Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 10, 2020

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Upcoming Events

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January 15 ------- Staff Appreciation hosted by 5th Grade  Rescheduled to 1/21
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 17 ------- Fun Fitness Night with Ms. Kazarian 4:30-6:00pm
January 20 ------- MLK Jr. Day Holiday - No School
January 21 ------- Staff Appreciation hosted by 5th Grade (NEW DATE)
January 21 ------- PTSA Parent Education:  Seattle PD on Internet Safety 7pm
January 27 ------- Professional Day - No School
January 31 ------- Movie Night: Pokemon Detective Pikachu 6pm
February 1 ------- Tickets on sale for Totally 80s Toast to Enatai
February 3-7 ----- Spring Book Fair
February 5 ------- PTSA Board Meeting
February 6 ------- Screenagers: Next Chapter at Chinook Middle School
February 7 ------- Passport Club check
February 11 ------ Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by 2nd Grade
February 17-21 -- Midwinter Break - NO SCHOOL


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Checkers 1/17 Passport Club Chairs 22 8
5th Grade Hosted Staff Appreciation 1/21 Staff Appreciation Chair 28 19
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

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

*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.


It’s Almost Here!!! The Totally 80s Toast

The event team has been very busy working on the biggest fundraiser of the school year! The Totally 80’s Toast will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Mercer Island Event Center. We are so excited to host all of you for an evening of food, drinks and dancing along with the opportunity to bid on teacher, family and group experiences, parties, travel and amazing items donated by local businesses, professional sports teams and art work created by our own Enatai students.  Tickets go on sale February 1st. Remember that this is The Totally 80’s Toast, so don’t forget to plan your attire accordingly!

Donations needed for this year’s auction:
Here’s how YOU can help, I already know what you are thinking…

- I don’t want to bake, run, walk, participate in any physical activity, read, or attend any of the “extra” stuff before or after school hours.
- I am so busy (or lazy) and will not respond to any emails or sign-up Genius lists.
- I am so tired of volunteering.
- Please forget my name, face and stop asking me for things!

→ Well, if this speaks to you then we need your donations! Open your wallet and let some of that green fall out! Donate goods or services from your local business and we will auction them off to make some big dollars, ALL to benefit our Enatai students and then just tap-out!

Here is ANOTHER way that you can help:

- I love this school and I am happy to help so you can email me and let me know what you need and what day and time you need it….and I will be there!

→ If the above speaks to you then we need your time! Email and let us know how you would like to participate! Remember, if your company does matching for volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of your benefit!

Parties and Experiences:
We still have a few slots left open if you would like to host a party/experience to raise money for the PTSA at the Totally 80’s Toast. We are currently accepting donations for parties, goods and services from our Enatai families for goods and services through February 10th.  Please contact toast@entaiptsa.org to join in the fun!

Peggy Cooley & Tammy Wright
Enatai Elementary PTSA Toast Event Co-Chairs


Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline 1/17!

The Enatai Yearbook Cover Design Contest DEADLINE is NEXT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17th! We've already gotten some entries, but would love to see some more!  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. Check out these examples of other school cover designs to get some ideas and then get started!

Contact yearbook@enataiptsa.org for questions.

Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure: Choose your own Adventure

Do you participate in an after school activity? Have you always wanted to try a sport, drawing, crafting, karate, learn a language, improve at math, learn how to cook or a hundred other things?

This new year, give yourself the gift of choosing your own adventure and sticking with it for 12 weeks. Enatai Eagles can choose any adventure, make a plan, stick with it and then create their very own collectible sticker as a keepsake in their Academic Adventure Album. Already participating in an after-school activity? This is a perfect adventure to celebrate those outside-of-school accomplishments.

To get started, download your color packet today or pick up a black and white copy at the STEM Room Kiosk. Kids should start this adventure no later than January 27 to have enough time to complete the adventure and turn in their sticker designs by May 15 to the office.  Adults may also participate and submit their own packet: it can be fun to set goals as a family or with friends at school!

Questions about this Adventure? Please email Kathy Green Wilson at academicadventure@enataiptsa.org.

We can't wait to see your sticker designs and hear about your Adventure!


