Enatai PTSA Newsletter
January 31, 2020

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Upcoming Events

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January 31 ------- Movie Night: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
February 3-7 ----- Spring Book Fair
February 5 ------- Book Fair Family Night 5-7pm
February 5 ------- PTSA General Membership Meeting 6:30pm
February 6 ------- Screenagers: Next Chapter at Chinook Middle School
February 7 ------- Passport Club check
February 7 ------- Tickets on sale for the Totally 80's Toast to Enatai
February 17-21 -- Midwinter Break - NO SCHOOL
March 4 ---------- PTSA Board Meeting
March 6 ---------- Passport Club check
March 7 ---------- Totally 80s Toast to Enatai!
March 10 --------- Staff Apprecation Lunch
March 20 --------- Snow Makeup Day - SCHOOL DAY
March 22-27 ----- Multicultural Week
March 27 --------- International Taste of Enatai Night

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Movie Night Volunteers 1/31 Movie Night Chair 16 10
Book Fair Volunteers 1/31 - 2/7 Book Fair Chairs 103 15
Staff Appreciation donations 2/7 Staff Appreciation Chair 55 40
Passport Club Checkers 2/7 Passport Club Chairs 22 7
Academic Adventure shadow 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

Movie Night TONIGHT! 1/31

Movie Night – featuring Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) – is TONIGHT Friday, January 31. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.  See our helpful Movie Night Do's and Don'ts on our website.

Tonight we are welcoming a very special guest! 

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-action movie featuring 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 possible with helpful parents like you pitching in!  Click here to staff our "movie theater".   Admission is free.

Pika! Pika!

Join us for The Totally 80’s Toast!

March 7, 2020 at Mercer Island Community and Event Center 
Doors Open at 6pm
Silent Auction Starts at 6:15pm
Live Auction Starts at 7:30pm
Ticket Sales Open on Friday, February 7th.
You can follow us on Facebook (“Totally 80’s” Auction 2020) and on Instagram (enatai_totally80s_auction2020)!

The Toast is Enatai Elementary largest fundraiser of the year. It's a fabulous party for parents and friends to celebrate the school, eat great food, dance and support our Enatai PTSA. It's the party of the year and you don't want to miss it! 

The Toast is Enatai Elementary largest fundraiser of the year. It's a fabulous party for parents and friends to celebrate the school, eat great food, dance and support our Enatai PTSA. It's the party of the year and you don't want to miss it! 

The Toast is a "Parents Night Out" to build community while helping achieve our $100,000 fundraising goal by June. We use the funds raised to pay for important items like:

  • Reading & math instructional aides ($52,000) to help extend and support students in reading and math.
  • Curriculum enhancement ($30,000) which includes field trips, assemblies, special guest speakers and more.
  • Grade-level grants ($20,000) to support culturally responsive books and BSF grant matching and more.
  • Academic Programs & Community events ($9,300) like passport club, academic adventure, science fair, multicultural week, fall festival, carnival, movie nights and field day.
  • Staff appreciation ($3,000) to celebrate our teachers and extended staff during the school year.

At the Totally 80’s Toast, you will have opportunities to sign up to attend parent hosted parties like the 6th Annual Minute to Win It…a Toast favorite! Ladies' Bunco Night and Bunco in Beaux Arts. We will also have Teacher Experiences for your child like Teacher of The Day, as well as never before seen experiences which will all be revealed on March 7th!

There will also be a live auction featuring an array of items including; grade level artwork, “Name the Playground," “Principal for the Day,” Seahawks tickets and vacation packages!

Each admission ticket includes wine, beer, delicious nosh (catered by The Catering Company) and of course dancing! 80’s attire would be super rad!

Each ticket price is offered at cost and is therefore not tax-deductible. All donations made at the event are tax-deductible. Ticket prices are: $55 for a single Toast ticket and the option to purchase single $55 teacher gift ticket(s).

Geo Bee School Finals Results Announced

The School-Level Final Round of the 2019-2020 National Geographic Geobee was held on January 26.

 Armita Amini, Izzy Tran, Jason Gu, Joey Yoon, and Theo Ureche worked on challenging geographical questions. Ms. Chun and Ms. Maxwell officiated the event.

 Jason Gu won the 1st place and became the Enatai school champion. Theo Ureche won the 2nd place, and Joey Yoon won the 3rd place.

 Jason finished the online qualifying test for the state competition and now awaits the result. Congratulations to all five finalists!



Scholastic Book Fair Hours:
Monday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20 pm)
Tuesday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20 pm) & After School
Wednesday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am)
Wednesday Evening Family Event 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday- Lunch Recess (11:25-1:20pm) & After School
Friday- Before School (7:30-7:55 am) ONLY- CLOSED

Wednesday Evening Family Event 5:00-7:00 pm will feature shopping. We will have Academic Adventure Book Fair Stickers for students attending. Also, Elena Houghton is hosting a ELPA Information Session from 5-5:45pm to learn more about the ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessment) students will be taking in February and March.

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. Thanks for your support!

Shop Online to Preview or Purchase Books:


Enatai PTSA General Membership Meeting 2/5

Join us for our second PTSA general membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30pm in the Enatai Elementary Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. Come for the opportunity to be better informed and connect with other parents and staff!

When: Wednesday, February 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Where: Enatai Elementary Library 

The meeting will include forming of a nominating committee that will contribute nominees for the 2020-2021 Enatai PTSA Board & Committee Chairs. If you would like to be a part of this nominating committee or might be interested in being a future Board member or Committee Chair, please talk to us at the meeting and/or send us an email at vicepresident@enataiptsa.org.   Visit our PTSA website for more information on the programs and activities we support and the volunteer opportunities we offer.


Enatai PTSA Presenting Screenagers Documentary at Chinook 2/6

Don’t let the movie title, Screenagers, mislead you. This documentary is not just for parents of teenagers who use screens. Children at much younger ages are being handed screens. The latest study shows the average child receives their first smartphone at 10.3 years old. By age 12, 50% of children have their own social media accounts.

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.  Note: Filmmakers shot many scenes of this movie in Seattle.

Come examine the latest parenting concerns relating to screen usage, and join the discussion which will follow this thought-provoking film. Special guest speaker will be media expert and noted pediatrician Dr. Don Shifrin, seen weekly on KING 5 Morning News on KONG-TV.

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 6th 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


Traffic Safety Update

This sign means “Handicapped Parking Only.”

Cars must display the proper signage on their vehicle in order to use these spaces in our parking lot.
- Do not park, block or obstruct these spaces in our parking lot at any time, EVER!
- These spaces are strictly for our students and families that are ADA compliant.
- Over the last 2 weeks, 5 families who have needed to park in these reserved spots have been unable to in a timely manner, or at all, due to families dropping of their students and obstructing their ability to park in these locations.
- Use the circle to drop your students or park your car in a non-handicapped location and walk your student into school.
Peggy Cooley
Traffic Safety Chair

Staff Appreciation February

February is the month of love.  Let's give our Enatai staff what they love - Starbucks gift cards.  Please donate to this all staff event by signing up at the link below:
The deadline to donate is Friday, February 7th.



Community Corner 1/31

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

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.

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