Staff Appreciation

This year Cherry Crest families can show their appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff by contributing to care packages for the Teachers, Specialists and General School Assistants (GSAs) who work closely with their child.  Each month PTSA will deliver care packages to one Grade level.  View the full schedule on the PTSA website to see when and how your family can help carry on this wonderful tradition of gratitude. 

Parents of 5th Graders: October is your month!  Sign Up to participate!

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community!  Questions? Email: staffappreciation@cherrycrest-ptsa.org 

Attention Microsoft Employees!

The 2020 giving campaign kicks off October 1st and we’d love it if you would consider donations to the Cherry Crest Parent Teacher Association. You will receive a full match for donations or volunteer hours through Microsoft and every bit counts — particularly in these challenging times!
 
Your donations will go directly to support school-related programs and additional specialist staff that support our teachers and students.
 
Thank so much for your consideration and please help us by sharing the word with anyone who is in a position to contribute through this generous matching program.
 
You can access the donation program in just 3 simple steps!
1) Visit http://aka.ms/give and click “Search
 
 
2) Type “Cherry Crest” and click “Search
 
3) Locate “Cherry Crest Parent Teacher Association” and click “Donate Now

Instructional Aides Make a Difference!

Did you know that our biggest investment as a PTSA is having more Instructional Aides to help our teachers and our kids?

Here are just some of the things that Cherry Crest Instructional Aides have been doing in the first few weeks of school: helping teachers with homework grading • creating math quizzes and tests for students in MS Forms • creating surveys for teachers in MS Forms • merging multiple .pdf files to make an e-book for students • setting up FOSSweb for teachers • taking attendance • monitoring class meetings/office hours • creating .pdf math homework files • creating electronic class yearbooks • administering STAR Reading tests • helping students with homework questions • helping teachers/students with technical questions/issues • playing games with students while waiting for teachers to join or as part of math class • hosting/scheduling virtual recesses.

If you have a story about the great work you see an Aide doing please let us know by sending an email to president@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Art Reflections is ON and Calling Creative Minds!

Unleash your artistic talent and participate in Reflections 2020/21!

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2020/21 theme “I matter because.”

Entries will be collected virtually on Monday the 16th of November 2020. If any student is unable to submit work this way contact us and we will arrange another way.

The Art reflections program is an opportunity for any cherry Crest student to showcase their talent in Dance Choreography, Film production, Literature, Music composition, Photography and Visual arts. Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (primary :preschool – 2nd grade, Intermediate: Grade 3-5, special artist: any grade) The Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc)

We hope to have a Cherry Crest people choice vote by the 20th November on an online platform.

To learn more about the program and entry rules visit www.wastatepta.org/reflections or our own Reflections Page.

Any questions? Please email reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.

Several Volunteer Positions Open

With the starting of the new school year, several long-standing volunteer positions have been vacated and we are excited to be able to add several new members to our team to help these programs run smoothly. Examples of positions that are open include Curriculum Enhancement chairs for Kindergarten and 4th Grade, PTSA Membership Chair, Editor for the Charger Chatter Newsletter, and several others. Please see our webpage Current Volunteer Needs for further details and expected time commitment for each position. 
 
And please contact editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for questions or to raise your hand for a position!

Support Cherry Crest with Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a low-effort way to support Cherry Crest PTSA every time you buy something on Amazon. Please consider selecting us as your charity (it’s free)!


  1. Follow this link and search for “Cherry Crest”
  2. Select “Cherry Crest Parent Teacher Association” as your charity.
  3. Save smile.amazon.com as your favorite page and make sure you shop from there. Begin shopping!
Shop for your favorite products or the perfect gift. Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Cherry Crest PTSA at no extra cost to you!

Communications Team Seeks Newsletter Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with words? Like hearing news first? Looking for a flexible way to volunteer on your own schedule? Charger Chatter newsletter editors take turns condensing and formatting submissions to produce an informative weekly newsletter of interest to our families.
 
Please contact editor@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more details!

Families Directory is Available Online!

The PTSA is excited to announce that a family directory is now available online this year! All Cherry Crest students (even those assigned to remote families) who gave the district permission to include their information will be listed.
 
You may have already received an invitation to set up your account. If not, just visit directory.cherrycrest-ptsa.org and select “RESET PASSWORD,” specifying the email address you supplied to the district. You will receive a link to set a password, allowing you to access information from a web browser or iOS or Android app.
 
Note! The information is based on information provided by the district. We will refresh the content periodically during the year. If you have corrections to make, please use ParentVue. Questions? Email directory@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

School Photos Delayed

Currently, Bellevue School District is not allowing students or vendors on campuses within the district which means our school photos have been delayed.  We are speaking with Lifetouch, our photographer partner, and will schedule photos as soon as possible. We are also looking to find any alternative option and should we find one, will update you.

Reflections 2020-21

Reflections is ON now and is calling creative minds!
Unleash your artistic talent and participate in Reflections 2020/21

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2020/21 theme “I matter because..”

We are still working on how entries will be collected but it will be in Mid November.

Students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:

Dance Choreography
Film production
Literature
Music composition
Photography
Visual arts

Any questions please email: reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org