Enatai PTSA Newsletter
June 5, 2020

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There are 302 Members of the Enatai PTSA
Thank you for your support!

 Bellevue School District announcements and updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) website:  https://bsd405.org/corona-virus-covid-19/

Upcoming Events

Our full calendar can always be found on our website.  You can subscribe to our iCal calendar on your smartphone by using these directions.

March 13 - End of the School Year --- BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSURE
June 5 ------------- Academic Adventure final entry form due
June 5 -7 ---------- Totally 80's Toast at Last 
June 19 ------------ 5th Grade Promotion Microsoft Teams Live Event, 12pm
June 19 ------------ Last Day of School

Interested in Volunteering for the 2020-2021 School Year?  
Click here to learn more

Welcome to the Totally 80’s Toast at Last!

We want to thank our Enatai family and community for supporting our PTSA by purchasing tickets to attend the Totally 80’s Toast. We were saddened to have postponed the event in early March. We were hopeful the current environment would have improved between April and June and we would be able to modify a live auction in some way, but alas it is not meant to be.

Ticket holders: Join us for The Totally 80’s Toast at Last from home, our online auction this weekend! Bidding opens at noon today, Friday June 5th and will run until 8pm on Sunday, June 7th!

We have great offerings including merchandise, trips and goods all to support our PTSA all from the safe environment of your homes. In addition to the variety of items for sale, families are also able to Raise the Paddle with important monetary donations through this online platform.

Ticket holders, if you did not receive your online invitation to register, first please check your "spam" for an email from Greater Giving Online. If you did not receive an email from Greater Giving in regard to the Totally 80's Toast, please email toast@enataiptsa.com as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Peggy Cooley & Amy Nassisi
Totally 80's Toast Chairs


2020-2021 PTSA Officers Elected

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our virtual PTSA General Meeting on Wednesday night!  This last general meeting of the year included reports from the Principal, President, Treasurer, and committees.  Nominations were taken from the floor and the voting results were unanimous with our current officers returning to serve next year.
Election Results
President:  Stacy Saal Vice President: Susan Goeben
Secretary: Jessi Alva Treasurer: Marilyn Gupta
We would like to thank this year's Board Members for using their time and skills to serve Enatai's parents, teachers, and students!  Thanks also goes to Sarah Bryan, Pam Unger, and Christine Fletcher who served as Directors on the Board for the 2019-2020 year!

Enatai 5th Grade Promotion 6/19

Dear Students & Parents,

You are invited to Enatai Elementary School 5th Grade (Online) Promotion at 12 noon PDT on June 19, 2020!

Schedule of Events
- Welcome Speech from Principal MacDonald
- Thank you Speech from the 5th Grade Teachers
- Presentation of students

- Team Roongsang
- Team McBroom
- Team Chun

- Slide show
- Closing Remarks from Mrs. MacDonald

Please click this link on 6/19 to attend via Microsoft Teams Live Event


Last call for Academic Adventure Final Entry Form

Please submit your Final Entry Form online for the Enatai Eagle Academic Adventures your student has completed.  Students completing 4, 7, or 13+ adventures will receive recognition for their achievements.

Parents will be asked to log on to their enataiptsa.org account to submit their Final Entry Form for each student.  Please submit your forms by June 5th!

Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure Final Entry Form

Questions?  Email: academicadventure@enataiptsa.org


Show your support for Enatai's 5th Grade

Join us to celebrate Enatai 5th graders’ promotion together! 

Click here to download and print out this sign and put it up in your window!

Go Enatai Eagles!



Student At Home Gallery Art Page

Click here to see Enatai's Student Virtual Gallery of Art Work Created at Home collected by Enatai's Art Specialist, Mrs Davidson.  Has your student been following Mrs Davidson's family email ART THIS WEEK or the Enatai Specialist Resources for Families through your student's BSD portal?  You can show your finished work to Mrs. Davidson for inclusion in this gallery!  Email photos or scans to davidsonje@bsd405.org


Enatai Community End Summer Hunger Coin Drive GOES VIRTUAL!

About 16% of Enatai Elementary's student population receives free or reduced-price lunches. During the summer time the loss of school meals causes challenges for these families. Part of the Hopelink End Summer Hunger program focus is on kids helping kids through classroom coin drives. This year is different since students are remotely learning with schools closed.  Enatai students and families can still make a difference this year by considering an online donation of any amount.  

During the month of June, Enatai students, families and our community can use our TEAM page to make a donation- CLICK HERE TO DONATE.  Please share our Enatai Elementary Community page with your friends and family. Let's come together to make a difference for families and children during the COVID-19 crisis and ensure kids have enough to eat this summer! 

Thank you to the Enatai donors that have made donations so far!  


Bellevue School District Needs 5,000 Masks!

Thank you for lending your talents to help protect Bellevue School District students, teachers, staff, and extended community. Since the BSD community comes in all shapes and sizes and so too will the masks we need. Whatever mask version you are making is welcomed and appreciated. That means we will gladly accept ties, elastic, pockets, etc.

Requirements: 2 Layers of pre-washed cotton fabric or 3 Layers of mixed fabric ie-cotton + silk, cotton + linen, etc. NO RAW EDGES School appropriate designs only.

Optional: Filter pocket (filters will not be provided by school) Slot for removable nose wire (for expert sewers only) >38” Ties or Elastic ear bands.

No thank you: Sew-free masks—they are a wonderful DIY option for home. Anything with images/wording about drugs, alcohol, religious symbols, etc. If unsure, then probably not.

Step 1) Make masks & find a ziploc bag
Step 2) Add to a Ziploc bag: 3+ masks, and filled out information insert
Step 3) Drop off bags: ESC building: 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98006, in the parking garage beneath the building.
Step 4) Feel the love from our community.

Need inspiration? There are online sources for mask patternsTraditional rectangular mask and fitted pattern with nose strap


Volunteer for PTSA Positions for 2020-2021 School Year

The Enatai Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a parent-driven volunteer organization dedicated to the social and academic enrichment of each student at Enatai Elementary.  Enatai PTSA is made up of executive Board members and Committee members that work with school leadership, staff, parents and students throughout the school year. PTSA coordinates activities such as educational programs, community events, fundraising, parent communication and enrichment activities.  Visit  http://enataiptsa.org/Program to learn more about the PTSA and the impact the organization makes.   

Each year PTSA positions become available and we are looking for passionate volunteers who want to make a difference to fill these positions.  If you are interested in our open positions or have questions about Enatai PTSA involvement please contact vicepresident@enataiptsa.org

Interested in Volunteering?  Click here to learn more

Ongoing: BSD Resources for Families

Bellevue School District supplies services to help families during the school closure.  Visit the BSD Coronavirus updates page for a directory of resources.

Programs include:
- FREE Grab & Go Meals for Kids and Teens with multiple locations for pickup
- Technical Support to aid families access online learning including equipment loans
- Crisis support and Coronavirus information with multilingual support

 BSD Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Resources webpage


Community Corner 6/5

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

Paris Academy Northwest: Virtual Language Summer Program

Online virtual enrichment language classes available for students this summer!  Options include French immersion and Spanish immersion camps starting in July.  
 Please visit www.ParisAcademyNW.com for more information

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