Enatai PTSA Newsletter
December 20, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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December 23 - Jan 3 Winter Break - No School
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 6:30pm
January 15 ------- Enatai Kindergarten Information Night for incoming students
January 17 ------- Passport Club check
January 17 ------- Yearbook Cover Contest Entries due
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 8
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

PTSA General Membership Meeting 1/15

Attention Enatai PTSA Members: Please attend our first 2020 General Membership Meeting!  General membership meetings are typically held three times a year and address business requiring a membership vote, such as elections or large budget allotments.  PTSA meetings are open to the public.  

When:  Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm*
Where: Enatai Library
*Please note that this is the same day and time as Enatai's Kindergarten Information Night for incoming students!  Our meeting will be in the second floor library, upstairs and to the left from the front doors, while Kindergarten Information Night will be held in the first floor Multipurpose room.

Last Call for Lost and Found is TODAY 12/20

"Where is your jacket?"

There are LOTS of jackets, umbrellas, water bottles, and odds and ends waiting for their owners to reclaim them in Enatai's Lost and Found.  This photo only shows some of the many items waiting for their owner!

The Lost and Found is located just past the office on the left when you enter the Lobby.  Items in the Lost and Found will be donated over the Winter Break to charity so this is your last chance to retrieve them!

Click here or on the photo to see Sharon Pang's clothing art in a larger format.  Can you find the puppy?



Cornell University Visitors Lunch - Volunteers Needed 1/9

The Cornell University Chorus & Glee Club are coming to Enatai on January 9th.  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.  This is the first week after our return from winter break and a difficult time to plan.  We have 0 volunteers.  Please help!
Click here to signup:  Lunch Volunteers Signup

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! 

Join with other 5th Grade Parents to say thank you to all the staff members, past and present, who have made a difference in our students' lives.  Contribute food, help setup or cleanup, or provide some decorations.  Hot entrees are especially welcome!

Have an idea or question?  Contact: staffappreciation@enataiptsa.org

Sign-up here: 5th Grade Staff Appreciation Brunch


Yearbook Cover Contest

Your Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest entry is due next month! 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. Students will be voting on their favorite cover during lunch.  

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. Check your student's backpack for the flyer with details. 

Contact yearbook@enataiptsa.org for questions.


Enatai Food Share Update

What's the food share program? The Washington School Food Share Program was developed to help prevent and minimize wasted food in schools, and redirect consumable food to those who need. Enatai Elementary along with 9 other BSD elementary schools (Puesta del Sol, Spiritridge, Woodridge, Medina, Eastgate, Somerset, Cherry Crest, Newport Heights and Lake Hills) to helping recover food from the cafeteria and share it with those who need it most in our community.  Parent volunteers delivered the collected food to the Bellevue Hopelink Food Bank.  

How much food has been recovered? Since September Enatai Elementary collected approximately 1,789 pounds of food. Most of the weight from Enatai has come from milk and whole fruit produce. Milk is the number one most popular item for clients and yogurt a close second.  Since the food bank gets a large weekly supply of milk and dairy products from these schools, they are able focus their budget on purchasing fresh produce. 
Thank you to the students, cafeteria staff and parent volunteers who made this year's Food Share Program a success.  If you have interest in helping with the collection and delivery of food, contact programs@enataiptsa.org

Curriculum Enhancement Update: Toymaker visits First Grade

The First Graders had a visit from Toymaker Rick Hartman last Wednesday (12/11) and had a blast making super creative wind powered cars that connect to their Air & Wind Science Unit. 

Thanks so much to all the parents who volunteered to help out and to the PTSA for funding this in-school “field trip”!




Staff Appreciation Cookie Blizzard

Thank you, Enatai Families, for helping make our Cookie Blizzard a success!

A thank you banner from the staff is in the front office with messages of appreciation for the wonderful spread of cookies you all contributed!



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.  


December at Enatai

A Musical Start to the Day

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