Family Engagement Survey - February 25 to March 24, 2020 - Learn More

Happy New Year!

It has been wonderful to see students, families, and staff back at Enatai Elementary!  As we head into January, this newsletter focuses on what happens if winter weather (specifically snow and ice) impacts school, our kindergarten information night for students who will be entering Enatai this coming fall, the Bellevue School District’s upcoming bond measure, Enatai’s impact via our participation in the Food-Share Program, and information about the upcoming Community Resource Fair .

Winter Weather

Winter weather – snow – is in the forecast for early next week.  Whether we see snow or not, it is helpful to know the different possibilities that can happen such as delaying school, releasing early, or canceling school.  The Bellevue School District website has all of this information located in one place at:  https://bsd405.org/help/closure/.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these.  Also, if your child attends a before or aftercare program either through the school district at Enatai or through a private provider (such as the Boys and Girls Club), please take a moment to know their policy/plans if winter weather causes an early release from school, delays school by 1 or 2 hours, or cancels school.

*Key information to know is that if school is released early due to snow/weather, the Bellevue School District aftercare will not open after school.  If your child attends BSD aftercare, please have a plan in place for early pick-up.

Information regarding delays, early dismissals, and closures is posted in numerous locations to ensure that all families are aware of what is happening should winter weather impact school.  Information can be found at:

In preparing for the possibility of an early release from school, please make sure that your contact information is updated, particularly emergency contacts who would be able to pick your child up early from school if you are not available.  If you need to update your child’s contact information, please reach out to our office manager, Tami Kozimor, at kozimort@bsd405.org  with new or updated information.

Kindergarten Information Night

Do you have a student entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 or know a family that has a student entering kindergarten this coming September?  If so, please help us spread the word about our Kindergarten Information Night on Wednesday, January 15th, from 6:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria.  This information night is designed to help families understand the registration process and learn what kindergarten looks like in 2020.  Our Before/After Care site managers will also be in attendance to talk with families interested in before/after care at Enatai or families interested in preschool for younger siblings!

Bellevue School District Bond:   Vote February 11, 2020

The Bellevue community has a long history of supporting our students and schools to ensure that Bellevue maintains the high quality our community expects. The Bellevue School District is asking the community to consider a capital bond on the Feb. 11, 2020 ballot to address critical needs in the areas of safety, aging schools and additional classroom space to accommodate our continuing growth.

The 2020 capital projects bond will provide students with high-quality learning spaces by replacing aging school buildings and adding classrooms and student support spaces and increase safety and security for students and schools among other needs. Read more about the capital bond on our website at bsd405.org/2020bond.

Resources on the website, include:

The Food-Share Program:  Enatai’s Positive Impact in our Community

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Enatai Elementary has participated in the Food-Share Program where students donate unopened, uneaten lunch items to be shared with the Hopelink Food Bank.  Just before Winter Break, we received the following note of appreciation from Hopelink:

As a whole the Food-Share program with the Bellevue School District donated 12,089 lbs. so far this school year.  I don’t have many other donors who donate in the way your program does.  Most donors big or small are usually 1 time drop offs.  So you would be my biggest donor as far as from the community for sure for how much you regularly donate!  Compared to all my donations receive total you all make up 7% of total food donated from the community!  You are the only donor who donates milk or produce, generally everything else is dry canned goods.  It equals a worth of $20,913.97 so far. Which is amazing! Thank you so much for being a consistent donor for Hopelink. I appreciate you so much!

As one of the eleven elementary schools participating in this program, it is powerful to hear the impact our students are having on a key resource in our community!

Community Resource Fair

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Welcome to the BSD and Special Needs PTA’s Family Resource Series:

Community Resource Fair

Please join the Bellevue Special Needs PTA & BSD’s Special Education Department for this parent/guardian & caretaker-focused resource fair.  Learn about how a variety of agencies serve individuals with disabilities of all ages  (including beyond school years into post-secondary settings).

No need to register for this event!

Wishing you and your family all the best as we start into 2020!