Enatai PTSA Newsletter
February 28, 2020

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Upcoming Events

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March 3 ---------- Deadline to purchase Toast to Enatai tickets
March 4 ---------- PTSA Board Meeting
March 5 ---------- PTSA Volunteers Meeting
March 6 ---------- Passport Club check
March 6 ---------- Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
March 7 ---------- Totally 80s Toast to Enatai!
March 10 --------- Staff Apprecation Lunch
March 20 --------- Snow Makeup Day - SCHOOL DAY
March 23-27 ----- Multicultural Week at Enatai
March 27 --------- International Taste of Enatai Night

Volunteer Dashboard

Volunteer Opportunity Questions? Needed Progress
Passport Club Checkers 3/6 Passport Club Chairs 22 7
Movie Night Volunteers 3/6 Movies Chair 15 0
Multicultural Week Volunteers 3/20 & 3/23-26 Multicultural Chairs 20+ 2
High School + Middle School volunteers 
for International Taste of Enatai 3/27
Multicultural Chairs 12+ 0
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 Extended for the Totally 80’s Toast through March 3rd!

Why haven’t you bought your tickets yet?? It’s the final countdown! Ticket sales for the Totally 80’s Toast have been extended until midnight Tuesday, March 3rd.

 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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ticket prices are: $55 for a single ticket and couple ticket for $110. Don’t forget to grab a ticket for a teacher!

Please contact us with any questions at toast@enataiptsa.org!

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

PTSA Board Meeting 3/4

March's PTSA Board Meeting will be on Wednesday Night!  Board Meetings are open to all and everyone is welcome.  Come hear about future, ongoing, and past programs and new business for Enatai Elementary.

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Library

PTSA Volunteers Meeting 3/5

Some of the biggest PTSA events are just around the corner!  Be part of the FUN!

Please join us for our next PTSA Volunteers Meeting!
When:  Thursday, March 5, 2020 
Time:    8:15-9:15am 
Where: STEM Room    
Learn about Movie Night, Toast of Enatai, Multicultural Week, Science Fair, Staff Appreciation Week and more!  Event/Program Chairs & Room Parents encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome!   Questions? Email PTSA Volunteer Coordinator @ vc@enaaiptsa.org 



Movie Night on Friday, March 6 won’t be your ordinary Movie Night. This time you won’t just see and hear what’s onscreen. You’ll smell, taste and feel it, too. So bring your nose, your taste buds, and your imagination to see the classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), presented in “Sense-o-rama”!

“Sense-o-rama” is an enhanced way to watch a movie. There will be free goody bags filled with aromatic and sweet treats. At different points during the film, the audience will participate and be immersed in what’s happening onscreen. (Because our supply of goody bags is limited to 200, we will distribute to children first, and then adults. Please arrive on time.)

Dress as your favorite character from the movie, and you could win a prize! Both adults and children are eligible. Be creative!

Movie Night is held in the Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Make sure to enter the prize drawing for The Movie Night Sofa, and your child could win the best seats in the house. Kids may bring blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags to sit on the floor. Chairs are provided, but you may also bring folding camp chairs. Keep all high-back chairs on the perimeter.

This is a family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs allowed. This is especially important since we will be distributing food items for consumption.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is rated G. To see if this film is appropriate for your child, see the review and trailer at CommonSenseMedia.org.

We need volunteers to help run this special Movie Night, which will also be the last one of the school year. Please sign up to work a shift. 


Multicultural Week 3/23 - 3/27

Enatai Elementary's 2020 Multicultural Week will be from March 23th-March 27th.   Multicultural Week decorates Enatai's halls with student work, including Academic Adventure travel posters (instructions available now) and cultural worksheets (coming home in student backpacks in March).  Our decorating day is March 20th: please sign up to help us decorate during the school day!  Have your own decorations or ideas? Contact us: multicultural@enataiptsa.org   

After last year’s wonderful experiences, we are continuing with our Multicultural Recess Workshops! Parents, does your child attend a school of cultural performance arts or learn a culturally based skill?  We are looking for teachers who can offer interactive learning for our students during school hours in our Thursday, March 26th workshop.  Email us at multicultural@enataiptsa.org with your recommendation by March 6th.

