Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 17, 2020

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Upcoming Events

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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 17-21 -- Midwinter Break - NO SCHOOL


Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
5th Grade Hosted Staff Appreciation 1/21 Staff Appreciation Chair 29 26
Movie Night Volunteers 1/31 Movie Night Chair 16 0
Book Fair Volunteers 1/31 - 2/7 Book Fair Chairs 103 0
Passport Club Checkers 2/7 Passport Club Chairs 22 6
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 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 Pete Vogl from the Washington Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday evening, January 21st at 7pm in the Enatai Library. During the school day, Special Agent Vogl will also give a presentation to Enatai's 4th and 5th graders.  Please join us!

Special Agent Pete Vogl has been with the United States Secret Service for nearly 20 years and is currently assigned to the Seattle Field Office where he investigates various fraud and counterfeit cases as well as being an outreach agent, talking to communities across the state about internet safety and assisting with WA ICAC Task Force investigations.

GeoBee Preliminary Competition

Eight 4th and 5th graders participated in the school competition of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Geobee.

Andy Young, Armita Amini, Isaac Yeung, Isobel Tran, Jason Gu, Joey Yoon, Sydney Suh, and Theo Ureche were the participants.

Ms. Chun and Ms. Maxwell officiated the competition. They all received the Certificate of Participation from National Geographic and moved up to the final round.  

Congratulations to the eight hardworking students! The school-level final competition will be held on January 26.

National Geographic Bee is part of the Academic Adventure program.  You can read more about this competition here:  Geo Bee.


Movie Night: 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. 

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. This film is rated PG. To see if it is appropriate for your child, please see the parents’ guide and trailer on CommonSenseMedia.org.  Admission is free thanks to your support of Enatai PTSA. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Movie Nights are possible with helpful parents like you pitching in! 
Click here to staff our "movie theater".
Pika! Pika!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming! 2/3 - 2/7

Scholastic Fall Book Fair is coming again February 3rd-7th. Last book fair many families found that the eWallet was an easy, secure, cashless way for their students to shop the book fair. Starting TODAY January 17th, you can create an eWallet with the amount you select as a spending limit for your student. Your spending limit will appear as a temporary hold (or pending charge) on your credit card. You will ONLY be charged for what is purchased and after the fair ends, the hold will expire and funds will be released back to your credit card. Watch a short video for more details.

Go here to create your eWallet account:

Would you like to volunteer to help us at the Book Fair? Sign up HERE and grab a friend to make it more fun! We have lots of available times.  Setup starts on January 31st!  Thanks for your support!   Questions: bookfair@enataiptsa.org


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.  Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience 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 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

There will be a special guest speaker following the Screenagers Next Chapter film: Dr. Don Shifrin, distinguished pediatrician and expert on childhood health and media issues. Dr. Shifrin is seen on TV weekly as the resident pediatrician on KING 5 Morning News on KONG. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For 39 years, he was in private practice at Pediatric Associates, now Allegro Pediatrics (an Enatai PTSA Corporate Partner in Education).

Dr. Shifrin has an extensive background speaking about children and screen time. Always up-to-date on the latest issues, he is a dynamic communicator with a knack for dispensing parenting advice in a memorable engaging way.

The Enatai Elementary PTSA is pleased to welcome back Dr. Shifrin, who previously spoke at Enatai in 2017 after a showing of the original Screenagers documentary.


Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus Visit

The Cornell University Glee Club & Chorus visited Enatai last week.  What an amazing experience!  The entire school experienced a wonderful, interactive assembly that included songs in several languages and showcased the University students’ beautiful singing, fun personalities, and the joy of making music in community.  Our 5th graders also participated in a workshop with Cornell that incorporated conducting techniques, listening skills, rehearsal stratgies, and ended with our 5th graders and the Cornell musicians singing a four-part piece, including vocals and body percussion, created on the spot! 

A huge thank you to our PTSA for sponsoring lunch and to the many parents it took to coordinate ordering lunch, setting up, and cleaning up for 100 hungry college musicians!  And thank you to Enatai parent and Cornell alum, Dennis Chow, for connecting Enatai and Cornell for this unique musical experience.

Special enriching experiences like these would not be possible without generous donations from our Enatai parents and community.  Thank YOU for supporting Enatai PTSA!

REMINDER: Staff Appreciation 1/21

5th Grade Parent Hosted Staff Appreciation 1/21

Contributions should be dropped off in the office before 9:00am on Tuesday, January 21st.  Please label your items if you wish them returned.  Thank you!



Choose Your Own Adventure

There’s still time to get started on the new Academic Adventure - “Choose Your Own Adventure.” 
This adventure invites kids to explore something they want to do and encourages a “growth mindset” to focus not on today’s capability but the capacity to learn and stick with it. Adding the word “yet” to self talk about skills can transform tasks that are difficult today into something that is achievable.
Color packets available online or black and white copies by the office. 


Community Corner 1/17

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

Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club

Not sure about lacrosse? Sign up here for our Try LAX Day on January 20th from 11am - 1pm on the Bellevue High School Auxiliary Field (across the driveway loop from BHS front doors).  Geared for K-8th graders who would like to find out more about lacrosse and get a stick in hand!  Coaches will be there so you can drop by anytime between 11am and 1pm.  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!

Winter and Spring Break Coding Camps
CoderSchool Camps
Have you thought about what kind of camp might be fun for your child over our coming up breaks?  Have you thought about a Coding camp?  TheCoderSchool Bellevue has camps that are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Friday during winter/spring breaks. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon. We are also offering extended care during this time as well! Extended care will run 3-5pm, with a flat fee of $100 for the full week. Check out our camps HERE.  Please email bellevue@thecoderschool.com for more information or to sign up your child.

Education Connection Event

Program Choices for High Quality Education

- AP (Advanced Placement),
- IB (International Baccalaureate), 
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), 
- CTE (Career and Technical Education),
- WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers), 
- Running Start, and
- College in the High School

The Community Engagement Committee would like to offer a lite lunch and program to educate parents about the different programs and the differences between programs that are available for Bellevue School District middle and high school students. This is a great opportunity to get all the information you need in one place.  Representatives from these programs will be available after the program to help with any questions you might have.

January 28, 11:30-1:00pm Rainier Room at WISC.
To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/urolwjl.

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