Thank you for a Successful Read-a-thon!

Thank you to all the students and families who participated in the Cherry Crest Read-a-thon!
Together, the we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised a total of $41,567 to support field trips, teacher aides, and other PTSA-sponsored programs, and read over 194,000 minutes. Also, this year we had a record-setting 64% overall participation across the school!

Mr Steere announced the prize winners last Friday.

The following classes – which had more than 75% participation – earned a class party pack and an additional book to check out from the library during winter break: Elms, Gibbs, Waddell (Second Grade), Lee, Therriault (Third Grade), Gilbert, Wells (Fourth Grade)

The following students – who read the most minutes in their grade – won a book selected and signed by our librarian, Ms. Lux: Yuching Lin (Kindergarten), Ofir Yossef (First Grade), Sahith Cherupally (Second Grade), Medha Kashyap (Third Grade), Srijan Cherupally (Fourth Grade), Mehak Grover (Fifth Grade)

The following students – who raised the most money in their grade – won an electronic bookmark with a timer and light and a spot in the Meet-a-Charger display cabinet: Mishka Khanna (Kindergarten), Parker Rasmussen (First Grade),  Lucy Mirza (Second Grade), Parker Whitley (Third Grade), Sofia Mirza (Fourth Grade), Liba Mujtaba (Fifth Grade)

A big shout out to Sofia Mirza who raised the most money of any student in the school! For being the top fundraiser, Sofia also won a lunch with our principal, Mr. Steere.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Mr. Steere, Ms. Lux and all of the Cherry Crest teachers and staff, for supporting this Cherry Crest Comm(unity) fundraising event, and to Kaliber Global for generously donating prizes.

Thanks everyone!

Krithika Chandiram and Lubdha Khandelwal
Read-a-thon 2019 Committee

Cherry Crest Variety Show

This year the Cherry Crest Variety-Show will be on Friday, February 7th

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 30 and dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, February 6.

Sign up will begin after the holiday break.  Stay tuned for more information!

Fifth Grade Fundraiser: Rice Krispies Treat Sale

Fifth Grade students will sell Rice Krispies Treats for 50¢ each at lunch recess on Wednesday. This is one of several fundraisers our fifth graders run to support their chosen charity: Seattle Humane Society. SHS saves the lives of thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals in our area each year. 
Want to support the cause, but don’t want a treat? A donation jar is also available! It’s a fun way for all students to join fifth graders in giving back to their community. 

Looking ahead the dates when Rice Krispies sales will be held are:

Wednesday, December 11
Wednesday, January 8
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 11

Shop for Spirit Gear

Spirit Gear is open!  The window to order is now! 
Our collection of high quality spirit gear is both durable and to wear.

All items will be custom printed at the end of January and will be delivered to your child’s classroom early February.

Place orders at

Questions?  Want to run Spirit Gear sales next year (or this year!)?  Email to find out more.  It’s easy, and we’re looking for a chair.

Help Support our PTSA

Help Support our PTSA with a $12 membership–and receive a FREE BEVERAGE from Mercury’s Coffee
By joining our PTSA, you help support our efforts, as we advocate regionally and statewide for our students.Please lend us your voice–as we speak out for our students’ educational and social=emotional needs.  Your $12 membership also provides you with a generous discount package that will be especially useful for travelling. We greatly appreciate the support of our Bridle Trails Mercury’s Coffee—and you will receive a FREE BEVERAGE for JOINING THIS MONTH!  Click here to join us!  You will receive details on how to get your free coffee after your membership confirmation email. Please email with questions.
You may also purchase a gift membership for your child or a Cherry Crest teacher! To purchase click here!

Math Challenge

Math Challenge is a Math enrichment program where kids K-5 can participate. 

The program is completely free and no sign-up is necessary. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to be involved and enjoy math through fun and engaging math problems. We encourage parents and siblings to get involved in discussing and solving them

How to Participate

All students K to grade 5 are invited to participate in the Math Challenge program.

  1. Print the current challenge from this page.
  2. Write your name, grade and teacher neatly on top of each challenge.
  3. Solve as many as you like but remember to solve the minimum amount for each grade
  4. Submit your solution to the front office by the due date

We will keep track of your submissions. Students who complete 10 sets of challenges will qualify for an award at the end of the year. More details on how to participate in the Challenge can be found here.

For more questions, email:

School Food Share Program

At the beginning of this school year, Cherry Crest launched the School Food Share Program with the help of parent volunteers, students, and school staff. This program is intended to recover edible food from school cafeterias to distribute to local food banks.

To make this a successful program, please help us with the following:

  • Remind and encourage students their food is for them and to only donate what they do not want or cannot eat
  • What can be donated? Any whole or packaged food from school meals (apples, bananas, unopened milk, yogurts, applesauce, string cheese, muffins, etc.)
  • What cannot be donated? Anything opened or with a bite out of it! Any food brought from home that was homemade or was hot at one time.

Questions? Please contact Elena Razmpoosh:

Staff Appreciation For December: Kindergarten

Each year Cherry Crest families show their appreciation for our outstanding teachers and staff by volunteering to provide food, beverages and paper products throughout the school year. Each Grade level is assigned one month to focus their efforts and many items can be delivered by your child.

Kindergarten Parents: December is your month! Sign Up now to participate.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Together we strengthen our community!

Questions? Contact

2019-2020 Yearbook volunteer signup

The yearbook is a great gift for kids at the end of the school year. To make a memorable yearbook need parents to help in collecting good photos in the whole year. Please sign up here, either for a class, an event, or for both.

Start clicking and we will share details of yearbook photos collection, and the requirements for photos will be sent to volunteers who signed in. 

Signup genius link: Click here