Enatai PTSA Newsletter
December 6, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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December 6 -----  Enatai Family Art Night
December 11 ---- Staff Appreciation:  Cookie Blizzard
December 13 ---- Passport Club check
December 23 - Jan 1 Winter Break
January 9 -------- Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club Assembly 1:45pm
January 15 ------- Staff Appreciation Brunch hosted by 5th Grade
January 15 ------- Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting
January 17 ------- Passport Club check
January 20 ------- MLK Jr. Day Holiday - No School
January 21 ------- PTSA Parent Education:  Seattle PD on Internet Safety 7pm
January 27 ------- Professional Day - No School


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Staff Appreciation Cookie Blizzard 12/11 Staff Appreciation Chair 141 120
Passport Club Checkers 12/13 Passport Club Chairs 22 11
Art is Awesome!  Classroom Art Docent Art Docent Chair 19 12
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

December Cookie Blizzard 12/11

Almost there!!  We have had a wonderful response from our school community this year!  Just 21 more signups will provide all the cookies and helpers we need for our staff members this holiday season!  Cookies and treats are due in the Enatai office by Wednesday, December 11th at 8:15am!

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!

To sign up to bring some treats or to help, click here. 


Yearbook Cover Contest

Get out your pencils and start designing the winning picture for the 2019/2020 Enatai Yearbook! The pictures that stand the best chance of making it to print are ones that are creative, original and include the year (2019/2020), school name (Enatai Elementary) as well as the Enatai eagle logo.

Deadline Friday January 17th. For more information, the Enatai eagle logo, and details click here. The holiday break would be a perfect time for interested students to work on their Yearbook Covers!

Contact yearbook@enataiptsa.org for questions.


Cornell Univeristy Chorus and Glee Club visit Enatai 1/9

The Cornell University Chorus & Glee Club are coming to Enatai on January 9th.  One of our own Enatai parents is a Cornell Glee Alumnus and initiated this visit to Enatai (thank you!).  This is an amazing opportunity for our students.  CUGC performs internationally and is a critically acclaimed performing group.  The CUGC will do a choral workshop with our 5th grade students for 30 minutes and then put on an assembly for the entire K-5 school. 
Thank you to our Enatai PTSA for sponsoring this visit by providing lunch for our visiting musicians.  https://www.cornell.edu/video/glee-club-chorus-commencement-concert-2017 
The Enatai PTSA Curriculum Enhancement Committee sponsors special assemblies, field trips, and other enrichment activities for our Enatai students using funds donated to the Enatai PTSA.  If you would like to help us provide lunch for the approximately 100 singers coming on this tour, please visit our website: DONATE: CUGC visit.   Thank you! 

Community Corner 12/6

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

Robototes: Sammamish High School Robotics Team
Is your child interested in building, programming, or STEM? Then check out the Friday STEM Nights at the Crossroads Community Center, hosted by the Sammamish High School Robotics Team! Lots of fun STEM experiments and activities will be offered, including the opportunity to build miniature Lego robots or even drive the Sammamish competition robot. These events will be taking place from 6:15 to 7:45 on December 6th and 20th, are open to all ages and levels of experience, and have absolutely no cost to attend. If you're interested, please sign up at https://www.robototes.com.  Questions?  Email: outreach@robototes.com

Babysitting Co-Op MEET and GREET this Sunday, December 8th at 7pm
There is a wonderful parent-led babysitting Cooperative that has been in operation for over 30 years and was started by Enatai moms. The basic idea is that you do babysitting swaps and trade hours instead of dollars with other local families. It’s well structured with a chairperson and rotating Secretary that keeps track of the sits and the hours. If you are looking to add another element to your childcare, please consider becoming a babysitting co-op community member. Session is super informal and a great time to ask questions.

10419 SE 24th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98004
Host Member Amanda Langhans

AFTER SCHOOL AT ENATAI: Techventure Code Club
Winter Code Club at Enatai

We just opened our on-line registration for the next session of our TechVenture Code Club at Enatai, after school on Fridays, starting on Jan 17th. Students will be creating their own animated stories and games as they learn to code in this class for grades 3-5. We are also giving away a Dash robot on Dec 13th. Any one who registers for our class before Dec 12 is automatically entered in the contest. Details are in the attached link: TechVenture Kids Annual Robot Giveaway


Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club
Our Spring Season and runs February – May (March-May for K-2nd graders and High School). Youth teams practice one to three days per week depending on age with games on Saturdays. High school practices 5 days a week with games on weeknights and occasional weekends.  It’s never too late to give lacrosse a try if your son is curious about the game!

In the last 10 years the BHS Varsity team has played in the state championship 9 times and won the state title 7 times. Visit our alumni page to see where our athletes are playing in college. For more information about our programs click here.

Visit our website at http://www.bellevuelacrosse.com to register for Spring Season now - just click on the orange REGISTER NOW button! Early bird discounts available through Dec. 31, 2019. Registration closes January 20th.


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