Enatai PTSA Newsletter
February 7, 2020

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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 6 ---------- Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
March 7 ---------- Totally 80's 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
Passport Club Checkers 3/6 Passport Club Chairs 22 10
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

Ticket Sales are Now Open for The Totally 80’s Toast!

March 7, 2020 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center 

Doors Open at 6pm
Silent Auction Starts at 6:15pm
Live Auction Starts at 7:30pm

Buy your tickets here:
Totally 80’s Toast

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 couple Toast ticket for $110. There is also the option to purchase single $55 teacher gift ticket(s).

- Single Ticket Purchase = 1 credit card on file & 1 bid number the night of the event.
- Couple Ticket Purchase = 1 credit card on file & 1 bid number on the night of the event.

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!

You can follow us on Facebook (“Totally 80’s” Auction 2020) and on Instagram (enatai_totally80s_auction2020)!  Please contact us with any questions at toast@enataiptsa.org!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Totally 80’s Toast Event Chairs,
Peggy Cooley, Amy Nassisi and Tammy Wright

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Reflection Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was recognized at the District level. Entries earning Outstanding Interpretation will be moving onto the State level. All other entries will be returned to Enatai before Mid-Winter break.

To every artist who contributed their interpretation of “Look Within” this year, thank you for sharing your creative vision. We hope to see you back next year!  

Reflections Winners
Sydney Uyeda, Speak Up- Award of Merit
Matthew Wan, Looking Within Myself-  Award of Merit
Mina Toth, Be Brave!- Award of Merit 
Liam Snider, Love on the Locks- Outstanding Interpretation
Mia Franze, Secret Life Within-Outstanding Interpretation
Enzo Franze, Memory Within The Kaleidescope- Award of Excellence
Leo Wiviott, Falling Into Bravery- Award of Excellence

The Enatai PTSA Website days are numbered!

The current Enatai PTSA website is built on a platform that is retiring so we need to find a new one for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are looking for parents in our community with digital expertise to help us choose a new platform that will be easy to maintain and support our communication and ecommerce needs. We have identified a few options and need a small committee to make the final decision and develop a transition plan. The goal is to reach a recommendation by May 2020. 

Our website is the home of the PTSA calendar, newsletter, ticket and Eaglewear sales, donations, membership purchases, PTSA program registrations, and much more so it is important that we get this right. If you have experience with web design and/or content development and want to be a part of our new website, please let us know! Contact: communications@enataiptsa.org  

Your involvement is important to us!  Help the Enatai PTSA website evolve to meet the needs of the new generations it serves.


Pokémon Detective Pikachu was the feature at last Friday’s Movie Night, where 115 kids in the audience entered the prize drawing that included a surprise furry bonus. Along with the traditional prize – seating on The Movie Night Sofa – the winner got to take home a life-size Detective Pikachu plush! And the winner was… Maddie from Mrs. Neal’s 3rd grade class.  Second grader Robin (Ms. Greytak’s class) and 1st grader Liora (Ms. Maxwell’s class) were victorious in the special Pokémon Quiz Show, and they were awarded medium-size Detective Pikachus. At the end of the night, every family got a parting gift: a special pack of Pokémon trading cards.

Thank you to Enatai parents Kenji and Naomi Okubo, and the Okubo family, for bestowing the evening’s special giveaways. Thank you to these parent volunteers for staffing our theater: Shellie Bridges, Jack Castro, Chris Fletcher, Vince Gilbert, Wendy Gilbert, Jeannine Lemker, Keiko Nakamura, Rae Okamoto, and Jon Shoemaker. Thank you to Ms. Elena Houghton for assisting all night as our staff supervisor. Thank you to Selden’s Designer Home Furnishings in Bellevue for supplying The Movie Night Sofa.

Mark your calendar for the last Movie Night of the school year: Friday, March 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The featured attraction will be the classic favorite, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1970) presented in “Sense-o-rama”: See it…Hear it…Taste it…Smell it! Audience members will use their senses to enjoy this wonderful film based on Roald Dahl’s best-selling kids’ book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Dress up as your favorite character from the book, and you could win a prize! Start planning for the Costume Contest now!  Both parents and kids are eligible.

Global Reading Challenge!

Each year, King County Library System partners with local schools for a competition called Global Reading Challenge (GRC). Teams of 4th and 5th graders read six selected books and then answer questions about the books. Thirty Enatai students started reading these books in October and have been meeting as a team since November.  On Monday February 3rd, Enatai's teams (Story Thieves, The Team of 2020, The 2020 Eagles, CSEEDS and Reading Wizards) came together to compete to answer questions about the books they read.  Thank you to our librarian, Ms. Charleen Lee, for encouraging and coaching our students in this challenge! 

Congratulations to CSEEDS (Cameron, Sydney, Enzo, Ellie, Daniel and Sophia) who will be representing Enatai on February 27th against Woodridge and Wilburton.  Good luck CSEEDS!

Community Corner 2/7

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.

The sophomore (10th grade) class at Bellevue High School is offering a Parents Night Out for parents of kindergarten – 5th grade age students. A Parents Night Out provides childcare for an evening. The following information was shared by the students organizing this event. Supervision will be provided by sophomore students with adult support.

Date: February 7 from 6-9 PM
Info: Bellevue High students will entertain elementary aged kids (K-5) with fun games, creative activities, and delicious snacks
Cost: $20 (cash or check) per child at drop off, only $10 for any additional siblings

Registration: Fill out form   *PTSA UPDATE: SPACES STILL AVAILABLE, BRING A FRIEND!  This opportunity is only being offered to Enatai Elementary parents! *

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