5th Grade Parent hosted Staff Appreciation rescheduled to 1/21

Notice:  The 5th Grade hosted Staff Appreciation event has been postponed to January 21st.  Existing signups have been contacted via email. Thank you!

Every month we coordinate a staff lunch that each grade takes turn hosting.  Join with other 5th Grade Parents to say thank you to all the staff members who have made a difference in our students' lives.  Contribute food, help setup or cleanup, or provide some decorations.  Have a question?  Contact: staffappreciation@enataiptsa.org

Sign-up here: 5th Grade hosted Staff Appreciation revised 1/9

PTSA Parent Education:  Internet Safety 1/21

Enatai PTSA is happy to present a Parent Education event on the subject of Internet Safety with Special Agent Peter Vogl of the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday evening, January 21st at 7pm in the Enatai Library. During the school day, Agent Vogl will also give a presentation to Enatai's 4th and 5th graders. Please join us!


Movie Night Coming Attraction: Pokémon Detective Pikachu 1/31

It’s time for the first Movie Night of the decade! Save the date of Friday, January 31st to see Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019). Based on the worldwide Pokémon phenomenon, this movie features terrific special effects, and a plush little title character you’re sure to fall in love with. Pikachu teams up with the son of a missing detective, and together the two of them set off to solve a mystery. 

This film is rated PG. To see if it is appropriate for your child, please see the parents’ guide and trailer on CommonSenseMedia.org.

There are always fun surprises at Movie Night, so make sure to join your neighbors and friends for some family entertainment. Movie Nights are held in the Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free thanks to your support of Enatai PTSA. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Enatai PTSA to Co-Host Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER Documentary

The Enatai Elementary PTSA invites you to a special screening of the new documentary, Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER (2019) on Thursday, February 6th at 5:15 p.m. The screening will be held in the Chinook Middle School Commons.

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.

This new film is a follow-up to the groundbreaking film, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age (2016), which you may have seen when it was presented by the Enatai PTSA in 2017. The Bellevue Schools Foundation is sponsoring the February screening. The PTSAs of Chinook, and International School will co-host, along with Enatai.

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

SAVE THE DATES: Scholastic Book Fair is coming in February!

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Enatai Elementary School February 3rd through February 7th.

Why does Enatai host Scholastic book fairs? The Scholastic Book Fair helps Enatai PTSA earn Scholastic Dollars (.50 cents for each dollar spent) to purchase books for each classroom and school library as well as "Scholastic News" for ALL students.  The book fair also helps encourage the love of reading and allows for an opportunity to get books into students hands.

If you have questions, please email bookfair@enataiptsa.org.

Attention Classroom Volunteers!

If you volunteer in the classroom or on field trips, you need to complete a background check!

Link to free background check: https://app.verifiedvolunteers.com/en/Candidates/Account/Register

Students learn best in safe, secure, and stable environments. All adult volunteers in the Bellevue School District are required to complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers. For a listing of common questions and answers, please visit this Frequently Asked Questions page .

All volunteers must complete a background check every third year (Procedure 5630P Volunteers). A reminder email will be sent one month prior to the expiration date.


Community Corner 1/10

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

Winter Code Club at Enatai
Create with Code- learn to code with Scratch for beginner to advanced
Grades 3-5 
Enrollment: minimum 12, maximum 20
Fridays, 2:30-3:45p, Jan 17 - Mar 13  (no class on Feb 21)
Enatai Elementary Room #287
REGISTER HERE: Winter Code Club at Enatai

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!

TRY LACROSSE DAY! Not sure about lacrosse? Sign up here for our Try LAX Day on Sunday, January 12th from 1pm - 2pm on the Bellevue High School Auxiliary Field (across the driveway loop from BHS front doors). 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

Girl Scout Troop 40333 Fundraiser
Wizards and Magic Kids Camp for January 27 (No School Day)

When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St, Bellevue
Cost: $50 per camper, $25 for sibling
What: Slime Making, Fun Games, Snacks provided (bring sack lunch), Crafts & Activites

To register: https://forms.gle/jNpGwzXEDVVev4wg6
To pay online: http://my-site-101001.square.site/

Supporting Girl Scout Troop 40333, BSD 9th grade students & parents. Questions or help? Contact: Melanie at Troop40333@gmail.com

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/

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