Enatai PTSA Newsletter
December 13, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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December 23 - Jan 1 Winter Break
January 9 -------- Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club Assembly 1:45-2:15pm
January 15 ------- Staff Appreciation Brunch hosted by 5th Grade
January 15 ------- Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting
January 15 ------- Enatai Kindergarten Information Night 2020-2021
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
Cornell U. Chorus+Glee Club lunch volunteers 1/9 CE Chair 10 0
5th Grade Hosted Staff Appreciation Brunch 1/15 Staff Appreciation Chair 47 2
Passport Club Checkers 1/17 Passport Club Chairs 22 7
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 Results!

Enatai Eagles read for a total of 50,017 minutes during the week of the Read-A-Thon. 89 students participated and raised just over $13,000 for our school!  Everyone who participated should be incredibly proud of their efforts. Way to go, Eagles! 

Here are the winners of the Reading Prize. These students read the most number of minutes in their grade and will receive a Special Reading Achievement Certificate signed by Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Sameti and a $25 Gift Certificate to Island Books! 

Reading Prize - most minutes
KG Max Moco Ms. Alcorn's class
1 Ethan Peng Mrs. Carlson's class
2 Madeline Tsai Ms. Greytak's class
3 Eric Nguyen Mr. Wilkins' class 
4 Harrison Liu AND
Olivia McKee-Pflaum
Ms. Uselman's class
Ms. Yockey's class 
5 Tess Lin
NOTE: Tess read the most number of minutes in the whole school: 1582 minutes! 
Mrs. Roongsang's class 

These Grand Prize winners will receive an Amazon Kindle For Kids Bundle!

Grand Prize - most money raised
KG Andrea Slusser Mrs. Henry's class
1 Gigi Gillison Ms. Maxwell's class 
2 Maia Leung Mrs. Winbush's class 
3 Logan Moco Mr. Wilkins' class 
4 Ana Kipman Ms. Fisher's class 
5 Cam Koenderman Mrs. Roongsang's class 

Highest Class Participation Awards: Ms. Maxwell's 1st grade class had the highest percentage of students participating in the Read-A-Thon in the primary grades and we have a tie in the secondary grades between Mrs. Chun's class and Mrs. Simon's class! Each of these classes will receive a special party to celebrate their efforts! 


Cornell University Visitors Lunch - Volunteers Needed 1/9

The Cornell University Chorus & Glee Club are coming to Enatai on January 9th.  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.   Parents are welcome to attend the assembly from 1:45 - 2:15pm.
The PTSA will be providing lunch for the more than 100 singers coming on this tour!  Please help by volunteering for lunch setup at 11:30-12:30 or cleanup from 1:30-2:30pm!
Click here to signup:  Lunch Volunteers Signup
Can't come but still want to help?  Consider donating funds to help the PTSA CE committee provide this special opportunity to our students as well as other grade level activities.
Thank you to our Enatai Parent Cornell Glee Alumnus, Mrs. Peterson, our PTSA CE Chair Sarah Bryan and our PTSA Staff Appreciation Chair Thuy Wolf for your work on this event!  

5th Grade Parent hosted Staff Appreciation Brunch 1/15

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Every month we coordinate a staff lunch that each grade takes turn hosting.  Fifth grade will be hosting the next lunch on Wednesday, January 15th.  The theme will be brunch.   The staff very much look forward to these lunches and they are a great morale booster!

For those of you who remember our efforts last year, we are stepping it up in celebration of our student's last year at Enatai and in thanks to all the staff who have nutured them during their time here.  Please join us in contributing to this gesture of thanks from the 5th Grade!
- Rae Okamoto, 5th grade parent

Sign-up here: 5th Grade Staff Appreciation Brunch



Calling All Artists!

Have you heard about the Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest? Get out your pencils and start designing the winning cover for the 2019/2020 Enatai Yearbook! Your design must be original and include the school 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! Contest is open to all Enatai students.

Contact yearbook@enataiptsa.org for questions.


Give the Gift of a Yearbook!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your child for a birthday or for the holidays? Why not give the gift of school memories.  Purchase your student an Enatai Elementary 2019-2020 Yearbook online today!  Yearbooks will be delivered at the end of the school year.

Order your LifeTouch Yearbook HERE! 
Enatai Elementary School
Yearbook ID: 5871020

Purchasing the yearbook as a gift? After you've made your Yearbook purchase, email yearbook@enataiptas.org and we can email you a gift certificate to print off.  


Buzz Bowl at Odle Middle School 1/25

Buzz Bowl is a buzzer game of multiple choice and short answer questions to make Math and Science
learning fun for 5th-8th graders. Teams challenge each other to buzz faster and answer the questions. Whether your child is a beginner, intermediate, or a whiz, it offers fun and a challenge to everyone. Buzz Bowl will be held at Odle Middle School on January 25, 2020 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm.  Buzz Bowl is a fundraiser for the Bellevue School Foundations.  For additional questions email: science4community@gmail.com

To register your team, go to https://goo.gl/WqSJML


Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Reminder

Is your student collecting stickers for their school achievements?  Being part of the Enatai Eagles Academic Adventure is as simple as participating in the many activities and events provided by the Enatai PTSA and our school.   Every student can take part!   Students have already received stickers for attending assemblies, Egg Drop, Fall Book Fair, Fall Festival and Haunted House, Reflections Art Contest, Movie Night, Read-a-thon, and more!

The Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Program was created to encourage students to explore different fields of knowledge.  The PTSA provides more than 30 programs at Enatai Elementary in many fields of interest for our students and their families.  You can read about Adventure opportunities and download the collection album on our Academic Adventure webpage.  Forgot to pick up a sticker?  Stickers for past events are available.  Contact: academicadventure@enataiptsa.org for more information.

Did you know this could be the last year for the Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Program?  The current Chair will be graduating and a Chair for next year must be found!  Contact communications@enataiptsa.org for more information.

Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting 1/15

Save the Date!  Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting will be on January 15, 2020 in the Enatai Library at 6:30pm.



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