Opportunities to contribute to our family night, the International Taste of Enatai, are coming in March. 

Global Reading Intra District Competition

Congratulations Team CSEEDS (Cameron, Sydney, Enzo, Ellie, Daniel and Sophia) for finishing second in the Intra District level!  These students did an excellent job showing their in depth knowledge of the 6 challenge books and representing Enatai Eagles. 
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.  Team CSEEDS won the right to represent Enatai in our school competition on February 3rd.
If your student is looking for a good book to read, check out these 2020 KCLS Global Reading Challenge books! 

BSD wants to hear from you 

The Bellevue School District is conducting a survey on family engagement in order to strengthen relationships between schools and families. Creating meaningful partnerships with parents helps students succeed both academically and socially. When families engage, student attitudes and behavior are more positive, attendance is better, there are more opportunities to honor diverse cultural backgrounds, and open communication allows us to learn from each other.

The survey opens on February 25, 2020 when families receive an email with a unique survey link from our survey platform (Panorama Education). Families will receive an email and survey for each school where they have a child enrolled, which means they may receive multiple surveys. They will be asked to answer the survey based on the experience of their oldest child in the school. The survey is only five questions and is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean and simplified Chinese. You can visit your school’s front office for more information.

Survey results will be shared with all families in a State of BSD Family Engagement Report before the end of the school year. School administrators will receive results for their individual schools and, as a next step, will work alongside parents to create family engagement practices for school improvement plans for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Parents Night Out  3/7

Attention Parents going to the Totally 80's Toast! 
Looking for a way to attend Toast without worrying about your child?
Date:  March 7, 2020
When:  6:00-10:00pm
Where: Bellevue High School
What:  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

Community Corner 2/28

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


Registration is open for baseball and softball at www.bwll.org. Come join America’s past-time! The cost is small and the fun is huge!  Opening day is March 28.

No experience required, particularly for elementary and preschool players.
We have a light practice schedule and typically one game a week during the season that ends by summer vacation. Practices are close by in Bellevue.  Questions? Email info@bwll.org but most can be answered on the website.


Bellevue School District
Community Forum 3/3/20
Please join the Bellevue School District Board for a community forum on Tuesday, March 3. The board of directors is inviting families and the community to come share issues of importance to families, students and the Bellevue community and to discuss District priority areas and what they mean. The Board would like to invite you to join us and to share this information with your communities. Event details and translations of the forum announcement are available on the March 3 Board Forum page.  Interpreters provided in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. For additional interpretation services, send requests to Board@bsd405.org   Light refreshments will be served.  

When: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. following the March 3, 2020 regular School Board meeting.  
Seating begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Wilburton Instructional Service Center, Rainier Room, 12241 Main Street, Bellevue 98005 
Questions? Please contact Board@bsd405.org


 Bellevue PTSA Council and Student Advocacy Solutions
Transitions: 5th to 6th Grade (Elementary setting to Middle School setting)
A session on “HOW” to advocate while transitioning into the middle school setting. Transitioning from an elementary setting can be challenging for many students. Some hurdles might be going from one teacher to many teachers in multiple subjects. communicating with teachers, finding new friends, having relationships, discovering skills and hobbies, etc. In this session, we focus on finding the student voice to help in some of these scenarios in order to help both students and their communities through this transition process. For students and parents.

March 3, 2020 at 6:30-8:00pm
Educational Service Center
For information and to register: Registration here

City of Bellevue Greener Living Workshop Series
City of Bellevue Utilities is pleased to partner with King County Library System to offer FREE environmental classes.
Green Cleaning Classes  
Learn how to:
- Avoid products that harm your health and our environment
- Choose and make green cleaners
- Take home a green cleaning kit that includes recipes to make your own green cleaners

Zero Waste Hero Classes
Learn how to:
- reduce food waste,
- Properly sort recycling, organics and garbage
- Recycle unusual items like batteries
Take home a reusable recycling bag, a recycling kit with posters of how to sort and a composting container for your kitchen.

See dates, locations, and times at the City of Bellevue websiteRegistration for all classes is required. Email us at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932 to register. Spaces are limited. First come, first served. Adults and children over 7 are welcome to attend.


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