in the Rainier and Baker Rooms at the WISC (12241 Main Street, Bellevue). The event is free and open to everyone. Come take a look at the lovely holiday gifts, grab some refreshments and start your holiday shopping!

We have room for more vendors and would love to see the handicrafts and other items our BSD families have to offer! Contact Lori Hanson (hansonlo@bsd405.org) if you would like to reserve a table or if you have any questions.


Bellevue School Foundations
Education Connection Screenagers: Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience  

The Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Sammamish High School PTSA invite you to join us December 13th at 6:30pm, for a special screening of the new documentary Screenagers: Next chapter.

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.  The December 13th event will feature a screening of the 70-minute documentary.

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. Register at https://tinyurl.com/unwmtug

Stroum Jewish Community Center
The Upstanders: Film + Panel on Bullying
January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets $15

The brain science behind all forms of bullying. The film highlights how we can learn to make a difference together. Film begins at 7:00 pm.   To purchase tickets or see more information:
Stroum Jewish Community Center website
Registration for the 2020 Bellevue Girls Lacrosse spring season is now open! We offer teams for 3rd-8th grades, the season runs March - May and all skill levels welcome! Please register via our website at http://bellevuegirlslax.com/

New to lacrosse? Check out these free clinics hosted by our sister club NSI Lacrosse: http://www.nsilacrosse.org/

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